BOOK ARTS & PRINTMAKING

Japanese Fish Printing (new!)

instructor: Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
PBA 104 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
1 Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 13
$50 members, $75 non-members
(all materials included in the fee)

The Japanese invented gyotaku (gyo=fish, taku=rubbing) in the 1800’s to record their catch (a fish print doesn’t lie). Since then, Gyotaku (pronounced ghio-ta-koo) has evolved into an art form that you now have the chance to try. Select from a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures of fish to create colorful prints that are both beautiful and authentic. Open to adults and children ages 9 and up. Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Printmaking and Etching Techniques

instructor: Thomas Norulak
PBA 100 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 22 – March 12
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes use of tools, inks, and solvents)

Focus on both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this multi-level class. Learn to apply relief, intaglio, and monoprinting techniques onto a variety of commercial papers. Make images you can hand color, collage and reproduce. Continuing students are welcome. Paper and plates can be purchased in class.

Introduction to Italic Handwriting (new!)

instructor: Myrna Rosen
PBA 103 - Level: All
2D Studio
2 Tuesdays - 6:30 – 9:30 pm
February 27 – March 6
$50 members, $75 non-members

Learn to write the beautiful italic hand designed for use in the Papal Chancery in Rome in the late 1400’s. Develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity while acquiring an uncluttered rhythmic handwriting using everyday tools such as pencils, ball point pens and markers. Very few strokes comprise all of the key letters, joins and spacing of this hand. Gain a satisfying and personal new handwriting with endless applications. Students should bring a lined notepad and their favorite writing implements.

Calligraphy

instructor: Myrna Rosen
PBA 102 - Level: All
2D Studio
8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm January 16 – March 6
$170 members, $195 non-members
Explore the personal and storied art of calligraphy in this course, which is geared to the needs of each student. Beginners work with a basic calligraphic hand, while intermediate and advanced students pursue their choice of styles. Individual guidance provided for each student. Supply list sent upon registration.

Printmaking Open Studio

instructor: Thomas Norulak
PBA 101 - Level: Int./Adv.
Printmaking Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 17 – March 7
$135 members, $160 non-members
(fee includes tools, inks, and solvents)

Prerequisite: printmaking class or monitor’s approval. Plates and paper can be purchased. No instruction given.

Silk Screening Made Simple

instructor: Daniel Shapiro
PBA 105 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
4 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 20 – February 10
$155 members, $180 non-members
(all inks and most materials included)

This class focuses on three easy techniques for screen printing. Learn how to create your own screens with simple, easy to find materials. Take what you learn in this class and print on paper and fabric at home! A list of household items will be mailed upon registration.

CERAMICS

Raku Party Workshops!

Level: All
Sculpture Studio
Session 1: CES 106
Friday, February 9, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Session 2: CES 206
Friday, March 2, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Join the party! A base fee of $60 ($85 non-members) includes a full kiln shelf, typically 4 or 5 bisque-fired pieces (an additional $15 per shelf if you need to fire more). Minimum of 4 participants. We will discuss all aspects of the Raku process. Wear clothing that completely covers your body. Glazes and tongs provided. Students participate in all aspects of the firing. For people who want to experience the process but don’t know how to make their own vessels, you can have fun glazing and take two already made small pieces home with you for $30.

Loading and Firing a Kiln

instructor: Kip O’Krongly
CES 107 - Level: All
Ceramics Studio
1 Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
February 23
$30 members, $55 non-members

Join us for a walkthrough of our electric kiln room; learn to stack shelves, load bisque ware and program the kiln correctly. The use of kiln sitters and cones will be addressed. Gain practical experience in this hands-on workshop!

Beginning Wheelthrowing

instructor: Kristin DeGiovanni
CES 101 – Level: All
Ceramics Studio
8 Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 20 – March 10
$210 members, $235 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Learn techniques in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Includes introduction to tools, equipment, and surface finishes and glazes. Learn the basics of pottery! Students supply clay tools.

Int/Adv Wheelthrowing

instructor: Amber Kusturiss
CES 104 – Level: Int/Adv.
Ceramics Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – March 6
$210 members, $235 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Prerequisite: prior wheelthrowing experience. This class provides the perfect opportunity to refine and experiment with more complex methods including centering larger amounts of clay, throwing sets, stacked and sectional forms, pitchers and more. Students supply clay tools.

