Art Activities for kids and adults

Kids Art Class THIS Friday

January 20th,

morning and afternoon.

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The Snowman: Movie & Art
K-2: Friday, January 20th 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cost - $20 ($15 members/siblings)

"A Snowman of My Own" - Young artists will watch the original version of "The Snowman" and then using the film as inspiration, they will use acrylic paint and canvases to paint a fun and unique snowman.
3-6: Friday, January 20th 12:30 - 3:00.
Cost - $25 ($20 members/siblings)
"Celebrating Winter" - Student Artists will watch the original version of "The Snowman" and then use chalk pastels to create fun and original snowmen of their own design. The second half of the class will have the students learning how to paint with an evergreen tree in a snowy forest scene. This technique is a useful tool for future landscape enthusiasts!
1st Monthly Sip and Create Night at the Center

VISION BOARDS with Bev Dawson.

Monday January 30th. 6:30 TO 9PM.

Cost: $15 per participant.

The 1st New Moon in the New Year is a perfect time to envision what you want to do, or be, or have in your life. A Vision Board is a collage you make that reminds you of your focus. When made with intention and placed where you see it and study it a Vision Board calls you to see yourself having these things in your life. Using photos, words, maps, images, anything that inspires and can be glued to a poster, you create a picture of what you want.


Introduction to Precious Metal Clay:

Date: Saturday, February 4
Times: 10:00 AM to 4 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
Cost: $100 ($95 for members of the CENTER)

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a versatile material that consists of silver (or copper or bronze or gold) particles embedded in an organic binder. The material is malleable, and can be shaped, textured, or carved. Once dry, the PMC is fired with a torch or in a kiln, burning off the binder and allowing the silver particles to bind together, resulting in a stunning piece of 99.9% fine silver!
In this class, you’ll learn to work with PMC3 (fine silver) to create a pair of earrings and a pendant, or two pendants (your choice). We’ll cover texturing, shaping, drying, sanding, firing, burnishing, adding a patina, and polishing. You will be provided with a supply list and resources to help you pursue this fun medium further in your home. The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, a chain and ear wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!
Intro to Copper Enameling
Sunday, Feb 5 from Noon to 4pm
Cost: $80 ($75 members of the Center), includes all materials

Enameling is the ancient art of sifting colored, powdered glass onto metal, and fusing it under the heat of a torch or kiln. This technique is super fun, and produces dynamic, colorful jewelry!
In this class, you’ll start with recycled copper or precut copper shapes, and learn to safely coat them with enamels. We’ll cover cleaning the metal, layering colors, line application, stenciling, and wet-packing. The materials fee covers the use of class tools and supplies, a dust mask, a chain and ear wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door!
Setting Stones in Precious Metal Clay BY BETH GREGORY
Date: Saturday, March 4 Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $145 ($140 members of the Center) Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Learn multiple approaches for adding gemstones to your PMC creations, depending on the size and type of stone and design requirements. We’ll cover adding stones that can be fired in the kiln as well as accommodating stones that cannot withstand the heat of the kiln. Learn to make a bezel that can be incorporated into your silver design and built to secure a non-fireable stone. The materials fee covers the cost of 25 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, and stones, with an option to purchase additional special stones in advance.
Layered Pendants BY BETH GREGORY
Date: Sunday, March 5
Times: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $85 ($80 members of the Center
Learn foundational metalsmithing skills while creating a unique pendant! We’ll cover tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, drilling, rivets, texturing, and patinas. Cost covers all materials needed, including base metals.

Call 222-5222 to register or
The Livingston Center for Art and Culture is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for artists and professionals to share their skills and talents with the residents of Park County and the neighboring counties.