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Chris Archer, Director of Community Education – (603) 836.2561 – carcher@nhia.edu
Alexandra Wall, Assistant Director of Community Education – (603) 924-7256 ext. 307 – alex@sharonarts.org

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Course Catalog

Please refer to WMUR 9, www.sharonarts.org or the Sharon Arts Facebook for inclement weather closing information. The Sharon Arts Center Campus mimics the ConVal School System for closings. Also, If the NHIA Manchester campus is closed, the Sharon campus is closed. The Manchester campus may still be open if the Sharon campus is closed, due to the weather’s location.

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MANCHESTER CAMPUS:
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IN PERSON:
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Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St., Manchester, NH

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New Hampshire Institute of Art
Community Education Office
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Manchester, NH 03104-4858

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457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH

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New Hampshire Institute of Art
Continuing Education Office
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104-4858

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WINTER/SPRING 2015 COURSES

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Art Appreciation
Book and Paper Arts
Ceramics
Creative Writing
Drawing
Fibers
Glass
Interior Design
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Photography
Printmaking
Meet the Masters: Visiting Artist Intensive Workshops

ART APPRECIATION

Crazier About Color!
MFND014 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This twelve-week class will examine the fundamentals of color harmony and then put these concepts into practice. Students will work from the material of their choice, guided by concepts from color theorists. The class will cover basic color theory and also highlight key aspects from art history that relate to color. While most classes will include a short presentation, the majority of the class will be reserved for active studio time. Prerequisite: None

Critique Club
MFND013 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will take the form of a weekly group discussion geared towards providing constructive conversation for artists, especially art educators or prospective MFA or MAAE students, in need of feedback from peers and the instructor. If you’re a working artist in need of a dialogue about your work, this is the perfect class. This class will also provide a setting for artists to sharpen their ability to talk and think about art. Prerequisite: None

Professional Practices for Contemporary Artists
MFND012 / Feb 2 – Mar 9 (6 weeks)
Jacquelyn Gleisner / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
This six-week course will address each of the following issues relevant to the life of a professional artist: the artist statement, seeking gallery representation, documenting your own work, finding a community, artists grants and funding, and media representation. Each class will focus on
one of these topics in depth with pointers and problem-solving with a professional artist. Prerequisite: None

Saints, Sinners, Mummies and Magic: Why Does Art Fascinate?
MFND010 / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
Betsy Holmes / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
From cave paintings to altar pieces, art can fascinate and confound us. Understanding how and why art was made in the past helps us understand art that we view today. Through words and pictures we will explore the basic vocabulary of art and art-making as we view art from ancient times to the Impressionists. This exploration is open to all who would like to further their understanding and appreciation of art through the ages. There will be one
Saturday field trip required with this class. Prerequisite: None

Visual Studies
MFND001 / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Eileen Greene / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This course will introduce the language, elements, principles, and concepts of two- and three-dimensional art, as well as related art history references. Slide lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and discussions will be followed by hands-on studio projects. There will be one required all day Saturday field trip to be scheduled with the class. This course is required for all Certificate students (except Interior Design) and is designed to provide greater depth
and breadth to the students’ works. Prerequisite: None

Why Does a Picasso Cost $150 Million?
MFND011 / Mar 18 – Apr 22 (6 weeks)
Betsy Holmes / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Have you feared you may not “get” the artwork everyone is talking about? Why are art thefts so fascinating? And why do some paintings cost so much? This class is a basic guide to understanding and enjoying art from the Avant-garde (1860’s) to the present through images and contemporary texts. Visual vocabulary will assist us with discussions on the value (both aesthetic and monetary) of art today. There will be one Saturday field trip required with this class. Prerequisite: None


BOOK AND PAPER ARTS

Behold the Book
SDEC033 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Celeste Wasilewska / Sharon
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $25
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 papers for coverings, how to effectively tint pages, and use a variety of papers and materials to build your books. Discover the many possibilities of the handmade book. Four or more structures will be made during this course. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Paper Folding
MDEC034A / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
MDEC034B / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Hans Schepker / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $5
This course will introduce students to Origami and other forms of paper folding through displays of examples and active folding. The goal is to learn and practice the fundamental folds, their names and applications. Different papers will be discussed and sampled. In these six classes we will start folding six models with increasing complexity. They might not get finished during the sessions but students can to finish them within the week after. At the end of the course there will be an exhibit of the accomplished works. Students are encouraged to watch the PBS documentary “Between The Folds”, available on YouTube in advance of the class. Prerequisite: None

Journal Book Making Workshop
SDEC035 / Sat, Mar 21 (1 day)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Make your own paste papers and use unique papers to make non-binding (without adhesives) books. Learn to reconstruct or deconstruct the your unfolding story. Prerequisite: None

CERAMICS

Advanced Ceramics
SCER069 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This course is for students who have previously taken Ceramics at Sharon Arts, or similar programs, and have demonstrated ability in a variety of projects. Students are encouraged to experiment, develop new skills and learn to communicate creatively in clay. Students may use class time to work on individual projects or assignments designed to build and develop skills. A mix of wheel-throwing and hand building techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelworking and/or Handbuilding

Ceramics Open Studio
MCER004 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12weeks)
John Baymore / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This course is the perfect opportunity for intermediate to advanced level ceramicists to work independently, with a professional ceramicist on-hand for guidance. Students will receive individual guidance in construction (wheelworking, handbuilding, or both), glazing, and firing. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding

Clay Sampler
SCER079 / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
Tanya Rudenjak / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
In this fun comprehensive class beginners will learn the fundamentals of hand building, wheel throwing and surface design. Students with basic skills can refine their technique and learn more complex forms. Class will be comprised of demonstrations and hands-on work time. Prerequisite: None

Colored Clay – Neriage
MCER027 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Karen Orsillo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
This class will explore the techniques of layering colored clays from coloring the clay to finish firing. We will start by coloring the clay to make a few basic patterned blocks and move on to more complex color gradations and patterns. Demonstrations include patterned block construction, inlay, solid slab construction and laminate along with various handbuilding forming methods, surface clean up and colored clay recycle. The work will be fired to cone 8
oxidation.  Prerequisite: None

