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Beginning Oil Painting

Beginning Oil Painting

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn basic techniques and methods used in a representational oil painting by developing skills of observing, rendering, color matching, and applying paint through practice. Demonstrations and discussions will emphasize the importance of composition, shapes, edges, brushwork, and ways to manipulate the value and intensity of color. The class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.

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Black-and-White Film: Introduction to the Darkroom

Black-and-White Film: Introduction to the Darkroom

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the timeless beauty of traditional, film-based black-and-white photography, including image selection, exposure and processing your own film and prints in Crealdé’s wet darkroom. This introductory course will cover basic camera controls and formats (loaner cameras available), film types, hands-on field trips, weekly assignments, print reviews and lots of fun time in the darkroom. Designed for students new to film photography and photographers who want to reconnect with this creative art form.

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Still Life and Florals

Still Life and Florals

  • Monday, January 29, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stacy Barter
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on setting up strong shadow and light, accurate value and color relationships and how to create atmosphere and depth. The class will begin with a demo and discussion on composing a powerful focus, followed by one on one instruction. Students are encouraged to build from small or miniature pieces produced the first day.

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Introduction Quilting Piecing and Patchwork

Introduction Quilting Piecing and Patchwork

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Instructor: Sherry Goode-Carmell
  • Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Always wanted to quilt, but didn’t know how to get started? Learn the basic steps of quilting. Explore fabric choices, quilting supplies, rotary cutting and more. Participants learn the art of piecing patchwork blocks and matching points.

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Continuing Wheel Throwing – Monday

Continuing Wheel Throwing – Monday

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

Now that you’re comfortable with centering, let’s tickle the imagination and create bowls, cups, and vases. This course covers beginner to advanced levels of wheel throwing, altering and glazing.

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Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Mon)

Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Mon)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Over 10,000 years ago, humans started using clay jugs, bowls, baskets, platters, teapots, jewelry, tablets, statues, tiles, buildings – these have all been born from clay, a legacy of civilization. Use traditional coil, pinch, and slab techniques to continue that legacy, creating vessels that harken back to ancient times.

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The Natural Landscape

The Natural Landscape

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Milton Heiberg
  • Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Explore how to approach various landscapes. Learn techniques to capture the best light and create dynamic landscape compositions including the use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Classroom activities are reinforced with instructor-led field trips. Learn how to see and control forms of composition, and using HDR in your landscapes. Prerequisite: Digital Photo I or similar experience

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Black and White Film 3: The Exhibition Print

Black and White Film 3: The Exhibition Print

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Produce exhibition quality enlargements of your photographs by switching to fine art fiber based paper. Learn about paper selection, special chemistry and toners, archival processing and retouching final prints. The class includes regular darkroom demonstrations, supervised printing sessions, weekly assignments with follow-up print reviews and a field trip to a local photographic archive. A special session on presenting work for exhibition, including matting and framing, will culminate the class. Prerequisite: Black-and-White Film Photography 2

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The Fundamentals of Digital Photography (M 7pm)

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography (M 7pm)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Sherri Bunye
  • Location: Main Campus

Build a strong foundation for your photography and make better photographs by understanding exposure, metering, focus, and composition. Hands-on demonstrations and assignments with follow-up reviews will reinforce how to control these systems by adjustments to camera features such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO, and the impact these settings have on the aesthetics of photographs.

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Basic Camera Settings

Basic Camera Settings

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Sherri Bunye
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn essential camera settings and shooting modes through in-class presentations and demonstrations. Class will cover fundamental understanding of your camera, lenses, and special equipment. This class is ideal for beginning photographers looking to understand digital camera settings.

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Digital Photography I (WG)

Digital Photography I (WG)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Build a strong foundation for your photography and make better photographs by understanding exposure, metering, focus and composition. Hands-on demonstrations and assignments with follow-up reviews will reinforce how to control these systems by adjustments to camera features such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO, and the impact these settings have on the aesthetics of photographs.

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Exploring Abstract Painting (WG)

Exploring Abstract Painting (WG)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 11:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Instructor: Noreen Coup
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic visions, while referencing the works of contemporary painters.

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Intro to Drawing/Painting (WG)

Intro to Drawing/Painting (WG)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Cathy Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Open to beginning students as an introduction to the fundamentals of art while sampling various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics and oils.

