Lumberyard Arts Center Classes & Registration Required Events

Pre-registration is required for all classes unless otherwise indicated. Register online by clicking the link below each class listing and filling out the short registration form. After completing the online form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006. 

Summer Music Camp 2018 


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Spring 2019 Programming

Intermediate Drawing

Teacher: Melinda Hipple

Dates: Wednesdays, February 13th - March 20th (6 weeks)

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Ages: 15 years old and up (high school - adult)

Class Fee: $65

Please bring your own supplies (see supply list below).

Please pre-register by Friday, February 8th

Description: For students with some drawing experience. We will work from 2D and 3D subject matter, fine-tuning drawing skills and expanding the use of shading techniques.

Supply list:

  • Drawing pad 11 x 14 or larger
  • 6B, 2B, HB, and 7H pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

About the Teacher: Winner of regional and national awards for art and photography, Melinda has exhibited a number of one-woman shows in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and has had works accepted in numerous juried exhibitions. In addition to creating fine art works and commissioned portraits, she has taught visiting artist programs to elementary and high schools in Missouri and Iowa, as well as drawing and photography classes through community colleges in Nebraska and Iowa. She’s taught a number of drawing and watercolor classes through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, Kansas.

 

 Register for Intermediate Drawing

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Digital Photography Workshop

Teacher: Melinda Hipple

Dates: Saturdays, March 23rd and 30th (2 weeks)

Times: 1-4pm

Ages: 15 years old and up (high school - adult)

Class Fee: $45

Please bring your own supplies (see supply list below).

Please pre-register by Monday, March 18th

Description: Good photos are not dependent on your camera equipment. Learn how to improve cropping and lighting with the equipment you have, and how you can save even mediocre photos by adjusting them in a graphics program.

Supply list:

  • Digital camera and attachments
  • Manual for the specific camera you are working with
  • Laptop/tablet or whatever you edit your photos on (second week)
  • If you do not have a graphics program on your computer, GIMP is a free download that provides multiple options for manipulating images.

About the Teacher: Winner of regional and national awards for art and photography, Melinda has exhibited a number of one-woman shows in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and has had works accepted in numerous juried exhibitions. In addition to creating fine art works and commissioned portraits, she has taught visiting artist programs to elementary and high schools in Missouri and Iowa, as well as drawing and photography classes through community colleges in Nebraska and Iowa. She’s taught a number of drawing and watercolor classes through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, Kansas.

 

 Register for Digital Photography

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Basic Sewing 2 Workshop

Teacher: Linda Ballinger

Dates: Saturdays, April 6 and 13th

Times: 1-4pm

Ages: 8 years old to adult

Class fee: $45 class fee + $10 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, March 29th . Class limited to 10 students, so sign up early!

Move beyond the basics of sewing to work with patterns and various fabrics. Students with any previous sewing experience welcome--come perfect and expand your skills.   You will need a sewing machine (adult size works better for kids than those marketed to children). In this class you will learn about sewing and your machine. If you have questions, please feel free to call instructor Linda Ballinger at 913-980-3831.

Supply List:

Sewing Machine (adult size recommended but we can work with whatever machine you have)

Owner’s manual for machine

7” fabric shear

4” craft scissors

Box of “yellow beaded” straight pins

72” sewing measuring tape

Metal hem measuring tool

thimble (to fit on your middle finger on either hand)

Wit or light colored thread

Pencil and small notepad for note taking

Box to keep supplies (plastic school boxes will work)

About the teacher: Linda Ballinger started sewing at age six. Her grandmother taught her on a Singer Treadle, and Linda has been sewing continually for sixty-eight years! She has two years of college training and has participated in 4H and high school sewing classes. She has been involved in alterations and costuming for forty-eight years, and made all her daughters’ clothing until they graduated to blue jeans.

 

 Register for Basic Sewing 2

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006


Art Explorers—K-5th grade (Sorry, this class is FULL)

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Mondays in April (5 weeks: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Times: 4-5pm

Class Fee: $40, plus $5 supply fee

You must pre-register by Wednesday, March 27th to attend. Please bring the $5 supply fee when you walk your child in to the first class. 

Spring into art! We will take inspiration from the season around us to create Spring inspired art.  During this camp, students will get a chance to work in a number of different media as they explore the art elements and principles.  All art will be available to take home. Remember, art is messy so please dress appropriately!

