Arts

BASICS OF DRAWING
Learn the fundamental steps and techniques needed to understand and create a drawing.  No prior skill necessary.  Learn through a guided exploration in the use of shapes, lines, shading, texture and perspective as the elements and building blocks that make a drawing come to life.  Those who wish to review basics or improve skills are welcome.  More advanced techniques covered for experienced students.  Students are required to purchase supplies.  A list will be provided.

Course # 1462 Thursday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 9/20/18 6 Classes
Lisa Dawson Fee $139



BASIC WATERCOLOR  TECHNIQUES

Come and explore the art of watercolor painting.  This course will include the basic techniques for using watercolor as an expressive and versatile way to paint.  Basic drawing/illustration techniques for artists will be covered.  The class will include more advanced techniques for students who already know some of the basics.  Students will be required to purchase supplies.  A list will be provided.

Course # 1220 Tuesday NHS
6:30-9:00 PM Starts 9/18/18 6 Classes
Lisa Dawson Fee $139

TAKE BETTER PICTURES—UNDERSTANDING CAMERA SETTINGS
We will explore camera settings and functions so that you will finally know what all those buttons do.  Understanding how to control your camera is the foundation of improving your skills as a photographer.  Bring your DSLR camera and manual to class.

Course # 1352 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/3/18 2 Classes
Staci Stamm Fee $59


TAKE BETTER PICTURES—PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
Learn the basics of composition and how to produce photos your friends and family will love.  We will practice composition and creativity by taking photos and learning how to apply elements and principles of design.  Bring your DSLR camera and manual to class.

Course # 1344 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/17/18 2 Classes
Staci Stamm Fee $59

PAINT YOUR PET
Imagine the thrill of having the image of your precious fur baby captured on a 12 x 12 canvas, painted by YOU!  Don’t worry if you have never sketched before or that your artwork is geared more to a game of Pictionary.  We will guarantee that your finished result will mirror your pet.  How?  Easy!  Color On Wheels is coming to make this all possible.  All you need to do is submit an electronic, clear, close-up of your pet’s darling face to us once you have registered.  Files will be sent to the artist who will transfer a pencil sketch of the outline and features onto the canvas.  Then the evening of class, the instructor will guide you to paint the background and then work with individuals to paint and shade to create the image of their loved one.  All other supplies are provided.  What a wonderful way to capture the likeness of your pet, by your hand!  Remember it is holiday time, so if you don’t have a pet, paint one for someone else!  This would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for someone to treasure forever!  Upon registration, email photo to gellise@newtown.k12.ct.us.  No discounts apply.  

Course # 1406 Thursday NHS
6:00-8:30 PM Starts 10/4/18 1 Class
Karen Hess Fee $69
Color On Wheels

FUSED GLASS SNOWFLAKES

Don’t miss this very popular workshop.  Guided by a pattern, you will create two beautiful snowflakes using strips and bits of fusible glass.  These are wonderful seasonal decorations for any home and make a fabulously unique gift!!  No previous experience necessary.  Snowflakes will be ready for pick-up approximately one week following the workshop.  Please wear closed shoes and long pants.  A materials fee of $8.00 to be paid to the artist at time of class.  Optional specialty glass available for purchase.  Hot cider will be served.  Limited to 8 students.  Not handicap accessible (stairs).  

Course #1361 Wednesday Studio
6:30-9:30 PM Starts 11/14/18 1 Class

Course #1121 Monday Studio
10:30-1:30 PM Starts 12/3/18 1 Class

Course #1122 Monday Studio
6:30-9:30 PM Starts 12/3/18 1 Class

Fee for each course $69.  All Classes held at:  Kelly Makuch Studio
222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT


FUSED GLASS HOLIDAY ORNAMENT/SUN CATCHER WORKSHOPS
Get a jump start on your holiday gift-making by joining  me in my home-based glass studio for a festive ornament/sun catcher-making workshop.!  Take inspiration from a variety of patterns or use pre-cut glass bases to build your own unique holiday gift or keepsake.  I’ll provide all materials needed and will teach basis glass-cutting skills.  You can expect to complete two projects.  No previous experience necessary.  Ornaments will be ready for pick-up approximately one week following the workshop.  Please wear closed shoes and long pants.  A materials fee of $8.00 to be paid to the artist at time of class.  Optional specialty glass available for purchase.  Hot cider will be served.  Limited to 10 students.  Not handicap accessible (stairs).  

Course #1452 Thursday Studio
12:30-3:30 PM Starts 10/18/18 1 Class

Course #1453 Thursday Studio
6:30-9:30 PM Starts 10/18/18 1 Class

Course #1642 Saturday Studio
10:30-1:30 PM Starts 11/3/18 1 Class

Fee for each course $69. All classes held at:  Kelly Makuch Studio
222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT



HANDCRAFTED GREETING CARDS
Send your sentiments from the heart with a handcrafted card!  Learn assorted paper crafting techniques and practice them during this fun and easy card making class.  Each participant will have the opportunity to test and use different cutting tools, coloring agents and get familiar with common card and envelope sizes.  All skill levels welcome.  A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Course # 1659 Wednesday NHS
6:30-8:30 PM Starts 10/10/18 3 Classes
Sally Hessenius Fee $69

FLOWERS 101 AND FLORAL DESIGN
Love flowers?  Love design?  Ever wanted to create your own arrangement?  Come join us for a two-hour course exploring various types of flowers, learning about which flowers are in season when, the floral industry as it is today, and the push for locally grown, community supported organic flowers.  The second half of the class will speak to principles of floral design and the overall creative expression that flower arranging brings.  As part of this interactive course, participants will get to design their own one of a kind arrangements or floral head dresses to take home at the end of class!  A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor the first night of class.  No discounts apply.

Course # 5469 Thursday NHS
7:00-9:00 PM Starts 10/11/18 1 Class
Maria Koterska Fee $35