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Continuing Sculpture Studies (T 7:30 pm)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (T 7:30 pm)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

The instructor assists intermediate and advanced students with ideas related to their personal projects. Problem-solving and discovering new materials and techniques will be a part of each class. Bronze casting and welding will be offered with the approval of the instructor.

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Continuing Sculpture Studies (T 10am)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (T 10am)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

The instructor assists intermediate and advanced students with ideas related to their personal projects. Problem-solving and discovering new materials and techniques will be a part of each class. Bronze casting and welding will be offered with the approval of the instructor.

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The Pour – A Watercolor Technique

The Pour – A Watercolor Technique

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the art of pouring transparent watercolors directly onto paper. This brushless-watercolor technique allows colors to mix on your paper creating unique luminous color and glow. Finish off your painting by fine-tuning the details. Have fun creating amazing pieces with a new watercolor skill.

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Marie Orban
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore figurative drawing through line contour, fast-gesture studies and longer sustained poses. Also covered are compositional and expressive issues involved in drawing the figure.

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Painting with Pastels

Painting with Pastels

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Gary Rupp
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to paint with the purest form of color available to artists. Explore how-to’s of working with pastels, including the use of various pastel surfaces; becoming familiar with hard and soft pastels; and finding the advantages of underpainting. Open to all levels. Some experience with drawing/painting recommended.

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Beginning Acrylics (Tuesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Tuesday)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.

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Exploring Abstract Painting

Exploring Abstract Painting

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration of the beauty of an abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture, and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines.

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Drawing I  (Tue)

Drawing I (Tue)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Develop skills for measuring proportions and angles, drawing tones to show light and volume, perspective and composition. The goal is to learn techniques to draw realistically and develop perceptual awareness.

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Introduction to Papier Mâché

Introduction to Papier Mâché

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Geoffry Sprague
  • Location: Main Campus

Papier-mâché has been used for millennia to create ornamental and functional objects. Explore various materials, recipes, and techniques for making and finishing papier-mâché sculpture with emphasis given to the advantages and quirks of the medium. Although this class has no prerequisites, prior sculpting experience is helpful.

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Continuing Wheel Throwing (Tue)

Continuing Wheel Throwing (Tue)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Vadim Malkin
  • Location: Main Campus

Now that you’re comfortable with centering, let’s tickle the imagination and create bowls, cups, and vases. This course covers beginner to advanced levels of wheel throwing, altering and glazing.

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Beginning Handbuilding (Tue)

Beginning Handbuilding (Tue)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Don’t be intimidated by clay. This class gives you the chance to handbuild freely. The projects are explained step-by-step and based on pieces from children’s classes … from plates and bowls to animal rattles and lanterns. Come play with clay!

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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Tue)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Tue)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to center, open and compress clay, and throw small cylinders on the potter’s wheel. Trimming, finishing, adding handles, feet and spouts make pieces ready to glaze and fire.

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Bird Photography: Lessons and Field Trips

Bird Photography: Lessons and Field Trips

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Milton Heiberg
  • Location: Main Campus

Catch the shot and the passion for bird photography! Explore techniques on how to get as close as possible to the bird’s environment while capturing that prize photograph. Practice these techniques during instructor-led field trips with lifelong birder and bird photographer, Milton Heiberg. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or similar experience and a 300mm lens (if you are planning to purchase please wait until after the first class). Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or similar experience.

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Plein Air with Pastels

Plein Air with Pastels

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Gary Rupp
  • Location: Main Campus

When an artist steps outside of the studio to pain, a new adventure begins. Pastels with their rich colors are a fascinating medium to quickly capture the light and shadow essential to plein air painting. Our focus will be on the techniques and tools necessary to meet the unique challenges of working with pastels in plein air. In case of inclement weather, we will paint from photos in the studio.

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Continuing Wheel Throwing (WG)

Continuing Wheel Throwing (WG)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Now that you’re comfortable with techniques like centering, let’s tickle the imagination and create bowls, cups, and vases. This course covers beginner to advanced levels of wheel throwing, altering and glazing.

