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The Community Education program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art for both the Manchester and Sharon Arts Center campuses, is dedicated to providing community access to a wide range of classes and workshops that inspire learning,creativity, and appreciation of the visual arts. We supply something special for all of our students, as well as encourage you to envision your own artistic potential and to explore your creativity with us. We hope to make your experience in Community Education the best possible and look forward to seeing you soon at either one of our locations.

SHARON ARTS CAMPUS
457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH 03458
Manned registration hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.
You can request a registration by phone, mail, fax or email.
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Phone: (603) 924-7256 | Fax: (603) 924-6074 | Register@SharonArts.org

MANCHESTER NHIA CAMPUS, CE OFFICE
156 Hanover Street, Manchester, 03104
Phone: (603) 832-2654

Registration and Policy Information
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Summer 2014 Art Classes and Workshops Catalog

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*MATERIALS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT. SHARON ARTS CHARGES A MATERIALS FEE WHEN SHARON ARTS PROVIDES MATERIALS. MATERIALS LISTS CAN BE PROVIDED WHEN A CLASS IS CONFIRMED.*

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DOWNLOAD THE WINTER/SPRING 2014 CATALOG

PLEASE NOTE the locations for classes are indicated on class descriptions
Courses listed in RED are located at SHARON: (SAC Campus)457 NH Rte. 123, Sharon, NH.
Courses listed in BLUE are located at MANCHESTER: (NHIA Campus) 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH.

 

Youth and Teen Programs
Book Arts
Ceramics
Creative Writing
Drawing
Fibers
Glass
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Painting
Watercolor
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Meet the Masters
Mt. Washington Summer Workshops
Photographing Athens, Greece Program

BOOK ARTS

The World of Book Arts
Manchester / Rhonda McCune
This course will challenge your notion of what a book is; we will explore many types of books as art— from conventional bound books with text to books as pure sculpture. You will create a variety of books including: accordions; pop-ups; pamphlets; star/drum books; tunnel books; and sewn binding. A variety of techniques, tools and materials will be taught to help you create beautiful artwork! Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Mon – Thu, June 23 – 26 / 1 – 5 pm
4 Days / LO206
AEW029 / Tuition: $193
Material Fee: $25

Behold the Book
Sharon / Celeste Wasilewska
Using basic bookbinding techniques, we will create a variety of structures. Students will learn Coptic bindings, such as the French and chain stitches along with other accessible sewing techniques. Learn to make your own paste papersfor coverings, how to effectively tint pages, and use a varietyof papers and materials to build your books. Discover themany possibilities of the handmade book. Four or more structures will be made during this course. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Thu, July 10 – Aug 145:30 – 8:30 pm / 6 Weeks
SDEC033 / Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132

CERAMICS

Fundamentals of Wheelwork
Manchester / Steve Murphy
This introductory class is specifically designed to familiarize novice level students, as well as those seeking a refresher course, with the fundamentals of using a potter’s wheel. All basic techniques of wheel working, from centering to trimming,will be explored. This course may be taken more than once. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Mon, May 19 – July 28 / 6 – 8:50 pm
10 Weeks / AM001 (No class May 26)
MCER0001 / Tuition: $220

Ceramics Open Studio
Manchester / Theresa Taylor
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
This course is the perfect opportunity for intermediate to advanced level potters to work independently with a professional potter on-hand for guidance. Students will receive personal help on the wheel and in the techniques associate with hand building, glazing, and firing.
MCER004A / Tue, May 20 – July 226 – 8:50 pm / 10 Weeks / AM001
Tuition: $220 Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelworking or Fundamentals of Handbuilding.
Limit: 12
SCER004B / Tue, July 8 – Aug. 26 / 6 – 9 pm / 8 Weeks
(No class July 15th)
Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176
Material Fee: $60
Additional evening and weekend hours will be posted monthly. Prerequisite: Clay for All Levels. Limit: 8

Risk Taking and Next Steps on the Wheel
Manchester / Chris Archer
In advancing both our creative process and our work, there is an inherent need to embrace risk. Also in our development,we all have a “next step,” which is uniquely based on our experience, interests, and goals. Through identifying and structuring our “next step,” we can begin to understand risk as a creative tool and push our work forward. This workshop will begin with structured exercises that will lead to individual interests and forms. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sat, May 3 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, May 4 (1 – 5 pm) / 2 Days / AM001
MCER064 / Tuition: $110

Sculpted Vases
Manchester / Al Jaeger
Bring your creativity to life with hand built vessels you’ll design and create! Whether you decide to display a bountiful bouquet or a solitary daisy, the choice is yours. This three-day workshop is comprised of two components that will enable students the opportunity to nurture their creation from start to finish. The first two days utilize the hand building and sculpting techniques with clay to construct uniquely personal vessel forms that relate to nature through the garden and the earth that supports them. The second aspect lies on the third day (please note the date listed below), which is strictly reserved for glazing. Please note: Students will be notified when firing is complete and work can be picked up. Materials: Tools can be purchased in the school store. Clay will be purchased at the beginning of the workshop. Prerequisite: Some clay skills required. Limit: 10
Sat, May 31 (9 am – 4 pm) and Sun, June 1 (1 – 4 pm) and Sat, June 14 (9 am – 12 pm) / 3 Days / AM204
MCER072 / Tuition: $140

Boundaries of the Bowl
Manchester / Chris Archer
This workshop begins with the seemingly simple, yet quite diverse and complex nature of open bowl forms. From the points of view of boundaries and tangents, the design and execution of bowl forms become creative spaces for students to find a personal voice. Through demonstration and hands-on trial, we will explore various techniques of throwing, altering, and trimming this particular form. By providing these practices the examination of refinement,balance of technical and aesthetic concerns, and personalizing can be identified and investigated. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sat, Aug. 2 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, Aug. 3 (1 – 5 pm) / 2 Days / AM001
MCER063 / Tuition: $110

Kilns: Why and How
Sharon / John Baymore
This one day seminar-type workshop will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of ceramic kilns and firing operations that they can bring back to their own studio operations. The presented material will cover underlying concepts that drive kiln function and operation, and how that information relates to designing, constructing, and firing them. This module will also assist participants in evaluating commercial units for potential purchase. Presentations will touch on gas, wood, and electric fired kilns, giving a diverse audience some practical tools. Useful handouts and a copy of one kiln plan will be provided to all participants. Prerequisite: Intermediate ceramics skills. Limit: 15
Sat, July 12 / 9 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SCER073 / Tuition: $80

