Courses

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.


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Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class. Students will glaze their own creations and explore firing methods in a supportive environment with individual coaching along the way. Materials are required for this course.


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Brighten up your garden with a touch of personal garden art. In class, students will create a mosaic stepping stone and a hanging mobile using upcycled items such as glass beads, broken tiles, old jewelry and other creative items. Bring a few fun trinkets to personalize and integrate into your art. Instructor will provide tiles, beads and other unique items, as well as any other needed supplies.


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Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board. Class cost covers the model fees.


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Adobe InDesign is the industry standard in desktop publishing used to create layouts for newsletters, brochures and books. Learn to use the toolbox, manage palettes, identify menus and basic document management.


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Explore marbling, a unique art form that uses an aqueous surface to create one-of-a-kind designs. Learn how to create both controlled and random patterns by floating droplets of oil-based ink on a liquid base. No experience required. Bring a lunch and a clean white T-shirt for printing; all other materials will be provided.


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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.


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Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. They are also one of the most delicate and subtle of all art mediums with an infinite range of color and ability to convey emotion. With pastels, the artist manipulates the medium directly on the paper with their hands.  In this 3 hour studio class, you will learn about master pastel artists, explore techniques to build expressive pastel drawings and how to preserve a finished piece. Materials are required for this class. You can view this information in the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing or on your email Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by email at ceinfo@cocc.edu.


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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.


May 4, 2020 to June 1, 2020, BEC 0152
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. Materials are required for this course.


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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.


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Join professional artist Barbara Berry as she inspires you to explore nature through pen and paint. Learn how to draw from nature with black ink pen lines, textures and washes. Instructor will provide step-by-step exercises focused on drawing trees, shrubs and flowers. Students will also experiment with watercolor and white gouache. Class takes place both in the classroom and outside on COCCs beautiful campus. All skill levels welcome. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. Additional material materials will be reviewed at the first class.


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Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


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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. Materials provided.


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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.


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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. Materials for the first class session will be provided by instructor. A list of materials required for the remaining classes will be reviewed at the first class session.


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