Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Adults Classes

Art Classes

Exploring Oil Painting

Exploring Oil Painting

Recommended ages: 17+

This is an ONGOING CLASS - JOIN ANYTIME It meets every Tuesday - 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 his 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! For ages 15 to adult

Equipment needed: Equipment is at Crossroads

Tuition: $16 session (members), $24 session (nonmenbers) Buy 4 sessions get 5th for free | Instructor: Amy VanGaasbeck | Time: 5:30 pm through 7:30 pm every Tuesday | Dates: 0217-12-05 - 2019-12-31

Adult Open Studio

Adult Open Studio

Recommended ages: 17+

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: $15.00 per class or 4 classes for $50.00 | Instructor: Paul Hoelscher | Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Dates: 2012-09-08 - 2019-12-31

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

From Photo to Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with March Featured Artist Deborah Ann In conjunction with her opening Life at a Glance

From Photo to Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with March Featured Artist Deborah Ann In conjunction with her opening Life at a Glance

Recommended ages: 17+

March 3rd (One Day only!) Time: 9:00 AM to 3 pm (One hour lunch provided) Location: Downstairs Studio Lab Fee: $25.00 includes all fabrics, pattern, transfer materials and detailed printed directions project: I provide a photograph that has been "Photo Shopped" for added interest along with hand dyed and additional fabrics and show how to turn the picture into a realistic piece of fabric art. Students will need to bring scissors. This class does not include sewing machines. Crossroads will provide irons, ironing surfaces and lunch. Min. # of students: 3 Class Limited to 10 Students Course Description: It covers the technique I've developed to create with a photograph and convert it into a fabric art piece using freezer paper and fabrics fused to Wonder Under. I supply each student with a kit that contains all the materials needed to do this. I use an image of an old paint brush that is about 12" long. Many of the included fabrics are my hand dyed fabrics. says Deborah Ann, Yakima Washington Deborah Ann of Yakima is a weaver, mixed media fiber artist and an award winning fabric artists who is expanding into 3-d work. She has been published in National Quilter Magazine and included in the “%0 Years of Fabric Art book published by the Studio Art Quilters Association. This Class is brought to you with a grant from the Baker County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Please check out Deborahs website for more details at www.deborahann.net

Equipment needed: Students will need to bring scissors.

Tuition: $80.00 members, $120.00 non-members includes lunch | Instructor: Deborah Ann | Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Dates: 2018-03-03 - 2018-03-03

Bringing the Light

Bringing the Light

Recommended ages: 17+

March 6th thru April 3rd (Tuesdays for 5 Weeks) Minimum: 2 Maximum: 5 Sill: Some knowledge of clay helpful but not required. Age: 15+ Course Description: Come play and hand build a luminary lamp. Bring ideas and designs for cut outs. Go online and see ideas and bring them to light. Bring a meaningful bright spot to your home and garden. Great for ambience and bug control. Burn your favorite candle scent or citronella for mosquito time.

Equipment needed: . Bring ideas and designs for cut outs.

Tuition: Cost: $75.00 members/$112.50 for Non-Members Lab Fee: $25.00 for clay and firing charges | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Dates: 2018-03-06 - 2018-04-03

Keeper of your Heartsong (A paperclay figure for any skill level)

Keeper of your Heartsong (A paperclay figure for any skill level)

Recommended ages: 17+

Start date: March 10th thru March 31st (Saturday mornings for 4 Weeks) Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM Location: Upstairs Studio Minimum: 3 Maximum: 9 Age: 16+ Skill Level: Beginner Course Description: Who knows your heart of hearts? Do you have a guardian angel? An animal totem? An elemental being? Create a box-bodied figure that holds your chosen symbols of gratitude or intention, and incorporates your favorite spiritual mentor, using easy to lean sculpting techniques and air dry clay. Create an art doll with a box body, similar to my nicho piece in the February Theme Show at Crossroads, but smaller. Students will enjoy a little guided meditation to clarify imagery and the learn how to the plan structure/armature/hanging: sculpting stryofoam as a base for heads; wired hands (everyone learns them, even though some will likely not need them their character in the class); modeling, molding, and stamping paperclay; coloring/tinting/painting with alcohol inks or acrylic paints. As these are tiny nichos or altars, there will be some discussion about using them to hold symbols of intentions or gratitude. Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara, New instructor to Crossroads.

Tuition: Cost: $60.00 members/$90.00 for Non-Members Lab Fee: $10.00 per person includes all supplies | Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara | Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Dates: 2018-03-10 - 2018-03-31

Polymer Clay Fae 3/15 Adults

Polymer Clay Fae 3/15 Adults

Recommended ages: 17+

Start date: Same Class but two days to choose from Thursday March 15th Thursday April 19th Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Downstairs Studio Minimum: 4 Maximum: 14 Age: 12-102 (Kids 8 and up welcome with adult) Skill Level: Beginner Course Description: The faerie folk are not all so humanlike as Tinkerbell! In this beginning polymer clay class pixies, trolls, imps, gremlins and other “odd fae” wipe perfection right off the table—you can’t get it wrong! Learn the basics of polymer clay (Fimo, etc) sculpting and take home a 3-4“character. Students will learn the basics toothpick spines to create a small figure. We’ll cover how to prep clay, prebaked eyes and even how to make your own sculpting tools from polymer clay and household objects. Take home one freaky little fairy creature! Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara, New instructor to Crossroads.

