Class Schedule

We will be taking a bit of a break with classes. Check back in early summer. 

Summer 2016

Saturday, July 23. Lynne Yancha is holding one of her watercolor workshops. 10- 4. $60. You bring your supplies and a photo of what you want to paint. It always amazes me at how wonderful the students works turn out when she guides them. Her knowledge and ideas are wonderful and she is warm and nurturing with a bit of spunk! I have three spots left. There is a lunch break in the middle. 🙂

Saturday, July 30 “Painting Like Monet” with Barbara Baker
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Ages: first grade through fourth (or the equivalent in years whatever that is)
Limit of kids: 6
In this class, we will learn about Monet and his importance to the history of painting through his water lily paintings. Then we will paint our own water lilies using oil pastels and watercolors. All materials included and will go home with the student artist. $35.00

Saturday, July 30 “Working on Tinted Paper with Colored Pencils” with Barbara Baker
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Open to adults and older teens
Limit: 6
In this class I will teach about using colored pencils on tinted paper. We will work on grey tinted paper using a limited palette of gray colored pencils. All materials included and will go home with you. Cost $40.

Friday, August 5. 10- 4
Limit 6- open to adults
Lynne Yancha will return for another watercolor workshop. See above for the info. Same story.

Saturday, August 5, Sketching with watercolor with Jane Albin.
10-12 $40
Limit 8- Open to adults and older teens
You will learn basic urban sketching using a portable watercolor setup. Beginners welcome – all supplies included and go home with you.

Call us at 570-523-7911 if you wish to sign up. To be fair to our instructors who put lots of time into this – we require prepayment.

Spring 2016

Saturday – March 19. Lynne Yancha returns for one of her lovely workshops. She is a wonderful instructor and her classes are always a fun bonding experience. The work that the attendees do always astounds us as they seem to make sure great strides. Love going in that class halfway thru to see where they are in their paintings. Classes are small – max 6- $60. 10 to 4 with a break for lunch. This Saturday we have two spots left. She will return in April and May so read down further for the dates.
Saturday- April 2 – 10-12
“Water-Doodle a Spring Card!”

May Day, Mother’s Day, and lots of Birthdays are coming.

You will be creating a floral themed card in this workshop with Jane Albin.
We start by learning a few new doodles,  add some simple watercolor techniques,  and end up with your own personal greeting card.
All materials are included.  No experience necessary.
Maximum 10 students.  Ages 15 and up. $40

Jane’s classes are always educational and inspiring!

lThis event- the Randy and Jane show is postponed. Will let you know the new date later.****Last Monday night we hosted the Susquehanna Art League. Randy and Jane did quite an interesting presentation. We have decided to repeat it. This is a free event with loads of info, things to play with, a few freebies, and a discount. Woot- Woot. We call this the “Randy and Jane Show”. Come meet these artists, see what makes them tick, and learn what they find works well for them. We would like to know if you are coming if possible but feel free to come even if you haven’t let us know. When – Saturday – April 2 from 1:30 to 3 ish!!
Here is pic from the event-
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Saturday April 30- Joann will return for round 2 of this ….Okay – have your ever watched Project Runway and wished you could sketch like the designers do? Well then, come join Joann Landis for her Fashion Design and Sketch workshop. Joann is also a professional artist and has a wonderful background in fashion. Usually she teaches locally with a 6 week class but we talked her into doing a workshop where you could see how to start in this interesting field. Knowing a little about how to draw fashion could help you with people in your paintings. 1-3 – cost $25 and you will need to purchase your art markers – which we have – should cost you just under $25. Joann said if you took the first one she would steer you to more advanced projects and the markers will be different this time. Not kidding – if you draw at all you will find some really good ideas in this class.

****Lynne will return for 4 more watercolor workshops –Friday April 8, Saturday April16, Friday May 6, and Saturday May14. These fill up quickly – small classes of 6 so check your calendars.

All if our classes must be paid for at the time of registration. We do this so that people are less likely to cancel and our artist instructors get paid for their time. If you must cancel then half goes to the instructor and the rest you may redeem in art supplies. It is the only way we have found that keeps people on track 🙂

Winter 2016

Feb. 19 – Friday- Lynne Yancha – 10 to 4

To quote Lynne “ Come play with me- Bring your spirit, ready and willing to explore, play and learn. Bring a 5 x 7 or larger photo or use one of mine. The sky is the limit…..one long luxurious YOU day. Pack a lunch and I’ll give you all that I am possibly able.” Well how cool is that? You will need your own watercolor supplies and there will be some things to share. Lynne prefers the 300lb hot press Arches which we have here if you need it. Classes are limited to 6. $60 fee.

