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Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.

Serial Painting and Drawing

Course No. CEPT 405 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.

Still Life Painting

Course No. CEPT 140 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Peter Green
Dates February 6 - March 27 (Mondays) – 6:30–9:30pm

Using oil paints and traditional methods, students will develop 2 different paintings on canvas of various still life arrangements. This class is beneficial for any level of artist. The beginner will learn basic drawing, composition, color theory, and paint handling. The intermediate to advanced will greatly benefit from a refresher course in fundamentals. The style and techniques taught and demonstrated will be grounded in realism, however expressive brush strokes and Impressionist styles are encouraged.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 11 –April 1 (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

In this introduction to drawing and painting in the studio environment, exposure to basic concepts and materials will offer you a strong foundation on which to build. The essential tools of an artist are the pencil and brush. You’ll use both, separately and combined, to generate multiple exercises and images. The elements and principles of color, perspective, shape, shading, and pattern are explored through projects. All of the projects will be guided by individual and written instructions. Every new challenge and concept will promote both your artistic confidence and vocabulary.

Visual Trickery: Drawing Like Escher

Course No. CEDR 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates February 7 –March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm

Forget everything you have thought about the way things should appear and work. In this mixed media class we will be inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, as we create mind bending images that defy the rules of logic, size, space and distance to fool the eye. Learn how shadows, sizes and multiple perspectives can be used to manipulate and confuse your visual perceptions of reality. You will use a wide range of source materials from photography and collage to color and drawing to alter realism and make the impossible seemingly possible.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates February 9–March 30 (Thursdays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Watercolor Landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all of the paintings are guided with a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates Februrary 7 – March 28 (Tuesdays) – 6 - 9pm

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Students can choose from rustic stoneware clay or smooth white porcelain. Beginners will learn to make basic forms like cylinders, bowls and mugs on the wheel. Using colored slips and glaze, inlay, texture and carving you will learn various ways to finish your creations. Students with throwing experience will get one on one instruction and help in developing their own personal projects. Feel free to bring sketches, drawings or any inspiration for your projects. You will need basic pottery tools, an apron, a towel and plastic to cover your pots (dry cleaning bags are best). Clay and tools available in class for purchase. Open to high school students in grades 10-12.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 4-6
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates February 11 – April 1 (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

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