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Challenge yourself and expand your skills with Arts classes at UNM Continuing Education. There's something for everyone! Take advantage of the opportunity to associate with others with like interests and learn new skills in a laid-back atmosphere. No matter if you’re just a beginner or a long time artist, our experienced instructors will work with you to maximize your skills. We offer classes and instruction for all levels of experience.


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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art. NOTE: Materials cost approximately $90.

Section Spring 1

02170
$125
01/07/2020 - 02/18/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Explore the medium of acrylic painting by learning all you need to know about painting tools such as palette, easel, brushes, canvas, paint mediums and color. Students will learn how to set up and spend more time painting through a simple, guided step by step approach to subject matter, techniques and art fundamentals. Students should bring a 9''x12'' Drawing pad and any set of 24 colored pencils to the first class. Materials list will be provided and discussed at first class. Approximate cost of Materials, $60.

Section Spring 1

02167
$109
01/08/2020 - 02/19/2020
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art. NOTE: Materials cost approximately $90.

Section Spring 3

02170
$125
01/09/2020 - 02/20/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn three techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantastic art work. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $70.

Section Spring 1

02173
$110
01/10/2020 - 01/31/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section Custom Spring 1

02198
$360
01/10/2020 - 02/28/2020
Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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Calling aspiring artists of all levels! Learn to draw using Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the most widely used drawing instruction book in the world. Based brain research discoveries, the exercises in this book help release your creative potential and tap into the special abilities of the visual, perceptual, right hemisphere of the brain. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $45.

Section Spring 1

02154
$169
01/14/2020 - 03/03/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE North Building

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You'll work from a live model and study the structure of the human skull and muscles of the neck and shoulders in this introduction to drawing the human head. The course emphasizes basic proportions and techniques of shading with light and dark tones. NOTE: A $40 model fee will be collected at the first class.

Section Spring 1

02162
$165
01/16/2020 - 03/05/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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This class is for the beginning sculpture student. We will work experiment with different types of clay; terra‐cotta, fiber clay, and Sculpy as an introduction to sculpting. We will do several projects; the human head in miniature, the human figure, and sculpt some animal figurines of the students choice. NOTE: A clay and model fee of $40 will be payable to the instructor at the first session.

Section Spring 1

02190
$170
01/18/2020 - 03/07/2020
Sat 10:30 AM ‐ 2:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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In this hands‐on class you'll learn about mosaic design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grout. With your new skills and experience, you'll have the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on your own. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools, and other supplies will be provided in class. You will go home with your own unique 8''x8'' mosaic piece. A $30 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section Spring 1

02215
$95
01/25/2020 - 02/01/2020
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section Spring 1

02152
$85
01/27/2020 - 02/17/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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This is an entry level course for people who have never had experience with Japanese style brush‐and‐ink painting (sumi‐e). It is also a continuing course for previous students. We will learn the basic philosophy behind the practice of this art‐form through learning and practicing the fundamental techniques which are used in all aspects of sumi‐e. The techniques are simple, and when put together students will be able to create quality aesthetically pleasing works of art. In this art‐form practice makes perfect. Because repetition is involved, students will go through many sheets of rice paper. We will progress from simple lines to full landscapes, and you will be creating works of art by the end of the course. Note: Materials List and syllabus available at ce.unm.edu.

Section Spring 1

02172
$210
02/01/2020 - 04/04/2020
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
George Leone
CE North Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section Spring 1

02198
$280
02/01/2020 - 03/21/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section Spring 2

02198
$280
02/01/2020 - 03/21/2020
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The beauty of drawing is in it's immediacy, freshness and general simplicity. When combined with the democracy and infinite application of abstraction you have a working method that can be everything and nothing, or something in‐between, depending on the perspective. Utilizing various exercises that rely on process, or memory/experience, or art history, or nature, combined or singular, the student will explore the potential of works on paper. Line,form, color/value and surface will be the initial starting point to the creation of compositional strategies. Informal critiques and discussions about contemporary art will be a consistent component of the class. Everyone is welcome to this class as long as curiosity and a will to make is present. Be a magician and make something from nothing. Note: A materials list can be found at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section Spring 1

02232
$165
02/03/2020 - 03/23/2020
Mon 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Michael Ottersen
CE North Building

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Never tried painting, but always wanted to? This class is for you! Designed for beginners, this course focuses on creativity, not technique. You'll learn basic principles of color and applying paint to canvas in a comfortable environment. Through demonstrations and personal input from the instructor, you'll explore how to use personal‐painting genres, mood, and imagination to create a successful painting. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $60.

