Fall 2018 Classes begin September 11th!

Art School Classes for Adults — Fall Semester

All classes are 9 weeks unless noted.

photo by Roberto Gonzalez


Jewelry: Fabrication
Jim Hosner, Marion Fague-Bass (Wed. 2pm) Candace Stern (Thu. 6pm)
Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm | Wednesdays 10am – 1pm | Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm | Thursdays 6pm – 9pm | Saturdays 10am – 1pm
Cost: $185 ; Materials fee: $50
Join this popular program to learn the three stages of fabrication – cutting, welding, polishing – while completing original projects. Students also learn stone-setting and safety techniques. (Choose one class time from list.)

Jewelry: Faceted Stone Settings
Jim Hosner
Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $185 ; Materials fee: $50
Students will earn to do stone setting techniques: prong, tube, and gypsy. Prong settings show off the stone, while in tube setting, the stone is set into a metal tube that is added to the design. Gypsy setting places the stone directly into jewelry.


photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Beginning Pottery
Cindy McDowell
Thursdays 6pm – 9pm (begins Sept 13)
Cost: $245; Materials Fee: $40
Treat yourself to an enriching experience by working with clay. You will be taught the basics of working with clay to construct the items you wish to make. Techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, altering shapes, decorating, glazing and firing will be covered. You can decide on the projects you want to make, or you can follow the scheduled project for the lesson. Personal and group instruction are provided. Items are fired quickly and glazed items are usually ready to take home the following week.

Ceramics Open Studio
Cindy McDowell & others
Thursdays 6pm – 9pm <4 or 9 weeks> (begins Sept 13)
Cost: 4 weeks–$124; 9 weeks–$245; Materials Fee: $40
Looking to pursue your own path in ceramics? Need only an occasional helpful hint? Ceramics Open Studio is for you! Bring your own materials and supplies to create artwork using our potter’s wheels and studio. Staff are happy to answer occasional questions, but this is for self-directed, experienced artists. Please note: clay body & supplies guidelines available upon request.

Pottery: Alternative Firings
Cindy McDowell
Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm (beings Sept 11)
Cost: $245; Materials Fee: $40
Work with alternative firing techniques such as saggars, horse hair, raku and pit firing. Other techniques include airbrushing stoneware glazes, trailing glaze and slip, colored clay, colored slip, and other decorative techniques. Beginning pottery, or extensive experience with clay, is recommended before taking this class.


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Intro to Acrylic Painting
Calixto O’Neill
Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm (begins Sept 11)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
This introductory acrylic painting class will provide you with techniques and skills towards confident acrylic painting. Learn step by step in a comfortable environment. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you progress!

Painting: Color Theory
PJ Svedja
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (begins Sept 12)
Cost: $110 + supplies list
Learn the basics of color mixing for any painting. This class covers everything from basic color mixing, temperature (which colors are warm or cool), highlights, shadows, reflective colors, value, whew! You name it! Whether you are a novice or a professional this class is packed with tips and tricks that are sure to change the way you look at color forever. Each class will be a new skill with small practice exercises.

Painting: Acrylics
PJ Svedja
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm (begins Sept 12)
Cost: $200 + supplies list
This multi-level class gives you the opportunity to explore acrylic paint to create three guided paintings, each completely different in subject and style. Your fourth painting is done independently; your choice of subject. Whether you have basic skills, are already a painter, or want a refresher, this is a fun class to learn skills, techniques and color theory!

Beginning Drawing
Calixto O’ Neill
Mondays, 6pm-9pm (begins Sept 17)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
Explore line, shape, form, distance and angles while developing skills in drawing and developing your artistic eye.

Advanced Painting
Glen Ward
Sundays 1pm – 5pm <6 weeks> (begins Sept 23)
Cost: $185 + supplies list
This class is designed for students who are familiar with painting basics, and are looking to explore new and different techniques, including incorporating mixed media, increasing their skills, and more. Beginning watercolors, or similar, is a recommended prerequisite.


Please note that Sculpting 2 and Sculpting: Casting Miniatures will not be held in Fall session, but will resume in Winter session.


Intro to Digital Photography
Michael Van Gelder
Wednesdays 6pm-9pm <6 weeks> (begins Sept 12)
Cost: $225
Love photography? New hobby? Received a new DSLR as a gift? Learn how to put it to good use and start capturing memories. Learn how to MAKE pictures instead of just TAKING them. Learn the concepts you see in magazines and online, through hands-on instruction, presentations, assignments and critiques.

Digital Photography Expanded
Michael Van Gelder
Sundays 6pm-9pm <6 weeks> (begins Sept 16)
Cost: $225
Expand your knowledge of photographic composition and creative imaging. Learn the essentials of metering, and when and where to use it. Learn through group discussions, instructor critiques, and a field trip. Digital Photography is a recommended prerequisite.


Thread Painting
Hye Shin
Thursdays 10am-12pm <6 weeks> (begins Sept. 13)
Cost: $185; Materials Fee: $25
Learn simple reeling techniques, color theory, and apply both to class projects to create professional quality artwork, suitable for hanging. Your instructor will provide you with a frame for your first abstract wall hanging – perfect for your home or a holiday gift. In your artwork, you’ll blend yarns, creating smooth gradations, and experiment with colors and design composition, as well as using various threads and yarns to explore texture.