Fine Arts

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 9:30am-11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group. No matter what your skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. Please note that oil paints are not permitted as some art group members are sensitive to the chemicals used in oils. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434-960-9733

Advanced Beginner Oils

Advanced Beginner Oils

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fridays, January 13 - February 10, 9:30-12:30 pm (5-week series)

Ready for the next level? Learn more advanced techniques, brush strokes, color mixing, and how to create strong compositions using classical techniques. Discover the magic of light and shadow to create beautiful paintings! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $30, Guests $45. 

Materials Needed:

Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available here on Amazon 
Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable here on Amazon
paper towels;
canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
turpenoid
Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Advanced Beginner Oils

Guests (Friday, Jan 13 - Feb 10, 9:30 - 12:30pm) $45.00
Standard Members (Friday, Jan 13 - Feb 10, 9:30 - 12:30pm) $30.00
Prime Members (Friday, Jan 13 - Feb 10, 9:30 - 12:30pm) $0.00
Grateful Threads and Quilters

Grateful Threads and Quilters

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, beginning January 9, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 

Share your love of quilting with this chapter of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild. Show and tell your latest projects, and discuss topics like spiral quilting, rotary cutters, paper piecing, and more.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Grateful Threads and Quilters

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Beginner Oils

Beginner Oils

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, January 23-February 13, 1-4pm (4-week series)

Learn the fundamentals of working with the King of mediums: oil paints. We will learn how to mix colors, how to create various basic forms, and the basics of good composition, using light and shadows. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee for all: $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Kathleen has been painting since she was 3 years old and has always viewed painting and color as a tool for creating magic. Her paintings have won awards throughout her life in various venues. She is largely self taught, but credits her artistic father and sister for much of her inspiration.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Beginner Oils

Guests (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $45.00
Standard Members (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $30.00
Prime Members (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $0.00
Beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mondays, January 9 - Februay 6, 1-3pm (4 weeks, skipping January 16)

Member Jane Hermann has been crocheting since she was twelve years old and enjoys the calming creativity that comes with simple repetitive patterns. Learn how to make a chain and three basic crochet stitches to a create several lovely projects. Spring and Easter are on their way! New pastel pillows and table runners can brighten up your days! Come welcome warmer weather with us! Bring your own yarn/wool or choose from a variety of colors we have here free at The Center. You will need to bring a crochet hook (size G or H, or 6,7,8). Prime Members, free, Standard Members $20, Guests $35.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Paint Loose With Linda

Paint Loose With Linda

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays January 3 - February 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Linda Abbey teaches students drawing and watercolor painting using a big brush. Learn the skill of Betty Edward's Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain and how to put watercolor on paper. Students will have every step broken down, so all levels of artist are welcome! The final class will be a small reception of the students' work. Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials are needed for this class and the list is below.

Students will learn: to see is to understand what they are looking at, why it is important, and how to put it on paper. From this step by step class, students cannot help but to succeed. 

MATERIAL LIST (Prices based off Cheap Joes, located in Boone, NC)

Sketchbook, Canson 9x12 Universal sketch pad 100 sheets      702-194     $   9.99 

White Factis erasers, 3 per pack                                                                    $   2.36

BRUSHES

  Golden Fleece size 32 or 36 round brush                                   $  21.69

  Golden Fleece size 10 brush                                                      $    7.49

  Golden Fleece  size 6 brush                                                       $   5.99

  ¾ inch flat brush                                                                         $  12.59

  rigger size 2 or 3                                                                         $   7.00

 Palette knife size 44 or 40                                                           $   6.29

     

PALETTE, white, Cheap Joes brand                           #400           $13.99

    Or any other brand of a covered palette with spaces for at least 9 different paints and a large area for mixing colors.

 

PAPER

Arches 140 lb cold pressed is best.  You will need 8 sheets sized 15”x11”. 

I buy full sheets and tear them in quarters 15”x11”, to be taped on Masonite boards that I provide.

