Courses

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.


September 21, 2021 to November 9, 2021, PEN 0226
September 23, 2021 to November 18, 2021, PEN 0226
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. Materials provided.


October 23-30, 2021, BEC 0152
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 male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board.


September 24, 2021 to November 19, 2021, CHLAB 301
Embrace your creativity this holiday season with handmade leather gifts. Using leather as your canvas, learn to paint and create a variety of unique pieces to share with family and friends. Students will complete 2-3 small leather gifts to share this holiday season. Materials provided.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Using leather as your canvas, learn to paint and create a variety of gifts and jewelry to share with family and friends. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors you have seen in magazines, on Pinterest, or your own travel journals! Students will complete 2-3 small leather pieces to take home. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 16, 2021, BEC 0152
Embrace the magic of the holidays by learning to create fresh greenery wreaths and swags. This hands-on course provides step-by-step instructions on how to make and decorate holiday wreaths for your home or to give away as unique gifts. Students will create two wreaths and a swag using natural materials such as mixed greenery, pinecones, berries and more. Materials are included in the price of the course.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, BEC 0152
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.


October 7, 2021 to December 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This course will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings. Materials are required for this course.


October 7-14, 2021, 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.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021, CHLAB 207
Photo books are a great way to relive your memories. Make a photo book using photos from a recent trip, special event, or precious memories. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of photo book layout ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and work with you to create a beautiful book.


Saturday, October 2, 2021, CHLAB 207
Holiday cards are fun to give and receive. This year surprise your family and friends with a personalized card using your photos. Professional organizer & photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of holiday card layout ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and work with you to create a beautiful personalized card.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, CHLAB 207
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, October 9, 2021, RTEC 124
Saturday, November 6, 2021, RTEC 124
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.


November 15-23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to master the art of watercolor using a step-by-step approach. Students will complete a series of skill-building exercises and will gain an understanding of the building blocks of watercolor: the wash, how light works, edge patterning, and the use of value to create volume and how to use it in your paintings. Materials are provided with the exception of watercolor paper. Students may bring their own or purchase from the instructor at $4 per sheet.


September 21, 2021 to October 26, 2021, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Monday, October 4, 2021, RDM3 306
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 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.


Monday, October 18, 2021, RDM3 306
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 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.


October 23-30, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
October 23, 2021 to November 13, 2021, Redmond 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.


November 2-23, 2021, BEC 0152