CLAY: $25 PER BAG
NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY
Develop your throwing skills with ceramic expert Jon Hook. You will learn how to create vessels on the wheel, add handles and embellishments, carve or stamp textures, and finish it all off with glazing.
Students will have supervised access to the ceramics studio on THURSDAYS, 6:30-9 PM.
CLAY: $25 per bag
Develop your throwing skills with expert potter Jon Hook. Jon will teach you how to create vessels on the wheel, add handles and embellishments, carve or stamp textures, and finish it all off with glazing. Open to new and returning students.
In this introductory ceramics class, students will learn the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing. Artist Jennifer Zona will show you how to create functional and non-functional works of art using coil, slab, press molds and wheel throwing techniques. Open to new and returning students.
This introductory class will expose students to a number of traditional skills and ideas that have occupied artists throughout history. Artist Lea Bult will teach basic techniques and concepts including space, volume, linear and free-hand perspective. Students work in black and white media on a variety of subjects including landscape, still life arrangements, and portraiture. Open to new and returning students.
Design and create a large format (30x44 inch) charcoal drawing with artist and Southwest Michigan College Professor David Baker! Let your inner surrealist out by making a 2-D collage, focusing on theme and composition. Then use your collage as a reference for a large drawing using charcoal and white chalk. New and returning students are welcome.
Bronze metal clay is a soft material that can be shaped by hand or pressed into molds to create detailed forms. When fired, the material becomes strong and may be worn as jewelry or displayed as small sculpture. Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff Artist Vicki Cook will take you through this exciting process and combine metal clay with faceted stones. Open to new and returning students.
*Students may work with silver metal clay for an additional cost.
Learn about a wide variety of watercolor techniques from artist Kerry Binnington! Kerry will help you discover the full expressive potential of this medium by experimenting with masking, plastic wrap, salt, splatter, spider webs, alcohol, printing and more. Students will create an accordion fold book to record each technique. New and returning students welcome.
Working from observation, students will learn how to paint a variety of subject matter including plants, landscapes and still life arrangements. Artist Lea Bult will teach the basics and demonstrate techniques associated with different time periods in art history. Open to new and returning students; Continuing students may work on individual projects.
Artist Nathan Margoni will teach the basics of acrylic painting, beginning with color-mixing exercises, a limited palette, and broken color. Experiments with acrylic gel medium, acrylic spray paint and acrylic paint markers will be introduced as the class progresses. Students will paint from still life and photographic references. New and returning students are encouraged to sign up.
This in-depth and information-packed class will discuss the main aspects of digital photography including camera controls, lenses, menu options and much more. Group critiques of students’ images will provide further discourse on the practical uses of the techniques discussed, including composition and aesthetics. Bring your adjustable digital camera and a hefty notepad to learn from photographer Tim Schroeder! New and returning students welcome.
Master Woodcarver John De Lapa will teach experienced carvers advanced techniques. Projects include acanthus, scroll and other classic designs. Students who have completed "Beginning Woodcarving" are eligible for this course.
Learn to use this fascinating new technology with technical master Jamie Kovach from Working Zombie Studios. Using free software, students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing, including critical basic concepts in computer aided design (CAD) and how to convert 2D images into 3D models. Begin with simple extruded forms and progress to more complex forms if time allows. Open to new and returning students.
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