SCC hosts new art classes
AMONG THE NEW CLASSES offered at the Sonoma Community Center is a "Glass Experience" workshop.
Sonoma Community Center is kicking off a new season of arts education classes on Sept. 26. Together with new partners, the center is offering an expanded class program with creative options ranging from handmade to high-tech.
This fall, SCC and local glass blowing studio Leaderglass are partnering to offer new two-hour "Glass Experience" workshops. Students will experience the thrill of working with hot glass and high temperatures through hands-on projects led by artist Alex Leader.
SCC's ceramics department will offer "Hand Building Techniques for All Levels," with resident artist Lauren Henriksen, a recent arrival in Sonoma. Art Camp instructor Laurel Begley will teach a lively six-week ceramics class. Designed for children ages 6 to 12, "Animals, Monsters & More" begins Sept. 27.
Dutch painter Ditte Jensen will teach a two-part workshop titled "Techniques of Studio Painting in Oils" on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. A recent addition to SCC's faculty, Jensen is known for her expertise in Old Master glazing techniques and her thoughtful approach to teaching still life painting.
Turning from classic to contemporary, SCC will offer "The Mac & The Muse," a class for Mac laptop users. New instructor Lynn Fiske Watts will show students the ins and outs of their Macs, while guiding them through design and digital photography projects. Beginning Oct. 26, students will have the chance to go from curious to computer savvy in eight lessons.
SCC's arts education program includes painting, figure drawing, ceramics, jewelry making, multimedia art, music and personal development as well as open studios in figure drawing, printmaking, and ceramics. To register or request more information about fall classes, contact the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1. Class schedules can be found online at sonomacommunitycenter.org.
Sonoma Community Center is located at 276 E. Napa St. in Sonoma.
Sonoma Community Center exists to enrich the lives of the people of Sonoma Valley by fostering a broad range of cultural, educational, and community services, and by the preservation of its historic building.