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    • May 30, 2024
    • June 06, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: May 23

    Ages 14+

    In this class you'll learn the ancient art of Japanese Gyotaku printing and merge it with the expressive medium of watercolor. After inking fish and pressing them onto paper, we'll add vibrant color and depth with watercolors. 

    All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 5/30 & 6/6
    2 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • June 13, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 6

    Ages 16+


    Come learn the basic shapes and basic scrolls of Quilling.  Using strips of paper, we learn how to roll, loop, curl, twist and manipulate them, then glue them together and create a decorative animal design on burlap.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Maureen Knecht Newcamp

    Date: Thursday 6/13

    1 session

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



    • June 13, 2024
    • June 27, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 6

    Ages 16+

    Delve into the world of handmade paper creation and Gelli printing in this dynamic class. Learn to transform pulp into textured paper with personal flair using innovative techniques. Master the fundamentals of Gelli printing, experimenting with fibers and natural elements. Under expert guidance, explore color, texture, and form, learning essential papermaking skills. Embrace experimentation and creative exploration to push boundaries and integrate Gelli printing into your practice. Develop a diverse portfolio of unique handmade paper creations, unlocking the transformative power of this dynamic art form. All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 6/13 & 6/27
    2 sessions

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 



    • June 24, 2024
    • July 22, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 17

    Ages 14+


    This class will cover the entire lettering process from pencil sketch to inked drawing to digital finish* (optional). We'll start with the basics of drawing individual letterforms and work up to beautiful hand lettered illustrations, building on lessons covered each week. This class is full of tips and tools, demonstrations, and hands on time. Perfect for beginners and intermediate students wanting to learn more. 


    Materials List: drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper, and ruler.  Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.


    *Digital processes will be taught, but not required to create work in this class. If desired, students should have access to a scanner or a camera/scanning app on their phone/tablet, and Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.


    Instructor: Jeanine Murch


    Dates: Thursdays 6/24 - 7/22

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


         

    • August 01, 2024
    • August 15, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 25

    Ages 14+


    Come learn about block printing. In this class we'll learn about color-reduction printing, the printing process, and how to create beautiful prints with multiple colors. 

    Materials List: Pencil, erasers, sketchbook.


    Instructor: Tyler Stauffer


    Dates: Thursdays 8/1 - 8/15

    3 sessions

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    • August 03, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 27

    Ages 16+

    Experience the art of collage by creating handmade paper using National Geographic pages.  Experiment with tearing, layering and embedding techniques.  Develop composition skills and balance color, texture and form in your artwork. All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Saturday 8/3

    1 session

    Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 



    • August 09, 2024
    • August 16, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: Aug 2

    Ages 16+


    Interested in learning an art to immediately use in decorations, gifts, or art displays? If so, join a small group for Basics and Beauty of Origami. You will learn easy basic folds and a base for a lovely butterfly. Depart the first session with your butterfly. In session two you will apply butterflies to your selected project: gift decorations, wreath, or vase arrangement! Join the fun and learn how to transform paper into art. Paper is included. Students will be expected to acquire project supplies for the second session, as determined by the project selected. Instructor will explain during session #1.


    Instructor: Mary Garnett


    Dates: Fridays, 8/9 & 8/16

    2 sessions

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


     



    • August 10, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: August 3

    Ages 16+


    In this fused glass workshop, you will cut strips of glass to be positioned in such a way as to create an open lace or coral-like bowl, The strips of glass are overlapped to connect each piece, leaving small openings.  The bowl will be slumped over a round mold to complete the bowl. All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 8/10

    1 session

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



    • August 10, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: August 3

    Ages 14+


    Learn to create stunning fused glass pendants, earrings and pins. Beginner and experienced glass artists can make up to 8 pieces of wearable art. Class includes tips on the use of dichroic glass, layering glass, and using frits and stringers. You can create both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.





    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 8/10

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


         



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