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Card Making on Wednesdays in November / December at River House
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Card Making on Wednesdays in November / December at River House

$50

with Liz Monaco

Whether you're a beginner or and experienced crafter, this class offers a perfect opportunity to unleash you creativity and create stunning cards while also reducing waste. You will learn various techniques like collage, layering, and embellishments. Participants are encouraged to bring their own scraps of paper, ribbons, and materials to class. This will allow you to personalize your cards and make them truly unique. 

 

Suggested Supplies:

  • Heavy white cardstock (110lb) for the card base
  • Paper Scraps - pattern paper, color cardstock, left over wrapping paper, old magazines, old cards, construction paper, etc.
  • Embellishments: stickers, glitter, die cut images, ribbons, twine, sentiment and image  stamps and stamp pads, etc.
  • Paper glue
  • Two sided tape
  • Scissors: Large and small
  • Paper trimmer (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Color markers and/or colored pencils
  • Die cutting machine and your own dies (optional)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler

Class sessions will meet on Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at River House (179 Marine St.).

No class sessions on Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 & 27.

For ages 18 and up.

 

Beginning Acrylic Landscape Painting Class on Wednesdays in November / December at River House

$50

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Nov 1, 2023 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

In this painting course, Jenny will lead you through the fundamentals of landscape painting from composition to finished piece.  

You will learn how to break down a composition into readable shapes and patterns, how to mix colors as well as how to apply different painting applications all within an art historical framework.  Jenny’s goal is to work with each student from where they are and help them take the steps to get where they want to be.

Jenny is an award-winning, independent, St. Augustine area artist and has shown her work internationally in galleries and museums.  Her formal education includes a BS from Vanderbilt University, a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Supplies Needed:

A few images of landscapes you might want to paint - printed out

a 16”x20” canvas,

a painter’s palette (do not get one with dividers as it is not conducive to mixing colors, paper plates can work quite well),

a variety of round and flat paintbrushes,

a general set of tube acrylic paints including black, green, yellow, red, brown, blue and two tubes of white or one large tube (white is used more than the other colors),

a rag for clean-up,

a plastic cup for water,

a pencil and eraser,

a plastic trash bag to transport your piece,

a sketchbook or white paper to make preliminary sketches on. 

Class sessions will be held on Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 & 27.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Tap Dancing Level 3 on Wednesdays in November / December at River House

$3750

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Nov 1, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For the experienced tap dancer with a good command of tap technique and vocabulary this intermediate level class emphasizes choreography. Practice includes a variety of time steps, more syncopated rhythms, developing speed with clarity, and performance quality. Choreography includes new work and some dances from the Matanzas Tap performance repertory.

Class sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6, 13 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

No class sessions on Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 & 27.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Intermediate / Advanced Art on Wednesdays in November / December at River House

$50

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Nov 1, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for students with prior knowledge of composition and art (for example, anyone who has taken Jenny’s Acrylic Landscape Painting class should consider this next step!). In this class, a variety of techniques and media will be introduced that can serve to add to the students’ current repertoire and consequently deepen the artist’s practice and individual voice. The use of mixed media, mono-printing, layering, scraping, papermaking, an exploration of earth art and the incorporation of words/poetry are all possible classes. Jenny will schedule the materials for each class based on interest. Her goal is to further develop your style all within an art historical framework. Please bring a project you are working on to continue your practice between groups of demonstrations / experimentations. It is the “fabric of the individual voice” that Jenny will try to help cultivate by working with each student.

Materials:  

Bring to class the materials you enjoy using in your practice along with a current project. Don’t worry, if you are “stuck”, we can discuss. For example: a variety of acrylic paints, brushes, watercolor paints, papers, inventive mark-makers, colored pencils, graphite, fine markers, a palette (paper plates work well!), inspirational writings, sketchbook thoughts, a rag for clean-up, a cup for water, a pencil and eraser, sketchbook paper, a plastic bag to transport your piece etc… (I also invite water soluble oil paints as well, but these may be harder to transport while wet).

Jenny is an award-winning, independent, St. Augustine area artist and has shown her work internationally in galleries and museums.  Her formal education includes a BS from Vanderbilt University, a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Class sessions will be held on Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13 from 2:00-4:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

No class on Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 & 27.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Beginner Bellydance Technique for Fun and Flexibility on Thursdays in November / December at River House

$25

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join Gina for a fun, beginner friendly Bellydance class fused with standing flexibility excercises.

We will fuse mesmerizing, serpentine Arabic dance moves to create fun dance combinations.

Let's make our dance class even more fun by adding props! Gina will bring scarves and LED candles to share.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

Class sessions will be held on Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7, 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class sessions on Nov. 23 and Dec. 21 & 28.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Sassy Skirt Dance for Everyone on Thursdays in November / December at River House

$25

with Gina Marie Newman

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 10:45 am, runs for 6 weeks

Let's get SASSY! Learn how to swish and flip your skirt to create a fun group dance. This class is great for fun and excercise.

Bring a full skirt if you have one. Gina will bring extra sassy skirts to share.

This class is suiited for all levels. Beginners and experienced skirt dancers are all welcome.

Bare foot or dance shoes in the studio is preferred.

Gina Marie is Director of Blue Lotus World Dance and is a certified SharQui Belly Dance Fitness Instructor.

Class sessions will be held on Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7, 14 from 10:45 to 11:45 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class sessions on Nov. 23 and Dec. 21 & 28.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Colored Pencil Art on Thursdays in November / December at River House

$50

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With instructor Liz Monaco, this class is designed to teach you the popular art of Colored Pencil to create your very own works of art. You will learn color mixing, layering, and other techniques to get the results you have always wanted. 

*Supplies Needed:

  • Prisma Color Premier Colored Pencils – Set of 24
  • Open Stock Colors: Black Grape, Magenta
  • Colorless Blender
  • White Plastic Eraser, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler
  • Bristol Vellum Drawing Paper
  • Tracing paper, Graphite Transfer Paper

Class sessions will be held on Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, and Dec. 7, 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class sessions on Nov. 23 and Dec. 21 & 28.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run

Tap Dancing Level 2 on Thursdays in November / December at River House

$25

with Judy Woodruff

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For the tap dancer who has a reasonable command of the basics, this class will focus on double sound fundamentals and combination steps in the tap vocabulary. Clarity of sound will continue to be emphasized while introducing more full body movement, moderate musical tempos, and added rhythmic variety. This is the class for the beginner who wants to move up as well as the intermediate dancer who wants to work on honing technique.

Class sessions will be held on Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7, 14 from 2:00 - 3:00 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

No class sessions on Nov. 23 and Dec. 21 & 28.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Will run





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