Agateware is pottery decorated with a combination of contrasting colored clays. The name agateware is derived from the agate stone, which when sliced shows multi-colored layers. This pottery technique allows for both precise and thought out patterns, and free random effects.
Instructor Austin Custer
Dates: 3 Saturdays–September 8, 15 & 22
$50 non-member/$45 AAHC member
Facility area: Art Center lower level Pottery Studio
Students: 4 minimum All supplies provided.
Clay Elephant Leaf Dish
Clay slabs with pressed leaf designs.
Instructor Angela Dishman
Students create an hors d’eouvre tray, candy dish, jewelry tray, or simply a table decoration. Leaves and all supplies provided.
3 Thursday evenings: September 13, 20, & October 4, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
In the Art Center’s lower level Pottery Studio.
Limit 8 students
$35/$30 AAHC Members
Wet On Wet (Alla Prima) Oil Painting Class
Description of class: Oil Painting class using the wet-on-wet technique (alla prima) made famous by Bob Ross, the PBS TV artist. All levels of painters are welcome.
Each student will finish a 16” x 20” painting in class with demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
Date: Thursday, September 27 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Facility area: Shaffer Studio / Art Annex. Corner of 15th & Broad, New Castle, IN
Students max 10 (minimum of 2)
Copper Pot with Hydrangeas
All paint, brushes, easels, etc. supplied. Students need to bring paper towels and a 16” x 20” canvas (or one can be purchased on location for $6.00) ·
$55 non-member/$50 AAHC member per class
To register, contact the Art Center at 765-529-2634
Each class will feature a specific painting.
Any level of student is welcome. You will take home a finished painting at the end of class. These classes will be offered one day per month. Check back each month for featured painting. Or check Gini’s website for next class: www.ginideaton.com
“String Pull” Class & Demonstration
Instructor: Jan McGuire
Harken back to childhood, and being able to dump paint all over something. Add a few elements like water, silicone, and pouring medium to acrylic paints, and pour your paints over anything flat or otherwise.
Date: November 17 1:00 pm to approx. 3:00 pm
Shaffer Studio corner of 15th & Broad, New Castle All materials provided.
Jan McGuire will demonstrate her technique of String Pulling, and up to 5 pre-registered students may try their hand at it as well.
To create your own string pull:$8 AAHC members/$10 non members for an 8″ x 10″ canvas
To register contact the Art Center at 765 529-2634
Classes on demand below.
Contact the Art Center with interest in these classes, and we will work to schedule a date.
Paint Like a Pro!
with Patrick Kluesner
Oil Painting class for intermediate students familiar with basic principles.
Patrick will be returning to instruct at New Castle’s Art Association again this year. If you have taken his courses before, you will be familiar with Patrick’s talent and skillful instructional methods.
This class will likely reflect previous class outlines by Patrick Kluesner: 4 classes once per week (ex-4 Tuesdays) 6:00-8:00pm in the Shaffer Studio Students: 8 min/10 max. Students bring their own supplies (a list will be provided) $50/$45 AAHC members
More details to come.
From AAHC Educational Programs Director: “I participated in an oil class instructed by Patrick Kluesner and was pleased with my improvement of skills in oils under his direction. His method in the utilization of color, and stages in oil painting gave me a more respectable ability. For the first time I had one of my oil paintings in an exhibit at the Art Center Gallery. My painting displayed was a portrait of my daughter, “In A Brown Study”. This was the second painting I accomplished during Kluesner’s course. I also created a still life during the class that I am contemplating submitting in a future show. I recommend any oil painter, beginner or experienced, to experience Kluesner’s style and instruction.”
Check out gallery at www.PatrickKluesner.com
Traditional Rug Hooking Class
with Tracy Burns / Fiber Artist 3 Class Projects for beginners and intermediate
Playing with Plaid (pillow) Beginners Date to come
In this fun project you will learn the art of Rug Hooking and how to use a fun plaid to color plan your project. It also has a fun Proddy (fringed edge) This project will be worked on in 4 class times. Variety of colors from which to choose.
Materials are provided to complete the project. Class Fee $40 AAHC members/$45 non members Materials fee $45.00 Materials include: Notebook, pencil, hook, pattern on 18″ x 18″ quality backing, 100% wool fabric (to complete the project), pillow stuffing, informational hand outs on techniques of hooking, finishing, & care.
Please pick either the Apples or Sunflower.
Materials are provided to complete the projects. Class Fee $40 AAHC members/$45 non members Materials $50.00 Materials include: Notebook, pencil, hook, pattern on 18″ x 18″ quality backing, 100% wool fabric (to complete the project), plastic canvas to stiffen the back of project, buttons, sticks, beads, etc., for embellishment, informational hand outs on techniques on hooking, finishing and care.
Example dates & times–Wednesdays: April 19, 26, May 3, & 10 6pm to 8pm
See information about Tracy on our Instructor Spotlight tab!
This course is being offered “on demand”. Interested students submit their names and will be contacted when a new date is scheduled, or one will be sceduled with interest. Contact the Art Center to be included in this one of a kind textile workshop and receive a supply list.
The Art Association of Henry County is excited to offer its members and community the opportunity to experience instruction from Mary Ann Davis, a member of the American Impressionist Society.
with Mary Ann Davis
Students: 6 minimum/12 maximum.
$80/$75 AAHC Members
Art Annex Shaffer Studio
“Emphasis will be on how to make your paintings stronger using composition, color and value. There will be a short demo in the morning leaving plenty of time for one on one instruction at the easel. I will try to give each individual exercises to help work progress.” Mary Ann Davis
This course is being offered “on demand”. Interested students submit their names and will be contacted when a summer date is scheduled. Contact the Art Center to be included in this extraordinary workshop and receive a supply list.
Melted bottle used as a cheese tray.
with Angela Dishman
Another class will be offered if interest is expressed.
Bring your bottles, or use ours, and join the fun! Students learn the process of cleaning & preparing glass for the kiln, as well as prepping kiln shelves. Second class has students embellishing their melted pieces with wire, beads, and more. Create a spoon rest, cheese tray, wall hanging . . . Supplies provided, but bring other bottles or decorative elements you wish to incorporate. Students are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy.
In the Art Center’s lower level Pottery Studio.
Ages 21 & older. Limit 8 students
At November’s Slumping Class, students helped prepare kiln shelves for glass by coating with kiln wash.
Right: A Harvey’s Bristol Cream bottle with wire embellishment and original cork.
Below: Victoria Mendez purchased her own condiment mold to slump a wine bottle for the holidays. The results were beautiful!