Adult Classes March 2014 & Children’s Classes Summer 2013

Highlights by Judy Thompson:  Artist Judy Thompson will teach two classes for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists' Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council's Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern's DeWitt Theatre.

Highlights by Judy Thompson: Artist Judy Thompson will teach a class for adults in March, 2014. Her watercolor painting, Highlights, is part of the Artists’ Showcase: The Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition Feb. 14-22 at Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre.

The Orange City Arts Council offers a variety of classes for youth and adults… sometimes painting and puppetry, other times acting, dance or photography, even a ‘memoir writing’ class for community members and residents of Landsmeer Ridge.

Judy Thompson is teaching art classes for adults in March, 2014. Info here:

 

 

Drawing FUNdamentals I for Adults 

 

Instructor:  Judy Thompson, Artist

Dates: 4 Consecutive Mondays

March 3 – March 24, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Levels: Beginner and up.

Location: Korver Art Center, Northwestern College

Fee: $60 (After Feb. 20, fee is $70)

Registration: Send name, address, email address, phone number, and fee by Feb. 20 to

Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041

More info: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com, 712-707-4855, orangecityarts.net

 

Do you like to draw and want to improve your skills! Then this class if for you! Drawing is a fun skill which improves with practice.  In this  informative and hands-on class, we will explore basic drawing techniques using graphite and ink as we learn to draw what we see.   This class is designed to build confidence and skills while drawing a variety of subjects including still life renderings and figurative studies.  Please grab your pencil and join us!  Minimum: 4 students

 

Materials Needed:

Sketchbook (9×12) or larger

Graphite pencils

Ultra fine point Sharpie marker

Eraser

 

Note:  A limited number of these items will be available for purchase during the class.

 

 

 

Take the Plunge!  Beginner Watercolor Class

(cancelled because of instructor’s schedule conflicts)

 

 

 

 

Judy Thompson

Drawing/Painting Instructor

 

Explore, discover and create are words which describe the learning processes for Judy Thompson’s exciting visual art classes and workshops. By combining her experience as a professional artist with hands-on instruction, Judy designs meaningful and engaging lessons which are age appropriate, content dense and fun for everyone. Learners of all ages will discover and explore art principles by creating meaningful art projects.

 

Judy’s own art interprets the people and places of the Great Plains. Her vivid watercolors have received regional and national awards, including two artist residencies with the National Park Service.  Her Homestead Series, inspired by one of these residencies, has been touring throughout the Midwest.

 

Judy is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and the National Association of Art Educators.  She exhibits her work regionally and is represented at Rehfeld’s Art and Framing in Sioux Falls, SD.  When not teaching or painting, Judy enjoys hiking and biking with her husband Dale through the fields and prairies which surround her Orange City home.

 

Visit her website:  judythompsonwatercolors.com.

 

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SUMMER 2013 CLASSES

Our summer 2013 classes are listed below.

Register here:  www.OrangeCityIowa.com/parks-recreation

 

 

 

 

Parent-Child Pre-K Arts & Crafts $15

A fun class exploring a variety of arts and crafts. Each child is to be accompanied by a parent or other adult.  Class limited to 12. (This class is full)

Tuesdays: June 4-July 9

Ages 3-5

6:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Becca Ortner

Location: City Hall

 

3-D Art/ Sculpture $15

Explore and create sculptures that have height, width, and depth. Carving, building, sculpting, and designing will be the methods of focus. Please collect all sizes of cardboard, and, if possible, flat pieces of styrofoam! Questions? Call Mel at 712-541-3784. Class limited to 12. NOTE TIME CHANGE! Classes have been combined into one.

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 3-19

Grades 1-6: 1:00-2:00pm

Instructor: Melissa Klootwyk

Location: MOC-Floyd Valley Elementary (use west door)

 

Kiera Brenneman created a cat during the 2013 3-D art class.

Kiera Brenneman created a cat during the 2013 3-D art class.