Fundamentals of Wheelworking
MCER001A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Chris Archer / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
SCER001B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Genevieve Groesbeck / Sharon
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This is a great introductory course for someone who wants to work on the potter’s wheel but has no idea where to start or just wants a refresher course. All basic techniques of wheelworking, from centering to trimming, will be explored. This course may be taken more than once. Prerequisite: None

Handbuilding, Core Components and Processes
SCER081 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Eric Maglio / Sharon
Thursdays, 6 – 9pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
Moving and manipulating clay through the various handbuilding methods offers a multitude of exciting and interesting opportunities for creative expression. In this course students will develop a strong understanding of the elements and principles involved in creating bothsculptural and utilitarian objects in clay. Forming techniques that will be investigated include pinching, coiling, and slab construction. Exploration in shaping through darting, collaring, paddling, bulging, stretching, and carving, as well as a variety of surface embellishments will be covered. Prerequisite: None

Kiln Building Intensive
MCER077 (4 days)
Thu and Fri, Feb 5 and 6, 6 – 9pm
Sat and Sun, Feb 7 and 8, 9am – 6pm
John Baymore / Manchester
Tuition: $176
For students who want a hands-on experience to learn more about kiln design and building, this is the class for you. Master kiln builder John Baymore will lead this intensive course beginning with two lectures about kiln theory, design and construction. Then you’ll spend two full days building one of the gas fired kilns in the NHIA Manchester kiln room. Bring work gloves and a respirator and prepare to get your hands dirty! Prerequisite: Basic clay skills

Raku and Smoke Fired Ceramics
SCER080 / Mar 21 – Apr 25 (6 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $25
Come learn the basics and explore the possibilities with raku and sawdust firing. In addition to traditional and contemporary techniques of firing, this class will also cover the design and construction of forms best suited for these types of firing. Students will make and fire work throughout the class. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and/or Handbuilding

Sculptural Landscapes
MCER086 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Belinda Bodnar / Manchester
Thursdays; 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
This course will explore the possibility of clay to suggest both natural and human inhabited landscapes. Sculptures will be constructed using hand building techniques such as pinch, coil and slab to explore and express personal ideas. Students will investigate sculptural elements as well as surface quality, texture and glaze application. Prerequisite: None

Wheelworking II
SCER010 / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Genevieve Groesbeck / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
If you have taken a beginning wheelworking course, this course provides an opportunity to move beyond the basics. You will further develop and refine various forming, surface and glazing techniques, while also exploring the challenges of composition. The course provides a comfortable structure to accommodate the needs and diversity of the students. This course may be taken more than once. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelworking

When Wheelworking Meets Handbuilding
MCER083 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Teresa Taylor / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
Clay forms, functional or non-functional, will be created by combining components from shapes thrown on the potters wheel along with handbuilt slab, coil or pinch pieces. Construction of objects using multiple clay forming techniques in combination, will open new opportunities for sculpture and vessels. Demonstrations will include handbuilding and wheel techniques, altering, and surface decoration. Exploration followed by discovery of new forms
using basic clay methods will energize your work. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding

Making for the Wood-kiln Workshop
MCER085A / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Maureen Mills / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
SCER085B / Sat, Feb 28 (1 day)
Chris Archer / Sharon
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
This one-day workshop will focus on design and construction of pottery and sculpture intended for woodfiring. We will discuss the process and aesthetics of wood-firing and consider the practical implications in making ware. Choices of clay, shape, surface, slip, and glaze will all be covered through both discussion and demonstration. This is a hands-on workshop where students have the opportunity to make work. Clay will be provided. All ware will be bisque-fired and available for students before the NHIA Anagama Workshop. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding

Anagama Workshop
SCER084 / April 1 – 5; Unloading on April 12
John Baymore / Sharon
Come fire your ceramic work in our new anagama kiln! This past summer, we built an anagama kiln on the Sharon Arts Center campus. This past fall, we fired the kiln and achieved wonderful results. This spring, we are excited to offer an immersive workshop. The Anagama Workshop is an opportunity to learn the intricacies of wood-firing through hands-on experience. With the guidance of master wood-fire artist, John Baymore, students will prepare, load, fire, and unload the anagama kiln. John will also lead various presentations and discussions about the process and history of wood-firing. The first two days of the workshop will focus on glazing, wadding, and loading the ware into the anagama, with consideration of the forms going in and the path of the flame during the firing. The kiln will then be fired in shifts around the clock for three days as it reaches 2400 degrees. Participants will serve on 3 shifts at various times of the firing. As the firing progresses, discussion will focus on what changes are happening in the flow of the kiln and with the ware inside. Unloading the kiln, there will be review and reflection on the results and impact of the making, stacking and firing. Participants in the Anagama Workshop will bring work to the kiln and be able to have approximately 8 square feet of ware in the firing. For those that want to have work in the anagama kiln
but do not want to take the workshop, there is limited space available. If you are interested in either level of participation (the 5-day Anagama Workshop, or having work in the firing), or for detailed workshop information contact: Maureen Mills, Chairperson, NHIA Ceramic Dept., mmills@nhia.edu or (603) 836-2565.

 

CREATIVE WRITING

Flash Fiction Workshop for Teens: Write and Revise a Three-Minute Story!
MCRW006A / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Emily Bradley / Manchester
Flash Fiction Workshop for Adults: Write and Revise a Three-Minute Story!
MCRW006B / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Tim Horvath / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
Can you tell a story in three minutes or fewer? That is precisely the challenge of flash fiction, a genre that has recently gained widespread popularity around the literary world. This day-long workshop will introduce you to the genre, offer prompts and ideas to develop your Creative Writing Portfolio, and ask you to write and revise one story that you can read at the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s  “3-Minute Flash Fiction” competition. The day will include a reading by last year’s winner, Ed Ting, and include opportunities to workshop with a wide range of writers, as well as coaching on how to read your work effectively aloud. Prerequisite: None

Memoir/Personal Narrative
SCRW001A / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
SCRW001B / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Pam Bernard / Sharon
Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuition: $270
We all have 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

Poetry
SCRW004A / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
SCRW004B / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Pam Bernard / Sharon
Fridays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $135
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?

