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We are pleased to offer photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, marketing classes and workshops in addition to our core curriculum of craft courses at Brookfield Craft Center.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils and Acrylics
Plein Air Painting in Oils and Acrylics
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
Betty Ann Medeiros
SD8219 June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (10am-12pm) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

This class is for students who already have a little experience painting in either acrylics or oils but would like to learn to paint from observation while enjoying outdoors. The focus will be on views of the Still River behind the Craft Center. Students will learn how to approach their subject and layout a design. The instructor will demonstrate techniques on how to paint water and trees and discuss atmospheric perspective, color mixing, understanding light, shadow and paint manipulation. Easels will be provided but students will be required to bring all other supplies needed. Ages 18 and over.
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10
Karin Mansberg

SD8218 June 30, 2018 (10am-2pm) Saturday (River Room)

This workshop will cover the basics of block printing and making repeat patterns for designing fabric. The instructor will show different patterns. Students will design and carve and finally print their own design patterns on tea towels. We will be using lino cutting tools and soft cut print blocks. This course will also cover comparison of different fabrics suitable for block printing by hand. Students will print their own patterned tea towels with special fabric inks that are permanent and washable after drying. A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition. Students Ages 14 and over.
Miniature Painting
Miniature Painting
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
Kanika Khurana

SD8301 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 (10am-12pm) 4 Wednesdays (LTB Studio)

Students will be introduced to the Indian miniature paintings. They will start off learning miniature painting basics using watercolors while following the instructor step by step to create a complete painting. Then they will be encouraged to work on a natural history subject with the guidance from the instructor thereby strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each student will work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 16 and over.
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $15
Karin Mansberg

SD8302 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 2018 (6pm-8pm) 6 Thursdays (River Room)

This course is an introduction to relief print making. Relief printing in one color is the simplest of print making techniques. Prints will be reproduced multiple times without the need of press. This course will cover technique of carving the hard rubber print block with lino cutting tools. Hard rubber material is easier to cut and the technique taught is essentially similar to carving linoleum or wood block. Students will learn about about registration of print block to paper and hand pulling prints of their own. The main goal of the course is to create one color print but some options to add color to one color prints will be discussed also. Relief print making technique is a versatile technique suitable for creating fine art prints and greeting cards. A material fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 14 and over.
   
 
 
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