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.
Thu, Jan 21-Feb 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1109W01-81987 $139
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, Jan 21-Feb 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199W01-81988 $139, $5 material fee to instructor
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.
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.
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, Feb 2-Mar 8, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1200W01-81113 $139, plus materials*
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.
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 to see her work.
Thu, Jan 28-Feb 25, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1102W01-81742 $99, $40 material fee to instructor*
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, Jan 27-Mar 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127W01-81984 $99
Making T-Shirt Quilts
Do you have souvenir t-shirts you don’t wear but can’t toss? Do you want to make a one-of-a-kind graduation gift out of all those t-shirts from school activities? Make a quilt out of those special t-shirts for a cherished memento. Instructor will guide you through the quilt making process. Must have a working sewing machine and general sewing knowledge. Bring t-shirts to first class. Additional supplies listed online under materials and supplies.
Tue, Feb 2-Mar 8, 6-8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1185W01-81986 $99, 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 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, Jan 30, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W01-81363 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Feb 27, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W02-81364 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Mar 26 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W03-81365 $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, Jan 28, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W01-81706 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Feb 25, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W02-81707 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Mar 24, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W03-81708 $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
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, Jan 19-Mar 8, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage closed
ARCR 1230W01-81723 $199, plus supplies
Tue, Jan 19-Mar 8, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W02-81724 $199, plus supplies
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.
Create Some 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.
Wed, Mar 2-23, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122W01-80082 $79
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, Jan 26-Mar 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1096W01-81989 $139
Tue, Mar 8-Apr 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1096W02-81990 $129
Jack will be back in April.