Archive for the ‘Community Education Course Descriptions’ Category

3-D

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

 

Knife-Making for Woodworkers

Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
$250
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10am-4pm
Most woodworking projects require some carving, whittling or paring, and the knives used for such tasks are prized tools. In this class we will take our cue from the long line of woodworkers who have eschewed the ready-made and ill-fit generality of what industry provides us and make our own carving knife to fit our own hands. Working from square steel, we will shape our knife and our handle to best meet our needs, covering grinding, heat-treating, tempering and sharpening along the way. In the end we will come away with a lovely little knife, suitable for hand carving, chip carving or whittling that will fit our work and our own personalities. This fun class is suitable for students of all experience levels.

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Introduction to Jewelry-Making

Teaching Artist: Brooke Griffith
$135
1-day workshop
Saturday, October 28, 10am-4pm
This one-day workshop will introduce students to the foundation and basic techniques for working with wire and beads. Using these methods, participants will learn how to wire a briolette, use hairpin wires, and connect beads into a single wired thread. The day will culminate into students walking away with a hand-designed bracelet or necklace using techniques learned from the day!

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Creative Writing

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

 

Life in 1,000 Words or Less: Writing the Personal Essay

Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, October 7, 10am-4pm

Personal essay is a form of creative nonfiction in which we examine our own lives and the ways they reflect the universal truths of the world around us. These short-form essays are found everywhere, from literary journals to blog posts. In this one-day workshop, we will examine short personal essays by contemporary writers and participants will have the opportunity to explore their own topics and ideas in guided writing sessions, working toward a finished draft. Instruction will include how to search your own life for essay topics, where and how to begin, and how to turn your life experiences into compelling stories. The workshop is open to all levels of writing experience.

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Travel Writing: Let Yourself Go!

Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard
$80.00
1-day workshop
Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm

Sometimes a trip is more than just a trip, it’s a transformative experience that the traveler must put into words. This workshop is designed to examine different types of travel writing, from basic where-to, how-to stories to creative, first-person essays that reflect on the inner journey that arises from a special trip, location or destination. Students will discuss a variety of contemporary travel writers and their techniques, and begin to transform their own travel experiences into compelling, true stories. Instruction will include generating ideas for travel writing, how to gather information for a travel story, how to prepare for a trip that will provide material for a travel essay, and what travel editors look for in the stories they publish. The workshop is open to all levels of experience.

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Drawing & Painting

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Intermediate Figure Drawing

Teaching Artist: Anna deWitt Houghton
$185
6-week course
Mondays, October 23 – November 27, 6-9pm

Drawing from life is essential to master figure drawing. In this course, students will be given material prompts, technical guidance, and the freedom to create their own finished works of art. Some figure drawing experience required.

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Natural Abstractions in Mixed Media

Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Sanford
$135.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 10 am-4pm

Learn how to use the natural world as your inspiration for painting abstractly. Explore expressive color and textural effects to help you find the right balance between control and spontaneity. Experiment with watercolor, acrylic, ink and more. Discover how versatile paint on paper can be as you explore techniques to create a personal path to abstraction. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

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Botanical Watercolors: Fall Leaves

Teaching Artist: Mary Gwyn Bowen
$150.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 10am-4pm

Capture the beauty of autumn using classical methods of watercolor painting in the techniques of botanical artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Recreation of authentic color and detail will be a special focus. Preservation of leaves for future work will be demonstrated.

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Film

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Writing Adaptations: Trials & Triumphs

Teaching Artist: Gena Ellis
$80
1-day workshop
Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm

Do you usually love or hate adaptations? Have a short story, essay, song, or other writing from a previous workshop (published or not), that might make a good film (or radio drama/podcast)? Bring it and let’s start ‘upcycling’ it into a script and talk about decisions writers must make. More than 50 percent of films, from Casablanca to Wonder Woman, are adapted from something. No script experience? No problem. We’ll discuss basic script and write a scene from a source material and discuss why you made certain choices and the end result- an adaptation.

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Graphic Design & Illustration

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Concept to Product: Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Patterns

Teaching Artist: Zie Campbell
$150.00
2-day workshop
Saturdays, October 21 & 28, 10am-4pm

From wallpaper to greeting cards, all great design begins with paper and pen! Spend the first day of this workshop applying the design process to create your unique pattern by hand. Then, transform your pattern from paper to screen, while learning the basics of Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard program for creating graphics, logos, illustrations and much more. Students will leave with printed prototypes! Basic experience using Mac computers is required and students should bring their own external storage device.

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Interior Design

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Registration for interior design classes for the fall semester have closed. Check back on December 1st for spring 2018 classes!

Photography

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Registration for photography classes for the fall semester have closed. Check back on December 1st for spring 2018 classes!

Print, Paper & Book

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

 

Stitched Boxes

Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee
$130.00
2-day workshop
Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 10am-4pm

During this workshop students will use handmade paper to create a paper box. Students will learn to design and create a pattern for their box, learn different ways to construct the box as well as how to embellish with stitching and collage. The box that students walk away with will not only be a work of art but also sturdy and functional!

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Professional Practice

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Treat Your Art Like A Business

Teaching Artist: Jennifer Chesak
$50
1-day workshop
Saturday, October 28, 1-3pm

This one-time, two-hour workshop goes over the basics for treating your art (whether that’s writing, design work, sculpting, painting, etc.) like a business. We’ll discuss taxes, tracking income and expenses, managing feast-and-famine cycles, insurance, work-for-hire contracts, and the technology that can help you do it all.

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