Ordinary to Extraordinary: Transforming Work through Form and Surface
Sharon / Maureen Mills
This one day, workshop will begin with throwing and altering demonstrations, assembling leather-hard forms,and continue with demonstrations of a variety of surface techniques and treatments with the goal of reaching beyond the ordinary. Ongoing discussions will revolve around forming techniques, design principles and concepts, and planning ahead. Students will also learn to strategic plan for transforming their own work. Prerequisite: Intermediate ceramics skills. Limit: 12
Sat, July 12 / 10 am – 5 pm / 1 Day
SCER053 / Tuition: $80

What The Heck is Glaze Chemistry All About?
Sharon / John Baymore
This one day, seminar-type workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the core concepts that can impact the creation, use, and evaluation of ceramic glazes for studio use. The instruction of the widely popular ceramic chemistry calculation software,Insight, and its principles will be presented. Troubleshooting of fired results, “food-safe” qualities, health and safety, legal requirements, and ventilation concepts will also be touched upon. Handouts will be provided to all participants. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring a PC or Mac laptop to test out a trial copy of the Insight software. Prerequisite: Intermediate ceramics skills. Limit: 15
Sat, July 26 / 9 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SCER074 / Tuition: $80

Decorative Tile
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
In this class, students will learn how to make press molds to produce multiples from a single decorative tile design. We will cover designing and making prototypes, choosing and mixing plaster, and basic mold making. Bring sketches, photos, and other sources for inspiration to create your decorative tiles. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, Aug. 9 and 10 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SCER076 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $20

Printing in Clay II (Lithography)
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
In this intermediate class, students will learn lithographic printing techniques on clay. We will cover how to make oil based ceramic printing inks and how to use polypropylene plates to print on clay forms. Bring sketches and/or photos to work from. We will focus on printing on flat surfaces, but students are welcome to bring leather-hard works in progress to print on. Prerequisite: Printing in Clay or Clay for All Levels. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, Aug. 16 and 17 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SCER075 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $20

CREATIVE WRITING

The Personal Narrative/Memoir
Sharon / Pam Bernard
We all tale a story to tell about our lives, whether we envision that story to be told in a series of short narratives, or a full-length memoir. But often we don’t know how to start, what to make of it if we have started—how to shape it or expand it—and perhaps most important, who will listen and care as this sometimes bumpy process unfolds. The workshop will be a nurturing, productive atmosphere where we go forward as a group toward a better understanding of how to draft, shape, and finish your personal narrative/memoir, no matter what form it takes. This course will provide a community of writers where each will be encouraged to share work and receive careful, particularized attention—a place safe enough to discuss ideas and thoughts, and where participants’ personal narratives are given thoughtful, rigorous feedback. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Wed, July 9 – Aug. 27 / 9 am – 12 pm / 8 Weeks
SCRW001 / Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176

Poetry
Manchester / S Stephanie
Sharon / Pamela Bernard
John Berger says that poetry heals the immediate wound. But have you ever wondered how a good poem works, why we struggle to read or write poetry, given the limited word count, and why we search out poetry when a tragedy descends? What is it about a poem that can transmit wisdom in a way that changes our molecules? This course, open to all levels of interest and proficiency, will focus on reading and writing poems that transcend mere sentiment with a broad, flexible structure. Pertinent readings on craft will lead to discussion and examples of well-known poets’ works. Styles, eras, and movements will be explored in this context. Writing prompts will be given and ample time provided for drafting new work. You will find the atmosphere welcoming and safe, while at the same time challenging. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
MCRW004A / Wed, July 9 – Aug. 13 / 6 – 8 pm
6 Weeks / FB13
Tuition: $165
SCRW004B / Wed, July 9 – Aug. 27 / 1 – 4 pm / 8 Weeks
Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176

DRAWING

Beginning Drawing
Manchester / Peter Clive
This course is designed for the first-time art student and deals with the basic concepts and foundational techniques associated with proper drawing. Classroom exercises exploring line, space, form, and value, combined with figure and still life studies, will comprise the majority of the course content. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Mon, June 30 – Aug. 18 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / FB8
MDRA002 / Tuition: $176
Model Fee: $20

Open Figure Studio
Manchester / Deidre Riley
This course is open to students of all levels to work independently from the figure. Beginning students will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their drawing, observational skills, and understanding of how the figure is constructed. Advanced students are welcome to work independently in drawing or oil painting media. There will be a live model during the class. The model will hold a series of short poses followed by a long pose, to fulfill the needs of the entire class. The instructor will be available to provide individual instruction as needed. Prerequisite: Beginning drawing skills. Limit: 15
Tue, May 6 – June 10 / 6 – 8:50 pm
6 Weeks / FB9
MDRA034 / Tuition: $132
Model Fee: $65

Figure Drawing / Painting One-Week Intensive Workshop
Manchester / Deidre Riley
This session is designed for intermediate to advanced students looking to develop an understanding of the human form through careful observation and study of light, value, proportion, and anatomy. We will focus on one pose in the mornings applying artificial light and work on a different pose in the afternoons utilizing natural light. Prerequisite: Basic Figure Drawing. Limit: 15
Mon – Fri, June 9 – June 13 /10 am – 3 pm
1 Week / FB9
MDRA032 / Tuition: $300
Model Fee: $90

Crash Drawing Workshop
Manchester / Lindsay Coats
This course is for anyone who is new to art, or coming back after a bit of a break who wants a jump start. Build your confidence in a lively environment and immerse yourself in drawing for the day to refresh your creative spirit. All levels welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, July 12 / 9 am – 3 pm / 1 Day / FB9
MDRA046 / Tuition: $80

Drawing Intensive
Sharon / Ellie Clough
This course is designed for the first-time art student and deals with the concepts and techniques needed to begin to draw well. Classroom exercises exploring line, space, form, and value, combined with still life studies, will comprise the majority of the course content. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Tue – Thu, 1 – 4 pm / 6 Days
SDRA047A: June 10 – 12 and 17 – 19
SDRA047B: Aug. 12 – 14 and 19 – 21
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132
Mon – Fri, 10 am – 1 pm / 5 Days
SDRA047/C: Aug. 11 – 15
Tuition: $129; Member Rate: $110

Drawing Bootcamp
Sharon / Celeste Wasilewska
This engaging class is designed for artists of all levels to further refine their technique and increase experience. Students of this course will focus on form, proportion, and perspective along with strengthening more basic concepts such as line, value and shading. Expand your definition of drawing to include other forms of mark making and improve your abilities through a series of exercises that experiment with a range of materials. Develop your drawing style and language with this special weekly studio time. Plan to share your recent work and to bring “problem” drawings as materials for class exploration. There will be critiques to help motivate you each week. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Wed, July 9 – Aug. 27 / 5:30 – 8:30 pm / 8 Weeks
SDRA044 / Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176

Deep “See” Drawing
Sharon / Robert Seaman
This drawing course will provide a vast amount of individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and is ideal for beginners and those looking to rediscover the craft. Students will work with two and three dimensional subjects as basic fundamentals are discussed and utilized. This in depth curriculum will explore the nature of various materials; study relationships of form, scale, and depth creation and value; and practice rendering techniques and the fundamentals of composition. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on “relearning” how to see both the subject and one’s own work clearly. More experienced students will build upon their skills and techniques as they receive specialized instruction centered on strengthening areas of need. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Fri, July 25 – Aug. 29 / 10 am – 1 pm / 6 Weeks
SDRA039 / Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132

Looking for Shadows
Sharon / Robert Seaman
Modeling by light and shadow is one of the strongest visual cues that help us define forms and perceive them as three dimensional objects. This workshop will explore the differing ways we process lights and darks (values) in two and three dimensional subjects, suggest techniques of seeing them clearly, and how to manipulate them to create depth and roundness in our drawings. This workshop is good for novice artists or those looking to hone their craft. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, July 19 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SDRA041 / Tuition: $95, Member Rate: $80

Objective: Perspective
Sharon / Robert Seaman
The sheer mention of the word perspective often generates anxiety in the aspiring artist, but unfairly so, for it’s simply the way we see things. This workshop explores, explains, demonstrates, and then applies how we use various types of perspective to create an impression of depth in our paintings and drawings. We will demystify and simplify the subject to make it understandable and useful. Prerequisite: Beginner drawing experience. Limit: 12
Sat, Aug. 23 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SDRA048 / Tuition: $95, Member Rate: $80

FIBERS

Weaving Open Weaves
Sharon / Connie Gray
Create lightweight, lacy fabrics for the warm weather ahead. Learn to weave Huck Lace, Bronson, Swedish Lace, and other hand-manipulated techniques on our 4 or 8 shaft looms. A sampler of these techniques will allow you to select one for an individual project. Instruction will be both group and individual formats, from planning the project to completion. Ability to dress a loom is a pre-requisite for this class, and students should provide their own yarns (materials list sent upon registration). Additional open studio hours will be available outside of class time. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 7
SFIB009A: Tue, July 22 – Sep. 9 / 6 – 9 pm / 7 Weeks
SFIB009B: Wed, July 23 – Sep. 10 / 10 am – 1 pm / 7 Weeks
(No class Aug. 26 and 27)
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

GLASS

Boro: Hard Glass Made Easy
Sharon / Janet Duchesneau
Explore the basics of lampworking with borosilicate glass on a minor burner torch. Students will learn about equipment, materials, and tools and how to safely use them to form and control molten glass with skill. This class will also discuss various techniques, designs, and patterns specific to borosilicate glass. Create beads for jewelry, critters, pendants, marbles, small sculpture and more as you gain control of the versatility of this exciting medium. Students will also be allowed to work in Moretti glass. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Wednesdays / 10 am – 1 pm / 4 Weeks
SGLA001A: July 9 – July 30
SGLA001B: Aug. 20 – Sep. 10
Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25; additional open studio time available for hourly fee

Glass Fusing and Slumping
Sharon / Hal Danser
Come make dramatic and artistic fused and slumped glass creations, including plates, coasters, bowls, and jewelry. These workshops will cover fusing and design techniques in making stunning three dimensional works of art using glass frits and stringers, full and tack fusing, slumping, draping, pattern bars, cold working, and different types of glass. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6
9 am – 1 pm / 1 Day
SGLA003/A: Sat, June 14
SGLA003/B: Sat, July 12
Tuition: $60; Member Rate: $50
Material Fee: $60, payable to instructor at class
Thursdays / 6 pm – 9 pm / 4 Weeks
SGLA003/C: May 29 – June 19
SGLA003/D: July 10 – July 31
SGLA003/E: Aug. 7 – Aug. 28
Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material/Firing Fee: $100 – 200 (depending on scope of projects), payable to instructor at class.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Getting Started in Adobe Illustrator
Manchester / Libby Chase
Grasp the capabilities, tools and basic techniques of Adobe Illustrator as you become familiar with the terms frequently used, learn to draw and manipulate vector art. Begin to use this powerful and exciting software with confidence as you learn the vital tips and tricks necessary to make your work more efficient and enjoyable. At the completion of this course, students will be able to adapt Adobe Illustrator to fulfill the specific creative needs centered around their unique projects. Come with a particular project in mind that you will complete during class time using your new skills. Prerequisite: Basic Mac skills. Limit: 14
Mon, July 7 – 28 / 6 – 8:50 pm
4 Weeks / FB6
MGRA010 / Tuition: $95

Adobe Illustrator Crash Course
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
Students will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based drawing program used by artists and illustrators to create illustrations, logos, and type. Come with sketches, photos, and project ideas and learn how to use this powerful program in your creative process. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat and Sun, July 26 and 27 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SGRA014 / Tuition: $164; Member Rate: $140

INTERIOR DESIGN

Beginning Drawing for Interior Design
Manchester / Laura Varley
This course is the prerequisite for the Interior Design Certificate Program. It introduces the basic concepts, skills, and techniques associated with proper drawing. Design exercises are geared to properly explore line, space, form, proportion, and value. Emphasis is placed on drawing furnishing forms. One class session will take place in a furniture store or museum location. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Mon, May 12 – July 7 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
8 Weeks / FB13
(No class May 26)
MINT049 / Tuition: $200

Construction Details
Manchester / Melissa West
This class will focus on understanding the importance of a home’s interior structure. Students will learn the basics of a room from the inside out starting with the flooring and proceed to the wall, then to the rafters and finally the roof. Those enrolled will become familiar with different types of construction from Post and Beam, through Stick Built to manufactured homes. The curriculum will identify and explore new products in the construction industry that make building a home more eco-friendly. There will also be a field trip during the course to further enhance in class discussions. We will be referencing “Interior Design Illustrated” by Francis D.K. Ching and Corky Binggeli and “Wall and Ceilings” by Julian Cassell and Peter Parham. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Tue, May 13 – June 24 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
7 Weeks / FB13
MINT048 / Tuition: $175

JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING

Jewelry Sampler
Manchester / Julia Parkhurst
This course is designed to give students a taste of different jewelry techniques that can be used to make earrings, bracelets, and/or pendants. Students will learnto use crème brulee torches to solder jump rings, make ear wires, and join small pieces of metal together. With practice and minimal equipment, they may then be able to continue to develop soldering skills at home. Various other techniques, such as roller printing, stamping and simple forging of metal will be explored as means to give jewelry a personal touch. Additionally, one session will be devoted to the exploration of Precious Metal Clay, a medium that works like clay, yet, after firing, results in small fine silver jewelry. Prequisite: None. Limit: 10
Thu, May 8 – June 12 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
6 Weeks / FB2
MJWR019 / Tuition: $135 / Material Fee: $75

Directed Open Studio
Manchester / Betsy Keeney
Do you have unfinished projects left in your “to do” pile? Do you have some new ideas you would like to try, but not sure how to go about starting them? Need some help or advice to get you jump started again? In this class, students will work on individual projects of their own design each week, receiving guidance from the instructor when needed. Also, during this class, the instructor will be demonstrating techniques that might be innovative and fresh to the students, as well as giving helpful tips that open up new possibilities when making metal jewelry. Prerequisite: Torchwork experience. Limit: 10
Tue, May 6 – June 10 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
6 Weeks / FB2
MJWR020 / Tuition: $132 / Material Fee: $25

Jewelry 1, Part 2
Manchester / Kathy Binns
Jewelry I, Part 2 will build upon the foundations skills covered in Jewelry JWL001. Students will refine their craft as new techniques are introduced to strengthen their capabilities. Through demonstration and studio time, students will now learn to move metal through forming and light forging. Additional techniques, including surface embellishment, chasing, dapping, and use of the flex shaft and polishing machine, will be taught. Copper is included, while silver may be purchased from the instructor. Prerequisite: JWL001. Limit: 10
MJWL002A: Mon, May 5 – June 96 – 8:50 pm / 5 Weeks / FB2
(No class May 26)
MJWL002B: Wed, May 7 – June 410 am – 1 pm / 5 Weeks / FB2
Tuition: $165 / Material Fee: $25

Jewelry and Gemstones!
Manchester / Kathy Binns
Join us in the jewelry studio as we explore jewelry and gemstones, while learning the basics of working with metal. Sawing, filing, hammering, roller printing and soldering will all be introduced. Students will also learn to bezel set gemstones and make a beautiful pendant to wear! No previous experience necessary. Silver will be available for purchase. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sat, June 21 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, June 22 (10 am – 3 pm)
2 Days / FB2
MJWL088 / Tuition: $120
Material Fee: $35

Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Sharon / Joy Raskin
Working with metals is fun and empowering! Students will explore basic fabrication and finishing techniques for metal jewelry, including piercing, sawing and forming, soldering, basic stone setting, and polishing. Beginners will work toward completing a pendant, a pin, and a ring, while more advanced students can work on individual projects, refining their skills and exploring more complex techniques such as riveting, the marriage of metals, mechanisms, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Thu, May 29 – June 12 / 3 Weeks
SJWR001A: 1 – 4 pm
SJWR001B: 6 – 9 pm
Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $30, payable to instructor at class

Cold Connections
Sharon / Joy Raskin
This workshop will cover cold connections, which are means of attaching things together without using a soldering torch. We will explore the vast variety of rivets, wrapping, using tabs, tying, and epoxying. This is good for the student who doesn’t want to use a jewelry torch, but needs to be able to attach items such as stones, photos, polymer, paper, and more to jewelry or metal objects. We will also do some drilling, piercing (sawing), cutting sheet metal and more. This is low tech and does not require a lot of tools. Cold connections lend themselves very well to mixed media and recycled art. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Fri, June 13 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SJWR018 / Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20, payable to instructor at class

Rings and Bangles
Sharon / Joy Raskin
Have fun learning to make your own rings and bracelets.Various ring designs such as wide textured band rings, thin wire rings, rings set with gemstones, spinner rings, and much more will be covered. Bracelets such as cuffs, bangles, and flexible chain bracelets will all be explored. Techniques such as soldering, hammering, stamping, bezel-setting stones, twisting wire, simple chain-making, and more all will be used. Go home with a whole new collection of fabulous rings and bracelets. Open to all levels, but experienced students may learn more about ring making and sizing bracelets. Copper, brass, bronze, silver, and gemstones will be used in this class. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat, June 14 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SJWR017 / Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class

Bronze Sculpture
Sharon / Joe Montroy
Explore the traditional process of lost wax casting. In this workshop you will learn to use the tools and techniques needed to make cast metal sculptures. Each participant will create a relief sculpture (4’’ x 6’’) and a sculpture in the round (8’’ tall). We will sculpt and shape the figures in wax, clay, and found objects, and then create molds to pour the metal into. General sculpture logistics will be addressed, as well as mold making, patination and how to set up your own back yard foundry. The workshop will culminate in the firing up of the furnace and each participant will have the opportunity to pour molten metal into their creation. This class accommodates all skill levels. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, July 12 and 13 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SJWR002 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $45, payable to instructor at class

Jewelry Casting Techniques
Sharon / Joe Montroy
Learn about metal casting and jewelry making as you design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process. Once your model is complete, you’ll cast it in bronze or silver, clean it up, and finish the surface. Tools, equipment,wax, bronze and silver will be provided for the project. Additional information covered includes sand casting, direct pour processes, creating stone settings in wax, finishing, problem solving, and small-scale production. You will be able to produce several finished pieces for jewelry, sculptural, and functional applications. This class accommodates all skill levels and may be repeated. Prerequisite: None.  Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, Aug. 16 and 17 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SJWR003 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class.
Lab Fee: $25

Make Your Own Jewelry Findings
Sharon / Joy Raskin
Have you ever wanted to make your own findings for your fabulous glass beads or your exquisite bead work, or to be able to apply jewelry findings on your art creations? Then make sure to attend this workshop, which is catered for “beaders,” glass bead artists, and anyone seeking to explore how to make their own ear wires, clasps, pin backs, and more. We will learn to make a variety of different styles of ear wires and wire clasps, going beyond the usual hook clasps, such as toggles, pin backs, and hair pins. Only very simple tools are needed. We will use low-tech ways to clean and polish our findings with a Dremel rotary tool. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Fri, Aug. 22 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SJWR010 / Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20, payable to instructor at class

