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Daily from June 7, 2016 until July 30, 2016

Weekly on Tuesday from June 21, 2016 until July 26, 2016

Weekly on Thursday from June 16, 2016 until July 21, 2016

Daily from August 29, 2016 until November 16, 2016

November 28, 2016

December 5, 2016

December 12, 2016

Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Email: artsland@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

July 19, 2016 Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 10:50 AM EDT

Arts Place, Portland Center will be displaying the works of Gregory Davis, July 15 through August 19. The exhibit is titled Impermanence of Knowledge. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN. For more information about this exhibit contact Kimberly Anderson, Visual Arts Director at 260-726-4809.

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Arts Place, Inc. announces its 2016 Arts in the Parks schedule. The program provides workshops that introduce children to visual and performing arts experiences. Arts in the Parks provides youth arts activities in Adams, Blackford and Jay Counties in Indiana, and Auglaize and Mercer Counties in Ohio. The fee for participation are $5, regardless of class length. Four or more classes can be taken for $20. Scholarships are available to students with financial need. Students aged six and older and who have completed the Kindergarten by spring of 2016 may sign up on a first-come, first served basis. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist. To request information or forms, contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809, toll-free at 866-539-9911, online at www.artsland.org, or by email at lobby@artsland.org.

For specific dates at each location, click the Catalog link here: https://artsland.org/arts-in-the-parks/

Class sites for 2016 will be located in Berne, Dunkirk, Hartford City, Montpelier, Pennville, Portland, and Redkey in Indiana; and Celina, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Minster, New Bremen, St. Henry, and St. Marys in Ohio.
Class catalogs and registration forms are now available at Arts Place as well as various local businesses. Catalogs have been distributed in area schools.

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Portland Center of Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for First Steps in Music. Lessons will be on Thursday mornings beginning June 16 and continue through July 21. 9:00-9:35 is 10 months to 23 months. 10:00-10:35 or 6:00-6:35pm is 2-3 years. 11:00-11:35 or 7:00-7:35pm is 4-5 years.

Additional lessons will be on Tuesday mornings beginning June 21 and continue through July 26. 9:00-9:35 is 10 months to 23 months. 10:00-10:35 is 2-3 years. 11:00-11:35 is 4-5 years.

The cost is $60. A limited number of scholarships are available for individual instruction. Scholarships are based on financial need and commitment to study.
The class is based on John Feierabend’s curriculum, Fist Steps in Music and is taught by LaVetha Loucks. The class is designed for the child and parent together.

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Portland Center ArtWorks, Fall 2016
Arts Place, Portland Center will begin Artworks classes beginning August 29. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN. Registration forms are available online at www.artsland.org. For more information contact Kimberly Anderson, Director of Visual Arts at 260-726-4809.

Oil Painting with Steve McClung is a 6 week course that is open to all levels. Students will learn how to create realistic landscapes by learning and utilizing different brush stroke techniques, careful color mixing, and creating depth in paintings. Each session fee is $95 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday from the following two sessions: August 30 through October 4 or October 12 through November 15.

Toddler Art Class with Anita Clott is a 6 week course where toddlers ages 3 to 5 can learn while working with their hands. Each week will feature a hands on project to go along with our weekly theme. Parent participation is required. Session fee is $45 and will be held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:35 p.m September 1 through October 6.

Belly Dancing with Lori Naseelah is a 6 week course where students will learn dance movements and styles such as one night Saidi cane, one night veil, and one night balancing. This class is for all ages. It does not involve a lot of strength or flexibility. Session fee is $50 and will be held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 30 through October 4.

Wheel Throwing for Adults with Mary Boetgger is a 6 week course where students will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class. Each session fee is $95 and will be held every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the following two sessions: September 1 through October 6 or October 13 through November 17.

Hand Building with Clay with Leslie Newton is a 6 week course for adults that will teach the basics of the three main hand building techniques: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Each session fee is $95 and will be held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 30 through November 15.

Wheel Throwing for Kids with Kim Anderson is a 6 week course for ages eight and up that will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class. Each session fee is $50 and will be held every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. August 31 through November 16.

“Mishima” Image Transfer on Clay with Kim Anderson is an adult workshop. Mishima is a traditional Korean slip-inlay technique. The Korean pots you see with mishima decoration typically use several colors of slip inlaid into the same piece. Workshop fee is $35 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 12 and 19.

Paper Making with Leslie Newton is an adult workshop where students will learn a variety of hand-papermaking methods including basic sheet formation and pulp painting techniques. Workshop fee is $35 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 20 and 21.

Raku with Kim Anderson is an adult workshop. Raku is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Student will experience the excitement of a fast firing technique that produces metallic luster and cracking distinctive to Raku. Workshop fee is $35 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. October 3 and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. October 10.

Altered Pottery with Kim Anderson will take your pots to the next level by altering form on and off the wheel. In this class, we will discuss how to cut, push, pull, and add clay to wheel-thrown forms. A cylinder can be your blank canvas. Begin to express your personal style by creating patterned, angular, and organic vessels. Workshop fee is $45 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. November 28, December 5 and 12.

Slab-Built Clay Lantern with Leslie Newton is a workshop for ages 8 to 12 where students will create a clay lantern. This simple rectangular slab form is enlivened by symbolic textures and cut-outs that reference architecture, nature or various cultures. Workshop fee is $20 and will be held from 6 to 7:30 August 30 and September 6.

Paper Making with Leslie Newton is a workshop for ages 8 to 16. Students will learn a variety of hand-papermaking methods including basic sheet formation and pulp painting techniques. Workshop fee is $10 and will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. September 20.

Clay Monster Mugs with Leslie Newton is a workshop for ages 8 to 16 that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building. Design your own set of beastly attributes or use a random generator for the number of eyes, type of teeth, and more. Workshop fee is $20 and will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. October 4 and 11.




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