Acrylic Painting

Arlene Smelson, instructor

Whether you are a beginner or haven’t painted recently, explore the magic of acrylic in a relaxed setting. Construct a painting by learning to develop an interesting composition, to mix colors, to build textures, and develop movement and values in a work of art. Learn a variety of techniques and how to bring out the artist within you. Develop skills and techniques that will allow you to express yourself in any way you can imagine and dream. Please email for supply list. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Sep 25-Oct 23, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 195

Intermediate Mosaics

Harvey Altman, award-winning artist, instructor

Take your mosaics to the next level in this hands-on workshop. If you have taken a beginner’s mosaics class or have background in mosaics then this class is for you. Instructor will demonstrate creating a project with a specific pattern and design. A 12” x 12” project will be completed to take home. Materials fee $25 payable to instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Fri, Sep 28-Oct 19, 1-3 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XARTF 127

Mosaics: A Beginner’s Workshop

Harvey Altman, award-winning artist, instructor

Learn design, cutting, tile layout, types of surfaces, adhesion, and grouting. All the techniques needed to complete a 9”x12” mosaic project to take home. Course materials provided. Materials fee $25 payable to the instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Fri, Sep 28-Oct 19, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $99, XARTF 115

Broken China Mosaics

Harvey Altman, award-winning artist, instructor

Create mosaics using broken china pieces in this hands-on workshop. China mosaics are a fun and addictive art form. Let us show you how to cut and assemble china to decorate a wall hanging and seal it with grout. Once you’ve made one you’ll never want to stop. Course materials provided. Materials fee $35 payable to the instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Fri, Oct 26-Nov 16, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $99, XARTF 202

Oil Painting: From Still Life To Portrait

Nanci France-Vaz, professional artist and instructor

From still life to portrait, this class covers your favorite subjects. Designed for those beginner-intermediate artists who are either new to oil painting or would like to know more about oil painting, methods, and materials. Learn properties of oil paint, color theory, seeing value, rendering and drawing with oil paint, wet in wet techniques, layering, and glazing. Brands of paints, brushes, surfaces, and mediums will be covered in the first class. Weekly demo and dedicated individual instruction. Please email for supply list. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Oct 4-Nov 1, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 204

Portraits In Charcoal

Arlene Smelson, instructor

Beginner and intermediate students will learn to capture the character and likeness of the human face using the techniques of the old masters. This class combines hands-on learning with teacher demonstration, class discussion, and the study of examples. Focus is on proportion, composition, lighting, and values. Email for materials list. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 30-Dec 4 (no class Nov 20), 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 019

Portfolio Development

David Dziemian, adjunct arts instructor and professional artist

Designed for high school students and others who wish to develop a portfolio to best showcase and develop artistic skills as well as individual creative vision. Students are encouraged to use their own supplies, but a list will be provided upon request. Ages 14 and up. Limited enrollment to allow for individual instruction. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Oct 4-Nov 1, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $199, XARTF 201

Photography As Art

Patricia Hart Zackman, instructor, professional photographer

Explore the role of photography in art, while looking at some of the most influential photographers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Photographers discussed includes: Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Bernice Abbott and Dorothea Lange. We will break down approaches to creating photographic art. Bring your curiosity and some of your favorite images to discuss. 2 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 16 & 23, 6-8 pm 
Fee and Code: $45, XARTP 103

Intro To Sewing And Tailoring

Betty McCarty, instructor

Learn professional hand sewing techniques. Lessons include different stitches necessary for hand sewing; how to attach buttons, hooks & eyes, snaps and zippers. Learn how to hem pants, skirts, dresses and more. Required for class: A pair of scissors. Materials fee $15 payable to the instructor. 2 SESSIONS

Mon, Oct 22 & 29, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XARTC 130

Introduction To Machine Sewing

Betty McCarty, instructor

Do you have a love of fabric and design for the home and wardrobe? Do you have a sewing machine, or want one, but do not know how to use it? Learn how to operate and understand the parts of a sewing machine. Instructor will guide you through basic techniques to get you started on your first project. A portable sewing machine is required for this class.

Mon, Nov 12, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XARTC 139

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