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Summer Program 2017

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Drawing, Painting, Creating | on-going sessions

Instructor: Paul Richmond

Mondays, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

August Session: Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11

September Session: Sept. 18 & 25, Oct. 2 & 6

Class Fee: $130

Drop in rate: $35 (please reserve your spot within 24 hours of the class you want to drop in.)


Join artist Paul Richmond for a personalized drawing and painting class at OGS. Participants can work in any 2D medium of their choosing - graphite drawing, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, and more. This class is for everyone - from beginners to experienced artists - with an emphasis on the creative process. Students will work independently on projects of their choosing with feedback from the instructor in a relaxed, informal setting. Whether you are looking to explore a creative outlet for the first time, hone your skills, or find a community that shares your artistic interests, join us at OGS for this exciting, creative opportunity. Community supplies included, suggested supply list will be provided by instructor.

Practice to Projects: Printmaking & Bookarts| August 9 - 30

Instructor: Denese Sanders

Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Section 2: August  9, 16, 23, 30 

Class Fee: $130


Join master printer Denese Sanders for a personalized printmaking class at OGS. Emerging and veteran printmakers are invited to work in any print or book-related medium: relief, pronto plates, photopolymer, copper etching, book-binding, artist’s books or anything else that goes through a press or bound in a book! This class has an emphasis on the creative process and technical skills building. Students will work independently on projects of their choosing with support and guidance from the instructor in a relaxed, informal setting. Inks, glues, and misc. supplies included; plates, paper and additional materials available for purchase.

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Swedish Lapland Sami Bracelets | August 13

Instructor: Tinna Dinesen

Sun, August 13, 10:00 - 4:00 

Workshop Fee: $100 non-members/ $95 members

Supplies Fee: $5


The Sami people are the aboriginal people of North of Scandinavia, with a 10,000 year old history. Though there are only about 17,000 Sami people living in Sweden today - many of whom still subsist on Reindeer breeding - they are well-known for their pewter and silver bracelet designs. These bracelets are made of the softest Reindeer leather (or often lamb or recycled leathers), spun pewter wire (nickel free, with 4% silver), and antler buttons - some designs also include silver beads and other decorations. They are fun to create and the combination of materials makes them elegantly earthy. No experience necessary!

CANCELED due to low enrollment

Classical Oil Painting | June 1, 6, 8 & 13

Instructor: Kirstine Reiner Hansen

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $210 non-members/ $199 members


The techniques of classical painting will deepen your understanding of what can be achieved with oil paint, giving you the artistic foundation and tools to more confidently approach other styles and techniques, both realistic and abstract. In this 4-session introduction to Classical Painting we’ll be working from a still life of your choice, creating an under-painting, color layers and glazes. Through hands-on demonstrations we will cover the topics of color mixing, brush work, mediums and more. Paint, brushes and mediums supplied for in-class use. A supply list will be provided. Students bring own canvas(es).

Flower Power Monotypes | June 10

Instructor: Cindy Davis

Saturday, June 10, 12:00 - 4:00

Workshop Fee: $65 non-members/ $60 members

Supplies Fee: $5


Cindy has learned many printmaking techniques but her favorite methods are the spontaneous ones! These watercolor monotypes are one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to print, perfect for celebrating Summer! This "no experience necessary" workshop will transform your letter-sized photos or sketches of flowers into a splashy and joyful watercolor monotype.

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