Special Classes & Workshops
These classes are offered for a short period as special classes or specialized workshops. Check back regularly to see new classes offered.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
January 2 through March 26
$5.00 members/$8.00 for nonmembers
Do you never seem to get time to draw or paint because of chores, lack of space, and too many distractions? Get yourself to the Visual Art Center on Tuesday mornings for the open painting and drawing studio where you can work alongside other artists who won't judge your creative efforts.
There is room for 8 artists. Bring your own supplies. Tina Phelps will be present to help with project suggestions and exercises.
Beginning Watercolor Instruction Available
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
January 2 through March 26
$10.00 members & students 18 and under/$12.00 for nonmembers
A $10.00 supply fee is paid to the instructor if you don’t bring your won supplies.
Beginning watercolor students will receive instruction in paints, brushes, papers, and have exercises to help understand this medium that can be both tricky and easy. Instruction is held during the Open Studio Time.
Beginner Watercolor Class Supply list:
Any watercolor paints: pan, tube, or student grade are all fine.
A set of watercolor brushes any quality or sizes do long as there is a flat brush, mop brush, and tapered brush.
#2 pencil and white eraser
Watercolor paper, loose, pad or notebook, smooth or rough any brand
You may bring any other supplies you have. But should wait to buy more supplies until after you have attended the first class.
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
January 2 through February 28
Monday Evening Beginning March 4
Painters, Jewelry Makers, Drawers, etc.
Wednesday Evening 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Tables and space is available to work on what ever craft you aspire to. Come join other artists for a time of comradery, inspiration, and time to work without distractions. Come every night or choose the night you wish to come. It is your time.
Cost per class: $0.00 members & students 18 and under/$5.00 for nonmembers
Pottery Open Studio
This time is for experienced potters only as there will be no instruction. The studio allows you to use the slab roller and pottery wheel. Your work will be fired in the studio. Glazes are provided for an additional $3.00 supply fee paid to the instructor at each class.
Cost per class: $15.00 members & students 18 and under/$20.00 for nonmembers
$3.00 supply fee paid to the instructor at each class.
Introduction to Zentangle
Saturday, April 6
9 am to Noon
$40.00 members & students 18 and under/$45.00 for nonmembers
A $5.00 supply fee is paid to the instructor if you don’t bring your won supplies.
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Through the Zentangle method of drawing you can relax, focus, expand your imagination, trust your creativity, increase your creativity, and perhaps most importantly….have fun!
The patterns in Zentangle are called tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the "Elemental Strokes" in all Zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.
Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. There is no up or down to Zentangle art. If fact, you can most easily create Zentangle art by rotating your tile as you tangle -- always keeping your hand in a relaxed position. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to know the steps. The result is a delightful surprise.
Taught by Misty Johnson, Certified Zentangle Instructor
Learn more about Zentangle at www.zentangle.com
Spring Vase Workshop
Saturday, April 13- 10 am-12pm
(Make a Vase)
Saturday, April 27- 10am-12pm
(Glaze Your Vase)
Cost: $30 for Guild members/$35.00 for nonmembers.
There will be a $7.00 supply fee paid to the instructor on the day of the class.
Join us for an exciting journey into the world of polymer clay jewelry making! Welcome to our vibrant pottery workshop, where creativity knows no bounds! No prior experience is necessary—whether you’re a seasoned artisan or a complete beginner, we warmly invite adults and kids aged 10 and above to join us for an enriching two-part journey.
In the first part of our workshop, immerse yourself in the delightful world of pottery as we explore basic techniques and unleash our imaginations to craft beautiful vases just in time for spring blooms or as heartfelt gifts for Mother’s Day. From shaping clay to experimenting with textures, every step is infused with joy and discovery.
But the fun doesn’t end there! Return two weeks later to add your personal touch as you glaze your masterpiece. With a palette of colors at your disposal, let your individuality shine as you bring your vision to life.
At our workshop, we celebrate individual creativity—so feel free to let your imagination run wild! Whether you’re inspired by nature, abstract shapes, or your own unique style, there’s no limit to what you can create.
And the best part? Your one-of-a-kind creations will be ready for pickup just in time to brighten your home or make someone’s day by May 1st.
Questions? Contact Amanda CeramicSorcery@gmail.com
Watercolor Skies 1-Day Workshop
Wednesday, April 17
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 for members/$15.00 for nonmembers
There is an additional $5.00 supply fee paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.
In this introductory watercolor class, you'll embark on a journey through the mesmerizing world of painting skies. This class is designed for beginners. It ill help you unlock your creativity and help you master the techniques needed to capture the beauty of the sky on paper. At the end of the class you will have created a complete watercolor painting that features the sky.
Throughout the course, you'll learn:
1. Color Theory: Understand the fundamentals of color mixing and how to create captivating gradients and hues that mimic the ever-changing colors of the sky.
2. Composition: Explore different compositions and perspectives to effectively portray the vastness and depth of the sky in your paintings.
3. Techniques: Learn essential watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and layering to achieve various sky effects, from wispy clouds to dramatic sunsets.
4. Texture and Detailing: Experiment with different brush strokes and tools to add texture and detail to your skies, bringing them to life with depth and dimension.
5. Troubleshooting: Gain insight into common pitfalls and challenges when painting skies and learn how to overcome them with confidence.
The instructor, Tina Phelps is a painting and drawing artist with past careers in education and occupational therapy. She has studied art at Macalester College and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Putney School of Art in London, England, Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Minnesota, and pen and ink with Don Blackwell at Isothermal Community College.