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Deanna White, Claudia Herber & Anji Grainger
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Maria's Fabric Dyeing Class

Watercolor Painters

Busy Day

Sepha & Nadya's Red Thread Class

Jane Aukshunas's Monoprint Workshop

Jill Timm's Amazing Dremel Class

Watercolor Pencil Basics Class by Patty Schmidt

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Claudia Herber, our
Back Door Studio Coordinator

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Currents Classes - Ready to ZOOM? - At Checkout, make sure to provide a correct email address for EACH student. Zoom won't work without it!  

We want you to have a really good experience when you take any of our classes!
So, correct EMAIL addresses are absolutely necessary for you and all other students you sign up for . At check-out you can enter all additional email addresses in a "comments" box, or "message" section for the gallery. If you forget to do this, or to double check the accuracy of your entries, you can send us an email message with the names and email addresses of yourself and all those you have signed up for, at currents.gallery@gmail.com

Monday, June 1st and Friday, June 5th
10am – 11am
Two part, 1 hr each Zoom Class: $18.00
This is the First a Five Part Series for you to hone your skills and build confidence as a Watercolor Painter. Participants must have a basic understanding of watercolor painting. Please register before noon on Sunday, May 31st.
Lesson Plan: The early morning of Monday June 1st, you will receive an email outlining the lesson, and the Zoom link. During the week before the next class, you will practice techniques. You can email Anji with questions. Friday, June 5th, class will meet again on Zoom for critique and ideas for improvements, etc. (Re: Zoom, You may be asked to download Zoom) You will click on the link at 10am the day of each class. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all. That's it!. You will be able to watch, hear, and interact with Anji and your classmates!  Watch for postings of Lessons 2 thru 5.
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Friday, June 5th,
2pm – 3pm
1 hour Virtual Class: $10.00

Kathleen will help you practice painting simplified people in any medium. When painting people in your landscape, they can be gestural, and not perfectly defined. Includes an e-mail critique of any painting done in class converted to a jpeg.  You can paint in any medium you wish, with whatever paints you have, and on any surface....or just watch and learn!   After you've registered, (before noon on Thursday, June 4th), Kathleen will send you an email with the Zoom link. (You may be asked to download Zoom) You will click on the link at 2pm the day of the class. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all. That's it!. You will be able to watch, hear, and interact with Kathleen and your classmates! See you then!

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Saturday, June 6th & Saturday, June 13th
2pm – 3pm
Two part, 1 hr each Zoom Class: $20.00
Deanna White, one of our favorite instructors, will bring a little Springtime joy right into your home! Join her for two Zoom classes that will teach you how to paint irises. Learn to paint an iris using watercolor "wet on wet", salt, mixing color and stencil techniques. Draw your own iris or transfer the template we will send before class begins. Deanna will send you a supplies list. (If you would like, you can purchase supplies online from "The Merri Artist, www.merriartist.com)
After you've registered, (before 4pm on Friday, June 5th) you will be sent an email with the Zoom link. (You may be asked to download Zoom) You will click on the link at 2pm the day of each class. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all. That's it!. You will be able to watch, hear, and interact with Deanna and your classmates!  
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Monday, June 8th and Friday, June 12th
10am – 11am
Two part, 1 hr each Zoom Class: $18.00
During this lesson, we will focus on ways to incorporate line into a painting. Line is an element of design and can play an important role in the success of your work. Participants must have a basic understanding of watercolor painting. Please register before noon on Sunday, June 7th.
Lesson Plan: The early morning of Monday June 8th, you will receive an email outlining the lesson, and the Zoom link. During the week before the next class, you will practice techniques. You can email Anji with questions. Friday, June 12th, class will meet again on Zoom for critique and ideas for improvements, etc. (Re: Zoom, You may be asked to download Zoom) You will click on the link at 10am the day of each class. Zoom will ask you three questions, click "YES" to all. That's it!. You will be able to watch, hear, and interact with Anji and your classmates!  Watch for postings of Lessons 3 thru 5.
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Saturday & Sunday, June 27, 28
10 am—4 pm
2-Day Workshop: $140* + $20 material fee

The objective of this two-day class is to
create an interesting, dragonfly design
on a gourd using a dremel or carver tool.
Starting with a cleaned gourd, supplied by the instructor, you will cut and carve your pattern. You will learn techniques to cut a shape, filigree a pattern and stipple a background to enhance your lovely dragonflies. Students will have the option of using a burner in the appropriate manner. The goal will be to go home with a finished gourd. You will receive a supply list upon registration, please study it carefully.