About the Teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety of ways. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University.  Weaver taught K-12 art in Osage City for four years. Currently, she is in her second year as the high school art instructor at BHS.

 

Sorry, this class is FULL!

Check back here for future sessions or email coordinator@lumberyardartscenter.org to be put on the waiting list


 

Summer 2019 Programming

Adventures in Oil Painting (Adult)

Teacher: Kathy Bourgeois

Dates: May 8 - June 12 (6 weeks)

Days & Times: Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm

Ages: adult

Class Fee: $60 per student

You must pre-register by Wednesday, May 1st to attend. Limited spaces available, sign up early! 

Join us as we venture into the rich, dynamic excitment of oil painting! Gain focus, clarity, and the confidence to paint. Mini lessons on specific methods, plus individual assistance on your project. 

Required Supplies and Preparation Instructions from teacher Kathy Bourgeois: To our first class, bring at least two painting surfaces. I recommend no smaller than 11 x 14”.  These can be masonite boards, canvas boards, stretched canvas, panels, and even oil paper pads. Stretched canvases can also be unusual sizes, as you don’t need to worry about framing for the sides can be painted.

These  surfaces should be prepped with either a white or colored background before applying oil paint.I use a latex house paint.If using stretched canvas, it will take several layers with sanding in between. More about this in later lessons. 

A table top or floor easel to hold your painting while working.  We are planning on letting canvases dry at the LAC if you don’t wish to take home wet paintings.

Paints: There are many brands available, though Van Gogh, Windsor Newton, Rembrandt, Richeson, Grumbacher, Holbein, Rowney, Daniel Smith, Sennelier, are all brands I’ve worked with and liked. 

Essential tubes of oil paint are the 3 primaries, black, and a large tube of white. I recommend a cadmium yellow and red, plus cobalt, prussian and/or ultramarine blue. Second colors to add are pthalo green, allizian crimson,  and burnt umber, as well as yellow ochre.

Brushes: Oil brushes have thick bristles, from synthetic blends to hogs hair. You can purchase a set, but try for some of these essentials shapes : rounds, flats, fans, and angled brights in several sizes.  I also use house painting brushes from 1 to 3 - 4 inches across for larger paintings. Inexpensive sponge throw away house painting brushes are also useful in 1 -2” sizes. You will also need a palette knife.

Other: Glass or metal cans for cleaning brushes and mixing solvents (no plastic/ styrofoam ). If there are lids to glass containers you can sometimes save your cleaning solutions. Soft rags, and plastic bags for clean up. You will need a mixing palette.  This can be a wooden one with a thumb hole, or a pad of tear off waxed palette paper. Plastic wrap to cover paint you wish to save it on the palette. 

Solvents are usually mineral spirits, turpentine, and linseed oil.There are new types of cleaners on the market to select from.I’m a fan of liquin which increases the drying time of oils and gamblin, a solvent free gel that helps increase flow and transparency yet keeps brush strokes. 

About the Teacher: Kathy Bourgeois has spent a lifetime making images in various media ranging from textiles, to murals, to framed artwork. She has been a student at KU with degrees in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Textiles, and Art Education. In addition Kathy has spent over 40 years teaching classes privately and publicly for ages 3 to 76 (though not in the same class).  Her work has been on display in galleries in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Her paintings hang in both private homes as well as professional settings. Her work is well known to Baldwin City residents, having taught art for many years in our school system. 

 

Register for Adventures in Oil Painting

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


 

Acrylic Painting (Adult)

Teacher: Melinda Hipple

Dates: June 3 - July 8 (6 weeks)

Days & Times: Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm

Ages: adult

Class Fee: $60 per student

You must pre-register by Friday, May 31st to attend. Limited spaces available; please sign up early. 

The bright, versatile world of acrylics is waiting for you! Students will learn composition, color theory, and a variety of painting techniques as they work on individual projects of their choosing. 

