Mixed Media

ADVANCED RELIEF PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone

Building on the basic skills learned in basic Relief Printing class, students in this class will focus on more wood cut printing, Learning new techniques such as Chien Colle, white line, and multiple block printing. Students will be encouraged to come up with their own themes to work on.
To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Thursdays [6 weeks] March 10 – April 21 [skip Mar. 17]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110   Public – $165      Register for this class»

ADVANCED SILKSCREEN

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
This class is open to students who have prior experience in silkscreen or screen printing and wish to further their knowledge. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the class. Reinforce your skills by setting up individual projects and working through complicated color registration and layers. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied, and digital color separation techniques will be explored. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal, and wood to explore making individual prints as well as editions. You will be encouraged to explore other materials to print on and “inks” to print with such as chocolate, mustard, graphite powder, etc. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Note: You may use the studio by appointment during the days between class sessions*.
Studio memberships, Punch Cards and Class Passes are not available for the Mixed Media Studio. To use the studio for screeprinting after the class has ended you must reserve the room and pay the hourly fee for use of the studio.

*Questions and appointment requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 1 – April 12 [skip Mar. 15]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introduction to Screen Printing class, Introduction to Silkscreen class, or similar experience.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $95     Public – $150      Register for this class»

 

ARCHITECTURAL WATERCOLOR  [Online via Zoom]

Instructor: Brenon Day

A portrait of an architectural structure can be fun and very challenging. There are as many different styles of painting as there are buildings to be painted. How you approach a barn portrait to a city building rendering can be very different. In this class we will introduce you to painting these structures in watercolor. Starting with core drawing in graphite focusing on angle and placement, we will begin with applying a systematic application of watercolor to simplify the overall painting. Taking time to discuss the placement of landscape in the work to highlight features of the construction, we will talk about the difference between artistic and architectural rendering in house/building portraits. You are responsible for providing your own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay from $25-$60 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.]

This is an online class taught via Zoom.

Mondays [5 weeks] February 28 – April 4 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:30 – 8:30pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: This class does require some previous knowledge and experience with watercolor.

Class fees:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $65      Register for this class»

 

BEGINNER’S WATERCOLOR

Instructor: Laura Azzi

For beginners only. Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will also be covered. Come and express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Saturday, March 26: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 27: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $75      Register for this class»

 

CALLIGRAPHY AND SCREENPRINTING

Instructors: Carol Fountain Nix and Dominick Rapone
Learn some basic skills in calligraphy and hand lettering techniques in weeks one and two that you can then apply to create screen printed apparel in weeks three through six. This class will introduce you to basic silkscreen skills that will enable you to print on a variety of materials such as fabric, paper, wood, glass, etc. The ability to create and print calligraphy onto any surface gives artists a wider range of possibilities – as well as a great way to communicate your message! Coating, shooting, registration, and printing will all be covered.
To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com. Add Carol’s website

Note: You may use the studio to practice screenprinting by appointment only during the days between class sessions*.

Studio memberships, Punch Cards and Class Passes are not available for the Mixed Media Studio. To use the studio for screeprinting after the class has ended you must reserve the room and pay the hourly fee for use of the studio.

*Questions and appointment requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Wednesdays [2 weeks] March 9 – 23 [skip Mar. 16]; 6:00 – 8:00pm and
Wednesdays [4 weeks] March 30 – April 20; 6:00 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introduction to Screen Printing class, Introduction to Silkscreen class, or similar experience.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $80     Public – $125      Register for this class»

 

COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jessica Yee
Learn the origins of copperplate calligraphy to create classic and modern script lettering. You will be provided with all the tools needed, guidelines for practice, and supplies needed to learn how to create basic letterforms, including flourishing. Copperplate is elegant and can be modernized for a wide variety of script styles. All supplies included.

Mondays [6 weeks] February 28 – April 11 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $120     Public – $175      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC BOX [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Do you love art but are completely out of wall space? Is your home small but your love of art is big, then join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though the steps to craft your very own encaustic mixed media painting. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies, how to get a smooth or textured surface and how to utilize art supplies you already own with encaustic as well as how to incorporate other mixed media materials in your work. All supplies are included, and you will walk away with a finished mixed media painting on a keepsake box of your very own. All supplies are included but if you have any paper of found objects you would like to incorporate into your project feel free to bring them. A $20 supply fee must be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop email Marcia Streithorst at Mstreithorst@yahoo.com. This workshop is suited for all skill levels.
To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, February 18; 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC BEE PAINTING [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though the steps to craft your very own vibrant busy bee painting. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies, how to get a smooth or textured surface, and how to utilize art supplies you already own with encaustic as well as how to incorporate other mixed media materials in your work. All supplies are included, and you will walk away with a small mixed media painting. All supplies are included but if you have any paper of found objects you would like to incorporate into your project feel free to bring them, and if you have any questions about the workshop email Marcia Streithorst at Mstreithorst@yahoo.com. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels.
To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, April 1, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC PHOTO TRANSFER [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Want to take your photography to the next level? Want to learn how to incorporate photographs into your work? Then join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though a photo transfer into your encaustic painting. You will paint on a wood birch panel using encaustic medium [e.g. wax with resin] and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies. You will also learn how to get a smooth or textured surface and how to incorporate photography and other mixed media materials in your work. Students will walk away with their completed 5×7 painting. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, April 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREEN PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
No prior experience needed. Learn the basics of silkscreen and produce two to three prints by the end of class. The fundamentals of silkscreen printing include separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques, and terminology. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Explore hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood. Students will learn how to print with their screens using a squeegee, apply emulsion to the screen with a scoop coater, shoot and wash out their images, mix color, and make editions of prints. Students will supply some of their own paper and inks for printing. All other supplies included. Please wear old/dirty clothes to work in. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Note: You may use the studio by appointment during the days between class sessions*.  Studio memberships, Punch Cards and Class Passes are not available for the Mixed Media Studio. To use the studio for screeprinting after the class has ended you must reserve the room and pay the hourly fee for use of the studio.

