June 2018 Art Class Schedule

Come join us for a creative art class...or two! Relax, have some fun, and leave with a cool piece of artwork!! Bring a friend or meet new friends! We are all about having fun at The Artful Giraffe!!

See class sample photos following the class description section.

Polymer Clay “Swirl” Pendant Class
Friday, June 8th, 11am to 2pm
Instructor: Laurie Dunham

In this class you’ll learn the difference between Sculpey III and Premo clay, how to condition your clay, and how to make a reusable mold, which you will then use to create two unique sculptural looking, swirl pendants. We’ll then bake our beads, and see them come to life when we paint them with vibrant alcohol inks! I’ll show you how to add gold highlights (if desired) and I’ll also teach you how to make a wire wrapped bail that will fit any cord or chain you’d like to use. This is a great class for beginners!! $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee.

Fluid Art- NEW-
*Learn 2 new techniques*
Saturday, June 9, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Learn the recipe for an acrylic mixture to pour onto two 12x12 wood boards, and two new techniques to create stunning "cells" on your piece! Projects will require extra drying time for pick up later in the week. No painting experience necessary. Please wear "painting" clothes and/or bring a paint smock. $35 class fee plus $20 materials fee.

Gouache Painting: Fun Flamingo
Saturday, June 9, 2pm - 4pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Gouache is a magnificent water-based paint used for creating rich, opaque, and velvety surfaces. In this class, we will play with the medium and create a unique Florida bird. There will be a stencil provided, so no drawing skills needed! Come have fun in this new Gouache class! $35 class fee plus $15 materials fee.

Acrylic Painting: Twilight
Thursday, June 14, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Diana Fava

Learn basic acrylic techniques while creating a twilight landscape painting on canvas. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.

Abstract Watercolor Technique on Polymer Clay
Saturday, June 16, 11am-2pm
Instructor: Laurie Dunham

Have fun making colorful, abstract designs on polymer clay using a new watercolor technique. You'll be making a one of a kind pendant and pair of matching earrings. Everything you need will be provided. $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee

Cigar Art: A Collage
Tuesday, June 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructors: Paul and Joan Solomon

Create a unique piece of art; One 8"x10" collage created with cigar labels. Includes a 11"x14" Beveled Mat. Ready for you to frame. No two alike! Have fun in this new class! $30 class fee plus $12 materials fee.

Gelli Printing: Artist "Squash" Book
Friday, June 22, 11am - 2pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Come try a new printmaking medium! Gelli printing consists of creating layers of unique and colorful mono prints on paper that can be used for many fun art applications. We will be creating a fun and interesting Artist Book with our Gelli Prints! All materials will be provided; just bring a paint smock and a creative mind! Limited to 6 students. $40 class fee plus $15 materials fee.

Image Transfers on Polymer Clay
Saturday, June 23, 11am-2pm
Instructor: Laurie Dunham

In this class you'll learn how to transfer your original artwork, alcohol ink, or gelli prints onto polymer clay. Then, we'll take it to the next level by adding another layer of color with pastels, alcohol inks, and stamps. We'll finish up by cutting and baking components that can be used to create unique jewelry, or be used in other mixed media projects. $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee.



Georgia O'Keeffe Floral Painting -NEW-
Sunday, June 24, 11am-1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Let's channel one the greatest female painters, Georgia O'Keeffe, and create our own one of a kind floral paintings. Georgia O'Keeffe is widely known for her enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes. Larger-than-life abstracted florals in acrylic on canvas will be the focus of this workshop. Bring your own images or choose from something in Jane’s Image file! $40 class fee and $15 materials fee.



Acrylic Painting: Scenic View
Thursday, June 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Diana Fava

Learn basic acrylic techniques while creating a picture of a scenic beach vista with bird on canvas. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.

~~ See Class Sample Photos Below ~~
Class samples are also on display in the gallery.

Stop by The Artful Giraffe or call us at 941-388-3700 to register for classes. Registration/payment MUST be made prior to the day of class. Class fees are non-refundable.

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