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Classes and Programs

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Pre-Engineering: Mine, Craft, Build

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/11/2016, Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO. Build engineer-designed projects like a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart. Create Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked. Instructor: Play Well TEKnologies staff

Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/11/2016, Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 9-11 yrs) Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO. Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart. This project-based class combines the basic format of engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Instructor: Play Well TEKnologies staff

Watercolor Studio

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/19/2016, End Date: 12/12/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(All levels) Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Oil and Acrylic Painting

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2016, End Date: 12/13/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students’ needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Ruth Kates

New to Oil Painting

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2016, End Date: 12/13/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners) Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(All levels) Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

Monotype: Using A Press - All Levels

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

(All levels) Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Materials not included in cost. Instructor: Joni Levy Liberman www.jonilevyliberman.com

Painting in Style

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Introduction to Pastel

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Beginners/Intermediate) Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Cyrus Whittier www.cyruswhittier.com

Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate & Advanced

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/22/2016, End Date: 12/15/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor’s approval) Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. Instructor: Joni Levy Liberman www.jonilevyliberman.com

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