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EC-10-09 to 10-30 Private Glass Blowing Class Oct.

$420

with Oliver Ray

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 9, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

 

Private Glass Blowing Class (4 weeks)

Saturday's October 09,16,23,30 

10:30 am-12:00pm  

Instructor: Oliver Ray

Age:  11 years old to adults 

The Mansfield Art Center is proud to welcome Oliver Ray as your new glass instructor. 

Private Glass Blowing classes includesone on one time with your instructor, Oliver Ray (Ollie).

Each private lesson will cater to the needs and desires of the student with a basic approach to advancing your glass blowing skills gradually.

you will know everything about safety, glass and work shapes and forms of your desired objects as the class progresses. 

note:

This class is design for individual tuition but can be share with a member of your family or a friend if you want to share price and time.

EC-10-09 to 11-13 Arduino! Gateway to Maker-World

$125

with Jerry Francl Sr.

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 9, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

 

Arduino " Gateway to Maker"

6 Weeks Class

Saturday October 9/16/23/30/ November 6/13   

10.30 am- 12.00pm  

Instructor: Jerry Francl Sr.

Age: All 

This is a workshop where you create interactive projects using your very own Arduino Uno. The featured Arduino experimenters kit, contains parts for building a nifty prototyping station and enough modules and components for 50 projects. 

In each project you learn a little about electronics and the programming language that YOU put into the Arduino. The programming language is a form of C++ and it allows you to make the Arduino do YOUR thing .  These projects show the basics but can be the expanded to become awesome, interactive projects by the creative mind.  

So what kinds of things can you do with an Atduino ? You can control an array of colored LED's, LED Matrices, LCD displays, air pumps and water pumps, solenoid valves,  DC gear motors, angle servo motors, stepper motors, heaters and fans. 

Your Arduino can interact with the physical world through a large selection of sensors.  Basic sensors in the kit consist of  temperature sensors, humidity sensors, ultrasonic distance sensors, light sensors, push-buttons, 4x4 keypads, X-Y joysticks,  and IR remotes . There are literally hundreds of additional modules available from the many Maker suppliers online that can supplement the basic Arduino Kit.      

So who should take this course ? Anyone who wants to be a maker .  I've had makers as young as fourth grade and makers of retirement age.  (The instructor got his first Arduino at age 69.)  

You should know how to copy and paste text, pay attention to details and persist towards completion.

The workshops will be 1 ½ hours long and limited to 4-6 makers.  After the initial workshops makers can work on their projects at home.  Follow-up workshops on specific topics such as “Stepper Motors”,  “LED Matrix Displays”, etc. will be offered based upon interests of the class.

EC-11-13/20/27 "Chic & Haute Couture Autumn Collection"

$75

with Pia Douglas

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 13, 2021 at 5 pm

"Chic and Haute Couture Autumn collection"

Wednesday's | October 13/20/27 2021

3 classes . 

5 - 7:30pm

Instructor: Pia Douglas

Age: 11 to Adult  

 $67.50 members | $75 non-Members

Silk painting refers to the practice of applying paints or dyes to silk textiles. 

Silk is a fine fiber made from the filaments of silkworm cocoons. When boiled and gently unwound, these pupal casings produce silk strands that can be combined into threads, which, in turn, can be used to make textiles.

Painting on silk is soothing and extraordinarily pleasing to watch. It is simply exquisite! 

 You will utilize all techniques of painting with salt, alcohol and watercolor.  In this painting we will use the gold, copper and silver resist as a decorative element rather than a mean stop the dye to pass through. 

The design will be yours as you will have all kinds of autumn leave patterns to help you compose your very own and pleasant painting.  

Signed by the artist on a whopping 22 x72 inches painting, you will have the opportunity to wear your art as a scarf, make it a present for the holiday or simply hang it on your wall.

For the safety of everyone we recommend social distancing and masks are required. 

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy.  Please feel free to contact us at 419.756.1700 or email  pia@mansfieldartcenter.org for more information on the project.

Thank you for your support of Mansfield Art Center.

A waiting list will be available.

EC-10-14 to 11-18 Exploring Throwing Techniques on the Wheel October

$180

with Don Snyder

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ceramics -Adult Class

October 26| November 30  

6 weeks class

Thursdays- October 14 | November 4-11-18

5.30-7.30 pm

Instructor: Don Snyder

Age: 16+

$162 members | $180 non-members

Attention: Close of registration is 3 days prior to the class October11 2021

From Mud to Art! 

The transformation of clay into vessels is incredibly interesting and the journey is worth learning.

If you have never played with clay, here is your opportunity to take a 6 weeks class to realize that your inner artist has an irresistible attraction to clay and create wonderful pieces of art.

If you have already played with clay, Don,your instructor will kindly continue to teach you a more advance technique.

You will learn how to throw on the wheel, alter on the wheel, hand build, professionally glaze and more on this course. 

