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CARD STAMPING: THANKSGIVING WORKSHOP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday, 2-4pm

Cost: $25 per workshop, includes $10 supply fee

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Thanksgiving Edition: October 26, 2019

Instructor: Tammy Shaia

Location: Art Room B, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: It’s almost Thanksgiving, a time to invite the family over and give thanks! And what could be a better way to do this than your own handmade card! *Build on what you’ve already learned about basic rubber stamping or discover what paper crafting is all about. In this workshop, we’ll create cards with a fall theme just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CARD STAMPING: THANKSGIVING WORKSHOP

CARD STAMPING: FALL WORKSHOP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday, 2-4pm

Cost: $25 per workshop, includes $10 supply fee

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Fall Edition: September 21, 2019

Instructor: Tammy Shaia

Location: Art Room B, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Express your gratitude for others with a handmade touch! Learn basic rubber stamping techniques and how to create handmade all-occasion greeting cards. Your friends will be delighted when they receive your handmade creation in the mail!

CARD STAMPING: FALL WORKSHOP

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING 2

Six-Week Class

Wednesdays

6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $135 per session, $20 lab fee paid directly to instructor.

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Fall Session: Nov. 6 – Dec. 11, 2019

Instructor: Harriette Laskin

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 14+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is a continuation of Advanced Wheel Throwing I, but completing more complex forms and finishes. Limit 6 students.

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING 2

IN PLEIN SITE: A PLEIN AIR EVENT

1-Day Event

Saturday, 8:00am-5:30pm

Cost: $25 per person

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2018-19 Class Sessions

1-Day Only: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Registration deadline: May 11, 2019

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Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Plein Air Information Meeting

May 11, 2019     11AM- 12:30PM
Location:  Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Room:  O’Connor Suite

In preparation for the Plein Air Event on May 18th, an information meeting will be held on May 11th from 11AM – 12:30 at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in the O’Connor Suite on the first floor.

Suffolk artists Barbara Harris and Sandy Waters will be on hand to introduce painters to the concept of “Plein Air” painting and discuss with painters what they will need to bring. This event is free and open to the public.

Plein  Air painting is about leaving the studio and painting and drawing in the outdoors.  The practice dates back centuries but was made into an art form by the French impressionists.

The event on May 18th  is open to all artists.   Participants will bring their own paints, easel, and canvases.  Artists gather at the Suffolk Center from 8:00-8:30 a.m. for coffee and sign in and then they will disperse to begin painting.  Registration will be available at the information meeting, the fee is $25.00.

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IN PLEIN SITE: A PLEIN AIR EVENT

MOMMY & ME ART FUN

Three-Week Class

Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Cost: $40 for Mom & Toddler per 3-week session

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Spring Session 1: April 24 – May 8, 2019

Spring Session 2: May 22 – June 5, 2019

Instructor: Brittany Smolonsky

Location: Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Mom & Toddler

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Bring your preschooler in for a fun workshop celebrating Mom! Enjoy a relaxed setting with your little while you create a special piece of art for mom. This is a 3-week class for mothers/caregivers and their little ones.

MOMMY & ME ART FUN

FIT-TO-FUNCTION

Six-Week Class

Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Cost: $55 per 6-week session

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Spring Session: April 17 – May 22, 2019

Instructor: Kiawna Brinson

Location: Dance Studio A/B, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 18+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail:

FIT TO FUNCTION is a class designed to focus on the body’s seven primal movements; squat, lunge, push, pull, twist, bend and gait. Sedentary lifestyles decrease in mobility and balance as we age can make every day, ordinary movements of the body a lot harder than intended. Performing functional movements helps our bodies to thrive and survive.  This style of exercise is also great for those who may suffer from Parkinson ’s disease as it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living.

Participants are welcome to perform movements seated or standing, and any age is welcome!  Class duration is an hour. Classes will be modified according to fitness levels, limitations, etc.  As an extra added bonus, stretching and breathing techniques will also be incorporated into some sessions. Why not come out and give it a try?  You owe it to yourself to be fit to function!

FIT-TO-FUNCTION

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING

Six-Week Class

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm OR 6-8pm

Cost: $105 per session

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Spring Session: April 23 – May 28, 2019

Instructor: Genevieve Lawrence

Location: Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Learning to paint doesn’t have to be intimidating. With nearly twenty years of experience in oil painting, instructor Genevieve Lawrence will walk students through the basics of creating a painting from life. Students will learn under-painting techniques, color mixing, oil paint and medium properties, glazing, layering, and much more. This class is geared towards beginners, but all are welcome.  *supplies list available on Suffolk Center’s website: suffolkcenter.org.

*This supply list can all be purchased online at www.dickblick.com This link takes you to a shopping list with exactly the materials you will need. (usually delivers within two weeks/also free shipping) or similar items can be purchased at Michael’s or Jerry’s Artarama. Just bring the list and ask a sales associate for help. If you can’t find the exact brands, just buy something similar.

Supplies list that students will need to bring to the first class:

  • 8×10 in. drawing pad
  • 6B drawing pencil
  • Two 11×14 in. stretched and gessoed canvases (any brand)
  • Painting Palette 11×14 in. or larger, preferably glass or plastic
  • Blick Palette Knives by RGM, style 52 (metal)
  • Two small glass jars (any kind will do, they don’t have to come from an art store)
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 12
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 6
  • Three Blick Studio Bristle Brushes, filbert size 2
  • One Blick Studio Bristle Brush, filbert size 0
  • Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes (soft synthetic), filbert sizes 4 and 6
  • Gamblin Galkyd oil painting medium, 4.2 oz.
  • Gamblin Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits, 16.9 oz.
  • Blick Studio Oil Colors (student grade) 37 ml tubes in colors: raw umber, burnt umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna, cadmium red hue, crimson alizarin, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow hue, lemon yellow, and titanium white
  • Gamblin 1980 Oil Paint 37 ml tube in color Venetian Red
  • 2 old rags or t-shirts cut into rags
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • a handful of Q-Tips
BEGINNER OIL PAINTING

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING 1

Eight-Week Class

Wednesdays

6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $180 per session, $20 lab fee paid directly to instructor.

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Fall Session: Sept. 11 – Oct. 30, 2019

Instructor: Harriette Laskin

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is designed for the experienced wheel throwing potter.  Emphasis will be on exploring and developing a series of forms:  lidded jars, nesting bowls, serving sets, casserole sets, etc.  Finishing the items with unique decoration as well as glazing. Limit 6 students.

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING 1

KIDS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Three-Week Class

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: $40 per session ($10 supplies fee included)

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2018-19 Class Sessions

Winter: January 17-31, 2019

Instructor: LeKesha Adams

Location: Photography Lab, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Kids, Ages 8-13

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Young artists will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of drawing and painting various pieces of art.

They will work with line drawing, shape, pattern, texture, and shading. They will be experiment with different techniques and tools when it comes to drawing and painting. This class is primarily for students who want to have fun and learn some fun skills to create a beautiful piece of art.

KIDS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SHAG DANCING – INTERMEDIATE

Four-Week Class

Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm

Cost: $45 per 4 week session 

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 2018-19 Class Sessions

Session 1: February 7-28th, 2019

Session 2: March 7-28th, 2019

Instructor: Larry and Steva Williams

Location: Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 18+

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is designed for those with a basic level knowledge in shag dancing. If you want to expand your knowledge in techniques in Shag Dancing, this intermediate class is for you. Grab your partner and get ready to shag!

SHAG DANCING – INTERMEDIATE