Class Descriptions

Basic jewelry design-making headpin earrings or necklace

Description:

Make a matching pair of head pin cluster earrings or necklace. Learn the technique to use headpins to attach and tie off beads. You will leave with a beautiful pair of earrings or necklaces that are ready to wear that you can tell everyone you made yourself. all supplies included in price. Supplies: Learning head pins small beads with hole diameter match head pin gauge headpins jump rings lever back or hooks 2.3 mm cable chain Tools included: flat nose x2 round nose good cutters

Ceramics Open Studio

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Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every Wednesday evening from 6 PM-10 PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on-site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer any questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire, and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage, and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

Ceramics, Glazing techniques

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Leann to take your newly made and trimmed piece to completion with the addition of beautiful, food-safe glazes. All material and instruction are provided.

Ceramics, Throwing on the wheel (Mugs)

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Through professional guidance, you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with a finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 sessions you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for first-time students. Often in Ceramics, it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this, you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well as attaching your handle. Final class, you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee. If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

Ceramics, Throwing on the wheel

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This class will cover the basic techniques of working on the wheel in clay. This is a perfect class for the beginner or intermediate who want to improve their skills. This class is customized to students that want to develop their skills in order to further develop techniques associated with working on the wheel. Through professional instruction, we introduce various functional possibilities of the material. This continues through the series where the instructor emphasizes the importance of growth. Fundamentals of material and technique are crucial in honing the proper skills to create a cohesive body of work. Students can expect to leave with the basics of working in clay, as well as the ability to move forward with their own individual goals/ possibilities. The final class of the series will include glazing and finishing of applicable work.

Ceramics, trimming and adding handles

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Learn from trained professionals how to trim your work, add handles and make it ready to be fired for completion. This is the second step in making professional work that you can have and use forever. All materials and instruction are included.

Creating Realism with colored pencil and introduction to basic colored pencil techniques with award-winning artist, Nikki Milley

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Join Nikki for an exploration into the world of color! You will learn about the different brands of colored pencils and their properties, and test different drawing surfaces (Pastelmat, suede board, Bristol paper, etc). You will learn the basics of colored pencil, how to layer, blend and burnish, and color mixing. This workshop promises to be fun and informative with a relaxed atmosphere to promote learning and creativity.

Intermediate oil painting session

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Intermediate Oil Painting consists of 4 classes in which the student will work with the instructor to develop their own palette, style, and technique. The class will have personal instruction based on the individual students’ work. Materials are provided in the first session only. Students will need to develop their own color palette and the size/medium for the work that will be completed through the instructor’s guidance. This class is for the student that has been through an introduction to painting and has the basic skills associated with oil painting.

Introduction to Ceramics

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Explore the basics of clay. We’ll cover the proper use of studio tools, equipment, and materials. You’ll learn about slab construction, coil building, and combined techniques. We’ll also demonstrate wheel throwing and discuss how various clays and glazes respond to each other. you will leave with a basic understanding of how a ceramics studio works and get hands-on instruction. Includes 10lbs of clay and more clay can be purchased for $.75/lb on site

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. The concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perceptions. All materials provided for first-time students

Introduction to Painting

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This class will teach the core skills to be on the path to doing professional oil paintings. Students will learn to paint from the basic still life. Starting with a two-value painting students will end with a five-value painting, working with a limited palette of colors. measuring and drawing for the oil painter and how to see the features as shapes of color making painting them easier to render will be taught. The purpose of edges will also be explained. Students will learn why and how artists squint. All materials are supplied for first-time students. This is a 3 hour 3 part class that can be taken 3 sessions in a row or split up to accommodate individual students’ schedules. The price is $40 per session. If you would like to split up the classes please contact Justin Dahl at justin@queencityfinearts.com

Introduction to Printmaking

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Students learn to create an original print from concept to completion. This class involves conversations that explain some types of printmaking available to artists while working to create a monotype print using the Queens City Fine Art’s printing press. Mono-type prints allow for students with limited drawing skills to create compelling images. Using images selected from your interest we guide you to a completed project. Instruction exists on a group and individual basis. The focus is on both theoretical and technical development. Once each class concludes everyone gains both knowledge and a physical series of prints. All materials are included with the enrollment fee. materials: -Paper -Printing Substrate -Oil Paint -Linseed Oil -Brayers -Paint Brushes

Journal/Sketchbook making Bookbinding

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Have you ever wanted to learn how a book is made? Would you like to learn to make your own sketchbook or journal? This instruction will cover bookbinding, both softcover and hardcover and students can expect to leave with actual books they have made for themselves. Activities will include; hands-on making, demonstrations including gluing, stitching, cutting, measuring, decorating, and bindings. Katie Sehr has majored in Printmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago. That entailed working on making books as well as printmaking. She can teach Coptic stitch, Saddle stitch, signatures, “zines” or small self-published magazines. She will teach the basic building blocks of making a book and then let you let your creativity take over from there.

Learn to draw realistic hair

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INTIMIDATED BY DRAWING REALISTIC HAIR? THEN THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU! BY BREAKING DOWN HAIR INTO SIMPLE SHAPES AND EASY-TO-HANDLE SECTIONS, YOU WILL BE DRAWING REALISTIC HAIR IN NO TIME. IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO SKETCH A SIMPLE HAIR STYLE AND BY USING THE PROPER TOOLS AND THE BASICS OF SHADING, I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO CREATE DEPTH, HIGHLIGHTS, AND TEXTURE. SHORT DEMONSTRATIONS, DISCUSSION, AND A DRAWING EXERCISE WILL BE A PART OF THIS SESSION, AS WELL AS ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION.

Learn to make a headpin long cluster necklace

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Make a headpin long cluster necklace. Make a matching pair of headpin cluster earrings. Learn the technique to use headpins to attach and tie off beads. all supplies and materials included Supplies: Learning headpins small beads with hole diameter match head pin gauge headpins jump rings 2.3 mm cable chain 7 mm clasps Tools: flat nose x2 round nose good cutters

 

Learning to draw with charcoal and charcoal wash

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ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED. Charcoal wash drawing is a great way to create more drama in one’s drawings and add fun to the art experience. Adding charcoal wash to the student’s artistic toolbox will enable them to draw while experiencing the sensation of painting at the same time. Charcoal wash is simply powdered charcoal mixed with water and applied with a brush then worked with traditional charcoal methods. It is a fast way to lay in broad dark patterns quickly while not sacrificing the beauty and expression of line. The technique is easy to learn and will help make the student a more creative artist.

Linoleum Block Printmaking

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Classes include instruction in carving and printing imagery using carved linoleum blocks. Students learn to create an original print from concept to completion. This class involves conversations that explain some types of printmaking available to artists while working to create a linoleum block print using the Queens City Fine Art’s printing press. Using images selected from your interest we guide you to a completed project. Instruction exists in the group and individual basis, with a focus on both theoretical and technical development. Once each class concludes everyone gains both knowledge and a physical series of prints. All materials are included with enrollment fee. materials: -Paper -Printing Substrate -Ink -Brayers

Saturday Academy

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Queen City Fine Arts is hosting a public art class in which participants will be creating a ceramics piece. The class group will be split into two in which half of the class will be hand-building pinch pot faces. The second half will be throwing a cylinder on a wheel. All works need to stay on-premise to be fired and can be picked up at a later date.

Semi Private Drawing and Painting instruction

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The class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil painting, drawing, acrylic, printmaking, and other aspects of 2-dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week