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Cooperstown Art Association Announces Spring Classes

March 7, 2011

Spring Art Classes at the CAA!

The Cooperstown Art Association is pleased to announce its spring semester of classes! Classes are held in our upstairs classroom space at 22 Main St. Cooperstown. This spring the CAA is offering: Open Drawing Group with a Live Model, Watercolor Still Life with David Kiehm, Watercolor Landscape with David Kiehm, Learn to Sew with Betsy Foster, Plein Air Oil Painting with Mary Nolan, Drawing the Head with Doug Jamieson and Introduction to Stained Glass with Dr. L. David Pye. You can also view the class schedule online at www.cooperstownart.com.Don’t forget to register and pay for your spot prior to the beginning of each class! For times, dates and prices or to pre-register, please call the CAA at 607-547-9777.

Open Drawing Group with Live Model

Monday Evenings
Year Round
7:00 – 9:00pm
$10 donation per class
Artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch from a live model without an instructor. This group is perfect for those looking for a creative outlet or to hone their drawing skills! Please call the CAA before attending. Classes are subject to weather and model availability.

Watercolor Still Life with David Kiehm

Wednesday Afternoons
8-Weeks, April 6 – May 25
12:30pm – 3:30pm
$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

This 8 week class will focus on learning to capture light through watercolors by working from still lives to understand light and form.

Watercolor Landscape with David Kiehm

Wednesday Evenings
8-Weeks, April 6 – May 25
6:30pm – 9:30pm

$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

This 8 – week class will focus on interpreting landscapes from photographs and concentrate on developing space & mood in landscapes.

Learn to Sew with Betsy Foster for Ages 7-14

Saturday Afternoons
4-Weeks, April 9 – 30
1pm – 3pm
$55 for Members / $60 for Non-members

This is a 4-week class in which kids will learn to use a sewing machine and make a patchwork square, tote bag and a sewing kit to take home. They will learn the principals of sustainable sewing by reusing and conserving existing materials, using earth- and people-friendly fabrics and developing self-reliance by caring for a sewing machine. Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

Plein Air Oil Painting with Mary Nolan

Wednesday Mornings*
6-Weeks, April 20 – May 25
10:00am – 12noon
$160 for Members / $165 for Non-members
This is a 6-week class for the student with past experience with oil painting and is taught onsite with the location changing each week. Students are given the opportunity to learn the techniques of oil painting while working from life.
*Schedule flexibility is required due to weather.

Drawing the Head with Doug Jamieson

Thursdays
8-weeks, May 5 – June 23
10am – 12noon
$100 for Members / $105 for Non-members

This is an 8-week class focusing on the head and feature construction. A model will be used after the first class. All skill levels are welcome. Doug Jamieson is a professional artist and author of Draw from Your Head: A Step-by-step System for Drawing the Human figure. There will be demonstration and hand-outs from the book.

Introduction to Stained Glass with Dr. L. David Pye

Saturday, June 18th
One Day Workshop
9:00am – 4pm
$150 for Members / $155 for Non-members
Following introductory overviews on historical and modern aspects of the field of stained glass, students will engage in hands-on construction of a framed work of art involving multiple pieces of colored glass. This process will include the fundamentals of pattern design and utilization; cutting, sizing and fitting various pieces of glass; and the use of modern joining methods. All materials used in this workshop are included in the price.

Please contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777 to register today! Gallery Hours: Daily 11-4. Sunday 1-4. Closed Tuesdays.

David Kiehm teaching his Watercolor Still Life Class at the CAA

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