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Arts & Culture Newsletter

Make Plans for the Artisan Faire Nov. 3

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Mark your calendar for our second annual Holiday Artisan Faire and Instructor Showcase from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 3 at the Potocki Center for the Arts.  Local artisans will showcase their unique handcrafted items that are perfect for holiday gifts.  Instructors will display their artwork that will be available for purchase and give demonstrations of their fun-filled classes and workshops. Folks who register for a class that day (only) will receive 30 percent off the cost.


Guests to the Artisan Faire will also savor food for purchase, entertainment and the return of the Caring Fairies to the Fairy Village and lower Oso Creek Trail.


The Potocki Center for the Arts is located at 27301 La Paz Road. Free shuttles will be available from Newhart Middle School.
For more information, call 949-470-8470.

 

The Caring Fairies Return to the Potocki Center for the Arts and Oso Creek Trail for the Holidays

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Have you heard the exciting news?  Queen Lily and her family of Caring Fairies are returning to Mission Viejo on November 3 for the holiday season!  With Queen Lily leading the pack, the fairies return on November 3 and will stay through the Christmas holiday season.   

In celebration of their return, the Caring Fairies have been building new homes for the Thanksgiving harvest festivities and a magical Christmas holiday season. Fairy homes can be seen along the lower Oso Creek Trail, as well as at the Fairy Village located at the Potocki Center for the Arts.


Mark your calendars and head to the Potocki Center for the Arts on November 3 to welcome back the fairies and pick up your own fairy map.  Be sure to also join the fairies for their 2nd Annual Magical Christmas Fairy Home Illumination Event on Friday, December 6 from 4-7:30 pm at the center.


If you’re interest in making your own fairy home or garden, check out our fall and winter classes at the Potocki Center for the Arts. Call 949-470-8470 for details. 


For more information, visit http://www.thecaringfairies.com; www.cityofmissionviejo.org or https://www.mvfota.org/.

 

Learn about Temples, Tombs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt on Nov. 9

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Head to the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center on November at 4 pm on November 9 for a special free Lecture and Artist Reception featuring photographer and world traveler Cynthia Bell Niermann.


Cynthia has exhibited paintings and photography around California.  A longtime meditation practitioner and teacher of the healing arts, she documents her incredible travels through photographs.


Cynthia’s love of photography began at 7 with the purchase of her first Pentax SLR camera. In the 1980s, this mingled with video resulting in a 1994 documentary with the La Jolla Historical Society sponsored by the California Commission for the Humanities. In 1995, another window opened as she started painting with pastels and acrylics after studying with wonderful teachers for many years.  


During the lecture, Cynthia will discuss how she was able to capture images of ancient Egyptian artwork in modern ways while traveling paths taken by Howard Carter, Barzoni, Herodotus and archeologists. She will also discuss how the history of Egypt revolves around the afterlife. 


For more information, call 949-470-8440.

 

Let’s Play Music – Red Balloons

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Classes are full of joy, song, storytelling and laughter.  First semester Red Balloons students (ages 4-6) learn to sing the major scale on solfege syllables, keep a steady beat, and match pitch as well as play on tone bells, learn chords on the autoharp, and much more. 


The new semester of classes at the Potocki Center for the Arts begins after Labor Day, so register below:


Tuesdays / Sept 10 – Dec 17 / 5 – 5:45 pm / Course #39261
Wednesdays / Sept 11 – Dec 18 / 10 – 10:45 am / Course #39260


Cost is $340 for the full semester or four payments of $85 with a $88 materials fee.


For information about attending a sample class, call 949-470-8470.
Learn more at letsplaymusicsite.com.

 

Potocki Center for the Arts Classes on Tap for Fall

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Beginning Ukulele  Just one strum of the ukulele brings on a smile. Bring your ukulele and enjoy learning to play the world’s easiest string instrument in a supportive small-group setting. Cost is $99 for age 10 and older. The class is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 13 to October 11. (Course #39255) This class is also offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18 to November 15. (Course #39256)

Beginning Guitar Enjoy learning to play easy cords, fun melodies, strum styles and many popular tunes in a small supportive group environment. Bring your own guitar and have fun! Cost is $99 for ages 10 and older. The class is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 13 to October 11. (Course #39257) This class is also offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 18 to November 15. (Course #39259)

Let’s Play Music  Fun piano-prep music theory course focusing on experiencing music through solfege hand signs, folk songs, games, imagination and creativity! Cost is $340 plus a $88 material fee due to the instructor for ages 4-6. This class is from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 to December 17. (Course #39261) This class is also offered from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11 to December 18. (Course #39260)

