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Continuing Wheel Throwing (Mon)

Continuing Wheel Throwing (Mon)

  • Mondays | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • 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)

  • Mondays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Humans have been firing clay for over 20,000 years, leaving artifacts that provide us glimpses into ancient times and ways. From Mesopotamia to Japan, from the shores of Lake Titicaca to the slopes of Mt. Olympus, clay vessels and figures, tiles and tablets, preserve and suggest those long ago days. Let’s build on that clay legacy by creating pots which harken back to ancient times and yet look to the future.

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Beyond Round: Altered Pots

Beyond Round: Altered Pots

  • Mondays | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the potters wheel and create animated pots by altering thrown forms beyond round. Dart, pleat, fold and facet! Just because it’s made on a wheel doesn’t mean it has to be round. Skill level: Beginner

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Multi-Media Sculpture

Multi-Media Sculpture

  • Mondays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Work with found objects creating multi-media 3D forms. Gluing, riveting, bolting, mold making, and casting will be used to connect dissimilar materials.  

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Black-and-White Film I: Introduction to the Darkroom

Black-and-White Film I: Introduction to the Darkroom

  • Mondays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: John Baker
  • 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, 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. Tuition includes lab fee, chemistry, and free loaner cameras. Prerequisites: Understanding of basic camera controls and functions. Skill Level: Beginner

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Introduction to Portrait Photography

Introduction to Portrait Photography

  • Mondays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Chris Casler
  • Location: Main Campus

In this class, students learn basic lighting techniques using flash and natural light to reveal a subject's unique personality. Focus is given to the ways in which posing techniques can define the photographic portrait. Students may work in black and white or color. Prerequisite: Black-and-White Film Photo I PH168, Intro to Digital PH147, or similar experience. Skill level: Intermediate

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Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

  • Mondays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Birds, Boats, and Reflections

Birds, Boats, and Reflections

  • Mondays | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Note: Class begins on August 15
this is a painting techniques class for learning and practicing alla prima oil painting skills relative to the subject of birds, boats, and their reflections. Using instructor provided photographs for the first few classes, you will develop color studies from your drawings/value studies. This skill lab will cover some techniques for adjusting value, intensity and temperature of color in reflections, ways to manage edges. Some concepts of design and composition will be explored relative to building paintings from studies and photo references. Students will do studies based on their photographs for the remaining classes. Significant drawing and oil painting experience is required.  

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Art of Many Cultures (ages 4-7)

Art of Many Cultures (ages 4-7)

  • Mondays | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Cris Cruz
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn what inspired master artists in many cultures then express yourself as you create from what inspires you! Investigate art in nature and nature in art!

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Clay for Homeschool (ages 8-13)

Clay for Homeschool (ages 8-13)

  • Mondays | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

Escape the computer and come play in the mud! Explore the satisfaction of using your hands to create an object from a soft ball of clay. We will experiment with sculptural and functional ceramics, fired and glazed for permanence.

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Drawing I (Winter Garden)

Drawing I (Winter Garden)

  • Mondays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

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. Skill level: Beginner.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Tues)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Tues)

  • Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • 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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Continuing Wheel Throwing (Tue)

Continuing Wheel Throwing (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • 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

Beginning Handbuilding

  • Tuesdays | 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • 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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Continuing Sculpture Studies (Tues PM)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (Tues PM)

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Intermediate and advanced students are assisted 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. Skill level: Intermediate

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Beginning Acrylics (Tue)

Beginning Acrylics (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Tue)

Beginning Acrylics (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Exploring Abstract Painting PM

Exploring Abstract Painting PM

  • Tuesdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

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 vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Exploring Abstract Painting AM

Exploring Abstract Painting AM

  • Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

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 vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Painting Florals in Watercolor

Painting Florals in Watercolor

  • Tuesdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

In this class, we will layer and mix colors to create soft, transparent petals, as well as capture the sturdiness and variety of color found in a stem. The class will be filled with creative exercises to keep your color vibrant and loose. As always, there will be a demonstration as a new concept is introduced. Be prepared to paint a lot in this class.

