Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Fall 2017

Registration starts September 11, 2017, and runs until class starts. Classes begin September 25, 2017. Not all classes start in the first week.

We offer On Going Open Studios, Scheduled Classes, Children's Classes, and Workshops.

Registration: You are encouraged to register prior to the first class meeting; early sign ups indicate to instructors that they can offer the class. Registration is on a first come first served basis; no reservations without payment. All fees are due upon registration. Please use a separate check for each class payable to the instructor. Call instructors for additional information and materials lists.

For a current class schedule call the Chico Art Center, 895-8726.
Class dates should always be confirmed by calling the Chico Art Center.

On Going Open Studios

MONDAY

9:00am – 12:00pm

LIFE DRAWING GROUP

Monday’s Life Drawing group meets on Monday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. Although a model is provided, it is not a class with an instructor. Joining the workshop is by permission from the group which relies heavily upon recommendations from group members and other references. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this workshop. The other limiting factor is the amount of physical space available. To make inquiries about cost or additional information call Rick @ 530.343.3873.

TUESDAY

9:00am – 12:00pm

WATERMEDIA GROUP

Tuesday’s Watermedia group meets on Tuesday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. There is no model provided, it is not a class with an instructor. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this group. Due to space limitations the group membership is limited to 9. Group is currently full. Cost is $20 to $25 per month. For additional information contact Pat Everett through the Chico Art Center.

THURSDAY

9:00am – 12:00pm

LIFE DRAWING GROUP

Thursday’s Life Drawing group meets on Thursday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. Although a model is provided, it is not a class with an instructor.

This class will begin meeting towards end of summer. For additional information contact Elissa Bereznak 343-4118.

FRIDAY

1:00pm – 4:00pm

PORTRAITURE DRAWING GROUP

Friday’s Portraiture drawing group meets on Friday afternoon, twice monthly, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. It is a private group that rents space from the Chico Art Center. Although a model is provided, it is not a class with an instructor. Joining the workshop is by permission from the group which relies heavily upon recommendations from group members and other references. You must be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate in this workshop. The other limiting factor is the amount of physical space available. To make inquiries about cost or additional information call Mark @ 530.895.3970.

Scheduled Classes

SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 24

Tuesdays (5 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Clay with a Purpose - Tile

$100 (CAC Member + Children) / $125 (Non-Member)
Ages: Children to Adult

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

You will make a set of 4 tiles, (2 sizes available) create patterns, or designs using different methods of ceramic decoration. After the clay is dried you will color the designs with glazes and I will fire the tiles at my home. You will have the pieces necessary to do a trivet for the kitchen or maybe a sign for your room or bedroom door. A fun and simple process suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are suitable for all ages including small children when accompanied by an adult – CHILD is free with paid adult.

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 19

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

Adult and children’s ceramic class for beginners to advanced. Students will learn to throw “off the hump” multiple pieces from a single mound of clay. Artwork will be finished using stoneware firing method. Your artwork will be dishwasher and food safe.

SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 15

Wednesdays (8 weeks)

10:30am – Noon

Basic Fundamentals of Pencil Drawing

$50 (CAC Member) / $55 (Non-Member)
Ages: Adult

Instructor: Dick Kennedy - (530) 592-7346

Materials: Instructor will supply pencils, erasers and paper…along with props and sets of geometric “basic” solids.

A basic pencil drawing class that covers the fundamentals used by artists to create the illusion of volume and depth on paper. They include: foreshortening, placement, size, overlapping, shading, shadow, contour, horizon, and density…along with 1-point and 2-point perspective. Fun class…no experience required. Email dkartguy@yahoo.com.

SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 1

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cartooning, Animation and Art Class

$70 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

In this fun and exciting art overview class, participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Basics of flipbook animation will be taught. Painting and sculpture will be explored. All ability levels including beginners are welcome. You’ll have an option to develop gag cartoons, comic strips, card designs and story boards. Student may come early to class to work on projects and look at material instructor brings in. Some children’s scholarships available, please call 895-8726 or stop by the Center.

