All Salt Valley classes are located at 400 W. Russell Street, Saline (Old Saline Hospital ER Door) Art Club at Salt Valley Arts Do you have a project you want to work on, but need a little motivation to keep it going? Do you like to color but feel a little silly when you’re just sitting by yourself? Come join us at Salt Valley Arts on Monday nights this fall for Art Club. Artists and crafters of all abilities bring projects they can work on while catching up on social news and latest events. Each evening a host artist gives a brief talk or demo to help you learn and get those creative juices flowing! (See www.saltvalleyarts.org for a list of host artists by date.) Art club runs Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm from September 11-December 18 at Salt Valley Arts. Art Parties Looking for something different to do with friends? How about an Art Party? Salt Valley Art Instructors offer a variety of fun and unique art parties for teens and adults! 2017 ART PARTY PRICING AND PROJECTS OFFERED The cost of hosting a party at Salt Valley Arts range $35 to $50 per project participant. Example Projects - String Art - design can be customized, i.e. Map of Michigan $50 - Fairy Door Painting- $40 - Felt Ball Garlands - $35 - Glass Fusing- $50 - Himmeli Wreath- $35 - Did you see something on Pinterest you would like to do? Let us know and we can find an instructor. What is included: Experienced art instructor, all of the supplies, all set-up and clean up (you just bring the food and refreshments.) Every participant will create their own unique beautiful piece of art. Art parties require a minimum of six and the maximum varies depending on the project. Please contact Christy at TaDaaStudio@gmail.com with questions and to get started planning your event. Adult Watercolor Class In this lively on-going monthly class, beginners will learn about materials, color mixing, values and layering. If you’ve had some experience with watercolors, you will explore a variety of wet and dry brush techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. The wide range of subject matters (including landscapes, wildflowers, etc.) keeps this class ever-changing and fun! Material list will be provided. Paper Fee: $6 Instructor: Keith McGuire The Art of Drawing Manga Want to draw Manga? Are you ready to draw your favorite characters or create your own? Don’t just let your characters stand with their arms at their sides, make them come to life by learning good figure drawing, using action and movement, and working with interesting perspectives. Learn inking and coloring techniques to create finished renderings! Share ideas and concepts with other students interested in anime and manga! Instructor: Keith McGuire Basic Drawing for Kids This class teaches basic fundamentals early and can set your child on a path to developing their talent faster. We teach students to see and draw the basic shapes within a subject, then build it from the inside out. Learn how to shadow to create depth, and create more dynamic pictures with perspective drawing. Subject matters range from cartoons to wildlife, even the still-lifes are fun! Parents and caregivers can stay and draw for free, learn something together! Instructor: Keith McGuire Feather Painting Workshop This one-afternoon workshop will lead students through several paintings of bird feathers. Using a three-color technique and a variety of brush sizes, students will start loose and colorful, refining brushstrokes, lines and details as they go. We’ll pay attention to shadows and lines, experimenting with colors and color mixing for a variety of effects. Students should bring three or four different brushes, water container, watercolors, if they have them. Instructor will have watercolors and some brushes to share and paper will be provided. Absolute beginners welcome! Instructor will have supplies for absolute beginners, so no need to spend a lot to get started! Instructor: Valerie Mann The FUNdamentals of Drawing Want to learn to draw or need to improve your drawing? Learning how to draw using the basic fundamentals can set you on a path to drawing better and developing your skills faster. See and draw the basic shapes within a subject then learn how to build your subject from the inside out. Learn how to shadow to create depth, and create more dynamic pictures with perspective drawing. A fun class, Keith is a hands-on teacher who encourages interaction between students. We learn faster from observing and sharing techniques with each other. Instructor: Keith McGuire Get Out! This fun class is co-taught by Valerie Mann and Keith McGuire - two artists, nature enthusiasts and bird lovers. Each day will start with a nature hike, observing, using binoculars and collecting artifacts. Then, instructors will lead students in nature-inspired art projects back in the classroom. This class will bring science and art together in fun and adventurous ways! Wear clothes and shoes you can have adventures in! Instructor: Valerie Mann & Keith McGuire Glass Fusing - Beginning Fusing Ever wondered how people make those beautiful glass pendants, tiles, and coasters? Come find out! Create your own glass masterpiece using glass strips, crushed glass, and glass powders. All tools and glass provided. Students can expect to make three to five pieces, which will be fused after class and available to pick up within a week. No experience necessary. Class can be repeated. Instructor: Sue McDowell Glass Fusing - Holiday Ornaments in Glass! It’s wintertime! Create up to four, 2” x 6”, seasonal ornaments for your tree, your windows or to give as gifts! All tools and glass provided. Pieces will be fused after class and available to pick up within a week. