Painted Turtle Studio begins fall classes

Dates and times on Nov. 2nd and Dec. 1 - 6 to 8 p.m.

The folks at Painted Turtle Studio are looking forward to seeing new faces and old friends! We now have a scholarship fund set up for those unable to financially make our classes, so please inquire at PTS for more information.

FIRST FRIDAYS — Have you been missing out on one of the best kept secrets in Mancos? A fun group of diverse people meet together the first Friday of every month to make art together at the Painted Turtle Studio from 6-8 p.m. The people range from beginners to advanced artists. We all learn from each other and share ideas. We often bring food and drink to share while we create new, unique, magical and awesome pieces of art work. The event is free, with participants donating to the studio for materials used. Come try it out! You’ll have a great time and likely will return over and over again. 

ADULT CLASSES -

Photography 101: Begins Thursday, Oct 28 —  Class dates and times are Oct. 28, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15 — 6 to 8 p.m. This class is offered to those that have no skills as well as those with some skills but are looking for a refresher class. The focus will be on camera use, digital and film, as well as learning about the basic compositional components of taking better photographs.  We will also be take a day long field trip to practice what we have learned.  Learn new ways of seeing and framing the world!   This is a four week class plus one day field trip. Cost: $100-120

Taught by Sarah Allen.

FUN AND FUNKY HUMAN FIGURE: Begins Tuesday Nov. 6  Class dates and times Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 29 and Nov. 27 — 6 to 8 p.m. In this class you will create a representational yet stylized human figure out of clay. You will learn how to make satisfying facial features as well as simple bodies. We will learn and incorporate both the pinch and slab techniques in this process. All levels are welcome and encouraged to join in this fun and creative class. Even those with no clay experience will have a blast making these fanciful beings.  Post fired finishes will also be taught and applied to the fired figures. Taught by Kimberley Wilson Sheek. Cost: $70-$105 (sliding scale). Sign up soon, this class will fill up quickly! Limited to 8 students.

CLASSIC CARTOONING: Begins Wednesday, Nov. 7. Class dates and times are Nov. 7, (Tuesday) Nov. 13, (Wednesday) Nov. 28, and (Wednesday) Dec. 5 — 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Come learn specific tried and true techniques and the how to’s of creating original animal and human cartoons. You will be surprised how quickly you’ll be drawing your own cartoons, not copies of others. Through practice, you will be able to draw cartoons that possess the likeness’ of your pets, friends and family. NO prior experience necessary. Ages 14+ Limited to 8 students. Cost:  $60-85 (sliding scale).

Taught by Kimberley Wilson Sheek.

BIRTHING THROUGH ART: Begins Sunday, Nov. 11 — Class dates and times are Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 — 3 to 5 p.m.  We will use art to explore our innate gift to give birth, to uncover our fears that inhibit the natural process, and strengthen our powers to create life. Open to anyone interested in connecting more deeply to the birthing process. Cost: $90-120 (sliding scale). No art experience needed. First class is an FREE Introductory course. Taught by Gretchen Groenke.

KID’S CLASSES -

CLASSIC CARTOONING: Begins Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Class dates and times are Nov. 7, (Tuesday) Nov. 13, (Wednesday) Nov. 28 and (Wednesday) Dec. 5 — 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Come learn specific tried and true techniques and the how to’s of creating original animal and human cartoons. You will be surprised how quickly you will be drawing your own cartoons, not copies of others. Through practice, you will be able to draw cartoons that possess the likeness’ of your pets, friends and family. NO prior experience necessary. Ages 14+ Limited to 8 students. Cost: $60-85 (sliding scale). Taught by Kimberley Wilson Sheek.

WEEKLY KIDS’ CLUB: Times are 3:45 to 4:50 every Wednesday. What a great way to make sure your child is able to receive a quality whole education. Study upon study has confirmed the importance of the arts in a child’s learning experiences. Each month a new project will begin that lasts throughout a four to five week period (depending on the number of Wednesdays in the month). Classes will be offered in both two and three dimensional work. Both creativity and technical skills will be embraced and taught as a part of the curriculum. Students sign up on a monthly basis and are expected to attend each class on the day it is offered. Clean up will be from 4:50-5 p.m. Students must be picked up by 5 p.m. sharp. Ages 6 years + Tuition is $50 per month.