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Painting the Abstract:
Explorations in the Language of Abstract Painting

Craighead photo

This workshop will introduce participants to some of the major pictorial strategies of abstract painting and serve to further develop the individuals approach to abstraction. The workshop will have daily lectures and slide shows to introduce participants to the form of abstraction to be investigated that day. Participants should look at this course as opportunity to explore a variety of approaches to abstract painting.

Mon. - Fri., June 8 - 12
11 am - 3 pm
Room V2020
Fee: $295

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Tim Craighead, MFA, was the 2011 recipient of the Rydell Fellowship and has taught drawing and painting at Columbia, Stanford, UCSC, Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula College. He has exhibited throughout the US and Mexico and has work in numerous national and international collections, public and private.

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Cold, Warm and Hot Glass at Chris Johnson Glass Studio

Hot-Shop Tour and Demonstration

Join Chris Johnson, Steve Hitt and Johnathon Turner-Schmuck for an exclusive tour of the hot shop and demonstrations of all three glasswork techniques. If you are considering one of the glassblowing classes at Chris Johnson Glass Studios, or are just curious about the inner-workings of a local "hot-shop", this is the perfect chance to check out these artists work, get a look at the materials and tools used by the professionals, watch a demonstration up close, and get a glimpse of some of their finished products.

Sat., June 27
2 - 4 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass
Register by June 8: $15
Register after June 8: $20

For more information about this class, including directions to Chris' studio, follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

 

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Chris Johnson - see bio below

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Introduction to Glass Blowingglassblowing

 

 

 

Experience the beautiful fluid movements of blown glass up close in a professional art glass studio! This 2-day class will give students a hands on introduction to the incredible world of "Hot Glass”. Explore the basic techniques and equipment used in the creation of blown glass objects. Each student will take home several glass creations made with their own hands!

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

 

2 Sat., May 2 & 9
10 am - 4 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass
Register by Feb. 23: $395
Register after Feb: 23: $425
Plus $50 materials fee payable upon registration


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2 Sat., July 18 & 25
10 am - 4 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass
Register by June 8: $395
Register after June 8: $425
Plus $50 materials fee payable upon registration


register online

 

For more information about this class, including map and directions to Chris' studio, follow this link:
Cabrillo Class Resources

Chris Johnson has studied with numerous Italian and American glass masters, and has shared his passion for glass blowing as an instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and at his own studio in Santa Cruz, California. For more about Chris: Chris Johnson - The Artists

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Cold Finishing of Glass

 

 

 

Explore the basic aspects of coldworking - a cool and wet environment for warm summer days! Students will learn to use the machines with comfort & confidence, safely and with minimal effort. Learn to grind, smooth, polish, and finish blown and kilnformed work in a safe and efficient manner; how to safely and effectively use glass wet cutting and grinding equipment. Learn to clean up and finish existing glass pieces. Punty removal and flattening blown work will be taught, as well as cleaning and defining edges on kilnformed work. The wet sandblaster will also be introduced as a surface-treatment process.

Overall, this class will provide a strong foundation for finishing glass pieces as well as a solid platform for further exploration into more advanced techniques of coldworking.

Glass blanks and pieces to practice on will be supplied.

Class size is limited to 8 so register early!

 

Sat. & Sun., July 11 & 12
10 am - 4 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass, 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 8: $340
Register after June 8: $355
Plus $20 materials fee payable upon registration


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Sat. & Sun., August 22 & 23
10 am - 4 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass, 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 8: $340
Register after June 8: $355
Plus $20 materials fee payable upon registration


register online

 

For more information, including map and directions to Chris' studio, follow this link:
Cabrillo Class Resources

Johnathon Turner Schmuck, MVA, has worked with masters at the Glass Workshop at Canberra. He is the author of The Joy of Coldworking, a book about grinding, smoothing, and polishing blown and fused glass. He has taught at Corning, Espace Verre in Montreal, Oatka Glass School, Weisser Glass in Maryland, Escuela del Vidrio in la Granja, Spain, and throughout the United States.  He’s currently a senior instructor for the kilnforming and coldworking programs at the Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose.

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A World Within the Glass - Warm Glass Technique with Flamework

 

 

 

In this workshop, students learn the fundamentals of flameworking and explore the artistic possibilities of melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch. Create beads, ornaments, marbles, vessels, sculptures and pendants. We’ll cover the basics of tools, safety, equipment and techniques so you can take advantage of this versatile art form. Our emphasis will be on borosilicate glass. If time permits, we’ll introduce color techniques and how to control heat, as well as how to handle molten bubbles of glass and color rods.

Class size is limited to 6 so register early!

