12 yrs. to Adult
In this class participants bring their own acoustic guitar and learn to play. Whether this is the first time you've taken a guitar class, or you know some rudimentary chords, or you took this program previously, this is the class for you!
Learn the parts of the guitar, the names of strings, how to chord, read the music, and play songs. Keep improving your skills.
The class will be taught by experienced guitar teacher Andrew Gill.
A 6-week program of dance-based exercise: warm-ups, flexibility work, learn an easy dance routine, cool down stretches
Dance is great for the brain and the body! The class is an exercise class but built around dance with gentle stretching and no jumping. Improve your strength, balance, and coordination, and tap into your own creative expression. Women and men welcome! Come for the music! Come for the dance! Come for the exercise! Come for the fun!
The instructor for this class will be Deb Homuth. Deb has been passionate about the arts, since playing the donkey in the Christmas play in Grade 1. She studied ballet, tap and jazz from the time she was 4, earning her Gold Medal in Ballet from the University of Western Ontario when she was 18, and touring with a professional jazz and tap dance company for three years while attending university. She has taught years of dance classes, acted in many theatrical productions, and now enjoys directing and choreographing the annual South Huron Community Theatre shows as well as teaching classes in exploring the arts at SHAC.
The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn - you don't have to have any musical experience to tap into your inner musician and learn how to play your favorite songs. In this light-hearted class, you'll learn how to strum, form chords, play songs, and play well with others. All you need is a song in your heart and eagerness to learn.
Oh yes, you will need to bring your own ukulele.
The class will be taught by Deb Jackson, an avid member, and leader of the Bayfield Ukulele Group.
Sign-up for the waitlist in case of cancellations
$81 /person includes all supplies and use of tools
This class is meant as an introduction to pottery. Age 14 and up
Evening One September 26th 6:30-9:30 - Create 1-2 pieces chosen to learn fundamental handbuilding skills completed with your own original surface designs.
Evening Two October 10th 6:30-9:30 – Learn to glaze your bisque fired work
Ruth Anne appreciates all forms of art. Throughout her teaching career she has worked in many areas of the visual arts but for the last 20 years has focused on the endless variety of possibilities when working with clay. Ruth Anne is a firm believer that everyone has creativity and can enjoy great satisfaction and happiness as they learn art skills. It has been very exciting this past year being part of the dedicated team at the South Huron Arts Center working to promote the arts in our area. Art makes you happy: try it you'll see!
$56/person includes all materials
Everything old is new again! Crocheting is back in style as a hobby for everyone to try. In this class you will learn to crocheting the fall pumpkins shown in the picture. You will learn the basic techniques and make something lovely for your home in the process.
This class will be taught by local resident Kristina Mitchell.
Kristina has always been interested in the arts and being creative. Crochet is one of her most favourite past times. A thin piece of yarn becomes a beautiful keepsake with the flick of a hook; it is a versatile form of art where you can make clothes, decorations, toys, blankets and pillows. Kristina hopes to awaken a new passion for you and if you already crochet, come join the fun and make the autumn pumpkin too!.
Acrylics also permitted
Basic skills in drawing and colour mixing needed. Not suitable for beginners with no previous knowledge.
Denise will begin with a demo to demonstrate her process. You can ask questions while she works and she will explain why she does what she does. She will talk about composition, working from life and why it is important for your work in studio. She will talk about artistic license and the importance of values and colour. Then everyone will do a couple of fun exercises. No one will be judged or marked on it but we will see some startling things from this experience. After a lunch break everyone will choose something to paint and Denise will provide guidance as you paint.
What to bring: oil paints, 3 or 4 canvas or panels, odourless mineral spirits, oil paints, brushes, liquin (will have some if needed), paper towels, gloves, palette knife, plein air kit and whatever that entails for your practice. Also bring hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks and lunch. Dress in layers, good footwear or boots. We must be aware of ticks; consider wearing jeans, tuck pants in socks and wear rubber boots. Also bring colours for your palette: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, sap green, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, permanent madder brown or alizaren crimson, and titanium white. Bring canvas/panels-Sizes around 6” x 8”, 8 x 10” or larger. We are going to do two exercises that are 1 hour each so two smaller panels (6 x 8) of the same size make it easier to cover the surface for these exercises. Tone the canvas with transparent red oxide - a peachy, pinky tone. Bring a larger panel for the afternoon 8 x 10” or larger.
Denise has gained a reputation for her oil landscape paintings, in Canada and the US. Denise was a finalist on the first ever Canadian program “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada” for Makeful TV in 2019. She has received signature status in Oil Painters of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society. She is a member of the International Guild of Realism where she received numerous awards which included “Best in Show” for “Catching the Light”. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club in NY (one of North America’s oldest clubs where noted artists like Norman Rockwell, Emil Carlsen, N.C. Wyeth to name a few belonged). As Denise’s reputation grows, so does her busy schedule. We are grateful to have Denise teach a one day workshop.