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

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 16+)
Aug
21
to Dec 18

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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Exploring Composition Theory with Mixed Media (ages 16+)
Sep
26
to Dec 19

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Magic of Oil and Cold Wax Painting (for ages 14+)
Sep
22
to Sep 23

The Magic of Oil and Cold Wax Painting (for ages 14+)

Luminous rich layers of color and texture appear as if by magic while painting in Oil and Cold Wax medium. In this class we will complete up to 6 paintings on heavy paper, canvas or board. We will learn to mix and use wax and oil paint with mediums to create lush landscapes to abstract expressions. We will learn scratching, digging, burnishing, texturizing and so many more techniques. Jump right in the first day with under paintings in acrylic to speed up the process. Followed by our first wax and paint layers and create from there. 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 | 9/22 & 9/23

Materials Needed:


Small container Gamblin Cold Wax
Small bottle Gamblin Galkyd
Arches Oil Paper or cradled wood panels, any size
Paper Towels, no pattern
Catalyst Wedge, or squeegee bowl scraper
Small rectangular palette knife.
Paper Palette
Oil paints of your choice, primary colors plus white and black.
Anything you wish to embed in your painting, paper,texture,string, coins etc.
Baby oil or vegetable oil for cleaning
 

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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 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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Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)
Mar
18
to Apr 22

Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)

This six-week adult course offers an introduction to landscape painting with oil paints. Working from life and photographs, students will explore basic painting principles such as color, shape, light and more. Along with traditional technical painting skills, this course also provides an exploration of painting as an expressive response the the landscape. Within this course, students will learn skills that allow them to experience the Oregon landscape in a new and exciting way. No prior experience necessary.

Experience the fun and expressive form of landscaping while learning new ways to create with oil paints with local artist, Nicole Williford.


COURSE FEE: $175
INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Williford
Saturdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 3/18 – 4/22
*supplies list available at registration

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