I got a deal of 25 sheets of  Arches 140 lb watercolor paper for $146.00!

And I am happy to sell two sheets to each student for  $12.00.  By tearing these full sheets into quarter sheets, there’s enough for all 8 classes.

 

PAINTS

Paints are all American Journey brand, a cool and warm yellow, blue, red and brown.  Hooker’s green is to make greens easier.  

                                                                          37ml tube   15ml tube

Cerulean Blue                          AJ1037-37           $22.19        $12.29

Ultramarine blue                      AJ1139-37           $12.79        $  7.99

Cadmium Red Light                AJ1025-37           $22.19        $12.29

Alizarin Crimson                      AJ1101-37           $14.59        $  8.89

Cadmium Yellow light             AJ1034-37           $15.99        $10.19

Yellow Ochre                           AJ1148-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Sienna                            AJ1016-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Umber                            AJ1019-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Hooker’s Green light               AJ1059-37           $14.59        $  8.89

 

I suggest the larger tubes, a better deal.  The paint does not dry out if you recap it tightly after squeezing out the amount you want.

 

Artist’s white tape                                                  AT-1                            $6.79

   

Sponges  set of 3 sponges                                                                $  8.59

         

Total materials cost:               with 37 ml tubes of paint         with 15 ml paint

                                                                      $217.29                          $162.89

Pencils  buy at Michaels.

Linda will provide students with vine charcoal, stick charcoal, pens, conte crayon and other drawing materials.  Linda will supply Strathmore Illustration board, Hake brushes, white wax candles, white acrylic paint, matte medium and tissue paper for the “snow” painting. She also provide the Masonite boards and water buckets.

Brief Bio on Instructor: Linda Abbey is a teacher of art. She taught 4th and 5th grade for 4 years. She was in Title 11 for 14 years in Virginia. She has taught Paint Loose for 17 years in Syracuse, NY, and Florence Italy. She developed the 8 lesson seeing what worked for her. When she learned to draw and paint, she was 36. She loves to see her students "get it".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Landscape Oils with the Old Masters

Landscape Oils with the Old Masters

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesdays, January 10- February 14, 2-5 pm (6-week series)
In this series we will be studying the great masters like Albert Bierstadt, Claude Monet, Edwin
Church, Vincent Van Gogh, John Constable, Sanford Gifford. Learn the poetry and music of their paintings
and how to recreate your own version of these beautiful masterpieces! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $40, Guests $60. Materials needed are listed below.

Materials Needed:

  • Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available here on Amazon
  • Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable here on Amazon
  • paper towels;
  • canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
  • turpenoid
  • Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Second Floor Artist Reception

Second Floor Artist Reception

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, February 7, 4:00–6:00 pm

Join the artists Donna Koutrakos, Brent Ruffner, Diane Wilkin, and Jane Goodman on the second floor to learn more about their art while indulging in refreshments and good conversation. Free and Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Wednesdays, January 11–February 15, 2023 11:00 am–12:30 pm

In this workshop, we enter the rewarding, entertaining and soulful world of stories.  Stories may be personal and they may come from others, but either way, we’ll work together to make those stories come alive, animate the characters in them, and find the arc of each tale.  No performance experience needed as we have been telling stories all our lives.  Taught by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all. $75 per participant.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org.

 

Registration is Closed

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Drawing is FUN (February)

Drawing is FUN (February)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays, February 1 – 22nd 1:30-4:30 (4 weeks)

Those rules you learned in art class when you were a kid? Let ‘em go! Using a variety of materials and techniques with lots of encouragement from artist Ann Cheeks, explore the joy of drawing through mixed media. Cut, tear, paste, use crayons and watercolor – collaborate (if you want to) and have fun playing with art again. This is a no pressure, have fun (and yes, learn how to draw) class. Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee $20, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: The Center

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Intermediate Printmaking

Intermediate Printmaking

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, February 2–23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

For those who have taken either monotype, collagraphs or relief printing classes with Ann, this is an opportunity to continue learning and experimenting with printmaking. Brief demonstrations will be done to refresh memories and skills and you can mix up the techniques or focus on your preferred method. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee $35, payable to instructor at time of class. 

