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May 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Art Room
Whether you are curious about watercolor painting or whether you would like to hone the skills that you already have, you can explore the soft flow of watercolor, learn color theory, and learn application techniques in the Watercolor Painting Classes at ArtsConnect. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught.
May 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
The Advanced Picture Framing class is for the participant who is ready to cut mats, glass, and picture frame moulding. The Introduction to Picture Framing is a prerequisite to the Advanced Picture Framing Class. Participants must know how to arrive at an overall size for the mats, glass, and frame moulding before taking this class. An understanding of mat design is necessary. In the class, participants will cut the matboard, glass, and the moulding. They will mount the artwork and miter the corners of the frame.
This hands-on class has a $25 supply fee figured into the overallclass fee. All supplies, including frame moulding, is provided. Participants are asked to bring their own artwork that does not exceed 8" x 11".
Participants are to bring: Artwork, goggles and 1 pair of thin, cotton gloves (can be found at hardware stores).
May 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
Have you wanted to learn how to paint? This class is for you with its introduction to color theory, paint mixing and painting techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring either oil or acrylic paints. Exercises and handouts will help to teach participants how to compose a painting, emphasize a focal point and create a mood. Fellow participants will support each other in the process of learning how to paint what is observed.
May 2, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Room A
ArtsConnect offers private instrument lessons for those who play band instruments. These lessons are perfect for refining skills while playing in a school band. Opportunities to play with a band or ensemble are also available.
Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet, French Horn, Alto Saxophone, Trombone, and Snare Drum.
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons are offered for French Horn!
May 2, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM @ Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center
Children, ages 4-6, will learn rhythms, patterns, and pitch through movement, song, and playing small instruments. Using the Orff Schulwerk technique, Miss Suzanne will lead this music class with fun and kinesthetic ways to prepare young minds and hands for the piano or other instruments when they reach age 7.
May 2, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Art Room
The ArtsConnect Kids Drawing & Painting for children ages 7 - 13, presents the opportunity for participants to explore the visual arts in surprising, fun, and creative ways. The curriculum combines relevant topics integrated with skill development in various mediums.
May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
Learning how to draw just became easier with step-by-step instruction from our talented drawing instructor! Classes will focus on building basic drawing techniques with practice. Students will deepen their understanding of form through perspective, color, and rapid visualization drawings. Critiques develop students’ abilities to think critically about their own work and maintaining their art journal will allow students to record thoughts, experiment with ideas, media, and practice ideas.
Recommended for ages 14 and older
May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
Learn the Tiffany copper foil technique of stained glass with step-by-step instruction and all the tools you need! You will have a variety of glasses to choose from for specific class projects. Most supplies are provided. Participants may want to purchase their own supplies as they progress with their skills and techniques.
All classes take place on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the art room at the Springfield Township Community Art Center, the second building back on the campus at 9150 Winton Road.
Minimum 3 students ages 14 and older.
**Must register at least one week in advance.
May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
The ArtsConnect woodshop class is semi-traditional. Participants will learn how to both design and build different woodworking projects. Our instructor will guide participants through the steps of building a piece from either reclaimed or new materials. Each session is designed for participants to hone their craftsmanship, learn new skills and equipment, and explore the reaches of their creativity.
May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Art Room
Looking for a gift for that special someone in your life? Try creating jewelry for her at our Jewelry Design workshop. Sharon Doering will teach how to create basic earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using beads and simple wire techniques.