 

Sat. & Sun., August 1 & 2
10 am - 5 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass, 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 8: $395
Register after June 8: $425
Plus $25 materials fee payable upon registration


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Sat. & Sun., August 15 & 16
10 am - 5 pm
At Chris Johnson Glass, 2260 Chanticleer Ave., Suite #10, Santa Cruz
Register by June 8: $395
Register after June 8: $425
Plus $25 materials fee payable upon registration


register online

 

 

For more information, including map and directions to Chris' studio, follow this link:
Cabrillo Class Resources

Steve Hitt is a glass artist specializing in custom made paperweights, lampwork, flamework and other custom projects. He has been working in the warm glass field for over 20 years, is a member of the Glass Art Society and has taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center.

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Glass Wall Sconces or Art Glass Panel

 

In this workshop you will build either a working wall sconce or an art glass panel. During of this 4-day course, learn the steps and techniques necessary to fuse/slump a creation of your own unique design.

Patterns and examples will be provided. Supplies will include a vast array of colors, textures, and patterns of glass.
Instruction will also be given in the proper methods of mounting and wiring your creation, if necessary. Metalworking techniques will be covered in order to safely mount your creation to the wall or fabricate a museum quality display base.

4 Sun., July 19 - August 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $260
Register after June 8: $275
plus $75 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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Penny Waller founded Glass Fusion Studios in Aptos 25 years ago. She teaches classes at her studio along with other invited glass artists. Penny’s studio pieces have been shown in galleries throughout the US and “Glassart” pieces from Glass Fusion Studios are widely collected. Penny recently curated and was part of “Luminescence, Works in Glass” show at the PVAC gallery in Watsonville, CA.

Diane Patracuola is a well known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. Her work is a monument to wild and curious compilations of materials and techniques. She is an accomplished metal­worker, painter and sculptor. Always willing to help students to realize and fabricate their designs.

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Woodcut Printmaking: From Black and White to Color

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Come and learn the simple and beautiful process of making woodblock prints. Woodblock prints are a great way of making your own cards, prayer flags, quilt design, and patches. Each student will walk away from this workshop with two editioned images of their own one in black and white and one printed with two colors. The workshop will cover the various types of wood, tools, inks, and papers used to make a print. Carving, color mixing and printing techniques will be demonstrated and experienced first hand. We will be using hand and dremel tools for carving, a press and wooden spoon for printing. We will be printing with oil-based inks and learning non-toxic clean up.


Fri., Sat., & Sun., June 12, 13 & 14
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2005
Register by June 8: $295
Register after June 8: $320
plus $35 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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Bridget Henry has been exploring woodcut printmaking over 20 years and continues to be enthralled with this alchemical process. She co-manages the printmaking studio at UC Santa Cruz and has taught relief printmaking at Cabrillo College, California Art Education Association, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. Her recent work includes an outdoor installation of nine large-scale prints on the walls of the Santa Cruz Public Library.

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The Sticherly Book

 

Stitching adds texture, dimension and a wonderful tactile quality to art pieces. In this workshop, students will begin by making 2-D pieces with photos, books pages, found papers, fabric and stitching. Then we’ll learn one or two non-adhesive bindings with exposed sewing on the spine that can be decorated with stitching on the cover as well. We’ll then start combining the decorated pages and the bindings – resulting in a one-of-kind artists’ book or a small series or edition. The result is a rich personal narrative with stitcherly depth and dimension.

This workshop is for beginning students that are just starting to explore mixed media and bookmaking as well as advance students who want to learn to combine new media.

Class size is limited to 12 so register early!

All skill levels welcome.


Fri., Sat., & Sun., June 5, 6 &7
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2005
Fee: $270
plus $20 materials fee

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Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who combines books with found objects to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and has taught book arts in San Francisco, New York City and UC Santa Cruz.

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Explorations in EL (Electroluminescent) Wire

Explore the various uses of EL (Electroluminescent) wire. EL wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor, which glows when an alternating current is applied. Learn how to use EL wire for art projects, from sculptural enhancements to wearable art. It is available in a wide variety of colors and can add those much-needed lighted embellishments to your work. This class will cover many uses of the material. Including: soldering, designing, and attachment to various surfaces, durability and choosing the proper electronic drivers and sequencers for animating your work. Students will carry away a sample project that they start in class.

Sun., May 17
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by Feb. 23: $90
Register after Feb. 23: $98
plus $35 materials fee

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

 

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Todd Williams has worked with EL wire since 1999 in his own art. He has shown his work at The Exploratorium and The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, The Coachella Music and Arts festival, Maker Faire ,The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and at Burningman. Todd has a BA in Sculpture from San Jose State University.

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Artful Brush-Making “Form over Function”

 

Exploring Brush-making in a non-traditional way! In this 2 day course students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. The end result will be an Artful brush or brushes that will be incredible to view and impossible to use.

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

Sat. & Sun., May 9 & 10
10 am - 4
pm
Room: V3004
Register by Feb. 23: $180
Register after Feb. 23: $195
Plus materials fee of  $15
paid upon registration

 

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Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. Her work is a monument to wild and curious compilations of materials and techniques. She is an accomplished metal­worker, painter and sculptor. Always willing to help students to realize and fabricate their designs.

