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DEAR SUPPORTERS, FRIENDS AND CREATORS,

Along with presenting our fall program of workshops and classes, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Chris Archer and I am very excited to begin my new role as Director of Community Education for both of the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Manchester and Sharon Arts Center Campuses. Both campuses have proud, long-standing roots in community education and we are enthusiastically committed to furthering our mission of offering a variety of strong arts programming. Personally, community education has been an integral part of my career since 1993, and specifically on our Manchester Campus since 1998. It is a privilege to work with so many talented instructors and it is an honor to take on the responsibility of helping provide you with a vibrant, productive and rewarding educational experience. We have some exciting changes on the way.  I look forward to hearing about your experiences and welcome your feedback.

Sincerely,
Chris Archer
Director of Community Education

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:
Chris Archer – (603) 836.2561 – carcher@nhia.edu

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS:

MANCHESTER CAMPUS:
BY PHONE: Rhiannon Mimms, (603) 836-2564 - CERegistration@nhia.edu
IN PERSON: Mon – Fri, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St., Manchester, NH
BY EMAIL: CERegistration@nhia.edu
BY MAIL: New Hampshire Institute of Art Continuing Education Office
148 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03104-4858
BY FAX: (603) 641-1832

SHARON ARTS CENTER CAMPUS:
BY PHONE: Rhiannon Mimms, (603) 836-2564
IN PERSON: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 3 pm
457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH
BY EMAIL: CERegistration@nhia.edu
BY MAIL: New Hampshire Institute of Art Continuing Education Office
148 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03104-4858
BY FAX: (603) 641-1832

Click here to download registration form to submit by fax or mail.

LOCATIONS:

Manchester Campus
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03104-4858
www.nhia.edu

Sharon Arts Center Campus
457 NH Rte. 123, Sharon, NH 03458

MANCHESTER CLASSROOM LOCATIONS:
Roger Williams Studio Building, 77 Amherst St. (formerly Amherst Street Building)
French Building, 148 Concord St.
Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St.
Lowell Street, 88 Lowell St.

Registration and Policy Information

Fall 2014 Community Education Catalog

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FALL 2014 CATALOG

*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.*

VIEW THE MATERIALS LISTS HERE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist Resources
Book Arts
Ceramics
Creative Writing
Drawing
Fibers
Glass
Interior Design
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Painting
Watercolor
Photography
Printmaking

 

 


ARTIST RESOURCES

Visual Studies
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. Limit: 20
Manchester / Eileen Greene
MFND001 / Thu, Sep. 4 – Dec. 18
6 – 8:50 pm / 15 Weeks / Lowell 002
Tuition: $325 / Material Fee: $25

 


BOOK ARTS

The World of Book Arts
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.
Manchester / Rhonda McCune
MDEC029 / Mon, Oct. 20 – Dec. 8
6 – 8:50 pm / 8 Weeks / Lowell 007
Tuition: $176 / Material Fee: $25

Behold the Book
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. Limit: 10
Sharon / Celeste Wasilewska
SDEC033 / Thu, Sep. 25 – Oct. 30
5:30 – 8:30 pm / 6 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132
Material Fee: $25

 

CERAMICS

Fundamentals of Wheelwork
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. Limit: 12
Manchester / Sarah Burns
MCER001 /Thu, Sep. 11 – Dec. 4 / 7 – 9:50 pm
12 Weeks / Williams 001
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25
No class Nov. 27

Ceramics Open Studio
This course is the perfect opportunity for intermediate to advanced level potter’s to work independently, with a professional potter on-hand for guidance. Students will receive personal help for on the wheel and in handbuilding, glazing, and firing. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding. Limit: 12
Manchester / John Baymore
MCER004 / Mon, Sep. 15 – Dec. 1 / 7 – 9:50 pm
12 Weeks / Williams 001
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25

Handbuilding Open Studio
This course is the perfect opportunity for the intermediate to advanced level handbuilder to work independently, yet have a professional ceramic artist on hand for guidance and support. Demonstrations and assistance from the instructor will be provided to help direct students through the development of individual projects. Under the guidance of seacoast artist, Karen Orsillo, you will develop your own building skills and learn some new tricks and ideas along the way. Karen’s specialty is handbuilt colored porcelain vessels and jewelry. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork and Handbuilding. Limit: 12
Manchester / Teresa Taylor
MCER045 / Mon, Sep. 15 – Dec. 1 / 7 – 9:50 pm
12 Weeks / Williams 204
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25

Intermediate Wheelwork
This class marks an opportunity to move beyond the basic fundamentals that were presented in an introductory wheelworking course. Participants will further develop and refine various forming, surface and glazing techniques, while also exploring the challenges of composition. The curriculum is specifically geared towards providing a comfortable structure to accommodate the needs and diversity of the students. This course may be taken more than once. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Wheelwork. Limit: 12
Manchester / Chris Archer
MCER003 / Tue, Sep. 9 – Dec. 2 / 7 – 9:50 pm
12 Weeks / Williams 001
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25
No class Nov. 11

Making Handbuilt Chawan
The formal Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu) has had a profound impact on both the Japanese and world ceramics since the feudal era in Japan. The making of formal tea bowls (Chawan) is considered the pinnacle of the art of the potter in Japan. This six-session class will share two specific hand-forming techniques for the making of Chawan. It also will explore the “rules” for desired formal attributes of a Chawan within the context of real Chanoyu. A discussion of the formal Chanoyu process will be included, and we will conclude our classes by sharing Matcha (i.e. ceremony tea) out of the bowls we have made in a semi-formal Tea Ceremony in which the class participants get to be the hosts and guests. Prerequisite: Basic clay skills. Limit: 10
Manchester / John Baymore
MCER058 / Wed, Oct. 1 – Nov. 5 and Sat, Nov. 8 / 7 – 9:50 pm
6 Weeks and 1 Saturday / Williams 204
Tuition: $154 / Material Fee: $20

