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Glass Assemblage-Sculpture or Garden Totem

glass

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.

It is strongly recommended that participants contact instructor 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. Please e-mail Penny at: glassfuz@pacbell.net

(CLASS FULL)

5 Sun., April 6 - May 18 (No Class April 20 or May 11)
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3005
Register by Feb. 10: $350
Register after Feb. 10: $365
plus $150 materials fee

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5 Sun., June 1 - 29
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Fee: $365
plus $150 materials fee

 

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Penny Waller founded Glass Fusion Studios in Aptos 25 years ago. She teaches classes at her studio along with other invited glass artists. Penny's studio pieces have been shown in galleries throughout the US and "Glassart" pieces from Glass Fusion Studios are widely collected. Penny recently curated and was part of "Luminescence, Works in Glass" show at the PVAC gallery in Watsonville, CA.

Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. Her work is a monument to wild and curious compilations of materials and techniques. She is an accomplished metal­worker, painter and sculptor. Always willing to help students to realize and fabricate their designs.

 


Large Scale Classical Figure Drawing

figure drawing

Learn a wonderful method used by John Singer Sargent and Titian that helps train the eye to see. These time-honored traditional drawing methods were basic during the 19th century and used as far back as the Renaissance. Using willow charcoal and canson paper, you will enjoy these wonderful materials and get an introduction to the methods of old.


4 Sat. & Sun., April 12 - May 4
10 am - 1 pm
Room V2020
Register by Feb. 10: $360
Register after Feb. 10: $385
plus $50 materials fee

Lisa Silas is trained in the sight size method for drawing and sculpture from The Florence Academy of Art. She also has a B. A. in Fine Art and Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She currently works with students at The Neoteric School of Art in Santa Cruz, CA.

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Monoprints and Mixed Media--The Landscape

monoprint

This 3-day workshop will introduce new ways for creating unique mixed media artworks. Using the landscape as the subject matter, students will discover how to experiment and integrate imagery with hand -pressed monoprint techniques and various media such as acrylic paints and gel mediums, stencils, inks, graphite, and collage. Experimental in nature, this class will give you new ideas for pushing your work in a variety of new directions. Open to beginners.


3 Sat., Feb. 22, Mar. 1 & 8
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by Feb. 10: $270
Register after Feb. 10: $285
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Andrea Borsuk is a local Santa Cruz artist best known for her use of archetypes of beauty and femininity through a map of cultural interpretations and invented fantasies. Borsuk received her MFA from Columbia University in 1990. She has taught Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media at Cabrillo College, Portland State University, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Columbia University and Pratt Institute. In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship. Andrea is currently showing in a one-person show at The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno.

 

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Design and Print Custom T-Shirts: Screen Printing Technique

t-shirt

Learn screen-printing technique, one color and "tie-dye" mixed color process, and vinyl stencil making method in one short course. Have fun creating your own design and print your own T-shirt. Hand-cut your image on vinyl, mix your favorite colors and print. This workshop introduces design methods to prepare images for vinyl stencils and includes information on screen-printing technique, materials, mixing inks, printing on fabric and studio set-up.

Students must supply two light colored cotton blend "T" shirts or tote bags.

Sun., Apr. 27
10 am - 2:30 pm
Room V2005
Register by Feb. 10: $90
Register after Feb. 10: $98
plus $35 materials fee

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Pantea Karimi is an Adjunct Instructor at Cabrillo College. She earned her MFA in printmaking and painting from San Jose State University and an MFA in graphic design. She works with a variety of media, including photography, printmaking, painting, and computer-generated drawings. Karimi's fine art and graphic works have been featured in several publications in Iran, Italy, England and the United States. Her prints and digital works have been exhibited in various venues all over the world.

 


Approaches to Painting the Figure

figure painting

Explore the practice of painting the figure in three Saturday sessions. We'll work directly with the model using various approaches, such as working with a limited palette, figure/ground relationships and composition, and the potential for abstraction.

Students may enroll in one two, or all three sessions.

All Classes:
10 am - 2 pm
Room V2020
Fee: $70 for each individual class
Fee: $195 for all 3 classes

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Planes & Volume, Limited Palette
Sat., Feb. 22

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Composing the Figure
Sat., Mar. 22

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Gesture & the Means of Abstraction
Sat., May 10

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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.


