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Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified

Course No. CEDR100.00
Cost $290 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 19-November 7 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Simply put, this course will help you learn how to draw. It facilitates the study of drawing by direct observation and problem solving through the use of still life. The drawing situations presented in each session will focus on issues of object depiction, special relationships, shape, value, line, and texture. You will face a variety of drawing challenges throughout the course. You will be shown how to use specific techniques to better see, understand, and represent the objects in each setup. In addition, you will use your sketchbooks for practice, notes, and assignments between classes.

Drawing Lab

Course No. CEDR200.00
Cost $265 Register Now
Credits 2.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 17-November 5 (Monday) – 7-9pm

Build your drawing skills in the studio through individual and group projects to help you see more clearly and draw more confidently. Each two-hour session will be built around one or a series of drawing exercises. Working from still life arrangements, live models, and photographs, the weekly sessions will push you to try new approaches and expand your drawing vocabulary. All skill levels are welcome. Those taking this class for graduate credit will expand on their work outside class to develop a portfolio of finished drawings. This class is ideal for teachers looking to develop new ideas for use in their classrooms.

Drawing Off Surfaces

Course No. YAP600.01
Sessions 8
Dates September22-November17 No class Oct. 20 (Saturday) – 9:30am-12pm

Learn how to print off of different surfaces to create texture, develop an image, and to construct printed layers. Through the method of relief printmaking, you will learn to use a surface Ôs texture, shape, and structure to create beautifully distinctive prints. We will focus on woodcut relief printing in which you will learn to carve, ink, and print a wooden block to create an image utilizing surfaces you experience every day.

Drawing the Line

Course No. CEDR400.00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Explore the importance of the line in drawing practice through intermediate drawing topics such as line weight, expressive mark, and line as a conceptual tool, in addition to an emphasized attentiveness to appropriate material choice. This class will include lectures on the history of drawing as well as contemporary art. We will also consider the limitations of drawing (or lack thereof), including line as it exists in sculpture, photography, and other media.

Enamel 3D Forms

Course No. CEJM250
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 20-November 8 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Pete Maric

Explore how to enamel three-dimensional metal forms. Enamel is powdered glass available in various colors that is fused to metal in a kiln. You will work with forming soft copper sheet and copper wire. We will utilize the natural characteristics of the metal by hand forming three dimensional objects though the technique of fold-forming. The results of this technique frequently resemble forms found in nature and folds in fabric. Once we create our forms you will learn how to apply colored enamel to your piece and how to fire it in a kiln. Bring reference drawings or photos to work from as we create our own small scale enamels appropriate for wall-pieces, sculptures, or jewelry. No previous enameling or metalworking knowledge is necessary.

Everything Except the Loom

Course No. CEFM200.00
Cost $$ 325 Register Now
Credits 3.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 19-November 7 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:30pm

This course will equip you with many aspects of fiber art without the need of a floor loom. We will begin with spindle spinning, a meditative process that allows precise control over one's textile art from the very beginning. We will move to frame-loom weaving, artistic knitting, and artistic crochet as well as other processes that involve crossing one thread with another thread while exploring repetition, color, texture, and shape.

Explore Enamel

Course No. CEJM150
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This is a class for beginning to advanced students who want to expand their creative knowledge. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln. This process yields instant results with saturated permanent color. You will learn a variety of enameling techniques. Beginning with the basics such as sifting, wet packing, and firing. We will then explore the creation of depth through texturing metal with the use of hammers and building layers of enamel with stencils. You will use a combination of processes to create simple jewelry, small-scale sculpture, or work for the wall. Bring ideas and sketches of projects you want to create.

Explore Enamel

Course No. CEJM150
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:30pm
Faculty Kasumi | Sarah Paul

This is a class for beginning to advanced students who want to expand their creative knowledge. Enamel is the colorful result of fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln. This process yields instant results with saturated permanent color. You will learn a variety of enameling techniques. Beginning with the basics such as sifting, wet packing, and firing. We will then explore the creation of depth through texturing metal with the use of hammers and building layers of enamel with stencils. You will use a combination of processes to create simple jewelry, small-scale sculpture, or work for the wall. Bring ideas and sketches of projects you want to create.

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