The Center for Lifelong Learning

Visual Arts and Ceramics


Beginning Watercolor, Part II

This course is designed specifically as a continuing introduction to watercolor painting. You will explore new techniques and styles, and discussion of the basics of perspective, composition, and color will continue.  Project work will be required outside of class, and the weekly project will be discussed and reviewed, with encouragement, gentle critiques and advice. Previous students may follow the instructor or bring their own paintings.

CRN 20256-142
Jeanne Dutton
6 Thursdays
10/30/2014-12/11/2014 (no class on 11/27/14)
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$135
Register By: 10/23/2014

Supply List:   For the first class, students should bring 140# watercolor paper and any brushes and watercolors they have on hand. The instructor will provide a complete list of supplies needed for the remaining classes, but please consult with the instructor before purchasing supplies.

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 20259-142
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Wednesdays
10/29/2014-12/17/2014 (no class on 11/26/14)
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$139
Register By: 10/22/2014

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 20263-142
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Tuesdays
10/28/2014-12/16/2014 (no class on 11/25/14)
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 10/21/2014

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 20261-142
Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Tuesdays
10/28/2014-12/16/2014 (no class on 11/25/14)
6:30-8:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$128
Register By: 10/21/2014

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.

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 20269-142
Michael Teague
7 Thursdays
10/30/2014-12/18/2014 (no class on 11/27/14)
2:15-4:45pm
WALDRON, Room W103
$139
Register By: 10/23/2014

Supply list for Painting in Oil for Impatient and Hesitant Beginners: 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 16x20).  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 20271-142
Michael Teague
7 Fridays
10/31/2014-12/19/2014 (no class on 11/28/14)
11am-1pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$128
Register By: 10/24/2014

Supply list for Drawing for Beginners and Beyond: Newsprint pad (18x24), 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 and 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.

CRN 20265-142
Michael Teague
7 Mondays
10/27/2014-12/15/2014 (no class on 11/24/14)
7-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 10/20/2014

Supply list for Painting in Oil for Impatient and Hesitant Beginners: 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 16x20).  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? Michael's individual-based style of instruction is geared towards the personal needs of his students, with an emphasis on results. This class will cover everything; glazing, scumbling, and under-painting.  It will also 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 20267-142
Michael Teague
7 Wednesdays
10/29/2014-12/17/2014 (no class on 11/26/14)
7-9:30pm
WALDRON, Room W201
$139
Register By: 10/22/2014

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 16x20).  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

Visceral Figure in Clay

In this course, you will learn to use printed materials, mirrors and personal sketches to create figurative sculpture.  Emphasis will be placed on gestural movement and abstraction rather than exact replication of the human form.  Through demonstrations and informal discussion of work, you will have the opportunity to discover your own creative voice.  Basic hand-building skills will be taught throughout the course with discussion of various surface finishing techniques. All skill levels are welcome. 

CRN 20277-142
Rebecca Lowery
7 Thursdays
10/30/2014-12/18/2014 (no class on 11/27/14)
6-9pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 10/23/2014

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 20303-142
Hilary Scott
7 Saturdays
10/25/14-12/13/14 (no class on 11/29/14)
10:30am-1:30pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 10/18/14

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 20276-142
Jamas Brooke
7 Tuesdays
10/28/2014-12/16/2014 (no class 11/25/14)
6:00-9:00pm
WALDRON, Room W101
$236
Register By: 10/21/2014