Creative Arts

The Basics of Drawing Mini Course

The Basics of Drawing Mini Course

Watercolor Mini Course

Exploring Watercolor Mini Course

Wheel Throwing Mini Course

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Mini Course

Exploring Watercolor  

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

Exploring watercolor takes you from A - Z in understanding watercolor painting, from overcoming the "fear" of the white paper, to using some "tricks" to achieving exciting results. YES....you CAN correct in watercolor painting! This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

*All supplies are included

 

The Basics of Drawing I

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

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.

*All supplies are included

 

The Basics of Drawing II - Color Composition

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

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.

*All supplies are included

 

Introduction to Functional Ceramics 

Instructors: Ian Wallach and Katherine Jernigan

This beginner’s course will cover several techniques for hand building functional ceramic pieces, including pinch pots, slab building, coil building, and use of plaster molds. The course will feature an overview of various surface-decorating techniques. Students will also learn how to glaze their pieces.

*All supplies are included

 

Introduction to Wheel Throwing 

Instructors: Joshua M.G. McCormick, Katherine Jernigan, and Joshua M.G. McCormick   

Designed for beginners, this course will provide an introduction to clay as a medium. Students will learn how to wedge clay and use an electric wheel to create functional vessels. Students will also learn how to glaze their pieces.

*All supplies are included

 

Coffee Culture: Creating Coffee and Tea Vessels  

Instructor: Katherine Jernigan 

In this course, we will deep dive into the various ceramic vessels used in the preparation and consumption of coffee and tea. Projects will include an espresso cup, pour-over/drip coffee maker, tea strainer and mug set, and a cream pitcher.

*NOTE: Proven knowledge of wheel throwing techniques or prior enrollment in a Beginning Wheel Throwing Mini Course is required. 

** All supplies included 

 

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Joshua M.G. McCormick

Adding to the processes taught in Intro to Ceramics: Wheel throwing, students will build off the basics and work their way up to slightly more complex and larger forms. Students will also experiment with new glazing techniques.

*Prerequisite: Must have taken the Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Norris Mini Course. No exceptions. 

 

Advanced Wheel Throwing 

Instructor: Ian Wallach 

This is a course ONLY for advanced potters-people who are proficient at throwing and trimming various forms and understand the multiple drying stages of clay. This course will focus on forms that are thrown on the wheel and then altered off the wheel. For example, oval trays, teapots, pitchers, mugs, pour-overs etc. We will be looking at various source material in class for inspiration and discussing form and function.

*Must have taken the Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Norris Mini Course. NO EXCEPTIONS

** All supplies are included

 

Introduction to Film Photography 

Instructor: Rico Xi 

This course is an introduction to the traditional way of making photographs. Topics include but are not limited to the history of photography, film camera operation, film development, printmaking, and contemporary fine art photography. Supplies include – 1 roll of Black and white film if you own an SLR camera, or 1 disposable Black and White Cameras if you do not own a camera.

*All darkroom processing supplies included 

 

Digital Video Editing   

Instructor: Steven Fischer 

Learn the basics of video editing. This course introduces students to the role of the editor as a storyteller, the history of editing, and the fundamentals of editing as an effective communicator. The course includes hands-on with Premiere Pro. You’ll be editing, a lot!