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Fiction Writing Workshop

Explore various elements of the craft of fiction including sensory detail,
character, dialogue, story and point of view through in-class and at-home
exercises. Limited enrollment. Section 1 is geared towards beginners,
who should come prepared to start writing. Section 2 is for those who
have successfully completed the first course and would like to continue
their studies.


Strut your stuff in your very own, hand-made shoes!
Students will learn to design, make their own patterns,
and create their own finished shoes. A group trip
to the supply house to purchase material, leather,
and more will be scheduled. This small class, with
individualized attention is an excellent choice for
sculpture or art students looking to work in 3D.

Portrait Photography

This course introduces the basics of portraiture and encourages students
to photograph people in a new, original way. Students will learn about
technical aspects such as camera placement, movement, gesture,
expression, props, setting, lighting, framing and selective focus. Weekly
assignments include both spontaneous and prearranged portraits,
photographing at night, photographing on location versus studio,
reportage and storytelling. Class sessions consist of slide lectures
about the history of portrait photography, guest speakers and critiques.

Digital Photography

Build on the basics and master the skills and ideas advanced photographers
use in a fun, low-pressure class. Open to anyone able to shoot a photo
and import it into a computer. In this class we’ll use the digital camera as
a fast way to learn the essentials of photography. We’ll learn-by-doing,
exploring professional techniques while creating a portfolio project
(on any topic of your choice) to show your advancing skills. If you’ve
always been interested in photography, but have put off becoming
great at it, this is your chance.

Oil Painting

Having been utilized as an art medium for over 500 years, oils offer a wide
ange of possibility. Focus in this course is on a step-by-step approach
to oil painting that will de-mystify this sometimes intimidating medium,
allowing any level of painter to emerge into a new realm of exploration.
Through the application of color theory, students will learn how to see
light and shadow, edges, forms, and spatial relationships, as well as integrate these elements into composition. Students will paint from
observation, memory and imagination.


Placing the focus on life-like models and still life objects, this course
teaches the basic fundamentals of drawing. Students will develop a
trained eye for seeing ordinary objects in a new way through observation
and technique. Note: materials must be purchased separately. See
website for a list of materials.

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