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Cold, Warm and Hot Glass—Hot Shop Tour and Demo!

hot shop tourIf you are considering one of the glassblowing classes at Chris Johnson Glass Studios, or are just curious about the inner-workings of a local “hot-shop,” this is your chance. Join Chris Johnson, Steve Hitt and Johnathon Turner for an exclusive tour of the hot shop and demonstrations of all three glasswork techniques. Check out these artists work, get a look at the materials and tools used by the professionals, watch a demonstration up close, and get a glimpse of some of their finished products.

 


Sat., Sept. 5

2 pm - 4 pm
Location: Chris Johnson Glass

2260 Chanticleer Ave. Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by Sept. 14: $315
Register after Sept. 14: $20

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Chris Johnson -See bio below

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Introduction to Glassblowing

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Experience the beautiful fluid movements of blown glass up close in a professional art glass studio! This 2-day class will give students a handson introduction to the incredible world of “Hot Glass”. Explore the basic techniques and equipment used in the creation of blown glass objects. Each student will take home several glass creations made with their own hands!

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

Sat. & Sun. Sept., 19 - 20
10 am - 4 pm
Chris Johnson Glass, 2260 Chanticleer Ave. Suite #10, Santa Cruz

Register by Sept. 14: $395
Register after Sept. 14: $425
Plus $50 materials fee payable to the instructor in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Chris Johnson Produces intensely colored one-of-a-kind art glass. His unique, expressive style is a result of the continuing exploration of technique in which he pushes the boundaries of the medium. He has studied with numerous Italian and American Masters, and has shared his passion for glass blowing as an instructor At MIT, CCA, San Francisco State, and his own studio in Santa Cruz. Visit his website at: chrisjohnsonglass.com

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A World Within the Glass - Warm Glass Technique with Flamework

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In this workshop, students learn the fundamentals of flameworking and explore the artistic possibilities of melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch. Create beads, ornaments, marbles, vessels, sculptures and pendants. We’ll cover the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques so you can take advantage of this versatile art form. Our emphasis will be on borosilicate glass. If time permits, we’ll introduce color techniques and how to control heat, as well as how to handle molten bubbles of glass and color rods.

Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 - 20
10 am - 4 pm

Chris Johnson Glass
2260 Chanticleer Ave. Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by Sept. 14: $395
Register after Sept. 14: $425
Plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Steve Hitt has been working in the warm glass field for over 20 years. He is a glass artist specializing in flameworking borosilicate, crystal and soda lime glass with an emphasis on vessels, paperweights, marbles, pendants and other custom projects. He has taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center and is currently a member of the Chris Johnson Studio team.

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Cold Finishing of Glass

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Explore the basic aspects of coldworking - a cool and wet environment for warm summer days! Students will learn to use the machines with comfort & confidence, safely and with minimal effort. Learn to grind, smooth, polish, and finish blown and kilnformed work in a safe and efficient manner; how to safely and effectively use glass wet cutting and grinding equipment.

Learn to clean up and finish existing glass pieces. Punty removal and flattening blown work will be taught, as well as cleaning and defining edges on kilnformed work. The wet sandblaster will also be introduced as a surface-treatment process.

Overall, this class will provide a strong foundation for finishing glass pieces as well as a solid platform for further exploration into more advanced techniques of coldworking. Glass blanks and pieces to practice on will be supplied.

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 - 20
10 am – 4 pm
Chris Johnson Glass
2260 Chanticleer Ave. Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by Sept. 14: $340
Register after Sept 14: $355
Plus $20 materials fee at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Johnathon Turner, MVA, has worked with masters at the Glass Workshop at Canberra. He is the author of The Joy of Coldworking, a book about grinding, smoothing, and polishing blown and fused glass. He has taught at Corning, Espace Verre in Montreal, Oatka Glass School, Weisser Glass in Maryland, Escuela del Vidrio in la Granja, Spain, and throughout the United States.  He’s currently a senior instructor for the kilnforming and coldworking programs at the Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose.

