Rhapsody Arts Center

Art Classes

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Winter/Spring 2014


Drawing People (Grades 4-8)

Increase your skills drawing people, both in portrait and full figure. In this class we will focus on a more realistic approach to portraits and use shading to show three dimensions. Action figure drawings will be created in a setting of your choice as you become more familiar with the body in motion.

Wednesdays 4-5pm Feb 12-March 12               $85/5 weeks


Imagine This (Grades K-3)

Explore the work of artists such as Joan Miro and Paul Klee, as we create fantasy paintings with our own ideas. Our paintings will grow from stories, and use symbols and imagined creatures to tell those stories. Come paint with us and find new ways to create your art.

Wednesdays 4-5pm March 26-April 23             $90/5 weeks


Watercolor Landscape (Grades 4-8)

Want to have more control with watercolor paint? In this class we will improve our skills, get ideas by making a watercolor sketchbook, then use those ideas to create our  artwork.  Techniques such as color mixing, wet and dry brush, and paint spattering will help us create our own unique style.

Thursdays 4-5pm April 24-May 15                    $70/4 weeks


Spinning Yarn (Grades 3-8)

How do you turn a sheep into a ball of yarn? Come to this class and find out as we follow the process to create your very own dyed and handspun yarn using a drop spindle. We will look at yarn construction, the science of dyeing and plan a project for the handspun we create with crocheting, knitting, or weaving.

Wednesdays 4-5pm May 7-28                         $70/4 weeks


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Summer 2014 Classes


Explore Drawing
(Grades 2-5)

SESSION 1: July 21-25, 1-2pm (5 days)
SESSION 2*: July 28-August 1, 4-5pm (5 days)

Practice sketching from observation and create more interesting drawings from your imagination. In this class we will work on quick drawing challenges in our handmade sketchbooks and take our time to observe and draw a variety of objects. Skills gained will be used for your personalized artworks.

*Sessions are not cumulative

Instructor: Ruth Manning    $85/5 classes


Explore Painting
(Grades K-3)

MTWRF 1-2pm
July 28th-August 1st (5 days)

Join us for summer fun with famous artists as we use different kinds of paints to bring our ideas to life. In this class we will look at the work of artists who paint animals, both real and imaginary, and create some interesting places for them to live. Come paint with us and find new ways to create your art.

Instructor: Ruth Manning    $90/5 classes


Puppet Fun
(Grades 2-5)

MTWRF 4-5pm
August 4th-8th (5 days)

In this class we will imagine characters for our own stories and create them using a variety of puppet making techniques. Stick puppets, finger puppets, and paper mache puppets will be explored using a wide range of fun materials as we bring these characters to life.

Instructor: Ruth Manning    $90/5 classes


Private Lesson Information

Private art lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minutes lengths. Please call (608) 848-2045 for pricing & instructor information.

* Payment secures reservation in class
* A complete refund will be given if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.
* No refunds for missed classes
* Your class will be confirmed by email or phone prior to the first session