Private Drawing Lessons
Instructor: Kris Straukas
Private Drawing Lessons are available for the advanced beginner to advanced student, ages 13 years old to adult. Lessons are tailored to each student. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required for unvaccinated students.
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ADDITIONAL ART CLASSES BY KRIS STRAUKAS
Drawing Studio sessions will allow artists to work on their drawing projects with support of an instructor to help achieve their artistic goals.
One of the most difficult tasks artists complain about is scheduling a dedicated time to work on their art. Drawing Studio is the perfect opportunity to carve out some quality time, work among fellow artists, help inspire one another, and get the creative juices flowing! The instructor will be available to help with composition, transferring, layout, studio tips and ‘tricks of the trade’, along with demonstrations of pencil techniques and different drawing products.
Artists will have the option of using their own photo references, or collaborate with the instructor and fellow artists to creating still-life set ups or booking (clothed) models (additional model fee). Drawing Studio is available for ages 13yrs thru adult. It is highly recommended to have completed a basic drawing class or mastered basic drawing skills prior to attending Drawing Studio. Day and Evening sessions available. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required for unvaccinated students. Click Here for Kris’ Artist Bio.
Drawing Studio – Day Sessions: Every Tuesday – 1PM to 3PM – FOR ONLINE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION CLICK HERE
Drawing Studio – Evening Sessions: Every Wednesday – 5:30PM to 7:30PM – FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT CLICK HERE
ENCAUSTIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
What is Encaustic Painting? The word “Encaustic” is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in”. Encaustic medium is made of natural Beeswax and Damar Resin (crystallized tree sap). The beeswax and resin is melted, pigment can be added, and applied in layers to a porous surface with brushes and other tools. Wax layers are then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer. Encaustic mediums and paints are a versatile, spontaneous medium. They can be re-melted to create different effects, layered in opaque or translucent layers, modeled, textured, scraped, sculpted, polished, or combined with a variety of materials to create collage works. Unlike other paints, encaustic is never wet or dry – it goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds, allowing additional layers to be added immediately.
This class will teach you the basics in Encaustic painting. Learn how to melt the medium and keep it within a safe working temperature, tools required and safety precautions to get you started. Experiment with different materials to create an 8 x 8 collage. All materials are included. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required for unvaccinated students.
Two Dates Available:
Fri. August 20th – 10AM to 3PM
Fri. September 24th – 10AM to 3PM
Cost: $125.00 – Materials included.
Location: The Cumming Art Center – Upstairs Classroom.
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Amigurumi crochet for beginners
What is Amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese term that refers to the beautiful and artful technique of crocheting stuffed whimsical animals, dolls and other 3-D objects.
This three-hour beginner class will provide instruction to learn basic Amigurumi stitches and create a sphere, egg or ice cream cone. Workshop will include pattern, with detailed instructions and pictures. It is recommended that students are familiar with the following basic crochet stitches: single crochet, slip stitch, chain stitch, double and triple crochet stitch. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required. MATERIAL LIST CLICK HERE. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required for unvaccinated students.
Two Dates Available:
Thurs. August 5th – 10am to 1pm
Thurs. September 16th – 10am to 1pm
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Amigurumi Crochet Workshop – Patrick the Giraffe
What is Amigurumi? Amigurumi is a Japanese term that refers to the beautiful and artful technique of crocheting stuffed animals, dolls and other 3D objects.
This workshop is for the advanced beginner that is familiar with basic Amigurumi and crochet stitches; the magic ring, single crochet stitch, slip stitch, the increase stitch and invisible decrease stitch. Kris will teach you how to crochet ‘in the round” using the Magic Ring and a series of increase and decrease stitches to create the adorable Patrick the Giraffe! Workshop will include pattern, with detailed instructions and pictures. If you are unable to finish your giraffe during the workshop, there will be an opportunity to attend a free open studio session for any additional help needed. MATERIAL LIST CLICK HERE. CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are required for unvaccinated students.
If you need to learn the basic Amigurumi stitches, Kris is holding a beginner workshop where you will learn how to make an egg, sphere or ice cream cone.
Thurs. August 12th – 10am to 3pm
Thurs. September 30th – 10am to 3pm
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
“Painting: Oil or Acrylic”
Instructor: Elizabeth Stallings
Level: Adults, All Skill Levels
Classes To Be Announced
Tom Slavicek has been leather crafting since he was a Boy Scout, when he earned his Leatherwork Merit Badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. After a 37-year career serving young people, Tom retired in 2011 and he and his wife, Karen, moved to Dahlonega, GA. His enjoyment of working with leather is coming to fruition through his crafting of various styles of pouches and bags, with the added feature of inscribed images on the front of the pouches. Tom uses a wood-burning tool to inscribe the images free hand directly onto the leather. The color on the bags is created by adding India Inks and/or acrylic leather paints. Each pouch is a unique work of art, and no two are alike. Tom teaches at numerous venues across north Georgia, including at several craft schools: John C. Campbell, Arrowmont, William Holland, and others.