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Adobe Illustrator Basics

Develop your graphic design and digital illustration skills using Adobe Illustrator. In this class you will learn how to create, import and edit images, as well as how to design with text, graphics and color. Apply these skills to design logos, t-shirt graphics, anime characters, digital art, custom packaging, greeting cards, newsletters, and much more.

Prerequisite: this class is open to all ability levels, but some experience working with computers is recommended.

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Barn Quilt Painting

Join the Stokes County Barn Quilt movement! Pick your own design. All supplies are included!

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Calligraphy

This class is now taught in person at the South Fork Recreation Center.

Learn how to write in style with Calligraphy. In a class designed for beginners, the Italic alphabet is a popular introduction to the art of the broad edged pen. Students will be offered a step-by-step approach to the basic technique, letter forms, word, line and page spacing of this beautiful and graceful calligraphic hand. The Italic alphabet lends itself to a wide variety of applications. The course can also be used as a refresher. 

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Calligraphy Supply List

 

Copper Jewelry

In this class we will explore the many techniques and finishes that copper has to offer. We will work with various gauges of copper wire and sheet to create complete pieces of jewelry as well as skills to create elements that can be added to other designs using beads, stones and more. All supplies are included in the cost of the class.

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Drawing in Color

Add intrigue and dimension to your art using color. Learn the basics of value, form and color theory using colored pencils. Colored pencils are fun and easy to use, portable, and economical. You will learn how to draw in color from both life and photos. This class is informative, stress-free and suitable for beginning to advanced artists.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/20/2022 - 12/15/2022
Thu
04:00PM - 07:00PM
West Campus 15
$70.00 2.40 153965

Drawing in Color Supply List

 

Beginning/Intermediate Drawing

In this mixed Level class, you will learn the basic skills of drawing in a fun, effective way. If you feel you have little talent and doubt you could ever learn to draw, the class will show you how to gain the skill you’ve always wanted. If you already draw, it will give you greater confidence in your ability and help deepen your artistic perception.

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Drawing: Portraits

Learn the building blocks of good portrait drawing! In this class you will create beautiful and accurate portraits through understanding the basic underlying construction and planes of the head. You will also gain a greater understanding of facial features and their placement, as well as the keys to achieving a likeness. This class is informative, stress-free and suitable for beginning to advanced artists.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/24/2022 - 12/12/2022
Mon
04:00PM - 07:00PM
West Campus 16
$70.00 2.40 153980

Drawing: Portraits Supply List

 

Flower Arranging

Susie Gordon is the instructor and in 2017 received the Arranger of the Year from NC State Florist Association. Learn to make gorgeous flower arrangements using flowers from your yard, grocery store or a local florist. Learn all the tricks from the professionals to make stunning designs. The cost of flowers is included in the registration fee.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/25/2022 - 11/29/2022
Tue
06:00PM - 08:00PM
West Campus 34
$130.00 1.20 154059

Flower Arranging Supply List

 

Jewelry Design and Fabrication

Learn the basics of designing and creating in metal. Using a variety of foundational methods and techniques, create custom jewelry designs and learn how to fabricate them from metal wire and sheet. Learn texturing, cold connection, basic findings, hammering techniques, and more. For beginning and experienced students. 

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/19/2022 - 12/14/2022
Wed
06:00PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 34
$134.00 2.00 153983

Jewelry Design and Fabrication Supply List

 

Jewelry Making 101

Do you love unique and creative pieces of jewelry? In this class, you will create five different pieces to add to your collection!

