Open your mind to the world of abstract painting! Focus on how color and form can be used to create new environments and new imagery to create a unique body of work. Various approaches of painting techniques will be used as a vehicle for pure expression and guide each artist to find their own creative voice. Learn how color, form, line and space can play a significant role in expressive art and open different possibilities within the world of painting. Choose your own artistic style of abstract painting and create a body of work that best represents your creativity.
Explore various pieces of art that was made in response to major, modern events of the 20th and 21st centuries. Focus is primarily on events such as WWI to current conflicts like Afghanistan and how these tragedies influenced artists' work during times of crisis. Class discussions amongst the instructor and students will be a meaningful addition to the course. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Examine important developments in American and European art and criticism from the 1960s until the present. Topics include Minimalism, Pop, Conceptual Art, activism, Post-Modernism and Contemporary art. Class focuses on each artistic movement, the artistic methods and principles used by each group, the historical reference associated with each movement, and looks at the artist’s intention and purpose of the artwork created. Class discussions amongst the instructor and students are an integral part of the class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Learn to do Raku, the ancient Japanese style of firing pottery. Work in the HCC ceramics studio and pieces may be hand built and/or wheel thrown. Participate in the firing process and leave with your finished work at the end of the firing day. The first Saturday is spent creating work, Friday evening is the glaze night, and the second Saturday is the firing day. The first session meets on Saturday from 12-5 p.m.; the second session meets Friday evening, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; and the last session meets on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. No experience necessary.
Course Fee: $45
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 070
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Class times: first session 12-5 pmsecond session 5:30 - 9:30 pmlast session 9 am - 6 pm
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Class times: first session: 12-5pmsecond session 5:30-9:30 pmthird session 9 am - 6 pm
Work at the potter's wheel in the HCC ceramics studio. Learn the fundamentals of throwing, centering, opening, and pulling the clay by observing demonstrations given by the instructor and putting the demos into practice. Various forms created will then be bisque-fired for the students to glaze. Student should bring a bucket, sponge, and towel. Pottery tools may be purchased at the College Store.
Explore natural subject matter through observation, composition, and aesthetics. Focus on light, form, surface, space, and environment as you observe natural objects and landscapes to create beautiful artwork. Participate in critiques and class discussions through out the semester in addition to mastering new drawing skills. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Appropriate for the beginner or as a refresher for the out-of-practice artist, this class explores the many techniques used to see correctly. A series of simple exercises will assist in achieving accurate proportions, shapes, textures, and values within a composition, culminating in an individual project of the student's choice.
Investigate painting with acrylic or oil paint. Discuss and practice color theory, stylistic choices, and various application techniques while working from a group still life. Finish out the course by creating a painting of your choice with the assistance of the instructor and class critiques. Those returning to painting are
welcome. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Focus on painting skills and techniques necessary to create beautiful landscape artworks. Create a body of work that represents your own personal artistic style and choose your preferred painting medium (acrylic, oil, watercolor). Students will have the opportunity to choose locations on campus where they would like to paint and may choose their desired subject matter based on landscape painting concepts (nature, architecture, etc.). As a group, participate in critique and classroom discussions about artwork and the art making experience. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Both the beginner and more experienced student will enjoy learning how to execute landscapes in luminous, transparent watercolor. Emphasis is on good composition, color properties, and watercolor techniques including wet into wet, lost edges, and glazing. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be discussed at the first class, at which time a supply list will be distributed. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Learn to execute landscapes in oils or acrylics by exploring various techniques including alla prima (wet into wet), underpainting, and layering. Emphasis is on good composition, color properties, and confident brushwork. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be discussed during the first class session. All levels are welcome. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Take part in this exciting course that focuses on untraditional methods of the art making process while bringing out your "artistic wild side!" We will use conceptualizm as a foundation, while using all artistic mediums desired. Create your own mixed media paintings using purchased and found objects to comment on real world concerns.
Do you need designated painting time to work on your projects? Take advantage of this open studio session. This is not for the first time student. Instruction will be limited and individualized. Students should bring their supplies and project each week and artist Rita Cooper will be available to help with those trouble spots and to offer encouragement and suggestions as you work.
Drawing is the basics of art. Every good painting starts with a concept drawing. Learn to control the mediums of graphite, charcoal and pastel pencils and sticks to create fully develop drawings. Study line, shape, form, layout, perspective, and the use of light and shadow to create depth. Students will work from still life items and each other to understand how to develop a figurative drawing.
Demonstrations in graphite, charcoal and pastels will be used. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Working from life and photographic references, use composition and simple shapes to define the facial planes. Learn to define light and shadow using layers of color to create skin tones and build the features of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Master the painterly approach when working with pastels and apply these skills when painting a portrait. Recommended text: The Art of Pastel Portraiture and Drawing the Head. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waiver applies.
Explore the basics of portrait painting in oils or acrylics. Working from photos or the mirror, learn how to capture a likeness, work with color, and use step-by-step layering techniques to create a portrait full of life. A supply list will be provided prior to the first class. All levels are welcome. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Analyze and critique paintings, sculpture and architecture from the European Renaissance. Explore the artists and discuss the historical references associated with the European Renaissance to gain understanding of the artist’s intensions and purpose of the artworks created. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Learn how to paint glowing florals in luminous, transparent watercolors. Simple to more complicated shapes will be covered. Color properties, glazing, and lost- edge techniques will be included. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided by instructor. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal accomplishment. When you create in a Zentangle® way, you create a beautiful piece of art. You also can deliberately create a mood, a focus, a state of mind. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE ONE STROKE AT A TIME.
Bring your tangle designs to life with brilliant color! Color will now be added to your Zentangles ®or Z IA’s. Learn about color concepts and the color wheel. You'll love this easy and beautiful technique for combining colors with mixed media. Unleash your imagination and brighten your tangle experience. This is your chance to play with art mediums to add vibrant color to your tangles. Learn how you can add interest by mixing colors, shading and coloring your artwork. Discover the joys of using watercolors, resist designs, Gelly Roll pens,and more. Relax and feel the Zen as tangles flow from your hand in vivid living color.