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Mosaics Tonight

Oct 20, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Here’s your chance to create a beautiful Mosaic artwork in one night! After enjoying a light dinner and wine, choose from beautiful images provided or create your own. The fun begins as you select gorgeous glass pieces and learn the ancient Mosaic technique that will bring your image to life!  We provide the glass, materials,…

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Glassblowing—Ornament

Oct 22, 2022 12:00PM—2:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Ornament working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip flops).  *No…

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Glassblowing—Witches Ball

Oct 22, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Witches Ball working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip…

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Glassblowing—Witches Ball

Oct 23, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Witches Ball working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip…

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Glazing—Raku & You

Oct 31, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired pots and are introduced to the history of Raku while applying glaze to their pot in their own…

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It’s Abstract

Nov 01, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Instructor: Jennifer Unwin Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, the instructor will show you how to create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with…

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Intro to Glass Fusing Pre-requisite – Rouleau (ROU110422)

Nov 04, 2022 10:00AM—2:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This pre-requisite session will give you elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass while creating your own exciting fused and slumped glass pieces under the instruction of Sheri Rouleau. Fundamental fusing terminology, technology and principles will be covered, along with a studio tour to familiarize you with all the equipment and materials available to you. Please…

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Glassblowing—Ornament

Nov 05, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Ornament working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip flops).…

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Glassblowing—Witches Ball

Nov 05, 2022 12:00PM—2:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Witches Ball working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip…

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Portraying the People of SWFL – Broman (BRO110522)

Nov 05, 2022 10:00AM—Jan 07, 2023 1:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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“A person is a collage of people warring to become a portrait.” -Jenim Dibie. We learn who we are by observing others. Join instructor Carol Broman for a close look at the people and portraits that comprise our community. Open to all with experience, this three-hour informal class will give students an opportunity to draw…

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Intro to Stone Carving – Mertens (MER110522)

Nov 05, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All This pre-requisite session will give you all the information needed to enter the exciting world of stone carving. Learn about the tools you will need, types of stones, how to design your stone, important safety issues and what it will take to complete your project with the instruction of Terrie Mertens. Saturday, 11/05/22

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Glassblowing—Ornament

Nov 06, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Ornament working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip flops).  *No…

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Experience Abstract Painting – Blake (BLA110722)

Nov 07, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 12, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Use the elements of design, color and composition to guide your process of painting an abstract.  Each class, under the instruction of Shirley Blake, shows an exercise to help you determine your process. Take your work to a higher level by venturing into abstraction. References are available from the instructor as well as demos and…

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Figure Study – Monitor (FIG110722)

Nov 07, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 12, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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No instructor/monitor only – Work from life in this Figure Study class with the medium of your choice. Models are clothed or nude, either long or short pose, pending artists wishes. Drop-ins welcome. Drop in: $35 mem / $39 non-mem 5 Mondays, 11/07/22 – 12/12/22 (No Class 11/21/22)

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Beadweaving – Ellis (ELL110722)

Nov 07, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 12, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All This five week session is for beginners as well as those with bead weaving experience.  Learn the foundational bead weaving stitches necessary for developing beaded jewelry pieces and more under the instruction of Barbara Ellis. Supply Fee as needed. Supply List 5 Mondays, 11/07/22 – 12/12/22 (No Class 11/21/22)

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Paint Pouring for Beginners – Henry (HEN110722)

Nov 07, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 12, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Paint Pouring for Beginners will teach you how to make fluid art! Maggie Henry will walk you through the steps to pour your own incredible abstract art. Each week you will explore different methods of paint pouring. This technique is a fun and exciting way to create your own artwork without boundaries; this is a…

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Intro to Metal – Kravec (KRA110722)

Nov 07, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 12, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience. Students are introduced to the basic use of tools and techniques for fabrication of metals under the instruction of Steve Kravec. The basic techniques of cutting, forming, joining and finishing metal are covered. All students create physical samples demonstrating various techniques. Supply List 5…

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Extreme Functional Pottery – Lawson (LAW110722-1)