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Beginning Stained Glass

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Would you like to enjoy making your own stained glass window or hanging? This class will teach you the foundations like cutting, fitting, soldering and applying finishing treatments as you complete your first panel. Beginning students will be taught to work with glass and lead safely. You can also take this class as a refresher and a chance to receive some assisted work time.

The instructor provides some materials and tools, but each student will need his/her own tools and project materials which will cost $100-300, depending which tools and project you choose. Tools and materials can be shared.

4 Fri., Oct. 2 - 23

6:30 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA3004
Register by Sept. 14: $90
Register after Sept. 14: $105
Plus materials and tools

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Jackie Marr - See bio below

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Stained Glass Mosaic Mirror

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Join us for a creative date night, grown-up art play date with a friend, or an evening get away to create your personal magic mirror. Combine tiny treasures and luminous colored glass pieces to create a beautiful framed mirror in the style of your home or as a gift. We provide the mirror, stained glass, Van Gogh glass, silver coats, special glue, applicators and oak frames. Then work on silver mirror surface for your colored glass, which makes the colors POP, and we’ll reveal the mysteries of cutting glass! Also provided: a large selection of glass cutting tools, and students may bring their own. No grout will be used. Students may bring shells, stones, beach glass, small souvenirs or metal findings.

Finished size including an oak frame is 14”x 16”.

Sat., Oct. 24
4 - 9 pm

Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Sept. 14: $80
Register after Sept. 14: $85
Materials fee of $65 payable to instructor in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.

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Renewed Purpose: Found Object Sculpture

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In this workshop you will “repurpose” found objects and materials to create three-dimensional artworks, exploring a vast repertoire of possibilities outside typical art materials. Imagining innovative approaches to repurposing “things” can inspire possibilities beyond the ordinary. An object can suggest a story, stir up a memory or spark any number of interesting interpretations of its purpose, real or imagined.

Various approaches to interpreting objects will be examined in the work of contemporary found object artists and in playful exercises that can be used to mine deeper layers of the meanings of “things.” A multitude of approaches can be taken. The format and content of the artwork you create will evolve from the objects and/or materials (new or old) that you are excited about exploring, based on your individual interests and ideas. Techniques for joining, fastening, and altering objects will be covered.

At least one field trip to find materials will be included.

Mon. - Thu., Jan. 11 - 14, 2016
10 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Sept. 14: $360
Register after Sept. 14: $375
Plus a $25 materials fee at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Beverly Rayner, see bio below

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Layered Leporello

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Use the modular folded structure of the Leporello format to create an accordion book with layers, windows and pop-ups. Explore telling a story through structural shifts in the treatment of the pages in addition to or instead of text and images. Translate abstract concepts into visual motifs that transition over the course of the pages. The multiple folded sections allow for an easy, flexible and creative assembly.

All skill levels welcome!

2 Sat., Sept. 26 & Oct. 3
11 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Sept. 14: $150
Register after Sept. 14: $165
Plus $15 materials fee payable upon registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Victoria May – see bio below

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Reveal and Conceal

In this class students will have the chance to experiment with a range of mark-making, such as rubbings, stencils, stitches, and transfers on translucent materials of paper, fabric and plastic. Explore how to combine and present layers of imagery and text to make visually and conceptually rich mixed-media artwork. We will discuss an array of artists who work with a range of layered materials and text to inspire a personalized approach for your own unique concepts.

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

2 Sat., Oct. 10 & 17
1 -5 pm
Room: VAPA2005
Register by Sept. 14: $195
Register after Sept. 14: $210
Plus $15 materials fee payable upon registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Victoria May is an exhibiting artist who uses a wide variety of techniques and materials in her work. She has been an instructor at Cabrillo College since 2003. She has also taught workshops at Penland and the San Jose ICA. She received a Rydell Visual Arts fellowship in 2010. vicmay.com

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SoulCollage: Invite the Poetry of Images into Your Life!

