SUMMER 2018 Class Catalog

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All ages and skill levels welcome.   

CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF JULY 9, 2018,
AND CONTINUE INTO AUGUST

No matter what your age or educational background, put your inspiration to work with the region’s leader in art and design education. 

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Youth / Kids / Elementary & Middle School

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WEEK ONE - July 9-13

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS11-01, Mon-Fri, July 9-13
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lisa Wilson

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lisa_Wilson-886952-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. Instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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additional sections available week of July 16 and 23

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS12-01, Mon-Fri, July 9-13
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Tingler

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lyndsay_Hoke-115823-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. Instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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additional sections available week of July 16 and 23

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS13-01, Mon-Fri, July 9-13
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Carol Aument

141_102415_PCAD-464960-edited.jpgYour child has a creative spark; let’s nurture their curiosity and artistic ability in a supportive daily class that encourages exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen / teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist as they learn a mix of different art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. Lessons will help inform and enhance their personal development as a young artist. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning.  All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

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additional section available week of July 30

Art Masters for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 63 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 
YS 63, Mon-Fri, July 9-13
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Tingler

Have you ever wanted to splatter paint like Jackson Pollok? Do you ever wonder how George Seurat painted using only tiny little dots? Come and paint with us in this week long class dedicated to discovering and exploring technqiues inspired by some of art history's most influential artists including Claude Monet and Picasso.

 

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Adobe Photoshop: Self Portrait Collage for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 43 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 43, Mon-Fri, July 9-13
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200

039_102214_PCAD.jpgDoes your child enjoy creating and working on the computer? Photoshop is a powerful tool used for editing, creating, and much more. This introductory class doesn't require any prior experience with Photoshop, but students should know how to ‘Google,’ save files to a thumb or flash drive, and how to use email.

 

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WEEK TWO - July 16-20

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS11-02, Mon-Fri, July 16-20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lisa Wilson

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lisa_Wilson-886952-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. Instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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additional sections available week of July 23

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS12-02, Mon-Fri, July 16-20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Tingler

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lyndsay_Hoke-115823-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. K12 Certified Art instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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additional sections available week of July 23

 

Drawing for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 7 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 7, Mon-Fri, July 16-20
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $200

118_022716_Tennison.jpgWhat do animators, game designers, architects, fashion designers, cartoonists, and fine artists have in common? They know how to draw. Using pencils and charcoal, learn the basic skills of perspective, shading, and composition. All skill levels welcome.

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*new* Sketchbook Design for grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 62 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 62, Mon-Fri, July 16-20
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Tingler

Does your child love to draw, sketch, and doodle? Sketchbooks have been a staple in the artists creative process for centuries. Your child will learn the practice of book binding, the importance of daily sketching, and the foundations of drawing in their  sketchbooks.

 

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Collage and Mixed Media for grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 45 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 45, Mon-Fri, July 16-20
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Lisa Wilson

Explore how to use traditional media, such as paint, graphite, and pastels in combination with text, texture and natural/found objects. In this class your child will gain inspiration through art history exploring artist who worked with collage and mixed media. Come produce unique art and express yourself through the use of materials in new and unexpected ways.

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WEEK THREE - July 23-27

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-03 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3
YS11-03, Mon-Fri, July 23-27
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lisa Wilson

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lisa_Wilson-886952-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. Instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-03 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5
YS12-03, Mon-Fri, July 23-27
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Tingler

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lyndsay_Hoke-115823-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. Instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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Printmaking Studio for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 50 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 Printmaking for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 50, Mon-Fri, July 23-27
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $200
Tamera Teets

Your child will explore a variety of relief (woodblock), Intaglio (etching), and Monotype printing methods. This class is for those who are new to printmaking as well as students with experience.  Using traditional tools and methods in creative ways, your child will learn to maximize their creativity and printmaking skills with multi-layered reducation prints as well as single-layer hand rubbed prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sculpture for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 49 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 49, Mon-Fri, July 23-27
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Susan Wheelersburg

The sculpture process is unique in that it teaches youto think and create in 3-d. In this class your child will explore the theme of nature as they sculpt with paper mâché, wire and wood.