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Drawing I (Tue)

Drawing I (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the fundamentals of the most important art form: drawing. Our goal is to draw realistically and train our eyes to capture what is in front of us. We will see how light and shadow creates form, practice subtle transitions in shading, use of proportions, angles, and more. Anyone can learn to draw, and with practice, you can bring your artistic visions to life. Skill level: Beginner

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Tuesdays | 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Andrew Grant
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore figurative drawing with quick gesture studies and longer sustained poses. Anatomy and proportion will be emphasized while students draw from the live figure. The expressive use of materials will also be covered. Skill level: Intermediate

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Dancing with Holga

Dancing with Holga

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: John Baker
  • Location: Main Campus

An introduction and continued studies in medium format black and white photography using the Plastic Holga Lomography Camera. The Holga’s low-cost construction and simple meniscus lens often yield pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera’s quirkiness has brought it a cult following among some photographers, and Holga photos are known worldwide! This course will include image editing & selection, exposure & processing of your film, as well as darkroom-printing in our Crealde darkroom. Expect a field trip, assigned work to take place outside of class, print reviews, and a reconnect with the film-based medium.

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Functional Pottery (Winter Garden)

Functional Pottery (Winter Garden)

  • Tuesdays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Jars, jugs, platters and bowls! Explore form and surface decorations, as you create potter vessels to gather, store and present food. Let the holidays inspire ceramic keepsakes. Suitable for all levels. Hand builders and wheel throwers are welcome!

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Functional Pottery (Winter Garden)

Functional Pottery (Winter Garden)

  • Tuesdays | 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Jars, jugs, platters and bowls! Explore form and surface decorations, as you create potter vessels to gather, store and present food. Let the holidays inspire ceramic keepsakes. Suitable for all levels. Hand builders and wheel throwers are welcome!

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Creating with Clay (Winter Garden) (ages 8-13)

Creating with Clay (Winter Garden) (ages 8-13)

  • Tuesdays | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

In Fall I session, we will create both utilitarian and sculptural projects with animal and nature themes. In Fall II, we will get into the holiday spirit as we create holiday keepsakes or gifts for your family and friends.

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Clay Monkey Escapades (Tue., Ages 5-8)

Clay Monkey Escapades (Tue., Ages 5-8)

  • Tuesdays | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Amanda Saludez
  • Location: Main Campus

Swing in to the clay studio and play in the mud! Use basic hand building techniques to create jungle animals. Lions, tigers, Monkeys, and more!

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Intro to Mold Making

Intro to Mold Making

  • Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 16, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore a variety of mold making techniques in creating small sculpture works. Students will create molds out of clay, plaster, low-temperature wax, alginate, and latex. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

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3-D Design

3-D Design

  • Wednesdays | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Intermediate

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Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Ceramics

  • Wednesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • 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: Continuing Wheel Throwing or similar experience. Skill level: Advanced.

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Intro to Jewelry Design and Fabrication

Intro to Jewelry Design and Fabrication

  • Wednesdays | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the concepts for basic and advanced jewelry fabrication. Become familiar with the essential silversmithing skills and methods of cutting, forging, embossing, and all the fundamentals of soldering techniques. Students will be given the instruction and tools to make finger rings, earrings, bracelets and other forms of jewelry. Copper materials will be provided for use in class. Students wanting to work in silver should bring their own silver supply. Skill level: All

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Intro to Silversmithing Jewelry

Intro to Silversmithing Jewelry

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Experience the fundamental processes of cutting, forging, metal texturing, hammering, sawing and soldering silver. The course includes: bezel stone setting for cabochon gemstones, polishing techniques and combining sterling silver sheet metal with fine silver wire, etc. Specific projects, planned by the instructor, will focus on how to make silver rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
Silver will be provided. Please note, the use of silver material or gemstones will be limited to the scheduled projects planned by the instructor.

