Evening classes meeting once a week from 6 PM - 9 PM
Open to ages 16 & up
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Observations: Drawing from Nature - CE 231- Mondays, July 8 - 22

CE 231 – Observations: Drawing From Nature sketchbook_observations

Mondays, July 8 – 22, 6-9PM


Instructor: Margaret Saylor

Botanical art draws together art and science in this time-honored genre. Begin a sketchbook of observations and fill it with graphite, watercolor, and Micron pen art as you explore a different aspect of the natural world each week. Students will draw leaves, flowers, fungi, and more and sow the seeds for a lifetime love of drawing and documenting botanical specimens. Each class will consist of a brief discussion on the selected subjects, followed by guided instruction with instructor demonstrations along the way. Botanical specimens will be provided, but feel free to bring in your favorites! All experience levels welcome.


  • Stillman & Birn, Zeta series sketchbook (available on Amazon) or any sketchbook with better quality paper
  • Graphite mechanical or regular pencils
    • 2H, HB, & 2B
  • Sharpener (Faber-Castell 9000, Staedlter Mars Lumopragh, or Caran D’Ache)
  • Tuffstuff eraser stick
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Magnifying lens or magnifying glass
  • Ruler
  • Micron pen, black
  • Optional: camera, iPhone or iPad

If you are interested in working in color:

  • A good set of six watercolor paints including: French ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow, permanent magenta, scarlet lake
  • Optional colors great for fungi: Perylene maroon, quinacridone gold, winsor violet
  • Viva paper towels (just a few are very absorbent!)
  • Two water vessels (one for working water, one for clean)
  • Plastic or white porcelain palette, with room to mix colors


If you are going to invest in one quality art supply, please let it be your brush. The instructor recommends:

  • DaVinci Maestro Kolinsky Brush : Long tapered round or round #4 or #6
  • Raphael #4, #8408 (tan-tipped handle)
  • Both clean easily and last a long time.
Sculpture: Content, Process & Experimentation - CE 307 - Tuesdays, July 9 - August 6
CE 315 – Sculpture: Content, Process & Experimentation
Tuesdays, July 9 – Aug 6, 6-9PM
Instructor: Leah Walt

Experience the exciting world of contemporary sculpture in this five-week studio course. This class is meant for artists of all levels to gain an introduction into contemporary sculpture through exploration of materials, historical context, and discussion. A variety of materials will be explored as students work to create material studies and complete a final sculpture by the end of class. Come discover the possibilities of three dimensional forms!


  • sketchbook
  • writing/drawing utensils, pen, graphite, eraser, sharpener
  • bring any material you’ve scavenged or think would be interesting to work with. Examples: old loofa, coffee filters, rubber bands, fabrics, found objects, buttons, yarn, wire, sticks/wood, etc.
  • wood glue
  • paring knife
  • duct tape
  • waterproof sandpaper 80/150/220
The Art of Felting - CE 239 - Wednesdays, July 10 - August 8
CE 239 – The Art of Felting
Wednesdays July 10 – August 7 , 6-9PM
Instructor: Chris Allen 

Learn the diverse history of how felting began and how it has become the popular art form it is today! Students will gain experience working with alpaca and wool fibers and learn traditional techniques to create your own unique colors and fiber combinations. Students will learn the basics of wet felting and needle felting with their handmade fibers to create their own pieces of art! Students of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

SUPPLY LIST: Supplies are provided

Practical Printmaking: Screen & Lino for the Home Studio - CE 308 - Wednesdays, July 10 - August 8
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Wednesdays July 10 – Aug 7  ,6-9PM
Instructor: Henry Gepfer

Printmaking is a broad field with a deep history and offers a viscerally pleasing material experience. But, printmaking can seem tough to replicate without heavy and often expensive equipment at your disposal. This class will teach you introductory methods to screen-printing and lino-cut relief printing that are easily replicated in your home studio. Projects will begin with thorough demonstrations and continue with hands on supervision throughout image generation, material preparation and printing processes. Students will leave class with the knowledge and techniques to create their own prints from home!



