Courses

Think drawing is a gift that must come naturally? Drawing is a skill that can be developed with practice. You will learn how to draw with proper techniques, discovering how to represent what you see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space and value.


June 2, 2022 to July 7, 2022, Online
Do you ever wish you could take beautiful photographs like your friends? Or like what you see on social media? This course will help you learn the basic functions of your camera to create high quality images.


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Create volume in your work through three-dimensional fabrication of sheet metal. You will advance your soldering and fabrication skill by creating hollow forms utilizing sheet metal that can transform into rings, pins, pendants, beads or boxes.


August 13-14, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
This weekend intensive foundational class introduces you to traditional techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry making through the manipulation of copper and brass utilizing power tools and hand tools. You will learn sawing, piercing, surface manipulation, basic forming, and cold and hot fabrication methods (riveting, gas torch soldering).


June 4-5, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
June 16-17, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
August 6-7, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
Always wanted to take a photography class but felt intimidated by trying something new? Don't have a digital DSLR? That's okay in this class! Whether you are shooting with your digital DSLR, mirrorless/point and shoot digital camera, or phone, you will learn to take better pictures with what you already have.


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This is an introductory class about constructing ceramic vessels out of flat slabs of clay. We typically work with soft slabs. Each session you will learn a new technique in ceramic handbuilding.


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For those with some drawing experience, you will refine and expand your drawing and observation skills.


June 2, 2022 to July 7, 2022, Online
Expand your skills in metalsmithing and jewelry making in a state-of-the-art dedicated metalsmithing studio at SIUE. This five-week course will allow you to further develop your skills in piercing, forming, fabrication, and surface design as well as introduce you to new techniques like enameling and etching.


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Learn the basics of painting with acrylic paints from the comfort of your own home. From color mixing to shading and painting what you see, we'll paint a variety of subjects so you can feel confident painting on your own!


June 7, 2022 to July 12, 2022, Online
Gain a general introduction to the art of crochet from home! You will apply various techniques using a variety of hook sizes, stitch types and yarn styles. You will complete an entire project over the length of the course!


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The application of powdered glass on metal is an ancient technique that can transform the surface and color of your work. This course will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. You will learn how to prepare metal surfaces to accept enamel, and kiln fire and torch fire techniques while sampling a variety of enamel application methods.


June 11-12, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
August 1-2, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
Delve into jewelry making with this hands-on weekend warrior intensive. You will learn to fabricate your own statement ring or pendant from sterling silver and your choice of cabochon stone.


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Join Ms. Ruthie and paint along with Mr. Bob! This is a fun class for all skill levels. You will be working with oil paints, brushes and turpenoid to clean your brushes.


Friday, June 17, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Friday, July 15, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
Expand your jewelry designs by including stones, enamels or found objects into your work with cold or hot setting techniques. This course will explore methods for utilizing bezels, tabs and rivets for securing cabochons (flat backed stones), enameled work or alternative materials.


June 25-26, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
This single-night event will have you creating your own custom stacker rings! You will learn ring forming withheavy stock sterling silver wire, soldering with a gas torch, stone setting in calibrated bezels, and exploring surfacefinishes to personalize your rings.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Art & Design East Room 1209
You will learn the basics of the Tiffany Style copper foil stained glass technique. You will get to choose from a simple 3-piece stained glass sun catcher pattern. (You may bring in your own, and we can try to use it!)


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You will learn the entire process of Tiffany-style stained glass, including learning all the tools needed to breakglass, grind glass, wrap glass in copper foil tape, and solder wrapped glass together. We will also use leaded wire and pliers to transform our stained-glass pieces into a mobile.


July 9-16, 2022, Macoupin Art Collective
This course introduces the basic brush work and tools used in traditional Chinese calligraphy. You will learn andpractice the basic skills used in writing the standard or regular script in traditional Chinese calligraphy.


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