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Blacksmithing Fundamentals

Blacksmithing Fundamentals

  • Tuesdays | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the fundamental process for traditional blacksmithing. Students will use the hammer to forge hot steel on the anvil and learn how to make handles, small knives, hooks, and ornamental scrolls. Practice techniques such as flattening, upsetting, twisting, punching, and drawing. Become familiar with the blacksmith forge. All materials included. Skill level: Beginner

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iPhone Photography

iPhone Photography

  • Wednesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Jon P. Manchester
  • Location: Heritage Center

In this 4 week course learn to use the iPhone camera to achieve amazing results. Explore various iPhone camera photography modes and useful camera and image processing apps. There will be interactive demonstrations and image reviews.

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Beginning Acrylics (Wed)

Beginning Acrylics (Wed)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Painting & Drawing II -Winter Garden (ages 11-16)

Painting & Drawing II -Winter Garden (ages 11-16)

  • Wednesdays | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Calling young artists who love to paint and draw! Explore your creative potential through acrylic paint, watercolors, charcoal and pastels on canvas and paper. Experiment with painting and drawing techniques, composition and color theory. Say it with art!

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Flowers, Fruit, & A Bowl

Flowers, Fruit, & A Bowl

  • Wednesdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

In each class, students will paint from direct observation a new still-life arrangement of fresh-cut flowers, small fruits or vegetables, and a bowl. the instructor will do a brief demo and discuss composition, color, light, and shadows, edges, and other aspects of good painting, working with each student offering suggestions for improvement. The instructor will supply flowers, fruit, and other still-life objects. Open to students with intermediate experience using oils, acrylics, or pastels.

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Exploring Sculpture for Teens

Exploring Sculpture for Teens

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Lynn Brenner-Katz
  • Location: Main Campus

Create heads and figures of your favorite animals -real or imagined! Learn techniques for making with clay, wire, wood and more as you sculpt lively figures in 3-D. Instructor will guide each student in the use of special sculpting tools to create animation, texture and movement. All tools and materials will be provided.

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Advanced Wheel for Teens (ages 13-17)

Advanced Wheel for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

Expand your skills on the potters' wheel as you stretch and manipulate the clay to alter forms and create lids, spouts, and more. Create your own pottery collection to give and to treasure. Prerequisite: Previous wheel experience.

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Digital Street Photography (Ages 10-14)

Digital Street Photography (Ages 10-14)

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Heritage Center

Learn the rich history of street photography, one of the most famous photographic genres. Through instructor-led photo walks, students will learn how to capture a fleeting moment in time and create candid images that last forever. Digital SLR cameras are provided.

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Modeling the Human Face

Modeling the Human Face

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Professional sculptor, David Cumbie, guides students as they create life-size busts. Students learn techniques for capturing accurate proportions of the head and facial features. 

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Filigree Silver Jewelry

Filigree Silver Jewelry

  • Wednesdays | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the art of filigree jewelry; how to make pendants, earrings, rings, etc. focusing only on silver filigree process and procedures. Students will be guided through this ancient filigree fabrication technique. There will be specific projects planned by the instructor with samples, demonstrations, and hands-on projects. Siler material will be provided for use in the class only and limited to the projects and assignments planned by the instructor. This class does not include any stone setting techniques. 

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Write On! Crealde@Home

Write On! Crealde@Home

  • Wednesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Elaine Person

Have you ever said, “Someday I’ll write a story or a book?” Someday is today! Award-winning instructor Elaine Person will guide you toward achieving your writing goals. Open to people of all writing levels as your writing is unique to you. We write together and share by reading our assignments to each other to make your writing stronger. Listening to others helps us improve our writing too. With the use of prompts such as paintings, photographs, quotations, items, and more you will tap into your own creativity.
Each week, we will write together and have positive critique. See your stories unfold.
We will discuss a variety of literary techniques used to strengthen our stories. This class is for you, whether you write prose, poetry, lyrics, scripts, or other genres.

