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Arts, Crafts & Photography

Acrylic Painting

Acrylics are a relatively new type of paint that have become incredibly popular among professional painters and students alike because of their versatility. By using different mediums and techniques, the possibilities are endless! This course will cover a variety of methods and styles to help you create paintings both realistic and abstract. Beginners will learn the basics of acrylic painting, including prepping the canvas, mixing colors, brush techniques, designing compositions, and depicting dimension. Intermediate and advanced painters will review these elements and receive individualized instruction based upon their particular skillset, with a focus on choosing subject matter and conveying meaning. All skill levels are welcome. Materials list distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated independent purchase cost is $20. Instructor: Kara LaRose

Tuition: $109** (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue Oct 19-Nov 16 7PM-9PM Hickory Ridge XE-209 6005 #5432
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Classical Drawing

This course is a study of the technical, realistic skills of drawing. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels. Upon completing the class, you will be able to center a composition, render objects reasonably in proportion and perspective, and execute the four elements of shading. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the media, you will learn how to begin and complete a large finished drawing. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire drawing process from development to review. A supply list will be provided and discussed as well. Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, experienced teacher, founder of the Littleton School of Art, and member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50.

Tuition: $170** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Sep 16-Oct 21 6:30PM-9PM Horowitz Arts Center 235 XE-155 6000 #5430
Thu Oct 28-Dec 09 6:30PM-9PM Horowitz Arts Center 235 XE-155 6001 #5431
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Color Theory & Mixing for Watercolor Painting *NEW*

This course will focus on the importance of color theory, including understanding the science of mixing colors and how it specifically benefits realistic watercolor painting. Through discussion, demonstration, and practice in proper mixing techniques, you will learn how to reasonably match colors in your reference image. Anticipate creating test sheets to learn how to make tints and complimentary colors that are in your reference image. Learn how to layer transparent washes to make figures and objects more three dimensional and appear luminescent, and enhance atmospheric perspective. You will also learn the differences between additive and subtractive color theory models. Your instructor, Jennifer Littleton, will present an engaging demonstration in each class. You will apply your new skills to a subject matter of your choice. You should be prepared for class with at least three color images with a strong light source that are at least 8 x10 or larger as well as appropriate supplies. A supply list will be provided prior to the course start date; estimated independent student purchase of materials at $100. Known for delivering serious training in a fun atmosphere, Ms. Littleton looks forward to seeing you in this informative and entertaining course.

Tuition: $170 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Oct 27-Dec 08 6:30PM-9PM Horowitz Arts Center 225 XE-226 6003 #5918
(No class 11/24.)
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Digital Camera Basics Workshop

Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Class will include a discussion of basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), and its manual to class.

Tuition: $110** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Nov 06-Nov 13 9:30AM-2:30PM Hickory Ridge XE-448 6006 #5448
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Mixed Media Collage *NEW*
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque revolutionized the art world with their “papier collé” or “glued paper” works in the early 20th century. Since then, collage has exploded into thousands of uses, ranging from crafts to fine art. Collage is one of the most versatile art mediums that anyone can learn! In this class, you’ll learn how to apply fine art principles to combine your own photos, papers, and even small three-dimensional items to create unique works of art. Estimated materials cost is $35. Instructor: Kara LaRose
Tuition: $99** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Sep 14-Oct 12 7PM-9PM Hickory Ridge XE-210 6004 #5917
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* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
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