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

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

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min. Age 14

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min. Age 14

Recommended ages: 17+

Many asked Megan to offer this class again as they missed the January Class! Welcome to those continuing students! This class will be for complete beginners though some experience is welcome! 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 and learn to love this medium. Note: This class could become a weekly class if attendees wish it to be. Min: 3 Students Max: 10 Students

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: 2019-04-13 - 2019-04-13

INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC KNOTWORK

INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC KNOTWORK

Recommended ages: 17+

Discover the fun of creating Celtic Knotwork designs on your own using grids and dots as your guide. The process taught in this class is fairly simple with great results. Use it to make personalize cards, posters, etc. OR as a new meditative practice!

Tuition: $10 Members and $15 for Non-Members. Children 8-12, with a paid adult, $5 each. | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: Thursday 6:00 PM -8:00 PM | Dates: 2019-08-08 - 2019-08-08

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: February 20th, Mondays and Wednesday Last Date for Student to Join Class: registration can be ongoing Time: 5:15-6:45 Mondays and Wednesdays Thru March 27th! Costs: $7.50 a class member rate/$11.25 a class non-member Location: Ballet Studio Supplies: Ballet attire and ballet shoes (flat) Age Requirements: Adults, teens 14 and above welcome 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 t echnical 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.

Tuition: $7.50 a class member rate/$11.25 a class non-member | Instructor: Heather Solisz | Time: 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM | Dates: 2019-02-20 - 2019-03-27

Other Classes

Tai Chi for Health * Short Set Learning & Practice

Tai Chi for Health * Short Set Learning & Practice

Recommended ages: 17+

Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 12 Learn and/or review short sets in the Yang and Sun (pronounced “soon”) Tai Chi styles. We will focus on continuing to improve balance, coordination and range of motion as we work on the details of each movement included in the sets. We will also examine what should be happening as we transition from one movement to another and work on improving our flow as we perform the sets. Movements are adaptable for anyone who needs to be in a seated position. Age: Adults. Some experience recommended, but may be taken concurrently with Tai Chi for Health Fundamentals (see class above). 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: bakercitytcc@gmail.com

Equipment needed: Comfortable footwear and clothing

Tuition: $40 members/$60 nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am - Wednesday and Friday | Dates: 2019-04-03 - 2019-04-26

Tai Chi for Health * Fundamentals

Tai Chi for Health * Fundamentals

Recommended ages: 17+

Wednesday and Friday, April 3 through April 26 (8 classes) Minimum number of students: 3 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 class. We will explore how we can improve balance, coordination and range of motion while releasing stress and tension, as we sample basic routines that are fun, easy to learn and will provide a foundation for moving into the more complex forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 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: bakercitytcc@gmail.com

Equipment needed: Comfortable footwear and clothing

Tuition: $40 members/$60 nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Dates: 2019-04-03 - 2019-04-26

Tai Chi for Health * Principles in Practice

Tai Chi for Health * Principles in Practice

Recommended ages: 17+

Wednesday and Friday, April 3 through April 26 (8 classes) Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum: 12 We will explore ways to gain greater benefit and enjoyment from your practice of Tai Chi and Qi Gong by focusing on the internal principles that underlie successful performance. Age: Adults. Students should be familiar with the Yang 24 or Sun style short form. 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: bakercitytcc@gmail.com

Equipment needed: Comfortable footwear and clothing

Tuition: $40 members/$60 nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 11:00 am - noon | Dates: 2019-04-03 - 2019-04-26

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 – EXPLORING HANDBUILDING

Not Your College Pottery Class – EXPLORING HANDBUILDING

Recommended ages: 17+

Dates: Fridays March 1-29th, and Fridays April 12th and 19th (we are skipping first Friday in April) - 7 classes total Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Complete course description: Adulting is hard! Take a break from your un-ending to-do list and join us for an easy, fun, and relaxed pottery class. *The perfect class for those who took this winter’s “Not Your College Pottery Class - Beginning Level!”* In this class we’ll explore the versatility of handbuilding in ceramics! From pinch pots, to coil building, to working with slabs, to combining various handbuilding techniques, we’ll dive right in and start playing with clay on the first day! We’ll create functional, unique pieces that we’ll then bisque fire, glaze, and final fire in the Crossroads kilns. We’ll also explore decorative techniques such as texturing and applying underglazes for added pzazz! No experience needed. Come join us for this fun hands-on course and feel free to BYOB!

