Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and More

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PAINTING

Exploring Acrylics

Candace French
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. *(No class on Tuesday, July 4.)

add to cartTue, Apr 18-May 23, 6:30-9 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109S01-82058                             $159

add to cartTue, June 13-July 18*, 1-4 p.m., 5 wks    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109M01-59824                            $159

Pouring Color Into Your Art

Candace French
Join us in this exploration and create exciting effects while pouring color into your art. Students learn three unique approaches to pouring color. Work created is a completed work of art or a wonderful background to a layered artwork or collage. Expand your creative painting skills through pouring color. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list provided online.

add to cartTue, Aug 8-15, 10 a.m.-noon, 2 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100M01-59800                                 $159

Oil Painting for Beginners and Beyond

Valorie Snyder
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, July 20-Aug 24, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M01-59825               $149, plus materials* closed

add to cartThu, July 20-Aug 24, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M02-59826                      $149, plus materials*

Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting

Valorie Snyder
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.

add to cartTue, July 18-Aug 22, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205M01-58991                       $149, 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.

add to cartTue, Apr 4-May 9, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200S01-81225                            $139, plus materials

add to cartTue, July 11-Aug 15, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M01-59509                            $139, plus materials

Painting and Color

Marjory Wilson
“There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another” -Edouard Manet.  Study how painting shapes of color, light and shadow create images, depth and movement. Mix colors and talk about how hue and value effect perspective, mood and other colors. Discuss subjects, styles and techniques to express your vision and spirit. This class is for all levels and all mediums.

add to cartWed, June 14-July 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 5 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1198M01-59803                               $139, plus materials

Creating Colorful Landscapes

Sidney Pitchford
Discuss and experience the creation of landscape composition. Learn how to mix beautiful vibrant colors to make your painting sing. Keep things simple and bring any reference material that is suitable for your style of painting.  From the realistic to the more abstract – all perspectives are welcome.  This course is interactive and fun for artists at all levels.

add to cartFri, June 16-July 14, 1-3 p.m., 5 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1186M01-59805                               $139, plus materials

Playful, Spontaneous Painting from Within

Joy Schultz
Explore, discover, open to and express your natural creativity. Learn how to use questions to stir your creativity, dissolve creative blocks and keep the inspiration flowing during all phases of the creative process. Practice trusting your own natural and limitless intuition, discover the unknown, take risks and express your uncensored self in a non-judgmental, non-goal oriented environment. Principles from Point Zero: Creativity without Limits, and Life, Paint and Passion by Michele Cassou will be shared through readings, video, and during the process of painting. I strongly encourage the use of high quality tempera paints for this class. Having a generous, luscious supply of ready to use paint and color is very conducive to this process. (Acrylics can work with some qualifications if you already have them). Supply list at http://www.joyofthework.com/art-classes.html. Please contact the instructor if you have questions. All levels of experience welcome.

add to cartThu, June 15-July 20, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1206M01-59807                               $149, plus materials

COLLAGE

The Art of Collage

Candace French
Learn the unique approaches to tearing, cutting and pasting to create a collage work of art.  Work with salvaged paper on a surface of your choice, and create a completed work of art or a unique background to a painting. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list online.

Thu, May 4-11, 1-3:30 p.m., 2 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097S01-82057              $69, plus materials closed

Exploring Collage

Candace French
Learn the unique approaches to tearing, cutting and pasting to create a collage work of art.  Work with salvaged paper on a surface of your choice, and create a completed work of art or a unique background to a painting. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. This class is for students of all levels. Beginning students experience immediate success. Established artists find these techniques help them expand their creativity. Supply list provided online.

add to cartTue, Aug 8-15, 1-4 p.m., 2 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097M01-59795                     $69, plus materials

DRAWING

You Can Draw!

Brian Brennan
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, Apr 6-May 11, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1101S01-80387                            $139, plus materials closed

add to cartThu, July 13-Aug 17, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus    
ARCR 1101M01-58223                           $139, plus materials

CALLIGRAPHY

Watch Evette's How To Begin Writing in Calligraphy Video!

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 at www.prettywriting.com to see her work.  No class Nov. 24.

add to cartThu, June 15-July 13, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1102M01-59798      $109, $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. Please notify the office upon registration.

add to cartThu, May 4-Jun 1, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104S01-82446              $109, $40 material fee to instructor

add to cartThu, July 20-Aug 17, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1104M01-59797             $109, $40 material fee to instructor

NEEDLE ARTS

Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher

June Greiman
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.

Wed, Apr 5-May 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127S01-80391                                              $99 closed

Make a T-Shirt Quilt

June Greiman
Do you have stacks of t-shirts from school, sports, travel, or events that you simply can’t throw out? Instead of taking up space in your drawers or storage, turn them into a one-of-a-kind memento. T-shirt quilts also make great gifts for graduation or special occasions. Learn how to turn t-shirts into blocks and blocks into a quilt. Must have a working sewing machine, but you do not need to be an expert. See supply list for materials required.

Thu, Apr 13-May11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 5 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1185S01-82444                                              $89 closed

Make a Table Runner in a Day

June Greiman
Create a table runner or a table square in this day-long session. Table runners and table squares add warmth to tables and cabinets. Learn basic quilting techniques as you construct a table runner you will be proud to have in your home. Must have a working sewing machine. See the supply list for materials required. There will be a lunch break during the class.

add to cartSat, May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.                               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1129S01-82445                                       $69

WELDING

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, June 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-59020      $160, $30 material fee to instructor closed

add to cartSun, June 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M02-59834             $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSat, July 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M03-59835            $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSun, July 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M04-59790            $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSat, Aug 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                           Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M05-59792            $160, $30 material fee to instructor

add to cartSun, Aug 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                         Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M06-59793             $160, $30 material fee to instructor

 

 

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