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Blacksmithing Fundamentals

Blacksmithing Fundamentals

  • Tuesdays | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the fundamental process for traditional blacksmithing. Students will use the hammer to forge hot steel on the anvil and learn how to make handles, small knives, hooks, and ornamental scrolls. Practice techniques such as flattening, upsetting, twisting, punching, and drawing. Become familiar with the blacksmith forge. All materials included. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Wed)

Beginning Acrylics (Wed)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 17, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Thur)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Thur)

  • Thursdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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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Surface Decoration for Pottery

Surface Decoration for Pottery

  • Thursdays | 10:30 am - 01:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

Experiment with colored slips and clay, transfers and more to enhance the clay surface. Learn to layer techniques to create unique, narrative pottery. Skill level: All

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Intro to Sculpture (Thur AM)

Intro to Sculpture (Thur AM)

  • Thursdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Intro to Sculpture (Thur PM)

Intro to Sculpture (Thur PM)

  • Thursdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Introduction to Digital Photography (Thur)

Introduction to Digital Photography (Thur)

  • Thursdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Jon P. Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

Build a strong foundation for your photography and make better images by understanding exposure, metering, focus, file formats, depth of field and basic composition. Hands-on demonstrations and assignments with personalized image reviews reinforce camera systems such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their artistic impact on the final photograph. Single lens reflex or mirrorless cameras are recommended. The instructor is available for camera recommendations, no need for a camera until the third class meeting. Skill level: Beginner

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Black and White Film Photography III: The Exhibition Print

Black and White Film Photography III: The Exhibition Print

  • Thursdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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 II Skill level: Advanced

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Landscape Painting in Oil

Landscape Painting in Oil

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Tom Sadler
  • Location: Main Campus

Oil painting the landscape with an emphasis on capturing the light, atmosphere and color. Students will work from their own photographs or instructor photos. There may be a chance to incorporate an outdoor session or two dependent on weather and student interest. The process will explore both painting directly and working in several layers of opaque and transparent paint consistencies. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

  • Thursdays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Advanced Watercolor

Advanced Watercolor

  • Thursdays | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

After mastering the basics of watercolor, it’s time to move to the next level. New projects will help students improve their paintings. Class critique will offer a helpful direction. Learn about The English Method, Painting White and design principles that every good painting needs.

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Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

  • Thursdays | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Main Campus

In this drawing techniques class, students will learn the technical aspects of drawing the human head. Working from a live model and other sources, students will gain experience and familiarity with both pencil and charcoal, exploring the genre’s expressive possibilities. Tuition includes model fees. Bring a drawing pad and graphite pencil to the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Portrait Drawing

Beginning Portrait Drawing

  • Mondays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Focusing first on proportions, measurements and anatomy, students will then experiment with rub-out and cross-hatch techniques to create tonal studies. Students will begin working from photographs provided by the instructor but may choose their own photographs as the class progresses. Skill level: Beginner

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Intensive Expressive Still Life and Floral Painting

Intensive Expressive Still Life and Floral Painting

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 01:30 pm
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • 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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Wheel Throwing and More! (ages 10-14)

Wheel Throwing and More! (ages 10-14)

  • Thursdays | 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Main Campus

Experience the magic of the potter's wheel as you create clay forms then combine and embellish them with hand building to create decorative sculptures or functional ware. Pottery, it's more than just a pretty vase!

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Creative Watercolor for Teens (ages 13-17 yrs)

Creative Watercolor for Teens (ages 13-17 yrs)

  • Thursdays | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

In this class, young painters will explore essential & creative building blocks of watercolor painting. Through instructor demonstrations of dynamic watercolor techniques and lots of painting time young adults develop skills and confidence to paint self-expressive art works. This class is good for all levels.