Nov 07, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 12, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All Hand builders and wheel throwers unite to design and create fun inventive table wear under the instruction of Sandy Lawson. Serving dishes, berry bowls, chip n dips, pitchers and flower vases. Combine hand built and wheel thrown pieces, cut pots apart and reassemble, add funky feet, handles, lugs and lids. $58 clay glaze…

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Personal Pathways – Lawson (LAW110722-2)

Nov 07, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 12, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All Pursue and explore your own ideas with the instructional guidance of Sandy Lawson to achieve your individual goals in wheel throwing or hand building. Alter or combine different techniques to create something that is uniquely you. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Mondays, 11/07/22 – 12/12/22 (No Class 11/21/22)

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Beginning Landscapes: Acrylic & Oil – Wilson (WIL110722)

Nov 07, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 12, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Learn the basics of acrylics & oils and techniques of the brushes and tools you will use under the instruction of Toni Wilson.  Build your skills and confidence in color mixing, blending and shading. You will also learn the elements of composition to help you create successful landscapes. Supply List 5 Mondays, 11/07/22 – 12/12/22…

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Intermediate Watercolor 1 – Bachofner (BAC110822-1)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 13, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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For students moving to the intermediate level, expand the techniques of watercolor and continue to explore color mixing and application with Linda Bachofner. Demos will enable you to understand how to build the painting and assistance will be available throughout the class time. Enjoy the thrill of watercolor! Supply List 5 Tuesdays, 11/08/22 – 12/13/22…

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Intermediate Watercolor 2 – Bachofner (BAC110822-2)

Nov 08, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 13, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Expand your watercolor skills and knowledge as you develop a painting under the instruction of Linda Bachofner. Demos will be given throughout the process, then step by step we will build our paintings. Material research of the “Tried and True” will be discussed. Assistance available throughout the class time. Enjoy the thrill of watercolor! Supply…

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Stone Carving: “Rocks to Art”- Corsini (COR110822-1)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 20, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: pre-req. Intro to Stone Stone fee separate Transform a rock into a unique stone sculpture! Choose from a variety of colors and types of stones such as Alabaster, Soapstone, African Wonderstone and even Marble. Learn design concepts, carving techniques and use of tools. Depending on size and complexity of design, finished projects may take…

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Stone Carving: “Rocks to Art” – Corsini (COR110822-2)

Nov 08, 2022 12:30PM—Dec 20, 2022 3:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: pre-req. Intro to Stone Stone fee separate Transform a rock into a unique stone sculpture! Choose from a variety of colors and types of stones such as Alabaster, Soapstone, African Wonderstone and even Marble. Learn design concepts, carving techniques and use of tools. Depending on size and complexity of design, finished projects may take…

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Mixed Media Drawing – Dunn (DUK110822)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 13, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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A great class for not only beginners but anyone wishing to enhance their drawing skills under the instruction of Kathy Dunn. We will explore basic art principles: shading, value study, composition and more but with a twist using charcoal, conte crayon, oil pastel and inks to create unique and exciting finished pieces! Come see the…

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Intro to Acrylics – Julian (JUL110822)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 13, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This is a follow along class giving you the basics of acrylic painting. Dee Julian leads you through exercises in mixing colors, blending, drawing and shading. Class includes information on materials/supplies used in acrylic painting. Level: All Supply List 5 Tuesdays, 11/08/22 – 12/13/22 (No Class 11/22/22)

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Mastering the Wheel – Kravec (KRA110822)

Nov 08, 2022 6:00PM—Dec 13, 2022 9:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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You’ll get hooked! As a unique fluid rotating tool, the potter’s wheel fascinates its user. Learn basic wheel throwing techniques for making a variety of clay vessels under the instruction of Steve Kravec. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Tuesdays, 11/08/22 – 12/13/22 (No Class 11/22/22)

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Slab to FAB – Lawson (LAW110822)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 13, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Learn how to create wonderful functional and non-functional clay work using the slab roller and hand-building, under the instruction of Sandy Lawson. The possibilities are endless! This is a fun class for beginners but anyone is welcome! $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Tuesdays, 11/08/22 – 12/13/22 (No Class 11/22/22)

