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Bookbinding

CURRENT CLASSES

 

INTRO TO BOOK MAKING: ALBUMS back by popular demand!!
Sunday, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
December 11, 2016 (ONe-DAY WORKShop)
Also offered

Saturday, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
March 4, 2017
and
May 13, 2017


CALLIGRAPHY

CURRENT CLASSES


COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY: INTRO WORKSHOP *back by popular demand
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 10, 2016
(ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
February 11, 2017
and
April 22, 2017

 

INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: ADDRESSING ENVELOPES *back by popular demand
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
December 4, 2016 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
ALSO OFFERED
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
February 4, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
And
April 8, 2017

 

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY: Uncial Hand *back by popular demand
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 25, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY TECHNIQUES *new class!
Tuesdays EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 25 – May 16, 2017 (4 weeks)

 

INTRO TO COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY (4-week) *NEW CLASS!

Tuesdays EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March 7 – 28, 2017 (4 WEEKS)



Drawing

CURRENT CLASSES


BEGINNING DRAWING
Monday EVENINGS 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm
March 6 – April 17, 2017 (6 WEEKS) (No Class April 10)
Also offered
April 24 – June 5, 2017 (No Class May 29)

 

PEN AND INK WORKSHOP
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 8 – 9, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Metalsmithing

CURRENT CLASSES


METALSMITHING I, II and Open Studio *back by popular demand
Wednesday EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
March 8 – April 5, 2017 (5 WEEKS)
Also offered
April 12 – May 10, 2017
And
May 17 – June 28, 2017 (No Class May 31 & June 21)


BYZANTINE CHAIN BRACELET *back by popular demand
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 15, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

ETCHING FOR METALSMITHS *back by popular demand
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 20 – 21, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)



PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

CURRENT CLASSES

 

INTRODUCTION TO PMC3 METAL CLAY *back by popular demand
Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 10, 2016 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
March 18, 2017
Also offered
May 6, 2017

INTRODUCTION TO BRONZE CLAY *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 30, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

PMC EARRINGS *back by popular demand!
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
April 1, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


PMC PENDANT *back by popular demand!
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 29, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

PMC3 - Beyond the Basics *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 11, 2016
(ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
March 19, 2017
and
May 7, 2017


PMC RINGS *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 2, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

Mosaics

NO CURRENT CLASSES


Painting

CURRENT CLASSES

BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING *back by popular demand!
Tuesday EVENINGS 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm (6 WEEKS)
March 7 – April 18, 2017 (No Class April 11)
Also offered
April 25 – May 30, 2017


INTRO TO ACRYLICS WORKSHOP back by popular demand
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
March 11 – 12, 2017 (TWO DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)
Also offered
May 27 – 28, 2017

OIL PAINTING, Beginning and Continuing back by popular demand
Wednesday MORNINGS 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
January 4 – February 8, 2017 (6 WEEKS )
Also offered
February 22 – March 29, 2017 (6 WEEKS)
And
April 5 – May 10, 2017 (6 WEEKS)
And
May 24 – June 28, 2017 (6 WEEKS)


WATERCOLORS, Beginning and Continuing back by popular demand
Thursday EVENINGS 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm (6 WEEKS)
January 19 – March 2, 2017 (No Class Feb 23 for Mardi Gras)
Also offered
March 9 – April 20, 2017 (No Class April 13)
And
April 27 – June 1, 2017


Papermaking

NO CURRENT CLASSES

 

Photography

CURRENT CLASSES

 

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
February 3, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
May 12, 2017

 

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK *back by popular demand

Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
March 10, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


MAKING PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS *back by popular demand
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
January 27, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


INTRO TO MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
April 7, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


 

Printmaking

CURRENT CLASSES

BLOCK PRINTING, BEGINNING AND CONTINUING *back by popular demand
Tuesday EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 17 – February 7, 2017 (4 WEEKS)
Also offered
Thursdays EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
March 9 – March 30, 2017
And
April 27 – May 18, 2017


BLOCK PRINTING: CREATING YOUR OWN PATTERNS & TEXTILES *new class
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
March 11 - 12, 2017 (2-DAY WORKSHOP)   
Also offered
May 27 – 28, 2017


STAINED GLASS

NO CURRENT CLASSES



 

Call to register, 504-949-1525, Monday through Friday 9am - 7 pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, and Sunday 10am - 5pm.

