|Greeting Cards||Cartoon Storytelling||Needle Arts|
|Welding||Wood Crafts||Home Welding|
Learn about the various types of brushes, how to apply paint, painting techniques and color theory. Choose subjects. Complete assigned exercises. Progress at your pace. Build on what you already know or learn what you may have missed in previous art classes. Includes lectures, notes, demonstrations, and individual help. Fun for beginners and comprehensive for all levels. Cass requires the use of non-toxic Turpenoid Natural, rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. Supply list at www.valoriesnyderart.blogspot.com.
Advanced Oil Painting
For painters with a comfortable grasp of painting techniques, brushwork, and color mixing. Possible topics of focus include alla prima painting, painting faster, advanced color mixing, still life compositions, and old master approaches or opt to work on your own project. Note: This class requires the use of Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (made by Gamblin Paints), rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. Bring supplies from your previous class, and we will add as needed. Find specific class description for this class on Valorie’s blog after the current class chooses the topic.
Learn the techniques used in watercolor painting: drawing, mixing colors, types of papers, wet on wet, dry brush, spatter, negative painting, experimental scrapings, layered, etc. to give you a working knowledge of watercolor. Supply list found online. Bring a drop cloth.
Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor
Discover a variety of approaches to watercolor through demonstrations, practice, and critiques. Explore watercolor artists. For intermediate students, refine your own techniques and explore others. Supply list. Bring a drop cloth.
Explore mixing and layering colors, brushwork, various surfaces, and many possible techniques such as opaque, broken color, impasto, knife painting, texturing, tonal under painting, glazing, and wet on wet. Bring photos you have to work from. No experience necessary. Supply list online. Bring a drop cloth. *No class May 7.
Thu, Apr 9-May 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109S01-80383 $139
You Can Draw!
Discover how to draw anything you see! This is a great class for beginners with little or no experience. Explore line, texture, tone as you learn how to draw observationally. Discover the secrets behind perspective, shape, shading and composition. Learn the techniques of "recording" images from your vision onto paper or canvas! Learn to draw anything you see! Explore line, texture, tone, perspective, shape, shading and composition. Bring drawing paper, ruler, and any type of pencil and eraser to first class. Supply list will also be discussed at first class.
For those who have taken Brian's You Can Draw! class or have some drawing experience. Continue to build your drawing skills. Supply list will also be discussed at first class.
Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling
This workshop is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This workshop guides participants through the process of story creation, character development, and expression through comic book and comic strip form.
Wed, Jun 24, 9-5 p.m., Littleton Campus
Beginning and Continuing Calligraphy
Learn this ancient art. Illuminations can be used to enhance quotes and poems written in calligraphy or as “stand alone” framed art work. Basic calligraphy skills are helpful. Supply list found online.
Thu, Apr 9-May 7, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1114S01-80837 $99
Chancery Hand Calligraphy
Learn Chancery Italic Calligraphy. Discover the joy of self-expression through this beautiful ancient art form. *If you are left handed, the material fee will be $6 more. Notify the office upon registration in order that materials will be ordered in time for course start date.
Thu, May 14-Jun 11, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104S01-81442 $99, $40 material fee to instructor*
By carving wildlife such as birds, animals, fish, etc. learn the steps of woodcarving including roughing out, relieving, texturing, painting and mounting. Selection of wood and tools will be covered. Depending on your project, material fee will vary. Bring a drop cloth.
Wed, Apr 8-May 27, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055S01-80394 $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Wed, Jun 24-Aug 12, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055M01-58227 $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher
Do you want to sew for yourself or others? Did you sew before but have forgotten how? Then this is the class for you. Learn or refresh basic sewing skills and finish a project. Must have a working sewing machine and know how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine. Supply list available.
Thu, Apr 9- May 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127S01-80391 $79
Wed, Jul 8-Aug 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127M01-59391 $79
Make Your Own Greeting Cards- The Easy Way
Everyone buys greeting cards and easily spends up to $200 or more annually. Purchased cards can cost as much as $5-6 apiece. You can create cards for all occasions using the very easy methods that you will learn in this class. Nancy Stern, a trained artist, has been making cards for many years. She will clearly demonstrate fun and simple techniques that anyone can do. No artistic requirements needed. Material fees include blank note cards, feathers, ribbons, paints and other fun gadgets, so you can go home with your own homemade creations.
Tue, June 2, 7-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
ARCR 1175S01-81843 $69, $20 material fee to instructor
Welding for Art's Sake: Beginning Welding
Cathy Hiatt/Diane Larson
Discover the tools and techniques to create welded art pieces. Learn basic metal fabrication using acetylene torch, plasma cutter and MIG welder. Explore varied finishing techniques using sand blaster, polishing/grinding equipment and heat coloration using oxy-acetylene torches. With one-on-one instruction and guidance, design and create a metal sculpture using various metal objects and scrap steel. Wear or bring a long-sleeve shirt and pants (no shorts) and closed-toe shoes or boots. *These classes are held at the Metal Shop, 3311 W. 71st Ave., Westminster
Sat, Jun 6, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S02-81241 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Jul 11, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-59020 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Aug 8, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M02-59021 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Welding for Art's Sake: Freestyle
Cathy Hiatt/Diane Larson
This class is a more freestyle approach to creating welding art. Enjoy unlimited access to scrap metal, found objects and processed steel to create a sculpture limited only by your imagination. Students will fabricate their metal piece using a MIG welder, plasma cutter, oxyacetylene torch. No experience required!
Sun, Jun 7, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216S03-81815 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Jul 12, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216M01-59122 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Aug 9, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216M02-59194 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Cutting Edge Metal Art
Cathy Hiatt/Diane Larson
Learn to design and create a metal art piece with one-on-one guidance and instruction in the use of a plasma cutter and oxyacetylene torch. Students will create two (2) wall art pieces in 20g and 16g steel. Choose from a variety of patterns to draw, cut and finish both pieces using a variety of tools and equipment. Personal inspiration is always encouraged. These classes are held at the Metal Shop, 3311 W. 71st Ave., Westminster.
Thu, May 7, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S01-81812 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Jun 4, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S02-81813 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Jul 9, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M01-59389 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Aug 6, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M02-59390 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Welding for Homeowners
Household projects got you stumped? Learn basic metalworking and fabrication skills by turning household project ideas into 3-D realities. Spend the first part of the class learning shop and tool safety through an assigned project. Project includes basic metal fabrication techniques: MIG welding, grinders, oxy-acetylene/plasma torch, and the use of a shear.
Fri, Mar 20-May 15, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1214S01-81828 $289
Designed for all levels, this course covers welding and blacksmithing safety and introduction to the anvil, forge and tools and the basic skills of the blacksmiths craft. The basic skills include drawing down points, spreading, scrolling, bending, manipulating materials using tools, different types of hammer blows and their effective use, punching round and square holes, splitting, twisting, upsetting, making tenons and heel bars, and joining methods, rivets, collars and an introduction to fire welding. Expect to make and take home projects including: candle holders, brackets, and frames for mirrors. No prerequisites required. Safety covered in the course.
Fri, Mar 20-May 15, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks, Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1225W02-81767 $289
Basic Clock Repair
Want to learn clock repairing as a hobby or profession? Learn clock dis-assembly, re-building, cleaning, assembly and adjustment. Gain the knowledge and techniques to be able to get a job repairing the most common type of mechanical clocks available today. You will receive an optional material list at the first class and most tools are provided. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm.
Tue, Mar 24-May 19, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230S01-81830 $199, plus supplies
Tue, Mar 24-May 19, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230S02-81901 $199, plus supplies