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Beading Wire Flowers

Adults

Learn how to make beaded wire flowers that were popular in the 1950s.

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JUL 27 + 28

Vacation Sketching (online)

Adults

Create pictorial memories of your vacation using watercolor pencils and pens.

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AUG 3 + 4

Watercolor Portraits Workshop

Adults

Learn how to approach portraiture in watercolor!

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AUG 3 or SEPT 29

Smartphone Photography and Editing I

Adults

Learn how to better capture photos on your smartphone!

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AUG 3 + 4

Mixed Media Abstract Drawing

Adults

Explore a number of mixed media approaches to abstract drawing.

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AUG 10 + 11 | SEPT 14 + 15

Oil Painting 101

Adults

Explore options, gain clarity on tools and techniques for both realistic and abstract styles, and learn practical skills and time-saving tips.

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AUG 10 + 11 | DEC 7 + 8

Waterscapes in Paper

Adults

Students will use paper to capture the beauty of water.

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AUG 17 + 18

Abstract Observations

Adults

Students will explore a variety approaches to creating abstract drawings from observation.

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AUG 17

Smartphone Photography II

Adults

Pick up where Smartphone Photography I ended! Continue to improve upon and work with familiar tools to edit and improve your smartphone photo-capturing skills.

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AUG 17 + 18

Watercolor Techniques: Let it Flow!

Adults

Let your pigments mix on your paper surface, under your guidance.

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SEPT 7

Saturday Sampler: Cyanotypes

Adults

Create prints using the cyanotype process!

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SEPT 14 / OCT 19 / NOV 23

Saturday Sampler: Wheel Throwing

Adults

Experience the art of throwing clay!

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SEPT 14

Saturday Sampler: Figure Drawing

Adults

Spend an afternoon learning the basics of Figure Drawing

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SEPT 21

Saturday Sampler: Papermaking 101

Adults

Discover the art of papermaking by recycling old to make new.

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SEPT 28

Saturday Sampler: Watercolor Wheels & Wonders

Adults

Have you ever wanted to mix all the colors of the rainbow using just red, yellow, and blue?

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OCT 5

Saturday Sampler: Choose Your Own Art Adventure

Adults

Inspired by the gamebooks of the 1980s and 90s...

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OCT 26

Saturday Sampler: DIY Relief Printmaking

Adults

Learn the basics of relief printmaking and printing by hand.

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NOV 9

Saturday Sampler: Still Life Drawing

Adults

Practice drawing your surroundings.

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NOV 16

Saturday Sampler: Mixed Media Watercolor

Adults

Discover how to use mixed media techniques...

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NOV 23

Saturday Sampler: Watercolor Greeting Cards

Adults

Create your own water color greeting cards!

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DEC 14

Saturday Sampler: Ink Illustration

Adults

Explore the versatility of drawing with ink!

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SEPT 7 + 8

Jumpstart Your Watercolor

Adults

Beginners and those needing a refresher course alike will gain insight into the wonderful medium of watercolor during an enjoyable, challenging weekend.

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SEPT 7 + 8

Vintage Portraits in Walnut Ink

Adults

Walnut ink is a naturally derived ink with a sepia hue that is perfect for drawing and painting vintage portraits.

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SEPT 14 + 15

Paper People

Adults

Explore creating figures through paper collage!

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SEPT 21 + 22

Printmaking with a Gelli Plate

Adults

Create a variety of images using gelatin printing, a form of monoprinting in which a gelatin slab is used as a printing plate...

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SEPT 21 + 22

Intuitive Drawing

Adults

Draw outside the framework of your conscious mind.

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SEPT 28 + 29

Painting Large

Adults

Learn how working large loosens up individual style and enables artists to make a powerful statement.

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SEPT 28 + 29

Watercarving Workshop

Adults

Delve into the art of watercarving to elevate your ceramic work

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OCT 5 + 6

Urban Nature Sketching

Adults

Develop or sharpen observational drawing skills.

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OCT 5 + 6

Figurative Abstraction

Adults

Learn a personal approach to figure painting with a grounding in canonical painters.

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OCT 12 + 13

Drypoint on Plexiglas

Adults

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique...

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OCT 12 + 13

The Watercolor Sketchbook

Adults

The sketchbook is an essential tool for artists to explore ideas.

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OCT 12 + 13

Ceramic Coil Built Lamps

Adults

Learn how to hand build your own one-of-a-kind lamp base out of clay.

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OCT 19 + 20

Book Arts: Paper Folding and Binding

Adults

This 2 day workshop will cover basic paper folding techniques that will result in 4-5 books for you to take home.

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OCT 19 + 20

Painting on Silk

Adults

Learn the basic techniques for preparing and executing a final painting on silk.

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OCT 26 + 27

Watercolor Wildflowers

Adults

Explore different ways to paint flowers in the versatile medium of watercolor...

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OCT 26 + 27

Drawing in a Series

Adults

Students will select an object, either man made to from nature, to use as a source for a group of drawings that function as a series...

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NOV 9 + 10

Color Field Painting

Adults

Explore a variety of approaches to color field painting using acrylic paints and mediums.

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NOV 9 + 10

Vacation Sketching

Adults

Total beginners and experienced students: make vivid landscapes and cityscapes in a vacation sketchbook to enhance trip memories.

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NOV 16 + 17

Monotype Collage

Adults

Monotype, known as the painterly print, is one of the simplest methods of printmaking...

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NOV 16 + 17

Jumpstart Your Painting

Adults

Absolute beginners or those with rusty skills will discover, strengthen, and hone painting skills during an enjoyable weekend.

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NOV 23 + 24

Luscious Landscapes

Adults

Transparent watercolor is the perfect medium for landscape.

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DEC 7 + 8

Expressive Oil Pastels

Adults

Explore a variety approaches to creating expressive drawings using Oil Pastel.

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DEC 14 + 15

Personal Maps of the Imagination

Adults

Create your own map of the imagination based on your own experiences and fantasies!

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Virtual Plein Air Painting

Adults

Using tools like Google Street View, we will explore locations both near and far to discover...

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Dec 14 (Sun)

Smartphone Photography and Editing for Seniors

Adults

This class is for anyone with a smartphone. We will work at slower pace...

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Slab Built Vessels

Adults

We will explore how a flat piece of clay can turn into an organic flowing vessel...

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Kitchen Tool Kit

Adults

Learn to alter basic thrown forms to meet daily tool needs in the kitchen.

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Intuitive Art History

Adults

What ignites artistic inspiration?

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Hand Built Organic Coil Pots

Adults

Explore the versatility of coil construction.

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Explorations in Surface Decoration

Adults

Explore a variety of surface decoration techniques including sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, watercarving, and more.

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Collage with Handmade Papers

Adults

Discover the art of paper making, as we dive into the fundamentals and beyond to create unique papers for collage works.

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Art History for the Curious

Adults

Study art through a lens of curiosity and creativity.

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Altered Books

Adults

Learn how to transform books into works of art, using collage, painting, drawing, ink, and printmaking.

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Drawing With Metal! Surface, Texture, and Finishes

Adults

This course examines the gestural and expressive qualities of steel through composing lines in space and drawing with molten metal.

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SEPT 28 (SAT)

Mindful Creations: Art and Yoga (ages 6-11 w/Adult)

Parent & Child

Join us for a unique parent-child workshop that blends the creativity of art with the mindfulness of yoga.

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Nature Journaling in Watercolor

Adults

Let's get out of the studio and experience nature!

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Life Drawing Open Studio

Adults

Work with a live model each week to explore the fundamentals of figure drawing in this open studio like class...

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Creating with Collage (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Experiment with color, shape, and space to create collage masterpieces and explore the art of cutting and assembling.

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Intro to 3-D Art (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Learn the history of sculpture and explore different 3D modalities!

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The Contemporary Landscape

Adults

Work in an out of the studio as you draw artistic inspiration from the Laguna Gloria campus!

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Art of Painting Food

Adults

Bring to life the luscious colors and textures of all kinds of food!

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Design and Composition

Adults

Develop basic design skills for artistic and commercial applications through a variety of student projects, lectures, and demonstrations.

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Intro to Digital Photo and Editing

Adults

Take better photographs and learn the best techniques in the revolutionary photo editing program Adobe Lightroom CC.

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Nature and Abstract Painting

Adults

Learn the basics of color theory and some new mixed media painting techniques while exploring the geometries, beauty, and surprises found in nature.

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Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Adults

Explore relief printmaking (carving into a surface) using linoleum to create dynamic oil-based relief prints.

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Oil Painting Foundations

Adults

Discover, sharpen, and strengthen your skills to approach oil painting with confidence.

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Drawing Foundations

Adults

Learn to draw now!

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Acrylic Painting Foundations

Adults

Discover, sharpen, and strengthen your skills to approach acrylic painting with confidence.

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Life Drawing I

Adults

Absolute beginners use a variety of materials including charcoal and Conté crayon and employ basic principles of drawing while working from a live model.

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Photography I

Adults

Learn complete manual control of a camera. While using a digital SLR is essential, you will subsequently be able to pick up any camera and make a manual exposure.

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Nature and Abstract Drawing

Adults

Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration.

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Swirl And Splash! Natural Dye Techniques (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Come discover the secrets to using natural materials to create different color dyes...

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Storytelling Through Art (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Explore visual storytelling through a series of mixed media drawings.

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Storybook Art (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Dive into the world of storybooks and bring some of the most beloved tales to life!

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My Family Tree (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Create art with various art media that tells your unique story.

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Mixed Media Collage for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Discover the art of cut paper to create dynamic compositions.

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Junior Astronaut Art Explorers (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore space through art!

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Imagination Garden (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore the wonders of gardening!

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Claymation (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create stop-motion animation!

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Beginning Metalworking for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Learn the basics of welding and explore the possibilities of steel...

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Wild Things (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore the jungles of the world and learn about the creatures living there. Create birds and beasts using feathers, fabric, cloth, and other wild materials!

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Color Relief Printmaking

Adults

Introduce color to your relief prints!

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Watercolor Portraits

Adults

Learn how to tackle portraiture in watercolor!

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Guided Projects in Metalworking

Adults

Advance your metalworking skills and work on personal projects in this new guided open studio!

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Introduction to Sculptural Materials and Techniques

Adults

Discover "why" and "how" sculptors use certain materials in this survey of sculptural practices.

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Intro to Art: 2-D

Adults

A hands-on tour of various 2-D mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, and collage, including foundational principles and language that can be used across disciplines.

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Exploring Great Women Artists

Adults

Explore the basics of 2D art through guided exercises based on artworks by great women artists...

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Smartphone Photography and Editing Series

Adults

Expand your understanding of the workings of your phone's camera!

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DEC 7

Saturday Sampler: Holiday Jumpstart

Adults

Spend an afternoon jump-starting your holiday crafting -make your own holiday cards and gift tags!

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Still Life with Landscape

Adults

Students will then incorporate landscapes within their still-life paintings...

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Botanical Illustration

Adults

Enjoy and examine the native plants in your own backyard/local parks and trails/(or florist) as your subjects.

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Mixed Media Mash-Up

Adults

Integrate collage into a painting and use printmaking to create....

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Light & Color in Central Texas

Adults

Learn techniques to successfully convey light and shadow...

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Claymation (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Make your own clay cartoon, then create a movie set and animate a mini-movie with your creature as the star. Discover secrets and tricks to make…

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Photography II

Adults

Further your creativity and understanding of shooting in manual mode with full control.

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Beyond Basic Drawing (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, a piece of charcoal, and pastels while learning more advanced design and drawing skills.

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Wheel Throwing with Soda and Raku

Adults

Beginners and experienced students will enjoy this welcoming class. Learn the basics of centering, opening, and pulling clay on the potter’s wheel…

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Explorations in Abstract Art (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Use a variety of media including watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to produce an exciting array of two-dimensional abstract art.

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New Approaches to Still-Life Drawing

Adults

Explore a number of techniques and approaches to engage with still life in innovative and compelling ways.

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Weaving: Beginning and Beyond

Adults

Learn the basics of making cloth on a loom. We will cover planning a project, choosing yarns, warping and setting up the loom, and weaving itself.

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Drawing from Nature (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Step outside the classroom and take a closer look at the nature of Laguna Gloria and beyond.

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Pots Off the Wheel: Hand Building Functional Pottery

Adults

Explore inventive hand-building techniques for making functional pottery in this fun and informative class.

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Wire Wrapping Jewelry and Beyond

Adults

Learn the essential techniques and skills needed to create stunning and unique pieces of jewelry in this beginner-level course.

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Creating in Response to Art History: Isms

Adults

Study different art movements and create artwork in response to each art history time period!

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Drawing & Painting with Ink

Adults

Explore pen and ink drawing techniques combined with liquid ink painting processes to create satisfying mixed media works!

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Exploring Watercolor, Ink, and Gouache

Adults

Immerse yourself in the world of watercolor, ink, and gouache in this exploration-based class.

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Gouache Painting

Adults

Advance your water media skills by creating unique gouache landscape, still life, and portrait paintings.

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Texas Botanicals and Wildflowers: Watercolor, Ink & Gouache Exploration

Adults

Immerse yourself in the world of Texas botanicals and wildflowers through an engaging exploration of watercolor, ink, and gouache techniques.

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Watercolor Composition

Adults

Develop ideas for original compositions and explore elements and principles of design to create balanced watercolor paintings.

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Consistency with Clay

Adults

Work on refining your wheel throwing skills to be able to replicate your successful pots!

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Couture Beading and Embroidery

Adults

Design and complete your own original works by learning basic techniques of couture embroidery.

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Nov 24 (Sun)

Holiday Jump Start (ages 6-11 w/ adult)

Parent & Child

Explore different art techniques to create personalized and unique holiday greeting cards!

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Experimental Printmaking with Collage

Adults

Explore the fundamentals of relief printing through traditional printmaking tools and chine-collé.

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Screen Printing

Adults

Have you ever wanted to print your own T-shirts, posters, or cards? Master the fundamentals of screen printing so you can experiment confidently.

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Bird Illustration

Adults

Bird lovers! Learn to draw birds from your own photos or images from the internet. Teacher demos and handouts will help you observe and simplify...

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Comics, Drawing and Illustration

Adults

You can create comics while learning to draw!

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Life Drawing II

Adults

Perfect your ability to render the human figure and expand upon basic drawing skills, through a variety of different nude models and lengths of poses.

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Portrait Drawing

Adults

Expand your visual acumen through study of the proportions, contours, volumes, and details of the head and face.

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Abstract Painting

Adults

Conquer a variety of abstract painting techniques, including abstracting real objects, intuitive painting, and gestural works.

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Botanical Painting

Adults

Learn how to paint botanical subjects in a realistic manner.

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Color, Perception, and Painting

Adults

Learn about contemporary painters who explore perception through color theory, geometric abstraction, minimalism, and Op art!

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Color Theory and Abstraction

Adults

Work with unconventional, synthetic, and a non-local palette to create geometrical abstract works.

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Colored Pencil Painting

Adults

Add color to your repertoire by drawing with colored pencils. Explore layering, burnishing, and dissolving the waxy pencil to create luminous works of art.

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Painters' Studio

Adults

Paint freely among a like-minded community with the at-request feedback of an instructor!

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Portrait Painting

Adults

Work from a live model or personal photographs to expand your skills through study of the proportions, contours, volumes, and details of the head and face.

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Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Adults

Beginners are introduced to the watercolor medium while intermediate-level students advance technique and skills through practice and critiques...

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Advanced Watercolor Techniques

Adults

Use this traditional media on an expanding range of subjects including water and glass, light paths, food and fabrics....

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Children's Book Illustration Lab

Adults

Come with ideas for some images you’d like to develop for a children’s book in this class taught by a national award–winning children’s book author and illustrator.

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Level Up Your Watercolor

Adults

This workshop-style class picks up where Watercolor Basics and Beyond leaves off, featuring new exercises and demos that focus on value, pattern, and color.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

Adults

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in this beginner’s class!

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Beginning Handbuilding

Adults

Everyone has a story to tell—let’s turn yours into ceramic sculptures.

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Contemporary Vessels

Adults

Learn a variety of hand building techniques, both traditional and innovative, to develop your own style.

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Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Hand Building, and Glazing

Adults

Expand your understanding of stoneware or porcelain, under-glaze colors, and high-fire glazes.

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Wheel Throwing and Beyond

Adults

Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes while experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects.

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Beginning Metalworking

Adults

Learn welding, cutting, and grinding as you create steel sculptures in this foundational class...

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Heat Forming

Adults

Bring the heat in this exciting class that combines MIG and oxy-acetylene welding with forging.

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Metalworking 2.0

Adults

Expand your skills, practice MIG (metal inert gas) welding techniques, and become more familiar with oxy-acetylene and hot form steel.

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Metalworking 3.0

Adults

Continue to expand your metalworking skills!

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Mosaic Art I

Adults

Create beautiful and functional pieces using glass, marbles, stones, mirrors, dishes, and tiles in this class suitable for beginners.

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Nov 17 (Sun)

Bountiful Platters (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Design and decorate a large, beautiful platter perfect for use during the holidays!

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Oct 20 (Sun)

Halloween Art (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Create Picasso-esque witches, monster pop-up cards, and skeleton sculptures in this imaginative class, inspired by Halloween.

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Dec 15 (Sun)

Swirl and Splash! Shibori Tie Dying (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Come discover the secrets to using beautiful indigo shibori and tie-dye patterning techniques...

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Art ABCs (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Enhance your child’s innate creativity! Young artists learn to think creatively and shape ideas into art they can see, touch, and know.

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Art Around the World (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Children travel the world while learning about the art of other cultures...

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Art Sampler (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Dive into five different media for the week!

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Clay Creatures (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Adventure into the amazing world of animals, including the jungle, zoo, and even imaginary realms, using clay forms.

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Storytelling Through Art (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Explore the artwork of your favorite storybooks to create masterpieces of your very own!

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Whimsical Clay (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create whimsical clay art while exploring basic ceramic skills, building with rich clay materials, and using a variety of glazes.

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Wizard Week (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Make magic come alive through your art! Create potion and pixie jars, customize your own wand, and dream up your own familiar!

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Awesome Clay Sculptors (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Build strong foundations with clay to create a life-size 3-D sculpture of a favorite person, creature, or character!

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Beyond Basic Painting (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Set up a palette, blend brilliant colors, and use different types of brushes. Create volume with light and make shadows in a still life, paint a landscape, and more..

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Wheel Throwing (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Use basic clay throwing techniques such as centering, pulling, and finishing. Learn to throw cylinders and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Classical Drawing and Painting (ages 9-14)

Age 9–11, Ages 12-14, Ages 9-14

Study drawing and painting, exploring form, color, perspective, texture, value, and composition using a realistic approach.

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Awesome Clay Sculptors (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Build strong foundations with clay to create a life-size 3-D sculpture of a favorite person, creature, or character!

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Claymation (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Make your own clay cartoon, then create a movie set and animate a mini-movie with your creature as the star!

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Painting: Beyond Basics (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Set up a palette, blend brilliant colors, and use different types of brushes. Create volume with light and shadow in a still life.

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Wheel Throwing (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Use basic clay throwing techniques such as centering, pulling, and finishing. Learn to throw cylinders and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art!

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