Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and More

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

Thu, Aug 7, 5-8 p.m.              Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M06-59237         $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Sept 25, 5-8 p.m.        Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F01-69144      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

ARCR 1213F01-69144      $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Oct 16, 5-8 p.m.        Metal Shop

ARCR 1213F02-69145      $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Nov 13, 5-8 p.m.       Metal Shop

ARCR 1213F03-69146      $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Dec 4, 5-8 p.m.        Metal Shop

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.

Sun, Aug 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.         Metal Shop
ARCR 1216M03-59195              $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Sept 28, 11-3 p.m.      Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F01-69148      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Oct 26, 11-3 p.m.        Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F02-69149      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Nov 23, 11-3 p.m.       Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F03-69150      $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Dec 7, 11-3 p.m.         Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F04-69151      $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, Sept 25, 5-8 p.m.    Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F01-69144      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Oct 16, 5-8 p.m.      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F02-69145      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

 Thu, Nov 13, 5-8 p.m.    Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F03-69146      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Dec 4, 5-8 p.m.      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F04-69147      $160, $30 material fee to instructor

BLACKSMITHING

Blacksmithing for Beginners

Harry Burdett
Learn appropriate safety procedures, forge maintenance, hammer technique, tapering, twisting, fullering, shouldering, hot cuts, rivets, right angles, upsetting, ball ends, and scrolling. Projects include a wall hook, trivet, and a planter hook. No experience necessary. Wear boots and cotton clothes. No sneakers or polyester. Safety glasses provided. Classes held at 6970 W 116th, Unit B, Broomfield.

Sat, Oct 4-25, 11-5 p.m., 4 wks    Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1218F01-68909      $580, $40 material fee to instructor

Sat, Nov 8-29, 11-5 p.m., 4 wks  Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1218F02-69152      $580, $40 material fee to instructor

Blacksmithing – All Levels

Designed for all levels, this course covers welding and blacksmithing safety, an introduction to the anvil, forge and tools and the basic skills of the blacksmiths craft. Practice 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. Materials list is available online at arapahoe.edu/communityed. Click on materials link. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm.

Fri, Aug 29-Oct 17, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks      Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1225F01-69095      $289, plus materials

Fri, Oct 24-Dec 19, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks      Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1225F02-69096      $289, plus materials

MAKE JEWELRY 

Easy Silver Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

Alisa Phelps
PMC is bound particles of silver which can be worked like clay and then fired to make a 100% pure silver object. Make earrings and pendants. No experience necessary. Materials and tools provided. *Materials/tool kit fee: $50-$70 depending on the number and size of the projects. Map mailed to you.

Tue, Sept 23-30, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                AlisaP Design Studio
ARCR 1120F01-68236      $99,  plus materials*

Wed, Oct 15-22, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                 AlisaP Design Studio
ARCR 1120F02-68238      $99, plus materials*

Holiday Gifts made from Silver (Precious Metal Clay)

Alisa Phelps
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: $50-$70 depending on the number and size of the projects. Map mailed to you.

Sat, Nov 1, noon-4 p.m.                AlisaP Design Studio
ARCR 1137F01-68910      $69, plus materials

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, Sept 12-19, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks   Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1232F01-69103      $119, includes materials

Fri, Nov 7-14, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks      Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1232F02-69104      $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. *No class November 25. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm.

Tue, Aug 26-Oct 14, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks         Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230F01-69097      $204, plus supplies

Tue, Aug 26-Oct 14, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks         Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230F02-69098      $204, plus supplies

Tue, Oct 21-Dec 16*, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks       Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230F03-69099      $204, plus supplies

Tue, Oct 21-Dec 16*, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks       Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1230-F04-69100     $204, 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, Oct 16-Nov 20, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F01-68210      $139, plus materials

Thu, Oct 16-Nov 20, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F02-68211      $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, Oct 14-Nov 18, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205F01-68899      $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, Sept 10-Oct 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F01-68907      $139, plus materials 

Thu, Sept 18-Oct 23, noon-3 p.m., 6 wks                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F02-69155      $139, plus materials

Continuing Watercolor 

Marilyn Cassidy
For watercolorists who have a good understanding of the medium and color mixing techniques. Some subject matter is introduced to help guide painters to a higher skill level. Students can follow a lesson plan or work on their own creations because lots of individual attention is given. *No class Nov. 26. 

Wed, Oct 22-Dec 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1202F01-69157      $139, plus materials

A Dip into Art

Joy Schultz
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. 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. Joy will provide all supplies for class which is included in the material fee.

Tue July 29-Aug 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1099M01-59199                                          $139, $24 material fee to instructor

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, Sept 25-Oct 30, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F01-68227      $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, Sept 30-Nov 4, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
|ARCR 1103F01-68926      $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

The Yoga of Drawing

Joy Schultz
Inspired by Jeanne Carbonetti’s book, The Yoga of Drawing, this class will approach drawing as meditation. Explore gesture, contour, value, rhythm, composition and experiment with a variety of media.

Tue, Sept 23-Oct 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1160F01-69156      $139

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! 

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 calligraphy website.

Thu, July 24-Aug 21, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104M01-58578                          $99, $40 material fee to instructor*

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 Evette’s website at www.prettywriting.com to see her work. 

Thu, Sept 18-Oct 16, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks        Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-69154      $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, Sept 24-Nov 12, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055F01-68225      $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. *No class Nov. 26.

Wed, Nov 5-Dec 3, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122F01-68230      $79

SEWING

Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher

June Greiman
Practice basic sewing skills or continue to develop and hone your craft. 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 found online. Pre-requisites: know how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin.

Wed, Oct 8-29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 4 wks  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127F01-68231      $79