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New this summer we are offering free art classes for resident adults 55 and over.  We have 7 sessions to offer using various techniques of drawing, painting, and collage as listed below. All materials will be provided you just need to show up and let your creativity to run wild.  

Cost:  Free
Dates: June 22nd - August 10th
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location: Lake House at Veterans' Memorial Park (32756 Lake Rd.)
Instructor:  Christine Seeholzer
Questions: 440-930-4135

June 22nd: Plein Air Painting
Students will learn how to build layers on the canvas with acrylic paint and mediums from an underpainting to the foreground using a palette knife, brush and water. 

Subject: (Veteran’s Memorial) landscape.
Techniques: wash, sgraffito, palette knife painting, impasto. 


June 29th: Gestural drawing
This class focuses on the different ways to “see” and draw an object. The mass, the contour, negative and positive space and proportion. Students will use washable markers and water to create loose expressive drawings that can later be refined and layered.Subjects: Various- house. Anchor, airplane, flag, cannon.  


July 6th: Mixed Media Cross-stitch
This class will explore the playful capture of cloud formations with the different sensory and tactile experience of combining yarn and paint, combining embroidery techniques and acrylic paint on deco mesh Subject: cloud formations. 


July 20th: Reflection boat Print Part I
Today’s portion of this two-class project involves learning techniques in manipulating watercolor to create various effects. Our subject is the lake at sunset. While this is drying...

Color field painting Coaster
Students will also learn how to express an emotion or subject through color field and learn how to manipulate alcohol-based markers to create painterly effects and make their own coaster. 

July 27th: Reflection Print Part II
Using a drawing guide and a break-down of basic shapes, students will draw a sailboat, then transfer to a foam printing plate. Finally, students will print their sailboat and the reflection onto their previously created lake at sunset paintings. Students will also complete their coasters by applying a protective layer to the bottom and take them home.  


August 3rd: Sculptural collage Part I
For this mixed media project, students will learn how to build a sculptural relief support onto which you can paint with watercolor. 

Clay Hand-building techniques Part I
Students will follow step-by-step directions to create a 3-d portrait in clay,using additive and subtractive clay-building methods.. 
Subject: egret, sandpiper, crane, etc. 

August 10th: Sculptural Collage Part II
Using the support created in the previous class, students will add watercolor to complete the painting. 

Clay building techniques  Part II
Students will use acrylic paint and glaze to  create a bronze appearance to their portrait. 

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Week 6-August 3: Sculptural Collage Part 1 
55 and up N/A Tu  08/03/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Veteran's Memorial Park - The Lake House
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Week 7-August 10: Sculptural Collage Part 2 
55 and up N/A Tu  08/10/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Veteran's Memorial Park - The Lake House
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
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