SEPTEMBER 28 – NOVEMBER 2

Thursdays (6 weeks)

1:00pm – 3:00pm
At the instructors home

Papier MachÉ

$130 (CAC Member) / $135 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Sadie Card - (530) 898-9709

The student will learn techniques of sculpting with paper, making special paste, various techniques for tearing paper, armature building, form enhancement, detailing and finishing techniques. No materials fee.

SEPTEMBER 28 – NOVEMBER 2

Thursdays (6 weeks)

5:00pm – 7:00pm
At the instructors home

Papier MachÉ

$130 (CAC Member) / $135 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Sadie Card - (530) 898-9709

See description above.

SEPTEMBER 29 – NOVEMBER 17

Fridays (8 weeks)

9:00am – Noon

Watercolor

$160 (CAC Member) / $165 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Sal Casa - (530) 354-1635

The class will deal with the basic principles of watercolor; from the initial drawing to the completed painting. Material fees are in the class cost.

OCTOBER 9 – NOVEMBER 27

Mondays (8 weeks)

11:00am – 2:00pm

Watercolor Painting – From the Beginning, Your Way

$140 (CAC Member) / $150 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Carol Preble-Miles - (530) 893-8716

Class will cover color mixing, washes, wet into wet, masking, value studies, painting from life(still), planning compositions and lots of watercolor techniques as well. There will be discussions about quality of paints, paper, and brushes all with economy in mind. I will give you an overview of transparent watercolor painting, give you tools to hopefully find your own “watercolor voice” and enough enjoyment to continue on your journey…. Materials list may be picked up at Chico Art Center or by emailing cpreblemiles@gmail.com, key word! “CAC materials list”.

OCTOBER 9 – NOVEMBER 27

Mondays (8 weeks for Drop-in students)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Watercolor – NOT FOR BEGINNERS

for those who have minimal previous watercolor experience

$140 (CAC Member) / $150 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Carol Preble-Miles - (530) 893-8716

You are not a beginner if you have taken watercolor classes previously, have your own paints, and have some knowledge of watercolors, and watercolor techniques and you are interested in “filling in your knowledge” or just need a "kick start"! Lessons will be generated by you, the students, working on the problems that you are having, or I will present problems for you to work on such as, What should I paint? How do I paint that? When am I done? How do you do........? This is a sampling of what we might cover in class. Questions? Email me, cpreblemiles@gmail.com, key words “CAC Watercolor”.

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 16

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

See description above.

Children's CLASSES

SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 1

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cartooning, Animation and Art Class

$70 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

In this fun and exciting art overview class, participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Basics of flipbook animation will be taught. Painting and sculpture will be explored. All ability levels including beginners are welcome. You’ll have an option to develop gag cartoons, comic strips, card designs and story boards. Student may come early to class to work on projects and look at material instructor brings in. Some children’s scholarships available, please call 895-8726 or stop by the Center.

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 19

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

Adult and children’s ceramic class for beginners to advanced. Students will learn to throw “off the hump” multiple pieces from a single mound of clay. Artwork will be finished using stoneware firing method. Your artwork will be dishwasher and food safe.

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 16

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Pottery on the Wheel

$90 (CAC member & children) / $95 (Non-Member)
Materials fee $20

Instructor: Dave Owen - (530) 801-1135

See description above.

Workshops:

SEPTEMBER 27 – NOVEMBER 1

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cartooning, Animation and Art Class

$70 (CAC member & children) / $75 (Non-Member)
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

In this fun and exciting art overview class, participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Basics of flipbook animation will be taught. Painting and sculpture will be explored. All ability levels including beginners are welcome. You’ll have an option to develop gag cartoons, comic strips, card designs and story boards. Student may come early to class to work on projects and look at material instructor brings in. Some children’s scholarships available, please call 895-8726 or stop by the Center.