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Impressionism with an Edge (WG)

Impressionism with an Edge (WG)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Noreen Coup
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Create bold, bright and beautiful contemporary landscapes with a palette knife. For beginners who are intimidated to try with a brush and intermediate artists wanting to loosen up their painting styles. Focus on composition, values, color mixing and paint application. Fun, freeing and fabulous! Students will work from instructor’s travel photos and en Plein Air.

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Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Create whimsical figures and abstract welded sculptures. Learn basic cutting and arc welding techniques using found objects and mild steel. Students are encouraged to bring in objects for their compositions. All supplies included.

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Intermediate Watercolor

Intermediate Watercolor

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the beauty of layering watercolor and the value of using a limited palette through demonstrations and critiques. Learn traditional watercolor techniques and exercises designed to gain skills and confidence needed to tap into your creative side.

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Poetic Realities

Poetic Realities

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Use your drawing skills to create abstract and semi-abstracts works of art. Students will learn four approaches that allow a more poetic, interpretative response when working from life and nature. Learn to create ambiguous space with two- and three-tone simplification pencil drawings, fragmentation (misalignment and repetition of details, and collage style arrangments of shapes and tones).

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Still Life: Painting Beyond the Table

Still Life: Painting Beyond the Table

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Still-life paintings, originating in the Middle Ages as studies of food, flowers, and dead animals, are today about life, color, shape, and abstraction. The instructor will guide you through each still-life scene to include the studio space beyond. Work in any painting medium or combination. Receive personal assistance, encouragement, and critiques. Prerequisite: Intermediate painting experience.

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Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class.

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Art of Stained Glass I

Art of Stained Glass I

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Robert Lennox
  • Location: Main Campus

This is a class for beginners to learn the beautiful craft of stained glass. Students are introduced to glass cutting, pattern making, copper foiling and soldering techniques. No prior stained glass experience is needed, and students of all levels are welcome. All supplies are included.

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Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Ceramics

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

An excellent choice for those who are seeking a continuation of skills already learned and to develop personal style and consistency. Working in series and sets is emphasized, as are refining, finishing, and glazing. Demonstrations meet the needs of each student. Prerequisite: Intermediate Ceramics and Continuing Wheel Throwing or similar experience.

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3-D Design

3-D Design

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

A design problem is given for the term, emphasizing one or two design elements in particular. Discussions about design and the finished pieces are a part of each class. If a base for the piece is needed, that becomes part of the discussion as well. Some hand-building skills are required.

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Basic Image Processing

Basic Image Processing

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Learn the fundamentals of image processing with two of today’s most popular image processing tools. Learn two basic image enhancement workflows. The first will combine the best features of Lightroom and Photoshop. The second will be a Photoshop-only workflow.

Other topics will include:
creating and maintaining an image archive
effective use of metadata
preparing images for online publishing/printing

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Mastering Exposure

Mastering Exposure

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore ways to make the photograph you envision by learning and practicing in-camera metering and exposure techniques. Mastering exposure is an essential tool in progressing your photography skills. Concepts are reinforced through discussion, hands-on demonstrations, and assignment(s). Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings or similar experience.

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Digital Photography II (WG) Wed

Digital Photography II (WG) Wed

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor:
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Delve deeper into photography by learning techniques in composition, lighting, flash and special equipment. Instruction and assignments give students the opportunity to work on their photography weaknesses and strengths. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Digital Photography or similar experience.

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Independent Study in Oil and Acrylics

Independent Study in Oil and Acrylics

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Receive personal instruction and guidance creating painterly landscapes, still life and portraiture with the aid of student’s reference photographs. The goal is to complete a painting each week. This Class is for intermediate to advanced level students.

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Intro to Oil Painting (WG)

Intro to Oil Painting (WG)

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Cathy Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Learn techniques of paint handling, color mixing, mediums, glazing and toning through assignments and demonstrations. Repeat students are welcome to work independently with the instructor’s help.

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Intro to Sculpture (7:30 pm)

Intro to Sculpture (7:30 pm)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Students will work in clay to create face masks, heads and figures to be fired in the kiln. Mold-making and casting will be demonstrated as part of the session.

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Intro to Sculpture (10am)

Intro to Sculpture (10am)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Students will work in clay to create face masks, heads and figures to be fired in the kiln. Mold-making and casting will be demonstrated as part of the session.

