Online Mixed Media Classes

ADVANCED ZENTANGLE®

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

This class is for those students that have already completed the basic “Introduction to Zentangle®” class. Students in this class will expand their skills to create more Zentangle® Inspired Art (ZIA), while learning additional tangles and new, advanced techniques. To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Mondays [5 weeks] October 5 – November 2: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Zentangle® class or equivalent experience.

Class fees:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $100       Register for this class»

 

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.

Tuesdays [2 weeks] October 20 – 27: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

BEGINNER’S ZENTANGLE® CRASH COURSE

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

Anything is possible one stroke at a time! The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. No prior artistic ability is needed. At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But, when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is . . . sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and engrossing the process itself is. To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies:

  • Zentangle Paper Tile or good drawing paper (Strathmore Artist Tiles, Bristol Vellum Paper, Mixed Media paper)
  • Black Micron Pen .01, PN, 02, etc.
  • Pencil
  • Blending stump (tortillion)

Wednesday, October 7: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $15    Public – $25       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, October 25: 2:00 – 5:00 pm   

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).

Thursday, November 12: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

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/.

Tuesdays [2 weeks] November 3 and 10: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Fashion illustration is the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form that originates with illustration, drawing and painting. It is mainly used by fashion designers to brainstorm their ideas but can be useful in character design or just celebrating the love of wearable art. Learn the basics of fashion illustration including some history, drawing croquis, and mixed media techniques. We will take advantage of the season and illustrate some Halloween costumes! Basic drawing skills are recommended. Suggested supplies: mixed media or watercolor paper, pencil or pen, colored pencils, basic watercolor set with brushes, markers, scrap paper or fabric, glue stick. View Jillian’s artwork at www.jillianohl.com..

Saturdays [2 weeks] October 24 – 31: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Basic drawing skills are recommended.

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

 

FIGURE DRAWING

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Figure drawing is drawing the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media. The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches. Learn the fundamentals of drawing the figure including gesture drawing and portrait drawing. Using a wide range of materials, students will practice drawing from life and photo references. Basic drawing skills are recommended but not required. 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] September 29 and October 6: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:      Students – $15     Public – $30       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

October 16: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

INKTOBER: INTRODUCTION TO INKING AND HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS

Instructors: Lauren Quinn and Noah Weaver [NC State students]

Introduction to drawing and creating finished ink-illustrations. Hand drawn techniques will be taught and showcased alongside various inking and shading techniques. We will take inspiration from different Inktober prompts and apply new techniques to create your own one of a kind ink-illustrations. For creators of all skill sets.

Fridays [4 weeks] October 2 – 23: 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $40     Public – $80       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. 

Thursdays [3 weeks] September 24 – October 8: 7:00 – 9:00 pm   

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $20     Public – $40       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 [6 weeks] September 28 – November 2: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $60     Public – $115       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 their own supplies – a list will be provided.

Wednesday, October 28: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

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 bring their projects to the first session to discuss the individual and specific needs of the art. All tools and some supplies are included in the course – students will receive a supply list tailored for each individual project on the first night of class. The second session will be entirely focused on project assembly.  See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Wednesdays [2 weeks] October 7 and 14: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $15     Public – $30       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)

Saturday, October 10: 1:00 – 3:00 pm   

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

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

 

SCRIPT IT! INTRODUCTION TO COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Carol Nix

An online class via Zoom!  This class is a “deep dive” into learning the basics of script calligraphy based on the Copperplate style. Once students get the hang of the fundamentals, the sky is the limit. You can create expressive, informal, even abstract lettering based on this style. Students will come away with new calligraphy skills and ideas for applying them to a variety of items. This is a fun class and a great introduction to the world of calligraphy.

Upon registration, students will receive a supply list as well as ongoing exemplars, guides, references and more. Students should expect to pay $25+ for supplies. A small amount of printing will be needed in order to have paper guidelines and exemplars.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] August 26 – September 30: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:    NC State Students – $50     Public – $100      Register for this class»

 

SILKSCREENING WITH STENCILS

Instructor: Dominick Rapone

Intro to ScreenprintingExplore basic silkscreen techniques using cut stencils to print through. This class is open to all levels. We will explore using simple tools and techniques to print works of art at home. Using paper, we will cut stencils out and affix them to the screens to print through as opposed to using photo emulsions. We will also review basic registration techniques so that multiple colors can be printed on one sheet of paper. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.
Students are responsible for providing their own supplies (available at local art and crafts stores and online sources). Supplies that will be needed include:

– one Speedball Beginner Paper Stencil Screen Printing Kit

OR

– One silkscreen
– One pad of paper
– One pad of Bienfang® Graphics 360™ Paper Pad
– One utility knife
– Squeegee
– Pencil
– Two rolls of masking tape
– Speedball inks for paper (students are encouraged to purchase more than one ink color)

Tuesdays [3 weeks], October 13 – 27: 6:30 – 9:30 pm: 1:00 – 3:00 pm   

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $20     Public – $40      Register for this class»

 

TANGLE INSPIRED BOTANICALS

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

Can’t get enough Zentangle®? In this class, you’ll learn how to use existing ‘tangles’ to create stunning botanical illustrations. To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Supplies needed:

  • Good drawing paper (hot-press watercolor paper, Mixed Media paper, Bristol Vellum paper, etc.)
  • Black Micron pen (02, 03, etc.)
  • Pencil and blending stump for shading
  • Black Tombow fudenosuke brush pen (optional, but highly suggested)

Wednesday, September 30: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Zentangle® class or equivalent experience.

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

 

ZEN GEMS

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

zen gemsZen Gems are the latest fun technique in the Zentangle world. Imagine your Zentangle inspired art sprinkled with lovely gems and stones. This class is for those wanting to learn how to create those dazzling “Zen-Gems.” Using colored pencils and markers, we will create glowing gems that can be incorporated in your Zentangle patterns and/or other artwork. Students need to provide their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to the star of class. To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Tuesday, October 6: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $25     Public – $40      Register for this class»

 

ZENTANGLE AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

Art meets Color! Take your Zentangle art to a new level by adding color! In this class, you’ll learn how to use color to enhance and shade your artwork. Students need to provide their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to the star of class.

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

Tuesday, October 13: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $25     Public – $45      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.