Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018 Fall Classes

*To register contact Aubrey at artwithaubrey@gmail.com or 765-237-9002

Session I
Multicultural Art: Mola designs from Panama
credit

Molas are decorative fabric panels sewn in to blouses by the Kuna women of Panama. They have been creating these beautiful pieces for over one hundred years and they are based on body painting that was traditional for centuries before.  Each panel is constructed of multiple layers of cloth of contrasting colors.  The layers are carefully snipped, peeled back to reveal the underlying colors and stitched together to create the pattern. It takes many hours of sewing to create even the simplest mola. In this class we will study several examples and use them as inspiration for a multimedia creation of our own.

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays August 29-September 19 from 10-11am or
Thursdays August 30-September 20 from 10-11am



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Painting : Monochromatic Tint, Shade, Tone
In this class we will explore color theory as it relates to mixing tints, shades, and tones. We will work in acrylic paint both on paper and canvas to practice what we have learned. We will hold class critiques and discuss how to apply this knowledge to future paintings.

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays August 29-September 19 from11:15am-12:15pm or
Thursdays August 30-September 20 from 11:15am - 12:15pm




Artist study: Chuck Close collaboration
credit

Chuck Close is a living artist who is famous for his portrait paintings. He creates hyper realistic paintings as well as more abstract stylized portraits. In this class we will study his paintings and learn how he uses a grid to create his unique style. As a class we will take an image and divide it so that each class member has a small section to reproduce in this graphic style. Our final work will be combining everyone's piece back into one large painting to make a collaborative painting. Each artist will get to keep his or her own work and receive photo prints of the work as a whole. 

For artists age 8 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Thursdays August 30-September 20 from 1:30-2:30pm





Session II
credit
Multicultural Art: Sumi-e painting from East Asia
SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush.  A great painting was judged on three elements: the calligraphy strokes, the words of the poetry and the ability of the painting strokes to capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. The artists of Japan, Korea and Malaysia learned from the Chinese and then developed their own versions of East Asian brush painting.
In this class we will study Sumi-e and practice brush strokes. Finally, we will do a series of sumi-e paintings to tell a story and bind them into a book

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays September 26- October 17 from 10-11:00am or
Thursdays September 27-October 18 from 10-11:00am




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Painting: Dynamic Animal close-ups
In this class we will learn how to create dynamic compositions in painting. We will choose an animal to paint a close-up image. We will learn how to transfer an image to canvas as well as other necessary painting techniques.

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays September 26- October 17 from 11:15am-12:15pm or 
Thursdays September 27-October 18 from 11:15am-12:15pm







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Drawing: Landscapes
In this class we will learn how to use elements and principles of design to create beautiful landscape pencil drawings.


For artists age 8 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Thursdays September 27-October 18 from 1:30-2:30pm





Session III
Multicultural Art: Kente Cloth designs of Africa
Kente is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of West GhanaKente comes from the word kenten, which means basketIt is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of kente became more widespread.
In this class we will create our own kente inspired paper weaving and embellish it with colorful patterns and designs. 

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays October 24- November 14 from 1011:00am or
Thursdays October 25- November 15 from 10-11:00am




Painting: Ink and watercolor
credit

In this class we will incorporate drawing and watercolor techniques to create beautiful one of a kind art works. 

For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Wednesdays October 24- November 14 from 11:15am-12:15pm or
Thursdays October 25- November 15 from 11:15am-12:15pm







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Sculpture: Bas Relief 

Bas relief is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. The term is French for “low relief.” In this class we will learn about bas relief art throughout art history and draw a design that we will turn into a bas relief using cardboard.
For artists age 5 and older
Fees= $36 all supplies included
Thursdays October 25- November 15 from 1:30-2:30pm

Monday, May 7, 2018

Summer 2018

Summer Art Camps and workshops

* limited space, call or email Aubrey to register for classes at 765-237-9002 or artwithaubrey@gmail.com



Arts of Asia


 Japanese Lantern making


In this class we will study the amazing art of Japanese artist, Hokusai. We will create our own painting in the style of Hokusai using ink and watercolor. Finally we will use our painting to make a beautiful lantern.



June 12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) 9:30-10:45am




For artists 5 years and older
Fees= $40 per student
all supplies included



Suminagashi printing and journal making


Suminagashi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Color field canvases are created by pouring thinned out acrylic paints onto canvas. Both methods result in unique colorful images that we will use as covers to journals and sketch books. 


June 12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) 11:00am-12:00pm
For artists 5 years and older
Fees= $36 per student all supplies included



Ancient Arts
Faux Mosaic Tiles 


In this class we will explore the ancient art of mosaic, particularly in ancient Greece. We will create a design for our mosaic, create painted faux tiles, and then cut and glue the tiles to produce our own 8x10 mosaic.

