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Adventures in Acrylics

by Tom Hood

Come join us as we explore our unexpressed artistic talent and creativity through acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere of fun. After learning a few basic techniques such as form, shape, and perspective, you will begin painting via a guided lesson that is designed to put this new knowledge to work. It can be Adventures in Acrylic! There is lots of freedom to create after we each choose an image and begin to paint a picture of our own. The joy of painting through play and experimentation is just one of the rewards this class can bring. This adventure is free from pressure; there is no right or wrong in art. Whether experienced or not, everyone can enjoy the elation when creating a gratifying art piece.
The teacher, Kristi Eaglehorse, is a true lifelong artist. She began painting by numbers at age nine. Shortly afterward, she mixed her own colors to create her own signature paintings. Kristi had no formal art training until she was in her forties. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of California in Laguna Beach, and continues to paint with passion today.
A list of needed materials will be distributed at the first class meeting. A $15 material fee will be charged unless a student supplies his or her own materials. This adventure is located in the comfortable Pine Avenue classroom.


Pencil Play

by Tom Hood

Kristi Eaglehorse, in her class Pencil Play, will teach some basic techniques of colored pencil drawing and use these to help students blossom into active artists. Beginners are welcome as there is no experience necessary to awaken each student’s
innate artistic ability. An environment filled with fun and play allows for expression and enjoyment at any level. Kristi is a constant presence who will work one-on-one to assist developing your artful creativity.
Sharing creative discovery with her students makes Kristi’s heart sing, especially when they are surprised by their own artistic ability and truly “get it.”
As a youngster, Kristi doodled in her elementary school classes, finding her creative passion when she drew “Vegetables on Mars” as a school project. With no formal training until college, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of California in Laguna Beach, she has been a constant inspiration for budding artists.
Please bring at least ten colored pencils to the first meeting. This will allow students to immediately begin working on techniques. Prismacolor and Crayola are the suggested brands to buy. Some supplies will be available but better to have one’s own basic set. The class location is at the back of the Pine Ave. building, where you can see some of Kristi’s creativity in the “door mats” of the building
entrance doors!
Be ready to play artistically.