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Registration is Underway for August Art Classes!

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

Summer Fairy Garden Workshop
Build your own summer fairy garden complete with magical fairy rocks, a chaise lounge chair and succulents. We supply the planter soil, planting materials and your fairy home - you just bring your imagination! Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 5 and older. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 3. (Course #35720)

Fairy House Votive Workshop
Create a beautiful fairy house votive using recycled and natural materials. Learn to sculpt with paper pulp and fashion your own whimsical, fairytale home that sparkles on the outside and glows from within. Let the magic shine! Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor. This class is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. (Course #35729)

Fairy Crown Wreath Workshop
Design and create your own fairy-inspired crown or wreath using natural, seasonal and recycled materials. Wear it, display it or give it as a gift. All supplies provided, just bring your imagination. Cost is $35 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 9. (Course #35732)

Beginning Jewelry Making
This introduction to jewelry making covers basic techniques like 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 ages 12 and older. This class is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23. (Course #35744)

Intro to Lapidary: Stone Pendants
Learn to use professional flat lapidary equipment to shape, sand and polish a rough semi-precious stone (lapis lazuli, agate, jasper, etc.) into a beautiful gem pendant. Cost is $40 plus a $15 material fee due to the instructor for ages 16 and older. This class is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. (Course #35830)

Basic Perspective
Discover what perspective is and how to create drawings to show distance. You will work with pencil, colored pencil and markers. Cost is $40 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 12 and older. The class is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 5-6. (Course #35950)

The Influence of Color
Learn how colors evoke appropriate emotional reactions using lighting, clothing, artwork, photography, room colors and other surroundings. Experience your emotional reaction to light color changes. Cost is $35 plus a $5 material fee due to the instructor for ages 18 and older. This class is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. (Course #35955)

iPhone Photography
Find out 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 is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. (Course #35844)

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! Cost is $45 for ages 16 and older. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. (Course #35846)

Pottery Leaf Bowl Workshop for Kids
Kids learn how to build leaf bowls using clay slab techniques and experience throwing clay pots on the potter’s wheel. They’ll also glaze their beautiful handmade art pieces. Cost is $60 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 and 17. (Course #35848)

Ceramic Tray Workshop
Adults will make ceramic trays using clay soft slab techniques, learn how to throw a pot on potter’s wheel and glaze their beautiful art pieces. Cost is $40 plus a $10 material fee due to the instructor for ages 18 and older. The class is on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. August 9 and 16. (Course #35850)

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 ages 14 and older. This class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays from August 7 to September 4. (Course #35962)

Sumi –Painting and Japanese Calligraphy
Discover 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 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays from August 7-28. (Course #35874)

Early Childhood Art and Book Reading
Children will enjoy a book reading performed by local author Deborah Sherrell and create a special painting to take home. A parent or caregiver is required. Free with a $20 material fee due to the instructor for ages 3-9. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 17. (Course #35960)

Young Rembrandts Cartoon Adventures in Space Camp
Buckle up for blast-off on a hilarious trip across the galaxy as we practice our cartoon techniques with a silly cast of cartoon characters. We will hone our drawing and cartooning techniques through alien encounters, space ships and more! Cost is $139 for ages 6-13. This camp is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday August 5-9. (Course #29787)

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