The Potter’s Wheel

Ceramics Studio
$210 members, $235 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Session 1: CES 100 - Level: All
instructor: Kip O’Krongly
8 Mondays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 22 – March 12

Session 2: CES 200 – Level: All
instructor: Frank McNutt
8 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 22 – March 12

Session 3: CES 300 - Level: All
instructor: Valda Cox
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8

This class is designed for both beginners and students working at more advanced levels. Develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Focus on developing a personal style with decorating and glazing. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment. Students supply clay tools.

Wheelthrowing with Joe

instructor: Joseph Sendek
Level: All
Ceramics Studio
8 Wednesdays
January 17 – March 7
$210 members, $235 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Session 1: CES 102 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 2: CES 202 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Beginners learn techniques in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding functional and decorative ceramic pieces. For returning students, this class provides the perfect opportunity to refine and experiment with more complex methods including centering larger amounts of clay, throwing sets, stacked and sectional forms, pitchers and more. Students supply clay tools.

Hands On! (new!)
clay art for everyone

instructor: Jane Freund
CES 105 – Level: All
Ceramics Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 17 – March 7
$215 members, $240 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

Even if you’ve never worked with clay before, it’s easy to create unique handmade pieces. Beginning students will learn simple techniques — such as pinching, coiling and slabs — to make boxes, jars, vases, mugs, planters, etc. Explore possibilities for embellishment by texturing, stamping and carving, and by adding handmade beads, handles and non-clay objects. Students supply clay tools. Class will culminate in a sawdust pit-firing.

Stoneware and Porcelain

instructor: Valda Cox
CES 103 - Level: All
Ceramics Studio
8 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$210 members, $235 non-members
(fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, bisque and gas firing)

For beginners, instruction emphasizes specific throwing, finishing, glazing and decorating techniques using stoneware. Experienced students refine their skills working with either stoneware or porcelain clay. Focus is on wheelthrowing. Students supply clay tools.

Tilemaking

instructor: Beth Magyan
CES 108 - Level: All
Ceramics Studio
7 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 1
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes plaster, 25 pounds of clay, glazes and bisque firing)

Create beautiful one-of-a-kind tiles to accent a table top, floor or other surface. Learn about material handling, drying concerns, tile production, glazing and surface decoration. Bring a possible pattern or sketch of an idea to the first class. Students supply clay tools.

SCULPTURE

The Body Human

instructor: Duncan MacDiarmid
CES 110 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm January 22 – March 12
$280 members, $305 non-members
(fee includes 7 sessions with a model, 25 pounds of clay and firing)

Throughout the ages, civilizations have been inspired to represent the human figure in a variety of materials. This life-modeling class will lead the student through the various stages of modeling in clay to create either a small-scale figure or a life-size portrait. No prior knowledge of modeling is necessary. When registering please indicate your interest, figure or portrait.

Beginning Sculpture

instructor: Tom Hartle
CES 112 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm January 16 – March 6
$185 members, $210 non-members
(plaster and some materials included in the fee)

Embark upon an exploration into the basic principles of sculpture. Learn how to see, react and interpret form. Develop a feel for some of sculptures most basic materials (plaster paris, wood and found objects). A supply list sent upon registration.

Artist Talk - in the studio with Joseph Mannino

CES 111 - Level: All
Sculpture Studio
1 Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
March 8
$25 members, $50 non-members

Join renowned sculptor Joseph Mannino for this Artist Talk in the studio. Joseph has taught sculpture as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy since 1986. Join Joseph, as he returns from a faculty exchange at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, for a talk focusing on the development of his ideas into public sculptures, the evolution of these works, and the processes of construction and installation.

Woodcarving (new!)

instructor: Joseph King
CES 113 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
4 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm January 20 – February 10
$95 members, $120 non-members

Have you always been interested in woodcarving, but didn’t know where to start? This class will introduce you to various methods including low relief, chip carving, and carving in the round. Demonstrations will include: knife, chisel, and power carving plus tool sharpening, usage and maintenance. A supply list sent upon registration.

