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Savage Arts Council is pleased to have a place to call home in the same building that houses the Savage Public Library Building. Beginning in early 2014, Savage Arts Council will begin offering cultural art events, and visual and literary art classes to students of all ages and abilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes are now available.  You can register for classes HERE!

ONE-DAY SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE HERE!

 

Weekly Class Schedule

(A full class description is listed below.)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Daytime

 

 

Spontaneous Watercolor with Mixed Media

Instr: Dar Brooks

1:30 to 3:30

 

Mosaic Medallions

Instr: Connie Cohen

10:00 to 12:00

 

New workshops available weekly

Open Studio for Members + Guest

1:00 to 5:00

 

Evening

Pastels

Instr: Holly Grimsrud

5:00 to 7:30

 

Writing Your Story

Instr: Joel Arnold

5:30 to 7:30

Drawing

Instr: Nelson Anderson

6:00 to 8:00

Acrylic Painting

Instr: Nelson Anderson

6:00 to 8:00

 Youth Watercolor Class

Instr: Dar Brooks

(Ages 9 to 15)

5:00 to 6:30

     

 

Writing Your Story

Instructor: Joel Arnold

Mondays 5:30 to 7:30

Ages 13+  (3-10 students)

Session I:  March 3 - 24

Session II:  April 7 - 28

Session III:  May 5, 12, 19 and June 2

 

Description:

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.

 

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Pastels

Instructor: Holly Grimsrud

Mondays 5:00 to 7:30

Session I:  March 3 - 24

Session II:  April 7 - 28

Session III:  May 12 - June 2

 

Description:

An exploratory course using pastel, which introduces color theory and practice, formal compositional principles, and painting/drawing techniques appropriate to these media. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, portraiture, and figure study. Subsequent pastel sessions will open up student freedom in subject matter and opportunity for mixed media.  The course will meet Monday evenings from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

 

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Drawing

Instructor: Nelson Anderson

Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00

Ages 8+  (3 to 12 students)

Session I:  March 4 - 25

Session II:  April 8 - 29

Session III:  May 13 - June 3

 

Description:

Build on beginner or developed skills using line, gesture, contour, 3-D while completing a still life of your favorite subject. Overcome the frustration of not being able to draw with your hand what you can imagine in your head. This class is lead with good energy and relaxing humor as students are encouraged to grow into skilled and confident artists.

 

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Spontaneous Watercolor with Mixed Media

Instructor: Dar Brooks

Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:30

Ages 14+  (5 to 12 students)

Session I:  March 5 - 26

Session II:  April 9 - 30

Session III:  May 14 - June 4

 

Description:

Have you been asking yourself what's next?  Do you need a fun motivating environment to rekindle your creativity or to keep it sparked?  Then this spontaneous freeing class is for you!  Award winning artist Dar Brooks has a gift for helping students get to their next level while learning fabulous techniques. This class is for beginners and those who have had some previous painting experience.

Dar is known for her mastery using unique mixed media materials that will add depth and impact to your water color paintings.  You will work on the development of design approaches to solving aesthetic problems in image making.  You will learn the magic of painting backgrounds, texturing, creating values, and interesting focal areas.

You and the class will have the choice of working with the mixed media supplies that you are most interested in.  Dar will also discuss where products may be purchased most economically.  The use of watercolors,  water soluble crayons, acrylics, Gesso, mediums, rice papers and many other supplies will stimulate imaginative ways to explore subjects.  You will be infusing your art with excitement as you emphasize color, use of texture, movement, shape and major design principles.

Each student will be encouraged and supported at the level they are with their art.  There are no mistakes-only Fun! 

 

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Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Nelson Anderson

Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00

Ages 8+  (5 to 12 students)

Session I:  March 5 - 26

Session II:  April 9 - 30

Session III:  May 14 - June 4

 

Description:

Learn how to paint realistic landscape from a photograph. Each painting session is enforced through lessons on line, shape, value, texture, form, color, and composition. 

Principles taught in this class can also be used in other mediums. Overcome the fear of painting while creating a finished picture that can be hung on the wall!  This class offers good energy and relaxing humor as students are encouraged to grow into skilled and confident artists.

 

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Youth Watercolor Class

Instructor: Dar Brooks

Thursdays 5:00 to 6:30

Ages 9 to 15 (5 to 12 students)

Session I:  March 6 - 27

Session III:  May 15 - June 12 (no class May 22)

 

Description:

This motivating class taught by award winning artist Dar Brooks is sure to take your young artists to their next level.  We will be using watercolor and some mixed media techniques.  Students will draw their subjects then paint. They are sure to have fun in this non-threatening environment. Please have students bring a snack, beverage, paper towels and a container for water.  Supply fee for all other supplies is $16.

 

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Mosaic Medallions

Instructor: Connie Cohen

Thursdays 10:00 to 12:00

Teen+  (5 to 10 students)

Session II:  April 11 - May 2 

 

Description:

The class will teach the basics of mosaic design: how to create the design cartoon, learning the basics of  andamento and opus and applying those concepts to the work, and how to use the tools to cut glass. The finished piece will be an 18" square using stained glass.

 

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Still Life Painting in Oil

Instructor: Christine Tierney

 

Due to an unexpected conflict with the artist's schedule, this class is no longer being offered.

 

 


 

OPEN STUDIO

Free to Savage Arts Council Members!

Sundays 1:00 to 5:00

 

Description:

Practice your art with other artists at our new facility.  Register here, so we can verify availability and let you know of any changes.  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.

 

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