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TO REGISTER: Call 530-758-3370 to register your class | PROGRAM TIME: 9:30-11:30 AM.
$6/student, which includes tour, supplies, and instruction.
$7/student for ceramics, which also includes firing offsite

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
Dates: Oct. 20, 23, 27; Nov. 6, 13
| 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Shimo’s paintings, in his exhibit Lotus in Bloom, are amazing examples of rapid brushwork with ink and pigment, based on traditional Chinese painting subjects such as flowers and birds. Students will tour his exhibit, and learn about how to use Chinese brushes, in order to create a painting using limited color. Afterward, they will carve a seal for their signature, learning about the history of Chinese seals and their importance in art.



Image: Shimo, Lotus Series #21



SEEING MYSELF
Dates: Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 | 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Kurt Fishback is a photographer of artists in their studios, having spent the last forty years capturing the unique character and work of some of the most recognized artists in our region and beyond. Young artists will learn how to create an effective portrait of a friend or themselves, using pencil, markers, and watercolor paint.  They will decide the style, composition, and objects in their environment, much as Fishback does in his artistic process.



Image: Kurt Fishback, Hung Liu



ART and SCIENCE: NATURE JOURNALS
Dates: Feb. 2, 5, 16, 23, 26; Mar. 5, 16
              Apr. 2, 6 | 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Each student will tour the Consilience of Art & Science exhibit, our 6th bi-annual exhibit of work on the theme of fusing the arts with science. Enjoy work that explores materials, themes, and processes directly related to various science fields. Afterward, they will practice drawing different plants and flowers in the art classroom, and leave with their own nature journal. 



CERAMICS with A MESSAGE
Dates: Apr. 30; May 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 | 9:30 - 11:30 AM

This region has a rich history of ceramic artists who created sculpture as a form of social criticism regarding political, social, and environmental issues. Northern California Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness includes the work of Richard Notkin, Lisa Reinertson, Wanxin Zhang, Arthur Gonzalez, and more. Following a tour of the exhibit, students will creating a low relief ceramic tile that includes a message or theme related to an important concern.



Image: Lisa Reinertson, Neptune's Daughter



Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Each group needs two chaperones in addition to the teacher. Groups up to 35 can be accommodated, and homeschool groups are welcome.


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