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PAST CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

A Cappella Anyone?

Four Month Class
Cost: $100.00

Class Description: A Cappella Anyone? A cappella is the purest form of singing, producing harmonies unencumbered by accompanying instruments.  This group will explore various genres of a cappella music from madrigals to jazz to pop. “Pitch Perfect” is not necessarily the end goal but can be attempted if there is a solid beatboxer out there. The repertoire chosen will depend on the vocal makeup of the class. We will spend a portion of each class developing your skills with vocal exercises and building upon those skills throughout the duration of the class session. The remainder of each class will be spent rehearsing music with the end goal of performance. Join us and grow your vocal and part-singing skills in a fun filled environment.

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Tuesday – January 11 – May 17, 2022
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM

Instructor: Toni Cotturone

Location:  Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 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.

Acrylic Painting (Level 1 & 2)

Six – Week Class  New!!
Cost: $100.00

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Class Description:  In a relaxed setting you’ll learn the foundations of working with acrylic paint and how they are the simplest and most effective way for an absolute beginner to learn how to paint successfully. The class will teach you color mixing, pallet, brushes different application surfaces and other tools, and leaning to apply acrylic paint in thin layers like watercolors or in thicker, more opaque applications like oil paint. Your class will be up to frameable art you create and can be proud of. 

Materials Needed:  Acrylic 1 & 2

Acrylic Paint Set
(Inexpensive paints can be used as we learn skills. But, keep in mind they may have a slightly different color value, may be thinner and may be less vibrant.)

Artist Brush Set
1-2 inch brushes (Q -3) Please choose inexpensive large brushes such as contractor wood handle trim type.

WaterColor Paper Journal (11×14)

5 Canvas Boards (9X12 or larger, check dollar trees pkg of 1)

Artist Palette Knife set (check dollar trees pk of 3)

Pallet (wood or plastic)

Acrylic Medium – gloss (sm.)

Gesso (16 oz.)

* Easel is not needed for this class

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CLASS SESSIONS – 6-Week Class  NEW!

Date of Class:  Tuesday  July 26 – August 30, 2022
Time:  12:00 – 2:00pm

Instructor: Rhona Dawson

Location:  Art Studio A

Ages: Adults

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.

AFROFusion Fitness Via ZOOM

Four-Week Class

Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am

Cost: $40.00 per four-week class

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Class Sessions

1: April 3- April 24, 2021

2: May 1- May 22, 2021

Instructor: Alicia Edwards

Location: Via ZOOM Link

Ages: 8 and older

 

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 is a high impact cardiovascular fitness class that is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. You will be smiling and sweating to West African drum beats. In this hour class you will be combining traditional moves and contemporary styles of African dance with drums and Afro-beat music. Please wear comfortable clothes and layers in case you get too hot, and don’t worry about footwear, you won’t need them.

Art Smorgasbord For Kids Grades 4 – 6

Seven – Week Class – Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $150.00
Includes all materials and supplies.

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Wednesday June 22 – August 10, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $150.00 for 7 weeks of unique fun and excitement
Instructor:
Lisa Morrison
Location:  Art Studio B
Ages: Children Grades 4 – 6

Learn How to:

  • Design Your Very Own Logo Name
  • Create a Crayon Resist Watercolor Under the Sea
  • Create a Romare Bearden-Like Collage
  • Design and Create Your Own Paper 3D Sculpture
  • Create an Eye of the Tiger Using Pastels
  • Draw, Create and Color a Mandala
  • Watercolor Landscapes Tips and Tricks

 All materials and supplies included.

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.

Art Smorgasbord for Kids Grades 1 – 3

Seven – Week Class – Wednesday mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $150.00
Includes all materials and supplies.

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Date of Class:  Wednesday June 22 – August 10, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Rhona Dawson

Location:  Art Studio A

Ages: Children Grades 1 – 3

Class Description:   Learn How to:

Make Flying Goldfish Windsocks

Out of Space Nightlights

Groovy Flower Painted Pots

Spring Fling String Painting

A Walk in Nature – Textured Collage

Zoo-Tac-Tic Wire Animal Art

Bad Hair Blow Painting

$150.00 for 7 weeks of unique fun and excitement

 All materials and supplies included.

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 Description:  In this class students will learn the basics of fusing while creating items for their homes. Students will learn how to cut, assemble, and design glass pieces by making magnets, coasters, and plates.  All equipment, materials, and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!

Basic Clay Metal – Techniques with Copper

December 3, 2022    9:00am – 4:30pm
Ages: ADULTS

Cost: $100.00

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Instructor: Cynthia Quesenberry

Location:  Art Studio B

Beginner Techniques

Description of classes:  This intermediate class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay.  Art Clay Silver is a great product especially formulated for objects that can be created and fired in the same day with outstanding results.  Art Clay Silver is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder.  It is soft and easy to work with simple tools.  One it is fired at 1550 degrees for 45 minutes the product is .999 fine silver.  Art Clay silver is available in several formulations such as syringes, paste, silver coated paper, and overlay paste. Art Clay Silver projects can be combined with ceramics, glass fusions, kiln fired enameled, and torch enameled.  The creative possibilities are endless.  Art clay copper is also available.  The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs.  Workshop includes all materials and supplies.

