Classes in the Back Door Studio
Claudia Herber, our
Back Door Studio Coordinator
Currents Classes - Register Today - Any Time
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.
2-Day workshop: $185*
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.
3-Day workshop: $250* + $20 materials fee.
using different elements to produce dynamic
results with watercolor. This workshop will
also emphasize composition and design
principles. Day one: Prepare one or two starts using a unique texturing process. Day two: Lay down the foundation on painting starts using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. Observe how watercolor pigments react, leaving beautiful patterns on your paper. Day three: Work toward finishing one or two of your pieces.
2- Day class: $280*
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.