Don Snyder of Dragonfly Pottery, a renown ceramicist in the region and a retired MCS teacher, will guide you into becoming the artist you aspire to become. Don has an unrivaled patience with his students and will communicate his passion for clay.

Rest assured that the Mansfield Art Center takes sanitation seriously at all times. For your protection and other’s, we kindly ask you to respect social distancing and to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop if you have not been vaccinated. 

Only a maximum of 8 people can register for the workshop so make sure you sign up soon.

A waiting list will be available 

EC-10-20 to 11-24 Mastering Oil Painting (6 weeks) evening Class

$225

with Paul Mc Clain

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Thursday's | October 14 -November 18, 2021 | 6 classes

October 14-21-28| November-4-11-18 

5h30- 7h30pm  

Instructor: Paul Mc Clain

Age: Adult 

$202.50 members | $225 non-Members

Attention: registration closes 3 day prior to the first class

Close of registration is October 11

This is a unique opportunity to polish your oil painting knowledge.

In every artist, there is always a room to better oneself by sharing what other artists have learned throughout the passage of time; and this is exactly what Paul McClain intends to share with you in this class.

 With your instructor, Paul, the relaxed and informal atmosphere will guide you and prepare you to get the best out of your creativity during these committed 12 hours ( 6 classes of 2 hours each) of oil painting. 

Whether you are a regular painter or feel that you need to jump back in the saddle from years of a break, it will be filled with discovery of shape, color and how to”s.

Bring the size canvas of your choice and a picture or photograph of a subject that you would like to paint. The Mansfield Art Center will have the oil paint and the brushes here for you or bring your own set of brushes if you are more comfortable with it!

Please feel free to call if you have further questions regarding the class.  The only prerequisite is that you have some drawing and painting experience.

A waiting list will be available.

 

EW-10-16 Japanese Book Binding

$35

with Erica Russell

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 16, 2021 at 3 pm

The Art of Japanese Book Binding  

Saturday October 16   

3.00 pm- 5.00pm  

Instructor: Erica Russell

Age:  11 years old to adults 

$31.50 members | $35 non-Members

Attention: registration closes 3 day prior to the first class

Japanese Side stitch is a simple non-adhesive binding that is an excellent intro to bookbinding. Also known as Stab Binding, this traditional binding was practiced in China, Japan, and Korea. Thread and paper are the only materials needed. it is a simple way to bind loose sheets into and elegant handmade book.

 

A waiting list will be available.

 

 

EC-10-19 to 11-09 Ceramic Youth (4 Weeks class) Oct.Nov

$130

with Don Snyder

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ceramics Youth

 Tuesdays |October 19-26 | November 02-09

 4 weeks class

 5.30- 7.30 pm

Instructor: Don Snyder

Age: 8+

$ 117 members | $130 non-Members

Attention: Close of registration is March 18 for this class

In our extraordinary setting- in our new ceramics studio, with the top of the line ceramics equipment and tools, you will  learn ceramics from the basics of wheel-throwing to hand building. Participants will also learn about the elements of art, such as texture and color and learn how to glaze their own works of art during these 4 weeks of class.

We pride ourselves in making our classes a fun and a social atmosphere that enhances positive youth relationships while learning and enjoying art.

Your instructor, Don Snyder of Dragonfly Pottery, a renown ceramicist in the region and retired Mansfield City Schools art teacher, will guide you into becoming the artist you aspire to be. Don has an unrivaled patience with his students and you will gain a great deal of knowledge during each of these class sessions. 

Rest assured that the Mansfield Art Center takes sanitation seriously at all times. For your protection and other’s, we kindly ask you to respect social distancing and to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop if you have not been vaccinated. 

Only a maximum of 8 people can register for the workshop so make sure you sign up quickly..

A waiting list will be available 

EC-10-20 to 11-24 Mastering Oil Painting (6 weeks) Morning Class

$225

with Paul Mc Clain

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesday's | October 20 -November 24, 2021 | 6 classes

October 20-27| November-3-10-17-24 

10- 12pm  

Instructor: Paul Mc Clain

Age: Adult 

$202.50 members | $225 non-Members

Attention: registration closes 3 day prior to the first class

Close of registration is October 16

This is a unique opportunity to polish your oil painting knowledge.

In every artist, there is always a room to better oneself by sharing what other artists have learned throughout the passage of time; and this is exactly what Paul McClain intends to share with you in this class.

 With your instructor, Paul, the relaxed and informal atmosphere will guide you and prepare you to get the best out of your creativity during these committed 12 hours ( 6 classes of 2 hours each) of oil painting. 

Whether you are a regular painter or feel that you need to jump back in the saddle from years of a break, it will be filled with discovery of shape, color and how to”s.

Bring the size canvas of your choice and a picture or photograph of a subject that you would like to paint. The Mansfield Art Center will have the oil paint and the brushes here for you or bring your own set of brushes if you are more comfortable with it!

Please feel free to call if you have further questions regarding the class.  The only prerequisite is that you have some drawing and painting experience.

A waiting list will be available.

 





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