Kiln Building Intensive
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. The class then  switches gears, as the students 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. Limit: 10
Manchester / John Baymore
MCER077 / Thu and Fri, Sep. 25 and 26 / 6 – 9 pm;
Sat and Sun, Sep. 27 and 28 / 9 am – 6 pm
4 Days / Williams 204; Williams 001
Tuition: $176

Advanced Clay
This course is for those who have previously taken Ceramics at Sharon Arts, or similar programs, and have displayed their advanced ability in a variety of projects. Pupils 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 broaden skills. A mix of wheel-throwing and hand building techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Prerequisite: Intermediate clay experience. Limit: 8.
Sharon / Janet Duchesneau
SCER069A / Tue, Sep. 2 – Oct. 14 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
SCER069B / Tue, Oct. 21 – Dec. 9 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 114
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
Material Fee: $40
No class Nov. 11

Clay for All Levels
Students will be 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. Enrolled students will have unlimited access to open studio hours for the duration of class as a part of lab fee. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / TBD
SCER068A / Thu, Sep. 4 – Oct. 16 / 10 am – 1 pm
SCER068B / Thu, Sep. 4 – Oct. 16 / 6 – 9 pm
SCER068C / Thu, Oct. 23 – Dec. 11 / 10 am – 1 pm
SCER068D / Thu, Oct. 23 – Dec. 11 / 6 – 9 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 114
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
Material Fee: $40
No class Nov. 27

Pottery: Templates and Alterations
In this advanced class students will explore making slab constructed pottery forms using newsprint and tar paper templates. In addition, participants will throw forms and alter their shape and add slab elements. Various glazing techniques will be covered. Cone 10 porcelain and/or grog-less buff stoneware will be utilized throughout the session. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced clay skills. Limit: 7
Sharon / Tanya Rudenjak
SCER078 / Wed, Sep. 17 – Nov. 19 / 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
10 Weeks / Sharon 114
Tuition: $258; Member Rate: $220
Material Fee: $50

 

CREATIVE WRITING

Personal Narrative/Memoir
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. This 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 our 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 each participant’s personal narratives are given thoughtful, rigorous feedback. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Sharon / Pam Bernard
SCRW001A / Fri, Sep. 12 – Oct. 24 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
SCRW001B / Fri, Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
No class Nov. 28

Poetry
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
Sharon / Pam Bernard
SCRW004A / Fri, Sep. 12 – Oct. 24 / 1 – 4 pm
SCRW004B / Fri, Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 / 1 – 4 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
No class Nov. 28

 

DRAWING

Beginning Drawing
This drawing class is designed for 1st time art students and examines the basic visual issues dealing with the concepts and techniques needed to begin to draw well. Exploring line, space, form, light, rhythm, and perspective is introduced through a series of class exercises. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MDRA002A / Mon, Sep. 8 – Dec. 22 / 9 – 11:50 am
15 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $325
No class Oct. 20
Sharon / Eleanor Clough
SDRA002B / Thu, Sep. 11 – Oct. 23 / 1 – 4 pm
SDRA002C / Thu, Oct. 30 – Dec. 18 / 1 – 4 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 112
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
No class Nov. 27

Intermediate Drawing
This curriculum expands the basic fundamentals analyzed and discussed in Beginning Drawing. The heart of this course is focused on the production of a “composed drawing”, which relates and combines all of the essential elements (line, space, form, rhythm, light, design, and mark making) into one piece.  Drawing the figure will also be introduced. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 15
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MDRA010A / Tue, Sep. 2 – Dec. 23 / 6 – 8:50 pm
15 Weeks / French 009
Tuition: $325 / Model Fee: $45
No class Nov. 11
No class Oct. 7
Sharon / Eleanor Clough
SDRA010B / Thu, Sep. 11 – Oct. 23 / 10 am – 1 pm
SDRA010C / Thu, Oct. 30 – Dec. 18 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 112
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
Model Fee: $35
No class Nov. 27

Intermediate Drawing and Oil Painting
This course will continue to develop fundamental drawing and compositional skills through direct observation with an emphasis on value and form. Students will build off these skills with an introduction to color theory and basic oil painting techniques. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 15
Manchester / Tricia Gibbs
MDRA051 / Tue, Oct. 21 – Dec. 16 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $176
No class Nov. 11

Drawing Portraits
Drawing is the language of seeing and connecting with expressive purpose. This course is designed to help you engage with the portrait. Point of view, form, mark making, proportion, scale, and space, are discussed and experienced in hands on drawing from the model. We look at strategies for measuring and understanding the structure of the human head while implying rhythm and volume through observed investigation of light patterns. Over time, likeness and an evocation of mood begin to emerge. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 15
Manchester / Deidre Riley
MDRA013 / Mon, Sep. 29 – Dec. 22 / 6 – 8:50 pm
12 Weeks / French 009
Tuition: $264 / Model Fee: $80
No class Oct. 6

Introduction to Figure Drawing
This class investigates technical approaches to perceiving and rendering the human form. It is geared toward developing an understanding of the visual impression and how to see the whole versus the parts in a more “finished” drawing. We will be interpreting the figure in terms of values, and shapes, as well as relating masses of light and dark patterns. Focus will be on rendering form, lost and found edges, light effects and atmosphere. Formal elements will be reviewed to suit individual skill level. This course will help strengthen the drawing ability of the experienced as well as the novice artist. Open to all skill levels. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Deidre Riley
MDRA050 / Wed, Oct. 8 – Nov. 26 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $176 / Model Fee: $80