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Hand-Dyed and Discharge Printed Silk Yardage

 

Workshop participants will learn how to dye a base color on silk yardage, in preparation for discharge photo-screen printing, using a hot water exhaust acid dye process. Photo-screen print stencils, using pre-existing images made with Photoshop or by photocopy, and formatted as a transparency, are used to print discharge paste on 1-2 yard lengths of stretched silk charmeuse, broadcloth, or chiffon. Repeat and organic print patterns will be explored as will printing to a garment pattern or for a large scarf.

Register Early! Class limited to only 14 students.

Mon. - Fri., June 22 - 26
1 - 5:30 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $75 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and additional information about classes.

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Tobin Keller has years of wide-ranging experience as a teacher, as a curator and, as an artist. He currently teaches in the Art Department at Cabrillo College and is the director/curator of the Cabrillo Gallery. In recent years, Tobin has found a new passion as a surface designer for wearable art who, with his partner-in-fashion Barbara Bartels, has become one of the main dynamos behind the increasingly popular FashionART Santa Cruz wearable-art show.

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Modern Art Quilt

 

Learn to make a minimalist and playful art quilt using simple shapes and finish with dense quilting to add line and texture.  This class will help you explore modern design along with learning how multiple layers of fabrics can add dimension which all add up to a lovely and personal piece suitable for hanging or turning into a throw pillow. We will focus on composition, negative space, color and texture.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

Sat. & Sun., June 27 & 28
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 405
Register by June 8: $175
Register after June 8: $185

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and additional information about classes.

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Tina Michalik is a quiltmaker and teacher of modern quilting design and technique.  Her quilts have hung in juried exhibits including Quiltcon in Austin, Texas and at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  She founded the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild in 2011.

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Modern Improv Quiltmaking

 

Toss out all the rigid rules that may have kept you from quilting in the past. Improv quilting is a process where your design choices are spontaneous and intuitive. This class is suitable for the beginning quilter who wants their design to look and feel liberated and one-of-a-kind. The process of letting go of what a quilt is 'supposed' to look like will be discussed, along with learning the rules in quilting that can't be bent. This class is all about learning to make a quilt that has your own design sensibilities stitched throughout it.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.


2 Sat. & 2 Sun., July 18 & 19 and July 25 & 26
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 405
Register by June 8: $235
Register after June 8: $250

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and additional information about classes.

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Tina Michalik is a quiltmaker and teacher of modern quilting design and technique.  Her quilts have hung in juried exhibits including Quiltcon in Austin, Texas and at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  She founded the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild in 2011.

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Gizmos & Gadgets - Mechanical Motion for Artists

In this two-day workshop we will explore techniques for creating desired motions in art. We’ll make and use gears, camshafts, linkages, and bearings to create specific animations and motion. Explore techniques to move between linear and rotational motion, and to create specific eccentric movements. Once you know how to make a thing move the way you want it to, adding a motor is easy!


2 Sun., July 19 & 26
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3003
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $15 materials fee

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

 

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Brian Evans has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He currently works largely in metal sculpture and is an experienced hacker of things mechanical and electronic, bending matter, motion, and electron paths with his pure will.

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Wood Carving with Rotary Carving Tools

In this 2-day workshop, beginning students will learn the fundamentals of wood carving using rotary carving tools, and intermediate students will be guided in additional power carving techniques and styles. Participants will work on small sculptural carvings using flex-shaft-style rotary carving tools. Topics covered are safety, types of carving tools, best woods/materials for carving, styles, and finishing. After instruction and demonstrations on the properties and characteristics of different woods and materials, students will practice what they have learned on examples to be taken home.

Cabrillo has a selection of rotary power carving tools and bits with which to experiment. If you prefer, you can also bring in your own rotary tools. Practice materials will be included.

Class size is limited so register early!

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

2 Sun., August 2 & 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
Plus $25 materials fee paid upon registration

 

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Ron Cook has been a woodworker and woodcarver for over 40 years. His work has been shown in galleries, juried craft shows and arts festivals across the United States, as well as in Barcelona, Spain. Ron is a master member of the Baulines Craft Guild, a member of the Guild of American Luthiers, and a charter member of the Santa Cruz Woodworkers. His pieces have appeared in several books, woodworking, and craft magazines. Ron has been a Santa Cruz Open Studios Artist for over a decade. See his work at: Ron Cook Studios

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Explore the Summer 2015 Santa Cruz Festival Performances

 

Mary Poppins, Macbeth, Modern Music and More!

Explore the diverse stories and scores of this summer season's festival line up at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and Cabrillo Stage. Enjoy guest speakers, presentations, discussions and view videos. The lively dialog and in depth experience will offer students the opportunity to enjoy the performances at this summers festival in a deeper and more enjoyable way than ever before. The content of each class is scheduled so students may attend the performances soon after the class meeting that covers each festival line up.

