Adult/Teen Classes at the OAC
Wine & Design at the OAC - Visual Illusions - Landscapes
This exciting class is enjoyed by all levels of students! You will expand your visual self-expression and go home with a wonderful painting. You will learn how to create good design using depth, as you create visual illusions with watercolor and acrylics. Create texture that is both tactile and visual, an important element that will enhance your art. Your instructor will guide you through the easy steps! No experience necessary. All supplies (and a glass of wine) are included in the course fee). Additional refreshments may be purchased from the OAC. Students must be 21 years or older to register. You will leave with a colorful completed piece of art! Please bring an apron and a roll of paper towels to class. Registration deadline is one week prior.
6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday
Instructor: Dar Brooks
Youth Classes at the OAC
CLAY ON THE WHEEL FOR KIDS (GRADES 4+)
Develop a new skill or work on improving your clay techniques. In this class, students who are new to creating pottery on the wheel will learn the basic techniques for successful completion of bowls, plates, mugs, etc. Those students with experience are encouraged to work on improving techniques and trying new and larger forms on the wheel. Returning students are able to work independently, with instructor support always available. Students also have the option of hand-building later on in this summer session. Please wear clothing for playing in the mud and athletic shoes, and long hair tied back.
3:30–5:00 pm Tuesday
$72 + $14 supplies
Instructor: Judy Srsen
MAKE BELIEVE AND MYTHICAL CREATURES (CHILD /ADULT CLASS)
Parents bring your children (+6 yrs and up) to learn how to make clay mythical creatures. Your instructor will go over the basic techniques to make successful three-dimensional figures out of clay, then students will have the opportunity to make their own creature. Think unicorns, dragons & phoenixes or make a creature straight from your own imaginations! Aprons will be provided, but wear clothes that can get clay on them and underglazes.
10:00 am–12:00 pm Saturday
Instructor: Karly Ohnstad
POP-UP STORYBOOK WORKSHOP (AGES 8-11)
Students will make their own Pop Up Story Book based on different themes provided by the instructor. Various pop up and moving parts book techniques will be taught and they will then use them to create a story of their own to take home. Participant should bring scissors and a utility knife if they have one, but the instructor will have them available for use in the class.
9:00–11:00 am Tuesday–Thursday
Instructor: Stacy Billings
Authentic Art Youth Camp (Ages 8-14)
Kids love this class! Their ideas, their colors, as they create authentic art. Dar will bring exciting new art projects. She will inspire individual students to create art at their level and progress to their next level while developing their artistic potential. There are no mistakes in this camp, and students will be encouraged to have the confidence to create art that is uniquely theirs. They will select an art project of their choice within each lesson category. Students will learn how to use different visual elements. They will explore design concepts using a wide array of art materials, including acrylics on canvas, crayons, inks and mixed media supplies. Techniques include drawing, sculpting clay, painting, printing, personal symbols, composition, and collaging. Dar facilitates a spontaneous, non-threatening class with exciting demos that makes each hour a new adventure. All levels welcome. Students need to wear paint clothes, and bring: paper towels, sketch book, bag lunch, two snacks, two beverages, sunscreen, and a jacket. Every hour is a new adventure in art. Questions? Please call Dar at 612-940-2094.
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday-Thursday
Instructor: Dar Brooks