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313S20 Watercolor Brush Lettering

$49

with Erika Layne

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Lettering with a water brush is both very similar and very different than lettering with a brush pen. This class will teach the basics of modern calligraphy using watercolor brushes and demonstrate shapes, strokes, techniques, word formation, and it will also cover various supplies and their use. View supply list and class project on Community Education website.    

Erika Layne has been painting since she was a child. Her passion and technique for watercolor painting led her friends and family to often request custom work. She decided to launch her own business Black Currant Creative, creating custom work, including cards and prints. She especially loves painting flowers.

300S20 Crochet for Beginners

$49

with Tamie Jamison

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Master the basic crochet stitches that will enable you to create a wide variety of projects at home in this hands-on class. You’ll be hooked! The instructor will bring supplies the first night to get you started and send you home with a supply list for the following week.

Tamie Jamison is an avid crafter and enjoys a variety of mediums including knitting and crocheting.

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307S20 Watercolor Painting

$29

with Patrick Fleming

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join us to explore how fun and relaxing watercolor painting can be. Emphasis will be on drawing for your paintings, composition and color applied to watercolor, and mixing color and using it successfully. All skill levels welcome. See supply list on Community Education website.

Patrick Fleming has over 50 years of experience 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. 

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310S20 Torn Cotton Paper Art - Chinese Fan

$17

with Eva Hsia-Elwell

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Torn cotton paper art technique uses various mediums of colored paper torn to create images, somewhat resembling a watercolor painting. This ancient art form, used by various cultures for hundreds of years, is still popular today. Participants will be applying their art work on a Chinese fan. View class project on Community Education website. Pay instructor $5 supply fee.

Eva Hsia-Elwell is a graduate of Taiwan College. She teaches Oriental Torn Cotton Paper Art and Chinese cooking classes. Eva loves to share her passion for art and cooking with her classes by inviting them to have a hands-on experience.

306S20 Oil Painting

$49

with Tanna Scott

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for anyone, regardless of skill level, who wants to learn to paint with oils. Bring a photo or drawing to class showing what you would like to learn to paint. Popular examples are animals, flowers or landscapes. See supply list on the Community Education website. Participants choose canvas size. Additional supply information will be discussed at the first class.

Tanna Scott is a retired librarian from the Kennewick School District. Her life-like art work can be found at shows and fairs in addition to the art gallery in downtown Kennewick. 

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308S20 Acrylic Painting

$29

with Patrick Fleming

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will concentrate on mixing colors, using a limited palette, for a painting ready to hang. The instructor will set up a still life to paint, but you may also bring your own subject matter or photograph to paint. This class is open to all levels of artists who are eager to sharpen their skills. See supply list on Community Education website.

Patrick Fleming has over 50 years of experience 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. 

302S20 Pastels and Chalk Art

$29

with Patrick Fleming

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 9 am

This class is dedicated to producing art using the traditional materials of pastels and chalk, which fall somewhere between drawing and painting. Participants will explore color, composition and the concept of art as communication. Bring your own object of inspiration if you desire. See supply list on Community Education website.

Patrick Fleming has over 50 years of experience 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. 

311S20 Knapping

$29

with Steven Sontag

Calendar Apr 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Pronounced with a silent “k”, knapping is the ancient art form of creating stone tools. Often referred to as “flint knapping”, this physical art of stone tool making can be done with a variety of materials. Participants will make one or more obsidian tools using percussion techniques to create large spalls and initially shape those spalls and preforms. Pressure flaking is then used to refine the shape, sharpen and add notches. Each student is required to bring protective goggles or eyeglasses, closed toe shoes and gloves for each class. Pay instructor $40 supply fee for materials used during class and take home a toolkit with additional obsidian. Ages 10+ accompanied with adult.

Steven Sontag’s hobby is flint-knapping, he has been making stone cutting tools for over 15 years.

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