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, & lunch.


Saturday, March 21, 2020, BEC 0152
Sunday, March 22, 2020, RDM3 305
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.


January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020, PEN 0226
January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Materials are required for this course.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PEN 0226
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. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. Materials are required for this course.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PEN 0105
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. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this hands-on course. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


January 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020, PCA 0000
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Learn the fundamental skills of vector art including using drawing tools, creating color swatches, drawing and manipulating shapes, text options, and more.


February 24-26, 2020, LIB 0118
Explore more in-depth drawing tools, manipulating vector shapes, gradients and pattern fills, special effects, printer-friendly color modes, and guidelines for a successful printing/etching. Prerequisite: Basic Illustrator experience


March 9-11, 2020, LIB 0118
Work alongside credit students to enhance 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. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This is an introductory course intended to build visual literacy with emphasis on the historical and contemporary methods, processes and motivations that generate visual art experiences.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, BEC 0152
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions and more. Follow a step-by-step guide to create a small landscape painting of the Cascades, utilizing tricks and techniques to bring your canvas to expressive and colorful completion. Materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore how to paint dynamic landscapes in oil, based on a photograph. Learn how to apply strong value, design and color to any landscape reference in order to master the challenge of making your painting look better than the photograph. Bring your own landscape photo or one will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the beauty of oil painting with step-by-step instruction from professional artist Katherine Taylor. Students will learn to paint the red heart-shaped Anthurium flower and leave with a piece of artwork that would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, BEC 0152
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. Learn about master pastel artists and explore how to build beautiful pastel drawings including landscapes, still life and portraits. Experiment with various types of pastels, techniques and paper and learn how to preserve a finished piece of art. This is not a beginning art class, it is best if students have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this class.


January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0152
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Learn pen & 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, January 18, 2020, RTEC 124
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program, including how to customize your workspace, crop and resize photos, work with color palettes, and more.


January 27-29, 2020, LIB 0118
Take your beginning Photoshop skills to the next level! Discover how layers can improve your photo editing, learn how to use layer masks and image retouching, apply filters, and optimize images for web. Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop experience.


March 2-4, 2020, LIB 0118
Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore a variety of special effects using watercolor paint and a combination of other media. In this workshop students will learn how to create texture using items such as sea salt, rice paper collage, plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol and white acrylic paint to create excitement in their watercolor paintings. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the unique qualities of watercolor as a painting medium. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, color and composition while painting from a variety of subjects. This is a studio course in which students will gain substantial hands-on experience. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course. Please refer to the "Course Resources" section of the online course listing for details regarding materials.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, RTEC 123
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 $3 per sheet.


February 17, 2020 to March 23, 2020, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020, BEC 0152
Monday, March 2, 2020, RDM3 306
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.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, BEC 0152
Monday, March 9, 2020, RDM3 306
Explore acrylic gouache, a newer form of gouache painting that has characteristics of both acrylic and gouache painting (opaque watercolor). It can be used as a watermedia that is more transparent like watercolor or more opaquely as acrylics or oils. Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore this exciting new style of painting. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 7-14, 2020, BEC 0152
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills. Bring a lunch and $20 (cash, check or credit card) to purchase kit with supplies to complete 3-6 projects.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RDM3 309
Saturday, February 29, 2020, BEC 0152