Arts & Crafts - Black Hawk College

Arts & Crafts

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

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

 

Calligraphy – Beginning    

Instructor: A. Nielsen

Calligraphy is an ancient writing technique that creates artistic lettering using thick and thin lines depending on the stroke of the pen. Join us as we learn to produce decorative handwriting and lettering with a calligraphy pen that you can use in creating your own art, scrapbooking, holiday cards and more! Please bring a verse, song lyric or quote, any color of paper, parchment paper (9”x12” or larger) and a calligraphy pen. Calligraphy markers, Parallel Calligraphy Pens and or a set of Fountain Calligraphy pens are available at art supply and hobby/craft stores.

4 Mondays          April 12 – May 3    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204            Fee $35

In-person CRN 10927

 

Calligraphy – Intermediate   

Instructor: A. Nielsen

Take your calligraphy to a new level! You will refine your art of connecting letters, forming words, and practicing lettering variations in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Please bring a verse, song lyric or quote, any color paper, parchment paper (9”x12” or larger) and a calligraphy pen. Calligraphy markers, Parallel Calligraphy Pens and or a set of Fountain Calligraphy pens are available at art supply and hobby/craft stores.

4 Mondays          May 10 – June 7 (No class on May 31)   6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204            Fee $35

In-person CRN 50229

 

Creations with Clay   

Instructor: D. McMullen

Explore your creativity with clay. This class is for the beginner who wants to learn to create projects with clay. You will be introduced to the basics of working on the Potter’s wheel and create hand-built projects using stoneware clay. Color slips are available and projects will be finished using a glaze. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

6 Thursdays         May 13 – June 17               6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102                                             Fee $99

In-person CRN 50199

 

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           July 6 – July 27                    Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                          Fee $39

In-person CRN 50200

 

Watercolor Summer Scenes  

Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Previous watercolor experience

Explore mixing earth tones to create intense vibrant colors for your impact area and muting the same mix to make value changes for depth in your landscapes. Please bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors, and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays           Aug. 3 – Aug. 24   Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204            Fee $39

In-person CRN 80640

 

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   Apr. 7 – Apr. 28   10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 204            Fee $39

In-person CRN 10939         Virtual classroom CRN 10940

 

Beginning Bookfolding Workshop    NEW

Instructor: A. Ware

Learn about bookfolding and begin your own beginners level project. Bookfolding is the art of turning books into new and unique creations. By folding pages, you can turn an old book into a new décor item or gift that will last a lifetime. The finished product is a three-dimensional work of art that can be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf. Bookfolds can be custom made for all occasions.

All students must have a 300-page hardback book and a ruler.

1 Tuesday    June 22     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Virtual classroom CRN 50201           Fee $15

 

1 Thursday    June 24    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 50202           Fee $15

 

Ceramics           

Instructor: T. Schmidt  

Prerequisite: 18 and older

Black Hawk College Art Department and the Figge Art Museum are teaming up to offer a ceramics class at the Black Hawk College campus. In this class, learn techniques in hand building, wheel work, glaze mixing, firing and more. One 50lb box of #70 Laguna clay and one pottery tool kit must be purchased from the Black Hawk College Bookstore. Also needed –1 one-gallon bucket, 1 small water bottle sprayer and a large sponge all which can be purchased at any dollar store.  (Students must complete 16 weeks of ART 271 (two 8-week sessions) before moving on to ART 272. Figge membership will be confirmed before the first class.

7 Mon./8 Wed.   Aug. 23 – Oct. 18    5:30 – 8:16 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102

In-person CRN 80641         Figge Member Fee $225

In-person CRN 80642         Non-Figge member Fee $240

(No class Sept. 6 and Oct. 11)