Beginner

Intro to Ceramics


7 Fridays: April 10 - May 22

10:00 - 1:00

Kyle Houser


Member Price $260, Non-Member Price $285

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.

Circuit Building I


7 Tuesdays: Jan 27 - March 10

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Michael Johnsen


Member Price $230, Non-Member Price $255

A simplified course in making audio circuits from scratch. Clear, honest and not super technical, this course covers the basics of soldering, construction and schematics as well as the idiosyncratic world of “circuit bending”. Cost includes materials.

Intro to Painting


8 Mondays: Jan 26 - March 16

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Bernie Wilke


Member Price $210, Non-Member Price $235

Become acquainted with the basics of painting in oil and acrylic. Learn about the variety of painting materials and surfaces and become familiar with fundamentals of color theory and color mixing. Work from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature while honing your observation skills and translating three dimensions onto a two dimensional surface.

Wheelthrowing Crash Course


4 Saturdays: Jan 24 - Feb 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Araina Marsden


Member Price $140, Non-Member Price $165

If you have little to no previous ceramics experience but would like to gain basic knowledge and skills on the wheel, this course would be perfect for you. Learn how to create vessels on our professional electric potter's wheel and use cone 6 glazes to create a couple of finished pieces.

Intro to Drawing


8 Mondays: Jan 26 - March 16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paula Garrick Klein


Member Price $220, Non-Member Price $245

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.

Screenprinting Studio


8 Saturdays: Jan 24 - March 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Conor McGrann


Member Price $220, Non-Member Price $245

Create your own art, posters, and t-shirts using screenprinting. Print with a screen utilizing a variety of methods including drawing fluid, screen filler and hand-cut stencils. Explore silkscreening techniques including printing with highly transparent inks and using varnishes to achieve different lusters. Students are encouraged to experiment with diverse printing surfaces like fabric, wood and found metals.

Intro to Ceramics


8 Friday: Jan 23 - March 13

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kyle Houser


Member Price $260, Non-Member Price $285

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.

Printmaking Studio


8 Thursdays: Jan 22 - March 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Conor McGrann


Member Price $220, Non-Member Price $245

Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, experiment with inks and papers and learn about best practices and studio safety. Beginning students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of three printing processes; monoprint, collograph and drypoint while returning or experienced printmakers can utilize individual attention to develop skills and enhance personal work.

Intro to Watercolors


8 Thursdays: Jan 22 - March 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Anna Brewer


Member Price $220, Non-Member Price $245

Paint from still life sets and live models as well as from prompts and experimental exercises. Work independently throughout class and participate in group critiques, group discussions and gallery visits. Although it will be too cold to paint outside, we will explore ways to paint the snow and wintry scenery by observing our surroundings, utilizing reference photos, and looking to artist Andrew Wyeth as well as others, who create plein air watercolors in the winter.

Intro to Metal Jewelry


8 Thursdays: Jan 22 - March 12

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer


Member Price $210, Non-Member Price $235

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. Experiment with all the covered techniques and materials as you create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. The daytime class will also focus on surface design such as enameling and etching while the evening class will cover using Sterling Silver and wire-working.

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