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Street Photography

Street Photography

  • Thursdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 18, 2022
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Instructor: Charles Hodges
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn new ways to observe our daily environment, by linking the mind's eye to the critical moment in the classic style of street photography. The course will explore the tools and creative thought processes needed to create dynamic images, capturing “the decisive moment”, as master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. This class will include field trips, class assignments, and a research assignment. The eight-week course will cover both film and digital workflow, as well as selected readings and music selections to stimulate the creative thought process.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Digital Photography or Black and White Film I.

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Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Fri)

Handbuilding Like the Ancients (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Humans have been firing clay for over 20,000 years, leaving artifacts that provide us glimpses into ancient times and ways. From Mesopotamia to Japan, from the shores of Lake Titicaca to the slopes of Mt. Olympus, clay vessels and figures, tiles and tablets, preserve and suggest those long ago days. Let’s build on that clay legacy by creating pots which harken back to ancient times and yet look to the future.

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LGBTQ+ Evenings of Clay

LGBTQ+ Evenings of Clay

  • Fridays | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Let’s join together with clay and create. This will be a chance for your hands and fingers to shape and explore what you are feeling in the moment. Express and celebrate yourself with clay! Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Continuing Sculpture Studies (Fri AM)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (Fri AM)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Intermediate and advanced students are assisted 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. Skill level: Intermediate

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Continuing Sculpture Studies (Fri PM)

Continuing Sculpture Studies (Fri PM)

  • Fridays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Intermediate and advanced students are assisted 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. Skill level: Intermediate

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Introduction to Digital Photography (Fri)

Introduction to Digital Photography (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Jennifer Copp
  • Location: Main Campus

Build a strong foundation for your photography and make better images by understanding exposure, metering, focus, file formats, depth of field and basic composition. Hands-on demonstrations and assignments with personalized reviews reinforce camera systems such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their artistic impact on the photograph. Single lens reflex or mirrorless cameras are recommended. The instructor is available for camera recommendations, no need for a camera until the third class meeting. Skill level: Beginner

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Fundamentals of Color

Fundamentals of Color

  • Fridays | 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to mix paint pigments to achieve any hue with respect to its value and intensity. Using a Split Primary Palette arrangement of oil paint, exercises will demonstrate the importance of complementary color relationships in mixing. Various color models and suggestions for color harmony in painting will be presented. Discussions will cover basic elements of design and composition in painting. Paint will be provided. Skill level: All levels

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Fridays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Pastels

Beginning Pastels

  • Fridays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

In this beginning class, students will learn how to use the first artistic medium in the history of man while discovering their hidden ability to create beautiful works of art with confidence. Photo reference will be provided for the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Drawing I (Fri)

Drawing I (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • 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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Draw Comic Book Action Figures (ages 13-17)

Draw Comic Book Action Figures (ages 13-17)

  • Fridays | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Austin Dorval
  • Location: Main Campus

Use action pose figures, comic book references, and videos to create your own dynamic comic book pose art. Experiment with light, shadow, and facial expressions. Complete your very own full-page comic book art piece!

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Pint Size Picassos (Winter Garden)  (ages 4-8)

Pint Size Picassos (Winter Garden) (ages 4-8)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Gracie Weiss
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Like to draw and paint? Explore the many ways to make art using pastels, paints, watercolors and other materials. A fun introductory experience for fledgling artists.

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé plant hanger and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé planter to display your plant babies!

 

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Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Budding artists will experience the fascinating world of artmaking with hands-on projects in watercolors, pastels, collage and more. Fledgling artists explore self expression in a nurturing environment.

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Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Discover exciting new painting and drawing techniques in a variety of media, including charcoal, pastels, watercolors, and collage. Develop your creativity in this fun, introduction to the world of art!

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Clay Monkey Escapades (Sat, Ages 5-8)

Clay Monkey Escapades (Sat, Ages 5-8)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Amanda Saludez
  • Location: Main Campus

Swing in to the clay studio and play in the mud! Use basic hand building techniques to create jungle animals. Lions, tigers, Monkeys, and more!