*Questions and appointment requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] January 18 – February 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $95    Public – $150     Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE®  [Online via Zoom]

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

In this five week course, you’ll learn the history and philosophy of the Zentangle art method and in each session you’ll learn a new way of creating Zentangle art. The session will include working on white paper tiles, renaissance (tan) paper tiles, black paper tiles, round paper tiles (zendalas) and the chance to learn some advanced tangles (patterns). Basic shading techniques are also taught. You will need to purchase a supply kit assembled by instructor ($35 per kit made payable to the instructor). Kit includes everything needed for the entire 5 week session. The Crafts Center will send instructions on when and where to pick up your kit and how to handle the payment to the instructor.To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Mondays [5 weeks] February 28 – April 4 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:30 – 9:00pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner, Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $65     Public – $105    Register for this class»

 

LEATHER JOURNALS [Workshop] 

Instructor: Gina Fry
Hemingway was never without his. Frida Kahlo’s are widely reproduced. Make your very own leather journal and learn to do leather sewing, dyeing, and stamping to personalize to your taste. Using a premium 6” x 8” x Leather Journals0.5” journal with acid-free, archival paper you will create a leather cover that is reusable for many journals in the future! Your legacy…secured!  Supplies included.

Section A: Friday, February 11: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Section B: Friday, April 8: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $65       Register for this class»

 

MONO – PRINTING 101 [Workshop]

Instructor: Maureen Seltzer
In this wildly creative and playful class, participants will learn to make prints using found objects for texture and image, layered paints for varied colors, and a mask [an image cutout] to create multiple exciting prints! Each student will use an 8” x 10” gel printing press and a variety of tools and materials, including upcycling papers from books, maps, and music sheets to print onto. Instructor demos and a variety of techniques make this class rewarding and fun. To learn more about Maureen’s work, visit seltzersart.com/.

Saturday, February 12: 10:00am – 1:00pm    

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $40       Register for this class»

 

PEN & INK WITH WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Pen & Ink with WatercolorThis “skill class” is for learning about pens, their uses, the seven basic stroke techniques as well as the contrasting of texture and line direction. In addition, you will apply basic watercolor washes to enhance the composition with color. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

Saturday, February 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Skill Level: Intermediate or Open to all

Prerequisites: Students must have basic drawing skills as this is not a drawing class.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $30    Public – $50       Register for this class»

 

RELIEF PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
Woodcut, Linoleum and Monoprint. This class is open to all; no prior experience required. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the 6-week period. Explore relief printing using techniques in Linoleum, scroll saw woodcut, color reduction woodcut and monoprint and learn about the process and history of relief printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. The class will focus on individual projects that the students are interested in. Learn how to print with a press and by hand. Use oil based inks to print on various papers and fabric and make individual prints as well as editions. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 19 – March 2 [skip Feb. 9]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110   Public – $165      Register for this class»

 

SPRING DAFFODILS IN WATERCOLOR(Workshop)

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary.  Enjoy painting cheerful spring daffodils using the creative process of the watercolor medium and various painting techniques. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

Saturday, February 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $30    Public – $40     Register for this class»

 

WATERCOLOR BASICS [Online via Zoom]

Instructor:  Jillian Ohl

Splash into watercolor with this introductory course! In this course students will learn the basics techniques of watercolor painting like mixing and building up color to create vibrant scenes. Watercolor palette paints are preferable, but tube sets will also work.  You will need to have the following supplies: watercolor set, set of watercolor brushes, watercolor paper, pencil, pen, paper towel, water cup. [Watercolor palette paints are preferable, but tube sets will also work.]

Wednesdays [2 weeks] January 19 and 26: 7:00 – 9:00pm EST

Skill Level:  Beginner, Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $20        Public – $35     Register for this class»

 

WATERCOLOR CLEMATIS [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint wonderful clematis flowers and foliage in watercolor. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Saturday, April 9: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $30    Public – $40     Register for this class»

 

WINTER LANDSCAPE [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple winter landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to create a chilly landscape through textures and techniques. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Saturday, January 29: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $40    Public – $60       Register for this class»

 


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.