Ceramics

Learn the fundamentals of pottery. Explore hand-building techniques and the use of a potter’s wheel to create decorative and functional objects such as bowls, platters, plates and cups. Students may also create sculptural pieces. Discover a variety of ways to enhance your form using glazes, underglazes, sgraffito, and clay slips.

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  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman
    Fee: $260.00

Individuals new to the pottery wheel learn and practice skills necessary to create cups, bowls, plates and more. Students comfortable on the wheel are challenged to learn new skills. Hand-building is integral to all creative work in pottery and is included in this class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 29, 2016
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Abbey Funk
    Fee: $260.00
Drawing

Few artists really know this classic technique that is universally appealing. Learn the technique of defining form using light and dark. Explore drawing with charcoal, conte and soft pencils to achieve beautiful dense dark beautiful drawings. Exercises include drawing from plaster casts under dramatic lighting.

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  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30 – 3:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $245.00

The cleanest and easiest medium to put creative ideas to paper---learn techniques of layering, blending, and glazing in a direct format to create beautiful images that often belie the medium. Students can achieve impressionist, traditional, or expressive effects, as they find their own voice through exploration of color.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
    Fee: $275.00
  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
    Fee: $275.00

Drawing is the foundation of all the visual arts, and learning to draw from observation is fundamental. Exercises teach how to create a sense of three-dimensional form and space on paper. Explore the versatility of pencil and charcoal and how to use line, gesture, shading, and shape to create a composition.

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  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $275.00

Designed for students who have a knowledge of basic drawing techniques, this class focuses on developing skills, exploring different drawing tools and styles of drawing. Drawing sketches and finished compositions students are encouraged to identify their personal drawing style, as they draw from still-life, cast sculpture, and the live model in two sessions.

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  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $275.00

Drawing inspiration from masterworks in museums is a time honored tradition. Degas, Ingres, Delacroix, and Picasso each copied masterworks in the Louvre. Learn the fundamentals of drawing while being inspired by artwork in the Boca Raton Museum of Art galleries and sculpture garden.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1:30 – 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $275.00

Drawing from the nude model, learn the traditional method of rendering the human figure based on direct observation and timeless techniques. Gain an understanding of human anatomy from the simple geometric forms to the more complex structures of the body. Proportion, light, value, spatial relationships, perspective and design principles are explored.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 29, 2016
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $245.00

Using the human figure as a source of inspiration, learn proportion and foreshortening as you develop confidence in drawing from a live model. Define mass and shape using light and shading and explore ways to integrate the background. Working from short gestural sketches to longer studies, students may choose to work in pencil, charcoal, ink or watercolor.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
    Fee: $335.00

Learn the elements of a successful comic book and graphic novel narration. This course focuses on developing drawing skills and personal style for creating comics, short-stories, Manga or mural drawing. Explore a variety of techniques such as penciling, inking, shading, character design and effective story structure.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $245.00

Learn the advantages and rewards of working with pastels. A drawing medium in color, pastels are an excellent way to explore the integration of drawing and painting. Demonstrations on a range of pastel techniques provide a background for creating representation and expressive artworks.

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  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Roxene Sloate
    Fee: $165.00
Jewelry

Sculpt leather into bangles, pendants, and earrings. Discover how to shape leather using water and glue. Explore embellishing the jewelry with painting, stamping and recycling belt buckles, beads, etc. Material Fee $15 for T1A; Material Fee $25 for T2 both to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Friday
    Class Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Jane Levy
    Fee: $240.00

Open new doors to your imagination creating stunning metal jewelry using a fascinating new material easily worked with your hands and clay carving tools. Often called a magical substance, Art Metal Clay is made from precious metals combined with a special clay that, when heated, burns off to leave the precious metal. The soft clay is pliable, providing great ease in carving, molding, stamping, and designing. Start with bronze metal clay---white copper or silver can also be used. Material Fee $55 for new students to be paid on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesday
    Class Time: 9:00 AM – NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Jane Levy
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesday
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Jane Levy
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Friday
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Jane Levy
    Fee: $305.00

