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Registration begins for art classes

Feb. 04, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Oh the places you can go and the things you can learn in the world of art. Registration is under way for several classes being offered this winter/spring at the Huntington Museum of Art. To register for a class, call Brad Boston at 304-529-2701, Ext. 311, or go online at www.hmoa.org.

Here is the class schedule:

HAND BUILDING AND WHEEL THROWING FOR ADULTS: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 11-April 15 (10 sessions). Instructor, Kathleen Kneafsey. Studio 4. $125 members; $150 nonmembers.

Participants are exposed to a wide variety of methods used to create both functional as well as sculptural ceramic pieces. All levels are welcome. Intermediate and more advanced students will learn new techniques and improve skills through the use of the potter's wheel, extruder, slab roller and various hand building methods. Surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be explored, as well as firing experience in the new gas soda kiln.

FIGURE DRAWING: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 14-May 2 (8 sessions). Monitor, Michelle Strader. Studio 1. $140 members; $165 nonmembers.

In this class you will enjoy the many benefits of drawing the figure. Drawing from the figure keeps an artist's hand agile and eye alert. Familiarity with proportion, anatomy and expression enhances an artist's perception and skills. All levels are welcome in this class.

PAINTING ORGANIC FORMS: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 12-April 30 (8 sessions). Instructor, Michelle Strader. $80 Members; $100 nonmembers.

"Painting Organic Forms" is a course exploring representational and abstract painting of botanical flora sourced from the museum conservatory. Students will use acrylic paint to create dynamic compositions, explore color relationships, and eventually produce finished paintings of various organic forms. All levels welcome.

CREATIVE STILL LIFE: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Feb. 19-April 9 (8 sessions). Instructor, Michael Cornfeld. $80 members; $100 nonmembers.

Participants will explore new and unconventional ways of looking at still life. Everyone will experiment with varieties of materials and processes to discover one's own unique creativity. Materials for the first class will be provided.

ADVANCED WEDNESDAY WATERCOLOR: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, March 20-May 15 (9 sessions). Instructor, Lisa Walden. Studio 2. $135 members; $160 nonmembers.

Advanced watercolorists will have the opportunity to work in an arts environment with like-minded colleagues, exploring new and innovative techniques. Participants provide their own materials. Materials list will be handed out in the first class session. Class size limited to 15 participants.

INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 28 (6 sessions). Instructor, Sholten Singer. Studio 5. $65 members; $80 nonmembers.

Students will learn the basics of beginning digital photography and digital editing. Students will learn new ways to look at photographs and begin to think more creatively about taking their own photographs. They will also learn new editing techniques through programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOSHOP: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 11-May 16 (6 sessions). Instructor, Sholten Singer. Studio 5. $65 members; $80 nonmembers.

Intermediate Photoshop will build upon the basic techniques learned in the Intro to Photoshop class to begin editing images nondestructively. In this class the benefits of layers, layer masks and other advanced features will be introduced to improve image editing. This class will also give you the skills needed to create original works using the impressive features of Adobe Photoshop.

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 (6 sessions). Instructor, Larry Rees. Studio 3. $65 members; $80 nonmembers.

This intensive workshop will cover a broad range of valuable information for photographers: how to use your equipment, composition/lighting/presentation and traditional darkroom/digital darkroom/macro photo. Also included will be brief lectures and off-site field trips. Participants can use either 35mm or digital cameras.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28 (6 sessions). Instructor, Larry Rees. Studio 3. $65 members; $80 nonmembers.

This class offers a quick review of camera operations and camera controls will enable participants to explore the use of filters for color and black & white - including how to make filters. Working with and without shadows and reflections will be explored, as well as use of studio lighting and posing techniques. And, of course, being able to see and get the photo you want!

OPEN STUDIO NIGHT: (clay and printmaking) 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 13-April 17 (10 sessions). Monitor, Kathleen Kneafsey. Studios 4 & 5. $10 per evening.

Open Studio welcomes artists to work on their own, utilizing the museum's facilities, equipment and open studio space. If you are interested in pottery, then Studio 4 is the place for you with potter's wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, glazing materials and more. If you are interested in printmaking, then you will want to be in Studio 5 with the printing press. And if you want to just make art in the company of fellow artists, then come along, join in and share the space. Participants may attend any or all Wednesdays. Fees will be collected each night of attendance. Since this is an open studio, not a class, there is no instruction or pre-registration. Not recommended for beginners.

HOMESCHOOL ART CLASS: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6-April 10 (6 sessions). Instructor, Kathleen Kneafsey. Studio 5. $50 members; $70 nonmembers.

In this six-session class titled "Journey Through Art," students will take a trip through various media, from printmaking and painting to ceramics and photography. While learning about these methods of art-making and creating their own works of art, the students will document their experience and their creations through photographs. The class will culminate with a digital display of their "journey through art".

CLAY FOR KIDS: 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17-March 10 (4 sessions). Instructor, Kathleen Kneafsey. Studio 4. $50 members; $70 nonmembers.

Designed just for kids, third grade through middle school, to give them the full clay studio experience. Students will learn all the methods of hand building, as well as how to throw on the potter's wheel. All of the colored slips and glazes will be at their disposal to make their fantastic creations complete.

LEARNING TO DRAW: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26- April 30 (6 sessions). Instructor, Megan Delisi. Studio 5. $60 members; $80 nonmembers.

This class is for elementary-aged students who love art or have a natural talent they want to foster. This six-week course focuses on drawing, but also includes activities in other media. Each week students will focus on different drawing fundamentals. Participants should bring one original drawing to the first class.

For more information on events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701. The Huntington Museum of Art is fully accessible.

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