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Current Course Descriptions

3-D

MULTI-LEVEL CERAMICS

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 3 — March 30 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Rob McClurg

Learn the art of hand-building and wheel-throwing in this multi-level class that is great for beginners and experienced students alike. You will create functional and sculptural pieces and leave with an understanding of form, decoration and texture. Pieces will be glazed and kiln-fired. Clay and glazes are included with lab fee. Students should bring their own set of clay tools; a supply list will be provided.

WOODWORKING FOUNDATIONS: BUILDING A TRESTLE TABLE

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
February 2 – February 27 (4 weeks)
$210, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Stephan Michletto-Blouin

A medieval design, the trestle table has withstood epic changes in production and ideas of domesticity. Still, it has evolved with us so fittingly that its comfortable form seems to suggest the solidity of home. In this class we will develop a trestle table design with an emphasis on a fundamental approach to a variety of woodworking techniques. Students will walk away with a small trestle table and a toolkit of ideas that will inform them in later work. Open to all skill levels. A​ll tools and materials included in the lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.

TRAYS & LADLES: CARVING & SHAPING SERVERS IN SOLID WOOD

Saturday, March 19 — Sunday, March 20
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $65 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Stephan Michletto-Blouin

This class takes its cue from the wooden objects made by the late Wharton Esherick, early American studio furniture maker. His expressive designs gave life to the ubiquitous objects that frame our everyday life. In this class we will use carving and shaping techniques as well as an individual approach to design to make trays and ladles. Students will gain a firm grasp of wood qualities and shaping strategies while making these objects. This class is open to students of all levels. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.

HANDMADE CUTTING BOARDS

Saturday, March 5
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $35 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Sam Angel

Learn to plane, shape with hand tools, and sand rough walnut into a simple, elegant cheese or bread serving board! Students will learn the basics of making a walnut cutting board for food prep, serving, or bragging rights! This is a beginner level course, but all experience levels are welcome! A​ll tools and materials included in the lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.

LEATHER CUFF BRACELET

Saturday, March 12
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Clint Stephens

This workshop will introduce students to the medium of leather and the tools used in leatherwork. Students will learn to design and work with leather as well as how to embellish to give their piece individuality. Students will use that knowledge to craft a unique leather cuff bracelet. This is a beginner level course but all experience levels are welcome!

HANDMADE PAPER BOXES

Saturday, March 12 — Sunday, March 13
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee

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!

HAND LETTERED SIGNS

Saturday, April 2 — Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon

This workshop will give students the opportunity to design and create signs for their place. Basics of lettering will be presented and practiced, materials prepared for outdoor display, and signs will be created on wood. Students will leave the class with an understanding of letter formation, material preparation, and a finished piece ready for display.

HANDMADE LEATHER BELT

Saturday, April 2
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Clint Stephens

In this workshop students will be introduced to the art of leatherwork. Students will design their own leather belt while being introduced to the foundational tools and terminology of working with leather. Students will learn to craft and embellish their piece to give it individuality. This is a beginner level course but all experience levels are welcome!

Drawing & Painting

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 3 – March 30 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn

Enhance your view of the world with this comprehensive drawing course, which will sharpen your eye for detail while providing art school level instruction in observational drawing. Perfect for beginners, or professionals who want to re-visit the basics, this course offers all of the essential exercises, techniques and approaches to learning the natural way to draw. ​Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

FIGURE DRAWING

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 1 – March 28 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Anna DeWitt

Working from a live model is necessary to succeed in capturing the human form. Students will review basic elements of art including line, shape, and volume while exploring composition, spatial illusions, and linear perspective. Instruction will focus on skeletal and muscular anatomy while students learn the formulas of the masters to achieve correct proportion. Students will explore a wide range of materials and media while developing their personal style. Students should have some drawing experience and bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

APPROACHES TO ABSTRACT PAINTING

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 2 — March 29 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn

In this acrylics course students will employ the composition strategies, paint handling and color mixing techniques of the modern masters, learning how and why these developments evolved from early modern abstraction to the many approaches seen in contemporary abstract painting today. Students will be encouraged to develop their own painting style and direction. T​his course is good for both beginners and experienced painters and offers a place to connect and discuss developments in the contemporary art world while engaging in lively classroom discussions about art. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

INTRODUCTION TO COMIC DESIGN

Wednesdays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 24—March 30 (6 weeks)
$160
Teaching Artist: Billy Martinez
This course pairs well with “Sequential Art Storytelling”

This class is designed to introduce basic anatomy, perspective and storytelling using up-to-date standards in creating your own comic book and/or graphic novel. This class will focus on basic perspective as well as understanding cropping and foreshortening. Students will learn how to layout and design ideas in a storyboard form. This class combines a basic understanding of traditional art with sequential design. All levels welcome. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

BUILDING YOUR ALPHABET

Saturday, February 27
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon

In this hands-on class students will learn letter design principles including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angles, slant and style. Applying these principles, students will create structurally sound alphabets, manually or electronically. Instruction will focus on intelligent development of letterforms from solid principles, while incorporating characteristics that infuse emotions and purpose into the letters: serious, fun, open, or a historic visual message. All materials are provided.

