Ponca City Art Center offering new classes

Ponca City Now - January 14, 2016 1:49 pm

If your New Year’s resolution is to find your creative side, you may take a look at some of the upcoming art classes at the Ponca City Art Center.

Classes currently enrolling are:

Children’s Art Academy, ages 6-13

Mondays (Art) or Wednesdays (Ceramics), 9-week class

After school 3:45 – 5:15 pm

Starting date: Jan. 18 or 20

Tuition: $120 members, $165 non-members

Ceramic classes are subject to a $15 per month clay fee

Immerse your child in art through this high quality after school program. Each month your child will work with different and exciting mediums and create beautiful works of art. Children’s Art Academy gives your children the ability to work with art mediums not generally taught in school, while also giving children ample time to use all their senses to explore and experiment using art to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Mondays: Mosaics, Drawing and Jewelry; Wednesdays: Clay Hand Building

Introduction to Wheel Throwing, ages 15+

Wednesdays, 6 week class

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Starting date: Wednesday Jan. 13

Tuition: $140 members, $160 non-members

Will create 4-6 glazed, fired, custom ceramic pieces

This is a 6-week beginning level pottery class for those who have never thrown on a pottery wheel or for those who have but need a refresher. This class will meet once a week on Mondays for 2 1/2 hours to teach the basics of wheel thrown pottery: wedging, centering, pulling, throwing basic forms, trimming and glazing. The cost of supplies is included in the class. This class is designed for adults and teens. You must be at least 15 years old and have a strong desire to learn to throw. Each class is limited to 5 people.

Adult Clay Hand Building (Garden Totem), ages 16+

Thursdays, 8 week class

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Starting date: Thursday, Jan. 14

Tuition: $140 members, $160 non-members

Will create 6-8 pieces necessary to make a garden totem

This class focuses on key clay hand building techniques including pinch pots, coil and slab construction. Instruction on surface ecoratin and glazing will also be included. There will be a sprecial emphasis on making a garden totem out of our pieces, however, this is not a necessary part of the class. One bag of clay, use of tools and glazes will be included with tuition. Extra bags of clay may be purches for $10 if desired. Limit of 12 spots available. Classes will take place from Jan. 14 to March 10 (No class Feb. 18)

Rebecca T. Mannschreck: Bringing Passion to your painting, ages 16+

All Day Saturday Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lunch on your own

Demo and Exercise, $125 members or $135 non-members

This workshop will showcase the very talented Rebecca Mannschreck. Mannschreck will begin with a demonstration showcasing her particular routines before painting. Class members will then have the opportunity to paint using her techniques under her guidance. This painting class will cover the "whats and whys" of intentional color choice. This workshop is intended to help artists bring more passion to their painting, and to allow them never to fear a blank canvas again. Deadline to enroll is Jan. 15. Students will need to provide their own supplies. Required supplies listed online upon sign up.

All class are held at the Ponca City Art Center located at 819 E. Central in the Historic Soldani Mansion. Classes are open for enrollment, and students my enroll online by visiting PoncaCityArtCenter.org and then clicking "Online Class Signup" or by calling 580-765-9746.

For more information contact: Kelsey Wagner, PCAC Executive Director, 580-765-9746, [email protected]. Like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/poncacityartcenter or visit them online at PoncaCityArtCenter.org.


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