Tonal Drawing and Grisaille Painting
Like the study of perspective, this is a specialized course that is valuable to painters, graphic artists, and draftsmen alike. Using both drawing and painting techniques, students will learn how to compose with mass in terms of lights and darks as well as shapes and tonal values, all of which are indispensable when using colors. The first portion of the course will deal with tonal drawing, while the second half will focus on grisaille painting. This class is open to all drawing mediums as well as oils, acrylics and/or pastels. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 12
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MDRA052 / Mon, Sep. 22 – Dec. 15 / 6 – 8:50 pm
12 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $264
No class Oct. 20

Figure Drawing Marathon
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. Limit: 15
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MDRA037 / Sat and Sun, Oct. 25 and 26 / 10 am – 5 pm
2 Days / French 008
Tuition: $140 / Model Fee: $50

Perspective Drawing
This class caters to students who are novice to the concepts of perspective and for those who always felt they could not quite get it or would like a refresher course.  This workshop has a hands on approach, with an ease to understand the fundamentals of linear perspective at its core. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MDRA053A / Sat and Sun, Nov. 15 and 16 / 10 am – 5 pm
2 Days / French 008
Tuition: $140
Sharon / Peter Dixon
SDRA053B / Tue, Sep. 23 – Dec. 16 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm
12 Weeks / Sharon 111
Tuition: $310; Member Rate: $264
No class Oct. 21

Deep “See” Drawing
This drawing course is ideal for beginners and those who want to refresh their drawing skills. We will focus on the basics, working from the start with two- and three-dimensional subjects and in the process we will explore the nature of various materials; study relationships of form, scale and depth creation and value, as well as practice rendering techniques and the fundamentals of composition. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on “re-learning” how to see both the subject and one’s own work clearly. There will be a vast amount of individual attention in a supportive atmosphere designed for beginners and those looking for a refresher course. More experienced students will build upon their skills, receiving specialized instruction. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Robert Seaman
SDRA039A / Tue, Sep. 16 – Oct. 28  / 10 am – 1 pm
SDRA039B / Tue, Nov. 4 – Dec. 16 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 112
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Open Studio Figure Drawing/Painting
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. Limit: 15
Sharon / Barbara Danser
SDRA023 / Mon, Sep. 22 – Nov. 17
10 am – 12 pm / 8 Weeks / Sharon 111
Tuition: $141; Member Rate: $120
Model Fee: $60
No class Oct. 13

Looking for Shadows
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 beginner artists or those looking to hone their skill. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Robert Seaman
SDRA041 / Sat, Oct. 25 / 10am – 4pm
1 Day / Sharon 111
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80

Concentrate on Composition
This one day composition workshop explores common questions: Where are the things we look at located in our visual field? How do we organize them in an interesting way as two dimensional images on a two dimensional surface? We will talk about the use of composition, do some exercises, and look at examples of a variety of compositions. We will examine how artists utilize flow, balance, tension, focal points, sweet spots or aesthetic points, values, color, temperature, the dynamics of a rectangle, and more. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Robert Seaman
SDRA042 / Sat, Dec. 6 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80

 

FIBERS

Falling Into Fiber: Weaving Basics and More
In this beginner class, students will create something beautiful from fibers of all kinds. We’ll select yarns, plan and wind a warp, dress the loom, and weave a project of your choice (or a sampler of many patterns). With emphasis on color design, patterns, or both, you will have a piece of handmade fabric that you made yourself, and the skills to make many more. Individual instruction and open studio time are always available. Session B will push beginner students along with new skills, as well as welcome new weavers. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 7
Sharon / Connie Gray
SFIB003A / Fri, Sep. 12 – Oct. 24 / 10 am – 1 pm
SFIB003B / Fri, Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 118
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
No class Nov. 28

Dyeing for Weaving
In this one -day workshop, we will use dyes or fabric paints to explore the opportunities in making designs on warp threads. We will wind a warp or two from cotton or other fibers, and paint with fiber-reactive dyes to create one-of-a-kind designs. Weavers may work at home to make unique scarves, pillows, or even clothing. As an alternative, students may bring previously hand-woven fabric to be dyed or painted in their own designs. A materials list will be sent upon registration. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 7
Sharon / Connie Gray
SFIB010 / Sat, Oct. 25 / 10 am – 3 pm
1 Day / Sharon 118
Tuition: $58; Member Rate: $50

Weave a Landscape Tapestry
Create a painterly “landscape” out of glorious colors of yarns! Try this simple pictorial weaving technique, using limitless colors, textures of yarns and patterns of shapes. On a frame loom, learn to weave free-form designs, or work from a drawn “cartoon” (sketch). Class will include warping the loom, designing, weaving methods, and finishing your piece. No previous experience necessary. A materials list will be sent upon registration. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 7
Sharon / Connie Gray
SFIB011 / Sat, Nov. 15 / 10 am – 3 pm — DATE CHANGE
1 Day / Sharon 118
Tuition: $88; Member Rate: $75

 

GLASS

Boro Glass
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. Limit: 8
Sharon / Janet Duchesneau
SGLA001A / Wed, Sep. 3 – Oct. 15 / 10 am – 1 pm
SGLA001B / Wed, Oct. 22 – Dec. 10 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 116
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
Material Fee: $30; additional open studio time available for hourly fee
No class Nov. 26

