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Karen Rosasco's Critique Sessions! 

April 20, May 18, June 8 

CCV Critique ( Composition, Color and Value)

Ever wonder what your art needs to be finished, be successful, to win awards or appeal to buyers? Join the Shenandoah Valley Art Center's new monthly critique class led by nationally recognized instructor Karen Rosasco. Starting January 12th from 1-3 PM or longer if needed, the critique will broaden your horizons, fine tune your design skills and help you to create a masterpiece every time. Bring one or two finished pieces or works in progress along with a sketchbook ( approximately 9 x 12 inches) pencil, eraser, and Sharpie pen. The class will meet April 20, May 18, and June 8 and cost $20 per session payable when you attend. Call SVAC to register or just show up at the art center in Waynesboro at the designated time.

After critiquing all the participant's work, Karen will lead a short design exercise which will strengthen your knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design with a focus on composition, color choices and value patterns. Karen has taught art to children and adults for over 50 years including 31 years in public schools including preparing high school art students portfolios for college acceptance, leading art trips and workshops on 6 continents plus teaching week long mixed-media and design workshops across the US and Canada. In 2007 Karen's entry in the American Watercolor Society's annual international show received the second place silver medal award. Her work is in many corporate collections including General Electric.

Tai Chi in the Art Gallery! 

Every Tuesday morning beginning February 28th, from 9am-10am in our Invitational Gallery, come discover the graceful art that is tai chi.  Gentle movements from time long ago, combined with breath, help to open the energy passages throughout the body, leading to overall improvement in body, mind, and spirit.  Each week we will add on to what we've learned in previous classes, and practice until participants are confident in their practice.

No special clothes needed. Comfortable clothing and athletic/flat shoes suggested.  

Instructor: Linda Revis, $10 per class, cash or check only.  All are welcome! 

Everything Linda teaches can be adapted for persons in a wheelchair or sitting in a folding chair.

Open Drawing Sessions with Mini Critiques

Open Drawing Sessions lead by artist Rose Guterbock.  

$10 per session per person. 

6:00-8:00pm Every Thursday starting April 13th

Join us at SVAC for weekly evening drawing sessions.  From beginners to veteran artists, we can all use regular practice to hone our drawing skills.  Come join us to try your hand at capturing different still-life setups every week. Sessions will allow for some quick gestural renderings, one focused rending and a short critique at the end.

All experience levels are welcome! 

* Please note, this is not a drawing class but an opportunity for self-guided practice with a community of other artists. 

Please bring drawing materials of your choice, pencil, graphite, charcoal or pen and ink, drwing paper and a drawing board if tyou own one. Drafting tape also recommended. 

Please contact Rose at with any questions. You can also bring cash or check the day of the drawing session. 

Community Craft Circle! 

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Every 3rd Thursday, Noon to 2:00pm Beginning April 20th


Join us monthly at SVAC for Community Craft Circle!  Bring a project to work on and let's get to know each other better.  See what other artists are working on and get constructive feedback in a warm, safe environment.  All ages welcome.  

Contact Rose Guterbock with questions at

Chain-making class with Karen Friedlander

April 19th @ SVAC - 12:30-4pm - $55

Learn how to make lovely forged scrolls and connect them into a chain.  Don't need a chain? Make several pair of earrings!

Students will learn simple scrolls, how to make S hooks and jump-rings - round square, oblong! Put the techniques together to make a one of a kind necklace or bracelet...elegant and classic or fun and wacky! 

No experience required, all welcome!

Easy One-brush Watercolor Class with Joe Phillips

Mourning Doves (April 23rd Class)

Mourning Doves (April 23rd Class)

Sunday afternoons 1-5pm at SVAC beginning April 23rd through May 21st.

$50 per class - please bring cash or check to class 

Get your feet wet or fine tune! Joe will work with everyone at all skill levels.  No drawing experience required. Experience the "no secrets", "easy to master" approach to watercolor painting.  Joe demonstrates and you create a work of art. You will need only your palette, paints and brushes (see below).  Mats and paper are provided. 

Supplies needed for class: 

Palette: Robert Wood Covered

Paints: Winsor/Newton Brand: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Auzaron Crimson, Paynes Gray, French Ultra Marine, Cerulean Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Violet, Periwinkle-American Journey Brand. 

Brushes: Angled Shaders: 3/4", 1/2" and 1/4"

The same paints and brushes are used for all of Joe's classes.