The London Visual Arts Guild is providing art classes for seventh grade through adults. The guild meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Studio 7, 7 E. High St., London.
The instructor for the following class will be Bob Rea.
• Basic Photoshop from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7 E. High St., London. The fee is $20. This photoshop class will cover basic steps in processing a digital image for presentation. Black and white conversion, layers, and collages will also be discussed. Students will need a laptop computer with Photoshop or Photoshop elements with healing brush.
The instructor for the following class will be Daryl Skinner. He graduated from London High School. He put together and ran a chess tournament at London Coffee Peddler two years ago. He has been in over 40 chess tournaments, beaten a master in rated play and finished second in the state of Ohio his sixth grade year. His current rating is 1,603. He is a class B average strong tournament player.
• The Art of Chess playing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11. The fee is $15. This is a beginners guide on how the pieces move, a brief history of the game, and common game principles. Supplies will be provided. It includes a free Chess Life magazine.
The instructor for the following class will be Judy Dillon Smith. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She had studied with renowned artists, been accepted into the Central Ohio and Western Ohio Watercolor Societies, and has been featured in many local shows.
• Exploring Watercolor will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, Saturday, Sept. 20, or from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 18. The fee is $35. Come explore some fun and exciting color combinations. Use bright and imaginative colors that defy the rules and create something unique.
The instructor for the following class will be Linda Bradley. Her love of lettering began in Catholic grade school with the Palmer Method of Penmanship. Addressing letters and designing greeting cards makes Calligraphy a fun and enjoyable art.
• Basic Penmanship and Calligraphy will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 28 or from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 25. The fee is $25. Learn basic cursive from the Palmer Method of Penmanship. This class is for the beginner or one who wants to improve their handwriting. Follow-up classes in Calligraphy are available if interested.
The instructor for the following class will be Ginger Cazan. She considers herself a true Folk Artist. She is self-taught with no formal training. She began creating pottery in her 40s. Her original design were inspired by antique redware pieces. She then branched out and began making her own contemporary designs. She also makes hand hooked rugs from reclaimed wool and loves all forms of art, but especially enjoys painting in oil and acrylic.
• Grain Painting will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. The fee is $35. Students will be making a trivet using stains to create a faux woodgrain finish.
The instructor for the following class will be Karl Breidenbach. He attended Columbus College of Art and Design in 1979. Wanting to stay in the field of artistic creativity, he went into cosmetology as a hair stylist where he learned a lot about color, shapes, and design. He took glass fusion lessons in Fort Worth, Texas, with Connie Spears, owner of American Ceramics and Glass Supply.
• Glass Infusion will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. The fee is $55. Students will design a glass fused pendant for a necklace and another small piece. The instructor does the firing of the glass in his kiln and will return the pieces the following week.
The instructor for the folowing class will be Brenda Mumaw. She is a fiber artist and seamstress. She began dabbling in needle and fabric art at age eight. Her grandmother patiently taught her the art of crocheting rag rugs. Her mother taught her how to sew by hand and on the machine. Over the years she has developed a passion for wool felting and has been doing this for over 10 years.
• Penny Rug Mat or Coasters will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 11 or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 13. The fee is $50. Students will learn pattern and wool cutting, blanket stitching and penny rug crafting. Materials will be provided.
The instructor for the following classes will be Kim Lattimer-Reeder. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University in Fine Art, with a focus on painting, drawing and photography. She also attended Columbus College of Art and Design, studying advertising and illustration. She is currently an adjunct professor for Clark State Community college, instructing Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 classes, and also teaches classes at the Springfield Art Museum.
• Into to Watercolor will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 14 or from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 9. The fee is $35. Although considered to be a difficult medium, watercolor can be taught in a step by step manner that simplifies the process. The class will introduce beginning students to basic watercolor skills and the color wheel in two 2 hour sessions. Supplies are $8 or a list can be given for you to purchase your own.
• Drawing 1 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, Sunday, Sept. 28, Sunday, Oct. 5, Sunday, Oct. 12, Sunday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 26. The fee is $75. Students will learn to see and draw as visual artists. They will learn perceptual drawing skills (edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows). A list of supplies will be given by the instructor.
• Drawing 2 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, Sunday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 30. The fee is $35. Open to students from Drawing 1 or any artist who would like to refresh or work on their drawing skills. Students will work on still life setups and explore different drawing mediums, such as Conte crayon, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and pastels.
• Weaving Wonder will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 25 or from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 8. The fee is $45. Learn to weave a beautiful, functional basket from recycled materials. Create and personalize your basket with fine art materials such as acrylic paints and mixed mediums such as buttons and raffia. All materials are provided.
• Intro Level 2 Watercolor will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 or from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 or from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. The fee is $20. Intro to watercolor students will continue too build their skills using the medium of watercolor by painting various projects. Prior use of the medium and supplies are required.