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MARCH 2013 Upcoming at Opus Oaks

Opus Oaks in Berryville has a jam packed schedule of art programs for people of all ages,

including their soon-

to-be announced schedule of summer camps. For details see

Summer Camps It’s time already! Time to planning for summer Opus Oaks,

start camps. in

partnership with Clarke County Parks and Recreation, is hosting nearly two dozen special art camps.

Choose from one-

day to weeklong workshops. Information will be available soon at Here is a sampling of this year’s camps.

Blacksmithing with Phil

Travis. There are sessions in June and July for ages 16 and up. Learn basic blacksmithing techniques and skills such as working with a coal forge, hammer, and anvil to make a set of forge tools and a few small projects.

Comic Book Camp with Patience Wyman and Anna Rogers. A one-week camp beginning June 17 for ages 8–14. Come ready to write and create comic book strips. The lessons introduce students to character development, plot fl ow, and scene design within a simple comic strip. Each student should bring ideas to write his/her own story. Environmental Studies &

Art Camps with Doug Pifer. A weeklong session in June for ages 8–14. Explore the sights and sounds of wetland plants and animals while creating a sketchbook journal with their discoveries. Camp will include outdoor sketching in various media, learning about nature in a wetland environment, and the value of wetlands.

Watercolors with Stephanie

Woshner. A

weeklong session for ages 15 and up. This is for beginner and intermediate painters to learn watercolor techniques such as

color mixing, washes, glazing, texturing and brush stokes to help control the medium to produce transparent hues of color and form. Junior Art Camps. Four weeklong camps beginning the last week of June, two for kids ages 4–7 and two for ages 5–7. Choose from fun camp themes like The Great Outdoors, Art Around the World, Mystery Mask, and Picasso. Campers will work in a variety of mediums; painting, sculpture, drawing, fi bers, and collage, each week. Projects are based on the exploration of color, texture, line, form, movement, emotions, and kinetic play to stimulate each child’s artistic imagination.

Art Classes Here is a sampling of art

classes for April and May, co- sponsored by Clarke County Parks & Recreation. For a complete listing, see www.—they are still updating

calendar, so not all classes are listed at press time. Watercolors:


10am till noon, April 22–June 3, ages 12 and up; OR Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm, April 25–May 30. With instructor Gale Bowman- Harlow, at Studio East (109 First Street). $85. Bring your own materials or pay an additional $50 for a beginning set at the

fi rst class. Bring your own pictures and ideas. Beginners will start with the basics: color mixing, composition, layering color, experimenting, brush techniques, washes, and materials. The instructor is there to help with artistic decisions and to introduce new techniques to students. 6 classes.

Acrylic & Oil Painting: Mondays, 1–3:30pm, April 22–June 3, ages 12 and up. With instructor Gale Bowman- Harlow, at Studio East (109 First Street). $100, plus $15 materials fee. Learn techniques in composition;

focal point,

abstract versus descriptive, depth of fi eld, and canvas prep.

and theory, light source, brush techniques, layering

Explore color mixing paint,

the late spring

glazing, and style. Continuing students work on their own paintings. Please bring an 18x24 canvas/canvas board/ masonite and 6 pictures of things to paint. 6 classes. Beginning/Intermediate Stained Glass: Tuesdays, 4:30– 6pm, April 23–May 28, ages 12 and up. With instructor Sheryl Reid at Studio East (109 First Street). $85, plus $15 materials fee. You will be guided through choosing a pre-made pattern or designing your own stained glass

project. Learn basic techniques of foiling, soldering,

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Clarke County Historical Association

The Museum is open —visit us! Tues.-Sat. 11-4 32 E. Main St. Berryville, VA or online at

Got Records? :

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Art at the Mill, Spring 2013 is coming soon!

Mark your calendar: April 27 - May 12

and fi nishing while making light catchers and decorative hangings. Continuing students will work on more advanced projects. 6 classes. Acrylic Painting: For ages 6

and up; Tuesdays, April 23–May 28, 5–6:30pm. With instructor Gale Bowman-Harlow, at Studio East (109 First Street). $85, plus $15 materials fee. Students will learn basic painting techniques: color-mixing, building with color, mediums, color theory, light, and composition. Bring an 18 x 24 canvas/canvas board and pictures of things you want to paint.


students will work on their own paintings. 6 classes.

Oil Painting: For ages 15 and

up, two class choices. Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm, April 23–May 28 with Eric Cherry, or Saturdays, 10am–12:30pm, April 20–June 1 with Gale Bowman-Harlow. At Studio East,

109 First

Street, Berryville. $125, plus $15 materials fee. Students will learn the Old Masters technique of oil painting and glazing. Instruction includes: laying out your palette, canvas prep, color theory, grey scale color mixing, composition, and mediums. Bring your own paints or use our studio paints, an 18 x 24 canvas or board, and 5 photos. 6 classes.


Come out and see a great show! This weekend!

Friday and Saturday nights 7:30 Sunday at 2:30

Tickets: $10 for adults • $5 for students

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