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Potocki Center for the Arts Classes on Tap for April

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Easter Themed Fairy Garden Workshop

Build an Easter-themed fairy garden complete with a fairy swing and fountain. Planter, soil, planting materials and even 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, April 6. (Course #29703)

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 $55 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor for ages 14 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. (Course #29697)

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 finish. Cost is $55 for ages 14 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. (Course #29635

Kinder-Ready! Early Childhood Art                                                                                                                                  

Children will learn how stories, art and play come together. Different theme each week. Caregiver must be present. Pre-registration is required. Program is free for ages 3 to 6. This class is from 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 (Course #29688); Tuesday, April 9 (Course #29689); Tuesday, April 16 (Course #29690); and Tuesday, April 23 (Course #29691).   

Knitting Beyond Beginners                                                                                                                                          

Take your knitting to the next level! In this class, you will learn how to increase, decrease and combine stiches as well as read knitting charts. All supplies included. Cost is $80 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 12 and older. This class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays April 9-30. (Course #29652) This class is also offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays April 11 to May 2. (Course #29654)

Eco – Chic Jewelry Workshop                                                                                                                              

Create 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 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5. (Course #29627) This class is also offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 29. (Course #29628)

Macramé Dream Catcher Workshop                                                                                                                                      

You will make a macramé dream catcher with an 8-inch metal ring that is gorgeous to use as a wall display or to hang bows in a girl’s room. Cost is $20 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor for ages 13 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13. (Course #29618

Pottery Workshop for Kids                                                                                                                                    

Kids 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 10 to 17.  This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday, April 6 and 13. (Course #29736)

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 ages 12 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 12. (Course #32219)

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 ages 12 and older. This class is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. (Course #32222)

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 $80 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor for ages 12 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays from April 5-26. (Course #29744) This class is also offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from April 3-24. Cost is $65 plus a $20 material fee due to the instructor. (Course #29743)

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. Materials list available upon registration. Cost is $60 for ages 18 and older. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays from April 18 to May 9. (Course #29727

Digital Photography 101                                                                                                                                            

Learn digital photography –menus, resolution, ISO, shutter and more. Includes how to shoot portraits, sports and night scenes.  Bring camera and manual. Cost is $75 for ages 16 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 2-30. (Course #29790)

Young Rembrandts – Anime & Manga Workshop                                                                                                                          

Drawing imagery inspired by Japanese cartoons and comic books, we will learn to exaggerate facial features, draw expressive faces, and create dynamic body poses in the anime / manga art style, including people, animals and robots! Cost is $149 for ages 6-13. This spring break camp is from 10:00 a.m. to noon April 15-19. (Course #29692)    

Young Rembrandts - World of Dinosaurs Pastel Workshop                                                                                                              

Enter the dangerous and exciting world of Dinosaurs while exploring the dynamics and brilliance of pastels in this exciting 5-day workshop! All of your favorites: Triceratops, Raptors and more! Cost is $149 for ages 6-13. This spring break camp is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. April 15-19. (Course #29693)

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 ages 18 and older.  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 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 information.

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