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The Creativity Center

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Open Life Drawing Session With Modelmarathon2

Fee: on a donation basis

Monitored life drawing session (no instructor) offered to all. Pay what you wish. Open to the public and all enrolled students.

Friday October 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday November 14, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday December 12, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginning Drawing

Most art starts with drawing. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion and size. Learn to use shape, line and texture.

6 Thursdays, September 18 – October 23

6:00 – 8:00 pmDrawingClass small

$135 + $8.25 registration fee.

J. Cianflone

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6 Tuesdays, September 30 – November 4

1:00 – 3:00 pm

$135 + $8.25 registration fee.

B. Waldman

Drawing Workshop

Expand your knowledge of drawing. Gain skills by using soft and hard pencils, charcoal and other materials.

6 Thursdays, October 30 – December 11

6:00 – 8:00 pm

$135 + $8.25 registration fee.

J. Cianflone

Watercolor WorkshopOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This class is suitable for students who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills. Color mixing, and individual projects will be emphasized.

8 Tuesdays, September 16 – November 4

6:00 – 8:00 pm

$165 + $8.25 registration fee.

J. Cianflone

New! Watercolor and Beyond:Explore Mixed Media and Collage

Move beyond traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, oil crayons, and other media to the paper. The result will be a unique and personal work of art!

5 Tuesdays, November 11 – December 9

6:00 – 8:00 pm

$100 + $8.25 registration fee.

J. Cianflone

Introduction to Painting paintpots small

An introduction to the materials, composition, and fundamentals of painting using acrylics or oil paints.

8 Tuesdays, October 7 – November 25

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$300 + $8.25 registration fee.

Contemporary Life Painting

Explore contemporary approaches to life painting. A variety of materials such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel etc. will be discussed and demonstrated. One pose per session.
10 Thursdays, September 18 – November 201:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$400 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Fox

Introduction to Ceramicspottery crop

All levels are welcome in this hand building and wheel throwing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases etc.

8 Tuesdays, October 7 – November 25

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

$300 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Hughes

Introduction to Life Sculpturesculpsemicirclesmall

An introduction to sculpting from a live model in clay. Topics will include proportion, facial features, basic anatomy and expression.

8 Wednesdays , October 1 – November 19

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

$350 + $8.25 registration fee

R. Mineo

Introduction to Printmakingliz prints small

This class is an introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, students will learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express their ideas.

10 Thursdays, September 18 – November 20

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$375 + $8.25 registration fee

D. Fox

Beading

bead cropThis introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Students will learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

5 Fridays, October 3 – October 31

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

$188 + $8.25 registration fee.

J. Johnson

Street Photography

Venture into the streets of New York City to capture the vitality of the city through photography. The instructor will guide students on perfecting their compositional skills, lighting techniques and developing a story in one shot.

3 Saturdays, October 11, 25 and November 8

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

$140 + $8.25 registration fee.

S. Hemmerle

Life Drawing Marathonmarathon small

This special two-day workshop is open to all levels. Participants will work towards a greater understanding of anatomy and the technical aspects of drawing in a short amount of time. The two days are a flurry of activity, lectures, demonstrations and creativity. A variety of models and poses will be captured and various media will be explored; charcoal, ink, watercolor and more. Participants will begin by working on 18”x24” paper and will advance to life-size drawings using rolls of paper on easels. This workshop is wonderful way to throw off drawing inhibitions and explore the range of your techniques as well as creating an abundance of work in a short period of time.

Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$229 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Fox

New!Prong Setting WorkshopGive your jewelry pieces a unique flair and a little extra sparkle by learning how to create a custom prong setting in this exciting workshop. Prong settings are the most commonly used way to set stones in jewelry. A prong setting is an excellent way to show off each stone’s unique shape and color. In this workshop, participants will learn how to fabricate, solder, and set stones in a prong setting. This is a hands on class, participants will have time to work on their own settings in the second part of the day.  Participants must have basic jewelry making skills, such as soldering, sawing, filing, etc. to take this workshop.

Saturday, October 18

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$100 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Butler

Raku Workshop

raku Hughes 1Raku firing began in Japan over 350 years ago and became a favorite art form. Raku pieces are distinctive in variations of surface and colors. The fired pieces evolve further by being placed while still hot into a metal container with organic material causing surface reduction of glazes and clay.  The final piece is a unique, dynamic work of art.

Saturday, October 18

9:00 pm – 5:00 pm (the end time may vary depending on the length of the firing)

$65 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Hughes

The Psychological Portrait:A three day intensive1 – Credit

This course will deal with a systematized traditional approach to portraiture and encompass the psychological and internal aspects that make each individual unique.  Students will be taught how to draw a portrait from an academic point of view.  Students will be encouraged to develop a language of expression that will also communicate the emotional and internal world of the subject. By the end of the seminar, students will have developed the ability not only to make strong likeness of the subject, but their drawings will also attempt to convey the essence of the persons psyche and experience. Students who receive credit will get 1 credit under the Portrait Drawing title.

October 24, 25, and 26

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$214 for students already enrolled in the Fall Semester; $214 + fees for all others.

B. Waldman

Pronto Prints:The New Lithography!1 – Credit

In this three-day intensive, students will be immersed in smaller davidprintthe process of “Pronto Printing”. Considered the new lithography, this new process lets the artist make prints in a quicker and easier method than traditional lithography. There are no stones utilized in this process. Pronto printing also allows the artist to use Xeroxes, hand drawing, markers and other textural drawing items not available with traditional lithography to create layered and one of kind prints. This is a non-toxic process, no acid is used. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

November 14, 15, and 16

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$214 for students already enrolled in the Fall Semester; $214 + fees for all others.

D. Fox