Drawing, Painting and more

Tools of the Trade  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? This three-hour workshop will demystify and demonstrate many of the products, tools and tricks used by professional artists.

Tues., Aug. 28, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
CRN: 98030 | Course: XCE 0256 | Fee: $45

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., Sept. 10 - Oct. 15, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
CRN: 98031 | Course: XCE 0230 | Fee: $175

Sight Size Drawing  Register!

Participants will take their drawing and painting skills to new heights by learning to "draw what you see." Sight Size Drawing is a skill that few artist truly understand. This three-hour workshop will teach the fundamental skills to accurately draw or paint what you see in front of you. No tracing, no projecting, no "gridding." Learn to draw as the Old Masters did. 

Tues., Sept. 25, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 243
CRN: 98032 | Course: XCE 0255 | Fee: $45

Color Theory  Register!

Certain colors just don't go together but have you ever wondered why? Visual artists, clothing designers, makeup artists and interior designers can all benefit from this three-hour workshop explaining the powerful concepts behind color and their relationships with each other. 

Tues., Oct. 30, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
CRN: 98034 | Course: XCE 0257 | Fee: $45

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.

Tues., Nov. 6 – Dec. 11, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
CRN: 98035 | Course: XCE 0231 | Fee: $175

Divine Proportions: The Universal Standard of Beauty  Register!

Our ancient ancestors discovered a hidden pattern within the natural world, a "universal standard of beauty."  When they began to apply this pattern to art and architecture, human civilization took a quantum leap forward.  Today we know this pattern by several names, Divine Proportions, the Golden Ratio, the Golden spiral, The Rule of Thirds or the Fibonacci Sequence.  This fascinating 3-hour workshop will explain this concept and its staggering ramifications on the history of art and civilization.

Thurs., Nov. 29, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 244
CRN: 98056 | Course:  XCE 0263 | Fee: $45

Acrylic Painting, Textures & Mediums  Register!

Explore ways to build and create textures with acrylic paint and mediums in this fun series. Processes and techniques for layering textured paint will be demonstrated. Instructor will provide some supplies; please bring two canvas or painting surfaces, paints, brushes, and water container.
Interested in taking Acrylic Painting, Textures & Mediums? Contact Lara Herter below.

En Plein Air  

Learn to paint what you see in the free air ON LOCATION throughout the college campus and surrounding areas.
Interested in taking En Plein Air? Contact Lara Herter below.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Discover the Art of Metalsmithing & Jewelry designing! During these fun packed sessions, participants will learn a variety of mixed media techniques for making jewelry. Each class is project orientated and will include: wire spiral necklace, resin pendants, etched copper cuff, and shrink plastic earrings and/or pendant. All skill levels are welcome. There is a $40 supply fee.
Interested in taking Jewelry & Metalsmithing? Contact Lara Herter below.

Lara Herter, Program Developer, Community & Education
T  850.873.3583
M  850.217.9952