Ridgefield Continuing Education
Faux Finishing, Decorative Painting, Meditative Art, Stillpoints, Creative Card Making, Hand Painted Furniture
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Decorative Painting

Hand Painted Furniture
No art experience necessary! Learn how to take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a hand done family treasure. Learn how to prepare the surface, develop, create and paint designs using pictures, patterns, lettering, sponging, marbling or feathering. Supply list provided and discussed at first class so bring a notebook. At the end of this class, the student will complete a small piece of furniture (small wall shelf or step stool which can be used as a plant stand) supplied by instructor for a fee of $13-$18 payable at first session.Instructor Shelley Lowell is an award-winning visual artist, illustrator, graphic designer and poet. She earned her BFA in Advertising Design and Visual Communications from Pratt Institute. She taught furniture painting to adults in continuing education departments in many cities including Ridgefield, Baltimore and Asheville.

6 Sessions $128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $96) + $ mtls.
Mon., 4/23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21 & 6/4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop
Participants will learn to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. You’ll also view a short film about the lotus flower and Korean artistic tradition and sample traditional Korean refreshments. Taught by members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. Materials fee is $8-10 per person. The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. Since 2008, KSCPP presents the various programs on Korean history and culture in the U.S.

1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 22) + $ mtls.
Thur., 4/26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.; Venus Building (aka old high school)