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.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete 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          Apr. 5 – Apr. 26                 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 3 – May 24                6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204         Fee $35

In-person CRN 10928

 

Ceramics  CANCELLED         

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. 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.

 

Beginning Watercolor   CANCELLED

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          Mar. 9 – Mar. 30   Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                Fee $39

 

Intermediate Watercolor  CANCELLED

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

Outreach – Rm. 204                Fee $39

In person CRN 10934

 

Watercolor Spring Scenes  CANCELLED

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          May 4 – May 25   Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204         Fee $39

In person CRN 10936

 

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   Mar. 10 – Mar. 31      10:00 a.m. – Noon Outreach – Rm. 204         Fee $39

In-person CRN 10937      Virtual classroom CRN 10938

 

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