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ONSITE: Introduction to the Figure

July 13, 2021

Conducting figure studies can improve your representation of the human body, as well as the way it interacts with light. We’ll use various media, including graphite, charcoal, sanguine and conte chalk, as we work through a series of quick-gesture and long-pose drawings. Enjoy demonstrations and discussions about anatomy and drawing technique.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (C)

July 13, 2021

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Interior Design

July 13, 2021

Explore key concepts of interior design: continuity, scale, proportion, balance, color and light. We’ll use slide presentations and class discussions to prepare you to investigate and analyze the interiors of your choice.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (D)

July 13, 2021

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Drawing Fundamentals (A)

July 13, 2021

Learn the basic tenets of drawing and composition. We’ll cover line, shape, space and value. Hone your observation skills and use charcoal to translate what you see to paper.

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ONSITE: Travel Photography: In Pursuit of Truth

July 13, 2021

How can photographs be used to showcase a holistic depiction of life in other parts of the world? Travel inspires storytelling: When traveling, one can develop an authentic, captivating visual story by creating visuals that reflect the human experience. Revisit travels and learn how to thoughtfully build a visual narrative using photographs from previous trips, […]

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ONSITE: Zip It!

July 13, 2021

Zip it good! Make and take home small and medium zippered pouches to hold and organize almost everything. You’ll be sure to shed any lingering zipper dread. Zippers, sewing machines, and most materials will be provided, although you may wish to bring some of your favorite fabrics or your own sewing machine. All levels welcome […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (S)

July 13, 2021

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONLINE: Freewriting Intensive

July 13, 2021

Let’s generate new work! Through intensive freewriting and class discussion, we will delve deeper and complicate our initial ideas. Open to all genres and levels. This class is for first-time writers, writers in the muddled middle of a longer project, and writers feeling directionless after time away from the page. Like going to the gym […]

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ONSITE: Quick + Easy Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic

July 13, 2021

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful program that allows you to catalog and enhance your digital photographs. We will cover its most useful features like importing, making collections, fix exposure and color, applying local adjustments, using graduated filters, creating fun presets and converting images to black and white.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing (A)

July 13, 2021

Learn basic machine and hand-sewing techniques, then create a lined tote bag or small beginner project and a project of your choice with instructor guidance. You’ll learn how to take measurements, choose and follow a pattern, select and prep fabric, sew zippers, create buttonholes and make some simple adjustments to get a better fit.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (J)

July 13, 2021

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Colors of the Wind: Exploring Natural Pigments, Lakes, Inks, and Modifiers

July 13, 2021

Discover techniques for using natural pigments and incorporating them into your creative practice. This class will cover the basics on how to save and extract pigment from old dye vats, and then process this pigment into ink and paints. We will also experiment with painted mordant and modifier application on cloth, to create unique patterns […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screen Printing (A)

July 13, 2021

Explore screen printing, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. Translate your graphic design, photography, or drawings into vibrant, layered compositions. Learn a variety of ways to create screens that can be used to print onto fabric, paper or wood.

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ONSITE: Acrylic + Water Media Workshop

July 13, 2021

Designed for intermediate and advanced painters, this one-day course covers working solutions for working with a variety of water-based paint, including color theory, brushwork, and mixed-media possibilities. Come away with a deeper understanding of this medium, its expressive possibilities, and the tools for integrating it into your creative life.

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ONSITE: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator + InDesign for Beginners

July 13, 2021

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are the three most popular programs within the Adobe Creative Cloud. When used together, they give you the power to create and manage visual content with amazing results. Learn to create documents for printed or digital platforms using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will edit images in Photoshop, design graphic elements […]

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ONSITE: Make a Tea Set

July 13, 2021

In this class for advanced wheel-throwing students, we’ll learn the fundamentals of teapot design, as we explore shape, function, and tea-set cohesion. We’ll look at shape design, pour-ability, handle placement, and handle types. This class will also include demonstrations and discussions about accessories, such as sugar bowls and creamers. Altogether, the goal is for each […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (R)

July 13, 2021

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Glass Powder Intensive (A)

July 13, 2021

Explore the many ways glass powders can be used to create differently from sheet glass. Through the use of various techniques, students will work on botanical designs, making flower petals and leaves to be used in layers. The techniques of wafer making, crackle, drawing and painting processes, stencils, and ways to create depth and texture […]

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ONSITE: Tintype Photography (A)

July 13, 2021

Use one of the earliest forms of photography to create tintypes, which are direct positives printed on an aluminum sheet using large format cameras. Learn the basics of this 19th century process, including how to pour and sensitize collodion, properly expose and develop plates, and apply a protective varnish. Plan to walk away with two […]

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ONSITE: Bangle Bracelets

July 13, 2021

Make several textured and forged bangle bracelets. Using simple hammering and forging techniques, create textured and varied dimensional wire bangles. We will be working in copper and brass for practice, then you will be provided silver wire for two bracelets.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (T)

July 13, 2021

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONLINE: Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

July 13, 2021

This course is designed for anyone interested in the techniques and development of visual journaling. We’ll review the contributions of visual diarists such as Dan Eldon and Frida Kahlo. Each session will begin with a short presentation on a visual diarist, technique or significant artist with follow up time for guidance, feedback and group discussion.

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