Courses

Abstract art does not attempt to represent reality but seeks to achieve its essence using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Learn simple techniques to create abstract art from real objects using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, crayons, watercolors and ink.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, BEC 0152
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition.


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Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


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Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.


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Calligraphy is the art of elegant writing. Explore the basics including the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing and arrangement of words. A great class for the DIY person.


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Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
This course applies artistic technique to drawing the human anatomy, figure and portraiture. Representational as well as expressive approaches will be applied. All skill levels supported in this course. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching based on each individual student's needs.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
Work alongside credit students to enhance ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing skills. This course has continued focus on complex thrown and hand built forms with attention to design elements, as well as the understanding of glaze formulation, testing and kiln firing.


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
This is an introductory course intended to build visual literacy with emphasis on the historical and contemporary methods, processes and motivations that generate visual art experiences.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, OCH 0204
Watercolor painting can be an adventure with unique results. Join professional watercolorist Barbara Dubina as she demonstrates the simplicity of watercolor to the beginning painter.


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Discover how easy it is to emboss designs into copper and brass to create beautiful pieces of art. Learn about the tools and techniques necessary to create these unique designs. Students will walk away with two finished pieces, one in copper and one in brass.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover simple design and composition techniques to create a collage using a variety of materials: magazines, colored paper, watercolors, corks, straws, small boxes, strings, cords and fabrics.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, BEC 0152
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Build skills so you can record and draw things that are important to you.


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Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This class will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings.


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Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, RTEC 124
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as she inspires you to fill your sketchbook with descriptive pen lines, textures and tonal pen washes. This class takes place both in the classroom and outside, providing an opportunity for students to learn to draw trees, shrubs and flowers. Students will explore how to use fountain pens and watercolor brush markers to add tone and color to a figure with step-by-step instruction.


July 22-31, 2019, BEC 0152
This is an acrylic painting class in abstract art and landscape art. Abstract art involves the concept of putting your thoughts and ideas to canvas without representing objects or realistic forms. Landscape art also allows your mind to 'runaway' with new ideas, techniques, shapes, and unlimited color. Each of these approaches is an exercise in imagination, mixing and composition.


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Make your acrylic paintings stronger and more impactful by creating strong design, composition and value - better bones. Explore the 4 elements of good design, proper composition techniques as well as principles of color excitement and value


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Explore the techniques necessary to create a beautiful watercolor postcard. Topics include color theory, brush handling and how light impacts a painting. This is the Reader's Digest version of how to create a successful small painting and a great fit for those who may want to paint while traveling.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152