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Exploring Acrylics

March 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Date: March 23rd – May 11th
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Sessions: 8
Instructor: Chris Cheek
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, Teens (With Accompanying Adult)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginning and Higher
Sliding Scale:$140 / $230 / $330
Financial aid available below

Class Description

We are an enthusiastic and welcoming painting group, exploring the versatile and accessible medium of acrylic paint. This fun evening group is suitable for anyone who wants to nourish their artistic expression. Be ready to further develop your own ingenuity and creativity, and to share your creative momentum with others.

You will paint a path to your own unique visual universe as an artist, and you will learn some techniques along the way. Join us for some serious fun and meaningful discourse. Then, we will see where it takes us. The instructor’s role will be to individualize instruction, to coach, and to provide a cultural context.

Some acrylic painting experience is suggested. Bring your own paints, brushes, mediums, and substrates if you have them. There are some basic supplies in the studio that are available for all students to use.

About the Instructor

Chris Cheek

Instructor / Artist

Chris Cheek taught art at Analy High School for 22 years; opened and ran an art supply store for 9 years; and designed, built and sold high end furniture made from reclaimed wood. Chris has always painted and made stuff. He says he refuses to leave his studio unless it is for something really worthwhile – like facilitating this group!

Sliding Scale Guidance

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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