Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (ages 18+)
Apr
23
to Sep 3

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (ages 18+)

Learn the art of throwing pottery forms on the wheel, along with trimming, basic principles of firing and glazing techniques. Small class size ensures the help you need to achieve and improve your skill level. Class will explore using larger amounts of clay to form sculptural and altered forms on the wheel. We will also learn to throw off the hump and combine hand-built techniques to wheel thrown forms. This includes pottery baskets and pots with handles. This course is flexible and can begin at your skill level, when you can come.


SUMMER SESSION 1 | 8 weeks
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
6:00PM – 9:00PM | 6/4 - 7/23

SUMMER SESSION 2 | 6 weeks
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
6:00PM – 9:00PM | 7/30 - 9/3


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (ages 16+)
May
6
to Aug 27

Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (ages 16+)

Have you ever wondered what you can make with clay? Through hand building techniques, you will learn how to make both functional and sculptural clay works of art using coils, slab, extruding, carving, and manipulation of forms. Beginning wheel throwing techniques to create bowls, cups, mugs and lidded vessels will also be available. Surface design processes using underglazes, wax resist and glazes will also be explored.


SESSION 2 | 4 WEEKS
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 8/6 - 8/27


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Figure Drawing (ages 18+)
Jun
15
to Aug 31

Figure Drawing (ages 18+)

This is a studio based series designed to offer beginner and advanced artists an opportunity to draw the human figure. Our art models will be both female and male, and nude. Each session will have models in varying poses and time increments. The studio session will be led by artist instructor Sagan Newham.

The class will run every Saturday morning from 10:00AM – 1:00PM for 10 weeks. Because this is a studio series, sessions will be self-directed with an instructor present. Each session will cost $20, drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a space in the session.

Introducing our 5-Package Deal for Figure Drawing sessions! With the purchase of 5 classes, students can get 20% off their entire purchase if they register over the phone or in person at the front desk. Please note that the dates of all 5 drop-ins must be selected during purchase! The 5-Package Deal cannot be stacked with other discounts. 

To register for class you must be either 18, or have permission from the instructor to join the class.

*University students have access to as %10 discount if you register over the phone or in person.

 

*There will be no class on July 13th & July 20th.


Saturday Studio Sessions
DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
10:00AM – 1:00PM | 6/15 – 8/31


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Intro to Digital Photography: Mastering Your Digital Camera (ages 16+)
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Intro to Digital Photography: Mastering Your Digital Camera (ages 16+)

This course is designed with all levels of photographers in mind — from the beginner to the advanced photographer. It is designed to assist learners in acquiring today’s technical knowledge of photography and combine that technical knowledge with their creative vision to assist them in bringing their visions to life.

Day one: 2:00pm – 6:30pm

  • Camera set-up and handling

  • Camera math

  • Metering

Day two: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Lens selection

  • Filters

  • Adding light, basic flash photography

  • Close-up photography

  • Composition


INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $100
INSTRUCTOR: Rusty Rae
Sat, 6/8 2:00PM – 6:30PM & Sun, 6/9 2:00PM – 4:30PM

WHAT TO BRING: -Pen or pencil (for note taking) -Camera -Camera Manual -Memory cards -Laptop and storage drive (optional) -Tripod (optional, will be used in specific class segments) -Electronic flash (optional, will be used in the adding light session)


About the Instructor:

Rusty Rae jokes he was born in a darkroom. He’s been making photos for more than 40-years and has won awards for his images and his writing. He quickly transitioned to the digital world and hasn’t looked back. He’s currently a working photojournalist at the News-Register in McMinnville and is a former Nikon School Instructor. He not only brings his passion for photography and the creative process to his course, but also his ardor for teaching to each session.


“Digital photography opens a whole new world of image making. The goal of this course is to meld the technological elements of today’s imaging-making process with the photographer’s creative fervor and goals."

For more, visit Rusty's website at Www.photobyrustyrae.com


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Interacting with Art History | Ancient Greece to the Renaissance (ages 16+)
May
30
to Jun 27

Interacting with Art History | Ancient Greece to the Renaissance (ages 16+)

This class combines a series of short lectures on a topic and a hands on project related
to that theme. The series of themes range from ancient Greece and Rome to The Renaissance.

Specialized products will be purchased by the instructor especially for this workshop. A $10 materials fee must be paid to the instructor upon arrival at first day of class. 


