Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and More

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Woodcarving   

 

PAINTING

Exploring Acrylics

Explore mixing and layering 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! Repeat this class and build on what you learned previously. No experience necessary. Supply list online. Bring a drop cloth.

Thu, Apr 14-May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1109S01-82058 Add to Cart                                             $139

Exploring Mixed Media

Candace French
Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, foils, charcoal and mediums. Includes lectures, notes, demos and individual attention. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes a piece “work” will be shared. No experience necessary. Experienced hobbyists/artists welcome! Students often repeat this class and build on what they have learned before. Supply list online.

Thu, Apr 14-May 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6 wks     Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1199S01-82059 Add to Cart              $139, $5 material fee to instructor

Pouring Color Into Your Art

Candace French
Explore and create exciting effects while pouring color into your art. Discover three unique approaches to pouring color. Work created is a completed work of art or a wonderful background to a layered piece or collage. Expand your creative painting skills through pouring color. Candace’s approach to teaching is interactive, informative and inspirational. Designed for all levels.  Supply list online.

Wed, Apr 6-13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2 wks            Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1100S01-82060 Add to Cart                            $69, plus materials

Tue, May 17-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2 wks          Littleton Campus
ARCR 1100S02-82061 Add to Cart                            $69, plus materials

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

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, Apr 14-May 19, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks                  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061S01-80380 Add to Cart                             $139, plus materials*

Thu, Apr 14-May 19, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                 Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061S02-80381 Add to Cart                            $139, plus materials*

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.

Tue, Apr 12-May 17, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                     Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1205S01-81222 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, Apr 5-May 10, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200S01-81225 Add to Cart                            $139, 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.

Sat, Apr 30, 12:30-4 p.m.                     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1097S01-82057 Add to Cart                   $69, plus materials

JEWELRY

Silver Jewelry Made Easy

Alisa Phelps
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, Apr 5-12, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks            Alisa P Designs Studio, Littleton closed
ARCR 1120S01-82055 Add to Cart              $99, $35-$100 material fee to instructor

Wed, Apr 27-May 4, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks    Alisa P Designs Studio, Littleton
ARCR 1120S02-82056 Add to Cart              $99, $35-$100 material fee to instructor

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. *No class Monday, May 30.

Thu, Apr 7-May 12, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks        Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1101S01-80387 Add to Cart                           $139, plus materials

Mon, May 2 - June 13*,  7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks        Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101S02-82226 Add to Cart                           $139, plus materials

BEGINNING WOODCARVING

Beginning Woodcarving 

Jack Bayman
Learn the steps of woodcarving! Carve wildlife such as birds, animals, fish, and more. Practice roughing out, relieving, texturing, painting and mounting. Selection of wood and tools will be covered. Material fee varies depending on your project. Bring a drop cloth.

Wed, Apr 6-May 25, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks               Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1055S01-80394 Add to Cart          $159, $20-$30 material fee to instructor

CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATIONS

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

Copperplate Calligraphy watch for upcoming classes

Illuminations

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. 

Thu, Apr 14-May 12, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                   Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1114S01-80837 Add to Cart                                         $99

SEWING

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 20-May 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 4 wks             Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1127S01-80391 Add to Cart                                                   $99

WELDING

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 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, Apr 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                  Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S01-81240 Add to Cart                    $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, May 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                 Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S02-81241 Add to Cart                    $160, $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, Apr 28, 5-8 p.m.                                                       Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S01-81812 Add to Cart                    $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, May 26, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S02-81813 Add to Cart                    $160, $30 material fee to instructor

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

BLACKSMITHING

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. .

Fri, Apr 8-Jun 3, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks              EGTC-Osage closed
ARCR 1225S01-82000
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.

Sat, Apr 9-Jun 4, 9-1 p.m.., 8 wks                              EGTC-Osage closed
ARCR 1224S01-82001 Add to Cart                                                  $449

CLOCKS

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, Mar 15-May 10*, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks                      EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W03-82002
Add to Cart                               $199, plus supplies

Tue, Mar 15-May 10*, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks                     EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W04-82003
Add to Cart                              $199, plus supplies

SCREEN PRINTING

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, Apr 8-15, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks                                EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1232S01-81841 Add to Cart                               $144, includes materials

NEEDLE ARTS - look for classes this fall!

CREATIVITY

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, Mar 8-Apr 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 5 wks             Littleton Campus closed
ARCR 1096W02-81990 Add to Cart                                           $129 

 

 

 

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