 

Ceramics $20

Try your hand at ceramics!  Build a few projects and learn about the hand-building and firing processes, with slab, pinch, & coil pots. Wear old clothes! If you need to miss a day or more of class, please inform the teacher in advance so she can make sure you have an opportunity to create work, fire it and glaze it! Class limited to 12  (July 10: no class; instead a reception for all students & parents at 1:30pm)  NOTE TIME CHANGES!  (These classes are full. Sign up for Parent-Child Ceramics as a two-some or just as a student.)

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 24-July 8 (reception July 10)

Grades 1-3: 12:30-1:30 pm

Grades 4-6: 1:45 -2:45 pm

Instructor: Melissa Klootwyk

Location: MOC-Floyd Valley Elementary (use west door)

 

Caroline Pauls in 2012 ceramics class.

Caroline Pauls in 2012 ceramics class.

 

Parent-Child Ceramics $25

SORRY, this class is cancelled because of scheduling challenges.

 

 

Graphics &  Media $18

Create a webpage, learn photoshop elements, try iMovie and more. Class limited to 18.

Tuesdays: June 4 – July 9

Teens – adult

8:00-9:15pm

Instructor: Becca Ortner

Location: Korver Visual Arts Center (Northwestern College)

 

 

Beginning Guitar $25

Bring your guitar & try six weeks of making music! Learn some basics & a few worship songs. Questions? Call Amy at 712-441-6872. Class limited to 6.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 4- July 11  (no class July 4)

Grades 2-3: 1:00-1:30pm

Grades 4+ : 1:30-2:00pm

Instructor: Amy Vanden Hull

Location:  Little White Store garden

Rain location: City Hall

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop $15

Budding young writers and imaginative thinkers are invited to develop their talents through this two-week program. We will work on writing technique by exploring the work of others as well as writing and sharing our own short stories. This workshop is a great way to get creative while improving your skills. Class limited to 12.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: June 10 – 21

Grades 4 & 5: 1:00-2:00pm

Grades 6-8: 2:15-3:30pm

Instructor: Virginia Davis

Location: Orange City Public Library ICN Room

 

Several theatre classes are offered this summer. In 2012, class members presented "The Case of the Missing Tulips," with Megan Bylsma, Samantha Monsma & Coby Poppema.

Several theatre classes are offered this summer. In 2012, class members presented “The Case of the Missing Tulips,” with Megan Bylsma, Samantha Monsma & Coby Poppema.

 

Zip, Zap, Zog: Exploring Theatre $15

You could be a sailor or a ship. Or maybe you could zip, zap, zog your way to a win. We’ll explore drama games and improvisations that will tap your imagination and help you develop acting and speaking skills. Class limited to 12.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 4 – June 20

Grades 1-3: 1:00-2:00pm

Grades 4-6:  2:15-3:15pm

Instructor: April Hubbard

Location: City Hall

 

 

Exploring Theatre on Stage $20

Have you dreamed of stepping out from behind the curtain for your final bow as an audience wildly applauds? Join us in spending 3 weeks of theater classes learning about acting through games and exercises, and preparing a creative and fun show for your friends and family to enjoy! Show will be June 20 at 5:30pm. Class limited to 15.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 4 – June 20

Grades 4-8: 4:00-5:30pm

Instructor: April Hubbard

Location: City Hall

 

 

“From here on in, I shoot without a script!” $15

Get your imagination flowing in a world of theatre where anything is possible! Learn the art of acting and thinking critically — on the fly. We will work on trust, teamwork, and good listening skills though improvisation,  games, exercises and scenes. We will end the session with a short performance of favorite sketches. NOTE TIME CHANGE.

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 24-July 10

Grades 4-6: 12:30-1:30pm

Instructor: Jana Latchaw

Location: City Hall

 

Play Me a Story $15

Experience the magic and excitement of theatre through an interactive reader’s theater workshop. Perform a popular children’s book with characters that have been altered just for you! Actors will engage and inspire through vocalization, games, improvisation and movement. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE.

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 24-July 10

Grades 1-3: 1:45-2:45pm

Instructor: Jana Latchaw

Location: City Hall

 

 

Arts, theatre, writing & music programs are sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. A few more photos are below, of painting, ceramics & photography classes.