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SummerArts Program

Painting the Abstract:
Explorations in the Language of Abstract Painting

Absract Painting

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 9 - 13
11 am - 3 pm
Room V2020
Fee: $295

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

 

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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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Releasing the Figure in Clay -
To Magical, Mythical, and Fantastic Possibilities

clay figure

Work with a sense of discovery and wonder while learning to sculpt the human form in clay. The emphasis of our class will be to explore the expressive potential of gesture and pose, while learning useful sculptural skills such as armature development, basic anatomy, and both solid and hollow form construction techniques. Students will work from both live models and their imaginations. Projects include a life-sized portrait bust or small figure, studies, gestures, and figure fragments. Special focus is given to development of narrative and symbol-rich sculptural surfaces. Students may experiment with combining terra sigillata, slips, oxides, and underglazes.

All skill levels will enjoy this class.


3 Sat. & Sun., June 14, 15 & 21, 22 & 28, 29
10 am - 2 pm
Room V3013
Register by June 9: $295
Register after June 9: $325
plus $45 materials & model fee

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

 

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Cynthia Siegel , MFA, is an award-winning ceramic sculptor who focuses her work on the expressive possibilities of the figure, exploring how the inner workings of thought, imagination, and longing manifest externally on the figurative form. She exhibits her work internationally and currently teaches at Cabrillo and Foothill College. She was recently selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright award to create and exhibit her sculpture in India.

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Glass Assemblage-Sculpture or Garden Totem

glass

This 5-week course will take you on a journey through techniques and processes. We will be fusing and slumping art glass along with casting, mold making and methods of mounting and displaying. A series of glass objects will be made in class and then put together to achieve a cohesive piece of artwork. Learn to integrate glass and wood, glass and metal and ways to illuminate and display your work.

It is strongly recommended that participants contact instructor before the course begins so that you may show up at the first class session with many of the bugs already worked out of your creation. Please e-mail Penny at: glassfuz@pacbell.net

 

Coming this Fall
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Fee: $365
plus $150 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other, additional 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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Explorations in EL (Electroluminescent) Wire 101

EL 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., June 15
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 9: $90
Register after June 9: $98
plus $35 materials fee

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

 

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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 Burning Man. Todd has a BA in Sculpture from San Jose State University.

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Hand-Dyed and Discharge Printed Silk Yardage

painted silk

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 23 - 27
1 - 5:30 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 9: $275
Register after June 9: $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 - see bio below

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Hand-Printed Photo-Screen Stencils on Silk Yardage

Printed Silk

This session can be used as a continuation of Tobin's first workshop – Hand-dyed and Discharge Printed Silk. But it is successful as a stand-alone workshop as well!
Exploring the process of resourcing imagery we will make unique photo-screen printed silk yardage. Each participant works with 1-2 yards of a chosen silk; charmeuse, broadcloth, or chiffon, with the option of printing to a garment pattern or an oversized scarf. The process of coating, exposing, and developing a screen, with individual imagery, is explored to create photo-based stencils for printing as a repeat or organic over-all print using dye-based inks.

Register Early! Class limited to only 14 students.


Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11
1 - 5:30 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 9: $275
Register after June 9: $295
plus $75 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and otherinformation 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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Gizmos & Gadgets - Mechanical Motion for Artists

gizmos

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 Thu., June 26 & July 3
11 am - 3 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 9: $120
Register after June 9: $128
plus $25 materials fee

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

 

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Brian Evans , BS in Mechanical Engineering, primarily works in metal sculpture and is an experienced hacker of things mechanical and electronic, bending matter, motion, and electron paths with his pure will! Brian is currently leading the open lab section of the Electronics for Artists series as well as teaching a section of mechanics.

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Fun in the Sun: Cyanotypes, Van Dykes, & Lumen Prints

photo prints

In this 2-day workshop students will explore the creative potential of working with hand-painted, solar-exposed Cyanotype and Van Dyke emulsions. The workshop will cover creating digital and wet lab negatives, photograms, coating emulsions, exposing, processing, and toning. Participants will also enjoy the surprises that are part of the very accessible process of Lumen printing. Lots of fun will be had playing with multiple techniques to produce inventive imagery on a variety of substrates: papers, fabric (t-shirts), & wood.

All levels of experience are welcome! Collaboration and experimentation will be encouraged. Bring your lawn chair.


2 Sat., June 7 & 14
11 am - 5 pm
Room V2028
Fee: $180, plus $40 materials fee

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

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Janet Fine is a mixed-media artist who uses "anything she can get her hands on" from tea bag paper to shrinky-dinks. She has a fondness for the surprises and mess of "alternative process" and the freedom of the paint-on emulsion. She has over 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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Summer Open Photo Lab

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

All skill levels will enjoy this class.


June 4 - 20
Wed.: 3 - 9 pm; Thu.: 3 - 9 pm; Fri.: 10 am - 5 pm
BONUS! Saturday, June 21: 11am - 5 pm
Room V2028
Fee: $90

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

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Janet Fine - see bio above

 

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Soap Making: An Intro to the Traditional Cold Process Method

soap making

This class will be a combination of lecture/discussion-format and hands-on experience. We will discuss the traditional cold-process method of soap making. Together we will engage in the process of hand-making soap in small batches using select oils and plant infusions. This class will equip students with the skills to reproduce this process at home themselves!


Mon. & Wed., July 7 & 9
10 am - 4 pm (Monday)
4 – 8 pm (Wednesday)
Room V3004
Register by June 9: $150
Register after June 9: $165
plus $25 materials fee

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

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Melody Overstreet - See bio below

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The Art of Bookmaking

book making

This class will serve as an introduction to the various tools and processes of book making. In this course we will learn various techniques such as the pamphlet stitch, the magic book structure, Japanese stab binding, the accordion structure, and the kettle stitch. Consideration for content and narrative will be discussed.


Fri. - Sun., July 18 - 20
CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 9: $270
Register after June 9: $285
plus $60 materials fee

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

 

Melody Overstreet, BA, is an Artist, Educator, and Maker of Sorts. She currently teaches Book Arts and Printmaking at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School. Her ongoing work as an artist is inspired by the interconnection between human beings and the land. She explores these ideas through the production of various hand-made items including self-published stories, prints, and soap.

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Wood Carving

wood carving

In this 4-day workshop, beginning students will learn the fundamentals of wood carving, and intermediate students will be guided in additional carving techniques and styles. After the introductory instruction, students will choose traditional hand tools, rotary carving tools, or a combination of the two to work on decorative or functional projects of their choosing or from supplied examples and carving templates.

Woods and other carving materials will be supplied.

Class is limited to only 10 students so register early!


Mon. - Thu., July 7 - 10
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3001
Register by June 9: $280
Register after June 9: $295
plus $40 materials fee

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

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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. 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. He has been a Open Studios artist for over a decade.

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Designing and Constructing Steel-Based Furniture

furniture

In this 2-week course students will explore using a composing method of designing Steel-Based Furniture. Starting with a Maquette in cardboard to create templates for Steel elements, combining elements by either hot or cold joining. Other materials may be introduced to enhance design. (i.e. Wood, Concrete,etc.)



Coming this Fall!

Please click here, Interest in Steel Based Furniture Class, to add your name to a list for updates about rescheduled dates and times!

 

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

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 metal-worker, 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 five-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!


Mon. - Fri., August 11 - 15
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 9: $240
Register after June 9: $255
plus $20 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 - See bio above

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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., July 13 - 20
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 9: $180
Register after June 9: $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., July 19, 20 & 26, 27
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3001
Register by June 9: $280
Register after June 9: $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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Large-Scale Mixed Media Figure Drawing

figure drawing

Explore mixed media drawing in this four-day figure-drawing intensive. Using large-format paper and variety of materials, we will work from direct observation of the model. The seduction and challenge of mixed media are the rich surfaces and surprising results that develop. You can expect some instruction in drawing and composing with the figure, and directives for material approaches that open new expressive possibilities. Thursday's class will include time for review and discussion of completed work.

The studio will be open 9-10am (Tue.–Thu.) and 3-4pm (Mon.-Wed.) for open lab work.


Mon. - Thu., August 4 - 7
10 am - 3 pm
Room V2020
Register by June 9: $295
Register after June 9: $320
plus $70 for model fee & materials fee (large drawing paper and bulk supplies)
Students will also receive a materials list of supplies needed for the week.

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

 

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Claire Thorson - see bio below

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Figure Painting Intensive

figure painting

In this 4-day intensive workshop, students will have the opportunity to paint from direct observation of the model and to develop a sustained relationship to painting the figure. Compositional strategies, color concepts, and some useful painting practices will be presented. Experience with drawing and/or figure drawing is recommended. We will have a model all four days. The final class session will include time for review and discussion of completed work.

The studio will be open 9-10am (Tue.–Thu.) and 3-4pm (Mon.-Wed.) for open lab work.


Mon. - Thu., August 11 - 14
10 am - 3 pm
Room V2020
Register by June 9: $295
Register after June 9: $320
plus $30 for model fee

Students will also receive a materials list of supplies needed for the week.

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

 

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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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Moku Hanga: Japanese Waterbase Woodcut

Moku Hanga Japanese Woodcut

This is an intensive weekend workshop that will teach the basics of this traditional waterbase technique. Japanese woodblock differs from western woodblock in that it is waterbased and non-toxic, it is printed with a hand-held baren, and it is printed on handmade Japanese kozo fiber paper. This class will cover carving, printing and registration. We will plan and cut blocks, then print an edition of multi-colored prints on Japanese paper. Printmaking experience is helpful but not required.

The $25 materials fee includes basic cutting tools, blocks and Japanese paper. Click below for informational letter from instructor.


Sat & Sun., August 16 & 17
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Register by June 9: $185
Register after June 9: $200
Plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor at class


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

 

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April Vollmer is a New York artist with an MFA from Hunter College who has specialized in Mokuhanga since 1998. She has exhibited widely and is on the Board of the International Mokuhanga Conference. For more information about the artist and the technique visit her website at www.aprilvollmer.com.

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Woodcut Printmaking: From Black and White to Color

woodcut

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., August 8, 9 & 10
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2005
Register by June 9: $270
Register after June 9: $285
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 Art of Hand-Made Teapots

teapot

During this course students will explore the conceptual and technical aspects of the teapot-making process. Various elements will be considered and explored: body, lid, handle and spout; all have to fit together into a unified whole. For centuries, teapots have been produced in different ways and forms and served the purpose of tea making. However, in this class we are going to focus on artful teapots and their meaning. By using hand-building techniques and different surface treatments students will be able to create sculptural, functional or nonfunctional teapots.


2 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., August 11, 13, 15, 16 & 18, 20, 22, 23
10 am - 1 pm
Room V3013
Register by June 9: $360
Register after June 9: $385
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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Julia Feld, MFA, is an artist who has developed a highly personal style that incorporates narrative painting and ceramic sculpture in one work of art. Her work has been shown internationally and nationally at different shows and galleries. Currently she is a ceramic instructor at De Anza College.

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Fearless Painting

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.

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


Sat. & Sun., June 7 & 8
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2020
Fee: $180
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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Lost Wax/Pate-de-Verre

wax knot

In this class we will create a lost wax casting for glass which will involve making a mold around a wax model and then removing the wax to create a cavity which will then be filled with glass and fired. This allows for greater details and undercuts in the casting process. We will also learn the process of Pate-de-verre, which involves making a paste of glass that is applied to the surface of a mold then fired. The process allows for precise placement of glass colors.

Class is limited to only 12 students so register early!


2 Mon. - Wed., June 23-25 & June 30 - July 2
2 - 6 pm
Room V3005
Register by June 9: $360
Register after June 9: $385
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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Sarah Hirneisen is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and San Francisco City College. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Mills College and her BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design. Her sculptural and installation work has been shown throughout the United States.

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Stained Glass Art Workshops

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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

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

 

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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

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

 

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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.

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Image with Impact: Making a Large Fine Photographic Print

In this one-day course, through lectures and hands-on demonstrations, you will prepare and print a large-scale digital inkjet photographic image on one of the finest inkjet papers on the market. We will also share other paper samples of fine inkjet papers for your future possible use. Learn to perform basic image adjustments and photo-preparation of an image for large printing. You will then print one of your own favorite photographic images and leave the course with a larger-scale color digital pigment print on 13x19 paper from our large-format Epson printers. This course is for anyone who has wanted to take a color photographic image from start to finish and completed in a large beautiful print.

Students should bring: an unedited, digital photographic image on your USB thumb drive, camera card (+ card reader or camera cable), or Mac formatted portable hard drive.

Don't forget a notebook & pen as well as lunch/snacks to enjoy outside while on break.


Sun., June 8
10 am - 3 pm
Room: V2021
Fee: $95
plus $20 materials fee

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Lesley Louden, MFA, is a fine art photographer and educator. She has taught Adobe Photoshop and Documentary studies at the college level for ten years at Cabrillo, Foothill College, and West Valley College.

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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 inked sketch lines. Lots of demo's...and lots of fun! Discover your own creative expression in this day long workshop.

No experience is necessary. We welcome all skill levels.

Sat., July 12
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Hort 5010

Register by June 9: $82
Register after June 9: $90

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

 

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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.

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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

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

 

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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.

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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., June 14 & 15 (CLASS FULL)
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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Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27 & 28
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 9: $395
Register after Sept. 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

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Visioneering - Converting Concept Into Art

Take a journey through the process of creating extraordinary images using photography and Photoshop. Go beyond ‘fixing a photograph’ and learn to realize your vision by harnessing modern digital cameras and the power of the digital darkroom.

At the conclusion of this class students will be able to: Superimpose subjects onto scenes and backgrounds, retouch blemishes, create the illusion of movement, swap heads in group photos to achieve the best combinations of facial expressions, eliminate distracting elements, capture visual assets such as sunsets, clouds and foreground elements for compositing final images. 

Here’s a breakdown of how each of the 5 class meetings will progress:

  • See examples of work, discuss the strategy of collecting visual assets, and map out their project.
  • We go to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf to shoot a collection of subjects and backgrounds for our final projects.
  • Shooting in the studio. We capture foreground elements using techniques to match the lighting to our backgrounds. We also take several portraits to use for retouching and superimposing.
  • In the computer lab, we learn how to use PhotoShop to cut out our foreground elements and blend them into our backgrounds. We also cover methods of converting color images to monochrome, simulating infrared, and giving photos a vintage look.
  • In the computer lab, we conclude with our Photoshop work to finish our super-impositions, alterations and retouching. Students show and discuss their work.        

 

Prerequisite: Photoshop for the Hobby Photography (see class on Photography webpage) or the ability to open Photoshop, import images, and use the basic tools.


A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

5 Tues., July 29 - August 26
7 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 9: $145
Register after June 9: $158

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn has been a commercial photographer for more than 30 years. He has shot for many multinational corporations in over 30 countries.

 



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