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Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Materials provided.
Saturday, October 26, 2019, BEC 0152
Embrace the world of ballet with experienced dance instructor Hilary Crockett. Practice proper warm-up techniques using the barre, center work and across the floor combinations. Learn ballet terminology while increasing flexibility and coordination in an encouraging environment.
September 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, MAZ STDO
Make your acrylic paintings more impactful by building a strong foundation through design, composition and value. Explore the four elements of good design, proper composition techniques as well as principles of color excitement and value. Some acrylic painting experience is helpful. Paints provided for the first class, panels available to purchase from instructor ($7- $10). A list of materials required for the remaining classes will be reviewed at the first class session.
October 7-28, 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. Materials provided.
December 2-9, 2019, BEC 0152
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.
July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
Learn to make a copper or sterling silver cuff bracelet in this 3-day workshop. After technical demonstrations with various design options, choose the one you like best to make and embellish. Materials are required for this course.
October 18-20, 2019, PEN 0224
Immerse yourself in key principles of design and color while learning how to lead the viewer's eye into a painted landscape. This hands-on course provides students with an opportunity to compose a landscape with the encouragement and coaching of a professional artist.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, PRI 127
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.
September 27, 2019 to December 6, 2019, PCA 0000
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, November 2, 2019, BEC 0152
It is time to get in the holiday spirit and create beautiful holiday wreaths. This hands-on class offers step-by-step instructions to make and decorate holiday wreaths for your home or to give away as a beautiful homemade gift. Students will create three hand tied wreaths using natural materials such as conifer greenery, pinecones, dried flowers, berries, dried fruit and other plant materials. Materials included in price. Students are welcome to bring personal items to incorporate into their wreaths if they wish.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore how to strengthen a painting's composition with Notan, the Japanese term for "light-dark harmony." Notan can be used to create different patterns of light and dark element in a painting. Learn how to apply basic Notan techniques to reveal the balance behind a painting. Students may want to bring a lunch or snack. Materials are required for this course.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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.
Saturday, December 7, 2019, BEC 0152
This class introduces students to basic Raku firing techniques. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this five week course taught by COCC faculty. To participate in this course, students should have experience with ceramics. Materials are required for this course.
September 27, 2019 to October 26, 2019, PEN 0226
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.
Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
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.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152