Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Teens Classes

Art Classes

Young Artists Studio

Young Artists Studio

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

Young people come to an open studio setting to learn and refine artistic skills with artists/instructor Paul Hoelscher. The idea behind this ongoing class is to help young people make art the way that most interests them, with an artist who believes that everyone is artistic and who has enough personal experience to be supportive of many media and techniques. Media include acrylic, oil, and watercolor paint, soft and oil pastels, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and clay sculpture. Come and create the sky is the limit!

Tuition: $15.00 a session or 4 sessions for $50 | Instructor: Paul Hoelscher | Time: 1:45 PM to 3;45 | Dates: 2012-09-07 - 2021-07-01

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min age 14

Beginning Acrylic Painting Class - Min age 14

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

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: Supplies: Acrylic paint (white, red, blue, yellow) brushes, pallets (paper plates are great)Bristol board or canvas

Tuition: $16/members $24/non members | Instructor: Megan McGuinness | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Dates: 2019-10-26 - 2019-10-26

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop (minimum age 14)

Exploring Soft Pastels Workshop (minimum age 14)

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

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

Kids Drawing and Painting with Megan (3rd - 6th grade)

Kids Drawing and Painting with Megan (3rd - 6th grade)

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

Kids Drawing and Painting with Megan Instructor: Megan McGuinness Dates: Thursday and Friday, November 7 & 8 Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Crossroads Downstairs Studio Supplies: Student needs to provide a Sketchbook, instructor will provide all other supplies for a $5.00 supply fee. Min: 3 students Max: 10 students Age Requirement: 3rd – 6th grade Cost: $32/member plus $5 supply fee $48/non member plus $5 supply fee "This two-session drawing and painting class will explore technical approaches to creating an acrylic painting from start to finish. The first day will explore drawing techniques and applying them to canvas, and day two will explore painting with acrylics. Bring a favorite picture to paint, or just your imagination. This class is open for 3rd-6th-grade students who want to enhance their painting and drawing skills."

Equipment needed: Student needs to provide a Sketchbook, instructor will provide all other supplies for a $5.00 supply fee.

Tuition: $32 members / $48 non-members | Instructor: Megan McGuinness | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Dates: 2019-11-07 - 2019-11-08

Dance Classes

Ballet Level  2 – Ages 8-12 years

Ballet Level 2 – Ages 8-12 years

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

This class will prepare dancers for more complex movements and some choreography but will still focus on correct placement and ballet technique. Strength, flexibility, fluidity and design/line components will all be included in this expression of the “inner ballerina”

Tuition: $96 for members/$144 for non-members (12 hours of instruction) | Instructor: Debbie Friedman | Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Dates: 2019-09-24 - 2019-10-31

Music & Theatre Classes

Private Vocal Lessons

Private Vocal Lessons

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

Crossroads welcomes Allison Swensen Mitchell to Baker City and to give vocal instruction lessons. While this instruction is not a Crossroads program, Crossroads will be extending our Hand to Heart Scholarship Fund for teens or adults who need financial assistance in taking private vocal instruction. We hope to continue to work with Mrs. Mitchell and expand offerings. Private Vocal Lesssons The only thing better than singing is more singing! said Ella Fitzgerald Over 30 years of teaching, 19 years director of voice and opera at Willamette University. I have taught both classical and musical theatre style voice for more than 30 years and can offer singers with any vocal preference, instruction to help improve their singing. I also have experience teaching the aging voice for older adults. One hour of instruction $45.00, half an hour $25.00. Contact information allisonnellswensen@gmail.com or call 503-393-8271

Tuition: 45.00 for an Hour 25.00 for half hour | Instructor: Allison Swensen Mitchell | Time: Arrange with Teacher | Dates: 2018-01-01 - 2020-01-01

Other Classes

Design Your Back to School Wardrobe

Design Your Back to School Wardrobe

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

Design Your Back to School Wardrobe Instructor: Judy Head Dates: Mondays and Thursdays - October 10, 14, 17, 21, (October 24th will be a make up day) Times: 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (bring a snack or simple dinner) Location: Downstairs Studio Supplies: Min: 5 students Max: 10 students Age Requirement: 7th – 12th grade Cost: $60/member $90/ non-member Design your own wardrobe! You design it, your make it, you love wearing it! This is a great opportunity to repurpose old clothes into new designs. The instructor will teach you basic needle and thread sewing techniques in addition to use of the sewing machine to repurpose clothes into fashions that fit your style. Bring your own clothes that you would like to update or choose from a selection the instructor will have available. Think jeans, t-shirts, skirt, sweaters and bring pictures of any ideas you may have. Great for back-to-school wardrobes!

Equipment needed: Supply Fee: TBA

Tuition: Cost: $60/member $90/ non-member | Instructor: Judy Head | Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Dates: 2019-10-10 - 2019-10-24

Pottery Classes

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

The Artisan Stone and Loaf (Minimum Age 14)

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

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 (minimum age 15)

Holiday Cheese or Cookie Platter (minimum age 15)

Recommended ages: 11 - 16

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