Classes at Chico Art Center

Classes

Summer 2017

Registration starts June 19, 2017, and runs until class starts. Classes begin July 6, 2017. Not all classes start in the first week.

We offer On Going Open Studios, Scheduled 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

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

JULY 6 – JULY 27

Thursdays (4 weeks)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Allegory’s Summer Tribal Belly Dance Workshop Series

$55 (CAC Member) / $60 (Non-Member)
$15 Drop-In (CAC Member) / $20 Drop-In (Non-Member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team, Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory is pleased to present their 4 week mini-workshop series! Each week a different topic covering tribal belly dance basics will be taught. Topics include: Intro to Improv, Drill & Technique, Prop Introduction and Basic Tribal Belly Dance Choreography. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and bring water. All dance levels and abilities are welcomed!

JULY 10 – AUGUST 28

Mondays (8 weeks)

11:00am – 2:00pm

Watercolor – 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”.

JULY 10 – AUGUST 28

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”.

FOR SUMMER SESSION—THIS CLASS ONLY—YOU MAY DROP IN

If you are not a Chico Art Center member, you must pay an additional $10 non-member registration fee on the first class you attend, along with the $20, pay as you go fee for the session. CAC members need only pay the $20 pay as you go fee. You only pay for the sessions you attend! However, you must email instructor, cpreblemiles@gmail.com or call 893-8716 to let instructor know you are coming, no later than 10am, the morning of the class to let her know you are coming!

JULY 11 – AUGUST 3

Tuesday and Thursday
(2 hours twice each week for 4 weeks)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Ceramics Camp

$160 (CAC Member & Children) / $170 (Non-Member)
Ages: Children to Adult

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

A workshop of fun projects, of your own creation. There will be formed clay pieces for you to finish, revise and decorate, and plain clay to create new projects. All the clay will be “greenware” (unfired) with plenty of time to complete pieces for firing. The schedule will be loose and relaxed, I will be your guide and helper. Ideas will include, animal sculpture, pinch pots, tiles, monsters, bells, small wind chimes, beads and other simple projects. Classes are suitable for all ages including small children when accompanied by an adult – child is free with paid adult. All projects will be fired and finished by the end of class.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 1

Tuesdays (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.

JULY 12 – AUGUST 16

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30am – 12:00pm

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.

JULY 13 – AUGUST 17

Thursdays (6 weeks)

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

Papier MachÉ

$125 (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.

JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 1

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.

AUGUST 8 – AUGUST 29

Tuesdays (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.

Children's CLASSES

JULY 8 – JULY 29

Saturdays (4 weeks)

9:00am – 10:00am

Allegory Tribal Bellydance Presents:
Teen Summer Belly Dance Class

$48 (CAC Member) / $48 (Non-Member)

Instructor: Allegory Belly Dance team, Toni Darden - (530) 521-2460

Allegory’s youth belly dance classes include learning basic dance movements and an introduction to belly dance props. Younger students will be encouraged to participate and explore this dance form. Older students will have the opportunity to also focus on technique and incorporate musicality. This class promotes positive body image and self-confidence. All music and movements are age-appropriate.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 3

Tuesday and Thursday
(2 hours twice each week for 4 weeks)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Ceramics Camp

$160 (CAC Member & Children) / $170 (Non-Member)
Ages: Children to Adult

Instructor: erin wells - (530) 891-8411

A workshop of fun projects, of your own creation. There will be formed clay pieces for you to finish, revise and decorate, and plain clay to create new projects. All the clay will be “greenware” (unfired) with plenty of time to complete pieces for firing. The schedule will be loose and relaxed, I will be your guide and helper. Ideas will include, animal sculpture, pinch pots, tiles, monsters, bells, small wind chimes, beads and other simple projects. Classes are suitable for all ages including small children when accompanied by an adult – CHILD is free with paid adult. All projects will be fired and finished by the end of class.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 1

Tuesdays (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.

JULY 12 – AUGUST 16

Wednesdays (6 weeks)

10:30am – 12:00pm

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.

AUGUST 8 – AUGUST 29

Tuesdays (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.

Workshops:

JULY 19

Wednesday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

How to Create a Facebook Business Page IN 5 Simple Steps

$50 (CAC Member)

Instructor: Carol Thomson/CATartworks.biz - chicocarol@gmail.com

Your Facebook Page will help you build your credibility as an artist, establish you as a professional, expand your web presence, directly connect you with over 1.8 billion users, and make your buyers feel more attached to you and your artwork. In this hands-on, 3-hour course each participant will set up and complete an Official FB Business Page for their Art Business. From creating a Professional Page account, to setting up a cover image and a profile picture, to a username, to setting up your page apps, to enabling messages, inviting your clients, friends and family to like your new professional page. Participants must bring a laptop or tablet in order to be able to create their page during the class. Class size is limited to the first five (5) registrants; minimum # students is three (3). Participants can email instructor for specifics that must be available online or on their computer in order to set up their FB Business Page.

AUGUST 16

Wednesday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

How to Create a Facebook Business Page IN 5 Simple Steps

$50 (CAC Member)

Instructor: Carol Thomson/CATartworks.biz - chicocarol@gmail.com

See description above

SEPTEMBER 6

Wednesday

12:00pm – 3:00pm

How to Create a Facebook Business Page IN 5 Simple Steps

$50 (CAC Member)

Instructor: Carol Thomson/CATartworks.biz - chicocarol@gmail.com

See description above

JULY 22

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.

AUGUST 12

Saturday
10:30am - 1:30pm

CARTOONING and FLIPBOOK ANIMATION:
Children and Adult Workshop

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

Instructor: Jon Shult - (530) 534-5474

Join our in house expert Jon Shult In this fun and exciting workshop! Participants will create simple cartoon and comic book figures, horses, and dragons. Students will be able to draw along with the instructor from pencil to ink stage. Animators practice classical animation in flip books, and are becoming a popular art form in its own right. Students are shown how to do a simple ball bounce and create their own flipbooks. Bring a snack and we will take a short lunch break. Wide variety of ability and age levels including beginners are welcome.

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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