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Intermediate Printmaking

Guest (Feb 2–23, 9:30a-12:30pm) $45.00
Standard Member (Feb 2–23, 9:30a-12:30pm) $30.00
Prime Member (Feb 2–23, 9:30a-12:30pm) $0.00
The Joy of Acting 2023

The Joy of Acting 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, January 12–February 16, 2023 11:00 am–12:30 pm

This workshop reviews and reintroduces the basics of building a character and bringing a short scene or monologue to life.  Actors draw from both their life experiences while sharpening their listening skills and use their voice and body to convey character and meaning.  We intend to have fun while exploring the ancient art of pretending.  Taught by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein. Open to all. $75 per participant.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org.

 

Registration is Closed

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Art That Moves - Kinetic Sculptures (February)

Art That Moves - Kinetic Sculptures (February)

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, February 2-23, 1-3pm (4 weeks)

In this 4-week class with Ann Cheeks, a variety of materials will be used to create work that twirls, spins and sways. You’ll create a mobile, small sculpture and a fun interactive piece using wire, twine, and an assortment of items. We’ll be using different parts of the brain to find balance points and to discover the best way to actualize your visions. Prime Members free, Standard Members $25, Guests $35. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

Chinese Brush Painting with Nga Katz (February)

Chinese Brush Painting with Nga Katz (February)

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Thursdays,February 2-23, 3:30-5:30 pm

During this 4-week course with artist Nga Katz you will begin learning a style of painting called Sumi-é (ink, brushes painter) which strives to capture the essence of the beauty of our planet. During this class you will learn how to apply this technique through brush, movement and use of ink/ color and apply these new skills to draw Bamboo, Orchids, Plum Blossoms, and other lovely traditional flowers. Cost for the entire course: Prime Members: free, Standard Members 30.00 and Guests, $45.00. Materials fee for all - supplies $50, payable to instructor at the first class

Nga Katz is a Chinese Brush Painting Artist.  Her work is displayed at McGuffey Art Center and at C’ville Art Gallery. Over the past 30 years, Nga has exhibited her work world-wide and refers to herself as a ‘Nature Painter’.” 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Card Making with Sherry - February

Card Making with Sherry - February

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Make three cards – a accordion fold Valentine themed card, and two styles of Dutch door cards with your choice of greeting. An attractive Post-it note holder. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Card Making with Sherry - February

Guests (February 10, 12:30-2:30pm) $15.00
Standard Members (February 10, 12:30-2:30pm) $10.00
Prime Members (February 10, 12:30-2:30pm) $0.00
Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, February 13, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

2nd Monday of each month, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. 

 

To join by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes before 1 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82839488707

History

Noting the lack of a chalk pastel society in Virginia, in August 2001, Dick Carpenter invited Charlottesville regional artists in that media to meet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store at Barracks Road shopping center. Many were members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, which had long admitted pastel as a water compatible “mixed” medium, but not as a feature of the CVWG activities. The result of the meeting was, quite purposefully, an “un-organization” with NO membership requirements, bylaws, officers, dues, agendas, minutes, quorum, name-tags, committees, etc. Just like-minded people enjoying meeting to exchange ideas and experiences about pastel materials and techniques, constructive criticism, and “show and tell.” The format is a mutual critique -- an examination, not fault-finding. Suggestions for overcoming problems are a part of critiquing. The choice of subject and style of a painting are not topics of critique. Some elements of Critique: 1. Overall Composition - Division of space. 2. Shapes and values 3. Form –shadows-placement of each of the elements 4. Perspective- Illusion of depth 5. Color harmony 6. Paths for the viewer’s eye 7. Center of interest - 8. Principles of Design. Assuring that there is a “message”. All attending artists are active producers, serious about their work, open to criticism, willing to present “work-in-progress," and constructive in their comments and suggestions. Although pastels are the featured media, other problem-paintings may be introduced.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Paper Crafting with Diane (February)

Paper Crafting with Diane (February)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties.

