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. Pauls 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

Exploring Oil Painting- Ongoing Class

Exploring Oil Painting- Ongoing Class

Recommended ages: 17+

Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck Dates: Every Tuesday ONGOING CLASS JOIN ANYTIME Time: 5:30 Pm-7:30 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Cost: $16.00 a session (members), $24.00 a session (non-member) Buy 4 sessions and get the 5th Session free! Ages: 15 to adult Supply list: At Crossroads Course Description: This class will teach beginning students how to paint with oils, and help more advanced students refine their skills. We will learn basic techniques, composition, and color theory. Students will learn to create original paintings, using objects from life and/or photographic reference. Our focus will be centered more on realism, rather than abstract. Each student will work at their own pace and will receive individual instruction as needed. Some objects will be available for use and inspiration in painting a still life; however, students are encouraged to bring their own objects and reference photos. Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck has been a local success story by taking a hobby and making it into a successful art business. Crossroads is pleased to offer a weekly class in Oil painting where beginners can learn and experiment and intermediate and professional can get additional support and studio time!

Tuition: $16.00 a session Member/ $24.00 a session nonmember | Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck | Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Dates: 2018-03-06 - 2020-03-24

Dance Classes

Intermediate Ballet for Teens and Adults

Intermediate Ballet for Teens and Adults

Recommended ages: 17+

Intermediate Ballet for Teens and Adults Instructor: Heather Solisz Dates: September 17 through November 28, Mondays and Wednesday Last Date for Student to Join Class: registration can be ongoing Time: 5:15-6:45 Mondays and Wednesdays Costs: $7.50 a class member rate/$11.25 a class non-member rate OR Pay for 12 classes at a time: September 17th – October 24th October 29th- November 28th Rate: $90.00 for members/ 135.00 for Non-members Location: Ballet Studio Supplies: Ballet attire and ballet shoes (flat) Age Requirements: 14 through 144 Skill Level Requirements: previous dance experience required Minimum number of students: 3 Max # of Students: 12 Course Description: Intermediate Ballet for Teens and Adults is offered for dancers with previous training, and will expand dancers’ range of motion, core strength, musicality, and grace. Taught by a former Principal Dancer, this class will be based on Classical Ballet technique. Students will hone concepts of focus, individual and ensemble movement, speed, fluidity, and endurance. Intermediate Ballet class will build on previously learned classical ballet technique and expand students’ dance vocabulary and technical level. This class will be based on Russian Ballet technique using French terms, and will begin at the barre and move to center. Depending on skill of students a full class will consist of 45 minutes at the barre, then 45 minutes in the center working towards grande allegro, or big jumps. New to Crossroads- Heather Solisz— Heather Wallace Solisz grew up in Southern California and began her professional ballet career with BalletMet in Ohio. She then joined Eugene Ballet Company where she worked her way from Apprentice to Principal dancer, making her debut as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Over the nine years in Eugene Ballet she danced leading roles in classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella, as well as in numerous contemporary and original pieces. Heather has performed as a part of the Oregon Bach Festival as well as the Oregon Festival of American Music. As a classical ballet instructor, she has taught at numerous ballet schools including Ballet Idaho, Eugene Ballet Academy, Rachel's School of Dance in Klamath Falls, and in her hometown of Ventura, California. She is enjoying spending time with family in Baker City with her two young children while her husband is overseas.

Tuition: $7.50 a class for members/$11.25 a class for non-member | Instructor: Heather Wallace Solisz | Time: 5:15 Pm-6:45 PM | Dates: 2018-09-17 - 2018-11-28

Other Classes

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops       Yang Style Part 1

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Yang Style Part 1

Recommended ages: 17+

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Yang Style Part 1 Instructor: Dianne Erickson Dates: Monday October 22 Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am Location: Upstairs Studio, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Cost: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 8 Learn and practice the movements of the Yang 24 Forms, one of the most well-known and popular Tai Chi sets worldwide. We will start by reviewing foundation movements, and then learn how to connect them to perform the expansive and flowing forms of this set. Students are encouraged to think about their particular goals for future practice (such as: reducing stress, improving balance and coordination, enhancing energy, concentration and creativity). Some class time will be devoted to discussion, suggestions and individual coaching to help students achieve their goals. More experienced students will also focus on integrating the Tai Chi principles in order to gain further benefit and enjoyment from practicing the forms. Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. 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 class participants discover the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and learn how to easily make it a regular part of their daily personal care and health routines.”

Tuition: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am | Dates: 2018-10-22 - 2018-10-22

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops    Yang Style Part 2

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Yang Style Part 2

Recommended ages: 17+

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Yang Style Part 2 Instructor: Dianne Erickson Dates: Tuesday October 23 Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am Location: Upstairs Studio, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Cost: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 8 A continuation of work on the Yang 24 Forms. See Yang Style Part 1 description and instructor information above. Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. 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: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am | Dates: 2018-10-23 - 2018-10-23

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Sun Style 1

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Sun Style 1

Recommended ages: 17+

Sun Style Part 1 Instructor: Dianne Erickson Dates: Monday October 29 Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am Location: Upstairs Studio, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Cost: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 8 With its strong Qi Gong component, the Sun (pronounced “soon”) style short set offers smooth, gentle movements that are both relaxing and enjoyable to do. Practice will focus on improving balance, range of motion, overall fitness and flexibility. The forms are adaptable and suitable for anyone who needs to be in a seated position. Classes will include additional Qi Gong exercises for energizing, reducing stress and improving coordination. Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. 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 class participants discover the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and learn how to easily make it a regular part of their daily personal care and health routines.”

Tuition: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am | Dates: 2018-10-29 - 2018-10-29

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops  Sun Style Part 2

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Sun Style Part 2

Recommended ages: 17+

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health---Skill Building Workshops Sun Style Part 2 Instructor: Dianne Erickson Dates: Tuesday, October 30 Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am Location: Upstairs Studio, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Cost: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 8 A continuation of work on the Sun style short form. See Sun Style Part 1 description and instructor information above. Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. 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: $25.00 for members or $45.00 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 8:30am to 11:00 am | Dates: 2018-10-30 - 2018-10-30

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

Not Your College Pottery Class – Beginning Level!

Not Your College Pottery Class – Beginning Level!

Recommended ages: 17+

Adulting is hard! Take a break from your un-ending to-do list and join us for an easy, fun, and relaxed pottery class. Jump right in and start creating with clay on the very first day! Shannon has over 10 years of experience working with clay and would love to teach you the various methods of working with it (i.e., coil building, slab building, and (gasp!) wheel throwing). Each class includes instruction on methods and projects; at the end of the course series, you’ll walk away with your very own collection of unique clay creations! The main purpose of this class is to get you – yes you! – working with one of the most versatile art mediums available. I first found pottery in college and have been working with it on-and-off (because I’m a normal, busy person like you!) for over 10 years. I would love to teach you the basics of clay and show you various methods for working with it (i.e., coil building, slab building, and (gasp!) wheel throwing). We’ll start with the beginner basics and jump right into getting our hands dirty in the very first class. My goal is to get you creating with clay, therefore this class will be very hands-on (don’t worry – no quizzes or dense reading material). Each class, I’ll provide simple instruction on a method and project, and each week we’ll build on what we’ve learned. The sky is the limit! You are more than welcome to step outside the box and flex those creative muscles as you see fit; I am happy to help guide you on your unique creative journey. Also, feel free to BYOB!

Tuition: $70 for members/ $105 non-members. Lab fee of $25.00 | Instructor: Shannon Gray | Time: 6 – 8pm | Dates: 2018-10-04 - 2018-11-15