2015 SPRING SESSION:  ADULTS AND TEENS CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

All classes are 10 weeks and begin the week of April 6th unless stated otherwise.
No classes will be held on May 25th.

Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention. To register, please come in or call 626-355-8350.

We offer classes in Drawing and Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture, Enameling and Other Artistic Expression

Drawing and Painting

201M    WATERCOLOR BASICS AND BEYOND……………………………… Robert Sherrill

Mondays 9:30 am to 12 noon.   No class will be held on 5/25.

Explore the basic techniques and concepts of watercolor painting such as history of watercolor, color theory, composition, color mixing, brushwork, blending, glazes and other techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and pursuing an imaginative and personal approach. Intermediate and advanced students may bring their work-in-progress and receive individual help. If you prefer working in other painting media, you are welcome to join this class.

Fee: $144.00* members — $159.00* non-members

202T    BASIC DRAWING…………………………………………………. Richard Scott

Tuesdays 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Students will learn the secrets to drawing anything accurately from observation.  Subjects will include still life, landscape, and architecture.  Students will learn in the classroom as well as outdoors through guided practice and one-on-one instruction.  The lesson plans will be focused on helping each student break through barriers so that he or she may tackle any subject matter desired with confidence. Students are required to have the book, Sketching from Square One… to Trafalgar Square. The book can be purchased from the instructor at the first class meeting for $29.95 plus tax.

Fee: $151.00* members — $166.00* non-members

203W    BASIC WATERCOLOR……………………………………………………….. Richard Scott

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of watercolor, with a strong focus on color. Students will gain insights into how color works, how to see colors more accurately in a subject matter, how to mix a desired color, and how to design with color for maximum impact. Students will learn through weekly exercises, guided practice, and one-on-one instruction. The lesson plans will be focused on cutting through the mystery of watercolor and revealing the underlying logic behind this fascinating medium. Students are required to have the book, Sketching from Square One… to Trafalgar Square. The book can be purchased from the instructor at the first class meeting for $29.95 plus tax.

Fee: $182.00* members — $197.00* non-members

204F    PLEIN-AIR PAINTING……………………………… Robert Sherrill

Fridays 9:30 am to 12 noon.   This is a 6 week class.

Various sites around San Gabriel Valley will be painted on location.  Color theory, composition and quick painting techniques are the main focus.  Atmosphere and depth are crucial elements in achieving believability and they will be studied extensively.  The student can expect to achieve a very direct approach to painting.

Fee: $87.00* members — $102.00* non-members

205Sa    WATERCOLOR………………………………………………………………………. Pete Morris

Saturdays 9:30 am to 12 noon.  No class will be held on 5/23.

This class is for all levels.  Students will be painting watercolors from observation of life, photo reference and still lifes.  Emphasis will be placed on learning to really see the world around us.  Planning the composition, drawing the layout, painting scenic watercolors using a flexible 6-step approach, and using specific techniques such as wet-on-wet and dry brush. Painting foliage, water and people will be discussed and demonstrated.  During our first class, we will go over the materials you’ll need going forward, but bring whatever watercolor paint, paper and brushes you have so that you can begin painting the first day.  First time watercolor students, please contact the office for a basic materials list.

Fee: $144.00* members — $159.00* non-members

Ceramics and Sculpture

¤206M    CERAMICS FOR THE KITCHEN………………………………….. George Sherman

Mondays 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  No class will be held on 5/25.

Colanders, cookie jars, coffee mugs, cruets, candy dishes, cake plates, crocks, casseroles, chili bowls…and that’s only the letter C.  Emphasis will be on attention to detail, utilitarian finishing, and proportions.  Wheel throwing will be demonstrated and welcomed, but will not be taught or required as part of the class.

Fee: $177.00 members — $192.00 non-members

207M    CERAMICS……………………………………………………………………….. Leslie Plunkett

Mondays 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Class will not meet on 5/25.

This class will include both wheel-throwing and hand-building with an emphasis on embellishment and surface decoration. If desired, students can also explore low-fire glaze techniques.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

208T    CERAMICS…………………………………………………………………….. Christy Johnson

Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 noon

The emphasis in this class is on both hand-building and wheel-throwing for beginning and advanced students. Students are also welcome to bring their own projects and receive individual help.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

209T    CERAMICS……………………………………………………………………….. Leslie Plunkett

Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

This class will include both wheel-throwing and hand-building with an emphasis on embellishment and surface decoration. If desired, students can also explore low-fire glaze techniques.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

210W    CERAMICS…………………………………………………………………………….. Anne Sears

Wednesdays 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The emphasis in Anne’s class is on hand-building. Intermediate and advanced students may use the wheels and receive individual help with their projects. Basic wheel-throwing will not be taught.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

211Th    CERAMICS……………………………………………………………………………… Lilia Venier

Thursdays 9:30 am to 12 noon

This class is designed for students who want to develop new ways to throw or hand-build a ceramic piece. You will learn how to use slips, carvings, textures and etching techniques to embellish your project. The students will learn to create innovative shapes and alternative ways of throwing, altering and trimming. Also, they will learn to glaze with wax resist and stencils. New projects will be introduced every week. There will be individual assistance for all students during the class period. All levels are welcome.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

212Th    CERAMICS………………………………………………………………………… Jeanne Lavieri

Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Wheel and hand-building techniques for beginners and the experienced student will be presented as well as texture and surface decoration for high-fire ceramics. An introduction to low-fire clays and glazes can also be experienced if the student so chooses.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

213F    CERAMICS…………………………………………………………………….. George Sherman

Fridays 9:30 am to 12 noon

Hand-building and wheel-throwing are included in this class. Students will receive individual help in areas of interest. Larger pieces, combined techniques, and single-day completion will be emphasized.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

214F    CERAMICS…………………………………………………………………….. George Sherman

Fridays 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Emphasis is on hand-building and wheel-throwing for students with experience.  Various historical and technical eras in ceramics will be discussed and incorporated into the work.

