In-person Mixed Media Classes

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: 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 reservation requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 26 – June 30: 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 – $105     Public – $170      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] June 7 – July 19 [skip July 5]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $130     Public – $190      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: 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 reservation requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 25 – June 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $105     Public – $170      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 0.5” 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: Thursday, May 27: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Section B: Friday, June 25: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $55     Public – $75       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, June 12: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $45     Public – $65       Register for this class»

 

PAINTING POPPIES IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi
No experience necessary. Learn the basics of watercolor as you paint vibrant poppies. 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.]

Sunday, June 6: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $45    Public – $70       Register for this class»

 

QUICK LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi
No experience necessary.  Enjoy painting a simple landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to make a vibrant, moving landscape through textures and 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.)

Sunday, May 23: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $45    Public – $70       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.

Thursdays [6 weeks], June 17 – July 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $120   Public – $185       Register for this class»

 

WATERCOLOR SUNFLOWERS [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura AzzI
No experience necessary. With their imposing height and large, bold leaves and flower heads, sunflowers are wonderful painting subjects. Come join this workshop and learn to paint the dramatic, Great Plains native: the sunflower! Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class.  [If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Saturday, July 17: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $45     Public – $80       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.