Take your mittens off and get your hands dirty this winter at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls of Northeastern Ohio. With over 100 classes and workshops to choose from, no student or artist, novice or expert is overlooked. The VAC encourages creative growth and art appreciation in the community by offering warm, comforting work and exhibition spaces. Classes are offered at various times throughout the day and enough days of the week to fit even the busiest schedule.
Wanna play with mud? Try your hand at “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” pottery course with Joan Rusek, or relax in the late winter months with the healing powers of the “Reiki Clay.” In this workshop, you can create pieces of art that are said to restore forces of energy within the body. Not a pottery buff? Channel the Northern Renaissance greats through oil painting courses. Test the waters with a new medium in “Acrylics for the Fraidy Cat!” or “Acrylics: Experimental.” Take a step into a new realm of possibilities in “Light Room for Photographers,” a digital age software course that allows you to adjust colors, toggle between black and white, and interact with infinite possibilities.
Gain some insight on art administration and how to better market yourself as an artist in “Business of Art for Artists: Presenting and Promoting Your Art.” (This class basically pays for itself!) Even check out the “Open Studio” with Victoria Wagner in which you are able to share a space with other artists and receive critiques, individual attention, and demonstrations.
Don’t let the winter cold freeze up your creative juices. Winter I courses are offered from January 6 through February 16 (sign up by Dec. 21st to receive $10 off registration!) Winter II courses run from February 24 through April 6.
Call (440) 247-7507 or visit Valley Art Center for more information or to sign up!
VAC is located at 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022