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sue McDowell Glass Fusing - Intermediate Open Studio Have you taken some of our beginner glass classes? Understand fusing and want to work on your own with a special project in mind? This option is for you! Register for as many sessions as you’d like and then work on your own project at your own pace. Instructor will be present and basic glass tools and supplies will be available. Additional costs for special materials may apply. Instructor: Sue McDowell Holiday Crafternoon Come with friends to enjoy an afternoon of crafting five different projects suitable for gifting or treating yourself. Come experience an afternoon of arts and crafts. A great mother/daughter activity or time with friends. No experience necessary as each project will be lead by an artist. All supplies and tools will be ready for your crafting. • Danielle O’Brien - Zentangle Ornament • Cindy Baxter- Decoupage Holiday Gift Box • Ann Stofflet- Decoupage Ornament • Sue McDowell- Small Weaving • Christy Howden- Felt ‘Billy’ Ball bouquet or garland your choice! Come with friends to enjoy a holiday gift-making extravaganza - create five different projects suitable for gifting or treating yourself. The Salt Valley Arts instructors will also have a sampling of their artwork available for purchase during the crafternoon. Knitting Class - Sampler Squares In this three-week knitting class, you will learn some new stitches and pattern techniques while making squares that can be knitted or stitched together to make a pillow (four squares), a crib blanket (nine squares) or an afghan (twelve squares). Knit 10”x10” squares in any of eight different patterns. This class is designed to teach knitters who are familiar with the basic knit, purl stitches. To complete your project, knitting “homework” will be required. Bring size 7 knitting needles and a skein of DK or worsted weight (4 medium) yarn in your favorite color to the first class and let’s get knitting. Instructor: Cindy Baxter The Mitten Project Learn how to sew warm fleece lined mittens from old wool sweaters and fleece lining. This is a service project for Saline Social Services. Mittens will be sold to benefit Saline Social Services or donated to their clients. Register and come learn this easy to moderate sewing project from SVA sewers. Donations of shrunken wool sweaters containing at least 50% wool are welcome! May be dropped off at SVA or main entrance of Center for Innovation. Please register and write in the notes what dates and times you’re planning on attending. Cutting week is October 23-27. Bring sharp fabric scissors and pins. Salt Valley Arts: Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm; Thursday, October 26 9 am-2 pm; Friday, October 27 from 10 am-2 pm Sewing week is October 30-November 3. Bring your own sewing machine, scissors, pins, thread/bobbin and sewing machine instruction book if you need a refresher. Salt Valley Arts: Monday, October 30, 1-5 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm; Thursday, November 2, 9 am–2 pm; Friday, November 3, 10 am -2 pm. Printmaking Studio In this introduction to printmaking, students will learn the basics of printmaking with precut linoleum and woodcut plates. Students will learn how to ink up plates, put them through the press and create their own one-of-a-kind prints through the layering of images and colors. Students may print as many as five finished pieces. They may also print a set of holiday cards. Students should bring a pencil, a sense of adventure and NOT wear their best clothes. Bring a lunch as well. Instructor: Valerie Mann Saturday Morning Kids Watercolor Class Students will enjoy learning about materials, color mixing, values and layering. They will gain experience with watercolors exploring a variety of wet and dry brush techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. Subject matter will evolve from simple works to more complex pieces (but will still be fun)! Material list will be provided. Paper Fee: $6. Instructor: Keith McGuire Shoot! Basics in Photography & Use of a Digital Camera Learn all about that new camera or delve a little deeper into your favorite digital camera’s many features. Bring your camera, whether it is a point and shoot or a DSL and learn all about the power of your digital camera. The instructor will cover how to use all those buttons and menu functions on your digital camera and some photography basics on how to take that great shot. Be sure your camera is all charged and ready to go, and you will be ready to unleash your inner Ansel Adams! Instructor: Cindy Baxter Theatre Games Theater games and improvisation are super fun activities with benefits that are wide-ranging. They can help strengthen self-esteem, problem-solving and listening skills, they encourage cooperation, help with public speaking, and allow you to loosen up and have fun in a safe environment. In this class, we will have fun working together performing a variety of theatre games. Lots of laughter guaranteed! Instructor: Ann Stofflet Watercolor Abstraction Workshop Using watercolor and all of its possibilities, we’ll explore abstract compositions, layering, working wet over dry, bleeding colors and varying intensity for maximum effect. There may be some deconstructing and collage involved, too! There will be plenty of time and materials for experimenting. Instructor gives lots of demos. Students should bring their watercolors, several different sized brushes, water container, pencil, artist’s tape, gatorboard or a stiff backing to tape down paper. Instructor will provide paper, paper cutter, scissors, and various other materials. Students should bring a lunch, as we’ll have a brief lunch break. Instructor: Valerie Mann Individual Projects - Watercolor Workshop Students will bring a project they are already working on or one they want to start. Instructor will tailor the instruction so students can either work through a problem they’re having with a piece or get started in the right direction with a new piece. Bring your project with your watercolor supplies, water container, paper, and gator board or stiff backing. Bring your lunch as well, as students