Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Adults Classes

Art Classes

Learn to Love Watercolors and Pastels

Learn to Love Watercolors and Pastels

Recommended ages: 17+

Come to one or join both. Each session is considered a separate class. Class Description: I will discuss what elements to put in a painting, what to leave out, How to use photos as a reference, how to position subject matter on painting paper surface for the best visual impact. How to pick the proper size paper for the subject matter depicted. I will discuss outlets for students to sell art, including local business, art in parks, and the internet & of course local galleries. Also will discuss how to determine which pieces of art they produce have the best appeal to a large audience, therefore worth the investment to reproduce on note cards & prints. Becky has studied under several well known artists and instructors and is an active artist herself. She has been instructing watercolor classes at Crossroads for many years.

Equipment needed: Basic supply list available at Crossroads

Tuition: 16.00 per session for members/24.00 per session for nonmembers | Instructor: REBECCA MANCINO LITKE, INSTRUCTOR | Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 5;00 Pm to 7:00 PM | Dates: 2013-01-09 - 2019-12-25

Adult Open Studio  Ongoing Class

Adult Open Studio Ongoing Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Paul Hoelscher Start date: Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM OK to join any time! Age: 18+ Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $16 per session or 4 sessions for $54 members--$24 per session or $86 for 4 sessions Non- Member Class Description: Come to the Art Center to learn and refine artistic skills of your choice with the encouragement and practical experience of artist/instructor Paul Hoelscher. The goal of this class is to offer an ongoing studio opportunity for people interested in any art medium or technique. Come and be around other creative people taking time to be artistic. There are often three or four different media being applied within the same small group, and this creates a supportive and inspiring experience. Paul�s versatility will be encouraging in whatever medium interests you. Give yourself some really positive art time and join us!

Tuition: $16.00 a session Member/ $24.00 a session nonmember | Instructor: Paul Hoelscher | Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Dates: 2018-03-03 - 2021-01-02

Open Painting and Drawing Studio

Open Painting and Drawing Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

Open Painting and Drawing Studio Instructor: No instructor-independent work time! Start date: Mondays. Please call in advance to assure that the studio is open. Time: 10 AM -2 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $5.00 a month Course Description: The downstairs studio is open to all members of Crossroads who would like to come and work on 2-d projects. Come and join anytime!

Tuition: $5.00 a month | Time: 10 am to 2 Pm | Dates: 2018-03-05 - 2021-01-04

Tie Dye Fun!

Tie Dye Fun!

Recommended ages: 17+

Learn a variety of tie-dye techniques! All the dye, fixer, string and rubber bands are provided with a range of 10 colors available. Instructor will have cotton shoelaces available for purchase. Participants provide PRE-WASHED 100% cotton items (or at least 75% - check label) -limit of 10 items.

Equipment needed: $1 per item dyed Participants provide PRE-WASHED 100% cotton items (or at least 75% - check label) -limit of 10 items.

Tuition: $10 for members/$15 for non members | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: 2019-11-14 - 2019-11-14

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop Instructor: Antonia Carriere Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break) Supplies: Students need to pick up a supply list from Crossroads Min: 8 students Max: 16 students Age Requirement: 14+ beginners and intermediates Cost: $90/member $135/non-member Whatever your level of experience or inexperience this class can be tailored to individual needs. We’ll talk about the basics of composition and how to solve the problems of paintings that just aren’t working. We’ll learn about the kinds of pastels, their uses and in what order they can be applied and all about paper, how color and coarseness of the grit affect the outcome. I’m primarily a landscaping painter so I’ll use that subject to teach. But, don’t let that stop you from painting what inspires you. I hope you’ll treat this experience as play – know that failed painting always teach us something. Soft Pastels offer a very unique artistic experience. Not only are the sticks made of the highest concentration of pure pigment of all the artistic media but they allow for a very immediate process since there is no drying time. For me the excitement is in the way colors are created directly on the painting surface by layering and mixing with varying kinds of strokes. It is a truly tactile process; no brushes, just the pastel stick and fingers. It lends itself beautifully to the very best parts of creating art, experimentation and playfulness. The class will cover ways to prep the painting surface, effective under painting, the order in which to use the different densities of pastels, how to achieve desired colors and textures and finding the best composition for a subject.