Anyone who has a love for images and symbols and is looking for an intuitive approach to enhance personal growth and nourish the soul will find this workshop inspiring and fun. Soul- Collage® is a flexible and profound expressive arts method through which you build your own unique deck of cards for personal reading. This is an introductory course meant for beginners but those already familiar with SoulCollage® will enjoy having time to review the basic concepts and create new cards. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn during this creative day together.

Sat., Oct. 17
9:30 am - 4 pm
Room: Hort 5005

Register by Sept 14: $75
Register after Sept 14: $88

Plus a materials fee of $20 paid in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class .

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Lauren Mari-Navarro, is a trained facilitator of the Soul Collage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. She has a private practice in the Santa Cruz community.

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Colors of Fall - Explore the Drama and Colors of Pastel

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Rediscover the vibrant colors of fall while creating pastel paintings composed of colorful peppers, squashes, persimmons, apples, fall flowers, and sculpted fallen leaves. Personalize your still life with heirloom family baskets, bowls, or colorful textured cloths.

Participants will come away with several beautiful pastel studies perfect for seasonal gifts or ideas for personalized cards. In the final class meeting, we will matte one of the pieces with a demo on protecting pastels and cutting mattes. Class instruction is geared to support the creativity of beginners to advanced artists. Pastels, as vibrant as oils can tantalize the senses with rich color, texture, and light.

This workshop will clarify essential pastel techniques including: beginning your sketch in charcoal, building a dramatic under-painting through dissolved dark pastels, layering colors, building a light effect, and use of colored grounds and papers. Compositional techniques include basic perspective, shading, and creating pleasing arrangements.

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class .

 

4 Sat., Nov. 7 – Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 28)
1 – 4:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2015
Register by Sept. 14: $195
Register after Sept. 14: $214

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Ann Thiermann
, MFA is an experienced studio arts instructor at Cabrillo College with years of helping students create vibrant plant forms in her botanical illustration classes. She has created pastel landscape, figurative, and still life paintings that are included in collections nationally and internationally. Her pastels have a vibrancy and playfulness that invite the viewer to linger.

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Travel Sketching - Capturing Intimate Memories

Whether you are bound for exotic places or travel to your backyard...or out and about in town, you will learn how to do quick, spontaneous ink sketches, using a PILOT PARALLEL chisel edged pen. Along with a water brush, learn how to "pull out" various values from the pen's water-soluble ink.  Lots of demos...and lots of fun!  Discover your own creative expression in this daylong class.

Sun., Sept. 20
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register by Sept. 14: $82
Register after Sept. 14: $90

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

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Carolyn Fitz - See bio below

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Sumi-e Workshop - Japanese Black Ink Brush Painting

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Enjoy a day of learning the revered Asian art of Sumi-e! Sumi-e is an old, revered art form in Japan. It is also known as “Suibokuga”, translated as “water, ink, painting”. With black ink (sumi), and its values (mixed with water), learn to paint the revered subjects of the “four honorable gentlemen, known as the four seasons”. Lots of demo’s and lots of fun!

Bamboo (Summer), Chrysanthemum (Autumn), Plum Blossom (winter) and Orchid (Spring)

Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Additional information about these classes can be found on our Class Resources webpage, which includes materials lists.

Bamboo and Chrysanthemum
Sun., Oct. 25
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010

Register by Sept. 14: $82
Register after Sept. 14: $90

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Plum Blossom and Orchid
Sun., Nov. 1
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010

Register by Sept. 14: $82
Register after Sept. 14: $90

Plus $10 materials fee at class

register online

 

Register by Sept. 14 for both Sumi-e Workshops for $150!
Register after Sept. 14: $168!

Plus $10 materials fee at class

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Carolyn Fitz has been sharing her passion for calligraphy and ink painting for over 25 years. She has traveled to Japan and China on art study tours and has been “Artist in Residence” at Yosemite National Park for the last 13 years.

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Figure Drawing for Teens

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This course provides an introduction to figure drawing: gesture, sighting and measuring, proportional guidelines, anatomical information and lots of practice. Students will work from clothed male and female models, with short and long poses.
Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the figure as a specific form and on building drawing vocabulary.

