September and October Fall Classes by the Fine Arts Guild

Karen Brungardt

Intro To Alcohol Inks Sept. 16, 1 to 4 p.m.

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

Discover the thrill of using vibrant colors to learn the basics and complete a project in class. This medium is fun and colorful for eye-catching paintings, making cards, doing abstracts, and other fun projects.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Supply list sent after registration. For beginners and up.

Pocket Sketching and Painting Sept. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

Want to do sketches in public, without someone looking over your shoulder? Learn how to do this in a discrete way, using a few tools. Create a great travel journal, subjects for future paintings, cards to send, and other things. All supplies included.

Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members. For beginners and up.

Prayer Flags October 6 through 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Instructor: Deb Kress

Make your own collection.

The flags will blow in the wind to spread goodwill, compassion, strength, wisdom, and peace into all.

Three-day workshop: $100. For beginners and up.

Desert Landscapes with Alcohol Inks Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon

Instructor: Theresa Poalucci

Create two 9 by 12 desert landscapes on Yupo paper, using colors to suit you and your taste.

Class fee: $75, all supplies included. Limit 10 students.

Watercolor Batik Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Karen Brungardt

Using a wax resist on special paper, then painting with watercolors and other techniques, you’ll create a fun, light-filled painting on paper, instead of cloth! This is a step-by-step procedure, and it is easy to follow along as I show you how to make this type of creative painting.

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. For beginners and up. Supply list sent after registration.

Painting a Sunflower in Watercolor Oct. 22, 9 to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Renee Pearson

Back by popular demand! If you missed this class from this summer, here’s your chance to take it now.

Learn how to layer watercolor through the application of glazes to paint a lovely sunflower.

We will be painting a watercolor of a sunflower by layering color to achieve depth and form, starting with the flower itself.

After lunch, we will complete the painting by doing the leaves and the background, using some dark beautiful colors.

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for non-members. Suggested for intermediate and up. Supplies list emailed after registration.

Beginning Drawing Oct. 26, to Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to noon

Instructor: Laurie Brussel

This class meets every Tuesday morning for five weeks, and it is for individuals who have always been afraid to take their first drawing class, and also for more experienced artists who would like to build their confidence and deepen their artistic perceptions. Laurie will teach you how to shift from your usual analytical processing (left brain mode) to a more creative way of thinking and seeing (right brain mode).

For the first day of class, bring number 2 pencils, a kneaded or plastic eraser, and a 14 by 17 all-purpose drawing pad (no newsprint, please).

Cost: $175. For beginners and up.

Collage Oct. 27 through 30, 9 a.m. to noon

Instructor: Deb Kress

Collage is a French word meaning “to glue.”

We will be making our own papers and learning about the methods and products used to adhere them to paper. Make it your own with a daily paper or magazine, parts of a photograph, newspaper clippings, and words.

Four-day workshop cost: $140. For beginners and up.