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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, Jan 21-Feb 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus    closed
ARCR 1109W01-81987 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, Jan 21-Feb 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1199W01-81988 Add to Cart            $139, $5 material fee to instructor

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.

Thu, Jan 28-Mar 3, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus  closed
ARCR 1061W01-80074 Add to Cart                            $139, plus materials

Thu, Jan 28-Mar 3, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                     Littleton Campus  closed
ARCR 1061W02-80075 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.

Tue, Jan 26-Mar 1, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205W01-81115 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, Feb 2-Mar 8, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks              Littleton Campus   closed
ARCR 1200W01-81113 Add to Cart                           $139, 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, Feb 4-Mar 10, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks         Littleton Campus closed 
ARCR 1101W01-80071 Add to Cart                           $139, plus materials

CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATIONS

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 to see her work. 

Thu, Jan 28-Feb 25, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks                    Littleton Campus closed 
ARCR 1102W01-81742 Add to Cart               $99, $40 material fee to instructor*
  

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, Jan 27-Mar 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1127W01-81984 Add to Cart                                                   $99

Making T-Shirt Quilts

June Greiman
Do you have souvenir t-shirts you don’t wear but can’t toss? Do you want to make a one-of-a-kind graduation gift out of all those t-shirts from school activities? Make a quilt out of those special t-shirts for a cherished memento. Instructor will guide you through the quilt making process. Must have a working sewing machine and general sewing knowledge. Bring t-shirts to first class. Additional supplies listed online under materials and supplies.

Tue, Feb 2-Mar 8, 6-8:30 p.m., 6 wks                    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1185W01-81986 Add to Cart                               $99, plus materials

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, Jan 30, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W01-81363 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor 

Sat, Feb 27, 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W02-81364 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Mar 26 11-3 p.m.                                          Metal Shop closed
ARCR 1215W03-81365 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, Jan 28, 5-8 p.m.                                                     Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W01-81706 Add to Cart                  $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Feb 25, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W02-81707 Add to Cart                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor 

Thu, Mar 24, 5-8 p.m.                                                       Metal Shop
ARCR 1213W03-81708 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, Jan 22-Mar 11, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks                        EGTC-Osage closed
ARCR 1225W01-81766 Add to Cart                                      $289, plus materials

Fri, Apr 8-Jun 3, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks                        EGTC-Osage
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
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, Jan 19-Mar 8, 1-4 p.m., 8 wks                         EGTC-Osage
closed
ARCR 1230W01-81723
Add to Cart                                $199, plus supplies

Tue, Jan 19-Mar 8, 5-8 p.m., 8 wks                        EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1230W02-81724
Add to Cart                                $199, plus supplies

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, Feb 12-19, 9-1 p.m., 2 wks                                EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1232W01-81714 Add to Cart                               $144, includes materials

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

NEEDLE ARTS

Create Some Winter Fun! Get Hooked: On Crocheting!

Shelly Stephens
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, Mar 2-23, 6-8 p.m., 4 wks                   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1122W01-80082 Add to Cart                                 $79

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, Jan 26-Mar 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6 wks            Littleton Campus     closed
ARCR 1096W01-81989 Add to Cart                                          $139

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

BEGINNING WOODCARVING

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