Glass Ornaments
Explore the principles of lampworking with borosilicate glass on a minor burner torch. Learn about equipment, materials, and tools as you create icicles and small glass ornaments for the holiday season. More experienced students will be able to create more advanced pieces. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / Janet Duchesneau
SGLA006 / Sat, Nov. 1 / 10 am – 3 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $15

Glass Fusing and Slumping
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, cold working, and different types of glass. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6
Sharon / Hal Danser
SGLA003A / Sat, Sep. 20 / 9 am – 1 pm
SGLA003B / Sat, Oct. 18 / 9 am – 1 pm
SGLA003C / Sat, Nov. 15 / 9 am – 1 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $60; Member Rate: $50
Material/Firing Fee: $60
SGLA003D / Tue, Sep. 2 – Sep. 23 / 6 – 9 pm
SGLA003E / Tue, Sep. 30 – Oct. 21 / 6 – 9 pm
SGLA003F / Tue, Oct. 28 – Nov. 25 / 6 – 9 pm
4 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80
Material/Firing Fee: $150
No class Nov. 11

Parent and Child – Fun Glass Fusing
Have a fun family blast making fused glass plates, coasters, bowls, and jewelry. No experience necessary. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6
Sharon / Hal Danser
SGLA003G / Sat, Oct. 25 / 9 am – 1 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $60; Member Rate: $50
Material/Firing Fee: $60

Men Only – Jewelry for Your Sweetheart
The Holidays are coming. Make your sweetheart some gorgeous fused glass necklaces and earrings that she will treasure. No experience necessary. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6
Sharon / Hal Danser
SGLA003H / Sat, Nov. 22 / 9 am – 1 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $60; Member Rate: $50
Material/Firing Fee: $60

Holiday Jewelry
Make gorgeous fused glass necklaces and earrings for yourself or a friend for the holidays. No experience necessary. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6
Sharon / Hal Danser
SGLA003I / Sat, Dec. 6 / 9 am – 1 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $60; Member Rate: $50
Material/Firing Fee: $60

INTERIOR DESIGN

Introduction to Interior Design
This course is the basis for all future study in the Interior Design Program. Course content explores the development and practice of interior design, emphasizing design elements, principles, and theory utilized in functional, appropriate, and aesthetic design of interior spaces. Students examine the human factors involved in design: physical, psychological, and social comfort as well as anthropometrics, ergonomics, and space planning. One daytime field trip to the Boston Design Center is required. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Renee Rucci
MINT001 / Tue, Sep. 2 – Dec. 16 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
15 Weeks / French 13
Tuition: $325
No class Nov. 11

SketchUp for Interior Design
Did you know most clients don’t know how to read a floor plan? Do your clients really know what you’re proposing? This course is an introduction for Interior Designers who want to learn to use SketchUp software to help their clients better understand their design. We will cover the basics of creating 3-dimensional models before introducing furniture, cabinetry, and accessories. We will also discuss the introduction of color and materials before creating animated walk-throughs. All participants must bring their own laptop. Information for free Sketchup software installation will be provided upon registration Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Manchester / Melissa West
MINT069 / Thu, Sep. 4 – Dec. 18 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
15 Weeks / French 13
Tuition: $325
No class Nov. 27

Textiles
This curriculm will explore fiber types used in textiles, the history of fibers, natural dyeing, weaving techniques for the primary textile types, colorant applications, finishes, textures, and patterns of textiles. Consideration is given to the appropriate use of textiles for window treatments, bedding, wall and floor coverings, as well as upholstered furniture. Fabric samples will be identified, discussed, and studied for appropriate usage. Information on workrooms, fabrication, ordering and materials for customization of soft furnishings will be discussed. There are three required field trips, which take place during normal business hours. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Julie Wood
MINT007 / Mon, Sep. 8 – Dec. 15 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
15 Weeks / French 13
Tuition: $325

Quarry to Kitchen
Everyone loves the natural beauty of stone in their home. Do you have the knowledge to guide your client to the correct material? This half-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of stone. When done, you will have a primary understanding of the differences between the many characteristics of stone. You will know which type to use where as well as have a basic understanding of the fabrication process. This workshop will be held, on site, at RE Marble & Granite, 139 Rt. 101 Temple, NH. Prerequisite: INT001. Limit: 12
Manchester / Michael Hauptly-Pierce
MINT068 / Sat, Sep. 27 / 1 – 5 pm
1 Day / French 13
Tuition: $50

Building your Social Media Brand
Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Houzz, Instagram, Pinterest…where do you begin? As an Interior Designer, it is becoming increasingly more important to have an online presence, this three hour workshop will help you decide which platforms are right for you and your business, and establish your brand online. It is important to use these platforms to get your name out in the public forum, what you have been working on, and to show the “behind the scenes” of your work to inspire others and yourself! We will go over all of these platforms, the pros/cons of each, and how to manage them all without hiring outside help. Some of the topics we will discuss include: Photo process/editing on Instagram & sharing on other platforms, business promotion on social media, how to reach your target audience, and staying authentic. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Manchester / Emma Paradis
MINT067 / Sat, Oct. 4 / 10 am – 1 pm
1 Day / French 13
Tuition: $50

 

JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING

Jewelry 1
This foundational class introduces students to the fundamentals of jewelry making. Through demonstration and studio time, students will learn to design and fabricate jewelry with sheet metal as well as sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, and bezel setting a stone. Silver pendants with a bezel set stone will be designed and created as the first project. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Manchester / Kathy Binns
MJWL001 / Mon, Sep. 8 – Oct. 13 / 6 – 8:50 pm
6 Weeks / French 2|
Tuition: $132 / Material Fee: $35

Jewelry 1, Part 2
Build upon the foundational skills covered in Jewelry 1. Students will refresh their competencies as well as discover and expand upon new techniques. Through demonstration and studio time, students will now learn to move metal through forming and light forging. Additional approaches, including surface embellishment, chasing, dapping, and use of the flex shaft and polishing machine will be taught. Copper is included; silver may be purchased from the instructor. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1. Limit: 10
Manchester / Kathy Binns
MJWL002 / Mon, Oct. 20 – Nov. 24 / 6 – 8:50 pm
6 Weeks / French 2
Tuition: $132 / Material Fee: $35

Push the Envelope II
Want to bring more pizzazz to your jewelry? This course will focus on design elements and techniques that are sure to add depth and interest to your original designs. Some examples include combining silver, copper and/or bronze for color variation and using layering techniques for contrast. Let your imagination run wild while honing previous skills and learning new ones. Most materials are included. Students may purchase silver. Prerequisite: Previous torch experience or Jewelry 1. Limit: 10
Manchester / Julia Parkhurst
SJWR016 / Thu, Sep. 4 – Nov. 20 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
12 Weeks / French 2
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $130

Wearable Fine Art
Learn to make jewelry that makes a statement. During this course, students will sharpen their skills sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, texturing, setting stones, using cold connections, as well as adding color to their designs. The class will learn different coloring techniques that will allow their designs to stand out in beautiful ways. Participants will use electrical current to “paint” gorgeous colors on to metal, add ink to pieces to make their ideas pop, and fill in designs with enamel to cause their designs come to life. Expand your knowledge learning new techniques while strengthening the skills you already have. Prerequisite: Jewelry 1. Limit: 10
Manchester / Betsy Keeney
MJWR021 / Tue, Sep. 2 – Nov. 25 / 5:30 – 8:20 pm
12 Weeks / French 2
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $125
No class Nov. 11

Hinged Bracelets
Students will be introduced to light forging with silver wire to make a beautiful bracelet with a riveted clasp. Participants of this class will learn the basics of torch work, annealing and light forging with hammers to produce this classic bracelet. Prerequisite: Some jewelry experience is helpful. Limit: 10
Manchester / Kathy Binns
MJWR022 / Sat, Oct. 18 / 10 am – 5 pm
1 Day / French 2
Tuition: $80 / Material Fee: $50

Chain Making
In this workshop, students will be manipulating wire to make circles and loops while demonstrations of different chain examples will be shown. Pupils will also learn how to make a simple clasp and experiment with hammered textures and different finishes to compliment their elegant chains. Silver may be purchased from the instructor. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Manchester / Lia Cote
MJWL017 / Sat, Oct. 25 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / French 2
Tuition: $80 / Material Fee: $30

Wax Carving
Students will be introduced to wax carving for lost wax casting. Lost wax casting is an ancient process that takes a wax model, encases it in a high temperature plaster, melts out the wax in an oven and replaces the empty cavity with molten silver. Students will experience different waxes and tools while experimenting and carve rings to be cast by the instructor later in the week in silver. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Manchester / Kathy Binns
MJWL023 / Sat, Nov. 1 / 10 am – 5 pm
1 Day / French 2
Tuition: $80 / Material Fee: $50

Jewelry and Metalsmithing
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: 10
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR001A / Thu, Sep. 18 – Oct. 23 / 10 am – 1 pm
SJWR001B / Thu, Sep. 18 – Oct. 23 / 2 – 5 pm
SJWR001C / Thu, Sep. 18 – Oct. 23 / 6 – 9 pm
SJWR001D / Thu, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 / 10 am – 1 pm
SJWR001E / Thu, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 / 2 – 5 pm
SJWR001F / Thu, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 / 6 – 9 pm
6 Weeks / Sharon 116
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132
Material Fee: $30
No class Nov. 27

Fun with Wire
We will coil, wrap, weave, tinker, twine twist, braid, crochet, and much more to make all kinds of fabulous jewelry, accessories, and objects using the versatility of wire. Wire is not just for jewelry, but can make baskets, lampshades and other decorative items, even sculpture. Best of all, it’s low tech and doesn’t require many tools to work with. We will use copper, brass, bronze, nickel, and silver wire. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR006 / Sat, Sep. 27 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $15

Soldering 101
Ever struggled with soldering and wanted to improve your skills? Or not sure how to set up your own soldering torch and tank? This one day workshop will cover the basics of how to set up your own soldering torch and tank, and workspace, as well as cover potential soldering issues. We will learn about all the basics, from butt joints to stick soldering, and we will work to help you gain confidence with a torch. This workshop is great for those who have been taking jewelry classes but want to improve on soldering, as well as those who want an understanding of the process. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR004 / Sun, Sep. 28 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20

Make Your Own Chains
This workshop will provide demonstration, instruction and support in making your own chains using only wire and a few hand tools. Techniques such as the Egyptian spiral chain, Viking (knitted) chain, basic links chains and more will all be covered. We will wrap, bend, knit hammer and spiral our way to our own chain samples and a chain we can be proud to wear. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR013 / Fri, Oct. 17 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25

Make Your Own Bezel Settings
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to make a bezel setting, how to bezel-set stones of various shape (top stone, glass, clay and more). Explore the potential of open back bezels and tube bezels and how to set stones in them. Learn tips to ensure the stone is set perfectly and to finish the piece to achieve a polished look. Prerequisite: Beginner jewelry skills. Limit: 8
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR011 / Sun, Oct. 19 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25

