Use winter to learn a new art

JASPER — Jasper Community Arts will host 12 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.

Paint From Photographs will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11. Learn how to turn favorite photos into beautiful paintings. Explore the secrets of composition, cropping and enlarging from low tech to high tech. Students will be working with acrylic paint, but are welcome to bring their favorite art materials. They also may bring a sketch pad and 2B or 4B pencil. Instructor is Kit Miracle. The cost of this workshop is $60.

Wheel Throwing for Beginners will be offered to high school students and adults from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11. The evening will be filled with clay and wheel throwing on the beginner’s level. Participants will learn how to create three-dimensional forms and wheel-throwing techniques. The class is limited to eight participants. The instructor is Jen Tolbert. The cost of the workshop is $80.

Intermediate-advanced wheel throwing will be offered to high school students and adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11. Enjoy an evening filled with clay and wheel-throwing on the advanced level. Participants will learn how to create three-dimensional forms and wheel-throwing techniques. Limit is eight participants. Jen Tolbert is the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $90.

Pen and Ink will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12. This class will deal with the use of pen, brush and India ink drawings. This could cover anything from cartooning to portrait to architectural renderings. The subject matter is endless. No experience is required. George Smith is the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $60.

Magic Yarn Project will be offered to all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Create homespun wigs for little cancer fighters. Very often, chemotherapy treatments leave little scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs. Yarn wigs are soft, giggle-inducing and inspired by beloved characters. The workshop is free; space is limited. No craftiness is required; supplies are provided. Volunteers 14 years and under must pair with an adult. The magic yarn project is a 100 percnet volunteer-run, non-profit organization based out of Palmer, Alaska, with chapters across the U.S. and Mexico. The finished wigs are free to little cancer fighters worldwide and over 10,000 wigs have been delivered to 42 countries. The workshop will take place at the Jasper Arts Center with Kelley Schipp as instructor.                                                        

Don’t Be Flakey, Be Crafty will be offered to students in kindergarten through second grade on Tuesday, Feb. 5. There will be snowflake-themed activities for the younger crew. Corie Schwartz is the instructor. The cost of the workshop is $12.

Sights of Spring will be offered to students in kindergarten through second grade from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Spring-themed activities will be offered for the younger crowd. The cost of this workshop is $12.

Guitar for Beginners will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6 and 20. There is no class on March 13. Participants will learn basic chords and strumming patterns for the complete beginner level. Song choices will be based on participants’ music preferences. Attendees are asked to bring their own guitar. This class will take place at the Jasper Arts Center. Instructor is Rafaela Schaick. The cost of the workshop is $30.

Canvases You Love will be offered to students in grades three through six on Thursday, Feb. 14. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Create Valentine-inspired canvas paintings. Instructor is Schwartz. The cost of the workshop is $15.

The Sky’s the Limit-Watercolor will be offered to high school students and adults from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 and 14. This class will deal with the various characteristics of the sky and trees executed in watercolor. The class is open to high school to adult students. People who enjoy painting skies and trees and want to improve their skills painting them should plan to attend the class. No experience is necessary. The instructor is George Smith. The cost of the workshop is $60.

Crazy Crafts will be offered to students in grades three through six from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Instructor is Paige Small. The cost of the workshop is $12.

Let’s Learn Together-Clay will be offered to an adult and child pair (age 6 and over) from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16, 23 and March 2. Learn to make pots on the potter’s wheel. Participants also will explore some hand-building techniques. This is a class for adult and child to learn something new. Both are students. Step away from parenting time and learn something new together. Tolbert is the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $90 per pair.

Enrollment is limited for all of these workshops and is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are three ways to register; online at jasperarts.corsizio.com, by phone at 812-482-3070, or by mail by sending completed registration form and payment to 951 College Ave., Jasper IN 47546. Registration forms can be found online at www.jasperarts.org. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 25.




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