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Advanced Watercolor Studies

Advanced Watercolor Studies

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Designed for intermediate to advanced students, this class covers contemporary approaches to the medium. Projects will be proposed to challenge the student and give focus to improving each students’ personal vision. Critiques are an important component of this class. Artwork reviews help students improve their work. Prerequisite Watercolor II or similar experience.

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Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 06:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Don Sondag
  • Location: Main Campus

Working directly from a live model, students establish proportions and bone structure, using either oils or acrylics. Students concentrate on drawing, value, and color to develop their paintings, with emphasis placed on achieving a likeness. Tuition includes model fees. Prerequisites: Intro to Oils, Fundamentals of Color, Portrait Drawing or similar experience.

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Painting Landscapes with Heart and Soul

Painting Landscapes with Heart and Soul

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Capture your emotional response to a landscape using direct observation, sketches, and photographs. Learn to look for meaning in a landscape, make quick decisions and work with a loaded brush. Some class sessions will be split between studio and outdoors. Students will receive personal assistance and critiques. Intermediate painting skills recommended.

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Advanced Drawing

Advanced Drawing

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to draw like the old masters. Capture lines and tones accurately and develop your ability to capture fine details and transitions in tone using charcoal, pencil cross-hatch, and conté crayon techniques. Learn how to make drawings that are works of art.

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Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the technical aspects of drawing the human head from a live model and other sources. Working in pencil and charcoal, students also are encouraged to explore the genre’s expressive possibilities. Bring a drawing pad and graphite pencil to first class.

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Beginning Pastels

Beginning Pastels

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Instructor: Terri Rickerson
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore a painting medium that has been gaining popularity. Students will paint with the creamy, pure color of softs pastels, and some hard pastels, on sanded paper. They will develop skills to express the light, shadow, and volume of objects in their paintings. This class touches on color theory and composition. Be ready to learn the process of layering soft layers of colors to create a glow. Some supplies provided.

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Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics – no experience needed.

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Surface Decoration for Pottery

Surface Decoration for Pottery

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

Use handbuilt projects or thrown forms to explore surface decoration techniques. Experiment with sgrafitto, slip trailing, inlay and more to create unique and functional pottery.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Thur)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Thur)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Barbara Bailey
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to center, open and compress clay, and throw small cylinders on the potter’s wheel. Trimming, finishing, adding handles, feet and spouts make pieces ready to glaze and fire.

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Field Trip Class: Sense of Place & Time

Field Trip Class: Sense of Place & Time

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Laurie Hagemaier
  • Location: Main Campus

Photographically explore several historic towns and districts in Central Florida which contribute to the region’s unique character today. The trips will exercise your picture taking abilities and includes direction on strengthening your images through composition and storytelling. Feedback on images provided in photo-review classes. Allow additional time for travel to and from field trip locations. Students provide their own transportation. Moderate walking, some uneven terrain, and steps. Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings or similar experience.

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Understanding Light

Understanding Light

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

Light is an essential element in photography, necessary for exposure and conveying mood. Learn techniques using both natural light and flash to create powerful images. Skills are reinforced through hands-on activities, instructor-led demonstrations, discussions, and assignment(s). Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings and Mastering Exposure (or similar experience).

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Photography III  WG (Thur)

Photography III WG (Thur)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Landscape, portrait, documentary and night photography themes are examined through lectures, slide presentations, assignments, critiques and field trips. Designed for the visual and photographic growth of intermediate students working in film or digital, color or black-and-white photography. Prerequisite: Digital Photo II/Black-and-White Photo II or similar experience.

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Continuing Sculpture Studies (F 10am)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (F 10am)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

The instructor assists intermediate and advanced students with ideas related to their personal projects. Problem-solving and discovering new materials and techniques will be a part of each class. Bronze casting and welding will be offered with the approval of the instructor.

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Advanced/Independent Oil & Acrylics – It’s All About the Finish

Advanced/Independent Oil & Acrylics – It’s All About the Finish

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Patti Shistle
  • Location: Main Campus

Students are challenged to bring unfinished paintings to the next level, and then begin a new still life, landscape or portrait. Receive one-on-one attention with demonstrations throughout the term. The study of the contrasts of values, colors, and brushwork, as well as the importance of composition, will be explored and demonstrated. Get your frames ready!

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics – no experience needed.

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics – no experience needed.

