Design

Painting with Texture
Mondays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 13 (8 classes*)
*No class Oct. 16
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open to: All Experience Levels
Tired of flat, boring paintings? Let’s get dimensional and paint with texture! This class will focus on painting with heavy bodied acrylics perfect for palette knife painting and working with encaustic wax. These mediums allow you to really build up thick, beautiful texture that will pump up your paintings to the next level. If you’ve ever been curious about taking a more sculptural approach to painting, this class is for you.

Body Molds
Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 14 (8 classes*)
*No class Nov. 7
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open to: All Experience Levels
Explore human anatomy and sculpture through the fascinating process of mold making. In this course you will reproduce your own hands, feet, and face using three different materials: handmade paper, plaster, and silicone. We will learn about the creepy history of the medium and look at artists who use mold making in their work today including horror make-up artists.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Wednesdays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 15 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open to: All Experience Levels
Join forces with students in the ceramics studio to create amazing works of art! Students enrolled in the design side of this class will be learning to create and screenprint patterns designed for use on work that the ceramics students will create. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn to work with underglazes and underglaze pencils. Students participating in this class will also be featured in a live stream for National Clay Week in Wednesday, October 11!

Portfolio Development
Thursdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16 (8 classes*)
*No class Sept. 21
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open to: Ideal for Juniors and Seniors
Every successful artist has a strong portfolio. In this course, we will help you develop your artistic portfolio to be the best it can be. Prepare yourself for college applications by learning how to present a well-balanced body of creative work. We’ll help you fill in the gaps with studio exercises. Learn how to describe your art with an artist statement and practice interviews.