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Upcoming Art Classes at the Gateway Center for the Arts in Debary

Below is a list of upcoming art classes being offered by the Gateway Center for the Arts in Debary. ForArt
 more information and to register, call them at 386-668-5553 or visit their site online here. If you find this information after December 2011, contact them to inquire about when their next classes start.

Christmas Holiday 3-Day Youth Workshop
Ages 6 - 15 (Classes divided by age groups)
Cost: $87 (cost is for all 3 days)
Join us for a fun-filled 3-day workshop from 9 am – 4 pm. Your kids will create designer wrapping paper, holiday center pieces, wreath making, easel painting of holiday themes, pottery, painting, sculpture and much more! To register for the workshop please go: http://www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org/3-day-workshop-online.html deadline to register is December 12, 2011.

Youth Pottery Class
Ages: 8-12
PRICE: $12.00 per class (Firing fee separate from price)
Every Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with Sheila Lapointe
Students will learn how to make jewelry, sculpture and tiles in our Mud Hut Kiln Room. Students will learn to use the wheel and the art of “throwing”.

Ballet Classes – Level 1
Ages: 5-7
PRICES: $12.00 per class
Every Wednesdays 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM with Instructor Maria Parrott. Students will learn to build up their stamina, poise, and rhythmic ability. It is an open class program that does not require an audition to enroll. Students will also have the opportunities to participate in performance demonstrations and concerts.

Art of Writing
Ages: 8 – 12
PRICES: $12.00 per class
Every Wednesdays 1:15 to 2:45 PM with Teacher Sandy Smith. Students will have lessons in a variety of writing techniques, styles, and skills. They will examine story Structure, improve their vocabulary, and learn how to revise and edit their own works. They will also explore the art of illustration and bookmaking. Sandy Smith has been a creative writing teacher for the Volusia Public schools for over 25 years, and is now retired and gives courses at the Gateway Center for the Arts.

Youth Art History Class: Art of the Past and Present (Morning Class)
Ages: 6 – 11
PRICES: $12.00 per class
Afternoon Class
Every Thursdays 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM with Instructor Terri Hightower (Afternoon classes)
Every Wednesdays 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM with Instructor Terri Hoag & Every Thursdays 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM with Instructor Terri Hightower. Students will create masterpieces of Art. They will learn about the masters in a new innovative way. They will use many different types of media week after week. With watercolor, papermache, mold clay in our Kiln Room and create countless works of art while learning about historic and famous artists, past and present.

Teen Drawing
Ages: 12 - 15
PRICE: $12.00 per class
Every Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 PM with Instructor Diane Farley. Students will learn how to "see" in a new way by shadowing and shaping with drawing techniques and then advancing to the next level.

Teen Masters Acrylic Painting
Ages: 10-15
PRICES: $12.00 per class
Every Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30 PM with Art Instructor Sharon Kusha. Course is on going for students every Tuesdays at 4:00 PM with Sharon Kusha. Courses will teach students about perspective, color relationship, and techniques of painting.

Sharon's talent was recognized at a young age. At 14, she attended The Silvermine Guild of Artists in Connecticut, where she received formal training with oil paints. She then attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied live figure drawing, fashion illustration and commercial art.

Sharon's primary media is acrylic paints. She has developed her brush stroke style from her foundation in oils and color rendering from years of graphic design. Sharon's work is displayed at several galleries and juried fine art shows in Florida.

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Upcoming Museum of Florida Art Programs in DeLand

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Here are two upcoming programs at the Museum of Florida Arts:

The Museum of Florida Art’s Family Fun Saturday,  Dec. 10, 2011 from 10 am - 1 pm is a fantastic way to share a great family moment and have a little fun too.  The event is a great destination where families and visitors of all ages can spend time together enjoying Florida art and artists, explore their creative sides, engage their imaginations, and have fun with hands-on art activities that highlight the Museum's exhibitions. Admission is free during the event.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm we will have a Holiday Workshop for kids in grades 3-5. Tuition is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Materials and snacks will be provided. The last day to register is December 9, 2011.

For more information on these programs, call the Museum of Florida Art at 386-734-4371.

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