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You don’t need to make a long-term commitment to attend these regularly scheduled classes – just try one out when you have the time and the desire. No previous experience is required, all materials are provided. Unless stated otherwise, you don’t even need to pre-register! If you already have experience with ceramics or jewelry, check out our Open Studio!
Mondays, November 11 – April 7 (No class Dec. 23 or 30) | 6 – 8:00pm | $15 | No pre-registration necessary
Develop and refine your skills at rendering the human figure by taking advantage of Ah Haa’s ongoing open figure studio sessions. There is no instructor. Ah Haa provides a nude model; students bring their own materials and work at their own pace. Participants can decide as a group about the style and length of the model’s poses. This is a drop-in class; there’s no need to sign up in advance, just show up!
MICHELLE MONTAGUE & GRETA NEUMANN
Thursdays starting December 12
5– 7:30pm | $25 | all skill levels welcome
Drop in to experience the meditative joy of working with clay, or come weekly and emerge with a unique collection of your own pieces. New this winter, we are dedicating one Clay Thursday per month to wheel throwing, enabling beginners and never-evers to get a taste of what it’s like to create on a potter’s wheel. (Note: These are practice-only sessions; no pieces will be fired.)
Dec. 12: sgraffito holiday ornaments
Dec. 19: Try the wheel! (practice only; no finished projects)
Dec. 26: No class
Jan. 2: slab-built functional ware (mugs/bowls)
Jan. 9: Try the wheel! (practice only; no finished projects)
Jan. 23: coil-built sculptural forms
Jan. 30: leaf bowls
Feb. 6: sgraffito tiles
Feb. 13: Try the wheel! (practice only; no finished projects)
Feb. 20: clay quilts
Feb. 27: slab candle boxes
Mar. 6: pinch pot construction
Mar. 13: Try the wheel! (practice only; no finished projects)
Mar. 20: slab-built functional ware (mugs/bowls)
Mar. 27: coil-built sculptural forms
April 3: nature-stamped tiles and canisters
VARIOUS LOCAL ARTISTS
Wednesdays starting December 11
6 – 8:00pm | $25 | all skill levels welcome
Grab your friends, coworkers, or make it a unique date night and join different members of the Ah Haa faculty on Wednesday evenings for two hours of acrylic painting. Canvas and Cocktails is an upbeat, creative class for both the artistic and not-so artistic to learn some painting basics in a social atmosphere. New this winter: Each week presents a new theme, such as still life, landscape, pets, etc. Instructors vary, but each has their own unique approach to teaching and style of painting. No previous experience is necessary. BYOB. Please pre-register by calling 970-728-3886 in advance; a minimum enrollment of three must be reached by the Tuesday before for the class to go. Read more at Telluride Inside… and Out.
Dec. 11: Daniel Kanow, landscape, acrylic
Dec. 18: Anjali Sawant, animals/pets (bring a pet photo), acrylic
Dec. 25: No class
Jan. 1: No class
Jan. 8: Corinne Scheman, color mixing with acrylics
Jan. 15: Corinne Scheman, floral still life with acrylics
Jan. 22: Anjali Sawant, sill life, pastel or charcoal
Jan. 29: Anjali Sawant, animals/pets, TBA
Feb. 5: Corinne Scheman, collage landscapes with pen & ink
Feb. 12: Daniel Kanow, still life (bring an object), TBA
Feb. 19: Anjali Sawant, florals, TBA
Feb. 26: Anjali Sawant, landscape from photos, acrylic
Mar. 5: Daniel Kanow, florals, TBA
Mar. 12: Daniel Kanow, still life, TBA
Mar. 19: Anjali Sawant, landscape from photos, TBA
Mar. 26: Anjali Sawant, collage, mixed media
April 2: Daniel Kanow, florals
Thursdays, December 5, 12 & 19; then Thursdays January 2 – April 3 | 9am– 1:00pm | $50 + $15 materials
This class is for anyone who wishes to render their internal landscapes or the movement of their spirit through paint. The idea is to construct a painting both physically as well as conceptually, whether still life, landscape, abstraction, or other. Using acrylics, students learn the aesthetic, emotional, and spatial properties of the various colors and how to use them to convey work from the soul rather from than the intellect. They are given encouragement, constructive criticism, and technical advice.
By its nature, this class is always inclusive of all levels of experience, providing a safe, supportive atmosphere where beginners can mix with longtime painters. Since the Painting From Within philosophy is based on emotional rather than technical expression, all students are engaged in the same challenge.
The $15 materials fee provides students with one 30″x42″ sheet of paper (Fabriano Studio Watercolor), Blickrylic Student Acrylic paints, and palette paper. Additional sheets of paper are $5 apiece. Students may bring their own paints and brushes and pay for paper only. All students have use of a gator board, a variety of brushes, and plastic palette boards.
Five- and ten-class punch cards are available for $200 and $350 respectively (exclusive of materials). Please note: Punch cards expire one year after the date they are issued.