Fall 2018

At Flicker Street Studio, we have small classes which ensures individual instruction.  Instructors put a lot of care and work into offering the best classes possible.  Please look over our class POLICIES before you sign up. We are looking forward to teaching you this season!

Beginner - Covers the very basic techniques of the medium at a slower pace and offers a lot of individual help for all students. No prior experience in the medium is required.

Beginner-Intermediate - Reviews basic techniques for beginners as needed, and offers practice exercises to assist in gaining confidence and experience with the medium. 

Intermediate-Advanced  - The student has a basic knowledge of the medium.  The class offers more challenging exercises and encourages individual expression. 

 
There are two easy ways to sign up for a class:
1. Paypal – Purchase class from the drop down menu and click "Register."
2. Call (901) 767-2999 or email flickerstreet@gmail.com


If you have any problems with PayPal, please email us your phone number and we can sign you up over the phone.  flickerstreet@gmail.com 

  • October/November Classes

  • Watercolor: Space, Light and Nature
    Instructor: Susan Maakestad

    Monday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 15th - November 12th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this class we will continue developing an illusion of landscape space. The effects of light and time of day will be explored. We will also practice painting and drawing landscape elements such as trees, shrubs and clouds. While the goal of the course is to create convincing landscapes, Susan will also touch briefly on landscape abstraction.

    Mondays. 9am - 12pm. Oct. 15 - Nov. 12

  • Intro to Bookmaking
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Monday Afternoons
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    October 15th - 29th | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    This class will introduce you to basic bookbinding techniques, tools and materials. Students will create several folded and sewn non-adhesive softcover books. Blank books made in class will be perfect for note taking, journaling or sketchbookery.

    Mondays. 1pm - 4pm. Oct. 15 - 29

  • Bookmaking: Repurposing a Hardback Book
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Monday Afternoons
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    November 5th and 12th | 2 Sessions
    $100 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    We will disassemble a hardback book and rebind it with our own pages to repurpose as a sketchbook or journal. The instructor will provide all materials but feel free to bring your own papers to personalize your creation. Basic bookmaking experience is helpful but not necessary.

    Mondays. 1pm - 4pm. Nov. 5 & 12

  • Working in a Series
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Class Full! Please email with your phone number
    to be placed on waiting list...flickerstreet@gmail.com

    Tuesday Afternoons
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    October 16th - November 13th | 5 Sessions
    $250 | Bring your own materials | Intermediate and up

    The emphasis of this class is individual artistic development and personal vision. Each student will develop their own thematically guided series that will deepen their artistic practice. The class will concentrate on how to communicate a feeling, idea or vision and how to reach into one’s own life for content and inspiration. Discussions about color, light, texture and space will guide the student toward new possibilities within their work. Students may work in the painting medium of their choice.

  • Acrylic Painting: Almost Abstract
    Instructor: Melissa Dunn

    Wednesday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 17th - November 14th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Delve into the fascinating territory between abstraction and reality. Starting from subject matter based in real life like photography and still life, learn how the principles of abstraction can morph recognizable imagery into something imaginative, expressive, and personal. Students will expand their visual vocabulary with a better understanding of color relationships, paint application and techniques, and the importance of a strong composition. We will also experiment with different surfaces like paper, canvas, and wood. Expect brand new exercises that will take your work to the next level.

    Wednesdays. 9am - 12pm. Oct. 17 - Nov. 14

  • Wire and Fabric Sculpture
    Instructor: Nikii Richey

    Thursday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 18th and 25th | 2 Sessions
    $100 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this two-part class, students will learn how to build a three-dimensional shape using wire and fabric. First we’ll review connections and discuss how to plan and build the armature using wire. Then, we’ll complete the sculptures by attaching fabric, yarn and thread. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring any fabric, yarn, ribbon, or thread you might like to use. Let’s create some voluminous beautiful sculptures together.

    Thursdays. 9am - 12pm. Oct. 18 & 25

  • Oil Painting: The Photographic Reference
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Thursday Afternoons
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    October 18th - November 15th | 5 Sessions
    $200 + $50 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Photographs are essential references for painters when used properly. This class tackles photography/painting related issues such as how to use a photo as a reference - not just something to copy, what kind of image best translates into a painting, how to edit a ‘busy’ scene, combining sources and finding a strong composition. New students will learn the basics of oil painting as more experienced painters continue to develop and refine their skills. Though this class is a continuation of the September three-session class, students need not have taken the previous class to enjoy this one. Materials, color mixing and composition will be discussed throughout this five-session class.

    Thursdays. 1pm - 4pm. Oct. 18 - Nov. 15

  • Mixed Water Media
    Elizabeth Alley

    Thursday Evenings
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    October 18th - November 1st | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this class we will work with a variety of water-based media and techniques in a non-traditional way to create a finished painting.

    Thursdays. 6pm - 9pm. Oct. 18 - Nov. 1

  • Mixed Media and Printmaking
    Instructor: Meredith Olinger

    Friday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    November 2nd - 16th | 3 Sessions
    $150 + $25 Materials fee | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Students will create layered pieces of art using a variety of printmaking techniques and learn how to incorporate these techniques into their own artistic practice. This class is a continuation of the September session with all new exercises, but students need not have taken the previous class to enjoy this one.

    Fridays, 9am - 12pm.Nov. 2 - 16