CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Refund Policy: Registering for a class is a commitment. There are no prorations for classes missed in a series. Class Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Only Gift Certificates will be issued in lieu of approved cases.  Safety Policy: Masks may or may not be worn by students and instructors. Although social distancing will be encouraged when possible, there may be times when students and instructors will be in close proximity to each other. If you need special attention, let the instructor know.

Classes at MDCA are held upstairs. There are no elevators. If you have mobility issues, consider an art class or workshop at one of our Satellite locations. We make Art accessible to All.

Classes at Waterman Village

MDCA now offers Art Instruction and fun workshops at Waterman Village. Class fee includes all materials. Registration closes 2 days before class date. These classes are held in the Activities Center at Waterman Village 445 Waterman Way Mount Dora, FL.

 

October at Waterman

MORE October classes to be added. Check back often.

BASIC DRAWING 3-Day workshop OCT 3, 5 & 7 10am-12pm W/Kathy Sacks

 ILLUSTRATE! in WATERCOLOR, PEN and INK  BOTANICAL theme Wed Oct 12 9:30-11:30am OR  TRAVEL theme Wed Oct 19 9:30-11:30am W/Mira Fallbeck

 PAINT A MUG/ARRANGE A VASE MON Oct 28 10am-12pm W/Jane Moody

Classes are held in the Activities Center at Waterman Village 445 Waterman Way Mount Dora, FL

$45 MDCA members/ Waterman Residents   $65 Non members

November at Waterman

MORE November classes to be added. Check Back often.

 ILLUSTRATE! in WATERCOLOR, PEN and INK  FASHION theme Wed Nov 9 9:30-11:30am OR  FOOD theme Wed Nov 23 9:30-11:30am W/Mira Fallbeck

Classes are held in the Activities Center at Waterman Village 445 Waterman Way Mount Dora, FL

$45 MDCA members/ Waterman Residents   $65 Non members

December at Waterman

COMING SOON

 Classes are held in the Activities Center at Waterman Village 445 Waterman Way Mount Dora, FL

$45 MDCA members/ Waterman Residents   $65 Non members

Kids programs at MDCA

Illustrate! For kids at MDCA

Sat Sept 24 OR Sat Oct 22 OR Sat Nov 26- 9:30-10:30am

Instructor: Mira Fallbeck. Drop off the kids and enjoy your Saturday morning coffee downstairs at Foxtail coffee shop. Kids will work with acrylic paint and learn new techniques. $30/member $40/non member

Wednesday After Elementary School Art

Each monthly session includes four Wednesdays 2:30PM-4PM.

 Try out new art techniques while learning about art history, artists, and their different styles. $120/4 session month. No prorations. After-care available from 4-5:30PM for additional fee.

Wednesday After Middle School Art

Each monthly session includes four Wednesdays 4PM-5:30PM. 

Try out new art techniques while learning about art history, artists, and their different styles. $120/4 session month. No prorations.

Ceramics at MDCA

Monthly Pottery Open Studio

Studio hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm

Use our space and wheels for open pottery studio hours. 

This is an open studio session with no instruction. We have stamps and a variety of tools for you to use.  

Firing available for additional fee. Fired projects will be available for pick up at a later date.

$20 member $45 nonmember per session.

Party pottery

Friday Oct 28 OR Friday Nov 4  5:30-7:30PM

This fun pottery class is the perfect Date Night or Girls Night Out! Learn some basic slab work or pottery wheel instruction with hands on throwing.  BYOB and let’s get creative!

Finished projects will be fired and available for pick up at a later date.
Skill Level: Beginner $40/member $50/nonmember Adults 18+.

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 Mon (Oct 10 & 17) and Wed (Oct 12 & 19) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm 

Learn the art of ceramic sculpture through hand-building with instructor Jenny Stewart.  

