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Spring Community Education Courses In Person

CSCE 326: Wheel Throwing $695.00

Course Description

"This class focuses on using the potter’s wheel to create a body of work. Students refine skills and may advance to larger and more complicated forms. Basic skills will be built and for advanced students, attachments, altering, and combining thrown forms are highlighted. Students will have the opportunity to explore various surface techniques to develop more complex and interesting surfaces through various firing processes. This is a fast-paced class with an emphasis on form and function. This is a class for innovation, risk taking, and creative development; not a course for production. Beginners as well as more advanced students will be supported and challenged in this course. This course is meant to open the MICA ceramics studio to the broader community and is not ideally designed for undergraduate or graduate students. Materials Fee: $50"

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets January 30, 2023 to April 3, 2023
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Erik Zohn
Credits: 1.50

CSPR 231: Etching in Color $695.00

Course Description

The etching medium allows artists to create effects from soft, almost imperceptible tones to deeply gouged lines. Students create colorful, multi-layered prints, and learn a range of intaglio printmaking techniques including line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and collagraph. Frequent group critiques give students the opportunity to learn from each other as they explore technical concerns and delve into the content and meaning of their prints. For beginner or advanced students.

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets January 31, 2023 to April 11, 2023
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Instructor: Ursula Minervini
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 103: Exploring Watercolor $695.00

Course Description

Students learn the fundamentals of watercolor and build a vocabulary of approaches to this versatile medium. The course begins with essential techniques, such as color mixing and the properties of transparent pigments, basic brush strokes, selecting paper and palettes, and analysis of techniques used by other artists. As students progress they explore transparent and wet and dry techniques, such as glazing, charging, wet-on-wet, negative painting and masking. They learn to create different textures in watercolor, how to incorporate related media such as gouache and opaque watercolor, and the more advanced techniques of mid-tone, grisaille, and tiling. Subject matter emphasizes direct observation from life but students may also experiment with photographic sources and invented motifs. Class instruction aims to meet the individual student at his or her level of experience, while building self-confidence with the medium and encouraging advancement.

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets January 10, 2023 to March 21, 2023
On Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $125.00

Course Description

Sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live nude figure. Each section includes two models—one for quick poses for sketching and one for sustained drawing or painting. A class coordinator will ensure the quality of each session. No formal instruction is offered and there are no prerequisites. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and open studies students

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets January 22, 2023 to April 2, 2023
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00

Term: Spring 2023

Section B meets January 24, 2023 to April 4, 2023
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00