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The Arts

Private Flute Lessons

Discover the joy of playing the flute by taking flute lessons with experienced teacher, Paige Long.  Lessons are offered to all levels of flute students from beginning to highly advanced. Paige keeps lessons interesting and fun, in a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging flutists to meet musical goals with excellence.  She provides students with a wide variety of performance opportunities, based upon the interests and abilities of her students.  Learn about the entire flute family, including the rare contra flutes.

About Your Instructor:  Paige Dashner Long, Adjunct Flute Professor at Daytona State College, is an internationally recognized flutist, flute choir director, contrabass flutist and award winning composer.  Currently, Ms. Long, an Altus Artist, directs the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra in summer residence at New England Conservatory, the Daytona State College Flute Choir and the Florida Flute Orchestra.  As an active guest flute clinician and ensemble director, she has led workshops and directed flute ensembles for music schools in France, Germany and Mexico, as well as for universities and flute associations throughout America.  She performs with the International Flute Orchestra, serves on the Low Flutes Committee of the National Flute Association (NFA), is a recent coordinator for the NFA's Flute Choir Composition Competition, served on the executive board of the Florida Flute Association and is past president of the Greater Boston Flute Association.  Her original composition for flute orchestra, Eventide Soliloquy, was a winner of the 2012 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.

To schedule and register for Private Flute Lessons, call Daytona State College at 386-506-3858 or email Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Fee:  $40 per hour

Studio Arts Series

Foster your creativity, explore the limits of your imagination and, while learning with others, create projects that are open to individual interpretation and self-exploration.

To register for Studio Arts Series classes, call Daytona State College at 386-506-3858 or email Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

Fee: All Studio Arts Series classes are $295 each.  This fee includes all student materials.

Location: Studio Arts Series classes meet at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Building 520.


Ceramics Handbuilding I: In this class you will learn to work with clay from start to finish using several pottery handbuilding techniques like pinch, coil and slab.  You also learn to make and fasten separate finishing pieces like lids, handles and knobs.  The end result will be your own clay creations.

About Your Instructor: Trent Berning is the lead professor of ceramics at Daytona State College.  Trent received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Fort Hays State University, Kansas.  Over his 24 years of experience, Trent has received numerous awards and accolades including publications in Lark Books - 500 series, Clay Times Magazine and several American art and Clay Company catalogs.  Trent has been invited to present at numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, both as an artist and juror/gallery curator.  Trent has also been selected for various ceramic opportunities, such as Glaze Storm in Indianapolis, and has conducted numerous workshops across the country on his personal artwork and pottery techniques/aesthetics.  Trent was a featured artist on media events such as PBS's CreARTivity on WDSC TV-15 Florida, Live at Five in Tennessee and Southern California Life on Time Warner, California.

Your Lab: Daytona State College's new, spacious ceramics lab is a fully loaded functioning studio.  The lab is equipped with stoneware clay, worktables/stools, slab roller, and 12 electric Brent wheels.  You will have a number of different firing options from low fire to cone 10 high fire with 3 electric kilns, 1 small electric test kiln, 1 large cone 10 reduction Geil Kiln and a Raku kiln.  The glaze lab is stocked with dry materials and ready to use cone 10 food safe glazes and decorative Raku glazes.

Ceramics Handbuilding Offerings:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.; starts 8/28, ends 12/13
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - Noon; starts 8/29, ends 12/14
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1 - 3 p.m.; starts 8/29, ends 12/14
  • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; starts 8/30, ends 12/13

Design I: In this class you will be introduced to various materials such as ink, markers, and paint.  With line, shape, mass, color, texture, value, and space you will find balance, proportion and contrast.  Two-dimensional design is a base to build on and should give you experience that will inform and influence all future studio courses and individual art efforts.

Drawing I:  In this class you will learn how to draw realistically in addition to conceptual experimentations.  Each class will include hands-on projects that heighten your ability to accurately create the illusion of three-dimensional forms in space on a two-dimensional picture plane.  You will create still life drawings using a combination of dry and wet materials.

