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ONLINE: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (B)

February 06, 2022

This class is for watercolor beginners. Learn the art of watercolor painting as we explore basic painting techniques such as layering color and creating texture. As we build on these techniques, we'll create several pieces of artwork including a one point perspective city scape, an abstract ocean scene and a still-life plant study.

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ONLINE: Short Story Fiction Writing

February 06, 2022

Explore short story fiction writing by studying narrative craft elements like story, plot, character, scene, structure, archetypal patterns and dialogue. We’ll examine professionally published pieces and your own work. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to begin a story based on a word or an idea. You’ll also understand how to evaluate […]

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ONLINE: Digital Botanical Collage with Adobe Photoshop

February 06, 2022

Create digital botanical collages in Adobe Photoshop using copyright-free imagery from encyclopedias. In this class, you will learn how to use selection tools, layer adjustments, and art objects to cut, modify and assemble images on a digital canvas. Conversations about elements and principles of art and design will support the development of a delightful composition.

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ONLINE: Intermediate Digital Photography

February 06, 2022

Take your photographs to the next level! You know how to use your digital camera, but have creative ennui. In this five week class, students are encouraged to discover their personal style with weekly assignments. We will discuss self-portraiture, night photography, still life and documenting daily trivia (at home). Students have the opportunity to share […]

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ONLINE: Continuing Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

February 06, 2022

This course is designed for anyone interested in the techniques and development of visual journaling. We'll review the contributions of visual diarists such as Dan Eldon and Frida Kahlo. Each session will begin with a short presentation on a visual diarist, technique or significant artist with follow up time for guidance, feedback and group discussion.

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ONLINE: Watercolor Your Home

February 06, 2022

In this beginner class, you will learn basic drawing techniques that will enable you to draw your home or another building. We'll dive into our watercolor paints and bring your drawing to life. Learn multiple watercolor techniques as we paint together each week!

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ONLINE: The Painted Collage

February 06, 2022

Create paintings using collage techniques. We’ll begin by creating a series of small media experiments with acrylic paint. Then we’ll incorporate those experiments into a larger collage on panel.

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ONLINE: Drawing + Painting with Ink

February 06, 2022

Want a new approach to drawing and painting? Explore mark making with ink, pen and brush. We’ll examine both the classical and contemporary use of ink wash, pen, ink and more. Exercises will be focused on gesture, contour, observation and texture.

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ONLINE: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (A)

February 06, 2022

This class is for watercolor beginners. Learn the art of watercolor painting as we explore basic painting techniques such as layering color and creating texture. As we build on these techniques, we'll create several pieces of artwork including a one point perspective city scape, an abstract ocean scene and a still-life plant study.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

February 06, 2022

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the history and practice of visual journaling. Participants will be introduced to exercises which explore sequential text, automatic drawing and collage as aspects of the journaling process. We will begin the session with a short presentation on visual diarists, their techniques or significance.

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ONLINE: Paper Quilling Spring Flowers

February 06, 2022

Learn about the history of paper quilling, or quilling filigree from the 18th century, and how the art form has evolved. In this class, students will use quilling tools and techniques to manipulate paper. Explore quilling techniques to create a unique spring flower design for a card.

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ONLINE: Acrylic + Water Media: Painting Intensive

February 06, 2022

Designed for painters at all levels, this course covers the fundamentals of working with acrylic paint, including color theory, brushwork and mixed media possibilities. Come away with a deeper understanding of this medium, its expressive possibilities, history and the tools for integrating it into your creative life.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

October 25, 2021

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the history and practice of visual journaling. Participants will be introduced to exercises which explore sequential text, automatic drawing and collage as aspects of the journaling process. We will begin the session with a short presentation on visual diarists, their techniques or significance.

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ONLINE: Continuing Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

October 25, 2021

This course is designed for anyone interested in the techniques and development of visual journaling. We'll review the contributions of visual diarists such as Dan Eldon and Frida Kahlo. Each session will begin with a short presentation on a visual diarist, technique or significant artist with follow up time for guidance, feedback and group discussion.

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ONLINE: Exploring Intersections: It Will Always Come Back to You, an exhibit by Ibrahim Ahmed currently on view at the ICA

September 08, 2021

We will visit Ibrahim Ahmed’s exhibit at the ICA, using it as a catalyst for conversations and explorations as we work to process our relationships with race, masculinity, American consumerism and the other topics raised by Ahmed’s work. Each week we will utilize a different creative form (collage, visual poetry, erasure, photography) as we attempt […]

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ONSITE: Private Class: Nature Writing Refresher Course

July 15, 2021

Advanced Nature Writing Refresher Course. This class is open to the five students who participated in the one-year Nature Seminar with Leslie Shiel (former VisArts Development Director Susan Early) several years ago.  Aside from reading the print copy of Emergence magazine together, and writing and critiquing our poems and (short) essays, we’ll work together on […]

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ONSITE: Pen + Ink Drawing

July 13, 2021

Learn how to draw using black India ink, a dip pen and brush. We’ll cover techniques such as cross-hatching and stippling. You’ll learn the ins and outs of using a dip pen and brush, then we’ll go over drawing fundamentals such as value, perspective and line. We’ll also study the history of ink drawing by […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (A)

July 13, 2021

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher

July 13, 2021

Brush up on the basics! We’ll review wheel throwing techniques and skills. Create and complete work during class, with enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. We will take […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Metal Jewelry (B)

July 13, 2021

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level. We’ll focus on design execution, complex stone setting as well as fabricating and soldering with sterling silver. You’ll also advance your polishing skills for finishing pieces.

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ONSITE: Color Interaction + Formal Abstraction

July 13, 2021

Approaching abstract painting through the lens of color interaction, this class takes students through the fundamentals of design and color theory, into more complex insights of how we experience color. Through a series of painting studies and cut-paper collages, students will explore color relationships and optic effects. These excercises will be used as inpsiration to […]

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