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Staunton Augusta Art Center announces class schedule

saaclogoThe Staunton Augusta Art Center announces art classes for the months of January and February. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the start of each series of classes.  Pre-register by calling the Staunton Augusta Art Center at 540-885-2028.  All materials are provided in children’s classes.  A materials list will be provided for the adult and high school classes.


Tuesday Art Studio, Rhythm in Art

For kids ages 5 – 10 years old, or elementary grades Kindergarten to 5.  Karen Hurt, teacher

Discover how music influences art and how the rhythm of flowing water or birds in flight or the pattern of a plowed field might be revealed in a drawing or sculpture.    Young artists will experience music and draw, paint or sculpt a project during hour and a half classes to build skills and creativity while learning about the techniques of famous artists.

Four Tuesdays: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 10:30am-Noon

$70/$60 members


Wednesday Art Studio, Bird’s Eye View

For kids ages 10 – 14, or middle school grades 6 – 9.  Karen Hurt, teacher

Look at the world from a new perspective!  During our Bird’s Eye View classes, we’ll explore how some artists devise ways to show us the world from on high.

Students will draw, paint, photograph or sculpt a project during hour and a half classes geared to build skills and creativity, while learning about the perspective techniques of famous artists.

Four Wednesdays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 4-6pm

$70/$60 members


Saturday Portfolio Studio

For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors serious about exploring a career in the arts and applying to art school.   Karen Hurt, teacher

Students will assemble portfolio materials, create presentations of their art works, complete drawing, painting and sculpture projects, and make visual journals that will continue to inspire creativity outside of class.

Four Saturdays: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3:30-5:30pm

$100/$90 members


Winter Watercolor, Winter Features and Creatures

For beginner through intermediate adults.  Peg Sheridan, teacher

Explore the features of winter scenes in the Shenandoah Valley, from landscapes to animals and birds.  Learn how to paint snow, ice, blizzards, winter skies, and wildlife.  Learn how to create texture and weather effects.  Students will be encouraged to work on painting at least one large watercolor.  Each class will include a demonstration and individual help.

Six Wednesdays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 10am-Noon

$160/$140 members


Beginning with Oil Pastels

For adults and high school students.  Maribeth Nolde, teacher

You can learn to paint with oils without using a paintbrush!  Oil pastels are a dry form of painting with oils, and while they look like oil paint on paper, the means of applying them are very different.  Learn the basic techniques needed for this fun form of artistic expression.  Learn how to blend pastels, create textures, and use a solvent to create a more smooth appearance.

Six Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 5, & 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

$160/$140 members

For more information or to pre-register, call the Art Center at 540-885-2028.

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