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Bookbinding

CURRENT CLASSES

 

INTRO TO BOOK MAKING: ALBUMS back by popular demand!!

Saturday, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
December 2, 2017


CALLIGRAPHY

CURRENT CLASSES


COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY: INTRO WORKSHOP *back by popular demand
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 27, 2017
(ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: ADDRESSING ENVELOPES *back by popular demand
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
October 21, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
Also offered
December 9, 2017

 

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY: ALL CAPS! *back by popular demand
Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
November 3, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: PLAYFUL LETTERING *back by popular demand
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 8, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN POINTED PEN *back by popular demand
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 17, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

FREEFORM LETTERING AND GILDING *back by popular demand
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 30 – October 1, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

 

TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY TECHNIQUES *new class!
Tuesday EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 7 – 28, 2017 (4 WEEKS)

 

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

Tuesday EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 5 – 26, 2017 (4 WEEKS)



Drawing

CURRENT CLASSES


BEGINNING DRAWING *back by popular demand
Thursday EVENINGS 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm
September 7 – October 12, 2017 (6 WEEKS)
Also offered
November 2 – December 14, 2017 (NO CLASS Nov 23 for THANKSGIVING)


PEN AND INK WORKSHOP *back by popular demand
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
November 18 – 19, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

 

DRAWING WORKSHOP: CHARCOAL SKETCHING *back by popular demand
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
October 7 – 8, 2017 (2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)
Also offered
December 2 – 3, 2017

 

DRAWING WORKSHOP: FIGURE STUDY *new class
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 23 – 24, 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
August 30 – September 27, 2017 (5 WEEKS)
Also offered
October 4 – November 1, 2017)


PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

CURRENT CLASSES

 

INTRODUCTION TO PMC3 METAL CLAY *back by popular demand
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 9, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

INTRODUCTION TO BRONZE CLAY *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 24, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

PMC EARRINGS *back by popular demand!
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 16, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


PMC PENDANT *back by popular demand!
Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 23, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

PMC3 - Beyond the Basics *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 10, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


PMC RINGS *back by popular demand
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 17, 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)
September 5 – October 10, 2017
Also offered
November 7 – December 12, 2017

 

INTRO TO ACRYLICS WORKSHOP back by popular demand
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 16 – 17, 2017 (TWO DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP)

Also offered
November 11 – 12, 2017

OIL PAINTING, Beginning and Continuing back by popular demand
Wednesday MORNINGS 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
October 18 – November 29, 2017 (6 WEEKS) (NO CLASS NOV 22 for THANKSGIVING)
Also offered
December 6, 2017 – January 17, 2018 (6 WEEKS) (NO CLASS DEC 27 for X-MAS/NEW YEARS)


Papermaking

NO CURRENT CLASSES

 

Photography

CURRENT CLASSES

 

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm (ONE DAY WORKSHop )
August 26, 2017
ALSO OFFERED
October 7, 2017
Also offered
December 9, 2017


INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Tuesday DAYTIMES 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
October 3 – 24, 2017 (4 WEEKS)


PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK *back by popular demand

Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
November 4, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


INTRO TO INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
November 11, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


INTRO TO BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
August 12, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
ALSO OFFERED
November 18, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


MAKING PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS *back by popular demand
SATURDAY 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
October 21, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


INTRO TO MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY *back by popular demand
SATURDAY 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
October 28, 2017 (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)


 

Printmaking

CURRENT CLASSES

BLOCK PRINTING: CREATING YOUR OWN PATTERNS & TEXTILES *back by popular demand
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September 16 - 17, 2017 (2-DAY WORKSHOP)   
Also offered
November 4 – 5, 2017   

BLOCK PRINTING, BEGINNING AND CONTINUING*back by popular demand
Thursday EVENINGS 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 14 – October 5, 2017 (4 WEEKS)
Also offered
October 26 – November 16, 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)

INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY: PLAYFUL NEULAND
INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY: Unical Hand



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

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
BYZANTINE CHAIN BRACELET

 




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
WATERCOLORS, Beginning and Continuing
BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING


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
MAKING PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS
INTRO TO MACRO 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
BLOCK PRINTING, BEGINNING AND CONTINUING


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.