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
ARCR 1109F01-69280 $139
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.
Advanced Oil Painting
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.
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.
You Can Draw!
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.
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 $99, $40 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.
Thu, Oct 29-Dec 3, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104F01-69154 $99, $40 material fee to instructor*
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 $159, $20-$30 material fee to instructor
Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher
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 $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
Create a Quilted Holiday Table Runner
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 $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
ARCR 1215F01-68900 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Oct 24, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F02-68901 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Dec 5, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F03-68902 $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
ARCR 1216F01-69148 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Oct 25, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F02-69149 $200, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Dec 6, 11-3 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1216F03-69150 $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 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Oct 22, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F02-69145 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Thu, Dec 3, 5-8 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1213F03-69146 $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. No class Nov. 27.
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 $449
Sat, Oct 17-Dec 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1224F02-69276 $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 $289, plus supplies
Tue, Aug 25-Oct 13, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F02-69098 $289, plus supplies
Tue, Oct 20-Dec 15*, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230F03-69099 $289, plus supplies
Tue, Oct 20-Dec 15*, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230-F04-69100 $289, 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 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.
Wed, Oct 28-Nov 18, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122F01-68230 $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, Sept 29-Nov 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1096F01-69281 $139
Tue, Nov 10-Dec 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1096F02-69282 $129