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Landscape Watercolor

Instructor: Jack Nolan (bio)

Tuesday: 11 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio B

$75.00

1) Jan 28

Course Description: Learn to create loose, free flowing landscapes that express a mood or tell a story.  Working from photographs in the studio, explore techniques for quickly capturing skies, water, trees, rocks, structures, and people.  This plein air style eliminates the stiffness of carefully copied photographs, and provides skills that are ideal for use on location.  
All skill levels welcome.

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*EXCITING MASTER CLASSES IN JEWELRY WITH AWARD WINNING JEWELER WENDY THURLOW*

Exploring Texture in Metal

Instructor: Wendy Thurlow (bio)

Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm (Includes a lunch break)

Bldg 400 Studio A

$90.00

1) Jan 29

Course Description: Discover unique ways to add texture and depth to your jewelry.   Rolling mill, stamps, and hammering techniques will be covered.  Enjoy the creative process of making your own wearable works of art, including a pair of earrings of your own design.  Students must have basic jewelry skills such as sawing, filing, and soldering.
 All skill levels welcome.

All tools provided.  Silver, bronze, and brass may be purchased in class. 

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Spark Your Visual Imagination

Instructor: Barbara Harrison (bio)

Thursday and Friday: 11 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio C

$150.00

1) Jan 30 & 31

Course Description: Let your imagination take flight as you create a unique, three-dimensional wall sculpture.  Explore new materials and methods of construction as you work in an abstract or realistic style.  Experiment with the dynamic process of building a flat metal surface into a dimensional piece.  
Please wear work clothes.  All materials and tools will be provided.  All skill levels welcome.

All materials and tools provided. Wear work clothes.
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*EXCITING MASTER CLASSES IN JEWELRY WITH AWARD WINNING JEWELER WENDY THURLOW*

Cold Connections

Instructor: Wendy Thurlow (bio)

Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm (Includes a lunch break)

Bldg 400 Studio A

$90.00

1) Feb 5

Course Description: Make creative jewelry with little or no heat and no soldering!  This master class introduces riveting, including techniques for connecting different color metals and multiple found objects.  Students must have basic jewelry skills such as sawing, filing, and soldering.  
All skill levels welcome.

All tools provided.  Silver, bronze, and brass may be purchased in class.

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Travel Sketch Booking

Instructor: Jack Nolan (bio)

Tuesday: 11 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400   Studio B

$75.00

1) Feb 11

Course Description: Preserve special memories from your travels by mastering quick and effective sketching techniques.  Add richness to your travel experience, and learn how to capture the essence of your surroundings with ease and spontaneity.  Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of line, value, and composition.  Completed sketchbooks are not only treasured memory books, but also wonderful springboards for studio work.

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Still Life and Portrait Oil Painting

Instructor: David Leffel (bio)

Monday thru Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio B

$900.00

1) Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Course Description: Explore a revolutionary approach to the classical tradition of painting.  Learn how the painter’s “visual concept” establishes the structure and framework for any piece.  Participate in an enlightening discussion of composition, brushstroke, value, edges, and color, while following along with David to create three-dimensional life upon a flat canvas.   
All skill levels are welcome.

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Introduction to Figurative Sculpture

Instructor: Greg Marra (bio)

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am – 3 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio B

$250.00  (All Materials and Model Fee Included)

1) Feb 25 & 26

Course Description: Work from a live model as you explore the tactile medium of clay through figurative sculpture.  Focusing on the gesture of human form, create a maquette or small model, as a basis for later work in larger scale.  Emphasis will be on form, space, and proportion.  This workshop provides an invaluable foundation for anyone interested in sculpture.  
All Skill levels welcome.


All materials and tools provided. 

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Pouring Watercolor, Layer By Layer

Instructor: Kris Parins (bio)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio B

$375 .00  

1) Mar 11, 12, 13

Course Description: Pouring is a technique that every watercolorist needs to have in their bag of tricks. It can be a quick method for creating a large, seamless wash and a way to loosen up and let it flow. There is nothing quite like the thrill of seeing all that beautiful color swirling on the paper, creating your glowing underpainting. After that first pour, you may choose to finish the painting with your usual process, or you can continue to mask and pour multiple layers. It’s up to you! Excitement is guaranteed. You will choose your own subject matter and work from your own original source material (photos or sketches). Kris is a popular instructor who injects fun and enthusiasm into her workshops while emphasizing planning, values, and good design. She’ll do daily demonstrations and allow time for individual attention.  
Intermediate to Advanced Level

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Expressive Breakout

Instructor: Bill Buchman (bio)

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11 am – 4 pm

Bldg. 400    Studio B

$375.00  

1) Mar 19, 20, 21

Course Description: Awaken your creativity as you embark on a fun journey of self-discovery through art.  Explore the artistic principles, concepts, and materials that bring out the natural artist in you.  Learn fresh ways to handle varied materials and tools.  Discover how shape, rhythm, size, direction, and even gravity can lead you to breakthrough results.  This course introduces a unique combination of Modernist principles.  Zen concepts and innovative strategies for making expressive pieces.
All skill levels welcome.

All materials and tools provided. 

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*EXCITING MASTER CLASSES IN JEWELRY WITH AWARD WINNING JEWELER WENDY THURLOW*

Stone Setting Basics

Instructor: Wendy Thurlow (bio)

Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm (Includes a lunch break)

Bldg 400 Studio A

$90.00

1) March 26

Course Description: Design and create your own one-of-a-kind cabochon-stone pendant.  This workshop covers the fundamentals of stone and bezel setting for round and square stones.  Basic jewelry skills such as sawing, filing, and soldering will be covered.  Please bring cabochon stones for your pendant.
All skill levels welcome.

All tools provided.  Silver, bronze, and brass may be purchased in class. 

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*EXCITING MASTER CLASSES IN JEWELRY WITH AWARD WINNING JEWELER WENDY THURLOW*

Creative Stone Setting

Instructor: Wendy Thurlow (bio)

Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm (Includes a lunch break)

Bldg 400 Studio A

$90.00

1) April 9

Course Description: Take your stone setting skills to the next level with this full-day master class introducing skills beyond the basic bezel.  Explore more advanced and versatile stone settings, including prong and tube settings.  Students must have basic jewelry skills such as sawing, filing, and soldering.
Intermediate to Advanced.

All tools provided.  Silver, bronze, and brass may be purchased in class. 

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