Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Are you an artist or have you ever dreamed of becoming one? Why not take advantage of one of our fabulous art classes!

Watercolor Painting

 Ages: 50 & over             Class limit: 15

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Judi Roszak

All levels are welcome, including beginners.  Instructor offers three separate classes; one Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  Come and learn a new hobby, or brush up on your existing watercolor skills.  You’re sure to have fun, and all participants have the opportunity to join in our annual May Art Show.  Students provide own materials; list available at Senior Registration Desk.  Registration required

Classical Painting- Class returning in September
Learn to paint and/or improve your painting skills and knowledge, with step by step instructions in a non-competitive environment. Basics such as color theory, composition, and glazing will be taught hands on by your instructor.  Paint what you are interested in, learn, and become a part of our annual May Art Show.  All levels welcome, using acrylics/oils/watercolor and mixed media.
Instructor offers two separate classes; one Tuesdays and one Thursdays.  Students provide own materials; palette list available at Senior Registration Desk.  Registration required.
Ages: 50 & over                Class Limit: 15    6 Week Session Instructor:  Joanne Richter

Photography Club
The photography club is for anyone that is enthusiastic about taking pictures. Skill level doesn't matter, from the first time photographer to the seasoned professional, we can all learn from an open discussion of ideas and critiques. The discussion is led by a professional photographer who will share some equipment and techniques that will help everyone. Each session will include a group discussion/critique of each person's photos which allows you to view your work through someone else's eyes.
Ages: 50 & Over                                Drop-In Program Free
Instructor: Rick Deal 10:00am-12:00pm
Mondays  July 22, August 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 25

Photography Workshops
Join our instructor, as he focuses on specific areas of interest for both the hobbyist and the advanced photographer. These one-day, 2 ½ hour individual workshops will give you more confidence behind the lens.  Registration required.
Instructor: Rick A. Deal

Family Photography
Friday, June 28th                             9:00-11:30am
Tired of trying to squeeze everyone in a picture, only to have the picture look like a police lineup?  Learn how to set up family photographs regardless of how many people are in the picture.  Learn about posing people, taking into consideration lighting and spacing.  Bring your camera and be ready to pose and photograph    volunteer families.  (If you have family members looking for pictures please have them contact the instructor prior to the workshop.) 

Landscape Photography
Friday, August 2nd                          9:00-11:30am
Don’t just takes pictures of what is around you, take Photographs.  Learn how to compose a great landscape photograph, what to look for and things to avoid.  Learn what it takes to capture the mood and the setting that you want.  Practice finding interesting subjects and how to frame it to capture the emotion of the view.  Bring your camera (tripod if you have one) and walking shoes so we can go outside and shoot some landscapes.
Fees for each Workshop:                                            
Members                                                            $10                        
Residents/Non-Members                            $12                        
Non-Residents/Non-Members                 $16
Photography 201:  Fine Tuning Your Skills
Wednesdays, August 7th – September 18th* 10:00-11:30am
*No class 8/28
Instructor: Rick A. Deal
Now that you are taking better pictures, it is time to fine tune your photography skills.  Learning more of the tools available on your camera, and covering the more advanced techniques in photography, you can take your photos to the next level.  Some of the topics that will be covered are Histogram, White Balance, Advanced Depth of Field shooting as well as Advanced Shutter Speed shooting.  A working knowledge of your DSLR camera is required for this course.  All students must have taken Photography 101 or demonstrated an understanding of composition and the exposure triangle to the instructor prior to registration.  Six week class.  Maximum class size is 10.
Members                                                            $45        
Residents/Non-Members                            $50        
Non-Residents/Non-Members                 $60