Equipment needed: Supply List available at Crossroads

Tuition: $90 member/ $135 non-member | Instructor: Antonia Carriere | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break) | Dates: 2019-11-23 - 2019-11-24

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Recommended ages: 17+

Calligraphy Instructor: Ginger Rembold Date/Time: December 5, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Downstairs Studio Minimum # of students 2 Maximum # of students 12 Supply Fee: $5 which includes two felt-tipped calligraphy pens which the participants can keep. Cost: $15.00 member/$22.50 nonmember Course Description: This is a great introductory class to learn the art of Calligraphy. The instructor will lead participants through a series of exercises to help participants design and execute hand lettering to enhance cards, letters or home décor. Participants are invited to bring a snack to share during a break time. Beginning students welcome! No pre-requisite necessary!

Equipment needed: Supply Fee: $5 which includes two felt-tipped calligraphy pens which the participants can keep.

Tuition: $15 for members/$22.50 for non members | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Dates: 2019-12-05 - 2019-12-05

Beginning Abstract Painting

Beginning Abstract Painting

Recommended ages: 17+

Beginning Abstract Painting Instructor: Hillery Lay Dates: Six dates to choose from Fri,Dec. 13,Sat. Dec. 14 Fri, Jan. 10, Sat. Jan. 11 Fri, Feb. 14, Sat. Feb. 15 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Minimum # of students: 1 Maximum # of Students: 6 Supplies: Instructor will provide all supplies for the $14 supply fee Course cost: $16 for members plus a $14 supply fee/ $24 for non-members plus a $14 supply fee Course description: Enjoy a colorful BYOB (beer, wine, or something non-alcoholic if you prefer) abstract painting experience! Bring a friend and chat and sip your way through a step by step abstract painting from start to finish. Knowing where to start can be hard. Relax knowing that with little or no experience you can paint an interesting piece of art to brighten up your home décor. • Learn techniques such as wet in wet painting, dry brushing, color washes and more. • Have fun in a relaxing environment. • Explore color and different types of paints and tools. • Discover new ways to make marks.

Equipment needed: $14 supply fee

Tuition: $16 for members/$24 for non members | Instructor: Hillery Lay | Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: 2019-12-13 - 2020-02-15

Recycle It - Flowers, Critters, and More!

Recycle It - Flowers, Critters, and More!

Recommended ages: 17+

Recycle It – Flowers, Critters, and More! Instructor: Ginger Rembold Date/Time: January 2, 2020 1:00pm – 3:30pm Location: Downstairs Studio Minimum # of students 2 Maximum # of students 12 Age Requirement: Children ages 6-10 should bring an adult with them Cost: members - $10 individual or $20 for a family/nonmembers - $15 individual or $30 for a family Course Description: Workshop atmosphere to explore creative ways to use a variety of recycled plastics, metals, woods, you name it! Kids may create monsters, while adults make flowers – the sky is the limit! Bring some ‘recyclables’ to share and a creative mind.

Equipment needed: Bring "recyclables" to share

Tuition: Cost: members - $10 individual or $20 for a family/nonmembers - $15 individual or $30 for a family | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm | Dates: 2020-01-02 - 2020-01-02

Watercolor on Canvas with Pen and Ink

Watercolor on Canvas with Pen and Ink

Recommended ages: 17+

Watercolor on Canvas with Pen and Ink Instructor: Becky Litke Date/Time: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch 12:00-1:00) Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Supplies: Bring your own watercolors Maximum # of Students: 8 Course Cost: $40 members/$60 non-members Course Description: Learn to paint watercolor animals on an 11” x 14” canvas! Students will learn how to prepare canvas for painting, how to manipulate paint on canvas, and pen and ink techniques on a watercolor canvas. The instructor will have several animal patterns you can use or feel free to bring your own 8 ½“x 11” image. Bring your own watercolors and the instructor will supply a wrapped watercolor canvas. If you are a beginner with no supplies there will be some extra supplies for you to use. There will also be additional canvases to purchase.

