The Randolph County Community Arts Center is preparing to kick-off several classes and workshops. The following classes are being offered Jan.13 through Feb. 22:
- Handbuilding for the Kitchen, beginning Monday from 6:30 8:30 p.m.
Join artist Jennifer Boyle in this class designed for beginning artists as well as experienced potters. During this course, students will gain proficiency with handbuilding techniques in creating functional pottery for the kitchen. Projects include creating trays, pitchers, teapots and more.
- Acrylic Painting from Photography beginning Tuesday fromTuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn to paint in acrylics from photographs of your choice. Instructor will address materials, sketching and transferring from photos, color choices, and painting techniques.
Instruction will be individualized and is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Canvases can be purchased as necessary from instructor or student may provide their own.
- Pottery: Hand & Wheel beginning Wednesday at 1 4 p.m. or 4:00 5:30 p.m.
This class is designed for beginning artist as well as experienced potters. Beginning students can learn the fundamentals of hand building and throwing on the potter's wheel, including centering, raising the wall, thinning, shaping, and trimming. Experienced students will refine their throwing / building skills and learn new finishing techniques to bring their pottery to a higher level. This course is offered in two different six week sessions: 1 4 p.m. for teens and adults (ages 16 and older) and 4 5:30 p.m. for Teens (ages 12 to 18).
- Life Drawing beginning Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Intermediate to advanced artists can participate in this open studio. A wonderful opportunity to draw from a clothed model. Supplies not included. Tuition fee covers the model.
- Painting Fundamentals for Teens beginning Thursday.
This class will explore traditional and contemporary methods in acrylic painting, from observational still life to pop art portraits. Color theory, perspective, shadow, and composition will be covered, along with finding one's own expressive artistic vision. Canvases can be purchased as necessary from instructor or student may provide their own.
- Beginner Wheel beginning Jan. 16. Join artist and potter Kevin Boyle for a beginner to intermediate level class on the pottery wheel. Improve upon centering and throwing while creating fun pieces in the process. Walk away with the knowledge to throw, center and create cylindrical shapes, small bowls, mugs and more. No pottery experience is required.
- Open Pottery Studio beginning Jan. 17.
Enjoy the company of other potters while you throw or hand build at your own pace. There is no instructor, just a studio manager. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, techniques and good stories while working independently on projects. One bag of clay included in tuition; additional bags are sold at $30, which includes glaze and firings. Basic pottery skills are a must.
- Rock Guitar, Bass, or Drums, call for available times, for ages 7 and and older.
One of the area's best-known musicians, J.B. Tenney is offering guitar, bass guitar, and drum lessons. All classes will focus on theory, technique colored with J.B.'s unique, progressive style. Sessions are 30 minutes per week, day and time to be decided by the instructor and student.
Please contact the RCCAC office for arrangements.
- Early Lab Band for grades 5-12, Tuesdays, 4:15 5:15 p.m.
Early Lab Band is designed for students new to the Lab Band Program. This ensemble style class provides students with the opportunity to express themselves through various musical styles in a small group setting with personalized instruction. This class is open to students who sing or play an instrument any instrument and have the desire to learn and create. Students should bring their own instrument to class. Lab Band will follow the Randolph County School calendar and will not meet when school is closed or during holiday breaks
- Late Lab Band, Tuesdays, 5:15 6:30 p.m. for grades 5-12,
Late Lab Band is designed for students who are familiar with the Lab Band Program. This ensemble style class provides students with the opportunity to express themselves through various musical styles in a small group setting with personalized instruction. This class is open to students who sing or play an instrument any instrument and have the desire to learn and create. Students should bring their own instrument to class.
Lab Band will follow the Randolph County School calendar and will not meet when school is closed or during holiday breaks
For more information on these and other classes vist www.randolpharts.org