Drawing, Painting, music 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!

Beginner Sumi-e  REGISTER!

Sumi-what? Join me in learning the process of Japanese ink painting, known as Sumi-e. Learn a traditional asian art form first developed in China during the Sung dynasty (960-1274) and taken to Japan by Zen Buddhist monks in the mid-14th century. This course will consist of instructor demonstrations and hands-on working, building your knowledge and understanding of traditional brush techniques. Leave this course with knowledge of a historical zen art form that can develop into your new hobby. Supply List: (1) XL Mix Media Pad - 18" x 24", Landscape, 30 Sheets; (1) Set of Round Tip Brushes, Mixed Sizes, Synthetic; (1) 3 fl ounces of India Ink. NOTE:  There will be no class on Monday, September 7th due to the Labor Day holiday.

Mon., Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 243
Fee: $80

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. 

Thurs., Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Student Union East (SUE) 231
Fee: $199

Watercolor Painting for Beginners 

Learn the basics of watercolor painting! Basic concepts for this medium will be covered, such as composition, basic color theory, and value. With instructor demonstrations and hands-on working, knowledge of the medium and tools will be addressed. Emphasis will be on problem-solving, skill building, and to blossom your creativity. The goal for this course will be to achieve a new knowledge of this art medium and leave with a beautiful work of art created by YOU! Supply List: (1) Prang Watercolor Pans - set of 16 colors; (1) Watercolor Pad - 9" x 12".


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*  Jul 15 | Aug 12 | Sep 16
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee:  $119
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Introduction to digital scrapbooking REGISTER!

Make the most of your scrapbooking talents to show off your photos and memorabilia with digital scrapbooking. This course provides hands-on experience building scrapbook pages, using artistic journaling, and producing your own artwork with Photoshop Elements.

Start Dates*  Jul 15 | Aug 12 | Sep 16
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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introduction to interior design REGISTER!

Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the know-how to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.

Start Dates*   Jul 15 | Aug 12 | Sep 16
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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Introduction to guitar REGISTER!

Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.

Start Dates*   Jul 15 | Aug 12 | Sep 16
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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Music made easy REGISTER!

Gain complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony and recognize pitches on the musical staff and keyboard. By the end of this course, you'll be able to read, write, and even play simple pieces of music!

Start Dates*   Jul 15 | Aug 12 | Sep 16
Instructor-Led | 24 Course Hours | 6 weeks | Fee: $119
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Lara Herter, Program Coordinator
T  850.873.3583