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR

Tuesdays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 23—March 29 (6 weeks)

$80, plus $25 materials fee
Teaching Artist: Mary Gwyn Bowen

Explore the historic techniques used by artists who portrayed, in accurate detail, the flora and fauna of our world. Learn to capture the intricate details of nature through pencil under-drawings, dry brush watercolor techniques and color mixing. Emphasis is placed on completing a detailed plant portrait while learning about the appropriate materials and techniques for botanical watercolors. All skill levels are welcome. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

WATERCOLORS: NATURAL ABSTRACTIONS

Saturday, April 2 — Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., both days
$105, plus $25 materials fee
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Sanford

Learn how to use the natural world as a starting point for painting abstractly in watercolor. Explore several different ways to use color, texture and composition expressively. Experiment with the natural properties of paint, paper and water as a path to abstraction. All skill levels are welcome. All materials are provided.

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE

Saturday, March 5 — Sunday, March 6
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Anna DeWitt

This workshop will cover the basics of drawing a portrait in graphite and pen through both self-portraits and working from a live model. Instruction will cover the structures and measurements of the face. The techniques and tools used in this class will expand skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting, as well as, digital mediums. This course is perfect for artists with some experience drawing who want more focused instruction. All materials are provided.

COMPOSITION STRATEGIES

Mondays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 1 — February 22 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn

This drawing and painting course will emphasize compositional approaches to both realistic and abstract imagery. Students in this class will explore dynamic symmetry and will create simple and complex compositions while learning to accomplish visual rhythm, harmony, and clear spatial relationships. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

COLOR THEORY

Mondays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
March 7 — March 28 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Richard Heinsohn

Through painting students will learn the phenomenon of how colors gradate from one to the next and work together to affect mood. A comprehensive study of primary, secondary, tertiary values, hues and colors will be examined as well as the full spectrum of complementary color use and temperature. Students will receive direction in mixing techniques, paint handling and brush control as well as a deeper understanding of color and how to use color effectively. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. ​Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

Saturday, April 2 — Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., both days
$105
Teaching Artist: Anna DeWitt

Plein Air painting, or the act of painting outdoors, was especially significant for Impressionist painters and is still important for artists rendering outdoor scenes. This workshop will teach intermediate students to understand color and its relationship to changing outdoor light. As such, students will build skills in painting with speed and efficiency. Students will learn to connect with their surroundings and gain inspiration to take their creativity outdoors! Students should bring their own supplies; suggested materials list will be provided.

WATERCOLOR FUNDAMENTALS

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
February 6 — February 27 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Braswell

This foundational class covers the basic materials and techniques that are needed to paint in watercolor. Additionally, students will learn the theories and techniques to continue producing high quality paintings long after finishing the class. This course is suitable for beginning and more experienced artists. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLORS

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
March 5 — March 26 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Braswell

In this course, students will practice landscape, still life, portrait, and abstract painting techniques. Emphasis will be placed on supporting students in the expression of their own concepts. This course is suitable for students with some experience with watercolors and is recommended as a follow up course to ​Watercolor Fundamentals​. Students should bring their own supplies; a suggested materials list will be provided.

Film

MUSIC IN CINEMA

Saturdays, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
February 20 — March 12 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Scott Hallgren

A film’s musical score gives life, emotion and drama to the pictures we see on screen. This class invites students to watch and examine four films: ​The Mission, E.T., Vertigo, ​and​The Shawshank Redemption. E​ach film takes a very different approach to using music as a part of the storytelling process. Background on the film and its music will precede each screening, and a discussion and analysis of each film’s music will follow.

SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS

Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
February 1 — March 28 (9 weeks)
$185
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano

Get hands-on guidance for developing a great idea into a story that conforms to professional Hollywood standards and discover elements that strengthen or weaken a script. Students will write actual script pages and begin the journey of translating a story from their head to the page.

ADVANCED SCREENWRITING

Tuesdays, 6:30—9:00 p.m.
February 2 — March 29 (9 weeks)
$185
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano

This writer’s boot camp will take you through the development process where you will create a professional logline, synopsis, outline, and the first act (25 – 30 pages) of a script. Students will receive hands-on, one-on-one coaching through an intensive development and writing process. This class is recommended as a follow up course to ​Screenwriting Fundamentals.