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Creative Collage

Nov 08, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Let your imagination take off with this incredibly fun project! Build a collage using images we provide to spur your creative juices or come with your own ideas. We’ll have all the items needed to help you make a totally unique artwork. A large variety of papers, strings, dots, stencils, tissue, a canvas, paint, brushes,…

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Beginning Watercolor – Krchmar (KRC110822)

Nov 08, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 13, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This beginning watercolor class is both an introduction to watercolor techniques and an opportunity to delve into processes which will help you explore and develop your own creativity. Choosing subject material, painting styles, sketching, journaling, tools, techniques, lighting and capturing movement are some of the topics addressed in this exploratory introduction to watercolor. Instructor: Sunny…

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Independent Study Fused Glass – Berry (BER110922)

Nov 09, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 14, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This glass fusing class is for all levels – beginners through advanced – instructor Susan Berry will mentor students at their level with individual projects chosen by the student or suggested by the instructor. Pre-requisite for beginners: Intro to Glass Fusing. Glass & Firing not included. Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class…

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Figure Study – Monitor (FIG110922)

Nov 09, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 14, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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No instructor/monitor only – Work from life in this Figure Study class with the medium of your choice. Models are clothed or nude, either long or short pose, pending artists wishes. Drop-ins welcome. Drop in: $35 mem / $39 non-mem 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Stone Carving: “Rocks to Art”- Corsini (COR110922-1)

Nov 09, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 21, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: pre-req. Intro to StoneStone fee separate Transform a rock into a unique stone sculpture! Choose from a variety of colors and types of stones such as Alabaster, Soapstone, African Wonderstone and even Marble. Learn design concepts, carving techniques and use of tools. Depending on size and complexity of design, finished projects may take multiple…

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Wax Carving – Bronze Casting – Corsini (COR110922-2)

Nov 09, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 14, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All This 5 week course introduces the bronze and lost wax process. Students are guided through design, use of hand held tools, form and more. Students who sign up for either 5 week course will visit a bronze foundry to view the lost wax process first hand. The cost of a bronze casting is…

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Adult Intermediate Tap Class – Demchak (DEM110922-1)

Nov 09, 2022—Dec 14, 2022

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Time: 9:45 – 10:45am Level: Intermediate Join us for a fun and exhilarating hour of tap dancing with instructor Jill Demchak. This class is for tappers with experience. Enjoy challenging yourself and have a great time. Class is held at the Moe Auditorium Dance Studio. Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Adult Beginner Tap Class – Demchak (DEM110922-2)

Nov 09, 2022 11:00AM—Dec 14, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Level: Beginner Join us for an exhilarating hour of Tap Dancing.  This class is for beginners or those yearning to get tapping again. Enjoy getting your rhythm back and having a great time! Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/2022 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Drawing 2 – Wilson (WIL110922)

Nov 09, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 14, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This class will review lessons learned in Beginning Drawing 1 with Toni Wilson, while strengthening skills to better transition to a studio drawing setting. Copy fee included. Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Handbuilding – Ryan (RYA110922-1)

Nov 09, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 14, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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For intermediate and advanced handbuilders ready to explore! This class, with instructor Rinny Ryan, will give you the techniques that will make your pottery excel! $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Throwing – Ryan (RYA110922-2)

Nov 09, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 14, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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For intermediate and advanced potters, this class will help you take your throwing to the next level. With instructor Rinny Ryan. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Wednesdays, 11/09/22 – 12/14/22 (No Class 11/23/22)

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Lunch & Lecture: Fractured Power with Author Stephen McGuire

Nov 09, 2022 12:00PM—1:30PM

Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Stephen McGuire’s second political thriller, Fractured Power, is a dark and haunting psychological thriller about Aiden Fletcher; a young man who came from humble origins. Fletcher uses his extraordinary ambition and devious ingenuity to fulfill his inevitable destiny and reach the pinnacle of power in Washington, DC. As a newly elected District Attorney whose office…

