|Summer Arts & Crafts in Atascadero|

16 May

Did you know that Atascadero has a recreation guide? I sure didn’t. This town isn’t too bad after all!

While sitting in the lovely new brewhouse in town {thank god!} Brú Coffeehouse, I thumbed through it and found that there is an Arts & Crafts section! Man, this is getting better and better.

So I thought I would share with you the happenings of arts & crafts in good ol’ Atascadero:

Watercolor

Instructor: Evelyn Ingram – 466.7459

Ages: 13+

Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Rooms

Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

Days/Dates/Times: Wednesdays 6/15-7/20, 9am-12pm and Wednesdays 7/27-8/31, 9am-12pm

Pick up your brush and join our class exploring the exciting work of watercolor. Enjoy learning a variety of techniques while painting landscapes, florals, seascapes, and still life. For a supply list, please call instructor. 

Figures & Faces

Instructor: Evelyn Ingram – 466.7459

Ages: 13+

Location: Colony Park Community Center, Arts & Crafts Room

Fee: $40 residents, $44 non-residents

Days/Dates/Times: Thursdays 6/16-7/21, 9am-12pm and Thursdays 7/28-9/1, 9am-12pm

Multi-media workshop class with students painting independently using oils, acrylics, pastel, and pencil on subjects of their choice.

Art Nouveau

Instructor: Martha Wright – 458.1682

Ages: 16+

Location: Colony Park Community Center

Fee: $48 residents, $52.80 non-residents

Materials: $12 material fee due to instructor

Days/Dates/Times: Saturday 6/11, 10am-3:45pm

Explore the romance in nature! If you are in love with Art Neouveau this class will give you expression. Yhrough the many artist design resources and the “Wright Technique” you will be able to produce your own piece of art, or use this class for you scrapbooking, bookmaking, or many other crafts and interior decor. Even if this is your first venture into making art, you will have satisfacion and if you are experienced you will learn new techniques. You can bring assorted brushes, watercolors, pencils, and cardstock paper, and the teacher will supply many items as well. Please bring a lunch!

Introduction to Jewelry Design

Instructor: Amik Jones – 748.1080

Ages: 8-18

Location: Colony Park Community Center

Fee: $10 residents, $11 non-residents

Materials: $20 material fee due to instructor

Special: $5 discount to additional family members

Days/Dates/Times: Saturday 6/18 1pm-4pm, Tuesday 6/21 9am-12pm, and Tuesday 6/21 1pm-4pm

Come learn the creative art of designing your own jewelry! Each session we will learn and practice the tricks and trade, working with a variety of material including glass, metal, crystals, beads, stones, shells, wire, leather, ribbon, and more. Participants will create unlimited custom pieces each session to give as gifts or enjoy for their own. All tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor. Students are welcome to sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions on Tuesdays, if they want to being their own lunch (instructor will remain onsite with them).

Craft Camp!

Instructor: Amik Jones – 748.1080

Ages: 8-18

Location: Colony Park Community Center

Fee: $20 residents, $22 non-residents

Materials: $30 material fee due to instructor

Special: $5 discount to additional family memebers

Days/Dates/Times: Monday-Wednesday 6/27-6-29, 9am-12pm and Monday-Wednesday 6/27-6/29 1pm-4pm

Spend 3 fun-filled days this summer creating unique craft projects and learning some artistic skills and design tips! After receiving instruction on a variety of project ideas, students will be set free to create an unlimited amount of personal creations to keep for their own, or save as gifts for their friends and family. Project choices will include: custom clothing & gift ideas, picture frames, placemats, vases, blankets, jewelry designs, miniature figurines & models, baskets, “rain makers”. scarves, hair accessories, trivets, wall decor, jewelry boxes, and much more. All tools and materials will by supplied by the instructor so students only need to come with their creativity and be prepared to have a great time! Students welcome to sign up for both morning & afternoon sessions if they want to bring their own lunch (instructor will remain onsite with them). 

There you have it my friends – a whole summer filled with awesome Arts & Crafts things to do! Let me know if you plan on having your children take any of these classes… I would love to come and hang around with you since my daughter will be gone for the summer. Hope you all can make it!

Happy Crafting!

~Ashley

P.S. I think I found a cool new coffeehouse to spend my lovely Tuesday mornings in with Richard and awesome weekend afternoons in with my new Atascadero friends! If you haven”t been, check it out. Their chai is good and Richard says their blended caramel coffee is tasty. I have to admit, the whipped cream on top of that drink looked almost delicious and I hate whipped cream. They also support live music. History of Painters was there this past Friday for a show. Sad I had to miss it, but looking forward to the next line up. Atascadero is slowly {lets keep it slow} catchin up with the times! Finally.


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