CREATIVE WRITING

Journaling About Your Dreams (new!)

instructor: Lisa Chewning
CRW 101 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
6 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 22 – February 26
$130 members, $155 non-members

It is the relation between dreams over a length of time that is more revealing than one particular dream. Learn how to keep a dream journal. Dream journals help solve daily problems in our waking lives and are markers for our thoughts, emotions, and behavior change over time. They act as a way to mark our adult growth spiritually and emotionally just as hash marks on a door mark our physical growth as children. Please bring a notebook and a set of highlighters to the first class.

Art as Inspiration (new!)

instructor: Laurie Arnold
CRW 104 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
January 17 – March 7
$115 members, $140 non-members

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks,” –Simonides
Using visual art as inspiration for writing, we will explore the interaction of these media. Poems, prose, and creative writing exercises will be offered as we view art, including several walking gallery experiences. Participants will read and share their work, as we discuss elements of the writing and creative process. All writing levels welcome!

Poetry

instructor: Michael Wurster
CRW 102 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$140 members, $165 non-members

Explore basic principles and techniques of poetry writing through readings, discussions, and exercises. Submit samples of your best work (no more than ten pages) with your registration. Beginners, please submit a brief statement of your expectations for this class.

DRAWING AND PAINTING

Drawing the Figure: What Lies Beneath (new!)

instructor: Pat Barefoot
DPA 109 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
1 Saturday, 1 Sunday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(including 1/2 hour for lunch)
January 13 and 14
$135 members, $160 non-members
(fee includes all sessions with a model)

Working directly from the model and skeleton, gain knowledge about superficial anatomy as we learn clues to what lies beneath. Investigate the structure of the figure through quick gestural studies and longer, extended poses. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials: ink, charcoal, graphite, conte crayon and erasors. Bring a bag lunch. A supply list sent upon registration.

Drawing Seminar (new!)

instructor: Susan Powers
DPA 101 - Level: Int/Adv.
Marshall Annex
8 Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 17 – March 7
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes 2 sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience. Develop keener observation and perception skills while exploring natural and man-made forms and the figure using a variety of drawing media. Focus on making finished pieces. Work from still-life and the model, or on individual projects. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Beginning Drawing

Marshall Annex
$185 members, $210 non-members
(fee includes one session with a model)

Session 1: DPA 100 - Level: All
instructor: Jamie Boyd
8 Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 19 – March 9

Session 2: DPA 200 – Level: All
instructor: Robert Huckstein
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – March 6

This course covers lessons on line, form, value, texture and exploration of the creative process. Develop keener observation and perception skills using a variety of drawing materials. Students are encouraged to explore the potential of different media, approaches to finding a personal style of mark-making and drawing the figure and portrait. Supply list sent upon registration.

Beginning Painting

instructor: Kirby Krieger
DPA 111 - Level: All
2D Studio
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$175 members, $200 non-members

Have you always wanted to learn the basics of painting but didn’t know where to start? This class will cover all the necessary elements with a hands-on approach to materials, color mixing and learning to see as a painter. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Painting Seminar (new!)

instructor: Paula Garrick Klein
DPA 112 - Level: Int/Adv
2D Studio
8 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 20 – March 10
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes 2 sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Explore color, composition and painting techniques while working from a changing still life set-up and the model, or on your own projects. Individual instruction and group critiques will help you hone your skills as well as develop your own personal style of expression in oils or acrylics. A supply list sent upon registration.

Marker Rendering (new!)

instructor: Brandon Jennings
DPA 110 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
5 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 22 – February 19
$120 members, $145 non-members

Explore various marker-rendering techniques with a special focus on blending, layering and learning how to manipulate markers to achieve a painterly effect. Combine markers with other media, such as colored pencils and gouache. See how each technique can evoke varying qualities or moods in your work, whether they are for expressive, narrative, children’s book or advertising purposes. A supply list sent upon registration.

Experimental Drawing

instructor: Connie Cantor
DPA 104 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
February 5 – March 12
$150 members, $175 non-members
(fee includes one session with a model)

Mark-making is an innate, human and joyful activity. Using a wide range of materials, free your creative intuition by letting go of judgment, expectations and limiting notions of “right” and “wrong.” Feel a new energy as we experiment and play. No experience necessary. Come ready to take risks and be surprised! Supply list sent upon registration.

Watercolor Explorations

instructor: Kathleen Zimbicki
DPA 114 - Level: Int./Adv.
2D Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 22 – March 12
$175 members, $200 non-members

Previous drawing experience recommended. New lessons are presented each week including washes, scrubbing, splashing, resist, spraying and multifaceted view. Color theory and composition will be explored. Advanced students are encouraged to experiment with painting strategies. Supply list sent upon registration.

