Arts & Crafts

Program Description

Stained Glass – Beginning, Copper Foil
Instructor: J. Rocker

Learn to make stained glass projects using the same copper foil technique that Tiffany used to create his legendary lampshades. You will be guided through the process of cutting glass pieces and assembling them using copper foil. Needed tools, which may cost up to $350, will be discussed at the first class; as well as sources for supplies. Some materials may contain lead. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from using these materials. Attendance is required at first two classes. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

5 Tuesdays            Feb. 12 – Mar. 12          6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11273           Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219         Fee $65


Stained Glass – Intermediate, Lead
Instructor: J. Rocker

Prerequisite: Stained Glass – Beginning, Copper Foil or equivalent.

You will learn to use lead cames and advance your glass cutting skills. We will be working on small panel projects and free form window hangings throughout this class. Some materials may contain lead. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from using these materials.

5 Tuesdays           Mar. 26 – Apr. 23         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11274          Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219         Fee $65


Stained Glass – Advanced, Copper Foil & Lead Techniques
Instructor: J. Rocker

Prerequisite: Stained Glass – Intermediate or equivalent.

A challenging, hands-on course for advanced stained glass techniques and pattern development. Class is suited for experienced stained glass artisans.

5 Tuesdays           Apr. 30 – May 28         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11275          Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219         Fee $65


Calligraphy
Instructor: A. Nielsen

Calligraphy is an ancient writing technique that creates artistic lettering using thick and thin lines depending on 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.

6 Mondays           Feb. 4 – Mar. 18              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11276         Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $50
(No class Feb. 18)


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     Feb. 21 – Mar. 28     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11277      Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102      Fee $99


Ceramics
Instructor: T. Schmidt

Figge art museum logo

Prerequisite: 16 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 6-week class, learn techniques in hand building, wheel work, glaze mixing, firing and more. One 25# box premixed clay must be purchased from the Black Hawk College Bookstore. Also needed is one set of clay tools – prepackaged set (including a cutting wire) which is available at any art supply store.

(Students must complete 12 weeks of ART 271 (two 6-week sessions) before moving on to ART 272. Entry into the Clay Guild is open to students who have completed 12 weeks of both ART 271 and ART 272.)
Figge membership will be confirmed before the first class.
For more information, please contact Tami Schmidt at schmidtt@bhc.edu.

5 Mon. / 6 Wed.      Feb. 11 – Mar. 27      5:30 – 8:59 p.m.
Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102
CRN 11032   Figge Member Fee           $225
CRN 11033   Non Figge member Fee  $240
(No class on Feb. 18, Mar. 11, Mar. 13)

6 Mon. / 6 Wed.     Apr. 1 – May 8        5:30 – 8:59 p.m.
Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102
CRN 11401   Figge Member Fee            $225
CRN 11402   Non Figge member Fee   $240


Beginning Crocheting

Crocheting is fast, fun and increasingly popular. In this four-evening class, learn the basic stitches to make a dishcloth. Learn chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet. Please bring to class a 2.5-ounce skein of 100% cotton yarn (such as Peaches and Cream) in any color, a size H or I crochet hook, a blunt darning needle and sharp scissors. Patterns will be provided as part of the class.

4 Tuesdays             Mar. 5 – Mar. 26            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11278           Outreach – Rm. 103      Fee $44


Refresher Crocheting

If you’ve crocheted in the past, but need some assistance to start back up, this is the class for you! You don’t need a beginner course, you just need help remembering how the stitches work and what they’re called. You might even have an unfinished project you started years ago; now is the time to complete that project! We will refresh your crochet memory and help you get back to crocheting. We will review the basic stitches and start (or finish) a project of your choice. Please bring to class one skein of worsted weight yarn and a size I or J crochet hook.

2 Thursdays           Apr. 4 – Apr. 11              5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11279           Outreach – Rm. 103       Fee $28


Pattern Reading for Crocheting

Learn the basics of pattern reading for crocheting in this workshop, including terminology, symbols and how to interpret instructions. Bring yarn and a hook (any size) to class as we take a hands-on approach to learning.  

2 Thursdays           Apr. 18 – Apr. 25            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11280           Outreach – Rm. 103        Fee $28


Tips and Techniques in Watercolor – Beginners
Instructor: T. Hempel

This class will get you started in watercolor painting by introducing you to brush stroke techniques and color composition. Watercolor is about the fluidity of paint, the texture of brush strokes and the 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 on your way to creating your own original watercolor painting!  Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays             Feb. 5 – Feb. 26               Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11281           Outreach – Rm. 204        Fee $39


Tips and Techniques in Watercolor – Intermediate
Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Techniques and Tips in Watercolor – Beginners or previous watercolor experience.

This fun class can be taken as a refresher course or as a follow-up to Techniques and Tips in Watercolor – Beginners. 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.  Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays             Mar. 5 – Mar. 26              Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11282           Outreach – Rm. 204        Fee $39


Paint Your Home, Barn or Favorite Building in Watercolor
Instructor: T. Hempel

Prerequisite: Techniques and Tips in Watercolor – Beginners or previous watercolor experience.

Bring a photo of a home, barn, or other favorite building and create a unique painting for yourself or a friend as a gift. For instructional purpose, take the photo on a sunny day with the sun at your back. Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of six basic watercolors and three brushes.

4 Tuesdays           Apr. 9 – Apr. 30            Noon – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11283           Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $39


Basics of Drawing for Beginners
Instructor: A. Martin

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or enjoy drawing but would like some fine-tuning? Then this is the class for you! You will be on your way to creating beautiful works of art with the help of an experienced artist. From beginning to end, each class will teach you techniques and tips for how to bring your ideas to life. Bring to class two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser and an 11” x 8.5” sketchpad with spiral binding on the side.

4 Wednesdays        Feb. 13 – Mar. 6             10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 11284           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39


Drawing Animals and the Birds of Spring
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. Bring to class two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser and an 11” x 8.5” sketchpad with spiral binding on the side

4 Wednesdays        Mar. 13 – Apr. 3             10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 11285           Outreach – Rm. 204       Fee $39


Drawing the Face – Creating Self –Portraits/Portraits
Instructor: A. Martin

You will learn how to create a self-portrait/portrait. The first few classes will focus on different facial features and the shape of the head. Through learning about light, shading and the correct placement of all the facial features, you will create a unique piece of art. Bring two #2 pencils, a white hi-polymer eraser, an 11”x 8.5”sketchpad with spiral binding on the side, a photo of yourself or the person you are wanting to draw, and a mirror.

4 Wednesdays        Apr. 17 – May 8             10:00 a.m.  – Noon
CRN 11286           Outreach – Rm. 204        Fee $39