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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center



Our Classes

Ancient Art

$320

with Kathryn Garcia

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

From the first civilization comes the intricacies of small machines, hieroglyphics and beginnings of scientific thought. Students ages 7-11 will learn to write and create like an Egyptian, recognize patterns, meanings, and discover life-enhancing methods and practices used in everyday life.

The overall sessions will culminate with the building of a pyramid, your preferred imagery as well as your Egyptian hieroglyphics...all on the fabulous metallic paints. From the square base, to the gold capstone, the four sides will be your personal marks.  

Member discount: 15 percent

*Please note that we will not hold classes during Fall Break (Oct 3-7) and Thanksgiving Break(Nov 21-25).

Manga & Anime Beginner

$260

with Mariah Leggett

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Students ages 10 and up will learn the techniques of professional anime illustration such as shading, perspective, figure drawing, and proportion while using the highest quality markers, pens, and inks. They will also learn about character development, and they will receive instruction in how to plan out their compositions using elements and principles of design. Most importantly, they will get practice through significant repetition with the help of guided instruction.

Member discount: 15 percent. 

*Please note that we will not hold classes on Labor Day, Halloween, Fall Break (Oct 3-7) and Thanksgiving Break (Nov 21-25).

Watercolor Tuesdays Afternoon

$312

with Shahnaz Lighari

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 23, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Working with watercolors is a great way to let your artistic side shine! This class will cover the basics of watercolor painting from brush strokes, mixing colors and shades, using wet and dry techniques and making the most out of those inevitable mistakes! Mastering the art of watercolors comes with practice and we develop these skills by creating landscapes, botanicals, and even some free-flowing abstracts. We will also work together through a still life composition developing the eye for light and perspective.

Member discount: 15%. Supply fee: $50.

An additional $50 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class.

Adult Acrylic Painting

$120

with Priscilla Eichler

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 25, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come create beautiful paintings in acrylics on canvas. You know you have always wanted to try out your creative ideas. Now is the time. Pick your favorite subjects – pets, birds, houses, landscapes, and more. Get guided instruction as you transform your ideas into reality. Learn the basic techniques and tools you will need to complete your masterpiece. 

Member discount: 15%

Black & White Portraiture - Thursdays Fall 2022

$80

with Mariah Leggett

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, students ages 10 and up will learn the techniques of drawing and shading faces with charcoal. They will spend time working on expressions, shading and value. Each class will have a different focus to practice. Students are encourged to bring a photo of their choice.

Member discount: 15 percent

Dye-orama: Intro to Dyeing - Wednesdays Fall 2022

$80

with Eva Rabin

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this fun, colorful and whimsical class, students ages 7+ will learn various dyeing techniques to create vibrant t-shirts, tote bags, socks and more. We’ll learn how to use rubber bands while Tie Dyeing, different pattern folds used in the ancient Japanese art of Shibori and even ice to create wacky and bold designs that will be a hit everywhere!  All of the dyes used will be non-toxic and kid-safe.

Member discount: 15 percent

An additional $20 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class.

The Wonderful World of Weaving

$120

with Eva Rabin

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this introductory weaving class, students will take away basic weaving skills to create a beautiful wallhanging. Students will learn how to warp a lap loom as well as different techniques (including plain weaving, rya knots and soumak) to create a variety of patterns and designs. No previous experience necessary and all skill levels welcome.

Transcending the Photograph

$312

with Jessica Lewis

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

This workshop is designed to guide students toward creating a painting that doesn’t simply imitate a photograph but goes beyond what the photograph provides. Students will learn how to improve their photography, edit images, and print for better quality to avoid the usual pitfalls in interpreting photos. Students will learn what makes a good photo reference and how to improve upon it. We will study color relationships, creating volume, and space. There will be demonstrations on paint application, edges, brushstrokes, and color mixing. We’ll talk about ways to experiment and explore ways of seeing the picture and painting in ways that better captures the essence of your subject and the connection to your painting. Photo references will be provided for students to pick from.

Member discount: 15%. Supply fee: $50.

An additional $50 supply fee will be due to the teacher on the first day of class.





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