Explore mixing 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! Supply list online.
Exploring Acrylics II
Explore mixing colors, brushwork, brush care, palette knife painting and more and includes lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Expand and deepen your experience with composition and The Five Easy Steps to Jumpstart Any Painting and Bring It to Completion. Bring two images or photos that make your heart sing! Prerequisite: Exploring Acrylics I. Supply list online.
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, mediums and surprising ways to create exciting effects. Includes lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes an abstract piece “work” will be shared. Mixed Media I is not a prerequisite. Experienced hobbyists/artists welcome! Supply list online. $5.00 materials fee to instructor.
Pouring Color Into Your Art
Explore and create exciting effects. Learn 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. For all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list online.
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.
Thu, Oct 6-Nov 10, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F01-68210 $149, plus materials* closed
Thu, Oct 6-Nov 10, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061F02-68211 $149, plus materials* closed
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.
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.
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: $45-$60 depending on the number and size of the projects.
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.
Thu, Sept 22-Oct 27, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F01-68227 $139, plus materials
Thu, Nov 3-Dec 8, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F02-69308 $139, plus materials
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, Sept 21-Nov 9, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055F01-68225 $169, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Chancery Hand Calligraphy
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.
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. No class Nov. 24.
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.
Welding for Art's Sake: Beginning Welding
Cathy Hiatt/Johnny Garcia
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, Oct 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F01-68900 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Oct 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F02-68901 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Oct 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F04-69458 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Dec 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F05-69448 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Dec 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F06-69449 $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, July 28, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M02-59390 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Aug 18, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M03-59507 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
See our Welding for Homeowners class listed in the Home and Garden section
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 22. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1205 Osage, Denver.
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.