Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and More

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, Apr 8-15, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1080S01-81497      $69, $3 material fee to instructor

BLACKSMITHING

Basic Knife Making
Watch Harry's How To Forge an S Hook Video!

Harry Burdett
Explore the fundamentals of blade construction. Begin with high carbon steel, and forge the way to a finished blade. Learn to use the forge, grinders, and other tools in developing functional knives in high carbon steel. Hardening, tempering, handle construction, and leather sheath making also demonstrated. No experience necessary. Check out Harry's Facebook page to see and like his work.

Fri, Apr 25-May 16, 11-5 p.m., 4 wks      Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1220S01-81476      $475 plus $40 material fee to instructor

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, Apr 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.     Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S02-81241 $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, May 15, 5-8 p.m.      Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S03-81242 $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, May 4, 11-3 p.m.      Metal Shop
ARCR 1216S01-81475      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

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, Apr 10-May 15, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061S01-80380      $139, plus materials

Thu, Apr 10-May 15, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061S02-80381      $139, plus materials

Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
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 out online at her website or on her blog.

Tue, Apr 8-May 13, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus      class closed
ARCR 1205S01-81222      $139, plus materials

Beginning Watercolor

Joy Schultz
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. Visit her website to view Joy’s earlier work. Visit her online store to view more recent work and to learn about Joy’s other offerings. Get Joy's full supply list for this class here.

Tue, May 13-June 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1110S01-81444      $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, Apr 9-May 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200S01-81225      $139, plus materials

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Marilyn Cassidy
Build on your watercolor painting skills. Bring your supplies.

Wed, Mar 12-Apr 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus      class closed
ARCR 1201W01-81418     $139, plus materials

Exploring Acrylics

Joy Schultz
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. Visit her website to view Joy’s earlier work. Visit her online store to view more recent work and to learn about Joy’s other offerings. Get Joy's full supply list for this class here.

Tue, Apr 8-May 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109S01-80383      $139

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, Apr 10-May 15, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101S01-80387      $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, Apr 8-May 13, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus     class closed
ARCR 1103S01-81443      $139, plus materials

Pen and Ink: Traditional and Non-Traditional Drawing

Staff
Explore various approaches, including innovative, to pen and ink drawing including collage, wash, mixed media, and black glue. *Supplies for the first class are provided. Additional material list will be provided at the first class. Some materials may be purchased from instructor.

Tue, Apr 8-May 13, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks       Littleton Campus     class closed
ARCR 1208S01-81243      $139, plus materials

CALLIGRAPHY

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

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. Check out her art website.

Thu, Apr 10-May 8, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104S01-81442      $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 art website.

Thu, May 15-Jun 12, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1114S01-80837      $99

WOOD CRAFTS

Beginning Wood Carving

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, Apr 9-May 28, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055S01- 80394      $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor