The Center for Lifelong Learning

Visual Arts and Ceramics


Beginning Watercolor 3

Continue to expand your knowledge of watercolor techniques and tools, including experimenting with various brands of watercolor pencils and crayons, and different brushes and paints. Transparent watercolor is the norm in this class, but you’ll also play with gouache and opaque watercolors. Students will be asked to complete homework assignments, bring the project to class, and receive gentle critiques and suggestions. Please do not purchase any supplies prior to the first class meeting.

CRN 30134-143
Jeanne Dutton
6 Thursdays
1/29/15-3/5/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$135
Register By: 1/22/15

Beginning Watercolor 4

Each week will feature a miniworkshop, focusing on various topics, including flowers, trees, still lifes, et al. Students will be asked to complete homework assignments, bring the project to class, and receive gentle critiques and suggestions. Please do not purchase any supplies prior to the first class meeting.

CRN 30135-143
Jeanne Dutton
6 Thursdays
3/26/15-5/7/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$135
Register By: 3/19/15

Wabi-Sabi Art

Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection, nature, and ordinary objects. Based on Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop by Serena Barton, this class will use explorative techniques and unusual materials to create personal, expressive and intuitive art. You will learn to see the artistic beauty of the marks of time, weather- worn wood, frayed edges, rust, cracks and crevices in order use them as inspiration for your artwork in this class.

CRN 30148-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Wednesdays
1/21/15-3/5/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$139
Register By: 1/14/15

CRN 30149-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Wednesdays
3/25/15-5/13/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$144
Register By: 3/18/15

Painting in the Abstract - A Mixed Media Class

Abstract art is a departure from reality. It is another way to express ideas and feelings using imagination or what you see and experience. Develop your visual language using shape, color, line and texture to express, explore and experiment. Students will work from a plan or paint intuitively, making marks, pouring, splattering, dripping, and spritzing.

CRN 30146-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Tuesdays
1/20/15-3/3/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 1/13/15

CRN 30147-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Tuesdays
3/24/15-5/12/15
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$144
Register By: 3/17/15

Supply List:  Bring the materials you already have and enjoy using the ones you haven't figured out how to use ... yet!



Acrylic Adventures

Take a look at a medium that is versatile, experimental, and contemporary. Acrylics can be used like oil or watercolor but in this class you'll use acrylics to do what they do best: the freedom to paint any way you want and develop a unique personal voice. Don't worry about breaking the rules, because there aren't any. This class will explore some of the gels, mediums, resists and special effects available as you pour, splatter, drip, and spritz the paint. Any level of painter is welcome - bring your curiosity and be prepared to have some fun.

CRN 30110-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Tuesdays
1/20/15-3/3/15
6:30-8:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$128
Register By: 1/13/15

CRN 30145-143
Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Tuesdays
3/24/15-5/12/15
6:30-8:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 3/17/15

Supply List: Basic supplies will be available for 1st class' the instructor will provide a supply list for subsequent classes. Bring any acrylic paints and brushes that you already have.



Art Journaling

Have fun as you learn the stress-free methods of Art Journaling! You will turn your doodles into treasured life memories! Each week will explore a different theme, from Zen Tangles, to travel skecthes, and urban sketching. No experience necessary—just bring yourself, a notebook, and a pen. Additional materials will be discussed as the class moves along

CRN 30254-143
Steve Dawson
8 Thursdays
1/15/15-3/5/15
7:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 1/8/15

Inventing Landscape (and Other Imagery) with Colored pencil

There is logic to how natural forms are put together and appear to us. In this class you will learn a few tricks in order to invent objects and locations in a believable pictorial space. Additionally, you will learn how an impressionist’s imagination for color can evoke not only a style but also a mood. We will explore the medium of colored pencil as a doorway into untapped creativity in landscape artistry.

CRN 30219-143
Michael Teague
6 Mondays
3/23/15-4/27/15
2:15-4:15pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$120
Register By: 3/16/15

Supply List: COLORED PENCILS (although you are not limited to these): white, black, light grey, middle grey, lemon yellow, golden yellow, orange, yellow ochre, red ochre (or Venetian or Tuscan red), bright red, crimson red (or red purple), purple, purple blue, bright pink, flesh tint pink, light brown, dark brown, light blue, bright blue (true blue), dark blue (indigo blue), yellow green (lime green), apple green, kelly green (true green), forest green (dark green), blue green (or teal or turquoise). DRAWING PAD: approximately 8” x 10” or larger. ALSO: 2H drawing pencil, portable pencil sharpener, pink eraser, ruler.

Studio Landscape Painting

Good paintings have certain characteristics in common, regardless if they are figurative or abstract. The secret of painting is letting the paint do the work for you. In this class, we will use landscape from secondary sources as a point of departure, and learn the mechanics of building shape, space, color, and light. This skill set will put you in good standing for any art project you wish to tackle.

CRN 30224-143
Michael Teague
7 Thursdays
1/22/15-3/5/15
2:14-4:15pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$139
Register By: 1/15/15

CRN 30225-143
Michael Teague
8 Thursdays
3/26/15-5/14/15
2:14-4:15pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$159
Register By: 3/19/15

Supply list for Studio Landscape Painting: Napthol Red (or Cadmium Red HUE*), Hansa Yellow (or Lemon Yellow HUE*), Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and a large tube of Titanium White. MEDIUM: Refined Linseed Oil or Liquin, plus odorless turpentine. BRUSHES: (rounds) #1, #3, #6; (flats) #3, #6. Tear-off palette sheets. Canvas or canvas board (minimum size 16”x20”). Small jars for storing medium and turpentine. A pencil (2H or HB). Paper towels or rags.

Drawing for Beginners and Beyond

Drawing teaches you first how to see, then how to translate, and finally how to imagine. In this class students will explore how to create space with line, and mass with shading. You will learn how to construct and execute compositions that make even unfinished drawings look finished. Additionally, the instructor will teach the different types of pencils and their uses, as well as how to achieve effects using your eraser.

CRN 30217-143
Michael Teague
7 Fridays
1/23/15-3/6/15
11:00am-1:00pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$128
Register By: 1/17/15

CRN 30218-143
Michael Teague
8 Fridays
3/27/15-5/15/15
11:00am-1:00pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 3/20/15

Supply list for Drawing for Beginners and Beyond: Newsprint pad (18”x24”), pencils (H2, HB, 2B, 6B, etc.), pencil sharpener, conte crayon or charcoal (vine and stick), and kneadable eraser. Plastic or pink erasers also useful.

Painting in Oil for Impatient and Hesitant Beginners

In this step-by-step painting class for beginners, take a hands on approach that is heavy on results. Much of the instruction is individualized. You will be in the middle of your first painting and picking up tricks-of-the-trade before you know it. These classes are also designed to accommodate repeat students, so continuing education can be a lifelong experience. ACRYLIC PAINTERS WELCOME. Choose between daytime or evening sections.

CRN 30222-143
Michael Teague
6 Mondays
1/26/15-3/2/15
7:00-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$129
Register By: 1/19/15

CRN 30223-143
Michael Teague
8 Mondays
3/23/15-5/11/15
7:00-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$159
Register By: 3/16/15

Supply list for Painting in Oil for Impatient and Hesitant Beginners: Napthol Red (or Cadmium Red HUE*), Hansa Yellow (or Lemon Yellow HUE*), Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and a large tube of Titanium White. MEDIUM: Refined Linseed Oil or Liquin, plus odorless turpentine. BRUSHES: (rounds) #1, #3, #6; (flats) #3, #6. Tear-off palette sheets. Canvas or canvas board (minimum size 16”x20”). Small jars for storing medium and turpentine. A pencil (2H or HB). Paper towels or rags.

Painting from Photographs and Imagination in Oil

Do you have personal photographs or drawings you would like to see as paintings? Or maybe done in a particular style? Would you like to learn how to paint in your own style better? This individual-based style of instruction is geared toward the personal needs of the students, with an emphasis on results. This class will include discussion about textural paint versus flat paints, as well as soft-edge versus hard-edge mixing. You will be amazed by what you can accomplish! These classes are also designed to accommodate repeat students, so continuing education can be a lifelong experience. ACRYLIC AND MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS WELCOME.

CRN 30220-143
Michael Teague
7 Wednesdays
1/21/15-3/4/15
7:00-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 1/14/15

CRN 30221-143
Michael Teague
8 Wednesdays
3/25/15-5/13/15
7:00-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$159
Register By: 3/18/15

Supply list for Painting from Photographs and Imagination in Oil: Napthol Red (or Cadmium Red HUE*), Hansa Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow HUE*), Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and a large tube of Titanium White. MEDIUM: Refined Linseed Oil or Liquin, plus odorless turpentine. BRUSHES: (rounds) #1, #3, #6; (flats) #3, #6. Tear-off palette sheets. Canvas or canvas board (minimum size 16”x20”). Small jars for storing medium and turpentine. A pencil (2H or HB). Paper towels or rags.

 

Ceramics

Ceramics classes at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center are offered for all ages. Instructors are all teaching artists and bring extensive professional work experience and instruction to each class.

Course fees cover all materials, including clay, glazes and use of all tools, as well as firing of all pieces. Plus, open studio time is available free of charge to any adult student currently enrolled in an Ivy Tech ceramics class. See below for this semester’s schedule.

OPEN STUDIO HOURS*

We are pleased to offer open studio hours to any ceramics student currently enrolled in a class.  A complete schedule is available to you the first day of class.
*subject to change*


Ceramic Surfacing

This class is an opportunity to expand on your current ceramics skills and knowledge. We will explore a variety of surface treatments and techniques such as slip, underglaze, glaze, stains, texture and altering methods. This class is designed to give you a deeper understanding of how glaze works and provide practical knowledge about surface treatment. We will cover some of the science behind ceramics and learn how we can apply that science to our work.

CRN 30127-143
Christie Cooper
7 Thursdays
1/29/15-3/12/15
3:00-6:00pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 1/22/15

CRN 30255-143
Christie Cooper
7 Thursdays
3/26/15-5/7/15
3:00-6:00pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 3/19/15

From the Beginning

Getting creative shouldn’t be scary, let’s have some fun! As a beginner in ceramics, students will explore multiple clay techniques with guided instruction and plenty of room for interpretation. Each class will begin with a demonstration of a particular clay technique and a specific project. Students are encouraged to embrace experimentation. Build vessels with wild textures, learn potter’s wheel basics, create an eye catching wall hanging, and explore different finishing and glazing techniques. Join the beginners only class in ceramics and find your voice in clay.

CRN 30212-143
Hillary Scott
7 Saturdays
3/28/15-5/9/15
10:30am-1:30pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 3/21/15

Finding One's Way with Clay

This class is for all who wish to learn the specifics of pinch formwork. You will explore pinch, slab, coil, and hand-built sculptural forms, stressing, centering, wedging, as well as raising pieces in one continuous movement. Field trips to the instructor’s studio to learn raku and primitive firing are planned. Finding One’s Way with Clay by Paulus Berensohn is the text for, and the method used, in this class. All materials are included in the course fee.

CRN 30119-143
Jamas Brooke
7 Tuesdays
1/20/15-3/3/15
6:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 1/13/15

CRN 30120-143
Jamas Brooke
8 Tuesdays
3/24/15-5/12/15
6:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$269
Register By: 3/17/15