DRAWING

Beginning Drawing
MDRA002A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Manchester
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
MDRA002B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270
MDRA002C / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Sharon
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is designed for the first-time art student and deals with the concepts and techniques needed to get you on your way to drawing well. Line, space, form, light, rhythm, and perspective are introduced through a series of class exercises. A variety of drawing materials are explored while creating finished pieces of art. Prerequisite: None

Drawing Open Studio
MDRA056 / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Ellie Clough / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
This is an opportunity for those interested in working independently with a professional artist for guidance and critique. All levels of drawing are welcome. Students are welcome to work in the media of their choice working from the subject of their choice. Prerequisite: Beginner Drawing

Figure Drawing: Art As Experience and Process
MDRA054 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270 Model Fee: $60
This is a life class for beginners, for those who think they can draw, and for those who want to abstract from the model. Drawing becomes a discovery, an experience by participation, a communicative act. In this course, each student has a chance to make a drawing that stands on its own. Line, form and content become important. Head, hand, heart and eye are involved. Prerequisite: None

Figure Drawing Open Studio
SDRA023 / Apr 6 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Mondays, 10 – 12noon
Tuition: $96 Model Fee: $40
All two-dimensional media are welcome in this program designed to allow independent practice in depicting the human figure. Participants will have gentle guidance from a facilitator during long and short poses, providing a welcoming and casual environment for those with some figure drawing experience. Attendees will observe and work from several live nude models during the program, opening opportunities for individual practice and style in the medium of their choice. Model fee will depend on the length of the course. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

If You Can Write Your Name You Can Draw: First Step
SDRA057 / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
Evelien Bachrach / Sharon
Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $5
Through the evolution of sketching into more complete drawings, we shall examine fundamentals of composition. Students will understand and use focal points, perspective, tonal values, and color to make controlled drawings. A variety of media will be explored, including graphite and charcoal, colored pencils, watercolors, as well as pen and ink. Prerequisite: None

If You Can Write Your Name You Can Draw: Next Step
SDRA058 / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
Evelien Bachrach / Sharon
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $5
Building on compositional fundamentals, this class will focus on more refined and mature compositional design and further development of the various techniques within each medium. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or If You Can Write Your Name You Can Draw: First Step

Intermediate Drawing
MDRA010 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270 Model Fee: $30
This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques covered in Beginning Drawing. At the heart of this course the making of a “composed drawing” relating all the fundamentals elements, line, space, form, rhythm, light, design, and mark-making. Drawing the figure will also be introduced. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Figure Drawing Marathon Workshop
MDRA037 / Sat and Sun, March 28 and 29 (2 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $156 Model Fee: $50
The Figure Drawing Marathon is a two-day intensive drawing workshop with a model. This event is open to all student artists of all levels of ability in any drawing medium who want to discover, explore and challenge themselves in the art of life drawing and the adventure of seeing. Above all, it is a class for those who love to draw. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Perspective Workshop
MDRA053A / Sat and Sun, Feb 21 and 22 (2 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
For those who are novice to the concepts of perspective, for those who always felt they couldn’t quite get it and for those who would like a review, this is a hands on, easy to understand fundamentals of linear perspective. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Creating Realism in Pastel Workshop
SDRA055 / Thu – Sat, April 16 – 18 (3 days)
Robert Carsten / Sharon
9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $273
This workshop will explore methods and techniques to achieve gorgeous realism in the medium of pastel. Robert will discuss various approaches to realism, past and present, and demonstrate in both genres of landscape and still life. Using your photographs of a landscape, cityscape, or still life, learn to create exciting compositions with precise proportion, shapes, color value and saturation, descriptive detail and more. Discover the visual power and dynamics of realism. Demonstration, at-easel assistance, critique, lots of painting time and fun! All levels welcome from beginner through advanced. Prerequisite: None

FIBERS

DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave — Fundamentals
SFIB012 / Feb 6 – Mar 13 (6 weeks)
Connie Gray / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Imagine the possibilities of weaving two layers of cloth at the same time! On a four-shaft loom, you can weave separate layers, a tube, or double width with a fold along one side! Set at twice the density, the two layers weave simultaneously while remaining independent. This class will introduce double weave and begin to explore the design possibilities. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of weaving (winding a warp, dressing the loom, reading pattern drafts, is desirable).

DOUBLEdouble WEAVEweave — Beyond Fundamentals
SFIB013 / Mar 20 – Apr 24 (6 weeks)
Connie Gray / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Continuing with the technique of weaving two layers simultaneously, students may explore a range of evolved projects including one-piece pillows, bags, hand-warming muffs, quilted layered fabrics, and even cloth twice the width of the loom! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of weaving (winding a warp, dressing the loom, reading pattern drafts, is desirable)

 

GLASS

Boro: Hard Glass Made Easy
SGLA001A / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
SGLA001B / Mar 18 – Apr 22 (6 weeks)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $15
Explore the basics of lampworking with borosilicate glass on a minor burner torch. Learn about equipment, materials, and tools and how to safely use them to form and control molten glass with skill. We 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

Glass Fusing and Slumping
SLGA003A / Jan 20 – Feb 10 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003B / Jan 20 – Feb 10 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
SLGA003C / Mar 24 – Apr 14 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003D / Mar 24 – Apr 14 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
SLGA003E / Apr 21 – May 12 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
SLGA003F / Apr 21 – May 12 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
Hal Danser / Sharon
Tuition: $96 Material Fee: $150
This four week course will cover fusing and design techniques in making stunning three dimensional works of art using glass frit and stringers, full and tack fusing, slumping, draping, cold working, and different types of glass. Projects will include making dramatic and artistic fused and slumped glass creations, including plates, bowls, coasters, and jewelry. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping Workshop
SGLA007A / Sat, January 17 (1 day)
SGLA007B / Sat, February 14 (1 day)
SGLA007C / Sat, March 21 (1 day)
SGLA007D / Sat, April 18 (1 day)
Hal Danser / Sharon
9am – 1 pm
Tuition: $60 Material Fee: $60
Learn the secrets of creating designs and shapes in glass, and then firing them in a kiln. This Workshop is a rich introduction to the joys of making special glass plates, bowls, coasters, and jewelry. Prerequisite: None

Making Glass Flowers Workshop
SGLA004 / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Janet Duchesneau / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $15
Experience the magic of glass flowers. In this one-day “hot” workshop, students will learn basic lampworking techniques with glass on the minor burner torch. The workshop will consist of demonstration and hands-on exploration of the medium. All levels of experience are welcome. Prerequisite: None

Jewelry for Your Sweetheart…
Or Yourself
SGLA008 / Sat, Feb 7 (1 day)
Hal Danser / Sharon
9am – 1pm
Tuition: $60 Material Fee: $60
Valentine’s Day is coming. Make some gorgeous fused glass necklaces and earrings that will be treasured. No experience necessary. Prerequisite: None

INTERIOR DESIGN

Historical Styles
MINT008 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
June Trisciani / Manchester
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $270
Beginning with the Egyptian period and extending through the 20th century, chronological periods of style, the visual characteristics of each style, and the terminology germane to a study of furniture and architectural elements will be stressed. This course will enhance the student’s critical awareness of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions.