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Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Main Campus

Use animals as inspiration and explore the fundamentals of art! Projects expose young artists to an array of materials and art concepts and encourage self-expression as they draw, paint and experiment with scratch boards.

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Painting & Drawing I (Wed, 8-12yrs)

Painting & Drawing I (Wed, 8-12yrs)

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Wendi Zlamal
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world though an artist's eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world through an artist's eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Anita Cohen
  • Location: Main Campus

Attention Young Artists! Come join the fun and learn to draw and paint in a variety of styles and media including abstract art! New projects build on fundamental skills to develop style and self expression.

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Jungle Safari (Ages 8-12)

Jungle Safari (Ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Amanda Saludez
  • Location: Main Campus

Journey into the jungle and create some critters from clay. Monkeys, elephants, giraffes, and more! Let's bring your jungle to life using simple pinch and slab techniques. Come monkey around with clay. 

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Fun with Film (ages 8-12)

Fun with Film (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: John Baker
  • Location: Main Campus

Before digital photography, there was film. Have fun taking pictures using 35mm cameras and black-and-white film, then create your own photos in the darkroom. Even Harry Potter would be amazed!
Loaner cameras available

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Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Ken Foster
  • Location: Heritage Center

Create two-dimensional cartoon characters in a variety of styles using pencil, marker and watercolor. Then bring your characters into the three-dimensional world exploring sculpture techniques to make your cartoon characters into playful toys.

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Painting Pizazz (8-12)

Painting Pizazz (8-12)

  • Saturdays | 11:30 am - 01:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world through an artist's eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Figure Drawing for Teens (ages 13-17)

Figure Drawing for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Main Campus

Here is a class you can take many times over. Draw from a live model, learn to master the art of eye-to-hand coordination, and capture the essence of the pose. Drawing the human figure is challenging yet rewarding! It is said that if you learn to draw the human figure, you can draw anything. All materials provided.

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Storytelling through Film Photography (Ages 13-17)

Storytelling through Film Photography (Ages 13-17)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 20, 2022
  • Instructor: John Baker
  • Location: Main Campus

Become a visual storyteller! Learn how to sequence images to create a narrative while incorporating the concepts of symbolism and metaphor. Process your film and watch as your prints develop in Crealdé's darkroom then combine with the written word. Get the picture? Film cameras are provided.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Sundays 5pm)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Sundays 5pm)

  • Sundays | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: John Link
  • 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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Beginning Wheel Throwing (Sundays 7:30-9:30pm)

Beginning Wheel Throwing (Sundays 7:30-9:30pm)

  • Sundays | 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: John Link
  • 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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A Clay Tea Party

A Clay Tea Party

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

The ritual of afternoon tea charms. To pause in the day, sip a warm cup and snack on finger sandwiches with scones offers daily solace. Imagine the heightened pleasure of such a sojourn if using your own handcrafted tea service…a teapot, cups, sugar, creamer and tray, all uniquely created by you in the clay studio. Join us for clay tea…darjeeling or oolong? One lump or two?

 

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Garden Totems

Garden Totems

  • Sundays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Doug Bringle
  • Location: Main Campus

Create fresh focal points in your garden with totems you design that will add charm and delight to your plantings. Birds, beasts, geometrics and more. Visualize, and instruction will help your concepts materialize! Skill level: All

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Oil Painting I

Oil Painting I

  • Sundays | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Students will learn basic techniques of the alla prima (direct) method of applying oil paint. In addition to paint application and brushwork, students will learn how to mix color using a split-primary palette. Working from still life setups, students will complete one study each week to explore techniques for rendering glass, ceramic, metal, and organic objects. Instruction will focus on teaching students to see and copy value and intensity changes in color. There will be demonstrations of techniques, along with discussions about methods, materials and supplies used in oil painting. Supply list will be emailed to students upon registration. Skill level: Beginning

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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Sundays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • 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. Skill level: Intermediate

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Painting & Drawing I (Winter Garden)  (ages 8-12)

Painting & Drawing I (Winter Garden) (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Gracie Weiss
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Learn the fundamentals of art-making and discover how to see as an artist. Create with a variety of painting and drawing media and explore new techniques to enhance your artistic skills!

