Thursday, February 3, 2011

february and march classes

After a month off to regroup and recuperate from the holidays, I'm pleased to offer a new lineup of classes and workshops in February and March. We'll have loads of ways for kids and adults to jump start their creativity in the new year.

Now you can register and pay for classes on line with your debit or credit card through our secure server at PayPal. Just click on the "Add to Cart" button below the class or classes you want to register for, and it will take you to our checkout and registration page. (If you don't have a PayPal account, you can simply click on the "continue" button on the PayPal home page under "Don't have a PayPal account?" and you can register and pay without setting up an account. Or, you can email me at campcactus{at}yahoo{dot}com to reserve your space. I'll send you a confirmation within 24 hours.

Camp Cactus Studio is located on NE Brazee at 45th Avenue in Portland's Hollywood neighborhood.

~ Drawing Classes ~

New dates     Anyone Can Draw!

Have you always wanted to learn to draw, but just don’t know where to start?
Are your drawing skills a bit rusty and do you need to refresh your fundamentals?
This is the course for you!
We’ll teach you the basic principals of drawing, through creative exercises designed to stimulate your imagination. Hands-on explorations of materials, techniques and principals of design.
What are you waiting for? Get drawing!

Bring an 11"x14" spiral-bound sketch pad, kneaded rubber eraser, and 2H, HB, 2B & 4B pencils to first class.

Revised Dates: Thursday Evenings, 7-9 pm,  March 3 - April 7 (6 sessions) $125
Ages 14-adult • Class size is limited • Preregistration required
A few spaces are still available

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Intermediate Drawing

This course is designed for beginning artists wanting to improve their skills.
The emphasis is on seeing, using right-brain techniques, line contours, shading, perspective, proportion, texture and contrast. We’ll further explore mark making and composition, drawing a variety of subjects, from photographs to still life to live models, using an assortment of materials.

Bring an 11x14” spiral-bound sketch pad, kneaded eraser, and 2H, HB, 2B & 4B pencils to first class. Additional materials list will be given at first class.

Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm Feb. 22 - March 29 (6 sessions) $125
Ages 14 - adult • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

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Figure Drawing

Come experience drawing a live, costumed model. Emphasis is on warming up with gesture poses, then short poses, ending with a 30 minute pose. Classes are self-directed and all levels are welcome. Please bring paper and drawing materials to class. $5 model fee due at beginning of class.

Friday evening, February 18   7-9 pm   $15
Wednesday evening, March 30   7-9 pm   $15
Adults • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

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New!    Let's Explore Drawing!

An Open Studio where kids can come and draw to their heart's content in a supportive, non-critical environment.
Artists are free to choose from a variety of materials such as charcoal, graphite, ink, crayon, pastels, markers and colored pencils; and various visual sources such as photographs and still life.
All materials provided.

Saturday, February 26th   1-3 pm     $25 (Sorry, this class is closed)
Saturday, March 26th (Spring Break)       1-3 pm     $25 (Space still available)
Ages 6 - 14 • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

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~ Special Interests ~

New!   Recreate Your Wardrobe
(Sorry, this class is closed) 
Contact Jude directly for more info about future classes
Create a new wardrobe through inventive re-design. With help from an expert clothing designer, you'll learn what to do with those "un-wearables" in your closet. Lots of ideas, inspiration, examples, help and hands-on direction. Bring several "needy" garments to the first meeting. Prior sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Jude Cornwell (aka Judee Moonbeam) holds a degree in clothing design and creates a well known line of wearable art accessories.
This workshop has been presented numerous times through Portland Community College with great results. Be creative, think green and save money with artistry and alteration!
Questions? Contact Jude: (503) 285-1875

Wednesday evenings, March 16th and 23rd  7-9 pm  (2 sessions)   $50
Adults • Class size is limited • Preregistration required by Friday, March 11

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New!  Product Photography Tips for Artists and Crafters

A workshop for artists and crafters who need help photographing their art to sell. We'll cover lighting fundamentals, composition, and styling tricks, and how to use your simple camera and readily available, inexpensive lights and materials to make beautiful product shots. We'll help you solve common photography problems without need for fancy equipment or huge budgets. You'll see lots of examples, of great and really bad photography, and get hands-on experience shooting a product.
Artists are encouraged to bring a piece of work you need help with and your digital camera.

Jane Russell studied commercial photography and art in San Francisco and Los Angeles and is a professional photo stylist with over 20 years of experience, whose client list includes major department stores, athletic wear companies and home stores.

Saturday, March 5th   1-5 pm   $65
Adults • Class size is very limited • Preregistration required

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~ Fun Classes for All Ages ~

Fantastical Fairy Architecture

Along with our imagination, we’ll use natural, recycled and found materials to design and build tiny dwellings for those magical beings who live all around us. Feel free to bring materials from your own garden, such as pinecones, acorns or seed pods.
We’ll provide ample building materials for everyone.
This 3-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-100.

Thursday, March 24th (spring break)       1 - 4 pm   $35
Ages 7 - 107 • Class size is limited • Preregistration required

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Fanciful Fairy Furniture

Come and use twigs and moss and leaves and flowers to build a tiny chair or a bed or table (or whatever else you might be inspired to create to furnish a fairy house or garden).
Set your imagination free and let it fly!
All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own materials for embellishments, like acorns and moss and leaves from your garden.

Friday, March 25th  1 - 3 pm   $25
Ages 7 - 107 • Class size is limited • Preregistration required