Classes

At The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, we believe the best way to keep the arts in your life is by creating art throughout your life. Our educational programs allow visitors and students to broaden their understanding and appreciation of art by interacting with art, artists, and instructors, while expressing themselves through the creation of their own artwork.

The Arts Center offers approximately 20 classes in various media for adults and children throughout the year on a quarterly basis. These include drawing, watercolor, painting, photography, yoga and other media. Both one day workshops and multi-week class sessions are available. During the summer, the center offers week long programs for children in a diverse range of mediums.

Spring Classes

Rose, Tisha Bridge (2).jpgWatercolor Painting

Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 10am - 12:30pm

March 25 - May 27 

Beginning students will learn about the fundamental materials and techniques of watercolor, while more experienced students will sharpen their skills with individual instruction. Class will include lecture, demonstrations and critiques. Students may work from their own original photographs, still life set ups, drawings or imagination. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: BETTY ANGLIN 

10 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $155 (HAL members $150)


Yoga: In the Galleries

Ages 18+

Session A: Monday Evenings, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
March 30 - June 22, No class May 4, 25 and another date TBD
 
Session B: Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 - 7:30pm

April 1 - June 24, No Class May 6, 27 and another date TBD

Enjoy learning about and practicing Yoga surrounded by art in our galleries. Students will enjoy a relaxing session of breath work and meditative motion. No experience in yoga is required and students of all levels will be comfortable, as the poses are adaptable to provide the desired intensity. Please provide your own mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Instructor: JANET ABEL

10 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $105 (HAL members $100)


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Painting in Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor 

Highschool & Adults 

Session A: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
March 31 - June 16, No class May 5
 
Session B: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
April 2 - June 18, No class May 7
 
Session C: Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
April 4 - June 13
 

Students with any level of experience from beginning to more advanced, may work with either oils, acrylics, and explore their own style and subject matter. Beginning students will learn fundamental materials and techniques; while more experienced students will be challenged to reach another level. The class will feature lecture, demonstration, individual instruction, and critiques. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: JAMES WARWICK JONES

11 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $170 (HAL members $165)

 

The Landscape in Soft Pastel

Ages 18+

Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

April 13, 20, 27

Beginning students will learn basic soft pastel techniques while more advanced students will take their work to another level. Emphasis will focus on color choices, composition and value. Learn how to simplify what you see; what to leave out and why. Working from your photo, students will delve deeper into color temperature changes, edge control and atmospheric perspective. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: MARY CHRISTIE

3 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $50 (HAL members $45) 


Drawing For Beginning. Intermediate, and Advanced

Ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:00am - 3:00pm

April 25 - June 27, No Class May 9

The class is for beginning to advanced students to develop skills in graphite and Prismacolor pencil, Speedball pen and ink, Crayola crayon or inked scratchboard. Emphasis on subject, depth and the principles of design will be discussed and application demonstrated. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Syllabus and material list will be given at the first class.

Instructor: JOAN RUSHIN FOLSOM

9 Classes, Class Limit: 10, $140 (HAL members $135)


StephanieFaleski_Plein Air Painting.jpgPlein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday, 10:30am - 4:30pm

May 2

This painting workshop will cover the basics of Plein Air with useful techniques and gear. Students will learn how to approach outdoor painting in a manner to work fast and have a fresh look in the Plein Air tradition. 9:00–9:30am — Meet and discussion of techniques and tips for beginner painters. Workshop rescheduled in event of rain. Request a flyer with more details and material list.

Instructor: DOUG CLARKE

1 Class, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


Figure Drawing Adults

Ages 18+

Session A: Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, May 6 

Session B: Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, May 20

The human form is the most imperfect, dynamic, and widely interpreted subject of artists, making it the perfect platform for self-expression. Polish your powers of observation, channel your perceptions, and enhance your drawing skills. Model will do a variety of many short poses and a few longer poses. Students will work independently without instruction providing the drawing media of their choice.