Fee: $177.00* members — $192.00* non-members

CERAMICS STUDIO ..…………………………………………………..Unsupervised

Open to current adult ceramic students during office hours when no classes are meeting.  Check with the office for studio availability.

Fee: $5.00

Enameling

215Th    ENAMELING…………………………………………………………………. Suzanne Kustner

Thursdays 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Enameling is a beautiful and ancient art form in which glass is fused to metal. The instructor encourages creativity and experimentation and introduces many different techniques for both the beginning and advanced student: stenciling, wet packing, cloisonne, bassetaille, and champleve to name a few.  New students, please call or come by the office to enroll.

Fee: $169.00* members — $184.00* non-members

216F    ENAMELING…………………………………………………………………. Suzanne Kustner

Fridays 9:30 am to 12 noon

The ancient art form of fusing glass to metal with an emphasis on creativity and experimentation is the subject of this class.  The instructor introduces many different techniques for both the beginning and advanced student:  stenciling, wet packing, cloisonne, bassetaille, and champleve, to name a few.  New students, please call or come by the office to enroll.

Fee: $169.00* members — $184.00* non-members

217F    ENAMELING STUDIO……………………………………………………. Suzanne Kustner

Fridays 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Open to past and present CAG enameling students. Fee includes lab, acids, enamels, but no copper. If you are not in an enameling class this session, call the office to see which Fridays the workshop is held.

Fee: $8.00 members — $12.00 non-members, current students

Fee: $10.00 members — $14.00 non-members, former students

Other Artistic Expressions

218M    GOLD JEWELRY FABRICATION……………………………….. Kimberly Nicholson

Mondays  7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. This is a 6 week class.

A pre–requisite of at least one jewelry fabrication class is required.

In this class, you will learn how to fabricate your own jewelry pieces made of 14 kt. gold. We’ll be making earrings and a ring, setting some faceted stones, and discovering how to complete minor repairs. Bring all of your scrap gold that’s been waiting for this opportunity to be reinvented! You might even ask your relatives for contributions. Think of it as the ultimate recycling opportunity! There will be a materials fee paid to the instructor for supplies needed.

Fee: $100.00 members — $115.00 non-members

219T    JEWELRY FABRICATION………………………………………….. Kimberly Nicholson

Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Students will create several projects designed to give the beginner experience with the use of jeweler’s hand tools and metal manipulation using copper and silver. Techniques taught will include torch soldering, creative casting, cabochon stone setting, and finishing. New projects and advanced techniques  will be introduced to continuing students. There is a materials fee of $50 payable to the teacher and minimal tools required which may also be purchased from the teacher.

Fee: $157.00* members — $172.00* non-members

220Su    OFF-LOOM FIBER CREATIVITY………………………………………….. Ferne Jacobs

Sundays, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, and 5/17       1-4 pm
This is a 5-week class.

Here is an opportunity to learn and create with guidance from one of our country’s most renowned artists working in twining, basketry, and related fiber techniques.  This hands-on workshop explores the off-loom techniques of coiling, twining, and beginning knotting and the two and three-dimensional shapes that can be created.  Beyond focusing solely on the practical steps to making a given object, this workshop encourages individual expression and discussions about creativity and inspiration. Materials needed for the class will be discussed at the first class meeting and can be purchased from the instructor. Beginning and advanced students welcome.  Advanced students will continue ongoing projects.

Fee: $130.00* members — $145.00* non-members

221WS    SUE’S TEXTURED EARRINGS WORKSHOP…………………………………. Sue Matz

Sunday, April 26th, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

This class will explore making patterned, metal sheets using a variety of materials and techniques.  Once a patterned sheet is made, students will then learn simple fold-forming and design a unique pair of earrings.

A fee of $15 is payable to the instructor for materials needed for the project.

Fee: $68.00* members — $78.00* non-members

222WS    SUE’S ETCHED ARTICULATED EARRINGS WORKSHOP…………………………………. Sue Matz

Sunday, May 17th, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

This class will explore making etched, metal sheets using a variety of techniques.  Once a patterned sheet is made, students will learn how to either transfer that image onto another metal or use the original design to make an articulated pair of earrings.

A fee of $25 is payable to the instructor for materials needed for the project.

Fee: $68.00* members — $78.00* non-members

223WS    ETCHING WORKSHOP…………………………………. Sharon Kaplan

Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, 10am to 4pm

This hands on class will introduce students to a photo-etching process and resist that will delight the user with its ease of use and allow for a clear and deep etch in metal. This is a great process for anyone interested in creating pieces for champleve enameling, bassetaille, roller printing and personalized work. Copper, Brass and all supplies will be provided. On Sunday, please wear OLD clothing and closed old shoes. The acid we will be using will stain anything it touches.

Fee: $185.00* members — $200.00* non-members

224WS    MOSAICS………………………… Dawn Mendelson

Sundays, 5/31 1:00-4:30 pm and 6/7 1:00-3:00 pm

Learn the pique assiette style of mosaic. Students will create a 10″ x 12″ two-dimensional art plaque using a variety of materials. Course covers materials, tools, and cutting techniques, with a focus on design. Bring an idea, drawing or photo to be inspired by. Simple pictures are best. There will also be templates on hand for further inspiration. Advanced students can work on their own projects. Bring an apron or old shirt to protect clothing. All materials for the project are included.

Fee: $85.00 members — $95.00 non-members

 

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