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.
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 Class focuses on each artistic movement, the artistic methods and principles used by each group, the historical reference associated with each movement, and looks at the artist’s intention and purpose of the artwork created.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.
Explore the world of black and white art with various techniques using different pens and inks. Projects will range between creating a still life using an India ink wash and a paint brush to generating a still life with a ball point pen. Various gray markers will be utilized too. All aspects of black, white and gray will be researched. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of supplies.
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. 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.
Course Fee: $45
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 and learn the fundamentals of throwing clay. After creating various forms, learn to bisque-fire, and then how to glaze the finished product. Bring a bucket, sponge, and towel. Pottery tools may be purchased at the College Store.
Learn basic cartooning techniques and apply these methods to the study of the cartoon face, hands, and body. Learn different styles of cartooning, from classic animation style to political cartooning; simplistic, sketchy styles to detailed caricature. Finishing techniques for both pen and ink and brush rendering are also covered. Special emphasis is placed on making cartoons have the appearance of weight and dimensionality and developing individual cartooning style. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
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 throughout 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. 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.
Take part in this exciting course that focuses on untraditional methods of the art making process. Create your own mixed media painting using purchased and found objects to comment on real world concerns. Use conceptualism as a foundation and any artistic medium desired as you create a meaningful, critical, and controversial body of work.
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.
Every good painting starts with a concept drawing. Learn to control 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. Work from still-life items and each other to understand how to develop a figurative drawing.
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 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.
Rosemaling is Norwegian for "decorative painting" and is a form of decorative folk art that originated in the rural valleys of Norway. Explore this style of decorative painting on wood that uses stylized flower ornamentation, scrollwork, lining, and geometric elements, often in flowing patterns. Supply fee of $50 payable to the instructor at the first session. Includes woodenware, patterns, and brushes.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 016
Supply fee of $50 payable to the instructor at the firstsession. Fee covers wooden ware, patterns, andbrushes.
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 artists' intentions 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.
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.