OPEN TO NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS
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.
Students will have supervised access to the ceramics studio on WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-9 PM.
Black Tree Studio Artist Steven Skinner throws clay into thin slabs that can be cut, wrapped and attached to create beautiful forms. Learn these and other handbuilding techniques to use in your own functional or sculptural artworks.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
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.
(1/2 hour lunch break)
Professional potter Dick Lehman will demonstrate 13 on-wheel alteration techniques/tools that can be combined to yield nearly 2,200 different possible outcomes! Learn to make square pots from a round wheel, explore ergonomic sensibilities, and be dazzled by Dick’s “dancing vases on parade.” Students are encouraged to explore, investigate, and find their own voices in clay as they learn from demonstrations, a PowerPoint Presentation, and hands-on work.
MATERIALS LIST PROVIDED
Have you taken an introductory drawing or painting class and are ready for the next step? Artists Lea Bult and David Baker will alternate teaching this mixed media drawing and painting class that focuses on landscape, portraiture and still life. Develop a personal style as you add to your skills and knowledge about drawing and painting.
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!
Using film and traditional darkroom techniques to enhance and extend digital imaging is a popular trend known as crossover photography. Instructor Andy Sawyer will help you blur the lines between digital and analog techniques as you work in the darkroom and shoot on location at several outdoor venues. A special emphasis will be placed on photographing people in both posed and candid settings. All materials are provided including loaner cameras and a Holga camera to keep.