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Elements of Art – Space, Balance, & Composition
with Kristen O’Neill
Sat. 11/23, 1 – 4 pm
Part of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
How do artists create space, and use balance and composition in their artwork?
• All materials
• An art history exploration of works that focused on space, balance, & composition
• Art projects to explore all three: space, balance, composition
• Techniques for problem solving works in progress (you can bring in your own work in progress if you want)
• Looking at art in person, with a focus of applying what we have learned
Origami Fabric Boxes
With Linda Dunn
Thursday, 12/5, 1 -4 pm
Fabric artist Linda Dunn returns for another fun filled afternoon creating fabric origami boxes…no sewing required! This class will feature holiday themed boxes which are perfect for gift giving, stowing away small treasures or display as a unique decorating accent.
Class instruction will walk you through the entire process from fabric selection & preparation to simple box construction progressing to more complex variations and finally creative embellishing ideas for that artistic touch.
Class fee includes all material and supplies to complete paper “mock ups” plus 1 fabric box. Additional prepared fabric sets will be available for purchase.
Elements of Art – Emphasis & Movement
With Kristen O’Neill
Sat. 12/7, 1 -4 pm
Final class of the series of fundamental art classes: Elements of Art
Emphasis and movement can be key elements of art that help create interest and drama. Explore this concept in an art history presentation and learn how to:
• Create a strong center of interest or focal point
• Move the viewers eye through a piece in the way
• Explore the illusion of action
• Create a suspenseful moment and how to have use tension in your composition.
• Finish a piece with intention
Photography 101: How to Use Your New DSLR
With Adam Marland
Sat. 1/11, 1- 4 pm
Photography is nothing more than the art of capturing light, and your camera is simply a light trap. In this 3-hour course, you will learn the principles of photography, how to shoot in Manual modes, and the most important settings to understand on your new digital camera.
Adam Marland is an internationally known travel photographer. His work can be easily viewed at www.instagram.com/weownthemoment or in Gallery One.
Get Social Media Fit
With Kelli Matthews
Friday, 1/24, 1 – 5 pm
$50 ($40 for non-profits)
Join us for an interaction workshop to build your social media muscles! Building healthy social media for your business or non-profit doesn’t have to take a lot of time. With a good plan, a practical calendar, and some simple tools, you can be social media fit in 10 minutes a day (or less). Learn how!
Kelli Matthews, Sr. Instructor, University of Oregon & Managing Director, Verve Northwest CommunicationsKelli has worked in public relations for nearly two decades. She’s a strategic communications professional with extensive experience providing counsel, researching, planning, implementing and evaluating communication initiatives. Her 15 years of teaching experience at the University of Oregon keeps her on the cutting edge of research and practice. Particular areas of focus include: digital strategy, media relations and crisis communications.