Class 1: Drawing and preparatory techniques

  • Create ink from Oak Galls an ancient technique for ink making

  • Do a drawing project with Charcoal and Ink

  • Discuss transferring techniques

Class 2: Frescos (Ancient Greece and Rome)

  • Learn about the technique of fresco and its use throughout history

  • Create a small fresco based on historic fresco examples

Class 3: Frescos (Renaissance Rome)

  • Learn about the Resurgence of Ancient themes during the Renaissance and discuss several well known fresco’s from this period.

  • Create a second fresco

Class 4: Medieval Gilding

  • Learn about the Medieval period, Major themes. Explore why this style became prevalent during this period.

  • Create personal Icon (Both religious and non-religious images available)

Class 5: Gilding

  • Discuss symbolism in these works, look at examples and have discussion.

  • Create second Icon with a modern twist.


The Art History Experience
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Cook
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00PM | 5/30 – 6/27

$10 Materials Fee


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Paint Like the Impressionists (ages 16+)
May
30
to Jun 20

Paint Like the Impressionists (ages 16+)

The motto of my classes is “Learn the history - Create the Art” and that is exactly what we will do in this course! Each of these four classes will not only cover the background of an artist's life but also methods and technique - followed by a painting project based on that artist. This class welcomes new artists as well experienced painters wanting to try/learn something new. Best of all - weather permitting - there may be the opportunity to do some of our classes outside!


Class 1: Intro to Impressionism: Monet
Known as the master of light, Monet is often said to paint the light that falls upon cathedrals or bridges rather than the objects themselves.


Class 2: Cezanne - Building a painting
Cezanne’s described his process as ‘building a painting’, we will focus on finding geometric forms within images during our project based on Cezanne.

 

Class 3: Saurat - Color and the Human Eye
This day’s class will focus on Saurat’s unique approach to painting using the method of Pointillism: a method where a work consists merely of various colored dots.


Class 4: Van Gogh - Emotion and Expression
We will look into Van Gogh’s use of emotion in his works, how he achieved
this and paint a work inspired by Van Gogh’s technique.


PAINT LIKE THE IMPRESSIONISTS
COURSE FEE: $150
INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Cook
Thursdays, 10:00AM – 1:00PM | 5/30 – 6/20


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Composition Painting Workshop (ages 18+)
May
2
to May 4

Composition Painting Workshop (ages 18+)

The instructional focus of this workshop will be about watercolor techniques for creating subjects in landscape painting. The class will do many exercises using subjects such as vegetation, trees, water, mountains and rocks. However, a constant theme in the class is the use of texture, value, color, and shapes to make a more interesting composition.

Bring lots of paper. The first day, or more, will have a lot of activities to practice making trees, vegetation, rocks, water, and other subjects requested by the class. These activities will provide a chance to divide shapes, define shape edges, and use a variety of color, texture, and values.

Handouts will include many ideas of how to use basic design concepts to enhance the finished painting. The workshop will emphasize a few of these ideas but we will explore many more possibilities that each person may choose to include in class projects. Photos and examples will be provided for each activity.

This is an intermediate level class, some exposure to and knowledge of watercolor painting is beneficial.

Materials List:

  • Color Palette (bring what you use)

  • Paper (140 - 300 lb weight watercolor)

  • Spray Bottle (or mister)

  • Palette knife

  • Pencil, eraser

  • Brushes (your preference)


Composition Painting Workshop
COURSE FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Dale Kurtz
10:00AM – 4:00PM | 5/2 – 5/4


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Contemporary Batik Techniques (ages 16+)
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Contemporary Batik Techniques (ages 16+)

Batik is the ancient art of creating designs on cloth using wax and colored dyes. Join Cheryl Rogers-Tadevich, International Batik/Block Print artist in this creative workshop.  This is an opportunity to learn the methods to design your own Batiks using contemporary materials such as soy wax and GOLDEN Hi Flow acrylics, as well as traditional dyes and wax. Beautiful effects can be achieved through resist dyeing often resulting in amazing, unpredictable texture and tones.

Cheryl will guide you through a variety of techniques, using tools to apply wax and set colors.  Batik designs can be as complicated or simple as the artists desires. Enjoy the freedom and immediacy of work with wax and dyes on fabric in a painterly fashion.  No experience necessary.

Supplies provided by Students

Notebook/scissors

Apron to protect clothes or wear old clothes  

Gloves (rubber gloves and several pair disposable latex ones)

Bag lunch


To learn more about the instructor and her art, visit her website


*Note: This class requires a minimum of 4 students to enroll. Registrants will be refunded if enrollments do not reach minimum requirement.