Screen Printing:

Printmaking papers that are relatively smooth

 Speedball Permanent Acrylic Screen Printing Ink Starter Kit


If student would like wider range of color options for mixing:

8 oz Speedball process cyan acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball process magenta acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball process yellow acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball black acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball white acrylic ink


8 oz Speedball screen drawing fluid

8 oz Speedball screen filler


1 Roll of Reynolds Freezer paper

3-5 rolls painter’s tape

Spatulas & wooden spoon (basic kitchen tools) 

Containers for mixing ink (plastic or glass food containers that can be reused)



Printmaking papers are that are relatively smooth.

116 oz Speedball black water-based block printing ink

1 9” x 12” battleship gray lino block (mounted or unmounted will work)

Cutting tools - ABIG Lino Cutting tool setsol sets
The Evolved Drawing: Figure & Still Life - CE 305 - Thursdays, July 11 - August 8

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**

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Thursdays, July 11 - August 8, 6-9PM
Instructor: Evan Kitson


Refine your drawing process and learn to build and adapt a strategy for a long drawing full of substance and presence.  In this class, students will develop one drawing completed from observation using the clothed human figure incorporated with a still-life. Drawing materials of graphite and charcoal will be used and discussed at length. Students will learn how to heighten tonality with white chalks and use fixative to both protect and layer their drawings. Topics covered will include light and shadow, gesture, proportion, observational perspective, morphology, anatomy, composition and design. Students will learn how to create and build atmosphere in their work.



NOTE: You do not have to purchase everything on this list- if you’d like to work with charcoal, rather than graphite, please do not purchase graphite materials.


This is an extensive list of my recommendations, and what I’ll be using.



  • Generals brand Charcoal Pencils

A few of their soft and medium. If you had to choose one, the medium is my favorite. I usually have two of each when I work with them.

  • Generals brand White Charcoal Pencil

This is my favorite charcoal white to heighten with.



A selection of graphite pencils:

A range of 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, and 5H would be great.


  • Erasers

-Kneaded eraser

-General Pencil’s Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser

  • Sandpaper

220 Grit is great, something that’s not too coarse, but not too slick either.

  • Bristle Brush

A brush to push around the media, should be medium in size, and one you don’t mind getting dirty/roughing up. This is optional. I use it for my charcoal work.

  • Blending Stumps

Medium sized blending stumps, also called tortillons.

  • Razor Blades

Single Edged Razor Blades. I prefer them by themselves instead of with a cutting tool. Single edge is important for safety.

  • Drawing Board/Support for your surface:

Drawing boards, the kind with the two clips at the top are fine. So is a 1/2” thick sheet of foamcore that’s cut to size. Whatever works for you.


I prefer Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, which can be found in pads at any art supply store. It’s a great paper that can take a beating, and get really worked while holding up well. It’s not super cheap, but it’s not expensive either. Graphite or Charcoal will work on this paper for what we’re doing. 18”x24”.


I’d recommend you bring a sketchbook to do some smaller drawings in, as well as take notes.

Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate - CE 169 - Fridays, July 12 - August 9
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Fridays July 12 – August 9, 6-9PM
Instructor: Jason Ward 

Learn the traditional methods of oil painting and explore the effects of color, structure, light, mark making and composition. This class will serve as an introduction to oil painting for beginners or as a refresher for those with some painting experience. Students will enjoy studying a still-life and create a painting through step-by-step demonstrations. Classes will provide historical context to connect student’s work to historical and contemporary painters. Students will leave this class with enough experience to feel confident to continue exploring oil painting on their own.




Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cerulean Blue
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow
French Ultramarine Blue
Lemon Yellow
Titanium White

Brushes and Palette knife:

A variety of brush sizes and stiffnesses is beneficial. Make sure to have oil painting brushes, not brushes for water medium.
A palette knife is used to both mix and apply paint, so a medium sized diamond head palette knife is recommended.


A good palette is important for mixing colors and staying organized throughout the painting process. Glass and wood palettes are good for oil painting.

*Please do not bring water color palettes, tin foil wrapped cardboard, or paper plates to class. They will only make painting more difficult.

Oder-less Turpenoid:

Keep brushes clean with odorless turpenoid to get the paint out of the brush, followed by soap and water to keep the brush soft and useable.

Canvas or Panel:

Any store bought canvas should be given a few coats of gesso with a light sanding between coats. This process will help fill in the weave and provide a better painting surface. Birch panel or masonite hardboard are good choices too, just give them a couple coats of gesso and a light sanding.