Make 3 beautiful cards with your choice of occasion and sentiments, and a gift bag in the shape of a purse. Two raffle cards will be included!

Prime members free; Standard members $10; Guests $15.  Materials fee is $10, payable to instructor at start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Paper Crafting with Diane (February)

Guests (February 14, 10-12pm) $15.00
Standard Members (February 14, 10-12pm $10.00
Prime Members (February 14, 10-12pm $0.00
Drumming Group Special Event February

Drumming Group Special Event February

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Center’s Drumming Class will celebrate The Gambia Independence Day with drum, stories, food and drink, and videos of The Gambia. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Drumming Group Special Event February

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Paint Your Pet in Oils

Paint Your Pet in Oils

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fridays, February 17-March 3, 9:30-12:30pm (3-week series)

Do you have a beloved pet you’ve always wanted to paint? Bring in your photos and I’ll help you first draw, and then paint your beautiful furry family member! All species and breeds welcome! It’s all about seeing the shapes and proportions, light, shadows, and colors! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $15, Guests $30. Materials fee $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Beginners Oil Still Life

Beginners Oil Still Life

Monday, February 20, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mondays, February 20-March 6, 1-4pm (3 weeks)

Come join us as we learn the basics of painting using the King of mediums: oil paint! You will learn how to mix

color, create forms and shapes, how to use light and shadow and make paintings that appear to be three dimensional! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $15, Guests $30. Materials fee $50 for all supplies, payable to instructor at time of first class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

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Beginners Oil Still Life

Guest (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $30.00
Standard (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $15.00
Prime (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $0.00
Impressionist Landscapes in Oil

Impressionist Landscapes in Oil

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesdays, February 21- March 14, 2-5pm (4-week series)

Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Sargent, and Cassatt will be our inspirations as we learn to paint in the ever-popular impressionistic style, pioneered by these groundbreaking artists! Learn their language of poetry and music as they formed their iconic paintings! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $30, Guests $45. For materials information, see below:

 

Materials Needed

Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available on Amazon 

Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable on Amazon

paper towels;

canvas or primed panels - 11x14”

turpenoid

Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Can’t draw? No worries! The goal of this workshop is to create the ish-ness of a place, feeling, or idea. Artist Ann Cheeks will gently guide you through the painting process using landscape as a starting point, then encourage experimentation and expression. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $15 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

The Center Players 2023

The Center Players 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 28–May 4, 11:00 am–1:00 pm (9 weeks)

The Center Players work together over a nine week period to develop performance material (one act plays, monologues, and/or a full length play) to present to the larger community.  We wish to build on the success of our first adventure this past fall with our One Act Play Festival.  No experience necessary.  Directed by Boomie Pedersen and Larry Goldstein.

In April, a third rehearsal will be added on Wednesdays. Performances will be on Thursday, May 4 from 6:00–7:30 pm and Friday, May 5, from 3:00–4:30 pm.

Cost for these professionally-facilitated classes is $175 for guests and $150 for members.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Center Players 2023

Guests (Feb 28–May 4, 11am-1pm) $175.00
Members (Feb 28–May 4, 11am-1pm) $150.00
Alcohol Ink Painting (March)

Alcohol Ink Painting (March)

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Students will use different papers to create beautiful paintings.  Alcohol Ink is pure color & striking with their brilliance! Each student will select their colors & surfaces will be provided.  We will also use paint brushes, straws & other tools to create lines, textures & images. Prime members, free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, and pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS), and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Alcohol Ink Painting (March)

Guests (Thursday, March 2, 9:30-12:30 pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Thursday, March 2, 9:30-12:30 pm) $10.00
Prime (Thursday, March 2, 9:30-12:30 pm) $0.00
Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meets the first Thursday of every month

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Landscape Oils with Katie

Landscape Oils with Katie

Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturdays, March 4-25, 9-12 pm (4 week series)

This class is for both beginners and intermediate oil painters. Artist Katie Hutter will help you learn how to mix color, create shadowing and more. Prime Members free, Standard members $15, Guests $30. 

