ART E15, Drawing
This course provides a supportive atmosphere for older adults — from beginners to more advanced students — to explore and experiment with self expression through drawing. Older adult students learn drawing skills, elements of design, composition, and creativity, as well as drawing techniques for representative or stylistic effect. As well, students learn to interpret the perceived “real world” in a two-dimensional field, and to improve their observation and hand-eye coordination. The course focuses on the processes by which one makes art, exposes students to different approaches, and challenges students to think about what they are doing or trying to do.
Course Number: 9501 Time: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Th Location: ONLINE Instructor: Donon S G Learn the basics of drawing. Good for the beginner and students who would like to improve their drawing skills. It is open to all students.
ART E16, Life Drawing Studio
This course provides a opportunity for older adults to learn to see the human form and draw the anatomy of the human figure. This supportive class explores basic anatomy, movement, and skeletal structure of the figure using live models. Through demonstrations, class exercises, individual instruction, and guidance, beginning students learn basic life drawing skills, while more advanced students sharpen their skills in capturing the physical attributes of the model and expressiveness of the pose.
Course Number: 9502 Time: 10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Harrison A B Painting the human form. This course requires regular synchronous meetings through online instruction.
ART E19, Painting
This course enhances older adults’ artistic creativity and painting skills through positive motivation and instruction in oils and acrylics techniques that may use the palette knife for effect. Older adults learn how to select supplies and equipment, and basic elements of composition. Painting projects, demonstrations, group critiques, and discussions are used to explore two-dimensional artwork.
Course Number: 9503 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Adams L K Painting in mixed media: This course focuses on drawing techniques as a fundamental to painting. Capture the personality as you focus on the head, hands, and posture in drawings, paintings and assemblage.
ART E20, Drawing and Painting
This course provides older adults with a supportive environment for instruction in drawing and painting. Older adults, from beginners to more advanced students, maintain or improve their drawing and/or painting skills in a constructive environment, and learn about space, line, value, and color in a workshop atmosphere.
Course Number: 9504 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. M Location: ONLINE Instructor: Harrison A B
Course Number: 9506 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Donon S G Drawing and painting. Mostly independent studio time with one-on-one instructor input and some group critique. Work in any dry medium.
ART E22, Watercolor
This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, brush strokes, color, value, and composition.
Course Number: 9507 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Manseau F J Designed for beginning watercolorists. A techniques and methods class concentrating on the “how” of the medium: washes, brush strokes, color, value and composition.
Course Number: 9508 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. T Location: ONLINE Instructor: Manseau F J Intermediate watercolor. Review basics and further develop techniques toward a more personal creative result. Designed for students with some experience.
ART E24, Calligraphy II
This course expands older adults’ knowledge of calligraphy and everyday calligraphic forms to use for personal growth, self expression, or for family and volunteer projects. Older adult students learn the tools and equipment needed to write the calligraphy alphabet, as well as fundamental calligraphy techniques, lettering styles, and display methods.
Course Number: 9509 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. F Location: ONLINE Instructor: Martorello J M Learn a variety of calligraphic hands. Enhance your project with grace and style. Beginners are welcome.
ART E30, Watercolor Studio
This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, textures, color, value, and composition.
Course Number: 9510 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. F Location: ONLINE Instructor: Tirr C A
Course Number: 9511 Time: 12 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. W Location: ONLINE Instructor: Tirr C A Studio watercolor covering the basics with a focus on strong composition and an understanding of the medium.
ART E55, Sculpture
This course introduces older adults to three-dimensional design principles and elements, and helps them create expressive works of sculpture. Older adults learn to appreciate sculpture as a medium of self expression, and use a combination of materials and techniques to create a sculptural form and develop an expressive idea using a variety of materials, including items from everyday life. Students are required to purchase or bring their own materials.
Course Number: 9512 Time: 12 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Th Location: ONLINE Instructor: Benson J K
ART E80, Jewelry Making
This course provides older adults with an opportunity to create pieces of jewelry and learn an assortment of different techniques involved in creating jewelry. Students also learn about the wide range of materials available for making jewelry. Older adults make bracelets, earrings, and necklaces using techniques such as wire wrapping and bending, macrame, pearl knotting, crimping, and bead-weaving. Each week students learn a new technique and make a piece of jewelry using that technique.
Course Number: 9513 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Th Location: ONLINE Instructor: Ryza S V Advanced jewelry techniques. New projects weekly — wirework, bead weaving, chain maille, advanced stringing projects, and more. Use a wide assortment of tools and materials. Students purchase materials per guidelines. Projects for this section are more complex. Students should master basic jewelry skills prior to enrolling.