Explore the fundamentals of jewelry making. Learn to make chains and clasps, as well as form metal pendants and cuffs. Attach stones, glass beads, or other materials by riveting or soldering and enhance your jewelry creation with patinas or resin. Material Fee $10 for T1A; Material Fee $20 for T2 both to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class

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  • Start Date: Oct 24, 2016
    Day of the Week: Monday
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Sol Filippi
    Fee: $240.00

Explore the art and technique of making fine jewelry. Gain an introduction to a variety of techniques such as surface settings, making bezels, soldering, sawing, and finishing. Create your own designs and jewelry as you learn new techniques. Learn to make necklaces, clasps, pendants, rings, or pins. Material Fees to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. $45 for 6 weeks, $50 for 7 weeks, $55 for 8 weeks depending on the day of the class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Joseph Brandom
    Fee: $305.00
  • Start Date: Oct 31, 2016
    Day of the Week: Monday
    Class Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $305.00
  • Start Date: Nov 1, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $305.00

Explore the art and technique of making fine jewelry. Gain an introduction to a variety of techniques such as surface settings, making bezels, soldering, sawing, and finishing. Create your own designs and jewelry as you learn new techniques. Learn to make necklaces, clasps, pendants, rings, or pins. Material Fee $45 to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursday
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Sol Filippi
    Fee: $240.00
  • Start Date: Oct 29, 2016
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Sol Filippi
    Fee: $240.00

Learn to fuse glass to copper or silver to create luminous permanent color for your jewelry and small sculptures. Some of the design techniques taught include cloisonné and stenciling. Demonstrations and individual attention are given to develop personal creativity. Material Fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. $45 for 6 & 7 weeks, $50 for 8 weeks depending on the day of class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesday
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Marjory Yovin
    Fee: $335.00
  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursday
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Marjory Yovin
    Fee: $305.00

Learn to form cabochon-style stones that can be used in future jewelry projects. Using saws, grinders, sanders, and polishing machines gain the pleasure of bringing a gemstone to life. Rough stone or practice grade stones are provided for the first three learning projects. Material Fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. $50 for T1, $55 for T2.

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  • Start Date: Nov 1, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $305.00

This course is for the serious jewelry student, who has completed at least two previous courses in jewelry fabrication and wants to progress into more advanced techniques. Projects may include making settings for faceted stones, making domes and constructing hollow beads, inlaying wire in metal, wood and stone, reticulation, etching of metal, and roller printing. Material Fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. $45 for T1, $50 for T2.

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  • Start Date: Oct 31, 2016
    Day of the Week: Monday
    Class Time: 10 AM - 1:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $305.00

Discover how to make unique handmade jewelry using the ancient Japanese art of Kumihimo. Learn different braiding techniques to make one-of-a-kind bracelets and enrich your creations with beads or charms and finish with stylish clasps. Material Fee $10 paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesday
    Class Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Pinky Shmerler
    Fee: $145.00
Painting

Learn the fundamentals of art through demonstrations and fun weekly projects in drawing, color, or composition.  Explore how to use line, shape, and design.  In paint mixing exercises, discover the properties of color, hue, value, and intensity and gain an understanding of color harmonies and color interactions.  Each week a hands-on project will build on what was explored previously. This class provides students with the confidence to enter any painting class.

