Online Mixed Media Classes

 

AT HOME VISUAL JOURNALING

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

During stressful times, journaling is a known tool in expressing your feelings in a healthy, productive fashion. Using mixed media techniques, students will learn the habit of visual journaling as a way to record the world around them through word and images. This class focuses on the process of making, rather than the quality of the final product, however, the instructor will instruct students on basic design principles to aid them in their creations. This class requires no prior skill in drawing or painting. Suggested Supplies: Students can use whatever materials they feel most comfortable with or already possess. These are only suggestions – mixed media sketchbook (hardbound rather than spiral bound is recommended), pencil, pen, markers, colored pencils, watercolor paint, acrylic paint, glue stick or basic school glue, scrap paper, scissors or Exacto knife. View Jillian’s artwork at www.jillianohl.com.

Wednesday, February 10, and Friday, February 12: 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      Students – $15     Public – $25       Register for this class»

 

COLLAGRAPH PRINTMAKING AND COLLAGE

Instructor: Dara Lorenzo

Collagraph is an additive and subtractive plate making process. It has commonalities with sculpture and layering to build an object.  It is a very multi-disciplinary and has a more freedom then most processes. It can be abstract or realistic in composition and you can use materials that you find in your home. It is free from acids and grounds and instead relying on acrylic mediums, fabrics and found objects to create rich surfaces on plates. These plates that become a work of art of their own caliber can be printed with a home printmaking technique to create multiples of beautiful embossed works of art. View Dara’s artwork at www.daralorenzo.com/.

Students will need to have the following supplies:

  • Printmaking Paper (Somerset, Rives BFK, Fabriano, Stonehenge) any colors,
  • Breyers or Wooden Spoon for printing
  • Any textural materials and fabrics (bubble wrap, twine, string, rubber bands)
  • Drawing materials
  • Akua or Speedball inks that are water based for safe printmaking
  • Cardboard or matboard can be used for collaging texture materials onto
  • Liquitex varnish
  • Multiple types of glues (Elmers, Nori, rubber cement)
  • Speedball carving set can also be useful for subtractive parts of the projects

Tuesdays, [6 weeks] February 9 – March 16: 5:00 – 7:00pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      NC State Students – $40    Public – $80       Register for this class»

 

COSPLAY FOAM CONSTRUCTION

Instructor: Lauren Quinn [NC State student]

In this class taught by NC State Student and Crafts Center employee Lauren Quinn, you will learn how to make an arm bracer out of lightweight EVA foam. Learn the step by step process of planning, patterning, assembling, and detailing different types of foam props. This course will focus on construction, though sealing and painting techniques will also be briefly discussed. Students are responsible for gathering their own supplies and are encouraged to construct alongside Lauren during class. Supplies needed: 5mm EVA foam, 2mm EVA foam, contact cement, white glue/mod podge, box cutter/Exacto knife, 120/400 grit sandpaper, straight edge, cutting mat/surface, white pen/marker. Optional supplies: knife sharpener, Dremel tool.

Sunday, April 11: 2:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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

 

DIY BODY CARE PRODUCTS

Instructor: Angel Cruz

Treat yourself to a little self-care! This workshop will teach you how to make lotion, skin scrub, and lip balm to enjoy or give away as gifts! Most supplies included, students are responsible for providing their own essential oils and some other items readily available in grocery stores. Class fee includes a supply kit. The Crafts Center will send instructions on when and where to pick up your kit (local pickup only).

Wednesday, March 10: 6:30 – 9:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $45    Public – $55       Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

Instructor: Marcia Striethorst
Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting shows you how to setup a home workspace and teachers you the basic of this medium.  This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/

Students will need provide: a griddle to keep paints hot, heat gun or torch, encaustic paint, encaustic medium, boards or panels to paint on, natural hair brushes. View Marcia’s work at https://mjsworks.com/.

Wednesdays [2 weeks] March 3 – 10: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      Students – $20     Public – $30       Register for this Class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE®

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

In this five week Introduction to Zentangle session, you’ll learn the history and philosophy of the Zentangle art method. 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 8 – March 8: 6:30 – 9:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $45    Public – $85       Register for this Class»

 

GOUACHE FOR BEGINNERS

Instructor: Marcia Striethorst

Learn the basics about gouache to take your art journal to the next level. Students will learn how to use this versatile paint to make whimsical landscapes. View Marcia’s work at mjsworks.com/.
Students will need to provide:

  • Gouache paints.
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paper. You will need a few small sheets to practice on and one 8×10 or smaller sheet to complete the class project on.
  • Cups will water to clean your brushes in.
  • Paper towels

Monday, February 1: 6:30 – 9:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      Students – $15    Public – $25       Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PAINTING

Instructor: Noah Weaver [NC State student]

Learn the introductory principles of creating digitally within Photoshop, with NC State Student and Crafts Center employee Noah Weaver, in this three-session course. Focalizing in prominent Photoshop tools for digitally creating, this course will cover the basic know-how to get you comfortable with the software. You will also learn how to use the capabilities of the program to create your art without the mess! Students will need access to Adobe Photoshop or other comparable software. Drawing tablet recommended, but not required. 

