The Orange Arts Center offers a wide range of fine art classes, camps and workshops for all skill levels including: drawing, painting, ceramics (hand building and wheel throwing), camps summer art for kids and more.
Water painting and watercolor reflection workshop
Join Peg Sheridan in this full-day workshop on painting landscapes that include water. Peg will guide you through some techniques, demonstrations and offer each participant one-on-one assistance. She will also provide a step-by-step color lesson to follow in class and take home to try again. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in this workshop! Please bring your favorite photos of water and reflections. This class is open to those with basic watercolor skills, ages 12 and up. The course lasts five hours and costs $85. It meets from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A supply list will be sent to the students.
Soft objects: a sewing workshop on storytelling
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In this workshop, participants will use textiles as a medium for stories and traditions. Artist Liz Zhang will begin by discussing her own artistic practice, in which textiles are a place of experimentation as well as storytelling and memory, and she will share her own family’s sewing traditions from which she draws inspiration. Participants are encouraged to engage in a conversation about textiles in their own lives – their relationship to clothing or blankets, to sewing or mending. The course lasts seven hours and costs $85. It meets from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Beginning of the watercolor workshop
Have you always wanted to paint in watercolor? Or has it just been a long time since you painted? This may be the workshop for you! In this one-day workshop, Peg Sheridan will teach basic watercolor techniques, guiding students through two simple paintings. Peg’s demonstrations will give you valuable tips on color, brush handling, composition, technique, and her patient one-on-one assistance will point you in the right direction. The course lasts five hours and costs $85.
In this drawing course for advanced beginners led by Jane Skafte, students will have the opportunity to work with a live model, continue to develop their colored pencil techniques and introduce watercolor to their work. It is preferable that students have some drawing experience before enrolling. From 12 years old. Registered students will receive a list of supplies by email. The course meets Mondays from 5-7 p.m., lasts 12 hours, and costs $120.
Wednesday Night Clay Club I
Led by Aimee Hunt, this eight-week course provides students with personalized instruction and support to help them achieve their creative goals during each project. This course is for all skill levels, but at least one hands-on experience course is required before joining this Clay Club. Come play and show off your skills or learn something new at the Clay Club! The course is intended for people aged 18 and over or 16 and over with parental consent. Students will receive a list of supplies. The course lasts 16 hours and costs $160.
In this adult-for-beginners inquiry course, Artist Instructor Farley Farrar will share the joy of clay with students with a hands-on opportunity for students to learn clay preparation, clay building techniques, and more. hand and wheel toss, cut, glazing styles, drying times and stages. , as well as tool handling and studio procedures. The 4-hour class meets Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and costs $160 plus supplies.
Nature is all around us and artist instructor Kim Stocker is there to teach students the language of clay. A combination of pinch, coil and slab methods will be used to create unique ceramics that mimic and draw inspiration from nature’s designs. This is a perfect class for beginners or those looking to deepen their skills in the clay studio. The course meets Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., lasts 14 hours, and costs $140, plus an additional supply fee.