Junior Hands In Clay

Wednesdays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 6 sessions, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Get your hands dirty and discover a variety of methods for hand building pots, sculpture and figurative projects with clay. $75 including materials. Ages 8-14. Instructor: Linda Knoll. Register at the gallery, or online at http://modestogov.com/econnect

Free Fun For the  Whole Family in partnership with the Stanislaus County Library 

Stories and Art will resume Saturday, January, 20, 2018

Featured Story: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, followed by pet portrait drawing with oil pastel on velvet paper. Each Saturday will feature a different picture book and related art project. Participants will use a variety of mediums and techniques to explore an art concept, creating their own piece to take home. All ages welcome. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage the whole family to participate! No pre-registration necessary! 

LET’S PAINT! Watercolor Workshop with Shirley Green

Dates: February 3-4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Shirley Green is a Bay Area watercolor artist and instructor who will be coming to Modesto, February 3rd and 4th to teach a 2 day watercolor workshop for those who wish to understand and advance their painting techniques. Learn to create a luminous and glowing watercolor!  Shirley is a skilled and experienced teacher whose teaching style is very organized and thorough.

The subject matter will be similar to the painting shown on the left, a scene depicting the pacific coast. Students will learn through detailed demonstrations and explanations of the various techniques used in this painting.

Each student will receive step-by-step written instructions and photos to be able to understand and achieve success in the future. A transfer of the picture and supply list will be mailed to each student. Students will need to transfer the image to their watercolor paper before coming to class. Questions can be answered directly through Shirley Green’s website at http://shirleygreen.net or Phone: (650) 224-4014.

Price:  $110.00 for early birds, or $120.00 for those who sign up after January 2, 2018. Register at the gallery, or online at http://mistlingallery.eventbrite.com. No sign-ups will be accepted after January 15. This class is appropriate for beginning to advanced-intermediate students. Class size will be limited to 14 adult students.

Mask-Making Workshop

Saturday / Sunday, Feb. 10-11, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Chelsea America and Linda Knoll will host a pre-mardi gras mask-making class for kids 10+  and adults. On day one, you’ll cast a plaster mask on your own face, and create mask decorations and accessories with polymer clay. On day two, you’ll paint and assemble the masks. Decorations may include beads, sequins, feathers or whatever we can find to make it personal and fabulous. $100, includes all materials. Registration at the gallery or online at http://mistlingallery.eventbrite.com.

Inspiring Women in Art

Friday, January 26: Deborah Butterfield, wood sculpture

Join Susan Rossmann on the 4th Friday of the month as she shares the techniques and accomplishments of the “Wonder Women” of art!  Each month we will discuss a different artist(s) and create a work of art inspired by their ideas and imagery. Great for a mother/daughter night out! Ages 10 and up.  6:00 – 8:30 pm. , Cost: $25.00 all materials provided with refreshments. Register at the gallery, or online at  http://mistlingallery.eventbrite.com

Figure Drawing Drop-In Each Wednesday, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join us for informal, non-instructional life drawing sessions with a nude model. This is a weekly drop-in group, $10 per night. Bring your own supplies and easel (tables are available). No registration necessary, over 18 only.

Oil Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 6 sessions, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  (Winter dates TBD)

Create lasting works of art as you learn the skills and techniques of color and composition through oil painting. All skill levels welcome – from beginner to advanced. Supplies needed prior to the start of class. Call (209) 577-5344 for supply list. Registration $40 at http://modestogov.com/econnect. Supply costs: $100-$150. Instructor: David Bienkowski  Location: Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street, Modesto

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