Classes are held if the minimum number of students specified by the instructor are enrolled; most classes also have a maximum enrollment. We suggest you sign up early. Use the "signup for a class" link above to signup online.
Class fees and Materials fees, if any, are due no later than the 'register by' date included in the class description and payable to the Isle of Wight Arts League. Convenient online payment options for Class Fee and Materials Fees (if any) are included below the class description. IWAL Members Class Fee rate is for Members of the Isle of Wight Arts League, otherwise select Non-members option. Materials fees may also be paid on line using the Materials Fee button.
Parents / guardians: For safety considerations, you must accompany your child into the Arts Center at the beginning of class and pick up your child from the Center. Children will only be released from the Center to a parent or guardian.
COVID-19 Policy: If you feel unwell or have a fever on the day of class, please contact us by phone and do not attend the session.
Holiday Christmas Tree Workshop - Alcohol Ink on Canvas November 29, 2022 Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Instructor: Tammy Burgett The holidays are upon us and as you’re decorating your home and your own Christmas tree, let’s create a beautiful painting of a Christmas tree you will be able to display in your home year after year. Using alcohol ink on a specially prepared 8x10 canvas you’ll incorporate two different techniques for working with the inks - wet on wet and dry brush – to create your own masterpiece. You can add some metallic inks to enhance your tree or the packages underneath.
Students age 14 and up of all skill levels are welcome in this workshop. Fee is $50 members/$60 non-members, plus a Materials Fee of $15 which covers the prepared canvas, alcohol inks and all the tools used in the workshop. Registration and pre-payment of the workshop fee is required byMonday, November 28.
Beginner Introduction to Acrylics January 18, 19 and 20 , 2023, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Instructor: Athena A. Rhodes Learn to paint with acrylics on canvas with three consecutive 2-hour sessions. No Experience Necessary! You will learn: 1) to tone a canvas, 2) block in your subject, 3) basic techniques of mixing colors and 4) brushwork techniques. This class is for beginning students 16 years old and over. Please register by January 16. Class Fee is $75 for Members, $85 for Non-members plus a Materials fee of $25. All paint, canvas and brushes supplied by instructor. Instructor will provide a color photo reference for students to paint from in class.
Paint Color Principles - Oil Painting Workshop January 21, 2023, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Sandy Waters Learn the basic principles of mixing paints to get the colors you want. During this three hour workshop learn how to use your color wheel and what is meant by “hue, value, chroma and temperature”. Beginner to intermediate students ages 16 and up Class fee is $45 for Members, $55 for Non-Members. Supply List will be emailed upon registration. Register by Monday, January 16, 2023 to reserve your space. Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 6.
WINTER SESSION 2023 Stained Glass for Beginners – Copper Foil Technique January 28, 2023 - March 4, 2023 1 to 3 pm for six Saturdays Instructor: Heidi Wurm Learn the fundamentals of the copper foil method. This technique involves cutting glass, wrapping each piece with an adhesive-backed copper foil tape, and soldering the pieces together to create stained glass panels, suncatchers, boxes, lamps, and more. Students will meet once a week over six weeks and be expected to complete work at home after each class. A suncatcher and small panel will be completed by the end of the session, and students will take with them the skills needed to craft their own beautiful works of art. Students 18 years old and up. Class fee is $150 members/ $160 for non-members plus a Materials Fee of $60. PLUS Tool Kit Deposit: $100* All tools and materials needed to complete workshop projects will be provided for the duration of the workshop. *Tool kit deposit will be refunded to the student following completion of workshop. All tools must be properly maintained and returned in good, functioning condition.* Grinder not included in supplies, one will be provided in class. Register by January 25, 2023 to reserve your space. Maximum 4 students; minimum 2 students needed to hold the class.
The Underpainting - Oil Painting Workshop March 18, 2023, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Sandy Waters Learn two techniques for starting a painting with an underpainting that helps strengthen your composition and work out problems before applying the final color. Beginner to intermediate students ages 16 and up Class fee is $45 for Members, $55 for Non-Members. Supply List will be emailed upon registration. Register by Monday, March 13, 2023 to reserve your space. Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 6.