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  • *NEW Calligraphy: Retro Deco – Taking It Up a Notch (Ages 12 and up)

    The early 20th century was a time of elegance and simpler living. We will look at some new Art Deco calligraphy and spend time working with new tools and methods to create art. This class can be done standalone, but it also builds on the intro class by introducing a new alphabet and focusing on new methods of using and embellishing your lettering. Calligraphy classes offer you a chance to relax, have fun, and learn a time-honored skill; they also increase your hand-eye coordination, patience and aesthetic awareness. This concentration will slow you down and let creativity in. Lessons will comprise of a theory section, forms, practice, review and a project. There is a weekly homework component because calligraphy needs practice. A pen will be available for purchase for $12.
  • *NEW Dabble in Bookmaking Mini Workshop (Ages 12 and up)

    Do you just love books? Learn to make your own journals, diaries, sketch books or memory keepsakes in this sampler class with Anne Kaese. This mini workshop is designed for students with little to no bookbinding experience. Fee includes a basic supply kit. Extra decorative papers will be available to purchase. An optional tour will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the class. Participants of the art class will receive a discounted one-day Hjemkomst Center entrance fee of $14 (paid to the Hjemkomst Center on day of event); entrance for members of HCSCC is free.
  • *NEW Dabble in Calligraphy Mini Workshop (Ages 12 and up)

    Ever wonder about the life of a scribe? Ever wanted to try calligraphy but never had time? This fun and informative class is taught by local calligrapher Anne Kaese. You will learn a calligraphy hand similar to what is used in The Saint John’s Bible. Pens and paper provided -- you bring a sense of fun and a willingness to try something new! A dabble in calligraphy is not for the person who wants an in-depth class, but is for people who want to learn a little about calligraphy, The Saint John’s Bible and the life of a scribe. Optional tours will be available after the class for a more detailed study of the original artwork and methods. Participants of the art class will receive a discounted one-day Hjemkomst Center entrance fee of $14 (paid to the Hjemkomst Center on day of event); entrance for members of HCSCC is free.
  • *NEW How to Beatbox 101

    Beatboxing or vocal percussion (making music with your mouth) has never been more popular, and learning this language has never been easier. The basics of beatboxing are learned in less than five minutes. The rest of the class will expand your mouth-music abilities step by step. Please come to class knowing your favorite song, and by the end of class you’ll be beatboxing it on the way out!
  • *NEW Igniting the Imagination: A Detailed Tour of an Art Exhibit (Ages 12 and up)

    Join Anne Kaese, a self-confessed Saint John’s Bible groupie, on a tour of the exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center. Kaese has been following and studying this art and history project since 1998 and has a profound passion and delight in the art, history and science found in the illuminations in this 21st century Bible for 21st century people. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.Participants of the art class will receive a discounted one-day Hjemkomst Center entrance fee of $14 (paid to the Hjemkomst Center on day of event); entrance for members of HCSCC is free.
  • *NEW Learn to Paint Flowers in Watercolor (Ages 12 and up)

    In this watercolor painting class, we will focus on building skills by learning to paint different flowers and plants. Each week will have a different lesson and focus to help you explore different styles, methods of painting and, most importantly, help you explore your creativity in a nurturing and encouraging environment. There will be a homework component to practice the skills learned. Fee includes supply kit.
  • *NEW Sketching Animals (Ages 13 and up)

    This course covers the basic and advanced skills needed to draw animals using contour line, gestural line, and shading. No previous drawing skills are required. Bring a sketchbook (at least 8.5"x11"), a No. 2 (HB) pencil, a 6B drawing pencil, and a pencil sharpener with you to class.
  • *NEW Stained Glass Art: A Roving Session (Ages 12 and up)

    Join us at Riverview Place chapel for a conversation with stained glass designer Stacey Asp, a protégé of David Hetland. We will discuss the design process and how she works with Michael Orchard to turn those designs into art. We’ll look at the glass in the chapel as an example. Participants will leave with suggestions of local buildings to visit during the daytime to see more examples of these two artists’ work. Those who are able will be invited to Michael Orchard Studio, 910 Main Ave. (back alley entrance, no wheelchair accessibility, stairs to climb) to visit with Mike about the collaborative process of turning Stacey’s designs into glass art. A tour of the studio and discussion of glass-making process are included.
  • *NEW Taking Inspiration from The Saint John’s Bible: A Dabble in Watercolor and Calligraphy (Ages 12 and up)

    This class is heavy on color and light on lettering. Go back to kindergarten and learn in a relaxing and fun way as we take our inspiration from The Saint John’s Bible -- the first hand-written and illuminated Bible in 500 years. Our host, Gethsemane Cathedral, has a copy of one of the volumes that we can reference for inspiration. Everyone can do this class -- no experience required. Be ready to color outside the lines, bend the arc of learning toward fun activities and be prepared to amaze yourself artistically. If you have any watercolor paints or pencils, feel free to bring those.
  • *NEW The Magic of Making Your Own Books by Hand (Ages 12 and up)

