Glass, Graphic Design, Book Arts, Yoga & More…
Fused glass is a term used to describe glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln at a range of high temperatures from 593 °C (1,099 °F) to 816 °C (1,501 °F); thank you Wikipedia! There are 3 main distinctions for temperature application and the resulting effect on the glass. Students will explore the basics of cutting, designing, fusing and slumping glass in kilns. Fused glass can be used to make jewelry, decorative tiles and functional or sculptural objects (bowls, plates, etc). Class size limited to 10 students.
Graphic Design Studio
Learn how to present information effectively through the use of visuals and typography. Together we will explore the principles of design, basic color theory, and beginning typography. This is a great class for those who want to learn how to communicate better via posters, advertising, and publications. Students in this class will need a laptop. If you have InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, or Illustrator, you are all set. If not we will help with a demo version, followed by membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. Sorry, but we cannot teach this course with “Microsoft Publisher”. Class size limited to 12.
Explorations in Book Arts
You might never have thought it, but yes making a book is an art form. And in this course you learn a new technique of making a book just about every week. Handmade books can be used in a variety of ways and/or can just be enjoyed as a wonderful object. Some books can even be sculptural. A great class for anyone wanting to learn something out of the ordinary and a perfect format for drawings, prints or your own writing. A $30.00 lab fee covers the use of paper, tools and basic supplies needed for the course. Class size limited to 10 students.
Introduction to Studio Arts
Have you often wanted to take an art class, but the choices are overwhelming? Would this be the first time your considering an art class? Then this course may just be the one for you! Over the course of the 12 weeks, you will have a chance to discover some of our favorite studio mediums. It’s instructor’s choice to introduce you to: clay, photography, jewelry, fused glass, drawing or any other art medium. Get a “taste” of each and then decide just where your artistic passions really are for future courses. A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of supplies. Class size limited to 10 students.
Introduction to Paper Making
If you are interested in learning and exploring new ideas with a traditional media, then this is the class for you! Students will spend the 12 weeks learning about hand made paper and then how to incorporate the paper in to books, mixed media projects and sculpture. Think what your original drawings, prints or other techniques may become with your own hand made paper. Definitely this course is a great opportunity to be expressive and make one of a kind creations. Class size limited to 10 students.
Secrets of Shibori and Indigo Dye
Yin Yoga and Meditation
Many styles of yoga classes (Power Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow are examples) are high energy, very aerobic and work and stretch the muscles in the body. These styles have a “yang” energy to them that provide numerous benefits.
Yin yoga classes focus on stretching the connective tissues and ligaments by allowing more time to “sit” in each pose and allowing these areas a chance to relax and stretch while you focus on your breath. Yin yoga classes are more relaxing and restorative and many of the poses are seated or reclining. Yin yoga is also helpful in preparing the body to sit quietly for meditation. There is no lab fee for this course. Class size limited to 12 students.