The Shaker Arts Council is sponsoring art related classes that will be offered through the Shaker Heights Recreation Department. The initial offerings will be scheduled for the Fall of 2017, between September 11 and November 13. Dates and times TBA
Creative Visions Targeted Audience: All ages Program Description: This course sparks imaginative thinking and processing through creative expression. Classes will focus on identifying and developing each individual students’ creative energy, allowing them the stage to express that creativity through artistic options. Each class will focus on a selected medium, such as paint, pastels, markers, watercolor paint and color pencils. Instructor: Abdul H. Rashid Abdul H. Rashid’s background includes work as an illustrator and art director to various intellectual properties including those distributed by Marvel comics. He is a fine art instructor and has been a instructor at Interlochen Arts. His work can be seen at: ahrvisions.com
Epoxy Resin Jewelry Target Audience: Adults Program Description: Transform epoxy resin into a unique jewelry medium using coloring agents and collage materials. No jewelry skills required. Instructor: Grace Fay Chin Jewelry designer Grace Chin creates one-of-a-kind artistic and fine jewelry. With a background in sculpture, she was trained in jewelry at the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Grace Chin also teaches at the Orange Art Center. You can visit her website: gracechindesign.com
Handheld Stories (Hand Casting + Object + Sound Art) Target Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens, Youth Program Description: Students will cast their own hands to create a collaborative artwork. Each hand will hold an object of importance to the student. Students will record a story about the object’s significance and will learn how to connect the recording to the artwork through a microcontroller board, creating an interactive sculpture. Instructor: Meng Husan Wu Meng Husan Wu is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from Taiwan. Her work is focused on community engagement to explore one’s identity and insights into life in a specific time and place. By actively engaging the viewers' participation, she questions their physical and mental sense of existence. Website: meng-hsuan-wu.blogspot.com/
Observational Drawing Target Audience: Adults & Seniors Program Description: Through the observation and analysis of natural and manufactured forms, the participants will learn how to structure their sketches and how to compose the subjects they are exploring. This program will help students gain basic drawing skills. Instructor: Maria Balcells A Catalan artist. Maria Balcells graduated from hhe University of Barcelona with a degree in fine arts and has more than 3o years of exhibition work. Her latest drawing exhibition was held in Barcelona in 2015. Website: marabalcellsforrellad.blogspot.com
Painting with Pastels Target Audience: Seniors Program Description: Learn to paint with pastels using traditional and contemporary methods, including sketching, field trips to local sites, learning how to handle and care for pigments, brushes, pencils, and instruction in contemporary materials safely. Find the joy and pleasure of translating what you see into a picture on paper and fabric. Instructor: Pat Fallon Pat Fallon has taught drawing, painting, and printmaking at Ursuline College for 34 years, retiring in June 2016. A gifted teacher and contemporary artist whose work is shown in the US, Europe and Latin America, she shares the joys of image making. Visit .patfallon.com to view her artwork, philosophy, resume, CV and awards earned.
Portrait Painting Target Audience: Adults & Seniors Program Description: Let me teach you how to paint a portrait using oil paint, achieving realism in sharp detail and color accuracy. Instructor: Thomas L. Hudson Thomas Hudson is an artist specializing in pencil and oil paint media, drawing and painting realistically. He is a graduate of Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art. His clients include the American Cancer Society, United Way, Harcourt Brace & Company, The Cleveland Playhouse, University Hospitals, and Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Visit his website: thomashudsonart.com.
Writing Romance and Women’s Fiction 101 Target Audience: Adults Program Description: Have you ever been interested in writing a novel? This course will cover the process from idea through publication and promotion. Topics include goal, motivation, conflict, characterization, setting, romantic elements and more, including how to self-publish. Writing exercises are included. Let’s get writing! Instructor: Nancy Schuemann Nancy Loyan Schuemann is a multi-published author in fiction and non-fiction. A freelance writer for thirty years, she is the author of Cleveland, Ohio: A photographic Portrait, and novels Lab Test, Wishes and Tears, The Right Combination, Hearts of Steel, Champagne for Breakfast, Paradise Found, and Special Angel.Website: NLSScribe.com
Education Selection Committee Members Karen DeMaruro- Shaker Heights High School Art Department Chair Amelia Joynes - Guest Lecturer of Art Education at Case Western Reserve University Sally Levine - Architect & Lecturer of Architecture at Case Western Reserve University
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