About Your Instructor: Viktoryia McGrath received dual Bachelor's Degrees of Fine Art in Painting and in Graphic Design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  Viktoryia earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and has been teaching for over 10 years.  Viktoryia has coordinated and contributed to the exhibitions in various museums and galleries in the United States, Minsk, Belarus and Daejon, Korea.  She was awarded the Bank of America Eminent Scholar Program in the Humanities scholarship to study Andean cultures.  In 2016, she explored the suprematist theories of Kazimir Malevich and the concepts of the Vitebsk People's Art School in Vitebsk, Belarus which was founded by Marc Chagall.  This study was made possible by the First Union Bank of Florida and Chelsey G. Magruder Foundation Fellowship.  While being skillful in classical drawing and painting, her additional interests are in mixed-media work (3D and 2D), digital photography, printmaking (relief, intaglio, silkscreen), batik (hot and cold processes), and tapestries (gobelin).

Your Studio and Working Atmosphere: You will embrace and execute your creative ideas in the college's brightly lit and spacious studios.  The spaces are equipped with all the necessary tools to further develop your artistic mind and learn new skills.  In addition, the workrooms will function as reflective spaces for works in-progress and final critiques.  Numerous exhibits in our on-site Fine Art Gallery and artist talks will be beneficial to your creative ambition and imagination.

Design I Offering:

  • Monday, 3 - 7 p.m.; starts 8/28, ends 12/11

Drawing I Offerings:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 11 a.m.; starts 8/28, ends 12/13
  • *Tuesdays (Deltona), 1 - 5 p.m.; starts 8/29, ends 12/12

*This class meets at our Deltona Campus, 2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona, Building 1, Room 232.


Painting I:  This course will cover a broad range of painting concepts, focusing on painting from observation, technique, learning to control illusion, discovering unique marks, and exploring color mixing.  While exploring these concepts we will learn to use expressive and descriptive art terminology, and initiate formation of visual compositions either with acrylic or oil medium.

Drawing I:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to fundamental building skills through the process of image making.  The course covers a broad range of drawing concepts mainly focused on developing from observation.  You will learn to draw realistic objects in space, while exploring expressive and descriptive media usage, and initiating formation of visual concepts.

Watercolor:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to a range of ideas and techniques through the unique properties of watercolor.  Using this as an expressive painting medium, the problems revolve around the experimentation of materials as well as to challenge conceptual building skills while understanding image making.  You will learn technique with brush strokes, washes, composition, use of color, and much more.

About Your Instructor: Stacey Fletcher Reynolds is an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing at Daytona State College.  Stacey received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, and her Bachelor of Fine arts in Painting & Drawing from Valdosta State University.  Stacey not only brings more than 17 years of teaching experience, but also 25 years of professional art experience, exhibiting in the United States and abroad, including an International Painting Residency in Chelm, Poland.  Reynolds has been selected and given the opportunity to juror many different exhibitions, and her work itself, is now part of public and private art collections.  Her work has been given many awards, including being published in a juried selection of International Visual Artists in Studio Visit Magazine.

Your Studio and Working Atmosphere:  You will embrace and execute your creative ideas in the college's brightly lit and spacious studios.  The spaces are equipped with all the necessary tools to further develop your artistic mind and learn new skills.  In addition, the workrooms will function as reflective spaces for works in-progress and final critiques.  Numerous exhibits in our on-site Fine Art Gallery and artist talks will be beneficial to your creative ambition and imagination.

Painting I Offering:

  • Tuesdays, 1 - 5 p.m.; starts 8/29, ends 12/12

Drawing I Offerings:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; starts 8/28, ends 12/13

Watercolor Offering:

  • Mondays, 1 - 5 p.m.; starts 8/28, ends 12/11
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Last updated: 2017-08-28T18:21:24.051Z