Arts & Crafts

sketchbook

water color class

wheelthrowing

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

Creative Design with Monotype Printing (6 Weeks)

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Mondays, April 17-May 22
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public

Energy, improvisation, impulse, gesture, and chance are all characteristics of this printing process. Students in this six-week class will learn the monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the additive, subtractive, and free-style 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 Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructors: Tom Hill (A,B) and Katie Susko (C)

  • Section A (Tom): 4:30-6:30 PM, Mondays, April 17-May 22
  • Section B (Tom): 4:30-6:30 PM, Tuesdays, April 18-May 23
  • Section C (Katie): 1:00-3:00 PM, Saturdays, April 22-May 27
  • Fees: $101 NU/ $111 Public

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.

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics (6 weeks)

Instructor: Tom Hill (A), Katie Susko (B)

  • Section A (Tom): 6:45-8:45 PM, Mondays, April 17-May 22
  • Section B (Katie): 3:30-5:30 PM, Saturdays, April 22-May 27
  • Fees: $101 NU/ $111 Public

This class is both for students who want to review and practice their throwing skills and experienced potters who can consistently center and pull a cylinder. We will focus on larger forms and handbuilding. Previous pottery experience is necessary.

Intermediate Knitting: Socks! (6 weeks)

Instructor: Anne Howard

  • 7:30-9:00 PM, Thursdays, April 20-May 25
  • Fee: $101 NU / $111 Public

Handknit socks are a luxurious, perfectly-fitting outlet for your creativity. They make excellent gifts for yourself and others. If you've already taken Beginning Knitting and/or have mastered the basic knit and purl, this is the class for you! Make a baby sock and learn the elements of sock construction while you master knitting in the round. Bring sock yarn and needles of your choosing to the first class.

Introduction to the Black and White Darkroom (6 weeks)

Instructor: Travis Roozee

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesdays, April 18-May 23
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public

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.

Sketchbook I: Drawing (6 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesdays, April 18-May 23
  • 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

  • 8:00-10:00 PM, Tuesdays: April 18-May 23
  • Fee: $101 NU / $111 Public

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