Arts & Crafts

sketchbook

water color class

wheelthrowing

Summer 2018 Mini Courses

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

Sketchbook I: Graphite and Charcoal Drawing (4 weeks)

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00PM, June 27 - July 25
    • Location: ARTica Classroom
    • Fee: $111 NU / $121 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. Please note the Mini Course will not meet on July 4.

Register for Sketchbook I: Graphite and Charcoal Drawing here!

Beginning Ceramics (4 weeks)

Instructor: Ian Wallach

  • Wednesdays: 5:30 - 8:00PM, June 27- July 25
    • Location: ARTica Studios 
    • Fee: $111 NU/ $121 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. Please note the Mini Course will not meet on July 4.

Register for Beginning Ceramics Section A here!

Ceramics Sculpture (4 weeks)

Instructor: Becca Smith

  • Saturdays: 3:00 - 5:30PM, June 30 - July 28
    • Location: ARTica Studios 
    • Fee: $111 NU/$121 Public

Sculptural ceramics will be a course focused on hand building. Learn more about several process and explore concept, volume, and surface decoration!Please note this Mini Course will not meet on July 7.

Register for Ceramics Sculpture here!

Past Mini Courses

Sketchbook II: Mixed Media (6 weeks)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Intermediate Ceramics (6 weeks)

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.