Arts & Crafts

sketchbook

water color class

wheelthrowing

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

Sketchbook I: Graphite and Charcoal Drawing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 Pm, January 23 - February 27
  • 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, 8:00-10:00 PM, January 23 - February 27
  • 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 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Sanja Manakoski

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM, January 24 - February 28
  • Fee: $131 NU / $141 Public

Students will learn the principles and techniques of makeup design and execution for the stage and everyday life. From executing basic corrective, age makeup, facial industries, and abstract art to designing makeup for intimate to large venue theatre spaces, students will leave the course with a full skill set in stage makeup.

Costume Design (6 weeks)

Instructor: Sanja Manakoski

  • Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM, January 25 - March 8
  • Fee: $131 NU / $141 Public

This course is designed for students to get the understanding of the principles of theatrical design and the psychology of character clothing. Students will develop costume designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directional concept. Costume and character research, design, and drawing skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in fabric search, line drawings and costume paperwork.

 

Exploring Watercolor Painting (6 weeks)

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM, January 22 - February 26
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public

This six week course is an introduction to watercolor painting. Participants will learn the importance of value, shapes, color, and design in watercolor painting, in addition to how a painting is started. Ingrid will demonstrate many unique techniques that can be used in watercolor painting during the six weeks. Much information is packed into each two-hour class,w with a lesson and demonstration in the beginning of the session, followed by students working on their individual paintings with Ingrid's guidance. Participants will walk away from this experience with a good foundation about watercolor painting and design. 

Beginning Knitting: Make a Scarf! (3 weeks)

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30PM, January 23 - February 6
  • 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 won striped scarf while you learn a new relaxing and artistic hobby. Materials needed: students will receive a supplies list on January 19 fo their first day of class. 

Intermediate Knitting: Make a Hat! (3 weeks)

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30PM, February 13 - February 27
  • Fee: $41 NU / $51 Public

Learn to knit in the round and finish  hat in just three weeks! Knitters who know the basics and are ready for the next level will enjoy blocks of time to work on expanding their skills. Perfect for students who already know knitting and purling and want to design their next project. Materials needed: students will receive a supplies list on February 9 for their first day of class. 

Beginning Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Section 1: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00PM, January 23 - February 27
  • Section 2: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM, January 24 - February 28
  • Fees: $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 appilcations for pottery.

 

Ceramics Sculpture (6 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Mondays, 4:00-6:00PM, January 22 - February 26
  • 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 1: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00PM, January 23 - February 27
  • Section 2: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00PM, January 24 - February 28
  • 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.