Uncorked (Paint the Masters) with Jenny Wuerker
Dates: June 14th (Maynard Dixon’s Peaceful Morning) | 6:30-9pm
Fee: $35 per class | All supplies included!
Have fun, make art, and enjoy a social night out! Try something new and make a copy of a famous painting! Follow along as Jenny guides you step-by-step through painting your very own 16” x 20” acrylic masterpiece on canvas! All levels welcome and all materials provided! Classes run from 6:30-9PM and are $35 a piece. Bring your own beverage and snacks. Jenny Wuerker is an award-winning artist, gallery-owner, and art instructor. Reserve your spot today by calling 674-1970 or stop by SAGE!
Silk Painting with France Miller
Dates: June 19th – 22nd (Monday – Thursday) | 9am – 4pm
Fee: $325 Members | $350 Non-Members (Plus $25 for materials if needed)
France is a well known watercolor artist from the shore of Lake Superior. For 30 years, she‘s owned and operated her gallery (www.austinmillerstudio.com), and taught seminars around the world in water media. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are sure to open doors to well designed images. “Silk is a very forgiving medium, it is relaxing, and the materials are by nature, divine to work with.” Francie stated. “I love to watch the painters as they fall under the spell of this ethereal medium. I began silk painting 6 years ago at a watercolor workshop I was teaching in Taos, NM. Not sure how the students would take to the surprise project, I was delighted to witness the joy and relief it afforded them after 25 hours of water coloring!” The 4 day workshop will concentrate on the techniques of silk painting using gutta resist and steam set dyes with emphasis on color, shape and design, and is open to all levels of painters. It includes 4 days of instruction with daily critiques and demonstrations with silk processing (except dry cleaning). Class size is limited to 20!
Woodcarving with Vic Hood
Dates: July 22nd – 24th | 8am – 5pm
Fee: $225 Members | $250 Non-Members
Vic Hood, National 2011 Woodcarver of the Year, will be teaching a three-day carving class in “found wood” at SAGE! This mallet and chisel class is open to beginning carvers as well as advanced wood sculptors. Vic is a phenomenal carver, winning national competitions many times, but first and foremost describes himself as a teacher. His great sense of humor, patience and quality instruction makes this class a must do class for regional carvers and sculptors of the human form. Plan to have a mallet and large chisels, and provide your own wood, although Vic Hood will bring some pieces of wood for those who may not have suitable material. Stands are provided, and Vic will have a variety of chisels as well if you do not own mallet chisels. Vic Hood has published a book on carving found wood, and information is readily available on the Internet if you want to know more about the carving we will be doing.
Painting with Pastels with Mike Beeman
Dates: August 3rd – 6th | 10am – 4pm
Fee: $350 Members | $375 Non-Members
Learn the techniques of using pastels in a painterly style. After a demonstration, individuals will work on projects with one-to-one assistance. Mike will cover the systematic process of blocking in, simplifying, value relationships, and working with edges. Students will become familiar with the use of color notes for problem solving, developing color and composition. Mike Beeman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, works in pastel and oil, in studio and on location, to paint a variety of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes and figures. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle artist in the International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions and competitions and has received many honors, including the Pastel Journal Silver Award in the 14th Annual Pastel 100 in 2013.
Life Drawing Sessions
Dates: Saturdays 9am – 12pm | March 4th – December 23rd
Fee: $10 per session
Sagebrush is doing a life drawing session on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Sessions are every Saturday. Bring your own drawing/painting supplies. We have a great time, so come join us! Please contact Paulette Kucera at 752-5328 with any questions.
Show & Tell
Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 2-3pm
Fee: Free for Members!
Don’t miss Show and Tell every third Saturday of the month! We’d love to see the artwork that you have been working on, so come share it with other local artists for group feedback! Show and Tell is free, so you just need to bring yourself and your artwork! We look forward to seeing you there!
Kids Summer Art Camps!
Dates: July 17th & 18th | 10am-12pm
Instructor: Laura Lehan
Kids will have the experience of creating a framed portrait of themselves! The class will include making a backdrop for their portrait, getting their photo taken, and then decorating their very own frame. This class gives kids a fun hands-on project that they can take home!
Rings, Wings & Pretty Things!
Date: July 18th | 1pm-4pm
Instructor: Karen St. Clair
Spend the afternoon working with wire and colorful beads, making wings, things that fly, and a few surprises. Kids will learn wirework techniques while having fun creating their own special pieces.
Ink Dip and Paint!
Dates: July 19th & 20th | 12pm-2pm
Instructor: Jules Craft
Kiddos will have fun and learn along the way as they dip string into ink, trail it on a large sheet of paper, identify shapes within design, and then paint various colors inside shapes!
Dates: July 19th & 20th | 2:30pm-4:30pm
Instructor: Molly Fraser
Learn the basics of creating your own art journal! Children will have the opportunity to make their unique art journal using a variety of different art methods/techniques. Students will get to take home their art journal with creative ideas and suggestions to continue journaling on their own.
Dates: July 24th & 25th | 12pm-2pm
Instructor: Ashley Cleare
Let your imagination run wild when you come to create a glassy, glittering, fun wall hanging for your room, locker or wherever you choose to hang your awesome mosaic piece. Kids will choose from an assortment of design ideas, pick out which glass pieces they would like to use and will take home at least one unique wall hanging.
Art in Nature!
Dates: July 24th & 25th | 2:30pm-4:30pm
Instructor: Molly Fraser
This fun and creative class will teach children how to make Nature Art with objects that are found outdoors and in their very own back yard! Students will experiment & explore a variety of art techniques to create one-of-a-kind art projects with materials that we see everyday.
Wild For Watercolors!
Dates: July 26th & 27th | 12pm-2pm
Instructor: Ivy Harbour
We will be applying watercolors (and maybe some mixed media crayons) to create funky and colorful interpretations of things we see in nature and the world around us!
Paint Your Masterpiece, Step By Step!
Dates: July 26th & 27th | 2:30pm-4:30pm
Instructor: Heather Schmidt
Follow along as your instructor, Heather shows you how to create your very own painting! It’s a step by step process and no experience is necessary!
Dates: August 7th & 8th | 11:30am-1:30pm
Instructor: Ashley Cooper
This class has a little of everything for everyone. From painting, collaging, transfers, and assemblage, students will stretch their imaginations to the extreme. This class will offer students an opportunity to explore outside of the box and create an individual and unique piece of art! Be ready to unwrap art, get your hands dirty, and challenge yourself with a number of different mediums.
Date: August 8th | 2pm-6pm
Instructor: Micah Trampe
In this class, you will learn to combine drawing and painting techniques to create a unique piece of artwork using only your hands as painting tools! You will need to bring a photo of someone you would like to paint and your imagination, and prepare to get a little messy. You will work from your selected portrait and use your imagination to develop a painting that will move right past your mom’s fridge and onto the mantelpiece! If you are interested in learning to draw/paint portraits, then this is the class for you!
Dates: August 9th & 10th | 11:30am-1:30pm
Instructor: Ivy Harbour
If you have ever spent hours creating doodles in your school notebook or wanted to make a funky self-portrait with acrylic paint then this is the class for you! In this two day class you will be exploring methods of applying acrylic paint on panel and create two unique pieces that reflect your individuality!
Dates: August 9th & 10th
Instructor: Robin Murray
Create your own artful piece to decorate your yard in this fun, music filled class! All supplies provided and no experience is necessary.