Knitting for Beginners  In this entry-level class you will learn the basic skills you need to begin enjoying the time-honored craft of knitting. Skills you will learn include casting-on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off. All supplies provided. Cost is $70 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 16 and older. The class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 1-22. (Course #40334) This class is also offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, October 3-24. (Course #40336)                                                    

Knitting for Kids  This entry level class will get kids started knitting. This class covers casting on, knitting and binding off. All supplies provided. Cost is $40 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 10 to 16. The class is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 21-28. (Course #40343) This class is also offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19-26. (Course #40345)

Knitting Project Class: Knitted Cactus  Knit your own adorable cactus! Students should be comfortable with the knit stitch. Class covers knitting in the round, combining stitches and finishing skills using double-pointed needles. Cost is $40 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 19-26. (Course #40346)

Knitting Project Class: Knitted Pumpkins  Learn to knit your own pumpkin! Students should be comfortable with the knit stitch. Class covers knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing and finishing skills using double-pointed needles. Cost is $45 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday September 19-26. (Course #40348) This class is also offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday October 3-10. (Course #40349)

Knitting Beyond Beginner  Students should be comfortable with the knit and purl stitch. Class covers knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing and picking up stitches. Cost is $60 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday November 5-19. (Course #40351) This class is also offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday November 5-19. (Course #40352)  

Beginning Jewelry Making  This introduction to jewelry making covers basic beading techniques, working with tools and beading materials. Participants will enjoy creating “do-it-yourself” bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces for holiday gifts. Cost is $10 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18. (Course #39266) This class is also offered from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday November 22. (Course #39265)

Groutless Mosaics Workshop  Create mosaics using stained dichroic-used glass, mirrors, tiles, jewelry, ceramics, glass nuggets, etc. Choices include frames, vases, candle holders, dishes, pots, wood and more. Cost is $50 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 14 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. (Course #39263

Intro to Mosaics  Have fun learning a mosaic pot or picture frame with artist Melanie Ellis. Shape Ceramic tiles and glass with nippers; bond and grout to finish. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. (Course #39264)

Geode & Gem “Pulp-Stone” Pendant Workshop  Create stunning, one-of-a-kind wearable works of art using recycled paper “Pulp Stones” and colorful glass crystals. These realistic yet fantastical geode or gem-style pendants are lightweight, beautiful and sure to impress. All supplies provided, just bring your imagination. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 8 and older. The class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 16. (Course #39268) This class is also offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday November 25. (Course #39269)

Intro to Lapidary: Stone Pendants  Learn to use a professional flat lapidary equipment to shape, sand and polish a rough semi-precious stone (lapis azuli, agate, jasper, etc.) into a beautiful gem pendant. Cost is $40 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 16 and older. This class is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. (Course #39270) This class is also offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. (Course #39271)

Digital Photography 101 with George Katzenburger  Learn digital photography-menus, resolution, ISO, shutter and more. Includes how to shoot portraits, sports and night scenes. Bring camera and its manual. Cost is $70 for age 16 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 3 to October 8. (Course #40353)

iPhone Photography with George Katzenburger  Learn everything you need to know to maximize your iPhone photos and videos. Focus, exposure, flash, HDR, panoramas, accessories and apps are discussed. (iPhone required) Cost is $35 for age 16 and older. This class is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. (Course #40354) This class is also offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. (Course #40355)  

Landscape and Travel Photography with George Katzenburger  This class focuses on storytelling and creating moods using your camera with composition, perspective, color and light. Friendly critiques included. Cost is $55 for age 16 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 15 to October 29. (Course #40356)    

Shoot Better Digital Photos with George Katzenburger  This hands-on workshop ends the confusion about your camera’s menus, focusing, flash, ISO and more. Learn to shoot photographs not snapshots! Bring charged camera and manual. Cost is $45 for age 16 and older. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. (Course #40357) This class is also offered from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. (Course #40359)  

Seasonal Ornaments Workshop  Create three beautiful and unique ornaments using repurposed and vintage materials. Display in your home as seasonal décor, adorn your tree, or give them as a gift. Cost is $30 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 8 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. (Course #40301)  

Ceramic Ornament Workshop  Create 12 artistic, fun holiday ornaments out of ceramic clay, then come back and glaze them bright, shiny colors, just in time for the holidays. Cost is $25 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 5 and older, age 9 and under must be accompanied by an enrolled adult. This class is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday November 9 and 16. (Course #40423)  

Pinch-Pot Pumpkins Workshop for Kids  Kids learn how to create pumpkins using pinch-pot techniques and experience throwing clay pots on the potter’s wheel, then glaze their beautiful handmade art pieces. Cost is $40 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 10-17. This class is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday October 12 and 19. (Course #40422)  

Pottery Mug Workshop for Adults  Adults learn to build mugs using clay slab techniques and experience throwing clay pots on the potter’s wheel. They glaze and take their beautiful handmade pieces home. Cost is $60 plus a $10 material fee due to instructor for age 18 and older.  This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, September 14-28. (Course #40421)  

Pottery Studio Time  Open Studio time is now available for people with pottery experience. Work alongside fellow hobbyists and explore your creativity. Specific clay and glazes for purchase.  This class is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, September 2 to November 25.  Call 949-470-8470 for information.

