Visual Arts Programs

The visual arts, part of the human experience since prehistoric times, began with images painted or scratched on cave walls, small sculpted objects, and huge structural forms. Those works illustrate that artists at the dawn of human history, like artists throughout the ages, were creative, imaginative, and self expressive. As stated by Jensen, the ‘visual arts are a universal language with a symbolic way of representing the world. But they also allow us to understand other cultures and provide for healthy emotional expression.” They have been vital to all cultures and civilizations, communicating ideas, customs, traditions, and beliefs by providing a window through which the visual record of the peoples, places, and circumstances in the past can be observed.(California State Framework for the Visual and Performing Arts)

Classroom Sessions

Drawing

Beginning Drawing
Through step-by-step instruction, students will learn a strategy for drawing. Students will begin to “train the eye” to see visual art as combinations of the five elements of shape. Using this approach, they will draw an animal, then complete their project by choosing various media.

Kandi Angermiller

K-5 / 24-30 students / 45-60 min / $30 /

Contact:
209-928-3742
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Two-Point Perspective
Choosing from Drawing the Old West or California Missions, students will learn to render three-dimensional buildings using colored pencils. They will become familiar with two-point perspective techniques, and drawing parallel and converging lines. New concepts and vocabulary will be emphasized and demonstrated such as vanishing point, leading edge, picture plane, horizon line, and intersecting vs. parallel lines. This is a wonderful adjunct to Gold Rush history or early California history.

Jan Palemone

3-12/ 30 students max/ 2, 90 min. sessions/$120/3 hrs.+$30 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
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California Quail and Poppies
This class is designed to augment studies of the California quail that inhabit the Mother Lode foothills and the California state flower. the poppy. Students will learn to draw the striking characteristics of these state symbols. using colored pencils to build intense colors. Watercolors mixed from red. blue and yellow will be used in a wet-on-wet technique as well as a dry brush technique to create the sky, hills and fields in this mixed-media exercise.

Jan Palemone

3-12 / 30 students max / 2, 90 min. sessions / $120+ $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
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Mother Lode Landscape – with one-point perspective
Students will learn to identify the landscape of the foothills. complete with poplar. and pine trees native to the Mother Lode area. Using colored pencils. they will progress through a 6-step value study and then develop a realistic rendering of trees based on values and aerial perspective

Jan Palemone

3-12 / 30 students / 2- 90 min sessions / $120/3 hrs + $30 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
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Seeing Through Your Fingers
Introductory and intermediate drawing concepts exploring simple and more complex shapes and how to train your eyes to really see! Blind contour and relational drawing give the student confidence and approach any subject as a part of their art exploration and growth. This will be a hands on session which can mean multiple attempts by the student, so many sheets of paper are recommended.

Irene Taylor

2-6/ 30 students / 90 min / $60

Contact:
209-588-0959
rinimt@yahoo.com
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Therapy Dogs and Art
This class will teach students about therapy dogs, and they will meet therapy dogs ‘Taco”, “Happy” and “Kristy” Then they will draw and color a cartoon of them-informative and fun!

Barbara Young

K-8 / # students open / 60 min / $40/hour

Contact:
209-532-3792
byoung@bigvalley.net
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A Conversation with Georgia O’Keeffe
Through costume, pictures, recollections, and conversation, the story of Georgia O’Keeffes life and art are brought to the classroom in this dramatic presentation and art lesson. As if in the presence of the famous American painter, students will hear the story of her life and will have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of her character. They will then be introduced to O’Keeffe’s methodology by designing a canvas using her creative guidelines and unique way of viewing the world.

Marilyn Hobbs

1-12 / 25 students / 60 – 90 min / $50 + $10 materials

Contact:
209-532-6538
marilyn_hobbs@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Draw Peter Rabbit in Farmer Weston’s Garden
This class was created as part of the Foothill Farmlands Arts Festival held September 8th to 15th 2007. Farmer Galen Weston’s garden on Bald Mountain Rd. in Sonora was the location where 25 fifth graders learned how to plant, harvest and feast on organically grown vegetables. Having done that, the students went to work drawing the garden from the eye level of Beatrix Potter’s famous character, Peter Rabbit. This class is now available through the Arts Reach to Schools program. It is an excellent way to introduce children to art illustration, Using good drawing paper, students will learn how to draw Peter Rabbit and the garden surrounding him. From photos taken at farmer Weston’s garden, they will become aware of and draw a variety of plants and insects. Students will learn about and use the concepts of foreground, middle-ground and background to create the illusion of space. Colored pencils will be used to complete the drawings.

