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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. Cass requires the use of non-toxic Turpenoid Natural, rather than turpentine or other dangerous solvents. Supply list on Valorie Snyder's website.

Thu, Jul 2-Aug 6, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M01-58215                                   $139, plus materials

Thu, Jul 2-Aug 6, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M02-59239                                    $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, Jun 30-Aug 4, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1205M01-58991                                     $139, plus materials

Beginning Watercolor

Joy Schultz
Learn the techniques used in watercolor painting: drawing, mixing colors, types of papers, wet on wet, dry brush, spatter, negative painting, experimental scrapings, layered, etc. to give you a working knowledge of watercolor. Supply list found online.  Bring a drop cloth.

*check back in the Fall for future dates

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

Marilyn Cassidy
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.

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Exploring Acrylics

Joy Schultz
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. *No class May 7.

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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, Jun 18-Jul 23, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101M01-58223                                $139, plus materials

Continuing Drawing

Brian Brennan
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, Jun 23-Jul 28, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks                   Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1103M01-59196                                    $139, plus materials


NEW CLASS! Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Steven Fischer
Led by two-time Emmy® nominated writer/producer/director, Steven Fischer, this workshop is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This workshop guides participants through the process of story creation, character development, and expression through comic book and comic strip form.

Wed, Jun 24, 9-5 p.m.,             Littleton Campus closed
WRIT2015M01-59399                   $159


Beginning and Continuing Calligraphy

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Evette Goldstein
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.

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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, May 14-Jun 11, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104S01-81442                       $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, Jun 24-Aug 12, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055M01-58227             $149, $20-$30 material fee to instructor


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, Jul 8-Aug 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1127M01-59391                                                         $79


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, Jul 11, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-59020                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Aug 8, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215M02-59021                   $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, Jul 12, 11-3 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1216M01-59122                   $200, $30 material fee to instructor

Sun, Aug 9, 11-3 p.m.                                            Metal Shop
ARCR 1216M02-59194                   $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, Jul 9, 5-8 p.m.                                                        Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1213M01-59389                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Aug 6, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M02-59390                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor


Welding for Homeowners

Household projects got you stumped? Learn basic metalworking and fabrication skills by turning household project ideas into 3-D realities. Spend the first part of the class learning shop and tool safety through an assigned project. Project includes basic metal fabrication techniques: MIG welding, grinders, oxy-acetylene/plasma torch, and the use of a shear.

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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.

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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. Classes held at 13th and Glenarm.

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