Courses
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore powerful painting strategies using acrylics. Create abstract paintings that catch the eye by understanding the use of the value study, color, contrast and composition methods.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition.


Saturday, May 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, June 15, 2019, RDM3 305
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


January 8, 2019 to February 26, 2019, PEN 0226
January 10, 2019 to February 28, 2019, PEN 0226
April 2, 2019 to May 21, 2019, PEN 0226
April 4, 2019 to May 23, 2019, PEN 0226
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.


April 29, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


May 11-18, 2019, RDM3 306
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.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, PEN 0226
Relax and enjoy learning the fundamentals of drawing in this one-day workshop. Develop confidence in your skills as you experiment with a variety of media including pencil, pen/ink, conte' and charcoal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, MDR 116
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.


January 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019, PCA 0000
April 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019, PCA 0000
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.


January 7, 2019 to March 20, 2019, PEN 0226
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, RDM3 309
April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, PRI 120
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.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019, BEC 0152
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 9, 2019, RDM3 306
Build a knowledge of oil painting in this fast-paced hands-on environment. This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of materials and techniques including alkyd oil, acrylic and/or water-soluble oil paints, building canvas supports, stretching canvas and preparing painting grounds.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, RTEC 123
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.


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, 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.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, BEC 0152
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, April 13, 2019, PRI 111
Saturday, May 11, 2019, RTEC 124
This is an acrylic painting class in abstract art and landscape art. Abstract art involves the concept of putting your thoughts and ideas to canvas without representing objects or realistic forms. Landscape art also allows your mind to 'runaway' with new ideas, techniques, shapes, and unlimited color. Each of these approaches is an exercise in imagination, mixing and composition.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, April 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, May 6, 2019, 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.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, April 27, 2019, BEC 0152
Watermedia is any media that is soluble in water such as watercolor, acrylic and gouache (opaque watercolor) paint.  Explore the innate properties & techniques of each of these media and learn how to combine them for the most stunning results.


February 25, 2019 to March 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, RDM3 312
Saturday, April 6, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, June 8, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


April 8-29, 2019, BEC 0152