Make Your Own Chains
Sharon / Joy Raskin
In this one-day workshop, we will learn to make the Viking chain, which is an ancient design that is completely knitted by hand. By knitting we will make a tubular chain that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. In addition, variations on the Viking chain will be demonstrated. Students will learn about other methods such as using a knitting spool, a crotchet hook, and the woven chain technique. Our intricately designed chains will be crafted using 22 gauge to 28 gauge wire, either in copper or fine silver, and will be finished and adjusted through the application of tips, clasps, and jump rings. The instructor will provide wire for students to use and will have additional wire for purchase. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat, Aug. 23 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SJWR013 / Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class

PAINTING

SPECIAL FEATURE
PAINT OUT: Plein air BOOT CAMP FOR PAINTERS
Offsite / Adrienne Silversmith
Painting outdoors, like it was for so many of the Impressionists, is a goal of many artists that can seem intimidating. The focus of this workshop is to familiarize students with plein air equipment and learn the beauty and challenge of painting outdoors. Friday will culminate in a group wet sale event at a local venue. Prerequisite: Beginning painting. Limit: 15
Mon – Fri, Aug. 11 – 15 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
5 Days (Meets at offsite location in Amherst/Bedford area.)
MPTG900 / Tuition: $375

Figure Drawing / Painting Workshop
Manchester / Deidre Riley
This session is designed for intermediate to advanced students looking to develop an understanding of the human form through careful observation and study of light, value, proportion, and anatomy. We will work with one pose in the mornings using artificial light and work on a different pose in the afternoons with natural light. Prerequisite: Basic Figure Drawing. Limit:15
Mon – Fri, June 9 – 13 / 10 am – 3 pm
1 Week / FB9
MDRA032 / Tuition: $300
Model Fee: $90

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting
Manchester / Stuart Ober
This class curriculum exposes the essential basic elements of oil painting practices to beginners while strengthening these techniques for intermediate level students who seek to expand their abilities. Emphasis is placed on the control of color and paint handling to gain a strong foundation for future work. A focus is given to composition and personal expression. This course meets simultaneously with Intermediate Oil Painting. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 15
Wed, June 25 – Aug. 13 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / FB8
MPTN021 / Tuition: $176

Portrait in Acrylics
Manchester / Peter Clive
This course is designed to introduce or expand the acrylic painters understanding of the basic techniques of creating a portrait in this rapid drying medium. Emphasis is placed on “blocking in” the head and working both the light and dark masses of the form, as well as troubleshooting a likeness. Working from both classroom models and the artist’s own sketches or photographs, personal vision will be stressed. A focus is given to methods of achieving a strong composition and personal expression. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 15
Thu, June 26 – Aug. 14 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / FB9
MPTG901 / Tuition: $176
Model Fee: $60

Old Master Painting Techniques
Manchester / Lindsay Coats
Delve into the painting secrets of Rembrandt, Leonardo, and Michelangelo as we identify how they painted lustrous fabrics, gleaming jewelry, intricate lace, soft furs, and radiant light from within. We will also explore how these methods can be used in contemporary painting applications. Build your confidence to explore painting even if you have never painted before. All levels welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Thu, July 10 – 31 / 6:30 – 9:30 pm
4 Weeks / FB8
MPTN017 / Tuition: $92
Material Fee: $16

Crazy about Color!
Manchester / Jacqueline Geisner
This one-day workshop investigates the rich and exciting world of color. Why was Picasso so blue? How was Matisseso rosy? The class will explore how artists have used color to set a specific mood and tone. We will also discuss basic color theory and create a work of art inspired by a specific color theme. Students will create a custom color wheel, learn how to mix color, and create several examples of different types of color schemes to use as a reference for future work. By the end of the day, students will have a complete color toolkit they can use to enhance their art. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, July 26 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FB9
MPTN018 / Tuition: $80

Oil Painting 101
Manchester / Jacqueline Geisner
Students will explore beginning and advanced oil painting techniques such as color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, and texture in this one-day workshop. Emphasis will be placed on proper paint handling and application processes. Students will create at least one alla prima oil painting by the end of the day. The workshop will cover all the foundational elements of the most popular painting medium so students can continue painting with oil beyond this workshop. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, Aug. 2 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FB 9
MPTN019 / Tuition: $80

Open Studio Painting for All Levels
Sharon / Peter Dixon
Develop and expand skills and existing work, and explore new ideas. The class time affords those a chance to work with the materials of their choice in any style or painting medium, from realism to abstraction. Through individual and group critiques, you will share in the creative process of other artists and become more confident in your own work. All 2D mediums welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Tue, July 8 – Aug. 26 / 10 am – 1 pm / 7 Weeks
(No class July 29)
SPTN012 / Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Color Mixing for All Levels
Sharon / Peter Dixon
This studio course is designed to help you learn to mix colors with control. We will focus on the “split primary” palette and practice creating a wide range of colors and values with a minimum number of paints. You will build a series of color charts that you can use as reference materials for future painting projects. Prerequisite: None.  Limit: 15
Tue, July 8 – Aug. 26 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm / 7 Weeks
(No class July 29)
SPTN013 / Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Acrylics in a Day
Sharon / Joan Tierney
Come explore the versatility of this water-based, quick drying medium. Acrylics allow you to use transparent layering or impasto, and everything in between, to achieve the effect you want. Paint on paper or canvas; learn color mixing, brush-handling, and other techniques specific to acrylic painting. Some drawing experience is necessary. Beginning painters welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, Aug. 2 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SPTN006 / Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80

Alla Prima: A Painting in a Day
Sharon / Tricia Gibbs
This workshop will help the intermediate painter make quick critical decisions about composition, form, color, tone and scale using an alla prima technique. Pupils will learn how to build an oil painting within a short window of time while helping define personal expression. Through direct observational study, the student will apply traditional painting skills, such as controlled brush work and accurate color mixing, in creating a small oil sketch. There will be discussion of materials, preparation of painting surfaces, and an introduction to artists who work in this method. Prerequisite: Beginning Painting. Limit: 15
Sat, Aug. 30 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
SPTG075 / Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80

WATERCOLOR

Florals in Watercolor
Sharon /  Robert O’Brien
This course is open to all levels of painting ability. Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition in this two-day workshop. The session will begin with a demonstration by the instructor with class painting to follow. The instructor will provide hands-on guidance throughout the painting process. The course will focus on painting from close-up photo reference of flowers in an artistic setting. There will be a critique and class discussion at the end of the workshop.
Sat and Sun, May 3 and 4 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SMAW030 / Tuition: $210

