Variety of Free Arts Activities and Demos Will Preview Upcoming “Unleash Your Creativity” Semester
The Community Education department of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host an Open House on Saturday, December 3, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., with free hands-on activities and demonstrations by faculty instructors in clay, printmaking, metal casting, book making and more, providing a preview to Community Education’s “Unleash Your Creativity” Winter/Spring 2012 session.
More than 40 classes and workshops for youth, teens and adults will be offered February through April, in drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, film production, screenwriting, creative writing, crafting, graphic design, Photoshop, interior design, photography, printmaking, artists’ books and grant writing.
Among the new features will be several four-week courses (joining the slate of nine-week courses and one-day workshops) covering open studio drawing with a figure model, silk screening, mold making and casting, plus a contemporary crafting class taught by members of Craftville.
New topics of study include sustainability in commercial and residential design and, in response to the popularity of the recent Handmade and Bound book arts festival, artists’ books, printmaking, journals, sculptural books, and paper marbling.
The Watkins Community Education Spring 2012 catalog is available online in the Watkins.edu’s Community Education area and print versions will be sent to mailing list subscribers this week. Registration deadline for adult classes is January 23; deadline for adult workshops and youth and teen programs is two weeks prior to start of class.
For information on the Dec. 3 Open House, course schedules and registration, visit Watkins.edu/ Community
Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter. Free parking is available in the campus lot.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Watkins Community Education program sets the stage for people of all ages to learn the process of creating art in a variety of fascinating media. Classes are taught by talented practicing artists who help students gain an understanding of their chosen medium. Emphasis is placed on both the finished product and the process of thinking, designing, communicating and creating. Young Artists are introduced to art fundamentals through drawing, painting, working with clay and other techniques. Teens learn about past and present artists while expanding upon their artistic skills. Adults have the opportunity to explore areas of specific interest, allowing their creative voices to be heard.