Tuition: $70 for members/$105 nonmembers Supply Fee; $25 for 25 lbs of Clay and all firing charges and free use of the Crossroads Studio during your scheduled class. | Instructor: Shannon Gray | Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2019-03-01 - 2019-04-19

 Not Your College Pottery Class – Wheel Throwing II

Not Your College Pottery Class – Wheel Throwing II

Recommended ages: 17+

Dates: Wednesdays, March 6th - April 10th (6 classes total) Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Course Description: Have you always wanted to try making pottery on a wheel but haven’t had the time, or were too scared to try? Or has it been 20 years since you’ve sat behind a wheel? It’s never too late to start learning or to re-introduce yourself to the wheel after a hiatus! 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! Plus, you get to drink beer or wine. Feel free to BYOB! Shannon has over 10 years of experience working with clay and would love to help you begin or continue your journey in ceramics. Minimum number of students: 6 Max # of Students: 6

Tuition: $60 members/$95 nonmembers Supply Fee; $25 for 25 lbs of Clay and all firing charges and free use of the Crossroads Studio during your scheduled class. | Instructor: Shannon Gray | Time: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm | Dates: 2019-03-06 - 2019-04-10

Not Your College Pottery Class – BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING

Not Your College Pottery Class – BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING

Recommended ages: 17+

Dates: Thursdays March 7, 14, 28; and April 4, 11, 25 - 6 classes total (no class on Third Thusdays) Age Requirements if any: 21 and over Course Description: Have you always wanted to try making pottery on a wheel but haven’t had the time, or were too scared to try? Or has it been 20 years since you’ve sat behind a wheel? It’s never too late to start learning or to re-introduce yourself to the wheel after a hiatus! 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! Plus, you get to drink beer or wine. Feel free to BYOB! Shannon has over 10 years of experience working with clay and would love to help you begin or continue your journey in ceramics.

Tuition: $60 members/$95 nonmembers $25 0for 25 lbs of Clay and all firing charges and free use of the Crossroads Studio during your scheduled class. | Instructor: Shannon Gray | Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM | Dates: 2019-03-07 - 2019-04-25

 Pinch Plop and Roll (Pottery)

Pinch Plop and Roll (Pottery)

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Pottery Studio Skill Level: Some pottery skills are helpful but not required Min: 3 students Max: 6-8 students Course description: This is a class that is focused on coiled pots and basic technique of hand building larger vessels. In this class we will cover the fundamentals of pinching, plopping and rolling! A Great introductory class to key basics of being a quality potter!

Tuition: $40 members/$60 nonmembers plus $12.50 for 1/2 bag clay and firing charges | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 5:30pm - 9:00 pm | Dates: 2019-05-01 - 2019-05-15

Cheese Platter and Wine Stopper (Pottery)

Cheese Platter and Wine Stopper (Pottery)

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Pottery Studio Cost: $30.00 members /$45.00 non-members includes supplies! Supplies: Bring Cheesy and Wine Stories to Share! Bring your own lunch! Skill Level: Some pottery skills are helpful but not required Min: 3 students Max: 6-8 students Course description: Crash Course in platter making it maybe a little “cheesy!” So don’t “wine” about it! Come and make a simple but beautiful cheese platter and wine stopper but from clay. NOTE: The wine stopper top is made of clay

Equipment needed: Bring Cheesy and Wine Stories to Share! Bring your own lunch!

Tuition: $30 members/$45 nonmembers | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Dates: 2019-05-11 - 2019-05-11

Garden Sculpture Workshop Smoke Fired Pottery

Garden Sculpture Workshop Smoke Fired Pottery

Recommended ages: 17+

In this two weekend workshop you will make a series of simple pots that can be stacked on a metal pole which is stuck in the ground to become a garden sculpture. Whether a beginning potter or advanced you will be able to make a variety of shapes, either hand built or thrown, learn to burnish them to a high sheen and try a variety of surface treatments and firing methods. We will fire some in saggars with organic materials in my gas kiln, do a sawdust and cow pie fire, smoke pots in newspaper after applying tape and resist slip designs, and also build and fire a small tepee kiln. These various techniques can be used later to make many different kinds of pots. Age 16 and above Maximum # Students 10 Minimum # Students 6

Tuition: : $95 members / $130 non-members Plus $25 clay and firing fee (25 # of clay ) | Instructor: Mary Sue Rightmire | Time: : June 8 & 9 and 15 & 16. (A two weekend workshop totaling 24 hrs of class time) Time 9-4pm ea day | Dates: 2019-06-08 - 2019-06-16