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  • *NEW Beginning Drawing and Watercolor Workshop

    Join Barbara Benda Nagle, professional artist and instructor, as she provides her unique curriculum for learning how to draw and paint. With over 35 years of teaching experience, she simplifies complex art concepts so all levels of learners may succeed. In this workshop,  you will learn how to execute a variety of drawing and watercolor techniques, make sense of the color wheel and use it to your advantage, use “value” (lights and darks) to make paintings dramatic, design your painting rather than copy photographs, and create strong, dynamic compositions. For this workshop, supplies are extra so plan on spending approximately $180. A supply list will be available to each participant upon registration.
  • *NEW Introduction to Alcohol-Ink Art

    You don’t need to be an experienced artist to create beautiful and distinctive art with alcohol inks. This vivid, transparent, fast-drying ink can be diluted and manipulated to form contemporary abstracts, florals and more on any non-porous surface. Because of the ease of application, it is a great medium for adult beginning artists. Fee will cover all supplies, instructions and two painted tiles to take home. You’ll also learn how to make your own alcohol ink, for pennies, at home. 
  • *New How to Play Piano by Ear - Online

    Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. This is a practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing - all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons - and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Topics include: how to find the starting note, how to determine when chords change, how to predict the chord progression, how chords help you find the correct melody, how the melody helps you find the correct chords, how to learn songs from recordings in all keys, how to transpose, the universal signature, how to use the circle of fifths, and how to recognize the most common chord patterns. This class is completely online. Register at any time. Fee includes the online book and follow-up online instruction.
  • Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People - Online

    Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don't need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano lessons teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you'll need to play any song through this online course. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting." and how to simplify more than 12,000 complex chords. Students will be guided by a series of videos. This course is self-paced and completely online so enroll at any time. Fee includes an online video and online instruction book.