Jan Palemone

1-6/ 30 students/ 90 min. session / $60 class; $30 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
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Oriental Ink Drawing ~ Sumi-e
Students will learn about the history of Oriental brush as it came from China to Japan and will learn about the Four Treasures and the Four Gentlemen. Students will be given grinding stones, ink sticks and brushes as they learn the strokes needed to paint bamboo. Painting and poetry are closely linked in Chinese and Japanese brush painting and so students will also write their own Haiku poem to go with their painting.

Louise McPeeters

4-8/one class/2-3, 50 minute sessions/ $40 per class + $25 materials

Contact:
209-928-1515
louisal@frontiernet.net
Online Registration


Painting

Watercolor Fun
This class will teach 3-4 watercolor techniques-wet on wet, wet on dry, scraping and salt. After “playing with” the techniques, they will be used to paint a pre-drawn picture (animal or landscape); then “play” again to make bugs.

Barbara Young

K-8 / 30 students / 90 min / $40/hour + $7.50 materials per student

Contact:
209-532-3792
byoung@bigvalley.net
Online Registration


Sunflower Still Life using Watercolors
Students will create a realistic floral still life using watercolor techniques. They will learn how to place a vase on a table, draw the vase, and fill it with exciting flowers. Composition and placement of objects to create the illusion of depth will be emphasized. Using student-grade tube primary colors, students will mix secondary, intermediate and neutral colors. They will learn wet-in-wet watercolor techniques with salt for the background. Dry brush techniques will be used for the vase and flowers. Each student will complete one floral still life painting.

Jan Palemone

3-12 / 30 students / 2 , 1 1/2 hour sessions/ $120 /$60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Rainbow and Butterflies using Colored Pencils and Watercolors
Students will learn to draw realistic butterflies by completing easy-to-follow step-by-step directions. The butterflies will be drawn with colored pencils on fine drawing paper and then cut out. Students will learn how to layer colors and establish contrast. They will have the option of adding pre-cut butterflies to their artwork. Students will mix secondary colors from primary colors. They will implement a wet-on-wet watercolor technique to create the rainbow. Each student will complete one rainbow and butterfly picture.

Jan Palemone

1-6/30 students/two 1&1/2 hour sessions/$120 class; $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Murals and Muralists
Murals make meaningful and lasting contributions to our schools and classrooms. Created to augment specific studies, or for the pride of production and the satisfaction of giving, students will work together to develop a theme and then design and execute the project. Judy will introduce some of the work of other muralists, discuss materials, and familiarize students with job designations and procedures. She will facilitate the mural process from beginning to end, including a final unveiling and presentation.

Judy Grossman

7-12 / 20 students / time TBA / $40 / hour + materials(schedule 1 month in advance)

Contact:
209-533-4542
judyart@mlode.com
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Basic Painting 1: Still Life
In three sessions, students will learn to “see” the subject, mix color, and compose and paint a still life. Using his own professional artwork to demonstrate dUring the first session, Patrick will verbally cover these topics as well as color blending, using time of day and atmospheric conditions, and brush technique. The second and third sessions will be devoted to applying the basic skills and painting along with the instructor.

Patrick Karnahan

7-12 / 20 students / 3/40 min. sessions / $43 per session

Contact:
209-532-8375
blackirish28@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Basic Painting 2: Landscape
Designed to follow the above series, students will now be given the opportunity to build upon the skills acquired when learning to paint a still life. Relating those skills to the new project, students will progress to a landscape, painting along with the instructor.

Patrick Karnahan

7-12 / 20 students / 4/40 min. sessions / $43 per session

Contact:
209-532-8375
blackirish28@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Aboriginal Art
A history of Australian Papunya Dot Painting and Aboriginal art will inspire students as they paint with poster paints using icons in the painting experience to tell stories in the Papunya style. A writing lesson can be used as a follow up.

Louise McPeeters

5-8 / 30 students / 2, 1 hr. sessions / $40 per hr.+ $20 materials fee

Contact:
209-928-1515
louisal@frontiernet.net
Online Registration


Fiber Arts

Intro to Quilt Making
Students will learn how and when quilts came into being in our country, and their uses for slaves, colonists and settlers. In particular there will be stories and discussion of quilts in the Underground Railroad. Students will each construct by hand a simple Crossroads Patch that was used in the quilts of long ago as well as being popular for quilts today.

