Skip to Site Navigation | Skip to Local Navigation | Skip to Content
Cabrillo College - Home
students on campuscabrillo campus

Cabrillo Arts Dimensional Form & Sculpture

Wood Block Printmaking: From Black and White to Color

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.

Learn more about this medium by watching this short video by Bridget Henry Let It Rain

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

Fri., Sat., & Sun., July 31, August 1 & 2
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2005
Register by June 8: $295
Register after June 8: $320
plus $35 materials fee

 

register online


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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

The oldest ceramic objects are over 20,000 years old! In this weeklong workshop, students will be exposed to a variety of ceramic forming techniques. Pursue self-expression through useful forms, musical instruments, decorative tiles and/or sculptural form. We’ll use the potters wheel to spin cups, bowls and other vessels. Use your hands to shape and sculpt objects for mobiles or garden. Press patterns into tiles and slabs of smooth clay. A week of clay that will last forever…

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.

 

register online


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. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

 

Sat & Sun., June 20 & 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.

 

register online


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.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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., Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004

Register by Sept. 14: $180
Register after Sept. 14: $195
Plus $25 materials fee paid upon registration

 

register online


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

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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 a 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 sculptures. 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.


Payson McNett - see bio below

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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
2 - 6 pm
Room V3001
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.

 

register online


Payson McNett - see bio below

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

register online


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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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: $320
Register after June 8: $335
plus $50 materials fee

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

 

register online


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

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Forging and Toolmaking forging

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., 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

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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., 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

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Stickin This to That! Adhesives and Connections in Artwork adhesives

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 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

 

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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

register online


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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Furniture Construction: Utilizing Steel for Base Design bench

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 V3004
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.

 

register online


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



    Was this page helpful?    
Ask Cabrillo WebAdvisor Cabrillo Library Cabrillo Bookstore  Canvas icon  Facebook Icon Twitter Icon YouTube

© 2013 Cabrillo Community College District

Campus Safety | Accessibility | Title IX

Main Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003, 831.479.6100