Spoon in a Day
Spoons are surprisingly easy to make. We will make a simple spoon using wire for the handle and a piece of sheet metal that we will dome to make a spoon bowl and then solder to the wire handle. Hammer textures can be added to add personalization and more distinguished design. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR005 / Fri, Oct. 31 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25

Rings and Bangles
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 much 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 ringmaking and sizing bracelets. Copper, brass, bronze, silver and gemstones will be used in this class. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR017 / Fri, Dec. 12 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25

Earrings in a Day
Learn simple jewelry making techniques you can use to create several pairs of earrings in one session. The day will include demonstrations, as well as group and individual instruction to help each student complete their pieces. Turn your sketches into creations you’ll be proud to wear and gift. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / Joy Raskin
SJWR015 / Sun, Dec. 14 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Sharon 116
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $25

Bronze Sculpture
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
Sharon / Joe Montroy
SJWR002 / Sat and Sun, Sep. 20 and 21 / 10 am – 4 pm
2 Days / Sharon 116
Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140
Material Fee: $45

 

PAINTING

Beginning Oil Painting
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: 8
Manchester / Stuart Ober
MPTG004 / Wed, Sep. 3 – Dec. 17 / 6 – 8:50 pm
15 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $325
No class Oct. 22

Intermediate Oil Painting
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 Beginning Oil Painting. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 8
Manchester / Stuart Ober
MPTG014 / Wed, Sep. 3 – Dec. 17 / 6 – 8:50 pm
15 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $325
No class Oct. 22

Explore, Exploit, Express
A visual art studio course designed and developed to, “get your drawing and painting beyond the mundane and mechanical cliché!” This class is designed to elevate individual personal expression with formal instruction that synthesizes traditional, technical strengths with the visual abstraction of form in a variety of media. Learn to focus on your painting and drawing with authority; take expressive control and command of your entire canvas while exploring and exploiting more original concepts and images. Overcome self-conscious fears in “open choice” assignments, to reveal broader, more exciting, effective and visually complex paintings and drawings. Open to all painting and drawing media. Prerequisite: Intermediate Drawing and Intermediate Painting. Limit: 15
Manchester / Patrick McCay
MMAW010 / Thu, Sep. 18 – Dec. 4 / 4 – 6:50 pm
10 Weeks / French 009
Tuition: $264
No class Oct. 23

Alla Prima
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, students 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. The first step of each class will be to create quick sketches to define composition. Next, students will continue to build upon their work by applying the technique of blocking in shadow to their paintings. Once that has been achieved, participants will perform the final stage of the Alla Prima approach, which is adding in the highlights. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Limit: 12
Manchester / Tricia Gibbs
MPTG075 / Thu, Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 / 6 – 8:50 pm
8 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $176
No class Oct. 23

Painting in Pastels
This class is designed to provide the basics of drawing and painting in pastels, working from a variety of subjects including: still life, interiors, portraiture and landscape. Learn about the different methods, applications and technique for pastels, and further explore this process through the use of color and value. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Deidre Riley
MDRA030 / Fri, Sep. 12 – Dec. 12 / 4 – 6:50 pm
12 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $264
No class Oct. 24

Painting Miniatures
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. Basic painting experience required. This class is open to oils and acrylics. Prerequisite: All levels of painters with beginning drawing skills. Limit: 12
Manchester / Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo
MPTN010 / Fri – Sun, Dec. 5 – 7 / 9 am – 4 pm
3 Days / French 009
Tuition: $154 / Model Fee: $60

Oil Painting 101
Students will explore beginning and advanced oil painting techniques such as color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture and more in this one-day workshop. Emphasis will be placed on paint handling and application. Students will create at least one 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
Manchester / Jacquelyn Gleisner
MPTN019 / Sat, Oct. 25 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / French 009
Tuition: $80

Crazy About Color!
This one-day workshop investigates the rich and exciting world of color. Why was Picasso so blue? How was Matisse so rosy? We will explore how artists have used color to set a specific mood and tone. We will discuss basic color theory and create a work of art inspired by a specific color theme. Students will generate a custom color wheel, learn how to mix color and produce 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
Manchester / Jacquelyn Gleisner
MPTN018 / Sat, Nov. 8 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / French 008
Tuition: $80

Open Studio Painting for All Levels
Come develop and expand skills and existing work, and explore new ideas in an open studio format. 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. Limit: 12
Manchester / Peter Dixon
MPTN012A / Wed, Sep. 3 – Dec. 17 / 1 – 3:50 pm
15 Weeks / French 008
Tuition: $325
No class Oct. 22
Sharon / Peter Dixon
SPTN012B / Tue, Sep. 2 – Oct. 14 / 10 am – 1 pm
SPTN012C / Tue, Oct. 28 – Dec. 16 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154
No class Nov. 11

Expanding Your Work through Creating a Series
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 desires, and then work to accomplish these goals in a supportive group environment. Students will produce their pieces outside of class, while those 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. Limit: 12
Sharon / Alicia Drakiotes
SPTN001 / Tue, Sep. 9 – Nov. 18 / 10 am – 1 pm
10 Weeks / Sharon 111
Tuition: $258; Member Rate: $220
No class Nov. 11

Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners
This course introduces the basic elements of oil painting techniques. 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. Students will receive a basic materials list for a simple “starter oil painting kit.” Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Eleanor Clough
SPTN003A / Wed, Sep. 10 – Oct. 22 / 1 – 4 pm
SPTN003B / Wed, Oct. 29 – Dec. 10 / 1 – 4 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 112
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Abstracting the Landscape
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 distinctive vision and style. Each session will end with a gentle group critique. Oil, pastel, and water media artists of all levels are welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 8
Sharon / Barbara Danser
PTN015A / Fri – Sun, Sep. 26 – 28 / 10 am – 4 pm
PTN015B / Fri – Sun, Oct. 24 – 26 / 10 am – 4 pm
3 Days / Sharon 111
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132

