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2018 Workshops

1 - All workshops are limited to 8 participants,
Except those at the Montevallo Arts Council’s studio which are limited to 12

2 - Payment needs to be received in advance by check or cash to reserve your spot.
Checks need to be made out to the artist

3 - The day of the workshop or class, all participants receive 25% all of their store purchases

4 - To sign up for classes or workshops, please call or come by the store

Lisa Opielinski - Masking Techniques, Mixed Media ‍‍‍

‍‍‍Saturday April 28‍‍‍, 10a‍‍‍m - 2‍‍‍pm - Cost $100‍‍‍

Learn masking techniques to easily achieve varied colors and depth. You will select a colorful or neutral palette and accent colors to add your own painterly touch. You will create 2 Acrylic paintings on Ampersand Gesso Board. Included in the fee are all fine art materials needed to complete 2 paintings. Bring a sack lunch - dessert & beverages pr‍‍‍ovided. For more information on Lisa & to see her work go to her website www.lisaoartist.com

‍‍‍Troy Crisswell - Watercolor Painting Fur Animals ‍‍‍

Tuesdays May 1,8,15, & 22 , 9am - 12pm - Cost $120

Cats, Dogs, Goats or even Capybaras it doesn’t matter. If you want to learn how to paint animals this is the class for you. You can work from your own pictures, follow along with Troy or both. There will be lots of 1 on 1 time and demos. For more information on Troy and to see his work followhim on Facebook or go to his website at www.thetroycrisswell.com.

Jessie Cunningham - Clay 101  

Saturdays May 5 & 19, ‍‍‍10‍‍‍am - 12:30‍‍‍pm - Cost $65

May 5, the instructor will demonstrate both hand building and wheel throwing. Students can then take turns throwing pottery on the wheel and making hand built pieces. Jessie will take all the pieces home for firing and return them for glazing on May 19. Students will also have time on the 19th to practice on the wheel and make more pieces. Jessie taught visual arts in boththe Shelby Co. & Alabaster school systems for over 26 years. He is now teaching part time and working in his studio. All materials for this workshop are included. This workshop will be held at the Montevallo Arts Council’s studios adjacent to the city’s recycle center on Overland Road.

Melinda Sapp - Calligraphy 101

‍‍‍Saturday May 12‍‍‍, 10am - 4‍‍‍pm - Cost $100‍‍‍

Calligraphy is hotter now than ever ! Always wanted to learn how ? Now Is your chance. Birmingham Calligrapher Melinda .Sapp will spend the day teaching you the basics of Calligraphy. All materials are included in the class fee. For more information on Melinda and to see her Beautiful work go to her website; www.calligraphybymelinda.com  

Dylan Scott Pierce - Watercolor  

Saturday & Sunday June 1&2, 1‍‍‍0am - 4pm - Cost $185

This class will be focused on small Italy scenes, which will allow students to finish multiple paintings. The emphasis will be on how to use shape to convey the message and story in comparison with using color or contrast. Also, we will review many watercolor principles. This class is best for beginner to intermediate students. Dylan will give step by step demonstrations and lots of one on one help. For more information on Dylan and to see his work good to his website; www.dylanpierce.com .

‍‍‍‍‍‍Troy Crisswell - Watercolor Pai‍‍‍nting‍‍‍

Saturday June 23, ‍‍‍10am - 4p‍‍‍m - Cost $100‍‍‍

Students will work with the instructor on one of his watercolor paintings. Troy will demonstrate techniques for composition, design and color, as well as, the fundamentals for working with watercolor. Individualinstruction will be offered as students paint in a relaxed environment. Students of all skill levels are welcome. For more information on Troy and to see his work follow him on Facebook or go to his website at www.thetroycrisswell.com.  

Jessie Cunningham (Mr. C)  - Clay Camp

July 9,10,12,13 ‍‍‍, 10am - 12pm - Cost $115

‍‍‍2nd Graders and up -‍‍‍ ‍‍‍Monday & Tuesday students will be working with clay both hand building and some wheel throwing. On Thursday & Friday they will continue working with the clay and glaze some of their pieces from earlier in the week. All materials for this class are included. This workshop will be held at the Montevallo Arts Council’s studios adjacent to the city Recycling Center on Overland Road. ‍‍‍

Barry Graham - Hand Crafted Recycled Garden Art Luminary

‍‍‍Saturday July 14‍‍, 10am - 4‍‍‍pm - Cost $100‍‍‍

Create and assemble your own luminary with recycled woods, vintage and antique hardware. Learn the basic construction techniques, choose your specific hardware and colors and take home your own creation ! Prepare to do light sanding, using a screw driver, glueing and painting. Bring your own Acrylic paints, gloss varnisher / sealer & brushes. All other materials included. For more information on Barry and to see his work go to his website, www.coroflot.com/Grahambarry .

Barry Graham - Painting skies w/ Watercolor  

Saturday August 11‍, ‍‍‍10am - 4pm - Cost $100

Students will learn to paint realistic skies and clouds for landscapes, utilizing various colors and techniques. Barry will do several demos and work with the students one on one. Included will be discussion on the use of watercolor dyes. Students will need to bring their watercolor supplies. For more information on Barry and to see his art work go to his website, www.coroflot.com/Grahambarry