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Oil Portrait Painting From Photos

Nanci France-Vaz, award-winning professional artist and instructor

Was it painted from life or photo? Learn how to reproduce an image from a photo as if it were painted from life. Begin by producing a great photo reference and combine multiple photos to create a well-designed composition. Focus on drawing, value, composition, and color theory in the traditional techniques of the old masters to produce a finished painting. Materials list will be emailed to students one week prior to class. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Feb 13-Mar 12, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 209


Drawing (Beginner/Intermediate)

David Dziemian, professional artist, Brookdale adjunct instructor
Learn or review basic concepts and techniques while expanding your creative vision. Concepts include line, value, and perspective. Teacher demonstration and hands-on instruction. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week before class.
5 SESSIONS

Fri, Feb 14-Mar 13, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 207


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. Materials list will be emailed to students one week before class. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Feb 18-Mar 17, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 195


Introduction To Jewelry Making

Niels Pustrom, instructor
Design and create a mixed metal piece in our professional jewelry studio. Learn techniques and safety procedures on specialized equipment. Leave with your own unique creation. Materials fee $10 payable to instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Sec 1: Wed, Mar 4-25, 10 am-noon
Sec 2: Wed, Apr 22-May 13, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $159, XARTC 156


Jewelry Making II: Recycle, Rethink, Repair

Niels Pustrom, instructor

Bring us your tired, your broken, your out-of-fashion jewelry. Use your creativity to breathe new life into your old pieces. Add a jump ring, or two, make a bail, forge a link, hammer a texture, and use your old jewelry a new way. Bring it in, and let’s see what’s possible. Materials fee of $10 payable to instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Sec 1: Wed, Mar 4-Mar 25, 1-3 pm
Sec 2: Wed, Apr 22-May 13, 1-3 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XARTC 157


Drawing Secrets Revealed

Nanci France-Vaz, award-winning professional artist and instructor

Learn the language of drawing and the techniques of the masters. Begin with a series of drawing exercises and helpful feedback. Weekly topics include value, perspective, proportion and composition. Course is for all levels. Everyone will benefit from Nanci’s personal instruction, guidance, and feedback. Materials list will be emailed one week before class. 5 SESSIONS

Sat, Mar 28-Apr 25, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 210


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. Materials list will be emailed to registrants before the start of class. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Apr 7- May 5, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 019


Sketch Journaling

David Dziemian, professional artist, Brookdale adjunct instructor

Try a new approach to journaling. Learn to sketch freehand and quickly render line, form, and values. Develop your art with pencil, pen, markers, or watercolors. Add interest and vibrant detail to your travel sketching and journal drawing. Use materials of your choice; suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week before class. 5 SESSIONS

Sec 1: Fri, Mar 27-Apr 24 10 am-12:30 pm
Sec 2: Tues, May 5-Jun 2, 5:30-8 pm Long Branch
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 208


Sketch Journaling II: Taking It Outdoors

David Dziemian, Brookdale arts instructor and professional artist

Each week we’ll visit locations on the campus to sketch, draw, and paint outside. While being outdoors can serve as inspiration for both subject matter and state of mind, students are not required to create scenes of their surroundings. Instead, students are shown a variety of media and techniques as well as methods to open their creative minds and learn to enjoy the process of making art. Materials may include but are not limited to graphite, pen, ink, watercolor, colored pencils, and pastels, and students should bring a portable chair. Class is open to all levels. Sketch Journaling I is not required for this class. 5 SESSIONS.

Fri, May 8-Jun 5, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 211


Gemology – Part II

Hillary Spector, GIA, GG (graduate gemologist, Gemological Institute of America)

Designed for students with some prior knowledge, or who took Gemology 101 (not a prerequisite), and for those interested in a gemology update.

Day 1: Diamond alternatives including moissanite, cz, lab grown diamond and white zircon. This class discusses the formation, history, identification, value, and market for these 5 gemstones.
Day 2: Pearl update including pearl farming videos and hands on pearl grading lab.
Day 3: Identifying colored gems using lab equipment.

Hillary Spector has more than 25 years of experience in the gemological industry. A graduate gemologist (GG), she is a former instructor at The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world’s largest and most respected institute of gemological research and learning. She is presently the instructional specialist for for Jewelry Television via webinars and on-site presentations.

Mon, Mar 16-30, 6-9 pm
Freehold Branch Campus
Fee and Code: $165, XPERS 300


Sun Printing

Patricia Hart Zackman, professional photographer, instructor

Harness the rays of the sun to create an alternative process print! Using 8×10 cyanotype paper, sunlight, and water we will create unique images. Bring your imagination and interesting solid objects to work with. Objects will be laid on paper, exposed to the sun’s rays, then rinsed with water. The blocked areas remain white, while the exposed areas turn a beautiful blue. Materials fee $10 payable to instructor. We need full sunshine for effective printing, so rain date is June 7th. Please note, no refund will be given if rain date is used.

Sat, Jun 6, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $35, XARTP 108


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.

Sec 1: Mon, Mar 2, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Mon, Apr 6, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XARTC 139


 

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