This indoor and outdoor class will focus on taking painting notes on sight, then translating them into larger paintings. On Tuesdays, artists will take descriptive painting notes at local gardens with a travel-sized watercolor set, then on Wednesdays will transform these notes into larger paintings in the medium of the artists choice.

Filipino Parol

In the Philippines, during the Festival of Lights, the traditional bamboo and paper parol (puh-roll). or star lantern symbolizes the victory of light over darkness as well as hope and goodwill. All throughout the festival season, star-shaped lanterns can be seen hanging outside homes and along the streets of cities and small provincial towns, farms and fishing villages. Around Manila, parols made of Capiz shell or plastic illuminate the city. One of the most spectacular sights can be seen in the city of San Fernando where 20-foot tall parols with flashing lights are paraded through the streets on truck beds.

The first parol was inspired by chines lanterns and the Mexican pinatas brought by missionaries to the Philippines. Bamboo reeds formed the star, which was then covered with Japanese rice paper and illuminated from within by a candle.

Saturday, May 19th from 10:30am - 3pm.

This is a make and take for all ages, 4 to adult.

$5 for non-members, free to members

Instructor's: Molly Frisby and Liz Dueck

**Make and Take is a come and go event. No registration needed.




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Learn the basics of working on the pottery wheel, and spend some quality time with your loved ones in this fun workshop!  Be sure to wear clothes you're not afraid to get dirty! An adult must participate in the workshop - the tuition fee of $100.00 members - 125.00 non-members and covers one parent and child attending. Classes are appropriate for children ages 5-12+. Parents with children ages 5- 8 work together on one wheel. 

June 7th - August 2nd. This eight-week session provides students who have already taken the introduction to pottery the opportunity to continue to work on the wheel.  Students will hone their skills by learning techniques such as making lidded vessels, adding texture, and furthering their knowledge with glazing. 

June 5th through July 10th. Learn to use the silkscreen process to make your own limited edition prints, posters and t-shirts! Students will learn about reduction printing, resist techniques and the use of photo emulsion.

June 19th - 22nd & June 26th - 29th. Come journey with us as we walk through the vibrant and colorful life of Frida Kahlo! Students may choose to work in 2D, 3D, or sign up for both weeks! Students in the 2D studio will learn how to draw a portrait, paint with acrylics and watercolors, and experiment with printmaking. Students in 3D will work with different types of clay, upcycled mediums such as paper mache, and culinary arts.