Lane Willey

4-6 / 30 students / 2/60 min. sessions / $70 + $30 materials

Contact:
209-533-0767
jimlanewilley@sbcglobal.net
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Dying and Spinning
The ancient craft of weaving will be explored through demonstration and discussion of fibers, carding, spinning and dyeing. Students will use colorful dyes created from natural sources to dye their own skeins of wool, and will learn to card wool as well. Lynette will provide an exciting opportunity for each student to actually spin wool on a drop spindle while waiting for their dye pots.

Lynette Eads

K-12 / 20students-30(with assistant) / 2, 40-50 min. sessions / $80 +$3/student

Contact:
209-586-7312
mtnlady@mtnladyarns.com
Online Registration


The Spinning Lady
Our spinning lady brings fiber samples, her spindle, cards for carding wool, hand woven materials, and her spinning wheel to the class to provide demonstrations and the opportunity for students to use the equipment themselves. Her presentation includes a discussion of the role of spinning in fairy tales, how it has been used historically, and how threads and yarns are used to make clothing.

Lynette Eads

K-8 / 30 students / 50 min / $40

Contact:
209-586-7312
mtnlady@mtnladyarns.com
Online Registration


Mexican Yarn Painting
Students will learn the story of Tunuri and the Blue Deer while they experience the process of the yarn painting of the Huichol Indians. Students will learn about color and linear design as they create their own yarn painting.

Louise McPeeters

3-8 / 28 students / 2, 1 hr. sessions / $40 per hour/$20 materials

Contact:
209-928-1515
louisal@frontiernet.net
Online Registration


Paper Arts

Seascape Collage
Students will learn basic watercolor techniques to paint an ocean with distant sail boats and dolphins, including creating washes and textures using salt and saran wrap. To create distance in the seascape collage, they will learn aerial perspective, and basic color theory will be discussed and demonstrated through mixing secondary and tertiary colors. Rice papers and tissue papers will be used to create rugged rocks in the foreground and the finished piece will be mounted on construction paper.

Jan Palemone

3-12 / 30 students / 2/90 min. sessions / $120/3 hours + $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Fall Oak Leaf Collage
This class introduces students to collage techniques. Students will learn to draw fall leaves realistically by looking closely at a variety of real fall leaves brought in by the teacher(in season). Students will understand and apply the artistic terms and concepts: positive shapes verses negative shapes; printing repeated patterns to create a background design; collage techniques and composition. Each student will complete one decorative oak leaf art project.

Jan Palemone

1-6 / 30 students / 90 min / Fee $60 /$30 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Coral Reef Collage
Designed to augment the study of the coral reef, students will learn to draw its inhabitants with colored pencil, and then create the sea habitat using wet-on-wet watercolor and salt technique. Instruction will include mixing secondary and tertiary colors, shading to create an illusion of volume, and creating depth. The finished collage will be a mixed-media piece that will also incorporate decorative papers. (This can be done as a bulletin board project.)

Jan Palemone

3-12 / 30 students / 90 min / Fee $120/3 hrs. + $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Solar System Collage using Watercolors
This class is an excellent addition to the study of the solar system. Students will learn about the planets as they draw and paint them. The planets will be painted on good quality watercolor paper and then cut out. Using student-grade tube watercolors in primary colors, students will mix secondary and intermediate colors. They will learn and implement a wet-in-wet watercolor technique with saran wrap to create their space background. Each student will complete one solar system collage painting.

Jan Palemone

1-6/30 students/two 1&1/2 hour sessions/$120 class; $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Abstract Collage
This class is geared to helping students go beyond realistic rendering to abstract design. Each student will complete one finished collage. A variety of materials will be used to create texture and design including glue, texture gel, specialty papers, small found items and a variety of paints. Artistic elements of balance and design will be explored,

Jan Palemone

3-12/30 students/two 1&1/2 hour sessions/$120 class; $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Victorian Paper Marbling
Suminagashi, or the art of marbling paper, dates back to 800 A.D. and students will be amazed and delighted with the beautiful deSigns they can create, even with their first attempts. They will be introduced to the patterns used in the 18th and 19th centuries such as the Antique Dutch and Peacock Curl patterns. Using handmade Arches paper from France, each student will complete two marbled bookmarks.

