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Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Cape Dorset
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Cape Dorset
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
All Levels

Moki Kokoris

SM8420 Nov 14, 2018 (4-6pm) Wednesday (River Room)

This workshop will cover traditional motifs from Dorset Island - known as the "Capital of Inuit Art." Students will be introduced to native legends and art that features distinctive abstract decoration of outlandish creatures from the wild or the spirit world. Then students will devise and paint their own "animal," which will be the illustration of their own legend. A materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 12 and over.
There are 2 additional sessions offered, each focusing on a different region of the Circumpolar North.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: None
Beginner
Colin Harrison

SP8430 Nov 12, 2018 (6:30-9pm) Monday night (Digital Studio)

This class is for students with little or no experience of Adobe Photoshop (PS) who wish to apply their creativity in any form of photography. It will cover:
Basic concepts of image processing
The Photoshop main components and their user interfaces
Basic workflow and image management
Basic image adjustments, editing and printing
Students do not need to bring a laptop or camera, but may bring a few images on a USB drive. Ages 14 and over.
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Greenland
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Greenland
Tuition $40.00
Registration closed

Materials Fee: $15
All Levels

Moki Kokoris

SM8419 Nov 7, 2018 (4-6pm) Wednesday (River Room)

This workshop will focus on the traditional Inuit tupilak, which means "ancestor's spirit." These small figurines carved from animal tusks or bone were used as "revenge against enemies." We will be creating our own tupilaks from polymer clay. A materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 12 and over.
There are 3 additional sessions offered, each focusing on a different region of the Circumpolar North.
Success with SketchUp
Success with SketchUp
Tuition $120.00
Registration closed

Beginner
David Heim
SE8406 Nov 5, 2018 (9:00am-3:30 pm) Monday (River Room)

SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that more and more people use for woodworking, blacksmithing, woodturning, and other crafts. This hands-on 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), with the free version of SketchUp already installed. Go to www.sketchup.com/download/all to download the version called SketchUp Make 2017. Ages 18 and over.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Tuition $200.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: None
Beginner
Colin Harrison

SP8402 Nov 5, 12, 19 and Dec 10, 17 2018 (6:30-9pm) 5 Monday nights (Digital Studio)

This class is for students with little or no experience of Adobe Photoshop (PS) who wish to apply their creativity in any form of photography. It will cover:
Basic concepts of image processing
The Photoshop main components and their user interfaces
Basic workflow and image management
Basic image adjustments, editing and printing
Students do not need to bring a laptop or camera, but may bring a few images on a USB drive. Ages 14 and over.
From Cursive to Ornamental Handwriting
From Cursive to Ornamental Handwriting
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
All Levels

Moki Kokoris

SM8416 Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 2018 (4pm-6pm) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

Whether it is an acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you wish to write yourself, or the Declaration of Independence you'd like to hand-copy, come take an ink pen for a test drive. The only requirement is an adventurous spirit.
This course will explore cursive penmanship and its shift to ornamental handwriting. Beginning with pencil and moving through cartridge pen, students will graduate to the pointed pen and liquid ink with which the thicks and thins of lettering are created by altering the pressure on the tip of the nib.
As the class progresses, those who feel ready may be shown the lettering scripts of Albus Dumbledore and Headmistress McGonagoll or the script of John Hancock! A material fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 12 and over.
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Alaska & Pacific Northwest
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Alaska & Pacific Northwest
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
All Levels

Moki Kokoris

SM8418 Oct 24, 2018 (4-6pm) Wednesday (River Room)

This workshop introduces the regional styles of the peoples of coastal North American Northwest and Alaska, including the Athabaskans, Inupiat, Yupik and Aleuts. Students will design and paint their own animalistic creatures emulating these very distinctive styles and colors. A materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 12 and over.
There are 4 additional sessions offered, each focusing on a different region of the Circumpolar North.
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Noon-5pm
Come join us!