Students will learn to build functional vessels and decorative pieces using traditional pinch, coil, and slab techniques, followed by basic glazing. All ages and levels welcome! $200 

Plein Air Workshop at MDCA

DRAWING CLASS

PLEIN AIR Workshop: Color as value at MDCA

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October 29, 2022 1- 4pm

Instructor: Shawn
Dell Joyce. In this fast-paced one day workshop, we will learn to start with a Notan sketch, make an underpainting, then use a system where we match colors to values by numbers and paint the scene in front of us in a new and colorful way. This concept is what “paint by numbers” is based on, and is a great exercise for plein air painters. “Value does all the work, color gets all the credit!” Timeline: 1pm Demonstration of process and Notan Everyone has time to do a Notan 1:30pm Demo Value sketch and fill in “color as value” chart Everyone has time to do a Value sketch and color chart 2:30pm Demo Notan underpainting on surface Everyone has time to underpaint based on Notan 3pm Demo Substituting color as value and lead group step-by-step Through the process starting with darks and working to lights. 4pm evaluation and group critique Key take aways: Color can be substitutes based on value (any color, any value, the wilder the color the more Fauvist the painting will look!) Always start with a value sketch which identifies 5 values (minimum) Know your focal point and identify it before you make the painting (in the value sketch) Try not to tone and tint with black and white, instead use warm and cool Materials: Worksheets will be provided Each participant will be supplied an Ampersand Pastelbord, Aquabord or Gessobord depending on their media courtesy of Ampersand Surfaces. Bring your favorite media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, gouache) Bring a surface to paint on-if you don’t want to use your Ampersand board Bring a brush and container for underpainting Plein air set up and gear Pencil & eraser $100 member $125 non member

Basic Drawing using the Elements of Art

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Three day workshop October 3,5,7  10am-12pm at Waterman

This class is held at WATERMAN VILLAGE.
Explore drawing through the elements of art. Beginners and advanced are welcome
Instructor: Kathy Sacks $45 member $65 non member

GLASS ART at MDCA

3 day fused glass

Fusing Workshop

September 21-22-23. 8:00am-3:00pm

Students will complete several projects. Day one: we will cover all the basics about fusing and make reference materials. If you are new to glass, you will learn how to cut glass as well.
Day 2: we will make a dimensional fused glass mosaic, incorporating many types of decorative techniques
Day 3: we will complete a slumped project , learn about molds and forms, finish all other projects.
Use of tools and all materials included.
No experience needed.
Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $1050 member $1075 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

Beginner Stained Glass

Beginner Stained Glass Art Class

 October 12 OR November 4. 9:00am-3:00pm 

One day workshop 

Learn the exciting craft of stained glass. Each student will learn all the basics and leave the studio with a finished project, having learned the skills to do a second project on their own! Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $195 member $210 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Beginning Mosaic

September 28. 9:00am-3:00pm

Each student will complete a finished mosaic, learn to cut glass, learn about different adhesives, grouting and finishing. Use of tools and all materials included. No experience needed. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $165 member $180 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Stained Glass Lantern

September 29 & 30. 9:00am-3:00pm

Each student will complete a stained-glass lantern. Learn to cut, assemble and solder glass. No experience needed. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $225 member $250 non member. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Fused Glass Jewelry

October 7. 9:30am-12:30pm

Create hair barrettes, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more out of fused glass. No experience needed.
Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $110 member $135 non member. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Stained Glass Art Workshop

 October 12-13-14. 9am-3pm. 

THREE Day workshop.

In this session students will learn beginner to intermediate skills. No experience needed.
Day one: each student will complete a beginner project, learning cutting, tool skills, assembly and soldering.
Day two and three: students will complete a 3-D flower panel, learn decorative solder skills, learn framing, basic repair skills and make a third leaded project. Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $775 member $800 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Whimsical Window

October 20. 9:30am-12:30pm

Learn how to use up scrap glass, wire and trinkets to make a unique and fun window! No experience needed. Use of tools and all materials included.
Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $145 member $160 non member. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Stained Glass Angel Class

October 21. 9:30am-12:30pm

Students will complete several angels.
Learn to cut, assemble and solder the small pieces. No experience needed. Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $125 member $150 non member. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Mosaic Picture Frame

November 10. 9:30am-3pm

Each student will learn to cut glass, about proper adhesive and grouting a finished picture frame. No experience needed.  Use of tools and all materials included.  Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $125 member $150 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

Fused glass ornaments

Fused Glass Ornaments

 November 11. 9:30am-12:30pm. 