March 5, 2016 “Let’s draw with colored pencils for kids”

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30am
Ages: first grade through fourth grade (or the equivalent in years whatever that is.)
Instructor – Barbara Baker
March: In like a lion and out like a lamb. In this class we will use our imaginations to draw pictures around this theme. We will learn how to draw lions and lambs and how to use colored pencils. All materials will be supplied. Cost $35 – will go home with supplies.
Small class of 6.

March 11 – Lynne Yancha – Friday – 10 to 4

She returns again!! To quote Lynne “ Come play with me- Bring your spirit, ready and willing to explore, play and learn. Bring a 5 x 7 or larger photo or use one of mine. The sky is the limit…..one long luxurious YOU day. Pack a lunch and I’ll give you all that I am possibly able.” Well how cool is that? You will need your own watercolor supplies and there will be some things to share. Lynne prefers the 300lb hot press Arches which we have here if you need it. Classes are limited to 6. $60 fee.

March 12, 2016  “Learn Colored Pencil Blending techniques with Secret Garden Artist Edition Coloring Book”
Time: 10:00am – 12:00
Open to adults and older teens- Instructor Barbara Baker

In this class Barbara will teach a variety of blending techniques with colored pencils by using Secret Garden Artist Edition coloring book. Each student will get to choose a page from the Secret Garden to color. We will have an assortment of colored pencils available to try. After teaching the blending techniques, you will get to try them on your coloring book page. Bring some paper towels and tissues. This will have all kinds of things to try you might not expect. Cost $40- you will go home with goodies.

Update – we have dates nailed down for Jane but don’t have her descriptive blurb yet …

 

Fall 2015

Note this class is rescheduled for Saturday – Nov. 14 !!!!! Mediative Seasonal Doodling with Jane Albin- Sat. 11/7/15- 10-12 – $35 Ring in the holidays while learning cool doodling tips from our wonderful Jane Albin. Meditative seasonal doodles a la Jane style.You will doodle ornaments and snowflakes- and create some great Holiday cards. Prepayment and registration required. All supplies are included and you will take your pens home with you !! Coolness guaranteed. Age 14 and up.

Then we are happy to present on Saturday – November 14- 1-3 – Joanne Landis will teach a workshop on Fashion Design. We are very happy to have Joanne bring this to Brushstrokes. She is well known throughout the area for her lovely paintings and her sense of style. She has a background in fashion and has offered to come for a two hour workshop.( She usually teaches classes that are 6 weeks long – and also teach with Bill – the Bucknell lifetime learning program.) You will be able to use what you learn in your paintings. The class is $25 and you will need to purchase about $22 worth of markers. Age 14 and up.

Past classes so that you can get an idea……..

Saturday – October 3– 10:00 to 12:00 – Jane Albin will teach a watermedia class. This class is till evolving – we have so many ideas we have to lock it down.

Saturday – October 10– 10:00 to 12:00 – Laurie Knight will return for another alcohol ink adventure. We are still working on this but it was so fun that every one who missed it wanted a chance and some want a repeat.

Saturday – October 10– 1:30 to 3:30 – Barbara Baker will talk about the latest craze – Coloring books and she will show you everything you might want to know about colored pencils.

Saturday – October 17– 10-4 Lynne Yancha returns for another watercolor workshop. This is filled already and has a waiting list. Feel free to let us now if you want to be on this list – we are going to see if we can have Lynne add a Friday or so to give more people a chance to take this.

 

Doodle and Fold: The Box as Art. …..Saturday, July 11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Create boxes to hold secrets, to enclose gifts, or to display as objets d’arte. After doodling on cardstock, with a few folds and snips, we will form two boxes: a square and a rectangle as pretty or whimsical on the inside as on the outside. Once you learn the technique, you will be able to make these boxes in a variety of sizes. Paper and pens are included. Tools will be available, but if you wish to bring your own, you will need a pencil, ruler or straightedge, scissors, X-Acto knife or other tool for scoring paper.

Age 16 and up – minimum 4 – maximum 10- cost $20. Instructor Pat Bontinen. We have seen these and the possibilities are well pretty cool!!

Watersoluble Pencil workshop – ie watercolor in pencil form!! Saturday – July 18 from 1:00 to 4:00. Instructor Barbara Baker- newest member of Team Brushstrokes !

This will include three wet-on-dry techniques, two wet-on-wet techniques, how to combine with traditional CP, types of papers to use, and some tricks with natural sponges. The cost of the workshop will include some supplies but those who attend will need to bring a few supplies.

Here is the list of supplies that will be supplied and they will go home with you 🙂 1 box Royal Langnickel Watercolor Pencil Art Set- 1 small natural sponge- small sheets of various papers about 5″ x 7″ – 1 sheet hot press watercolor paper, 1 sheet cold press watercolor paper, 1 sheet Stonehenge. You will need to bring a small set of traditional colored pencils like Prismacolor, Lyra Rembrandt, Faber-Castell. It doesn’t have to be a lot a of pencils 3 – 4 is enough – a pencil sharpener – a white eraser and scotch tape.

