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.
Thu, Jan 26-Mar 2, 1-3:15 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109W01-81987 $159 closed
Exploring Mixed Media
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, foils, charcoal and mediums. Students will experience lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. No experience necessary. Experienced hobbyists and artists welcome! Students often repeat this class and build on what they have learned before. Supply list provided online.
Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting
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, Jan 26-Mar 2, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W01-80074 $149, plus materials* closed
Thu, Jan 26-Mar 2, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061W02-80075 $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. *No class on Feb 14
Easy Silver Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
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.
Tue, Feb 21-28, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks AlisaP Design Studio closed
ARCR 1120W01-82360 $99, $10 material fee to the instructor for tool kit*
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, Feb 2-Mar 9, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101W01-80071 $139, plus materials
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
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, Dec 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F05-69448 $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed
Sun, Dec 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215F06-69449 $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed
Sat, Jan 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W01-81363 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Jan 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W02-81364 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Feb 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W04-82361 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sat, Mar 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W05-82362 $160, $30 material fee to instructor
Sun, Mar 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Metal Shop
ARCR 1215W06-82363 $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.