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Waterworks fall classes

Art classes coming up at Waterworks Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., is offering the following classes this fall.Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact Waterworks: Monday -Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-636-1882, or visit the Website: www.waterworks.org.
Adult six-week studio workshops
Session I Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4.- Oil Painting with Harold Frontz: This class will acquaint students with the five essential steps to creating a painting: drawing, value studies, composition, color properties, and applying the paint. It will include demonstrations, as well as personal instruction.
Appropriate for all skill levels, ages 18 and up. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$80 Member/$95 Not Yet Member.
– Beginning Watercolors with Frank Saunders: Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, including paper and material choices, color mixing, and sequences for painting with watercolors. Ages 16 and up. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$80 Member/$95 Not yet Member.
– Clay Sculpture: Basic Head Construction with Robert Toth: Basic head construction is the foundation that enables a student to build a likeness of a desirable image of choice. Students will learn to build a basic armature, apply and sculpt clay into a likeness, and then prepare the piece for firing. All skill levels, ages 18 and up. All clay fees included.
$100 Member/$120 Not yet Member.
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Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept.25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
– Figure Drawing with Lou Murphy: This class will meet the needs of beginners looking for instruction, as well as repeat students who want some independence. Students will learn to be at ease with drawing from life and will draw from nude models. Must be age 18 or older. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$100 Member/$120 Not Yet Member.
– Digital SLR Photography Techniqueswith R. Wayne Wrights: A class for owners of digital SLR cameras who want to explore more options of what they can do with their cameras. This course will cover common digital terms used in digital photography and basic photographic techniques, including shutter speed, apertures setting for exposure and effects, depth of field, lens types and uses, composition, photo filters, gadgets, and accessories. Bring your camera, owner’s manual, and a notepad. Beginner and intermediate levels, ages 16 and up.
$75 Member/$90 Not Yet Member.
– Introduction to the Wheel with Cheryl Goins: Learn the basics of hand-building clay and throwing pots on the wheel. All clay fees included. Class is limited to eight students, ages 16 and up.
$100 Member/$120 Not Yet Member.
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Session IITuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16.
Color Theory with Phyllis Steimel: This class is designed to help painters of all mediums learn the right way to use color in paintings. Students will better understand the properties of color. Exercises using the student’s own medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, etc.) will be accomplished during each class. Paintings other than color theory references will not be done in this series. All skill levels, ages 18 and up.
$75 Member/$90 Not Yet Member.
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Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18.
Figure Drawing with Lou Murphy: This class will meet the needs of beginners looking for instruction as well as repeat students who want some independence. Students will learn to be at ease with drawing from life and will draw from nude models. Must be age 18 or older. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$100 Member/$120 Not Yet Member
Build and Throw Clay with Brenda Gariepy: Learn the basics of hand-building clay and throwing pots on the wheel. All clay fees included. Class is limited to eight students, ages 16 and up.
$100 Member/$120 Not Yet Member.
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Adult Lecture SeriesSession IThursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 25-Oct. 30.
“Wine”-ing About Art with Sarah Leonard: Enjoy six sessions exploring American Pop Art. Participants will learn about and discuss the lives and work of artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Classes will include lecture and discussions, being both informative and fun. Wine and cheese refreshments will be provided each week. A great couples class. Students must be age 21 and up.
$100 Member/$120 Not Yet Member.
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Session IIThursdays 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 6, 13, and 20.
At Home with Art with Bruce Wilson: During these one-and-one-half-hour sessions, participants will learn framing, matting, and display techniques for the art in their homes. Wine and cheese refreshments will be served during each session. A special demonstration at Fine Frame Gallery will be included.
$60 Member/$75 Not Yet Member.
Saturday youth studio workshops
Halloween Haunted House, 1st-5th Grades: During two Saturday sessions, students will use slab clay to build their own haunted house and then glaze to add all the “spooky” details.
Parents or grandparents of 1st and 2nd graders are welcome to join their children for this class at no extra cost.
Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-1p.m.; Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Instructor: Beth Gonzales.
$60 Members/$75 Not Yet Members.
Nature Wreaths, 3rd grade and up with adult: Mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, or uncle with child, 3rd grade and older, will gather at the Waterworks and then head out to forage the forest for debris that will be used to create a wreath complete with a nature scene. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with your child, then meet back at the studio to create your special nature wreath.
Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
$50 Members/$60 Not Yet Members.
Holiday Ornaments / 1st-5th Grades: Get creative with clay and make your own unique collection of holiday ornaments. Session I, create: Session II, decorate.
Parents or grandparents of 1st and 2nd graders are welcome to join their children for this class at no extra cost.
Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-1p.m.; Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Instructor: M.T. Sidoli.
$60 Members/$75 Not Yet Members.
Holiday Critters, ages 4-7: Your imagination is the only requirement to create a one-of-a-kind “critter” constructed from found objects in nature. Add fabrics, feathers, beads, ribbons, and eyes to give it a unique personality. Use as a tree ornament or a gift for family or friends.
Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Instructor: Anna Simmons,
$30 per child.
Needs-based scholarships are available for adults and children through the Katharine W. Osborne Scholarship Fund.
For information and/or application, contact WVAC: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5p.m., 704-636-1882.
Four-year-olds must reach their fourth birthday by the first day of the class in order to register.
Class fees are due at registration. You may register in person or by phone with VISA or MasterCard during regular business hours. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Annual membership must be valid at time of registration to receive member rate and multiple class discounts. You may chose to become a member at registration and receive applicable discounts.
No refunds will be given for cancellation less than 15 calendar days before the start date of any class.
No refunds for withdrawals after class sessions have begun.
WVAC reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment and will refund 100 percent of your class fee.To ensure a quality experience for all involved, WVAC reserves the right to refuse/remove a student due to behavioral concerns. If a student is asked to leave, class fees will be forfeited with no refund.

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