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Painting FAST & LOOSE, an Oil Painting Weekend Workshop
Tuition $144.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: None
Souby Boski
SD7302 Aug 26 & 27 2017 (10am-4pm) Saturday & Sunday (River Room)

Fast painting enables students to loosen-up their painting style and paint fresher, more spontaneous, expressive paintings. Various approaches to painting will be encouraged: experimentation of techniques and ideas, trial and error. Students will be challenged to see and interpret in new ways by eliminating details and simplifying values. Students will gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing their own pictorial language. Question where you are and where you wish to go. Students bring their own supplies; the instructor will provide a suggested supply list. Please bring reference material for inspiration. Ages 15 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 6: Rendering II
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
Intermediate

Colin Harrison

SP7308 Aug 19 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Session 6 – Rendering II
The act of photography is not random. It begins with the Photographer seeking out, or noticing, or even constructing a scene that can be captured and rendered into an image that will engage the Viewer. It begins with Seeing. How do we learn to see as a photographer? This class will introduce practices that help to develop this essential skill and students will try these out on the Craft Center campus.
This is the last of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Fine Art Photography Session 5: Rendering 1
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
Intermediate

Colin Harrison

SP7307 Aug 12 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Session 5 – Rendering 1
The act of photography is not random. It begins with the Photographer seeking out, or noticing, or even constructing a scene that can be captured and rendered into an image that will engage the Viewer. It begins with Seeing. How do we learn to see as a photographer? This class will introduce practices that help to develop this essential skill and students will try these out on the Craft Center campus.
This is the fifth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Fine Art Photography Session 4: Lighting
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
Intermediate

Sally Andersen-Bruce

SP7306 Aug 5 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Session 4 – Lighting
The act of photography is not random. It begins with the Photographer seeking out, or noticing, or even constructing a scene that can be captured and rendered into an image that will engage the Viewer. It begins with Seeing. How do we learn to see as a photographer? This class will introduce practices that help to develop this essential skill and students will try these out on the Craft Center campus.
This is the fourth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Summer Youth How to Draw Comic Books-Week 2 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP7320 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (River Room)

Join us in a fun, inspiring and collaborative environment as students will learn the basics of comic book storytelling, story structure, pacing, character development and the basics of superhero drawing. This week-long session is a good way to be introduced to the world of comic books! No experience necessary - All levels are welcome!
Fine Art Photography Session 2: Seeing & Capturing
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
Intermediate

Colin Harrison

SP7304 July 22 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Session 2 – Seeing & Capturing
The act of photography is not random. It begins with the Photographer seeking out, or noticing, or even constructing a scene that can be captured and rendered into an image that will engage the Viewer. It begins with Seeing. How do we learn to see as a photographer? This class will introduce practices that help to develop this essential skill and students will try these out on the Craft Center campus.
This is the second of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Fine Art Photography Session 1: Seeing
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
Intermediate

Colin Harrison

SP7303 July 15 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Session 1 – Seeing
The act of photography is not random. It begins with the Photographer seeking out, or noticing, or even constructing a scene that can be captured and rendered into an image that will engage the Viewer. It begins with Seeing. How do we learn to see as a photographer? This class will introduce practices that help to develop this essential skill and students will try these out on the Craft Center campus.
This is the first of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. No camera is required for this first session, but for subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). The final session of the series also requires each student to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. For this first class students are invited to bring one of their existing photographs for use during the class. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition for this first session.
Summer Youth Native Visual Folk Arts Wk 1 Afternoon Session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP7318 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (River Room)

Come join us for a Visual Folk Arts camp - with an Arctic twist! While creating traditional-style artwork, participants will be introduced to the distinctive indigenous cultures who live in the Circumpolar North. Students will learn about the intriguing mythology and legends behind the art and the various animals and materials used in each of the five regions this 5-day session will cover: the North American Northwest and Alaska, Siberia, the Dorset region of Arctic Canada, the Saami culture of Scandinavia, and Greenland. Each session will begin with a slide show of the people who live there and examples of their artwork. Then the class will design and create similar art in those specific styles. Included will be painting, mask-making, leather and fabric ornamental design and sculpting. This cultural experience promises to cultivate artistic creativity, fuel the imagination, and enhance individual aesthetic vision.
Watercolor Painting All Levels
Tuition $160.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: None
Betty Ann Medeiros