 

WATERCOLOR

The Essence of Watercolor
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. 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. Limit: 15
Manchester / Rhonda McCune
MPTG079 / Tue, Oct. 21 – Dec. 9 / 6 – 8:50 pm
7 Weeks / Williams 204
Tuition: $154
No class Nov. 11

Watercolor for All Levels
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. Students will learn about watercolor paints, papers, brushes, and more, as they work alongside other beginners to develop an understanding of color values, composition, and technique in a supportive group environment. On the first day you’ll leave with a list for a “starter watercolor kit.” Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Mia Mead
SPTN007A / Wed, Sep. 3 – Oct. 15 / 10 am – 1 pm
SPTN007B / Wed, Oct. 29 – Dec. 10 / 10 am – 1 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Intermediate Watercolor
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: Beginning watercolor skills. Limit: 12
Sharon / Mia Mead
SPTN008A / Wed, Sep. 3 – Oct. 15 / 1:30-4:30 pm
SPTN008B / Wed, Oct. 29 – Dec. 10 / 1:30-4:30 pm
7 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $181; Member Rate: $154

Still Life in Watercolor
This class is for beginning and experienced watercolorists. Painting the still life, students will work from several arrangements to challenge composition, color values, and technique. There will be demonstrations, individual instruction, and lively group critiques. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Evelien Bachrach Seeger
SPTN023 / Thu, Sep. 11 – Oct. 30 / 10 am – 1 pm
8 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176

Watercolor Landscapes
This class is for beginning and experienced watercolorists. Working on painting the landscape from photographs and a potential plein air session (weather permitting), the emphasis will be on composition, color values, and technique. There will be demonstrations, individual instruction and lively group critiques. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Evelien Bachrach Seeger
SPTN022 / Thu, Sep. 11 – Oct. 30 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm
8 Weeks / Sharon 113
Tuition: $207; Member Rate: $176

Experimental Painting and Mixed Media
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 utlize found or discarded objects. All you need is the courage to try something new and the ability to have fun. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Frankie Brackley Tolman
SPTN009 / Wed, Oct. 1 – Dec. 10 / 10 am – 1 pm
10 Weeks / Sharon 111
Tuition: $258; Member Rate: $220
Material Fee: $10
No class Nov. 26

Watercolor Workshop
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. Students will learn about watercolor paints, papers, brushes, and more, as they work alongside other beginners to develop an understanding of color values, composition, and technique in a supportive group environment. This course serves as a great introduction to the instructor’s longer courses. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Mia Mead
SPTN020 / Sat, Sep. 20 / 10 am – 3 pm
1 Day / Sharon 113
Tuition: $94; Member Rate: $80
Material Fee: $20

 

PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL

Controlled Lighting
This is an introductory course exploring the use of a studio flash system for effective lighting of portraits, still lifes, art objects, and interiors. Through hands-on demonstrations, students will learn how to create professional-caliber color and black and white photographs. Basic lighting principles will be covered including lighting ratios, soft versus hard lighting, and bounce lighting techniques. Students will shoot assignments using a digital SLR camera for critique and evaluation. A Digital SLR camera is required for this course. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I. Limit: 14
Manchester / Glen Scheffer
MPHO008 / Mon, Sep. 8 – Dec. 15 / 4 – 6:50 pm
15 Weeks / Fuller Hall 207
Tuition: $325

Color Photography I
Come and explore color photography with your digital camera to create meaning through color imagery. Adobe Photoshop CS5 software will be used to correct color balance, density, contrast, and the exposure of each image. Students will print their photographs in the digital lab using large format Epson archival inkjet printers. Frequent critiques of work precede the completion of a portfolio of prints due at the conclusion of class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I & Intro to Photoshop. Limit: 15
Manchester / Claudia Rippee
MPHO016 / Tue, Sep. 2 – Dec. 16 / 7 – 9:50 pm
15 Weeks / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $325
No class Nov. 11

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
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 catalogue, 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 raw files, a plethora of digital images, and digital camera. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO004 / Tue, Sep. 2 – Dec. 16 / 7 – 9:50 pm
15 Weeks / Fuller Hall 202
Tuition: $325
No class Nov. 11

Introduction to Architectural Photography
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: Digital Photography 1 and Introduction to Photoshop. Limit: 14
Manchester / Jen Drociak
MPHO053 / Wed, Oct. 1 – Nov. 19 (6 – 8:50 pm) and Sat, Oct. 18 (10 am – 4 pm)
8 Weeks and 1 Saturday / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $198

Digital Photography I
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). Limit: 15
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO001 / Thu, Sep. 4 – Dec. 18 / 7 – 9:50 pm
15 Weeks / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $325
No class Nov. 27

The Studio Portrait
This course will introduce students to a variety of professional lighting options and techniques to create quality studio portraits. Camera and lighting equipment selection will be discussed and demonstrated and several models will be available for the Saturday class (which will meet in FH 207), as we explore a range of posing and lighting principles. Sunday’s class take place in FH 003 and be devoted to editing and printing our digital files for output to large format printers. The small size of this class will allow students a high degree of personal instruction during the shooting and editing process. A DSL camera is required for this course. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 6 students.
Manchester / Gary Samson
MPHO084 / Sat, Nov. 8 & 15 / 10 am – 5 pm
2 Days / Fuller Hall 003/207
Tuition: $140 / Model Fee: $30 / Lab Fee: $15

