Arts & Crafts

sketchbook

water color class

wheelthrowing

Register for Arts and Crafts Mini Courses at the Norris Box Office!

Sketchbook I: Graphite and Charcoal Drawing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 - 8:00PM, April 17 - May 22
  • Fee: $101 NU / $111 Public

This course provides a solid technical understanding of drawing. Beginner students will learn an appreciation for charcoal and graphite media through lessons in composition, value, line quality, perspective, and still life observation.

Sketchbook II: Mixed Media (6 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 - 10:00PM, April 17 - May 22
  • Fee: $101 NU / $111 Public

This course provides a solid technical understanding of drawing and color theory. Students from intermediate skill levels will learn an appreciation for materials and methods through lessons in composition, value, line quality, perspective, and still life observation.

Stage Makeup (8 weeks)

Instructor: Sanja Manakoski

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00PM, April 18 - June 6
  • Fee: $131 NU / $141 Public

FANTASY MAKEUP COURSE! Use your face as a canvas. Explore and learn how to apply makeup correctly. In this class we will focus on designing and creating fantasy looks using different makeup techniques. You will learn about gore, old age, animal, and basic corrective makeup. Some of the techniques that you learn you can apply in your everyday makeup, but also for a Halloween party! Students will leave the course with a full skill set in stage fantasy makeup.

Exploring Watercolor Monotype (6 weeks)

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • Mondays: 6:00 - 8:00PM, April 16 - May 21
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. during this six week class, consisting of twelve hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the additive, subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Beginning Knitting: Knit a Striped Scarf! (3 weeks)

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Tuesdays: 7:30 - 9:30PM, April 17 - May 1
  • Fee: $41 NU / $51 Public

From zero to a finished scarf in just three weeks! This course is for people who want to learn to knit and like to see results quickly. Design and create your own striped scarf while you learn a new relaxing and artistic hobby. Materials needed: students will receive a supplies list on January 19 for their first day of class.

Beginning Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Section A
    • Mondays: 7:00 - 9:00PM, April 16 - May 21
  • Section B
    • Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:00PM, April 17 - May 22
  • Section C
    • Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:00PM, April 18 - May 23
  • Fee: $101 NU/ $111 Public

Introduction to wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Students will learn to use a variety of techniques to both functional and sculptural forms. We will discuss glazing techniques and other design applications for pottery.

Ceramics Sculpture (6 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Mondays: 4:00 - 6:00PM, April 16 - May 21
  • Fee: $101 NU/$111 Public

Sculptural ceramics will be a course focused on hand building. Learn more about several process and explore concept, volume, and surface decoration!

Intermediate: Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Section A
    • Tuesdays: 4:00 - 6:00PM, April 17 - May 22 
  • Section B
    • Wednesdays: 7:00 - 9:00PM, April 18 - May 23 
  • Fee: $101 NU/$111 Public

This class is for students who want to review and practice their throwing skills. The focus will be on making taller and larger work and incorporating hand building techniques. Previous ceramics experience is required.