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Don’t miss these amazing classes on tap in May at Potocki Center for the Arts

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Mother’s Day Fairy Day Spa & Garden Workshop

The perfect Mother’s Day treat! Build your own fairy day spa and garden retreat. Planter soil, planting materials and your own personalized fairy home are supplied, just bring your imagination! Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 5 and older. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11. (Course #29708)

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 and bond and grout finish. Cost is $55 for ages 14 and older. This class is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. (Course #29637)

Eco-Chic Jewelry Workshop

Create one-of-a-kind jewelry using recycled materials. Make a beautiful “pulp stone” geode or gem pendant. Fashion your own wearable art. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 10 and older. The class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. (Course #29630)

Fairy House Votive Workshop

Create a beautiful fairy house votive using recycled materials. These whimsical fairytale homes sparkle on the outside and glow from within. Let the magic shine. All supplies provided. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 10 and older. This class is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. (Course #29719)

Pottery Workshop for Adults

Adults learn hand-building ceramic clay 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 ages 18 and older.  This class is on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 11-25. (Course #29735)

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 $5 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. (Course #32220)

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 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. (Course #32223)

Sumi-Painting and Japanese Calligraphy

Learn traditional Sumi ink and brush techniques to create Japanese characters and Sumi painting. Beginner and advanced students welcome. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays from May 3-31. (Course #29747) This class is also offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from May 1-29. (Course #29745) Cost is $80 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor for age 12 and older.

Wet and Wild Watercolor on Yupo

Create exciting and vibrant watercolors on Yupo paper with artist Maribeth McFaul. This smooth surface will encourage you to go with the flow. The materials list is available upon registration. Cost is $60 for age 18 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays from May 16 to June 6. (Course #29728)

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 May 1 to June 5. (Course #29733)

Shoot Better Digital Photos

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, May 18. (Course #29793)

iPhone Photography

Learn everything you need to know to maximize your iPhone photos and videos. Focus, exposure and 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, May 25. (Course #29795)

Open Studio Drawing and painting

Open studio is an opportunity for people with painting or drawing experience to independently pursue their art projects in the company of fellow artists. Facilitated by art instructors and volunteers, the class includes a $40 punch card for four sessions or $80 punch card for 10 sessions for age 18 and older. This class is from May 1- 31. (For more information, call 949-470-8470.)

Pottery Studio Time

Open Studio time is now available for people with pottery experience. Work alongside fellow hobbyists and explore your creativity. Cost is a $36 punch card for three sessions, $75 punch card for five sessions or $120 punch card for 10 sessions for age 15 and older. This class is held on Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 1-31. (Call 949-470-8470 for information.)

The Potocki Center for the Arts is located at 27301 La Paz Road.

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Submitted by Claudine Mansour on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 3:08 pm

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Will you be offering calligraphy classes again? I remember seeing it once but couldn’t make it due to a conflict in my schedule. I haven’t seen it since then and would be very interested in taking it! Thank you.

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