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Winter ARS arts and culture classes

Published 6:32pm Thursday, January 9, 2014

Classes at ARS Arts & Culture Center (FKA: ARS Gallery) are a great opportunity to have fun, be creative, learn some new techniques and make some special personalized art.


Adult Classes 

Italian Culture & Language with Lucia Liano

Tuesday, Jan. 21-March 18 (no class Feb. 4) 5:30-7 p.m.

Price: $105 (8 wks)

Join ARS Gallery & Lucia Liano for a encompassing view of Italy; sample foods and wines and learn about various regions and traditions. An introduction to both culture and language this class is a fun, relaxing and engaging way to explore Italy.


Mosaic with Toni Smith

Wednesday, Jan. 22-March 5 (no class Feb. 5) 1-3 p.m.

Price: $125 (6 wks)


Students will get the basic foundations of this age-old medium by working with small scale sculptures. There are several options in materials that will give you a world of choices in colors and textures to create your own lines in designs. Novice and students with experience are welcome in this class.


Wine Education with Victoria Buckley

Thursday, Jan.30-March 6 (no class on Feb. 6) 5-6:30 p.m.

Price: $65 (5 wks)


Victoria will be sharing a variety of old and new world wines in this class, from Spanish to Italian, and Chilean to New Zealand. She will share information from each of the vineyards about their process and varietals, grapes, as well as how to taste, smell, and pair your wines with food. Each class will include small bite pairings so you may also enjoy the experience of proper pairings.


Cabernet and Canvas with Susan Henshaw

Thursday 5-8:15 p.m. Feb. 13 & Feb. 20

Price: $50 ea. (both classes for $90)


Susan will lead students step by step in creating a work of art to give as a gift or keep for your-self. The process of making a painting can be easy and exciting. At the end of the class you will be able to take home a masterpiece that you created. Wine will be available for tasting and you may bring your own bottle if you wish. If you have always wanted to create your own work of art in a safe step-by-step process, here is your opportunity. Bring a friend for a fun night out!


The Art of Buying Art with Laura Boyce

Tuesday evenings in starting in February

Price: $125 (6 wks)


Does art make you uncomfortable? Learn the language of art from Laura Boyce who has a MFA from Cranbrook and talk with other community artists about how to choose art that is right for you.


Mixed-Mixed Painting with Gideon Douglas

Tuesday, February 11- March 25 1-3 p.m.

Price: $95 (7 wks)


A painting class created specifically for beginners who have always wanted to learn the process of painting. The instructor will lead you through the basics in a very comfortable environment as you learn the techniques and terminology of various media. Students will walk away with 3-4 paintings. Now is the perfect time to get started.


Youth Classes 

Saturday Studio Art with Morgan Ingle (9-13 yrs)

Saturday, Jan. 25-March 1, 11-12:30 p.m. (No Class Feb. 8) 

Price: $70 (6 wks)


Meet at ARS Gallery on Saturdays for studio art if you have a busy week but still want to get your art fix. Join different art teachers each week for a variety of artistic media and information as you create. Students will learn about and create pieces in mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, painting and so much more.


Winter Clay with Morgan Ingle (9-13 yrs)

Tuesday, February 11-March 25, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Price: $85 (7 wks)


Students will learn basic hand-building techniques, while creating functional/utilitarian pieces as well as sculptural non-functional works of art. We will explore different glazes and application techniques as we delve into the world of clay. All pieces will be glazed, fired and ready to take home.


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