6 Wed., June 17 - July 22
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 405
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195


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Phil Collins, MFA, is co-founder and Artistic Director of New Music Works in Santa Cruz and is a Cabrillo College Music instructor. He is also a composer, conductor, and performing musician. His orchestral and chamber works have been played throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has also composed and conducted for numerous theatre companies and colleges including, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Western Stage, Mount Madonna Players, UC Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo.

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Stickin This to That! Adhesives and Connections in Artwork

 

Ever find yourself at a loss as to how to make one object adhere to another? In this 3-day workshop we will explore a myriad of techniques and materials used to “Stick This to That”. Not only will adhesives be covered, but other methods as well. e.g Riveting, tack welding, fasteners, wire, lashing, wrapping etc.

Class is limited to only 10 students so register early!

Fri., Sat. & Sun., June 26, 27 & 28
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $25 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other, additional information about classes.

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Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. Her work is a monument to wild and curious compilations of materials and techniques. She is an accomplished metal­worker, painter and sculptor. Always willing to help students to realize and fabricate their designs.

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Sculptural Form from Repurposed Objects

repurposed sculpture

In this three-day workshop, you will build tabletop-sized sculptures that are crafted from an array of various objects, which will be provided by the instructor on the first day of class. Not only will this course ignite your creative fires and encourage you to experiment, but also you will learn the approaches needed to assemble and attach the objects that form your sculptures.

Class is limited to only 10 students so register early!

Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 10, 11 & 12
10 am - 2 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $20 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other, additional information about classes.

register online

 

Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. Her work is a monument to wild and curious compilations of materials and techniques. She is an accomplished metal­worker, painter and sculptor. Always willing to help students to realize and fabricate their designs.

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Box Design: The Interplay of Material and Technique

wood box

We will explore a variety of techniques for showcasing the variety of colors and textures found in the forest palette. Students will learn milling techniques, prepare complex laminations and consider how to pair and matchwoods for pleasing effect. The class also includes tips and tricks for sanding and finishing.

Class size is limited to 12 so register early! All skill levels welcome.


2 Sun., April 26 & May 3
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3003
Register by Feb. 23: $180
Register after Feb: 23: $195
Plus $50 materials fee paid upon registration

 

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2 Sun., June 14 & 21
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $50 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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Timothy Lydgate began his woodworking career in Hawai'i in the 1970s after earning a degree in History of Art from Yale. His work has been shown in galleries, museums and private collections around the world and he is a regular exhibitor in the Santa Cruz Open Studios tour.

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Sculptural Needle Felting

sculptural felting

You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? Using simple tools you can manipulate wool to create three-dimensional, freestanding, solid felt sculpture. This class will teach you an innovative use of a humble and inexpensive material that is bound to energize your art making. This two-weekend workshop is a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle felting.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

2 Sat. & Sun., June 20, 21 & 27, 28
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3001
Register by June 8: $280
Register after June 8: $295
plus $30 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Stephanie Metz is an artist whose innovative work in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her work focusing on the relationship between humans and the natural world fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation, and flawless craftsmanship to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made. Stephanie has taught workshops at Penland, Arrowmont, Kala Art Institute, CCA, USF and Cabrillo College.

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Dimensional Techniques for Feltmaking

 

Explore the rich, sculptural shaping techniques of feltmaking to create lavish personally designed fabric with texture and dimension. This one-week immersion workshop allows time for instruction on technique, demonstrations and daily work time for your projects. Each day you’ll explore a new technique and then build one upon the next. Students will fuse materials to silk or other “breathable” cloth and Merino wool with wet felt techniques, and will be using needle and thread, embellishments of yarn, lace, or ribbon to control lines of design. Each piece of finished felted fabric can be used as wall art or become part of a garment.

Feltmaking can be a physical process and students will be standing for extended periods of time and using the upper body to manipulate the materials. This class is appropriate for intermediate to advanced.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

Mon. - Thu., July 6 - 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $350
Register after June 8: $365
plus $85 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Marilou Moschetti, has been felt making for the past 10 years. She is a textile designer and also weaves, and spins natural fibers. She has taught for San Francisco State, the Surface Design Association’s "Reinventions" Conference and presently coordinates The Felt Study Group in California. She has taught workshops for The Tin Thimble, Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, and the Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild.

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Furniture Construction: Utilizing Steel for Base Design

 

This workshop will open with design discussion and provide instruction on techniques for furniture designs that incorporate steel as a base. Starting with a small-scale model in cardboard, students will create templates for steel elements and will combine elements by either hot or cold joining. Demonstrations and visual presentations will be an integral part of the class. The demonstrations will cover a variety of tools and techniques centered on material manipulation. Other materials may be introduced to enhance design such as wood and concrete.


