CLASS 1050 – GET STARTED WRITING YOUR NOVEL! * Three successive nights *
Do you dream of someday writing “the great American novel?” Through an interactive process and the comprehensive workbook provided, this class will get you started right here and now. The first night will help you identify the heart of your story and create compelling characters. Next, you’ll learn about elements that bring to life the world in which your story takes place. On the third night, you’ll be ready to outline your novel, plot out its biggest points, and set the direction of your story. There will be plenty of Q&A time. Instructor MERCEDES TABANO enjoys being a writing coach and is the published author of several novels and nonfiction books. Between her guidance and the take-home workbook, you’ll be well equipped to join the Writers Club! There is an additional fee of $10 for the workbook. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Feb 19, 20, 21.
CLASS 1051 – STORYTELLING 101
Emmy award winning writer and college English instructor SHONE KIRKPATRICK (now retired to the golf course) offers a presentation on how stories are told and how they work. What is the story about? How does time and place influence its outcome? How does point of view affect plot? What you learn will open your eyes to appreciate novels and films as both entertainment and art. And part of the story of this class is that it’s a lot of fun! Wednesday, Feb 6.
CLASS 1052 – IMAGINATION AT PLAY: THE MAGIC OF STORYTELLING WITH PUPPETS
Whether your memory stretches back to Punch and Judy, Howdy Doody, or “only” to the Muppets, puppets most likely played a significant role in your childhood, both entertaining and educating. This class, aimed at 4th graders through adults, will look at storytelling with puppets and even construction techniques. You can’t help but have fun with the creative Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer of The Lost Colony, as instructor. Just in the past year, he worked on puppetry projects for The Hunting of the Snark and Little Shop of Horrors. Friday, Feb 8.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1053 – FLUID ART PAINTING
You don’t need to be a Rembrandt or Botticelli to excel in this class! It promises to be a lot of fun for all levels of experience and talent. Using acrylic pour paint and one of the latest art trends, you’ll create an abstract masterpiece on a 10”x10” canvas. Wear old clothes and/or bring a smock; otherwise, instructor FRANCIE HAYMAN will provide everything you need. Class size is limited to 20 students and there is an additional fee of $15 to cover supplies. Monday, Feb 25.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1054 – DARE TO PLAY WITH COLOR * Two successive nights *
If anyone knows how to have fun with color, it’s artist CAROLINA COTO! Her joyful, sometimes whimsical art creates a bright spot wherever it’s found. She earned a BFA in her native Costa Rica and has made her living creating art since moving to the Outer Banks in 2011. She will lead a fun and stress-free class to explore color relationships and palettes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can achieve, regardless of skill level or prior experience. Basic materials will be provided and students will receive a list of simple supplies to bring to class if they have them. Class size is limited to 6 students. Thursday, Feb 28 and Friday, March 1.
CLASS 1055 – CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional photographers EVE TUREK and DAN BEAUVAIS will help you set your imagination and creativity free in a “Photography Playground”! You don’t even need a camera; just download the free SNAPSEED app to your phone and bring it to class. After a brief introduction to basic concepts, there will be all manner of small, interesting items to practice taking pictures of, close up. Macro lenses and filters will be available to experiment with for those interested in more technical aspects of the art, but no experience or skill is required to enjoy this class! Class size is limited to 8 students. Tuesday, Feb 26 Filled and Thursday, Feb 28
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1056 – CANVAS PAINTING FOR EVERYONE * Two successive nights *
BETH HILL is a gifted painter who dedicated her career to teaching Art in the North Carolina Public School system. Now retired, she remains busy in her studio and has works displayed in galleries and institutions in North Carolina and beyond. She especially enjoys subjects from nature and wants her paintings to inspire viewers to slow down to savor moments of pleasure and serenity. She offers an evening of fun and relaxed painting of simple objects, using acrylics on canvas. Absolutely no drawing skills are required, so come surprise yourself with what you can produce! Class size is limited to 15 and there is an additional fee of $7 to cover supplies. Monday and Tuesday, Jan 28-29.
CLASS FILLED CLASS 1057 – PAINTING SAND DUNES
Artist BRAD PRICE returns to After Dark after a well-received debut last year. Following training and experience in the culinary arts – he was Executive Chef at Elizabeth’s restaurant for 17 years – he discovered by serendipity that he also found joy in and had a talent for painting. At this stage of his life, his energy is directed toward his art and teaching others to enhance their own skills. Come find out what you can learn from him and have a great time in the process! Class size is limited to 10 students and there is an additional fee of $5 for supplies. Monday, Feb 18.