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The Art Center offers adult workshops in Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Photography & Digital Media, Jewelry, Printmaking, Sculpture and Special Subjects. Workshops in every media are listed below - this list can be sorted using the filters and drop down menus.


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Monoprint
 
0002
Printmaking
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100 + $20 materials list

1-week course  
Class Held: 4/19/2014 - 4/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Monoprint is simply a painting on a plate that is transferred onto paper via a press. The beauty of the print is in its open free quality, and beautiful brush strokes which easily allow for innovation. When rich and colorful inks are combined with texture or rice paper, a unique print can be produced. Some materials are provided; see additional materials list.
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Pen & Ink: Contour Drawing & Cross Hatching
 
0004
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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This workshop will consist of an introduction to pen and ink drawing with examples from established artists and a review of the instructor’s portfolio. Students will begin with simple value and texture exercises gradually working their way to more involved drawings of man-made and natural objects. The workshop will end with a critique and discussion of work completed during the day.
Materials list
Introduction to Photoshop® for Photographers
 
0006
Photography & Digital Media
Beginner
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $15 lab/materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Experience the wonderful world of Adobe Photoshop® with this informative and fun workshop. Students will learn the basic tools needed to alter images and enhance their digital photos. Please bring images of your photographs on a USB/hard drive to the workshop.
new: Jump Back in the Mud
 
0008
Ceramics
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$70 + $20 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 4/27/2014 - 4/27/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  12:00PM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Missed playing in mud? Who says now that you’re all grown up you can’t? If so, Jump Back in the Mud is a ceramic workshop just for you! Throw caution to the wind, rediscover the freedom and joy of sculpting and throwing with the guidance of an experienced ceramic artist. All materials included.
new: Collage to Painting
 
0010
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 4/27/2014 - 4/27/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting. Students will employ the historically unstructured medium of Collage as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in Painting. Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as students are urged to push the limits of the media and their ideas. As the work done in one medium assists and influences one’s vision in the other the collaboration between process and concept will encourage the production of less planned and more unexpected images.
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The Right Start: Drawing for Beginners
 
0012
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $25 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/8/2014 - 6/8/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Everyone can draw! Even you! Focusing on the fundamentals of drawing such as line, form, composition and proportion, students will enjoy this structured yet relaxed workshop learning how to create several realistic drawings. Detailed demonstrations and step-by-step lessons will be given by the instructor. Materials such as charcoal and graphite and various papers are all supplied, just come and create! All materials included.
Granulation: Tiny Spheres, Big Impact
 
0014
Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100 + $25 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Learn the ancient art of granulation—fusing tiny spheres of metal onto a backsheet to create interesting patterns. This workshop explores the 3,000-year-old history of this fascinating technique, including how to create granules in various sizes, prepare backsheet metal and make organic glue for adhering granules, and how to arrange granules into geometric and organic designs. Demonstrations on fusing granules to backsheet will be given. Students will create small-scale earrings with their granulated designs by beginning with fine silver and then moving into 22k gold (optional). This workshop is intended for students with torch experience.
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Digital Creativity with Your Mobile Phone (iPhone® or Android®)
 
0016
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$75 + $15 lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 1:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Learn and explore the dynamic world of iPhone® and smart phone photography. This class will not only teach students to compose better—but to use any mobile phone camera more effectively—exploring a wide array of apps and social media display destinations.
new: The Right Start: Watercolor for Beginners
 
0018
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $30 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/4/2014 - 5/4/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Watercolor is often thought of as the most complex of media to work in, but it can produce beautiful elegant results with some simple techniques, as long as the student has a good understanding of drawing, values and keeping colors pure. Emphasis in this workshop will be on getting a good start by drawing the subject first, followed by application of clean, pure colors. Techniques such as washes, wet into wet and glazing will be demonstrated and discussed in detail. Perfect for the beginner! All materials included.
Encaustic for Beginners
 
0020
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $40 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/4/2014 - 5/4/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
Hurry!! only 1 seat(s) left

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Encaustic is a centuries old method of painting with molten beeswax or wax and pure pigment, resulting in luscious, vibrant colors. In this workshop we will explore various encaustic techniques including layering, fusing and incising. Some materials included, see additional materials list.
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A Rose is a Rose
 
0022
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Create stunning watercolor roses in this specialty workshop for those who possess basic watercolor skills and would like to learn the techniques necessary to control paint. Students will learn the techniques of working wet in wet to create realistic petals and leaves as well as how to mix the correct transparent colors to glaze and achieve luminosity. Create roses so real you will think you can detect their beautiful scent!
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Mosaics: Tiny Pieces Make the Big Picture
 
0024
Special Subjects
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $25 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Enter the creative world of amazing mosaics! Students will learn the details of this beautiful art and how to design, cut, glue and grout vitreous glass tiles to create custom 8” x 10” mosaic art ready for framing. Various mosaic techniques and materials will be reviewed and demonstrated including Picasiette (broken plate method). All materials included.
new: Enamel Explorations: The Next Level
 
0026
Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $15 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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For those with a grasp of enameling basics, this workshop will introduce students to a variety of expressive materials for kiln-based enameling, such as: liquid enamels, 3D copper mesh, underglaze pencils, graphite, seed and reflector beads, and sugar coat. For those with metal smithing skills, this course will also discuss strategies soldering for enamel, using corrugated copper, tabs, rivets and staples to make advanced forms. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
new: The Fine Art of Colored Pencils
 
