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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Enameling Workshop
  • Sunday, June 23, 1-4pm

  • Ages 16 thru Adult

  • Instructor: Michelle Wilson-Petit

  • $75.

In this one day workshop, students will create their own torch fired enamel jewelry. We will work with pre cut shapes of copper and add dimension through stamping, forming and layering. Students will learn how to safely handle a torch and fire their own pieces. To finish, we will string our objects onto leather and/or wire. Students can expect to leave with at least one wearable creation.

75.00
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Ceramic Plate Workshop
30.00
  • Sunday, June 30

  • 3-5pm

  • $30

Join Sue Pollack and Mary Perez for an afternoon in the ceramic studio. We will be carving texture and design along with painting with glazes on preprepared plates. The plates will then be fired in the kiln and ready for pick up in a week or two.

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Urban Sketchbook
from 40.00
  • Monthly, Second Sundays

  • Dates: Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8

  • 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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Image Transfers, Mixed Media Workshop
75.00
  • Sunday, July 7 from 10-4pm

  • $75.

  • Instructors: Amy Schneider & Mary Perez

Join us for a full day learning multiple techniques in transferring images and incorporating them into your paintings. You can bring in your own photos or images printed from a laser jet (not ink Jet) or choose from the many images we will have available. Transfer techniques include: heat , citrisolv, carbon, tape and oil pastel. All supplies are provided. We will take a lunch break, either pack a lunch or you can grab something from any of the nearby restaurants.

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Creating Your Life: Mindfulness, Creativity, and Working with The Inner Critic

Instructor: Megan Bisbee, MA, CYT

2 day Workshop:

  • Friday , July 26 from 6-8:30pm

  • Saturday, July 27 from 9am-5pm

  • $140. both days

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  • $5. (free for members)

  • Tuesday, July 23, 6-8:30

Meditation, expressive arts, and fundamental yoga practices are combined to explore creativity and cultivate mindful relaxation. Wherever your creativity is found—fine art, writing, collecting, relationships, work, cooking, adventuring, organizing, etc—this workshop will offer fundamental and useful techniques and practical understanding for un-sticking places we get stuck and for cultivating a more creative life. We will pay particular attention to understanding and working with the inner critic. We will also look at creativity as a three-part cycle through which we gain self-knowing and greater capacity to approach struggles, pursue goals, and live a creative life.

  • Benefits all levels of experience. No experience necessary.

  • Tea, snacks, lunch, and art materials provided.

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Meditation & Drawing
from 30.00
  • Monthly, first Mondays

  • Dates: Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5, Sep 2

  • Time: 6-8:30pm

  • Fees: $30. per class or $110. for 4 classes

  • 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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Saturday, CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing
150.00
  • Saturdays, see date options

  • Time: 10:30 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Fees: $150. per 4 class session

  • Instructor: Wyn Matthews
    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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Tuesday Evening. CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing
150.00
  • Tuesdays, see date options

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Fees: $150. per 4 class session

  • Instructor: Wyatt Amend
    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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Wednesday Morning, CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing
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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Wednesday Evening, CERAMICS, Wheel Throwing
150.00
  • Wednesdays, see date options

  • Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Fees: $150. per 4 class session

  • Instructor : Wyn Matthews
    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

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  • Fees: $150., per 4 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 4 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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