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Art classes on tap for December

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Register today for fun and creative classes at the Potocki Center for the Arts, 27301 La Paz Road.  

Holiday - Themed Fairy Home Workshop  
Bring magic to your world for the holidays! Build your own personalized fairy home for your house or garden. All materials supplied. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 5 and older. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to noon December 1. (Course #25152)

Holiday - Themed Fairy Garden Workshop
Build a holiday - themed magical fairy garden to bring magic into your world. Planter, soil, planting materials and even your own small fairy home are supplied. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 5 and older. The classes take place from 10 a.m. to noon December 15 (Course #25150) and December 22 (Course #25151).

Advanced Fairy Home Design Workshop  
Advanced fairy home design course. Build unique one-of-a-kind structures such as a library, fairy shop, wishing well and others; all materials are supplied, just bring your imagination! Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 8 and older. The class takes place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. December 6. (Course #25154)

Fairy Home Workshop for Adults
Enjoy Lebanese Mezza and wine sampling while you build your own personalized fairy home for your house or garden. All materials supplied, including pixie dust, just bring your appetite and imagination! Cost is $30 plus a $15 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 21 and older. The class takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. December 13. (Course #25156)

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 work of art. All supplies provided. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 10 and older. This class takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 7. (Course #25193)

Beginning Jewelry Making 
Learn basic beading techniques while working with tools and beading materials. Participants will enjoy creating “do-it-yourself” bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces. Cost is $10 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for all ages. The class takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. December 14. (Course #25142)

Introduction 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. Cost is $60 for ages 14 and older. The class takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 8. (Course #25098)

Fused - Glass Holiday Decorations
Learn how to create holiday - themed decorations made out of fused glass. Class participants will create several items for later pick up. Cost is $75 plus a $25 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 9 and older. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an enrolled adult. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 1. (Course #25185)

Up-Cycled Ornaments Workshop
Make festive ornaments using wine corks, book pages and other repurposed materials. Adorn your tree and gift packaging or give them as a gift!  All supplies provided.  Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 10 and older. The class takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 14. (Course #25189)

Beginning Scratchboard Art
An introduction to the unique world of scratchboard. You will learn the basic techniques using various tools to create textures and shading to complete an image. Cost is $140 plus a $20 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 16 and older. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays December 3-19. (Course #25198)

Ceramic Ornament Workshop
Make a dozen artistic and fun holiday ornaments out of ceramic clay. Then glaze them bright, shiny colors, just in time for the holidays. Cost is $25 plus a $5 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 9 and older. The class takes place from noon to 2 p.m. December 1-15.  (Course #25184)

Still life and Landscape Oil Painting
Learn the process of translating a photograph into a compelling painting; how to 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 ages 14 and older. The class takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays December 5 - January 9.  (Course #25199)

Stone & Porcelain Tile Painting 
Paint your chosen designs on a set of four stone or porcelain tile coasters using artist oils and acrylics to create individual art for your tabletop or gifts. Cost is $60 plus a $25 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 14 and older. The class takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays December 6-20. (Course #25186)

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 $15 material fee payable to the instructor for ages 12 and older. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. December 12. (Course #25209)

Kids Drawing Class
You will learn how to draw a realistic bird using basic shapes with pencil and colored pencils. All supplies included. No experience necessary. Cost is $30 for ages 8-17. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 15. (Course #25201)

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 ages 16 and older. The class takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. December 15. (Course #25104)

iPhone Photography 
Learn everything you need to know to maximize your iPhone photos and videos. Focus, exposure, flash, HDR, panoramas, accessories and apps are discussed. Cost is $35 for ages 16 and older. The class takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. December 8. (Course #25108

Open Studio Drawing and Painting                                                                                                                       
Open studio is an opportunity for people with previous painting or drawing experience to independently pursue their art projects in the company of fellow artists. Facilitated by art instructors and volunteers. Class cost is a $40 punch card for four sessions or an $80 punch card for 10 sessions for ages 18 and older. This class is held on Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Call 949-470-8470 for details.

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; $60 punch card for five sessions; or $120 punch card for 10 sessions for ages 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.  Call 949-470-8470 for details.

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