June 19-22 (Tuesday-Friday) 9:30-10:45am
For artists 5 and older
Fees = $40 per student all supplies included




Egyptian Death Masks
In this class we will learn more about the Ancient Egyptians and their amazing artwork. We will focus on the beautiful death masks of the pharaohs. We will create our own mask using paper mache and paint.

June 19-22 (Tuesday-Friday) 11:00am-12:00pm
For artists 5 and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included




* limited space, call or email Aubrey to register for classes at 765-237-9002 or artwithaubrey@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Adult and Teen Acrylic Landscape Painting

Grab a friend and come learn how to paint trees, water, skies, mountains and fields. We will work in both step by step tutorial fashion as well as complete a unique painting of our own design. Learn how to mix colors and layer paint to create depth and when to use what kind of brush to create different textures.

This class is great for midweek date nights, Parent/teen fun, and of course to escape on your own to learn something new.

Fees =$45, all supplies included
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm April 3-17 (3 classes)

To register call 765-532-6049 or email clay4art@gmail.com

Monday, January 1, 2018

Spring 2018 Classes

contact Aubrey with questions or to sign up for classes at artwithaubrey@gmail.com

Session I

Multi Cultural Art: Aboriginal Art
Aboriginal art is art made by indigenous Australian people. Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. Initial forms of artistic Aboriginal expression were rock carvings, body painting and ground designs, which date back more than 30,000 years ago. Symbols are used in aboriginal art to show different things. Aboriginal art is a language in itself, communicating through beautiful patterns.
We will study the history of this art form and create a dot painting of our own.

credit

Tuesdays January 30- February 20 from 9:30-10:30 am
or
Thursdays February 1-22 from 10-11:00 am

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included




credit
Drawing: Line
This semester I will be teaching a series of drawing classes that focus on the elements of design.
During this class we will focus on line and how it helps us create art through a series of drawings.

Thursdays February 1-22 11:15am -12:15pm
For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included



Session II 

Painting: acrylic landscapes 
credit
We will learn about composition and some basic acrylic painting techniques as we create landscape paintings.

Tuesdays February 27 - March 20 from 9:30 - 10:30 am
or
Thursdays March 1-22 from 10-11:00am

For artists 5 years and older
Fees= $36 per student all supplies included



credit
Drawing: Texture
This semester I will be teaching a series of drawing classes that focus on the elements of design.
During this class we will focus on how to create visual texture through a series of drawings.

Thursdays March 1-22 from 11:15am -12:15pm

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included


Session III

Illustration: Fiona French
Fiona French is an illustrator of many children's books. We will study her unique art style and focus on our own story telling piece of art using watercolor and pen and ink.

Tuesdays April 3- 24 from 9:30-10:30am
or
Thursdays April 5-26 from 10-11:00 am

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included




credit
Drawing: Value
This semester I will be teaching a series of drawing classes that focus on the elements of design.
During this class we will focus on value and how it helps us create form through a series of drawings.

Thursdays April 5-26 from 11:15am-12:15pm

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included




Session IV

credit
Multicultural Art: Ancient Greece
In this class we will focus on the art of ancient Greece. We will learn about their architecture, pottery, and sculptures and create some of our own work inspired by the Greeks.

Tuesdays May 1-22 from 9:30-10:30 am
or
Thursdays  May 3-24 from 10-11:00 am

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included





Famous Artist: MC Escher 
In this class we will have fun combining math and art as we learn all about the life and work of M.C. Escher. We will use the elements and principles of design to create interesting and one of a kind tessellations. We will   increase our art vocabulary and understanding of what makes an artwork successful.

Thursdays May 3-24 from 11:15-12:15

For artists 5 years and older
Fees = $36 per student all supplies included


Monday, October 2, 2017

Adult and teen Classes


Textile Painting - a study of Batik 
The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
Students will study the way these beautiful textiles are created in Indonesia and then create a design of their own that will be transferred to fabric using glue rather than wax. Students will paint their fabric and then wash out the glue leaving them with a one of a kind piece of fabric. 

Tuesdays October 10 &17
6:30-8:00 pm
Fees = $30 For artists 12 and older



Georgia O'Keeffe inspired acrylic painting class
Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism"
Students will learn about O'Keeffe and her contributions to art history. We will learn about composition as we create our own painting in the cropped style O'Keefe used. Students will work with acrylic paint on canvas.

Friday, October 20 from 6:00-8:30pm
Fees = $25 per student or $45 per couple (dates or friends)


This is a great class for a date night, girls night out, or groups of friends to come to together and paint and have fun and go home with a finished painting.

*to register call 765-237-9002 or email artwithaubrey@gmail.com today!

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Fall Classes

Fall Art Classes
*to register, send an email to artwithaubrey@gmail.com or call 765-237-9002*


Session I
Optical Illusion Drawing - a study of Yaacov Agam
Yaacov Agam is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art. Artists will study the incredible art of Agam and create their own optical illusion using 2-3 of their own original drawings/paintings.

