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The perfect choice for any medium - acrylics, watercolor, pastels and mixed media. Explore vairous techniques and receive personal attention on your project. Instructor: Paul Birchak
From European chip carving to relief carving and carving-in-the-round, receive step-by-step instruction on using hand tools. Class focuses on individual projects with technical aid from the instructor. Experienced students can use the class as studio time. Instructor: Joseph Sikora
Explore the basics of oil painting in a casual and supportive atmosphere. Color and value are emphasized along with a focus on individual projects. The summer session is seven weeks long and may include some outdoor painting. Instructor: Marva Moir
Discover the basics of crocheting or improve your skills. Learn to read patterns and try new stitches. lnstructor: Lois Weber
This unique needlework art is done with a punch needle and special thread from Japan. All supplies are purchased directly from the instructor. A beginner project costs approximately $55. Instructor: Lois Weber.
Also known as Naalbinding, this easy-to-learn technique uses recycled fabric to create a round or oval area rug. Create work you can feel good about by upcycling fabric scraps and one that's nice on your toes! No sewing is required. Instructor: Jude Barton
Let your light shine in glass as you learn to make a stained glass panel or paneled box using the copper foil technique. $15 supply fee, payable first day, includes use of tools, supplies and statined glass for your project. Come join the fun! Instructor: Marva Moir
Enjoy this introduction to the potter's wheel and make several small, useful items. Hand building is also introduced. Demonstrations and individual attention are provided to beginners.
If you got the pottery "bug", this class is for you. Continue your understanding of beginning techniques while extending your skills in forms, decorating and"being centered". Demonstrations for both beginning and intermediate students.
This is a great opportunity for beginners to get some experience in clay as hand building will be emphasized in this class.
Spend time on the wheel and reap the therapeutic benefits of working with clay. Hand building is also included. Previous pottery experience is welcome but not necessary. Individual attention is provided.
Discover more about the unique qualities of porcelain and receive instruction devoted completely to this special clay body. For intermediate to advanced potters.
Learn this colorful Italian decorating technique. Class includes demonstration, discussion, making, and decorating pieces. Fee includes 5 pounds of low-fire clay, glaze and firing.
Join nationally known potters Sandi Sandi Pierantozzi & Neil Patterson who will present their insights into handbuilding and throwing through demonstrations and hands-on work. Experimentation will be encouraged with an emphasis on the process of making rather than the final product. Templates will be introduced and students will be encouraged to make their own for their personal style of pottery. This must-attend workshop is sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance.
Create realistic drawings of your special pet with Prismacolor colored pencils through blending, burnishing, and various texture applications. Prismacolors are controllable and forgiving, offering plenty of trial and success. One-hour lunch. Instructor: Sandra Davis
See how basic shapes are combined with line, value, and texture. With these techniques, close observation, and drawing exercises, students will develop fundamental drawing skills. Instructor: Paul Birchak
Students study the basic structure of the human head and features of the face through drawing sequences and instructor demonstrations. Learn to draw the head with various techniques and media. Photographs are used as a reference for drawings. Instructor: Paul Birchak
Do you want to use watercolors because of their vibrancy and spontaneity but the last time you tried you created a mud puddle? Learn about watercolor surfaces, mixing and controlling paint, various types of watercolor paint and brushes. Complete a small painting to frame at home. Instructor: John Brasamaele
Artist Paul Birchak will show you how to use watercolors, pastels, colored pencils and acrylics to push the boundary of your art and create dynamic paintings that really pack a punch. For all levels.
For absolute beginners and playful adventurers. Have fun exploring all art mediums - choose from drawing, painting, collage and more. Learn about and create with abstracts, realism, impressionism and multi media. Learn to let go and nurture your creative side! . All materials included in class fee. Instructor: Paul Birchak
Focus on digital photography as a fine art medium and develop basic camera operation skills. Create sharp, properly exposed photos using various settings. Class covers technical and artistic/aesthetic concepts. Requires a working digital camera, preferably a dlsr with manual adjustments. Instructor: Harry Olsson
Take control ofyhour digital photos and edit like a pro with freeware. See how Gimp and Fastone Image Viewer can help meet your needs as a photographer and explore your creativity. Learn the digital workflow from RAW editing to complex photo altering. Instructor: Andreas Beuschel
Start with the basics: filling a bobbin, threading the machine, changing a needle, selecting stitches and lengths, and machine maintenance. Put it together by making a simple pillowcase using two fabrics and a French seam. Start on your own project on the second day, patterns and machine functions are covered. Bring a sewing machine in good working order. Instructor: Mary Anne Getchell
Extend your reach into fiber arts and learn to use a small, portable loom to weave recycled fabric strips into a rug. Looms will be provided with a refundable rental fee, payable to instructor Jude Barton.
Do you love beads and wire? Learn the basics of wire wrapping and make earrings that are bold and bright—or delicate and refined—the choice is yours! $15 supply fee payable at class. Instructor: Caren Johannes
Capture the spirit of spring as you create a sparkling, simple wire-wrapped pendant with crystal butterflies. $15 supply fee includes tool rental, a large selection of beads and material choices, wire and supplies. Instructor: Caren Johannes
Not sure what to do with those lone earrings, old charms, and pins? Don’t throw them out - make a unique pendant using hand tools, glue and wire. $10 supply fee payable at class. Instructor: Caren Johannes
Create a setting for a stone using wire and classic wire-wrapping techniques in this fun class. Make a wire-wrapped pendant using stones and precious metal wire. $30 supply fee is payable to instructor Instructor: Caren Johannes
Create unique glass pieces for your home or for gifts. Supply fee includes a wide selection of glass, materials, and multiple firings. Instructor: Erinn Diekman Butterfly - Explore the possibilities of fusible glass while you create a colorful fused glass butterfly that can hang in your window. $25 supply fee due at class.
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