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E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Drawing
Thursdays, August 5 - 26
1 - 4pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, August 5

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Painting
Sundays, August 8 - 22
9 am - noon

Painting: Open Studio

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-life. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Fiber Arts
Sunday, August 8 
9 am - noon

Polymer Jewelry and Accessories

We are going to go on an Italian adventure where we will copy the Murano masters by creating colorful floral bursts in easy-to-use polymer clay. Students will learn how these small “thousand flowers” sculptures can then be used as pendants, earrings, rings, belt-buckles and beyond. Polymer clay is an extremely

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Fiber Arts
Sunday, August 8
Noon - 3 pm

Batik with Untraditional Materials

Welcome to the world of Batik! This Bali-inspired workshop will excite you with possibility. Using materials found in your home, students will create eye-popping, colorful paintings on fabric that can be used as blankets, pillows and clothing. The instructor will guide students step-by step through this easy and accessible artform. 

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Ceramics
Tuesdays, August 10 - September 14
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining

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Photography / Video
Tuesday - Thursday, August 10 - 12
6 - 9 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Tuesday – Thursday, August

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Painting
Thursdays, August 12 and 19
9 am - noon

Watercolor: Open Studio

This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time

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Photography / Video
Saturday, August 14 and 21
10 am - 2 pm

Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom Classic CC that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, August 15
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for students to use

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, August 16 - 18
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Portrait Lighting

If the thought of using artificial light intimidates you, or type of gear to use, this class is perfect for you. This class will start with the basics of lighting concepts, and the different types of light and gear to use for portrait, product or still life.  In class demonstrations

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Drawing
Wednesdays, August 18 - September 8
1 - 4 pm

Outdoor Drawing and Painting

The outdoor drawing and painting class will give each student an opportunity to experience the outdoors while learning and using their medium of choice. This class will focus on rendering plants, trees, flowers, water, buildings, people and more. The instructor will work with each student in learning how to draw

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Glass
Monday, August 23 - September 27
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Beadmaking

Create beads and more in this hands-on introductory glass art course. Students will explore the amazing world of lampworking by utilizing clear and colored glass rods, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of melting, shaping, and forming the glass…then annealing your finished pieces. Additionally, students

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Painting
Tuesday, August 24
5 - 9 pm

Color Theory and Mixing Pigments in Watercolor

Watercolors are admired for their unique quality – translucence. Learn more about the pigments on your palette and experiment with mixing your own colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class explores color mixing, tonal values, color theory, painting with triads and learning how to avoid muddy

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Youth
Wednesdays, August 25 - September 29
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Learn from the Masters

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over the six weeks, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Glass
Wednesday, August 25 - September 22
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Glass Art: Glass Fusing

Create jewelry, suncatchers, coasters, ornaments, and more in this hands-on introductory glass art course. Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting,

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Book Arts
Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27
10 am - 5 pm

Textile Marbling on Scarves

In this two-day workshop students will create their own marbled designs on three different silk scarves. During the first day we will discuss and practice patterns and color combinations that work well for marbled silk scarves. Students will have ample practice time to experiment and develop their vision in the

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Drawing
Thursdays, August 26 - September 30
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Drawing: Foundations and Technique

This Introductory drawing course is designed to develop various approaches to drawing through active exploration, observation, and self-expression. The classroom exercises will emphasize on the development of observational skills and eye-hand coordination as well as methods and techniques to represent the illusion of the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface.

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29
9 am - 2:00 pm

Painting the Nude Figure

Learn to paint and harmonize the figure in its natural surroundings by simplifying values, properly using warm/cool colors and the principles of light. Painting intensives are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also

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Painting
Saturday, August 28
9 am - 2 pm

En Plein Air: Outdoor Painting Session at Bartley Ranch Park

Explore light and color “en plein air” in a series of site-specific outdoor painting sessions. Facilitated by faculty from the E.L. Cord Museum School this painting series is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced artists to paint from life, capturing the beauty of our local landscapes. Saturday, August 289 am

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Mixed Media
Sunday, August 29
10 am - 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through

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Glass
Sunday, August 29
10 am - 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, August 30 - September 1
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Landscape Photography

Students new to landscape photography or those looking to sharpen their skills will enjoy this introductory level course. The first two days of class will be spent in the classroom exploring camera gear and functions along with the tips and tricks to create dynamic landscape images. Students will review composition

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Drawing
Wednesdays, September 1 - 29
6 - 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, September 1

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Drawing
Thursdays, September 2 - 30
1 - 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, September 2