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $20 (HAL members $15) PER CLASS


Digital Camera 101

Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

May 6 & 13

New to digital photography, or want to learn about how to use your digital camera? This class for beginners will cover the advantages of digital photography; the required and optional gear needed, and introduce students to the importance of the “Digital Darkroom” for post-processing of images. Class will also cover principles of composition and introduce students to the Exposure Triangle. There will be an optional shooting assignment for the second class. Bring your digital camera and instruction manual.

Instructor: GARY HESS

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


nikon-photography-camera.jpgIntermediate Photography

Ages 18+ 

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

May 20 & 27

Is it time to take your photography to the next level? Then this class is a must. We will review the basics and then go into greater depth on topics including exposure, composition and perspective. Using the Exposure Triangle, we will examine the relationships between ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings, and will examine the various shooting modes (manual, shutter or aperture priority, or the program or auto settings) and how to use them. Finally, this class will include a brief overview of post processing workflow and some of the computer applications that are commonly used to manage our digital image files.

Instructor: WAYNE BERRY

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


Figure Painting Adults

Ages 18+

Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

May 27

The human form is the most imperfect, dynamic, and widely interpreted subject of artists, making it the perfect platform for selfexpression. Polish your powers of observation, channel your perceptions, and enhance your painting skills. The model will do only one sustained pose. Students will work independently without instruction providing the painting media of their choice.

1 Class, Class Limit: 12, $20 (HAL members $15)


Abstract Painting in Acrylic

Ages 18+

Sunday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

June 14

Ken Wright has been an abstract painter for more than 30 years, and has won over 300 awards for his paintings. In this one day workshop, students will work in acrylic painting media as they journey from realism to abstraction in the creative use of the design elements. Students provide their own acrylic materials. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: KEN WRIGHT

1 Class, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


Ruff Mary Lee 'Self Portrait' Pencil.jpgDrawing

Ages 15+ 

POSTPONED - New dates will be announced at a later date

This class is designed for students from beginning to more experienced. Beginning students will learn basic drawing fundamentals, including materials and techniques. Those more experienced students will work more independently using the materials and subject of their personal choice. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

8 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $145 (HAL members $140)


Children's Spring Classes


Painting for Kids

Ages 6 -12

Saturdays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

May 16 - June 13, No class May 23

Young artists will explore a variety of painting media including watercolor, tempera and mixed media as they learn about painting still life, portrait, landscape and other subjects. They will learn about materials, techniques, color mixing and design as they expand their painting skills. All materials included.

Instructor: AMANDA WALLACE

4 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $80


Summer Classes

Botanical Watercolor Demo 2011 (2).jpgWatercolor Painting

Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm

July 1 - August 26

Beginning students will learn about the fundamental materials and techniques of watercolor, while more experienced students will progress to a new level with individual instruction. The focus of the class will be on materials, techniques, design, subject matter and personal expression. Students may work from their own original photographs, still life set ups, drawings or imagination. Materials list will be mailed or emailed.

Instructor: BETTY ANGLIN

9 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $140 (HAL members $135)


Painting in Oils, Acrylics & Watercolor

High School & Adults 

Session A: Tuesdays, 1:00pm -3:30pm
July 7 - September 1, No class August 18 
 
Session B: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
July 2 - August 27, No class August 20
 
Session C: Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

July 1 - August 29

Students with any level of experience from beginning to more advanced, may work with either oils, acrylics or watercolor, and explore their own style and subject matter. Beginning students will learn fundamental materials and techniques; while more experienced students will be challenged to reach another level. The class will feature lecture, demonstration, individual instruction, and critiques. Materials list will be mailed.

Instructor: JAMES WARWICK JONES

8 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $125 (HAL members $120) 


Yoga in the Galleries

Ages 18+

Session A: Monday Evenings, 6:00pm -7:00pm
July 6 - August 3, No Class June 22
 
Session B: Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm -7:30pm

July 8 - August 5, No Class, June 24

Enjoy learning about and practicing Yoga surrounded by art in our galleries. Students will enjoy a relaxing session of breath work and meditative motion. No experience in yoga is required and students of all levels will be comfortable, as the poses are adaptable to provide the desired intensity. Please provide your own mat and comfortable clothing.

