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**Please register for each class separately.  If you have any questions please contact Brett Billings at (423) 432-7514.

Mountains and Valleys

TUESDAY, MAY 2 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will create a tissue paper collage of silhouetted mountains with a colorful sunset background. This directive explores the “peaks and valleys” of adult life, while promoting the use of distant memories. This visually symbolic timeline of important life events addresses Erikson’s developmental stages of Generativity vs. Stagnation and Integrity vs. Despair. 

Watercolor Exploration

TUESDAY, MAY 9 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will create 3 watercolor paintings on paper using 3 different techniques. This directive explores the developmental stage of Industry vs. Inferiority, as the control of the watercolor medium challenges the participant to freely and loosely express emotion through the use of color.

Abstract Expressionism 

TUESDAY, MAY 16 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will create an abstract painting using acrylic paint with texture medium on canvas. This art directive challenges the participant to explore ego identity and thought vs. feeling while painting with palette knives, which promotes the build up of textures and colors.

Barn Quilt Design with Fabric

TUESDAY, MAY 23 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will use cut fabric pieces to create a quilt square on board. This directive explores individuality within the “whole.” Participants will then place their “mini quilt” on a wooden barn template to create a rustic multimedia piece of art that represents the “fabric of life.”

Still-Life with Oil Pastels

TUESDAY, MAY 30 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will create a still-life drawing on paper using oil pastels. This directive is an exploration of perception and perspective. The challenge of truly looking at still-life objects and capturing them on paper represents how one can look at life with various perspectives.

Puzzle Piece Painting

TUESDAY, JUNE 6 1:00 - 3:00

Participants will use small puzzle pieces that are painted and collaged, and then glued together to create a larger puzzle piece. The pieces that each individual creates will then come together to create a total puzzle, and becomes a group piece of art. This directive explores relationship with others by placing the individual within the “whole collective.”

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