Weekly Ongoing Classes:
Ceramics - Dean Hultman
Note: New Class Format-
Ceramics is now a 5-week class - 4 weeks of creating, 1 week of glazing.
The cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members with a $25 clay fee for 25 lbs.
It is designed for any ability level. Class meets on Mondays from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
Open Studio - Susan Rosso
Thursdays, 7 pm - 9 pm
Call the Art Center for more information.
Richard Church will be offering a 6-week Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor Class at the Chesterton Art Center starting Friday, May 17th from 10-12. Richard will lead students through a variety of watercolor techniques - a perfect class for the first-time painter or a wonderful refresher for the mildly experienced. The cost of the class is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Supplies are not included. To register, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.
Kathy Los-Rathburn will be hosting a watercolor workshop focusing on lighthouses on Saturday, May 18 from 1-4 at the Chesterton Art Center.
Students will have the option of doing 2 sizes of paintings - 1/2 sheet size (14" x 21") or a smaller 7" x 11" size. Supplies are not included. Participants should bring regular watercolor supplies, along with 300# paper or 140# paper, block or stretched. The cost for the class is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
George Kassal will be teaching a Beginning Digital Photography class at the Chesterton Art Center in June.
The class is designed for people who are new to digital and primarily use "point and shoot" cameras. George will cover the basic operation of these cameras and the use of features like scene modes, exposure compensation, white balance and use of the flash. Special topics will include moving images from the camera to the computer, uploading to online photo sharing sites, sending images via email and hints for basic shooting conditions. Students should bring their camera and instruction manual to class. The class will be held June 12, 19, and 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. To register or get more information, please call 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
Mara Wible will offer a different jewelry class each Tuesday during the month of May
at the Chesterton Art Center. Each class will last approximately 2 hours.
A Sparkly Wheel Pendant class will be taught on May 14. Students will use a variation of the netting stitch to create a beaded
circle pendant, which can then be used in many other designs. Class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Wrapped Leather Bracelets will be the subject of the May 21st class, where students will use wire and leather to create
a trendy bracelet. The cost of the class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
On May 28, Mara will teach Seed Bead Flower Earrings. This beginning seed bead class is easy and fun to learn.
Students will create flowers in the color of their choice. Class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
To register or ask questions, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.
The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
Local artist, Mark VanderVinne, will offer 2 different workshops at the Chesterton Art Center this spring.
Each workshop will consist of 2 Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The first workshop, "Composing the Landscape", will be held Saturday, April 27 and May 4. "Understanding Color", the second workshop, will be held Saturday, May 11 and May 18.
"Understanding Color", is a workshop intended to guide students on how to see, mix and use color to create harmony and emotion in their art work. On the first Saturday (May 11), students will learn the four properties of color, and work on a variety of exercises to better understand them. Mark will also discuss how artists use color to accentuate mood and focal areas. The second Saturday (May 18) will allow time for students to apply the theories to an individual piece of art - whatever the student would like to create.
Both of these workshops are open to all painting and drawing media, including oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastel. Because each media has its own technique and approach, some knowledge and previous experience in the media of choice is requested. Participants need to bring 3-4 photographs to work from, along with a fairly extensive palette of colors (black and white included). These classes are not for beginners. Some experience is necessary.
The cost for each workshop is $150 for members of the Chesterton Art Center and $175 for non-members. Seating is limited. To register, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
Planning ahead? Helen Burkett will be back with us this summer for her much loved Watercolor Workshop. This workshop fills up fast, so if you are interested, get signed up now!
Helen Burkett will be offering a 3-day workshop titled "High Contrast Watercolor" on August 6, 7, and 8 from 9-4. The cost of the workshop is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Once the payment has been received, each student will be given Helen's full-sized template to prepare the drawing before class, along with a materials list. The focus is on palms this year. Please sign up early to guarantee a seat. Class size is limited.