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Kindness Rocks - Rock Painting with Trish
with Trish Rowe
Course Description: Using acrylic paints, mixing colors, gluing accessories to rocks, at the end of the course, each student will have decorative rocks which they can keep or give to someone.
Notes: Rocks, paints and brushes will be provided the first day. If students want to continue, they will need to buy some 2 oz. acrylic paints and a few brushes. Note: Such paints can be purchased at any hobby store (Michael's, Jo-Ann's) as can a variety of brushes.
Class Leader Bio(s): Trish Rowe has been painting rocks for several years now. She finds it to be fun and not as intimidating as a canvas. She has experimented with various techniques and is self-taught.
Introduction to the Zentangle® Method
with Shannon Flynn
Course Description: The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being, and is enjoyed all over the world. No artistic talent or previous experience is required. This class takes the learner from the very basics of the Zentangle Method through the ability to create Zentangle Inspired Art. Students who complete the 5 classes will qualify to join a free Zoom group that meets twice monthly.
Notes: This is a 5-session class, meeting in person at UWF for the first session only on September 20 where you will purchase a Zentangle Toolkit for a fee of $15. The remaining sessions will meet online on September 27, October 11 and 18, and November 1 (no class on October 4 and 25). To participate, you must have access to personal internet plus technology capable of using the Zoom app. (If you are a returning participant, you will not need to purchase a new toolkit, but you will need new tiles, which may be purchased in the first/in-person session.)
Class Leader Bio(s): Shannon Flynn is a retired classroom teacher who found Zentangle in 2020 and fell in love. She had never before been successful at any visual art form, but the Zentangle Method changed that! In 2020 she attended the international seminar to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher. She then started teaching small classes locally and created a group of tanglers called Fabtangling Fun. In August 2023, she will be a guest instructor at the Zenjo Retreat in Wales.
with Dan Robison
Course Description: This is a congenial group with no pressure or "must do." Each week is a different subject, with photographs or painted examples.
Notes: This is a seven weeks' course, beginning September 21 and ending with examples of our work at Final Follies on week 8.
Class Leader(s): Dan Robison and Donna Brantley
Class Leader Bio(s): Dan and Donna are members of the Arts and Design Society and the Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters, and they work mainly in watercolor.
Basic Pottery: Oct 16 - Nov 6
with Sherry Cooler
Course Description: You will be making a highly requested decorated "Ceramic Pumpkin." This is a double session 4-weeks course.
Notes: There is a $40 non-refundable supply fee to cover materials, paid directly to the instructor at the first session. This is a double session 4-week class meeting October 16, 23, 30 and November 6. Only sign up for one Pottery Class.
Class Leader Bio(s): Sherry Cooler has been a potter and instructor for 27 plus years. She loves hand-building and creating pottery with found objects as well as sharing what she knows. Pat Basque will be the co-leader for this course.