Adult (ages 16+)

Adult Classes

Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with these classes designed to engage both the beginning and seasoned artist. *Great opportunity for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios!!!

All classes are for ages 16 and up, unless otherwise specified. Looking for our Figure Study Programs, like Long Pose and Life Drawing? See our Figure Study page.

FOR EDUCATORS: Educators with proper ID can earn renewal credits for all Artspace classes and receive discounts on class pricing. Contact Angela Lombardi, Education and Outreach Coordinator, for more information.

 

April 2017

Ciccone

Photography Workshop with Christopher Ciccone

Saturday, April 8
10am – 4pm

$35 members / $50 non-members

Learn how to photograph your artwork for your portfolio, website and more. Led by NCMA photographer Christopher Ciccone.

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Printmaking without a Press with Susan Soper

Saturday, April 22
10am-6pm 

Ages: 16+
$80 members/$100 non-members
Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor

Learn exciting printmaking techniques without expensive equipment! Multi colored original prints will be created using the techniques of monotype, additive and subtractive monoprinting and relief. Learn how to use common tools, as well as, a Pasta Press for printing. Safe water based inks will be used. We will also experiment with various printmaking papers. Working size will be 5×7” please bring image ideas.

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May 2017

Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing with Deb Withey

Saturday, May 13
10am-3pm 

All ages and abilities
$5 members & non-members

This open studio workshop will be accessible to all between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Stop by and learn something new!

This workshop is wonderful for its hands-on, tactile nature and for the beauty of pulling prints from a fascinating natural object – a real fish! If fish are not for you, we will have other natural objects to use, as well. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Sculpting the Figure in Clay with Paris Alexander

Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21
9:30am-6:30pm 

Ages: 16+
$200 members/$250 non-members
Materials + Model Fee included

Working from live models award winning sculptor Paris Alexander will instruct students in the techniques of working in terra-cotta, a classical sculptural clay. While noting basic anatomical reference points students will produce a series of small, figurative sculptures. This course will focus on rendering anatomically-balanced and lively clay “sketches.” The sculptures will then be dried, and fired in a kiln (allow approx. 3 weeks for the works to dry and be fired), creating lasting works of art.

*This class will get messy, and participants are welcome to bring lunch.

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June 2017

Printmaking: Images + Text with Susan Soper

Saturday June 24
10am-6pm 

Ages: 16+
$80 members/$100 non-members
$25 supply fee paid to instructor

Learn how to set type the old fashioned way! Experiment with combining your drawn relief prints and original text.

Pressure printing and hand setting of type will be explored to create your own originals. Students will learn how to print on a Letterpress Proof Press! Bring drawing ideas for a 5×7” plate

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July 2017

adult2Urban Sketching for Adults with Scott Renk

Mondays July 10, 17, 24, 30 & August 7
6-9pm 

Ages: 16+
$180 members/$200 non-members

Embark on hands-on journey into the world of urban sketching. You will gain knowledge of urban sketching techniques and concepts, as well as learn experimental methods to find stories in the places we take for granted. We will sketch on location around the Artspace/Moore Square area using a variety of media using pen, ink, watercolor, rubbings of gravel and asphalt, etc.

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iPhone Photography: Portraits with Christopher Ciccone

Tuesdays July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8
6:30-9:30pm 

Ages: 16+
$180 members/$200 non-members

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adultLeslieSteal from the Masters with Leslie Pruneau

Wednesdays July 12, 19, 26, August 2 & 9
6:30-9:30pm 

Ages: 16+
$180 members/$200 non-members

Have you ever heard of a “grisaille underpainting”? Or how about using an “alla prima, impasto application”? These styles originated in separate eras of art history, but in this class we will explore them, and even more application techniques of the old Masters.  Of course there will be a twist…we only want to understand them so that we can push our own paintings to the next level…yes, we must rewrite the “rules” in art.

Lively class discussions and demos will focus on creating stronger compositions, use of the 3 properties of color (hue, intensity and value), value contrasts vs. color contrasts, and a variety of application process…bring your “tools” (brushes, palette knives, etc)!   There will also be lectures on art history and master artworks, and individual critiques. So let’s paint!

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adult3Alla Prima Figure Painting with Alia El-Bermani

Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10
6:30-9:30pm 

Ages: 16+
$180 members/$200 non-members

Alla Prima describes a painting completed in your first attempt. With this fresh approach, we will paint a different live model each session. Working quickly and directly you will develop a deeper understanding of the human figure as well as how to work in oils wet into wet. Working in this direct manner is an exhilarating practice that will help you become a more confident and efficient painter. Every brushstroke has a purpose. This class will strengthen your drawing and painting ability whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced student.

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Pinhole Camera Workshop with David Politzer

Saturday July 15
10am-6pm 

Ages: 13+
$80 members/$100 non-members

Did you ever wonder how a camera works? Believe it or not, you can make your own camera out of a few things picked out of your recycling bin. Join Artist-In-Residence, David Politzer for a one-day pinhole photography workshop. You will make your own pinhole cameras, use them to make paper negatives then make prints. Students should bring a cardboard oats can or other cardboard box and wear old clothes. We will work inside and outside. (Detail of photo by Mabel Odessey)

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2. Hangers - Leslie PruneauCritiquing the Masters, Critiquing Ourselves: An Oil Painting Workshop with Leslie Pruneau

Saturday July 22 & Sunday July 23
10am-6pm Sat
10am-4pm Sun

Ages: 18+
$180 members/$200 non-members

There are two kinds of art critiques; one is using our own critical-eye while examining the works of Master artists, and the second is when we critically edit our own paintings, either from our own levels of growth, or through the feedback from others. Critiques can benefit any artist at any working level; it can can keep you out of the dreaded “comfort zone”, and push you to go “out on a limb”, so to speak…and without a “how to manual” once you get there!

This workshop incorporates both types of critiques.  We will critique Masterworks, as we look at specially selected slide presentations, and have several one-on-one critiques with the individual artists as we paint. There will be live demonstrations throughout, and even livelier discussions throughout the day!  There are only 3 ways to learn how to make art: painting (the best way), reading (or taking a class), and looking…don’t ever forget about “looking”…we can all learn from the Masters!

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