All skill levels welcome!

Parents of teens are welcome to register as well!

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about these classes.

3 Sessions:

6 - 8 pm
Room: VAPA 2015

Fee: $75 per session
plus $10 materials fee per session

SESSION 1:
3 Tue., Sept. 15 - 29

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SESSION 2:
3 Tue., Oct. 13 - 27

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SESSION 3:
3 Tue., Nov. 10 - 24

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REGISTER FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS ABOVE FOR JUST $195 (plus model fee)

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Claire Thorson teaches drawing, painting, and figure drawing at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. She is a native of California, loves the coast, and has a studio in Elkhorn, CA. Her drawings and paintings travel the territory between figuration and abstraction.

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Photo-Encaustic Workshops

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Applying beeswax encaustic medium over photographs provides exciting possibilities for enriching the visual qualities of images and adding layers of metaphorical meaning to your work. Beeswax is a luscious and seductive material. It naturally adds depth to surfaces, and it can be colored and textured for all kinds of interesting effects. Limited to just 12 enrollments, so register early!

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about these classes.

Photo-Encaustic: Experimentation and Techniques

In this workshop you will learn a variety of encaustic techniques for mixing, coloring, applying and texturing. There will be plenty of time for experimentation with the approaches you like the best.

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19 & 20
11 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 14: $195
Register after Sept. 14: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about these classes.

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Photo-Encaustic: Embedded Objects, Materials & Transfers

In this workshop you will learn how small objects, fabric, and other materials can be embedded in encaustics. You can transfer images onto the surface of the wax, add transfers over all types of photographic images, including digital inkjet, darkroom, photocopy, and even vintage prints.

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26 & 27
11 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 14: $195
Register after Sept. 14: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about these classes.

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Register for both Photo-Encaustic Workshops for just $360!

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Beverly Rayner, MFA, is a faculty member in the Cabrillo studio art department and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has been working in all kinds of photographic mixed media for over 30 years. Her artwork combines photographic images – from antique and alternative process to digital – with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Encaustic Painting Workshop encaustic

Come along and experience an exciting, ancient and cutting-edge art form. Painting with pigmented, molten beeswax is beyond fun and also forgiving and versatile. The possibilities are endless with mixed media:  collage, stencils, stamps, ink, oil paints, watercolors, photography and so much more. You will create three or more original encaustic paintings in this two day workshop...or choose the 4-day workshop and get fully immersed in the possibilities.

Explore and learn through demonstrations about how to mix paint, fuse layers of wax, apply oil and chalk pastels, embed photos and apply image transfers. You will learn to work safely and creatively and then leave with a printout containing all the information you need to continue working after the class is completed. Artists of all media will enjoy the limitless possibilities of what more encaustics has to offer. All are welcome! No drawing skills necessary.

Limited to just 6 enrollments per session, so register early!

This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Students will receive detailed information upon registration.

Pack a lunch for the mid-day break. 

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 7 & 8
10 am - 3:30 pm
Artist's Studio - Aptos

Register by Sept. 14: $180
Register after Sept. 14: $195
plus $60 materials fee payable at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Terry Dowell is a mixed media artist specializing in encaustic work.  Her work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried shows in Northern California.

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Encaustic Painting Workshop - 4-Day Intensive encaustic

Come along and experience an exciting, ancient and cutting-edge art form. Painting with pigmented, molten beeswax is beyond fun and also forgiving and versatile. The possibilities are endless with mixed media:  collage, stencils, stamps, ink, oil paints, watercolors, photography and so much more. You will create three or more original encaustic paintings in this two day workshop...or choose the 4-day workshop and get fully immersed in the possibilities.

Explore and learn through demonstrations about how to mix paint, fuse layers of wax, apply oil and chalk pastels, embed photos and apply image transfers. You will learn to work safely and creatively and then leave with a printout containing all the information you need to continue working after the class is completed. Artists of all media will enjoy the limitless possibilities and wonder that encaustic has to offer. All are welcome! No drawing skills necessary.

