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.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

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 $250, 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          Sept. 7 – Oct. 5            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219                                      Fee $65

In-person CRN 80858

 

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          Oct. 12 – Nov. 9           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219                                      Fee $65

In-person CRN 80859

 

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          Nov. 16 – Dec. 14        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219                                      Fee $65

In-person CRN 80860

 

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. 16 – Oct. 21       6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102                                     Fee $99

In-person CRN 80861

 

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.

#55WC607 Clay must be purchased from the Black Hawk College Bookstore. Please bring your receipt to class. Also needed: two large sponges, a large plastic storage tote (20-25 gal) with a lid, a 3-ring binder with clean paper. Optional items:  apron and/or towel. 

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)

 

7 Mon/8 Wed      Oct 20 – Dec 8             5:30 – 8:16 pm

Bldg 3 – Rm 102

In-person CRN 80872         Figge Member Fee $225

In-person CRN 80873         Non-Figge Member Fee $240

 

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

 

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. 7 – Sept. 28        Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                  Fee $39

In-person CRN 80862

 

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. 5 – Oct. 26           Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                  Fee $39

In person CRN 80863

 

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. 8 – Sept. 29        10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 204                                  Fee $39

In-person CRN 80864

 

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. 6 – Oct. 27           10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 204                                  Fee $39

In-person CRN 80865

 

Drawing 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. Please 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. 3 – Nov. 24         10:00 a.m.  – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 204                                  Fee $39

In-person CRN 80866

 

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 Saturdays         Aug. 21 – Sept. 11       10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $39

In-person CRN 80867

 

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 Saturdays         Sept. 18 – Sept. 25      10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $28

In-person CRN 80868

 

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 Saturdays         Oct. 2 – Oct. 9             10:00 a.m. – Noon.

Outreach Rm. 204                                   Fee $28

In-person CRN 80869