OCTOBER 14

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

Colored Pencil: Children and Adult Workshop

$25 (CAC Member & Children) / $30 (Non-Member)
Ages 7 - Adult
All materials provided (including professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

Techniques of colored pencil will be explored in a fun and informative way. Participants will warm up by creating a colorful pattern on a shark drawing that will be provided by instructor. Use of color contrast based on the color wheel will be examined. Students will also create a card and/or small drawing based on teacher’s designs or their own ideas. Examples of commissioned soft toy designs using colored pencil by the instructor will be displayed. This class is for all skill levels including beginners. Materials provided, including top line Prismacolor pencils. Bring your lunch and we’ll take a short lunch break. Some children’s scholarships available, please call 895-8726 or stop by the Center.

DECEMBER 2

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

GREETING CARDS & MORE: Children and Adult Workshop

$25 (CAC Member & Children) / $30 (Non-Member)
Ages 7 - Adult
All materials provided (including professional materials and handouts)

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

A creative look at greeting card design for all ages and skill levels. Projects include pop up cards and cards that can be hand colored or as a black and white can be printed out then colored and mailed. We will make "to and from" gift tags that can also be used as small cards. Basics of cartooning, graphic design, illustration, and the use of pen, watercolor, and markers will be introduced. Examples of original work will be shown. A wide variety of subjects can be used in addition to cartooning and holiday themes. Bring your lunch and we will take a short lunch break. Scholarships available.

SPECIAL ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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OCTOBER 8 and NOVEMBER 5

Sunday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Slime Time Kid’s Workshop

$20.00 per child.
Ages 6-12.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

It’s slime time! Children will learn to mix and customize 3 different slime recipes to bring home in containers they decorate.

OCTOBER 15

Sunday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Family Halloween Workshop

$20.00 per child.
Ages 6-12. Plus one or two parents/guardians.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Come experience Art together as a family! During this workshop you’ll create 5 different Halloween crafts together to take home and enjoy for the holiday.

OCTOBER 29

Sunday

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Creepy Crawly Art Experience for Kids

$20.00 per child.
Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Join us for this fun workshop with creepy sensorial stations and Halloween crafts. Including scary masks.

NOVEMBER 10

Friday

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Chill-Out and Weave

$25.00
Ages: Teens and Adults.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Create your own modern weaving ready to hang in your home. Materials music, spritzers and snacks provided.

NOVEMBER 12

Sunday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Family Thanksgiving Art Workshop

$20.00 per child.
Ages 6 – 12 plus one or two adults/guardians.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Come experience art together as a family. During this workshop you will create 5 Thanksgiving art projects to take home and enjoy for the holiday.

NOVEMBER 17

Friday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Pom-Pom Workshop

$25.00
Ages Teens and Adults.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

During this workshop you will learn how to create beautiful yarn pom-poms from scratch! You will make one pair of pom-pom earrings, a pom-pom garland, and one giant pom-pom with a tassel! Materials provided, but bring your own favorite yarns if you wish.

DECEMBER 3

Sunday

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Winterland Art Experience for Toddlers

$20.00 per child.
Ages 2 – 5. Must be accompanied by adult for duration of workshop.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Come play and experience art with winterland themed crafts and
sensory stations to engage and nurture a toddler’s fine-motor skills,
color and shape recognition and love for art

DECEMBER 9

Saturday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Family Holiday Craft Workshop

$20.00 per child.
Ages 6 – 12 plus one or two adults/guardians.

Instructor: Erin Lizardo - (530) 301-3667

Come experience art together as a family. During this workshop you will create 5 Holiday Art projects to take home and enjoy.

Children's Workshops

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DATES

Saturday (1 day)
10:00am – 1:00pm

 

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$20 (CAC Member) / $25 (Non-Member)
Material fee of $30 included in cost
Includes handouts and some materials
Ages: 13 and up

Instructor: Kim Finlan - (530) PHONE

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We're sorry, but there are currently no Children's Workshops scheduled.

 

Special note to parents: Do not drop off children before instructor is in the classroom. Please walk your children to the classroom and pick them up promptly after class. Parents must fill out a medical and information form before the child's first class meeting.

Some additional short classes or workshops may be added during the season.
Check back for updates or call the office.

Chico Art Center welcomes new instructors. Please call the office, (530) 895-8726, for details and applications.


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