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 Description:  In this class students will learn the basics of fusing while creating items for their homes. Students will learn how to cut, assemble, and design glass pieces by making magnets, coasters, and plates.  All equipment, materials, and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!

Beginners Extruding and Coil Base Class

Eight- Week Class

Tuesdays 10am – 12:30pm or 6pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $180 per session

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 Class Sessions

Tuesdays May 4 – June 22, 2021

Instructor: John Walton

Location: Pottery Studio, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

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.

For Coil Building                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You will learn the basic skills for coil building. Techniques will involve rolling and extruding coils of clay. Coiled pots are constructed by gradually stacking and joining coils of clay one on top of the other. By manipulating and joining together to form a finished object.

For Extruding Building
You will learn how to assemble the extruder correctly. Will use clay straight out of the bag or use well wedged clay. Learn how to use the extruder correctly. Learn how to put extruded pieces together to make finished projects

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Black Ink Drawing and Painting

Six – Week Class – Tuesday evenings  7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $100.00
Includes all materials and supplies.

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Tuesday June 28 – August 6, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Miguel Dominado

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: 16+

Class Description:

Class Description:  Similar to watercolor, students will learn the sophistication of drawing and painting only in black ink. They will learn to draw floral subjects and faces, as well as body gestures.  They will learn the basics of drawing, and illustrative techniques on how to control line weight and expression with their artwork. 

Recommended Materials: pencils, erasers, black markers (Arteza or Copic brand recommended), watercolor brushes (1 medium and 1 large round brushes), black ink, and about 9×12 size Bristol board paper and watercolor paper.

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.

Caroling for Everyone

September 13 – December 13, 2022
Tuesdays  – 5:00 – 6:00pm

Cost: $100.00

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Instructor: Toni Cotturone

Location:  Sewing Studio

Ages:  7 – 12

Class Description: There’s nothing like the joyful sound of children singing! This class will not only provide an opportunity for children to sing with others but will also work to develop skills in music literacy. We will incorporate barred instruments (xylophones, etc.) to encourage music exploration and independence. Enroll your child in a class this fall that will not only allow them to be musically expressive but will also set them on the road to being musically adept!

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 Description:  In this class students will learn the basics of fusing while creating items for their homes. Students will learn how to cut, assemble, and design glass pieces by making magnets, coasters, and plates.  All equipment, materials, and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!

Caroling for Everyone

September 13 – December 13, 2022
Ages:  13 – Adult
Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $100.00, 4 months

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Instructor: Toni Cotturone

Location:  Sewing Studio

Ages: 13 – Adult

Class Description: Come and join a group of singers who enjoy the art of music making. This class will focus on improving your skills while rehearsing seasonal songs, the end goal being performance. No experience necessary – just a desire to sing with others and celebrate the season!

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 Description: Come and join a group of singers who enjoy the art of music making. This class will focus on improving your skills while rehearsing seasonal songs, the end goal being performance. No experience necessary - just a desire to sing with others and celebrate the season!

Character Design/ World Building

Six – Week Class – Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $100.00

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Date of Class:  Wednesday,  June 22 – August 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Miguel Dominado

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: 16+

Class Description:

Class Description: This will be a class with a combination of anatomy and portrait-making lessons. It is also a class of understanding character-creation and world-building. By the last 3 weeks, students will be focused on designing their own character, having discussions about branding, iconography, character design choices, and world building by the last week.

Recommended Materials: pencils, erasers, black markers (Arteza or Copic brand recommended), watercolor brushes (1 medium and 1 large round brushes), black ink, and about 9×12 size Bristol board paper and watercolor paper.

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.

Children’s Chorus

Four-Month Class
Cost: $75.00

Class Description: Children from seven to thirteen will have the opportunity to use their voices to create beautiful, harmonious music. Allow your student to be a part of an ensemble that will challenge them as well as grow them as people and as lovers of music. The children will learn to work with others, identifying different pitches, as well as learning proper vocal techniques. Students will have the opportunity to perform at least one time in the community and one performance at the Suffolk Center. The Children’s Chorus sings a variety of different types of music. You do not have to have any prior musical experience, just a desire to sing!

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Tuesday – January 11 – May 17, 2022

Time:  5:00 – 6:00PM


New Director:  Toni Cotturone

Location:  Rehearsal Hall

Ages: 7-13

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 Description:  Children from seven to seventeen will have the opportunity to use their voices to create beautiful, harmonious music. Allow your student to be a part of an ensemble that will challenge them as well as grow them as people and as lovers of music. The children will learn to work with others, identifying different pitches, as well as learning proper vocal techniques. Students will have the opportunity to perform at least one time in the community and one performance at the Suffolk Center. The Children’s Chorus sings a variety of different types of music. You do not have to have any prior musical experience, just a desire to sing!

