Art Classes and Workshops — Workshops

One Day Workshop – Tile Coaster Painting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (2 hours)

No drawing or painting experience necessary!

FUN and Easy Picasso Painting on Tile!
Acrylic Paint on 4 tiles (6″ x 6″ ceramic).
You will have a ton of colorful Picasso images to choose from!
ALL supplies are included!

Instructor: Dawn Mader
$45 member, $75 non-member

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One Day Workshop – “Caricature, Political Cartoons & Campaign 2016″

Friday, January 15th, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (2 hours) 

Syndicated editorial cartoonist, Taylor Jones will present samples of his recent work.
Which has an emphasis on the current presidential campaign. Following the talk,
Taylor will conduct a caricature workshop, followed by instructors and participants sketching one another. Taylor will offer tips on technique, and how to observe people
and politics, through a caricaturist’s eye.

Instructor: Taylor Jones
$65 members, $95 non-members 

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One Day Workshop – The Movable Matrix: Having Fun with Monoprints

Saturday, January 9th, 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Located at: Harper Printmaking Studio
1128 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
(Open to ALL levels of experience)

This workshop is about creating monoprint collages and constructions using non-traditional, everyday materials. Fabric, wire, and hot glue will be used to make stencils.
Textures and layering with movable plates, using ghost prints and collage will open a range of possibilities. Be amazed by all the variations, happy accidents, and wonderful surprises that develop along the way.

Instructor: Debra Olin
$90 members, $120 non-members

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One Day Workshop – African Angel Mask Painting on Tile

Monday, February 15, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (2 hours) 

Enjoy an evening of painting The African Angel Mask on a
12 x 12 ceramic title.
The Mask represents the Puna Tribe of Beautiful Women. Celebrate your sisterhood!You will add some embellishments and exaggerations to make your tile “unique.”Learn amazing painting techniques that are unique to tile.
ALL materials included!

Instructor: Dawn Mader
$45 member, $75 non-member

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One Day Workshop – Intuitive Painting with Dawn Mader

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (2 hours)

No drawing or painting  experience is necessary!

Express yourself authentically!
Explore & expand your creativity.
Let your heart and intuition be your guide and your paint will flow with passion. This process of painting is very therapeutic and healing, allowing one to paint with intention and clarity.

Acrylic on 12 x 16 Canvas. ALL supplies included!

Instructor: Dawn Mader
$45 member, $75 non-member

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Two Day Encaustics Workshop – “Wax On, Wax Off”

January 16th & 17th, 2016
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00pm

All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome!

Come explore the ancient medium of Encaustics. From the basics, to an in depth study of the process, using melted beeswax, pigments and damar resin to create richly, colored paintings. We will explore the history, safety, and versatility of this intense medium that invites you to experiment!

Day 1: Hand-on practice, where you will follow demonstrations, covering variety processes including: fusing, incising, image transfer collage, pigment sticks, shellac, and multiple mixed media possibilities.
Day 2: Finding your voice, working in a series, incorporating photography and paper with wax.

Instructor: Shelley Jean
$190 members, $220 non-members
Material Fee: $35 (payable to the instructor on first day)

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One Day Workshop – Personal Mandala with Dawn Mader

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

No drawing or painting experience necessary!

Creating a Personal Mandala allows you to give direct expression to your inner most thoughts and expressions, producing an aid to your meditations. In return, helping you to understand yourself in new and deeper ways. Dawn will start with a harmonious ceremony to create an atmosphere to open your heart. Whether you are creating a Mandala to find new direction, discover parts of your life where you need clarity or to change your life. The act of creating a Mandala is a healing journey! Along with this fascinating discovery, you will learn amazing techniques with the best tools.

A $5.00 supply fee (please pay the instructor).
Enriched tea, meditation, energizing chocolate, and exotic fruit are included during this workshop!

Instructor: Dawn Mader
$50 member, $80 non-member

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One Day Workshop – Acrylic Painting with Georgia O’Keeffe

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
10:00 am to  1:00 pm (3 hours)

No painting or drawing experience necessary!

Join in a FUN & ENERGETIC afternoon of Painting the Exotic paintings with Georgia O’Keeffe. Explore the O’Keeffe blending techniques and style while painting of of her exotic images. With guidance, you’ll quickly discover your Inner Artist!
You will be painting impressionistic with acrylic paint on a 24 x 24 on masonite.

$5.00 for paint and masonite (paying the instructor Dawn Mader day of workshop).
All other supplies are included!

Instructor: Dawn Mader
$50 member, $80  non-member

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One Day Workshop – Watercolor Florals with Susan Grogan

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and the freshness of painting from a still life set-up. You will sharpen your drawing skills while sketching  what is in front of you. Susan will assist you with your drawing helping you to see shapes and create a pleasant composition.  Paint along with Susan as we interpret the floral set-up  with watercolor.

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.

Instructor: Susan Grogan
$95 members, $125 non-members

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Two Day Workshop – Watercolor Painting On Gesso with Susan Grogan

February 25th & 26th, 2016

Thursday, February 25th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday, February 26th from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Experience what happens to watercolor when applied to watercolor paper that is coated in gesso. Create a dynamic painting by lifting out the lights and adding color and texture with the gesso surface. Have fun while learning a new way to paint watercolor. Gessoed watercolor paper available for a fee. Fee: $4 for a ¼ sheet with gesso applied.

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.

Instructor: Susan Grogan
$145 members, $175 non-members

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One-Day Greeting Cards & Envelopes

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
April 7th; June 30th, 2016   One (1) Day

Create greeting cards and envelopes from wallpaper sample books. This one-day fun and easy class will make you the hit of the neighborhood. Please bring pencil, ruler, scissors and glue stick. Instructor will supply the rest.

Class Fee $35 (for each 1 day session)
Instructor: Sandra Wright

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