During this 5 week class, local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help you learn how to take top quality photos with your digital camera. The class is designed for a beginner through intermediate photographer and will cover: Camera basics, classic light and color theory, portrait lighting and a heavy dose of classical design for the photographer. Assignments are given at every class along with class critiques and a mini-photo show at the 5th week of the program. With the surge of today's photo software there has not been a greater time to understand and practice the principles of design to enhance your photographic creations.
Starting May 3rd, the class will meet for 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator (2nd Floor), 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI. The cost of the class is $75.00.
Sign up early as the class size is limited. Call the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator at 608-313-9083, or Steve at 815-389-9086 with any questions or to sign up for the class.
Watercolor Basics and Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 April 12th, 19th, 26th and May 3rd and 10th
In this class:
You will learn to see as an artist sees, which will enable you to grow in your drawing abilities.
You will learn the beauty of water and color mixing on your paper to make vibrant colorful paintings.
You will learn to make washes and other basic watercolor techniques.
Whether you are a beginner or have been painting for years, you will enjoy growing and learning the boldness it takes to let watercolors sing!
Instructor: Susan Swedlund (call 608-314-4092)
Registration fee: $100.00 ($60.00 + $40.00 supply fee)
The supply fee includes the use of paper, professional grade watercolor paints, palettes, and
other painting supplies during class. Each student will be given a small sketchbook.
(Students will purchase their own brushes after the first session of class)
Clay Fundamentals Open Studio Pottery Class
Rolling Admissions (call 608-314-4092 to register)
Open studio starts back up April 10th, 2017
Classes are held Monday and Thursday evenings 6-8:00. You attend according to your own schedule. Your first eight sessions are $137.00 and include 25 lbs. of clay and glazes to cover the projects done during these sessions. You will learn the fundamentals of clay, hand building techniques and three guided sessions on the pottery wheel.
After the class you may attend any open studio for $10.00 an evening (this includes the firing of all the pieces that you make during this time) and you may want to join the glaze co-op for $12.00 or purchase your own approved glazes. Bags of clay (25 lbs) are available to purchase for $18.00.
2 Session Pottery Workshops: $40.00 (includes clay, glaze, and the firing of your pieces)
Scratching the Surface: Sgraffitto Technique
Colorful Clay Underglaze Blocking Technique
Call to schedule a workshop.
Have you ever had the desire to try watercolor painting, but have not taken the first step? Now, is the time to take that step! This workshop will provide fundamental information about watercolor pigment, paper, brushes, and mixing to get you started on your painting path. The instructor will demonstrate numerous watercolor techniques over the course of the day, and will offer advice gathered from years of watercolor painting experience. In addition, there will be books and magazines available during the workshop to broaden your horizons about the exciting world of watercolor. This will be an enjoyable and informal setting in which to learn the basics of watercolor painting.
Cost is $65.00
Contact the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator to enroll. Information about supplies you will need is here.
Instructor: Kathleen D’Angelo *Please email or phone if you have questions.
Dates/Time: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
(1 hour for lunch)
Location: Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is seeking entrants for its annual juried photography show. This year’s theme is “Only Your Finest”. The show will be held during March with an opening reception on March 3rd. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three photographs.
For further information, see entry form below or call the gallery at 608-313-9083.
520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI • Instructor: Susan Swedlund
Beginning Watercolor and Drawing
Wednesdays: October 19th, 26th, Nov. 2nd, 9th , 16th , 23rd ,30th, Dec.7th
In this 8 week class we will explore the wonderful and versatile medium of watercolor. We will be learning how to lay a wash, layer colors, and other techniques useful in producing vibrant paintings. We will also be considering the importance of drawing and sketching techniques.
Students will need a Multi-media sketchbook and a set of sketching pencils. All other supplies are included. We will be using the highest quality of paper and paints that are affordable to give each student the true watercolor experience.
$125.00 per student
(This class needs a minimum of 4 students in order to run)
Wednesdays: October 19th, 26th, Nov. 2nd ,9th,16th,23rd ,30th, and Dec.7th
In this 8 week course we will discover the versatile world of clay. We will be hand building and working on the pottery wheel. All materials will be provided. Each student will have at least 4 finished pieces at the end of this course. An additional glazing session maybe needed and will be scheduled at the end of the session.
Students will also learn firing techniques (how to run a kiln), various glazing techniques, and the stages of pottery production.
$125.00 per student (This class needs a minimum of 3 students in order to run)
Private Art Lessons
Lessons will be scheduled according to the students individual needs and my availability. $20.00 per hour.
To register call 608-314-4092
Instructor: Susan Swedlund
Susan Swedlund has a BA in Art from Washburn University in Topeka ,KS and has had over 25 years experience in teaching art to young students. She worked in the Beloit School District for 10 years as a para-educator and substitute teacher. Two hallmark projects that she helped develop were Synetics Charter School, a project based learning academy, and the daVinci Room a creative learning environment to enhance exploration and to develop a “What if…” attitude.
Swedlund is a professional Ceramic artist who has had a working studio at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator for over four years.
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is seeking artists to participate in their annual juried art show held each November. This year’s theme is “Weather”. The show will feature both 2 and 3 dimensional works. Cash prizes ($150, $100 and $50) will be awarded to the top three artists.
For information on how to enter and guidelines download here or stop at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator (520 E. Grand Avenue, downtown Beloit, WI) to pickup an entry blank.
This year’s judge is well-known artist Dan Wuthrich. Deadline to enter is October 3, 2016.
During a 5 week class, local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help you learn how to take top quality photos with your digital camera. The class is designed for a beginner through intermediate photographer and will cover: Camera basics, classic light and color theory, portrait lighting and a heavy dose of classical design for the photographer.
Starting September 7th, the class will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator (2nd Floor), 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI. The cost of the class is $75. Sign up early as the class size is limited.
Call the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator at 608-313-9083, or Steve at 815-389-9086 with any questions or to sign up for the class.
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Beloit Fine Arts Incubator
520 E Grand Ave, Beloit WI 53511