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ONSITE: Fused Glass Projects (B)

February 09, 2021

Students with previous glass fusing experience will have the opportunity to work on existing projects or new projects of their choosing. The class content will be designed around the requests of the students. Students can expect to either work on continuing projects they already have in progress or to learn and work with techniques for […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Digital Photography (A)

February 09, 2021

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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ONSITE: Fused Glass Projects (A)

February 09, 2021

Students with previous glass fusing experience will have the opportunity to work on existing projects or new projects of their choosing. The class content will be designed around the requests of the students. Students can expect to either work on continuing projects they already have in progress or to learn and work with techniques for […]

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ONLINE: Digital Drawing + Painting on Your iPad

February 09, 2021

Use your iPad to expand your digital art skillset! We’ll use the Procreate app to create digital drawings and illustrations. You’ll leave class with all the skills you need to create finished digital pieces for print or web.

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ONSITE: Advanced Wheel + Hand Building Techniques

February 09, 2021

Learn new techniques to improve your functional and non-functional ceramic forms. Try raku, cone 10 reduction glazes and soda firing. Learn new surface design processes using slips, underglazes, terra sigillata and the spray booth application of both underglazes and overglazes.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher

February 09, 2021

Brush up on the basics! We’ll review wheel throwing techniques and skills. Create and complete work during class, with enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. We will take […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Oil Painting (A)

February 09, 2021

Learn the fundamentals of oil paint through exercises including still life. We’ll get acquainted with materials, learn how to use them, and get a brief introduction to color theory as it applies to oil paint.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Loom Weaving

February 09, 2021

Learn to weave on a floor loom. You’ll enjoy warping demonstrations and plenty of practice time, along with tips for achieving smooth selvages and an even beat. Plan to design and complete at least one plain weave project—a rag rug, a scarf or a table runner. Returning students will take on more complex projects.

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ONLINE: Linocut Portraits

February 09, 2021

In this class, we’ll focus on carving and drawing techniques to help you create compelling portrait prints. We’ll practice white line and black line approaches to hatching and crosshatching to create subtle gradients of tone. Each student can expect to leave class with two small editions of woodcut portraits!

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ONLINE: Buttonhole Books

February 09, 2021

Buttonhole books open flat. They can be made with pockets, inclusions and decorative spines and are perfect sketchbooks, journals, albums or scrapbooks. Learn to make this elegant and versatile book with a partially exposed spine using a buttonhole stitch binding. You’ll leave class with your own handmade book, knowledge to make more and ways to […]

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ONLINE: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (B)

February 09, 2021

This class is for watercolor beginners. Learn the art of watercolor painting as we explore basic painting techniques such as layering color and creating texture. As we build on these techniques, we’ll create several pieces of artwork including a one point perspective city scape, an abstract ocean scene and a still-life plant study.

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ONSITE: Fabric Printing (A)

February 09, 2021

Use low-tech printing techniques such as stencil, stamp and texture plates to print fabric. Learn about repeats and compositional printing. We will work with pigment, dye, and discharge paste. This approach to printing will be immediate and simple. It is perfect for beginners or experienced fiber students. Your finished fabrics can be used in home […]

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ONLINE: Acrylic Painting Intensive

February 09, 2021

Designed for painters at all levels, this course covers the fundamentals of working with acrylic paint, including color theory, brushwork and mixed media possibilities. Come away with a deeper understanding of this medium, its expressive possibilities, history and the tools for integrating it into your creative life.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Hand Building (B)

February 09, 2021

New to clay? Learn to create functional pieces of pottery such as cups, bowls and platters using slab-building and coil-building processes. Learn to select and use the right tools, create a variety of forms and apply both glazes and slips. By the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of basic ceramic studio […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (B)

February 09, 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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ONLINE: Zentangles

February 09, 2021

The Zentangle Method is a soothing technique of drawing simple patterns to create an overall work of art. Perfect for this challenging time, it can bring about enhanced focus and calm, producing a deeper sense of well-being. Excellent for all ages.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (D)

February 09, 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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ONLINE: Scientific Illustration

February 09, 2021

Explore innovative and technical approaches to scientific illustration through pen and ink. Students will learn different types of line-making techniques and ink washes and will create their own scientific illustration with botanical and animal specimens.

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ONLINE: Drawing Fundamentals

February 09, 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: Drawing Fundamentals (A)

February 09, 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: Fabric Printing (B)

February 09, 2021

Use low-tech printing techniques such as stencil, stamp and texture plates to print fabric. Learn about repeats and compositional printing. We will work with pigment, dye, and discharge paste. This approach to printing will be immediate and simple. It is perfect for beginners or experienced fiber students. Your finished fabrics can be used in home […]

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ONLINE: Writing the Memoir

February 09, 2021

Thomas Larson writes that “memoir is most successful when it is not the ‘story of a life,’ but a focused part of that life—a dozen summers spent working on a grandfather’s farm, a long relationship with a dying relative, the first year of law school.” You’ll work on writing prompts and timed writing exercises, and […]

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ONLINE: Synclastic Rings: Domes

February 09, 2021

Create a synclastic (domed ring). By the end of the workshop you’ll be proficient at single seam soldering, sheet fabricating and forming, along with basic surface embellishing.

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ONSITE: Yoga, Mindfulness + Wheel Throwing

February 09, 2021

Conquer the stiffness and soreness of spending a day on the wheel with this mindful approach to the craft. You’ll learn how to use meditation to enhance creativity. We’ll also cover some yoga and post-throwing stretches to relieve soreness.

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ONLINE: Visual Journaling

February 09, 2021

In this class, you will learn a new art technique each week then will have an opportunity to use it in your journal following a prompt from the instructor or one of your own.

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