Pen and ink techniques, watercolors, basic art skills, open studio at Art Gallery of Viera
During the basic pen and ink techniques class at the Art Gallery of Viera, students will learn about and experiment with line and shading techniques in pen and ink to create the illusion of form, texture and value.
Using only a simple pen, the variety of expression is endless.
In addition, students learn how to incorporate other media, such as watercolor and colored pencil and work with "quick and dirty" sketching to more finished renderings.
The classes will be Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon or 6-8 p.m., Sept. 6-27.
Cost is $75 for four weeks.
. Each week of a watercolor class will focus on a new aspect of painting with watercolor, including basic drawing, color mixing, washes, wet into wet, dry brush, using other materials for texture and more at the Art Gallery of Viera.
The class will be Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 4, and Thursdays evenings from 5-8 p.m., beginning Oct. 4.
Cost is $80 per four weeks, paid in advance or $25 per session. A materials list will be supplied with registration and payment.
The "Adventures in Art" class at the Art Gallery of Viera will introduce children to basic art skills through a variety of fun projects, while experimenting with mediums, such as watercolor, paper maché, collage and printmaking. All materials are provided. The class is for ages 6-10 and will be held Sundays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost is $75 for four weeks or $25 per session.
. 'Watercolor For Teens' at the Art Gallery of Viera will focus each week on a new aspect of painting with watercolor, including basic drawing, color mixing, washes, dry brush, using other materials for texture and more. All supplies including paint, brushes and paper will be provided.
The classes will be Sundays, 3-5 p.m. for five weeks, Sept. 2-30.
Cost is $100, plus a $35 materials fee.
. 'Open studio' is an ongoing drawing class with demonstrations in perspective, watercolor, colored pencil and pen and ink, as needed or requested.
Students may work on their own projects with direction or participate in the ongoing drawing class Saturdays 1-3 p.m.
Cost is $60 for four weeks, or $20 per individual week.
For more information or to register for any of these classes, email email@example.com or call (401) 596-4266.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Viera.
For more information, call (321) 504-4343.
The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
'Creative Movement Dance' for 3-4 year-olds
Creative Movement Dance is designed with young dancers in mind to utilize creativity and imagination.
Creative movement focuses on increasing the student's flexibility, balance and memorization skills, while introducing them to the art of dance. Basic ballet steps are gradually incorporated into each lesson plan.
Classes are Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., at Dance Arts Centre, 1855 S. Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, and Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., at the Dance Arts Centre at the Henegar upstairs dance studio.
For more information, visit www.DanceAC.org, email Sarah@DanceAC.org or call (321) 777-2155.
Dance Arts Centre is a nonprofit dance studio.
Quilting, doodling, design classes at Art Gallery of Viera
. Create truly artistic quilts by learning free motion quilting Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the Art Gallery of Viera.
These classes teach the basic skills to make machine quilting successful, artistic and fun.
A sewing machine with a free motion or darning foot is required.
Cost is $20 per class. An optional kit is available for each class, or you can bring your own supplies.
. Free Motion Doodling class is Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery.
Learn how to achieve the correct tension, how to move the fabric and play with easy designs.
Cost is $20. An optional kit includes all but thread for $10 more.
. Quilt your Fabric Design class is Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery.
Using a large print fabric or panel, you'll learn to follow the motif for very creative quilting.
Cost is $20. (Optional kit includes everything, including thread for $15.)
To register for any or all of the classes, contact Dij Pacarro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 806-5550.
Class size is limited, so register early. Payment is required at time of registration.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at its new location is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Viera.
For more information, call (321) 504-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Be a part of an interactive digital happening
Art Gallery of Viera invites you the reception of its newest art show, "Something to Talk About ... art with a message," on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m.
This promises to be a fascinating show, giving local artists a chance to speak their minds through their art. Come see what they have to say!
While you are there, be sure to take advantage of the chance to become part of a one-of-a-kind, live digital photography creation!