 

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Cartooning for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 8 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Cartooning for Grades 8
YS 51, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Carol Aument

How do cartoonist, comic and game designers go through the development of a cartoon from brainstorming to final draft?  Learn the basic skills of layout, composition, shading and techniques of conveying emotion as you create your own characters.  All skill levels welcome.

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WEEK FOUR - July 30 - August 3

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS13-02, Mon-Fri, July 30 - August 3
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Carol Aument

141_102415_PCAD-464960-edited.jpgYour child has a creative spark; let’s nurture their curiosity and artistic ability in a supportive daily class that encourages exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen / teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist as they learn a mix of different art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. Lessons will help inform and enhance their personal development as a young artist. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning.  All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

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Developing Your Creative Process -YS 61- for Grades 6.7.8.9 (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 61, Mon-Fri, July 30 - August 3
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200

You have creative potential.  When you learn how to walk through the Creative Process, you can harness your talents and flourish as an artist.  In this class, you will use a variety of artistic media to develop your ideas into works of art.  You will create in famous artists’ styles, look at different cultures and integrate creative writing in the creative process.  All levels welcome.  Please join us for an amazing journey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK FIVE - August 6-10

Painting for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 34 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 34, Mon-Fri, August 6-10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Tamera Teets

 This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with an emphasis on understanding the fundamentals of artistic expression. Painting from still-life, landscape, and observation will be geared towards realism. Students will also explore various painting styles and techniques, such as color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure and visual perception .

 

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Sculpture lab for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 51 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


YS 51, Mon-Fri, August 6-10
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200

In this class, you will build creative problem solving skills in three-dimensions. This class will focus on beginner-level sculptural techniques through collaboration, experimentation and a little bit of art history.

 

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High School Summer Program (grades 9-12)

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SESSION ONE - July 9-20

Intro to Digital Photography - HS 28 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


HS 28, Mon-Fri, July 9-20
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Ole Hongvanthong

 

This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography and the unique opportunities and challenges it presents. Start shooting in manual mode, learn basic photographic composition, image control, digital image processing with Adobe Lightroom, simple retouching with Adobe Photoshop, as well as editing, storing, and prepping your files for print. 

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Computer Animation- HS 36 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]


Mon-Fri, July 9-20
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355

 

Take the first step to realizing your dream of working in the computer animation field by gaining an introduction to the 3D animation software, Autodesk Maya. Learn the basics of animation aesthetics, concepts, and history through a series of exercises, discussions and screenings. Complete a variety of short guided projects designed to teach you the main principles of animation that combine character performance, and storytelling. The skills you gain will become an essential foundation for future work in either traditional or computer animation. 

 

 

 

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SESSION TWO - July 23-August 3

Figure Drawing - HS 4 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]
HS 4, Mon-Fri, July 23 - August 3
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355

Evan Kitson

 

Figure drawing will focus on teaching fundamental drawing and observational skills with emphasis on composition, design, proportion, and human anatomy. A nude model will be present almost daily. Students will learn to observe the human form in various poses and the majority of class time will be spent drawing. Components of the class include regular critiques, basic lessons on anatomy and discussing and practicing the benefits of different drawing speeds – from quick gestural sketches to longer, more studied poses. The importance of personal style and expression will be emphasized.


 

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Storyboarding: Visual Storytelling- HS 79 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 

HS 79, Mon-Fri, July 23 - August 3
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Matt Chapman

 

Is telling stories your thing? Do you ever think of it playing out through pictures in you head? Storyborading gives the story a visual life and sees it played out over a number of illustrated panels. This can be great for any artist, but those particularly interested in visual storytelling, illustration, concept art, digital media, or animation.

The class will guide you through building a finished storyboard. Starting with concept building and the foundations of storyboard terminology and it’s visual vocabulary/symbolism. Moving on into panel creation and critical thinking. Resulting in the final construction, and reveal of your finished Storyboard!

Tell the story you have always wanted to, in a deeper and exciting new way.


