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. 11 – Mar. 10        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10966         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. 17 – Apr. 14         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10967         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. 21 – May 19         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10968         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $65

 

Beginning Glass-Fused Pendant Workshop

Instructor: L. Hamilton

Create your own pendant necklace! Participants will learn the basics of glass cutting, forming and fusing all while making their own jewelry necklace. Participants will have access to a wide variety of sheet glass colors, dichroic glass and stringers to create their own unique work of art!

A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

2 Tuesdays          Mar. 3 – Mar.10           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10969         Outreach – Rm. 106   Fee $29

 

Wire-Wrapped Fused Glass Pendant

Instructor: L. Hamilton

Prerequisite: Beginning Glass-Fused Pendant Workshop.

Join us for this follow-up workshop that is designed for participants who took the Beginning Glass-Fused Pendant Workshop. Participants in this course will learn the basics of wire wrapping around pendants. Students will bring their glass pendant from the previous workshop and wrap with a variety of wire sizes and colors. Participants may bring larger polished stones that they own to wrap.

1 Saturday           Mar. 14                         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

CRN 10970         Bldg. 2 – Rm. 219       Fee $29

 

Macramé

Instructor: C. Sammon

Trend alert: Macramé is back! This popular textile art form of knotting and hitching is best known for its popularity in the ’60s and ’70s. It’s now back and better than ever and has returned with a cleaner, more natural look. You will learn how to create your own macramé pieces and take home a bracelet, belt and plant hanger.

A materials list will be provided at the time of registration.

4 Thursdays        Mar. 5 – Mar. 26          6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10971          Outreach – Rm. 104   Fee $35

 

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. 6 – Apr. 27           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10976         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $35

 

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 4 – June 1            6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 50012         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $35

(No class May 25)

(Registration for this class begins April 7)

 

Creations with Clay

Instructor: D. McMullen

Explore your creativity. 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. 6 – Mar. 12          6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CRN 10977          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102        Fee $99

 

Ceramics                              

Instructor: T. Schmidt

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 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 Tami Schmidt at schmidtt@bhc.edu .

7 Mon./8 Wed.   Jan. 13 – Mar. 16         5:30 – 8:16 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102

CRN 10972         Figge Member Fee $225

CRN 10973          Non-Figge member Fee $240

(No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 9, and Mar. 11)

 

7 Mon./8 Wed.   Mar. 18 – May 6          5:30 – 8:16 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102

CRN 10974         Figge Member Fee $225

CRN 10975          Non-Figge member Fee $240

 

Beginning Crocheting

Instructor: D. Palm

Crocheting is fast, fun and increasingly popular. In this four-evening class, learn the basic stitches and 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. An extra skien of worsted weight yarn is optional for practice swatches. Patterns will be provided as part of the class.

4 Tuesdays          Feb. 11 – Mar. 3           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10978         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $39

 

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          Mar. 10 – Mar. 17        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10979         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Pattern Reading for Crocheting

Instructor: D. Palm

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

2 Tuesdays          Mar. 24 – Mar. 31        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10980         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Crochet a Scarf Workshop

Instructor: D. Palm

Prerequisite: Beginning Crocheting or basic crochet skills.

Join us for a 2-night workshop where we will be using our basic knowledge of crocheting and pattern reading to make a scarf together. Please bring a skein of soft worsted weight yarn and a size H or I crochet hook.

2 Tuesdays          Apr. 7 – Apr. 14           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10981         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Crochet a Bear Workshop

Instructor: D. Palm

Join us for a 2-night workshop where we will be using our basic knowledge of crocheting and pattern reading to make a bear together. Please bring a skein of soft worsted weight yarn, stuffing, a blunt darning needle, sharp scissors, and a size H or I crochet hook.

2 Tuesdays          Apr. 21 – Apr. 28         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10982         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Beginner Knitting

Instructor: D. Palm

If you think knitting is harder than crocheting, think again! In this class, you will learn how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, and correct mistakes. Please bring to class a skein of worsted weight yarn, one set of size 9, 10 or 11 knitting needles, a blunt darning needle, and sharp scissors. Patterns will be provided as part of the class.

4 Thursdays        Feb. 13 – Mar. 5           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10983         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $39

 

Refresher Knitting

Instructor: D. Palm

If you used to knit, yet can’t seem to remember how the basic stitches are formed, then this is the class for you! In two weeks, we will cover all the basics of knitting in a crash course designed to get you back to knitting up a storm. Please bring to class one skein of worsted weight yarn and a set of size 9, 10 or 11 knitting needles.

2 Thursdays         Mar. 12 – Mar. 19        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10984         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

Pattern Reading for Knitting

Instructor: D. Palm

Prerequisite:  Beginning Knitting or basic knitting skills.

In this class, we will be conquering terminology and interpreting patterns for beginner knitters. If patterns scare you, then this is the class to help you gain both confidence and understanding. Please bring to class one skein of worsted weight yarn and a set of size 9, 10 or 11 knitting needles.

2 Thursdays         Mar. 26 – Apr.2           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 10985         Outreach – Rm. 103   Fee $28

 

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

CRN 10986         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.  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         Mar. 3 – Mar. 24          Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10987         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

Watercolor Spring 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         Apr. 7 – Apr. 28           Noon – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 10988         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

Adventures in Watercolor

Instructor: T. Hempel

This class is for students with no prior watercolor experience and for students who want to brush up on the basics.

Explore your creative side while learning the techniques of watercolor painting. Learn how to create a unique and imaginative watercolor painting in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Drawing skills are not required. Please bring to class a kneaded eraser, a 140lb cold press watercolor sketchbook, a set of 6 basic watercolors and 3 brushes. 

4 Tuesdays         May 5 – May 26           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 50013          Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

(Registration for this class begins April 7)

 

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

4 Wednesdays   Feb. 19 – Mar. 11        10:00 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10989         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. Please bring to the first class an 11”x 8.5” sketchpad, two #2 pencils and a white hi-polymer eraser.

4 Wednesdays   Mar. 18 – Apr. 8          10:00 a.m. – Noon

CRN 10990         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39

 

Drawing Birds & 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   Apr. 15 – May 6           10:00 a.m.  – Noon

CRN 10991         Outreach – Rm. 204  Fee $39