Registration open for winter art classes

JASPER — Jasper Community Arts will host 15 art classes this winter at the Jasper Arts Center and the Satellite Art Space, located in the lower level of the Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool building.

Middle school clay-handbuilding will be offered to students in grades five through eight. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 through 9. Students will spend the evening exploring the many hand-building techniques as they create one-of-a-kind 3D clay pieces. Instructor is Steve Poehlein. Cost of the workshop is $60.

Wheel throwing for beginners will be offered to high school students and adults from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through March 10. The evening will be filled with clay and wheel-throwing at the beginner’s level. During this class, participants will learn how to create three-dimensional forms and wheel-throwing techniques. There is a limit of eight participants. Jen Tolbert is the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $80.

Intermediate-advanced wheel throwing will be offered to high school students and adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through 10. Enjoy an evening filled with clay and wheel-throwing at the advanced level. Participants will learn how to create three-dimensional forms and wheel-throwing techniques. The class is limited to eight participants and is instructed by Tolbert. The cost of this workshop is $90.

Sticky situations will be offered to students in first through fourth grades from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through March 10. Each class time be making a new creation including slime, paintings, cutting and gluing projects. Instructor is Corie Eckerle Schwartz. The cost is $35.

Mask madness will be offered to students in grades two through five from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through March 10. Each class time creates a new themed mask — from animals to aliens and anything in between. Schwartz is the instructor. The cost of the workshop is $35.

Paint your own pottery will be offered to all ages from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Enjoy an evening painting a pre-made pottery piece of choice. A variety of items and styles will be available to choose from. One piece per person will be allowed. The class is open to all ages. Romy & Clare Designs will be instructing the workshop. The cost is $20.

Basic drawing will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through March 10. Participants will learn the ins and outs of using various pencils and charcoal. This class will take participants from drawing still life to doing portrait renderings to abstract work. No experience is necessary; just have an open mind and relax. Instructor is George Smith. The cost of the workshop is $60.

Mosaic creations will be offered to ages 10 to 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through March 11. Participants will create one-of-a-kind mosaic planters. They will create designs, map out mosaic materials (of glass, tiles, marbles and beads), glue, grout, fill with soil and plant. Instructor is Kelly Eckerle. The cost of the workshop is $50.                                                        

Toddler morning paint time will be offered to ages 2 to 4 (with an adult) from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 (one day class). Paint, create and get messy. Enjoy a morning with little artists as they create their very own masterpieces. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Instructed by Emily Colucci Peak. The class is limited to 10 participants (with adult). The workshop is free to attend. 

Toddler evening paint time will be offered to ages 2 to 4 (with an adult) from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 (one day class). Paint, create and get messy. Enjoy an evening with little artists as they create their very own masterpieces. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Peak is the instructor. The class is limited to 10 participants (with adult). The workshop is free to attend.

Portrait watercolor will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 6 to March 12. This class is about portrait subject matter in watercolor and will deal with subject matter, not just about the human form but furry friends and animals of all types in a series of paintings. No experience necessary. Just bring creativity and imagination and the rest will fall in place. Smith is the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $60.

Adult woodworking — Kumiko will be offered to adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 (one day class) and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6 (one class). Kumiko, a traditional Japanese technique, is made of many wooden bars crossed and laid to form various designs and expressions. No nails or metal pieces are used, and the wooden parts are put together by adjusting grooves and angles. Each participant will go home with a finished creation. Chris Dixon is the instructor. The cost of each workshop is $20.

Woodworking — Kumiko will be offered to participants ages 13 through 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 (one-day class) and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12 (one class). Kumiko, a traditional Japanese technique, is made of many wooden bars crossed and laid to form various designs and expressions. No nails or metal pieces are used, and the wooden parts are put together by adjusting grooves and angles. Each participant will go home with a finished creation. Dixon is the instructor. The cost of each workshop is $20.            

Enrollment is limited for all workshops and is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are three ways to register — online at jasperarts.corsizio.com, by calling 812-482-3070 or by mail by sending a completed registration form and payment to 951 College Ave. Jasper IN 47546. Registration forms can be found online at www.jasperarts.org. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 24.




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