The Vita Arts Center offers studio classes in a wide range of visual arts. Whether you are a novice or professional the Vita Art Center has a class just right for you. Your space in a class cannot be confirmed until payment is received or payment arrangements are made with the office.

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Fantastic Feathered Friends
40.00
  • One Day Workshop

  • Instructor: Mary Perez

  • Dates: Sunday, February 3, 2019

  • Time: 1-4 p.m.

  • Ages 8 thru adult

    This class is designed for all ages 8 thru adult to come and have some fun creating your own long legged fantastic bird sculpture. You bring your imagination and we'll supply everything else needed to create a feathered friend.

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Drawing from Observation
150.00
  • Dates: Tuesdays, See dates options

  •  Instructor: Colin Fraser Gray

  • Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm 

  • . No class 4/2

  • Fees: $150. per 6 class session

Develop skills in the elements of drawing and composition. This class will focus on traditional drawing techniques, while drawing directly from simple Still Life imagery. We will explore volume, shading, foreshortening, perspective, line quality, positive and negative space and composition.

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CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing, Morning
150.00
  • Wednesdays, see date options

  • Time: 10-12:30pm

  • Fees: $150. per 4 class session

  • Instructor: Sara Carlson
    This is the perfect class for beginners and intermediate level students who would like to learn or perfect their skills on the potter’s wheel. Materials included.

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CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing, Evening
150.00
  • Wednesdays, see date options

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Fees: $150. per 4 class session

  • Instructor: Sara Carlson
    This is the perfect class for beginners and intermediate level students who would like to learn or perfect their skills on the potter’s wheel. Materials included.

 
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CERAMICS, Hand building
150.00
  • Dates: Thursdays, see dates options

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Instructor: Sonya Burke

  • no class Apr 4

  • Fees: $150., per 6 class session

When you put your hands to clay, the natural inclination to form, shape, and ultimately create something is inescapable. Hand built objects can be produced by pinching balls of clay, joining slabs, or creating coils. Hand building is a combination of coil, carving, pounding, and squishing. During this 6 week course students will learn the 3 basic techniques consisting of pinch pots, coils, and slabs, with these 3 techniques the students will be encouraged to create a variety of projects. All materials and firings are provided.

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Meditation & Drawing
from 30.00
  • Monthly, first Mondays

  • Dates: Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6

  • Time: 6-8:30pm

  • Fees: $30. per class $110. for all 4

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

  • Category: Adult

“Drawing is the urge to illustrate what we see and feel.” -The Zen of Seeing

 Awareness is very important. We are here, nowhere else. Since we are here why not be here?

In this course students will learn meditative exercises to become more intuitively aware of enhancing their perception. The first step toward creation is to see everything as it really is. This approach to art can be seen as a form of meditation, a way of getting into intimate touch with the visual world around us and become fully awake. You cannot be an artist without relating to some practice of meditation. The key to drawing is to set conditions to cause a mental shift to an altered state of consciousness that enables you to see truly and well. In this drawing mode, you will be able to draw what you perceive even for those who have never studied drawing. Students develop the perceptual skills necessary for realistic drawing: contour line, positive/negative space, perspective and proportion, light and shadow, and seeing and drawing the whole.

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Urban Sketchbook
from 40.00
  • Monthly, Second Sundays

  • Dates: Feb.10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12

  • Time: 1-4 pm

  • Fees: $40. per class $130. for all 4

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

    The purpose of this course is to learn to sketch on location - people, landscapes, cityscapes, and more. Build the skills an artist needs to draw vibrant city sketches and urban landscapes full of people. Learn to see the world one drawing at a time. Connect with the energy of place and capture the decisive moment.In this course, students learn to see pictorially on location. They will also develop a good foundation in basic drawing. We cover 2D and 3D shapes, proportions, silhouette, contouring, value, shadow, texture, and perspective. 

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POP ART WORKSHOP
40.00
  • Roy Lichtenstein Inspired POP Art Painting Workshop

  • Instructors: Amy Schneider and Mary Perez

  • Sunday, February 17 from 1-4 p.m.

This workshop’s inspiration will come from Roy Lichtenstein’s high-impact, iconic comic book, images that have become synonymous with Pop art. Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.

Come join us us for a glass (or two) of wine in a relaxed, fun environment, with expert guidance. No experience necessary. You will be lead, step-by-step, through the creation of an original piece of art to take home! These are not a "paint by numbers" type of art class, we provide instructions, guidance and inspiration at the end of class each student will have their own unique creative interpretation of the project.

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2 day, Surrealist, Pen & Ink Workshop
90.00
  • Dates: Sundays, May 19 & 26

  • Time: 1- 5 pm

  • Instructor: Lauren Volk

Explore the depths of your imagination. Reveal your wildest dreams. By using the techniques of the Surrealists, explore your subconscious as a valid form of reality.

 In this workshop/course students will be given a solid foundation in basic drawing techniques (contour drawing, cross hatching, scumbling, etc.) and the elements and principles of design (color, line, space, etc.) Then they will learn about the Surrealists and their revolutionary attempts to plum the subconscious and release their true creative potential.

For their project, students will take what they have learned and merge it all together to create dream-like, surreal images inspired by the works of Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Merit Oppenheim, and their contemporaries.    

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Eco-Dye Flower Printing
30.00
  • Date: Sunday, March 3, Time: 1-4 p.m

  • Category: Adult

Learn to print with flowers. During this workshop we will discover the wonders of natural dye while using the eco-dye technique. Using local, seasonal flowers we will create beautiful colors and prints on natural fabrics and all leave with a hand dyed silk scarf.Learn to print with flowers. During this workshop we will discover the wonders of natural dye while using the eco-dye technique. Using local, seasonal flowers we will create beautiful colors and prints on natural fabrics and all leave with a hand dyed silk scarf

30.00
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Monotype Prints
40.00
  • Date: Sunday, April 21

  • Time: 1-4pm

  • Instructor: Kathleen Kaller

An Introduction to handmade Monotype prints using a gelatin plate. This type of plate offers a unique and fun surface.  We will apply ink onto the plate, mold our image with brushes and transfer the image to paper by pressing.   This gives the final picture the imprint effect and only one print can be produced from each process. So the monotype is as unique as an original drawing.

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