 

 


LIST OF UNSCHEDULED CLASSES
Dates and times are TBA - please call or send us an email if you're interested in taking one of the following courses. Click on class name for a course description.


Art appreciation

UNDERSTANDING WHAT MAKES ART GOOD...OR BAD


Bookbinding

BOOKBINDING: Western Case and Coptic Bindings

BASICS OF BOOKBINDING

BOOKBINDING: Pop-Up Books

PAPERMAKING AND BOOKBINDING
BASIC-TO-INTERMEDIATE BOOK BINDING
VINTAGE VALENTINES

MOTHER'S DAY POP-UP CARDS
NON-ADHESIVE BOOK STRUCTURES: A World Tour
BOOKBINDING II: TWO BOOKS

BOOKBINDING I: THREE BOOKS
BOOKBINDING: MAKING YOUR OWN JOURNALS
BOOKBINDING: JAPANESE STAB STITCHING
CONTINUING BOOK MAKING: JOURNALS


CALLIGRAPHY

PENCIL CALLIGRAPHY AND GILDING

BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY

BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY: THE FOUNDATIONAL HAND
A MODERN HAND AND GILDING

PLAYFUL LETTERING/NEULAND HAND

ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY AND GILDING

MODERN UNICAL CALLIGRAPHY
CONTINUING COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY (4-week)
CONTINUING COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY (2-day Workshop)
FREEFORM LETTERING AND GILDING

INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: PLAYFUL NEULAND

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN POINTED PEN



Drawing

PORTRAITURE (drawing)

LIFE DRAWING

DRAPERY: A modern approach to Still Life

DRAWING FOR CHILDREN II
PASTEL WORKSHOP

STORYTELLING THROUGH COMICS

FIGURE DRAWING (Philip C. Thompson)

BASIC DRAWING FOR CHILDREN
DRAWING, Beginning and Continuing - (Philip C. Thompson)
FIGURE DRAWING
PERSPECTIVE WORKSHOP
DRAWING THE URBAN LANDSCAPE
AFTER SCHOOL DRAWING FOR TEENS

FIGURE STUDY: MAKING FACES

FIGURE STUDY: GIVE ME A HAND
DRAWING WORKSHOP: CHARCOAL SKETCHING

PEN AND INK: TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP



EDUCATION

TAKING YOUR ART TO MARKET

 

MASKMAKING

POURED NEOPRINE MASKMAKING

 

Metalsmithing & Precious metal Clay

DISCOVER ENAMELING
COLD CONNECTIONS (4 week class)

PMC3 - Creating Your Own Texture Sheets & Molds For Use In Your PMC Creations
EASY EARRINGS FROM PMC – FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
ORGANIC HOLLOW FORMS IN METAL CLAY

RIO REWARDS PMC CERTIFICATION COURSE

COLD CONNECTIONS INTENSIVE (2-day)

WEARABLE MEMORIES/ FOUND OBJECT JEWELRY

RINGS GO ROUND (and a Bracelet)

ADVANCED ARTISTRY IN PMC - Link Bracelet

RIO REWARDS PMC CERTIFICATION COURSE

NARRATIVE FRAME PENDANT IN METAL CLAY
ADVANCED ARTISTRY IN PMC - Complex Hollow Core Bead

PMC LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE
SATURDAY OPEN METAL STUDIO
FLAME, FLAME, FLAME SOLDERING WORKSHOP
PMC LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION COURSE
SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES

SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES
PMC LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION COURSE
INTRODUCTION TO PMC 960
ETCHING FOR METALSMITHS
EXPLORING STONE SETTING

TORCH FIRED ENAMEL
TORCH FIRED EARRINGS

METALSMITHING: TAB SETTING

 




MIXED mEDIA

POETIC BOX PROJECT – Joseph Cornell style boxes

Mosaics

GLASS MOSAIC FLEUR DE LIS

MOSAIC GLASS LAMP

MULTI-LEVEL MOSAICS-INDIVIDUAL PROJECT COURSE

MOSAIC MEMORY VESSEL/PIQUE ASSIETTE

ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATONS FOR MOSAICS – Floors and Walls

THE POWER OF ART: BUILDING CREATIVE CAPITAL THROUGH COMMUNITY MOSAICS: Laurel True’s Community Mosaic Projects in the US, Africa and Haiti

FACILITATING COMMUNITY MOSAIC PROJECTS LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
SEMINAR/WORKSHOP WITH LAUREL TRUE

GLASS FUSING FOR MOSAICS
GLASS MOSAIC EYES - Symbols of Vision and Protection
BEGINNING GLASS FUSING - Holiday Gift Making Class
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MOSAICS – One Day Lecture Demo with Mini Project
INTERMEDIATE GLASS MOSAICS

GLASS ON GLASS MOSAICS

MIXED MEDIA MOSAICS

MOSAICS FOR THE GARDEN 
MOSAIC BACKSPLASHES, FLOORS, WALLS AND MORE – Architectural Mosaics in the Home 
INTRO TO ITALIAN SMALTI MOSAICS

BEGINNING GLASS FUSING- Holiday Gift Making Class

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR MOSAICS

MOSAICS FOR THE GARDEN 

INTRO TO ITALIAN SMALTI MOSAICS - CONTEMPORARY MOSAICS WITH ANCIENT MATERIALS

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GLASS MOSAICS: MIXED-LEVEL CLASS

MOSAICS WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS 

FACILITATING COMMUNITY MOSAIC PROJECTS: SEMINAR AND HANDS-ON PROJECT
SEMINAR/WORKSHOP WITH LAUREL TRUE

COMMUNITY MOSAIC MURAL MAKING: HANDS-ON CLASS


Painting

SATIN SILK PAINTING

WATERCOLOR - cityscapes in plein air

UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING MATERIALS

OIL PAINTING IN PLEIN AIRE

THE FIGURE: A ONE WEEK INTENSIVE

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OILS

UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTING MATERIALS
PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP
OIL PAINTING, LANDSCAPES/CITYSCAPES
INTRO TO OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP
FIGURE STUDY: MAKING FACES
INTRO TO WATERCOLORS WORKSHOP


PAPERMAKING

HANDMADE PAPERS

 

Photography

PHOTOJOURNALISM - Creating Storytelling Images

INTRO TO BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
USING SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS TO PROMOTE YOUR ART
USING THE iPHONE and iPAD IN PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
USING THE iPHONE and iPAD IN PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY



Printmaking

PHOTOTRANSFERS WITH ENCAUSTICS AND PRINTMAKING

SILKSCREEN PRINTING FOR BEGINNERS

SILKSCREEN PRINTING WITH LAYERS (ADVANCED)

PRINTMAKING - LINOCUTS I

PRINTMAKING - LINOCUTS II

BATIK AND WOODCUT TESSELLATING PATTERNS
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING – LINOCUTS I
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING – Collagraphy
INTRO TO LINOLEUM CARVING
INTRO TO BLOCK PRINTING: LINOLEUM CARVING


Sculpture / 3-d

PUPPETS: Head to toe, hoof or wing

 

STAINED GLASS

STAINED GLASS IN 3-D

STAINED GLASS MORAVIAN STAR

SOLDERING TECHNIQUES FOR STAINED GLASS
INTRO TO STAINED GLASS

 

 

 

Call to register, 504-949-1525, Monday through Friday 9am - 7 pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, and Sunday 10am - 5pm.