July 8 – 12 What Goes Around, Comes Around – There is something intrinsically "divine" or "perfect" in circles. The circle has been known since before recorded history and makes much of modern civilization possible. Design and create a hula hoop and learn how to move in circles while the circles move you, make a circle mandala weaving, investigate the symbolism of the circle in paintings through the ages and paint your own, build a 3D labyrinth, design and fabricate your own coin or learn how to turn a flat circle into the illusion of a 3D sphere. This class offers the opportunity for drawing, painting and hand building.
July 15 – 19 Its A Dog's Life – Learn tricks of the trade to draw and paint a portrait of your favorite pet. Explore the presence of animals throughout the history of art and create a painting that tells the story of your pet. Using Mexican and African art as influences create your own animal mask or sculpture or investigate the Native American and Eskimo art and build an animal totem. This class offers the opportunity for drawing, painting, and hand-building.
July 22 – 26 Everything Old Is New Again – Create textile paintings, weave wall hangings, embellish cigar boxes, and design your own t-shirt using everything and anything, but paint. Recycle old clothes, jewelry or even shoes. Use fabric remnants, cans and boxes, yarn and more. Bring in old lamps, chairs, or bedside tables. It is all up to you to make everything old new again! Please bring your own blank t-shirt for this class. This class offersthe opportunity for sewing, embellishing and construction.
July 29 – August 2 Painting with Passion – painting, painting, and more painting! This class is for the serious student over the age of 12. And it is all about painting! Join other passionate painters and learn to hone your painting skills as well as investigate how to paint in a powerful and expressive style. Discover your own voice as a painter. There is an additional $25 supply fee for this class. This class is for the passionate student.