Creative Arts

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Watercolor

drawing

Drawing

wheel throwing

Ceramics

Fall 2019 Mini Courses

Register for Creative Arts Mini Courses this fall!

Creative Expression in Watercolor

Instructor: Ingrid Albrecht

  • Mondays: 6 pm - 8 pm, October 14 - November 18
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Have you ever wanted to create a dramatic painting in watercolor? Then this is the course for you! During 6 weeks, Ingrid will guide participants through basic learning steps of brush control, various washes, color theory, the importance of value (those light and dark shapes), and creating exciting shapes not boring ones. Added to this list are some special tips that Ingrid will share to bring excitement to watercolor painting. There will be no fear of the blank paper and students will wish that the course was longer. At the end of each session the participants learn from each other during a class critique.

* All supplies are included

The Basics of Drawing I

Instructor: Stephanie Lupu

  • Tuesdays: 6 pm - 8 pm, October 15 - November 19
    • 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, October 15 - November 19
    • 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, October 14 - November 18
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Instructor: Katherine Jernigan

  • Section B: Wednesdays: 7 pm - 9 pm, October 16 - November 20
    • 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, October 14 - November 18
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Instructor: Ian Wallach

  • Section B: Tuesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, October 15 - November 19
    • Fee: $115 NU / $125 Public

Instructor: Katherine Jernigan

  • Section C: Wednesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, October 16 - November 20
    • 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, October 10 - November 21
    • 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: Ian Wallach

  • Thursdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, October 10 - November 21
    • 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

Digital Video Editing

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Mondays: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, October 21 - November 25
    • Fee: $105 NU / $115 Public

Learn the basics of video editing. This course introduces students to the role of the editor as 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!

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Tuesdays: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, October 22 - November 26
    • Fee: $75 NU / $85 Public

This course is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This class is about realizing the potential of becoming a cartoonist no matter your skill level. This course is intended to introduce students to the possibilities cartooning offers as a vehicle to express and communicate effectively. Students should realize that while commercial cartooning may require certain skills and abilities, the only limitation in the art of cartoon storytelling are those self-imposed. Anyone willing to express him or herself honestly can create a legitimate comic. Our objective is to create and complete an original story with original characters.

* All supplies included (Sketchbook and pencil)