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October 2, 2017 - December 22, 2017
This course will drill deep into the basics, beginning with a firm foundation in understanding wood as a material and incorporates introductory training in a wide range of techniques. You'll leave with a in depth experience of hand tools, practice applications of joinery methods, consider choices for wood selection and working with non-toxic materials, and understand practical planning for designing and executing woodworking projects. The curriculum focuses on imparting skills through a series of projects designed to build on one another in techniques and complexity.
This 12 week course is focused on developing the skills that will allow you to start to find your voice as a furniture designer / maker. Design will be the consistent thread through the numerous projects of this class. We will take a hybrid approach to furniture making by blending traditional hand tool techniques with pragmatic use of woodworking machines.
October 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM
Pastels are both a painting and a drawing medium. In this class you will explore the magic range of pastels' versatility, blending, line and tone qualities. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome!
October 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - November 7, 2017, 8:00 PM
If you want to learn the fundamentals of realistic drawing (or if you just need a refresher course), this class is for you! You will gain skills in realistic three-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on form, value, and texture using a variety of drawing techniques and materials. The class will also cover basic composition, linear perspective, and observational drawing (drawing from life). The techniques you learn will provide you with a visual language to express your personal artistic vision.
October 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM
Take your realistic drawing skills to the next level in this five week, intermediate drawing class. Students will use techniques acquired in beginning drawing classes to further enhance their art knowledge and to develop a personal style. Areas of exploration will include practicing various types of perspective, utilizing the elements and principles of design to create more dynamic compositions, and experimenting with media other than graphite pencil.
October 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - November 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
In this series of 5 classes, you will explore the versatility of pastels, blending, line and tone qualities. Drawing and painting techniques used alongside each other can create a surprising range of effects. Beginners are welcome.
October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM
In this class, you will learn basic watercolor techniques and tricks. Then, you'll let loose with layers upon layers of luscious color, texture and pattern. Students will be encouraged to discover their own unique effects and style. There's no limit to what you can create. Everyone is welcome. This is a class for anyone with an interest in watercolor media, whether you're a beginner or experienced.