Arts & Crafts - Black Hawk College

Arts & Crafts

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • Virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend a class virtually.

 

Beginning Watercolor

Instructor: T. Hempel

Watercolor is about the fluidity of paint, the texture of brush strokes, and amount of water.  Every technique produces its own unique result.  Learn basic watercolor techniques, the differences in brushes and how to mix colors and you’ll be hooked on creating watercolor paintings.  Required materials: a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors, and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays          Sept. 15 – Oct. 6         Noon – 2:00 p.m.

In-person CRN 81030       Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $39

 

Intermediate Watercolor  

Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Previous watercolor experience or Beginning Watercolor

This fun class can be taken as a refresher course or as a follow-up to Beginning Watercolor. Differences in brushes, color composition and color mixing will be explored. While learning to fine-tune your watercolor skills, you will delve deeper into painting reflections, the sky, clouds, shadows and shading.  Required materials: a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors, and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays          Oct. 20 – Nov. 17        Noon – 2:00 p.m.

In-person CRN 81031       Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $39

(No class Nov. 3)

 

Anyone Can Learn to Draw, Part I

Instructor: A. Martin

Learn to move away from flat, on-the-surface sketches to three-dimensional, into-the-surface sketches. There are seven basic rules to follow. Required materials: an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad, two #2 pencils and a white hi-polymer eraser.

4 Wednesdays      Sept. 9 – Sept. 30 10:00 a.m. – Noon                Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $39

In-person CRN 81033                         Virtual classroom CRN 81034

 

Anyone Can Learn to Draw, Part II

Instructor: A. Martin

You are welcome even if you did not take Part I. We will review the seven basic rules of drawing while drawing still life, landscapes and faces.  Required materials: an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad, two #2 pencils and a white hi-polymer eraser.

4 Wednesdays      Oct. 7 – Oct. 28     10:00 a.m. – Noon                Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $39

In-person CRN 81035                         Virtual classroom CRN 81036

 

Drawing Birds & Animals

Instructor: A. Martin

Draw your favorite animals while connecting with nature in this relaxing environment. You will learn from an experienced drawing instructor the basic techniques such as shading, working on general shapes, details and capturing the essence of the animal subject.  Required materials: two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser and an 11” x 8.5” sketchpad with spiral binding on the side.

3 Wednesdays      Nov. 4 – Nov 25   10:00 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m.    Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $39

In-person CRN 81037                         Virtual classroom CRN 81038

(No class Nov. 11) (Nov. 25 class meets from 10:00 am-12:30 pm)