Adult Classes at the OAC

SURFACE DECORATION WITH GLYNNIS LESSING (MAKE A FAUX BOIS PLATE)

Glynnis will demonstrate surface decoration techniques and show how to make a slab covered with slip and then “stretch” the image to create a faux bois (or false wood grain) texture. Each person will then make their own slab and cut it into a plate shape and place it on a chinette plate to give it the plate form. Then each student will follow the demonstrated process to complete their plate. Once the pieces have dried they will be fired and a top glaze will be applied. Finished work will then be available for pick up at the OAC. Supplies will be provided at class.

09/22/18
3–5 pm Saturday
$29
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Glynnis Lessing


Ceramic Mosaic Class

For centuries, people have been creating mosaics to decorate everything from cathedrals to contemporary bathrooms to tabletops to wall hangings. Taking inspiration from this unique art form, in this class you will design your own piece to be framed and ready to take a special place on your wall. Come to the first class with a relatively simple design. Books will be available for inspiration as well! Stencil designs are good inspiration too! The OAC has lots of broken dishes and you'll be able to break more...with the intention of creating your design. During the first two sessions you'll begin this process. During the third class, the individual pieces will be glued into a backing and grout applied. You may bring a frame from home no larger than 8x10 or the OAC has miscellaneous frames available for purchase. Please note that the first class session is from 6:30-8:30 pm and the following two sessions will be 6:30-8 pm.
0113
09/25/18
6:30 - 8:30 pm Tuesday
$39
Sessions: 3
Instructor: Judy Srsen


Advanced Pottery class

This advanced class will build upon the skills you have learned in the beginners class. Each week your instructor will present a new topic, with that topic you may choose to incorporate it into your work or pursue a topic of your own. Example topics include: different techniques on centering and opening your vessels, closed forms, applying textures to cylinders and forming them from the inside, nesting bowls, double walled bowls, constructing teapots, throwing off the lump and tips and tricks on trimming. So come and join in on the fun.
0101
09/25/18
6:30 - 9 pm Tuesday
$99
Sessions: 7
Instructor: David J Phillips


Beginning Pottery on the Wheel for Teens and Adults

How do you work clay on the wheel? Beginners will learn how to use the wheel to create three-dimensional forms and vessels. Demonstrations will cover the basics of wedging, centering, pulling, trimming and forming functional vessels. Come and get your hands muddy! Dress for a mess and wear tennis shoes. Come to the first class with ideas, excitement and inspiration! One 25 lb. bag of clay is included with the class; any additional clay can be purchased from the OAC. Basic glazing will be covered to finish pieces. Note that it is sometimes necessary to combine the youth and beginning adults into one class and therefore the start time for class could be moved up. You will be notified if that happens! Call instructor at 507-835-1192 or the OAC 507-451-0533 if you have questions.
0104
09/27/18
6:30 - 9:00 PM Thursday
$99
Sessions: 7
Instructor: Joan Mooney


Colorful falling leaves: Watercolor with dar brooks

This class shows how you can print beautiful leaves with water color paints. Even students who have not experienced this instant gratification technique will love how easy and fun it is to do. Everyone will go home with an 11 X 14 inch natural wonder. Students will learn how to do a soft background that will enhance the nature printed leaves as they are printed unto the water color paper in a pleasing design. Dar gives step by step instruction and plenty of individual help. The class will be spontaneous and supportive to individual needs. Please bring a lunch and beverage. Also, bring a few leaves that you love small, medium and large making sure they are flat and have good vein structure. All other supplies are included. 