Limited to just 6 enrollments per session, so register early!

This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Students will receive detailed information upon registration.

Pack a lunch for the mid-day break.

Tue. - Fri., August 25 - 28 - RESCHEDULED TO DATES BELOW

 

Tue. - Fri., November 17 - 20
10 am - 3:30 pm
Artist's Studio - Aptos

Register by Sept. 14: $295
Register after Sept. 14: $320
plus $60 materials fee payable at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class

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Terry Dowell is a mixed media artist specializing in encaustic work.  Her work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried shows in Northern California.
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Moku Hanga: Japanese Waterbase Woodcut Weeklong Workshop

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This intensive week-long workshop covers various aspects of this traditional water base technique. Japanese woodblock differs from western woodblock in that it is water based and non-toxic, is printed with a hand held baren, registered with the accurate kento registration system cut into the block, and printed on handmade Japanese kozo fiber paper.

In the first half of the class we will plan and carve blocks, and the second half we will print, with lecture-demonstrations which cover history, tool use and sharpening, paper, and special printing techniques. On the final day you will be able to print an edition of multicolored prints on Japanese paper. Printmaking experience is helpful but not required.

The $50 materials fee covers two 8 x 10 blocks, the loan of barens and some cutting tools, color, miscellaneous supplies, and a sheet of paper that can be cut into approximately eight prints. Additional paper will be available for purchase.

Mon. – Thu., Jan. 11 - 14, 2016
10 am – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 14: $360
Register after Sept. 14: $385
Plus $50 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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April Vollmer is a New York artist with an MFA from Hunter College who has specialized in mokuhanga since 1998. She has exhibited widely and is on the Board of the International Mokuhanga Conference. For more information about the artist and the technique visit her website at www.aprilvollmer.com.

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Matting Without Measuring: Framing for the Rest of Us

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Bring a complete frame (frame, glass and backing) and a finished piece of artwork. We’ll learn how to crop the image and cut a custom mat that will bring your artwork stylishly into focus within the bounds of your chosen frame. Each student will leave with a piece of ready-to-hang, readyto- show artwork. We will use a unique process that uses physical geometry to size and align the mats for these framing projects.

No need to worry about measurements or fractions. This is a friendly approach to these essential skills. If you make images, you’ll save a bundle on framing from this day forward!

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 21 & 22
10 am - 4 pm
Room VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 14: $180
Register after Sept. 14: $195
Plus $15 materials fee at registration

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Bob Lamp – see bio below

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Linear Perspective on the Artist’s Side of the Brain

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A thorough, yet playful, approach to the age-old quest to add depth to drawings and paintings. Learn the basics of 1, 2 and 3 point perspective, simplified to their barest bones. Leave the class with finished studies that will make you proud! You’ll never shy away from linear perspective again!

For a materials list of needed supplies please visit our Class Resouces webpage.

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 16 & 17, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Room VAPA 2015
Register by Sept. 14: $150
Register after Sept. 14: $165
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

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Bob Lamp – see bio below

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Turning Plaster: Making Radial Forms for Pottery, Sculpture and Construction

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Whether you’re a potter, a sculptor or a construction contractor, you’ll find this course to be thoroughly fascinating and decidedly practical. Each student will build a small hand-operated lathe suitable for producing unique radial forms. Using hand-cut sheet metal profiles of your own design, we will learn to produce a host of different forms: vases, balusters and other decorative radial forms. You’ll marvel at what this simple, time-tested process can produce.

A $50 fee covers all materials to make a hand operated lathe and sufficient plaster to produce completed radial forms.

Class size is limited to 12 so register early!

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., Dec. 5, 6 & 12, 13
10 am - 4 pm
Room VAPA 3004
Register by Sept. 14: $360
Register after Sept. 14: $375
Plus $50 materials fee at registration

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Bob Lamp, MFA, is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. He currently teaches courses in sculpture, small metals, drawing and water-color painting. He has been showing his work both locally and internationally since 1993.

