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, Sept 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F01-68900 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Oct 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F02-68901 $160, $30 material fee to instructor class closed
Sat, Nov 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F03-68902 $160, $30 material fee to instructor class closed
Sat, Dec 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F04-68903 $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.
Sun, Sept 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F01-69148 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Oct 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F02-69149 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Nov 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F03-69150 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Dec 7, 11 a.m.-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 for Beginners
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 a.m.-5 p.m., 4 wks Burdett Metalsmithing Shop
ARCR 1218F01-68909 $580, $40 material fee to instructor
Sat, Nov 8-29, 11 a.m.-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
Easy Silver Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
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)
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 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 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 wks Emily Griffith Tech College Class closed
ARCR 1232F01-69103 $119, includes materials
Fri, Nov 7-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 wks Emily Griffith Tech College
ARCR 1232F02-69104 $119, includes materials
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, 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
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
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
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 class closed
ARCR 1200F02-69155 $139, plus materials
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
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, Sept 25-Oct 30, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F01-68227 $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, Sept 30-Nov 4, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
|ARCR 1103F01-68926 $139, plus materials
Fun with Faces
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
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
Illustrating Children’s Books
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
Beginning and Continuing Calligraphy
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, Sept 18-Oct 16, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-69154 $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. Supply list. Check out her calligraphy website.
Thu, Nov 13-Dec 18, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1114F01-68890 $99
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 class closed
ARCR 1055F01-68225 $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Create Some Fall and Winter Fun! Get Hooked: On Crocheting!
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 Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher
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