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Senior Winter/Spring 2023



with Lauren Markham

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2023 at 2:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Working with watercolors is a great way to let your artistic side shine! This class will cover the basics of watercolor painting—the materials; the techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry; the use of color theory; and working with a sketch to create a strong final piece.

Mastering the art of watercolors comes with practice. We develop these skills by creating free-flowing color studies, landscapes or botanicals, and one final primary piece of your choosing. Demonstrations and hands-on help will be provided throughout each class.

Member discount: 15%

Art Play


with Helenka Ralston

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Art Play is an opportunity to experience creative community while experimenting with a variety of art techniques and materials. This will include the use of watercolor powders, sprays, acrylics, monoprinting, stencils, stamping, gelatos, distress oxides and washi tape. It is a judgment-free zone to stretch your creative artistic muscles. No experience is necessary. Release your inner artist in enjoy the fun!

Week 1: Create unique paper using watercolor powders

Week 2: Experiment with a variety of art materials to create book pages

Week 3: Create paper designs through monoprinting and layering

Week 4: Finish by creating a unique book to incorporate the prior weeks pages

Member discount: 15%

Collage of the Soul


with Helenka Ralston

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Each week we will be creating a collage for self discovery. The simple act of collage-making with an open and quiet mind allows right brain emotional connections to arise. We will sit in a quiet space of relaxing music and select images that speak without words. Intuitive collages can help to express various aspects of your personality in visual form, and can be helpful in understanding one’s inner landscape. This is a unique and creative way to explore your inner world through images. 

Week 1: Express your uniqueness

Week 2: Radical self acceptance

Week 3: Abundant joy

Week 4: Creative vision

Note: $10 material fee due first day of class to the instructor

Member discount: 15%

Acrylic Painting


with Dr. Priscilla Eichler

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

This class is open to all adults wherever they are in their painting journey.  There will be a number of images from which to choose—photos and original paintings, or students may choose to bring an image from home—e.g., a vacation memory, a pet, a house.

The medium will be acrylics with assistance in mixing and color density. Emphasis will be on actually SEEING their work. Composition, distance depicted, line and color, are all essential to the final product.

Individual assistance will be given throughout the classes, helping each student to make his or her work an individual painting that can be hung at home with pride.

Over the four weeks, students will work on different stages of the same painting. The goal is to finish at least one painting.

Member discount: 15%

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