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Illustration 101 – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

This class will focus on developing confidence in illustration techniques and materials. Primary mediums for this class will be pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache (a water-based paint medium popular in the illustration field). Create eye-catching and unique artwork while developing your personal illustration style.

SOLD OUT! Forged Cuff Bracelet Workshop

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

In this short jewelry workshop, students will learn how to form a piece of heavy gauge sterling silver wire into a beautiful, hammered (forged) cuff bracelet. No experience necessary. Leave wearing what you’ve made!

SOLD OUT! Silver Metal Clay Exploration

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Explore the many ways you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques to make pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary. Students will pay a materials fee of $78 directly to the instructor at the start of class.

NEW START DATE! Photopolymer Intaglio

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Photopolymer Intaglio is a nontoxic printmaking technique with rich tonal results for both photographic and hand-drawn images. Students will learn to use Photoshop to create or alter images to make printmaking plates, from which we will make limited edition prints with a variety of papers. Please bring a flash drive with 3 or 4 images with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher to create a printing plate.

Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

In this super-condensed crash course, you’ll learn the basics of using a DSLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions found on most DSLR cameras as well as some basic photography tips. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. A DSLR camera can be provided, but if you have your own, please bring it with you.

Homeschool Art Education (Ages 5–10)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Come explore the fascinating and ever-changing world of art! In this class students will be encouraged to get creative and explore their more artistic side using a wide variety of materials and approaches. We will learn about the basic elements and principles of art while discussing different artists and movements throughout history.

Child’s Play: Using Lost & Found Objects to Visualize a Story, or Essay (AGES 14–17)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

This class will be about serious fun, and serious writing for teens. I’ll bring toys, found objects, markers, sketch pads, and more. We’ll talk about what it means to use our “child brain,” to question everything, to write with no editorial filter, to draw, sketch, and play our way into a subject using found objects or different ways of seeing. We’ll workshop what we’ve written, revise and edit our pieces, and you’ll leave with at least one hybrid essay or story. NO CLASS 11/25.

Riverside Community Outreach:Movement

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Learn the basics of Modern Dance moves, and work together to create a unique piece of dance. The instructor will lead the group on a journey of creation through movement, and you’ll have a dance piece to perform at the end of the session. Classes will be structured based on an individuals needs having different props available, music and since, all are welcome, the possibilities are endless. The Riverside Community Outreach classes provide an opportunity for people with a variety of abilities and backgrounds to learn together.

Craft for Credit: Jewelry I

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and techniques of both the design and creation of original jewelry. You’ll learn techniques of piercing and filing, soldering and polishing. Students will work with metal alone and in combination with other materials, such as wood, plexiglass, etc. Development of individual designs will be encouraged. This course involves the use of hand tools, requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x231 to sign up. Last day to register is 9/27/2017. NO CLASS 11/25.

Craft for Credit: Introduction to Furniture Making

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Learn the practical application and basic knowledge of wood, using hand and power tools to make standard furniture joinery. This class involves the use of hand and power tools, requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x 231 to sign up. Last day to register is 9/27/2017.