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Continuing Education . Classes

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Warps

Course No. CEFM 155 00
Cost $525 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop
Dates June 8 - 12 (M-F) – 9:30am - 4pm
Location: Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop

Students will learn to paint a warp (the vertical yarns that are threaded through a loom), using two important and historical processes, ikat and direct application. Ikat (to tie) is tying yarn into bundles, each tied section acts as a resist to dyeing. In contrast students will also explore direct application, which is painting dyes directly on the warp. Any store bought yarn or material may be used for the weft. This is a great opportunity to learn the very basics of loom weaving or to gain exposure to painted warps for weavers of all levels.

Watercolor Landscapes

Course No. CEPT 375 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 302
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Monday) – 6:30-9:30pm

Watercolor landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all of the paintings are guided by a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.

Watercolor Painting for Kids

Course No. YAPT 110
Cost $150 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 3-5
Room 202
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am-12pm

Through a playful and experimental approach we will embark on an exploration of the fundamentals of watercolor painting. We will learn the basics such as paint mixing and application techniques, compositional tools such as line and shape, subjects such as still life and landscape, and an array of non-traditional approaches to encourage creative exploration and problem-solving. Emphasis will be placed on developing confidence with the medium, an understanding of formal elements, and a desire for working out of the box. Students will create several finished paintings and be encouraged to keep an explorer’s watercolor sketchbook both in and out of class.

Wefts

Course No. CEFM 115 00
Cost $525 Register Now
Sessions 5
Location Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop
Dates June 15 - 19 (M-F) – 9:30am - 4pm
Location: Praxis Fiber Workshop
Room Praxis Fiber Workshop

Join us for the 2nd exciting week at Praxis and use their unique facilities to explore dyeing wefts (yarns woven perpendicular to the warp using a loom). Students will learn Kasuri, the Japanese technique for binding and dyeing the weft which will integrate with Ikat warp from week one, creating images and patterns completely unique to this process. Materials will be provided for the warp and students who participate in ‘week 1-WEFT’ will have the opportunity to combine warp and weft designs for a truly elaborate and cohesive project. This is a great opportunity to learn the very basics of loom weaving or to gain exposure to dyed wefts for weavers of all levels.

Wheel Throwing: Beginning + Advanced

Course No. CECR 200 00
Cost $345 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 402
Dates June 9 - July 28 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

Discover throwing on the potter’s wheel to create forms ranging from refined porcelain vessels to rustic teabowls to sculptural objects. We will begin with fundamental elements of centering and making cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates, and continue by exploring form and scale. Finishing surfaces with various methods of carving, joining, and decorating will also be included. Everyone has a unique way of touching clay and this will be an opportunity to get better acquainted with your unique touch while using the wheel. Please bring sketches of forms, decorative patterns or drawings, texturing tools, basic pottery tools, a small bucket, a towel, and plastic to cover work. All experience levels are welcome.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 10
Room 317
Dates Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

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