Art classes at Vernon Community Arts Center

Vernon - posted Dec, 05 2013

VERNON - The following classes will be held at Vernon Community Arts Center (VCAC), 709 Hartford Tpke., Vernon. To register or for more information on these or any programs, visit vernonarts.org or call 860-871-8222. Discounts for VCAC members. Please register early; class sizes are limited. Art Classes for Children and Teens: Exploring Art Media and Techniques - for ages 9 to 13 - Improve your drawing skills, dabble in portraiture and explore pastel and printmaking media. Create work based on art masters, landscapes or florals, and a photo of a family member. Increase your understanding of contour, value, composition, design and color. Instructor is Nancy Cooke Bunnell. Dates are on Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Fee is $85 plus $12 materials fee.  Pastels for Teens and Adults - beginner and advanced - Explore the joys of pastels and increase your understanding of contour, value, composition, shape and color while creating a pastel landscape, floral or still-life painting. Bring a 9x12 sketch pad and pencil to the first class as well as any pastels and pastel paper you have. Additional supplies will be discussed at that time. Instructor is Nancy Cooke Bunnell. Dates are on Thursday, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13; runs six weeks, from 2 to 4 p.m. Fee is $125. The Joy of Painting - for ages 7 to 12 - In this painting class, young artists will make colorful artworks inspired by famous artists. This is a great class for those who love color as we apply acrylic and watercolor paint expressively using bold brushstrokes. The exciting and dynamic results will be suitable for framing. Instructor is Debra Gag. Dates are Mondays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10; six classes, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Fee is $100 plus $25 for materials. The Joy of Painting for Teens - for ages 13 to 18 - In this painting class, students will explore various styles from traditional landscape painting to Pop Art. This is a great class for those who love color and want to learn to paint with acrylics and watercolors. The vibrant results will be suitable for framing. Instructor is Debra Gag. Dates are Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 11; six classes, from 4 to 6 p.m. Fee is $125 plus $30 for materials. Art Classes for Adults: Intro to Digital Photography - The basics of photography including setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, working with depth-of-field, choosing lenses, focusing and editing will be covered. Discuss what makes a good image, be it portrait, nature, travel or abstract. Finally, there will be in-class time for picture taking and discussion of each other’s work. Students should bring their digital camera (with instruction booklet) to class, along with photos saved as JPGs on a flash drive. No prerequisite. Instructor is Peter Glass. Dates are Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee is $105. The Joy of Painting for adults - In this class, adults will make colorful paintings inspired by nature, their own photographs, or famous artists while developing a personal style. Students will learn to apply acrylic and watercolor paint using bold brushstrokes. No experience necessary. The results will be suitable for framing. Instructor is Debra Gag. Dates are Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 11; six weeks, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $125 plus $40 materials. Pastels for adults, teens and college students - beginner and advanced - Explore the joys of pastels with an award winning pastel painter and certified art teacher. Increase your understanding of contour, value, composition, shape and color while creating a pastel landscape, floral, or still-life painting. Bring a 9x12 sketch pad and pencil to the first class as well as any pastels and pastel paper you have. Additional supplies will be discussed at that time. Instructor is Nancy Cooke Bunnell. Dates are Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13; six weeks, from 2 to 4 p.m. Fee is $125.


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