Blacksmithing for Beginners
Make custom interior and exterior accents for your home. Learn appropriate safety procedures when working with hot metal, forge maintenance, hammer techniques, tapering, twisting, fullring, shouldering, hot cuts, rivets, right angles, upsetting, ball ends and scrolling. Make a wall hook, trivet, planter hook or your own creation. No experience necessary. Wear boots and cotton clothes (no sneakers and no polyester). Safety glasses will be provided. Classes held at 6970 W 116th, Unit B, Broomfield.
Fri, Feb 14-Mar 7, 11-5 p.m., 4 wks Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1218 W01-81369 $475, $40 material fee to instructor
Forging for the Garden
Discover decorative and functional iron work for the outdoors. Standing and hanging plant hooks, decorative floral forms, trellises, and gate hinges and latches will be demonstrated Wear boots and cotton clothes. No sneakers or polyester. Safety glasses provided. No experience necessary.
Fri, Mar 21-Apr 11, 11-5 p.m., 4 wks Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1219 W01-81370 $475, $40 material fee to instructor
Holiday Gifts made from Silver (Precious Metal Clay)
Give hand-crafted jewelry as holiday gifts! PMC is bound particles of silver which can be worked like clay and then fired to make a 100% pure silver object. Try out this fun and easy material to make earrings, pendants, charms or small ornaments. No experience necessary. Materials and tools provided. *Materials/tool kit fee: $45-$60 depending on the number and size of the projects. A map of the class location will be mailed to you.
Sat, Dec 7, noon-4 p.m. AlisaP Design Studio
ARCR 1137F01-68910 $69, plus materials
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
Thu, Feb 13, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W01-81363 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Feb 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W02-81364 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Mar 13, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W03-81365 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Mar 22, 11 a.m.-2 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, Feb. 2, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W01-81367 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Mar. 2, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216W02-81368 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
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. .This class 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 blog at www.valoriesnyderart.blogspot.com.
Thu, Jan 23-Feb 27, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W01-80074 $139, plus materials
Thu, Jan 23-Feb 27, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W02-80075 $139, plus materials
Advanced Oil Painting
If you have a comfortable grasp of painting techniques, brushwork, and color mixing. Class determines topic focus. 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. Not for beginners. This class 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 blog at www.valoriesnyderart.blogspot.com.
Tue, Jan 21-Feb 25, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205W01-81115 $139, plus materials
Oil Painting All Levels
Beginners through advanced students are welcome in this comprehensive oil painting class. Learn old master methods to incorporate design, composition, and color theory. Get tips for taking care of your supplies. Drawing skills not required, develop your own original works. Supply list.
Wed, Nov 13-Dec 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1086F01-68461 $139, plus materials
Wed, Feb 5-Mar 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1086W01-81373 $139, plus materials
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.
Wed, Jan 29-Mar 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200W01-81113 $139, plus materials
Dip Into Art
Try 6 different media each week including charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and pen and ink. Discover the fun of each technique. A demonstration of various techniques is given. Explore basic elements of art: composition, value, and color. No experience is necessary. Bring drop cloth. Material fee includes all you need.
Tue, Jan 21-Feb 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1099W01-81375 $139, $24 material fee to instructor
Learn different types of pastels and papers. Explore a variety of techniques, color mixing, creating an interesting composition and how to express yourself using value, color temperature and intensity with a variety of subject matter. No experience necessary. Supply list. Bring a drop cloth.
Tue, Mar 4-25, 1:40-4:30 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1088W01-81374 $99
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.
Thu, Jan 23-Feb 27, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101W01-80071 $139, plus materials
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, Jan 28-Mar 4, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1103W01-81376 $139, plus materials
Fun with Faces
Discover how easy drawing a face can be! Explore the human face. Learn how to view proportions and place features. Use vine charcoal to shade and create a variety of facial marks and expressions. Bring one stick of jumbo vine charcoal and a kneaded eraser to first class. *Material fee covers handouts and sketch paper.
Tue, Nov 26-Dec 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 3 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1090F01-68911 $99, $1 material fee to instructor
PEN AND INK
Pen and Ink: Traditional and Non-Traditional Drawing
Lisa Lee Adams
Explore various approaches, including innovative, to pen and ink drawing including collage, wash, mixed media, and black glue. Optional materials may be purchased from instructor in addition to required supplies.
Tue, Feb 4-Mar 11, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1208W01-81377 $139, plus materials
Beginning and Continuing 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.. Supply list.
Thu, Jan 23-Feb 20, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1140W01-81378 $99, $40 material fee to instructor*
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, Feb 27-Mar 27, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1114W01-81379 $99
Practice basic sewing skills. Use a pattern, select appropriate material, and construct an easy project. Bring your working machine/manual, enthusiasm and the required equipment and supplies the first night. Supply list. Pre-requisites: know how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin.
Tue, Feb 18-Mar 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127W01-80084 $79
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 5-26, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122W01-80082 $79, plus materials
Lunch and Crochet: Get Hooked
Bring your lunch and learn or continue to crochet. Make some handmade items and impress your family and friends. Handmade crochet items make great gifts anytime of the year!
Wed, Mar 5-26, 11:30-1:30 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1123W01-81372 $79, plus materials
Learn the basics of knitting - cast on, knit, purl, cast off, increases and decreases. Discuss knitting abbreviations and conventions, read a pattern and yarn label. Purchase materials the first night of class or bring 1 ball or skein of bulky or chunky yarn and size 9 or 10 knitting needles. A Knitted Peace, 5654 So Prince, Downtown Littleton.
Mon, Feb 3-10, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks A Knitted Peace
ARCR 1124W01-80083 $69, plus materials
Beginning Wood Carving
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, Feb 5-Mar 26, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055W01- 80099 $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor