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

Tue, July 12-Aug 9, 6:30-9 p.m., 5 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1109M01-59508 Add to Cart                                     $139, plus materials

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.

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*

Thu, July 14-Aug 18, 2-5 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M01-58215 Add to Cart                            $139, plus materials*

Thu, July 14-Aug 18, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1061M02-59239 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, July 12-Aug 16, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1205M01-58991 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, June 21-July 26, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1200M01-59509 Add to Cart                              $139, plus materials

COLLAGE

The Art of Collage coming soon!

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.

Wed, June 15-22, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks        Alisa P Designs Studio, Littleton
ARCR 1120M01-59504 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.

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

Thu, June 23-July 28, 7:30-9 p.m., 6 wks       Littleton Campus
ARCR 1101M01-58223 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

Wed, June 15-Aug 3, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1055M01-58227 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 watch for upcoming classes

SEWING

Sewing Skills for Beginners or as a Refresher - coming this fall

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, May 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                 Metal Shop
ARCR 1215S02-81241 Add to Cart                    $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, June 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                 Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M01-59020
Add to Cart                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, July 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                   Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M02-59021
Add to Cart                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Sat, Aug 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.                                   Metal Shop
ARCR 1215M03-59506
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, May 26, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213S02-81813 Add to Cart                    $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, June 23, 5-8 p.m.                                                     Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M01-59389 Add to Cart                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, July 28, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M02-59390 Add to Cart                   $160, $30 material fee to instructor

Thu, Aug 18, 5-8 p.m.                                                      Metal Shop
ARCR 1213M03-59507 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 look for classes this fall

SCREEN PRINTING - look for classes this fall

NEEDLE ARTS - look for classes this fall!

CREATIVITY - look for class this fall!

 

 

 

 

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