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Ceramics
Sundays, September 5 - October 10
9 am - noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges.  Studio clay and glazes are provided. Some experience and familiarity with hand

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, September 5
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations.  NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for students to use

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Painting
Mondays, September 6 - 27 
9 am - noon

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

Quickly gain basic oil painting skills with this simple approach – start creating your own original art with confidence. This course simplifies the complexities of oil painting alleviating the fears and frustrations experienced by many beginners. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create

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Drawing
Tuesdays, September 7- 28
1 - 4 pm

Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your portrait drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Tuesdays, September 7- 281

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Drawing
Tuesdays, September 7 - October 5
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Drawing: Line and Form

Drawing; Line and Pattern is a unique combination of two major fields: drawing and design. This class provides students with an opportunity to see and express the 3D world with lines and patterns. It focuses on the quality of drawing lines and it also helps students with developing strategies to

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12
9 am - 2:00 pm

Painting Intensive: The Portrait in Oil or Acrylics

Students will be introduced to portrait painting techniques in this weekend intensive. Instructor will cover such topics as using a two-color palette, value scales, keying a painting, as well as, using both line and mass to create a portrait. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Saturday and Sunday, September

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Fiber Arts
Sunday, September 12
Noon - 3 pm

Needle Felted Animals and Ornaments

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of ?ber!  Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a ?rm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Painting
Monday, September 13 and 20
5 - 9 pm

Trees in Watercolor

Join this class to learn how to paint a variety of trees in watercolor. We will briefly explore how to mix your own greens. Using wet in wet as well as wet on dry approach and lifting technique, we will focus on several different types of tries, including multiple variations

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Painting
Tuesday and Thursday, September 14 and 16
12 - 4 pm

Watercolor Geraniums: From Studies to Composition

Using potted geraniums as subjects, students will learn the process of creating compositions from their own studies. Wet and dry techniques, hard and soft edges, and texturing will be explored. Watercolor experience is recommended.  Tuesday and Thursday, September 14 and 16 12 – 4 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+)

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Drawing
Wednesdays, September 15 - October 6
1 - 4 pm

Outdoor Drawing and Painting

The outdoor drawing and painting class will give each student an opportunity to experience the outdoors while learning and using their medium of choice. This class will focus on rendering plants, trees, flowers, water, buildings, people and more. The instructor will work with each student in learning how to draw

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Digital Design Series
Saturday, September 18
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations.  NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for students to use

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Painting
Sunday, September 19
10 am - 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

In this workshop, I will share with you some really great tips, tricks and techniques I have learned along the way, either through my own experimentation or from some pretty amazing artists including Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, the late, great, Charles Reid, and John Salminen. You don’t need to be

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Painting
Mondays, September 20 - October 4
6 pm - 9 pm

Painting: Open Studio

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-life’s. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Fiber Arts
Wednesday, September 22
6 - 9 pm

Polymer Jewelry and Accessories

We are going to go on an Italian adventure where we will copy the Murano masters by creating colorful floral bursts in easy-to-use polymer clay. Students will learn how these small “thousand flowers” sculptures can then be used as pendants, earrings, rings, belt-buckles and beyond. Polymer clay is an extremely

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Fiber Arts
Thursday, September 23
10 am - 5 pm

Advanced Paper Marbling on Metallic Paint and Overmarbling

In this Advanced class Pietro will teach more complex patterns, over marbling and the use of metallic paint. In the world of Paper Marbling, metallic is a rarity due to the weight of the paint; it must float on the surface of the water bath. The use of rakes and

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, October 4 - 8
8:30 am - noon

Fall Break Camp: Fun with Clay

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, October 4 - 8
9 am - noon

Fall Break Art Camp: The Natural World

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, students will have the opportunity to explore a different medium each day while staying within the theme of the natural world. This camp will focus on

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, October 4 - 8
1 - 4 pm

Fall Break Art Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7– 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for their

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, October 4 - 8
1 - 4 pm

Fall Break Camp: Fun with Clay

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Painting
Wednesday, October 6
6 - 9 pm

Watercolor Painting with Untraditional Materials

This class is a perfect introduction to the world of ?ber!  Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a specially designed, barbed needle.  Stabbing the wool repeatedly creates a ?rm, textile object.  Needle-felting is an ideal craft in that it is easy to learn, requires minimal supplies and

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Drawing
Wednesdays, October 6- 27
6 - 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, October 6-

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Drawing
Thursdays, October 7 - 28
1 - 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, October 7

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Drawing
Thursdays, October 7 - November 11
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Drawing: Foundations and Technique

This Introductory drawing course is designed to develop various approaches to drawing through active exploration, observation, and self-expression. The classroom exercises will emphasoze on the development of observational skills and eye-hand coordination as well as methods and techniques to represent the illusion of the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface.