0028
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Colored pencils can be an amazing medium, if you know how to use them correctly. Techniques of layering, burnishing, and using toned paper will be demonstrated. Using still lifes, and photo reference students will gain a stronger understanding of how the medium works, along with understanding the use of color and introducing other media, such as watercolor, to the mix.
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Achieving the Magical Look in Landscapes
 
0030
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Everyone wants to paint luminous landscapes from their vacation photos. Students will start at the beginning, gain understanding about principles and techniques, and learn how to achieve the magical look that wins awards. This workshop is for all levels.
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Lampworked Glass Beads
 
0032
Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday, Sunday
$200 + $65 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/31/2014 - 6/1/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday, Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
Hurry!! only 2 seat(s) left

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Learn the art of Venetian glass bead making in this two-day workshop. Students will create unique beads by melting glass rods with a hand-held torch and learn how to decorate them by incorporating special design techniques, such as silver foil, to personalize their beads. Start simple and get elaborate—by the second day you will be hooked! All materials included. Limited to 8 students.
Understanding Color
 
0034
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $15 materials/lab fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/31/2014 - 5/31/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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This workshop is an introduction to understanding and learning how to SEE color in color photographs: starting with a discussion of color temperature and white balance as well as how color creates modes of feeling in artwork. On the computer, basic techniques used to adjust color in the Camera Raw Window and Adobe Photoshop® CS4 and 5. Students will learn the basics about color settings, ICC profiles, and achieving color balanced inkjet prints. Time will also be spent evaluating prints and adjusting unwanted color casts.
Introduction to Photoshop®
 
0036
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $15 lab/materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 5/31/2014 - 5/31/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Experience the wonderful world of Adobe Photoshop® with this informative and fun workshop. Students will learn the basic tools needed to alter images and create digital artwork.
new: The Right Start: Pastel for Beginners
 
0040
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $35 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/1/2014 - 6/1/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Pastel is a fresh, vibrant medium that uses pure pigment to create layers of color that blend optically to create an impressionistic painting of any subject matter. Students will learn how to work with values, color and form to create bold pastel paintings in both hard and soft pastels. All materials included.
new: Let There be Light & Shadow
 
0042
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/1/2014 - 6/1/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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What makes objects look convincing and real? Light and shadow! Shadows give volume and definition; without shadows and shading, objects look flat and two dimensional. This workshop will use directed lighting to create controlled shadows that will make drawings and paintings stand out and have real presence.
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Linoleum Block Printmaking
 
0044
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/7/2014 - 6/7/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Linoleum block printing is a relatively easy, inexpensive and immediate printmaking medium. In this workshop participants will carry a design through from beginning to end by cutting a block, proofing an image and editing a print. Learn the basics of this bold and graphic printmaking medium.
Abstract & Minimalist: Creative Digital Photography
 
0046
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $25 lab fee

2-week course  
Class Held: 6/7/2014 - 6/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 1:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Learn and explore the dynamic world of abstract and minimalist creative photography. See the world in a new light and capture it in a highly creative digital manner. Basic photography skills required.
The Right Start: Painting for Beginners
 
0048
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $30 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/8/2014 - 6/8/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Students will get an in-depth introduction designed to get them started on the right track as beginning painters. Working in acrylics, they will have the opportunity to learn about different surfaces, different types of brushes, acrylic mediums and the basics of color and composition. All materials included.
Basic Rules of Perspective
 
0050
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/14/2014 - 6/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Participants will learn the basic rules of perspective drawing through a series of exercises, starting simply and building in complexity, to be able to accurately represent 3-dimensional objects in a realistic space.
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Fabulous Pendants with Lampworked Beads
 
0052
Jewelry
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$100 + $25 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Make beautiful pendants with already-made lampworked glass beads. Students will learn or expand basic jewelry skills to complement their bead stringing capabilities and use hammers, rolling mill, hole punch, drills, flex shaft, disk cutter, dapping tools, patinas, saw, and more to manipulate wire and metal. Take away low-tech processes that can be used in any home studio, such as how to use cold connections as an alternative to soldering. Students must supply lampworked beads; all other materials included. See additional materials list.
Materials list
Introduction to Digital Photography
 
0054
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $15 lab/materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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The exciting world of digital photography is upon us. You have just bought your own digital camera: how do you look at pictures, how do you set up your camera, and what does resolution and image quality mean? This workshop will provide an introduction to the digital camera, and define all those mysterious camera settings. Learn how to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer and share them. This is a hands-on workshop which allows students to use and practice on Mac® computers. Please bring your digital camera and instruction manual to the workshop.
Further Introduction to Photoshop®
 
0056
Photography & Digital Media
All Levels
Workshop
Saturday
$150 + $15 lab/materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Saturday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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A further Introduction to Photoshop® explores in greater detail the subjects first covered in the workshop Introduction to Photoshop®. There will be emphasis on color correction, selections, distortions, and an introduction to the many filters available. This workshop is open to all levels of experience.
The Right Start: Oil Painting for Beginners
 
0058
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $30 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/22/2014 - 6/22/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
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Students will get an in-depth introduction designed to get them started on the right track as beginning painters. Working in oils, they will have the opportunity to learn about different surfaces, different types of brushes and the basics of color and composition. All materials included.
Experimenting with Pigment Sticks
 
0060
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Workshop
Sunday
$100 + $40 materials fee

1-week course  
Class Held: 6/22/2014 - 6/22/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Sunday  10:00AM - 4:00PM
Season: Spring - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This workshop will introduce students to pigment sticks and will cover painting, drawing, glazing, scraping, monoprinting, with a very basic introduction to encaustics (hot wax). Students will be encouraged to work in various sizes. Some materials included, see additional materials list.
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