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January 17, 2013

Annual winter classes scheduled at Community Arts Center

JOHNSTOWN — Winter classes at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont, will have returning favorites and some new twists.

In “Crocheting With Glass and More,” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26, crocheters will learn how to incorporate glass into crocheting.

Participants must have some knowledge of crocheting.

Cost is based by the hour.

In “Bringing the Figure to Life,” Tanya Kavarta will guide students in working from a clothed model from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2.

“The Artist as Writer,” which will begin Tuesday and continue through  Feb. 26, will teach artists how to describe their artwork for marketing.

Celtic music classes will be taught beginning Wednesday and continue through Feb. 27.

Classes are for musicians from ages 10 to adults, and they should bring their own instrument.

All classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., except where indicated.

There also will be classes on photography, drawing and yoga beginning Tuesday and continuing through Feb. 26,

In “Drawing What You See,” students will learn the skills of perspective, value, composition and shading.

Participants should bring favorite photos or pictures to work from.

For “Photography: Basics and Digital,” students should bring their cameras and manuals.

Yoga classes will be held from 1 to 2, 6:30 to 7:30 and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday and continuing through Feb. 26 and 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 to Feb. 28.

Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Feb. 13, there will be classes on woodburning, acrylics and one-stroke painting.

A woodburning tool will be needed.

“Painting With Acrylics” is for beginning or intermediate students. Supplies will be provided.

In “One-Stroke Painting on Glass,” students will practice one-stroke techniques using special glass paints, then paint on smooth glassware that will be brought from home.

There is a materials fee of $5.

On Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, there will be classes on pottery and stained glass.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery will be held from 1 to 3 or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Classes are limited to seven students, and the materials fee is $25.

Stained glass classes will be for beginning or intermediate students.

A supply list will be given upon receipt of payment.

Mary Battaline will demonstrate how to make Manhattan clam chowder from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Participants should bring a small container.

In “Watercolor: A Step More,” Kavarta will help students combine watercolor basics with technique to create a finished still life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

Children will be experimenting with art in various classes.

In “Art Lab,” children ages 7 and older will try out art supplies from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Mondays and continuing through Feb. 25.

Artists ages 3-5 will take a creative adventure in “Crazy About Art” from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning Wednesday and continuing through Feb. 27.

Children ages 8 and older will be introduced to the potter’s wheel in “Wheel Thrown Pottery” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28.

Children ages 9 and older will learn how to draw realistically in “Drawing 101” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 to Feb. 28.

Workshops

What: Winter classes.

When: Monday through Feb. 28.

Where: Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Cost: Varies by class.

Information: 255-6515.

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