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Noncredit Art Courses

Discover a new passion or enhance an existing skill with these noncredit art classes.

Calligraphy / Mixed Media | $119

Learn the basics of calligraphy and different alphabet styles with individualized instruction. Create projects using watercolor and various media combined with calligraphy.
#63444, Online Live, 1/31-3/7, Monday, 6-8 PM

Floral Design Workshop | $93

Learn the basic principles and mechanics of floral design using fresh flowers. Create lovely flower arrangements to take home. This class is for beginners and advanced students. It features different arrangements each time.
#63448, Truax-Protective Service Building, 2/24-3/3, Thursday, 6-8 PM
#63449, Truax-Protective Service Building, 3/24-3/31, Thursday, 6-8 PM

Watercolor Painting - All Levels | $157

Take in technical information, demonstrations, individual instruction and lots of time to paint. Learn brush handling, color theory and watercolor techniques such as washes, glazes and textural effects. Choose subject matter from photos, book references or still lifes as you explore painting styles from realism to abstract.
#63454, Commercial Avenue, 2/16-4/13, Wednesday, 6-8 PM

Fundamentals of Drawing | $157

Develop your artistic eye. All levels of aptitude are encouraged as the instructor works one-on-one with student. You will work independently and participate in group discussions and critiques. This course will boost your creative confidence!
#63593, Online Live, 2/17-4/14, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM

Digital Painting Intro | $119

See digital art in a whole new light. This class is a beginner level exploration of the tools, theory, techniques and tricks of working with computers, tablets, and software to create artwork. Learn to produce digital paintings and conceptual art by applying traditional art skills in a virtual environment.
#63405, Online Live, 2/7-3/7, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Character Creator | $100

Join us for a fun, live online 2D character creation. Make your own digital 2D character from scratch. Learn the basics of creating unique characters inspired by people, animals, machines and your imagination.
#63393, Online Live, 2/8-3/8, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Creature Factory | $100

Ever wondered what it takes to make a creature or monster? Learn to draw inspiration from the plants, animals and technology in the world around you. Explore what it takes to create interesting, scary and believable creatures using 2D software.
#63413, Online Live, 4/5-5/3, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Makers Classes are Returning!

Noncredit makers classes are returning to our Commercial Avenue Campus.

Ceramics 2: Wheel Throwing | $456

Ceramics 2 is for both beginning and continuing wheel throwers. Topics covered include forming techniques as well as decorating and glazing.
#63445, Commercial Avenue, 2/7-5/16, Monday, 6-9 PM
#63676, Commercial Avenue, 2/9-5/18, Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Intro Jewelry / Metals Rings | $423

This is a beginning level class that focuses on the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing. Create rings while as you learn basic techniques such as sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, texturing, soldering, finishing and bezel stone setting. Projects are predetermined but open to interpretation based upon your own design aesthetic. Must be 18 or older.
#63450, Commercial Avenue, 2/2-5/11, Wednesday, 9 AM-12 PM

Jewelry Workshop Advanced | $423

If you know basic fabrication techniques, this course is for you. Course content is determined by the individuals in the class. Demonstrations in photoetching, tube setting, metal and more are done in a workshop format.
#63451, Commercial Avenue, 1/31-5/9, Monday, 6-9 PM

Jewelry 1 / Art Metal | $423

This an introduction to the basic techniques of making jewelry and small-scale metal objects, using silver, copper, bronze and brass. The spring semester focuses on bezel stone setting and casting. Advanced students enrolled in Jewelry 1 will work independently.
#63452, Commercial Avenue, 2/3-5/12, Thursday, 5-8 PM

Upholstery | $424

New students will start with a simpler project such as a footstool or a small chair. You’ll learn the proper tools and equipment, all aspects of working with fabric and basic construction processes. Continuing students learn intermediate upholstery techniques including spring construction, stitched edges, pillows and more.
#63455, Commercial Avenue, 1/25-5/3, Tuesday, 6-9 PM
#63456, Commercial Avenue, 1/29-5/14, Saturday, 9 AM-12 PM
#63457, Commercial Avenue, 2/2-5/11, Wednesday, 1-4 PM
#63458, Commercial Avenue, 2/2-5/11, Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Wax Modeling and Casting Stones | $423

This course is for students of all skill levels who want to incorporate a stone setting into a wax carving and casting stones in place. Must be 18 or over.
#63453, Commercial Avenue, 1/27-5/5, Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM

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