Arts & Crafts

Program Description

Stained Glass I – Copper Foil, Lead Techniques                                     

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. You will learn to use lead cames and advance your glass cutting skills. 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.

8 Tuesdays          Sept. 3 – Oct. 22         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 81217          Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $85

 

Stained Glass II –Copper Foil, Lead Techniques                                               

Instructor: J. Rocker

Prerequisite: Stained Glass I – Copper Foil or equivalent.

We will be working on small panel projects and free form window hangings throughout this class. A challenging, hands-on course for advanced stained glass techniques and pattern development. Some materials may contain lead. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from using these materials.

8 Tuesdays          Oct. 29 – Dec. 17        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 81218         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $85

 

Calligraphy

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          Sept. 16 – Oct. 7         5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

CRN 81219         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $35

 

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        Sept. 12 – Oct. 17       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 81220         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102        Fee $99

 

Ceramics                              

Instructor: S. Banks

Prerequisite: 16 and olderFigge art museum logo

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. Entry into the Clay Guild is open to students who have completed both ART 271 and ART 272.) Figge membership will be confirmed before the first class.

For more information, please contact Steve Banks at bankss@bhc.edu.

 

7 Mon./8 Wed.   Aug. 19 – Oct. 9          5:30 – 8:16 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102

CRN 81221         Figge Member Fee $225

CRN 81222         Non-Figge member Fee $240

(No class Sept. 2)

 

7 Mon./8 Wed.   Oct. 16 – Dec. 9          5:30 – 8:16 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102

CRN 81223         Figge Member Fee $225

CRN 81224         Non-Figge member Fee $240

(No class Nov. 11)

 

Refresher Crocheting

Instructor: D. Palm

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 Tuesdays          Oct. 15 – Oct. 22         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81226         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Pattern Reading for Crocheting

Instructor: D. Palm

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 Tuesdays          Oct. 29 – Nov. 5          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81227         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Crocheting a Gift

Instructor: D. Palm

Prerequisite: Beginning Crocheting, Refresher Crocheting or know crochet basics.

Crochet a “Critter” stuffed animal, fingerless gloves, a friendship shawl or slippers as a gift for someone or for yourself! Come to class with one skein of worsted weight yarn, preferably a “soft” yarn, a size H hook and leave with a handmade gift!

2 Tuesdays          Nov. 12 – Nov. 19       5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81228         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Beginning Knitting

Instructor: D. Palm

“Click” your way to knitting those projects that can make wonderful gifts. Class will include knit and purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, stitch construction and correcting mistakes. Become familiar with reading knitting patterns. Choose to knit a small towel, scarf or animal from provided patterns. Bring to class two skeins (any color), worsted weight yarn, one set U.S. size 9, 10 or 11 needles plus one yarn needle.

4 Thursdays        Oct. 3 – Oct. 24           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81229         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $39

 

Beginning Watercolor

Instructor: T. Hempel

Watercolor is about the fluidity of paint, the texture of brushstrokes, 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.  Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors and 3 brushes.

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

CRN 81230         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.  Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays         Oct. 1 – Oct. 22           Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 81231          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

Watercolor Painting Fall Landscapes

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. Bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140 lb. cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors and 3 brushes.

4 Tuesdays         Nov. 5 – Nov. 26         Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 81232         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

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. Bring to the first class an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad, two #2 pencils and a white hi-polymer eraser.

4 Wednesdays   Sept. 11 – Oct. 2         10:00 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81234         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

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. Bring to the first class an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad, two #2 pencils and a white hi-polymer eraser.

4 Wednesdays   Oct. 9 – Oct. 30           10:00 a.m. – Noon

CRN 81235          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

Drawing Animals

Instructor: A. Martin

Have a favorite animal or pet or want to expand your drawing subjects? Join us and learn how to 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   Nov. 6 – Nov. 27         10:00 a.m.  – Noon

CRN 81236         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39