Technical Drawing
MINT003 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Melissa West / Manchester
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $270
Learn the fundamental conventions of drafting, the use of tools, aids, materials, and the technical methodologies used to communicate interior design ideas through drawings. Content will include architectural lettering and symbols, vocabulary, presentation formats, orthographic projections (plan, elevation, and section), and isometric and one-point perspective drawing. Students will learn to read both design and construction documents. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical and artistic skills as a foundation to interior design expression.

Construction Site Workshop
MINT071 / Sat, Apr 11 (1 day)
Greg Rehm / Manchester
9am – 12noon
Tuition: $45
This half-day workshop will give you the opportunity to access job sites, all at different phases of the project. You will be given a guided tour of each project pointing out the necessary details to take note of as an Interior Designer, details that influence a finished product. Specified finishes and products will be discussed as it relates to the project; when it needs to be on site, what details and materials are needed to prep for this specified finish and answers to questions that need to be known ahead of time.

Green Design Workshop
MINT070 / Sat, Mar 28 (1 day)
Lydia Spitzer / Manchester
9am – 5pm
Tuition: $120
At its most extreme, green design is a moral choice, requiring that all one’s aesthetic solutions be guided by two main principles: “Do no harm to Earth,” and “Do no harm to People.” In this workshop you will become acquainted with the design industry’s contributions to climate change, and how you can help create demand for safer ways of beautifying our built environment. Through specific examples of the trade-offs involved in making “green” choices, students will have a better understanding of the complexity of the transition that must be made. We will discuss innovative design approaches like “cradle-to-cradle” and life cycle analysis, the rapid development of creative new “green” design trends and technologies, and techniques of client encouragement. A basic list of resources will be provided, to assist you in moving toward a more environmentally-conscious design career.

 

JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING

A Perfect Union: Metal Clay with Sterling, Copper or Bronze
MJWR023 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Julia Parkhurst / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $110
Both experienced and novice users of metal clays will enjoy the challenge of marrying silver and/ or base metal clay with embellished sheet metals to create eye catching pendants and earrings. You will be given instruction in using PMC (precious metal clay), and a base metal clay to create small elements that can join with cold connections or simple soldering techniques to make cost effective jewelry that is spectacular. Techniques will include stamping, roller printing and etching. Designs will be unique to each student. Prerequisite: None

Beadaring
MJWL058 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Betsy Keeney / Manchester
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $110
Tired of those same old commercial beads? Want to up your game? Take this class and learn how to make your own beautiful metal beads. Projects will include making matching bead sets for earrings, groupings of beads that complement each other for necklaces, and awesome focal beads that can stand alone as pendants. Domed, double domed, tube, woven, pillow, and box beads are just some of the types of metal beads that will be covered in this class.
Bring your enthusiasm and creativity, and leave beadazzled with your creations. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1

Jewelry Sampler II
MJWR029 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Julia Parkhurst / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:20pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $80
Designed as an introduction to basic metalsmithing and jewelry techniques, this class is a perfect match for those who have limited or no previous experience. Brush up on basic skills while creating amazing pendants, earrings and other jewelry.Techniques covered in this class will include sawing, filing, stamping, roller printing and etching. Basic soldering techniques will be covered, using acetylene or crème brulee torches. Those with basic skill will gain confidence and precision in their approach to more complex tasks. Prerequisite: None

Jewelry Too: Part 1
MJWR032 / Feb 2 – Mar 9 (6 weeks)
Kathy Binns /Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $80
This class is for those students who have previous experience with jewelry making. A review of basic foundation skills such as soldering, annealing and bezel setting will be covered as a refresher, moving on to additional techniques such as riveting, tube rivets, clasps, light forging, and light casting with cuttlefish. Students will design their own projects with guidance, using elements created in class. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1

Jewelry Too: Part 2
MJWR033 / Mar 16 – Apr 20 (6 weeks)
Kathy Binns / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $80
More jewelry skills to learn-hinges!! This class will focus on one project for the six weeks of class. Students will pull all of their skill together to focus on one project: a locket with a hinge. Detailed instructions will guide us through every step to produce a locket that will hold a small picture of your favorite person! Prerequisite: Jewelry Too: Part 1 or equivalent experience

Jewelry 2
SJWR034 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
Thursdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $25
Increase your confidence in making jewelry by expanding on skills that you learned in Jewelry 1. We will do more stone-setting such as tube setting and flush setting. Hammer-setting on bezels will be demonstrated and you will learn to make your own stonesetting tools. Tips and tricks on finishing such as using the flexible shaft with specialized abrasives and polishing wheels to get a better finish on your jewelry as well as how to maintain the flex shaft. Learn to do some chainmaking, forging, foldforming and much more. Students will have their individual projects to work on. Experienced students will find this class helpful as they can work on upgrading their skills. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1

Soldering 101
SJWR004 / Feb 5 – Mar 12 (6 weeks)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135 Material Fee: $25
Do you want to learn soldering or improve your soldering skills? Or not sure how to set up your own soldering torch and tank? This six-week class will cover the basics of how to set up your own soldering torch and tank, safety issues and a place to solder. We will cover all the soldering basics from butt joints to stick soldering. We will work on soldering and help you gain confidence in your soldering skills. Great for those who have been taking jewelry classes but want to improve on soldering as well as those who want to understand soldering. Prerequisite: none

Advanced Stone Settings
SMAW043 / Sat – Sun, Mar 28-29 (2 days)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $156
If you have ever wanted to move past bezel settings, learn more about stone setting, then this workshop is for you. Tube bezels, flush settings, more elaborate tube bezel settings, prong setting for round, oval, square, trillion, emerald-cut faceted stone and more will all be covered. We will make our own settings as well as using pre-made settings. This workshop will not cover pave or illusion settings. We will work mostly in silver, but also with some gold settings if desired. Students may bring their own  stone settings projects to work on along with any stones, silver and gold they have. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced level—must have basic jewelry-making experience.