Dar Brooks is an award winning multi-media artist. She teaches classes and workshops in art, creativity, creative visualization, personal growth and transition, to adults and children. For more information visit www.artbydar.com

0119
09/28/18
5:30 - 8:30 pm  Friday
$39                              
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Dar Brooks


Window Screen Painting - Chicken

A fun, whimsical chicken painted on a window screen. You will leave the class with a completed panting ready to hang in your home. No previous painting experience required. Your class fee includes all supplies including the framed “window” screen, paint and brushes. Use our color pallet or personalize to suit your color preferences. A relaxed atmosphere and a fun project make this a great class to take with a friend.
0106
09/29/18
9 am - 12 pm Saturday
$39
Instructor: Beth DeCoux


Intro to Glass Fusing

This will be an introductory class! You will have the opportunity to learn the basics and then create a small fused glass piece ( 6" x 6"). Design ideas will be shared by your instructor. Your project will be fired at the OAC and you will be notified when it is ready to be picked up (at a later date). A $20 supply fee will be payable the day of class. Please bring safety glasses to class as well as a glass cutter (pencil like) which can be purchased at ACE Hardware or a craft store such as Michael's. Please register by September 21. 

Rose-Marie James has been a participating artist at “Art on the Hills" twice. She has worked with watercolor, drawing and stained glass and now enjoys fusing glass. She has studied under different artists and mentors in the Twin Cities area. She is anxious to offer her classes here. Go to www.dreaminglassstudio.com to see her work.
0120
10/06/18
10 am - 12 pm Saturday
$20
Instructor: Rose Marie James


Intermediate Glass Fusing

If you've taken our beginning glass fusing workshop - you are ready for this one! You will work on a largercproject ( 11" x 11") in this workshop. If you have your cutter or other tools (ruler) from your first workshop, as well as your safety glasses, bring those with! We will review the skills covered in the beginning workshop and new techniques will be covered before you get started on your project. Your instructor will have suggestions for your project such as holiday gift ideas (fall leaves, Christmas tree, pendants). Additional supply fee of $25 is payable to your instructor the day of class. Please pre-register by September 20.
0122
10/06/18
1 - 3:30 pm Satursday
$20
Instructor: Rose Marie James


Acrylic Paint Pouring Art Class- Level I

Create fluid organic designs through the use of acrylic paints and pouring medium. Each piece created will be unique and original. No two pours are ever the same! This class includes two complete paintings ready to hang on your wall (frames not included). Wear clothes you can get paint on. All supplies are included the class fee. Come try this fun new painting technique. No previous painting experience or drawing skills required.
0102
10/06/18
9 am - 12 pm Saturday
$34
Instructor: Beth DeCoux


Gals' Night Out at the OAC

Calling all gals and friends who would like a night out of fun and creativity. During this evening, you will be shown the variety of ways that clay can be manipulated into useful, decorative and “gifty” creations. You may try throwing pots on the wheel, hand-building, and or utilizing clay slabs to make your unique creation come to life. Delve into your imagination, experiment and have fun. No experience necessary! All supplies included. The pieces that you have created will be bisque fired, glazed with the color of your choosing and fired a second time. Your pieces are then microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. You may pick up your treasures at the Arts Center three weeks after class. Dress casually in clothes that can get messy. All supplies are included in the course fee, including creative treats.
0105
10/12/18
6:30 - 9 pm Friday
$22
Instructor: Judy Srsen


Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt for your barn, shed, garage, or garden fence. After a short historical overview of barn quilts, you will begin with a pre-primed 4' x 4' board (or 2’ x 2’) and be guided through each step including: drafting, taping, and painting. After some tips on painting the masked areas, you will work at your own speed. Depending on your design and pace, you will leave with a finished quilt or with it almost completed, and full instructions on how to complete/seal it confidently. You may choose to do either a 4' x 4' or 2’ x 2’ pre primed box. Your finished board will be a showpiece in your yard for years to come! Note: there is a detailed list included in the online course description at www.owatonnacommunityed.org that shows the pattern choices, the list of supplies included and those that you need to bring the day of class. If you have questions specific to the actual project, you should email your instructor at naomi4664@gmail.com.
0124
10/13/18
8:15 am - 1:15 pm Saturday
$99
Instructor: Naomi L Jirele


Acrylic Paint Pouring Art Class - Level II

If you were in Beth's class last year - you are now ready to move on to this one! You will explore additional techniques and styles of creating fluid acrylic art. You will practice pouring tree rings, blowing flowers from puddle pours and swiping. Each piece will be original and unique – no two pours are ever the same. This class includes two complete paintings ready to hang on your wall (not including the frames). Wear clothes you can get paint on. All supplies included in the course fee. Previous acrylic paint pouring experience not required.
0103
10/27/18
9 am - 12 pm Saturday
$34
Instructor: Beth DeCoux


Date Nite/Create Nite!

