2022 Class/Events Calendar

 

2022 Cumming Arts Center Class Schedule
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 Here 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 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.  Evening sessions available.  Click Here for Kris’ Artist Bio.        

Cost: $20.00 Per Two Hour Session
Drawing Studio – Evening Sessions: Every Tuesday – 5:30PM to 7:30PM  –  FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT CLICK HERE
Drawing Studio – Evening Sessions: Every Wednesday – 5:30PM to 7:30PM – FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT  CLICK  HERE 

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 8 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:
Friday, September 23rd – 10AM to 3PM
Cost: $145.00 – Materials included.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT  CLICK HERE

 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 baby bird key chain or baby Chick. 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.  

This class is perfect for Parent/Child class! Minimum age for children is 10 years old.

MATERIAL LIST CLICK HERE.  

DATES: January 12th
Time: 10AM to 1PM
Cost: $40.00 per person

For more information,  online registration and payment click Here.

                       

 

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop – Belle the Bunny

 

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/intermediate level student 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 Belle the Bunny! Workshop will include pattern, with detailed instructions and pictures. If you are unable to finish your bunny during the workshop, there will be an opportunity to attend a free open studio session for any additional help needed.  Minimum age is 10 years old, but please note: This class is a bit more complex for children so it is highly recommended the Amigurmi Crochet for Beginners class is completed.

Material List: Click Here.

If you need to learn the basic Amigurumi stitches, Kris is holding a beginner workshop where you will learn how to make a baby bird keychain or baby chick.

DATES: January 19th

TIME: 10AM to 3PM

COST: $55.00 per person

For more information,  online registration and payment click here.

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 Here for Recommended Material List.  Click Here for Hal’s Artist Bio.

DATES: Every Saturday (Unless Noted)                                                                                                                       

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

COST: $30.00 Per Two Hour Session                                                                                                          

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT                     

Watercolor Dry Brush Technique Workshop

Instructor – Alan R, Young

       

In this two-day workshop, students will be improving upon their watercolor technique by introducing a new style of dry brush painting. This technique will improve control over the watercolor paint, allowing for a more photorealistic finished product.

Paint wildlife and nature elements in watercolor with a dry brush technique using “less” water, minimal underpainting.  Students will learn the technique of painting by subtraction, the lifting of paint to create highlights, and layering shadows. Each application follows the “dry” stage of the painting.  Unlike traditional watercolor, there is no wet on wet, or similar applications.  For intermediate students, the chiaroscuro effect (black background, negative subject matter) will be demonstrated and practiced.  Basic drawing and value scale principle will be taught.  Watercolor Dry Brush Technique Workshop is available for ages 18 and above.   Click HERE for Alan’s Artist Bio

Student Materials List:

  • Basic watercolor set (student grade acceptable)
  • Assorted sable brushes
  • 18” x 24” Strathmore cold press tablet
  • Reference photos – minimum size-8×10 (no digital screen photos)

DATES: TBA            

TIME: TBA                                                                                         

COST: TBA

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Fine Art Drawing Workshop For Children

Instructor – Elizabeth Porcel

       

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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.

Click Here for Elizabeth’s Artist Bio.

DATES: Mondays starting September 5th though December 26th. Each class will alternate the following themes: Abstraction & Mark Making; Sighting & Perspective; Portraiture

TIMES: 4:30PM to 6:30PM

COST: $30 per person ($25 per person if you register for two or more classes)

             $5 Material Fee per class (paid directly to the instructor day of class)

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LEATHER CRAFTING WORKSHOP

Instructor – Tom Slavicek 

                            Tom Slavicek

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Click Here for Tom’s Artist Bio

Students will have time to make a leather shoulder bag of your choice or choose any project from the following: Leather Belt; Passport Wallet; Journal; Phone Pouch with Braided Strap; Drawstring Pouch; Clutch Purse; and more. Depending on the project you choose you may have time to make another one. You will be able to learn techniques of cutting leather and stitching styles. If desired, you can learn how to use a wood burning tool to inscribe a design directly on to the leather and colorize it. All leathers, materials, tools and instructions are provided, along with templates. No artistic ability is necessary, nor is any previous leather working experience. This is a one-day workshop and typically runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm and for beginners to advanced level students 16 yrs to adult. You do not need to bring anything except lunch, enthusiasm, and your desire to make something beautiful! Be sure to indicate which project you want to work on when you register.

Two Dates to Choose From:                                                                    

Saturdays:  August 20 or November 19                                                                               

Time: 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Cost: $85.00 per person (Materials Included)

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