SM8401 October 13, 2018 (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.
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
Beginners

Karin Mansberg

SD8401 Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 (10.30am-1.30pm) 4 Sundays (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.
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
Beginners

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.
Aug 20-24 PM Introduction to Printmaking
Aug 20-24 PM Introduction to Printmaking
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YS8308 Aug 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

This course is an introduction to relief print making, one of the simplest methods of creating a print block. The final image can be reproduced multiple times without the need of the press. This course will cover technique of carving the print block with lino cutting tools. The hard rubber blocks will be used in the class for the material is easier to cut and the technique taught is similar to carving the linoleum or wood blocks. In the second part of the class, registration of print block on paper and printing (hand pulling the prints of their own) is demonstrated. Students will practice printing by creating multiple prints of their own. The main goal of the course is creating a one color print block and learn some creative ways to add color to one color print block. Relief print making technique is suitable for creating fine art prints and greeting cards. Supplies included. Ages 10-14.
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Fashion Illustration & Basic Sewing
Jul 23-27 AM Youth Fashion Illustration & Basic Sewing
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YS8303 Jul 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2018 (9-12pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

This class will teach students to sketch clothing and style their own designs. Watercolor, pencils and mixed media will be used to draw garments (dresses, gowns, jackets). There will be a live fashion model to sketch from. Students will learn basic sewing skills: sewing a button, creating a patch, working with beads and sequins to create a beautiful pattern. There is so much fun and creativity with fashion and all levels are welcome to join! Supplies included. Ages 6-14.
Jul 9-13 PM Youth T-shirt Design with Blockprinting
Jul 9-13 PM Youth T-shirt Design with Blockprinting
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YS8302 Jul 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 2018 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (River Room Studio)

This course is for those who are interested in block printing an original design on T-shirts. In the first part of the class students will learn the basics of relief printmaking technique to carve their designs into soft rubber blocks with various size linoleum cutters. Positive and negative space, line, color, scale and incorporating type will be discussed with images will be discussed. Students will then print their own designs on a fabric with special fabric inks that are permanent and washable. In the second part of the class students will design a logo for their T-shirts and carve another print block, which will be used for printing packaging labels, wrapping paper or a set of stickers for their T-shirt brand. By the end of the class every student will have created their own T-shirt brand. Supplies included. Ages 10-14.
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
Tuition $80.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $10
All Levels
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.
Zen & The Art of Seeing: Photography As Meditation
Zen & The Art of Seeing: Photography As Meditation
Tuition $160.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $3
All Levels

Elisabeth Levy

SP8201 June 9, 10, 2018 (10am-2:00pm) Saturday & Sunday (River Room)

If you are looking for a technical photography course this workshop is not for you. If you are interested in learning to use your camera to expand your relationship with nature, be inspired, and help you cultivate inner peace, please read on...

Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower? Noticed the tiny worlds reflected in the drops of dew on a plant? Did you know the human eye can detect 1 million shades of blue? How many have you noticed in the sky recently? When we slow down and look, really look, we are gifted with "new eyes" with which to experience the beauty of nature at a level which most people never take the time to notice. Using the camera as a mindfulness tool we learn to ground ourselves and become more connected to nature and our own lives. The process itself is largely the purpose with the images you create an added bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to see.

This is a unique one of a kind two-part Workshop on utilizing Photography As a Form of Meditation with the Camera as a Mindfulness Tool. Topics covered include: 1) Theory: How can Photography Be a Form of Meditation? 2) Light, 3) Texture & Pattern, 4) Finding the Beauty Where You Are, 5) Learning to See/Look Beyond the Obvious, 6) Food as Art & Mindful Eating, 7) Guided Seated Meditation designed to enhance Sensory Awareness, 8) Guided Photo Shoot to put "Photography As Meditation" into practice. This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographic experience including those who only shoot with a smartphone or as advanced as a DSLR or large format Graflex. Both class sessions will begin at BCC with the majority of the second session taking place at a nearby nature site and the participants will need to provide their own transportation. Participants should bring their own bag lunch both days and a portable chair to the second class. Ages 16 and over, a $3 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
 
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