VISUAL ARTS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2020-2021

Visual Arts Classes and Workshops

STUDENT CLASSES:
TIM CRONIN
Grades 5-8 | Tuesday 4:10-5:10pm, Mar. 2-April 27 | $176
Students will design their own characters and learn to use them in a one-panel cartoon and three-panel comic strip. They will study facial expressions and body language as it relates to cartooning. Instruction in creating mood and suspense using color theory, composition and perspective will be put into practice as we explore cartooning in comic books and graphic novels for children. Storyboards and caricature will also be included. New projects and fun activities are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students. No Class April 13th.

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Grades 1-4 | Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm, Mar. 3-April 28 | $176
In this course, the budding artist will learn the basic techniques of all forms of art, through a wide variety of materials such as watercolor and pastels ink. Students will explore ideas related to nature, family, sports, animals and more. This class will emphasize the importance of expressing each child’s unique creativity through art, and allow students to use their imagination in new and exciting ways.

STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Grades 5-9 | Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Mar. 3-April 28 | $265
This class invites beginners and more advances students to build upon what they have learned in school, and continue to explore traditional and experimental materials. Students will draw figures, landscapes, portraits, still life as well as images from their imaginations. Technical drawing skills will be developed while individual creativity will be encouraged. New projects will be planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

BRIEN ADAMS
Grades 5-8 | Friday 4:40-5:40pm, Mar. 5-April 30 | $176
Students of all ages learn to use their digital device to capture exciting and unique photos, using the world around them as inspiration. Each class will start with exploring elements outside of the classroom in the surrounding grounds, and students will then come back inside to critique their photos. Some of the photography skills that will be covered include: rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space, scale and focal point. Students are to bring their own digital point and shoot camera, or IPhone. No class April 16th.


ADULT WORKSHOPS:
ERIKA CAPUTO
Adults | Wednesday 7-9pm, Dec. 2 | $70
This new DAC holiday tradition returns with more dates scheduled. Come join us for a festive wreath making workshop and a ladies night out! Bring your friends! Wreaths and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra decorations to give their wreaths a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.

ERIKA CAPUTO
Adults | Friday 7-9pm, Dec. 4 | $70
This new DAC holiday tradition returns with more dates scheduled. Come join us for a festive wreath making workshop and a ladies night out! Bring your friends! Wreaths and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra decorations to give their wreaths a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.


ADULT CLASSES:
NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Thursday 10-11am, Jan. 14-Mar. 25 | $145
Throughout this six week Zoom course, Nancy will work with her students to broaden their horizons both in technical skill and material knowledge. She will help each student grow as an artist individually, suiting each artist's personal style, level and interest. A Zoom link for the course will be sent prior to the first class.

JOEL FLORA
Adults | Tuesday 9:30-10:30am, Feb. 2-Mar. 9 | $108
Join artist Joel Flora as he guides the class through the basics of landscape drawing. Students will be led through the basic technique drawing and sketching and will learn perspective as they capture the beauty of their surrounding community landscape. Materials needed will just be pencil, pen and drawing paper. A zoom link will be emailed before each class.

MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Feb. 2-Mar. 23 | $215
Art Nouveau was an international style of art that flourished between 1890 and 1910. Characterized by its use of sinuous organic forms, it drew inspiration from the natural world, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers, which within a characteristic framework created elegant and distinctive designs. In the United States, it was often referred to as "Tiffany style."
This course will focus mainly on the ornamental styles of Alphonse Mucha, Georges Riom and Victor Pierre Horta. Students will learn how to analyze their preferred plant, vine or flower, to stylize its blossoms and leaves, and to then repeat, mirror and weave them into a continuous decorative border or poster design that would make a beautiful framed work of art or could be printed as personal greeting cards.

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Thursday 2-3pm, Feb. 4-Mar. 11 | $108
Throughout this six week Zoom course, Nancy will introduce the beauty of working with colored pencils. Working from a variety of genres from still life to landscape and seascape, students will enjoy gaining technique and understanding of this medium. This class is suited for all levels, as Nancy will help each student progress in this easy to learn medium. A Zoom link for the course will be sent prior to the first class.

MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday 7-9pm, Mar. 15-April 19 | $295
This course is an introduction to ornamental handwriting done with an oblique pointed pen and a flexible steel nib. A precursor to Copperplate, the Engrosser's Script, sometimes referred to as Roundhand, is a beautiful flowing script composed of delicate hairline strokes and contrasting thicker downward lines, controlled solely by the amount of pressure on the tip of the pen nib. Originating in Italy in the 17th century, it rapidly became the dominant writing style because of a growing commercial need for a script that could be written more quickly than traditional calligraphy.
You'll be following a step-by-step process from basic pen strokes to individual letters to full words to sentences… and voila! It won't be long before you have a brand new, useful and versatile alphabet style that is easily adaptable to your own penmanship style for use on invitations, informal business announcements, or notes to friends... and maybe even secret admirers. Whether you simply wish to improve your handwriting or have a sudden urge to hand-copy the Declaration of Independence, come take an oblique pen for a test drive.