Six Week Class Schedule for School Year 2023-2024
Session I: September 17, 2023 to October 28, 2023
Session II: October 29, 2023 to December 16, 2023
*no classes the week of Nov 19-25, 2023*
Session III: January 7, 2024 to February 17, 2024
Session IV: February 18, 2024 to March 30, 2024
Session V: April 7, 2024 to May 18, 2024
* It is not necessary to take the previous sessions in order to sign up for the current session*
Open Arts Studio Offers Adult Drawing and Painting classes in a variety of mediums and genres. Watercolor, Portraiture and Acrylic Painting classes designed for beginners but offer challenges for more intermediate students are fun and educational. These classes are set up as six week sessions that meet once a week on the given day and time for a duration of two hours. Most adult classes are offered in the evening but we are able to create a class during the day as well when we have four or more students interested in the specific type of class and time slot.
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Our adult pottery course covers all the basic techniques on the wheel and hand building such as coiling, slab methods, thrown pots and sculpting in clay. Various decorative techniques, including sgraffito, slip-painting, under glazing and glazing are taught. The course concentrates on three-dimensional art – sculpture and pot-making, with an emphasis on technical skills development and artistic exploration. Classes are designed to be relaxing and fun, without the pressure of academic qualifications, but with all the support and educational guidance needed to develop good work and gain skills and experience with clay. Students are encouraged to experiment and to develop their own styles and techniques. For those with experience in ceramics, we can expand and develop your skills, sharing hints and tips for throwing or glazing and experimenting with new materials – paper clay, porcelain, engobes and on-glaze enamels. Whatever your prior level of experience is Open Arts aims to tailor the course to your needs.
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Click "Adult Pottery and Ceramics" to browse classes.
Western style calligraphy will break-down pen stroke techniques and basic rules that will enable you to study and practice any form of lettering. You will how to thoughtfully space your lettering with kerning, leading, and tracking. To create unified and harmonious words, sentences, or paragraphs, you will command the heights and widths of each letter part You will practice and discuss the differences between traditional, modern, and faux calligraphy with the use of various dip pens, bamboo pens, ink, watercolor, pencil, and paper. This session provides a comprehensive introduction to this beautiful, seemingly lost, but timeless art. All materials are included in the price of the session.
Experience an ancient craft that predates pottery and even stone-carving. All cultures have used basketry to store food, goods, and even water when the natural materials are woven or stitched tightly enough. The Seminole Native American Tribe developed in Florida used pine needles gathered from beneath pine trees to form their baskets. They stitched the rows of gathered needles using a coiling technique with various decorations and patterns. This 6-week session includes learning how to gather and sort through pine needles as you prepare them for cleaning and soaking. You will learn how to begin the coiled base, then choose from a variety of threads, stitch patterns, and added decorations to form the walls of your basket. You will also learn how to create a lid that perfectly fits your unique basket. All supplies are prepared and included in the price.
Students will follow a hands-on approach to learning, in which they execute various dished and baked goods from start to finish, following instruction from local and in house chefs. Six week session meets once a week. Each class is 2.5 hours long, and covers new lessons and recipes each week. All culinary classes will cover the basics of using kitchen utensils, such as the proper way to measure, pour, cut, slice, stir, melt and peel. Classes will also cover kitchen and food safety, as well as basic cooking and dining etiquette. At the end of each class, students will enjoy eating their creations together as they discuss and reflect on the process they just completed.
*all cooking classes will run when at least 6 students are registered
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Open Arts Studio is offering sewing classes throughout the year for adults! Sewing classes are designed for beginners but offer challenges for more intermediate students and are both fun and educational. These classes are set up as six week sessions that meet once a week on the given day and time for a duration of two hours. Most of these classes are offered during weeknights.
Sewing courses will be centered around easy functional projects for you and your home. You will learn the basics of machine operation, measuring, pattern sizing, terminology, layout, cutting and assembly. Students will explore projects such as shoulder bags, purses, table runners, napkins, pillow slips, simple skirts, and so much more!
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Weaving on a loom, Macrame, and soap felting are three fiber arts that will be explored in this 6-week session. We will use a variety of materials that include yarn, cord, and natural wool roving. You will complete 3 works of art, the first being a decorative patterned tapestry woven on a loom. The second artwork is a macrame hanging created by using different knots. The third is a bar of wool-felted lavender or plain soap. This session will introduce you to these different fiber arts methods and can be the launching off point to creating woven scarves, knotting large macrame wall hangings, and learning other applications of wool-felted art, such as needle felting. These creative processes are highly textural, abstract, and satisfying. All materials are included in the price.
Beading and Jewelry Making is here!
Have you ever seen beautiful jewelry and thought how cool would it be to make your own one day? Well "one day" is here! Join us for learning how to make your own jewelry to wear and show off or make as gifts for friends and family. Our experience jewellry maker has spent years making and selling her own jewelry and is now here to teach you her amazing handiwork!
Students will explore the art of jewelry making and learn techniques to complete several especially chosen projects such as charms, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and macrame. Jewelry is made with high quality glass beads, Irish linen and more.
Open Arts Studio offers one on one lessons.
Our 6 week sessions run once a week as a 30-minute private session with our instructor Peter.
Please contact us to be put on the waiting list at this time.