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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm

This course will focus on the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop in editing photographs as well as documenting artwork. Students will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools and develop an understanding of layering techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work on during studio time. Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in your photo-editing skills like basic photo repairs and color enhancement in order to increase the flexibility and quality of your photographs.

Jewelry + Metals: Techniques + Process

Course No. CEJM 425 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will enjoy working with non-ferrous metals in this advanced jewelry class to create wearable art pieces. Students will incorporate advanced techniques including forging, advanced soldering, bezel setting stones, and etching/roll printing textures/patterns to create surface designs, and will gain further understanding of the jewelry making process. The design process will be explored through multiple concept sketches and class discussions. Students will complete two pieces by the end of the session. Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101 or equivalent prerequisite required. Course limited to 10 students.

Mixed Media: Expressive Layers

Course No. YAFD 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

This course will explore individuality along with imagery and color as elements for art making to create uniquely personal visual statements. We will explore the relationship between ideas, personal experience and creativity by creating art works from a broad collection of materials.These will include printed images, papers, drawings and fabrics, as well as found and natural objects.Students will also be asked to bring in something personally meaningful to incorporate with their ideas. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each mixed media piece to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.

Narrative Collage: Your Visual Voice

Course No. CEFD 360 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us as we utilize collage to explore your visual voice and ancestry. Discover personal histories within a historical context. The primary materials used to enact this investigation will come from a wide variety of sources: family photos, oral and written histories, ephemera, maps, art, and found objects. We will explore the relationships between personal experience, culture, and memory to create new pictorial family trees. You are invited to join us on this highly personal, creative and unique journey – the only limits are your memory, investigation and imagination!

Painting from the Natural World

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.

Painting With Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 19 - November 7 (Mondays) – 6 - 9pm

This class will focus on images in enamel. We will begin with basic techniques including drawing, painting, and templates, and image transfer techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal, which yields a permanent image on metal. Enamel offers an exceptional range of colors and surfaces, transparent and opaque. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook, your favorite tools, and your creativity!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. Besides enjoying the classroom explorations and drawings assigned outside the classroom, you will get to engage in the occasional critique in a fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.

Steel Fabrication: MIG Welding

Course No. CESC 150 00
Cost $300 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Zak Smoker
Dates September 22 – November 10 (Thursdays) – 6:30–9:30pm

This course will function as an introductory level overview of basic MIG welding and steel fabrication techniques. Individuals will be asked to present a proposal for an independent project to be completed during the six-week timeframe. Large or small, functional or purely sculptural works are all encouraged. The course will cover basic aesthetic and structural considerations, a variety of steel fabrication techniques and strategies, as well as a brief tutorial on the mechanics of metal inert gas welding and proper shop safety procedures.

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