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Creative Arts

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Fearless Painting

Develop your painting technique as the groundwork to freeing the imagination. This class is designed to inspire and jumpstart the creative process. Students are encouraged to move beyond familiar territory and judgment into deeper levels of expression and experience, equipped with a full toolbox of techniques and knowledge of materials. Class time will include demonstrations of techniques and processes, presentations of other artists’ work, and lots of hands-on painting time. We will be using acrylic paints and mediums.

No experience is necessary. We welcome all skill levels.


Sat. & Sun., June 7 & 8
10 am - 4 pm
Location: V2020

Fee: $180

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Susan Dorf, BFA, has exhibited her work throughout California and internationally. Her artwork has been published in books, calendars and posters.

 

Travel Sketching - Capturing Intimate Memories

Whether you are bound for exotic places or travel to your backyard...or out and about in town, you will learn how to do quick, spontaneous ink sketches, using a PILOT PARALLEL chisel edged pen. Along with a water brush, learn how to "pull out" various values from the pen's water-soluble ink. Lots of demo's...and lots of fun! Discover your own creative expression in this afternoon class.

No experience is necessary. We welcome all skill levels.

Sat., April 12 (CLASS FULL)
1 - 5 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by Feb. 10: $64
Register after Feb. 10: $72

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Sat., July 12 (NEW CLASS!)
1 - 5 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 9: $64
Register after June 9: $72

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Carolyn Fitz has been sharing her passion for calligraphy and ink painting for over 25 years. She has traveled to Japan and China on art study tours and has been “Artist in Residence” at Yosemite National Park for the last 12 years.

 

 

Sumi-e Workshop – Japanese Black Ink Brush Painting

Enjoy a day of learning the many techniques of the revered Asian art of Sumi-e. Subjects covered will be "the four honorable gentlemen" (four seasons; bamboo/summer, chrysanthemum/autumn, plum blossom/winter and orchid/spring.) We’ll also cover landscape techniques, "zen- ful" expressions, some insects, etc., as time allows.  

Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary to experience this fun day of art!

Bring a lunch and beverage.

Sat., August 9
10 am - 5 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 9: $98
Register after June 9: $114

plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor at class

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Carolyn Fitz has been sharing her passion for calligraphy and ink painting for over 25 years. She has traveled to Japan and China on art study tours and has been “Artist in Residence” at Yosemite National Park for the last 12 years.

 


Forging and Toolmaking

Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel. Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., June 14 & 15
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 9: $395
Register after June 9: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

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Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html


Intermediate Forging and Toolmaking

This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s “Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking” class or can demonstrate the same knowledge.

This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., June 14 & 15
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 9: $395
Register after June 9: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

 

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Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html



Beginning Stained Glass

Would you like to enjoy making your own stained glass window or hanging? This class will teach you the foundations like cutting, fitting, soldering and applying finishing treatments as you complete your first panel. Beginning students will be taught to work with glass and lead safely. You can also take this class as a refresher and a chance to receive some assisted work time.

The instructor provides some materials and tools, but each student will need his/her own tools and project materials which will cost $100-300, depending which tools and project you choose. Tools and materials can be shared.

4 Wed., March 19 - April 9
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: Hort 5110

Register by Feb. 10: $90
Register after Feb. 10: $105
plus materials and tools

 

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.

 


Stained Glass Art Workshops

Come play with color and light! Explore the medium of stained glass without investing in tools or supplies - no experience required! Glass is fun and challenging to work with. The possibilities are endless with just a few skills under your belt. In this hands-on class you will create several small projects with a variety of colored glass. Projects will be simple and allow for success and skill building with each successive piece. Instructor provides patterns, bevels, colored glass, solder tools and patinas. You will learn to cut glass safely, grind to fit your pattern, wrap with copper foil, solder and patina.

For the first two projects, you will select from provided patterns, with plenty of time to then design your own projects.

Class is limited to only 12 students so register early!


Wed., Thu., Fri., June 18 - 20
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Horticulture 5110
Register by June 9: $135
Register after June 9: $150
plus $45 materials fee payable to the instructor in class

 

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July 23 - 25
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Horticulture 5110
Register by June 9: $135
Register after June 9: $150
plus $45 materials fee payable to the instructor in class

 

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.

 



Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

Learn the lost art of hand knotting using the three methods for stringing your pearls and beads. Using basic design theory, recycle and combine to redesign beautiful new bead creations or repair broken strands.

A starter stringing kit will be provided for practicing techniques. Materials for additional projects can be purchased in class or brought from home.

4 Tues., May 6 - 27
7 - 9 pm
Room: Hort 5001

Register by Feb. 10: $62
Register after Feb. 10: $72
plus $28 materials fee payable to instructor at class

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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 30 years.



Pearl and Bead Re-Stringing Project Workshop

This workshop is designed to complete one stringing project of your choice. It can be a project from home you need help with, or choose from the pearls and beads available for sale during the workshop. All methods of stringing will be reviewed as needed.

Prerequisite for this class is that you have taken "Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple" with Cabrillo Extension in the past.

Bring: Your project, all tools & findings from class (incl. work mat). Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided.

Sat., June 21
10 am - 3 pm
Room: Hort 5001

Register by Feb. 10: $42
Register after Feb. 10: $48


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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 20 years.



Sewing Workshop

Bring your sewing projects of any complexity to this hands-on workshop. At your own experience-level, from beginning to advanced, learn how to sew a straight seam, make a simple pair of drawstring pants, line a jacket, or even how to create a tailored suit or a wedding gown. A NEW feature to this workshop is that students may also choose to learn quilting techniques. One-on-one instruction will be given to each student. Sewing machines will be provided for the students.

6 Fri., April 11 - May 16
10 am - 2 pm
Room 405

Register by Feb. 10: $195
Register after Feb. 10: $210
plus materials and tools

 

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Jan Bowman, M.A., a local instructor, has taught clothing construction and interior design courses in Santa Cruz County for over 30 years. She has taught for Cabrillo College in the Applied Living Arts Department.



Summer Open Photo Lab

Come play in our fabulous photo lab!
This lab provides open access to the Cabrillo College darkroom and digital lab and is designed for students to work independently on their own projects. Available to students who have taken a Cabrillo Photo class and are familiar with the facilities or with the approval of the instructor. To request approval please e-mail Janet at: jafine@cabrillo.edu

June 4 - 20
Wednesdays: 3 - 9 pm
Thursdays: 3 - 9 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 5 pm
BONUS! Saturday, June 21: 11am - 5 pm
Room 2026

Fee: $90

 

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Janet Fine is a mixed-media artist who has 25 years experience overseeing a multitude of photographic techniques in the art photo labs of UCSC and Cabrillo College. She has also curated and juried exhibitions for PVAC and the Santa Cruz Art League, and has helped coordinate CabrilloArts summer program since its inception in 2006.



 

 

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