Jan Palemone

1-12 / 30 students / 90 min / $60 + $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Handmade Paper
A fascinating way to recycle junk mail and paper scraps. students will be introduced to the ancient craft and history of making paper. They will learn couching and pressing techniques for forming sheets of paper. and the use of decorative additives. embedding. and imprinting techniques will also be explored. Two or three volunteer assistants are needed to facilitate the project.

Jan Palemone

1-12 / 30 students / 2/60 min. sessions / $120/3 hrs. + $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Making Animals: A Papier Mache Project
This project will be done in three separate sessions:

  1. make forms of animals
  2. papier mache
  3. paint animals

Basic concepts of form and proportion will be taught, with examples of animals available for reference. Note: K-3 classes will need to have additional adult supervision.

Barbara Young

K-8 / 250 students / 3/60 min. sessions / $40 per hr. + $10 per student materials

Contact:
209-532-3792
byoung@bigvalley.net
Online Registration


Ceramics

Handmade Clay Projects
Students learn how to form objects in clay using pinch pot and slab techniques. Choose from animal forms, holiday themes, hand imprints, bowls, boxes, plates and much more.

Teachers may suggest a curriculum based project or discuss ideas with Gini.

During the first session, students will design and create in clay. Pieces will be kiln fired before the second session for glazing.

Gini Seibert

K-8 / 25 students / 2, 50 min. sessions / $90+$3to$5/student materials & firing.

Contact:
209-533-1309
outofhandclay@sbcglogal.net
Online Registration


Glazed Tile Projects
Trivets, coasters and small decorative wall hangings can be decorated on pre-fired clay. The 6″ x 6″ tiles are perfect for poems, quotations, drawings, and sentimental musings. After designs are applied, the pieces will be fired again for permanence and durability.

Gini Seibert

K-8 / 25 students / 50-60 min. / $45+$3to$5/student materials & firing.

Contact:
209-533-1309
outofhandclay@sbcglogal.net
Online Registration


Making Clay Baskets
Clay provides a tactile opportunity to create a functional, three-dimensional piece of artwork. In two sessions, students will learn about and experience the medium through a short lecture and demonstration, and then by making a clay basket using basic pinch pot and coil techniques. Form, shape, and proportion will be discussed and students will become familiar with pottery terms such as greenware, biskware, scoring, and slip. After the first class the projects will be fired and then completed by painting them with acrylic paints.

Sifu Berchtold

K-3 / 25 students / 2, 50 min. sessions / $90/2 sessions $30 clay/firing

Contact:
209-586-6271
sifuberchtold@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Making Clay Boxes
Focusing on instruction and following a brief discussion and demonstration of the medium, students will learn to work with slab, pinch pot, and coil building techniques by making a ceramic box. Handles will be formed by sculpting small animals and attaching them to the lids. After the first class, the projects will be fired and then completed by painting them with acrylic paints. Time permitting, there will be a discussion of how color and pattern are used to enhance the beauty of the craft.

Sifu Berchtold

4-8 / 25 students / 2, 50 min. sessions / $90/2 sessions $30 clay/firing

Contact:
209-586-6271
sifuberchtold@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Making Clay Rattles
By creating 2 pinch pots and joining them together by scoring and slipping the students will create a hollow sphere. Tiny clay balls are placed inside the rattle to create sound.

Sifu Berchtold

4-7 / 25 students / 2, 50 min. sessions / $90/2 sessions $30 clay/firing

Contact:
209-586-6271
sifuberchtold@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Making Christmas Angels
The body is hollowed out in a similar fashion as the pinch pot. A head, two arms, halo and wings are added learning how to use the “scorring and slip method”.

Sifu Berchtold

4-7 / 25 students / 2, 50 min. sessions / $90/2 sessions $30 clay/firing

Contact:
209-586-6271
sifuberchtold@hotmail.com
Online Registration


Mosaic Workshops
Great for the beginner, this class will be covering tools, cutting techniques, mosaic design and lay patterns. No art experience necessary, however also appropriate for the student who has already experimented with interior or craft mosaics and would like to expand their knowledge to include exterior, garden or permanent installations.

Tricia Noble

6-12 / 25 students / 3, 60 min. sessions / $45/hr.

Contact:
209-532-0753
Online Registration


Ceramic Tile Glazing: The Great Group Project
This ceramic tile glazing project includes everything needed to create one-of-a kind hand painted ceramic tiles. Included are 4 1/4″ bisque tiles, non-toxic glazes, use of high quality brushes, instruction and kiln firing. Consider making a ceramic tile mural!