Equipment needed: Bring your own watercolors - instructor will supply the wrapped watercolor canvas.

Tuition: $40 members/ $60 non-members | Instructor: Becky Litke | Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch 12:00-1:00) | Dates: 2020-01-18 - 2020-01-18

Celtic Knots - Circle Design

Celtic Knots - Circle Design

Recommended ages: 17+

Celtic Knots – Circle Design Instructor: Ginger Rembold Date/Time: February 6, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Age Requirement: Ages 12 and up Cost: $10 Members and $15 for Non-Members. Supplies: Students should bring pencil, eraser, and a black Sharpie pen. Course Description: Discover the fun of creating Celtic Knotwork designs on your own using grids and dots as your guide. This class will focus on Circle Designs. The process taught in this class is fairly simple with great results. Use it to make personalized cards, posters, etc. OR as a new meditative practice!

Equipment needed: Students should bring a pencil, eraser, and a black Sharpie pen

Tuition: $10 for members/$15 for non members | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: 2020-02-06 - 2020-02-06

Basic Batik

Basic Batik

Recommended ages: 17+

Batik Basics Instructor: Ginger Rembold Date/Time: February 13, 2020 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Cost: $15 for members/ $22.50 for nonmembers Supply Fee: $5 per participant Ages: 12 and up Course Description: This is an introductory class of the Indonesian and Indian art of batik, which combines a wax resist process, dye, and fabric. This class will involve hot wax and will run for 3-4 hours. Participants should bring a simple design idea with white, black, and one color, plus a sack dinner and drink. Dye, wax, fabric and tools all provided.

Equipment needed: $5 Supply Fee payable at Crossroads

Tuition: $15 for members/$22.50 for non members | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Dates: 2020-02-13 - 2020-02-13

Dance Classes

Country Western Dance Class

Country Western Dance Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Class Dates: December 12th and 19th, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,30th, February 20th, 27th. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Country Western is a versatile style of social dance, perfect for weddings, rodeos, fairs, and all other social events. Not only does it provide an excellent, enjoyable form of exercise, it is also a great way to meet new friends and socialize! In this class, we will explore country Swing, Two Step, Cha Cha, Horseshoe and Scottische, as well as a dozen or so line dances. Everyone 13 and up is welcome! No experience or partner necessary. All participants should come dressed in comfortable workout clothes, and ready to have fun! Closed toed shoes are REQUIRED. Cost: $10.00 members/$15.00 non member per class session

Tuition: $10 for members/$15 for non members per session | Instructor: Luke Coomer | Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm | Dates: 2019-12-12 - 2020-02-27

Other Classes

Tai Chi for Health - Short Set Learning & Practice

Tai Chi for Health - Short Set Learning & Practice

Recommended ages: 17+

Tai Chi for Health * Short Set Learning & Practice Instructor: Dianne Erickson Date: Tues. and Thurs. (except Thanksgiving!) Oct. 29 through Dec. 3rd (10 classes) Time: 5:45 to 6:45pm Location: Downstairs Studio, CCAC Cost: $50.00 for CCAC members or $75.00 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 4 Maximum: 12 A class for students who are ambitious to experience more comfort and joy in moving. We will learn and practice several routines in the Yang and Sun Tai Chi styles. Our focus will be on improving balance, coordination, strength and range of motion as we explore the underlying principles that enhance the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Each class will also include some Qi Gong practice. Movements are adaptable for anyone who needs to be in a seated position. Age: Adults. Some experience recommended (see Tai Chi Fundamentals workshop). Note: Participants will need to sign a release confirming their readiness to participate in the physical activities of this class and, if necessary, obtain clearance from their health care professional before commencing. Students should wear clothing and footwear that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. Shoes are required. In consideration of those with sensitivities, please refrain from wearing any strong fragrances.