Materials needed:

  • Oil Paint set with warm and cool primaries Van Gogh Starter Oil Set
  • Set of Brushes that include a variety of brush types (including flats, filberts, rounds, fan brushes, and angled/dagger brushes)  Paint Brush Set.
  • Paint Thinner/Turpenoid/Gamsol with a lidded container
  • Linseed Oil and/or Windsor Newton Liquin®  - Windsor Newton Liquin
  • Palette for paint either palette paper, glass panel, plastic plate, or plexiglass panel
  • Canvases (at least one per class), or wood panels (like primed masonite) or canvas sheets (sizes are up to the member)
  • Paper towels

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Landscape Oils with Katie

Guests (March 4-25, 9-12 pm) $30.00
Standard Members (March 4-25, 9-12 pm) $15.00
Prime Members (March 4-25, 9-12 pm) $0.00
Beginner and Intermediate Scrapbooking (Saturday)

Beginner and Intermediate Scrapbooking (Saturday)

Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 10:00am-2:00pm

This class is offered every first Saturday of the month, beginning in March

Learn how to preserve memories and photos in ways that POP and please the eye and heart.

There are 2 kit options.  One is for an 8 x 8 album which can accommodate 1-2 photos per side ( comes with 12 pages and page protectors) and the other is the 12 x12 Album which can accommodate  2-6 photos per side and comes with 16 pages and page protectors.  The other items in the kits are the same.  The 8 x 8 Album Kit is $125.00, and the 12 x 12 album Kit is $134.00  After attending this Beginner Class, participants can sign up for the Tues.Intermediate class! 

Please email Laurie and indicate what album package you want to purchase..

About Laurie:

"I have been teaching scrapbooking for 29 years. I am a retired MSBSN with many years of teaching experience over a 37 year career. The creativity of photography and album making helped balance the demands of my nursing career. Now I am delighted to make creating pages, and telling the stories behind photos an important part of my daily life. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge with you!"

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Beginner and Intermediate Scrapbooking (Saturday)

Guests (Saturday, March 4 10-2pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Saturday, March 4 10-2pm) $10.00
Prime Members (Saturday, March 4 10-2pm) $0.00
Monotype Printing with Ann Cheeks (March)

Monotype Printing with Ann Cheeks (March)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 10:00am-12:30pm

Tuesdays, March 7-28, 10:00-12:30pm (4 weeks)

Monotypes are a simple way to create painterly, one of a kind prints with a soft, loose result. Colored pencil or pastel can be added to enhance when fully dry. There is an element of mystery – the end result is always a bit of a surprise. Water based inks are used. Prime Members: free, Standard Members 30.00, Guests 40.00. Materials fee $30.00, payable to instructor at first class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Monotype Printing with Ann Cheeks (March)

Guests (March 7-28, 10:00 - 12:30 pm) $40.00
Standard Members (March 7-28, 10:00 - 12:30 pm) $30.00
Prime (March 7-28, 10:00 - 12:30 pm) $0.00
Collage with Ann

Collage with Ann

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 3:00pm-5:30pm

Tuesdays, March 7-21 3:00-5:30 pm (3 weeks)

Cut, tear, overlap and arrange pictures, colors, textures, words, etc. from several sources (magazines, newspaper, photographs, colored paper, maps) and paste to create unique little artworks as beautiful, silly or serious as you’d like. This is a very meditative process. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $15, Guests $30. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor at time of class.

