Ceramics

Learn the fundamentals of pottery and clay sculpture. Explore hand-building techniques, as well as 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 or figurative pieces. Discover a variety of ways to enhance your form using glazes, sgraffito, and clay slips.

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  • Start Date: Jul 5, 2017
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6:00-8:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman
    Fee: $215.00
  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:00-8:30PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Daniel Listwan
    Fee: $180.00
  • Start Date: Jul 8, 2017
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Mariah Martin
    Fee: $215.00
Drawing

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: Jul 17, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:00-8:30PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $145.00
  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $165.00

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 addressed.

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  • Start Date: Jul 22, 2017
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chris Lopez
    Fee: $145.00

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: Jul 7, 2017
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Barbara Wasserman
    Fee: $245.00
Jewelry

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 of $30 is paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:00-8:30PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Alicia Jane Boswell
    Fee: $175.00

Explora el Arte y descubre las técnicas básicas para diseñar y fabricar joyas. Soldar crear diferentes texturas y ajustar el borde a las piedras. Crear tu propio diseno y nuevas tecnicas para hacer anillos, dijes, pendientes y collares. Enseñado en español. El pago por el material es de $30, se pagara al instructor el primer día de clase.

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  • Start Date: Jul 6, 2017
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Sol Filippi
    Fee: $210.00

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 fees are paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Jul 11, 2017
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $220.00

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 of $30 is paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $220.00

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 $30 to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

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  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 2:00-5:00PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $220.00
  • Start Date: Jul 11, 2017
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6:00-9:00PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Don Dietz
    Fee: $220.00
  • Start Date: Jul 8, 2017
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 9:00-11:30AM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Sol Filippi
    Fee: $210.00

Create bronze or silver jewelry using a special method that does not require open flame soldering or casting. Using easy techniques of hand-shaping, carving with a needle, stamping or stenciling, the special "Art Metal Clay", can create beautiful metal jewelry. An excellent class for beginners!

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  • Start Date: Jul 5, 2017
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Jane Levy
    Fee: $265.00
Painting and Collage

Painting skills, creating effective composition and learning to "see" and understand what makes engaging art is the core of this class. The agenda is comprehensive and encourages a broad approach to creating art. Essential studies include accurate color mixing and choosing appropriate color palettes and materials to support your ideas. Explore painting and glazing techniques, traditional brushwork, palette 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 and critiques and referencing works of traditional and contemporary masters.

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  • Start Date: Jul 5, 2017
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Jul 6, 2017
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Jul 6, 2017
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $245.00

Discover the excitement of creativity as you learn the art of combining a variety of materials and art process to create visual metaphors. Learn the basics of planning and composing to make unique collage/mixed media artworks. Complete several "ready to hang" artworks as you start on a path of creativity.

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  • Start Date: Jul 11, 2017
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
    Fee: $175.00

The Masters' Studio presents advanced students the opportunity to pursue study that resets the bar towards a new personal best. This flagship program provides advanced painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media to work in a concentrated program suited to those who are pursing artistic proficiency consistent with graduate level study, public and private commissions, competitions or professional representation. Limited enrollment; pre-qualification by instructor required.

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  • Start Date: Jul 11, 2017
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $230.00
  • Start Date: Jul 11, 2017
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $230.00
  • Start Date: Jul 5, 2017
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $275.00

Discover how to capture any subject in oil or acrylic paint. Experience the excitement of bringing your painting talents to the next level. Demonstrations and individual attention address how to effectively use light, color, composition and brushwork. In group discussions, learn how to avoid common errors and other techniques. Confidently apply your new skills to create paintings you truly love - in your favorite style from representational to impressionistic.

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  • Start Date: Jul 7, 2017
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Jul 7, 2017
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30-3:30PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $245.00

Learn the techniques and procedures necessary for painting in oils or acrylics in this class for beginners and intermediate students. Develop skills in drawing, developing composition, mixing color and paint application through demonstrations and exercises. Subject matter may include painting from still-life setups as well as from photographs. Students are guided through the foundational steps towards creating satisfying works of art.

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  • Start Date: Jul 10, 2017
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 9:00AM-NOON
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $165.00