The Essence of Watercolor
Manchester / Rhonda McCune
In this class, we will explore the expressive side ofwatercolor by experimenting with its fluid nature,working from observation and the imagination. Wewill look for the inherent beauty and abstraction inordinary objects, landscapes, and seascapes.Techniques will include alla prima and the painterlystyle which is working quickly, letting the paint flowwhile simultaneously controlling it, and takingadvantage of “happy accidents.” Come discover yourcreative spirit through the essence of watercolor.Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Tue, July 15 – Aug. 19 / 6 – 8:50 pm
6 Weeks / AM204
MPTG079 / Tuition: $132

Painting in Watercolor
Sharon / Mia Mead
Painting in watercolor can be simple, relaxing, and enjoyable, all the while producing exquisite results. The myth that watercolor is intimidating or unforgiving is debunked. Learn about watercolor paints, papers, brushes and more as you work alongside other beginners to develop an understanding of color values, composition and technique in a supportive group environment. Students will benefit from the general demonstrations geared toward helping all levels, as well as one-on-one instruction. This course is a great introduction to the instructor’s longer courses. Beginners are welcome, some experience helpful but not required. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, July 26 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SPTN020 / Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor
Sharon / Robert O’Brien
This four-day workshop will cover the basic principles of landscape painting in the watercolor medium, and will be geared to all levels of painting ability, particularly, the beginning painter. Students will learn glazing techniques, use of color, composition, the importance of value and dry brush technique. Painting light and shadow will be introduced and some drawing experience is recommended. Students will learn to paint skies, trees, rocks, water, and how to compose these subjects into a finished painting. Critiques and class discussions will be held. Subject matter will be the various aspects of the New England landscape in all seasons. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Mon – Thu, Aug. 25 – 28 / 10 am – 4 pm / 4 Days
SMAW029 / Tuition: $423; Member Rate: $360

PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL

The View Camera
Manchester / Gary Samson
Students will learn why many landscape and studio photographers prefer the view camera. Subjects covered will include camera movements and why they are beneficial; choosing a lens; how to optimally expose and process black and white sheet film; and special considerations in the printing of large format negatives. Students with experience in the black and white darkroom will enhance their skills and knowledge on the subject as beginners are exposed to its detailed elements. Please note: It is not necessary to have a view camera. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Tue, July 22 (5 – 8 pm) and Sat, July 26 – Aug. 16 (10 am – 5 pm)
5 Days / FH001
MPHO019 / Tuition: $220
Lab Fee: $40

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Manchester / Mike Ariel
This course is designed to be an exploration of the power of Lightroom, which is the most user-friendly software on the market today. If you ever wanted to be able to organize all of your images into one easy to use catalog, this software package is for you. We will organize, edit, and print our images and create some slide shows and web galleries. We will also take a look at techniques for creating beautiful black and white images. Camera capture, fine art printing, and Photoshop will be discussed. No experience necessary. Bring lots of images if you can, including some raw files. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, June 21 (10 am – 5 pm)& Sun, June 22 (10 am – 3 pm)
2 Days / FH202
MPHO049 / Tuition: $120
Material Fee: $35

Photoshop Layers: A Look at the Most Powerful Tool in Photo-Editing
Manchester / Mike Ariel
In this day-long workshop, we will explore the key feature of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Layers. We will look at adjustment layers, compositing, using selections and masks, and more. A working knowledge of Photoshop is recommended but not necessary. Bring some images and have some fun learning the key features of layers as well as some insider tricks and tips. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 20
Sat, May 3 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FH202
MPHO051 / Tuition: $95

Experimental Darkroom: Analog Meets Digital
Manchester / Mike Ariel
Remember the darkroom—enlargers and chemicals in trays? Well, it’s alive and well at the Institute. In this course, we will use the traditional darkroom to create images that will then be taken into the digital darkroom and back again. We will analyze photography from many different angles as we explore photograms, scannograms, analog and digital printing, toning, and digital negatives. We’ll create art from scratch as we blend the old with the new. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Wed, Apr. 30 – May 28 / 6 – 8:50 pm
5 Weeks / FH003
MPHO074 / Tuition: $132

Introduction to Photoshop: A Short Course on the Industry Standard
Manchester / Mike Ariel
Photoshop has been the industry standard in photo editing for twenty years. Come find out why. We will look at fixing photos, creating composites, making the ordinary extraordinary, and the principle of printing. Using Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Epson printers, we will create one-of-a-kind images that will last forever. Bring some digital files, old photos, slides, or negatives and some curiosity. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Tues, May 27 – June 24 / 6 – 8:50 pm
5 Weeks / FH003
MPHO075 / Tuition: $132

“New Camera” Boot Camp
Manchester / Mike Ariel
Sharon / Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane
You just got a camera (or you just want to know what that button does) and are not quite sure how to make it work. This is the one-day workshop for you. As a class, we will take a look at how to make the best images possible by using all of the options that your camera offers. Through exploring the four main elements of exposure—shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, and white balance, we will make our photos look better than ever. No experience necessary; justbring your camera. Prerequisite: None.
MPHO076A: Limit: 20
Sat, May 31 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FH202
Tuition: $95
SPHO076B: Limit: 14
Sun, June 15 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day
Tuition: $111; Member Rate: $95

Flash!… On Camera, Off Camera and More
Manchester / Mike Ariel
Ever wanted to know just what to do with that flash you have in your camera bag? Maybe you have wanted to get one, but were unsure as to how or why you would use it. This one-day course will explore the many uses of the portable flash. We will take images in both the studio and on the street, helping us to fully learn how to make our images better than ever using Flash! Please bring a digital SLR camera to class. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Sat, June 14 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FH001
MPHO077 / Tuition: $95

Retouching a Portrait
Manchester / Mike Ariel
In this course, we will work with the techniques that professionals use to make those faces look like a million bucks. From simple retouching techniques to more advanced tips and tricks, come learn the secrets to transforming a portrait into a work of art. Scanning techniques will be introduced for repairing those old family treasures. Prerequisite: Photoshop experience is recommended but not necessary. Limit: 20
Sat, May 17 / 10 am – 4 pm / 1 Day / FH202
MPHO900 / Tuition: $95

Introduction to Architectural Photography
Manchester / Jen Drociak
This class will define and examine the history of architectural photography and discuss its role in creating fine art pieces as well as its usage in commercial applications. Using a digital SLR camera we will cover photographing both exterior and interior environments, selecting angles and perspectives, solving lighting issues, and editing images in Adobe Photoshop. We will also explore early and contemporary photographers including: Eugene Atget, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Frederick Evans, Walker Evans, Andreas Geffeler, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Abelardo Morell, Nicholas Nixon, Julius Schulman, Charles Sheeler, Ezra Stoller, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Struth, among others. Prerequisite: (PHO001) Digital Photography 1 and (PHO004) Introduction to Photoshop, or equivalent skills. Limit: 14
Tue, July 8 – Aug. 12 (6 – 8:50 pm) and Sat, July 19 (10 am – 4 pm)
6 Weeks / FH202
MPHO053 / Tuition: $176

