Creative Arts

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Watercolor

drawing

Drawing

wheel throwing

Ceramics

Winter 2020 Mini Courses

Register for Creative Arts Mini Courses this winter! 

Exploring Watercolor - Monotype 

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • Mondays: 6 pm - 8 pm, January 27 - March 2nd 
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Energy, improvisation, impulse, gesture and chance are all characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6 week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the additive, subtractive, and the 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. 

* All supplies are included

The Basics of Drawing I

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays: 6 pm - 8 pm, January 21 - February 25
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 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.

* All supplies are included

The Basics of Drawing II - Color Composition

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays: 8 pm - 10 pm, January 21 - February 25
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 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.

* All supplies are included

Introduction to Hand Building and Ceramic Sculpture

Instructor: Ian Wallach

  • Section A: Mondays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, January 13 - February 24*
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public
    • *Please note there is no class on Martin Luther King Day January 20th 

Instructor: Katherine Jernigan

  • Section B: Wednesdays: 7 pm - 9 pm, January 22 - February 26
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

This course will take students through the basics of various hand-building methods and glazing. The course will primarily focus on teaching a range of hand building methods like pinch pots, slab building techniques, coil work, and sculpting life-like animals and objects.

* All supplies are included

Introduction to Throwing on the Potter's Wheel

Instructor: Joshua M.G. McCormick

  • Section A: Mondays: 7 pm - 9 pm, January 13 - February 24*
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public
    • *Please note there is no class on Martin Luther King Day January 20th

Instructor: Katherine Jernigan 

  • Section B: Wednesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, January 22 - February 26
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Beginning Ceramics is perfect for students with no prior clay experience. This class is an introduction to clay ceramics, where students will be working with only the pottery wheel.

* All supplies are included

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Joshua M.G. McCormick

  • Thursdays: 7 pm - 9 pm, January 23 - February 27
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

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. 

Intermediate Hand Building and Ceramic Sculpture

Instructor: Joshua M.G. McCormick 

  • Thursdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, January 23 - February 27
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Mirroring the format of Beginning Ceramics, Intermediate students will learn more advanced methods and techniques to refine finished pieces. Students will also experiment with new glazing techniques.

* All supplies are included

** Prerequisite: Must have taken any Ceramics Norris Mini Course

Advanced Throwing On and Off the Wheel Techniques 

Instructor: Ian Wallach 

  • Tuesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, January 21 - February 25
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

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.

*All supplies are included

**Prerequisite: Must have taken the Introduction to Throwing on the Potter's Wheel Mini Course. No exception. 

Introduction to Film Photography 

Instructor: Rico Xi 

  • Wednesdays: 6 pm - 8:00 pm, January 22 - February 12
    • Fee: $95 NU / $105 Public

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. 

* All supplies included