Tuition: $10.00 members/$15.00 for Non-Members Lab Fee: $5.00 per person includes all supplies | Instructor: Dawn-Marie deLara | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-03-15 - 2018-03-15

Old Rustic Barns and Buildings

Old Rustic Barns and Buildings

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Downstairs Studio Min. # of students: 3 Class Limited to 5 Students Age: Beginner to Advanced Students Welcome Course Description: Students will learn how to portray the old worn paint on Barns, how to use the Ink Pen with watercolor. Beginner to Advanced students

Equipment needed: : Watercolor Paint, paper towels, blue painters tape( to tape paper to board). 1/2 sheet of foam board, watercolor brushes.

Tuition: Cost: $40.00 members, $60.00 non-members (this includes paper and ink pens for the class. Reference materials will be provided.) | Instructor: Becky Litke | Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with a break for lunch | Dates: 2018-03-24 - 2018-03-24

Glass Etching Class—Back by Popular Demand!

Glass Etching Class—Back by Popular Demand!

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Downstairs Studio Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10 Supplies: Participants should bring 1-4 glass items to etch (Dollar Tree is a great source!) Plus simple pattern ideas. Bring an exacto knife if possible! Instructor will provide: stencil materials and etching cream. All classes are offered for age 12 through 100, 8 and up with a parent. Course Description: Back by popular demand! This is a simple chemical technique to lightly etch glass. This is a simple chemical technique to lightly etch glass. Students will cut their own stencil, apply the etching cream, and in 10 minutes see their results! GINGER REMBOLD, instructor—Ginger is the retired Baker Middle School Art Instructor!

Equipment needed: Participants should bring 1-4 glass items to etch (Dollar Tree is a great source!) Plus simple pattern ideas. Bring an exacto knife if possible!

Tuition: Costs are $10 per class for members, $15 for non-members. | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-04-16 - 2018-04-16

Polymer Clay Fae 4/19 Adults

Polymer Clay Fae 4/19 Adults

Recommended ages: 17+

Start date: Same Class but two days to choose from Thursday March 15th Thursday April 19th Location: Downstairs Studio Minimum: 4 Maximum: 14 Age: 12-102 (Kids 8 and up welcome with adult) Skill Level: Beginner Course Description: The faerie folk are not all so humanlike as Tinkerbell! In this beginning polymer clay class pixies, trolls, imps, gremlins and other “odd fae” wipe perfection right off the table—you can’t get it wrong! Learn the basics of polymer clay (Fimo, etc) sculpting and take home a 3-4“character. Students will learn the basics toothpick spines to create a small figure. We’ll cover how to prep clay, prebaked eyes and even how to make your own sculpting tools from polymer clay and household objects. Take home one freaky little fairy creature! Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara, New instructor to Crossroads.

Tuition: $10.00 members/$15.00 for Non-Members Lab Fee: $5.00 per person includes all supplies | Instructor: Dawn Marie deLara | Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-04-19 - 2018-04-19

OJOS DE DIOS – “GOD’S EYES” - One Night Only

OJOS DE DIOS – “GOD’S EYES” - One Night Only

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Downstairs Studio Min. # of students: 4 Maximum: 10 Supplies: Participants should bring a variety of yarn scraps and a 36” dowel rod ¼” in diameter (or two natural straight branches about the same size). . Instructor will have additional yarn, sticks, and complete instructions. All classes are offered for age 12 through 100, 8 and up with a parent. Course Description: Ojos de Dios are an ancient craft of the Native Americans of the Southwest and Mexico, crafted by weaving various colored yarns onto sticks. The project is easily mastered by young and old and provides opportunity for a great deal of creativity and choice

Tuition: Costs are $10 per class for members, $15 for non-members. | Instructor: Ginger Rembold | Time: 6;00 PM until 8:00 PM | Dates: 2018-05-03 - 2018-05-03

Dance Classes

Hula Dancing for the Very Beginner

Hula Dancing for the Very Beginner

Recommended ages: 17+

Time Check in 9:30 AM. Dance 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Location Dance Studio Minimum: 3 Learn a short, but sweet hula called Soft Green Seas. Wear a full skirt that comes to the knees and tee shirt. If comfortable, dance barefoot. A grass skirt and flowers in your hair is optional. No expectation to be perfect. This is just a chance to feel the Aloha spirit for a happy moment. There will be a drawing for Door Prizes at the end of the class. Instructor Sherri Linnemeyer has a background in Dance Aerobics, Modern Dance, Dance Improvisation, Belly Dance, Hula, and Bollywood.