    Are you always in search of the perfect journal or sketchbook? Do you love the satisfaction of creating? Are you drawn to art that’s not only beautiful but also useful? This is the perfect class for you! Anne Kaese has been making books for years and knows some simple (and not-so-simple) ways to make a book that’s truly your own. Whether you make a calendar, diary or sketch book for yourself or to give as a gift, you’ll find bookmaking can be a simple pleasure or artistic endeavor.This workshop is designed for students with little to no bookbinding experience. Fee includes a basic supply kit. Extra decorative papers will be available to purchase if needed.
  • Acrylic Painting for All Levels

    Interested in learning how to paint and don't know where to start? This class is perfect for all level painters. Find your creative energy and build your confidence as you learn to create art with your own style. This introductory course will teach you how to mix colors and use various mediums and tools to manipulate acrylic paint. This class will include individualized and group instruction based on what you are interested in learning. Supplies are included, so all you have to do is bring yourself for four evenings of fun and relaxing painting. 
  • Chords are Key for Piano

    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 teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. 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. Fee includes a book and practice CD.
  • Decorated Letters (Ages 12 and up)

    Join us and learn something new in an easy-to-learn, traditional art form. Want to try some of the techniques that illuminators used to decorate letters? Put brush and paint to paper and create a small decorated letter for your use on stationary or as a gift. You will leave the class with two pieces of art in a mat, ready for framing in an 8"x10" frame. Fee includes instruction and art materials. Immediately following the class at 3 p.m. is an optional tour of The Saint John's Bible exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center. Grab some friends and join us for an afternoon of creativity.Participants of the art class will receive a discounted one-day Hjemkomst Center entrance fee of $14 (paid to the Hjemkomst Center on day of event); entrance for members of HCSCC is free.
  • Drawing With Color

    Experiment with colored pencils and chalk pastels while exploring the basic elements of design, composition and color theory. Discover your own style and begin to rely on your own approach to rendering powerful figures, rich landscapes and robust ideas straight away. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring soft pastels, colored pencils, sketch pad and kneaded eraser.
  • Drawing a Still Life: Setting Up to Finish a Study

    This class teaches students the fundamentals of rendering a still life in graphite and charcoal. Learn the basics like how to arrange your objects, how to compellingly and dynamically light them, how to compose your piece, and how to execute a representational depiction of the collection of items that you have chosen to draw. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring a graphite drawing pencil set, a stick of charcoal, sketchbook or sketch pad, and kneaded eraser.
  • Gesture Drawing: How to Rock a Sketchbook

    Do you own a sketchbook? Do you find that you're rarely drawing in it? This class delves into the discipline of gesture drawing. Soon your sketchbook will be overflowing with examples of this technique that can be implemented to capture and study poses for larger, more detailed works. Artistic principles such as line, shape, form and rhythm, and elements such as the human figure, scale, proportion and shading will be discussed. Their application will be demonstrated in graphite and charcoal on paper while sketching individuals and small groups of people. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring a graphite drawing pencil set, a stick of charcoal, a sketchbook or sketch pad, and kneaded eraser.
  • Illustrating Stories

    This class provides a judgment-free environment for learning how to confidently translate a manuscript into an illustrated work. It's a great first step for anyone interested in writing a graphic novel, children’s book or just wanting to tell their own story in a visual manner. Beginning with a manuscript, students will learn to sketch their characters and settings, brainstorm how to overcome certain challenges, interpret feedback from other artists, and create an illustrated work that sees their original story transformed into a true experience. All skill levels welcome. Students should bring a graphite drawing pencil set, sketch pad and kneaded eraser.
  • Intermediate Woodcarving

    This class is for those with some woodcarving experience. Work on developing your skills by doing more difficult projects and work on painting, finishing and display. Projects will be adapted to the ability and experience of the carver. Fee includes wood cutouts for class projects. Bring your own tools and safety equipment.
  • Seeing Things Differently Part II: Expanding Your Sketching Skills

    Prerequisite: Seeing Things Differently: The Short Course in Sketching. This course widens the foundation of Part I by expanding drawing skills in greater detail and introducing lessons in drawing the human face, gesture drawing, and tackling a difficult subject using the grid method. Bring a sketchbook (at least 8.5"x11"), No. 2 (HB) pencil, and 6B drawing pencil. 
  • Seeing Things Differently: The Short Course in Sketching

    This course is designed for the person who says, "I'm not an artist. I can't draw. I was never very good at art," or for those who have spent their lives nurturing others and forgot to take time to nourish their own souls with drawing. This course covers the basics of contour drawing, basic form drawing, value shading, and the combination of all techniques. You will discover that sketching is relaxing, liberating, and not as difficult as it may appear. Bring a sketchbook (at least 8.5"x11"), a No. 2 (HB) pencil, a 6B drawing pencil, and a pencil sharpener with you to class.