Classes for All Ages

Inspiring Women in Art

Join Susan Rossmann on the 4th Thursday 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

October 26: Louise Bourgoise, weaving and spider sculpture.

Best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. In the late 1990s, Bourgeois began using the spider as a central image in her art. Join us and be inspired by Louise’s art and create your own “Maman” spider sculpture with wire.

November 30: Sonia DeLauney, geometric quilt square
December 28: Agnes Martin, minimalist paintings

Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of each month for this series of classes, each one featuring a different inspirational woman artist.

Winter Cartoon Camp

January 3 – 5, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ages 10 & up, adults welcome

Join comic artist, Patrick Barr, to learn about character design, comics, marker technique, story telling, anatomy, digital drawing and more!  $65, all materials included. Register at the gallery, or online at http://modestogov.com/econnect

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

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.

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

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

Stories and Art will resume in January, 2018.

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! Note: we will be taking a break for the holiday season (November and December), and will return in January for some winter fun.

 

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