Classes are multiple-session learning opportunities for all skill levels. Classes are typically 6 weeks long, meeting twice per week for three hours. Below you will find our current class offerings. These are subject to change. We will be adding new classes based on preference and availability. Class sizes are limited to 10 students in order to give maximum attention to each student.
Take a six week course on stone carving! This course will meet every Monday and Wednesday. Learn how to choose a stone, develop an idea and create a beautiful stone sculpture!
Anatomy for sculptors
This course is for beginning or advanced sculptors. If you have ever wanted to sculpt the figure or are looking to improve your skills, this is the course for you. You will learn the names and movements of the bones and muscles, how to draw and sculpt them and how they effect the gesture within a sculpture. We will discuss the historical and current need to create figurative work. This course is the first in a four-part series which includes ecorche, mold making, and finally bronze casting. Sign up for all four and get a 20% discount.
Introduction to Stone Lithography
Stone lithography is one of the most versatile and complex printmaking methods. This 6 week class will teach techniques of stone lithography including preparing the stone surface, mark-making with dry and wet media, image processing and printing in black and white and color. Historically, Lithography has been used primarily as a commercial medium. We will discuss this aspect as well as how it can be used to create exquisite fine art prints.
Advanced Lithography Methods
In addition to direct drawing and painting on the stone surface, many techniques can be used to make images in lithography including transfer with solvents and papers, acid tinting, manier noir and engraving. We will discuss multiple color registration and printing an edition. This class should be taken after the Intro to Litho course unless you have previous experience in lithography.
Introduction to Screen Printing
This class will introduce you to a wide range of screen printing techniques. Learn how to make a mylar stencil, paint directly onto the screen to mask out areas, as well as use photo emulsion to develop intricate images. We will focus on fine art printing on paper using multiple colors.