Pastel Painting

instructor: Paula Garrick Klein
DPA 103 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 22 – February 26
$135 members, $160 non-members

Experience the fun and excitement of painting with the pure and vibrant colors of soft pastels. Discover the immediacy and spontaneity of this versatile medium. Beginners are introduced to the pastel medium, techniques and basic color theory, intermediate and advanced students may work on their own to improve composition and color relationships. Supply list sent upon registration.

Watercolor Mornings

instructor: Donna Haas
DPA 115 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 16 – March 6
$175 members, $200 non-members

Explore experimental watercolor techniques through washes, wet-on-wet, various resists, and the use of collage and other nontraditional media. Beginners and more experienced watercolorists are welcome. Emphasis is on individual instruction. Supply list sent upon registration.

Chinese Brush Painting

instructor: Donna Haas
DPA 107 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Tuesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 16 - March 6
$175 members, $200 non-members

Chinese brush painting is full of symbolism, philosophy, balance and continuity. Traditional and contemporary techniques illustrate subject matter from nature. Work with ink or watercolor, and learn brush handling and compositional development. Develop basic strokes, then focus on rendering nature’s beauty on rice paper. All supplies (approximately $26) may be purchased from the instructor.

Introduction to the Figure

instructor: Kirby Kreiger
DPA 102 - Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 23 – February 27
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes all sessions with a model)

Draw directly from the model with an emphasis on the robust form of the human body. Each week builds on the last, stepping through: balance on the page, seeing tilts and angles, the descriptive outline, using light and shade, bony landmarks, and simple anatomy. Bring materials to draw to the first class.

Center Salon Lecture Series: Inspiration

instructors: Laura Domencic, Andrew Swensen
DPA 121 - Level: All
Marshall Galleries
4 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 7 - February 28
$50 members, $75 non-members

“We are aware of evanescent visitations of thought and feeling sometimes associated with place or person, sometimes regarding our own mind alone, and always arising unforeseen and departing unbidden, but elevating and delightful beyond all expression.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley
The inner spark. The muse. The moment of genius. Whatever we call it, inspiration represents one of the magical elements of the artistic process. It is that sudden instant of clarity, that burning desire that motivates an artist to transfer a vision and inner need to an outer expression. We will explore that special moment in the artist’s life as expressed across artistic disciplines. Sessions will include examination of a film screened separately for course participants and visits by guest artists discussing their inspirations. Time will also be provided for participants to share perspectives on their own creative energies. This course is an extension of our ongoing/periodical discussion series.

Painting with Patrick

instructor: Patrick Daugherty
DPA 117 - Level: Int/Adv
2D Studio
8 Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
(including one-half hour for lunch)
January 17 – March 7
$250 members, $275 non-members
(fee includes two sessions with a model)

Prerequisite: previous painting experience. Working in oils or acrylics, this seminar class gives students an opportunity for greater productivity through individual instruction. Develop your personal style and artistic vocabulary. All styles from abstract and nonobjective to super-realism are welcomed. Supply list sent upon registration.

Oil and Acrylic Painting

instructor: Patrick Daugherty
DPA 116 - Level: All
2D Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm January 17 – March 7
$185 members, $210 non-members
(fee includes one sessions with a model)

Beginners receive a step-by-step introduction to the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding color. Intermediate and advanced students receive individual instruction in the area of their choice, from super-realism to abstraction. Supply list sent upon registration.

Creative Watercolor

instructor: Linda Fruhwald
DPA 119 - Level: All
2D Studio
6 Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 18 – February 22
$135 members, $160 non-members

Take watercolor painting to the next level. Explore alternative watercolor painting techniques and color theory. Although drawing skills are addressed, the focus will be on painting. Class consists of discussions and critiques, as well as plenty of time to paint. Supply list sent upon registration.

An Introduction to Children’s Book Illustration (new!)

instructor: John Manders
DPA 105 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 17 – March 7
$175 members, $200 non-members

Great children’s book illustration lets you read the story without looking at the text. The student will find a short children’s story, folk tale, or poem, and explore the possibilities of character development and narrative technique by reading between the lines. We’ll experience the entire creative process - thumbnails, research, sketch, character studies, color studies and finished illustration. The student will finish the course with a sample to submit to a children’s publisher.

