SUMMER 2018 Class and Workshop Listing

Summer class registration begins May 1st | Classes begin starting June 11th

Register by June 4th to get $10 Early Bird discount off each class

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Workshops

Watercolor Painting Workshop
Wilda Sundberg

Using transparent watercolors, students will paint on location at Presque Isle State Park. Instructor gives demonstrations and critiques; emphasizing technique, color and design. Perfect for beginners and advanced students alike.

Thursday, May 24 from 11 am – 3 pm
$40 ($30 member)
Materials not included.

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Calligraphy Workshop
Tami Hritzay

Learn the art of calligraphy from local artist Tami Hritzay. This three-hour workshop is crafted for beginners and students who have some experience. Class includes a Powerpoint Presentation, one-on-one instruction, and practice sheets. Use your calligraphy to add a personalized touch to gifts, signs, envelopes and invitations! No experience necessary. Ages 12 & up.

Saturday May 26 from 10am–1pm
$50 ($40 members)
Materials not included.

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Intro to Life Drawing
Deb Sementelli

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of figure drawing. Learn basic proportions, how to control your materials, and explore a variety of poses with direction from an experienced instructor. Students work with a live clothed model, starting with quick gestures and work up to drawings with longer poses. High school age and older.

Saturday, June 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.

$50 ($40 member)
Materials included.Register


Digital Camera Basics
Ed Bernik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Learn how to operate your digital camera with ease in this two-day workshop! Local photographer Ed Bernik introduces the fundamentals of photography including aperture, shutter speed and composition. Practice in the galleries, share your work with classmates and learn how your camera functions. Absolute beginners are welcome, but a camera with settings beyond automatic is strongly advised.

Saturday, June 16 and 23
from 9 – 11 a.m.

$70 ($60 members)
Materials not included.

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Capture the Landscape – Plein Aire Painting
Scott Rispin

Want to embrace the splendor of summer and paint at the same time? Join a plein aire class at Frontier Park. Be inspired by nature as you learn from seasoned instructor and artist, Scott Rispin. Learn the fundamentals of painting outdoors, get one-on-one instruction, and explore different ways to capture the landscape.

 There is a workshop for Saturday, June 30th
and one for 
Saturday, July 28
You may choose to take one or the other – or both!


Saturday, June 30th 10am-4pm
(With an hour lunch break)

$50 ($40 members)
Materials not included.

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Saturday, July 28 10am-4pm
(With an hour lunch break)

$50 ($40 members)
Materials not included.

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Landscape Photography
Ed Bernik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Learn the essentials of landscape photography on location at Presque Isle! Local photographer Ed Bernik introduces students to the fundamentals of landscape photography including aperture, shutter speed and composition. Practice in the great outdoors, share your work with classmates and learn how your camera functions. Absolute beginners are welcome, but a camera with settings beyond automatic is strongly advised.

Saturday, July 14 and 21
from 9 to 11 a.m.

$70 ($60 members)
Materials not included.

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Intro to Spoon Carving
Matt Fang

Learn the simple, sustainable craft of spoon carving in this one-day workshop for beginners. Students learn the history and basics of a long-standing greenwood craft tradition. Work with designer, maker, and outdoor enthusiast Matt Fang. Perfect for anyone looking to adopt a personal craft practice. Everyone finishes with their own, hand-carved, wooden spoon! Ages 18 and older.

Saturday, August 25
from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$50 ($40 member)
Materials included.

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Kids Camps

Young at Art: Figures and Forms
Tami Hritzay

This camp is perfect for any curious student who loves art. Each day focuses on a different form of drawing, including sessions around Manga, Minecraft, and animals. Each session also includes a simple origami activity inspired by the drawing lesson that day. Tami Hritzay is an artist and author, who also teaches kids’ camps at Chautauqua Institution. Ages 6-10.

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

$145 ($125 member)
Materials included
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Museum Adventure
Carissa Brandt

Discover the Erie Art Museum in a new way at this camp! What makes exhibits interesting? Who is a curator? Why do we have certain art on display? How is the art made? Each day students embark on an “insider” adventure around the Museum with interactive tours, games in the galleries, and art-making activities related to the exhibits on display. Ages 10-14.

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29
from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

$145 ($125 member)
Materials included.

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Adult Classes

Absolute Beginner: How to Draw
Ehren Knapp

This class introduces basic techniques and materials to those who have no art experience. Students learn the fundamentals of drawing including looking closely, drawing what they see, and learning to use the appropriate tools. This class provides exposure to a variety of drawing media such as pencil and conte crayon.

Tuesdays for 6 weeks: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17
from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

$160 ($110 members)
Materials not included.

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Asian Watercolor Painting
Esther Hong

Want to step inside another culture and learn about Asian philosophy through its art? Learn the ancient tradition of using watercolors and rice paper to capture bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms and chrysanthemums. Learn how to paint with control and a calm mind. This class offers a great deal of structure and tutelage, yet students remark that it offers a serene meditative way to create art.

Mondays for 6 weeks: June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16
from 5 – 7 p.m.

$160 ($110 members)
Materials not included.

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Open Paint
Scott Rispin

This course welcomes all – absolute beginners to more advanced painters. The class provides a supportive group atmosphere with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Students work in acrylics or non-volatile oil paints on subjects of their choosing.

Mondays for 6 weeks: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6
from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$165 ($115 members)
Materials not included.

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