Potocki Center for the Arts classes on tap for February
Advanced Fairy Home Design Workshop: Build unique one-of-a kind structures such as a library, fairy shop, wishing well and more in this fun class. All materials are supplied, just bring your imagination. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 8 and older. This class is offered from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on February 28. (Course #25155)
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. All supplies are provided. 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. February 1. (Course #25195) The class is also offered from 10 a.m. to noon February 22. (Course #25192)
Beginning Jewelry Making: Learn the techniques of 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 due to the instructor for all ages. The class is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. February 15. (Course #25144)
Wet and Wild Watercolor: Go with the flow while painting exciting and vibrant watercolors on smooth synthetic paper called Yupo. Try something new with Maribeth McFaul. Cost is $80 for ages 18 and older. This class is on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon February 5 to March 8. (Course #27881)
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! Cost is $35 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 10 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. February 9. (Course #29715)
Healthy Heart and Lungs, Qigong / Tai Chi: Qigong exercise calms the nervous system, improves balance, blood pressure and clears brain fog. Gentle, effective movements good for body, mind and brain! No experience is necessary. Cost is $45 for all ages. This class is from 10 a.m. to noon February 2. (Course #25187)
Pottery Workshop for Kids: Participants learn hand-building ceramic clay techniques and experience throwing clay pots on the potter’s wheel. Then glaze your beautiful handmade pieces and take them home. Cost is $40 plus a $10 material fee due to instructor for ages 10-17. This class is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 9 and 23. (Course #25101)
Wine and Painting: Relax with a glass of wine while creating a beautiful painting with a group of fun people. Bring a friend, date or simply meet us. All materials are provided. Cost is $50 for ages 21 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 6. (Course #25204) This class is also offered February 22. (Course #25206)
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 is required. Cost is $35 plus a $5 material fee due to the instructor for ages 12 and older. This class is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. February 15. (Course #25208)
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 ages 12 and older. This class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays from February 1-22. (Course #25244)
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 your charged camera and manual. Cost is $45 for ages 16 and older. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. February 16. (Course #25105)
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 (iPhone required). Cost is $35 for ages 16 and older. This class is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. February 23. (Course #25109)
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. It takes place January 1- 31. (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, $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. January 1-31. (Call 949-470-8470 for details.)
It would be nice to offer basic drawing skills for adults (during daytime). I had to register myself with drawing/sketching classes on Mondays evenings at Saddleback College. I would have prefer to come to Potocki Center for that. Thanks!
it would be nice to offer beginning, intermediate, and open studio glass fusing. A local teacher will soon be moving out of the area, leaving about 16 students at various skill levels without a teacher and/or access to a glass kiln. While there are some classes offered through Saddleback College, they meet at Laguna Woods' Arts and Crafts building which is somewhat problematic for non-residents.
Thanks for asking!