Collage

instructor: Sharon Wilson-Wilcox
DPA 108 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$185 members, $210 non-members
(fee includes collagraph ink and some materials)

Explore the methods and fun of combining images, papers, fabrics and found objects with the result of creating an entirely unique work of art. Collage is a method of applying material and found objects to a two-dimensional artwork. Also explore collagraph printing. Advanced students may pursue special projects with assistance from the Instructor. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Between Realism and Abstraction

instructor: Robert M. Robinson
DPA 118 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$175 members, $200 non-members

Aim toward developing a personal visual vocabulary while focusing on the relationship between realism and abstraction. In this informal, studio-like atmosphere, students may work on their own projects or focus on “starting points” – strategies to help you go beyond looking at a blank canvas. Individual guidance will be given. Media is wide open; bring your choice of drawing or painting materials to the first class.

Portrait Painting

instructor: Robert Huckstein
DPA 120 – Level: All
2D Studio
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 20 – February 24
$195 members, $220 non-members
(fee includes all sessions with a model)

Working with oils or acrylics, develop and enhance portrait painting techniques. The Instructor will critique and offer guidance while covering color theory, perspective, palette preparation and drawing and painting principles. Some previous drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Fee includes all sessions with a model. Supply list sent upon registration.

Watercolor Painting

instructor: Judith Gentile
DPA 113 – Level: All
Marshall Annex
6 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
February 3 – March 10
$135 members, $160 non-members

Dive into watercolor and experience the fun of painting! Beginners learn the basics of painting and design while intermediate and advanced students work on their own projects. Cover color theory, various techniques, and washes. Some experimental techniques will also be shown. Supply list sent upon registration.

FIBER & DECORATIVE ARTS

Copper Bowl Workshop (new!)

instructor: Melissa Davenport
FDC 107 - Level: All, Jewelry Studio
1 Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
January 13
$65 members, $90 non-members

Transform a flat copper sheet into a 3-dimensional decorative bowl using mallets, blocks and sand bags. Cover pattern making, design cutting and proper use of hammers. Start with a 12” X 12” copper sheet and make a beautiful bowl that can be embellished with beads or other objects. Students purchase materials directly from the Instructor for $25.

Shibori Workshop

instructor: Amber Coppings
FDC 100 - Level: All, Sculpture Studio
1 Saturday and 1 Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch) January 13 and 14
$100 members, $125 non-members (all dyes included)

Shibori is the Japanese term for a variety of techniques that create patterns on cloth using folding, binding, stitching, clamping and pole wrapping to resist dye on cloth. Use fiber reactive dyes in multiple applications to create a beautiful and dynamic piece. 3-dimensional surfaces will be explored. Silk and cotton purchased from the Instructor (approx. $25). Supply list sent upon registration. Bring a bag lunch.

Candlemaking

instructor: Christine Wing
FDC 110 - Level: All
Sculpture Annex
1 Saturday and 1 Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 13 and January 14
$50 members, $75 non-members

Through demonstration and hands-on exercises, learn the art of candlemaking. Make candles in jar containers and votives. Also work with molds and make candles that look like ice cream cones. Come play with wax and relax while making cool gifts or something to spice up the house with! Purchase materials directly from the Instructor.

Int./Adv. Weaving

instructor: Sharon Keech
FDC 102 - Level: Int./Adv.
Fiber Studio
8 Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 16 – March 6
$180 members, $205 non-members
(studio fee and most yarns included)

For those who have had three or more terms of weaving classes or have prior experience, this will be a continuation of Beginning Weaving. Advanced students may work on a project of their choice with individual instruction.

Quilting

instructor: Tina Brewer
FDC 103 - Level: All
Printmaking Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – February 20
$130 members, $155 non-members

This course guides students through each step of producing a quilt. Learn about color selection, binding and displaying the finished product. Choose a traditional quilt pattern or design your own. Supplies discussed at the first class.

Weaving

instructor: Nancy Bishop
FDC 101 - Level: All
Fiber Studio
8 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 20 - March 10
$180 members, $205 non-members

Learn to warp, dress the loom, sample various patterns, read drafts and understand color interactions. Advanced students may work independently.