Batik Arts | Friday & Saturday Workshop
COURSE FEE: $195
INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Roger-Tadevich
10:00AM– 4:00PM | 4/26 & 4/27


Supply List for Batik provided by Instructor

Waxes

Dyes

Batik tools

Brushes

Fabrics

Fabric Stretcher

GOLDEN Hi Flow Acrylics

Pencils/scissors/paper

Buckets for dye bath/containers

Plastic covers/paper for tables


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.



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Ikebana for All (ages 14+)
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Ikebana for All (ages 14+)

This workshop covers a brief history and basic concept of ikebana, tools and equipment, plant material preparations and treatment, some practical and useful techniques, and how to create beautiful and unique ikebana designs.  This workshop is suitable for any skill level, and students can take home what they worked on in the workshop. 

About the Artist: Though Nana Goto Bellerud was born in Japan, she did not take up the study of ikebana until after she had lived in the U.S. and saw her own culture from the outside.  Nana has been studying the Sogetsu School of ikebana for 14 years and continues to be inspired and have new insights from its teachings.  Nana demonstrates and exhibits ikebana at a wide range of venues including the Portland Art Museum and Portland Japanese Garden.  Through her demonstrations she seeks to introduce others to the art of ikebana and to intrigue and inspire them.  Beyond simply producing a beautiful work of art with flowers and natural objects, she shows her audience how ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast, and negative space.  Her goal for her audience is to leave the demonstration with the understanding that ikebana goes beyond the simple decorative objectives of western flower arranging and is a true art form.  Nana also offers classes and workshops and is currently serving as Branch Director of Sogetsu Portland and is a past President of Ikebana International Portland Chapter #47.  

For more of the artist's work, visit her Instagram page @nana_bellerud. 

Ikebana | The Art of Flower Arrangement
COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Nana Goto Bellerud
10:00AM – 12:00PM |  Saturday, 4/20


What to Bring: 2 containers and a pair of ikebana or garden clippers, and Kenzan or floral frogs if you have any . Details to be sent to registered participants. A $5 materials fee must be paid to the instructor upon arrival.

Nana will also be exhibiting her Ikebana work in the Grand Lobby of the CCC May 9 - 11, 2019!

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Flashes of Truth: Writing Brief Nonfiction (ages 18+)
Apr
16
to May 21

Flashes of Truth: Writing Brief Nonfiction (ages 18+)

Class Full!

Flash nonfiction, also called micro-memoir, is an increasingly popular form of life writing seen in literary journals such as Brevity and Sweet Lit. Flash vividly captures a moment in time, a specific location, a relationship, experience, or emotion. We will read and discuss examples of brief nonfiction, including book-length collections of brief nonfiction, such as Safekeeping by Abigail Thomas and The Black Notebooks by Toi Derricote. We will examine how, in collections such as these, the separate flashes accrue to form a memoir-in-essays.

Writers at any level of experience are welcome, from those just starting out to those working on their own collection of essays. The skills mastered by writing and studying flash nonfiction easily transfer to longer personal essays and memoirs. Includes personalized instructor feedback.

Week One / Introducing Flash Nonfiction

Week Two / Childhood Memories

Week Three / Grief and Trauma

Week Four / Speaking Truth to Power

Week Five / Linking essays to create a book

Week Six / Publication and Beyond

Class will be taught by Newberg author and writing coach Lisa Ohlen Harris

https://www.lisaohlenharris.com


WRITING BRIEF NONFICTION
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Ohlen Harris
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30PM | 4/16 – 5/21


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.

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Poetry Writing Workshop (ages 18+)
Apr
1
to Apr 8

Poetry Writing Workshop (ages 18+)

4 sessions, April 1, 15, 29, May 6, 7-9pm

This every-other-week workshop will provide inspiration to keep you writing, and helpful critique to keep you improving your writing. Class sessions include four components: reading a selection of published poems to see how they're built, writing in class in response to a relevant prompt, completing a writing assignment at home, and discussing/critiquing participants' poems written and/or revised between classes. 

About the Instructor: Lynn Otto is the author of Real Daughter, winner of Unicorn Press's 2017 First Book Award. She holds an MFA from Portland State University, and has given workshops in the US, Canada, and France.  For more information, visit lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com

*Note: This class requires a minimum of 4 students in order to run. Registrants will be refunded if enrollments do not reach minimum requirement.