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Power Tool Primer

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Join us in a relaxed (albeit noisy) atmosphere as we demystify stationary woodworking power tools. Students in this orientation class will be lead through the safe usage of machines most used for Woodworking. Your instructor is quite skilled at helping people get over their fear of these machines and have an enjoyable experience. Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

Wed., Sept. 23

6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Sept. 14: $50
Register after Sept. 14: $58
Plus $15 materials fee

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Bob Lamp – see bio below

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Woodworking Quick Topics and Open Studio

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Gain access to Cabrillo’s State-of-the Art Woodworking Studio and pick up some skills along the way! This evening course will begin with a demonstration of skills each night followed by total run of the Woodworking Facility! Students will not only have access to the machinery and instruction in their safe use, but also have the use of hands tools. Students in this class may also work on their own projects brought in from home. Storage is limited so all projects need to be taken home at the end of each class. Prerequiste: Must have taken the “Power Tool Primer” or be a current or former Cabrillo student who is familiar with, and can demonstrate, a thorough knowledge of the facility in regards to safe practices and policy.

Tool Room Coordinator Patrick Stafford may approve additional individuals on a one-on-one basis.

Please e-mail pastaffo@cabrillo.edu for approval.

Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 28 – Nov. 25
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Sept. 14: $195
Register after Sept. 14: $210
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

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Bob Lamp, MFA, is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. He currently teaches courses in sculpture, small metals, drawing and water-color painting. He has been showing his work both locally and internationally since 1993.

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Advanced Box Construction

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This class takes students through the process of designing, building and finishing a hardwood box using miter joints and reinforcing splines. We will address the technical and esthetic challenges of the form, including wood selection, milling challenges in small-scale work, strength and stability, jigs, adhesives and finishing. Students explore the details that distinguish a well-made object.

Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

All skill levels welcome.

2 Sun., Nov. 8 & 15
9 am – 5 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Sept. 14: $240
Register after Sept. 14: $255
Plus $45 materials fee at registration

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Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.


Timothy Lydgate began his woodworking career in Hawai'i in the 1970s after earning a degree in History of Art from Yale. His work has been shown in galleries, museums and private collections around the world and he is a regular exhibitor in the Santa Cruz Open Studios tour.

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Wood Carving with Rotary Carving Tools

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In this 2-day workshop, beginning students will learn the fundamentals of wood carving using rotary carving tools, and intermediate students will be guided in additional power carving techniques and styles. Participants will work on small sculptural carvings using flex-shaft-style rotary carving tools. Topics covered are safety, types of carving tools, the best woods/materials for carving, styles and finishing. After instruction and demonstrations on the properties and characteristics of different woods and materials, students will practice what they have learned on examples to be taken home. Cabrillo has a selection of rotary power carving tools and bits with which to experiment. If you prefer, you can also bring in your own rotary tools. Practice materials will be included..

Cabrillo has a selection of rotary power carving tools and bits with which to experiment. If you prefer, you can also bring in your own rotary tools. Practice materials will be included.

Class is limited to only 12 students so register early!

2 Sun., Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Sept. 14: $180
Register after Sept. 14: $195
Plus $25 materials fee payable upon registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Ron Cook has been a woodworker and woodcarver for over 40 years. His work has been shown in galleries, juried craft shows and arts festivals across the United States. Ron is a master member of the Baulines Craft Guild, a member of the Guild of American Luthiers, and a charter member of the Santa Cruz Woodworkers.

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Table Top Glass Sculpture

This 5-week course will take you on a journey through techniques and processes. We will be fusing and slumping art glass along with casting, mold making and methods of mounting and displaying. A series of glass objects will be made in class and then put together to achieve a cohesive piece of artwork. Learn to integrate glass and wood, glass and metal and ways to illuminate and display your work.

Participants will need to contact the instructor upon registration and before the course begins so that you may show-up at the first class session with many of the bugs already worked out of your creation.

