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.
Learn Raku, the ancient Japanese style of firing pottery. This method can be used on either hand-built or wheel-thrown pieces. 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. Class times: first session 12-5 p.m.; second session Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; last session Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. No experience necessary.
Explore the techniques and skills needed to create your own Comic Books and Manga. Topics include penciling, inking and lettering basics; drawing skills that emphasis anatomy, perspective, shadow and light, and proper proportions; inking techniques such as pen & brush with dipped ink, mechanical pens and special effects; and drawing guidelines that map out sizes and placement of word balloons and text.
Appropriate for the beginner or as a refresher for the out-of-practice artist, this class explores the many techniques used to see correctly. By using a series of simple exercises, learn 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 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.
Choose your preferred painting medium (oil, watercolor, or acrylic) as you develop your own personal, artistic style. Focus on painting skills and techniques necessary to create beautiful, landscape artworks. Paint in various locations on campus and 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.
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.
Learn the art of portrait drawing in pencil. From the basics to the finished product, learn to draw facial proportion and expression. Bring photographs of your loved ones and transform them into works of art. Bring pencils with various hardness's ranging from 6B-6H and 11x14 Bristol board. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Explore the basics of portrait painting in oils or acrylics. Working from photos or a mirror, learn how to capture a likeness, mix flesh tones, 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.
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino), Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Leonardo da Vinci are the three artists most people think of when they think Renaissance Art. This class will explore their works in paint, sculpture, drawing and architecture; show how they advanced the use of color, perspective and space in painting; and space and movement in sculpture and architecture. Explore their work, Renaissance Italy, and how they still influence art and culture today. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
The Impressionists began as a group of artists showing independent of the Academie’s Salon de Paris exhibition, an outcast group rebelling against traditional art and became the most popular and most sought after art in the world. Learn how Claude Monet, Edward Degas, Pierre-August Renoir and Georges Seurat became the Impressionist; their technique; their subject; and what made their innovation possible. 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.
Creating in a Sentangle way is an easy-to-understand process of simple, deliberate strokes which build on each other in beautiful, mesmerizing, and surprising ways. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests, and ages. Come open your mind up to endless posibilities.
This class is designed for those who have taken Zentangles Basic or who have knowledge of Zentangles and want to take your tangles to the next level. Explore mix media and art mediums to create your own zentangle inspired artwork. Relax and fee the Zen as tangles flow from your hand in vivid, living color.