Specialized Courses



Calendar 2019 - 2020

Fall Session 1: Sept 16 - Nov 9, 2019

Fall Session 2: Nov 11 - January 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2019

Winter Break: Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2019

Spring Session 1: Jan 27 - Mar 21, 2020

Spring Break: Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2020

Spring Session 2: Mar 30 - May 23, 2020


Working with Paper

Kathryn Cameron

Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesdays 9:30am - 4pm

This course offers two sections:
-Morning with lecture and studio practice
-Afternoon studio practice

Learn about the alternative methods of making works with paper. A variety of techniques and materials will be explored including the different types of paper available, unusual fibers, adhesives, pigments, and dyes. In addition to working studio time, weekly presentations including historical context, techniques in papermaking, mold-making, and casting, and introductions to other artists working in this medium will be offered. The course will be focused on work in both the two and three-dimensional form, the exploration of a variety of scales and the combination of paper with other materials. All levels of experience are welcomed.

Morning Only $330
Full Day $600

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Explorations with Pulp and Paper Clay

Kathryn Cameron

1pm - 4pm

Learn about the endless possibilities of making works with paper pulp and paper clay. This hands-on course will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to working with paper fibers in both the two-dimensional and three- dimensional forms. A variety of techniques and materials will be explored including working with unusual fibers, recycled papers, adhesives, pigments, and dyes. In addition to working studio time, students will explore historical practices, techniques and study other artists working in the medium. Mold-making, casting and the making of hand-made paper will be explored. The course will explore
a variety of scales and the investigation of working with paper in combination with other materials. Some demonstration materials are included. All levels of experience are welcome.


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Advanced Drawing

Peter Bonner

Four Fridays per session 1pm - 4pm
Sessions beginning October 18, December 13, February 28, and May 1, 2020

The class has the objective of providing an opportunity to study in-depth one particular issue through drawing, and this class will be focusing on structure. It will take place each Friday afternoon from 1-4pm starting the fifth week of the session. At each class we will be exploring this issue a number of ways, including examining the works of masters to see various ways that they use structure, discussing as a group the consequences of this for each of us, and drawing from the model so that we can put our thinking into practice with the goal of taking the first steps towards making the ideas our own. The instructor will give demonstrations where ever possible.


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Cyanotypes (FALL)

Karen Lindsay

Thursdays (Fall Session 1 & 2)
10am - 2pm

Experiment with a variety of mediums in combination with various type of surfaces. Students can use Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil paint and Colored Pencils in this class. The surface directly influences mark making whether your style is traditional or contemporary. Many different artists used mixed media such as Degas, Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Jim Dine and Rauschenberg just to name a few. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea is to combine and layer materials to create unique works. Students will be encouraged to work from their choice of subjects such as still life, figure, designs and their own sketches. The point of this class is for students to discover their own visual language. Beginners to advanced students are welcomed.


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Alternative Photographic Processes (SPRING)

Karen Lindsay

Thursdays (Spring Session 1 & 2)
11am - 3pm

Create images rather than capture them. Expressive possibilities in historic photographic processes offer a compelling alternative to modern digital prints. Fine art papers, hand applied archival emulsions, and the mercurial effects of chemistry and changing light provide surprises and opportunities for the adventurous image maker. Topics will include cyanotypes, Van Dyke brown, bleaching, toning, paper selection, photograms, and the history of photography. Most materials will be provided. Open to all levels.


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Watercolor Intensive

Kamilla Talbot

Four Fridays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2020
9:30am - 4pm

This focused class will allow students to delve into both formal and experimental approaches to the medium. We will explore making powerful images while appreciating the flexibility and immediacy of watercolor. The class will meet four Fridays for 6 hours each, and the instructor will be present during that time. Students will be given assignments which will be reviewed during the next session. Both individual attention and group critiques will assist students with their personal journeys.


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