Fall into the Arts with New Offerings from Community Education
Registration ongoing for adult classes in painting, film, graphic design,
interior design, photography and book arts
Registration is currently open for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Community Education Fall 2012 session, with half of its offerings in 3-D design, drawing & painting, film, graphic design, interior design, photography and print, paper, book presented for the first time.
Nearly two dozen Community Education classes and workshops for adults will be offered September through November, with new classes in digital imaging, typography, architectural drafting and space planning, alternative processes photography, painting in art historical context, and reduction linocut joining previous popular studies in ceramics, wood furniture, screenwriting, Adobe Illustrator, digital photography, intaglio, creative writing, bookbinding and silk screen printing.
In conjunction with Watkins’ free, annual book arts festival Handmade & Bound Nashville, Vol. 2 (Oct. 4-6), six classes in the “print, paper, book” category will address various kinds of bindings (hardcover for handmade photo albums, exposed spine, and traditional leather), the intaglio technique of etching on copper, the reduction linocut method of relief printing, and silk screen printing.
The Watkins Community Education Fall 2012 catalog is available online at Watkins.edu/ Community and in print form upon request. Registration deadline for 9-week classes is September 1; deadline for 6-week and 4-week classes and workshops is two weeks prior to start of class. If spaces are open after the deadline, students may still be able to register.
Registrations are accepted by mail, fax, phone or online. Visit Watkins.edu/ Community for all details and to register or call 615.383.4848.
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.