Spring 2017
Painting and Drawing

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR – 12 weeks
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $75;50-64: $95; Under 50: $105 (Administration fee already included)

Illustrator Matt Crane will provide instruction in the Fundamentals of Drawing.  Use of line, light and shade, perspective and composition are topics covered the first 8 weeks, with in-class demonstrations of useful drawing techniques. The emphasis of the next 8 weeks will be on the practice various watercolor techniques and use of materials. The format: teacher demonstration followed by student practice. Landscape, still life and illustration are among subjects covered.

This class is for beginners as well as more advanced students who want to practice and ‘workshop’ their own projects. For a materials list email: jmcgovern@smace.org. (No class 1/16, 2/20, 4/3)

Foster City Community Center 
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
220302 M 12:30 – 3 pm Crane 1/9 – 4/17 $75/$95/$105

 

PAINTING: WATERCOLOR -INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $75;50-64: $95; Under 50: $105 (Administration fee already included)
This class is for experienced watercolorists and adults with some experience, past or present, painting in watercolor. Illustrator Matt Crane will demonstrate a sampling of painting and drawing techniques weekly to assist you in fine tuning your ‘eye’ as it applies to composition, color, shading and form – all important visual and aesthetic considerations that are sure to enhance your paintings. Advanced students who want to practice and ‘workshop’ their own projects, welcome.  For a materials list email: jmcgovern@smace.org.

 

San Mateo Senior Center   
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
220300 Th 9 – 12 pm Crane 1/12 – 3/30 $75/$95/$105

 

PAINTING & DRAWING: MEDIUMS & METHODS
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $75;50-64: $95; Under 50: $105 (Administration fee already included)
Instruction is offered in the fundamentals of art: drawing, color, shape, form perspective, and texture.  It includes a variety of art mediums: graphite, drawings, watercolor, colored pencils, water soluble colored pencils, pastels, portraiture, scratchboard, and additional techniques with art mediums. Julie’s goal is to enhance the participant’s enjoyment, art skills, and personal styles.  The class is non-judgmental.  All skill levels are welcome. Julie Andrews Paladino’s art work has been marketed throughout the United States by showrooms and designers. She has a BA in Fine Arts and is a registered Art Therapist.

Materials fee discussed at first class meeting.

 

Foster City Recreation Center
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080333 T 9:30 – 12 pm Paladino 1/10 – 3/28 $75/$95/$105
080301 T 12:30 – 3 pm Paladino 1/10 – 3/28 $75/$95/$105

 

PAINTING: OIL AND ACRYLIC
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $70;50-64: $90; Under 50: $100
Learn basic painting techniques. Mix and apply warm and cool hues of color to complement composition. Explore different techniques using texture and line, and discover a variety of brushstrokes to obtain the results you want. Please note: Enrollment is based on availability. For more information please call (650) 558-2100.

San Bruno Senior Center
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080311 Th 1 – 4 pm McGovern 1/12 – 3/30 $70/$90/$100

Fabric and Woolen  Arts

HAND KNITTING
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $75; 50-64: $95; Under 50: $105 (Administration fee already included)
Learn basic or advanced knitting skills. Complete an introductory project, or learn new techniques to add to your current skills. Learn to read the pattern books to create designs that inspire you. Bring size 7 single-point needles and medium weight worsted yarn. Intermediate knitters bring a project you are presently working on. Paola Trombetta has created a number of made-to-order knitwear fashions in her native country. (Guest passes accepted. ) 

Foster City Recreation Center
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080371 W 1:15 – 4:15 pm Trombetta 1/11 – 3/29 $75/$95/$105

 

SEWING: SEWING FOR EVERYONE
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $75;50-64: $95; Under 50: $105(Administration fee already included)
This is a class designed to meet the needs of the beginning or experienced sewer. The beginner is shown the basics of operating a sewing machine. Next, a simple practical project is done, step-by-step. It is a class also for the experienced sewer who would like advice with fitting problems and altering a pattern to their measurements. The more advanced student is shown how to make a pattern from their measurement. Ideas are given to alter garments you already have for a better fit or more updated style. This class also includes lessons in decorative home projects. Learn to make a stylish tote bag or pillow cover that showcases a great piece of fabric. Both of these projects are a great canvas for some of those fabulous home decorator fabrics you’ve been eager to use somewhere in your life! Tote will have an inside zipper and Cover will have a zipper closing. Class will cover construction techniques and tricks of the trade. Be prepared to make more of these bags and pillows as gifts for friends after you learn how to do it.

 

Foster City Recreation Center
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080376 F 9:30 – 12:30 pm Faus 1/13 – 3/31 $75/$95/$105

Ceramics

CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE
Class Fee:  Ages 65 & over: $70;50-64: $90; Under 50: $100
Ceramics is the most versatile art medium, with its many surface treatments and textures along with the different glaze applications. Large or small, rough or detailed, 3-D shapes can be created using clay. We will explore these different possibilities by demonstrations, depending on the needs and inspirations of the students. No matter what skill level of artist you are, I guarantee you will have fun using this amazing medium. A lab fee of $15 is payable to the teacher in the first class session. (No class 1/16, 2/20)

San Bruno Senior Center 
Section Day Time Instructor Dates Fees
080314 M 9:30 – 12:30 pm McGovern 1/9 -3/27 $70/$90/$100