Section Spring 1

02169
$110
02/06/2020 - 03/12/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Ann Hart Marquis
CE North Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section Spring 2

02152
$85
02/07/2020 - 02/28/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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An extensive two‐day workshop exploring the monotype. This class is designed for the novice with little or no printing experience and the experienced. Monotype is simple to do and extremely rewarding. The monotype, a painterly process, can open your eyes to a whole new range of possibilities in your creative works while having fun with your surprising results. The class will cover a wide range of techniques including additive or light field method, subtractive or dark field method, mixing of inks, ink rolling methods, masking and stencils, viscosity, plate and plate and paper registration and the use of the ghost print. Participants will learn how to get strong impressions with the use of rolling pins wooden spoons and pin press. Each person will explore their own creative visions while solving artistic and technical problems. There will be a PowerPoint and discussion on artists that do monotypes such as Klee, Matisse, Gauguin, Chagall, Picasso and contemporary artists. Upon completion of the class, you will have finished art pieces of your own to take home! NOTE: A $5.00 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.

Section Spring 1

02150
$145
02/15/2020 - 02/22/2020
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 6:00 PM
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 1

02206
$230
02/17/2020 - 03/16/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 1

02205
$230
02/18/2020 - 03/17/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Join us and learn the basics of oil painting. You will learn the characteristics of oil as a medium, explore color and value relationships, and consider approaches for designing compelling compositions. Demonstrations and discussions with an emphasis on individual's interests and projects will follow. NOTE: A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Section Spring 1

02188
$135
02/25/2020 - 03/31/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mindy Bradford
CE North Building

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Art Clay consists of silver particles in a non‐toxic binder and water. When heated, the binder and water burn away to leave 99% pure silver. A kiln or inexpensive hand‐held torch can be used for this process. Beginners will be amazed at their success. Experienced students will be challenged with more difficult pieces. You will complete pieces of fine silver .999 jewelry, and learn to set up a kitchen table studio. NOTE: A materials fee of $95 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Please bring safety glasses. Check confirmation email for location and directions after registering.

Section Spring 1

05382
$85
02/29/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
NW Area ‐ 5th and I‐40

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Ready to learn how to add more feeling to your drawing? In this class for intermediate students, you'll explore ways to emphasize your point of view and use exaggeration, overstating, understating, and embellishments to evoke the emotion you want.

Section Spring 1

02157
$85
03/02/2020 - 03/23/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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Experiment with mixed media materials and techniques to explore personal expression without limitations! Develop diversity and style with contour drawing, drawing still life, figure and abstract drawing. We will keep a sketchbook of ideas and explorations to keep us engaged with drawing and how we perceive the world around us. A variety of materials; pencils, brushes, paints, marker, and crayons, will be used to freely explore and focus on being in the moment and acting on inspirations! Bring an 11x14 ‐ 60lb Sketch pad and drawing pencils 4B or higher to the first class. Additional materials list will be discussed at the first class.

Section Spring 1

02242
$120
03/03/2020 - 03/24/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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This class will incorporate a combination of drawing lines and painting fluid washes to create images that will emerge as an organic whole. There are no limitations to the possibilities of expression! This freeform, abstract technique will apply principles of line, value, contrast and composition with figure and still life.

Section Spring 1

02243
$120
03/05/2020 - 03/26/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Enjoy an Albuquerque "staycation" exploring interesting historical and urban places with a sketchbook journal and camera or other photo device. Learn how to make your travel journal your most valued souvenir. Practice basic observation and artistic skills to quick sketch, paint, photograph and write wherever you are. You will learn a variety of techniques to effectively tell the story of your travels and daily life. Improve your images and apply the artistic concepts of composition, value, natural perspective, color and more. Each week the class will meet in a different location.

Section Spring 1

02163
$145
03/08/2020 - 04/05/2020
Sun 1:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
ABQ Botanical Gardens

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Keeping with the skills learned in the original Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain class, we will continue to make amazing progress! Experience more challenges and further improve drawing ability. Drawing the still life, the figure, studies of nature, and drawing from both life and photographs will be covered, while experiencing the same comfortable pace and relaxing approach found in the original course. Approximate cost of materials is $45. Required Text: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, 4th Edition, Edwards. Text is available at Amazon.com.

Section Spring 1

02158
$169
03/10/2020 - 04/28/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE North Building

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Explore the medium of acrylic painting by learning all you need to know about painting tools such as palette, easel, brushes, canvas, paint mediums and color. Students will learn how to set up and spend more time painting through a simple, guided step by step approach to subject matter, techniques and art fundamentals. Students should bring a 9''x12'' Drawing pad and any set of 24 colored pencils to the first class. Materials list will be provided and discussed at first class. Approximate cost of Materials, $60.