Tricia Noble

6-12 / 25 students / 60 min. / $7 per tile

Contact:
209-532-0753
Online Registration


Visual Art Fundamentals

Color Basics
Give your students a good, solid foundation for their creativity and self-expression! This class will cover the science of color theory, the color wheel, defining hue, value, tone etc., pure color and key color in composition, and how to create “mixed” colors from the three primary colors. The class will include color slide presentations, handouts and hands on experience.

Molli Cantral

2-12 / 20-30 students /2/50 min. sessions / $80/2 sessions + $50 materials

Contact:
209-533-4668
mollimo@volcano.net
Online Registration


Printmaking

Basic Printmaking with a Butterfly Theme
Students will learn both positive and negative basic printmaking techniques. Older students will learn to draw butterflies while younger students will use pre-cut butterfly shapes. Using safe and easy self-adhesive foam, students will cut out butterfly shapes using scissors. No sharp utensils will be used . students will experiment with placement of the forms to create a balanced picture. Using brayers, students will ink the block and print positive images on Sumi printing paper. Negative images will be created by using pencils to incise lines into foam print boards.

Jan Palemone

3-12/30 students/two 1&1/2 hour sessions/$120 class; $60 materials

Contact:
209-533-4856
janpalemone@att.net
Online Registration


Beadwork

Native American Beadwork
This will be a workshop class held at Crow Girls Beading Shop located at 77 South Green Street in downtown Sonora. Students will learn the authentic Northern Plains beading technique. The class will make a Northern Plains beaded bracelet while learning Native American history and lore.

Lisa Nelson

3-12 / 10 students / 90 min / no fee

Contact:
209-536-9010
Online Registration


Architecture

Artistry in Architecture
TBA

Evan Royce

6-8 / 40 students / 60 min / fee TBA


Photography

Creative Portraits
Using polaroid cameras, students will have hands-on experience in both studio and environmental portraiture. With natural light and reflectors, students will develop an understanding of simple portrait lighting and work with the elements of creative composition, capturing expressions and their own self-expression. Each student will have a professional b&w portrait taken at the end of class to take home.

Allison Fairfield

Middle School / 25 students / 60-120 min / $57 per hr. + $15 materials/student

Contact:
209-588-8551
allie@mlode.com
Online Registration


Mask Making

African Mask Making
Using mixed media, students will create masks in the African Style. Cultural and Historical visuals and examples will be discussed and used to inspire designs.

Louise McPeeters

6-8 / one class /4, 1 hr. sessions / $40 per hr.

Contact:
209-928-1515
louisal@frontiernet.net
Online Registration


Cross Disciplinary: Storytelling/Visual Art

“You Call That Art?” Adventures into Abstract and Pop Art
In a two day visit, B.Z. Smith will take your class through the story of how modern art emerged and then morphed through modern history. On Day 2, students will take the plunge into wild expression, modeled after well-known contemporary artists. Survey will include Matisse, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, And Alexander Calder, to name a few.

B.Z.Smith

5-8/ 30 students / 2/45 min. sessions/$150 total + $50 materials

Contact:
209-532-7697; 209-559-7692
bzsmith@me.com
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“Storyteller Folk Art Dolls” Exploring the Roots of Folk Art
In a one-hour session, B.Z. Smith will tell stories and teach students to make a unique piece of folk art – a Storyteller Doll. Made from easy to find materials in simple steps, the Storyteller Doll will allow students to feel accomplished. B.Z. will also bring examples of other traditional Folk Arts to demonstrate the simple access that art has had throughout human history.

B.Z.Smith

K-4/25 students/60 min./$75 class, $25 materials

Contact:
209-532-7697; 209-559-7692
bzsmith@me.com
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“Scribble Kings: Wassily Kandinsky and Ornette Coleman” Expressionism versus Classical Style
In a 90 minute session, B.Z. Smith introduces students to the concept of Expressionism demonstrated in both visual art and music as “scribbling” in form. Through the works of Russian Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky and American out-Jazz Virtuoso Ornette Coleman, students will compare their art to traditional classical art styles. Then students will ceate their own 2-D Expressionist visual art pieces while listening to Ornette Coleman’s edgy jazz. The session will end with a movement activity that allows the students to express the physicality of Expressionism and Out-Jazz.

