Introduction to Sketching the Human Form - I and II

Dates: Mondays, June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Constance Pierce

Limited enrollment ~ Register early! Try something new!

Great introductory class for novices or for beginning artists who need practice in figure sketching! We will start by utilizing art references and then move on to a clothed model for inspiration in exploring basic figure sketching concepts. The human form will gently emerge through soft charcoal studies and you will also enjoy the excitement and immediacy of quick gestural sketches and other approaches.

Note: Prior figure students may focus on their favorite mediums.

Prices: $135 for YAC members and $150 for non-members.

Supplies and Model: Students share cost of charcoal and model fee. Other supplies available locally. Information emailed upon registration.

Fiber Art Camp for Adults & Teachers

Dates: June 12th-16th
Times: 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult
Instructor: Andi Bedsworth


CEU credit available!

This week workshop is geared for adults and teachers wanting to explore simple fiber arts projects. Teachers will get special tips on how to incorporate simple fiber art lessons into the classroom and non-teachers will enjoy getting to play and experiment with different fiber techniques in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

We will do basic weaving on cardboard looms, cup weaving, dyeing, and simple hand sewing projects that can be used in the class or to inspire you to begin a new hobby.

Prices: YAC Members $100  
Non-members $115

CEU fees are $20 and will be collected via a separate check to the University of Mississippi to be paid on the first day of class. Class provides 2 CEUS.

Mixed Media Art Camp for Adults & Teachers

Dates: June 19th-23rd
Times: 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult
Instructor: Andi Bedsworth


CEU credit available!

Another fun week workshop dedicated to adults and teachers. This week will focus on mixed media collage, painting, journaling, and drawing projects many of which can be adapted to classroom use.

Special tips for teachers on how to incorporate into class lessons and for adults wanting to get hands-on practice in mixed media techniques.

Prices: YAC Members $100  
Non-members $115

CEU fees are $20 and will be collected via a separate check to the University of Mississippi to be paid on the first day of class. Class provides 2 CEUS.

Digital Photography Intensive: Learn How to Take Better Pictures

Dates: June 24th
Times: 1-5 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Marcus Black


In this workshop, students will explore why they should shoot on manual and learn how a camera uses averages. Students will also learn about aperture, depth of field spot metering, ISO and sensitivity of sensor, shutter speed and using a telephoto lens.

Students will also learn about composition and lighting, framing the subject in the national geographic style, and the how the human eyes sees.

Students will learn through examples and through firsthand experience on a photo-walk with the instructor to apply the skills learned in class. Everyone will try using their cameras on manual and practice composition. Students will also receive exercises to help develop an eye for composition, lighting and framing and using their cameras better on manual.

Supplies: Students will need an SLR camera or a relatively advanced point & shoot (that shoots in manual) as well as something with which to take notes.

Minimum of 5 students required to hold this workshop.

Prices: Members - $60 Non-members $75