Each student will complete several ornaments. No experience needed. Use of tools and all supplies included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $125 member $150 nonmember. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.
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Leaded Glass Angel Ornaments

November 14. 9:30am-12:30pm

Students learn to use suncatcher lead, assemply process and solder techniques. No experience needed. Use of tools and all materials included.
Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $125 member $150 non member . Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

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Fused Glass Sculpture

November 18. 9:30am-3pm

Students will create a glass sculpture that will sit in a stand, learn cutting and assembly techniques. No experience needed. Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown $225 member $250 non member. Private dates available for groups of 3 or more.

WATERCOLOR at MDCA

Pumpkin class

Pumpkin Paint Along

Oct 31   1-2pm

This is a one-day beginner paint along with instructor Susan Grogan. Supplies included $45 member $70 non member

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Exploring Watercolor Session 1

 Tuesdays 1-4pm Sept 13 through Oct 18. 2022

  (4 week session. No class Sept.20 and 27)

Instructor: Susan Grogan
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. This class is designed for advanced intermediates to advanced students. Challenge yourself with new techniques as well as sharpening your skills in basic watercolor. This class will cover value, color mixing, composition, and design. Come explore new ideas and experiences! Students must be pre-approved by the instructor. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Members $87 non members $117

Rooster basic watercolor class

Basic Watercolor Session 1

Mondays 1-3:30pm Sept. 26 through Oct 17. 2022

(4 week session)

Instructor: Susan Grogan
Have fun while learning how to paint in watercolor. Each session will be a unique class, so even if you have taken basic watercolor, you will learn something new. This class will explore color, composition and watercolor techniques in this beginner and intermediate watercolor class. We will cover all the basics as we enjoy everything watercolor has to offer. All levels are welcome. especially newcomers to the medium. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Members $85 non members $115

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Christmas Tree Paint Along

Dec 12 1-2pm

This is a one-day beginner paint along with instructor Susan Grogan. Supplies included $45 member $70 non member

Rooster basic watercolor class

Basic Watercolor Session 2

Mondays. Nov 7 through Dec. 5, 2022
1-3:30pm 

(5-week session)

Instructor: Susan Grogan
Have fun while learning how to paint in watercolor. Each session will be a unique class, so even if you have taken basic watercolor, you will learn something new. This class will explore color, composition and watercolor techniques in this beginner and intermediate watercolor class. We will cover all the basics as we enjoy everything watercolor has to offer. All levels are welcome. especially newcomers to the medium. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Members $106 non members $136

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Exploring Watercolors - Session 2

Tuesdays. Nov 1 through Dec. 6, 2022
1pm to 4pm (6 week session)

Instructor: Susan Grogan
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. This class is designed for advanced intermediates to advanced students. Challenge yourself with new techniques as well as sharpening your skills in basic watercolor. This class will cover value, color mixing, composition, and design. Come explore new ideas and experiences! Students must be pre-approved by the instructor. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Members $130 nonmembers $160

Paul Taylor

Line and Wash Watercolor

2 Day Workshop | Jan 12 & 23, 2023 | Feb 9 & 10, 2023 | Mar 9 & 10, 2023 9:30AM-4:30PM

Instructor: Paul Allen Taylor
“Finally, watercolor made simple.” Line and Wash was once a popular method of creating a watercolor painting. Artists have used many different tools to create entertaining drawings before adding the watercolor. Essentially, the process of making a watercolor painting with a dynamic drawing is easier. The act of painting becomes less laborious as focus is on creating the illusion of depth shape by shape while the ink line provides a clear structure for the image. Paul will share his method of working with damp saturated paper to extend working time and achieve cleaner, more saturated colors.

Day 1 will open with a practice doodle and painting session. In the afternoon a guided drawing of the class painting will take place intermixed with Paul will sharing his knowledge and experience with this approach to watercolor.

