CRAFT FOR CREDIT

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Looking to get some credits in a fun, hands-on, and creative way? Try some classes at The Arts Center. Located in downtown Troy, The Arts Center offers certain classes in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College. You can get 2 credits for each of the classes offered at The Arts Center. These classes are open to the public, HVCC students, and students from outside
colleges seeking credit.

The cost for NYS residents is discounted through your county of residence. Therefore, a Certificate of Residence is required from your Town Clerks office. Procedures for obtaining a Certificate of Residence may vary by county and not all counties are eligible. More information can be found at www.hvcc.edu/cashier/cor.html

Please contact our registrar Chris Ristau with questions (518)273-0552 x231

Get credit for the following courses (click on class name to learn more and register):

Jewelry I – CRFT 141

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This is an introductory course covering fundamental concepts and techniques of both the design and creation of original jewelry. It includes the 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. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Jewelry II – CRFT241

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This is an advanced course in metalworking and jewelry design that will allow students to refind basic skills and explore advanced techniques. Stone setting, forming and fabricating skills will expand the student’s knowledge and allow for more advanced designs. Control of the material to achieve desired results will be emphasized. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
      Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
      CRFT 141   Jewelry I                      D   Prerequisite Only   

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Jewelry III: Stone Setting – CRFT291

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: Techniques of setting cabochon and faceted stones in both hand-made and commercial settings will be taught in this course. Construction of bezel and basket settings for round- and fancy-shaped stones will be covered, as well as tube and channel settings. Stone and gem identification and individual characteristics of stones will be included. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
      Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
    ( CRFT 141   Jewelry I                      D   Prerequisite Only   
AND ( CRFT 241   Jewelry II                     D   Prerequisite Only   

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Stained Glass I – CRFT151

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This course is an introduction to basic stained glass techniques and will explore Tiffany Foil aspects of two-dimensional stained glass construction, including preliminary work, glass cutting, soldering and cleaning. Design and color theory, as it relates to stained glass, will be explored through lecture, examples and demonstrations. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Stained Glass II – CRFT251

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This course is a continuing development of stained glass techniques with refinement in both technical and aesthetic pursuits. The use of glass in the construction of three dimensional forms, especially lamp and terrarium forms will be emphasized. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
      Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
      CRFT 151   Intro to Stained Glass Tech    D   Prerequisite Only   

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Introduction to Furniture Making – CRFT 101

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This course is an introduction to the practical application of basic knowledge of wood, using hand tools to make standard furniture joinery. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Advanced Furniture Making – CRFT200

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: In this course, students will engage in the study and practice of advanced techniques of furniture making. The properties of various woods and inlay processes will be taught and the focus will be on the aesthetics of form as well as function. A final project incorporating learned techniques is required. This course involves the use of hand and power tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring. A materials fee will be required.

Prerequisite(s):
      Subj Crse# Course Title             Minimum Grade
      CRFT 101   Intro to Furniture Making      D   Prerequisite Only   

Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Woodcarving – CRFT 102

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This is an introductory course in woodcarving with relief and chip carving techniques and includes the techniques of hand-carving, stamping, varnishing and staining. Students will complete three finished products in this class that demonstrate chip relief carving. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Students will be required to purchase a set of carving tools. Offered Fall, Spring. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Introduction to Pottery – CRFT 111

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This is an introductory studio course in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techniques will be demonstrated and lectures will feature technical information on high temperature firing and stoneware glazes. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)

Beginning Printmaking – CRFT131

Credits: 2.000   Lecture Hours: 2.000

Description: This is an introduction to two specific forms of printmaking. Students will learn a variety of techniques for creating images on monotype plates. Students will work on single-pass and multi-pass printing that combines additive, subtractive, tracing, stencil and transfer techniques. Students will make a carborundum plate as a one-of-a-kind collograph that can produce multiple prints. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A materials fee will be required.

Dates offered:
The Arts Center (January 22, 2018 – April 11, 2018)