Wednesdays [3 weeks] April 7 – 21: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST  

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

Instructor: Brenon Day

Learn to enjoy drawing. Become familiar with a number of dry drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, and pen. Learn to draw subjects from observation, photography, and imagination, while establishing an understanding of light and shadow. Understand contour (line drawing) verses value rendering. Build a starter knowledge base of drawing tools, paper types and surfaces. Create a technique, idea and materials sketchbook. Prior experience with drawing is not expected or required. Prepare to have fun! There will be an optional outdoor sketching session during an afternoon decided upon by the class. 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.]

Mondays [5 weeks] February 8 – March 8: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $40     Public – $80       Register for this class»

 

MELT AND POUR CANDLES

Instructor: Angel Cruz

Learn to make candles in this easy, interactive workshop that is open to all skill levels! Breath life into your old, burnt out jar candles or pick up a bag of fresh wax for more control over the color and scent of your candles.

Students are responsible for providing thier own supplies. Supplies can be found at local crafts stores or online.

What you will need:

– jars or containers for your candles (glass, pottery/ceramic – jars, bowls, or even cups/mugs – mason jars work well).  For the soy & beeswax candle.  You will need one 12 oz. container or a mix of smaller containers that total 12 oz.

– a double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, you can make a substitute one  from a small pot or saucepan and a heat-safe metal or glass bow that is slightly larger than the sauce pan.

– old candles to recycle

– 75% soy wax ( ~9 ounces)

– 25% beeswax (~3 ounces)

– waxed and wired wicks with tabs

Wednesday, February 24: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

MOUNTING YOUR ARTWORK

Instructor: Katy Walls

In this workshop Katy discusses and demonstrates the techniques for mounting two-dimensional artwork, the differences between archival and acidic materials, as well as some museum standard preservation methods. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the needs of their personal projects. Students should come to class with something they would like to discuss mounting and framing. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Monday, March 15: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

PAINTING WITH THE PACK

Instructor: Lauren Quinn [NC State student]

Show off your pack pride with this fun watercolor course taught by NC State Student and Crafts Center employee Lauren Quinn! Students will sketch out their own Tuffy bust adding layers of colored detail with watercolors! This class will also discuss basic watercolor techniques and color theory. Students are responsible for acquiring their own supplies. While any paint pallet and brush set will suffice, the instructor recommends the following supplies:

– Windsor and Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint; Pocket Box, Half Pans, 14-Pieces
– Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Soft Tip, Black
– Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad, 5.5×8.5; Tape Bound
– Size 8 Round paintbrush (any brand)
– Size 4 Script paintbrush (any brand)
– Pencil
– Kneadable eraser
– Ruler/straight edge (optional)
– Spray bottle (optional)

Sunday, March 28: 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST     

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Learn how to draw expressive portraits! In this workshop we will examine the principles of portrait drawing and techniques This is an introductory course open to all skill levels, but basic drawing experience can be helpful. You will need to have the following supplies: pencil, pen, sketchbook/paper, and any other desired drawing materials.
Suggested supplies: large drawing sketchbook at least 8.5×11” or larger, pencils ranging from B – H, pens (thin and thick, such as a Sharpie), markers, colored pencils. View Jillian’s artwork at www.jillianohl.com.

Tuesdays [2 weeks] January 26 – February 2: 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      Students – $15     Public – $30       Register for this class»

 

ZENTANGLE BUTTONS [Workshop]

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos


Using a round paper circle, Zentangle “fragments” (tangle parts) are used to create a 3D look by using shading techniques. This 3D look gives the appearance of a design that looks like a large button.

Supplies needed:

  • (2) Round “Zendala” tiles or (2) Cut-out circles of good drawing paper (4.5” diameter)
  • Black micron pen (nib size: 01, 02 or 03)
  • Pencil and tortillion for shading

To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Friday, March 26: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

TANGLED TREASURES [Workshop]

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

In this Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA), you’ll create an unusual tangled group of patterns, creating an “old world” style look. You’ll learn coloring techniques using a combination of watercolors and ink.

Supplies needed:

  • 10” square sheet of good drawing paper. (Hot Press Watercolor paper, or Bristol Vellum Smooth) NOTE: “Cold-pressed” watercolor paper is harder to draw on
  • Black and Brown Micron pens. (nib size: 02, 03, etc.)
  • Black “Flair” papermate pen (can be purchased at any office supply store or craft store)
  • White Gel Pen (Signo Uniball Bold Tip)
  • Watercolors (pan watercolors, or watercolor pencils):Colors: Browns, gold, rust, etc.

To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Monday, April 19: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

WATERCOLOR – PAINTING PORTRAITS OF HOUSES OR BUILDINGS

Instructor: Brenon Day

Painting a portrait of a home, building or barn 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. This class does require some previous knowledge and experience with watercolor. 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.]

Supplies you will need:

  • 140 lb. or heavier watercolor paper
  • Mechanical pencil, 4H or F lead
  • Kneaded eraser, Vinyl eraser
  • Quality Watercolor tube or pan set (Must contain Paynes Grey)
  • Watercolor Pencil (recommend Cretacolor; Lemon Cadmuim, Light Blue or Sky Blue)

Tuesdays [5 weeks] March 23 – April 20: 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Class fees:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $65      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.