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.
In this introductory ceramics class, students will learn the basics of handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Artist Jennifer Zona will teach you how to create functional and non-functional works of art using coil, slab, press molds and wheelthrowing techniques.
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.
Focusing on anatomy, proportion and form, artist Lea Bult will teach the basics of portrait and figure drawing. A clothed model will pose as students draw from life using pencils, charcoal, chalk and ink.
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
Students who have completed at least 1 introductory drawing or painting class are eligible for this intermediate class co-taught by artists Lea Bult and David Baker. Students will learn to combine drawing and painting strategies into one unified working method. Landscape and portrait subjects will be explored systematically from black and white drawing, to color pastel drawing, to color paint.
*No class July 4
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Watercolor artist Kerry Binnington will guide you through a variety of watercolor methods such as masking and brushwork in this evening class. Explore the elements of design as you paint still life compositions.
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.
Artist Nathan Margoni will teach basic color-theory and paint application techniques in this class for beginners. Students will start off with material and color-mixing exercises and progress to painting the still life. Students will learn from demonstrations, lectures, in-progress critiques and hands-on 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.
Using traditional hand tools, students will carve a variety of projects in basswood, catalpa and other appropriate woods. As students master basic skills, instructor John DeLapa will introduce more challenging projects.
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 a variety of sculpture techniques with professional sculptor Nina Menduni! Students will learn about form, space, balance and texture as they work on projects including plaster gauze casting, assemblage and clay portraits.