If you’ve got materials that you’re inspired by, feel free to bring them.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Collage with Ann

Guests (March 7-21, 3:00-5:30 pm) $30.00
Standard Members (March 7-21, 3:00-5:30 pm) $15.00
Prime Members (March 7-21, 3:00-5:30 pm) $0.00
Drumming Group Special Event March

Drumming Group Special Event March

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Center’s Drumming Class will celebrate Ghana Independence Day with drum, stories, food and drink, and videos of Ghana. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Drumming Group Special Event March

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Paper Painting with Jan Settle (March)

Paper Painting with Jan Settle (March)

Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 9:30am-10:30am

Thursdays, March 9th and 16th, 9:30-12:30pm (2 weeks)

Students will create paintings using reference photos (or your imagination) using painted paper.  This a fun & amazing process, with no two paintings alike!  These classes will be different from last year’s in that the painted paper & reference photos will be provided. Prime free, Standard, $15, Guests $20. Materials fee $25 payable to instructor at first class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Paper Painting with Jan Settle (March)

Guests (Thurs, March 9-16, 9:30 am -12:30 pm) $20.00
Standard Members (Thurs, March 9-16, 9:30 am -12:30 pm) $15.00
Prime Members (Thurs, March 9-16, 9:30 am -12:30 pm) $0.00
Intro to Acrylics with Jan

Intro to Acrylics with Jan

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up. Experiment with techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Intro to Acrylics with Jan

Guests (Sat., March 11, 10 am -1 pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Sat., March 11, 10 am -1 pm) $10.00
Prime (Sat., March 11, 10 am -1 pm) $0.00
Drawing with Katie

Drawing with Katie

Monday, March 13, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mondays, March 13-27, 1-4 pm (3 week series)

Learn to draw will with self-taught, award-winning artist Kathleen Hutter in this 3 week class. Bring your own materials Prime Members free, Standard members $15, Guests $30.

Materials Needed:

Assorted Drawing pencils, regular and kneadable eraser, blending tools, drawing or sketching pads

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Drawing with Katie

Guests (March 13-27, 1-4 pm) $30.00
Standard Members (March 13-27, 1-4 pm) $15.00
Prime Members (March 13-27, 1-4 pm) $0.00
Wet Felting with Ann

Wet Felting with Ann

Monday, March 20, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mondays, March 20-April 3, 1-4pm (3 weeks)

Using beautiful colored wool roving and a simple process using warm water, soap, and agitation with your hands and/or a rolling pin, you will create gorgeous felt. When dry, your felt will be hand sewn to create a small bag with a button closure. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $40. Materials fee $30, payable to instructor at time of class. 

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

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Wet Felting with Ann

Guests (Mon. March 20 - April 3, 1-4 pm) $40.00
Standard Members (Mon. March 20 - April 3, 1-4 pm) $30.00
Prime (Mon. March 20 - April 3, 1-4 pm) $0.00
Freestyle Acrylics with Jan Settle (March)

Freestyle Acrylics with Jan Settle (March)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Paint with acrylics on stretched canvas boards. Paint & canvas will be supplied.  Students may bring their own reference photos or use the ones provided.  There will be a lot of teacher individual instruction & critique.  Students should have experience with painting with painting with acrylic paint.  Prime Members, fee, Standard Members, $10, Guests, $15. Materials $20, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Freestyle Acrylics with Jan Settle (March)

Guests (Tues, March 23, 9:30-12:30) $15.00
Standard Members (Tues, March 23, 9:30-12:30) $10.00
Prime (Tues, March 23, 9:30-12:30) $0.00
Virginia Glee Club

Virginia Glee Club

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

The Virginia Glee Club, UVA’s oldest musical organization just completed a long-anticipated and twice-delayed international tour to England and Wales. The program will feature an eclectic mix of sacred and secular works, some from the UK, some from the USA, and others from around the world. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Glee Club

RSVP (Thursday, March 23, 6:30-7:30pm) $0.00
Oil Painting Flowers with Katie

Oil Painting Flowers with Katie

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, March 24 - April 28, 1-4pm (6 week series class)

Instructor Kathleen Hutter is a self-taught, award-winning artist who tells memorable stories using paint. Learn how to oil paint flowers in this 6-week class. Prime members free, Standard Members $55, Guests $70.