Tuition: Cost: $25.00 members, $37.50 for non-members-- All proceeds goes to Crossroads electric bill, because they light up our lives! | Instructor: Sherri Linnemeyer | Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Dates: 2018-04-28 - 2018-04-28

Other Classes

Tai Chi for Health Part 1

Tai Chi for Health Part 1

Recommended ages: 17+

Monday and Wednesday for 4 weeks from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Min. number of students 3 Maximum 10 to 12 Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and well fitting footwear that will allow safe movement. Age: Adults. Note Participants will need to sign a release confirming their readiness to participate in the physical activities of this class, if necessary, obtain clearance from health care professional before commencing. An excellent introduction to Sun style Tai Chi. This condensed Tai Chi set is easy to learn and fun to do. The slow and gentle movements place emphasis on improving balance, range of motion and overall fitness and flexibility. The class will include warm up and cool down routines, and a brief introduction to the history and principles of Tai Chi, in addition to instruction on the forms which make up the set. Level of exertion is similar to walking. Dianne Erickson, is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. 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 personal care and health routines.

Equipment needed: Wear loose clothes and well fitting footware

Tuition: $40 for members or $60 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Dates: 2018-02-12 - 2018-03-07

Tai Chi for Health Part 1 - 4 weeks

Tai Chi for Health Part 1 - 4 weeks

Recommended ages: 17+

Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays Recommended ages: 17+ Min. number of students 3 Maximum 10 to 12 Students should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. 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. An excellent introduction to Sun (pronounced “soon”) style Tai Chi. This condensed Tai Chi set is easy to learn and fun to do. The slow and gentle movements place emphasis on improving balance, range of motion and overall fitness and flexibility. The class will include warm-up/cool-down routines, and a brief introduction to the history and principles of Tai Chi, in addition to instruction on the forms which make up the set. Level of exertion is similar to walking. Dianne Erickson, is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. [Insert jpg. Photo] “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 personal care and health routines.”

Tuition: : $40 for members or $60 for nonmembers | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 1145 am - 12:45 pm | Dates: 2018-03-12 - 2018-04-04

Tai Chi for Health Part 2 - 4 Weeks

Tai Chi for Health Part 2 - 4 Weeks

Recommended ages: 17+

Min. number of students: 3 Maximum: 10-12 Students should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Health Part 1, or instructor permission. 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 health care professional before commencing. Course Description: A continuation of the short set of Sun (pronounced “soon”) style Tai Chi. We will learn new movement forms and continue to practice and refine the forms learned in Part 1, further exploring the Tai Chi principles which underlie the multiple health benefits to be derived from ongoing practice.

Equipment needed: Students should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise.

Tuition: $40.00 members, $60.00 non-members | Instructor: Dianne Erickson | Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Dates: 2018-03-12 - 2018-04-04

Pottery Classes

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Recommended ages: 17+

Location: Pottery Studio Min. # of students: 3 Class Limited to 5 Students Age: 12 years -80 years Course Description: Come have a wheely good time! Learning Pottery Wheel Throwing Skills! This the introductory course to wheel throwing you have been asking for! Learn to become independent at wheel throwing. Basic centering skills and hands on assistance. Come join Mo and learn basic wheel throwing. Welcome to Jr. High and High School Students. Scholarships are available.

Tuition: Cost: $75.00 members, $112.50 non-members Lab Fee: $25.00 clay and firing fee | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Dates: 2018-03-07 - 2018-04-04

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Recommended ages: 17+

Evening Tues. Session—April 17th-May 15th Location: Pottery Studio Min. # of students: 3 Class Limited to 5 Students Age: 12 years -80 years Course Description: Come have a wheely good time! Learning Pottery Wheel Throwing Skills! This the introductory course to wheel throwing you have been asking for! Learn to become independent at wheel throwing. Basic centering skills and hands on assistance. Come join Mo and learn basic wheel throwing. Welcome to Jr. High and High School Students. Scholarships are available.

Tuition: Cost: $75.00 members, $112.50 non-members Lab Fee: $25.00 clay and firing fee | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Dates: 2018-04-17 - 2018-05-15

Back Yard Bird Bath & Feeders

Back Yard Bird Bath & Feeders

Recommended ages: 17+

April 18th - May 16th (Wednesdays- 5 Sessions) Location: Pottery Studio Minimum: 2 Maximum: 5-6 Age: 15+ No prior experience with clay needed! Course Description: You will learn to build a small personalized bird feeder, along with a bath for birds. Hand building skills, easy but fun projects! Beautify your yard for feathered visitors. Create a splash and feeder that will make you neighbors birds jealous!!

Tuition: Cost: $75.00 members/$112.50 for Non-Members Lab Fee: $25.00 for clay and firing charges | Instructor: Mo Quinn | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Dates: 2018-04-18 - 2018-05-16