Cartooning with Jim Sparks
Drawing is fun but cartooning takes drawing to a whole new level of creativity. In this six week class students will learn how to exaggerate a character's facial emotions and body movements along with various backgrounds for effect and mood. By telling humorous, scary or melodramatic stories in past, present and future time, this class is a truly creative outlet for a child's imagination. A variety of media from charcoal to pen and ink will round out an enjoyable and educational experience perfecting cartooning skills for budding young artists.
6 Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
$135/$130 PAC members ($10 materials fee included)
Creative Kids Clay with Maaike Hoekstra
Creative Kids Clay focuses on exploring the art of designing, building and creating 3D clay projects through hand building, throwing on the wheel and sculpting and is ideal for first time students and returning potters. The course encourages personal expression through structured age-appropriate projects and individualized instruction.
6 Fridays 5:00 – 6pm 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
$135/130 PAC members (includes $15 in materials fees)
6 Thursdays 4:30-6pm 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
$155/$150 PAC members (includes $15 materials & firing fees)
Creature Work Shop with Sarah Gilchrist
Come create creatures, monsters, and mythical beasts in this imaginative class that incorporates drawing, collage, puppetry, paper mache, sculpture and more. Students will work individually and in groups to dream up and create all sorts of imaginary beasts using a variety of materials.
6 Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
$155/$150 PAC member ($12 materials fee included)
Individual Art Journey for Teens with Sarah Gilchrist
Ages 14 -17
This class is perfect for the teen that wants to explore different mediums that center around their own personal interests and for those that are looking to build their own individually- themed portfolio's. Together, we will use and learn the techniques of a specific medium and each student will focus on their individual theme as the subject matter. Some examples of projects/mediums are charcoal drawing, print-making, water-color, mixed-media, etc. Guidance will be given not only for how to use appropriate techniques for the medium, but also for idea formation, composition, use of color, imaginative elements along with general fine art elements.
6 Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
$155/$150 PAC member ($12 materials fee included)
Teen Photography with Jim Sparks
Learn how to use your eye as a photographer and your camera as a tool in this interesting & informative class which will include demonstrations on how photo images can be used to tell stories through shots from nature, studying printed images and portraiture. Come prepared to learn how digital images are made and printed as well as how camera settings work, all in a class that is informal and fun. We will also explore basic photo editing in Picasa and produce beautiful finished prints suitable for framing. Students need to bring a digital camera to the first class.
6 Fridays 4:30-6:00pm 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
$150/145 PAC member ($10 materials fee included)
INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION
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Advance registration is required for ALL classes & workshops. Classes are registration driven and can only take place with sufficient enrollment. Please register early so that we do not cancel a class. Do not appear for a class if you have not already registered with the office.
REGISTRATION can be done in person, by mail, by email or phone. Please access our registration form and get it to our office when completed with your payment. Payment forms accepted include cash, MC/Visa, personal check or money order along with the form and can be hand-delivered, mailed, scanned & emailed or call.
REFUND POLICY: A refund will be granted prior to the first class. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. Full refunds are issued for classes cancelled by the Putnam Arts Council.
ABOUT MATERIALS: Adult Classes may require materials and a list will be provided upon registration. Youth classes include all materials unless stated.
CLOSINGS/CANCELLATIONS: It is the policy of the Putnam Arts Council to follow the Mahopac Schools for weather delays/closings. This information is available at WHUD, 100.7 FM and on their website, and at.mahopac.k12.ny.us
Drop by the Art Center during office hours Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.Advanced Registration required for all classes & workshops. Classes are registration driven and can only take place when minimum number of students is reached, so please register early to avoid cancelling a program. Do not appear for a class if not registered in advance.
Classes WILL be held during the Winter vacation week - February 20-26 as well as a special program for children. If you have plans to be out of town that week and would miss your class, please tell your instructor on the first day of class (or call the office) and we either find a makeup time for you or cancel the class that week.