Wood Carving

Ron Wood

In this 2-day workshop we will teach students the fundamentals of wood carving. Participants will work on projects using a variety of hand chisels. Topics covered are safety, types of carving tools, best woods/materials for carving, styles, and finishing. After instruction and demonstrations on the properties and characteristics of different woods, students will practice what they have learned on examples to be taken home.

Cabrillo has a wide selection of gouges and chisels with which to experiment. You can also bring in your own tools and learn how to sharpen them. Practice woods will be included.

Class is limited to only 8 students so register early!


2 Sun., April 6 & 13
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3003
Register by Feb. 10: $180
Register after Feb. 10: $195
plus $25 materials fee

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. Ron has been a Santa Cruz Open Studios Artist for over a decade.

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Color Drawing Workshop: Expressive Spring Botanicals

botanicals

Using spring flowers and plants as our inspiration, this class will explore colored pencil techniques to express modeling, texture, design and mood of our bouquets and individual plants. Basic tips for drawing vivacious leaves and flowers and creating believable greens and dynamic flower heads will be included as well as a few compositional tips. Surfaces will include both textured and smooth white paper plus colored paper. Ann will demonstrate in colored pencil and the use of watercolor with colored pencil. Beginners are welcome.


4 Sat., March 1 - 22
1 - 4:30 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register by Feb. 10: $195
Register after Feb. 10: $214

Ann Thiermann MFA is an experienced studio arts instructor at both Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula Colleges. Her murals, landscapes and figurative works are included in museums, state parks, and many public and private California collections. Her attention to flora and fauna details gives a naturalness to her work so that birds have been seen to trying to fly into the trees of her murals.

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Explorations in EL (Electroluminescent) Wire 101

E L Wire

Explore the various uses of EL (Electroluminescent) wire. EL wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor, which glows when an alternating current is applied. Learn how to use EL wire for art projects, from sculptural enhancements to wearable art. It is available in a wide variety of colors and can add those much-needed lighted embellishments to your work. This class will cover many uses of the material. Including: soldering, designing, and attachment to various surfaces, durability and choosing the proper electronic drivers and sequencers for animating your work. Students will carry away a sample project that they start in class.


Sun., May 18
(CLASS FULL)
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by Feb. 10: $90
Register after Feb. 10: $98
plus $25 materials fee

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Sun., June 15 (NEW CLASS SECTION!)
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004

Register by June 9: $90
Register after June 9: $98
plus $25 materials fee

Todd Williams has worked with EL wire since 1999 in his own art. He has shown his work at The Exploratorium and The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, The Coachella Music and Arts festival, Maker Faire ,The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and at Burningman. Todd has a BA in Sculpture from San Jose State University.

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Advanced Box Construction

wood box

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.


2 Sun., May 11 & 18
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by Feb. 10: $180
Register after Feb: 10: $195
plus $45 materials fee

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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Gizmos & Gadgets - Mechanical Motion for Artists

gizmos and gadgets

In this one-day workshop we will explore techniques for creating desired motions in art. We'll make and use gears, camshafts, linkages, and bearings to create specific animations and motion. Explore techniques to move between linear and rotational motion, and to create specific eccentric movements. Once you know how to make a thing move the way you want it to, adding a motor is easy!


Sun., March 23
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3003
Register by Feb. 10: $90
Register after Feb: 10: $98
plus $15 materials fee

Brian Evans has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He currently works largely in metal sculpture and is an experienced hacker of things mechanical and electronic, bending matter, motion, and electron paths with his pure will.

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Metal Forming and Fabrication

fabrication

Come study with a master metalworker! In this 4-week course learn how to manipulate steel, either hot or cold, and combine what you have created into a sculptural form. Students will have access to a lot of different metalworking equipment in the shop, such as: forges, mig, tig, and gas welding. Along with numerous grinders, saws, drills, sandblasters and other heavy-duty equipment


4 Sat., March 1 - 22
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3005
Register by Feb. 10: $360
Register after Feb. 10: $385
plus $50 materials fee

Jamie Abbott is a teacher and sculptor with over 40 years experience. He recently retired from his position as Full Time instructor and Program Chair at Cabrillo College. Jamie has an MFA from The Art Institute in San Francisco and his work can be seen throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. You can view his work at: www.jamieabbottdesign.com/

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Moku Hanga: Japanese Waterbase Woodcut

Moku Hanga Japanese Woodcut

This is an intensive weekend workshop that will teach the basics of this traditional waterbase technique. Japanese woodblock differs from western woodblock in that it is waterbased and non-toxic, it is printed with a hand-held baren, and it is printed on handmade Japanese kozo fiber paper. This class will cover carving, printing and registration. We will plan and cut blocks, then print an edition of multi-colored prints on Japanese paper. Printmaking experience is helpful but not required.