The gallery's creative director and digital artist Jerry Hanzl will create an interactive collage of this event as it unfolds. Gallery guests will be invited to be photographed and become part of this exciting real time piece of art.
The final image, which will be available for purchase, will be seen on the Art Gallery of Viera website the next morning.
Come enjoy light refreshments and music and become a part of Art Gallery of Viera's Digital Art Happening.
The gallery is located at The Avenue in Viera.
For more information, visit the website at www.artgalleryofviera.com or call the gallery at (321) 504-4343.
Free open evening of storytelling
The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble invites you to an open evening of storytelling at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the Ryan family Chiropractic Center, 129 Hibiscus Blvd., Suite O, Melbourne.
Master storytellers will be performing. Seating is limited.
For more information, call Lady Gail at (321) 676-0697 or visit www.crevardensemble.com.
Would you like to direct a play?
Due to circumstances, Surfside Players is seeking a new director for the 11th annual production of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The musical tribute to sci-fi and horror B-movies will be screened, with shadow cast, on Oct. 19-27, Friday and Saturday for two weekends.
Deadline for application is Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Contact the Season Planning Committee Chairperson Robin Pena at email@example.com.
Include a theatrical resume if you have not directed at Surfside within the past three seasons
An informal interview may be scheduled shortly afterward to discuss specific production aspects and schedule.
A decision will be made by Thursday, Sept. 13.
Surfside is located at 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach.
For more information about this and other events, visit www.surfsideplayers.com or call the box office at (321) 783-3127.
Encaustic painting workshops
Taking a workshop is a great way to start an exploration in the exciting medium or encaustic painting, or to move work forward with new methods if you've been incorporating encaustics into your existing studio practice.
All you ever wanted to know about encaustics will be presented 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ralph's Art Supply, 1420 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
All materials and supplies will cost $100.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (321) 243 3355 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
New fall pottery, sculpture, hand-building classes
Classes in wheel-thrown pottery, sculpture and hand-building for students of all levels will begin the week of Sept. 16 at the Indian River Potters' Guild.
Also starting are classes in fused glass and mosaics.
The classes run for six weeks and are a great way to explore a new art medium or expand an existing knowledge base.
Indian River Potters' Guild is an art studio located in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District. It is home to eight of Brevard's talented local ceramic artists and offers classes and workshops, which are open to the public.
Classes offered at the Indian River Potters' Guild are:
. Fused glass: Monday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $125.
. Wheel thrown: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $145.
. Sculpture in clay: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $145.
. Mosaic art: Thursday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $150.
. Wheel thrown: Saturday, Sept. 22, noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $100.
. Hand building: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. Cost is $100.
. 'Twice the fun:' Saturday, Sept. 22, noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $180.
All classes run for six weeks.
Visit the website for more information at www.indianriverpottersguild.com.
Indian River Potters' Guild is at 1542 Guava Ave., Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.
For more information, visit www.indianriverpottersguild.com or call (321) 543-3645.
Doll-making comes alive at Art & Antique Studio & Gallery
Space Coast Doll Artists brings to Art and Antique Studio during September a show of creativity and style in the art of doll making.
This evolving soft sculpture doll club began in 2005, with doll maker, Dolores Cox.
The group changed its focus from primarily a hobby of making cloth dolls, to an art doll group challenging each other to make more dolls inspired by great artists' works.
They have outgrown three locations to accommodate the sewing machines, classroom space and materials to further the doll making.
The club now meets every fourth Thursday of the month (except December) at the West Melbourne Library.
At the monthly meetings, there is usually a short mini-lesson on perspective, color, focus, design, etc.
There is a challenge every three months, and usually one of the members teaches a new project, method or new material. The club brings in nationally-recognized instructors for two-day workshops.
The club has displayed works at local libraries and quilt shows throughout Melbourne.
The club welcomes beginners to advanced members with all pitching in to help and guide one another.
The fee is $20 per year, and members in good standing receive discounted prices on classes.
The Art & Antique Studio & Gallery is at 1419 Highland Ave., Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 253-5553.