Thursday, February 11, 2016

Telling Stories with Collage Class beginning March 2

Telling Stories with Collage
Wednesdays, March 2 – April 6, 2016
7:15 – 8:45pm


     We all have stories to tell. Stories about people, events, and places that are important to us. They document our life and form our and our family’s histories. Learn to tell your stories creatively. Beginning with simple subject matter on a 2D surface, then we will move to more complex story telling ranging from the straight forward to conceptual themes. A variety of techniques, materials, textures and formats will be covered.
     In the first session, I will bring a variety of materials for participants to explore and experiment with. Sources for materials will be discussed.
Fees; $90.00 for six week session, payable in advance of first session
For further information contact Connaught at ccullen1993@gmail.com, and check out her website connaughtcullen.com.
Skill Level- Beginner to intermediate
Instructor- Connaught Cullen


Bio
     Connaught Cullen grew up in Clyde, Ohio, worked at Whirlpool Corp for 30 years, then had a mid-life crisis and became an artist. She received a BFA from Bowling Green State University and an MA-Studio from Eastern Michigan University. She recently received her MFA in the Painting + Drawing department at Ohio University where she received multiple awards and grants. Cullen has participated in numerous exhibits, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, she taught for many years in college settings, and is a member of Starbrick Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio. She resides in Southeast Ohio in the Appalachian landscapes that she has come to love.

Landscape Painting Class beginning March 2

Landscape Painting
Six Week Class
Wednesdays, March 2 - April 6
5:30-7pm


We will explore the elements of design to build compelling landscapes. Participants may choose between oil, acrylic or watercolor. Different approaches and techniques will be covered to find what works best for you. Beginning with a simple landscape of the instructor’s choosing, we will then move to more personal landscapes.
Topics to be covered:
1 color theory,
2 techniques
3 creating depth through perspective, scale, value, repetition of form, color and value
4 working from photos
5 non-conventional painting supplies
Suggested materials: (but not limited to)
Paint: paynes grey, titanium white, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue
Liquin and turpentine for oil users
GAC100 for acrylic users
Painting surface- stretched canvas or gessoed panel for oil or acrylics
watercolor paper for acrylic or watercolor
assorted brushes
paper towels
container for water/turpentine
pallette
Supply Sources
University Book Store  Court Street, Athens
Jo-Ann Fabrics  East State Street, Athens
Pat-Catans (formerly Craft 3000) Parkersburg, WVa
On-line Sources
Dick Blick 
www.dickblick.com also has store in Columbus
Utrecht
www.utrecht.com also has store in Columbus
Jerrys Artarama
www.jerrysartarama.com
Cheap Joe’s
www.cheapjoes.com


Fees; $90.00 for six week session, payable in advance of first session

Bio
     Connaught Cullen grew up in Clyde, Ohio, worked at Whirlpool Corp for 30 years, then had a mid-life crisis and became an artist. She received a BFA from Bowling Green State University and an MA-Studio from Eastern Michigan University. She recently received her MFA in the Painting + Drawing department at Ohio University where she received multiple awards and grants. Cullen has participated in numerous exhibits, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, she taught for many years in college settings, and is a member of Starbrick Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio. She resides in Southeast Ohio in the Appalachian landscapes that she has come to love.

For further information contact Connaught at ccullen1993@gmail.com, and check out her website connaughtcullen.com.

Tai Chi Class beginning February 27

Tai Chi Easy/ Qi Gong


Class Description
This class is designed to introduce you to Tai Chi and Qi Gong in a gentle, fun, and relaxed way. Posture, breathing, and movement are all covered on the first day. The classes consist of a warm up, Qi Gong(movement, breathing exercises, self-massage techniques, meditation), and Tai Chi Easy. It can be done sitting or standing. Tai Chi walking is taught for those who are able and ready. This class has been shown to improve your balance, develop mobility, improve focus, enhance immune function, and more. If you want to learn a new way to move your body, improve your focus, and learn to prevent disease then this class is for you!
Professional Biography
Jameson Platt is a dedicated student and teacher of the Qi cultivation arts. He started his journey into this mysterious world of Qi Gong and Tai Chi in March 2013. He found a teacher in his hometown of Athens, Ohio and realized it was what he had been looking for. In September 2013, Jameson started his teaching journey when he attended the first of three levels of a teacher training in the Qi cultivation arts with the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi lead by Dr. Roger Jahnke. Jameson has found great joy in sharing this ancient wisdom with anyone who wants to learn and hopes to continue helping others learn how to care for themselves with these healing arts.
Class Outline

