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Drawing Part 2

(#555020-17)
Mondays; July 6-August 31, 2020   |   1:00pm-3:00pm
South Side Neighborhood Center
Ages 18+   Min: 7   Max: 15
Registration Fee: $53; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $35
**Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 2, 2020**

Join instructor, William Eddy, in a discussion and exercise of the elements of drawing.  After drawing in class, a discussion will take place regarding creativity, line, space, and approach.  Materials needed: drawing pad at least 18”x24”, soft crayon, drawing pencils, charcoal, CONTE crayon, and a Sharpie.  *For Drawing Part 2 you do NOT need to take Drawing Part 1.* 

Creative Acrylic Painting with Confident Color

(#555020-18)
Thursdays; July 9-August 27, 2020   |   1:00pm-3:00pm
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 18+   Min: 7   Max: 15
Registration Fee: $53; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $35
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2020**

Acrylic is the newest of all the mediums having been invented in the middle of the 20th Century.  Come and learn about the tools and materials used to complete a painting.  In the first part of this series we will explore color, color mixing, and experimenting with how color works.  Bring in your own supplies and we will review color and its application to produce your still life pictures.  You will need a canvas, brushes, paints, and other materials to execute your finished pictures over the two-hour sessions.

Mixed Media Madness: Beginner/Intermediate

Mondays; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sessions Include: 
July 20  (#555020-40)        August 17  (#555020-41)
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 16+   Min: 4   Max: 16
Registration Fee: $23;  Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $15 per session
**Registration Deadline: Thursday prior to session**

Join Mixed Media Artist, Lisa Thill, in a fun hands-on class where you will create a Mixed Media project from start to finish.  Each class will be a different project, so sign up for one class or several classes.  You will learn new techniques in each class and expand your knowledge of several different art mediums.  I will supply paints, texture pieces, focal points, substrates, and any other needed medium to create our masterpiece.  Bring a basic Mixed Media Kit: large and small art brush, water container, palette knife, matte medium, white gesso, craft towel, baby wipes, and paint shirt or apron.  We may get messy!  Join Lisa Thill in these fun classes and let yourself go.  She has been a resident of La Crosse for 50+ years.  Her passion in life has become crafting and sharing her love of Mixed Media.  She has heard that art, in any form, can change lives.  It gives us time to reboot, relieve stress, and discover new talents in ourselves.

Art Journaling

Tuesdays; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sessions Include: 
July 21  (#555020-36)        August 4  (#555020-37)
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 16+   Min: 4   Max: 16
Registration Fee: $23;  Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $15 per session
**Registration Deadline: Monday prior to session**

Do you have drawers, binders, closets, and shelves full of card making supplies?  Well, let me help you use those products in new ways to create fun works of art.  Art Journaling is a hot new form of expression that is sweeping the internet and online chats.  Join our group for one night, or all, it is up to you.  Bring your supplies and art journal of choice.  We will work with new techniques and I will bring new products to play with and supply you with some great organizational tips for your cherished supplies.  Let's get creating and have some fun!  Join Lisa Thill in these fun classes and let yourself go.  She has been a resident of La Crosse for 50+ years.  Her passion in life has become crafting and sharing her love of Mixed Media.  She has heard that art, in any form, can change lives.  It gives us time to reboot, relieve stress, and discover new talents in ourselves.

Monthly Card Creations

Last Wednesday of Each Month
Come when you can between 12:00pm-7:00pm
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center   |   Ages 16+     Min: 5
Registration Fee: $8 per session
**Registration Deadline: Friday prior to session**

Join Judy, a Stampin’ Up!© demonstrator, for Card Creations.  All the materials will be provided for you to make and take six greeting cards.  Please bring adhesive or double-sided tape and a scissors.  Allow 45-90 minutes to complete your cards.  You can start as early as 12:00pm and must be finished by 7:00pm.
2020 Dates:  
July 29  (#555016-75)
September 30  (#555016-77)
October 28  (#555016-78)

Art Club

2nd & 4th Wednesdays Each Month
*CANCELLED through Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Due to COVID-19
1:00pm-3:00pm   |   South Side Neighborhood Center
Registration Fee: $2 per session
Join your fellow artists for great conversation, an inspiring atmosphere and time to work and relax.  William Eddy will be there to answer any questions that you may have.  Bring your own art supplies.

Knitting Group

Every Thursday from 5:00pm-7:00pm
*CANCELLED through Thursday, July 2, 2020 Due to COVID-19
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
$1 per person, per week   |   Ages 16+
Join other knitting enthusiasts each week.  This is a great opportunity to show off your creations or help each other as needed.  Check in at the front desk each week.  Please bring your own knitting supplies.

Crafters & Quilters Shopping Bus Trip

Date & Time TBD
Ages 18+     Min: 20    Max: 40
Registration Fee: $45 (includes bus, lunch and snacks)
**Registration Deadline: TBD**
Calling all crafters and quilters!  We will be taking a day trip to do some shopping.  First stop will be at Gruber’s Quilt Shop – Minnesota’s ultimate quilting destination filled with fabrics, patterns, yarns, thread, quilting and knitting notions, kits, books and gifts.  After a couple hours of shopping we will have lunch at Gruber’s Café (included).  We will then spend a couple of hours shopping at Crafts Direct – over 40,000 square feet of retail craft merchandise.  The bus will leave at 6:00am from the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center and will return at approximately 7:00pm.

Drawing Part 1

2020 Summer Session CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
*Next Session available in 2020 Sep-Dec Parks & Rec Connect

If you have not drawn for a while, or if you need a refresher, come join us in this two-part class.  William Eddy will guide you in mastering linear perspective; the pathway of sight.  You will also be introduced to the types and characteristics of line.  We will cover drawing materials and surfaces.  In the second part of the class, you will concentrate on gesture drawing, contour drawing, cross contour drawing, and weight drawing.  The structured exercises will provide a meaningful experience for beginners or a refresher for the advanced student.  Materials needed: drawing pad at least 18”x24”, soft crayon, drawing pencils, charcoal, CONTE crayon, and a Sharpie.

Dare to Paint Abstracts

2020 Summer Session CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
*Next Session available in 2020 Sep-Dec Parks & Rec Connect 

Develop your creative skills using your acrylic paints and study the primary and secondary picture elements.  Realize you are able to create something unique entirely by yourself.  William Eddy will assist you in developing your sense of movement, design, balance, harmony, contrast, and space.