Crocheted Hand-Bag (new!)

instructor: Pam Flaherty
FDC 105 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
3 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
February 22 – March 8
$60 members, $85 non-members

Learn the basic stitches and techniques for crochet, and complete your own crocheted hand-bag. Start by crocheting flat pieces, and progress into working in the round. Make a beautiful hand-bag for yourself, or for a gift! All materials, including an instructional book, can be purchased from the Instructor for $25.

Fabric Collage

instructor: Sandy Kephart
FDC 106 - Level: All
Children’s Studio
4 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 31 – February 21
$90 members, $115 non-members

Fiber is a fascinating medium with all its textures, pattern and color. The possibilities are endless. Explore combining various fabrics, fibers, threads and findings to create your own unique fiberart. Collage is an exciting process that will take your creativity to new heights! And, it’s easier than it looks. A supply list sent upon registration. Purchase those supplies on your own, or purchase them from the Instructor for $25.

JEWELRY, METALS AND GLASS

Vintage Jewelry Re-Design (new!)

instructor: Judith Kajder
JMG 104 – Level: All
Sculpture Annex
4 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
January 18 – February 8
$65 members, $90 non-members

Transform ordinary pieces of costume jewelry into extraordinary wearable works of art. Take an old brooch and make it into a beautiful heirloom centerpiece necklace; a broken necklace into hatpins, stickpins or bookmarks. Restyle your old jewelry with new and vintage crystals, glass beads, stones and more. Bring a favorite button to the first class. Extra materials will be available for purchase directly from the Instructor.

Lost Wax Casting

instructor: Arlene Crissman
JMG 109 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 22 – March 12
$215 members, $240 non-members
(fee includes waxes and casting materials)

Explore this unique form of jewelry making. Build designs in wax to form a mold, then cast metals and heat to very high temperatures. The final product is a finished piece of jewelry. Gold or silver metals are available for purchase from the instructor.

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay (new!)

instructor: Donna Penoyer
JMG 105 – Level: All
Lecture Studio
4 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – February 6
$90 members, $115 non-members

Explore Precious Metal Clay (PMC), a wonderful new form of fine silver that is malleable and worked like clay. A PMC piece is sculpted and dried, then fired with a kiln or torch, burning off the organic binder and leaving behind a pure silver, highly detailed object. Learn to set a stunning dichroic glass cabochon, fire charms using a crème brulee torch, form and decorate a large hollow bead, and create fine silver ring. All tools and materials will be provided. A $100 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Jewelry Design

instructor: James Frape
JMG 107 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 16 – March 6
$180 members, $205 non-members

This course covers basic principles of constructing metal jewelry including how to saw, file, shape and solder. Advanced students will have the opportunity to explore new, creative designs and techniques including the use of stones, wood and ivory. Materials may be purchased in class.

Jewelry Design Master Class

instructor: James Frape
JMG 108 - Level: Int./Adv.
Jewelry Studio
8 Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
January 16 – March 6
$180 members, $205 non-members

Prerequisite: advanced jewelry experience. Emphasis placed on exceptional design of metal jewelry. Designs drawn, discussed and executed in metal(s) of your choice. Personal instruction given to each student. Use of stones and woods may be incorporated into pieces. Registration by instructor interview. Materials purchased in class.

Beaded Jewelry

instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 103 – Level: All
Children’s Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – February 20
$130 members, $155 non-members

Explore the world of beading in this fun class. Learn to make earrings, necklaces, anklets and bracelets from simple designs to more complicated constructions. Focus on basic stringing, multi-strands, beading on wire, knotting and beaded stitch patterns. Materials may be purchased from the Instructor (approx. $35), or bring your own supplies. All levels welcome!

Jewelrymaking in Metals

instructor: T. J. Fejka
JMG 100 – Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 17 – March 7
$185 members, $210 non-members

Create several items of jewelry including rings, pins and bracelets. Learn about forming, joining and finishing metal, while addressing design considerations as they relate to individual projects. Class includes weekly demonstrations. Continuing students refine their skills while working on individual projects. Materials purchased in class (approximately $25).

Solder-free Jewelrymaking

instructor: Adina DeRoy-Stouffer
JMG 102 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 18 – February 22
$135 members, $160 non-members

Enjoy various methods of “cold” jewerlymaking. Use wire, beads and sterling sheet to create individual pieces that require no heat or solder. Projects include earrings, pins, sterling cuff bracelet, coil and beaded rings, and an elegant wire wrapped cabochon pendant. Returning students continue to refine their skills and work on designing their own pieces. Materials may be purchased from instructor, approximately $35.