Make your date night - CREATE Night. This is an evening to create together or work individually - with the goal of having fun. Try your hands at throwing pots on the wheel and/or to create something practical or whimsical using hand-building techniques. NEN = No Experience Necessary. The pieces that you have created (individually or as a team) will be fired once, glazed with the color of your choosing, and fired a second time. Dress casually in clothes that can get messy. You may pick up your pieces at the Arts Center
in 3 weeks. CREATive treats will be available.
0108
11/09/18
6:30 - 9 pm Friday
$39
Instructor: Judy Srsen


Open studio for members

Arts Center members, this is your opportunity to be creative and use the studios for your projects (clay, painting, etc.). Open Studio is on Wednesdays from 5 to 9 pm. You must arrive before 7 pm, otherwise the doors will be locked. Bring your own materials, except you must purchase the clay through the Arts Center.


Youth Classes at the OAC

 

Surface decoration with Glynnis Lessing (Make a faux bois plate)

Glynnis will demonstrate surface decoration techniques and show how to make a slab covered with slip and then “stretch” the image to create a faux bois (or false wood grain) texture. Each person will then make their own slab and cut it into a plate shape and place it on a chinette plate to give it the plate form. Then each student will follow the demonstrated process to complete their plate. Once the pieces have dried they will be fired and a top glaze will be applied. Finished work will then be available for pick up at the O.A.C. Supplies will be provided at class.
09/22/18
3 - 5 pm Saturday
$29
Instructor: Glynnis Lessing


Clay for Kids: Pottery Wheel 10 years+

How do you throw clay on the wheel? It’s not what it seems. Learn how to use the wheel to create three dimensional forms and vessels. Demonstrations will cover the basics of wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and forming usable vessels. Beginners come and get your hands muddy! If you are accustomed to clay come fine tune your skills, learn a new technique, and challenge yourself with larger more complex forms. Dress for a mess and wear tennis shoes. Come to the first class with ideas, excitement and inspiration! Call instructor at 507-835-1192 or call the OAC 507-451-0533 if you have any questions.

09/27/18
5 - 6:30 pm
Thursday
$84
Sessions: 7
Instructor: Joan Mooney


Intro to Polymer Clay

Ages 8 to 98 will learn magical techniques with colorful oven baked clay. Roll, flatten, wrap and then slice to reveal amazing designs like stars, flowers and swirls. Then take your slices and cover anything you choose from the collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils and pins. Or make a creature like a frog or owl! You'll be amazed what you can do! The technique of millefiore is Layl's primary focus. She layers colored clay to create pictures of animals, flowers, and objects so that every time you slice the "cane" you get multiples of that same image. Her whimsical sculptures are covered with these tiny hidden images.
10/04/18
6 - 8 pm
Thursday
$29
Instructor: Layl McDill


Watercolor: Beginning to Intermediate

In class you will start with learning the basics of Watercolor while working on your own watercolor painting. Bring several photos of what you would like to paint during class. Teacher has over 40 years of painting with watercolor and acrylics. Techniques essential to watercolor will be covered during classes. Students are encouraged to bring their own watercolor supplies from home or purchase a complete starter watercolor paint set at local stores or online.

Supply List:

  • Watercolor paint set

  • Watercolor paper (at least 140-300 weight)

  • Brushes: 1 large mop brush; 2 round tips; 1 fan brush; 1 fine liner brush

11/01/18
6 - 8 pm
Thursdays
$39
Sessions:3
Instructor: Kerry Ohnstad