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

Batik Watercolor Workshop

Batik Watercolor Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

BATIK WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP With instructors Denise Elizabeth Stone & Jan Clark DATES & TIMES – October 12, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm. We will break for an hour from about noon to 1 pm. You may bring your lunch or go out to eat. LOCATION – Crossroad Art Center, Baker City. Please enter the lower door facing Auburn Ave. Plan on arriving about 15 minutes early to set up your work space. Dress in layers. Open to all levels including total beginners!!! CLASS FEE - $75 members / $112.50 non members SUPPLY FEE - $10 for each participant “GET YOUR BATIK ON!” In this fun workshop you will learn to Batik on traditional Asian papers. You may use watercolor or gouache. You will also be using ink and a special mix of wax. We will carefully walk you through each step to creating your own original pieces of Batik art. The class fee includes all of the special supplies. Students will have a supply list of things to bring from home. Jan and Denise are both member of the Batik Convergence and are multiple media specialists. The instructors are supplying all of the special supplies such as traditional Asian papers, a special mix of wax, ink, tjantings, gloves, wax brushes, irons, and ink brushes. Please bring as much of the following as possible. We will bring some supplies to share with those who don’t have them. We will also have a class drawing for an instructors original Batiks! BATIK WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – STUDENT SUPPLIES WATERCOLORS OR GOUACHE - Bring what you have. We will bring extras to share. BRUSHES - Bring a variety of sizes if you have them. We will share ours, too. MISC. – palette - if you already have one, roll of towels, old hand towel, support board for your paper- at least 14”x 20” and it can be cardboard & it’s best if it’s white, 10-15 sheets of newspaper (if you have it), water container (like a cool whip tub), pencil & eraser, spray bottle. QUESTIONS ABOUT SUPPLIES - Jan Clark - janclarkstudio@gmail.com Denise Elizabeth Stone - therowdygoddess@gmail.com

Equipment needed: See above

Tuition: $75 members/$112.50 for nonmembers | Instructor: Denise Elizabeth Stone and Jan Clark | Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Dates: 2019-10-12 - 2019-10-12

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min. Age 14

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min. Age 14

Recommended ages: 17+

Beginnning Acrylic Painting Class Instructor: Megan McGuinness Date: October 26, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Downstairs Studio Supplies: Acrylic paint (white, red, blue, yellow) brushes, pallets (paper plates are great)Bristol board or canvas Min: 3 students Max: 10 students Age Requirements: 14 – Adults Cost: $16/members $24/non members Course Description: Everyone is welcome to this class, from complete beginners through those with some experience. We will work on color theory, blending acrylics and techniques for applying acrylics. Acrylic paints are a fun medium but can get frustrating to use because of drytime. Come learn the basics of acrylics along with tips and tricks. learn to love this medium.

Equipment needed: : Acrylic paint (White, Red, blue, yellow) brushes, pallets (paper plates are great) Bristol board or canvas.

Tuition: $16 for members/$24 for nonmembers | Instructor: Megan McGuinness | Time: 10:00 am - Noon | Dates: 2019-10-26 - 2019-10-26

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop Instructor: Antonia Carriere Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd 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: 2019-11-02 - 2019-11-03

Other Classes

Tai Chi Fundamentals Workshop

Tai Chi Fundamentals Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Tai Chi Fundamentals Workshop – Tai Chi for Health Instructor: Dianne Erickson Date: Sunday, October 27 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: 4 Maximum: 12 How is Tai Chi for Health different from other exercise and fitness systems? Come and experience the difference and possibilities for yourself in this introductory workshop. Many people have found that practicing Tai Chi helps them • Improve Posture and Balance • Gain Better Coordination • Maintain and Improve Range of Motion • Improve Strength and Endurance • Manage Chronic Pain • Improve Circulation and Blood Pressure • Enhance Creative Thinking • Focus on goals • Cultivate Better Breathing Habits • Manage Stress and Balance Emotions • Improve and Maintain Better Energy Levels throughout the Day Designed especially for students who are new to the practice of Tai Chi, we will cover basic movement patterns that that are fun, easy to learn and will provide a good foundation for moving into the more complex forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gong (see 10/29 through 12/03 class below). Level of exertion will be similar to walking. All exercises are adaptable for anyone who needs to be in a seated position. Age: Adults. No previous experience necessary; 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: Cost: $25.00 for CCAC members or $37.50 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 11:30am to 2:00 pm | Dates: 2019-10-27 - 2019-10-27

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

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

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!*

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!*

Recommended ages: 17+

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!* Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray Dates: Mondays September 9th - October 7th (5 classes total) Last Date for Student to Join Class: September 1st Time: TWO SECTIONS (students sign up for their preferred section; class projects will vary so students will not be able to attend a different class section if they miss a class) Section 1 (morning): 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Section 2 (evening): 5:30 - 8:30 pm Age Requirements: 21 and over Min # of students: 5 Max # of Students: 7 Supplies: $30 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing Course cost: $75 for members/ $112.50 for nonmembers In this course we’ll jump on the wheel the very first day! You may get frustrated, it may at first seem impossible - but I assure you it’s not! In this short class series we’ll focus on making simple forms on the wheel; classes will include instruction on preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming pots, and glazing. Feel free to BYOB and/or snacks! Please note that instruction will begin right at the beginning of the class and it’ll be hard for me to catch up students who arrive late. Make-up classes/instruction will not be available unless a regularly-scheduled class needs to be canceled.

