Monroe Street Studio

Art for Adults

ACADEMIC DRAWING RETURNING / INTERMEDIATE

Academic Drawing for Returning / Intermediate 

This intensive course is designed for adult students would like to improve their drawing skills. The short course will take you steps further in understanding the rules and concept of constructing Still Life Compositions.  Topics such as: Search for Proportions and Chiaroscuro (Light and Shadow) will be considered using the example of plaster models.  The practicing of shading (Crosshatching) will help you achieve the volume and realism of your drawings. 

Session: Winter

1/18/2022 – 2/8/2022

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Registration closed. If interested, please contact art@monroestreetstudio.com

ACADEMIC DRAWING BEGINNERS
ACADEMIC DRAWING BEGINNERS
Academic Drawing for Beginners

This intensive course is for adults who want to develop or improve their drawing skills. Challenge yourself by experimenting with cross etching and charcoal.

Gypsum models and still life compositions will be used in a range of drawing experiences to study and apply techniques and concepts of light, perspective, proportions and composition. Studio Owner and Art Teacher Yana Farmer provides individual guidance to help each participant build skill proficiency.

Suitable for beginners and those who want to advance their work.

Session: Fall 2022

Adults
Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Starts Tuesday 11/22/2022
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GLASS MOSAIC ART
Glass Mosaic Art

Beginner and returning adult students will learn and create Glass Mosaic Art by fashioning a beautiful, unique Mosaic design on a decorative terra-cotta plate. The student will be learning extensively about Glass Mosaic tools and techniques which allow them to prepare their own glass pieces to incorporate in their design. A large selection of pre-cut materials will also be available.

This project takes 5 classes to complete.

Session: Fall 2022

Adults
Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Starts Tuesday 9/13/2022
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STAINED GLASS ART BEGINNERS
Stained Glass Art for Beginners

Stained glass art can capture light in fascinating and magical ways. For those adults who are new to Stained Glass Art and want to learn how it is done from beginning to end, this is the perfect place for you. During this popular course, each participant will complete a Stained Glass Suncatcher project of easy to moderate difficulty.  Taught within our exclusive Glass Art Studio space, our class size is kept small with the focus on having fun with Stained Glass and learning to do it well.  Tools and equipment for cutting, grinding and soldering are provided, as well as selection of Stained Glass, solder, copper foil and flux.

Session: Fall 2022

Adults
Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Starts Tuesday 10/18/2022
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STAINED GLASS STUDIO TIME / DROP-IN

Stained Glass Studio Time / Drop-in

We will be offering the option to do a Stained Glass Drop-in/Studio Time this Winter Semester! This will be on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm (starting 01/26). The Drop-in/Studio Time will not be a class and instead will be an opportunity to utilize Monroe Street Studio’s space and materials for your own personal projects. There will also be a resident studio assistant available for any questions you may have while working!

With the hourly payment, you will have:

  • Unlimited access to the studio’s scrap glass
  • Flax
  • patina
  • All tools and equipment
  • Storage space available for the length of the project

The following is not included, but is available for purchase at the Studio, at nearby stores, or online:

  • Spools of solder
  • Stained glass sheets
  • Foil

This will be first come, first served, and if you are interested in attending Studio Time, please send a confirmation email specifying which day you intend on coming. We will accept payment in the form of cash or check (addressed to Art Center LLC) and you can deliver it to the front desk the day of.

Studio Session
Beginning 1/26/2022 

No class 4/5/2022

Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$20 an hour

Studio Session
Beginning 1/26/2022 

No class 4/5/2022

Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$20 an hour

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Painting For Beginners

Explore the world of painting through three different types of media! In this short 5-week introductory course, we will learn the fundamentals of working with watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints. Become familiar with the painting studio and learn about different painting tools (such as brushes, palette knives, sponges, and medium), the color wheel, mixing colors, and composing your own beautiful works.

Enjoy creating in a small group of enthusiastic adults, in a friendly and professional art studio environment!

All materials will be provided.

Session: Spring I
3/2/2022 – 3/30/2022

Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30 am

Register
$235 for 5 weeks

PAINTING STUDIO TIME

Painting Studio Time / Drop-in

We will be offering the option to do a Painting Drop-in/Studio Time this Winter Semester! This will be at the same time as the Introduction to Painting for Adults class (starting 01/26 from 10am-11:30am) and will be in the Painting Studio located on the main floor. The Drop-in/Studio Time will not be a class and instead will be an opportunity to utilize Monroe Street Studio’s space and materials for your own personal projects. Join fellow artists in sipping some tea and unleashing your creativity! There will also be a resident artist/instructor available for any questions you may have while working!

Due to COVID, we can currently accommodate 10 people total in the space. This will be first come, first served, and if you are interested in attending Studio Time, please send a confirmation email specifying which day you intend on coming. We will accept payment in the form of cash or check (addressed to Art Center LLC) and you can deliver it to the front desk the day of. 

Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00  PM

$20 an hour, which includes full access to studio and painting materials.

Contact art@monroestreetstudio.com for registration!

SEWING ART CLASS

Sewing for Beginners: Teenagers (13+) and Adults

Let’s learn about all that your sewing machine can do! In this class, we will teach you the fundamental skills of sewing with a sewing machine, including sewing machine anatomy and safe operation, essential stitches, fabric properties, seam awareness, using rotary cutters and shears, and basic measurements for drafting simple shapes.  We will learn how to create anything from potholders to quilts, and we will use our artistic minds to stitch together colorful fabrics and make projects we love. This course welcomes beginner students to learn sewing skills as well as have fun while practicing this craft. We are looking forward to helping you feel confident while using the sewing machine!

Session: Winter
2/02/2022 – 2/23/2022

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Register
$180 for 4 weeks

IMPORTANT CLASS NOTES:

Did you miss the beginning of the session but still want to enroll? Want to do a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your student?  Opportunities are available – please contact art@monroestreetstudio.com for details.

Attendance policy: Due to the nature and continuous presentation and refinement of new skills and techniques covered in these program, we ask that students do their very best to attend all classes within a session. At the end of the session, there will be a makeup opportunity for anyone who has missed a class for whatever reason within that session.  We will no longer be issuing credits or refunds when two or more classes are missed due to student schedule conflicts or illness. Students who are aware that they might miss two or more classes should discuss the situation with the Studio prior to registering for the class.