Required Supplies:

  • subject to paint (copy of photo or printout)
  • canvas
  • acrylic paint in the following colors:
    • true red, or crimson, or cadmium red
    • true blue, or ultramarine
    • true yellow, or cadmium yellow
    • white
  • brushes
    • 1” flat acrylic brush
    • #6 round acrylic brush
    • #6 or larger fan brush
    • palette knife
  • palette with a flat surface (for easy cleaning)
  • trash bag
  • roll of paper towels

 About the Teacher: Winner of regional and national awards for art and photography, Melinda has exhibited a number of one-woman shows in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and has had works accepted in numerous juried exhibitions. In addition to creating fine art works and commissioned portraits, she has taught visiting artist programs to elementary and high schools in Missouri and Iowa, as well as drawing and photography classes through community colleges in Nebraska and Iowa. She’s taught a number of drawing and watercolor classes through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, Kansas.

 

Register for Acrylic Painting

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Color Camp

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Fridays in June (June 7, 14, 21, 28)

Times: Pre K-2nd: 11am-12pm (pre-K must attend with a parent or caregiver)

3rd-7th grades: 12:45-1:45pm

Class Fee: $30, plus a $5 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, May 31st to attend.

Explore color in this hands-on creative camp! From color to wheels to color theory, we will study how to make colors, the way colors interact and the way colors can make us feel. During our projects we’ll use a number of different media.

About the Teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety of ways. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University.  Weaver taught K-12 art in Osage City for four years. She is currently the high school art instructor at BHS.

 

Register for Color Camp

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Summer Theater Camp: Pirates!

Teacher: Jennifer Glenn

Auditions: Wednesday, June 12th at 2pm at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Camp Dates & Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, June 17-21, & Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, June 24-28 (at the USD 348 Performing Arts Center)

Performance: Friday, June 28th at 7pm (at the USD 348 PAC)

Ages: 4th grade - high school

Class Fee: $95 per student

You must pre-register by Wednesday, June 12th at 2pm to attend. Please note that auditions take place at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street. Rehearsals and performance take place at the USD 348 Performing Arts Center, 415 Eisenhower Road. 

Ahoy, actors! Come join our crew this summer as we produce a play. Participants will explore the process of putting on a production in this multi-age camp where everyone will have a chance to audition, be cast, and rehearse a scripted play. This summer we will be working on a comedy about how the Jolly Roger got its name. We will also use improvisation and theater games to learn to work together, warm-up, and have fun. This is a great opportunity for young actors to get their feet wet in a semiformal play situation or for the more experienced to work on their acting chops.

About the Teacher: Jennifer Glenn has been teaching and directing theater for more than thirty years. She has worked with many Kansas communities, including Lawrence, Baldwin City, Hays, Overland Park, and Topeka. She has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Theater Lawrence, Lawrence USD 497, Baldwin USD 348, Blue Valley USD 229, Olathe USD 233, and Shawnee Mission USD 512. She has directed plays for the Lumberyard Arts Center summer theater camp program, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Bishop Seabury Academy, and Raintree Montessori School. At the Lawrence Arts Center, where she taught theater arts and preschool, she also directed in the Summer Youth Theater program, the First Saturday Players, and performed and directed with the Seem-To-Be Players for a number of years, including touring nationally. She has taught teacher workshops at the National Association for the Education of Young Children; Olathe, KS USD 233; and Emporia State University. She was the 2003 Phoenix Award winner for performance, presented by the Lawrence Arts Commission. She has a BFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and postgraduate education in Children’s Theater at the University of Kansas, where she studied with Jed Davis.

 

Register for Summer Theater Camp

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Great & Powerful Baldwin City: Promoting Mental Health Well-being through the Arts

Welcome! We're glad you've found your way here, to our Great & Powerful Program. Great & Powerful is an art-full journey to well-being for children and youth. Ages 4 and up may register for this program, however, please note that children 4 - 7 years old must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Journey over the rainbow with us! The Great & Powerful Program uses The Wizard of Oz as a focal point and teaching metaphor for experiencing mindful well-being, resiliency skills, and positive support relationships through art and creativity. You may choose to stay after Great & Powerful programming this summer for Enrichment Activities (11:30am-12pm) then a FREE nutritious lunch, 12-12:45pm. Free lunches are provided by the Summer Sun, Food, and Fun program for ages 1-18 years old, and must be eaten on site at the arts center.

Dates:  May 30 - June 27th 

Days & Times: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am (followed by Enrichment Activities 11:30am-12pm, then lunch 12-12:45pm)

Where: Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street, Baldwin City

This is a free program, but you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND. 

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