POETRY WORKSHOP (AGES 18+)
COURSE FEE: $130
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Otto
Every other Monday, 7:00 – 9:00PM | 4/1 – 5/6

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Abstract Landscape Workshop (ages 14+)
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Abstract Landscape Workshop (ages 14+)

Study composition, contrast, perspective, balance and color theory while painting landscapes in an abstracted expressionist style in this 2-day workshop. Each student will have the opportunity to complete several canvases.

Experience the expressive style media with Oregon's celebrated artist, Lynne Wintermute.

Materials Needed: 

Medium of artists choice, oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic etc.
Canvas, paper or board, whatever substrate student prefers to paint on.
Brushes or palette knives, palette paper.
Rags or paper towels
Landscape photos for inspiration

Instructor will provide a variety of extra mediums and papers and will demonstrate and paint in oil & cold wax as well as acrylic.


ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES 
COURSE FEE: $180
INSTRUCTOR: Lynne Wintermute
10:00AM – 3:00PM | 2/16 & 2/17

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Intro to Painting (ages 16+)
Feb
14
to Mar 21

Intro to Painting (ages 16+)

This six week course introduces beginning students to the basic principles of oil and acrylic painting. Beginning with grisaille, the limited pallete,  as well as the full color pallete.

Grisaille is a painting executed entirely in monochrome or shades of grey. In traditional academies and ateliers, learning to paint a grissaille
was a key step in a students education by helping to ease them from the relatively straight forward world of drawing, into the often confusing world of paint and color. 

students  will learn the importance of tone and value to create mood and atmosphere in a painting. Along the way we will also touch on and review some of the key elements of color theory, composition and lighting.  Students will also learn some basic technical skills such as  stretching and preparing a canvas, mixing paint, and setting up a work area.

Students must pay a $20 fee directly to the instructor to cover the materials purchased for the class. 


Beginning Painting
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30PM | 2/14 – 3/21

COURSE SPECIFICS and MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS

—In this class, students will be working mostly from still lifes as well as photographs

—Some experience in drawing or art is recommended but not required, all levels are welcome.

— Focus will be on acrylic and oil painting.

— Some basic materials will be provided such as brushes and some paints. Students are encouraged to bring their own preferred paints, brushes and other necessary materials.

– Students must pay a $20 fee directly to the instructor to cover the materials purchased for the class.

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Writing Brief: Flash Fiction & Memoir (ages 18+)
Feb
12
to Mar 19

Writing Brief: Flash Fiction & Memoir (ages 18+)

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

 

Ernest Hemingway’s famous story does a lot in just six words! Typically under 1,000 words and sometimes under 500, flash fiction and micro memoir can be written, revised, and polished in a relatively short time. Participants in this writing workshop will read, analyze, draft, and revise in class and at home, with opportunity for peer workshops and personalized instructor feedback.

Week One | Features of brief prose

Week Two |Beginnings and endings

Week Three | Sensory detail and dialogue 

Week Four | Moving through time

Week Five | Experimental forms

Week Six | Publication and beyond

 

Class will be taught by Newberg author and writing coach Lisa Ohlen Harris

https://www.lisaohlenharris.com


WRITING BRIEF
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Ohlen Harris
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30PM | 2/12 – 3/19

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Figure Drawing (ages 18+)
Jan
17
to Jun 1

Figure Drawing (ages 18+)

This is a studio based series designed to offer beginner and advanced artists an opportunity to draw the human figure. Our art models will be both female and male, and nude. Each session will have models in varying poses and time increments. The studio session will be led by artist instructor Sagan Newham.

The class will run every Thursday evening from 6:00PM - 9:00PM, and every Saturday morning from 10:00AM – 1:00PM. Because this is a studio series, sessions will be self-directed with an instructor present – Students are responsible for providing their own drawing materials. Each session will cost $20, drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a space in the session.

Introducing our 5-Package Deal! With the purchase of 5 classes, students can get 20% off their entire purchase if they register over the phone or in person at the front desk. Please note that the dates of all 5 drop-ins must be selected during purchase! The 5-Package Deal cannot be stacked with other discounts. 

To register for class you must be either 18, or have permission from the instructor to join the class.

*University students have access to a %10 discount if you register over the phone or in person.


Thursday Studio Sessions
DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
6:00 – 9:00PM | 1/17 – 5/30

*No class on 4/18

Saturday Studio Sessions
DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
10:00AM – 1:00PM | 1/19 – 6/1


Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

  • Ticket Sales: Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Rentals: See individual rental contract.