Tuition: Cost: $50.00 for CCAC members or $75.00 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 5:45 to 6:45pm | Dates: 2019-10-29 - 2019-12-03

Exploring the Depth of Your Tai Chi Practice - Review and Coaching Workshop

Exploring the Depth of Your Tai Chi Practice - Review and Coaching Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Exploring the Depth of Your Tai Chi Practice – Review and Coaching Workshop Instructor: Dianne Erickson Date: Sunday, December 8th Time: 11:30am to 2:00 pm Location: Downstairs Studio, CCAC Cost: $25.00 for CCAC members or $37.50 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 12 Prerequisite: Participation in “Short Set Class” (see description above) or permission of instructor. This workshop will provide each student with the opportunity to work on individual goals as we review the details of the forms and focus on what should be happening as we transition from one movement to another to achieve greater continuity and flow. If time allows, we will also work on additional (new) Qi Gong movements. Age: Adults. Note: Participants will need to sign a release confirming their readiness to participate in the physical activities of this class and, if necessary, obtain clearance from their health care professional before commencing. Students should wear clothing and footwear that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. Shoes are required. In consideration of those with sensitivities, please refrain from wearing any strong fragrances. Dianne Erickson is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Diabetes, and Rehabilitation. “My goal is to help students discover the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and learn how to easily make it a regular part of their daily personal care and health routines.” Instructor contact: 541-518-6996; bakercitytcc@gmail.com

Tuition: $25.00 for CCAC members or $37.50 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 11:30am to 2:00 pm | Dates: 2019-12-08 - 2019-12-08

Bal-A-Vis-X

Bal-A-Vis-X

Recommended ages: 17+

Bal-A-Vis-X, Session A Instructor: Nancy Ames, Sanctioned Bal-A-Vis-X Trainer Dates/Times – Monday, January 6, 6:30-7:30, Informational Meeting Mondays, January 13 – March 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Supplies: Provided by trainer during training. Available for purchase at the end of training Age Requirements: 16 and up Skill level Requirements: Ability to commit to attend EVERY CLASS, unless prior arrangements are made with instructor. Minimum # of students: 10 Maximum # of Students: 20 Course Cost: $80/members $120/non-members Course Description: Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of 300 Balance/ Auditory/Vision/eXercises, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm, using sand bags and racquet balls. Exercises address visual tracking deficiencies, auditory imprecision, impulsivity, balance and anxiety issues. Bal-A-Vis-X enables the mimd-body system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum while engendering focus. After completing this course, participants will have an understanding of how learning dominance and integration of mind/body systems can impact learning and every-day functioning. This class requires active participation; attendees should dress comfortably.

Equipment needed: Supplies provided by instructor during training then available for purchase at the end of training

Tuition: $80 members/ $120 non-members | Instructor: Nancy Ames | Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Dates: 2020-01-06 - 2020-03-02

Pottery Classes

Clay Coaching With Mo

Clay Coaching With Mo

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Mo Quinn Start date: Set Time with Instructor Time: Arrange with Instructor Location: Pottery Studio Cost: $16.00 members for 2 hours/$24.00 nonmember for 2 hours Notes: Kids 5 year and older all the way to adults are welcome. All ages and skill level welcome from beginner to advanced. Can be individual instruction or small group of no more than 5. Supplies: Purchase clay for your project at Crossroads. Or bring your own Cone 5 clay. Course Description: I will help you make whatever you want out of clay. Limited only by the kiln size and your imagination. I will meet you for 2-10 sessions to help you reach your learning goal and achieve your final project goal. Students need to call the art center with suggested dates, times, and what they would like to learn and Crossroads will connect you with Mo to confirm specific dates and schedule. Instructors: Mo Quinn

Tuition: $16.00 for members for 2 hours $24.00 for nonmembers for 2 hours | Time: To be arranged with the Instructor | Dates: 2018-03-01 - 2019-12-31

Open Pottery Studio

Open Pottery Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

With your paid membership, potters can purchase a pottery pass and use the Crossroads Pottery Studio anytime we are open Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm AND Tuesday Open Pottery Studio! Open Pottery Studio is a free evening time for potters to come and work together. Starts at 5:30 PM and goes through 8:30 PM. A member of the Crossroads Pottery Committee is onsite to answer questions if needed! Pottery Passes can be purchased at the front counter during business hours for $5.00 for a day, $20.00 for a month or $30.00 for a quarter.

