Sign up for Savage Arts & Cultural Center Classes!
Savage Arts Council is pleased to have a place to call home in the same building that houses the Savage Public Library Building. The Savage Arts Council will offers cultural art events, and visual and literary art classes to students of all ages and abilities. Classes typically meet for 3-4 sessions are about about $10 per instruction hour.
You can register for classes HERE!
Weekly Class Schedule
(A full class description is listed below.)
Instr: Lucy LeMay
2:00 to 3:30
Lead by: Tracey Sandoval
3:30 to 5:00
Instr: Joel Arnold
5:30 to 7:30
Instr: Lucy LeMay
6:30 to 8:00
2:00 to 7:30
FREE to members
Mondays 5:30 to 7:30
Oct. 20, 27, & Nov. 3, & 10
Dec. 1, 8, 15, & 22
Everyone has at least one story in them. This class will help you get that story out onto paper, whether it's in the form of a novel, memoir, or short story. We'll discuss first drafts, structure, setting, dialogue, revision - all the things needed to take your ideas and experiences and turn them into compelling writing.
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00
February 3, 4, 17, & 18
After painting for 30 years and doing watercolor for 10 years, Lucy Le May, retired high school art teacher and owner operator of Le May Studio, has some tricks to share. This course is a four session event, no make ups. Because of the pace and amount of material covered this is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. Handouts provided. We will cover:
- Floating color and controlling that darn back bleed.
- Color theory for a good painting every time.
- Painting skies: hake brush 2”
- Nature under your feet: fan brush
- Good design means a good painting: focal points, rule of thirds.
- How to make water or reflecting surfaces: hake brush
- To salt or not to salt
- Paintings that paint themselves
- Staining vs. non-staining colors, paper differences and what that means to you.
Other topics will be covered as time allows based on the needs of students who have a technique they need for a problem painting. Noteworthy: these are not sessions to complete a finished project but practice for beginner watercolorists. Beginner supply list should include: a large round #22-26 with a good point, small round #8-10 with a good point, flat 1 ½” brush, liner or script brush, fan brush #2, 140 lb. Arches cold-press of any size or scrapes 6 x 8” or bigger, p. towels or Kleenex, water container, masking tape, small flat kitchen sponge. Paint & palette: quin. gold or yellow cad. medium, alizarin crimson or red cad. medium, ultra-marine blue, thalo-green.
Instructor: Lucy LeMay
In cooperation with the Savage Library
Registration will be available through the Savage Library Website
Tuesdays from 2:00 to 2:30
March 10, 17, 24, 31
Artist's Reception: Tuesday, April 7th from 3-4 at the Savage Library.
After painting for 30 years and doing watercolor for 10 years, Lucy Le May, retired high school art teacher and owner operator of Le May Studio, has some tricks to share. Join Lucy to learn the basics of watercolor painting, explore water color collage and landscape in this 4 week session. There will be an Artist's reception at the Savage Library Tuesday, March 31st from 3-4. Registration required, attendees are required to attend the entire series, and there are no make-up sessions. Limit 10. (Please arrive before sessions and be ready to paint promptly at 2pm.)
Savage Arts & Creativity Book Club
Lead by: Tracey Sandoval
No registration is necessary.
to be notified of schedule changes.
Sundays 3:30 to 5:00
February 8th book: Color, by Victoria Finlay
Join us for the gathering of the Arts and Creativity Book Club! The book club is free and open to anyone who would enjoy reading about topics related to art, artists, and creativity, and getting together with like-minded people to discuss!
"Color is the essence of landscape, of mood, of our whole perception of the physical world. Victoria Finlay has traveled through Iran, Afghanistan, and other places to investigate the origin of all those tantalizingly sensual ochers and reds and blues. What a creative idea for a book!”
–Robert D. Kaplan, author of The Ends of the Earth and Eastward to Tartary
"In this engaging travelogue, a rainbow of hues determined the author’s choice of destinations. . . . By the time you read ‘Violet,’ you will have traversed much of the world, sharing Finlay’s contagious fascination with color.”
–Condé Nast Traveler
"Loaded with fascinating tidbits, this portrait of colors and their histories will provide readers with lots of conversation-starters.”
Free to Savage Arts Council Members!
Walk-ins and guests are welcome.
to be notified of any schedule changes.
Wednesdays 2:00 to 7:30
Practice your art with other artists at our new facility. You can sign up for yourself and up to two non-member guests.
Not yet a member? Sign up for an annual membership at savageartscouncil.org.
A donation to help us run this and other programs is appreciated, but optional.