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Alcohol inks provide a variety of vibrant and creative possibilities! In this one-day workshop, you'll learn how to manipulate the ink on ceramic tiles, glossy photo paper, metal, and glass to create brightly colored images and flow of design. Create coasters, unique glasses, jewelry, coffee mugs and cards that are unmistakably yours. Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented and fast drying medium that can be used on non-porous surfaces. They will stain, so wear art clothes or bring an apron to protect clothing. A materials list can be found by contacting instructor at elaine.riley@bvsd.org. Approximate cost will be $15.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 5/20/2017, ending 5/20/2017

Tuition: $45.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  Art room 507

Instructor : Elaine Riley 

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Batik is a form of fiber art using wax to make resist designs and patterns on fabric. Once the resist is applied, your choices for adding colors is limited only by your imagination!  You'll learn a variety of ways to make beautiful colors, patterns and images on fabric and create pieces that can be mounted as a wall hanging or to make functional and wearable art.  You'll experiment with 1 or 2 practice pieces and then create a finished product of your choice.  This can be a scarf, banner, pillowcase or something else of your choosing.  No artistic experience necessary, just bring an open mind and your creativity.  A $20 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/22/2017, ending 6/29/2017

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Claudia Lewis' Studio Location : 
  Claudia Lewis' Studio.

Room :  Claudias Studio

Instructor : Claudia Lewis 

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Want to learn how to make your own jewelry?  In this hands-on workshop you'll learn basic metalsmithing techniques including measuring, filing, sawing, soldering, stone setting and finishing.  Students will leave this class with a silver ring, earrings and a pendant.  A $60 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/4/2017, ending 4/25/2017

Tuition: $215.00

Materials Cost: $60.00

Location : Boulder Metalsmithing Association Location : 
  Boulder Metalsmithing Association.

Room :  studio

Instructor : Chris Weston 



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You may have cleaned up your diet and reduced your carbon footprint, but what about the health and environmental impact of what goes ON your body? Crafting your own soap with simple and natural ingredients can be an environmentally savvy alternative to commercial "soaps." Handcrafted soaps also make practical and thoughtful gifts. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the basics of making cold-process handcrafted soap, review safety tips, create a beginner's supply list, and get creative customization tips. Students will go home with some simple soap recipes and homemade soap! A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM; starting 4/20/2017, ending 4/20/2017

Tuition: $45.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : Southern Hills Middle Location : 
  Southern Hills Middle.

Room :  Food lab 114

Instructor : Lisa Gillespie 

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Let's create a book as a work of ART.  We'll focus on building a simple book with concept, design, size, scale, media and construction.  You'll learn about paper engineering and explore decorative and content options. Mixed media will provide content and visual art.  A $25 materials fee is payable to instructor. DUE TO THE EASTER HOLIDAY, CLASS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO APRIL 22 AND APRIL 29.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/22/2017, ending 4/29/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : Casey Middle Location : 
  Casey Middle.

Room :  Art Room

Instructor : Deborah Gallagher 



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Do you have a wall space that is yearning for a botanical tapestry? In this class we will build our own simple 11x14 loom and learn basic tapestry weaving technology and techniques.  We will explore different fibers and incorporate plants, grasses and other natural materials to weave a botanical tapestry.  When the weavings are complete, various techniques for removing the tapestry from the loom and preparing it for display will be introduced.  A $30 materials fee is payable to instructor at class.  Bring a sack lunch.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/1/2017, ending 7/8/2017

Tuition: $149.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : Blue Window Arts Location : 
  Blue Window Arts.

Room :  studio

Instructor : Wendy Rochman 



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Come and create a colorful fused glass fish and bird to hang in your window.  Working beyond the traditional straight borders, you will design your animals with colorful glass and glass elements.  Use to beautify your home or give as a gift.  A $48 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/13/2017, ending 4/20/2017

Tuition: $95.00

Materials Cost: $48.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  Art Room 507

Instructor : Erinn Diekman 

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Learn to design and create three pieces of jewelry involving various methods and techniques.  Creating these pieces will teach you about materials and tools, quality stringing, using clasps and crimps, attaching findings and charms.  You'll also learn how to make earrings.  Your newly learned skills will provide you with a variety of ways to create outstanding pieces of jewelry to keep or give as a gift.  A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 4/22/2017, ending 5/6/2017

Tuition: $95.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Location : Platt Middle Location : 
  Platt Middle.

Room :  108

Instructor : Elaine Riley 

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Therapeutic art making can be lighthearted or soulful, requires no previous art making experience and offers alternative way to resolve inner conflicts and feelings.  With guided encouragement in a safe and nurturing space, students can explore issues that hold you back.  Making paintings, drawings or collages, or working with clay offers a surprisingly approachable non-verbal way to access and resolve complicated inner realities.  A $25 materials fee is payable to instructor.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM; 5 sessions; starting 4/20/2017, ending 5/18/2017

Tuition: $179.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : Ruby Seaton's Studio Location : 
  Ruby Seaton's Studio.

Room :  studio

Instructor : Ruby Seaton, PhD 



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You will leave this one day workshop with a completed mosaic and the skills to create one on your own! You'll become skilled at cutting stained glass, glass tiles, and china with wheeled nippers, gluing, and grouting. This workshop is suitable for everyone from teens and adults to beginners or those with some mosaic experience. Plan to take a lunch break in early afternoon to allow time for the glue to dry. All tools and a wonderful range of materials will be provided. A $50 materials fee is payable to instructor at class.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $50.00

Location : Nan Judson Mosaics Studio Location : 
  Nan Judson Mosaics Studio.

Room :  N/A

Instructor : Nan Judson 



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Ready to take your knowledge of mosaics to the next level? This two part class is designed for students who have an interest in continuing with creative mosaics.  Students will design and create an 11 x 11 fine art mosaic piece using tiles and mixed media.  You'll be introduced to the fundmentals of designing for mixed media mosiacs, available materials and substrates and choice of adhesives.  Class will focus on cutting and shaping techniques, lay patterns and grouting.  Bring a few drawings or photos of an image you might like to use as your mosaic design.  You must have previous experience with mosaics.  A $50 materials fee is payable to instructor.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/6/2017, ending 5/13/2017

Tuition: $179.00

Materials Cost: $50.00

Location : Blue Window Arts Location : 
  Blue Window Arts.

Room :  studio

Instructor : Wendy Rochman 

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Learn metalsmithing techniques to create three distinctive silver rings.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about ring sizing, measuring, filing, sawing, texturing, soldering and finishing. Wear your new rings or give them as a gift.  A $45 materials fee is payable to instructor.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 5/6/2017, ending 5/6/2017

Tuition: $105.00

Materials Cost: $45.00

Location : Boulder Metalsmithing Association Location : 
  Boulder Metalsmithing Association.

Room :  studio

Instructor : Chris Weston 



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