“New Camera” Boot Camp
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; just bring your camera. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 20
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO076 / Sat, Sep. 6 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $95

Exploring Darkroom Creativity
In this course we will explore the many creative ways to make art in the darkroom as traditional and digital techniques will be presented. We will make photograms, scannergrams, a pinhole photograph or two, a traditional black and white print, and a hand-made photograph. No experience is necessary, just come prepared to have two solid days of FUN! Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO085 / Sat, Sep. 13 (10 am – 5 pm) and Sun, Sept 14 (10 am – 3 pm)
2 Days / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $120 / Material Fee: $35

Flash!…On Camera, Off Camera and More
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! Bring a digital SLR camera to class. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO077 / Sat, Oct. 4 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $95

Photoshop Layers: A Look at the Most Powerful Tool in Photo-Editing
In this day-long workshop, we will explore the key feature of Adobe Photoshop CC Layers. We will look at adjustment layers, compositing, using selections and masks, and more. A working knowledge of Photoshop is recommended but not required. 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
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO051 / Sat, Nov. 8 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $95

Retouching a Portrait
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 methods will be introduced for repairing those old family treasures. Prerequisite: Photoshop experience is recommended but not necessary. Limit: 20
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO900 / Sat, Dec. 6 / 10 am – 4 pm
1 Day / Fuller Hall 003
Tuition: $95

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
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 catalogue, 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 raw files, a plethora of digital images, and digital camera. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Mike Ariel
MPHO049 / Sat, Nov. 15 (10 am – 5 pm) & Sun, Nov. 16 (10 am – 3 pm)
2 Days / Fuller Hall 202
Tuition: $120 / Material Fee: $35

Beginning Photoshop
Unleash the power of Photoshop CS6, an industry-standard program that provides flexibility, control, and powerful image editing capabilities. By altering images in Photoshop to bring out their full potential, participants will be empowered with skills to bring high quality images from camera to printer. Students will have the opportunity to print finished pieces with a large-format printer. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 14
Sharon / Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane
SPHT003 / Wed, Sep. 24 – Oct. 29 / 10 am – 1 pm
6 Weeks / Sharon 115
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132

Intermediate Photoshop
Expand your comfort level with this class designed for those with a working knowledge of basic Photoshop principles. Bring your understanding of the software’s tools to an exciting new level as you learn the ins and outs of features and functions like layer masks, quick masks, filters, paint tools, and much more, to create wonderful imagery. Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop skills. Limit: 14
Sharon / Gyakyi Bonsu-Anane
SPHT004 / Wed, Nov. 12 – Dec. 17 / 10 am – 1 pm
6 Weeks / Sharon 115
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132

Macro and Close-up Photography
Through macro photography, we can enjoy a whole new world of photographic subjects and opportunities. Insects, interesting flora, tiny details, and patterns can fill our photographs. During this workshop, we will discuss equipment and techniques for macro photography, spend time in the field photographing, and finish by reviewing and discussing the photographs we made. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 12
Sharon / Guy Biechele
SPHT014 / Sat, Sep. 27 / 10 am – 2:30 pm
1 Day / Sharon 115
Tuition: $95; Member Rate: $80

 

PRINTMAKING

Printmaking Open Studio
This course is designed for the advanced student who is interested in working independently in the printmaking studio with an instructor. Develop skills with techniques such as reliefs, intaglio, screen print and monotype. Certificate students will explore a variety of relief techniques such as monochromatic relief in wood or linoleum, multi-block and reduction relief. The studio will provide a variety of black oil and water-based inks and conditioners. Prerequisite: Basic Printmaking skills or permission of the instructor. Limit: 15
Manchester / Elizabeth Cameron
MPRT001 / Fri, Sep. 5 – Nov. 21 / 6 – 8:50 pm
12 Weeks / French 004
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25

Making Multiples
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 processes, tools, water-soluble and oil based inks, printmaking papers, and printing processes. Beginning students will be introduced to each approach while advanced students may work independently with the assistance of the instructor. The studio will provide a variety of oil and water based inks and conditioners. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 15
Manchester / Elizabeth Cameron
MPRT026 / Fri, Sep. 5 – Nov. 21 / 6 – 8:50 pm
12 Weeks / French 004
Tuition: $264 / Material Fee: $25

Monotype/Monoprint
Delve into this expansive printmaking technique that combines painting and printmaking to create one-of-a kind prints. This class will present additive/subtractive painting, direct drawing, chine colle (a collage technique), and multiple plate printmaking. All levels welcome. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Celeste Wasilewska
SPRT031 / Fri, Oct. 17 – Nov. 21 / 6 – 9 pm
6 Weeks / Sharon 117
Tuition: $155; Member Rate: $132
Material Fee: $20

White-Line Woodcuts
Learn this low-tech method to handprint colorful images with the process of “Provincetown Prints”: cut a design into a wood block, ink it one color at a time, and make your print. Bold colors and shapes can be achieved using this technique. White line printed images can be as simple or complicated as you would like, realistic or abstract. Once you learn this technique you can easily continue printing on your own. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / Amy McGregor-Radin
SPRT030 / Sat and Sun, Nov. 8 and 9 / 10 am – 1 pm
2 Days / Sharon 117
Tuition: $88; Member Rate: $75

Introduction to Silkscreen
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. Please bring sketches and photos to work from. A complete supply list will be provided to students upon registration. Prerequisite: None. Limit: 10
Sharon / James Mitschmyer
SPRT037 / Sat and Sun, Sep. 6 and 7 / 10 am – 4 pm
2 Days / Sharon 117
Tuition: $165; Member Rate: $140

 

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