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SESSION THREE- July 30- Agust 10

Intro to Fashion Illustration- HS 33- ( morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

July 30- Aug 10 ( Mon-Fri) 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

$355

Learn the essential skills and techniques of drawing fashion figures and the research process that goes into fashion illustration. Drawing methods used in the industry will be demonstrated, starting with idea development and progressing to a completed concept and illustration board that includes actual fabrics. Developing your own personal style of illustrations will be encouraged. Various mediums will be demonstrated.

 

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Professional Development

 

Wordpress for Website Design - DES 162, Mon/Wed, July 9 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


DES 162, Mon/Wed, July 9 - August 8
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475

Jonathan Ober

Learn to create your own blog or website using the WordPress platform. WordPress is one of the most popular and easy to use programs for blogging and website creation – plus, the software is free. This course will teach you how to setup your account, write posts, and navigate through the WordPress dashboard. It will cover custom themes, blog design, managing posts, adding new pages and links, installing plug-ins, search engine optimization tips, and adding analytics. See first-hand why WordPress is a valuable tool for individuals and business owners to use to create or maintain their own blog and website. Familiarity with HTML is helpful but not required.

 

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Lighting for Photographers- PHO 199, Mon/Wed, July 9 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


PHO 199, Mon/Wed, July 9 - August 8
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475

Ole Hongvanthong

Confused by off-camera lighting? This course is an introduction to learning about the techniques and tools used in photography lighting. You will learn about the characteristics of light, light sources, modifiers, balancing flash with ambient light, and additional camera techniques specific to lighting. At the end of this course, you will have the basic knowledge and hands-on experience to feel confident when lighting a subject with off-camera light.

Recommended: Completion of PHO 193, Introduction to Digital Photography or equivalent experience. Note: To take this course, you must have basic to intermediate computer skills and a digital 35 mm SLR camera.

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Advanced Social Media - SM 102, Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


SM 102, Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475

Ken Mueller

Bring your business into the 21st century. Learn how social media is changing how businesses market and advertise. Develop a successful social media plan by thoroughly knowing answers to these questions: Why do we communicate? What do you want to say? What are the best tools (channels) for communicating? Who is your target audience? What media do your audiences use? This course will cover a wide range of relevant social media platforms used to promote your products and services, with an emphasis on Facebook and Twitter as well as coverage of Pinterest, Instagram and others. You will learn how blogging connects you to a larger audience and improves your search engine rankings. Design a successful social media plan by developing a strategy, identifying your goals and objectives, and creating a timeline for the fulfillment of your strategy. NOTE: A basic familiarity with social media is recommended. Current accounts with each social network is not required.This class counts towards  the Social Media Marketing certificate.

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UX/UI Responsive Design - DES 165 - Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


DES 165, Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475

You will learn the foundations of interaction design and how to craft engaging user experiences from the start of the design process. The scope of the course will cover everything from what makes a good user experience, to setting goals for small and large-scale projects, to designing multiple prototypes and site maps and/or wireframes. Emphasis will be placed on high-level, conceptual project planning and the framework that goes into projects of varying sizes, and how to leverage feedback to rapidly iterate on the design to deliver the most effective design. This class counts towards the Digital Design: Web certificate.

 

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Adobe Photoshop - DES 152, Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


DES 152, Tues/Thurs, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475

Adobe Photoshop has long been the world-standard image-editing, photo-retouching and web graphics software program. This course presents a complete survey of the Photoshop interface – its features, capabilities and uses.  Learn to create and manipulate bitmapped, grayscale, and color images through a series of hands-on-exercises. You will also learn how to create sophisticated images for both print and the web.

 

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Paid Social Media Marketing: Boost Posts and More- WS 100, Tuesday, July 19 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


WS 100, Tuesday, July 19
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $60

 

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Savvy Social Media for Artists- WS 103 Tuesday, July 12 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

WS 103, Tuesday, July 12 6pm-9pm

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In this workshop, professional artist and instructor Evan Kitson will provide a survey of social media platforms and their functions as they pertain directly to both the emerging and the working artist. Kitson will demonstrate how to gain the most out of these essential networking platforms to help you not only promote your own work, but to discover new and exciting artists and communities you may not be aware of.

 

You'll learn about:

  • Branding
  • Curating imagery and content
  • Photographing your work
  • Internet etiquette for successful social media marketing and engagement.
Come learn how to use the these free social platforms in a way that makes sense for you while building your community of fellow artists and friends! 