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Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 8/27

Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 8/27

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe”. This fiber art form was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it’s back and as popular as ever. Join local artist Alyssa Foxson, and embrace your inner boho goddess. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé wall hanging and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful wall hanging ready for display. Skill level: All

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Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 27, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

David will demonstrate a variety of mold-making techniques using clay, plaster, low temperature wax, alginate, latex and silicon. Castings will be made using hydrocal plaster, plastic, wax, and a variety of cements.

 

 

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Crash Course in Sculpture: The Portrait Bust

Crash Course in Sculpture: The Portrait Bust

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 3, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

David will create a clay sculpture demonstrating techniques of armature construction, application of clay and the basic proportions of the head. The lecture and demonstration will include information on educational material, modeling materials and finishing of the final works.

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iPhone Photography

iPhone Photography

  • Wednesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Start Date: September 14, 2022
  • Instructor: Jon P. Manchester
  • Location: Heritage Center

In this 4 week course learn to use the iPhone camera to achieve amazing results. Explore various iPhone camera photography modes and useful camera and image processing apps. There will be interactive demonstrations and image reviews.

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Bronze Casting Workshop Sept 17 & 18

Bronze Casting Workshop Sept 17 & 18

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 17, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

**Workshop takes place Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18**
An introduction to a variety of techniques in the creation of wax sculptures. Once the wax sculpture is made, students prepare their own waxes with gates and sprues in preparation for the ceramic mold making process. Waxes are coated with state of the art ceramic shell and then the wax will be burned out and the molten bronze will be poured into the molds. The cost includes a five pound bronze sculpture, with the option to purchase additional material for large works. Skill level: All

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Inspired Words, Writing to Art 09/24

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 09/24

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 24, 2022
  • Instructor: Elaine Person
  • Location: Main Campus

When you see a painting, what do you feel? When you look at a photograph, what memories surface? Tap into your creativity with the use of paintings, photographs, and objects as award-winning writer Elaine Person prompts you to write original stories, poems, and essays. Learn writing tools and techniques. Different genres of writing and reflection will be discussed. Short lunch break provided. Students will leave this workshop with their own written words. Skill level: All

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Macrame Jewelry Workshop

Macrame Jewelry Workshop

  • Saturdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 1, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Jewelry Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make macramé jewelry including earrings, necklaces and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé jewelry ready item to be rocked!

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Paper Marbling Workshop

Paper Marbling Workshop

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 5, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

In this workshop, you will learn the magic of paper marbling! Paper marbling is the art of creating intricate and beautiful designs by manipulating paint with combs and other tools, then capturing those designs in mono print. Every design is unique! After creating several marbled papers, you will have the option of turning one of them into the cover of a small hand-bound notebook. 

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Bronze Casting Workshop Oct 8 & 9

Bronze Casting Workshop Oct 8 & 9

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

**Workshop takes place Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18**
An introduction to a variety of techniques in the creation of wax sculptures. Once the wax sculpture is made, students prepare their own waxes with gates and sprues in preparation for the ceramic mold making process. Waxes are coated with state of the art ceramic shell and then the wax will be burned out and the molten bronze will be poured into the molds. The cost includes a five pound bronze sculpture, with the option to purchase additional material for large works. Skill level: All

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Travel the Florida Backroads to Cedar Key

Travel the Florida Backroads to Cedar Key

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures in the historic fishing village of Cedar Key, scenically located on the Gulf of Mexico. This two-day workshop will provide a contemporary window into the region’s heritage as a 19th-century trading and transportation center, linking the Gulf with inland Florida. Remaining today is what many consider to be one of Florida's most picturesque towns, providing rich photographic opportunities, including the natural and man-made landscape, local landmarks and interiors of historic buildings. This fun workshop includes working in black-and-white for both digital and film photographers (loaner film cameras available), camera demonstrations, a boat trip to outlying islands, a picnic lunch, dinner at the Island Hotel Restaurant, spectacular dusk photography session, and supervised lab time producing hand-printed enlargements from film. Skill level: All

