In this class, horticultural therapist Catherine Crowder will share the craft of creating a wooden flower press to discover the beautiful practice of preserving floral pieces. The press can be used to create a range of faded pastels to more vibrant tones. Participants will take home a beautiful flower press to expand their imaginative approach to the use of natural materials; perhaps a leaf becomes a tree or petals form mountains. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required.
Paper Quilling or filigree is a relaxing art form of twisting small strips of paper into unique and beautiful 3-dimensional shapes, combining color and pattern to create a larger mosaic. Join in the making of personal mandalas. This meditative activity is enjoyable for women and men. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required.
Painting is an expressive art form that encourages focus as we discover how to see things in a new light. Join fine artist Mavis Liggett in exploring this classic artform. Participants will use paints on canvas and learn skills including color mixing, color theory and use of light and shadow to create an original work of art. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Registration is required.
The Open Studio at the Hirsch Center offers participants in Mavis Liggett’s Painting for Beginners and Bob Nordbruch’s Sketching with a Brush classes the opportunity to continue honing their skills as they work on current painting projects or start new ones. While this unstructured session will not be actively directed by an instructor, artists Mavis Liggett or Bob Nordbruch may drop in. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.
Sketching with a brush is just another way of thinking about applying paint. Come learn this expressive painting skill with artist Bob Nordbruch. We will mix and apply paints to canvas in a spontaneous, impressionistic style, conveying the feelings that can be found in combinations of light, shadow and color, from pale washes to bold rich tones. All materials are supplied. Registration is required.