REGISTER FOR SPRING CLASSES at INSPIRE!
Explore your creative side at Inspire this spring! We have classes for beginners, those with experience, kids, teens, adults, and families. Join us and learn something new!
Robert "Dan" McBain
1 - 3 p.m.
$50 / month
Socialize with some of the coolest seniors in town, along with instructor Dan McBain, while you create a masterpiece of your design. While acrylic is the main medium, participants are welcome to bring whatever medium they feel most comfortable in.
6 -8 p.m.
$100 / month
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
Get your hands dirty! Discover the stress relief and rewarding benefits that this hands on (literally) approach to ceramics can uncover. Learn basic hand-building techniques in clay including coil, slab, and slip pouring. All kiln firing is included in the fee.
One 25-lb bag of Longhorn White clay (can be purchased at Roadrunner Ceramics)
1st 4 Tuesdays of each month (see dates below)
$75 / month
This is not your high school art class. Take your love of art to the next level by exploring how to bring your vision of the world to the page. Instructor Stacy Berlfein will introduce you to the basics. As you progress, you'll discover elements of your unique artistic style, and even develop a portfolio that can be used in competitions or applications to art schools.
Drawing students should bring paper and drawing utensils of their choice.
Painters should bring paint (acrylic or water mixable oils), brushes, canvas or canvas paper, palette knife, palette, and paper towels.
BASKET WEAVING: WASTE BASKET
Saturday, February 22nd
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We found your new hobby: basket weaving! Dive into this versatile medium and create three-dimensional creations for your home. Work with Mary O'Haver, who is a member of several basket weaving guilds throughout the U.S.
Waste basket is woven with rattan reed and hardwood push-in handles. Base measure 7"x7" and basket is 12" tall. Top is 12" round.
All necessary supplies will be provided.
Wednesdays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
6 - 8 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of analog and digital photography with instructor Sabra Booth. Sabra will help students understand how to make the camera ‘see’ what you wish by harnessing control of key photography concepts (aperture, ISO speed, shutter speed and exposure). Explore the magic of light while learning to use alternative photographic processes. Students are encouraged to bring their own camera.
Bring to class:
a DSLR camera with a standard lens (preferred; can work with a phone camera or point-and-shoot)
a laptop or pad with Photoshop or some editing program like Aperture
SD card and reader or cable
Through poetry writing, students are able to stimulate intellect and foster emotional health and well-being. In this workshop, participants will be able to invite healing through self expression and the exploration of complex feelings. You will find your own unique poetic rhythm and explore those discoveries through music. Students will work to master a variety of poetic outlets in this one of a kind creative writing workshop.
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22
Notebooks or Journals
WOODWORKING with Bill Glass
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Want to become a DIY master? Learn the basics of woodworking and use these skills to create anything from a piece of furniture to a treehouse! Woodworking is not only practical, but also extremely rewarding because who doesn’t want to be able to sit down and think to themselves “Hey, I made that!”
HAPPY HOUR DRAWING with JD Morera
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
*BYOB* Awaken the right side of your brain with a little liquid courage! Activate the right side exercises in a fun and laid back environment. Later you will use those techniques to bring your own individual projects to life. No experience needed. The instructor will discuss all materials needed on the first day of class but don't forget your wine!
Make Your Own Jewelry!
Saturdays 4pm - 6pm
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
March 7, 14, 21, 28
It’s not every day that we get to wear the art that we create. Jewelry making allows you to flex your creative muscles while combining a variety of colors and materials that suit your individual style. Learn the basics of wireworking with simple tools and unlock the potential to wear your art or give it as a personalized gift to loved ones. Your mind will stay actively engaged as you mix and match different elements to create beautiful pieces.
4 Mondays each month
See the world through an artist's eyes! Have fun exploring new ways of creating art each week. All class materials will be provided.
6 - 8 p.m.
$75 / month
Discover the versatility of watercolor with Lynn Denzer, who shows her work throughout San Antonio and Mexico. Students will start by mastering basic techniques and then use that knowledge to branch out and take on projects of their own. With Lynn’s guidance and with a little experimentation, students can use watercolors in ways they have never seen before to delve into anything from cutting edge urban watercolor modernism to traditional landscaping techniques.
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18, 25
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22
(Small 5 ml to 15 ml tubes.)
Primaries, one of these triads:
· Windsor Blue, Windsor Red, Windsor Yellow or
· Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose, Transparent Yellow (a favorite) - Windsor Newton
· Pthalo Blue/green shade, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow- Daniel Smith
Secondaries: You can get secondary (orange, green, violet) and other colors, or wait until first day to see my samples. Other brands I like are QOR, Holbien.
Large plastic divided palette. You need extra room for mixing, in center or larger areas. Covered palettes are nice to have.
Paper: Aproximately 11x15”. Arches, or Fabriano 100 percent cotton. It is mportant to get quality paper.
Assortment of round and filbert brushes from very small, size 0, to 16. At least 4 rounds. Princeton, Silver, and Simmons are good brands, but there are others. You can wait to see my wash brushes, if you prefer.
Large (1 to 2 quart) clear jar
drawing pad or paper and clip board
Pencil, sharpener, eraser, pocket folder for samples, ruler
Possibly other household items and images or photos, as we progress.
Optional/or wait for class:
· Wood or particle board (at least 12”x 15”)
· Masking tape or large clips
A note from Lynn: "I prefer shopping at Asel Art, Jerry’s or Herwecks. Ask if Inspire student discount is available."
$355 + $30 one-time materials fee
Play with fire at Inspire! Learn the basics of welding and metal fabrication. In this class we teach you everything you need to get started welding mild steel using flux core arc welding.
Bring a welding helmet (preferably an auto darkening welding helmet), welding gloves, long sleeve cotton shirt, safety glasses and work boots. Wear jeans without holes.
You may pay your one-time materials fee at the first class.
*Note: This is not a certification course*