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Split Session Test.

Monday Beginner Wheel Throwing

Create and glaze functional, decorative, and sculptural forms using a pottery wheel. Students will develop their understanding of how to operate a pottery wheel as they work on teacher-led projects and practices.

Students are required to follow the instructor’s curriculum. Only work produced from that curriculum will be fired.

No makeup classes will be made available in the case of illness or inclement weather.

Instructor:  Austin Deal

Supply List

Students will need to bring:

  1. Own set of clay or throwing tools
  2. Large cleaning sponge
  3. Small clay work sponge
  4. Approx. 2ft x 2ft piece of Canvas
  5. Small bucket for cleaning and tool storage
  6. (Optional) Small/detail paintbrushes for glazing
  7. (Optional) Plastic bags for wrapping work

Students will be provided:

  1. Shelf space as close to their creation station as possible
  2. (1x) bag of clay

Links to Class Required Items: (These are recommendations, not the required brands)

  1. Clay / Throwing Tools
  2. Large Cleaning Sponge
  3. Small clay work sponge
    • We recommend buying a basic toolkit with a small sponge included.
  4. Small Bucket for cleaning
    • Any clean, small to medium sized bucket will do.
  5. Canvas
    • We recommend a minimum of 2ft x 2ft piece.

Beginner Acrylics

Discover the basics of acrylic painting including how to get started, use of materials, color theory, and rendering. Throughout the course, you will be working on painting a still life, a landscape, and an animal. You will build confidence in your painting skills, have fun expressing yourself with acrylics, and gain inspiration to continue using the medium in your life.

Instructor:  Stephanie Barker

Supply List

All Supplies Included

Pastels

Explore color through pastels at a beginner and intermediate level. Use traditional pastels as you learn how to mix colors and layering processes. Create still lifes and landscapes using a photo reference. Expand your skills through demonstrations and personal instruction.

Instructor:  Ken Buck

Supply List

Please bring your own reference photo to class each week.

Required:

  • Pastel-toned paper with colors (pad or individual sheets)
  • Pastel boards or sanded pastel paper (your choice of drawing surface)
  • Pastels: Sennelier, Nu Pastels, Rembrandt or Great American
  • For paper sheets you will need masking tape or bull clamps, and a drawing board that is larger than your paper. 
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Soft vine charcoal

Optional:

  • Pastel pencils
  • Cookie tray
  • Dish towel or rags
  • Wet wipes 

Beginner Photography

Learn the basics of photography and how to use your DSLR camera. Discover how your camera operates and learn how to get out of “Auto”! Get hands-on experience to take your best shot!

Instructor:  Jess Summers

Supply List

  • DSLR camera preferred

Beginner Watercolor

Prepare to become a successful watercolor painter. There is a strong emphasis on drawing and painting subjects such as landscapes, architecture, and water scenes. No experience in watercolor painting is required.

Instructor:  Sarah Rocheleau

Supply List

All Supplies Included

Please bring a few photos you love and would like to paint.

Beginner Drawing

Develop basic drawing skills in a simple and disciplined manner. Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening, anatomy, line quality and shading through the use of still lifes, masters, and figure studies.

Instructor:  Sarah Rocheleau

Supply List

All Supplies Included

Comic Book Page Creation

In this course, students will produce a single comic book page using multiple images and a simple storyline. Students will explore page layout and design while using the basic tools of the “Comic Life” web-based program.

Instructor:  Eric LeRoy

Supply List

Bring Your Own Electronic Device:  iPhone or Android-based phone, iPad or Android Tablet, (or) a Mac or PC

Students are encouraged to have their parent or guardian download the 30-day free trial of “Comic Life” from www.plasq.com that best suits their hardware. Students can use their own images or the ones provided. 

All Other Supplies Included

Colored Pencil & Mixed Media

Explore a variety of techniques in colored pencil, ink, and mixed media. Through class projects, demonstrations, and individual instruction, the instructor will help students build on their skills, strengths, and interests with an emphasis on helping each student develop their own individual style.

Students will have the option of working on class projects or working independently on projects of their own choice.

Instructor:  Nancy Pugliano

Supply List

  • Colored Pencils  (Any brand, recommend at least the 36 pack of Prismacolors with an additional henna, cool and warm greys, and colorless blender)
  • Bristol drawing paper  (smooth or vellum)
  • #2 pencil
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Micron or other brand pigma pens sizes: 005, 01 and 02
  • Portable pencil sharpener (battery preferred)
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Round stencil brushes
  • Turpenoid or solvent and q-tips

Additional supplies will be discussed during the first class.

Colored Pencil, Ink Drawing & More

Explore a variety of techniques in colored pencil, ink, and mixed media. Through class projects, demonstrations, and individual instruction, the instructor will help students build on their skills, strengths, and interests with an emphasis on helping each student develop their own individual style.

Students will have the option of working on class projects or working independently on projects of their own choice.

Instructor:  Nancy Pugliano

Supply List

  • Colored Pencils (Any brand, recommend at least the 36 pack of Prismacolors with an additional henna, cool and warm greys and colorless blender)
  • Bristol drawing paper  (smooth or vellum)
  • #2 pencil
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Micron or other brand pigma pens sizes: 005, 01 and 02
  • Portable pencil sharpener (battery preferred)
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Round stencil brushes
  • Turpenoid or solvent and q-tips

Additional supplies will be discussed during the first class.