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Winter Art Classes

Children’s Art Classes  Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks. The fee is $30 for one entire eight week session.
Supplies are provided for children’s classes.  Students develop art skills with challenging new projects.  Classes are designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student as well as foster creativity, social skills and individual growth.  Mixed Media classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes –  painting, drawing, collage and 3-D materials.

WC – 1. Preschool “Mixed Media” Thursday 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Inst: Pam Neff
Being creative with stories and art,  we will read a short story and complete a related art project. “Rainbow Fish,” “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” and “M&M’s Counting Book” to name a few. PRESCHOOL CLASSES ONLY – Parent/Caretaker is required to stay on North Canton Public Library property for the duration of preschool class.  Preschool classes are for children ages three to five years old, who are able to participate in a classroom setting independently, and who are potty trained.

WC – 2. K-2nd “Paper Craft Fantasies” Tuesday 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Inst: Marjorie Lutes
We will use cardboard, decorative papers, paint and glitter to create imaginary animals, people, snow and ice as well as space scenes, a dream house, and a family Coat-of Arms.

WC – 3. K-2nd “Frozen” Wednesday 5 to 5:45 p.m. Inst: Becky Taylor
Let’s celebrate the winter indoors by creating artwork with a frozen theme. Different forms of media will be used while listening to the music from the Disney movie Frozen.

WC – 4. 3rd – 5th “How Did You Make That?!” Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Inst: Marjorie Lutes
Would you like to build a castle, make a clay deep sea creature, design and print on fabric, sew a stuffed heart or assemble a space vehicle from scraps? Learn useful techniques while exploring adventurous ideas!

WC – 5. 3rd – 5th “3D Sculpture Class” Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Inst: Pam Neff
3D – no glasses required! – Sculpture Class – Nothing flat about this class. All projects will be 3 dimensional!  We will be working with wire, paper, clay and a multitude of other things to create interesting art.

WC – 6. 6th – 8th “Dynamic Drawing and Painting” Monday 6 to 7 p.m. Inst: Marjorie Lutes
Begin or add to a portfolio of realistic drawings and paintings that will be completed with our various art supplies. A new project, including your favorite subjects, will be demonstrated each week.  Just follow along, and share your results with the class if you like.

WC – 7. 6th – 8th “ANIME” Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Inst: Becky Taylor
Draw cartoon animation. Anime is a style of Japanese animation. Learn techniques for drawing Anime characters using this Japanese animation style.

Home School Art Classes  Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks. The fee is $30 for one entire eight week session.  Supplies are provided for Home School classes.  Classes are designed to help home schooled students receive an art class experience.  Classes are also designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student as well as foster creativity, social skills and individual growth.  Classes provide experience working with a variety of materials and processes.

WHS – 1. K-2nd “Home School” Wednesday 2 to 3 p.m. Inst: Becky Taylor

WHS – 2. 3rd –6th “Home School” Thursday 2 to 3 p.m. Inst: Pam Neff 

Adult Art Classes  Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks. The fee is $40 for one entire eight week session. Adult classes are open to high school students and up. Supply lists for adult classes are available online and at the library’s information center.

WA – 1.  “Watercolor With Rudy” Monday  3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Inst: Rudy Amatangelo
Rudy’s presentation, demonstration and critique method of group instruction benefits both beginning and advanced painters. Fundamental design, composition and drawing techniques will be applied to landscape subjects. This class makes use of digital equipment, including PowerPoint projected reference, printer/copier and cameras as tools to enhance learning.

Watercolor With Rudy – Supply List
Bring your usual watercolor supplies. If you are a beginner, you will need the following supplies.
Paint:  Tube of student grade watercolors in Van Dyke Brown, Cerulean Blue & Raw Sienna
Brushes:  Synthetic Sable Brushes:# 5 round, # 8 round, # 6 rigger, 1 inch flat
Other Supplies:  Round plastic Allman palette, 2 sheets 30” x 22” 140lb watercolor paper, 16 x 20 masonite or stiff cardboard, masking tape, pencils one each (HB, 2B), kneaded rubber eraser, container for water, box of Kleenex

WA – 2.  “Exploring Watercolor” Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Inst: Nancy Stewart Matin
Let Nancy teach you how to capture the glow of watercolor, as well as help you to design more dynamic paintings.  All skill levels welcome.

Exploring Watercolor – Supply List
If you have supplies, bring what you have. We’ll discuss our “tools” first day.  If a beginner, I’m going to get your brush wet as cheaply as possible; if you catch the bug, you can easily upgrade to better supplies…
List & prices are quoted from Pat Catans.
Paint: Reeves 12 color tubes ($5.00)
Paper: Studio 71/140# watercolor paper ($4.37)
Brushes: Studio 71/pack of brushes “watercolor” ($8.97)
Palette: Studio71/10 well palette ($  .77)
Extras: Masking tape, spray bottle, water container, pencil (to draw with), kneaded eraser, notebook for recording wisdom, hair dryer.

Registration Information: Registration will begin on December 3.
All classes begin the week of January 12 and run through the week of March 2.
Classes meet ONE day per week for EIGHT weeks.
**There will be no Monday classes held on Presidents Day, February 16.  The make up day for these classes is Monday, March 9**
Classes are first come, first serve and fill quickly. You must have a North Canton Public Library card to register.
Adult art class registration may be completed by paper form or online. Paper registration forms are near the front entrance of the library.
All children’s art class registration will be done ONLINE only at www.ncantonlibrary.org

Class Confirmation and Student Cancellation:
A confirmation email will be sent to you at the end of registration.  Confirmation will also be available using these instructions: by phone 330-499-4712, at the prompt press nine or check online at: www.ncantonlibrary.org.
Cancellation of a class must be made before the registration deadline.
If you have registered for a class, that person is enrolled unless we are called with a cancellation.
Dates for registration deadline and class confirmation are listed below.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 28, 2014
CLASS CONFIRMATION:  December 30, 2014

PAYMENT: Please do not make payment at this time. Payments for confirmed classes will be due no later than the second class.  Please remember to bring your payment to class.  Payment can be made by check or cash.  Please make checks out to North Canton Public Library.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to pay will result in the fee being charged against your library account, and may result in your account being blocked from use and being reported to the library’s collection agency.  By registering for a class, you verify that you accept this policy.