Materials to purchase for class:

  • Oil Paint set with warm and cool primaries Van Gogh Starter Oil Set
  • Set of Brushes that include a variety of brush types (including flats, filberts, rounds, fan brushes, and angled/dagger brushes)  Paint Brush Set
  • Paint Thinner/Turpenoid/Gamsol with a lidded container
  • Linseed Oil and/or Windsor Newton Liquin®  - Windsor Newton Liquin
  • Palette for paint either palette paper, glass panel, plastic plate, or plexiglass panel
  • Canvases (at least one per class), or wood panels (like primed masonite) or canvas sheets (sizes are up to the member)
  • paper towels

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Oil Painting Flowers with Katie

Guests (March 24-April 28, 1-4pm) $70.00
Standard Members (March 24-April 28, 1-4pm) $55.00
Prime (March 24-April 28, 1-4pm) $0.00
Felted Flower Lapel Pin

Felted Flower Lapel Pin

Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Needle felt a one-of-a-kind, floral lapel or scarf pin to embellish your spring wardrobe! Join felt artist, Donna Westermann (formerly Markey), to create your favorite spring blossom! No prior felting experience required, just your creative curiosity. Bring along a picture of the flower you wish to create or the scarf or jacket you wish to adorn. Prime members free, Standard members, $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $12, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Felted Flower Lapel Pin

Guests (Saturday, March 25, 10 am - 1 pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Saturday, March 25, 10 am - 1 pm) $10.00
Prime (Saturday, March 25, 10 am - 1 pm) $0.00

Intermediate Oil Painting with Ann (Saturdays)

Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Saturdays, April 1-29, 9:30-12:30 pm (5 weeks)

In this 5-week class Ann Cheeks will guide you through creating a painting of your own choosing, starting with a photograph or drawing of your own. Basics will be briefly discussed but the focus will be on exploration and intent (what drew you to that subject? what do you want to convey?). Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee $40, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Intermediate Oil Painting with Ann (Saturdays)

Guests (Sat., April 1-29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $45.00
Standard Members (Sat., April 1-29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $30.00
Prime (Sat., April 1-29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $0.00
Felting Bunnies (April 3)

Felting Bunnies (April 3)

Monday, April 3, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:30pm

Choose your style of bunny in this fun needle felting class celebrating Spring. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form. No experience necessary. Prime Members free, Standard Members, $15.00, Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $12.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Felting Bunnies (April 3)

Guests (Monday, April 3, 1-4:30 pm) $20.00
Standard Members (Monday, April 3, 1-4:30 pm) $15.00
Prime Members (Monday, April 3, 1-4:30 pm) $0.00
Comfort Bird Woodcarving Class (April)

Comfort Bird Woodcarving Class (April)

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesdays, April 4 and 11, 2:00–4:00 pm

Long-time carver Mike Micucci will teach you to carve a comfort bird. Materials fee (block, carving knife, pencil ruler and glove) is $50 for all payable to instructor at time of class. (If you already have a knife, ruler and glove from a previous class, the material fee is only $15 for the wood). You will make 3 birds.  Open to all; registration required below.

Prime members free; Standard members $10; Guests $20.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

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Comfort Bird Woodcarving Class (April)

Prime Members (April 4 and 11, 2 pm)
Standard Members (April 4 and 11, 2 pm) $10.00
Guests (April 4 and 11, 2 pm) $20.00
Intro to Pastel Painting (April)

Intro to Pastel Painting (April)

Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, April 6-13, 9:30-12:30pm (2 weeks)

Instructor will give information about all the different types of pastels, surfaces to paint on & tools used. Students will then paint a small, simple painting to get used to pastels.  There will be a lot of teacher one-on-one instruction. Prime Members, free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $35 (includes a box of pastels), payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Intro to Pastel Painting (April)