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Fused Glass—Vase

Nov 10, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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FIRE & ICE! Create a stunning glass vase/votive holder during a fun evening with friends. Using 3 colors of glass, design an elegant mosaic pattern then add ‘frit’ for a sparkling filigree border. No experience needed, come join the fun! Includes materials, guidance, food and wine

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Clay Sculpture: Open Work – Corsini (COR111022)

Nov 10, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 15, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All All clay modeling in 3D is learning the use of tools and techniques in water-based clay. This is a study of a creative style in figures, portrait heads and a variety of subjects. Free expression will make this an exciting journey. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Thursdays, 11/10/22 – 12/15/22…

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Explorations into Mixed Media Painting & Collage – Henry (HEN111022)

Nov 10, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 15, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Join Maggie Henry and explore the many facets of mixed media painting & collage work. Mixed media collage art is created by using different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. You will learn the fundamentals of mixed media collage techniques and leave the class with completed pieces of art. You’ll also have some…

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Beginning Painting: Oil/Acrylic Color – Kirk (KIR111022-1)

Nov 10, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 15, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Color is a challenge for every new painter and many advanced painters. This class follows Richard Kirk’s book, Color for Painters, which is a step-by-step guide designed to give students color basics through study and practice. Richard’s book is available for purchase at the first class. Students may start with either “Beginning” class. This class…

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Artist’s Choice: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor – Kreutz (KRE111022-1)

Nov 10, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 15, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All w/ Experience You pick the subject and the medium – oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor – and work from your personal references to explore composition, color, perspective, lighting, brush strokes and more. Artist’s Choice with Master Artist Bill Kreutz is a social, lighthearted class involving mentoring to bring out the best of your natural abilities. Supply…

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Artist’s Choice: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor – Kreutz (KRE111022-2)

Nov 10, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 15, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All w/ Experience You pick the subject and the medium – oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor – and work from your personal references to explore composition, color, perspective, lighting, brush strokes and more. Artist’s Choice with Master Artist Bill Kreutz is a social, lighthearted class involving mentoring to bring out the best of your natural abilities. Supply…

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Romancing The Stone – Mertens (MER111022)

Nov 10, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 22, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Pre-req: Intro to Stone Stone fee separate. Explore your creative side by carving a variety of natural stones under the instruction of Terrie Mertens. Discover unique colors, textures and properties of a variety of stones. Use hand or power tools to carve and create your finished stone masterpiece. Size and complexity of design may require…

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Advanced Painting & Portraits from Photos – Kirk (KIR111022-2)

Nov 10, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 15, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Each class, under the instruction of Richard Kirk, begins with a brief review of a specific topic (color, value, composition, materials, etc.); from there, students work in class independently and instruction varies with each student. Students must have a background in painting. If you seek to improve your skills, experiment with new techniques or build…

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Alternative Firing – Kravec (KRA111022)

Nov 10, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 15, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Experienced potters can join Steve Kravec to explore alternative firing; Raku firing techniques including Horse Hair and Saggar firing. Tuition includes consumables fee. $58 clay glaze firing fee. 5 Thursdays, 11/10/22 – 12/15/22 (No Class 11/24/22)

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Intro to Glass Beadmaking & Embellishments – Berry (BER111122)

Nov 11, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 09, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This course will teach the technique of manipulating glass rods in a flame to make beads and beautiful embellishments that can be used in various glass projects. All supplies included in tuition fee. Check Supply List online for further info. Supply List 5 Fridays, 11/11/22 – 12/09/22

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Mastering Monet – Kirk (KIR111122)

Nov 11, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 16, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Claude Monet developed a style of painting in the 1890s that was extremely popular. This class, under the instruction of Richard Kirk, will analyze the method of paint application that Monet utilized through this period and create several paintings using his working method. Supply List 5 Fridays, 11/11/22 – 12/16/22 (No Class 11/25/22)

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Personal Pathways – Lawson (LAW111122-2)

Nov 11, 2022—Dec 16, 2022

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Level: All Pursue and explore your own ideas with the instructional guidance of Sandy Lawson to achieve your individual goals in wheel throwing or hand building. Alter or combine different techniques to create something that is uniquely you. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Mondays, 11/11/22 – 12/16/22

