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Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn techniques in acrylics such as grisaille and underpainting. Enhance your work by conquering the use of value and color to master the three-step method of painting.
Create an acrylics masterpiece using a simple step-by-step method.
PMC is manipulated just like clay, but after kiln firing it is solid fine silver. This course is an introduction to working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to make fine silver jewelry.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
Learn the skills needed to paint beautiful spring flowers. Working with a limited palette, students will create vibrant colors while exploring value, composition shading and volume.
Introduction to modeling the human form in clay from clothed and unclothed models using traditional additive and subtractive processes. Historical treatments of the figure and contemporary approaches will be referenced.
Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.
Explore your creativity with acrylics. Follow along with a simple step-by-step method to create a beautiful painting to take home (16" x 20"). Learn how to mix colors and add texture to your work. Great for students with little to no painting experience. Materials provided.
Unleash your creativity by transforming a gourd into a birdhouse, rattle or bowl. Learn techniques from a local artist who has exhibited her work in galleries nationwide.
In this class, students will work alongside credit students to enhance their 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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Using the skills from the Basic Pine Needle Basketry class, learn more advanced techniques to incorporate sculptural forms using wire for shaping, handles and wrapping.
This class will cover basic silver soldering skills including materials, setting up a soldering station, safety, and creating simple joints for making rings or chain.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Whether you are new to painting with watercolor, or just need to brush-up on your techniques, this is the class for you. Join professional watercolorist, Barbara Dubina, as she teaches the fundamentals of watercolor painting.
Create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or a small metal object in this foundational jewelry making course. Fabrication techniques incorporating shape, texture and design will be covered using copper and/or sterling silver sheet metal.
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.
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? Have you dabbled in oils already but need more clarity on materials and paint application? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions about supplies and help you build your basic oil painting toolbox.
Explore the four seasons in acrylics with this "Painting a Day" series. Students will create several small dynamic paintings while learning to match values successfully using color, composition and light.
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.
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.
Explore how to paint trees in nature by capturing light in your painting. Learn how understanding shapes and the proper use of value provides a more dynamic painting experience. Create beautiful color and improving your paintings by using color strings to match these values.
Using acrylics, you will paint like the masters as you learn the secrets of 'under painting' and tonal techniques used in the Renaissance. Create abstract paintings that catch the eye by understanding the use of the value study, color, contrast and composition methods.
Use and reinforce the basic skills learned in the Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making class to complete an in-class project and learn how to construct a bezel setting, set stones and gain a few new tools.
Use and reinforce the basic skills learned in the Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making class to complete an in-class project and learn new tools and methods used for sizing and finishing rings.
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.
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.
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects will include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects will include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.