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Fall Art Classes

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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. This class is offered on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. 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 age 10 and older. This class takes place on Fridays from 7-8 p.m. October 18 to November 15. (Course #39259)

Knitting for Beginners

In this entry-level class, you will learn the basic skills necessary 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 age 16 and older. The class is on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 on knitting by learning about casting on, binding off and more. All supplies provided. Cost is $40 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 10-16. Class is on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. October 19-26. (Course #40345)

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. Class is on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 3-10. (Course #40349)    

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. Class is from 2-4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18. (Course #39266)

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. Join us from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. (Course #39263)

Intro to Mosaics

Have fun learning to make a mosaic pot or picture frame with artist Melanie Ellis. Shape ceramic tiles and glass with nippers; bond and grout to finish. Join us from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. (Course #39264)

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. Join us from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. (Course #40359)  

Pinch-Pot Pumpkins Workshop

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 and older. Class is from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 and 19. (Course #40422)

Advanced 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 are available for purchase. Cost is $15 per session for ages 15 and older.  Class takes place on Mondays from 2-6 p.m.  Call 949-470-8470 for information.

Advanced Portraiture

Draw and paint portraits from live model with charcoal, pencil or pastel. Students supply materials. Cost is $90 plus a model fee of up to $20 per session due to the instructor for age 14 and older. This class is from 5-7 p.m. on Mondays from October 7-21. (Course #40331)

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 4-6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, October 28-29. (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. Join us on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. September 25 to October 30. (Course #40433)

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. Class is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. (Course #40317)

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. Class is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12. (Course #40430)

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 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 25. (Course #39253)

Fairy Home Workshop

The magic of fall is in the air with this fairy home-building workshop. Bring magic into your world. All materials supplied, including pixie dust, just bring your imagination! Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 5 and older. Class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 26. (Course #44702)

Potocki Paint & Create! Drop in Art

Take some time to unwind while your child creates an artistic make-and-take seasonal craft. Kids will have access to paints, brushes, paper and enjoy a fun and artsy craft. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Cost is $10 for all ages. Class is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2. (Course #44154)

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