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2024 Cumming Arts Center Class Schedule
Kris Straukas
Kris Straukas   

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. 

Please Click INFORMATION to contact Kris for complete private lesson information, questions, and registration payment form

ADDITIONAL ART CLASSES BY KRIS STRAUKAS   

DRAWING STUDIO

       

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. Artists will bring their own drawing supplies, snacks and beverages,  and/or iPad/Tablet for photo references.  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.  Click INSTRUCTOR for Kris’ Artist Bio.        

Cost: $20.00 Per Two Hour Session

NEW TIME ADDED!

Drawing Studio – Afternoon Sessions: Every Tuesday – 1:00PM to 3:00PM 

For Registration and Payment Click AFTERNOON

Drawing Studio – Evening Sessions: Every Tuesday – 5:30PM to 7:30PM   
For Registration and Payment Click EVENING

 

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

     

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 10 collage. All materials are included.

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.

Dates Available:  September 20th
TIME: 10AM to 3PM
Cost: $145.00 – Per Person     Ages: 18+
Materials included.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT  CLICK  ENCAUSTIC

 

 

                                                                                       WATERCOLOR PAINTING STUDIO
                                                                                                                                     Instructor – Hal Schwab

           

Watercolor Painting Studio will allow beginning level students, to work on their painting projects with the support of an instructor to help achieve their artistic goals. One of the most common fears is the lack of control of the media and not being able to paint detail. A small, simple start along with constant practice will lead the student to achieve results in watercolor they never imagined!  Students will bring their own supplies, snacks and beverages, photo references or collaborate with the instructor and fellow artists to create still-life set ups. 

Watercolor Painting Studio is available for ages 18yrs thru adult.  Click MATERIALS for Recommended Material List.  Click HAL for Instructors Bio.

DATES: Every Saturdays or Wednesdays (Unless Noted)                                                                                                                       

TIMES: Two Hour Sessions – Saturdays: 1:00PM to 3:00PM or 3:00PM to 5:00PM.   Wednesdays: 3:00PM to 5:00PM                                   

COST: $40.00 Per Two Hour Session                                                                                                          

CLICK SATURDAY FOR SATURDAY STUDIO REGISTRATION & PAYMENT   

CLICK WEDNESDAY FOR WEDNESDAY STUDIO REGISTRATION & PAYMENT                 

 

 

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PRIVATE DIGITAL ART WITH PROCREATE LESSONS

Instructor: Abby Hermes

Private Digital Art with Procreate Lessons are tailored to each student.  Click on the link below to contact Abby about lessons!

Please Click DIGITAL to contact ABBY for complete private lesson information, questions, and registration payment form

Fine Art Drawing Workshop for Children

Instructor – Elizabeth Porcel


Each workshop will consist of an art history moment, demonstrations of technique and completion of one to two formal exercises.  The children will also let their creativity run with a free draw at the end where they can choose to incorporate some of the techniques we’ve practiced.

We will alternate through three thematic workshops. Each workshop will feature new components every time it’s taught so, children can build their skills. We will explore each concept through a variety of drawing materials including graphite, charcoal, alcohol markers, acrylic paint markers and watercolor.  It’s recommended for children to wear play clothes or a smock over their clothes – just in case. Parents may reach out to the instructor with questions at EKPorcel@gmail.com.

Alternating Class Themes: Abstraction & Mark Making; Sighting & Perspective and Portraiture.   Please see registration form for full schedule. PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop ends May 27th and will resume in August. Please see the Young Artist Drawing Camp listing below for Summer Classes.

DATES: Mondays  –  TIME: 5:30PM – 7:00PM    AGES: 8 thru 13 Years Old.

COST: $30 per person per class. $25 per person per class if you book 2 or more classes at one time.

All materials will be included – a $5 cash material fee is requested the day of class.

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Click INSTRUCTOR for Elizabeth’s Artist Bio

 

 

Young Artists Drawing Camp

Instructor – Elizabeth Porcel


The instructor will guide children through the decision-making process of creating a 2D work of art through art history, elements of design and material choices in a fun, relaxed environment. 

DATES: Two Camps Available

JUNE 17th – 20th  from 9AM to 12PM

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JULY 15th – 18th from 1PM to 3PM

 

COST:  $150.00 per person  or  $275.00 for two siblings registering for same workshop.

              All Materials Included.  All students should bring snacks and water.

 

 

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DRAWING CAMP REGISTRATION

 

 

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ELIZABETH’S ART BIO

 

 

Watercolor in Dry Brush Workshop 

Wildlife & Nature’s Elements

Instructor: Alan R. Young

Explore the technique of painting by subtraction, the lifting of watercolor paint to create highlights. Students will learn the layering process for hard and receding shadows. Each step is followed by a drying period and students are encouraged to work on multiple, simultaneous projects. Using various tools, such as sandpaper and hard edges, some students may try their hand at pre-texturing the watercolor paper for interesting effects found in nature. For more advanced students, examples will be available for the Chiaroscuro effect painting (total contrast). Dry Brush Watercolor, unlike traditional Watercolor, is designed for better control. This is a beginner’s class.

This is a two-day workshop

DATE:  June 8th & 9th

TIME: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day.

COST: $125.00 per person

 

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Card Making 101 Workshop

Instructor: Rebekah Quattlebaum


Have you ever wanted to learn the art of handmade stationary? This beginner workshop will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade cards. Students will be making 6 cards with envelopes that will include general encouragement sentiments like those in the pictures. The following cards are planned for students to make one each of: Split Skirt, French Doors w/Belly Band, Fancy Fold, Lattice, Cut-away. This is a great Mother/Daughter class and perfect timing for Mother’s Day!

Level: Beginner               Minimum: 2  –  Maximum 8  Students

Date: TBA

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Cost: $40 per person    (Additional material fee of $20 paid directly to the instructor)

 

 

 

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 Beginner Oil Painting Workshop

Instructor – Ruby Bagby

Future Oil Painting Workshop will be posted soon!

Date: TBA        Time:  TBA       Cost: TBA 

Materials: 

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Ruby Bagby