WRITING THE SHORT FILM

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
March 3 — March 24 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Bob Giordano

The short film is more popular than ever and an affordable way to make an idea a film reality. From how films are funded, produced, and ultimately consumed, short films are paving the future of storytelling. This four week course will teach students how to write an effective short film script that can be shot on a tight budget.

Graphic Design

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 3 — March 30 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Mike Meredith

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard program for creating graphics, logos, illustration and much more. Students will work with type effects, color and other tools to create their own digital images. Basic experience using Mac computers is required ​and students should bring their own external storage device.

INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN & TYPOGRAPHY

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 1
— March 28 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design including composition, the grid system and color theory. This course will also have a strong emphasis on typography, including choosing and pairing fonts, creating images from type, and using typography to communicate. Students will become familiar with Adobe InDesign, an essential program for designers, while working on projects such as calendars, posters and business cards. Through projects, hands-on use of the software program and critiques, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of design and how they can incorporate it into their own lives​. B​asic experience using Mac computers is required and students should bring their own external storage device.

BUILDING YOUR ALPHABET

Saturday, February 27
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon

In this hands-on class students will learn letter design principles including the basics of symmetry, proportion, angles, slant and style. Applying these principles, students will create structurally sound alphabets, manually or electronically. Instruction will focus on intelligent development of letterforms from solid principles, while incorporating characteristics that infuse emotions and purpose into the letters: serious, fun, open, or a historic visual message. All materials are provided.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Thursdays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 4 — March 31 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Sarah Sung

This course is an experiential professional practice in Graphic Design for students who already have a basic understanding of Graphic Design principles (typography, color theory, composition, etc.) and knowledge of software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat). Students will learn to transition that knowledge into real-world contexts and create habits that will help them succeed. There will be an emphasis on research, exploration, design, collaboration, and project management. Projects will be diverse in concept, content, and media. Basic experience using Mac computers in required.

Interior Design

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 2 — March 29 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $20 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Andrew Robinson

This course introduces students to the language and field of interior design as they learn what is required to design and build interior spaces—from concept to reality. Students will explore and create design solutions by using design principles, elements, space planning, and finishes to create more complex settings. Professional skills, practices, and industry standards will also be addressed. T​his course is perfect ​for those who want to learn the basics of design, sharpen design skills, or explore avenues for professional growth. M​ost tools and supplies included in lab fee.

Photography

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS: CAPTURING IMAGES

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 3 — March 30 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Sam Angel

Learning how to use their digital SLR cameras students will develop the necessary technical skills to produce artful and expressive photographs. Through classroom discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on photo assignments, students will learn camera controls while developing an understanding of light, exposure, framing and composition. Students should bring their own digital SLR cameras and instruction manuals.

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Mondays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 22 — March 28 (6 weeks)
$160
Teaching Artist: Sam Angel

Continue your digital exploration of the world with this course focused on intelligent composition, digital editing, shooting and editing in RAW, and printing. Students must have working knowledge of their digital cameras. This course is perfect for those who have already taken D​igital Photography Foundations ​or more experienced photographers who want to delve deeper into intermediate topics. Students should bring their own SLR cameras and instruction manuals.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EDITING RAW IMAGES

Saturday, February 27 — Sunday, February 28
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., both days
$105
Teaching Artist: Sam Angel

A Beginner’s Guide to Editing RAW Images introduces students to digital photography’s most important feature of image capture, RAW files (or digital negatives). This workshop will teach students to edit in Camera RAW through the latest version of Photoshop. Subjects include basic processing features, recovering an overexposed or underexposed image, cropping, dust removal, batch processing, and more! Students must be familiar with basic camera functions.

Print, Paper & Book

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENPRINTING

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 2 — March 29 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $40 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Christopher Cheney

Silkscreen printing is a popular and versatile printing method commonly used to create posters, t-shirts and labels. In this class, students will learn the whole process from preparing an image to developing a screen to running a set of prints on paper. Instruction will include demonstrations and hands-on practice using stencil methods as well as transparencies. Most materials included in the lab fee.

INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
February 4 — March 31 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $40 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Sawtooth Print Shop

In this introductory course to letterpress printing, students will create one-of-a-kind print editions in the studio space of Nieves Uhl & Chris Cheney, collectively known as Sawtooth Print Shop. Students will work from the shop’s collection of wood and metal type as well as carved image blocks as they gain an understanding of the steps involved in making a letterpress print. Students will gain a working knowledge of how to typeset a form and ready a press for printing, as well as how to run a printing press to make their prints. No experience required. All materials are provided although a sketchbook is highly encouraged. Class will be held at Sawtooth Print Shop, 604 Gallatin Ave, Suite 215.