 

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Studio Art

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Landscape Painting (en plein aire) - CE 95, Monday, July 9 - August 6 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 95, Monday, July 9 - August 6
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $195

Jason Ward

Take advantage of the long evening light of summer in this outdoor painting course. The tranquil setting of several area parks and inspiring settings will provide you with weekly inspiration. Learn strategies for both direct painting outdoors and working from references. Techniques that will be covered: color mixing, paint handling, and the various ways to begin a painting. A brief historical overview of landscape painting will also be presented. NOTE: Oil and Acrylic paint is recommended (watercolor is optional if you have prior experience with that medium).

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CE 10 Abstract Painting, Monday, July 9 - August 6 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 

CE 10 Abstract Painting

Create works in oil or acrylic paint that emphasize expressive use of color and experimental approaches to drawing and media. We will be studying paintings by Mondrian, Kandinsky, deKooning, Rothko, Hofmann and others as a starting point. Projects will include working from life and reference materials along with working directly from your imagination. There will be an emphasis on elements of design, color, line and form.

Monday, July 9 - August 6
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $195
Matt Chapman

 

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Printmaking- Wood/Linocut - CE 20, Tuesday, July 10 - August 7 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 20, Tuesday, July 10 - August 7
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $195

Becky Blosser

This is an introduction to relief printmaking.   You will use hand-carving techniques to explore mark making, composition, and the fundamentals of drawing and design while creating carved blocks. These blocks will be printed using both the press and hand printing techniques to create reproducible imagery. Throughout this course, you will gain a strong understanding of the proper handling of the tools and equipment in the print shop.

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Jewelry/Metals- CE 23, Tuesday, July 10 - August 7 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 23, Tuesday, July 10 - August 7
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195
Megan Auman

Photo Apr 29, 3 08 00 PMLearn basic metalsmithing techniques while crafting unique jewelry you can wear or share!  In this class, you’ll learn the basics of working with sheet metal and wire to create a range of jewelry designs, including bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.  You’ll learn basic metalsmithing techniques like sawing and piercing, hammering, and forming. Best of all, you’ll learn how set up a workspace at home so you can continue making jewelry long after the class ends! 
 

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*new* Sketching in Nature CE 21-, Wednesday, July 11 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 21, Wednesday, July 11 - August 8
  10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $195
Evan Kitson

Spend your summer learning to record your surroundings and strengthening your drawing skills by immersing yourself in the outdoors. You'll experience  guided sketchbook expeditions both in and out of the city. Each class will meet on location (except for the first session). You'll learn about various methods of historical and contemporary drawing concepts for working from observation in a landscape. Materials and various drawing techniques will be demonstrated each session.  Followed by time to walk around and create multiple drawings in your sketchbook or on your surface of choice. This is a great course for anybody looking to cultivate their sketching and observational-drawing skill-set and spend more time outside of the studio as well.

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3D Casting - CE 22, Wednesday, July 11 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 22, Wednesday, July 11 - August 8
 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., $195

This class will introduce you to the basics of silicone rubber mold making and casting in polyurethane plastic. You'll learn; mold design, model suitability/ modification and casting procedures. Making cold-cast bronze castings will be explored. You will be asked to bring in a small model of their own to use. 

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Artist Book & Book Making - CE 224, Thursday, July 12 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]


CE 224, Thursday, July 12 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195
Alexandria Nabinger

Learn techniques for transforming your artwork into an artist book, as well as, traditional book making and binding.  We will create “accordion,” “flag,” and “carousel” books as ways to showcase 2-dimensional artwork, photography, prints, narratives, textiles, poetry, etc.  During the five week class we will also explore a variety of traditional book binding techniques including; Pamphlet, Coptic Stitch, and case bound.  By the end of the class you will have learned the basics of book making, and will have created 6 small books of your own. 

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Expand your Creativity. Enrich your Life. 

Summer is the perfect time to unleash your creative potential. Join PCA&D, the region’s leader in art and design education, and elevate your conceptual thinking, making, and design skills to new levels during our summer schedule of classes for children, teens, and adults. Weekday daytime classes are perfect for school age students, and our weeknight classes are convenient for working professionals.  

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