Winter classes and workshops

| 29 Sep 2011 | 07:59

    Stroudsburg - The Pocono Arts Council is offering the following courses in its winter 2006 Studio Program. All classes are held at the PoconoArts Community Cultural Center, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, unless otherwise noted. • A one-day workshop, “Mosaic Spring Planter,” will take place on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19. This mosaic workshop will jump-start your creative juices for the upcoming spring season. Collage a mixture of various materials such as glass, tile, shells, buttons and china onto flower planters for indoor/outdoor use. The design will be arranged on the planter and set using grout. Each piece is unique and different. This beginner course will help to obtain familiarity with the mosaic process and gain confidence to be comfortable with this technique. Instructor: Jacqueline Miley earned an A.A.S. in Communication Design from Northampton Community College and studied at the Baum School of Art in Allentown with courses in jewelry, metal smithing and painting. Tuition: members $25/non-members $35 Materials Fee: $15 • Figure Drawing: “Thematic Approaches,” runs four weeks, Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Feb. 1 to Feb. 22. This course will explore how the figure can be used as a metaphor. Students will be given a point of departure unto which a drawing will be developed using the figure as a central element. Areas of abstraction, as a way to support an underlying symbolic theme, will accent representational figure drawing. Through lectures on anatomy, technique, concept, composition and individual process development, each student will begin to expand upon their own approach and vision. Instructor: Lisa L. Cyr is an artist, author and national lecturer. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Lisa works in partnership with her husband, Christopher Short, a graphic illustrator and 3D animator. Tuition: Members $70/Non-Members $90 Materials list will be provided Model Fee: $25 • “Bead Garb” runs six weeks, Sunday 2- 4 p.m., Feb. 5 to March 19 (no class February 19) This six-week course includes three individual projects: Beaded Handbag - create a beaded handbag that is both fun and functional. Students will be given an introduction to basic sewing and beadwork. Course will include two sessions, tracing, cutting and coming up with design concepts, sewing and performing basic needlework. “Painted Scarf with beaded trim” - create a scarf that is both practical and fashionable. Students will create their own design layout and learn a new method of beading. Course will include two sessions: preparation, tracing, cutting and learning how to heat transfer plus sewing and a new method of beading. “Felt Beaded Hat” - create a hat that is both stylish and creative. Students will think independently and learn a new method in creating fabric. Course will include two sessions: Develop your own design concept and follow basic instructions to dye and create felt; then utilize paint to help create your design and a more intricate method of beading. Instructor: Kenisha Kelly is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion and Costume Design. In addition, Kenisha completed a year-long study abroad program at the Academia Italiana in Florence, Italy. Tuition: members $100/non-members $120 Materials Fee: $35 • “Oil Painting”, runs six weeks, Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Feb 2 to March 9. This course, for ages 16 to adult, will help develop an understanding of the oil medium and take advantage of its unique properties through the use of drawing, composition, color and technique. Instructor: John McAllister studied at the York Academy of Arts. His work has been shown at the Regional Biennial for Northeast PA, Gallery Alexie in NY, the Raab Gallery in Easton, the Chestnut Hill Gallery in Philadelphia, the Celebration of Arts Musical Motif Show in Delaware Water Gap and ARTSPACE. Tuition: Members $100/Non-Members $120 Materials list will be provided. • “Scratching on Paper: A Writing Workshop”, runs four weeks, Tuesday 6 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 7 to Feb. 28. New writing needs to be handled with care! This workshop offers beginning and experienced writers a safe space to create and share new work. In the workshop, people will respond to exercises offered and invited to read their work aloud. Students share what they like and what stays with them about each piece of writing. Sometimes the group will simply listen, without any response. All you need is a desire to write. Bring a notebook and pen. The class is limited to six people. Instructor: Betsy Jackson earned a BA in Elementary Ed from Goddard College in Vermont. She has been a teacher, performer and workshop leader for over fifteen years. In 2004 Betsy wrote and staged her first play, “Pieces of Evelyn” as part of the staged reading series at the Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee, PA. Betsy has been a writer all her life. Tuition: Members $85/Non-Members $105 • “Artistic Elements and History of Floral Design” runs six weeks, Wednesday 2 - 4 p.m., Feb. 8 to March 15. This course is for artists who use flowers in their work. It is designed for artists with a knowledge of floral design mechanics interested in a better understanding of artistic elements; anyone who needs to choose or produce floral designs for a space; and anyone who loves flowers. Experienced students will learn to turn their designs into inspired art and non-designers will gain a new perspective on art and a tool for identifying period art. Instructor: Melanie Jeffers Frassinelli earned a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from Penn State University. She is the owner/designer of Melanie’s Wedding & Event Florals in downtown Stroudsburg for the past six years. Tuition: Members $100/Non-Members $120 For further information call the Monroe County Arts Council at 570-476-4460 or email