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Pet & Animal Portraits (ages 17+)
Nov
17
to Dec 8

Pet & Animal Portraits (ages 17+)

An introduction to drawing and painting realistic portraits of pets and animals both from life and from photographs. 

In this fun class, students  will be encouraged to bring a well behaved pet to serve as a model for the class.  Students can also bring photographs of their own pets or other animals to work on during class.
With a strong emphasis on the quick sketch and using a variety of traditional and contemporary studio methods, students will focus on capturing the character and essential likeness of animals and pets. Students will also be introduced to the basics of proportion, light and shadow,  animal anatomy and structure, composition and texture. We will be working mainly with pencil and charcoal, however students are welcome to use any media. 
A great course for both beginners and experienced students, which can be applied to a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This class can also be readily applied to computer based graphic novel and comics work.

For more of Rodrigo Avila's work, visit his website at http://rodrigoavilaartwork.com/

 

FALL SESSION | Saturdays
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
10:00AM - 1:00PM | 11/17 - 12/8

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Feminist Rendering & the Female Body (ages 18+)
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Feminist Rendering & the Female Body (ages 18+)

Day 1 we will be spending some time discussing the female form and how it has been portrayed through art history. We will talk about the reclamation of the female nude portrait and its relationship to male gaze. We will then move on to working with a model on action based figure and movement rendering and composition practice before moving into several longer poses. 

 

Day 2 we will spend our time reflecting on our work from the day before, using them as reference material for a more expressive final project, using a variety of mediums,  thinking of material influence. 

We will finish with a discussion of the reflection of our workshop and critique of our work. 

For more of instructor's work, visit her website at https://www.kelseyhamiltondavis.com/. 

 

FALL WORKSHOP | Saturday & Sunday
COURSE FEE: $175
INSTRUCTOR: Kelsey Davis
1:00 - 6:00PM | 11/10 & 11/11

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Carissa Burkett | Securing Exhibition Opportunities
Oct
6
to Oct 20

Carissa Burkett | Securing Exhibition Opportunities

So, you’re a visual artist and you want to show your work...what do you do next?  This class will help emerging visual artists (defined broadly as artists with minimal exhibiting experience) to go through the steps necessary in securing exhibition opportunities for their work.  

During this workshop, each student will develop an artist statement, and artist bio and CV and put together a practice Exhibition Proposal or an Artwork Submission Packet.  If students already have these documents created, it will be an opportunity to refine them and receive feedback.  There will be homework required for this course and students are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets/ipads to work on during class.

 

COURSE FEE: $65
INSTRUCTOR: Carissa Burkett
Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm | 10/6, 10/13 & 10/20

 

Goals of the Course:

-Help students focus their exhibition goals in order to pursue them effectively.

-Understand the basics of professional-quality documentation and presentation of work and accompanying image lists.

-How to price artwork.

-How to have an online presence for artwork/art practice.

-How to write an artist Bio and Curriculum Vitae.

-How to write an Artist Statement.

-How to put together an Exhibition Proposal or Artwork Submission Packet for Open Calls or Juried Exhibits.

-How to professionally correspond with exhibitions coordinators and curators.

-How to prepare work for exhibition.

 

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Academic Figure Drawing & Painting (ages 18+)
Oct
3
to Nov 14

Academic Figure Drawing & Painting (ages 18+)

A basic introduction to the traditional methods of 19th century art academies and ateliers, 
with an emphasis on realistic figure drawing from life. 
Through a clear, step by step approach, students will learn the main working methods taught for centuries in European and American art academies, which stress accurate drawing, proportion, foreshortening and shading. We will also touch on the basics of composition, anatomy and structure as well as the choosing and making of tools and materials.  All the while  looking, analyzing  and learning from the great artists throughout history.
A great course for both beginners and experienced students, which can be applied to a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This class can also be readily applied to computer based graphic novel and comics work.

For more of Rodrigo Avila's work, visit his website at http://rodrigoavilaartwork.com/

 

FALL SESSION | Wednesdays
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
6:00 - 8:30PM | 10/3 - 11/14

*No class 10/31.

COURSE SPECIFICS and MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS —In this class, students will be working from nude models and should be comfortable in a life drawing environment.   —Some experience in drawing or art is recommended but not required, all levels are welcome. — All media is welcome —Basic materials will be provided (such as pencils, charcoal, paper and some drawing boards) however, students are encouraged to bring their own preferred media, tools and materials, as well as easels, drawing boards, brushes, electronic drawing pads etc.

