Adults and Older Teens Classes
Year Round Ongoing Classes for Adults and Older Teens
Classes are held once a week. Enrollment is open year round subject to availability of space. Students join anytime. Please refer to the Schedule at a Glance for the day(s) of the week the classes are offered.
Class Description Time Fee Instructor
June 2015, Updated
Abstract Painting For those familiar with the basics of both drawing and painting.Explore your own unique expression through abstract painting. Learn to tap into new areas of creativity, pushing the envelope to help you move out of old patterns. Different techniques will be covered.You will be encouraged to follow what you personally resonate with. 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
$210 total
+ materials
OR
$40/session
Jeannette Bose
Drawing & Painting Study line, shape, volume, texture, perspective, light, shadow, proportion, and compositional space while experimenting with layering and blending while working with pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop skills in various mediums by painting from still life, natural forms, interiors, the human figure, and abstract exploration. Learn painting techniques of blending, textural under painting, glazing and transparency while working with watercolor, acrylic, and oil. 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
$210 total
+ materials
OR
$40/session
David Parsons
Drawing/Painting Light & Form Draw and Paint from life. Devlop skills of drawing, painting and seeing. Personal subject matters explored. 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
$210

Jeff Fan
Paint With Ease
Oil Painting
Explore use of oil painting technique. Explore and develop techniques of layering, color mixing, and depth. Learn the do's and don'ts of oil. Adherence to realistic style with special focus on landscapes and waterscapes. All levels accepted. 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
$210 total
+ materials
OR
$40/session
Blu Rivard
Beg/Adv Watercolor Explore the use of watercolor technique.
Beginning thru Advanced levels offered.
2 hrs instruction
6 week course
$180 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$35/session
David Parsons
Beginning Cartooning
(13+ adults)
Develop skills in form, volume, character design, composition and perspective. Students will learn the basics of making their own cartoon panels. 2hrs instruction
6 week course
$180 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$35/session
Jeannette Bose
Intermediate & Advanced Cartooning Further develop skills in form, volume, character design, composition and perspective. 2hrs instruction
6 week course
$180 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$35/session
Staff
Ceramics/Pottery Wheel Throwing Ceramics as an art making material emphasizing the use of the pottery wheel to develop forms. Study includes glaze application and other techniques for decoration. 3hrs instruction + 3hrs open lab each week
6 week course
$210 total
+ $20 firing fee
OR
$40/session
David Parsons

Yasuko Ozawa
Figures and Portrait Sculpture Understand proportion, anatomy of the human form. Develop the skills to render forms using clay 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
Sundays 2-4pm
$210 total
+ $20 firing fee
OR
$40/session
David Parsons

Jewelry Making & Design Create unique jewelry with your own personal designs. Learn to make handcrafted jewelry, design composition, stringing and/or wire wrapping. Applying text onto metal components as well as hammered techiques will be taught. 2 hrs instruction
1st Sunday of the month only
11:30-1:30pm
$45/session Kristina Christian-Kelly
Mixed Media Collage Experiment with a variety of acrylic paints, glues, papers, fabric, tools, and techniques to create interesting abstract or representational pieces. Individual attention is given in a fun environment. 2 hrs instruction
6 week course
$140 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$35/session
Staff
3-D Mixed Media Sculpture Learn to create from employing compositional elements in 3D space. Experiment with a variety of materials and tools. Gain experience with mixing materials and sculpting pieces. 2 hrs instruction
4 week course
$180 total
+ materials
OR
$45/session
David Parsons
DSLR Photography Learn how to effectively use your camera and expose your image through aperture, shutter speed, and iso. Strengthen understanding of compositional elements, thematic expression, lighting environments, and the creative process. 2 hrs instruction
Sun 2-4pm
3 week course+
one field trip
$140 total
Beth Shibata
Printmaking Process Explore the basic principles and concepts of the printmaking process: monoprint, relief and screen printing. Learn the use of stencils, other found objects in monoprints, wood and linoleum for relief printing, screen printing on paper and t-shirts and other materials. 2 hrs instruction
6 week course
$140 total
OR
$35/session
Staff
Intro to Fused Glass Jewelry
Dichroic Glass
Explore safety issues, basic cutting, compatability, design elements & finishing. Learn sound methods/techniques for creative expression & exploration. 3 student min required for class 2 hrs instruction
6 week course
Start date: Not yet determined
$160+$30firing fee Lynn C Mikami
Welding for Sculpture Introduction to welding technique for sculpting objects. 4 hrs instruction
3 week course
$180 total
+ materials
Staff
Creative Writing Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir and essay. Based on the Amherst Writers and Artist method to help "beat the block and banish the fear." Expand creativity thru prompts and exercises. Discuss dialogue, structure, character development, elements of personal narrative, and more. 6 weeks $140 total
one 2 hour session $35
Staff