Clasps and Closures Workshop
SJWR031 / Sat, Feb 28 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $25
We will learn all about hinges, hinged closures, catches that can be used on your boxes/jewelry and also hinged clasps. This workshop will cover the basics of box clasp, hinged clasps, swivel clasps, how to attach them to chains, a refresher on riveting, and more. Basic hinges will be covered, and then multiple variations on hinged clasps and closures will be covered. Surface embellishments, texturing, and decoration will be covered to give your clasps a more
custom look. Riveting will also be covered as a way to join nonmetal materials to metal clasps. A basic figure 8 safety catch will be shown that can be used for jewelry and boxes. This workshop is an intermediate to advance level workshop. Prerequisite: Basic jewelry-making or soldering experience is required.

Constructing Prong Settings Workshop
SJWR030 / Sat and Sun, March 21 and 22 (2 days)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $156 Material Fee: $25
In this 2-day workshop, we will make prongs from wire, sheet metal and tubing. General stone shapes such as round, oval, square, emerald, trillion/triangular will all be covered. We will also work with commercial prong settings as well, showing how to pre-notch them, using stonesetting burs, how to set stones and how to customize them for a more handcrafted look. Tips on finishing prongs and working with odd-shaped stones will be covered. We will be using sterling prong settings but anyone can use gold settings if they wish. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced level—must have basic jewelry-making experience.

The Hoop Earring Workshop
MJWR024 / Sat and Sun, March 28 and 29 (2 days)
Betsy Keeney / Manchester
Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun 2 – 5pm
Tuition: $156 Material Fee: $80
This class is the perfect opportunity for students with some basic jewelry making skills to add to their skill set. During this workshop students will learn some different and interesting ways to make the classic hoop earring. Through demonstrations and hands on experience, students should expect to go home with at least one pair of completed sterling hoop earrings, and armed with the knowledge to make more. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1

Jewelry Finishing Techniques
SJWR025 / Sat, Feb 22 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $25
Do you want to do a better job of cleaning up and finishing your jewelry? Want to understand how to properly use the flexible shaft with assorted grinding wheels and use the polishing machine better? We will cover everything needed to finish off your jewelry so that it is polished to perfection and clean of the black polishing compound. Methods such as using a tumbler, an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaner, choosing from the many varieties of grinding and
deburring wheels available, and knowing what polishing compounds to use on the buffing machine will all be discussed. Prerequisite: None

Make Your Own Jewelry Findings Workshop
SJWR010 / Sat, Mar 7 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $25
This workshop is for beaders, glass bead artists and anyone seeking to learn how to make your own ear wires, clasps, pin backs and more. Ever want to make your own findings for your fabulous glass beads or your exquisite beadwork or be able to apply jewelry findings on your art creations? We will learn to make a variety of different styles of ear wires, wire clasps beside the usual hook clasp such as toggles, pin backs, and hairpins. Very simple tools are needed. Low-tech ways of cleaning and polishing findings with a Dremel rotary tool will be covered. Prerequisite: None

Paul Revere: The Man, the Myth and the Material
MJWR027 / Sat, Apr 18 (1 day)
Kathy Binns / Manchester
10am – 5pm
Tuition: $105 Material Fee: $50
It wouldn’t be Patriot’s Day in New England without celebrating our favorite son, Paul Revere. In this workshop learn about Revere the man and his actual role in the American Revolution. We’ll take a look back to Boston in 1775, the city, its culture and its manufacturing-specifically silversmithing. We will then take a glance back at Revere’s designs for his silver, his production methods during his career and his innovations and inventions after the war. We
will then form a small bowl using some of the similar tools and techniques that Revere would have used. Welcome back to the 18th century! Prerequisite: None

Rings and Bangles Workshop
SJWR017 / Sun, Mar 1 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $25
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 cuff bracelets, slip on bangles and flexible chain bracelets will all be covered. Techniques such as soldering, hammering, stamping, bezel-setting stones, twisting wire, simple chainmaking, and much more all will be used. You’ll get to go
home with a whole new collection of fabulous rings and bracelets. Prerequisite: None

Viking and Knitted Wire Chains Workshop
SJWR028 / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Joy Raskin / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90 Material Fee: $25
We will learn to make the Viking chain, which is an ancient chain that is completely knitted by hand. By knitting we will make a tubular chain that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. Variations on the Viking chain will be demonstrated as well. Other methods covered include using a knitting spool, a crotchet hook, and the woven chain method. After we are done knitting our chains, we will draw them through a wooden drawplate to even out the chain and make it longer and thinner. Lastly, we will finish off our chains and tips on endings, clasps, jump rings will be given. We will be using 22-gauge to 28-gauge wire, either in copper or fine silver. Prerequisite: None

 

PAINTING

Abstracting the Landscape I
SPTN015A / Apr 9 – May 14 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 2pm
Tuition: $180
Would you like to contemporize your painting vision and skills? This is a class for artists who would like to expand beyond traditionalism and realism. Add new dimensions to the way that you approach a subject, both in vision and in paint application. Metaphorical responses will be emphasized, enhancing freedom and sensitivity to the landscape, resulting in creative vision and innovative painting techniques. Classes will be held in the studio and in the landscape. Individual attention will be given to maintain and encourage individual vision and style. Classes will end with a gentle group critique. Oil, pastel and water media artists of all levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None