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Raku

Raku

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn traditional raku firing and other postreduction firing techniques. The first four meetings will be spent making pieces for the firings. Some handbuilding skills are needed. Besides the traditional raku firing method, we will explore fuming and horsehair finishing techniques. Come and learn this exciting firing method with instant results. Prerequisite: Some handbuilding skills.

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Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Fri)

Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Fri)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Over 10,000 years ago, humans started using clay jugs, bowls, baskets, platters, teapots, jewelry, tablets, statues, tiles, buildings – these have all been born from clay, a legacy of civilization. Use traditional coil, pinch, and slab techniques to continue that legacy, creating vessels that harken back to ancient times.

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Repoussage

Repoussage

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 02:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the centuries-old metalworking technique, repoussage. Create raised designs by pushing and shaping malleable metal. Pieces can be used to create sculptures, jewelry, sculptural components used in mixed media art, or tiles using copper foils. No stamps or molds are used. All materials and tools are provided.

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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Thomas Thorspecken
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours.

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The Art of Composition in Photography

The Art of Composition in Photography

  • Monday, February 19, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Sherri Bunye
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the art of composition by learning fundamentals such as perspective, a point of view, and balance. Increase your skills with an awareness of how geometry, light, and color elements enhance your photograph. Practice these techniques during in-class activities and shooting assignments. Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings and Mastering Exposure (or similar experience).

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Repoussage Sculpture

Repoussage Sculpture

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the centuries old metalworking technique of Repoussage. Create raised designs by pushing and shaping malleable metal. The work can be used to create sculptures, jewelry, sculptural components used in mixed media art, or tiles using copper foils. No stamps or molds are used. All materials and tools are provided.

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Introduction to Repoussé

Introduction to Repoussé

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Every participant will explore the craft in-depth in four meetings for a total of 16 hours. Students will learn the bas-relief technique with demonstrations and hands-on assistance to practice the process. They will discover the ancient art of repoussé using handmade tools, hammers, punches and the pitch, and working the metal directly (without molds) to create relief sculptures in copper or silver. As repousse is used for sculptural jewelry and metalsmithing, it has endless design possibilities for wall relief murals, mirrors and more.

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Understanding Light

Understanding Light

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

Light is an essential element in photography, necessary for exposure and conveying mood. Learn techniques using both natural light and flash to create powerful images. Skills are reinforced through hands-on activities, instructor-led demonstrations, discussions, and assignment(s). Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings and Mastering Exposure (or similar experience).

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The Art of Composition in Photography

The Art of Composition in Photography

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the art of composition by learning fundamentals such as perspective, a point of view, and balance. Increase your skills with an awareness of how geometry, light, and color elements enhance your photograph. Practice these techniques during in-class activities and shooting assignments. Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings and Mastering Exposure (or similar experience).

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Still-Life Photography

Still-Life Photography

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Instructor: Sherri Bunye
  • Location: Main Campus

Examine and overcome the technical, compositional, and design issues inherent in still-life scenes. Learn to identify key elements and explore their relationships that will ultimately set the mood for the final image. The challenge of hands-on exercises and still-life shoots will improve your overall skillset. The class is open to both photographers and painters. Prerequisite: Basic Camera Settings and Mastering Exposure (or similar experience).

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Mixed Media Sculpture

Mixed Media Sculpture

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore unconventional materials such as light bulbs, old tools, toys, photographs, and other found objects and assemble by incorporating rivets, wires, screws, staples, nails, thread, glue and plastic ties. The art piece can be displayed on a table, floor, or wall. All tools and assembling materials are provided.

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Repousse Masks

Repousse Masks

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn repoussé techniques, crafting design reliefs through the pushing and shaping of malleable metals and apply those techniques to create a unique mask. All tools and assembling materials are provided.

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Fundamentals of Color

Fundamentals of Color

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

This is a recommended course for painters of all levels, including beginners. Working with oil paint, learn to mix any color and improve color perception. Exercises enable students to represent what they see. Knowledge is applicable to all media. Canvas and paints are provided.

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Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Sample various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Most supplies are provided.

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Intro to Mold Making

Intro to Mold Making

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore a variety of mold-making techniques in creating small sculpture works. Students will make molds of clay, plaster, low-temperature wax, alginate and latex.

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