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  • Start Date: Oct 29, 2016
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Carla Golembe
    Fee: $165.00

Have fun learning the key skills of painting as you create your own exemplary paintings. Each week learn a different essential skill to clarify color recipes for still-life, portrait and landscape subjects, and to learn interesting brushwork, glazing methods, composition skills and the illusion of dimensionality. Weekly demonstrations are followed by guided exercises designed to develop and strengthen each new skill.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $245.00

Develop strategies for developing ideas and creating new, original compositions for artwork in any medium. Each week creative thinking activities guide you to discover personal imagery and identify your unique style. Exercises, such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means of developing creative habits that you can use in all your artistic endeavors.  Learn to keep a sketchbook as you start to create your own lexicon of visual images.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Andrea Huffman
    Fee: $175.00

Explore how to use color, texture, and gesture to create expressive abstract paintings or mixed media compositions. Learn how to selectively use a myriad of acrylic gels, translucent glazes, pours, and molding paste, as well as iridescent colors. This class is inspirational, encouraging, and explorative. Bring your biggest brushes and expect lots of fun and action.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor:
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor:
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor:
    Fee: $295.00

Learn the techniques and procedures of direct painting in acrylics as you paint still-life. Class exercises develop skills in observation and learning to paint form, create depth and a sense of light. Learn skills in composition, mixing color and paint application. Students are guided through the foundation steps on the path towards mastering the art of painting. Discover the ease and versatility of acrylic paints.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesday
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Celestin Joseph
    Fee: $275.00
  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Ralph Papa
    Fee: $275.00

Explore painting techniques, composition, color and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, and color-mixing techniques, then apply them to express yourself in paint. Emphasis on individual attention, demonstrations and supportive critiques. Direction is tailored to student abilities and artistic goals.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Carla Golembe
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 29, 2016
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Carla Golembe
    Fee: $295.00

Learn the techniques and procedures of painting in acrylics or oils as you paint from still-life set-ups or from photographs. Exercises develop skills in observation and learning to paint form to create depth and a sense of light. Learn skills in drawing, composition, mixing color and paint application. Students are guided through the foundation steps on the path towards mastering the art of painting.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM – NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $295.00

Working from a nude model, learn classic and contemporary techniques of figure painting. Discover how to use underpainting, impasto, scumbling, and glazing techniques to enrich the surface of your painting. Explore a range of historical approaches – Flemish, Venetian, direct painting, as well as contemporary tools, such as using your iPad. Projects may also include painting from the clothed figure in order to learn how to paint drapery and folds around the human form.

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  • Start Date: Oct 28, 2016
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer & Pavel Ouporov, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $295.00

Gain experience with specific techniques to strengthen and advance your painting skills. Learn to develop your use of color, value, and temperature. Discover ways to easily identify, correct, and avoid common mistakes to bring your painting to the next level. Enjoy an encouraging and exciting studio environment with helpful discussions and individual critiques. Students may choose to participate in exercises related to each day’s particular lesson or select their own subject matter for painting.

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  • Start Date: Oct 25, 2016
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $335.00

Painting skills, creating effective composition, and learning to “see” and understand what makes engaging art is the core of this class. Students can study art that defines and interprets the intricacies of form in a realistic traditional manner, or create work that allows form to find itself through more immediate, experimental abstraction. Essential studies include accurate color mixing and choosing appropriate color palettes and materials to support your ideas. Explore painting and glazing techniques, traditional brushwork, pallet knife, and alternative painting methods. For those choosing to “mix it up,” explore the integration of textures, found materials, and unusual objects. Your studio experience is supported with personal attention, critiques, and reference to works of traditional and contemporary masters.

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  • Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $310.00

Painting skills, creating effective composition, and learning to “see” and understand what makes engaging art is the core of this class. Students can study art that defines and interprets the intricacies of form in a realistic traditional manner, or create work that allows form to find itself through more immediate, experimental abstraction. Essential studies include accurate color mixing and choosing appropriate color palettes and materials to support your ideas. Explore painting and glazing techniques, traditional brushwork, pallet knife, and alternative painting methods. For those choosing to “mix it up,” explore the integration of textures, found materials, and unusual objects. Your studio experience is supported with personal attention, critiques, and reference to works of traditional and contemporary masters.

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  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9:00 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $345.00
  • Start Date: Oct 26, 2016
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $345.00