Abstracting the Landscape II
SPTN029 / Apr 10 – May 15 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Fridays, 10am – 2pm
Tuition: $180
This is a class for landscape painters who would like to expand beyond traditionalism and realism. Instruction in this class does not seek to replace each artist’s traditional way of painting, but encourages new dimensions to the way that an artist approaches the subject, both in vision and in paint application. Metaphorical responses are emphasized, enhancing an artist’s sensitivity to the landscape, resulting in creative visions and innovative painting techniques. Classes are held in both the studio and the landscape. Individual attention is given to maintain and encourage each artist’s vision and style. Classes end with a gentle group critique. Oil, pastel and water media artists are welcome. Prerequisite: Introduction to Abstracting the Landscape

Abstract Painting I
SPTN016A / Apr 6 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Mondays, 1 – 5pm
Tuition: $180
This class will include instruction in Objective and Non-Objective Abstraction. Objective Abstraction in art indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of a subject. For each artist in the class this departure from accurate representation might be only slight, or it might be partial, or it might be complete, depending on individual choice. This class will begin by focusing on the abstraction of objective painting subjects, such as landscape, the figure and still life. Non-Objective work will be encouraged and metaphorical responses will be emphasized, enhancing an artist’s freedom of creative vision. There will be demonstrations of innovative painting techniques. Oil, pastel and water media artists of all levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None

Abstract Painting II
SPTN030 / Apr 7 – May 12 (6 weeks)
Barbara Danser / Sharon
Tuesdays, 9am – 1pm
Tuition: $180
This class is a continuation of work in Objective and Non-Objective Abstraction. Objective Abstraction in art indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of landscape, the figure, still life and thought. Non-Objective work, metaphorical responses to all subject matter and experiences, is emphasized. Artists in this class progress towards Non-Objective Abstraction in an environment of free creative vision with group interaction and support. There are demonstrations of innovative painting techniques. Oil, pastel and water media artists are welcome. Prerequisite: Introduction to Abstract Painting

Alla Prima
MPTG075 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Tricia Gibbs / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will help the beginning and intermediate painter make quick critical decisions about composition, form, color, tone and scale using an alla prima technique. Students 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 brushwork and accurate color mixing, in creating a small oil sketch during each class. There will be discussion of materials, preparation of painting surfaces, color theory and an introduction to artists who work in this method. Each class will begin with quick sketches to define composition and continue to build the painting by blocking in shadow and working up to the highlights. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Beginning Oil Painting
MPTG004 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Stuart Ober / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
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

Color for Painters
MPTN025 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Deidre Riley / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This class is designed to help the painter improve their ability to perceive relational color and to express that vision in the finished painting. You will learn to accurately observe color relationships and mix equivalent relationships in oil paint. Working from still life set ups and the live model, you will learn to understand how to express light through the relative nature of colors and the elements of value, chroma and hue. A large part of the class will focus on color studies from observation and color memory exercises. Mixing color charts for personal use and discussion on color composition will be incorporated into the class. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing and Beginning Painting

The Essence of Watercolor
MPTG079 / Mar 16 – Apr 20 (6 weeks)
Rhonda McCune / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
In this class, we will explore the expressive side of watercolor by experimenting with its fluid nature, working from observation and the imagination. We will look for the inherent beauty and abstraction in ordinary objects, landscapes and seascapes, as well as purely nonrepresentational compositions. Techniques will include alla prima and the painterly style—working quickly, letting the paint flow while simultaneously controlling it, and taking advantage of “happy accidents”. Come discover your creative spirit through the essence of watercolor. Prerequisite: None

Expanding Your Work through Creating a Series
SPTN001 / Mar 19 – Apr 23 (6 weeks)
Alicia Drakiotes / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
As artists, we all dream of special projects. This discussion and critique-based course explores the need for more than one work of art to convey an idea or technique. Students will identify their artistic longings, formulate realistic goals for a series of paintings or drawings to express these longings, and then work to accomplish these goals in a supportive group environment. Students will produce their pieces outside of class, students who require studio time
may work during class. All 2D media are welcome. Participants should have basic skills in their chosen medium, and should be prepared to share work and works-in-progress with the class. Prerequisite: None

Experimental Painting and Mixed Media
SPTN009 / Mar 18 – May 20 (10 weeks)
Frankie Brackley Tolman / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $225 Material Fee: $10
This course is for experienced or beginning painters who would like to produce work that is exciting and which reflects their own personal style. We will be working with a variety of materials, supports, and the water-medium of your choice (acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or casein). Several contemporary styles of painting and mixed media will be explored. We will investigate various acrylic-based additives and using found or discarded objects. All you need is the
courage to try something new and the ability to have fun. Prerequisite: None

Explore/Exploit/Express
MMAW010 / Feb 5 – Apr 9 (10 weeks)
Patrick McCay / Manchester
Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Tuition: $225
A studio course focused on getting your work beyond the ‘mundane and mechanical’ in both imagery and surface expression. The class balances the importance of continued technical development and personal expression. Learn to take expressive control of your ‘canvas’ while exploring and exploiting more sophisticated, visually exciting concepts and images. Assignments are ‘open’ and designed to facilitate the students’ aspirations in drawing and painting; Students are mentored ‘hands on’ in the media of their choosing. Shared interactions, critiques and demonstrations pepper the working intensity of the class. Prerequisite: Intermediate Drawing and Intermediate Painting

Floral Painting
MPTN024 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Deidre Riley / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will focus on the subject of florals with an emphasis on composition, color, and edge variety. Working within the direct painting method you will learn various techniques necessary for handling the complex subject of flowers. Focus will be on expressing the effects of light on the subject and developing an understanding of the underlying structure and form of flowers. Discussion will be on how to see more abstractly in order to understand the
whole composition as a pattern of light and dark value shapes. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Fundamentals of Watercolor
SPTN007A / 6 weeks: Feb 4 – Mar 11
(6 weeks)
SPTN007B / 6 weeks: Mar 25 – Apr 29
(6 weeks)
Mia Mead / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
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. Prerequisite: None

Intermediate Oil Painting
MPTG014 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Stuart Ober / Manchester
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
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

Intermediate Watercolor
SPTN008A / Feb 4 – Mar 11 (6 weeks)
SPTN008B / Mar 25 – Apr 29 (6 weeks)
Mia Mead / Sharon
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30
Tuition: $135
Join us as we further develop our foundation in watercolor practices. Paint alongside other intermediate-level artists to further develop your technique and style in a supportive group environment, while working from still-life arrangements or photographs. Take the opportunity to push your traditional practices, making use of peer interaction and guidance. There will be demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Watercolor