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Beginning Portraiture (ages 17+)
Oct
1
to Oct 4

Beginning Portraiture (ages 17+)

An introduction to drawing and painting realistic portraits both from life and photographs. 
Using traditional and contemporary studio methods, students will focus on capturing the ever elusive likeness, which is the essence of portraiture. A strong emphasis will be placed on light and shadow,  anatomy and structure of the head, and basics of composition. We will be working mainly with pencil and charcoal, however students are welcome to use any media. 
Students will be encouraged to work from a clothed portrait model weekly however, they may bring they're own photos to work from.
A great course for both beginners and experienced students, which can be applied to a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This class can also be readily applied to computer based graphic novel and comics work.

For more of Rodrigo Avila's work, visit his website at http://rodrigoavilaartwork.com/

FALL SESSION | Fridays
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
6:00 - 8:30PM | 10/5 - 11/16

*No class 11/2.

COURSE SPECIFICS and MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS —In this class, students will be working from a clothed live model and casts. —Some experience in drawing or art is recommended but not required, all levels are   welcome. — All media is welcome —Some basic materials will be provided (such as pencils, charcoal, paper and some drawing boards) however, students are encouraged to bring theire own preferred media, tools and materials, as well as easels, drawing boards, brushes, electronic drawing pads etc.

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Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)
Sep
27
to Dec 13

Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)

This is a studio based series designed to offer beginner and advanced artists an opportunity to draw the human figure.  Our art models will be both female and male, and nude.  Each session will have models in varying poses and time increments. The class will run every Thursday evening. Because this is a studio series, sessions will be self-directed with an instructor present.  

Each session will cost $18 - $20, drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a space in the session.

*University students have access to as %10 discount if you register over the phone or in person.

Additional Information:
Please note - we have a no photography policy for any of the sessions. Out of respect for the models, leave any devices that can take images, or record, at home before coming to class.

The studio session will be led by Portland based artist, Sagan Newham.


DROP IN FEE: $18
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00PM | 9/27 - 10/25

*No class 10/4

DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm | 10/6 - 11/3

 

DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00PM | 11/8 - 12/13

*No class 11/22.
 

 

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Watercolor Landscape (for ages 18+)
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Watercolor Landscape (for ages 18+)

The instructional focus of this workshop will be about watercolor techniques for creating subjects in landscape painting. The class will do many exercises using subjects such as vegetation, trees, water, mountains and rocks. However, a constant theme in the class is the use of texture, value, color, and shapes to make a more interesting composition.

Bring lots of paper. The first day, or more, will have a lot of activities to practice making trees, vegetation, rocks, water, and other subjects requested by the class. These activities will provide a chance to divide shapes, define shape edges, and use a variety of color, texture, and values.

Handouts will include many ideas of how to use basic design concepts to enhance the finished painting. The workshop will emphasize a few of these ideas but we will explore many more possibilities that each person may choose to include in class projects. Photos and examples will be provided for each activity.

Experience the fun and expressive media while learning new ways to work from landscape with Southern Oregon based artist, Dale Kurtz.


WEEKEND WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Dale Kurtz
Thur – Sat | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 

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Exploring Composition Theory with Mixed Media (ages 16+)
Sep
26
to Dec 11

Exploring Composition Theory with Mixed Media (ages 16+)

In this class we will learn about what makes a painting work. Our aim will be to develop understandings of tone, value, and texture and how they work together to create interesting and dynamic compositions. We will learn through experimentation with mixed media materials and abstraction, working to build a loyalty to our composition above referential objects. In this class you will receive personalized and uniquely suited consulting on your artistic aesthetic and interests and have the opportunity to explore many mediums, materials, and techniques ranging from encaustic to yupo paper, ink to plaster. 

Materials will be provided by the instructor, but students are still invited to bring their own supplies from home if they wish. The Chehalem Cultural Center asks that each student bring $10 to cover the materials purchased by the instructor. 

For more about the instructor, please visit her website at https://www.kelseyhamiltondavis.com/. 

 

Fall Session 1 | Wednesdays
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Kelsey Davis
6:30PM - 9:00PM | 9/26 – 10/31

*No class on 10/24. 