Classic Collage in Acrylic

Six – Week Class  New!!
Cost: $75.00

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Class Description:  This class is a great class for a beginner and is much like the acrylic one class as acrylic paint, painting tools, pallets, canvas and color charts will be covered.  The BIG difference in this class is that the students will incorporate their work into Classic Masters painting.  Each student will create using their own unique style a version of the portion of the painting assigned. Once all the pieces are completed we will then attach them together, recreating the classic master’s work. Other projects will be completed in the class that will also be frameable art.   Instructor will go over materials list at the first class.

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CLASS SESSIONS – 6-Week Class  NEW!

Date of Class:  Wednesday – January 12 – February 16, 2022
Time:  9:00 – 11:00am

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Date of Class:  Wednesday –  March 2 – April 6, 2022
Time:  9:00 – 11:00am

Instructor: Rhona Dawson

Location:  Art Studio A

Ages: Adults

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.

Clay Creations for Kids!

6-Week Class
Cost: $100.00

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Saturday October 30, 2021 – December 4, 2021
Time:  12:00Noon – 2:00pm

Instructor: Lisa Morrison

Location:  Pottery Studio

Ages: Ages 8+

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 Description: If you can think of it, you can create it.  A fun and exciting hands-on class designed for kids to make what kids like and can imagine.  All materials and supplies are included in the class registration.

Creating/Writing a Short Story

Six – Week Class
Cost: $75.00
Includes all materials and supplies.

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Date of Class:  Thursday – June 2 – July 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Phoenix Lampkin

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: Adults

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.

Effective Essay Writing

Nine – Week Class
Cost: $50.00

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Class Description:  In this 6-week class you will learn the fundamental structure of constructing 3 point and five-point thesis essays, along with the 4 basic types of essays expository, argumentative, descriptive, and narrative. Please bring a journal or notebook and a writing instrument to class.

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CLASS SESSIONS – 6-Week Class

Date of Class:  Wednesday – January 12 – February 16, 2022
Time:  7:30 – 8:30pm

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Date of Class:  Wednesday – March 2 – April 6, 2022
Time:  7:30 – 8:30pm

Instructor: Phoenix Lampkin

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: 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.

Gesture Drawing

Six – Week Class  New!!
Cost: $75.00

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Class Description:  Learn the basics of body composition and observation.  Students will learn and understand the philosophy of movement, expression, and dynamism when learning to “gesture” as opposed to technical drawing.  Students will learn through exercises of pencil sketching to deliberate “gesturing” of pencil and eventually pen and ink materials.  They will be provided with inanimate figure models and images to draw from.  Recommended Materials:  Pencil – HB and no.2 Sharpener, Bristol board paper OR drawing paper (At least 9x12inches), Bristol board paper OR drawing paper (20×16 inches, bound in a sketchbook or a hard back to display on easel),  Black marker (alcohol based such as Copic, Ohuhu, or Concept brand), 12×16 size drawing paper is recommended.

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CLASS SESSIONS – 6-Week Class  

Date of Class:  Wednesday – January 12 – February 16, 2022
Time:  3:00 – 5:00pm

OR

Date of Class: Wednesday – March 16 – April 2, 2022
Time:  6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Miguel Dominado

Location:  Art Studio A

Ages: Adults

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.

GLASS BLOWING WORKSHOPS

Glass Blowing Workshop

  • June 4, 2021   Friday: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm    
  • June 5, 2021   Saturday: 10 am – 5:00 pm     

Cost: $60.00 per session

Ages:  Minimum age 10 – Parent or guardian must be present throughout the workshop.

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Class Sessions

Learn the art of glass blowing with one of  Virginia’s most respected glass craftsmen.  Spend one hour creating your very own glass-blown piece of artwork. You will be able to work with a professional glass artist. Neil Duman shows his love for art through his flowing designs of colorful glass. These symmetrical works portray visions of beauty and relaxation that will catch the eye as light projects through them.  Children ages 10+ must have a parent or guardian with them during the duration of the class.

Instructor: Neil Duman

Location: Rear Entrance of O’Connor Suite, 1st Floor at SCCA

 

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.

Glass Fusion for Adults

Six-Week Class
Cost: $125.00

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CLASS SESSIONS

Date of Class:  Wednesday – July 28 – September 1, 2021
Time:  4:00PM – 6:00PM
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Date of Class:
Wednesday – September 15 – October 20, 2021
Time: 
4:00PM – 6:00PM

Instructor: Pat Langley

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: Adults

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 Description:  In this class students will learn how to cut, grind, foil, solder, clean, and polish glass to create stained glass creations. The class is being taught by a former instructor from the Chrysler Glass Studio.  The class will start with an introduction to glass, we will make a small practice piece, then students will design a larger piece (10”x10” at most) to complete over the exciting six-week course.  All equipment, materials and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!

Glass Fusion for Kids

Six-Week Class
Cost: $125.00

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Date of Class:  Wednesday – July 28 – September 1, 2021
Time:  1:00PM – 3:00PMPM

Instructor: Pat Langley

Location:  Art Studio B

Ages: 10+

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 Description:  In this class students will learn the basics of fusing while creating items for their homes. Students will learn how to cut, assemble, and design glass pieces by making magnets, coasters, and plates.  All equipment, materials, and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!