Narrative Painting
MPTN027 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Jim Burke / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course will introduce and develop methods, processes, and applied techniques utilized in representational narrative painting. Through assigned projects, students will focus on concept/story, thumbnails, sketches, drawing, value, color, edge control and finish. A broad range of instructor presentations and demonstrations will promote new artistic influences, as well as a variety of approaches and oil painting techniques. Prerequisite: None

Painting for All Levels: Open Studio
MPTN012A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Peter Dixon / Manchester
Wednesdays, 1 – 3:50pm
Tuition: $270
SPTN012B / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Peter Dixon / Sharon
Tuesdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $270
MPTN012B / Mar 21 – Apr 25 (6 weeks)
Tricia Gibbs / Manchester
Saturdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $135
Develop and expand skills and existing work, and explore new ideas. Students will work with the mediums of their choice in any style, 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

Painting from Observation
MPTN026 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Mondays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $270 Model Fee: $15
In this course, discover how painting from observation and abstract ideas of pictorial organization open up opportunities for the making of a strong composition. During these 12 weeks we will explore the still- life, the portrait, the figure and the landscape. Open to oils, acrylics or pastels. “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” —Paul Cezanne. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Portrait Painting
MPTG015 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 1 – 4pm
Tuition: $270 Model Fee: $60
Learn about facial structure and anatomy while giving full expression to the human face. Gain a solid understanding of how to develop and learn to combine the skills, intuition and freedom needed to create a unique and felt portrait. Open to oils, acrylics or pastels! Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Tonal Drawing and Grisaille Painting!
MDRA052 / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $270
Like the study of perspective, this is a specialized course that is valuable to painters, graphic artists and draughtsmen alike. Using both drawing and painting techniques, learn how to compose with mass in terms of lights and darks and shapes and tonal values, all of which are indispensable when using colors. The first half of the course will deal with tonal drawing, the second half with grisaille painting. It is open to all drawing mediums as well as oils, acrylics and or pastels. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Miniature Painting Workshop
MPTN010 / Fri – Sun, Mar 13 – 15 (3 days)
Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo / Manchester
9am – 4pm
Tuition: $234
This course offers specific techniques needed to compose and paint a small scale painting ( from 4” in height and
width and under 12” ) working from observation and using portraiture and the still life. This workshop is open to oil
and acrylic. Prerequisite: Basic painting experience

The Landscape Simplified Workshop
MPTN028 / Sat and Sun, Feb 28 and Mar 1 (2 days)
Karen Blackwood / Manchester
9:30am – 4pm
Tuition: $250
Simplifying the landscape is easy when you know how to look for the big shapes, limit your values and use a limited palette. Nationally recognized artist, Karen Blackwood will discuss and demonstrate these principles to help you in your landscape painting. Prerequisite: Basic painting experience

PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
MPHO049A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Thursdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
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. Please bring your digital images and digital camera. Prerequisite: None

Certificate Photo Seminar
MPHO018A / Feb 5 – Apr 23 (12 weeks)
Dia Stolnitz and Gary Samson / Manchester
Thursdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is offered to students during their final term of the Certificate Program. Final projects related to the student’s particular interest in photography are developed, worked on, and critiqued in class in preparation for the Commencement Exhibition. Prerequisite: All previous required classes in the certificate program.

Color Photography II
MPHO016A / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Claudia Rippee / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is the continuation of the certificate program’s Color Photography I course, the exploration and means of image making through color. Working with slides, negatives, and digital files, students will refine skills of perception, analysis, and expression in color. Archival quality color prints will be produced in the digital lab and time will be allotted for individual experimentation and creative exploration. Prerequisite: Color Photography I

Digital Photography I
MPHO001A / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
MPHT010A / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane / Sharon
Mondays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $270
This course will guide you through the basic operations and features of your digital SLR camera to create high quality photographic images. File formats including the appropriate use of jpeg and raw files, will be covered along with correct exposure and color through the use of the histogram and custom white balance features of your camera. Lens selection, depth of field, and proper shutter speed settings for a variety of subject matter will also be extensively reviewed as will ISO and color space options. Each student will make a portfolio of six to eight images based on a theme of their choice and will have the opportunity to print photographs in our state-of-the-art digital lab. Students will use Adobe Lightroom 3 to catalog and process their images. A digital SLR camera is required for this course. Prerequisite: Visual Studies (Certificate Students only)

Documentary Photography
MPHO010A / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Mark Morelli / Manchester
Saturdays, 10am – 12:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course is designed to explain and expand upon the traditional meaning of documentary photography by examining the work of different artists and how each approached this genre in various ways. Beginning with traditional interpretations of documentation and moving towards broader and more complex approaches, students will learn how photographs can be produced and organized in series to create documentary work with more visual and
intellectual complexity. They will learn that documentary photographic projects need not be constructed around a single idea, but rather, can be layered both conceptually and thematically: for example, as portraits, urban or rural landscapes, neighborhoods, social groups, family, cities or geographic regions, subcultures, interior spaces, etc. Ultimately, these multidimensional viewpoints can become a larger ‘document’ that is greater than the sum of their individual parts. Students will create a portfolio based on their own interpretation of documentary photography. Prerequisite: Basic photo experience

History of Photography
MPHO027A /Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Glen Scheffer / Manchester
Mondays, 6 – 7:50pm
Tuition: $180
A lecture and slide survey of photography and its practitioners from the mid-19th century to the present. Technical and aesthetic developments in the medium are covered. Prerequisite: Certificate students only: all first year requirements

Intermediate Photoshop
MPHO061A / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270
This course builds on the skills developed in Intro to Photoshop. Students will continue to work with Adobe Photoshop CS4 software exploring the use of layers, masks, and advanced image correction techniques. Film and flatbed scanners are available in the digital lab for use by film-based photographers and all students are encouraged to use the large format Epson printers. Prerequisite: Intro to Photoshop