 

Fall Session 2 | Wednesdays
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Kelsey Davis
6:30PM - 9:00PM | 11/21 – 12/19

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Abstract Landscape Workshop (ages 14+)
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Abstract Landscape Workshop (ages 14+)

Study composition, contrast, perspective, balance and color theory while painting landscapes in an abstracted expressionist style in this 2-day workshop. Each student will have the opportunity to complete several canvases. Work in the medium you are most comfortable with, oil, acrylic, watercolor etc.or experiment with the instructors paints and mediums.

I am available to my students at all times and encourage continuing dialogue as they grow in their proficiency.  Most important, this class will be fun, collaborative and informative!

Experience the expressive style media with Oregon's celebrated artist, Lynne Wintermute.

 

FALL WORKSHOP | Saturday & Sunday
COURSE FEE: $180
INSTRUCTOR: Lynne Wintermute
 10:00 – 3:00PM | 9/29 & 9/30

Materials Needed:

Medium of artists choice, oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic etc.
Canvas, paper or board, whatever substrate student prefers to paint on.
Brushes or palette knives, palette paper.
Rags or paper towels
Landscape photos for inspiration

Instructor will provide a variety of extra mediums and papers and will demonstrate and paint in oil & cold wax as well as acrylic.
 

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Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 16+)
Aug
21
to Dec 11

Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 16+)

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Have you ever wondered what you can make with clay? Through hand building techniques, you will learn how to make both functional and sculptural clay works of art using coils, slab, extruding, carving, and manipulation of forms. Beginning wheel throwing techniques to create bowls, cups, mugs and lidded vessels will also be available. Surface design processes using underglazes, wax resist and glazes will also be explored.

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


TUESDAY SESSIONS | 4-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $100
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 8/21 – 9/11

 

TUESDAY SESSIONS | 8-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 9/18 – 11/06

 

TUESDAY SESSIONS | 6-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 11/13 – 12/18

 

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS | 5-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $135
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Wednesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 10/3 – 10/31

 

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS | 5-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $135
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Wednesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 11/7 - 12/5

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Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 18 +)
Jul
10
to Dec 11

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 18 +)

Introduction/Intermediate
Learn the art of throwing pottery forms on the wheel, along with trimming, basic principles of firing and glazing techniques. Small class size ensures the help you need to achieve and improve your skill level.  Class will explore using larger amounts of clay to form sculptural and altered forms on the wheel. We will also learn to throw off the hump and combine hand-built techniques to wheel thrown forms. This includes pottery baskets and pots with handles. This course is flexible and can begin at your skill level, when you can come. 

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


SUMMER SESSION 1 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 7/10 – 7/31

 

SUMMER SESSION 1 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 7/12 – 8/02

 

SUMMER SESSION 2 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 8/07 – 8/28

 

SUMMER SESSION 2 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 8/09 – 8/30

 

SUMMER SESSION 3 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 9/04 – 9/25

 

SUMMER SESSION 3 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 9/06 – 9/27

 

FALL SESSION 1 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/02 – 10/23

 

FALL SESSION 1 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/04 – 10/25

 

FALL SESSION 2 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/30 – 11/20

 

FALL SESSION 2 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/01 – 11/22

 

FALL SESSION 3 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/27 – 12/18

 

FALL SESSION 3 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/29 – 12/20

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Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 18+)
May
8
to Jun 12

Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 18+)

This is a flexible class for beginning and intermediate students who would like to pursue their own projects, whether they are wheel thrown or hand built. Hand building techniques include using coils, slabs, extrusions, carving, and manipulation of forms. Wheel throwing techniques to create bowls, cups, mugs and lidded vessels will also be available.  Surface design processes using underglazes, wax resist and glazes will also be explored. 

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


8 WEEK SESSIONS
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

4 WEEK SESSIONS
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Wednesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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Realistic Watercolor Painting (for ages 18+)
Mar
17
to Apr 28

Realistic Watercolor Painting (for ages 18+)

This course will focus on how to paint any subject realistically using watercolor and watermedia.  Using principles and methods that can be applied to any subject matter or genre. Ranging from more traditional subjects such as  landscapes, animals, flowers, the figure to  comics, graphic novels and illustration.  Through a clear and systematic approach, the student will learn the basics of accurate drawing and proportion,  importance of light and shadow, basics of composition,  working with watermedia, foundations of color, as well as choosing and making of tools and materials.  

Experience the fun and expressive media while learning new ways to work from life with Portland based artist, Rodrigo Avila.