Tuesdays August 29- Sept 19 or
Thursdays August 31-Sept 21
9:00-10:00 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older


Heliographic Prints - a study of Henri Matisse
Sun Painting or Heliographic Art is a process whereby certain fabric paints are applied to fabric and while still wet, objects like stencils, leafs, feathers etc are placed onto the wet fabric. It is then placed in the sun. the outlines of the objects are transferred to the fabric. 
Artists will study the cut paper works of Matisse and use them as inspiration for their own cut paper stencils to create prints on canvas.


Tuesdays August 29- Sept 19 
Thursdays August 31-Sept 21
10:15-11:15 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older






Session II
Clear Scratch Art Drawing - a study of M.C. Escher 
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. During his lifetime he made 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches. We will study Escher's work and create our own art work using clear scratch art paper giving it the look of a woodcut print!

Tuesdays September 26- October 17
Thursdays Sept 28 - October 19
9:00-10:00 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older



Paper Pulp Painting - a study of Denise Fleming
Denise Fleming won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. She is the author and illustrator of over twenty picture books. Her illustrations are colorful paintings she creates by painting with paper pulp. In this class, artists will design and create their own paper pulp painting using tissue papers.

Tuesdays September 26- October 17
Thursdays Sept 28 - October 19
10:15-11:15 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older





Session III
Ball Point Engraving Drawing
An engraving is a design that is worked into a surface using tools that create recessed, cut, or carved lines. The first engravings were created by stone-age artists on eggshells, bones, and rocks. In this class we will use a low tech method to create an engraving on illustration board as well as layers of color.

Tuesdays October 24- November 14
Thursdays October 26- November 16
9:00-10:00 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older



Textile Painting - a study of Batik 
The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
Students will study way these beautiful textiles are created in Indonesia and then create a design of their own that will be transferred to fabric using glue rather than wax. Students will paint their fabric and then wash out the glue leaving them with a one of a kind wall hanging. 

Tuesdays October 24- November 14
Thursdays October 26- November 16
10:15-11:15 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older



Session IV 

Book Making- 
Suminagashi paper covers and color field canvas covers 
*3 classes
Suminagashi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. It originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Color field canvases are created by pouring thinned out acrylic paints onto canvas. Both methods result in unique colorful images that we will use as covers to journals and sketch books. These books would make great gifts for the upcoming holidays!

Tuesdays November 29-December 12

Thursdays November30- December 14
9:00-10:00 am
Fees = $36 For artists 5 years and older


credit
Screen Printing
*3 classes
In this class we will create our own stencils and learn the basics of screen printing. We will print our images onto pillowcases. Artists are welcome to bring other items to print on as well (canvas bags, t-shirts, fabric, etc) The art from this class will also make one of a kind gifts for your artist to give away!

Tuesdays November 28-December 12 

Thursdays November30- December 14
10:15-11:15 am
Fees = $40 For artists 5 years and older

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Summer Art Classes

***All of our summer classes would be terrific for young artists as well as teens. Everyone will be able to be successful and challenged at their own level.

Tuesday-Friday June 6-9

Batik
artist credit
The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
Students will study way these beautiful textiles are created in Indonesia and then create a design of their own that will be transferred to fabric using glue rather than wax. Students will paint their fabric and then wash out the glue leaving them with a one of a kind wall hanging. 
9:00-10:15
$45 per artist 5 years and up

Metal tooling
Metal tooling is a centuries-old art in which a soft metal is worked with a rounded tool on the back side in order to create a raised design on the front. Mexican and South American artists call this art form repajado, and it is also referred to as repoussé or embossing.
Students will study the art from South America and create their own design that will be embossed on a metal sheet. We will mount our work and give it a patina finish as well!
10:30-11:30
$40 per artist 5 years and up

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Thursday-Friday June 15 and 16

Georgia O'Keeffe inspired acrylic painting class
Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism"
Students will learn about O'Keeffe and her contributions to art history. We will learn about composition as we create our own painting in the cropped style O'Keefe used. Students will work with acrylic paint on canvas.

9:00-11:00 am
$36 per artist 5 years and up

Yaacov Agam inspired optical illusion drawing
Yaacov Agam is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art.
Artists will study the incredible art of Agam and create their own optical illusion using 2-3 of their own original drawings/paintings.




12:00-2:00 pm
$36 per artist 5 years and up

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Tuesday-Friday June 27-30

Clay and basket fusion
Combine a clay pot with reeds to create a sculptural vessel that fuses two ancient techniques! Students will create a hand built clay bowl then we will add natural reed to the bowl and weave a basket like top. This vessel is a sculptural celebration of two ancient crafts “woven” into one!

9:00-10:15
$45 per artist 5 years and up





Fiona French watercolor painting
Fiona French is a writer and illustrator of many children's books. She uses many different media in her illustrations. Students will study the art of Fiona French and create a unique watercolor painting using black glue to give it a stained glass look.

10:30-11:30am
$36 per artist 5 years and up