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Variety of arts classes coming to Green

2/21/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

GREEN — The city of Green Parks and Recreation Division and the Green Arts Council have partnered once again to offer the March Into Art program beginning next month.

The program includes art classes designed for people of all ages. This year, there are 17 different classes, and all will held on Saturdays at Green High School, 1475 Boettler Road, in various rooms in the arts hallway, located on the right from the main entrance of the building. The classes range in length from one day to eight weeks, with some requiring a materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class in addition to a class fee.

“The Arts Council did a great job selecting topics,” said Parks Events Coordinator Kim Goodhart. “There are a wide variety of classes being offered suited to everyone’s palette.”

The classes include:

  • Acoustic Guitar, March 9 and 16, April 6 to May 11, 11 a.m. to noon, with instructor Tim Darnell. Students will learn basic and advanced cord progression and melody lines, as well as picking and strumming techniques. Students must bring their own acoustic guitar. The class is for fifth-graders and older and the cost is $40.
  • Beaded Lace Earrings, March 9, 1 to 4 p.m., with instructor Vicki Star. This beginner’s class includes making one-of-a-kind earrings using small beads. Bring glasses, if necessary. A supply list will be available upon registration. The class is for ages 14 and older. The cost is $15 plus an optional $22 materials fee.
  • Create in Clay, March 9 and 16, 1 to 3 p.m., with instructor Rosemary Benson. This class will teach participants how to create an Easter item such as a basket, flowerpot, bunny and spring flower, then glaze and decorate the item with beads and wire. The class is for ages 6-9, and the cost is $20 plus an $8 materials fee.
  • Egg Art — Pysanky, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with instructor Denise DiGeronimo. Pysanky, an ancient folk art of the Ukraine and Eastern Europe, uses a multi-step process to apply beeswax and dyes to an eggshell to create multicolor patterns. The class is for ages 13 and older. The cost is $10 plus a $10 materials fee.
  • Fun With Needle Felting, March 9, 1 to 4 p.m., with instructor Kathy Krisher. Participants will learn about wool felting and create flat and three-dimensional figures, which can be used as decorations or added as embellishments to hats, vests or sweaters. Needle, wet and nuno felting will be discussed. No prior experience is needed. The class is for ages 12 and older. The cost is $15 plus a $30 materials fee.
  • How to Create a Scene in Four Hours, March 9 and 16, 10 a.m. to noon, with instructor Scott Bantum. Students will create a plot, characters and conflicts for a short scene, rehearse and then perform for parents. The class is for ages 5-8, and the cost is $20.
  • Intro to Improv, March 9 or 16, 9 to 10 a.m., with instructor Bantum. This class will offer basic tips on what improv is and give young actors a chance to experience it in a nonthreatening way. Participants should bring a hat and an unusual object. The class is for ages 8-10, and the cost is $5.
  • Introduction to Juggling, March 9 and/or 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, with instructor Gerard Neugebauer. This beginners’ class teaches basic three-ball patterns. The class is for people in grade five and older. The cost is $8 for each class, with juggling bags available for purchase from the instructor.
  • Introduction to Metalsmithing, March 9, 1 to 4 p.m., with instructor Kristina Malcolm. This class focuses on how to create designs using sheet metal. Students will make one pair of earrings with sterling French hooks and copper. The class is for ages 14 and older. The cost is $15 plus a $25 materials fee.
  • Nuno Felted Scarf, March 9, 9 a.m. to noon, with instructor Krisher. In this workshop, participants will learn about wool and felting, how to fuse wool onto a silk gauze base and how to finish it. A materials pack will be provided. The class is for ages 15 and older. The cost is $15 plus a $25 materials fee.
  • T-shirt Quilt, March 9 and 16, 9 a.m. to noon, with instructor Wendy Lewis. This beginning quilting class teaches how to fuse T-shirts to interfacing, cut them into same size blocks and attach a sashing to create a T-shirt quilt. Participants must have a sewing machine and know how to use it. A supply list of items will be sent by email. The class is for ages 15 and older and the cost is $30.
  • Zentangle 101, March 9 or 16, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with instructor Estelle Goodnight. Zentangle creates images from structured patterns. This intuitive art form is for all skill levels. The class is for ages 10 and older, and the cost is $12 plus $8 materials fee.
  • Crazy Bead Bracelet, March 16, 1 to 4 p.m., with instructor Star. Little beads worked in Peyote stitch are beaded onto a cord to make a bracelet. Participants will learn how to combine beads and play with different shapes and sizes. Bring glasses, if needed. A supply list will be available upon registration. The class is for ages 14 and older, and the cost is $15 plus an optional $20 materials fee.
  • Introduction to Origami, March 16, 10 to 11 a.m., with instructor John Walch. Participants will learn from paper folding instructional diagrams how to fold multiple shapes. The class is for ages 10 and older, and the cost is $10.
  • Riveted Ring, March 16, noon to 4 p.m., with instructor Malcolm. Students will create one sterling silver ring using cold connection techniques. Participants can bring their own tools or use those provided in class. The class is for ages 14 and older. The cost is $20 plus $60 for materials.
  • Super Switch Plates, March 16, 1 to 3 p.m., with instructor Jess Kinsinger. This painting class helps participants create a switch plate for a bedroom. All supplies will be provided. The class is for ages 5 and older, and the cost is $15.
  • Throwing Clay on the Potter’s Wheel, April 3 to May 22, 6 to 9 p.m., with instructor Walch. This class is for beginner and intermediate skill levels, but prior experience is not required. Participants will learn hand-building techniques and throw on the wheel, and proceed according to skill level. The class is for ages high school and older. The cost is $125 plus a $40 materials fee.

For more information and to register, visit www.cityofgreen.org/arts-programs.

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