Arts & Crafts

sketchbook

water color class

wheelthrowing

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

Beginning Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructor: Katie Susko

  • 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesdays, June 28-August 9
    • In observation of the holiday, courses will not run July 4-6.
  • Fees: $101 NU/ $111 Public
  • Location: ARTica Studio, Underground Floor Norris Student Center

Students will learn basic throwing techniques to create various forms with the wheel. This fun yet intensive class will allow students to create functional objects while experimenting with and building their skills. In observation of the holiday, courses will not run July 5.

Exploring Watercolor (6 weeks)

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • 5:30-7:30 PM, Mondays, June 26-August 7
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public
  • Location: ARTica Classroom, Underground Floor Norris Student Center

This six-week course is an introduction to watercolor painting. Participants in the course will find Ingrid's patience and understanding of the learning process form her previous teaching career extremely valuable. Through lectures, painting demonstrations, and personal attention to each student, participants will be exposed to the elements and principles of design, the importance of value relationships in a painting, color mixing, how to plan a painting, along with interesting techniques used in watercolor to create unique painting results. Students will learn how to express instead of copying. This is a fun class where the fear of the blank paper disappears and everyone learns how to express in paint.

Introduction to the Black and White Darkroom (5 weeks)

Instructor: Travis Roozee

  • 6:00-9:00 PM, Wednesdays, June 28-August 2
    • In observation of the holiday, courses will not run July 4-6.
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public
  • Location: Darkroom A, Underground Floor Norris Student Center

This course introduces photography with black and white film and darkroom practices. Students will receive an overview of black and white methods, including camera functions, exposure control, film developing, and image printing. This introductory course will establish a basic skill set and serve as a starting point for further lens-based explorations. Material covered in the course is transferable to digital cameras and mobile devices. Please bring an operational 35mm film camera to each class. *Please note, this course will not meet on July 4.

Sketchbook I: Drawing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesdays, June 28-August 9*
    • In observation of the holiday, courses will not run July 4-6.
  • Fee: $101 NU / $111 Public
  • Location: ARTica Classroom, Underground Floor Norris Student Center

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. *Please note, this course will not meet on July 5.