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191007 Class,
Mon & Wed, March 23 & 25,
10am – 3pm
2-day workshop: $125  
Discover the beauty and technical effectiveness of painting in acrylics. The workshop will cover all aspects of painting with this extremely versatile and tactile medium. We will practice brushwork, paint mixing and application. In this fun, encouraging atmosphere, everyone from beginners to more advanced painters will benefit from learning how to create acrylic paintings, with emphasis on your own artistic interpretation. If you have supplies, please bring them. Select materials to sample, plus assorted paper and canvas will be available
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191019 Class,
Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28,
9am – 4pm
2-Day Workshop: $190*
+ $50 Materials fee to instructor
Use Coupon Code 200327EarlyBird
* $170 if you sign up by February 27
Expand your artist's tool box! The dremel is a magical tool that lets you drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind materials such as glass, plastic, wood, metal, tile, and more. In this two-day class you’ll work with hard and soft materials using dozens of bits contained in the tool box purchased from the instructor. You'll make a small book filled with all the samples you created in various materials. This class will help you to create in a whole new way! Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to work with materials beyond paper and fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Supply list upon registration, Sign up early, class size is limited.
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Saturday, April 4, 11 am – 3 pm
4- Hour workshop: $55
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
Learn to create your own collaging papers with Gelli prints, Citrasolve, inks, acrylic paint, stamps, stencils and “tricks” on different types of papers. Students need to bring an 8” x 10” Gelli plate and a brayer. All other supplies included.
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Saturday, April 11, 11 am – 3 pm
4- Hour workshop: $55
+ $20 materials fee to instructor
Come play with us and create, along with an under-painting, a “Three Pear” collage. You may use your own simple design if you prefer. We will discuss the principles of design, values, color schemes and textures. You can use the papers you created as well as Deanna’s designer papers, book font, Joss paper, stamping, and magazines. All supplies provided including papers, stamps, adhesive, paint, brushes and mat board. You can bring a 10” x 10” cradled birch substrate and small cutting scissors if desired. Beginners and intermediate students welcome.
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Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31, 10 am–4 pm
2- Day class: $280*
Use Coupon Code 200530EarlyBird
* $255 if you sign up by April 30
Learn essential tools and techniques for telling stories using sketches while drawing on location. Start by making strokes and textures with ink pens, then use traditional watercolor or watercolor pencils combined with a water brush to give drawings volume, emotion, and life. The second half of the workshop will focus on composition. Learn creative positioning of elements on a page, weaving them into a cohesive and engaging whole, and what to
include or leave out. On day two we will focus on urban sketching. Learn to show depth in a street scene and how to capture the beauty of historic buildings in simple detail. A final sketch will bring everything you learned together.
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Saturday & Sunday, May 2,3, 10 am—3 pm
2-Day workshop: $185*
Use Coupon Code 200502EarlyBird
* $160 if you sign up by April 2
Award-winning artist Jane Aushkunas will teach this exciting class. Jane studied art at Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard, and Parsons School of Design. She developed her oil pastel techniques through experimentation in her studio. In this 2-day workshop, students will play with the luscious texture and
versatility of oil pastel. You will experiment with grounds and a variety of surfaces to change the way oil pastels behave, and use tools for different effects. Learn how oil pastel works with media such as GOLDEN acrylic paint, watercolor or colored pencil. In addition to realistic drawing, students will create imagery that evolves intuitively rather than intentionally. This class, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists, is all about
experimenting and having fun. Bring some of your own ideas for subject matter, other ideas will also be offered. Supply list upon registration. Instructor will have some oil pastel sets suitable for beginners if you want to try the medium before investing in a set.
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