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Beginning Wheel – Lawson (LAW111122-1)

Nov 11, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 16, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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This class will open you up to the wonders of the potter’s wheel. The basics of wedging, centering, throwing and glazing will be taught by instructor Sandy Lawson. Repeated demos and individual attention will be given. $58 clay glaze firing fee. Supply List 5 Fridays, 11/11/22 – 12/16/22 (No Class 11/25/22)

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Beginning Drawing 1 – Wilson (WIL111122)

Nov 11, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 16, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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You can learn to draw and you don’t have to be super talented. Instructor Toni Wilson will teach you to see as an artist sees by learning the 5 perceptual skills of drawing. Some of the techniques used are based on Master Teacher Betty Edwards’ book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Whether you…

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Atelier Core Program: Mastering the Block-In – Broman (BRO111122-1)

Nov 11, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 16, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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Mastering the Block-in explores the mechanics of drawing and how to establish a process that weeds out error and encourages a felt response to the model. Students will practice an effective method for starting drawing that abstracts and flattens the figure and focuses on the overall gestural characteristics. Concepts covered include comparative measuring techniques, plumb-lining,…

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Atelier Core Program: Cast Drawing & Master Copying I – Broman (BRO111122-2)

Nov 11, 2022 1:00PM—Dec 16, 2022 4:00PM

Center for Performing Arts - 10150 Bonita Beach Road

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This class introduces the student to the visual language of art-making to develop an efficient, analytical process for interpreting form. New students will copy high resolution plates from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course and more established students/repeat students will copy plaster reproductions of classical figurative sculpture using two and three dimensional drawing concepts that orient…

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Driven to Abstraction – Zorn (ZOR111222)

Nov 12, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 17, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Study and discuss works by Modernist and Contemporary artists to inform your own painting practice. The first half an hour of each class reviews works of two or three abstract artists and examines how these artists/masterpieces employ line, shape, form, color and composition. Learn why certain pieces are successful. Techniques are discussed and demonstrated by…

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Independent Study: Fused Glass (Pre-req Required) – Rouleau (ROU111222)

Nov 12, 2022 9:00AM—Dec 17, 2022 12:00PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Pre-Req: Intro to Glass Fusing Pre-requisite This glass fusing class is for all levels. The instructor, Sheri Rouleau, will work individually with students on projects appropriate for their skill level. Beginners must take the Intro to Glass Fusing Pre-requisite. Glass & firing fees are extra. Supply List 5 Saturdays, 11/12/22 – 12/17/22 (No Class 11/26/22)

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Glazing—Great Bowls of Fire

Nov 14, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Use brilliantly colored glazes, stamp, or slip trail designs on a beautiful hand thrown ceramic bowl of your choosing. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated while you enjoy some food and drink and then off you go! Let your creativity flow and create a unique functionable bowl. Fired bowls can be picked up the following…

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Mosaics Tonight

Nov 17, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Here’s your chance to create a beautiful Mosaic artwork in one night! After enjoying a light dinner and wine, choose from beautiful images provided or create your own. The fun begins as you select gorgeous glass pieces and learn the ancient Mosaic technique that will bring your image to life!  We provide the glass, materials,…

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Glassblowing—Ornaments

Nov 19, 2022 12:00PM—2:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Ornament working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip flops).  *No…

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Glassblowing—Witches Ball

Nov 19, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Witches Ball working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip…

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Glassblowing—Witches Ball

Nov 20, 2022 11:00AM—1:00PM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Witches Ball working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip…

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Glazing—Raku & You

Nov 28, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM

Center for Visual Arts - 26100 Old 41 Road

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Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired pots and are introduced to the history of Raku while applying glaze to their pot in their own…

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Glassblowing—Ornament

Dec 03, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM

Art Glass by Mathews - 5309 Shirley Street #7 Naples, FL 34109

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Each student will work side by side from start to finish, with Ray Mathews creating their own Blown Glass Ornament working with traditional glass blowers tools. Students will choose their own colors. The only requirement is to have an experience you will never forget! Proper attire-please wear closed toe shoes (no heels or flip flops).  *No…

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