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, October 10
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. This class will be focused on what each tool in the application does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations.  NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for

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Painting
Tuesdays, October 12 - November 2 
1 - 4 pm

Beginning Oil Painting – Basic Landscape Painting

This class simplifies the complexities of landscape and gives the beginner a solid foundation upon which to begin painting representational landscapes in oil. To many people, painting the landscape in oil is an overwhelming undertaking. It doesn’t have to be if approached systematically. Landscape basics in oil class is just

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Ceramics
Tuesdays, October 12 - November 16
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining

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Fiber Arts
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12 and 13
6 - 9 pm

From Sheep to Yarn

This class will explore the origins of yarn. Taking raw wool freshly sheared from local sheep, students will wash it, card it, spin it into yarn and dye it. Students will finish the class with a custom skein of yarn that they have made from start to finish. Tuesday and

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Ceramics
Wednesdays, October 13 - November 17
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Clay Exploration

In this hands on class, students ages 7 – 12 will explore the endless possibilities of clay. Over the six weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. Students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and seeing how their completed

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Painting
Thursday, October 14
9 am - 1 pm

Succulents in Watercolor

Learn to paint the subtle hues of succulents in watercolors.  The class will emphasize shadowing and highlighting techniques to work with subjects with nearly monochromatic color that will make your painting pop! Thursday, October 14 9 am – 1 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) | Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor

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Painting
Saturday, October 16
9 am - 2 pm

En Plein Air: Outdoor Painting Sessions at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum

Explore light and color “en plein air” in a series of site-specific outdoor painting sessions. Facilitated by faculty from the E.L. Cord Museum School this painting series is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced artists to paint from life, capturing the beauty of our local landscapes. Saturday, October 169 am

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, October 16 - 17
9 am - 2:00 pm

Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

Working in oil or acrylic paint, students will explore value divisions in landscapes and the basics of brush sketching and massing. With these skills students will learn how to relate color to value and will gain a better understanding of identifying spatial cues in a landscape. Using foundational skills students

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Ceramics
Sundays, October 17 - November 21
9 am - noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges.  Studio clay and glazes are provided. Sundays, October 17 – November 21

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Drawing
Tuesdays, October 19 - November 16
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Drawing: Line and Form

Drawing; Line and Pattern is a unique combination of two major fields: drawing and design. This class provides students with an opportunity to see and express the 3D world with lines and patterns. It focuses on the quality of drawing lines and it also helps students with developing strategies to

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Book Arts
Wednesdays, October 20 - November 17
6 – 9 pm

Writing Small Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures

Make your writing small, smaller, smallest as we work with various tools conducive to tiny writing. Three styles of lettering will be learned in this five week class: Monoline Italic, Clothesline Caps, and Willow by Hand, all of which can all be written in a variety of sizes. These delightful

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Painting
Sunday, October 24
10 am - 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

In this workshop, I will share with you some really great tips, tricks and techniques I have learned along the way, either through my own experimentation or from some pretty amazing artists including Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, the late, great, Charles Reid, and John Salminen. You don’t need to be

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Painting
Monday - Friday, October 25 - 29
9 am - noon

Painting in Oil: Brushwork Intensive

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class focused on creating dramatic landscapes with special attention paid to the sky. Working from photo reference, students will explore the use of sensitive and effective strokes to manipulate paint with a brush and pallet knife. Students will explore texture and

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Book Arts
Thursday, October 28 
10 am - 5 pm

Beyond End Papers: Projects to Creatively Utilize Your Marbled Paper

Students who have taken a Marbling Class and have fallen in love, not only with the magical process of marbling, but also the gorgeous product they have created, often ask what they can do with their pieces. This class will involve students in 3 different projects: Making a beautiful and

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Digital Design Series
Saturday, October 30
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. This class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations.  NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software will be provided for students to use

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Painting
Sundays, October 31 - November 14
9 am - noon

Painting: Open Studio

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class.  Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Painting
Mondays, November 1 - 22 
9 am - noon

Mastering the Elements of the Landscape: Sky and Clouds in Oil

In order to paint the landscape well, the artist must understand the light that fills it and how it affects the appearance of it.  This class will focus on the painting various types of skies and clouds, the source of that light. Students who have taken the Landscape Basics class

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