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Below is our instructor opportunity booklet.  To view larger, click on the + at the bottom and/or click full screen. 


Karen Rosasco's Critique Sessions! 

October 12 and November 9th. Sessions begin at 1pm in SVAC Gallery

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 monthly critique class led by nationally recognized instructor Karen Rosasco. Fall sessions begin September 14th 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. 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.

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Acrylic Pouring Workshop - Live or online

Saturday October 21, 2017


Workshop price: $75     Online prince: $25

Join local Artist, Tammy Hornek, as she teaches you a brand new painting tecnique and skill! Liquid Acrylic pouring! You will create your very own custom abstract liquid acrylic painting on a 12x12 Ceramic Tile or canvas. You get to choose 3-5 colors for your artwork.
This is not a normal Fun Art Night event. This is a fine arts class. We will provide all supplies. You will learn information about the formula variations and multiple methods for this technique. You will leave with printed information. 
You will leave your artwork at the Art Center for drying and will be able to pick it up on Monday, October 23rd during regular Art Center hours.
Workshop price: $75
Live Online: $25 - We will have a secret group set up in which we will go LIVE and you will be allowed to participate in the class. We will have a staff member monitoring the live feed who will interact with you and make sure your questions get asked. 2 weeks before class, we will email you a supplies list that you will need to follow along with us, if you choose to do so.

**This is a Special Event. No discounts or promo codes can be used on this event, due to the high cost of supplies**

Please click on this link to register for the class:


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Cranberry's on a Rainy Day

"Figures in the Landscape" Workshop with Peg Sheridan

October 26, 2017 from 10am-3pm @ SVAC

Add life to your landscapes and city scenes!  Learn how to paint loose, colorful, active individuals and groups within your scene.  Think of fishermen, bikers, hikers, swimmers, shoppers, etc.  Bring reference photos of landscapes with crowds, couples, individuals, dog walkers, etc.; active people who will add interest to your paintings.  Let Peg show you easy ways to paint simple figures in your scenes.  Then see it come to life!

Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hours: 10 am – 3 pm

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cost: $80 (Optional watercolor kit for $50)

Register: via  Look for “Registration Form for SVAC “Figures in the Landscape” workshop.  Print it, fill it out, and send it to Peg, at the address listed.  Register by October 20.  Questions?  Call Peg at (540)886-2177


Joy Tartter's Acrylic "Surprise" Workshop will be employing a variety of techniques to work some paper MAGIC! 

Joy Tartter's Acrylic "Surprise" Workshop will be employing a variety of techniques to work some paper MAGIC! 

Acrylic "Surprise"  Workshop

This 3 day workshop will be an adventure in color, values & composition requiring a touch of forethought & a lot of imagination!

The main materials are acrylic inks*, regular acrylics, watercolors, a very good spray bottle for water, large sheets of 140# or heavier watercolor paper (these can be cut to create smaller works), canvas "paper",  brushes, Saran Wrap (preferred), wax paper, rags &/or paper towels, styrofoam plates for mixing and anything you may want to experiment with. Plan to do about 6 large pieces. Oh! AND be ready to do some serious laughing!

*Because the inks can be pricey (Daler Rowney), consider sharing the cost with a friend.  Michael's coupons do apply to Liquitex ink. Choose the colors you want to use. I use the primaries, secondaries, a brown, a sienna, paynes grey and others that just might give a "edge".


Nov 6, 7 & 8 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)  from 10 - 2pm. Payment by November 1 will reserve your spot.

$90 with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8

 PS - don't wear good clothes! Creativity does better when free from worry!

Tai Chi in the Art Gallery! 

Every Tuesday morning 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.

Clay Classes at Make Waynesboro! 

Jake Johnson and his wife Katie have recently opened Make Waynesboro- a fully equipped clay studio right in Waynesboro. They are offering wheel and hand-building classes as well as open studio space for experienced clay artists. 

Check them out here.