5 Sun., Oct. 25 – Nov. 22
10 am - 5 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Sept. 14: $360
Register after Sept. 14: $385
Plus $150 materials fee at registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Penny Waller founded Glass Fusion Studios in Aptos 25 years ago. She teaches classes in her studio along with other invited guest glass artists.

Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. She is an accomplished metalworker, painter, and sculptor. Her work has been shown in many local venues: Michelangelo’s, India joze and a solo show at Many Hands Gallery.

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Basic Stone Carving

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This class will cover the fundamentals of basic stone carving. Instruction in hand tools usage and identification, finishing techniques, stone identification and selection are some of the basics that will be covered. How to set up a functioning stone-working area and how to build basic equipment will also be explained. Reference material will be distributed as well as slide presentations for the development of ideas. The featured stone will be alabaster, which is a good intermediate material for an introductory class.

Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

4 Sat., Oct. 31 – Nov. 21
10 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Sept. 14: $360
Register after Sept. 14: $385
Plus materials fee of $50 payable upon registration

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Jamie Abbott is a teacher and sculptor with over 40 years experience. Jamie has an MFA from The Art Institute and his work can be seen throughout Santa Cruz County.

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Small Metals Open Lab

smallmetals

Sign-up for 10 Saturdays (10am - 4pm) of access to the small metals studio at Cabrillo College. Limited to current and former students who are familiar with, and can demonstrate, a thorough knowledge of the facility in regards to safe practices and policy.

Program Chair Dawn Nakanishi may approve additional individuals on a one-on-one basis.

10 Sat., Sept. 5 – Nov. 21 (no class Sept. 19 & 26)
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Fee: $180

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Aaron Miller is an artist & jeweler and oversees the small metals lab.

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Forging and Toolmaking - Beginning

forging and tool

Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26 & 27
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 14: $395
Register after Sept. 14: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Vern Caron - See bio below

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Forging and Toolmaking - Intermediate

forging 2

This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern's "Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking" class or can demonstrate the same knowledge.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will receive a map upon registration and you will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins. This is an off-site location; portable restrooms will be available for students.

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26 & 27
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 14: $395
Register after Sept. 14: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

pearl stringing

Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple Learn the lost art of hand knotting using the three methods for stringing your pearls and beads. Using basic design theory, recycle and combine to redesign beautiful new bead creations or repair broken strands. A starter stringing kit will be provided for practicing techniques.

Materials for additional projects can be purchased in class or brought from home.

4 Tue., Oct. 6 - 27
7 – 9 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001

Register by Sept. 14: $62
Register after Sept. 14: $72
Plus $34 materials fee payable to instructor in class

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 20 years.

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Sewing Workshop

sewing

Create something rich and colorfu! Garment construction, quilting, home decor are all possibilities for projects in this hands-on workshop. Learn to read and use patterns, and buy materials so you can sew with confidence and broaden your expertise. Learn to construct and fit garments, as well as alter patterns. Join our fun and creative atmosphere!

By popular demand we have extended this class by one hour a day!

Sewing machines will be provided for student use.

CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SPRING 2016

NEW DATES:

6 Fri., Apr. 15 - May 20
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Room: 1605
Register by Feb 22, 2016. 14: $210
Register after Feb. 22, 2016: $240


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Jan Bowman, M.A., a local instructor, has taught clothing construction and interior design courses in Santa Cruz County for over 30 years. She has taught for Cabrillo College in the Applied Living Arts Department.

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Sculptural Needle Felting

sculptural felting

You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? Using simple tools you can manipulate wool to create three-dimensional, freestanding, solid felt sculptures. This class will teach you an innovative use of a humble and inexpensive material that is bound to energize your art making. This two-weekend workshop is a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle felting.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., Dec. 5, 6 & 12, 13
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3001
Register by Sept. 14: $280
Register after Sept. 14: $295
plus $30 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Stephanie Metz is an artist whose innovative work in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her work focusing on the relationship between humans and the natural world fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation, and flawless craftsmanship to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made. Stephanie has taught workshops at Penland, Arrowmont, Kala Art Institute, CCA, USF and Cabrillo College.

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