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK ARTS

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 2 — March 29 (9 weeks)
$210, plus $40 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez

Learn the basics of bookmaking, and more than a dozen binding styles, in this introductory class. Over nine weeks, students will become familiar with the materials, tools, techniques, and vocabulary or handmade books. Students will create their own books each week, starting with simple folded structures and building toward intricate and exciting books that can be used as journals, sketchbooks, photo albums, and sculptural displays. Students will explore the essentials of paper grain, folded signatures, hardcover and softcover books, and binding by hand. The class will also include the opportunity to view and handle a collection of professionally made examples. Students will leave this class with an assortment of handbound books and the skills and resources to continue binding at home. All materials are provided.

HANDBOUND JOURNALS: COPTIC BINDING

Saturday, March 5 — Sunday, March 6
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Katie Gonzalez

Learn to bind your own blank book – a handmade work of art that is also practical for sketching, journaling, or displaying photos. This two-day workshop focuses on traditional Coptic binding style, which features hard covers, decorative stitching across the spine, and pages that lay completely flat when open. Students will personalize their books by choosing from a variety of unique handmade papers and colorful thread. No bookbinding experience required. All tools and supplies included in the lab fee.

HANDMADE PAPER BOXES

Saturday, March 12 — Sunday, March 13
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee

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!

Creative Writing & Special Topics

CREATIVE WRITING FUNDAMENTALS

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
February 1 — March 28 (9 weeks)
$210
Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard

Explore techniques for strengthening creative writing in all genres. This class is for writers of all skill levels and will focus on triggers for effective writing, ways to engage the reader, in-class exercises, and feedback on works-in-progress. The class will include short writing assignments at home as well as gentle commentary and critique in a workshop setting.

TRAVEL WRITING: LET YOURSELF GO!

Saturday, March 12
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80
Teaching Artist: Gloria Ballard

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.

SEQUENTIAL ART STORYTELLING: WRITING FOR COMICS

Thursdays, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
February 4 — February 25 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Damian Rowe
This course pairs well with “Introduction to Comic Design”

Have an idea for a comic book or graphic novel, but you’re not sure where to start? This course is designed to show you how to form your ideas into a script that is ready to be illustrated. Students will learn important language and terminology in script writing as well as story development including the anatomy of a comic book page. Students will also learn how to break down your ideas to include what is important and exclude what is not, resulting in a final pitch to share with the class.

READ IT, WRITE IT, EAT IT: FOOD IN LITERATURE FROM PAGE TO PEN TO PLATE

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
February 2 — February 23 (4 weeks)
$105
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Justus

From Proust’s madeleine to Quentin Tarantino’s Royale with Cheese, food has long served as a writer’s muse. In this class we will read and discuss excerpts from fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even listen to a few songs, all inspired by food. We will explore the way food can help us make deeper emotional connections in our writing and derive inspiration from the food we encounter. This class is open to all levels of experience.

ARTISTS IN HEALTHCARE

Saturday, February 27
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80
Teaching Artist: Mary Gwyn Bowen

Artists and designers will explore the possibilities of working in healthcare. This class will cover current art and design projects in various medical facilities, art in health research projects, and art exhibitions in hospitals. Artist-in-residence roles, considerations when working with patients and in medical facilities and career viability for artists and designers in healthcare will also be addressed. This is a great opportunity for professional artists and entrepreneurs to learn more about career opportunities and involvement in the growing healthcare field.

LEATHER CUFF BRACELET

Saturday, March 12
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Clint Stephens

This workshop will introduce students to the medium of leather and the tools used in leatherwork. Students will learn to design and work with leather as well as how to embellish to give their piece individuality. Students will use that knowledge to craft a unique leather cuff bracelet. This is a beginner level course but all experience levels are welcome!

HANDMADE PAPER BOXES

Saturday, March 12 — Sunday, March 13
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Claudia Lee

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!

HAND LETTERED SIGNS

Saturday, April 2 — Sunday, April 3
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. both days
$105, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Edwina Shannon

This workshop will give students the opportunity to design and create signs for their place. Basics of lettering will be presented and practiced, materials prepared for outdoor display, and signs will be created on wood. Students will leave the class with an understanding of letter formation, material preparation, and a finished piece ready for display.

HANDMADE LEATHER BELT

Saturday, April 2
10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
$80, plus $25 lab fee
Teaching Artist: Clint Stephens

In this workshop students will be introduced to the art of leatherwork. Students will design their own leather belt while being introduced to the foundational tools and terminology of working with leather. Students will learn to craft and embellish their piece to give it individuality. This is a beginner level course but all experience levels are welcome!

Gift CertificatesGift Certificates

Empower your family and friends to embrace their creativity by giving them a gift certificate for a Watkins Community Education class. Great for any occasion and available in any amount! To purchase a gift certificate please contact the Community Education offices at community@watkins.edu or stop by our offices located in Metro Center, 2298 Rosa Parks. Blvd.