4 Sat., July 25 - August 15
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3005
Register by June 8: $380
Register after June 8: $395
plus $75 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Jamie Abbott is a teacher and sculptor with over 40 years experience. He recently retired from his position as Full Time instructor and Program Chair at Cabrillo College. Jamie has an MFA from The Art Institute in San Francisco and his work can be seen throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. You can view his work at: jamieabbottdesign.com

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Got Steel? Repair, Repurpose and Reimagine

 

Do you have a piece of steel equipment that needs fixing or scrap steel that could be repurposed into sculpture or furniture? Do you want real life practical skills that help you reuse or repurpose steel for use on your hot-rod, bicycle, or some sort of contraption? This class will explore steel as a practical building material as well as a material for making sculpture. We will introduce the basic skills needed to fabricate using steel for fixing, building and deconstructing steel objects.


Mon. - Thu., August 3 - 6
10 am - 1 pm
Room V3003
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $290
plus $30 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Payson McNett, MFA, is a Cabrillo Studio Art instructor and a practicing studio artist. He has taught woodworking, sculpture, design, steel fabrication, casting, figure sculpture and jewelry. In addition, he teaches workshops utilizing his expertise in CNC router and computer aided design software/hardware and how it’s incorporated in design and fabrication applications. He empowers students with the conceptual knowledge to inspire creativity and innovation.

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Fragmenting the Figure - Casting the Human Form

 

In this weekend workshop students will use the alginate life-casting technique along with plaster bandage mold making to produce a mold of a portion of the human form such as hands, shoulders and arms. In addition we will explore surface treatment and exoskeleton support techniques for construction of sculptures ready for the gallery or the bronze foundry.

Sat. & Sun., August 8 & 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $45 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Payson McNett, MFA, is a Cabrillo Studio Art instructor and a practicing studio artist. He has taught woodworking, sculpture, design, steel fabrication, casting, figure sculpture and jewelry. In addition, he teaches workshops utilizing his expertise in CNC router and computer aided design software/hardware and how it’s incorporated in design and fabrication applications. He empowers students with the conceptual knowledge to inspire creativity and innovation.

 

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Classical Meets Contemporary: A Jewelry Intensive Hand- Work & 3D Printing

 

This week-long class is appropriate for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student and will offer instruction on traditional small metal tools and techniques, such as soldering, cutting/piercing, riveting. In addition we will explore textures using techniques such as hammering, hydraulic press, roller mill as well as an introduction to 3-D printing as it applies to the jewelry techniques listed above.


Mon. - Fri., July 27 - 31
9 am - 1 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $35 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Payson McNett, MFA, is a Cabrillo Studio Art instructor and a practicing studio artist. He has taught woodworking, sculpture, design, steel fabrication, casting, figure sculpture and jewelry. In addition, he teaches workshops utilizing his expertise in CNC router and computer aided design software/hardware and how it’s incorporated in design and fabrication applications. He empowers students with the conceptual knowledge to inspire creativity and innovation.

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Embrace the Original Hard Drive: A Week with Clay That Will Last Forever

 

This week-long class is appropriate for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student and will offer instruction on traditional small metal tools and techniques, such as soldering, cutting/piercing, riveting. In addition we will explore textures using techniques such as hammering, hydraulic press, roller mill as well as an introduction to 3-D printing as it applies to the jewelry techniques listed above.


Mon. - Fri., July 27 - 31
9 am - 1 pm
Room V3013
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $20 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Sam Clarkson is a Studio Potter in Bonny Doon and teaches Ceramics at Cabrillo College. He has worked as a clay artist for over twenty years, exhibiting nationally and internationally. His ceramic research focuses on alternative fuels, sung dynasty glazes, and native materials. 

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Texturemania With Soft Slabs

 

In this hand building workshop we’ll use tar paper templates to make dramatically textured functional pieces from soft slabs. Students will receive a library of templates to create mugs, vases, bowls, pitchers and more. We’ll rip up slabs, texture away, and put the pieces back together again to create a quilt-like surface. Beginning as well as experienced hand builders find this to be a fun and interesting technique to add to their toolboxes. Students will also learn to glaze their pieces.

All skill levels are welcome!

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., July 25 & 26 and August 1 & 2
10 am - 3 pm
Room V3013
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $45 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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Elaine Pinkernell has been a studio potter for 25 years and has taught classes since 1989. She creates fine art for the wall and functional ware all from the amazingly versatile medium, clay.  She is passionate about teaching and says it “provides the endless give and take of creativity that makes all of our work better.”  See more of her work at www.elainepinkernell.com

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Mixed Media Figure Drawing

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The seduction and challenge of mixed media are the rich surfaces and unexpected visual relationships that develop as you draw. In this weekend workshop, students will work directly from the model using large-format paper and a variety of media. Basic instruction in drawing the figure and composing will be offered along with directives and material approaches that open new expressive possibilities.

Not recommended for minors.

Sat. & Sun., July 25 & 26
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2020
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195


plus $60 for model fee & materials fee (large drawing paper and bulk supplies)

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and additional information.

 

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Claire Thorson - see bio below

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Approaches to Painting the Figure

figure painting

Painting the figure is a substantial opportunity for both observation and expression. In this weekend workshop, students will work directly from the model with short and long poses and a variety of approaches. Topics include gesture, relationships within the pose, composition, color palette, and paint handling. Approaches are open-ended and offer ample possibilities for exploration.