Stained Glass Artistry

instructor: Joseph Sendek
JMG 106 – Level: All
Sculpture Annex
8 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 18 – March 8
$200 members, $225 non-members

Experience the enjoyment of creating stained glass for your home or as gifts. Learn about the tools, techniques, patterns and installation. Cover both the foil and lead methods. Bring a glasscutter and a small sheet of window glass to the first class for practice purposes. Other supply needs will be discussed at the first class and will cost approximately $100 to $150 depending on the size and scope of your project.

Jewelrymaking Basics

instructor: Pat Falbo
JMG 101 - Level: All
Jewelry Studio
8 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
January 20 – March 10
$145 members, $170 non-members

Learn the basics of jewelrymaking in metals while creating individual projects like rings and bracelets. Learn about jewelry design and construction, including lessons on sawing, filing, forming, joining and finishing metal. Some materials purchased in class. Class includes weekly demonstrations.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

Basic 35 mm Photography

instructor: Richard Hurst
PHO 100 - Level: All
Lecture Studio
8 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 22 – March 12
$180 members, $205 non-members

Learn camera operation and composition through lectures, weekly assignments and in-class slide presentations of students’ work. Covers film types, exposure, movement, depth of field, lenses, flashes, filters and more, with approximately three hours in the darkroom. Bring a 35mm camera with manual options to the first class. Film and developing costs are the students’ responsibility.

Darkroom Photography

instructor: Richard Hurst
PHO 101 - Level: All
Photography Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
January 17 – March 7
$205 members, $230 non-members
(fee includes all chemicals)

A darkroom-intensive course for students who know how to use their automatic or manual cameras. Learn technical skills for black-and-white processing. Fine-tune printing skills. Includes the use of fiber-base paper and an introduction to the zone system. Apply techniques toward a personal project. Bring a camera and one unexposed roll of 24-exposure film to the first class. Students provide paper.

Night Photography

instructor: Randy Collins
PHO 102 - Level: All
Photography Studio
8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 16 – March 6
$205 members, $230 non-members
(fee includes all chemicals)

Use black and white photography to capture the essence of nighttime – the atmospheres and subtle splendors. Explore techniques in shooting with limited or controlled light sources, effective time exposures and how to capture movement on film. Class time will be spent in lectures, shooting outdoors, and printing in the darkroom. Bring a manual 35mm camera, a tripod, and one unexposed roll of 100 speed black and white film. Students provide paper.

Getting to Know Your Mini-DV Camcorder

instructor: Michael Johnsen
EMA 100 - Level: All
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
January 17-February 14
$200 members, $225 non-members

Learn about important camera features and settings (such as manual focus, white balance, and exposure), and cover principles of photographic composition and methods for stabilizing your motion picture images. Learn more about motion picture production through a series of conversations based around screening short films and other motion picture clips. Each student will be expected to bring their own Mini-DV camcorder, one blank Mini-DV tape, and camera manual to the first class.

The Language of Cinema for movie-goers (new!)

instructor: T. Foley
EMA 101 - Level: All
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm
January 18-February 15
$200 members, $225 non-members

For those who enjoy movies and have always wanted to learn more, this relaxed class will be your “ticket” to becoming a more informed film aficionado. Become familiar with types of motion pictures and the vocabulary of cinema through screenings, discussions and a simple hands-on editing project!

Creating A Digital Portfolio (new!)

instructor: Randy Collins
EMA 102 - Level: Int./Adv.
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Saturdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
January 20-February 17
$200 members, $225 non-members

The Portfolio is an essential tool for any practicing artist, and digital portfolios are rapidly becoming the standard. Students enrolled in this class must come prepared with photographic slides, negatives and/or digital files of their work. Working with Photoshop, gain the technical expertise to fine-tune your original negatives, slides or digital files by adjusting image contrast, color balance, image size, color saturation, etc. Also learn the basics of file formats (such as .jpg, .tiff, .psd, etc.) and output your images to the web or to print media. Students will be expected to provide their own paper for digital prints.

