To register for a class, call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406. Please make checks payable to The Evansville Museum. Payment must be received on or before the registration deadline. Registration is guaranteed when payment is received.
If a class is cancelled by the Museum, registration fees will be refunded. In the event a student must cancel the registration, he/she must do so before the registration deadline in order to receive a refund.
Classes for Adults
OIL PAINTING INTENSIVE
Join local realist painter, Michael Bartholomew, for a ten day oil painting workshop beginning September 16. In the first week, Bartholomew will teach students how to prepare their painting surface and learn to draw their subject matter using the grid method onto their canvas, plus complete an underpainting. In the second week, students will set-up a limited color palette, learn how value plays an important part in applying color, and move to completion of their painting. Visit his website www.bartholomewart.com for a complete class materials list.
Dates: Two weeks in September: September 16 – 20 and September 23 – 27
Times: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Supplies: Please visit www.bartholomewfineart.com for a complete list of materials.
Fees: $350 Members / $375 Not-Yet Members, register by August 30th and save $25
Register by: Monday, September 9
SILK SCARF PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Join local artist Evi Salby for a four hour course on silk painting. Students will work on small squares to learn each new technique, and then will be able to choose what size scarf they would like to paint.
Dates: September 21, October 12, or November 16
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Call 425-2406 for more information
SILK SCARF PAINTING INTENSIVE
Join local artist Evi Salby for a twelve week course on silk painting. Students will work on small squares to learn each new technique, and then will be able to choose what size scarf they would like to paint. Depending on the student, several scarves will be painted during Session I. In Session II, students will add to their knowledge from Session I by learning more complex techniques and working with different ways to embellish their scarves. The following subjects will be covered:
Week One – Students will learn to stretch silk, get acquainted with dyes, and see the difference between painting on dry silk and wet silk.
Week Two – Students will learn to control the flow of the dye and manipulation of the dye without control mediums.
Week Three – Students will learn to work with the control medium called resist.
Week Four – Students will learn to use other control mediums, such as dye sticks and a blow dryer.
Week Five – Students will learn to layer dyes.
Week Six – Students will enjoy using any of the techniques, or all of them, while painting a scarf.
Week Seven – Students will explore the shibori technique.
Week Eight – Students will spend more time exploring the shibori technique.
Week Nine – Students will work with stamps.
Week Ten – Students will work with salt on silk.
Week Eleven – Students will work on their own designs.
Week Twelve – Students will work on their own designs.
Dates: Session I: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9
Session II: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
Times: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Supplies: Included in series.
Fees: Session I: $225 Member / $250 Non-Member
Session II: $250 Member / $275 Non-Member
Register by: Friday, August 23
COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP
Join mixed media artist Julie Struck for four weeks of exploring the possibilities of collage, a medium that blurs the boundaries of possibilities! Through a series of demonstrations and guided exercises focusing on building backgrounds, paper lamination, altered imagery, luscious layering, and terrific typographic techniques, beginning through advanced participants will delve into the intuitive, experimental process associated with the fine art of collage. The end result will be a visual journal that illustrates a personal theme chosen by individual participants early in the exploration process.
Participants are asked to bring an assortment of personal images and other appropriate items for use in their collages, as well as an approximately 8.5 x 11" spiral bound sketchbook within which to assemble them. A list of suggested as well as required additional supplies will be provided on Struck's website, listed below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dates: Thursdays: October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12
Times: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages: Junior high - adult
Supplies: See warriorwoman-productions.com/julie-struck-arts-education-consulting/ for a list
Fees: $200 Members / $225 Not Yet Members
Register by: Friday, October 11
FINE ART CLASS
Join local artist Cynthia Watson for some art, friendship, and fun! Learn how to create your own masterpieces in a relaxed yet stimulating environment. Watson focuses on individualization while teaching core principles including perspective, value and composition, as well as color mixing and shading. Each student will choose his or her medium and subject matter. Please bring your own supplies! Beginner and intermediate students are encouraged to let creative juices flow in this inspiring atmosphere.
Times: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Ages: Adult (18 and older)
Supplies: Please contact Cynthia Watson at 812-479-5759 for details
Fees: $185 Members / $200 Not-Yet Members
Register by: TBD
Classes for Children
By designing, building, and testing the weight capacity of the components of bridges using straws and paper clips, children will grasp a key engineering concept: the truss. We will learn about and experiment with different truss designs and test each design to its breaking point. The class concludes with the construction of a scale model of a bridge. Pattern recognition and motor skills will also be developed as students construct their bridge.
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 - 12 years old
Fees: $10 Members, $15 not yet members
Supplies: Provided in workshop
Register by: Wednesday, August 21