Prior drawing or figure drawing experience is recommended.

Not recommended for minors.

Sat. & Sun., August 8 & 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2020
Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $20 for model fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information.

 

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Claire Thorson teaches figure drawing and painting at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. She is a native of California, loves the coast, and has a studio in Elkhorn. Her drawings and paintings travel the territory from figuration to abstraction.

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Creating a Personal Mural

 

Have you ever wanted to create a large format mural for an interior or exterior wall? This class will take you through the steps of completing a mural from from sketch to completed Image. We will review choosing the site, selecting the theme and color scheme, graphing up a proportional drawing, to the execution of a 3’x 5’ panel. Highly-pigmented acrylic paints and an alternative “canvas” Tyvek will be provided.

Experienced muralist, Ann Thiermann will also cover these topics:

  • picking the style of painting to expand or contract the space
  • the use of trompe l’oeil effects to expand versus decorative imagery to contract
  • preparing interior or exterior walls, effective use of overhead projections
  • effective use of mural perspective
  • the longevity of various panels as mural surfaces
  • picking a palette and mixing the paints
  • and sealing your final project.

You may paint on the 3' x 5' surface provided by the instructor or bring a painting surface that is cut to your specifications for your site.

3 Fri. & 3 Sat., July 24 - August 8
6 - 9 pm (Fridays) 12:30– 5:30 pm (Saturdays)
Room: V2014

Register by June 8: $280
Register after June 8: $295
plus $50 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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Ann Thiermann, MFA, is an experienced studio arts instructor at both Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula Colleges. She has designed over sixty murals for natural history museums, art museums, libraries, and both private and commercial settings. Her twelve murals in Santa Cruz County add color, humor, history, and the presence of nature to their settings.

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Fearless Painting

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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.

Click on link below for materials list. Approximate cost is $100 - $150.

Sat. & Sun., July 25 & 26
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2015

Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus painting materials

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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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.

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The Artist's Journal

 

Keeping a visual creative journal helps you to live life more deeply. In your travels it helps you to experience a place on a connected and more meaningful level. It keeps you in touch with your deepest desires and affirms you as a creative being in the world, helping you to engage through more than just your senses. In this class we will learn about various techniques and materials used in creating a visual journal as well as work with creative prompts and ideas that will be sure to inspire you. The Artist's Journal workshops combine instruction for techniques in drawing, writing, watercolor and page design with the nurturing of creative process. This is not a class in scrapbooking, crafts or bookmaking. It is a tool to awaken your senses and help you experience the world through artists eyes.

This workshop provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for participants of all levels of artistic experience.

Click on link below for materials list.

Sat. & Sun., August 8 & 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2005

Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus painting materials

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

register online

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

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

 

Come along and experience an exciting, ancient and cutting-edge art form. Painting with pigmented, molten beeswax is beyond fun and also forgiving and versatile. The possibilities are endless with mixed media:  collage, stencils, stamps, ink, oil paints, watercolors, photography and so much more. You will create three or more original encaustic paintings in this two day workshop...or choose the 4-day workshop and get fully immersed in the possibilities.

Explore and learn through demonstrations about how to mix paint, fuse layers of wax, apply oil and chalk pastels, embed photos and apply image transfers. You will learn to work safely and creatively and then leave with a printout containing all the information you need to continue working after the class is completed. Artists of all media will enjoy the limitless possibilities and wonder that encaustic has to offer. All are welcome! No drawing skills necessary.

Limited to just 6 enrollments per session, so register early! 

This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Students will receive detailed information upon registration.

Pack a lunch for the mid-day break. 

Sat. & Sun., August 1 & 2
10 am - 3:30 pm
Artist's Studio - Aptos

Register by June 8: $195
Register after June 8: $210
plus $60 materials fee payable at registration

 

register online

Sat. & Sun., August 22 & 23
10 am - 3:30 pm
Artist's Studio - Aptos

Register by June 8: $195
Register after June 8: $210
plus $60 materials fee payable at registration

 

register online

 

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

Terry Dowell is a mixed media artist specializing in encaustic work.  Her work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried shows in Northern California.

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Encaustic Painting Workshop - 4-Day Intensive

 

Come along and experience an exciting, ancient and cutting-edge art form. Painting with pigmented, molten beeswax is beyond fun and also forgiving and versatile. The possibilities are endless with mixed media:  collage, stencils, stamps, ink, oil paints, watercolors, photography and so much more. You will create three or more original encaustic paintings in this two day workshop...or choose the 4-day workshop and get fully immersed in the possibilities.

Explore and learn through demonstrations about how to mix paint, fuse layers of wax, apply oil and chalk pastels, embed photos and apply image transfers. You will learn to work safely and creatively and then leave with a printout containing all the information you need to continue working after the class is completed. Artists of all media will enjoy the limitless possibilities and wonder that encaustic has to offer. All are welcome! No drawing skills necessary.