SD7204 June 6, 13, 20, 27 2017 (10am-12 noon) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

Whether you are experienced with watercolor painting or are new to the medium, in this class you will learn the tips and tricks to create beautiful works of art. Explore creativity, have fun and build confidence while following along with your instructor in a step by step process. Learn about composition, color, brushstrokes and wet-on-wet painting plus more.
Students may bring their own preferred supplies or purchase a kit for $30 from the instructor. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 16 and over.
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 20th, Noon-5pm
Event Archived




SM7210 May 20, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Watercolor Painting All Levels
Tuition $160.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: None
Betty Ann Medeiros

SD7203 May 2, 9, 16, 23 2017 (10am-12 noon) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

Whether you are experienced with watercolor painting or are new to the medium, in this class you will learn the tips and tricks to create beautiful works of art. Explore creativity, have fun and build confidence while following along with your instructor in a step by step process. Learn about composition, color, brushstrokes and wet-on-wet painting plus more.
Students may bring their own preferred supplies or purchase a kit for $30 from the instructor. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 16 and over.
Success with SketchUp
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
David Heim
SE7101 Mar 4, 2017 (10:00am-4:30 pm) Sunday(River Room)

SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that more and more people use for woodworking, blacksmithing, woodturning, and other crafts. This course is for people who have not used the program at all. You will begin with exercises to learn how to navigate the 3D drawing space and use SketchUp's drawing and modeling tools. You also learn the rules for success--essential good practices to ensure that SketchUp does what you want it to. You will apply those new skills and rules to create at least one original model. This will give you the knowledge and confidence to keep using SketchUp profitably in your own artistic endeavors. Bring a laptop (Mac or Windows is fine, but an iPad will not work), with the free version of SketchUp already installed. Go to www.sketchup.com to download the program called SketchUp Make. Ages 18 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 6: Adobe PhotoShop
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Colin Harrison

SP7102 Jan 21 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Adobe PhotoShop. In the previous sessions of this series, we considered the development of understanding what a camera can do, the skills of using a camera, how to perform deliberate photography, how to begin the process of Rendering of the captured images, and how to illuminate an indoor or outdoor scene most effectively. In this final session, we will practice using Adobe PhotoShop on the participants’ laptop computers to produce the most faithful “straight” photographs and to Render them on a professional printer. We will also demonstrate at least one more elaborate method for enhancing photographs using some of the powerful capabilities of Adobe PhotoShop. The series will conclude with considering some of the legal and business aspects of fine art photography.

This is the last of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this session, students should bring a laptop computer. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $5 materials fee will be added to the tuition for this first session.
Fine Art Photography Session 4: Rendering
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Colin Harrison

SP6408 Jan 7 2017 (1-3pm) Saturday (River Room)

Rendering. In the first and second sessions of this series, we considered the development of the skills of Seeing and Capturing, and in the third session we put those skills into practice in an Outdoor Shoot. The outcome of this is that we now have many Bags of Bits that may eventually be Rendered into stunning photographs. While much of the Rendering process can be automated to produce pleasing results, the skilled Photographer will want much more precise control over the process in order to reproduce for the Viewer the original experience of the scene. In this session we will consider what a digital image file is, how it can be managed – since Photographers produce a lot of them – and how it may be adjusted and manipulated to bring out the essence of what the Photographer saw within the principles of “straight” photography. This will introduce participants to computer programs in the Adobe PhotoShop family and provide an overview of how to use them.

This is the fourth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this and subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). The final session of the series also requires each participant to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 5: Lighting
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Sally Andersen-Bruce

SP7101 Jan 7 2017 (10am-noon) Saturday (River Room)
Lighting. In the previous sessions of this series, we considered the development of understanding what a camera can do, the skills of using a camera, how to perform deliberate photography, and how to begin the process of Rendering of the captured images. In this session, which will be lead by Sally Andersen-Bruce, a distinguished professional photographer known for her portraits of people and animals, we will focus on the practical aspects of illuminating the subject, whether a person or a landscape. That is, understanding the role that light plays in creating an interesting scene and how to achieve that lighting effect whether using outdoor or indoor and ambient or artificial illumination.

This is the fifth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this and subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card); for this session a tripod is highly desirable. The final session of the series also requires each participant to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over.
 
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