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Painting: Acrylic

Come enjoy the versatility of acrylics! In this course, you will learn the basic techniques of painting with acrylics. Each week will cover various elements of art such as color theory, value, and composition and we will incorporate these concepts into our art making. Through demonstrations, class exercises, and individual painting time you will practice and enjoy acrylic-specific painting techniques. This class is for artists of all skill levels.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/20/2022 - 12/15/2022
Thu
09:30AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 15
$70.00 2.40 153930

Painting: Acrylic Supply List

 

Painting: Oil All Levels

All levels of students from beginners to advanced will meet to explore the proper use of this exciting medium; especially color mixing, application and brush techniques. We will work from photos and nature while studying the styles of the master oil painters.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/11/2022 - 11/15/2022
Tue
05:30PM - 08:30PM
West Campus 15
$85.00 1.80 154062

Painting: Oil All Levels Supply List

 

Painting: Watercolor

This watercolor course explores the properties of watercolor painting. From paint application to color theory and composition, we will cover watercolor techniques and the foundational elements of art. Through demonstrations, class exercises, and individual painting time you will practice watercolor-specific techniques and work on personal or guided art projects. This class is for artists of all skill levels.

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
10/19/2022 - 12/14/2022
Wed
09:30AM - 12:30PM
West Campus 15
$70.00 2.40 153986

Painting: Watercolor Supply List

 

Silversmithing

This metalworking course for beginning and continuing participants focuses on fabricating jewelry. Ring design, soldering, bezel construction and stone setting are included. Continuing participants may bring their own projects to complete.

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Stained Glass – All Levels

Beginners explore the qualities of stained glass methods with copper foil or leaded techniques learning fabrication processes of cutting glass, foiling, leading and soldering. Intermediate and advanced participants may explore painting with vitreous paints or fused glass elements as a component to their projects, filigree and/or sandblasting.

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Stained Glass Supply List

 

Woodworking

Woodworking is fun and functional, come and learn the basics or develop new skills. In this mixed level class, you will learn about equipment safety, have hands-on demonstrations of woodworking tools and shop machinery, and discover how to put the finishing touches on your project. First time students will create a footstool using most of the power tools in our carpentry lab (approximately 3 weeks). Once your project is complete to your satisfaction, you may work on an individual project with the approval of the instructor.

Please note: the cost of wood and materials for the first project and for basic lab supplies is included in the cost of the class. Additional projects will require students to purchase their own wood – the instructor will discuss this with the class.  

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Drawing: Basic Techniques

Before you begin your masterpiece in acrylic, oil, or watercolor, spend four Tuesday’s with Ginnie Conaway to learn the fundamentals of drawing.
You will learn to draw what you see, not what you think you see.
Learn to make your shapes appear three dimensional with the use of shading and values.
The class will begin in pencil and you can move to pen work if you wish.

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Drawing In Color

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This class will explore colored-pencil techniques in drawing and discuss color, light and composition. Prior drawing experience is helpful.

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Drawing: Intermediate

Improve your basic drawing skills by learning to use shading and texture to make a flower or figure appear three-dimensional. Learn how to use values and perspective to create a feeling of distance in a landscape or cityscape. Understand what makes a good composition and how to edit your reference photos to get it. You can choose to draw still-life, animals, flowers, figures, or landscapes. We’ll discuss how to take photo references and where to find some of the best on the internet.

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Drawing: Intermediate Supply List

 

Drawing: Portrait

Learn how to recognize and draw facial features and placement on the planes of the head.  Forming the features individually and knowing their placement in relation to each other will help to create a finished portrait.  You will learn the value of shading and highlighting to create the appearance of a three dimensional portrait.

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Drawing Portraits Supply List

 

Painting: Oil All Levels

All levels of students from beginners to advanced will meet to explore the proper use of this exciting medium; especially color mixing, application and brush techniques. We will work from photos and nature while studying the styles of the master oil painters.

There are no courses available

Painting: Oil All Levels Supply List

 

Painting: Water Media

This class allows student to experiment with any water media, including watercolors, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor pencils. Beginners, will receive an introduction into watercolor and acrylics and the difference between them the first day of class. We keep supplies at a minimum, teaching you how to mix paints to create hues rather than buy a tube of another color. Demonstrations will be done in blending colors, what makes a good paint brush and can you use them for all media, and much more!

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Painting: Watermedia Bess Supply List