Age 16 and up – minimum 4 maximum 10 – cost $45.00.

A Make and Take– new to us. Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 to 12:00.

Come join Laurie Knight as she shows you the wonders of alcohol ink. She will show you how it mixes and you will paint on a tile. Maybe even two – or some Yupo. We are just going to see where this takes us. Everything is supplied and this is just plain ole creative fun. Cost $15.

Age 16 and up – no minimum – max 12.

***Note* ***Our class policy – Must pay upon registration – credit card okay – No refunds. If the student cancels then one-half will go to instructor-the other half you may redeem for supplies. It just makes life simpler for us and will keep us having classes ****

We have Lynne Yancha returning on August 1 but alas that is full – if anyone is waiting for a Lynne class let me know and we will schedule one for those that we keep missing. We have several in the queue and I am going to spend the next week corralling artists and instructors to get it all lined up.

The ones below are past classes to give you an idea 🙂

– March 28- come on down- we will be hosting “The Randy Show” at 1pm in Studio B. Limited seating so sign up early if possible. No charge for this fast moving pretty entertaining presentation by owner Randy Snyder. He will wow you with his knowledge of minutia in the art supply world while showing you all kinds of cool things. Jane will pop in halfway thru to talk about her favorites and show you all kinds of things to inspire you. These two together will make you want to create, paint, read, or just plain old color! Special discount to all those who attend 🙂 Sylvia is still smiling about part of Randy’s talk 🙂

2.Want to have some fun? Come join Jane for our first ever “Paper Podging” class. Yep – we think we made up that word. You will be collaging a small paper mache creature and you will be surprised how cool and creative this can be. Deb and Jane have both been on this kick and they are having too much fun so we decided a class it should be. Saturday – April 18 from 10-12. $30 – everything is included.

3.Watercolor Workshop with Lynne Yancha- Slight change of date – May 2 and or June 6 – 10-4 from Lynne and I quote … “ Come play with me- Bring your spirit, ready and willing to explore, play and learn. Bring a 5 x 7 or larger photo or use one of mine. The sky is the limit…..one long luxurious YOU day. Pack a lunch and I’ll give you all that I am possibly able.” Well how cool is that? You will need your own watercolor supplies and there will be some things to share. Lynne prefers the 300lb hot press Arches which we have here if you need it. Classes are limited to 6. $60 fee.

4. CAPTURING COLOR – A Color Theory Workshop with Cindy Dozpat- May 16 from 11 to 3:30 – fee $45- list of supplies to bring – the rest is provided 🙂 Color – it’s so important…and so challenging!  In this fun, hands-on workshop, we’ll focus on three aspects of color:  the families, value, and intensity.  With just a few tubes of paint, together we’re going to create dozens of colors.  With the goal of improving our paintings, we’ll also explore how to control color’s intensity, why value is so important and effective, and how to use a color wheel. ****What to bring***** Water container Average-sized synthetic brushes (2); they usually only use one, but it would be good to have an extra one along. Brights are best, but rounds or flats are okay, too. A roll of paper towels Six to eight Styrofoam or grease-resistant white paper plates to serve as palettes An apron or smock A pen A bag lunch with yummies 🙂 Brushstrokes will provide the paint (a quality acrylic), the gray scale, a color wheel, and a palette knife which are yours to keep. Cindy has been teaching this for quite a while in Bloomsburg and we are thrilled to have her teach in the ‘burg!! TO SIGN UP for any of these… Call 570-523-7911 – payment is required at time of registration- note class policy ** No refunds. If the student cancels then one-half will go to instructor-the other half you may redeem for supplies. It just makes life simpler for us and will keep us having classes **** Remember class sizes are limited.

Past classes…

January 31- Seasonal doodling with Jane Albin – “Hearts and Clovers ” .10- 12 – cost $30- all supplies included. These are always a hit with much laughter!!

February 13 and or 14- Pastel passions with Susan Nicholas Gephart. 10-4 – come one or both days. $60 per day. You bring all your pastels and supplies and be prepared to get creative. She will show you the wonders of  Sennelier pastels. This will be our 4th year of Susan returning for this very popular workshop.

February 21 – Winter Nature Journaling with Carmen Taggart. 1-3 – cost $30- all supplies are included. Always a great experience in Studio B with lots of artistic camaraderie .

March 13 and or 14- Oil Painting with Susan Nicholas Gephart. 10-4 – one or both days – $60 per day. This is a fabulous opportunity to delve into oil painting whether a beginner or serious painter. Learn about Gamblin paints – a US company with great products – along with some free samples. You will need your own supplies, paints, brushes, canvases,etc.