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
September 2014, 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
Architectural Rendering Techniques for drawing and painting in perspective. Plein air techniques included. 2hrs instruction
6 week course
$120 total
+ materials
OR
$25/session
Staff
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
$140 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$25/session
Doug Stenhouse

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
$140 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$25/session
Jeannette Bose
Intermediate & Advanced Cartooning Further develop skills in form, volume, character design, composition and perspective. 2hrs instruction
6 week course
$140 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$25/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
Clay Sculpture and Hand-building Experience modeling, carving, construction and mold making. Explore ceramics as art making material using hand-building techniques such as slab, coil, and molding, including the glazing process. 3 hrs instruction
6 week course
$210 total
+ $20 firing fee
OR
$40/session
David Parsons

3-D Drawing Develop skills in tone, perspective and more. Techniques of drawing and blending with pencil, pen and charcoal. 3 hrs instruction each week $210 total
+ materials
OR
$40/session
Ruby Alarcon
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
6 week course
$140 total
+ materials
OR
$25/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
$120 total
(basic materials included)
OR
$25/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
$40/session
David Parsons
Music Hands-on lessons and music theory. Individual programs designed. Several instruments offered; music theory, composition, arrangement instruction. by special arrangment Pls call Summer Studios for details Staff
Beginning Photoshop for Artists An Introduction to the rudimentary tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop. Learn to optimize photos for use on your blog or website, perform basic color correction on images, add text and use various font effects, work with multiple layers, create and use clipping masks, add special effects like outlines and drop shadows, and more. 2 hrs instruction
6 week course
$120 total
OR
$25/session
TBD
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
4 week course+
one field trip
$120 total
OR
$25/session
Mark E. Dean
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
$120 total
OR
$25/session
Thomas Scaboo
Stained Glass Introduction to the craft and techniques for making basic stained glass projects. 2 hrs instruction
6 week course
$120 total + $120 for art kit TBD
Welding for Sculpture Introduction to welding technique for sculpting objects. 4 hrs instruction
3 week course
$180 total
+ materials
David Cruz
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 $120 total Desiree Kannel