Intermediate Pottery Studio Time   Open Studio time is now available for people who have taken at least one pottery workshop with us. Includes six weekly lessons followed by open studio time to work independently on your ongoing clay projects. 25# of clay provided. This class is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, September 20 to October 25. No class on 11/29. Cost is $150 plus a $25 material fee due to the instructor for ages 16 and older. (Course #45094)          

Beginning Portraiture  Learn the basics of portrait drawing using charcoal and pencil. All supplies provided. Cost is $80 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 14 and older. This class is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, September 9 to September 30. (Course #40332)

Advanced Portraiture  Draw and paint portraits from live model with charcoal, pencil or pastel. Students supply materials. Cost is $90 plus a model fee not to exceed $20 per session due to the instructor for age 14 and older. This class is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays from October 7 to October 21. (Course #40331)

Art for Kids  Kids will experience the joy of creativity while learning the basics of painting. They will explore different mediums such as colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and charcoals. Cost is $150 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for age 5-12. This class is from 10 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday’s from September 3 to October 22. (Course #40425) This class is also held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 4 to October 23. (Course #40426)

Basic Elements & Principles of Design  Learn the elements of design and color and how to use them effectively. Cost is $90 plus a $35 textbook and material fee due to the instructor for age 13 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, September 5 to October 10. (Course #40302)

Basic Perspective  Learn what perspective is and how to create drawings to show distance, using pencil, colored pencil and markers. All supplies provided. Cost is $40 plus a $12 material fee due to the instructor for age 13 and older. This class is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29. (Course #40304)

Still-Life and Landscape Oil Painting  Learn how to translate a photograph – into a compelling painting and set-up and compose subjects for a still-life painting. Artist Ebrahim Amin will demonstrate his style and process of painting. Cost is $160 for age 14 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays from September 25 to October 30. (Course #40433) This class is also offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays from November 13 to December 18. (Course #40434)

Sumi –Painting and Japanese Calligraphy  Learn traditional Sumi ink and brush techniques to create Japanese characters and Sumi painting. Beginner and advanced students welcome. Cost is $65 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, November 6-27. (Course #40437)

The Influence of Color  Learn how colors evoke reactions using lighting, clothing, art and photography, room and other surrounding colors. Experience your own emotional reaction to light color changes. Cost is $35 plus a $5 material fee due to the instructor. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. (Course #40316) This class is also offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. (Course #40317) and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. (Course #40318)   

Mandala Art with Acrylic Paint  Paint your own mandala with acrylic paint on a 12-inch canvas panel. Learn easy techniques to paint a background, shade for dimension and add some bling. No art experience required. Cost is $40 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 24. (Course #40429) This class is also offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12. (Course #40430)

Mandala Art with Colored Pencils  Learn simple design, layout and shading techniques to create a vibrant 8-inch square mandala with colored pencils on black paper. No art experience required. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 20. (Course #40431) This class is also offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 5. (Course #40432

Fairy House Votive Workshop  Create a fairy house votive using recycled and natural materials. Sculpt your own whimsical or spooky fairytale home that sparkles on the outside and glows from within. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for age 8 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday October 25. (Course #39253)

Magic Mushroom Pen Set  Create a whimsical magic mushroom pen set using recycled and natural materials. Sculpt your own fantastical “fairyscape” stand using paper pulp, quartz, crystals and more. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, September 30.  (Course #40300)  

 

In The Studio - Potocki Art Gallery

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Art educators are artists and designers, too.  Certified by the state, a visual art 
teacher has a degree in art.  This show represents the creativity, vision and talent displayed by members of the California Art Education—Southern Area.
 
CAEA, an affiliate of the National Art Education Association, is the organization dedicated to the advancement of art education at all levels in the state of California. CAEA’s goal is to increase public awareness regarding art education; develop and implement strategies for statewide arts advocacy; inform the membership about current issues in art education; recognize the achievements of art educators and students; and to assist the California State Department of Education with the development and implementation of curriculum mater.

This exhibit will be featured in the Potocki Art Gallery through September.
 

 


 

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