Instructor: JANET ABEL

5 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $55 (HAL members $50)


Figure-Painting.jpgFigure Drawing

Adults

Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

July 15

The human form is the most imperfect, dynamic, and widely interpreted subject of artists, making it the perfect platform for self-expression. Polish your powers of observation, channel your perceptions, and enhance your drawing skills. Students will work independently without instruction using the drawing media of their choice.

1 Class, Class Limit: 12 $20 (HAL members $15)


Drawing 

Ages 16+

Session A: Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Session B: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm

July 16 - August 20 

This class is designed for students from beginning to more experienced. Beginning students will learn basic drawing fundamentals, including materials and techniques. Those more experienced students will work more independently using the materials and subject of their personal choice. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: MARY LEE RUFF

6 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $110 (HAL members $105)


Drawing Saturdays 

Agest 17+

Saturdays, 11:00am - 3:00pm

July 18 - August 22

Beginning students will work in black and white using graphite pencil to learn the basic fundamentals of drawing. Intermediate and advanced students will build on these skills as they expand their drawing abilities and techniques and work with color. Contour and perspective using Prismacolor colored pencil and Crayola crayon. Class will include lecture, demonstration and individual critiques. Class syllabus and materials list will be given at first class.

Instructor: JOAN RUSHIN FOLSOM

6 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $95 (HAL members $90)


camera.jpgDigital Camera 101

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

July 22 & 29

New to digital photography, or want to learn about how to use your digital camera? This class for beginners will cover the advantages of digital photography; the required and optional gear needed, and introduce students to the importance of the “Digital Darkroom” for post-processing of images. Class will also cover principles of composition and introduce students to the Exposure Triangle. There will be an optional shooting assignment for the second class. Bring your digital camera and instruction manual.

Instructor: WAYNE BERRY

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


Intermediate Photography

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

August 5 & 12

This class is for those who want to move beyond the “Easy Button” on their digital camera. The class will explore seven steps that will help move the auto button shooter to the next photography level. Includes understanding the exposure triangle, the advantages of shooting in RAW and how a tripod can improve your photography. There will be an optional shooting assignment where photos will receive a “gentle critique” in session two.

Instructor: GARY HESS

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


Children's Summer Classes

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Ages 6-12

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10am - 12pm
July 6, 8, 9, 10
 
Young artists will explore a variety of painting media, including watercolor, tempera and mixed media as they learn about painting still life, portrait, landscape and other subjects. They will learn about materials, techniques, color mixing and design as they expand their painting skills. All materials included.
 
Instructor: AMANDA WALLACE
4 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $90

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Ages 6 - 12 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10am - 12pm
July 20, 22, 23, 24
 
Young artists will explore a variety of drawing media including, pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastel and charcoal as the learn about drawing still life, portrait, landscape and other subjects. They will discover line, shape, and design as they expand their drawing skills. All materials included.
 
Instructor: JEFF BURNS
4 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $90

Summer Classes-Kid's Mask Class- Ninnette Santarone.jpgPaper Mache Masks 

Ages 6 - 12

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10am - 12pm
August 3, 5, 6, 7 
 
Young artists will use paper mache, paint, model magic and decorative elements to create masks of animals, characters, or whimsical creatures, while learning about this fun media and sculpture. All materials included.
 
Instructor: NINNETTE SANTARONE
4 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $90

Kid's Multi-Media Class 2011 (2).jpgMulti-Media Fun 

Ages 6 - 12

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10am - 12pm

August 10, 12, 13, 14

Students will have fun while they explore a different art media each day. Each day’s projects will offer a different media or subject in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and more. All materials included.

Instructor: AMANDA WALLACE
4 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $90