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Ceramics
ADVANCED HANDBUILDING
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Interested in working independently yet want regular contact with instructor to further your creativity and artistic vision? Bring your notebook with ideas to class and take your pinching, coiling and slab techniques to the next level. Play with the extruder and experiment with form. Instruction is geared towards individual's ideas. Limit 15 students. Class Details
 
C5.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18
C5.6c Session 5 2014 Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Bill Buchanan
C5.6c Session 6 2014 Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, June 28-Augusst 16 - Bill Buchanan

BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
Level: Beginner
For students with no previous experience on the potter’s wheel, this course will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce basic pottery forms like bowls, cylinders, mugs, vases, or planters. Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian considerations that can determine the difference between good work and great work. Limit 14 students. Class Details
 
C1.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Deborah Adornato
C1.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 28-June 16 - Tyra Forker
C1.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 30-June 18 - Ronald Shaw
C1.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Michael Blair
C1.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Deborah Adornato
C1.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 23-August 11 - Tyra Forker
C1.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 25-August 13 - Ronald Shaw
C1.6a Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Michael Blair

Guided Study in Hand-built Clay
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This class offers a concept of independent guided study; allowing the student to brainstorm and construct works done in hand-built clay. Students have the opportunity to work on individual projects through a series of guided critiques and hands-on help by the instructor. Each project is conceived and carried out at the participant’s own pace and level of expertise, with intermittent group and individual critiques using visual cues and discussion includinginstructor and peer support. Students are immersed in the creative flow of actual studio production by observation and critique of the instructor’s work in progress.
 Class Details
 
C5.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 2-June 20 - Bill Buchanan
C5.6b Session 5 2014 Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Bill Buchanan
C5.5a Session 6 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 27-August 15 - Bill Buchanan
C5.6b Session 6 2014 Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Bill Buchanan

Hand Building Basics
Haven't played with clay since college, or even elementary school? Maybe it's time for you to try in again, and yes, it's okay if you don't know anything about clay! Using basic hand building techniques create a ceramic vessel that will be both decorative and functional. All pieces made in the workshop will be fired and ready for pick up the following week. Class Details
 
CW1.4c Session 5 2014 Thursday, May 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Ronald Shaw

HANDBUILDING 101
Level: Beginner
Explore what you can create using your hands! Learn basic pinch, slab, and coil construction methods as well as the use of molds. Decorative treatments will include stamps, slips, and stains. Students will also learn how to glaze and finish their pots using high-fire glazing techniques. No previous clay experience is required, but please do not miss the first class! This class is a prerequisite for all clay classes. Limit 15 students. Class Details
 
C2.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 29-June 17
C6.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17
C2.2c Session 6 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 24-August 12
C6.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Woody Othello

HANDBUILDING 101 PLUS
Level: Beginning/Intermediate
This class will explore the variety of hand-building techniques used in functional and sculptural ceramics. Both experimental and traditional processes will be taught: pinching, coiling, slab building, extruding and creating forms from a solid block of clay. We will also explore a variety of finishes, slips, terra sigillata, under-glazes and glazes. Demos and directed projects will be practiced and individual explorations will follow. Bring your ideas and sketch book to class. Limit 15 students. Class Details
 
C6.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 30-June 18

Illustration on Clay
Interested in adding rich and meaningful surface design to your ceramic work? In this class students will bring 2D and 3D together as we explore ways to create narrative illustrations and patterns on wheel thrown or hand built ceramic forms! Weekly demos will cover slip transfer techniques, stenciling, stamping, slip inlay, laser decals wax resists and much more. Class Details
 
C15.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 12:30PM, April 28-June 16
C15.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 12:30PM, June 23-August 11

Intermediate | Advanced Wheel Throwing
Designed for students with prior experience on the wheel, this course will offer students the chance to develop and improve technical throwing skills. Students will also practice new techniques to alter and embellish thrown forms using a variety of tools and methods. Explore glazing and firing processes, discuss historical and contemporary ceramics, and continue to generate new work on a more independent level with regular interaction with instructor. Limit 14 students. Class Details
 
C1.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 29-June 17 - Deborah Adornato
C1.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Michael Blair
C2.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Deborah Adornato
C1.2c Session 6 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 24-August 12 - Deborah Adornato
C1.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Michael Blair
C2.2b Session 6 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Deborah Adornato

Mold and Mono Printing with Clay
Ceramic mold and mono print will be investigated through the processes of hand modeling, slump mold making, printing and drawing. Forms will be generated by hand building and single piece molds. Surfaces will be explored though various ceramic printing and drawing techniques in all stages of clay: unfired, fired, and glazed. As a class we will be working with low-fire glazes, slips, over glazes and decals to create layers of imagery.  Class Details
 
C22.4b Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30PM - 4:30PM, May 1-June 19

Raku & Saggar Firing
Levels: All
Get ready for the heat and learn the art of Raku. Experiment with Raku glaze techniques and alternative firing methods using saggars, sawdust and horse hair. While there will be time to make new forms in class, students are encouraged to bring 4 bisque objects for glazing and firing. This course focuses on the firing and glazing techniques. Firing schedule is contingent on quantity of work. Students should have basic knowledge of clay and be able to work somewhat independently. Limit 8 Students. Class Details
 
C8.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Ronald Shaw
C8.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, May 1-June 19 - Ron Shaw
C8.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Ronald Shaw
C8.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, June 26-August 14 - Ron Shaw

Soda Firing Techniques
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
For students of both the wheel and hand building, this class will focus on the atmospheric technique of soda firing. Students will be introduced to slips and glazes and different methods of application. Discussions will include the best forms and objects for soda firing and how placement in the kiln has an effect on the final piece. Students will be encouraged to learn all aspects of the firing of the soda kiln. Firing schedules will be arranged so they coincide with class times.
 Class Details
 
C1.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Michael Blair
C1.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Michael Blair

Upcycle: Creating New Forms from Old Objects/Image
Through the process of mold making we will transform found objects into new forms, giving new meaning and function to the original object. Additional techniques to compliment the forms created will be a host of surface decoration techniques: slip decoration, stenciling, sgraffito, pounce pattern and simple screen-printing on clay. Class Details
 
C22.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00PM - 9:00PM, April 28-June 16

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP
Take a seat and get your hands on the potter's wheel! You know you want to try this ancient technique with a modern twist. You will learn to center your clay and walk away from the wheel with a finished product. This workshop will give you basic fundamentals of wheel work and will leave you wanting to take an eight week class. Class Details
 
CW8.4c Session 5 2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 1 - Ronald Shaw

 
 
Drawing & Painting
2D Design- Back to Basics
Explore the formal elements of art – line, shape, texture, value, and color. Create strong compositions using the principles of organization – unity, emphasis, balance, scale, space, and rhythm. Experiment with different materials and apply techniques to construct compositions that can engage and captivate an audience. Discover how the artists of the 20th century used these elements of design. Class Details
 
P10.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Janet Onofrey

Abstract Explorations
This Class will focus on seeing and not just looking. We will incorporate found objects that are normally discarded, and witness how the ideas of objects play in the creation of Art. Above all, art making should be fun making. This will be a stress-free class!  Class Details
 
P40.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-May 21 - Gary Antonio
P40.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, April 30-June 18 - Gary Antonio
P40.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, June 25-August 13 - Gary Antonio

ADVANCED PAINTING SEMINAR
Level: Int. | Adv.
This is a studio style workshop for advanced artists already working independently who want professional feedback on a regular basis. Emphasis will be on developing a personal approach and distinctive style in painting through discussion of twentieth century art movements and current happenings in the art world. Class Details
 
P23.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Miroslav Antic
P23.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Miroslav Antic
P23.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Miroslav Antich
P23.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Miroslav Antich

Botanical Drawing
You never really see an object closely until you try to draw it. Discover wonders of your garden that you pass by everyday. Drawing flowers, leaf shapes and insect wings. Not only will your whole vision of flowers change, but also this course will help to improve your drawing skill! Class Details
 
D6.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-May 29 - Hiromi Katayama

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. You will learrn the basic techniques of this ancient art form. Sue Wilders, the instructor, has studied with Americas foremost Chinese masters. Materials are included int he cost of tuition. Class Details
 
PW2.6a2 Session 4 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 26 - Susan Wilders
PW2.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 10 - Susan Wilders

Classical Charcoal Drawing
Level: All
This class will teach how to use charcoal to create classical realistic drawings. Charcoal is an incredibly versatile medium for creating either sketchy or smooth polished drawings that resemble paintings. This class will explore different types of charcoal, a variety of papers and tools for manipulating charcoal. Learn how to light and compose subject matter, create three dimensional forms on a flat surface, and create various effects. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students.  Class Details
 
D31.5b Session 5 2014 Friday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 2-June 20 - Eric Bossik
D31.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 27-August 15 - Eric Bossik

Collage and Color Workshop
Exploring the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Transparent and opaque color relationships are also discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery. Creativity and experimentation will be encouraged.  Class Details
 
DW5.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 20 - Leslie Albert
DW5.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 16 - Leslie Albert

Color Theory
Through a series of lessons, students become familiar with the mixing and interaction of color and its uses. Develop your ability to distinguish color and value through direct observation of a still-life. Explore the effect of light on many surfaces to achieve a realistic result. This is a basic building block for painting in any medium.  Class Details
 
P11.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 12:30PM, April 28-June 16 - Janet Onofrey
P11.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 12:30PM, June 24-August 12 - Janet Onofrey

Contemporary Painting Techniques
Contemporary Painting Techniques: Abstract Compositions:
Learn easy techniques to create an abstract composition and create a small painting during the workshop.  Class Details
 
PW3.4b2 Session 5 2014 Thursday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 12 - Vicki Siegel

Contemporary Painting Techniques
Contemporary Painting Techniques: Acrylic Gels and Mediums:
Learn how you can layer and carve into gels and mediums to create unusual backgrounds.  Class Details
 
PW3.4b Session 6 2014 Thursday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, August 21 - Vicki Siegel
PW3.4b Session 1 2014 Thursday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 9 - Vicki Siegel

Contemporary Painting Techniques
Contemporary Painting Techniques: Abstract Compositions:
Learn easy techniques to create an abstract composition and create a small painting during the workshop.  Class Details
 
PW3.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 6 - Vicki Siegel

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING WORKSHOP
Level: Interm/Adv
Students will explore abstract issues in comtemporary painting. Critical concepts of contemporary art and techniques will be covered. Personal expression is encouraged. Appropriate for all media. Class Details
 
P5.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Sam Perry
P5.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Sam Perry
P5.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Sam Perry
P5.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Sam Perry

Creative Watercolor
This workshop will explore new wet-in-wet approaches to watercolor and strengthen students' proficiencies in various techniques such as negative glazing with washaways, charging colors, credit card texturing, masking and lifting, and using the rigger. Expressive color and strong composition will be emphasized. Demos and critiques included. Class Details
 
P33.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 2-June 20 - Carol Z. Brody

Creative Watercolor Workshop
This workshop will explore new wet-in-wet approaches to watercolor and strengthen students' proficiencies in various techniques such as negative glazing with washaways, charging colors, credit card texturing, masking and lifting, and using the rigger. Expressive color and strong composition will be emphasized. Demos and critiques included. Class Details
 
PW33.5a6 Session 4 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 25 - Carol Z. Brody

Drawing “Aux Trois Crayons”
Level: All
The practice of drawing with a few select colors of ‘chalk’ is traditionally referred to as ’Drawing Aux Trois Crayons’ (drawing with three crayons) and has been used since the early Renaissance. This method refers to a drawing done with black, red (sanguine) and white typically on toned paper. Adding the use of white to create precise highlights, red to add warmth and black to create deep values provides for rich range of expression in a drawing. Students will practice this method and development a proficiency in rendering objects and the human form. Class Details
 
D5.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 2-May 23 - Leslie Albert

Drawing “Aux Trois Crayons” Workshop
The practice of drawing with a few select colors of ‘chalk’ is traditionally referred to as ’Drawing Aux Trois Crayons’ (drawing with three crayons) and has been used since the early Renaissance. This method refers to a drawing done with black, red (sanguine) and white typically on toned paper. Adding the use of white to create precise highlights, red to add warmth and black to create deep values provides for rich range of expression in a drawing. Students will practice this method and development a proficiency in rendering objects and the human form. Class Details
 
DW5.2b1 Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29 - Leslie Albert
DW5.2b2 Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 6 - Leslie Albert

Drawing Fundamentals 101
Level: Beginner
This course will teach you the basics of drawing: line, shape, shade, perspective and proportion. We will learn how to make 2-dimensional shapes look 3 dimensional. We will use simple materials: pencils, charcoal and pen and learn each mediums unique qualities. As the saying goes, “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings. “ Drawing is the absolute essential to all visual art mediums. When you know how to draw, you can learn any other medium.  Class Details
 
D9.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Michael Las Casas
D9.2c Session 6 2014 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM,June 24-August 12 - Michael Las Casas

Drawing Fundamentals 102
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This course will move beyond the basics of drawing: composition; positive and negative space; circle square triangle; light on dark; and value. We will learn how to make two-dimensional shapes look three dimensional. We will use simple materials: pencils, charcoal and pen and learn each medium’s unique qualities. As the saying goes, “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings." Class Details
 
D9.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Michael Las Casas
D9.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Michael Las Casas

Drawing without Boundaries
This is a studio-based class for students at all levels interested in wide variety of drawing techniques. Through demonstrations and individual guidance, students will learn fresh ways to approach endless possibilities using diverse drawing materials such as pencil, pen, inks, color pencils and sometimes watercolor using stencils, stamps and some collage elements. If you are interested in deepening and expanding your drawing horizons, loosening up, working on personal artistic development and having a great time, you will enjoy this class! Class Details
 
D7.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Nune Asatryan
D7.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Nune Asatryan

Drawing: All Levels
In this class you will begin to understand the essential importance of drawing in Fine Art and gain the skills and techniques for basic drawing. Join others to enjoy your special time getting new hobby or getting your existing professional technique to the all new level. Drawing starts with the proper pencil use and the right paper choice all the way to introduction to the most advanced methods of delivering gallery quality profesional drawing. Composition, perspective, design as well as a correct presentation of your artwork will be covered. You will be able to work with the model in class. Class Details
 
D7.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Nune Asatryan
D7.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Nune Asatryan

EGG TEMPERA PAINTING & GILDING
Level: All
One of the most ancient techniques and increasingly popular today, egg tempera is renowned for its luminosity and the ability to create countless textures, glazes, and scumbles in a single session. It is ideal for rendering portraits, the human figure, still-lifes, and landscapes. All aspects of the medium will be covered from the mixing of paints from dry pigments, under painting, glazing,and water-gilding, to the embellishment of gold leaf with designs, pattern and gems. Combining both Eastern and Western traditions, this class will include in-depth instruction, critiques, and demonstrations. Class Details
 
P30.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Scherer/Ouporov
P30.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Scherer/Ouporov

En Plein Air Painting
Level: All
This class is offered in three formats, so as to be flexible with any student's schedule (see below) and is geared to both beginner and advanced painters. The skills of seeing, simplification, shapes value and color will be exercised at the onset and focus will move towards personal style as well as demos and sharing of Sonya's own techniques. Participants will travel to sites in Palm Beach County to paint on location.. Class Details
 
PW1.4a Session 4 2014 Thursday -Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, April 24-April 26 - Sonya Gaskell
P1.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday -Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, May 8-May 10 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday -Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, May 8-May 10 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a1 Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, May 3 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a2 Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 7 - Sonya Gaskell
P1.6a Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a1 Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, July 5 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a2 Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, August 2 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a1 Session 1 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, September 6 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a2 Session 1 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 4 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a1 Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 1 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a2 Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, December 6 - Sonya Gaskell

Explore the Link between Color and Emotions
Have you ever wondered why you prefer some colors more than others? Why you choose certain colors for your art work, to decorate your home interior, or to wear?Or how you choose colors in every facet of your life? Color choice is a great way to express yourself. Creativity is in all of us, just expressed in different ways. Colors are a reflection of yourself and a way to express your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This is a "FUN" class. Learn to bring your awareness of color emotions to the surface! Class Details
 
PW4.4b2 Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 22 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b1 Session 6 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 26 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b3 Session 6 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, July 24 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b2 Session 1 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, September 25 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b4 Session 1 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 23 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b2 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 20 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b4 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 18 - Martha Myers

Exploring Acrylics
Level: All
Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet on wet, wet on dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, texturizing, skins, and image transfers. Class Details
 
P3.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, April 29-May 20 - Vicki Siegel

FIGURE DRAWING
Level: All
The student will develop their personal style in a variety of techniques and use various drawing materials. Emphasis on mark making, proportion, foreshortening, and perspective of the figure. Class Details
 
D1.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Miroslav Antich

FIGURE DRAWING
Level: All
This course will enable you to draw with confidence. We will focus on basic perceptual skills and see the relationship between form, volume, weight, mass and how they relate to each other. Drawing scaled up to life size, this course can greatly benefit beginning to advanced students. Class Details
 
D8.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Dennis Aufiery

FIGURE DRAWING
Level: All
The student will develop their personal style in a variety of techniques and use various drawing materials. Emphasis on mark making, proportion, foreshortening, and perspective of the figure. Class Details
 
D1.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Miroslav Antich

Figure Drawing: Large Scale
Break out of the box and draw the figure bigger! In this class we will use gesture and contour drawings to draw from the life model at a large scale. With a focus on composition, proportion and value scale, students will work towards longer poses using a 24 x 36 format or larger. This will provide students with an opportunity to see shapes, forms and planes within the figure and environment and render them accordingly. Class Details
 
D5.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 30-June 18 - Leslie Albert
D5.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 25-August 13 - Leslie Albert

Figure Painting and Drawing: Classical Method
This class focuses on painting the human figure in the classical atelier method—a system practiced in the Renaissance up until the 19th century and in growing demand today. Anyone, from beginners to more experienced artists, can benefit from this training. Working from the nude model, this course teaches students a progressive form of representational figure
painting and drawing. Building on a preliminary drawing, students will learn how to develop a figure study through layered stages, and create accomplished figure paintings and drawings. Proportion, light, value, spatial relationships, harmonic design principles, anatomy, and
color theory will be emphasized. Choose your preferred media: oils, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, or graphite. Class Details
 
P31.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-July 30 - Scherer/Ouporov

FIGURE PAINTING WITH COLOR
Level: All
In this class we will focus on your ability to draw with paint, use color structurally and paint the figure with confidence. This is a contemporary approach to composition and color that is inclusive of abstract painterly sensiblilities, while being true to visual experience. A continuous pose will be set up for students to develop a deepened understanding of form. Class Details
 
P8.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Dennis Aufiery

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Level: Interm/Adv
This seminar format is for students working towards a cohesive body of work in any medium. It involves individual discussion with instructor and group critique. Clarify and expand your identity as an artist and investigate artists whose work and methods you may find useful. Contemporary art is complex and multifaceted: figurative, abstract and conceptual. We will discuss how all aspects can contribute to your development. Class Details
 
P9.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1, 15, 29 & June 12 - Dennis Aufiery

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING
Level: Intermediate
This course will move beyond the basics of drawing: composition; positive and negative space; circle square triangle; light on dark; and value. We will learn how to make two-dimensional shapes look three dimensional. We will use simple materials: pencils, charcoal and pen and learn each medium’s unique qualities. As the saying goes, “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings. “  Class Details
 
D9.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Michael Las Casas
D9.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Michael Las Casas

Intro to Gesture and Contour Drawing
“Contour’ and ‘Gesture’ Drawing is considered by many to be the backbone of all drawing skills. In this class, utilizing still lifes and objects and a variety of drawing media, students will have the opportunity to learn many types of slow contour line drawing, vigorous gesture drawings and mass tonal methods and view examples of how it relates to figure drawing.  Class Details
 
DW5.2a1 Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29 - Leslie Albert
DW5.2a2 Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 6 - Leslie Albert

Intro to Oil Painting
By making a color wheel, you will learn about primary, secondary, and complimentary colors, and how they are applied in painting. Class Details
 
PW4.4b1 Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 8 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b3 Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 12 - Martha Ann Myers
PW4.4b2 Session 6 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, July 10 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b4 Session 6 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, August 14 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b1 Session 1 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 9 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b1 Session 1 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, September 11 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b2 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 6 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b3 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 4 - Martha Myers

Japanese Traditional Painting: Nihonga
Level: All
Come explore Japanese Traditional Painting (Nihonga) : an historic form of painting. Students are introduced to materials, both technical and practical, allowing them to see the different varieties available. Nihonga is water-based painting, using special imported pigments and techniques. Class will include hands-on instruction, demonstrations and critique. This course will give you an opportunity to introduce yourself to some Eastern traditional painting material to further develop your body of work!  Class Details
 
P6.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-May 29 - Hiromi Katayama

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
Level: All
Explore the vast range of materials and methods of painting available today. Learn how to use oils, acrylics, casein, encaustic, pastel, metal leaf, and mixed media applied to a variety of surfaces. Whether you work from life, imagination, or photography, this course will enhance your technical skills as you develop your artistic vision. Understand diverse painting approaches-grisaille, underpainting, direct painting, glazing, and impasto. Proportion, value, spatial relationships, design principles, and color theory will also be emphasized.  Class Details
 
P31.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Scherer/Ouporov

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING WITH ACRYLIC
Level: Intermediate | Advanced
This course consists of weekly demonstrations of contemporary acrylic painting techniques with a variety of mediums and other materials currently used by many established and "cutting edge" artists. Emphasis is on individualized instruction for students interested in painting based on fundamental understanding of the elements and principles of design, while encouraging: spontaneity, risk taking, chance, and new combinations to enhance or develop personal expression. Short (half hour or less) demonstrations will include: airbrush painting, projection painting, photocopy transfers, hard edge painting, acrylic paint gels and mediums, layering, "flow-release" (makes water wetter), clear resin applications, stains, washes and glazes, metallic, flourescent, and interference colors, collage and more. Class Details
 
P15.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Skip Measelle
P15.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Skip Measelle

OIL PAINTING
Level: All
Beginning students will be taught in a systematic, step by step approach in which each class builds on the previous one. Students can expect to learn about color by making a color wheel, a color mixing chart, drawing, brushwork, and much more. Intermediate and advanced students may explore subject matter of choice using their own photographs such as landscapes, sharp focus on a single object, room interiors, etc. Application of glazing and veiling is also covered. Class Details
 
P4.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Martha Ann Myers
P4.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Martha Ann Myers
P4.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-August 13- Martha Ann Myers
P4.6a Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Martha Ann Myers

Painting 201
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
In this course the instructor will work with students on individually developing their own personal style. This course is well suited for students with ideas for paintings and seeking guidance from an expert to further progress. Students should bring in their own source materials and ideas to work with during class. Class Details
 
P20.5b Session 5 2014 Friday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 2-June 20 - Nancy Tart
P20.5b Session 6 2014 Friday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 27-August 15 - Nancy Tart

PAINTING EXISTENTIALLY
Level: All
This class boils down to Self Expression and is about intuitive honesty and freedom to access your creativity. Why not join the class of people who attempt to think for themselves and to look at Art & Nature with their hearts? This is a great and ancient tradition of the human race. Class Details
 
P25.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Harlan Hoffman
P25.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 29-June 17 - Harlan Hoffman
P25.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Harlan Hoffman
P25.2c Session 6 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 24-August 12 - Harlan Hoffman

PAINTING OUTDOORS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH
Level: All
Working directly from outdoor subjects gives you confidence in developing your sense of natural color, personal color vocabulary and understanding of light. Your true subject is experiencing the physical and emotional connections of "being there" while investigating the possibilites of paint. Learn to engage subject matter first hand by painting diectly from outside subjects both natural and man made. Class Details
 
P30.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Dennis Aufiery

Painting: All Levels
In this class, you will begin to understand the essential importance of painting in Fine Art and gain the skills and techniques for basic painting. Join others to enjoy getting new hobby or getting your existing professional technique to an all new level. Painting starts with the proper brush and an introduction to advanced methods of delivering gallery quality professional paintings. Composition, perspective, design as well as correct presentation of your artwork will be covered.  Class Details
 
P7.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Nune Asatryan
P7.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Nune Asatryan

Palette and Color
Learn the basics of how to set up your palette for full spectrum painting. Perfect for all medium painting and especially for landscapes. Color theory explored while creating a still life from simple forms.  Class Details
 
PW3.4b1 Session 5 2014 Thursday, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 8 - Vicki Siegel

Pouring Paint Workshop
Learn to paint like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. Learn the technique of pouring paint. Using acrylic paint, explore different ways of mark making. Build up your image with transparent washes and glazing techniques. The painting experince suggests ideas that create the final concept. Class Details
 
PW8.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 7 - Roxene Sloate
PW8.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, September 10 - Roxene Sloate
PW8.2b Session 1 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 7 - Roxene Sloate
PW8.2b1 Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 18 - Roxene Sloate
PW8.2b2 Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 2 - Roxene Sloate

Power of Color: Creating Better Paintings
Level: All
Color is the most important thing in painting and the most difficult. Instructor will focus on ensuring studentsbecome better colorists. This class is designed for students to gain skills EACH week. Instructor will isolate specific problems all artists have and address them in a non-intimidating manner by explaining the solutions. Instruction will be a combination of demonstrations, hands-on learning, and critique. Students will be taught to call upon their passions and abilities to create art with a sense of purpose. For beginners -advanced who seek professional instruction and guidance from a successful working artist.
 Class Details
 
P14.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-May 21 - Hugh O'Neill
P14.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-July 16 - Hugh O'Neill

REALISM
Level: All
This course teaches students to translate what they see into a realistic painting on canvas. Creating an accurate preliminary drawing, composition and lighting, and under painting will all be covered resulting in the ability to create successful paintings. Drawing from a live model will also be incorporated. Class Details
 
P55.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Eric Bossik
P55.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Eric Bossik

Self-Portraits in Acrylic
Self-potraits have been made by artists since the earliest times. Join the likes of Rembrandt, Kahlo, Van Gogh and Saville and create a memorable self-portrait to make an impression on the artistic stage! We will work in acrylic on canvas to complete your self-inspired masterpiece. Class Details
 
PW22.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday May 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Sandra Lerman

Silverpoint Workshop
Silverpoint is a centuries old technique using silver as the drawing material on a prepared ground. Beautiful examples of this technique can be seen in drawings dating back to before the Renaissance. Silverpoint drawings have a beautiful delicacy that takes on a warm patina over time. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with ‘scratchboard’. This more ‘modern’ illustrative technique allows for very graphic to very fine marks by ‘scratching’ though a black ink surface to a clay ground underneath.  Class Details
 
DW5.4b Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 8 - Leslie Albert

STILL LIFE PAINTING
Level: All
Students will work on color harmonies, composition, and issues of light and dark values to create dynamic still lifes. Participants will learn how to orchestrate set ups using their own objects as well as objects provided by the instructor. Acrylic or Oil Paints. Class Details
 
P36.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Nancy Tart

SumiPainting and Japanese Calligraphy
Let's explore beautiful brushstrokes in the creation of art. Students will learn the importance of each brush stroke and an eastern perspective on the importance of brush control. At the beginning of the course, students will learn Japanese characters for their own names and words of significance to familiarize themselves with techniques and exercise meaningful brush movements. As the course progresses, we will move on to traditional sumi painting imagery including bamboo, fish, etcetera.  Class Details
 
P34.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-May 28 - Hiromi Katayama

The Anatomy of Graffiti
Level: All
Are you a mad scientist? Want to be the next Banksy? This class will help students explore different and new materials and techniques. Take an in-depth look at different skills and styles of current artists around the world. Apply them to find one's own style or utilizing to current and future works. Students will learn how to use: spray paint, stencils, paste ups, stickers, markers, and many other items. Working from the massive to the miniscule. Students of any level, and style are welcome!  Class Details
 
P15.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, April 28-June 16 - Charles Bane

THE ART OF CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
Level: All
Learn the basic elements of Chinese Brush Painting and the master stroke technique such as flower, bird and landscape. You can experiment with line and elaborate style on Chinese paper and silk. The course is progressive. Class Details
 
P35.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-May 27 - Susan Wilders

The Figure in Costume
Many artists through the ages have used the clothed figure as a source of inspiration and challenge. This workshop will focus on depicting the figure in a ‘costume’. Lending a ‘theatrical’ quality to drawing the model, life models will be used while wearing different styles of dress or accessories. Color as well as black and white will be used as well as a variety of media. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure and fabric incorporating texture, pattern, proportion and perspective into their drawings. Class Details
 
DW5.3b Session 4 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 23 - Leslie Albert
DW5.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 12 - Leslie Albert

The Seven Principles of Zen in Painting
Level: All
This class is based on a Western interpretation of the characteristics mentioned in the title. The students learning objective: to create works which will engage and permeate the mind with quiet. The subject matter is Existential. The first seven weeks will cover one characteristic each, the eighth week is review and critique. Class Details
 
P25.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Harlan Hoffman
P25.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Harlan Hoffman

Traditional/Academic Portraiture
Students are instructed on how to achieve a likeness and the formal elements of drawing a portrait subject. Students will learn and apply fundamental drawing skills while also looking at portrait drawing in terms of academic drawing principals. Class Details
 
D6.4c Session 5 2014 Thursday 6:00PM - 8:00PM, May 1-June 19 - Sean S. McGraw
D6.4c Session 6 2014 Thursday 6:00PM - 8:00PM, June 26-August 14 - Sean S. McGraw

Watercolor 101
Level: Beginner
Students will learn the application of brushwork, color mixing, methods of applying paint to paper, and drawing/perspective. Application of these basics will result in one-color, two-color, three-color and full-color paintings. It is these basics that make the spontaneous media of watercolor fun and exciting! Each class builds on the previous lesson.

Prorating is not available for this class. Class Details
 
P33.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Martha Ann Myers
P33.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Martha Ann Myers

Watercolor and Pastel Painting
Level: All
Learning to work with watercolor and pastel media creates an excellent foundation on which to develop your painting skills. We will explore how to use watercolor with pastel to finish your artwork and develop your ability to utilize multimedia techniques. Let's have fun with watercolor media. you will learn the basic skills of watercolor, also each individual will learn how to approach a subject matter of their choice with this media. Experienced painters will learn how to develop their own style or try new techniques Class Details
 
P34.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30PM - 4:30PM, April 30-May 28 - Hiromi Katayama
P34.4b Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30PM - 4:30PM, May 1-May 29 - Hiromi Katayama

Watercolor Basics
Watercolor is a great medium! Whether you have never worked with it, it's been a while, or you would just like to try it, this class will get you off on the right foot. Instructor will demonstrate and show you how to have fun improvising your own.  Class Details
 
PW33.3c3 Session 4 2014 Wednesday April 23, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c1 Session 5 2014 Wednesday April 30, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c2 Session 5 2014 Wednesday May 28, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c1 Session 6 2014 Wednesday June 25, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c2 Session 6 2014 Wednesday July 30, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c Session 1 2014 Wednesday September 24, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c1 Session 2 2014 Wednesday Ocotber 29, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt
PW33.3c2 Session 2 2014 Wednesday November 26, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM - Anita Lovitt

Wax Works!
When working in Encaustic you are never ready for the class to end! Discover the secrets and unlimited possibilities of fusion! Learn the basic “rules of the road”, with hands on! You will try introductory techniques which focus on creating texture, translucent layers, transfers and the ever important fusing wax.  Class Details
 
P20.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-May 19 - Betty Wilson
P20.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Betty Wilson

 
 
Jewelry/Glass/Metals
ADVANCED FUSED GLASS
Level: Inter./Adv.
This course will explore advanced techniques in warm glass including slumping, relief fusing, and inclusions; while working on your own design to create a body of work. Advanced knowledge of glass cutting techniques and all cold working apparatus is required. Students must wear closed toe shoes. Class Details
 
G14.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Camille Perrin
G14.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Camille Perrin
G14.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Camille Perrin
G14.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Camille Perrin

Adventures in Jewelry
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
This class will be devoted to new and exciting projects that will use metal working to broaden students’ creativity. The focus of this course will be on using sketches, models, group discussions, and provided demos to create pieces through each individual’s expression in a safe, respected studio environment. Demonstrations on the application of different soldering techniques, cold connections, etching, and enameling will be covered. While the school supplies some tools, students are expected to bring their own hand-tools and supplies. Class Details
 
J5.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Lisa Johnson
J5.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Lisa Johnson

BEGINNING FUSED GLASS
Level: Beginner
This course will give those interested in glass fusing a solid foundation. Basic cutting techniques, shop safety, cold working with various apparatus, materials and glass characteristics will be explored to create functional glass & jewelry pieces, includes full and tack fusing, and slumping. Students must wear closed toe shoes. Class Details
 
G12.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Camille Perrin
G12.4b Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Camille Perrin
G12.2b Session 6 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Camille Perrin
G12.4b Session 6 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Camille Perrin

Enameling
Enameling is an old technique used to enhance metal, glass, or ceramics. It involves firing powdered glass over various surfaces, in kilns or with a torch. We’ll learn how to make jewelry or small decorative objects coated with enamel. In the process we’ll discover how to make copper, silver or steel come alive with color and sheen. Class Details
 
J10.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Andrea Janosik
J10.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Andrea Janosik

Exceptional Glass & Silver Jewelry Workshop
Learn basic metal and glass working skills to combine these elements into an outstanding work of wearable art. Andrea will help you make amazing earrings or necklaces made with fusible glass and metals such as fine silver, copper and steel. We will be adding enamels, frits, micas as well as glass paints just to make it all more interesting. Cords, chains, found objects and manufactured findings can all be part of the fun! This is a great opportunity to take advantage of Andrea’s design skills, and to discover new possibilities in combining different elements to make truly exceptional jewelry. Existing glass students will make cabochons prior to class, however, pre-made glass cabochons and free-forms will be available. Class will be limited to 6 students. Most materials will be available for purchase, but please bring any jewelry tools you might already have or any materials mentioned above that you like. All glass tools will be provided. Close toed shoes are required.  Class Details
 
JW12.6a Session 5 2014 Friday & Saturday, May 2-3, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Andrea Janosik
JW12.6a Session 6 2014 Friday & Saturday, July 11- 12, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Andrea Janosik

Flameworking/Torchworking Workshop
Warning! This is addictive – plan on having a great time learning some exciting new skills. Come learn the basics of the flame to make gorgeous beads and small ornaments. This class will take students through every process of torch work including safety first, setting up your work station, tools and materials. Then right to making small works of art, the annealing process and ending with final cleaning, cold working, analysis and critique. Students will purchase their basic supplies in a kit; rods, hot head torch and torch bracket, mandrels, bead release, paddles, marvers, UV/IR safety glasses, fiber blanket etc., which will cover the class projects and will enable students to work at home as well as at the Armory on future “open torch days”. This is a great class for all levels of glass workers. Mapp gas will be provided for class projects. Class will be limited to 8 students. Bring your own lunch-close toed shoes and comfortable clothes! Class Details
 
GW12.5a Session 5 2014 TBD - Roberta Ehrenberg & Camille Perrin

Fusing in a Flash
This is a great introduction to the art of glass fusing, and no experience is required! In this 2 houirs workshop you will make 2 glass ornaments, choosing from a variety of designs with or without a holiday feel. All pieces made in the workshop will be fired and ready to pick up the following week. Eye protection and materials are included in the cost of tuition. Students must wear closed toed shoes. Class is limited to 8 students. Class Details
 
GW2.6a3 Session 4 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 26 - Camille Perrin

INDEPENDENT GLASS STUDIO
For current students who would like a more intense studio experience, individual projects will be develooped, advanced techniques explored in a smaller, more private studio setting. Available Saturdays to be announced with class time and lab fee to be paid by the week.  Class Details
 
G16.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Camille Perrin
G16.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Camille Perrin
G16.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Camille Perrin
G16.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Camille Perrin

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Students will design and work on their own jewelry projects with guidence from the instructor. Class Details
 
J16.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Lisa Johnson
J16.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Lisa Johnson

Introduction to Art Clay Silver
Welcome to the wonderful world of Art Clay Silver. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of working with this fun, exciting and truly innovative clay. You’ll shape, carve, add texture and even fire your piece with a torch… turning it into a one-of-a-kind fine silver pendant that’s yours to keep. All materials included, as well as use of instructors tools. Class Details
 
JW11.4a2 Session 4 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 24 - Nzingah Oniwosan
J11.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Nzingah Oniwosan
JW11.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 1 - Nzingah Oniwosan
J11.4a Session 6 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 26-August 14 - Nzingah Oniwosan

INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING
Level: Beginner
This class introduces the student to the art of jewelry making through the use of hand tools, torches, flex shafts, polishers and more. Through personal instruction, close up demonstrations and hands on experience, the student will learn how to lay out, drill, pierce, file, form, solder and polish sterling silver. All of these metalsmithing techniques will be applicable not only to sterling silver but also to brass and copper. Every student will create their own design to create jewelry that includes the basic hinge, bezel and surface settings, chain making, and clasps. While some tools are supplied by the school, students are expected to bring their own hand tools and supplies.  Class Details
 
J5.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, April 28-June 16 - Lisa Johnson
J5.2c Session 5 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 29-June 17- Lisa Johnson
J5.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, June 23-August 11 - Lisa Johnson
J5.2c Session 6 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 24-August 12 - Lisa M. Johnson

Jewelry Using Non-Traditional Materials
Level: All
Explore what you can do without metal! Students will learn to incorporate materials apart from metal to create unusual and contemporary jewelry using found objects, paper, fabric, leather, and more! Find your own new ways to connect with or without gluing, cold connections or also soldering. Bring your thinking cap! While some tools are supplied by the school, students are expected to bring their own hand-tools and supplies. Class Details
 
J10.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 28-June 16 - Andrea Janosik
J10.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17- Andrea Janosik
J10.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Andrea Janosik
J10.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 23-August 11 - Andrea Janosik
J10.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Andrea Janosik
J10.2b Session 6 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Andrea Janosik

SATURDAYS ARE FOR FUSING
Level: All
This class is perfect for glass fusing enthusiasts who cannot attend weekday classes. This course will give those interested in glass fusing a solid foundation. Basic cutting techniques, shop safety, cold working with various apparatus, materials and glass characteristics will be explored to create functional glass & jewelry pieces, includes full and tack fusing, and slumping. Students must wear closed toe shoes. Limited to 6 students.
$48 per class, pay as you go
 Class Details
 
G17.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Camille Perrin
G17.6a Session 6 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Camille Perrin

 
 
Other Arts
8 WEEKS OF ART
Can’t make your mind up about what course to take? Are you curious about trying something new? Or, would you just like to try out each art area? You can do it all in this eight week course that takes you on a whirlwind tour through the diverse curriculum we offer. Each week will feature a project in one of the following areas: ceramics: handbuilding; ceramics: wheel throwing; drawing; fiber art; jewelry; painting; printmaking; sculpture Class Details
 
P9.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 28-June 16
P9.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 23-August 11

How Movies Became Film
A strange thing happened in the last half of the
twentieth-century: movies which had started out as
mass entertainment became "art" and movie palaces
changed into arthouse cinema. This course examines
that changeover by screening eight landmark films
and learning to appreciate films from an active, critical
viewpoint . Students will learn about specific film
techniques and the social/historical context. Screened
films will include the following and more: Breathless;
The Graduate; Rashomon; and The Seventh Seal.
 Class Details
 
RA50.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00PM-8:30PM, April 30-June 18 - Karen Davis
RA50.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00PM-8:30PM, June 25-August 13 - Karen Davis

 
 
Photography & Printmaking
Collage and Color
Level: All
Students will explore the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Mark making, drawing and original imagery will be incorporated as well. Transparent and opaque color relationships are also discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery. Creativity, experimentation and spontaneity will be encouraged. Class Details
 
RA5.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 27-June 17 - Leslie Albert

Digital Camera Open Forum
If you have a Digital Camera that never gets used, or a camera that never gets set to anything but “full auto” this is the place to start. Spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere and ask a pro all the questions you are afraid to ask. “The only foolish question is the one you never ask”. All questions will be answered, from the simple to the complex. Bring your camera and ask away. Any digital camera from a point and shoot to an interchangeable lens camera is fine. Even if you just want to be a “fly on the wall” everyone learns something. Class Details
 
RAW33.3a1 Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, April 30 - Lyndon Fox

FIBER ARTS
Level: All
This course explores different textile techniques using a variety of materials such as natural and man-made fibers along with beads, shells, feathers and recycled materials in order to create and construct both two and three-dimensional artworks. Emphasis is on individual creativity for both beginner and advanced students. Class Details
 
RA1.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Leora Klaymer Stewart
RA1.2b Session 6 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Leora Klaymer Stewart

Finding your eye and voice in photojournalism
The Art of Life: Finding your eye and voice in photojournalism

Level: All
This course will delve into the basic and advanced photojournalist techniques for capturing real moments in the world we live in. The photographs shot during this class will have an emphasis on content, creativity, composition and emotion. The goal will be to emote others when viewing your photos. Learning how to tell visual stories and what makes your photos communicate to others will be the heart of this course.All students will shoot photos with these goals in mind and the class will discuss each person's best images to reinforce why a photo succeeds or fails.
 Class Details
 
RA30.1a Session 5 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Red Morgan
RA30.1a Session 6 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Red Morgan

Image Transfers: Using Acrylic & Photography
Learn how to make an image transfer and incorporate it into your work. Students may bring a black and white photocopy of a photograph or image 5 x 7 or use one given out to create a small painting.  Class Details
 
RAW14.4b Session 1 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, September 11 - Vicki Siegel
RAW14.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 11 - Vicki Siegel

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Level: Beginning | Intermediate
The class is aimed at those camera owners who want to understand how to control their cameras and capture the image they see through the view finder. SLR, Super Zooms and advanced compact digital cameras with automatic and manual controls. Bring your camera, manuals, freshly charged batteries and a memory card. We will go over the functions of your camera and explain the choices seen in the menus and controls while covering the various automatic programs and manual exposure settings. Class Details
 
RA5.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 28-June 16 - Robert Swinson
RA5.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 23-August 11 - Robert Swinson

iPhoneography: Exploring photography with a cell
Not just for Apple iPhone owners but also iPads and Android devices, this 3 hour workshop will cover the how-to's of capturing, editing and sharing photographs using the handiest of cameras, our cell phones. The class along with provided handouts will cover a variety of apps from the basics provided with your phone to many of the optional camera, editing and sharing options available. Students should bring their camera equipped smart phone or tablet device to class with a charged battery and eagerness to learn this exciting new genre of photography. Class Details
 
RAW6.3a2 Session 4 2014 Wednesday 9:30AM - 3:30PM, April 23 - Robert Swinson
RAW6.3a1 Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30AM - 3:30PM, May 14 - Robert Swinson

Photoshop 101
Level: All
This class serves as an introduction to Adobe Photoshop which includes Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop. This class will focus on techniques for photographers, including file management and file formats, menus, tools, image size and resolution for output, color adjustments, selections, filters, layers, adjustment layers and layer masks and blending modes. We will be working with Photoshop CS5, but if you want to bring your own laptop, these basics techniques will apply to other versions as well. Free 30-day trials are available for download from Adobe. Class Details
 
RA4.3c Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 30-June 18 - Joanne Urban
RA4.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 2-June 20 - Joanne Urban
RA4.3c Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, June 25-August 13 - Joanne Urban
RA4.5a Session 6 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 27-August 15 - Joanne Urban

Printmaking 101
Level: Beginner
Students will begin by creating monotypes (painterly prints), collagraphy (relief) and from there, will use intaglio techniques such as: drypoint on Plexiglas, soft and hard-ground etching, aquatint on metal and a combination of these techniques. Learn how to create an etching plate and use a printing press to reproduce art prints. Previous students of a different skill level can continue their projects and development, but everyone will discover secrets behind processes that great artists have used and that contemporary artists continue to explore. Class Details
 
RA21.1c Session 5 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Sammie McLean
RA21.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Sammie McLean
RA21.1c Session 6 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Sammie McLean
RA21.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Sammie McLean

Printmaking 101 Workshop
With an emphasis on creativity, experimentation,
and discovery, this class will explore an extremely
liberating form of printmaking. Students are encouraged to draw and paint over prints to combine drawing, painting, and printmaking. We will use the press and also pull prints by hand. This is an excellent way to shift from drawing into painting, to loosen up, and discover unexpected results. Class Details
 
RAW21.5a1 Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 25 - Scherer/Ouporov
RAW21.5a2 Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 23 - Scherer/Ouporov

Travel Photography
Each week participants will view and discuss lots of images, seeking to understand the photographer’s creative process and to see how images with lasting impact are made. The class will also cover: What to do before you leave; What equipment to pack; Finding the interesting views on your first visit; Capturing people ; Using people/animals for scale; and Composing pleasing images that tell a story. Students: should bring approx. 10-12 of their own favorite travel images on a thumb/flash drive to the first class. Each week we will have shooting homework to bring in.  Class Details
 
RA7.6b Session 5 2014 Saturday 1:00 PM -3:00 PM, May 3-June 21 - Bruce Bain & Durga Garcia
RA7.6b Session 6 2014 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, June 28-August 16 - Bruce Bain & Durga Garcia

 
 
Sculpture
EXPRESSIONISTIC SCULPTURE
Level: Interm. | Adv.
This class is for the advanced sculptor who is interested in "seeing" the human figure in new ways. Learn how to break free from the traditional academic style of studying human anatomy and create expressionistic sculpture. Students who wish to take this class must have permission from the instructor. Class Details
 
S22.1b Session 5 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 28-June 16 - Chris Riccardo
S22.1b Session 6 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 23-August 11 - Chris Riccardo

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE:CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES
Level: All
Students will study the human form using various sculpture techniques. This course will address multiple approaches to rendering the human form in clay that include but are not limited to:life-modeling, coil building, slab building, press molding and (if time permits), life casting. The students will be encouraged to experiment with these techniques and challenged to consider how each technique alters the works perception. The instructor will give presentations, demos, and lead discussion to help stimulate the student's understanding of their work and the practices they use. Class Details
 
S25.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Chris Riccardo
S25.2a Session 6 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, June 24-August 12 - Chris Riccardo

Flash Fiction Sculpting
Level: All
This class will teach you how to progress your art beyond life study. Students will write a quick, flash fiction story and then develop a character based on the story. Sculptures will have life, personality, and their own back story. Instruction is based on each student’s ideas. This class is suitable for all ages and experience levels Class Details
 
S25.6a Session 5 2014 Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, May 3-June 21 - Shanna Wooster
S25.6a Session 6 2014 Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, June 28-August 16 - Shanna Wooster

INDEPENDENT STUDY: CLAY SCULPTURE
Level: Beginner | Intermediate
Interested in exploring your own ideas in clay and sculpture? This class will be an opportunity for you to work independently with an experienced clay sculptor/instructor beside you to assist and answer any questions you may have. Frequent discussion and critiques as well as demonstrations and techniques will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to push your work to the next level. Bring an open mind, your ideas and a sketchbook to class. Class Details
 
S15.2b Session 5 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 29-June 17
S15.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Chris Riccardo
S15.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Heather Snow Hill
S15.2b Session 6 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 24-August 12
S15.3a Session 6 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Chris Riccardo
S15.3b Session 6 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, June 25-August 13 - Heather Snow Hill

Mixed Media Sculpture
Using wood, fabric, found objects and other mixed media elements students will explore the concept of function as it relates to sculptural objects. With an emphasis on making, students will use abstraction, representation and installation techniques to examine the world of functional objects and our relationship to them. Class Details
 
S12.4c Session 5 2014 Thursday 4:30PM - 6:30PM, May 1-June 19 - Maggie Finlayson

MUD & MAYHEM
Students of all levels will have the opportunity to work with clay from a model in a relaxed and inviting studio environment. Basic clay manipulation processes will be discussed but gesture and feeling will be the main focus. No tools required and clay and firing fees are included. Music, wine, and cheese will be provided, students are encouraged to BYOB and whatever else you think would add to the fun! Invite a friend or two to come with you! Registration in advance is required.  Class Details
 
SW2.3c1 Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, May 7
SW2.3c2 Session 5 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, June 4
SW2.3c1 Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, July 2
SW2.3c2 Session 6 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, August 6

SCULPTING FREE FOR ALL
Choose your subject. Create a portrait of your grand child, your spouse, your dog or cat. Students will work realistically or in abstract. The instructor will walk students through the process to completion by teaching clay handling to patina finishes. No model is provided, therefore, students must provide ample photographs or research material. Success is fun. Class Details
 
S6.5a Session 5 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, May 2, May 9, & May 16 - Mary Ellen Dohrs

 
 
Stone Carving
ROMANCING THE STONE
Level: All
The art of stone carving goes back to ancient times in just about every continient of the world. Now in the 21st century, you can have a love affair with stone to share your legacy from concept to completion. Start with the basics of using hand tools, then rapidly transition to power tools. Class Details
 
S9.3a Session 5 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Karyl Karpinos
S9.3b Session 5 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, April 30-June 18 - Karyl Karpinos
S9.4a Session 5 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, may 1-June 19 - Karyl Karpinos
S9.4b Session 5 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, May 1-June 19 - Karyl Karpinos

Stone Carving: Independent Study
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
This class is designed for sculptors who have their own ideas and have the experince to carry them out. The instructor is available for critique and limited assisance. Class Details
 
S9.2a Session 5 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, April 29-June 17 - Gerson Rapoport