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Community Classes

Fall 2023 Classes

Community Classes and Workshops

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Life Drawing

Thursdays 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Class ends Nov 16th, 2023

The Life Drawing group meets every Thursday evening. Improve your figure-drawing skills while working from a live model. No registration is required. Just show up with your preferred art materials (no solvents please). 

Cost: $10 Drop-in Fee

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Sculpting and Hand-Building

In Clay

Wednesdays

Sept 13th - December 13th 

1- 3:00 p.m.

This 14-week course explores sculpting using hand-building techniques and experiments with glazing styles. No previous experience working with clay is required. Students' work will be kiln-fired. All materials and tools provided.

Cost: $195 for 14-week session

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Open Studio
Art Class

Saturdays 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The open art studio environment provides the opportunity for artists to come together, to create art, to build a sense of community, and to be inspired. 

Bring your project in and create with us!

No registration required. 

Cost: $10 Drop-In Fee

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Drawing the Portrait
with Cody Kamrowski

Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Oct 6th  - Dec 1st

no class Nov 24th 

In this 8-week class, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of portraiture; including composition, structure, gesture and anatomy.

No prior drawing skills are necessary.

Come and learn how to create the portraits that you've always wanted to create.  

Cost: $195 for 8-week session

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Block Party
Free Printmaking Event

Saturday October 14th 12 - 4 p.m. 

Come and join us for an afternoon of printmaking. We will be printing small works, roughly 6 x 6". 

Bring in your print-ready piece and let's print it up. If you need a support to carve your image on, please feel free to come by the center to pick one up prior to the workshop so you will have something to print.  Beginners welcome.

Limited to 8 participants

Email us to sign up

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Portrait Drawing Series
with Adri Norris

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mastering the Frontal Portrait

Oct 21

Capturing Profiles and 3/4 Views

Nov 4

Expressing Emotion in Portraits

Nov 11

In this 3-part series, renowned artist Adri Norris will guide students through the nuances of portrait drawing. Perfect for experienced artists or artists new to the craft who want to create expressive and compelling portraits.

Cost: $25/per session

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Collage Group

Every Last Wednesday of the Month

August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, etc.

1 - 4:30 p.m. No Class Dec 2023

We are a growing collective of collage artists. We make collage art, we trade art and we share our processes. At our meetups we are interested in learning more through demonstrations, tips & tricks, exchanging materials, creating art, and eventually working on exhibitions as a collective!

Come join us!

Cost: $5 

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Teach a Class or Workshop?

If you have a class or a workshop that you would like to present at North Fourth Art Center. Please drop us a line!

Classes For Artists With Disabilities:

Red Oil Painting

Saturdays

Oct  1st - Dec 16th

(no class Nov 25th)

10:00 - 12:00 noon

Saturday Drop-In Art Class

Students have the opportunity to work in an open-studio setting on a variety of projects that include painting, drawing, ceramics, crafting and more. Art materials are supplied. 

Cost: $15/ or $195 for 14-week session

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Tuesdays

Sept 19th - Dec 19th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Creative Mosaics

In this 14-week course, students will learn the ancient art of mosaic making by creating a variety of pieces using their own designs.

All materials supplied.

Cost: $195 for 14-week session

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Ceramic Tile Making

Wednesdays

Sept 13th - Dec 13th 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This 14-week course explores tile making utilizing a variety of techniques. Students will experiment with glazing and creating various textures.

  

Cost: $195 for 14-week session

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