Saturday, October 23
10:30am – 1:30pm
Cartooning, Animation and Art Class
Ages: 7 - Adult
(Includes professional materials and handouts)
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 flip books. Bring a snack and we will take a short lunch break. Wide variety of ability and age levels including beginners are welcome. Some children’s scholarships available, please call 895-8726 or stop by the Center.
9:00am – 12:00pm
LIFE DRAWING GROUP
Monday’s Life Drawing group meets on Monday morning in Room 2 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 upon recommendations from group members and other references. You need to be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate. Another possible limiting factor is the amount of physical space available in the classroom. To make inquiries about cost or additional information please call or text Mark Gailey @ 530.966.6316.
9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday’s Watercolor group meets on Tuesday morning, Room 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This group is NOT FOR BEGINNERS; it is for those who have minimum previous watercolor experience. If you took Carol Preble-Miles' Watercolor class a long time ago, and are unsure of how to proceed, or you are a bit rusty and just need a “kick start” or, if you just want to paint in a group environment, try these open “sessions”.
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....? I will also introduce new or different ways to begin and complete paintings or throw out odd suggestions of things to try. You make these sessions what you want them to be.
These sessions will run month to month, you pay for the number of Mondays in the month (usually four at $65, or five, at $81.) Students will “take a vote” on whether to meet on Mondays that fall on a holiday, and majority rules. If there is no class session, you do not pay for one. Participants MUST be a Chico Art Center Member or they must pay $25 per session.
Space in class is currently available. Contact Carol Preble-Miles at cpreblemiles[at)gmail.com or call and leave a message at (530) 893-8716 with any questions or for registration of class.
9:00am – Noon
Tuesday’s Watermedia group meets on Tuesday morning, Room 1, 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. Due to space limitations the group membership is limited to 9. This group is currently full. Cost is $20 to $25 per month. For additional information contact Marvey Mueller at marveychap[at]gmail.com.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
PORTRAITURE DRAWING GROUP
Friday’s Portraiture drawing group meets on Friday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Room 2. 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. We do, however, learn from our fellow artists. You need to be a member of the Chico Art Center to participate. A possible limiting factor is the amount of physical space available in the classroom. To make inquiries about cost or additional information please call or text Mark Gailey @ 530.966.6316.
RENT A ROOM
Have you ever thought of sharing your art talents with others? The Chico Art Center is now opening its two rooms to artists wishing to rent a classroom for instruction. Due to the nature of the more restrictive AB-5 laws governing casual workers, the Center has had to set up new guidelines for classroom use. The Art Center classrooms are available for rent on a monthly or hourly basis. This allows you to have a one-time workshop or an ongoing class over a number of weeks. As the instructor, you pick your schedule, the artistic talents you would like to share, and set class costs. New responsibilities for instructors include recruiting students and collecting payment. We will assist you by listing your class offerings in our monthly newsletter and on our website.
OPEN & PRIVATE GROUPS
As the contact for a group, you may rent a room for a private group of artists or for an open studio group that invites artists to join. See a list of current open studio groups below.
MONTHLY RATES for Chico Art Center Members*
The following rates include 1 hour of work time with an additional ½ hour before and after for set up and cleanup.
$75 1 Hour Session Weekly (2 hours of room use)
$100 1½ Hour Session Weekly (2 ½ hours of room use)
$125 2 Hour Session Weekly (3 hours of room use)
$150 3 hour Session Weekly (4 hours of room use)
*Add an additional $20 per month for non-members.
Reservations for room use are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Debra Simpson at 895-8726 or email email@example.com
As many of you know, we lost our beloved Sal to illness in December 2019, it was a great loss. We will all mourn him in our own way, and take from him many memories. The Art Center honored him with a collector's exhibit in February 2020. His daughter Kate wrote a wonderful obituary where you can learn a little more about this great man.