will take a brief lunch break. Instructor: Valerie Mann Watercolor - Painting Glass with Watercolor We’ll focus on how to paint glass and all of its reflective beauty! Capturing glass with painting presents a special challenge and watercolor is a perfect media to approach that challenge. This two-session class will problem-solve the basics and give students tips to make their paintings sparkle! Students should bring their watercolors, several different-sized brushes, water container, pencil, artist’s tape, gatorboard or a stiff backing to tape down paper. Instructor will provide paper. Instructor: Valerie Mann Watercolor - Perspective Workshop in Watercolor We’ll work on understanding perspective - that elusive study of three-dimensional cube-structures (think boxes, books, houses) and how to translate our studies into practice for use in our watercolor compositions. This workshop will include lots of demos and we’ll work from observation. Students should bring their watercolors, several different sized brushes, water container, pencil, artist’s tape, gatorboard or a stiff backing, on which to tape down paper. Instructor will provide paper. Instructor: Valerie Mann Watercolor - Plein Air at Mill Pond Students will meet at Mill Pond Park for this Plein Air mini-workshop. We’ll make some rough sketches and focus on quickly establishing an underpainting, paying attention to light and the landscape structure. We’ll work on more than one painting, allowing us to loosen up, enjoy color and give the paintings a little drying time. Bring a lightweight lawn chair (or use benches at the park), a hat, water bottle and snack. Instructor will provide Kilimanjaro paper. Art supplies needed: Gatorboard / foam core at least 12 x 16”, travel watercolors, brushes, pencil, water container, and masking tape (not blue.) Instructor: Valerie Mann Write and Perform Your Own Monologue Ever thought about writing your own theatrical monologue and performing it for friends and family? During this class you will learn about the monologue and the qualities that make it such an engaging and thought-provoking form. We will develop character studies, learn what makes characters tick and why this “moment in time” is so important to them. Together we’ll work through the steps for writing your monologue, and rework and refine your piece. Attendees will rehearse their monologues, sharing valuable feedback with one another. Finally, you will have the chance to perform your monologue at a local showcase for friends and loved ones. Come be inspired in this exciting and collaborative class! Instructor: Ann Stofflet Writing from your Senses A creative writing workshop that will teach you how to bypass your inner critic and go directly to images, feelings and memories. Enter the place where story and natural language reside. Feel supported by fellow writers. Write to find the beauty that is within you. Write to heal. Instructor: Julie Mariouw Zentangle® Basics - Class I No art or drawing experience necessary as “Anything is possible, one stroke at time.™” Learn the basics of the Zentangle® process. This is a relaxing meditative form of creativity. Students will have the opportunity to learn six tangles and complete at least one tile. All materials for this class included. Instructor: Daniele O’Brien Zentangle® Basics - Class I and Create Your Own Christmas Star Bring a friend and have fun. No art or drawing experience necessary as “Anything is possible, one stroke at time.™” Learn the basics of the Zentangle® process. This is a relaxing meditative form of creativity. Students will have the opportunity to learn five tangles and then use them to create a beautiful 3-D Paper Star ornament using the tangles you learn. You will add embellishments and ribbon to give to your favorite person or keep for yourself. All materials for this class and project are included in your mini kit. Instructor: Daniele O’Brien Zentangle® Basics-Paper Package Christmas Stocking Stuffers Come learn the Zentangle® method and create some wonderful packaging for your Christmas stocking stuffers. You will learn the basics and turn that into beautiful little packages for last minute trinkets, or as use it on your tree as a beautiful ornament. You’ll get your basic Zentangle ® kit containing all the materials to create your personalized paper gifts just in time for Christmas giving. Instructor: Daniele O’Brien Zentangle® Basics and Beyond Basics Series - Class I and II Get the full Zentangle experience. No art or drawing experience necessary as “Anything is possible, one stroke at time.™” In the first class you will learn the basics of the Zentangle® process. Students will have the opportunity to learn at least five tangles in this first class and delve into more detailed tangles, shading and techniques in Class II. All the materials are included for both classes in the supplied personal Zentangle mini kit. Jump in with both feet and join in the fun! Instructor: Daniele O’Brien Zentangle® Basics - Class III Work in the round. Students will learn further techniques and tangle patterns incorporated in creating art on an official 4” round Zendala tile. Class will deal with more elaborate patterns and do some basic studies for further techniques. Students will also delve into shading, and learn ways to enhance the Zendala tiles they create. All materials included for this class. Instructor: Daniele O’Brien Zentangle® Fun for Young Adults In this three-class series, students will first learn the basics of the Zentangle® process and basic tangle patterns and create their own Zentangle® tile. They then choose from two projects to create their own personal works of art. Each student will have the choice of several projects: a great necklace with beads & silk cord, an embellished bookmark, a friendship bracelet, and more, all created using their Zentangle®-inspired art. Instructor: Daniele O’Brien
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