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WELDING

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, Dec 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                               Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F04-68903         $160, $30 material fee to instructor  closed

Sat, Jan 31, 11-3 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W01-81363                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Feb 21, 11-3 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W02-81364                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Mar 21, 11-3 p.m.                                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W03- 81365                     $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Apr 11, 11-3 p.m.                                                       Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W04-81366                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Advanced Welding Workshop

Cathy Hiatt/Diane Larson
Continue your welding skills. Work as a team developing designs and creating a metal sculpture. Enjoy unlimited access to scrap metal, found metal objects and processed steel and the expertise and guidance of three instructors. Pre-requisite:  Beginning Welding  

Sun, Dec 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F04-69151                         $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Feb 8, 11-3 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W01-81367                      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Feb 22, 11-3 p.m.                                                       Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W02-81368                      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Mar 22, 11-3 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W03-81710                      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Apr 12, 11-3 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W04-81711                      $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, Dec 4, 5-8 p.m.                                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F04-69147                         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Jan 29, 5-8 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W01-81706                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Feb 19, 5-8 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W02-81707                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Mar 19, 5-8 p.m.                                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W03-81708                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Apr 2, 5-8 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W04-81709                      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

HOME WELDING

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, Jan 23-Mar 13, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks,           Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1214W01-81721                                                     $289

SCREEN PRINTING

Screen Printing Workshop

Learn the technique of screen printing, so that you can make your own designs and products from your own home. Explore the tools and processes needed to make your own silk screen and experience the process of printing. Take away a finished screen and the knowledge to begin to follow your own screen printing dreams. Materials provided. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm.

Fri, Feb 13-20, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks                   Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1232W01-81714                                $119, includes materials

CLOCKS

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, Jan 27-Mar 17, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks             Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230W01-81723                                        $199, plus supplies

Tue, Jan 27-Mar 17, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks             Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230W02-81724                                        $199, plus supplies

PAINTING

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
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. For more information about Valorie and this class, check her out on her website or on her blog.

Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks                           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W01-80074                                           $139, plus materials

Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26 , 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W02-80075                                           $139, plus materials

Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
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. Supply list. For more information about Valorie and this class, check her out online at her website or on her blog.

Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205W01- 81115                                          $139, plus materials

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

Marilyn Cassidy
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.

Wed, Feb 4-Mar 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks                    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200W01-81113                                           $139, plus materials

DRAWING

You Can Draw!

Brian Brennan
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.

Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks                       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101W01-80071                                           $139, plus materials

Continuing Drawing

Brian Brennan
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.

Tue, Mar 3-Apr 7, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks                        Littleton Campus
ARCR 1103W01-81376                                           $139, plus materials

Fun with Faces

Joy Schultz
Have fun exploring the human face. This class will simplify and show you how easy drawing a face can be. Learn how to see the head as basically a spherical form, and the proportions and placement of features. Use vine charcoal to create a variety of expressive marks from line quality to shading. See how easy charcoal is to change and build upon. See the supply list online.

Tue, Nov. 4-Dec 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1090F01-68911                       $99, $4 material fee to instructor

ILLUSTRATION

Illustrating Children’s Books

Gail Nelson
Have you ever had the creative desire to illustrate a children’s book? If so, this hands-on class is for you! Explore how to develop a storyboard from a manuscript, draw sketches to-scale, and turn the sketches into finished illustrations. Examples, discussions, and drawing time are included. Bring your story to illustrate or choose a children’s story from the public domain. Learn from an award-winning artist, graphic designer, children’s book illustrator, and author.

Tue, Sept 23-30, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1080F01-69153              $69, $3 material fee to instructor

CALLIGRAPHY

Beginning and Continuing Calligraphy

Watch Evette's How To Begin Writing in Calligraphy Video! 

Copperplate Calligraphy

Evette Goldstein
Learn Copperplate Calligraphy, the style of writing found in the Declaration of Independence. Discover the joy of self-expression through this beautiful art form. Check out her calligraphy website

Thu, Feb 26-Mar 26, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102W01-81742                      $99, $40 material fee to instructor* 

Chancery Hand Calligraphy

Evette Goldstein
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, Jan 22-Feb 19, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104W01-80073                      $99, $40 material fee to instructor*

Illuminations

Watch Evette's How To Begin Writing in Calligraphy Video! 

Evette Goldstein
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. Supply list. Check out her calligraphy website.

Thu, Nov 13-Dec 18, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1114F01-68890                                       $99

WOOD CRAFTS

Beginning Woodcarving

Jack Bayman
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, Jan 21-Mar 11, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks                      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055W01- 80099               $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor

NEEDLE ARTS

Create Some Fall and Winter Fun! Get Hooked: On Crocheting!

Shelly Stephens
Crocheting is the newest craze of an old skill. Gain tips, knowledge and crochet creatively while you relax and meet new crochet friends. Practice yarns and crochet hooks are provided for first-timers or bring your own special project. Left-handers are welcome.

Wed, Feb 4-25, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks                                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122W01-80082                                                                  $79

SEWING

The Green Scene-Sewing Workshop

Learn to re-purpose and re-invent clothes from your closets or the thrift store.  It’s for beginning to intermediate skill levels and is a vehicle for you to learn more about the intricacies of patterns, designing, fitting and sewing. Machines provided. Classes held 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver

Mon, Jan 26-Feb 23,  5-9 p.m., 4 wks           Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR1179W01-81722                                                                  $224