The Nude Figure and the Gelatin Silver Contact Print
Manchester / Gary Samson
In this workshop we will explore the beauty of the gelatin silver contact print process as a medium to interpret and present the female nude figure. Before we start the photography session, we will look at a number of historic and current artists who have used this medium to create exquisite images of their subjects. On Saturday, while working in the studio, each student will produce two negatives with a 5 x 7 inch view camera and process the black and white negatives for printing. Sunday will be devoted to making a gelatin silver contact print, class discussion, and matting the final image. Prerequisite: A portfolio (on CD) review is required for admission to this class. Limit: 5
Sat, July 19 (10 am – 6:30 pm) and Sun, July 27 (10 am – 5 pm)
2 Days / FH007 / 207
MPHO072 / Tuition: $220
Model/Lab Fee: $20

Photo Lithography
Manchester / Bill Cass
In this two-day session you will create a photo lithographic print. This long standing method of printing has been used commercially on high-speed presses to print magazines and catalogs for decades. In this particular setting, it will be done by hand using a thin aluminum plate with a light sensitive surface to print one-color images. Participants will print on a traditional lithographic proof press. Please bring ideas and sketches, and/or photographs, and one sheet of printmaking paper. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, June 21 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, June 22 (10 am – 3 pm) / 2 Days / FB4
MPRT017 / Tuition: $120
Material Fee: $10, includes the cost of a lithographic photo plate

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Manchester / Mike Ariel
Adobe has made Lightroom the most user-friendly software on the market and this course is designed to be an exploration of its vast reach as well as provide meaningful insight on how to best utilize it to serve your specific needs. If you ever wanted to be able to organize all of your images into one easy to use catalog, this is the software for you. We will organize, edit, and print our images and create some slide shows and web galleries. We will also take a look at techniques for creating beautiful black and white images. Camera capture, fine art printing, and Photoshop will be discussed. Advanced techniques such as channel-mixing, masking, and LAB color will be introduced. No experience necessary. Bring lots of images if you can. Please bring your RAW files, digital images, and digital camera. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sat, June 21 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, June 22 (10 am – 3 pm) / 2 Days / FH202
MPHO049 / Tuition: $120
Material Fee: $35

Black and White Photography, After the Fact
Sharon / Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane
You may have a black and white setting on your camera, but what if you could have a little more control than what the default options offer? In this workshop, we will shoot photographs in color and then adjust them to be black and white using image editing software. Using contrast, level and balance controls as well as the software’s image editing tools, we will manipulate our photos to achieve the effects we want. We will create classic looking photos and will take advantage of other effects and enhancements using our industry-standard software. Students will leave with prints, enhanced image files, and a better understanding of what their camera and computer can accomplish. Please bring your digital camera, flash drive, batteries, and manual. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Sat and Sun, June 7 and 8 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SPHT013 / Tuition: $140; Member Rate: $119
Material/Lab Fee: $15

Photographing the Summer Landscape
Sharon / Guy Biechele
This intensive two-day workshop will teach you how to make better landscape photographs. Starting in the classroom on Saturday we will explore how to use the special features of your digital camera to make landscape photography easier. Following a discussion of creative approaches to landscape photography, we will head into the field to shoot at several local sites. After a picnic lunch (please bring your own) and more photography, we will return to the classroom to review and discuss our photographs. Sunday, we continue with our field photography. After lunch we will return to the classroom to review and discuss our photographs and progress made. Please bring: digital camera and manual, extra batteries, memory cards, and tripod. Optional equipment includes: different camera lenses, circular polarizing filter, and remote shutter release. Appropriate clothing is recommended for the weather, insect repellent, and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Sat, Aug. 2 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Sat, Aug. 3 (9:30 am – 2:30 pm) / 2 Days
SPHT012 / Tuition: $129; Member Rate: $110

PRINTMAKING

Printmaking: Open Studio
Manchester / Elizabeth Cameron
This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced printmaker interested in working independently in the printmaking studio. Develop skills with techniques such as reliefs, etchings, silkscreens and lithographs. Explore new methods such as makingmonoprints with pronto plates and intaglio prints usingsolar plates. An instructor will be available for assistance. The studio can provide a variety of black oil and waterbased inks and conditioners. Prerequisite: Basic Making Multiples or permission of the instructor. Limit: 15
Wed, June 11 – Aug. 13 / 6 – 8:50 pm
10 Weeks / FB4
MPRT001 / Tuition: $220
Material Fee: $5

Printmaking: The Art of Making Multiples
Manchester / Elizabeth Cameron
In this hands-on class, you will explore methods of making multiples with techniques such as Relief, Intaglio, Screen print, Lithography, and Monotype. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of procedures, tools, water-soluble and oil-based inks, printmaking papers, and printing presses. Beginning students will be introduced to each process, while advanced students may work independently with the assistance of the instructor. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Wed, June 11– Aug. 13 / 6 – 8:50 pm
10 Weeks / FB4
MPRT026 / Tuition: $220
Material Fee: $5

Photo Lithography
Manchester / Bill Cass
In this two-day session you will create a photo lithographic print. This long standing method of printing has been used commercially on high-speed presses to print magazines and catalogs for decades. In this particular setting it will be done by hand using a thin aluminum plate with a light sensitive surface to print one-color images. Participants will print on a traditional lithographic proof press. Please bring ideas and sketches, and/or photographs, and one sheet of printmaking paper. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, June 21 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, June 22 (10 am – 3 pm) / 2 Days / FB4
MPRT017 / Tuition: $120
Material Fee: $10, includes the cost of a lithographic photo plate

Monotype/Monoprint: The Painterly Print
Sharon / Celeste Wasilewska
Monotype combines painting and printmaking methods to create one-of-a-kind prints. This class includes demonstrations in additive/subtractive painting, direct drawing, chinecolle (a collage technique), multiple-plate printmaking, and collograph. Delve into this expansive printmaking technique with oil-based etching inks and paints. All levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Mon, Aug. 4 – 25 / 6 – 9 pm / 4 Weeks
SPRT031 / Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $35, payable to instructor at class

Monotype, Basics and More
Sharon / Pam Lawson
Whether you are an experienced artist looking for a new way of working, or someone who has never put paint on paper, the monotype has so many possibilities. In three days participants will get to know the process and materials, gaining the insight to move beyond basics. Using brushes, rollers and a wide variety of drawing tools, students will develop an image on a plexi glass plate, and then will transfer it to paper using a press. The class will continue the exploration of this printmaking form through utilizing tools such as stencils, Chinecollé, cognate or ghost print, and multiple plate printing. Demonstrations of the basics will cover how the inks behave, as well as how to properly use the equipment. Participants will be able to explore techniques at their own pace with individual guidance. Oil based etching inks are used with non-toxic oil and alcohol for cleaning. Prerequisite: Beginner printmaking skills. Limit: 9
Mon – Wed, July 14 – 16 / 10 am – 4 pm / 3 Days
SPRT036 / Tuition: $247; Member Rate: $210
Material Fee: $35, payable to instructor at class.

