Plexiglass Dry Point Print Making Saturday May 4th 1:00pm - 5:00pm Instructor: Phillip Robertson Join artist and educator Phillip Robertson for an afternoon of learning the dry point engraving process on the Whalen Pro printmaking press. Students will be introduced to the dry point process and how to use the press. Each student will produce a small edition of proof prints over the course of the class. All experience levels welcome.
History of Visual Arts: 1400- Modern Era April 4th- June 20th Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Instructor: Amber Wingerson This course examines Western visual arts from the 15th to 20th centuries. The visual arts include painting, sculpture, decorative arts, printmaking, photography, and architecture. Students will explore and analyze significant works of art and visual culture within their historical and cultural contexts while they become acquainted with the principal periods of art.
Drawing April 3rd - April 24th Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Instructor: Jeremy Vaughn Embrace this four week opportunity in drawing exploration tailored to all skill levels. Beginners are welcomed. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques for drawing objects and models from observation. Through a series of interactive sessions, you'll explore various drawing exercises that encourage self-expression, observation, and experimentation. You’ll discover the joy of mastering basic techniques in graphite drawing, charcoal or a new medium of your choice. In-class demonstration are presented each class meeting time. By the end of the course, you'll not only have created still life drawings but also a newfound confidence in your ability to express yourself visually.
SciFi/Fantasy Illustration April 2nd - June 18th Tuesdays 10:00am- 12:00pm Instructor: James Beihl This class will introduce students to the genre of fantasy illustration and support them in making their own fantasy images using watercolor and gouache. We will explore different genres of imaginative art including Paleo, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. In addition to drawing skills and color theory, students will learn how to apply narrative to an image, and how to use real life as a reference for imaginative art. The class spans a 12 week term in which students will be guided through the creation of multiple finished pieces, with opportunity for revision.
Accordion Book Making April 2nd - June 18th Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Instructor: Elissa Campbell While the basic accordion book form is easy and quick to produce, it can be adapted into more complex and creative books. In this workshop, participants will create eight books based on the accordion structure – the Basic Accordion, Pop-Up Accordion, Flexagon, Nested Accordion, Flag Book, Recycled Pocket Accordion, Star Book, and Tunnel Book. In this twelve-week workshop, each participant will leave class with eight completed books and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique.
Beginning Watercolor January 9th - March 26th Tuesdays 10am - 12pm Instructor: Tom Leytham The key to mastering watercolor is understanding how water works. In this non-intimidating class for beginners, students will learn how to control the fluidity of water in watercolor. After a demo from the teacher, students will start with simple outline drawings. These drawings will be xeroxed so that students can work in a non-intimidating way and work with their drawing in multiple ways with watercolor. The xeroxed drawings also allow for experimentation and play with watercolor.