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Figurative Clay Sculpture with Sandra Storey, October 14, 15, 26

 
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Instructor: Sandra Storey
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 14, 15; surface finishing on Thursday, October 26(3 sessions)
Times: 10am-4pm/10am-4pm/6pm-8pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $225 +GST (all supplies included)

Class description by Sandra: Clay is very much like the human body. The elements of each are the same. Clay behaves much like skin. It remembers each twist or tool mark. Clay has the ability to absorb energy/feeling, much like a poultice. 

Consider: What is the shape of your power/helper animal.?

      What is the shape of your own spirit?

      What is the message you would tell yourself and what would the ambassador of that message look like?

This will be an intensive in clay sculpture providing participants with the knowledge to produce hand built work at home from concept to finished pieces. The focus will be that of figurative that is of the human/animal body. In sculpture this is often used as a metaphor for something bigger- more profound. Choose to create something that has meaning to you. It could easily be fun and goofy. This work can be placed indoors or outdoors. Think of where it might live so that you can consider the base/etc. Participants will be expected to research ideas and come prepared with a proposed  concept or desire. Drawings- images etc. Look up other artists in clay and borrow. Here are some clay artists to Google;

Adrian Arleo, Debra W. Fritts, Ronna Neuenschwander, Mark Chatterly

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Intro to Ceramics/Pottery, Oct 24 - Dec 5/ Jan 9 - Feb 20

Instructor: Patrick Royle
Dates: Tuesdays, October 24 - December 5 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

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Instructor: Patrick Royle
Dates: Tuesdays, January 9 - February 20 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Students will be introduced to the properties of clay, wheel throwing techniques, some hand-building and studio practice. After glazing and firing, participants will have beautiful functional pottery or one of a kind works of art to take away.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Intro to Ceramics/Pottery with Lynne Sofiak, Wednesdays, Sept 6 - Oct 18

Instructor: Lynne Sofiak
Dates: Wednesdays, September 6 - October 18 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Students will be introduced to the properties of clay, wheel throwing techniques, some hand-building and studio practice. After glazing and firing, participants will have beautiful functional pottery or one of a kind works of art to take away.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Intro to Pottery, Level II, with Astrid Kruse, Oct 19 - Nov 30/ Jan 18 - Mar 1

 
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Instructor: Astrid Kruse
Dates: Thursdays, October 19 - November 30 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

Push beyond the basics to hone your throwing techniques with instruction on shaping, decorating, and altering the basic clay cylinder. Yes, you are ready for this class if you have taken beginner pottery.

Instructor: Astrid Kruse
Dates: Thursdays, January 18 - March 1 (7 sessions)
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $325 plus GST (includes clay, glazes, and firing)

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Silversmithing (Ring Making) with Shelley MacDonald, Oct 29

 
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Instructor: Shelley MacDonald
Dates: October 29
Time: 1pm-5pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 plus GST (all supplies included)

Students will be introduced to the fundamental of jewellery-making and design, including metal-piercing, filing and soldering. Each student will be making a silver band ring.  Bring a notebook, pen and old clothing to wear. You will receive a handout on studio safety, equipment, and the techniques that will be covered, so you’ll know just what to expect. No previous experience required!

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Silversmithing (Ring Making) with Shelley MacDonald, Nov 5

Sorry, this class is full.
Instructor: Shelley MacDonald
Dates: November 5
Time: 1pm-5pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 plus GST (all supplies included)

Students will be introduced to the fundamental of jewellery-making and design, including metal-piercing, filing and soldering. Each student will be making a silver band ring.  Bring a notebook, pen and old clothing to wear. You will receive a handout on studio safety, equipment, and the techniques that will be covered, so you’ll know just what to expect. No previous experience required!

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Introduction to Carving with Calvin Morberg, Oct 21 & 22

Instructor: Calvin Morberg
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 21, 22 (2 sessions)
Time: 10am-4pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $210 plus GST (all materials included)

Students will design, plan, carve and polish a two-dimentional relief of a butterfly on a 5"x5" piece of basswood. There will be time to paint, with guidance from Calvin, if participants would like to add colour to their work.

Calvin is a full-time carving instructor at Northern Cultural Expressions Society.  He comes from the Dak’lawèidí (eagle clan) of the inland Tlingit Nation and has been invited around the world to showcase his work.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Portrait Painting with Suzanne Paleczny, Oct 30 - Dec 4

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Instructor: Suzanne Paleczny
Dates: Mondays, October 30 - December 4
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $375 plus GST (includes paper and canvas; students must bring their own paint and brushes)

Sorry, Suzanne's Monday class is full.

In this portrait painting course students will explore the basic anatomy of the head, proportions and characteristics of facial features, viewpoint and foreshortening, light and shadow, colour mixing and creative use of colour. You will be working from live models and participants can work in acrylic, oil, or watercolour paint.  

Participants must supply their own paint and brushes, but painting surfaces and any other required materials will be provided.  Previous painting experience would be helpful but is not required. (Please note that oil painters must use only paint and refined linseed or other oil. No mineral spirits or other oil painting mediums will be permitted in the class.) 

Instructor: Suzanne Paleczny
Dates: Wednesdays, November 1 - December 6
Time: 7-10 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $375 plus GST (includes paper and canvas; students must bring their own paint and brushes)

Sorry, Suzanne's Wednesday class is full.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off.

Holiday Art Cards - from Conception to Production

 
Instructor: Rob Ingram
Dates: Saturdays; Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11 (3 sessions)
Time: 1-4 pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $140 plus GST (includes printing of 25 cards; bring your own paints/markers, paper is included)

In this workshop you will design, colour, and digitize your very own holiday art card with the guidance of professional artist Rob Ingram, best known for his magical watercolour illustrations. On the first day, Rob will guide you through the illustrating process with consideration to composition and colour palette. Students are free to use pencils, acrylics or watercolours, markers, pastels -- whatever your favoured medium (oils are not recommended because of their extensive drying time). In the second session, Rob will help you perfect your image(s). And in the final class, you will learn how to prepare your work for reproduction by scanning and digitally editing your work, which will be sent off to the printers. Every student will receive 25 cards (and envelopes), which will be available for pick up at Arts Underground a few days later.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off

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