VISUAL ARTS CLASSES & VACATION CAMPS

WINTER/SPRING CLASSES and VACATION CAMPS

ERIKA CAPUTO
Grades 1-5 | Wednesday | 3:45-4:45pm 
Jan. 22-May 6 | 12 classes 
$250 plus $35 Registration Fee 
Students will create developmentally appropriated art projects using the elements of art. A variety of different media and techniques will be explored. Students will create using pastels, watercolor, ink and more. New projects are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

JANE HARRIS LUONGO 
Grades 1-5 | Monday | 4 – 5:30PM 
Jan. 27-Mar.9 | 6 classes 
No class on February 17
$195 plus $35 Registration Fee
Students will work on aspects of character and story development in relation to 3 or 4 panel comics, one page story cartoons and graphic novels/comic books. Alongside lessons in perspective, composition, color, frame variation and story-boarding, students will also use their imaginations and creative ideas as they engage in fun drawing exercises and class starters! Shorter pieces will lead into the bigger projects of flip-books and a book of comic strips or a graphic novel. Projects will accommodate returning students as well as students new to cartooning.

BRIEN ADAMS
Grades 5-8 | Friday | 4:40-5:40pm 
Jan. 24-May 8 | 12 classes 
$250 plus $35 Registration Fee 
No classes on February 21 or April 10
Students of all ages learn to use their digital device to capture amazing 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.

DRAWING AND PAINTING
STEPHANIE LUSH MASTRIANO
Grades 5-9 | Wednesday | 5:00-6:30pm
Jan. 22-May 6 | 12 classes
$380 plus $35 Registration Fee
No classes on February 19 or April 8. 
All levels are welcome. The class will include 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.


FOR ADULTS 
CALLIGRAPHY - THE UNCIAL HAND (Celtic script) + INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC KNOT DESIGN
MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday | 7:00-9:00PM
Remaining dates: Mar. 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27.
$295 plus $35 Registration Fee
A variation of which was used in the famous Book of Kells created in 800AD, Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters). Uncial lettering was commonly used by Latin and Greek scribes from the 4th to the 8th century AD. As we learn the script, students may use it to write their favorite Irish proverb or even a bawdy limerick. During the latter half of the course, students will be introduced to Celtic Knot Design. Constructed using a grid method, ornamental Celtic knot borders and elements are typically complete loops without any beginning or end. Early on, these designs were used mainly for decorative purposes. Over time, people began interpreting them as the crossing of physical and spiritual paths, and as symbols for eternity and the endurance of life, love and faith. We will cover how to construct the basic basket-weave patterns from which students may develop their own individual designs, perhaps as decorative borders around their Uncial calligraphy to create truly unique Celtic works of art.

ADULT WATERCOLOR
JOEL FLORA
Adults| Tuesday | 9:30–11:30AM
Jan. 21-April 28 | 10 classes 
No class on February 18 or April 7
$385 plus $35 Registration Fee
All skill levels are welcome. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, while more advanced students will work on their technique and overall composition. 
 
ADULT WORKSHOPS
TBD
$45.00
Get into gear for spring and summer with an art filled evening where you will learn to paint beautiful sunflowers based on the paintings of Van Gogh. DAC painting instructor and artist Stephanie Lush-Mastriano will lead this vibrant and exciting workshop that is open to beginners or seasoned painters. A beautiful sunflower still life will be present, and the class will learn how to create their own interpretation of the beautiful scene. All materials will be provided, all levels welcome.

“Pysanka” - UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 26 | 6:30-9:30PM
$95.
A delicate craft thousands of years old, the “pysanka” is a Ukrainian egg decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word ‘pysanka’ comes from the verb ‘pysaty,’ meaning “to write” because the intricate designs are not painted, but rather written on the egg shell with melted beeswax. Every symbol and color applied has its own specific meaning. It is believed that some pysanky could even protect households by trapping evil spirits deep within spiral motifs. Other geometric designs were stylized representations of wishes: pine needles for eternal youth, the sun for long life, antlered deer for prosperity, poppies for beauty, birds for fertility and wolves’ teeth zig-zags for loyalty and wisdom. Why not try your hand at making a pysanka? Join us at the table and write your own story on your own eggs! Eggs and materials provided.