Archive for March, 2014

SOLD OUT! Photography 101

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. Students can bring their own DSLR camera, or use one at The Arts Center. Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work. NO CLASS ON 5/26

The Potter’s Wheel

Monday, March 31st, 2014

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more! Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on course for any beginning or continuing student.

The Potter’s Wheel

Monday, March 31st, 2014

In this all-levels course, students will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and continue to develop wheel throwing skills, refine techniques, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. Students will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots and more! Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. This is a fun, hands-on course for any beginning or continuing student.

Independent Study in Jewelry

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This class is for students continuing development of their jewelry and metalworking studies with refinement in both technical and aesthetic pursuits. Working with the instructor, students will create a variety of finished projects that express their own interests in terms of technique, style, and subject. In addition to scheduled class time, students can take advantage of open studio throughout the duration of their 6 week session. Students must have taken Jewelry I and II at The Arts Center, or have significant outside experience. Studio fee covers tool usage, gas, solder, flux, etc. Students will be expected to purchase their own materials for their individual projects, aside from these shared basics. Students can consult with instructor on where to purchase materials, and what they might need for specific projects.

Sausage Three Ways

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Join Chef Sarah Fish of The Hungry Fish Cafe and learn to make three kinds of sausage using pasture raised local pork, free range chicken and grass fed beef. A traditional breakfast sausage will showcase the fresh pork, and the Citrus Chicken sausage will wow your most critical dinner guest. Plus, try your hand at a beef Andouille recipe to use in gumbos, soups and stews. You’ll go home with recipes to use outside of class using the sausage you’ll learn to make that night.

Introduction to Photoshop

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This beginner-friendly course will introduce students to editing program Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will become adept at using the various tools and will learn basic editing techniques including basic image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping, color correcting, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need: 10 personal digital images, flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. Participants must be comfortable on the computer and basic operations.

Printed Silk Scarves

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Use a basic monotype printmaking technique to create a unique, bold, colorful scarf. Students will be guided through techniques for mixing color and application. Printed scarves make a great accessory for yourself, or a creative gift for someone special! Limited to 7 students, so register early!

SOLD OUT! Ceramic Bust Sculpture

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This class will introduce students to anatomical proportion with the help of the Arts Center’s exceptional figure drawing teacher, Ed Ticson, through drawings, studies, and analysis of the model. John Visser, our gifted resident potter, will collaborate with the three dimensional modeling of the bust with emphasis on skill development in clay sculpting. The culmination will be a fired stoneware bust which will withstand the ages. Pre-requisites: patience, dexterity, attention to detail, and general enthusiasm.

Icon Writing with Christine Hales

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Learn to gild and paint in the ancient Byzantine tradition using egg tempera, rare natural pigments, and 23 ct gold leaf on a specially prepared wooden panel using the image of Saint Michael the Archangel, or one of your own choosing. In ten classes, taught by Master iconographer, Christine Hales, you will complete an icon of your own which will last for centuries, while learning the history and theology of the icon, and viewing work by modern international iconographers. The steps of transferring a drawing and using the yolk of an egg to paint in layers are demonstrated and individual attention is given to each student. Materials will be supplied. All levels welcome! Christine Hales icons can be found in Albany area churches, as well as private collections both nationally and internationally. NO CLASS 4/17.

Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

This advanced level course will improve students’ technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a wide variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focused course will fine tune your throwing skills while expanding the creative potential of wheel work. In order to register, students must have taken at least two clay classes at The Arts Center or have significant outside experience.