Limited to just 6 enrollments per session, so register early! 

This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Students will receive detailed information upon registration.

Pack a lunch for the mid-day break. 

Tue. - Thu.., August 11 - 14
10 am - 3:30 pm
Artist's Studio - Aptos

Register by June 8: $295
Register after June 8: $320
plus $60 materials fee payable at registration

 

register online

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

Terry Dowell is a mixed media artist specializing in encaustic work.  Her work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried shows in Northern California.

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Transference and Transformation - Image Transfer Process for Mixed Media

 

Explore simple image transfer techniques that have endless possibilities for creative expression. You will learn to transfer photographic images onto many types of non-traditional surfaces, such as patterned or unusual papers or boards, wood, stone, tile, metal, Plexiglas, and all kinds of objects. When you meld or fuse an image with such non-photographic surface or object, you transfer meanings and create a relationship between the image and material or object, opening up potential for the creation of rich visual metaphors. Text can be added and images and/or text can be layered over each other. We will look at the work of a number of artists applying widely varied approaches to transferring images for inspiration. 

Sat. & Sun., July 18 & 19
11 am - 5 pm
Room: V2005

Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195
plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

 

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Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

Beverly Rayner, MFA, is an Art Studio and Art Photography faculty member at Cabrillo and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her photographic practice spans from antique to digital to mixed media approaches. Her artwork combines photographic media with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Reframing Family - Altered Family Photographs with Found or Personal Images

 

Beginning with family photographs, either your own or found images, we will explore a number of ways of altering these images including painting, drawing, erasure or adding text. Have you ever wished you could alter reality or reshape your family? Dreamed of inventing an entirely new family for your self? In this workshop you will have the chance to imagine and envision new realities through the manipulation of imagery, texture and text.  

2 Sat. & Sun., July 25 & 26 and August 1 & 2
11 am - 5 pm
Room: V2005

Register by June 8: $280
Register after June 8: $295
plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

 

register online

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

Beverly Rayner, MFA, is an Art Studio and Art Photography faculty member at Cabrillo and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her photographic practice spans from antique to digital to mixed media approaches. Her artwork combines photographic media with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Introduction to Stained Glass - Easy Starter Style

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Come learn to make small light catcher style projects. Light catchers are smallish colorful independent panels. They are usually in the 4-8 inch range and are light enough in weight to not require reinforcement. You can make sailboats, hummingbirds, mandalas, flowers, shells, or other whimsical things.
I will teach you how to cut glass, grind, solder and patina. All tools, patterns, materials and a varied selection of glass will be available for you. This class will give you time to develop your skills and create your own patterns.

Class is limited to only 12 students so register early!

Mon., June 27
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $110
Register after June 8: $125
plus $45 materials fee payable to the instructor in class

 

register online

Wed., June 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $110
Register after June 8: $125
plus $45 materials fee payable to the instructor in class

 

register online

 

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

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.

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Glass on Glass Mosaics

Have you ever wanted to play with all the fabulous colors of stained glass and learn mosaic techniques as well? This is the workshop for you. In this process you may use transparent as well as opaque glasses. You will learn to design mosaic patterns, use glass cutting tools, and make a framed 12"x12" panel suitable for hanging inside or outside. All colors and kinds of glass will be available for your choice as well as special dries-clear glue, grout and an oak frame with hooks  for hanging. Glass cutters and mosaic tools will be available for use but  students may bring their own to avoid wait time.

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

 

Mon. & Wed., June 15 & 17
6- 9:30
pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $90
Register after Feb. June 8: $98
Plus materials fee of $80
paid in class to instructor

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Glass Garden Mosaic Stone

 

Have you ever wanted to play with all the fabulous colors of stained glass and learn mosaic techniques as well? This is the workshop for you. In this process you may use transparent as well as opaque glasses. You will learn to design mosaic patterns, use glass cutting tools, and make a framed 12"x12" panel suitable for hanging inside or outside. All colors and kinds of glass will be available for your choice as well as special dries-clear glue, grout and an oak frame with hooks  for hanging. Glass cutters and mosaic tools will be available for use but  students may bring their own to avoid wait time.

 

Mon. & Wed., June 8 & 10
6 – 9:30 pm (on Monday, June 8)

6 – 7:30 pm (on Wednesday, June 10)
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $75
Register after Feb. June 8: $88
Plus materials fee of $40
paid in class to instructor

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Filigree Leaded Heart!

 

Get the lead out! Come work with lead in a non-traditional safe way. In this class you will be able to incorporate jewels, globs, sea glass and bevels into your own unique project. Learn how to solder and work with lead safely. No glass cutting required for this project. If a heart shape doesnt inspire you to get the lead out, other shapes will be offered. Projects will be approximately 7 inches accross.

Please bring your own beach glass if you want to use it. Each student should bring a small hammer and needle nose pliers. All other materials as well as tools for use in class will be provided.

