Courses

Abstract art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Learn simple techniques to abstract real objects that will be recognizable to some degree.


Saturday, August 27, 2022, BEC 0152
Emphasizes observing and developing fundamental drawing and composition skills. Uses still life material extensively. Covers historical and cultural approaches to drawing and drawing materials. Recommended preparation: ART 115.


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Have fun learning how to draw, even if you think you can't. This class shows you techniques to develop drawing skills using geometric shapes. These shapes are softened and rounded to draw any object. Beginning drawing is a hands-on, step-by-step approach to drawing with recognition and is the basis for any kind of art you may want to do.


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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. Materials are required for this course.


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Learn the fundamentals of drawing techniques, using the human figure as your muse. In this weekly 90-minute course, you will receive instruction, live demonstration and hands-on experience aimed to develop your drawing skills by drawing the human figure. There will be no live model. Reference photographs of clothed models, will be provided.


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The most invaluable skill in any artistic discipline is, simply, how to create. Learn to assess, appreciate, and critique professional and peer art among different mediums apply that knowledge to developing your own artistic method.


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This exploratory papermaking workshop introduces participants to the world of papermaking. Students will learn how to turn plant fiber into luscious handmade paper sheets. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing/painting the human figure. This course offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed models.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this camp, students will experience two exciting arts fields: Manga drawing and theater arts! Students will learn the basics of illustration in the Manga style, and will have time to practice sketching people, facial features, hair, clothing, gesture, and facial expression. Also, students will experience the dynamic action of theater arts by learning about the process of putting on a performance, and using their knowledge to stage a 5-minute play of their own! No experience necessary in drawing or theater to join the fun! For students aged 10-14.


June 27-30, 2022, HCC 0330
July 5-8, 2022, RDM3 306
July 18-21, 2022, MDR 115
August 1-4, 2022, PRI 120
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. Materials provided.


Saturday, July 30, 2022, BEC 0152
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Learn pen and ink and watercolor wash as a means to express yourself. Instructor will take you step-by-step through the process and teach you the basics so you have a fun and rewarding experience that you can continue at home. All skill levels welcome. Bring a watercolor journal or purchase one in class. All other materials are provided.


July 12, 2022 to August 2, 2022, BEC 0152
Awaken your child's creative expression with Photography! Students will learn how to use a digital camera, and will spend time each day taking photographs. Students will learn about elements of photography like composition, exposure, and perspective. Students will learn how to edit their photos using photo editing software on the computer. At the end of the week, they will submit their favorite photos to create a scrapbook of the class's work to take home. There is a "Kodak" moment around every corner! For students aged 10-14.


July 18-21, 2022, MDR 117
August 15-18, 2022, PRI 119
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, BEC 0152
This course builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified course. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 13, 2022, BEC 0152