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Introduction to Sumi-e The Ancient Art of Asian Brush Painting

Introduction to Sumi-e The Ancient Art of Asian Brush Painting

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: Fontaine Rodgers
  • Location: Main Campus

In this 1-day workshop Fontaine Rodgers will introduce the Ancient 3,000 year old Asian art of Sumi-e painting using ink, special brushes and rice paper. Students learn to paint by following the traditions of ancient masters of an art form that developed alongside the invention of the basic strokes of character writing.
Philosophy, traditions, techniques and set-up will be covered. Familiar themes include bamboo, blossoms, plants, insects, animals and other elements of nature.
This workshop is ideally suited for beginners, artists and non-artists and teachers who wish to add Sumi-e to their multicultural classroom experience. All materials provided including 5 quality brushes for the participants to keep. Participants are welcome to bring their own brushes but not required. Participants will also receive a Supply Kit worth $50.00

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Scrub Jay Photo Workshop

Scrub Jay Photo Workshop

  • Saturdays | 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 12, 2022
  • Instructor: Milton Heiberg
  • Location: Main Campus

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – Zoom: pre workshop prep class, 7:00-8:00pm

Saturday, October 15, 2022 – Field work at Cruickshank Sanctuary, 8:00am–3:00pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – Zoom: Show & Tell Critique, 7:00-9:00pm

Join professional photographer Milton Heiberg for a day of photography at a 140-acre bird sanctuary in Rockledge, Florida. The highlight of this workshop will be photographing the endangered but friendly Florida Scrub Jays. These unique birds are endemic to Florida, intelligent, and family oriented. One of them may size you up and decide to perch on your head.

Most of the day will be at the sanctuary, but if time permits, we may visit the nearby Viera Wetlands refuge.

Demonstrations, lunch, and follow-up review are included.

Skill level: All

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Explorations in Wetplate Collodion – A Hands-On Workshop

Explorations in Wetplate Collodion – A Hands-On Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor TBD.

  • Location: Main Campus

A two-day hands-on workshop using the historical wetplate collodion process. During the workshop, Kodak ox cameras, some Large Format Cameras, and Kodak Box cameras will be available for students’ use.  Students will be able to explore printing directly onto black anodized aluminum plates (“Alumitypes”) and glass plates (Ambrotypes).  The chemistry, plates, and safety equipment are included in the workshop cost.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday; Coffee and bagels on Sunday am

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Visual Storytelling through Art Journaling

Visual Storytelling through Art Journaling

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Art Journaling is a visual diary where memories, emotions and thoughts come alive onto your pages. Through the freestyle use of color, words, photos and imagery, create a personal art journal that will allow you to explore the world around you! Be ready to uncover your heart’s story, with paint, doodles, stamping and collaging while enjoying the unrestricted process of creativity! Students will come away with more inspiration to continue creating after this workshop. Some materials will be provided. Skill level: All

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

In this 1-day Monotype Workshop, students will create one-of-a-kind prints that result in very freeform printmaking. Techniquesto be used can either be oil-based inks, water-based inks, watercolors, or water-soluble markers. These printmaking techniques involved offer a creative sense of freedom that other printmaking techniques do not. The following techniques will be demonstrated for you, then you will be free to try your hand at creativity with any needed coaching from the instructor! Additive and Subtractive Method – using oil-based paint, Multiple-colored Painting – using oil-based paint, Ghost Print – using residual oil-based paint, Collage techniques with gluing Oriental papers then printing over it using oil-based ink, tracing images with various paints, and watercolor techniques. Get ready for a day of printmaking fun!

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