See below for classes and workshops in Fiber, Painting, Drawing, Calligraphy, Writing and Movement Arts being offered this Spring at the Little Red School House and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute! All classes are for adults unless otherwise noted - but serious students aged 15 and up are welcome to join!
Hands ON! Spring into Art at the Clark (for ages 7 to 10)
Tuesdays, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
NCYA02SP13: May 7 to May 28 (4 classes)
(Clark or IS183) Member Tuition: $54 Non Member tuition $60 includes all materials
Look at art in the gallery, architecture on the Clark campus and even landscape design with IS183 artist educator Karen Arp-Sandel. Encouraging children to learn and think about works of art as well as to consider their personal interpretations will serve as a springboard for their own creativity. Exploring and experimenting with mixed media artwork in response to color, shape, texture and space sparks a journey of discovery through art. Expect to paint with watercolors, use oil pastels, sketch and make collages.
What can a Portrait Be? FOR TEENS! Ages 13 - 18
Tuesdays, 6 - 8PM
NCYA03SP13: June 4 - June 25 (4 classes)
Tuition: $96 plus $40 material fee
Looking for more opportunities to make art? This class is ideal for motivated students who want to explore drawing, painting, and multi-media work in a dynamic, creative and supportive atmosphere. We will use different materials and approaches as we delve into the theme of identity and awareness
Four Wednesdays, 10 AM -11AM
NCMA02SP13: May 15, 22, 29 and June 5
Tuition: $48 per session
This is an open-level class in which we will explore alignment and balance, learn the core asanas (yoga poses), experiment with some pranayama (yoga breathing) and meditation, and even work in some dynamic flow sequences. Come renew your energy, bring strength and flexibility to your body, and let go of stress as you explore the benefits of yoga!
Beginners are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Art Jump Start: Spring Collage Ideas!
Especially for Mothers and Others
Saturday, 10AM - 3 PM
NCCP01SP13: May 11 (One day)
Tuition: $60 plus $10 material fee
Jumpstart your spring with this great medley of fun techniques and easy projects using collage and mixed media. Learn to make a petite accordion fold book to contain your collage ideas and for mixed media experimentation. Try photomontage, tape transfers and make some unique hand rendered papers.
Gift the special mother in your life with some creative time or come with your soul sisters to spread the joy of making art in the company of women.
True Stories: Your Life as a Muse
Tuesdays, 7 - 9 PM
NCLA01SP13: May 21 to June 25(6 classes)
Trying to find ways to record events from your past? Share some reflections about your world? In this class we will be using fiction techniques to tell non-fiction tales from our own lives. Come ready to explore your experiences in creative writing exercises and honor your unique perspective. Taught by Chris Newbound, Williamstown, Mass. resident and former managing editor of Berkshire Living, contributing writer to Berkshire Magazine. Adjunct professor of creative non-fiction writing and playwrighting at MCLA. and local playwright with recent productions at Berkshire Theatre Festival (Birthday Boy) and Barrington Stage Company, 10X10.
Basically Drawing Landscapes
Tuesdays, 6 to 8 PM
NCPD03SP13: June 18 - July 16
Using the long shadows and dramatic light of early evening we will focus on the big, simple shapes of the landscape around the Little Red School House. We will work with ink and pencil, line and shade. Linear perspective will be introduced as well as other methods of creating the illusion of distance on a flat piece of paper. This class is designed to be accessible to beginners and, anyone who is interested in revisiting the basics is welcome.
Crash Course in How to Use A DSLR
Saturday, 12-4 pm
NCPH01SP13: June1 ( One Day)
Are you trying to move beyond cellphone photography? Intimidated by that digital SLR you got for your birthday? It has never been easier to learn photography since the invention of the digital SLR camera, which provides the user with instant gratification and creative freedom. This one day, four hour, mini-course will give students a taste of how to understand and effectively use a digital SLR camera system. We will decipher its buttons, functions and possibilities it provides, leaving you ready to go out and shoot with confidence this summer!
Students must have their own digital SLR camera and instruction manual. A laptop computer, to process photos, is recommended but not required.