SPRING SESSION
COURSE FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
Saturdays, 11:00 – 1:00PM |  3/17 – 4/28

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Art in Miniature (family workshop)
Mar
10
to Mar 17

Art in Miniature (family workshop)

Come learn how to create miniature food you can wear! Students will work to create miniature cupcake earrings, and festive cake pendants to use on necklaces or as key chain charms. You'll hone your observation skills, and feed your imagination. We'll study real foods for inspiration, and learn all the proper techniques to sculpt miniature foods realistic enough to fool your friends! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, your creations would also make thoughtful gifts! This workshop is perfect for parents and children.  The main course fee covers registration for one adult. Children ages 7+ may attend at no additional cost to their guardian. If an adult is bringing more than one child, each additional child may attend for $50 per each. If you have any questions about, or need help with registration, contact the office.

To learn more about Heather, or see more of her work visit her website: Puttering Minis


WEEKEND WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $125 (for 1 parent and 1 child)
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Espana
Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | 3/10 & 3/17

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Art Studio Workshops (for ages 16+)
Nov
11
to Dec 9

Art Studio Workshops (for ages 16+)

This workshop series offers instruction and guidance on technique in painting and drawing. Working from life and photographs, students will explore basic painting principles such as color, shape, light and more. Along with traditional technical painting skills, these workshops also provides an exploration of painting and drawing forms and styles.
No prior experience necessary.

Experience the fun of expressive form with local artist, Nicole Williford. To learn more about Nicole or see her work you can visit her website: nicolewilliford.com.


MARK MAKING & COLOR MIXING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
FULL DAY FEE: $75
SINGLE SESSION FEE: $40
Mark Making (9:00 – 12:00): Focus on basic design principles and how to express ourselves using various types of marks.
Color Mixing (1:00 – 4:00): Learn the basics of color theory, create our own color wheel and learn color mixing exercises.

VALUE & PAINTING FOUNDATIONS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
FULL DAY FEE: $75
SINGLE SESSION FEE: $40
Value (9:00 – 12:00): Explore value using various dry mediums. We will do exercises and work on a small still life drawing.
Painting Foundations (1:00 – 4:00): Learn various strategies used to begin paintings. We will focus on basic elements of design and spend time practicing exercises.


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Art in Miniature (family workshop)
Oct
21
to Oct 28

Art in Miniature (family workshop)

Students will work with polymer clay to create realistic foods in miniature. You'll hone your observation skills, and feed your imagination. We'll study real foods for inspiration, and learn all the proper techniques to sculpt miniature foods realistic enough to fool your friends! This family workshop is perfect for parents and children – come as a pair or a fully family.  The main course fee covers registration fully for one parent and one child (must by 7 or older), each additional family member can be registered at $50 per person.  If you have any questions about, or need help with registration, contact the office.

To learn more about Heather, or see more of her work visit her website: Puttering Minis


WEEKEND WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $125 (for 1 parent and 1 child)
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Espana
Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | 10/21 & 10/28

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Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)

Hand-Printed Papers for Collage w/Marcy Baker

Create a collection of vibrant, patterned papers using oil-based printing inks. Stencils and foam printing plates are made during the workshop and then used to build layers of luminous inks on a variety of papers.  This process is immediate and enjoyable, with lovely results. All materials are provided, but if you have stencils and/or stamps you’d like to include, bring them along. Wear an apron or smock appropriate for oil based inks. Bring a snack or light lunch. 

Marcy Baker is a printmaker, painter and collage artist. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and is included in the collections of Hallmark and Kansas Wesleyan University. Baker has taught monotype and collage at Multnomah Arts Center and in private studio workshops for over 10 years, and at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology for the past four years. Her workshops provide a supportive environment for students of all skill levels.

Course Fee: $90


SPRING WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Baker
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | May 13th

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Glazing Studio Sessions (ages 18+)
Apr
7
to Apr 28

Glazing Studio Sessions (ages 18+)

Learn more about the glazes in the CCC studio, and what you can do with them. This class is for the ceramics artist who is ready to find another way to express creativity on their form.  Using the 15 studio glazes already available, this class will introduce the technique and basics of:

  • making test tiles
  • exploring color differences by dipping, brushing, spraying
  • extending color values by brushing over and under other glazes
  • using wax resist to decorate and establish patterns
  • creating special effects by over-lapping glazes
  • getting to know the purpose and effects of washes with glazes

This class is meant for current CCC ceramic students and open studio users who work regularly in the ceramics studio.  Come to the class with ready with bisque fired test tiles and forms you are willing to experiment with.  

Contact the office if you have any questions about the class or enrollment.


COURSE FEE: $75
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 4/7 – 4/28
 

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