 

Wed., July 1
4:00 - 9:00
pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $65
Register after Feb. June 8: $78
Plus materials fee of $45
paid in class to instructor

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Stained Glass Boot Camp!

 

This class is for the student who wants to jump in and make something involved. You will need to choose your project and materials ahead of time. All kinds of style are welcome from Florals to Mission style. I will help you set up your pattern and choose appropriate amounts of glass. We like for you to do this prep work ahead of time so you can use your weekend making the project. Stained Glass takes more time than people usually imagine. You will work hard and make a stained glass panel in the 14 x 20 inch range. Projects can be a little larger or smaller. There are lots of patterns available or you can propose your own design ahead of time. If you design your own, design details would have to be worked out before class time. The project needs to be cuttable and completable in the time frame allowed.

Tools and supplies will be available. If you have your own tools you are welcome to bring them. Tool kits are available.

You will bring two copies of your pattern all numbered and all the glass you will need.

Materials fee will be assessed per project for foil, solder, zinc or lead as well as chemicals. I think this will run between $40-$60 per project.

 

Sat. & Sun., August 1 & 2
10 am - 5 pm

Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by June 8: $210
Register after Feb. June 8: $225
Plus materials fee of $45
paid in class to instructor

 

register online

 

Jackie Marr - see bio below

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Beads and Glass Tapestry Style Mirror- Groutless Mosaics

 

In this workshop you will make a 10"x 10" panel with a mirror in the center. You will make 8 smaller designs combining them into one larger design. The base as well as lots of choices of glass and beads are provide, however students may bring treasures to include in their piece (shells, costume jewelry, beads, small photos, trinkets to personalize your piece).  Please bring a pair of blunt tweezers for use in class.

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

Wed.,  May 27
6 - 9:30 pm
Room: Horticulture 5110
Register by Feb. 23: $60
Register after Feb. 23: $72

Plus $55 materials fee, paid to instructor in class, includes base with mirror, all glass, beads and adhesives.

 

register online

 

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.

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Travel Sketching

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 daylong class.

Sat., June 20
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register by June 8: $82
Register after June 8: $90

 

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Sat., August 1
11 am - 5 pm
Scotts Valley - TBD
Register by June 8: $82
Register after June 8: $90

 

register online

 

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

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.

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Sketching - Journals & Juxtaposition

In this day long workshop we will explore taking your travel or "out and about town" sketches into the realm of journaling... learning to capture the scene with sketch and text. We will use various pens and some simple washes of watercolor or colored pencils to explore various ways to express and document your experience in sketchy/artistic ways. A delight to look at and a way to share your personal experience with others.

We’ll also do "whimsical chaos" sketches, where you capture all you see in a juxtaposed manner! A fun, freeing, very expressive way to bring out your own creative imagery.

No experience necessary. We welcome all skill levels. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Sat., July 18
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 8: $82
Register after June 8: $90

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes a materials lists for this class.

 

register online


 

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 13 years.

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Sumi-e Workshop – Japanese Black Ink Brush Painting

Enjoy a day of learning the revered Asian art of Sumi-e!

We will go beyond the "traditional" subject of bamboo and explore many expressive and experimental ways of ink brush painting from abstract to figurative. Learn to use a variety of found objects (twigs, small irregular rocks, etc.) dipped in ink and sometimes using splashes of water or salt. We’ll have fun making bold images to delight our creative expressions!

Lots of demo's and lots of fun!

Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Sat., June 27
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 8: $82
Register after June 8: $90

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes a materials lists for this class.

 

register online


 

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 13 years.

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Italic Calligraphy

This day long workshop will introduce you to the classic and elegant style of Italic Calligraphy, using the Pilot Parallel 3.8 mm calligraphy pen. Then, in afternoon, we will make what is called a " cola pen". This fun, handmade pen, dipped in black ink, makes astonishingly expressive marks! We will explore fun ways to bring together the Italic lettering, using this new tool, to explore your own creative "works of lettering art"!

No experience necessary. We welcome all skill levels. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Sat., July 25
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 8: $82
Register after June 8: $90

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes a materials lists for this class.

 

register online


 

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 13 years.

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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., May 30 & 31
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Feb 23: $395
Register after Feb 23: $425
Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

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Sat. & Sun., July 18 & 19
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 8: $395
Register after June 8: $425
Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

register online


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

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Forging and Toolmaking - Intermediate

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. IF you did not register online you will be required to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

Sat. & Sun., May 30 & 31
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Feb 23: $395
Register after Feb 23: $425
Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online

 

 

Sat. & Sun., July 18 & 19
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 8: $395
Register after June 8: $425
Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online


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

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

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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 Tue., May 5- 26
7 - 9 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001

Register by Feb 23: $62
Register after Feb 23: $72
Plus $32 materials fee piad upon registration


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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey - see bio below

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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.

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

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

Sat., June 20
10 am - 3 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Register by June 8: $42
Register after June 8: $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.

 



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