Beginner

Intro to Metal Jewelry


8 Wednesdays: June 14 - August 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Want to create your own bracelets, pendants, earrings, and brooches? We can teach you how! This basic class will give you introductory metalsmithing skills, such as forming, construction, and surface design techniques, as well as sawing, stone setting, annealing, and soldering. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.

Clear safety glasses/goggles
Magnifier/reader glasses if you have difficulty seeing small details
Sterling silver, if desired, will be discussed in class
Findings - ear wires, jump rings, will be discussed in class
Saw blades (if using sheet metal) - http://www.riogrande.com/Product/Rio-German-Saw-Blade-Sampler-Pack/11221...

Intro to Ceramics


8 Tuesdays: June 13 - August 8, No Class July 4

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Karen McKee


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Find your inner potter in this introductory class! Learn how to create work that's both sculptural and functional using wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. You'll experiment with surface design and textures, using cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Intro to Drawing


8 Tuesdays: April 4 - May 23

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sharon Wilson Wilcox


Price: $240 member, $265 non-member

Drawing is a fundamental skill and the foundation for all other studio disciplines. In this introductory class, learn to develop your power of observation and mark making skills through a series of lessons that focus on gesture, line, shape, value and spatial relationships.  Weekly lessons will emphasize how to translate focused observations into visual expression using a variety of drawing materials and approaches.  You’ll work primarily from still life and one session will focus on the figure using a clothed model. Tuition includes one session with a model. Supply list provided.

Newsprint Pad 18 x 24 - $8  
Strathmore Drawing Pad 18 x 24 - $9  
Vine Charcoal:minimum of 6 - $5  
Compressed Charcoal, 3-4 soft, 3-4 medium - $6  
Artist's Chamois - $5  
Erasers:    1 large kneaded eraser - $1  
1 Art Gum eraser - $1  
1 white vinyl eraser - $1  

Optional:  Charcoal pencils: soft, medium, hard  Small sketchbook  Drawing board

Intro to Ceramics


8 Tuesdays: April 4 - May 23

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Karen McKee


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks focusing on wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces. Tuition includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Students should purchase a clay tool kit, which is available on-site.

Lost Wax Casting


8 Mondays: April 3 - May 22

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lauren Jo


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Explore this unique form of sculpting, in which designs are built in wax but finished in metal. Students will build a form in wax, which is used to create a mold. Molten metal is then cast at very high temperatures to create finished sculptural artworks and jewelry. Students should expect to cast one or two objects throughout the course of this class. Tuition includes waxes and casting materials only. Metals may be purchased separately from the instructor.

Intro to Metal Jewelry


8 Wednesdays: April 5 - May 24

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lindsay Huff


Price: $245 members, $270 non-members

Learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing in this project-based course. Acquire a wide range of skills by learning basic forming and construction techniques using stakes and hammers, sawing, stone setting, annealing and soldering. Focus on surface design techniques such as enameling and etching and experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Copper Metals may be purchased from instructor for a fee of $30 or less. Supply list provided.

Drawing & Painting


8 Saturdays: March 25 - May 20

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ryan McCormick


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Learn how to turn ideas into sketches, sketches into drawings and drawings into paintings. Experiment with drawing materials like charcoal and pastel and use your drawing expertise to successfully compose and execute paintings using acrylics with the option to utilize oils. Explore representational and abstract designs and begin to focus on conveying meaning through your personal work. Supply list provided.

Getting Online: A Web Design Crash Course


1 Saturday: March 18

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Brogan McGowan


Price: $55 members, $80 non-members

Need to put together a website highlighting your work, but aren't sure what to prioritize? Overwhelmed by the multitude of different web design platforms out there? Get started creating your personal or professional website! In this one-day workshop, you'll learn about user-friendly web platforms like WordPress, WIX, and SquareSpace. We'll focus on how to choose the platform that makes the most sense for your needs, and how to create a quality experience for visitors to your site.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera


3 Thursdays: Aprill 20- May 4

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

If you have either a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and love to get creative, this short, introductory class is for you. Use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and utilize light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your camera to class.

Digital Editing with Adobe Premiere


3 Tuesdays: April 18 - May 2

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Molly Duerig


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Gain a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, one of the most powerful and versatile video editing tools available today. Manage your media and learn basic editing functions and workflow. You'll also view scenes from contemporary movies to learn editing aesthetics, and practice techniques such as match-cutting, pacing, and creating structure for a scene.

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