Section Spring 2

02167
$109
03/18/2020 - 04/29/2020
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Colored pencils are one of the most accessible mediums available to artists. Colored pencils allow the artist and incredible amount of control over the application, leading to highly detailed imagery. Using proper techniques, you can create fantastic works of art with these familiar tools. This is an intensive course on colored pencil techniques, with added in instruction in basic drawing. Note: A supply list is available at ce.unm.edu

Section Spring 1

02164
$110
03/18/2020 - 04/08/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Color, form, mark making, gesture, composition, surface interest.. these are a few things that could be present in a painting, along with feeling, atmosphere, and or narrative. Painting has a seductive materiality and presence and the freedom of non‐figuration, or abstraction can unleash a great many interpretations. Abstraction can target certain concerns and interests or ask more questions than could ever be answered. Starting with relatively simple exercises to build an initial composition, the students will incrementally increase the image of the painting to stand as an indirect self portrait or visual diary entry of that moment. Formal material discoveries and process derived inventions will collide with vision and subjective sensibilities. There will be no overriding stylist assumptions in the class, it will be about the individual and where they are and want to be as artists. The only requirement will be some form of painting experience in either oil or acrylic painting. Abstraction is the easiest and hardest thing to do, and having no previous experience in painting would present a double handicap to a potential student, not recommended). Note: Materials list is found at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section Spring 1

02218
$195
03/19/2020 - 05/07/2020
Thu 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Michael Ottersen
CE North Building

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If you have had some experience with watercolor and want to strengthen your skills in a supportive environment, this is the class for you! Similar to the "Beginning No Fear" class, we will spend a lot of time working on watercolor techniques, including washes, color‐mixing, wet‐in‐wet, etc., and we will spend more time on compositional approaches to making your paintings stronger. Much of our class time will be spent helping each student to progress toward his or her individual goals, and helping students to surmount any obstacles they encounter. Note: Supply list is available from http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section Spring 1

02180
$185
03/23/2020 - 05/11/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Russ Howell
CE South Building

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 2

02206
$230
03/23/2020 - 04/20/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 2

02205
$230
03/24/2020 - 04/21/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section Spring 3

02152
$85
03/30/2020 - 04/20/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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The human form holds a whole world of inspiration as evidenced by centuries of art. This course strives to lead the student toward an authentic and expressive approach to figure drawing. You will learn about gesture, basic proportions, study of light and shadow, blocking in structure, and developing an artist's eye to achieve this aim. During class you will draw from a live model with guided exercises, demonstrations and mainly lots of practice! Note: This is not a beginning level drawing course. Some drawing experience or study is needed. Bring 3 drawing samples to the first class. Class size is limited. Drawing materials cost approximately $25. Additional model fee of $45 will be collected at the first class.

Section Spring 1

02166
$145
03/30/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mildred Grossman
CE North Building

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Aspiring artists often find perspective drawing to be mysterious and difficult. It needn't be. This class will teach intuitive approaches for creating persuasive depth and dimensionality in drawings and paintings. We will minimize our dependence on rulers and vanishing points. The techniques we will work on are applicable to all painting media.

Section Spring 1

02160
$145
04/02/2020 - 05/21/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Russ Howell
CE South Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section Spring 3

02198
$280
04/04/2020 - 05/23/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section Spring 4

02198
$280
04/04/2020 - 05/23/2020
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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Get outside and enjoy the simple pleasures of nature sketching and observation. Rediscover the wonders of nature all around us that are often taken for granted. Topics will include; sketching and watercolor painting birds and animals, flowers and trees, landscapes, clouds and weather, and tips for designing journal pages and suggestions for observation. Learn how to use the basic artistic concepts of composition, shape, natural perspective, color and more.

Section Spring 1

02228
$130
04/12/2020 - 05/10/2020
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
Rio Grande Nature Center

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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art. NOTE: Materials cost approximately $90.

Section Spring 4

02170
$125
04/16/2020 - 05/28/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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In this hands‐on class you'll learn about mosaic design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grout. With your new skills and experience, you'll have the confidence to move onto all kinds of mosaic projects on your own. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools, and other supplies will be provided in class. You will go home with your own unique 8''x8'' mosaic piece. A $30 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section Spring 2

02215
$95
04/25/2020 - 05/02/2020
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE North Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 3

02205
$230
04/25/2020 - 05/02/2020
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section Spring 3

02206
$230
04/27/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn three techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantastic art work. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $70.

Section Spring 2

02173
$110
05/01/2020 - 05/22/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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