Equipment needed: Bring your own special tools

Tuition: $5.00 for a daily pass, $20.00 for a monthly pass, $30.00 for a quarterly pass | Instructor: Member of Pottery Committee | Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Dates: 2019-05-14 - 2020-12-29

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

Recommended ages: 17+

The Artisan Stone and Loaf Instructor: Brenda Johnson Date: November 2, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Supplies: Min: 3 students Max: 6 students Age Requirements: 14 – Adults Cost: $40/members $60/non members Course Description: Even the smallest French town has a baker who keeps the population happy with wonderful baguettes, boules, and other delicious beads. In our town good bread is hard to find and expensive. It’s perfectly easy, inexpensive (about $.75 a loaf) and takes little time to produce your own artisan bread. A fabulous crust is achieved using a baking stone. In this class we will learn the basic recipe, bake bread, eat what we bake for lunch, and make a stone for perfect crispy crusts.

Tuition: $40 members/ $60 non-members | Instructor: Brenda Johnson | Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2019-11-16 - 2019-11-16

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

Recommended ages: 17+

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Min: 3 students Max: 6 students Age Requirements: 14 – Adults Course Description: Even the smallest French town has a baker who keeps the population happy with wonderful baguettes, boules, and other delicious beads. In our town good bread is hard to find and expensive. It’s perfectly easy, inexpensive (about $.75 a loaf) and takes little time to produce your own artisan bread. A fabulous crust is achieved using a baking stone. In this class we will learn the basic recipe, bake bread, eat what we bake for lunch, and make a stone for perfect crispy crusts.

Tuition: $40 members/ $60 non-members | Instructor: Brenda Johnson | Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2019-11-30 - 2019-11-30

Ceramic Lantern Workshop

Ceramic Lantern Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Ceramic Lantern Workshop Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray Dates: Two Monday nights - December 9th (5:30-8:30pm) and December 16th (5:30-7:00pm) Last Date for Student to Join Class: December 5th Location: Crossroads Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Minimum # of students: 4 Maximum # of Students: 7 Supplies: $5 covers firing charges Course fee: $5 includes clay and all other supplies Course cost: $36.00 for members/ $54 for non-members Make a beautiful ceramic lantern in this fun two-night workshop! In this workshop we’ll hand-build a beautiful lantern (or two!) to decorate your home or give as a holiday gift. No experience necessary - I’ll walk you through the entire process. We’ll build these lanterns from rolled slabs of clay and use templates and forms for the structure. We’ll also decorate with stamps/textures and final glaze the following Monday night! Finished lanterns will be ready to pick up by Friday December 20th.

Equipment needed: $5 Supply fee & $5 Course Fee

Tuition: $36 for members/ $54 for non members | Instructor: Shannon Gray Hunt | Time: Monday Dec. 9 5:30-8:30pm & Dec 16 5:30-7:00pm | Dates: 2019-12-09 - 2019-12-16

Makin'Mugs - Wheel Class Series

Makin'Mugs - Wheel Class Series

Recommended ages: 17+

Makin’ Mugs - Wheel Class Series Instructor’s name: Shannon Hunt Gray Dates: MONDAY NIGHTS, January 6th - February 3rd (5 classes total) Time: 5:30-8:00pm Last Date for Student to Join Class: January 2nd Location: Crossroads Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Minimum # of students: 4 Maximum # of Students: 5 Supplies: $25 fee will cover a 25 lb. bag of clay and firing charges; for those who have their own clay, the clay portion of the fee will be deducted from your total cost. Course cost: $90.00 for members/$135 for non-members Course description: A five-week wheel throwing series focusing on making mugs with handles! Some experience required. You can never have too many coffee mugs or tea cups! This class is perfect for those with some wheel throwing experience. If you’ve taken one of my other wheel classes, or have a bit of experience from elsewhere, come join us for this wheel class focusing on making mugs with handles! Students must know how to wedge and center clay on the wheel.

Equipment needed: Supplies: $25 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing charges

Tuition: $90 member/ $135 non-member | Instructor: Shannon Gray Hunt | Time: Mondays 5:30-8:00pm | Dates: 2020-01-06 - 2020-02-03