Tuition: Supplies: $30 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing Course cost: $75 for members/ $112.50 for nonmembers | Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray | Time: 9:30 am 0 12:30 pm | Dates: 2019-09-06 - 2019-10-07

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!*

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!*

Recommended ages: 17+

Pottery with Shannon – Beginning Wheel Throwing *Two Sections!* Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray Dates: Mondays September 9th - October 7th (5 classes total) Last Date for Student to Join Class: September 1st Time: TWO SECTIONS (students sign up for their preferred section; class projects will vary so students will not be able to attend a different class section if they miss a class) Section 1 (morning): 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Section 2 (evening): 5:30 - 8:30 pm Age Requirements: 21 and over Min # of students: 5 Max # of Students: 7 Supplies: $30 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing Course cost: $75 for members/ $112.50 for nonmembers In this course we’ll jump on the wheel the very first day! You may get frustrated, it may at first seem impossible - but I assure you it’s not! In this short class series we’ll focus on making simple forms on the wheel; classes will include instruction on preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming pots, and glazing. Feel free to BYOB and/or snacks! Please note that instruction will begin right at the beginning of the class and it’ll be hard for me to catch up students who arrive late. Make-up classes/instruction will not be available unless a regularly-scheduled class needs to be canceled.

Tuition: Supplies: $30 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing Course cost: $75 for members/ $112.50 for nonmembers | Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Dates: 2019-09-09 - 2019-10-07

Pottery with Shannon – Hello, Autumn! - Seasonal Clay Workshop

Pottery with Shannon – Hello, Autumn! - Seasonal Clay Workshop

Recommended ages: 17+

Pottery with Shannon – Hello, Autumn! - Seasonal Clay Workshop Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray Dates: Two Saturdays - September 21st and September 28th Last Date for Student to Join Class: September 15th Time: 1-3pm Age Requirements: 21 and over Min #of students: 5 Max # of Students: 5 Supplies: $10 Course cost: $20 for members/$30 for non-members In this two-weekend workshop we’ll create beautiful, handbuilt, autumn-themed clay pieces to decorate your home and/or office. Feel free to BYOB and/or snacks! Please note that instruction will begin right at the beginning of the class and it’ll be hard for me to catch up students who arrive late. Make-up classes/instruction will not be available.

Tuition: Course cost: $20 for members/$30 for non-members Supplies: $10 fee paid to instructor | Instructor: Shannon Hunt Gray | Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2019-09-21 - 2019-09-28

Ladies & Gents, Start Your Ornaments

Ladies & Gents, Start Your Ornaments

Recommended ages: 17+

Ladies & Gents, Start Your Ornaments Instructor: Mo Quinn Dates: Mondays - October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 Time: Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm Last day to join class: October 11th Age Requirements: 15 – Adults (Some pottery experience helpful) Min #of students: 3 Max # of Students: 6 Supplies: $25 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing charges (this course will use about ½ bag of clay so the remainder of clay can be taken home) Course cost: $50 for members/$75 for non-members Make, personalize and glaze ornaments for yourself or for the Crossroads ornament sale. Kick off your fall creativity ya-ya’s with this easy come easy go project class. Create gift tags, ornaments or small Christmas trees to decorate your home. Start early, relax early!

Equipment needed: Supplies: $25 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing charges (this course will use about ½ bag of clay so the remainder of clay can be taken home)

Tuition: Course cost: $50 for members/$75 for non-members | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm | Dates: 2019-10-14 - 2019-11-04

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: 2019-11-02 - 2019-11-02

Holiday Cheese or Cookie Platter

Holiday Cheese or Cookie Platter

Recommended ages: 17+

Holiday Cheese or Cookie Platter Instructor: Mo Quinn Dates: Saturday – November 9th Time: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm (bring a sack lunch/snack or time will be available to grab something downtown) Last day to join class: November 8th Age Requirements: 15- Adults (some clay experience helpful) Min #of students: 3 Max # of Students: 5 Supplies: $25 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing charges (this course will use about ½ bag of clay so the remainder of clay can be taken home) Course cost: $40 for members/$60 for non-members Come make a cheese or cookie platter to personalize your holiday table or use as a gift for a friend or relative. Easy project day with time for a lunch break. Make the cheese or holiday cookie platter on the 19th and glaze at your leisure on Tuesday Pottery night 5:30-8:30 on November 19th or 26th.

Equipment needed: Supplies: $25 fee will cover a bag of clay and firing charges (this course will use about ½ bag of clay so the remainder of clay can be taken home)

Tuition: $40 members/ $60 non-members | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2019-11-09 - 2019-11-09