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Color Theory and Design

$225

with Grace Lemley

Calendar Current session started Sep 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 11 weeks

This course course will explore how psychology, design, and color theory work together in different medias and art forms. Students will explore principles that will then be applied to understand how elements of art make an art piece visually compelling and how the principles of design aid in marketing impact consumers. The students will not only learn the concepts of color theory and design but also the application through media such as paint, photography, laser cutting, and wood burning. Presenting their own art and critique others' artwork will be an important part of this class.

Class Structure: 11 week course, an one hour class a week. Cover color theory over 3 weeks with 2 paint art projects and a critique day, Cover Principles of Design over 3 weeks with 2 photography projects and a critique day, and cover the Elements of Art over 5 weeks focus on 1 art project that uses the laser cutter, drawing, wood burning, and paint. A week dedicated for each media then a critique day.

Laser Cutting for Artists

$245

with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this six week course, students will learn how to use advanced manufacturing technology to take their art to the next level! The instructor will guide young artists through the process of image tracing their traditional artwork, creating a resizable vector graphic, and laser cutting their art on any of our approved materials. Projects that will be completed in this course include laser cut art prints in wood and acrylic, handmade picture frames, and artwork title plaques. By the end of this course, students will have a collection of pieces to add to their portfolios as well as skills in vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator, laser cutting, and product design. 

Projects

Laser cut prints

Picture frames 

Artwork title plaques

Sewing a Sustainable Closet

$245

with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you looking for a way to spice up your wardrobe? In this course, students will learn how to sew garments and accessories such as scarves, hats, tops, and bottoms from upcycled materials. Topics covered include basic machine sewing techniques, button holes, seam finishes, bias tape, easing and gathering, and interfacing.

This 6 week course includes materials, but you may want to provide your own clothing to personalize. 

Laser Cutting Fundamentals

$260

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5-week course will provide a thorough introduction to the world of laser cutting for teens and adults. Students will learn industrial design techniques using Inkscape, a 2D-vector software. Using the tools in Inkscape, they will be guided through the process of designing a file for simple engraving and progress to learning how to make 3D objects using our laser cutter. Students will also receive a basic package of materials for use with the class. Basic computer proficiency is required for this class.

Please note that class will not meet for the week of Thanksgiving (November 25th).

Fundamentals of 3D Scanning and Retouching

$150

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 20, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 5 hour course, you will learn how to take a 3d scan of yourself and make a 3D print of it. This class will take you through the entire process of scanning, post processing, retouching, and printing to create a miniature bust of yourself.

Two class meetings- 11/20, Friday night 6:00pm - 8:00 & 11/21, Saturday afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm

~2 hours in Friday / ~3 hours on Saturday

Materials Included

Laser-cut Pinhole Camera and Intro to Film Chemistry Workshop

$95

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 3 hour workshop, students will assemble a working pinhole-camera from parts made on our laser cutter. And then your instructor will walk you through the entire process to take and develop photos on the camera you built.

 





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