Guests (Thursdays, April 6-13, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $20.00
Standard Members (Thursdays, April 6-13, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $10.00
Prime (Thursdays, April 6-13, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $0.00
Found Object Sculptures with Ann

Found Object Sculptures with Ann

Friday, April 7, 2023 | 3:00pm-5:30pm

Fridays, April 7-21, 10:30-1pm (3 weeks)

Create thought provoking art using everyday objects that are often considered trash. Save those small boxes and random bits to add to the collection of junk drawer treasures that you don’t know what to do with! Bring them to class and let them tell you what they really long to become. Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests $25. Materials fee $10, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Found Object Sculptures with Ann

Guests (Tuesdays, April 7-21, 3-5pm) $25.00
Standard Members (Tuesdays, April 7-21, 3-5pm) $15.00
Prime (Tuesdays, April 7-21, 3-5pm) $0.00
Portraits in Pastel

Portraits in Pastel

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesdays, April 18-May 9 1:30-3:30 (4 session series)

The class will be using soft pastels to create portraits of people and animals. Students will focus on drawing what they see. Human proportions and animal proportions will be taught. Instructor, Desmond Cormier, will have you working with soft pastels to gain understanding of its unique characteristics. Prime members free, Standard Members $50, Guests $65.

Material List:

A set of soft pastels

A set of pastel pencils

kneaded erasor

paper blender different sizes

Pastel paper(various colors)

Artist Latex gloves

Saran Wrap

Drawing pencils

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief Bio on Instructor: Desmond has instructed two classes at The Center. From 1995-2018 Desmond was an Art Teacher at CHS and Buford Middle School, teaching in the gifted program. Desmond has shown at galleries and has been collected by private individuals.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Portraits in Pastel

Guests (April 18-May 9, 1:30) $65.00
Standard (April 18- May 9, 1:30) $50.00
Prime (April 18-May 9, 1:30)
Acrylic Pour Scene in Nature

Acrylic Pour Scene in Nature

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Artist Jan Settle will show you how to layer and pour acrylic paints on a canvas surface – no experience required. Reference photos will be available or just use your imagination to create a lovely scene in nature.  

Prime Members free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Acrylic Pour Scene in Nature

Guests (Thursday, April 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Thursday, April 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $10.00
Prime (Thursday, April 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $0.00
Mandala Art Painting

Mandala Art Painting

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

April 24, 1:00-3:00pm (Registration is due by April 14, 4:00pm).

Mandala Dot Art is the art creating a design using various sizes of dots. Students will learn how to use the mandala art tools and use these tools to create their own Mandala painting. Instructor Cory Ryan will provide students with the skill and knowledge to create Mandala are beyond this course. No experience is necessary. Prime members free, Standard members $15, Guests $25. Material fee is $25 for all payable to instructor at the start of class. Register here (registration is due by April 14, 4:00pm).

Instructor Bio: Cory Ryan is a self-confessed "craft-a-holic" with over 40 years experience in a variety of mediums. Inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica, she has now added dot art to her repertoire of painting, gourd art, pine needle basketry, and quilling. Cory teaches at Qute Scraps Handmade Boutique in Ruckersville and the Open Doors adult education program with Albemarle County Public Schools.

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend this class after registering, please let us know. Due to the need to purchase supplies in advance, cancellations with fewer than 7 days' notice will be charged the materials fee.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Mandala Art Painting

Guests (April 24, 1pm) $25.00
Standard (April 24, 1pm) $15.00
Prime (April 24, 1pm)
Alcohol Ink Collages

Alcohol Ink Collages

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Create a collage on a canvas using already painted alcohol ink papers as your medium. Sample/reference photos will be provided or make your own creation. Prime Members, free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee, $20, payable to instructor at time of class.

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, and pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS), and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Alcohol Ink Collages

Guests (Thursday, April 27, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Thursday, April 27, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $10.00
Prime (Thursday, April 27, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) $0.00