An Introduction to Editing Techniques

instructor: Jesse McLean
EMA 103 - for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 pm
February 19-April 30, no class April 2
$400 members, $425 non-members

Whether a movie has thousands of cuts or almost none, editing affects the way in which we read visual information. In this class, we will focus on the art form that is motion picture editing. Students will be introduced to Final Cut Express and other tools needed to begin learning the basic language of cinematic editing. Class examples will range from Hollywood features to experimental cinema. We will discuss how good editing can make the best of a bad situation and how to discover the tone of a piece. In later classes, students may complete the last project with footage of their own. A DVD of final class projects will be mailed directly to students after the conclusion of the class.

The Documentary and Non-Fiction (new!)

instructor: Michael Johnsen
EMA 103 - for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
February 20-May 1
No class on Tuesday April 3rd
$400 members, $425 non-members

From the time of their invention, picture and sound recording were intended to document reality. To what degree do we trust in the truth of Documentaries today? Politicians, naturalists, folk historians and home-movie makers all use movies to tell their versions of the truth, often using techniques of Hollywood fiction. Through in-class screenings, group projects and hands-on exercises using Mini-DV camcorders, a variety of approaches to non-fiction movie-making will be explored.

Adv. Digital Photography: Your Digital Portfolio and Exhibition (new!)

instructor: Randy Collins
EMA 104 - for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
February 21-April 25
$400 members, $425 non-members

This advanced course is for students who have digital photographs that they would like to prepare for online or gallery exhibition. Use Photoshop to create contact sheets and refine portfolio selections via class critiques. The course will focus on the process of exhibiting work online and “off-line” via small and large format digital printing. Although a sampling of digital photo paper will be provided for students in this course, students are encouraged to purchase higher quality digital printing paper to make poster-sized and additional archival prints.

Collage Methods in Picture and Sound (new!)

instructor: Michael Johnsen
EMA 105- for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30
February 22-April 26
$400 member, $425 non-members

Explore the reuse and reconfiguration of “found” movie and sound materials. Collage has been with us since cave-people patched different animal furs together to keep warm. Creative “regluing” can express beauty, irony, utility, politics and admiration. The staggering overabundance of images and sounds makes it seem possible to say what you want by rearranging what’s already there: the primary tool of collage is choice. Using a variety of sources, including free online archives, students will investigate the powers of editing, choice, context, scale and rhythm.

Intro to Digital Photography

instructor: Randy Collins
EMA 106 - for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm
February 19-April 23
$400 members, $425 non-members

Get to know your digital still camera more intimately. How is your digital camera different from a traditional still camera? This course will introduce the tools needed to get students thinking about what is ultimately possible with the new medium. In addition to cameras, work with Mac computers, Photoshop and a digital printer. Receive at least two final prints and a CD burned with your portfolio of work. Although a sampling of digital photo paper will be provided for students in this course, students are encouraged to purchase higher quality digital printing paper to make additional archival prints.

Performance Art + Video

instructor: Adam Grossi
EMA 107 - for Adults and Mature Teens
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm
February 22-April 26
$400 members, $425 non-members

When video art emerged in the 60’s it brought with it a powerful new truth: that anyone with a video camera and a good idea could make a stunning work of art. Even today, with Hollywood effects and the rapid-fire editing of mainstream television, this truth remains a potent source of inspiration for contemporary artists, who continue to turn to video and performance art to express themselves. We will consider the work of artists such as William Wegman, Miranda July and Ann Hamilton, as well as examples from the instructor’s own work. Using your brains, bodies, and the space around you, you will then be encouraged to create performative videos that communicate complex ideas about emotion, identity, politics, gender, race, social/environmental space, and/or anything else that inspires you. No prior knowledge of how to use a video camera is assumed or required.

Original Music Video Production

instructor: T. Foley
EMA 108 - FOR TEENS ONLY
Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
10 Saturdays, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
February 24-May 5, no class April 7
$400 members, $425 non-members

This course is for beginning and advanced students of video production who wish to learn more about music videos. We will consider the work of famous music-video makers, while working with original music from local bands to create original music videos. All music used in this class must have express written permission from the performers. Students will be guided through their independent pre-production and post-production (editing) processes, and will be required to spend a good deal of time outside of class collecting original footage. Students in this course are expected to utilize their own camcorders for out-of-class shooting. Prospective students who do not own a camcorder should speak with the Director of the Media Arts Lab about our camcorder lending policy.