B.Z.Smith

K-4/ 25 students/ 90 min. / $135 class, $35 materials

Contact:
209-532-7697; 209-559-7692
bzsmith@me.com
Online Registration


Field Trips

Out of Hand Creative Arts Center
Classrooms are invited to take a creativity tour to OOH in Downtown Sonora! Students will be introduced to the potter’s wheel, slab roller, clay extruder, pug mill and kilns and then students can select a piece of pottery to glaze

Gini Seibert, Out of Hand

K-12 / 20 students / time TBA / $45+ glazing projects start @ $3.00

Contact:
209-533-1309
outofhandclay@sbcglogal.net
Online Registration


Tuolumne County Library Mural with Artist, Tracy Knopf
Register your class today for a hike through the mural at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Rd., Sonora, with Artist and naturalist Tracy Knopf. Sessions will be age specific and touch on subjects such as habitat, symbiotic relationships among species, plant and animal identification, nature conservation, as well as the Artist’s painting techniques, use of color, perspective, and composition.

Bring your binoculars and backpacks and enjoy the mental exercise!

Tracy Knopf

K-6/ one class at a time/ 11:30-3:00 W, Th., Fri. / $60 per hour / Oct. 1st through May 1st

Contact:
209- 586-4397
tracy.knopf@yahoo.com
www.grnele.com
Online Registration


Residencies

Calligraphy: in Greek – Kalos: Beautiful Graphy: to write…Beautiful Handwriting

Four weekly classes of 2 hours each. The stroke method of learning Chancery Cursive

Calligraphy is a dying art. Beautiful handwriting is revered by many. With daily practice the dedicated student can master the font of Chancery Cursive. The art, if perfected can result in daily personal pride and substantial income. Students must be present for all lessons and daily practice insures success.

Week 1:

History, Anatomy of the stroke, the pen and the letters, Vocabulary of Calligraphy, Lower case strokes

Week 2:

Building the lower case alphabet.

Week 3:

Upper case strokes Upper case alphabet

Week 4:

Perfection of Chancery Cursive Spacing of letters and words

Optional week 5:

Flourishing

Optional Week 6:

Layout of Page ( the math), text bodies, titles. Execution of a short haiku poem.

Mandatory 4 weeks equals 8 hours of student contact. (Optional weeks 5 and 6 add 4 more hours of instruction equaling 12 hours).

Fee: $60. Per hour ( x 8 hours = $480.00) with important optional lessons: $720.00 )

Supplies are to be arranged for by Instructor and paid for separately by the school. They include:

  • Copies of instructional materials: ” The Kit” one set per student approx 10 sheets each.
  • Calligraphy felt tip pens: By Sanford 2.5 mm Black ( purchased by the dozen: pre ordered by Dianne: allow 2 weeks)
  • Rulers or straight edge : one per student
  • One ream copy paper for instruction and practice
  • Paper clips : 2 per student

Dianne Stearns

Contact:
209-532-8269
stearnsdesign@gmail.com
www.DianneStearns.com
Online Registration


Mural Painting
Take an un-noticed, uninspired wall or building on campus and transform the ordinary into an expression of team building and school spirit; or create a “mobile mural” for a thematic backdrop to theater sets, school or curricular events and projects. Molli will work from initial concept through design and layout to the coaching and support needed for children and youth to capture a larger vision for the whole school. An active, dynamic group process enhances the technical learning of color, scale, composition and dimensional rendering.

Molli Cantral

6-12/ 30 students/ 8 to 10 sessions, 90 min ea/ $25 per hr. & materials up to $150

Contact:
209-533-4668
mollimo@volcano.net
Online Registration


Country Crafts

Local horsewoman Vicki Vermeer specializes in creating fun, funky, unique gemstone, metal and natural jewelry and embellishing  horseshoes.

Vicki’s classes are fun filled and packed with simple tips to help you create your own “Lucky Horseshoes.” Even if you think you are not “crafty” you will end up with beautiful creations that you can display with pride.

 Vicki has taught at local schools and helped many children create their own, decorated horseshoes. The children will be provided with horseshoes, many of them are hand forged (my daughter is a horseshoer).  Then we will use leather “strings” to create unique hangers and embellishments.  There will be beads and wire available too and children will be encouraged to experiment with color and knots and braiding techniques.

“I have had up to twenty students, but eight to ten is ideal.  This project is ideal for grades three to high school level where we will make wire wrapping an option.”

Each session will be about an hour and will cost $35, which includes materials.

For more information contact juicevicki@hotmail.com  or 209 298 1184.

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