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303F18 Drawing Fundamentals
with Patrick Fleming
Learn the fundamentals of drawing. Train your hand and eyes to work together to draw what you see. Everything is covered: line, shape, form, and perspective with practical examples and constructive exercises. Students are encouraged to bring a photograph they would like to draw as well as their imagination. See supply list on Community Education website.
Patrick Fleming this is his 52st year as a professional illustrator and art teacher. As an experienced elementary through high school, college onto graduate school, art/art education instructor he emphasizes the very basics of design, drawing and color as applied to paintings. He emphasizes basic skills to allow learners to pursue their individual goals as artists.
306F18 Holiday Ready Project with Alcohol Inks - Painted Scarves and Tiles - DATE CHANGE
with Chris Blevins
Learn to make one-of-a-kind art with alcohol inks. You will paint two silk scarves and one ceramic tile. If you’d like to paint more than this, or something different such as a pillar candle or glassware, feel free to bring your own additional objects and a box or box top so you can carry your projects home. Alcohol inks are a messy medium, and while gloves are provided, please plan to bring an over-shirt or an apron. Pay instructor a $20 supply fee.
Chris Blevins began watercolor painting in 2006 and fell in love with the fluidity and unpredictability of the art. More recently she discovered the creative art of working with alcohol inks. She was selected as one of the winners of the Abstract/Experimental category in The Artist’s Magazine. Visit her website at http://chrisblevinswatercolors.com
308F18 Beautiful Chrysanthemum Oriental Cotton Paper Art
with Eva Hsia-Elwell
This stunning project piece is for the advanced student, made using an advanced torn cotton paper technique. This beautiful piece will compliment a room in any home. View class project on Community Education website. Pay instructor a $5 supply fee.
Eva Hsia-Elwell is a graduate of Taiwan College. She teaches Oriental Torn Cotton Paper Art and Chinese cooking classes.
310F18 Floral Workshop: Winter Wreaths
with Kathryn Jeanette Chavez
Have you ever fancied making your own holiday wreath? In this class, you will learn how to create different winter wreaths using the elements and principles of design. Create a wreath with gorgeous winter blooms that perfectly complements your home’s decor and style. You will leave with a beautiful “ready to hang” wreath for your front door. View class project on Community Education website. Pay instructor $48 supply fee.
Kathryn Jeanette Chavez is a graduate of The Floral Design Institute and Central Washington University. She holds a passion for encouraging creativity and loves sharing her knowledge of Floral Design and Arrangement.
311F18 Shabby Chic for Beginners: Chalk Paint
with Paige Watson
Worried about taking a paint brush to your own furniture? Have no fear. This introductory class will teach you how to paint and wax your furniture, and best yet, you will get to paint your own piece. The instructor will show you how to take advantage of chalk paint and have fun creating your own shabby chic furniture dreams. This class includes project item, paint, wax, and tools. Pay instructor $25 supply fee.
Paige Watson currently serves as the Kennewick Community Education Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys the creative outlet of giving new life to old items she finds at yard sales to thrift stores. She has been turning trash to treasure for about 10 years.
315F18 Faux Calligraphy - DATE CHANGE!
with Evelyn Moos
Learn how to create gorgeous lettering the fast and easy way! This class will show you the many art materials you already have at home that can be used to “fake” numerous styles of beautiful calligraphy. We will focus on the different materials and styles and practice drills. Take home the techniques from this class to use on your next DIY project, craft, gift tag, or greeting card!
316F18 Calligraphy: Holiday Greeting Card
with Evelyn Moos
Give your handmade greeting cards that WOW factor with hand lettering using a calligraphy pen. We will go over the basics of lettering layouts and planning, choosing appropriate materials, and how to create calligraphic lettering. You will go home with a greeting card you can mail or copy, an “automatic” calligraphy pen, and a better understanding of how to create beautiful letters.