The $25 materials fee includes basic cutting tools, blocks and Japanese paper. An informational letter will be sent upon registration.


Sat & Sun., May 17 & 18 (CLASS FULL)
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by Feb. 10: $185
Register after Feb. 10: $200
Plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor at class

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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Sat & Sun., August 16 & 17
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 9: $185
Register after June 9: $200
Plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor at class

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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Abstracting Nature's Patterns

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Utilizing forms, colors and textures inspired by nature, we will work with watercolors, gouache, ink, acrylics and water soluble dry media to develop abstract patterns. Building a visual structure by layering, combining or juxtaposing these patterns will lead us to finished works of rich beauty and personal meaning.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.


Sat. & Sun., March 15 & 16
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2020
Register by Feb. 10: $180
Register after Feb. 10: $195
Follow this link for a detailed materials list needed for class.

Margaret Niven is an artist and art teacher who has lived and worked in Santa Cruz for thirty years. She has an MFA from UC Berkeley and teaches a broad range of courses in 2D media at Monterey Peninsula College, Cabrillo and West Valley College. Margaret maintains an active studio practice in her live/work space at the Tannery Arts Center.

 

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Adding Personality to Your Artwork Through Movement and Lighting

These 4 classes will lead you through the steps necessary to add lights, motors, and sensors to your art and give it personality as it interacts with its environment. We will discuss types of LEDs and how to get the effects you desire. Controlling motors and adding sensors to make your creation react to stimulus will also be discussed. In the third section you will receive a small computer to incorporate into your projects. Other small inexpensive computers will also be presented.

Instruction will take place in the morning followed by an open lab. This lab time can be used to practice what you have learned and share knowledge with the other participants. Come share what you have learned and learn from others!

REGISTER FOR ALL 4 CLASSES BELOW FOR JUST $255! (plus $95 materials fee)

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Lights, Power, and Action

Our first course will lead students through Power sources, electrical theory and building simple circuits. Learn what resisters do and how LED's work. No prior knowledge of electronics required.


Sun., Feb. 23
9 am - 4 pm
Room V3005
Fee: $68
Plus materials fee of $15

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Intro to Control

This class will cover more complex circuits, switches, and introduce chips and tiny computers. Dim, fade lights, and make them appear to move. Respond to push button input.


Sun., March 2
9 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Fee: $68
Plus materials fee of $15

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Getting Started with Arduino

This course will introduce students to Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for Artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Many small computer programs will be presented to control your sculpture, robot, or art piece. We will show you how to modify these programs to do what you piece requires.
You will learn how to make the computer sense it's environment and respond with motors and lights.

Prerequisite: Knowledge & Skills from classes 1 & 2
No prior knowledge of computer programming is required
Students will receive their own "Yourduino" to take with them.
Bring a laptop to this class for a FREE download of Arduino software.


Sun., March 9
9 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Fee: $68
Plus materials fee of $50

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Basic Coding and Debugging

Add special hardware to your small computer to increase its capabilities. Learn how to access open-source code to create animation in your artwork. Find the easiest ways to debug what you download from the web, and continue to have success after you leave the classroom environment. Learn about the shields that can be added to your Arduino to perform more complicated tasks.


Sun., March 16
9 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Fee: $68
Plus materials fee of $15

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Simon Quellen-Field is a very knowledgeable and approachable instructor. He the author of several books on science, chemistry, cooking, and computers, and is the CEO of Kinetic MicroScience, a company that designs scientific toys. Simon has written a textbook to go along with these classes.

Brian Evans has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD, and a knack for hacking. He is versed in many different types of metalworking and electronic art. He will be leading the afternoon open lab.







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