Explore mixing and layering colors, brushwork, brush care, palette knife painting and more. Includes lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Composition and The Five Easy Steps to Jumpstart Any Painting and Bring It to Completion will be shared. Bring an image or photo that makes your heart sing! No experience necessary. Experienced hobbyists/artists welcome! Repeat this class and build on what you learned previously. No experience necessary. Supply list online. Bring a drop cloth.
Exploring Mixed Media
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, foils, charcoal and mediums. Includes lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. No experience necessary. Experienced hobbyists/artists welcome! Students often repeat this class and build on what they have learned before. Supply list online.
Thu, Apr 14-May 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1199S01-82059 $139, $5 material fee to instructor
Pouring Color Into Your Art
Explore and create exciting effects while pouring color into your art. Discover three unique approaches to pouring color. Work created is a completed work of art or a wonderful background to a layered piece or collage. Expand your creative painting skills through pouring color. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. Designed for all levels. Supply list online.
Wed, Apr 6-13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1100S01-82060 $69, plus materials
Tue, May 17-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100S02-82061 $69, plus materials
Learn about types of brushes, how to apply paint, painting techniques and color theory. Choose your subjects and complete assigned exercises and progress at your pace. Includes lectures, notes, demonstrations, and individual help. Students often repeat this class, building on what they learned before, without having to repeat exercises already completed. Supply list on Valorie Snyder's blog or visit her website. Note: This class requires the use of Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (made by Gamblin Paints), rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents.$18 optional workbook fee to instructor.
Advanced Oil Painting
For students who have painted long enough to have a comfortable grasp of painting techniques, brushwork, and color mixing. Not for beginners. Students in this class determine together which topics we will focus on during the 6-week session. Possibilities include alla prima painting, painting faster, advanced color mixing, still life compositions, portraits, and old master approaches. If the class choice doesn’t interest you, you may opt to work on your own project with Valorie’s direction. Bring supplies from your previous class, and we will add as needed. Check Valorie’s blog for last minute updates and supplies on her blog or visit her website. Note: This class requires the use of Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits (made by Gamblin Paints), rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents.$18 optional workbook fee to instructor.
Learn to paint with watercolors. Explore the usage and application of watercolor paint. No art experience necessary. Discover how artists use the unique medium of water color to achieve beautiful light effects! *Further supplies will be discussed at first class. Recommended: black velvet watercolor brushes (#4 or #6 size); Colors: Cadmium Red, lemon yellow, sap green, cobalt blue (student quality); Paper: Arches watercolor pad pencil and rag.
Tue, Apr 5-May 10, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200S01-81225 $139, plus materials
The Art of Collage
Learn the unique approaches to tearing, cutting and pasting to create a collage work of art. Work with salvaged paper on a surface of your choice, and create a completed work of art or a unique background to a painting. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list online.
Silver Jewelry Made Easy
Create your own silver jewelry with very few tools and no experience. Using Precious Metal Clay, which starts in a clay-like form, shape, texture and refine the material before firing. The firing process sinters the metal particles in the clay and leaves you with a 99.9% pure silver piece of jewelry. Leave class with the ability to continue making jewelry at home. Complete at least three pieces of jewelry in class. Material fee will vary based on your project.
You Can Draw!
Learn to draw anything you see! Explore line, texture, tone, shading and shape. Discover how to “record” images onto your paper or canvas. Great observational drawing class for beginners. Advanced techniques reviewed for the experienced artist as well. Bring drawing paper, pencil and eraser. A more detailed supply list will be outlined at first class. *No class Monday, May 30.
Learn the steps of woodcarving! Carve wildlife such as birds, animals, fish, and more. Practice roughing out, relieving, texturing, painting and mounting. Selection of wood and tools will be covered. Material fee varies depending on your project. Bring a drop cloth.
Wed, Apr 6-May 25, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1055S01-80394 $159, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Copperplate Calligraphy watch for upcoming classes
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, Apr 14-May 12, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1114S01-80837 $99
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, Apr 20-May 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1127S01-80391 $99
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 oxyacetylene torches. With one-on-one instruction and guidance, design and create a metal sculpture using various metal objects and scrap steel. *These classes are held at the Metal Shop, 3311 W. 71st Ave., Westminster
Sat, Apr 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S01-81240 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, May 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S02-81241 $160, $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, Apr 28, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S01-81812 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, May 26, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S02-81813 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
See our Welding for Homeowners class listed in the Home and Garden section
Designed for all levels, this course covers welding and blacksmithing safety and introduction to the anvil, forge and tools and the basic skills of the blacksmiths craft. The basic skills include 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. Safety covered in the course. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1205 Osage, Denver. .
Improve your blacksmithing skills and produce quality work that sells in this 8-week class. This class covers traditional decorative ironwork methods as well as introducing you to forge welding. Note: Pre-requisite: 8-week Beginning Blacksmithing course or receive instructor permission to be accepted into the advanced class. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College,1205 Osage, Denver.
Sat, Apr 9-Jun 4, 9-1 p.m.., 8 wks EGTC-Osage closed
ARCR 1224S01-82001 $449
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 Nov 26. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College,1205 Osage, Denver.
Tue, Mar 15-May 10*, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W03-82002 $199, plus supplies
Tue, Mar 15-May 10*, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W04-82003 $199, plus supplies
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 follow your own screen printing dreams. Materials provided. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College,1205 Osage, Denver.
Rediscover Your Creativity
Feel the joy of your innate capacity for spontaneous expression. Use the process of painting as a way to explore and discover yourself. Be supported as you try out painting based directly upon feeling. Learn to face and dissolve blocks to creativity based on the principles of creativity in Point Zero: Creativity Without Limits by Michele Cassou. (This class is NOT about specific painting techniques or creating a “product”). No prior experience necessary. Supply list online.
Tue, Mar 8-Apr 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1096W02-81990 $129