Intro to Architectural Photography
MPHO053A / Feb 3 – Mar 10 (6 weeks)
MPHO053B / Mar 17 – Apr 21 (6 weeks)
Jen Drociak / Manchester
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50 pm
Tuition: $135
This class will 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 a range of early and contemporary photographers including: Eugene Atget,
Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Geffeler, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer, Aberlado Morell, Nicholas Nixon, Julius Schulman, Charles Sheeler, Ezra Stoller, Hiroshi Sugimoto, among others. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I and Intro to Photoshop

Intro to Photoshop
MPHO075A / Feb 3 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7-9:50pm
Tuition: $270
SPHO075B / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane / Sharon
Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $270
Photoshop has been the industry standard in photo-editing for twenty years. Come find out why. We’ll look at fixing photos, creating composites, making the ordinary extraordinary, and printing. We’ll use Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Epson printers to create one-of-a-kind images that will last forever. Prerequisite: None

Creative Flower Photography Workshop
SPHT009 / Sat May 16 (1 day)
Guy Biechele / Sharon
10am – 3:30pm
Tuition: $82
Hardly anyone can resist photographing flowers. They are everywhere and present an endless array of colors, shapes and patterns. In this workshop we will explore new ways of seeing and photographing flowers to create beautiful images that go beyond the usual record shot of a flower. We will experiment with light, focus and backgrounds to achieve truly unique images. Capturing images that express beauty and our own personal vision will be the objective of this workshop. Participants are asked to bring their camera and whatever lenses they have (especially macro, and prime lenses if they have them, in addition to the usual zoom lenses). Also, people are asked to bring a bouquet of flowers in a vase to photograph and share. Prerequisite: None

The “Digital Quilt” Workshop
MPHO083A / Sat, Feb 21 (1 day)
Mike Ariel / Sharon
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
This is the workshop that everyone has been raving about. Turn your family photos into one-of-a-kind designs that become quilt squares. Using Adobe Photoshop CS6 we will scan family photos, keepsakes, and memories and use them to create designs that will be printed on fabric using an inkjet printer. The designs then go together to create a quilt. This unique project is a gift you’ll always treasure. Prerequisite: None

I’m Smarter Than My Camera!
Taking Charge
SPHT015 / Sat, Mar 14 (1 day)
Guy Biechele / Sharon
10am – 2:30pm
Tuition: $68
Your interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or new Mirrorless type) is a powerful photographic tool. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices they offer— metering and exposure modes, lens choices, flash options, JPEG vs. RAW, etc. Learn how to take advantage of the flexibility of your interchangeable lens camera to become a better photographer. This workshop will help you to make the most of you interchangeable lens camera
whether you use your camera for family portraits, landscapes, or other subjects. Participants should bring their camera, camera manual, and any accessories such as lenses, flash attachments, filters, etc for discussion. Prerequisite: None

“New Camera” Boot Camp Workshop
MPHO076A / Sat, Jan 17 (1 day)
Mike Ariel / Manchester
10am – 4pm
Tuition: $90
You just got a camera (or you just want to know what that button does) and you’re not sure how to make it work. This is the one-day workshop for you. We’ll take a look at how to make the best images possible by using all of the options that your camera offers. We’ll explore the four main elements of exposure…Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance, as we make our photos look better than ever. Prerequisite: None

 

PRINTMAKING

Experimental Printmaking
SPRT038 / Mar 17 – Apr 28 (6 weeks;
no class Apr 7)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:50pm
Tuition: $135
Come explore the world of printmaking by using brayers,
brushes, and found objects. Monoprints will be made of
color, shape, and texture. Open yourself to new directions
and avenues.

Intro to Letterpress
PRT040 / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Erin Sweeney / Manchester
Saturdays, 9 – 11:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This course is an introduction to all things Letterpress. Students will learn the basics of letterpress printing through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Letterpress printing is ideal for creating broadsides, posters, cards, and a myriad of books. Using the Institute’s array of lead and wood type and engraved imagery, as well as student-generated imagery and polymer plates, we will explore composition, typography, and color. We will also discuss the history of printing, as well as contemporary letterpress printing, looking at the work of many artists utilizing this process. Additionally, we will explore pressure printing, relief printing, and experimental techniques. Prerequisite: None

Intro to Printmaking
PRT012 / Feb 2 – Apr 20 (12 weeks)
Elizabeth Cameron / Manchester
Mondays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
Come explore traditional printmaking techniques such as linoleum block printing, copper etching, silkscreen, lithography, and monotype. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of processes, printing presses, tools, water soluble and oil-based inks, and printmaking papers. Experience the excitement of developing your drawings and designs into fine art prints. Prerequisite: None

Intro to Silkscreen
PRT037 / Feb 4 – Apr 22 (12 weeks)
James Chase / Manchester
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
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. Using sketches and photos brought from home, students will consider their ideas within this specific medium and its context within printmaking and contemporary art. Prerequisite: None

Printmaking Open Studio
PRT001 / Feb 2 – Apr 21 (12 weeks)
Elizabeth Cameron / Manchester
Tuesdays, 7 – 9:50pm
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
This course is designed for the advanced student who is interested in working independently in the printmaking studio with an instructor. Students will continue their exploration of the materials (equipment, tools, papers and inks) and processes, such as relief, intaglio, silkscreen, monotype and lithography used by printmakers to create multiple works of art. Certificate Students with the instructor will develop a curriculum for the semester. This
will include the specific goals for class and homework assignments. Prerequisite: Basic Printmaking skills or permission of the instructor

Reduction Woodcuts
SPRT039 / Mar 19 – Apr 30 (6 weeks; no class Apr 9)
Joyce Fearnside / Sharon
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuition: $135
Try your hand at this woodblock print method by using one block, instead of many, to render your unique print into an
edition. Use of Chine Colle and other specialty papers will enhance your unique prints. Prerequisite: None

Stone Lithography
PRT018 / Feb 7 – Apr 25 (12 weeks)
Bill Cass / Manchester
Saturdays, 9 – 11:50am
Tuition: $270 Material Fee: $25
Stone lithography is the original lithographic print process that is still favored by contemporary printmakers. One of its many unique qualities is its autographic ability to print the exact marks that the artist makes from the broadest brush stroke to the tiniest pencil detail. Participants will each draw on and print a lithographic stone. This course will include the preparatory process of cleaning and graining the stone followed by demonstrations of different methods of drawing and printing. Prerequisite: None

 

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