Day 2 will be painting day. Paul will work along with you as the painting progresses at a manageable pace. In the afternoon an evaluation period will take place for all works done in the class. Problems areas will be identified, and solutions suggested.
 Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies when possible. See the supplies list for further information.

Recommended viewing: Youtube “Working with Matchstick and Ink” on Paul’s channel. Class fee: $140.00 member / $170 non member includes all materials.

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Sumi-e Watercolor painting

Sept 28,2022 10am-12pm 

1 day Workshop held at Waterman Village Activity Center.  

Instructor: Jane Moody
Skill Level: Beginner The art of Sumi-e originated in China about 6000 years ago as calligraphy and led to a beautiful fluid art style emphasizing spontaneity and life in the brushwork.
$45 member
$65 nonmember

Open Studio Art Room

Tuesdays 9am-4pm This is an open studio session with no instruction. Tables for crafting and Easels available for use. Bring your own materials. $10 each session or $35 for 4 sessions

PAINT in ACRYLIC or OIL at MDCA

PASTELS at MDCA

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Loosen Up!

Saturday October 15 / 12:30PM-4:30PM

Instructor: Souby Boski Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Learn how to loosen up and apply paint in a gestural, painterly manner using acrylic or oil. Techniques and observations on what it takes to “loosen-up” your paintings. Nearly all of these tips have a common denominator – simplification. The more you simplify what you do, the more it frees your mind to concentrate on staying loose. Students will practice using bigger brushes, more paint and working faster. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with various colors and departing from realism. Bring several canvases and reference photos. $85 member $105 non member
NO proration for unattended classes

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Adding Wildlife into Atmospheric Lake/Marsh Paintings

April 22 & 23, 2023 / 10AM-3PM

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce Make breathtaking paintings with dramatic light and color like sunset and marsh/lake scenes, then add wildlife (birds, gators, etc) and learn to Match the lighting to make it look like they were there all along! Work from supplied photos to create an atmospheric painting, then choose which critter you want to include. Make value sketches and color studies to plan how the light will wrap around the forms, and create a finished, polished painting. Work from supplied references, individual and group attention. Open to all media, demonstrations in pastel. Materials: Shawn uses Mount Vision pastels along with Rembrandt and some Senellier and Pastels Girault on Ampersand Pastelbord. All participants will get samples of materials to take home, courtesy of the manufacturers. In addition, bring two large surfaces 16×20 or 18×24 to paint on, your favorite media (oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic) a sketchbook and pencil, eraser and a washcloth or paper towels. Material provided by Ampersand.

Photography

iPhone Photography

Choose Tues Oct 11/ Tues Nov 15/ Tues Jan 10/ Tues Feb 14/ Tues Mar 14/ Tues Apr 11/ Tues May 9  from 1-4PM  

Instructor: Paul Morris teaches you how to take great photos every time with your iPhone. Join him for a hands-on seminar where you will look under the hood at the features and settings for your iPhone camera. You will to take photo walk in downtown Mount Dora to explore the settings and options, then back in class to learn how to enhance and share your pictures…….

Given that most smartphones have amazing features that most users don’t even know about, this workshop will cover the following points:

Hour 1 – In class, learn about camera setup and settings, what they are for and when to use them. How to make better videos with your smartphone.

Hour 2 – Photo walk, using the options we learned in class we will go outside and take a short walk shooting photos along the way.

Hour 3 – back in class we will go over enhancing your photos and sharing options.

$55 members $80 non members

 

Virtual Art Classes

Virtual Musical Theatre and Movement Classes for students with disabilities, age 18 and up

Class Description: With professional instruction from Nanci Dorau, students with disabilities can participate in these weekly classes. This series presents musical theatre & movement with appropriate accommodations so that anyone can enjoy the experience When: Thursdays, August 18 through October 20, 2022 Time: 5-6PM (EST). Where: Zoom Please contact Karla Aguayo, Director of Programs at karlaa@usf.edu or 813-974-0715, if you have questions.