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Exploring Acrylics

Candace French
Explore mixing and layering colors, brushwork, various surfaces, and many possible techniques such as opaque, broken color, impasto, knife painting, texturing, tonal under painting, glazing, and wet on wet. Bring photos you have to work from. No experience necessary. Supply list online. Bring a drop cloth.

Thu, Sept 24-Oct 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1109F01-69280 Add to Cart                                         $139 

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
Learn about the various types of brushes, how to apply paint, painting techniques and color theory. Progress at your pace while completing assignments and exercise to build your skills. 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. Class requires the use of non-toxic Turpenoid Natural, rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. Supply list on Valorie Snyder's website.

Thu, Oct 8-Nov12, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus  closed
ARCR 1061M01-58215 Add to Cart                                  $139, plus materials

Thu, Oct 8-Nov 12, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                     Littleton Campus  closed
ARCR 1061F02-68211 Add to Cart                                   $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. Find  specific class description for this class on Valorie’s blog after the current class chooses the topic.

Tue, Oct 6-Nov 10, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205F01-68899 Add to Cart                                    $139, plus materials

Watercolor Basics

Brian Brennan
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, Sept 22-Oct 27, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200F01-68907 Add to Cart                     $139,
plus materials*  closed


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! 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 24-Oct 29, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F01-68227 Add to Cart                                    $139, plus materials

Tue, Nov 3-Dec 8, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101F02-69308 Add to Cart                                  $139, plus materials


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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 to see her work. 

Thu, Sept 24-Oct 22, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102F01-69279 Add to Cart               $99, $40 material fee to instructor*

Chancery Hand Calligraphy

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.

Thu, Oct 29-Dec 3, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-69154 Add to Cart                      $99, $40 material fee to instructor*


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 23-Nov 11, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055F01-68225 Add to Cart            $159, $20-$30 material fee to instructor closed


Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher

June Greiman
Do you want to sew for yourself or others? Did you sew before but have forgotten how? Then this is the class for you. Learn or refresh basic sewing skills and finish a project. Must have a working sewing machine and know how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine. Supply list available.

Wed, Oct 7-Nov 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127F01-68231 Add to Cart                                                       $99

The Green Scene-Sewing Workshop

Learn to re-purpose and re-invent clothes from your closets or the thrift store.  It’s for beginning to intermediate skill levels and is a vehicle for you to learn more about the intricacies of patterns, designing, fitting and sewing. Machines provided. *No class Sept 7. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College,1860 Lincoln, Denver.

Mon, Aug 24-Sept 21*, 5-9 p.m., 4 wks                     EGTC-Lincoln
ARCR1179F01-69277 Add to Cart                                                    $224

Create a Quilted Holiday Table Runner

June Greiman
Decorate your table for the holidays with a beautiful table runner you created. You will be guided, step-by-step, through the process from cutting to completion. Must have a working sewing machine and know how to sew a straight stitch. See the materials lists for items  needed.

Tue, Oct 20-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2 wks                    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1129F01-69278 Add to Cart                               $59, $25-$30 material fee


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 26, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215F01-68900 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor 

Sat, Oct 24, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215F02-68901 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor 

Sat, Dec 5, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F03-68902 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Welding for Art's Sake: Freestyle

Cathy Hiatt/Diane Larson

This class is a more freestyle approach to creating welding art. Enjoy unlimited access to scrap metal, found objects and processed steel to create a sculpture limited only by your imagination. Students will fabricate their metal piece using a MIG welder, plasma cutter, oxyacetylene torch. No experience required!

Sun, Sept 27, 11-3 p.m.                                           Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1216F01-69148Add to Cart                 $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Oct 25, 11-3 p.m.                                            Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F02-69149 Add to Cart                  $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Dec 6, 11-3 p.m.                                            Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F03-69150 Add to Cart                  $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 24, 5-8 p.m.                                                     Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F01-69144 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Oct 22, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F02-69145 Add to Cart                 $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Dec 3, 5-8 p.m.                                                       Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F03-69146 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor

See our Welding for Homeowners class listed in the Home and Garden section


Beginning Blacksmithing

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. No class Nov. 27.

Fri, Oct 16-Dec 11, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks                        EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1225F01-69096
Add to Cart                                      $289, plus materials

Advanced Blacksmithing

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. No class Nov 28.

Sat, Aug 22-Oct 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m., 8 wks                 EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1224F01-69275 Add to Cart                                                  $449

Sat, Oct 17-Dec 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m., 8 wks                 EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1224F02-69276 Add to Cart                                                  $499


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, Aug 25-Oct 13, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks                         EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F01-69097
Add to Cart                                        $199, plus supplies

Tue, Aug 25-Oct 13, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks                        EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F02-69098
Add to Cart                                       $199, plus supplies

Tue, Oct 20-Dec 15*, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks                      EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F03-69099
Add to Cart                                      $199, plus supplies

Tue, Oct 20-Dec 15*, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks                     EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230-F04-69100
Add to Cart                                    $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.

Fri, Oct 23-30, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks                                EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1232F02-69104 Add to Cart                               $144, includes materials


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.

Wed, Oct 28-Nov 18, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122F01-68230 Add to Cart                                                 $79


Rediscover Your Creativity

Joy Schultz
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, Sept 29-Nov 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1096F01-69281 Add to Cart                                                $139

Tue, Nov 10-Dec 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1096F02-69282 Add to Cart                                                 $129