Arts Center class registration underway

Registration is underway for classes at the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

– Young artists will join potter Susan Pell as they create a plethora of spring time projects – all with the season in mind – in Pottery: Spring Fever.

While developing their sculptural ideas, children will form their slabs, coils, and pinch pots into a variety of forms in an open studio, self-directed setting. Basic handbuilding skills will be introduced and developed. Class will meet on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 18. The class is open to students grades K-5. The cost of the class is $60.

– Let’s Draw!: In this class, students will focus on a different aspect of drawing each week through the guidance of Sarah Ferguson. Techniques discussed include shading, perspective, drawing what you see, drawing from life and portraits.

All levels are welcome. No experience is required. The class will meet Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 6. Two sessions are available – older homeschool students will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. (grades 6 -12); younger homeschool students will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. (grades K-5). The cost of the class is $50.

– Discover the world of art and dinosaurs in We Dig Dinos! Students will study the many colors, shapes, and textures found among the ancient times of dinosaurs. Media and processes will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. Students will learn how to use these are techniques to improve and build on their visual art skills as they develop their creativity with a very inspiring theme – dinos! This class is open to students in grades K-5 and will meet on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning March 5. The cost of the class is $50.

– Join artist Kadra Casseday as she explores the world of drawing in Drawing FUNdamentals! Fine tune your skills while learning tricks of the trade. The class will cover drawing basics for children while enhancing existing talent. The class will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 6. Open to students in grades 2 through 5. The cost of the class is $50.

– Learn to paint in Acrylic from Photography using photographs of your choice. Instructor Jennifer Wagoner will address materials, sketching and transferring from photos, color choices and painting techniques. Instruction will be individualized and is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. The session begins Tuesday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is open to teens and adults. The cost is $100.

– Instructor Susan Pell designed Pottery: Hand & Wheel for beginning artists as well as experienced potters. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel, including centering, raising the wall, thinning, shaping and trimming. Experienced students will refine their throwing / building skills and learn new finishing techniques to bring their pottery to a higher level. This course is offered in two different six week sessions: 1 4 p.m. for Teens & Adults (16 and up) and 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Teens (12 18). The class meets on Wednesdays, beginning March 19. The cost of the class is $100.

-Life Drawing is a self-directed course open to intermediate to advanced artists. A wonderful opportunity to draw from a clothed model, students work independently while refining their skills and sharing ideas. Supplies not included. Tuition fee covers the model. Life Drawing meets every Thursday, beginning March 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the class is $45.

– Let’s Draw! In this class, students will focus on a different aspect of drawing each week through the guidance of Sarah Ferguson. Techniques discussed include shading, perspective, drawing what you see, drawing from life, and portraits. All levels are welcome. No experience is required. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. beginning Thursday, March 6. This class is open to adults. The cost is $70.

– Kevin Woodcock will guide students through the process of learning basic screen printing in Intro to Screen Printing. Students will learn how to create a stencil and perfect the print to a finished product. Students will gain knowledge of working in the screen print medium and print editions. The class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 6. The class is open to teens and adults. The cost is $100.

– Painting Fundamentals for Teens will explore traditional and contemporary methods in acrylic painting, from observational still life to pop art portraits. Instructor Jennifer Wagoner will cover color theory, perspective, shadow, and composition will be covered, along with finding one’s own expressive artistic vision. This eight-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning March 6. The class is open to teens and costs $100.

– Enjoy the company of other potters while you throw or hand build at your own pace during the Open Pottery Studio. There is no instructor, just a studio manager. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, techniques and good stories while working independently on projects. One bag of clay included in tuition; additional bags are sold at $30, which includes glaze and firings. Basic pottery skills are a must. Open pottery is a self-directed class and pottery experience is required. Open Studio meets every Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning Friday, March 7. The cost of the class is $90.

– Seasoned touring professional musician and sound man Ralph Adkisson will teach guitar fundamentals, covering all facets of the instrument, playing styles, and string theory during Private Guitar Lessons. Sessions are 30 minutes per week, day and time to be decided by instructor and student. Lessons are $65 monthly for a 30-minute weekly session.

– One of the area’s best-known musicians, J.B. Tenney, is offering Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drum Lessons. All classes will focus on theory and technique colored with J.B.’s unique, progressive style. Sessions are 30 minutes per week, day and time to be decided by the instructor and student. Lessons are $65 monthly for a 30-minute weekly session.

– Individualized Flute Lessons are available with flutist Katy McClane by appointment. Topics include technique, reading music, theory, improvisation and audition preparation. Lessons are $65 monthly for a 30-minute weekly session.

The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a non-profit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and the surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins.

The Arts Center’s Art Education programs are supported by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and AES Laurel Mountain, LLC. Funds have been provided in part by the Carol Lambert Judy Scholarship Fund and the El Gran Sabor “El Gran Fest,” and anonymous donors. For more information on classes and events, visit the website at www.randolpharts.org, call 304-637-2355 or “Like” the RCCAC page on Facebook.