During the course of this 9 week class, we will be starting with some basic Tai Chi principles such as posture, how to move, breath, and mind focus. Every class will include some Qi Gong to warm up followed by Tai Chi movements which can be done standing or even sitting for ease of learning. For those who are able, Tai Chi walking will be introduced after all movements are learned standing. By week 9, students will be able to perform the whole form whether it be moving, sitting, or standing.


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ARTS/West Presents: Spoken Word Concert


Come to ARTS/West on Sunday, February 21 at 2pm for a Spoken Word Concert! The concert will feature poets, regional storytellers, readings from  the late Will Dewees, and Burnett will also perform! Doors open at 1:30pm and admission is only $5 per adult. For more information contact ARTS/West at 740-592-4315.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

ARTS/West Needs Your Reviews!


Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to write a short review on your experience at ARTS/West! This is a great way to help out your community and continue to support the events and activities of ARTS/West. To write your review on ARTS/West as one of the great nonprofit organizations in the nation, please visit this link: http://greatnonprofits.org/org/arts-west-1

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Front and Center featuring Morgan Hager with American and Eastern European Folksongs






ARTS/West presents a free musical performance and children's open stage for solo and ensemble acts! Fun for the whole family begins at noon on Saturday, February 13, and occurs on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Trisha Lachman at trisha@boochee.com





SEOTDS Contra Dancing

On Friday, February 12, 2016 the monthly contra dance will be taking place at ARTS/West. The dance will take place from 8pm - 11pm with a beginner's lesson starting at 7:30pm. No experience or partner needed. Zeke's Fancy will be providing the music with Richard Ades calling the action. Everyone is welcome and all dances will be taught. Admission price is $7 per adult, $3 per student, or $15 for the entire family. For more information and directions visit www.athenscontradance.org or call 740-590-4102.

SEOTDS Family Contra Dance

Bring the whole family to ARTS/West on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 3pm - 5pm for an afternoon of dancing and music. This event will have kids and adults dancing together to live music. No experience needed. All dance will be taught. Drop in any time. Admission by donation. Suggested donation $3 per dancer. For more information visit www.athenscontradance.org or call 740-590-4102.

Community Yoga

Ignite your spark and let your practice connect you with your inner light. Every class starts with poses to warm the muscles, joints, and ligaments. A moderate flow of standing and seated poses will follow, freeing the body of tension and strengthening the core. Practice ends with restorative poses to calm the mind. Classes are the first Sunday of the month, noon – 1pm and free for ARTS/West members or donation based for non-members. Contact ARTS/West or Laura Post at theholisticmama@gmail.com for more information.

Moon Tunnel

Stop by ARTS/West at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016 for Moon Tunnel, a graduate literary reading series. This event is sponsored by Ohio University's Department of English.

Art Exhibit: For the love of Athens County


Come out of the cold this February to enjoy the great art here in Athens County! The art opening will begin at 6:30 p.m. on February 4, 2016 and the exhibit will run through February 28, 2016. The gallery is open during regular business hours, 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Thursday, and during special events. Please call ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for extended hours and additional information.

Art Opening: For the Love of Athens County



Come out of the cold this February to enjoy the great art here in Athens County! The art opening will begin at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on February 4, 2016 and the exhibit will run through February 28, 2016. The gallery is open during regular business hours, 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Thursday, and during special events. Please call ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for extended hours and additional information.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Knitting & Crochet for Beginners starts on Thursday!

Please note start date has changed to Thursday Jan. 21st!! 
(and the class will run through March 10th)


SIGN UP ONLINE HERE:


Saturday, January 09, 2016

ARTS/West will be closed during the day on Monday, January 11th

The staff at ARTS/West will be leaving the building from the hours of 10am-3pm to talk about the future of ARTS/West. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 12th.

Friday, January 08, 2016