Our Classes

Curriculum

Here at Figure 8 Studios, we value time that is spent with the Arts every week and provide many different genres and options to explore. We have something for every age group and welcome your ideas and goals for your portfolio!

Experience

We welcome students who have no experience, students who have some experience and want to try new things, and professional artists who want a chance to collaborate and build rapport with like minded individuals.

Instruction

Most classes are taught or co-taught with Tricia (Mrs. A), but there are several other Art instructors and amazing collaborators/guest artists involved!

Don't Be Shy

We’d love to see you at our next class! Questions about a course? Drop us a line – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Weekly Schedule

To enroll, click on a ‘Register’ link, give us a call, send us an email, or just come by the studio.

Sewing Collage | Monday 4-6pm

Intro to Sculpture | Tuesdays 5-6pm

Pottery: Intermediate Handbuilding | Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

Drawing, Painting & Pottery: Intro Sampler | Thursday 5-6pm

Advanced Drawing and Painting | Thursday 6-8pm

Mixed Media: Painting | Saturday 1-3pm

1 Class

$20
  • 2 Hours of Instruction
  • Most Materials Included
  • Free Studio Time

Intro to Art

$10
  • 1 Hour of Instruction
  • Most Materials Included
  • Free Studio Time

Don't Be Shy

We’d love to see you at our next class! Questions about a course? Drop us a line – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Course Descriptions

Sewing Collage:  MON 4-6

No experience required, some sewing experience helpful, 14+

Instructor: Lorie McCown

Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from papers, textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques.  We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, some elementary dyeing techniques, and stitching (of course)! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box — handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever — just remember, we will be cutting, dyeing and stitching on them.

INTRO TO SCULPTURE: TUES 5-6 PM

All ages welcome!

Instructor: Ed Gallardo

This class will introduce influences from popular culture, nature, animation, and personal style! All kinds of media will be used, including polymer clay, vinyl, resin, tin foil, jewelry and small totem supplies. Techniques learned with include shaping, carving, pouring, mold making, baking, gluing, collecting, planning, problem solving, balance, and texture creation.

Intro to Pottery Wheel Throwing   WED 6:30-8:30

No experience required, 12+

Instructor: Pam McLeod

For students who want to learn or continue to learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. Explore techniques to prepare clay, center, pull, and finish. Discuss options in shape and function possible as your skill level increases. Learn ways to glaze and the process of firing. Learn from examples of artists’ work, both in history and today.

Intro: Drawing, Painting & Pottery THURS 5-6

No experience required, all ages welcome

Instructor: Tricia Atkinson and Mrs. T

Sign up to enjoy a delightful introduction to the world of drawing and painting! Exploration of traditional techniques in realism, abstraction, drawing/painting from life (figure and still life), and learning control of line & value application to show form and life. Gain experience with a variety of media including pencil, ink, micropen, charcoal, conte, chalk, pastel, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, ink, and dimensional media. Explore traditional techniques in coil and slab building with earthenware clay. Gain experience with a variety of tools and techniques. Learn how to build a functional vessel as well as nonfunctional decorative items. Understand the process of firing and glazing. Experience amazing color choices and specialty techniques inherent to underglazing. Learn from examples of famous artists’ work both in history and today. Have fun, explore, and learn!

Advanced Drawing & Painting   THURS 6-8

Some experience recommended, 16+

Instructor: Tricia Atkinson

For students with moderate to high level experience in drawing and painting, expand your portfolio with advanced techniques in pencil, mechanical pencil, micropen, etching, scratchboard, pastel, conte, charcoal, chalk, acrylic, tempera, watercolor, ink, dimensional media, and oil. Learn from studying examples of different artists’ works, both in history and today. Continue to explore traditional techniques in realism, abstraction, drawing from life (figure and still life), and learning control of line and value to show form and life. Have an opportunity to collaborate with other artists passionate about devoting time to their art every week.

Mixed Media: Painting & Collage: SAT 1-3

No experience required, some sewing experience helpful, 12+

Instructor: Lorie McCown

Come and try out new techniques for painting/collage and mixed media work. We will explore multi-layering our works with papers, paint, stencils and anything else we want to try. This is a great class to explore techniques and media with spontaneity and randomness emphasis. We will work with wet media, so be ready to get messy! Have fun, experiment and layering of media are all delved into with this class.

Don't Be Shy

We’d love to see you at our next class! Questions about a course? Drop us a line – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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