Introduction to Silkscreen
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
Students will learn the basics of printing with silk screens using a variety of processes. We will cover rubylith cutting, photo emulsion and direct drawing techniques. Bring sketches and photos to work from. A complete supply list will be provided to students upon registration. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sat and Sun, Sep. 6 and 7 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SPRT037 / Tuition: $165, Member Rate: $140

SCULPTURE

Slip Casting
Sharon / LP Runyon
This class is designed to teach beginners how to successfully make single and multi-part molds for slip casting. By the end of this introductory course, students will have the knowledge and skills to cast just about anything. This process lends itself to making multiples of individualized 3D designs or sets of matching objects. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Wed, July 9 – 30 / 5:30 – 8:30 pm / 4 Weeks
SSCU019 / Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20, payable to instructor at class

Mold Making
Sharon / LP Runyon
This course is a continuation of the slip casting class where students who feel comfortable with mold-making processes will enjoy exploring other materials to cast in this weekly session. Those enrolled will use techniques for making molds to cast metals and pewter to create small objects or sculptures of their own design. Prerequisite: Beginner casting or mold making experience. Limit: 8
Thu, July 10 – July 31 / 5:30 – 8:30 pm / 4 Weeks
SSCU020 / Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25, payable to instructor at class

Metal Furniture
Sharon / LP Runyon
Using sculptural and welding techniques, we will run through the process of constructing a simple plant holder project. Through hands-on experience and work, students will learn about various tools that are used to manipulate and weld mild steel, from start to finish, as well as workshop safety, how to obtain materials, and how to maintain finished pieces. Students will leave this class with a finished plant holder to decorate their home. Prerequisite: Some welding or metalwork experience. Limit: 8
Mon – Fri, July 14 – 18 / 5 – 8 pm / 5 Days
SSCU022 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $30, payable to instructor at class

Polymer Clay — Basics 101
Sharon / Connie Gray
Learn the basics of working with this brilliantly colorful, easily available material. Using Premo or Fimo, we’ll explore some of the techniques for sculptures, 3-D work, and caning in this versatile medium. Students may create designs for jewelry, buttons or toggles, collages, picture frames, and more! Bring your imagination! This is a “make and take” workshop, so everyone will go home with several finished projects and lots of ideas for more. Students may bring their own Premo or Fimo clay in their choice of colors. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Fri, June 13 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SSCU023 / Tuition: $80; Member Rate: $68
Material Fee: $10, payable to instructor at class, or bring your own clay.

Small Containers in Polymer Clay
Sharon / Connie Gray
In this workshop, we will use versatile polymer clay to cover little boxes, jars, vases, or other containers. Learn some of the many design techniques to decorate your “object d’art”—cane slices, textured surfaces, embellishments, and more. We will bake them in our toaster ovens and you will be able to take home a container to treasure. Students may bring their own Premo or Fimo clay in their choice of colors. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, July 12 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SSCU024 / Tuition: $80; Member Rate: $68
Material Fee: $10, payable to instructor at class, or bring your own clay.

Bronze Sculpture
Sharon / Joe Montroy
Explore the traditional process of lost wax casting. In this workshop you will learn to use the tools and techniques needed to make cast metal sculptures. Each participant will create a relief sculpture (4’’ x 6’’) and a sculpture in the round (8’’ tall). We will sculpt and shape the figures in wax, clay, and found objects, and then create molds to pour the metal into. General sculpture logistics will be addressed, as well as mold making, patination and how to set up your own back yard foundry. The workshop will culminate in the firing up of the furnace and each participant will have the opportunity to pour molten metal into their creation. This class accommodates all skill levels. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, July 12 and 13 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SJWR002 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $45, payable to instructor at class

Patterns in Polymer
Sharon / Connie Gray
In polymer clay, as in glass work, patterns can be created by making “canes”. This fascinating technique is easy to do with polymer, but looks very complex! In this workshop, we will make simple canes and incorporate them into more elaborate designs, and use these to make jewelry, beads, vessels, or whatever you imagine! We will bake them and you will have a finished project, plus many other ideas to try at home. Students may bring their own Premo, Fimo, Kato clay – not Sculpey. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, Aug. 9 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SSCU025 / Tuition: $80, Member Rate: $68
Material Fee: $10, payable to instructor at class, or bring your own clay.

Decorative Tile
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
In this class, students will learn how to make press molds to produce multiples from a single decorative tile design. Wewill cover designing and making prototypes, choosing and mixing plaster, and basic mold making. Bring sketches, photos and other sources for inspiration to create your decorative tiles. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, Aug. 9 and 10 / 10 am – 4 pm / 2 Days
SCER076 / Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $20

Faux Gems and Finishes in Polymer Clay
Sharon / Connie Gray
Polymer clay is so versatile that you can make (faux) turquoise, coral, malachite, and other gemstones that look like the real thing, at a fraction of the cost. Using powders and inks, you can create surfaces that appear metallic, rustic, or even pearlescent. Jewelry or small sculptures are awonderful way to use these clay techniques, and create a finished project to take home. Students may bring their own Premo or Fimo clay in their choice of colors. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sat, Sept. 20 / 10 am – 3 pm / 1 Day
SSCU026 / Tuition: $80, Member Rate: $68
Material Fee: $10, payable to instructor at class, or bring your own clay.

Pewter-Casting
Sharon / LP Runyon
Casting in pewter is an easy process that yields beautiful small sculpture. Students in this class will design and casttheir own ideas using versatile modeling clay, will melt the pewter and learn about handling and pouring the molten alloy. Students will learn about basic safety and how theycan create their own pewter projects at home. Students will leave with their finished pieces. All ages welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sat and Sun, June 7 and 8 / 10 am – 2 pm / 2 Days
SSCU027 / Tuition: $110; Member Rate: $93
Material Fee: $30, payable to instructor at class