*Please do not use canvas board as it tends to curl during the painting process.


Evening classes meeting two times per week
Open to ages 16 & up
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HTML & Web Design - DES 155 - Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 - 31 *Accelerated 4 Week Class*
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4 Week Accelerated Class 
Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 5
5:30 PM - 9: 15 PM
1 Credit
Instructor: Jonathan Ober

Learn the basics of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) for generating home-pages and websites in this accelerated 4 week class. This course focuses on HTML codes, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and the skills needed to plan a web page. Students will also learn file management, formatting, basic structural elements, text editing, image use, optimal file formats, and the use of color on the web. Prerequisite: DES 152 Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience is required to enroll in this course. Contact us at if you have any questions about prerequisite specifics.


  • HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites 1st Edition by Jon Duckett Buy It Here
  • Notebook for notes
  • USB Drive or Thumb drive for saving files
Design Principles & Typography - DES 150 - Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 - August 7
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Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 5 , 6-9PM
1 Credit
Instructor: Emily White

Learn the basics of using typography and its importance as a design element in publications and web design. This course will teach you the fundamental skills necessary for much of your future work and education in print and web design.  Special attention is given to developing the problem solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. Note: This course is a non-computer course.



  • Tracing Pad: 14”x17”
  • Bound, white paper sketchbook 9”x12” or larger
  • Sketching & Drawing Pencil set with Kneaded Eraser
  • Circle Template- if needed
  • Micron Market Set
  • Color medium of your choice ( markers, pencils, paints, etc.)
  • 18” steel ruler
Content Creation - SM 105 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 - August 8

SM 105 – Content Creation DigitalStorytelling
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 8, 6-9 PM
1 Credit
Instructor: Mia Aquino

Now that you’ve set up your Facebook and Twitter accounts, it’s time to go to the next level and make sure you are connecting with your target audience. You will learn the ins and outs of search engine optimization to drive traffic to your blogs or websites. Learn how to measure the results of your social media efforts to succeed in your marketing and communications plan and learn how to build a fully integrated strategy across all platforms. In this class, students will dig deeper into the platforms and concepts discussed in Social Media & Marketing 101 as well as cover new material designed to give a deeper understanding of online marketing and communications. Prerequisite: SM 101, Social Media & Marketing or equivalent experience. Contact us at if you have any questions about prerequisite specifics.



  • Registered accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This can include personal or business accounts, but the student must possess the ability to log-in and post.
  • Notebook/pen for taking notes
  • Flash drive 
Adobe Illustrator - DES 151 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 - August 8
DES 152 - Adobe Illustrator adobe illustrator class
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 6, 6-9PM
1 Credit
Instructor: Matt Hannigan

Learn to create illustrations, technical drawings, logos, informational graphics, and other visuals using the cutting-edge drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator. An industry-standard vector graphics program, Adobe Illustrator is used primarily for creating print, multimedia, and online graphics. In this course, you will learn to effectively use the Adobe Illustrator software program while completing illustration and design projects on the computer. Basic computer skills are required to take this course. No Adobe Illustrator experience necessary!  



  • USB Flash Drive (8 GB minimum)
  • Graph paper sketchbook (highly recommended, not required)


Single day workshops and events for adults
Open to ages 16 & up
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Healing the Creative Body: Reiki and Meditation - WS 117 - July 19

 WS 117 - Healing the Creative Body: Reiki and Meditation

Friday, July 19

6PM - 9 PM


Instructor: Emma Robertson

Take a moment to break away from the hustle and bustle of life and nurture your mind, body and soul. In this relaxing and energizing workshop, participants will create art that directly reflects their flow of energy before and after utilizing Reiki healing and meditation. First, participants will gain an introduction to Reiki and create art. After, students will enjoy a guided group meditation and Reiki healing session, create a second piece of art and finish the workshop with a comparative critique of their work made before and after the session. This workshop is perfect for anyone experiencing an artist's block or in need of a creative re-boot. Come utilize the boundless energy we have around us to amplify the creative mind.


  • Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing
  • Art making supplies are provided, but participants may bring their sketchbooks.
  • Yoga mat, blanket, or pad

What is Reiki? Learn more here!




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