Courses

Explore how completing many small paintings can teach you how to solve the unique challenges that each painting presents. Join professional artist Barbara Berry to apply different techniques and colors to make your paintings dynamic and unforgettable.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, February 5, 2022, BEC 0152
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Bring $15 materials fee, scissors, and a lunch.


Saturday, May 21, 2022, RDM3 309
Sunday, May 22, 2022, BEC 0152
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.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022, BEC 0152
Thursday, June 9, 2022, RDM3 306
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.


March 29, 2022 to May 17, 2022, PEN 0226
March 31, 2022 to May 26, 2022, PEN 0226
If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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.


January 7, 2022 to March 4, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 1, 2022 to May 27, 2022, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, March 5, 2022, 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. Materials provided. If you have special items you want to include in your collages, feel free to bring them.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. They can be a delicate and subtle art medium with a wide range of color and ability to convey emotion. You, the artist, mix and manipulate pastels directly on paper with your hands and tools. Students are encouraged to have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 for $15. All other materials are provided.


April 26, 2022 to May 17, 2022, BEC 0152
Personalized photo gifts are appreciated by friends and family of all ages. This holiday season, give a one-of-a-kind gift using your very own photos. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of 10 easy gift ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and help you create a personalized gift or two -- just in time for the gift-giving season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Kath Macaulay, traveling artist and creator of Pocket Sketching, to explore this fun and creative way to take watercolors on the go. Pocket Sketching is an innovative quick-draw technique that uses a water-soluble pen to create a beautiful piece in 25 minutes or less. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Thursday, February 10, 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.


Thursday, February 24, 2022, BEC 0152
Watermedia is any media that is soluble in water such as watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor) paint. Explore the innate properties and techniques of Gouache and learn how to use it opaquely & translucently in a painting. Master the foundations of a good painting: value, color, shape and edges. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-3/sheet.


March 22, 2022 to April 12, 2022, BEC 0152
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this fun and interactive course. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Materials and tools are required for this course.


January 20-29, 2022, Bend Classroom & Online
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. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Get started painting realistically in acrylics by learning the basic skills. Create exciting color and learn techniques for painting light and shadow. Conquer the use of value and master the skills of composing and design.


February 15, 2022 to March 8, 2022, BEC 0152