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Ceramics


DAYTIME WHEELTHROWING EXTENSION
(5) Mondays 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Aug 15, 2016 - Sep 19, 2016
Class Code: C2-EXT
Tuition: $ 85.00 / $ 75.00 Members
Faculty: Jon Hook

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.




DAYTIME WHEELTHROWING
(8) Mondays 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 26, 2016 - Nov 14, 2016
Class Code: C2
Tuition: $ 160.00 / $ 150.00 Members
Faculty: Jon Hook

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.

Students will have supervised access to the ceramics studio on THURSDAYS, 6:30-9 PM.





INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS
(8) Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016
Class Code: C1
Tuition: $ 160.00 / $ 150.00 Members
Faculty: Jennifer Zona

CLAY: $25 per bag

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. 

Students will have supervised access to the ceramics studio on THURSDAYS, 6:30-9 PM.





Drawing


DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION
(8) Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016
Class Code: AD1
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Materials: $ 15.00
Faculty: Lea Bult

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. 





GO BIG AND GO CHARCOAL
(4) Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016
Class Code: AD2
Tuition: $ 85.00 / $ 75.00 Members
Materials: $ 15.00
Faculty: David Baker

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.




Jewelry


BRONZE METAL CLAY JEWELRY
(10) Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 27, 2016 - Dec 6, 2016
Class Code: AJ1
Tuition: $ 160.00 / $ 150.00 Members
Materials: $ 75.00
Faculty: Vicki Cook

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.





Painting


EXPERIMENTS IN WATERCOLOR
(8) Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016
Class Code: AP2
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Faculty: Kerry Binnington

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. 




INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING
(8) Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 29, 2016 - Nov 17, 2016
Class Code: AP1
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Materials: $ 35.00
Faculty: Lea Bult

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. 





BEGINNING ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES
(8) Thursdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 29, 2016 - Nov 17, 2016
Class Code: AP3
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Materials: $ 35.00
Faculty: Nathan Margoni

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.




Photography


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECH
(8) Thursdays 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 29, 2016 - Nov 17, 2016
Class Code: APH1
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Faculty: Tim Schroeder

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. 




Sculpture


ADVANCED WOODCARVING
(8) Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016
Class Code: AS2
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Materials: $ 35.00
Faculty: John Delapa

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.





3D PRINTING BASICS
(8) Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 29, 2016 - Nov 17, 2016
Class Code: AS1
Tuition: $ 135.00 / $ 125.00 Members
Faculty: Jamie Kovach

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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