Drawing, Painting and more

Discover your inner artist! Continuing Education provides non-credit art classes to adults of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of artistic experience. Learn how to draw, paint, sculpt & more!

Classical Drawing  Register!

Learn the techniques of classical drawing, using the proven methods taught by the Renaissance Masters and 19th century French Ateliers. Working with graphite and charcoal, students will learn to how to draw with correct proportions and refined shading techniques. Students start with beginning exercises, and progress to chiaroscuro shapes and cast drawing, eventually leading to drawing a live, clothed model. Supply List:  1 “3 Pack” General Charcoal Pencils (Either “Traditional Wood” or “Peel and Sketch”); 1 Pack of Vine Charcoal; 1 Pack of Compressed Charcoal; 1 Kneaded Eraser; 1 Chamois cloth (Auto detailing cloth - buy at Walmart in the auto department); Tortillion Blending Stumps; 1 Exacto blade; 1 sheet of fine sandpaper; 1 18x24 Drawing Pad series 300 or 400 paper; Krylon Workable Fixative.|

Mon., Feb. 3 - Mar. 9, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 
Student Union East (SUE) 231
CRN: 91007 | Course: XCE 0230 | Fee: $175

Tues., May 5 - June 9, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.  
Student Union East (SUE) 231
CRN: 95007 | Course: XCE 0230 | Fee: $175

The Artist's Magic Hat Register!

Ever wonder how professional artists do it? What type of art products are best? Do the pros have any secret weapons in their arsenals? Of course they do! This three-week course will demystify and demonstrate many of the products, tools, tricks, and techniques used by professional artists.

Wed., Feb. 12 - Feb. 26, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 
Student Union East (SUE) 231
CRN: 91008 | Course: XCE 0330 | Fee: $95

Classical Painting  Register!

Classical painting techniques are taught in this class using the proven methods of Renaissance Masters and 19th century French Ateliers.  Working with a limited pallet, students will learn color mixing, brushwork, and edge control in this six-week course. Similar to the Classical Drawing course, students will start with beginning exercises, and progress to chiaroscuro shapes and cast painting, eventually leading to painting from a live, clothed model. Supply List: 6- 9x12 Canvases; Oil Paints (1 Tube of 37 ml Titanium White, 1 Tube of 37 ml Ivory Black, 1 Tube of 37 ml Yellow Ochre, 1 Tube of 37 ml Terra Rosa or Burnt Sienna, 1 Tube of 37 ml Ultramarine Blue, OPTIONAL COLORS:  1 Tube of 37 ml Viridian Green, 1 Tube of 37 ml Cadmium Red); Gesso; White Taklon Paint Brushes - 10 Piece Set; Palette Knife; Paper Towels Roll; Palette Paper pad or Roll of wax paper; Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank; Liquin; Turpenoid.  

Mon., March 30 - May 4, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 
Student Union East (SUE) 243
CRN: 91078 | Course: XCE 0231 | Fee: $175

Enameling Meets Metal in Jewelry Making REGISTER!

Join us in the exciting art of torch-fired enameling. Then take it to the next level and explore various ways of setting enameled pieces for jewelry. Setting options include: tabs, layered sheet metal with rivets, mini nuts and bolts and more. The instructor will guide you in the design of each piece. All levels of jewelry making welcome. There is an additional $40 supply fee for the course.

Mon., March 30 - April 27, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 243
CRN: 91173 | Course:  XCE 0349 | Fee: $99 | Supply Fee CRN: 91172 | Course: XCE 0248 | Fee: $40 

Character Design  REGISTER!

This four-week class will teach you how to design your own characters for comics, animation, film and games. Students will start with rough sketches, slowly refining their ideas into a polished portfolio piece.

Thurs., April 2 - 23, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.  
Student Union East (SUE) 231
CRN: 91095  | Course: XCE 0331 | Fee: $124

Your Art Mentor - Artist Workshop  REGISTER!

Learn under the guidance of a professional artist in the intimate four-week (12 hour) workshop. Week one will be a demonstration by the artist with Q & A throughout. In weeks two and three, students will paint from a live model for three hours each class with guided instruction. Week four will offer critiques and further instruction. Enjoy the camaraderie painting alongside others who share your passion, learn new skills and grow as an artist!

Thurs., May 14 - May 28, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.  
Student Union East (SUE) 231
CRN: 95003 | Course: XCE 0328 | Fee: $124


Not able to attend our on-campus classes? GCSC Continuing Education offers a variety of online classes to fit into your schedule. Customize your learning environment and schedule while boosting your career advancement opportunities!

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner  REGISTER!

Gain a solid foundation in the basics of drawing to become the artist you’ve always wanted to be. This course will help you become familiar with paper type, drawing styles, techniques, and basic principles of perspective, layout and design.
Start Dates* Nov. 13 | Dec. 11 | Jan. 15 | Feb. 12
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee:  $119
*Choose start date in cart. 

Lara Herter, Program Coordinator
T  850.873.3583