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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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Still Life Drawing & Painting
Still Life Drawing & Painting
Tuition $130.00

Materials Fee: None
Beginner

Betty Ann Medeiros
SD8409 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 (10am-12pm) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of observational drawing and painting learned in "art school". Using a still life learn to see like an artist. Focus on shading, line relationships, negative spaces, and perspective. Ages 18 and over.
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Print making: Relief Print in one color
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $15
Beginners

Karin Mansberg

SD8402 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, 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.
After School Drawing & Painting
After School Drawing & Painting
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
All Levels, ages 8-16
K K

SD8408 October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 (4-6pm) 4 Mondays (River Room)

Students will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils in a unique engaged way of teaching. With weekly creative projects, students will be encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques; while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each student will be encouraged to work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will develop an individual awareness through an in-depth exploration of value, color, form, and composition. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 8-16.
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.
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Alaska & Pacific Northwest
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Alaska & Pacific Northwest
Tuition $40.00

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.
Parent & Child Art Exploration
Parent & Child Art Exploration
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10
All Levels, child age 3-5 plus a parent/caregiver
K K

SD8415 Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 5, 2018 (10.30-11.30pm) 4 Thursdays (River Room)

Join us for a fun and creative exploration in art! Young Picassos' will explore, shapes. colors and more through a wide variety of materials and techniques like the finger, vegetable, block, and thread painting etc. This class is designed for an adult to work one on one with a child and the $90 fee is for an adult and child and includes art supplies for 2 people. Various techniques and concepts will aid in problem-solving, cognitive learning and overall development of the child. Childrens' picture books will be used on themes such as shapes, color, nature, animals, numbers, etc. This class requires the parent/caregiver's attendance and participation. Art supplies are included in the material fee. Ages 2-5. A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition fee.
Friday Night Painting Club
Friday Night Painting Club
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: $10
All Levels

Karin Mansberg

SD8424 Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 2018 (4-6pm) 4 Fridays (River Room)

Bring your original character design drawings, object for observational painting project, design ideas or drawings and come learn to paint in supportive, relaxed environment. The idea of a club is to keep this class a non-judgmental place for everyone interested in painting medium regardless of the level of experience. Each session begins with mini hands-on exercise on a topic from color theory to give students some formal knowledge of painting process and working with colors. The majority of time is spent on individual paintings and one-on-one coaching is offered as needed. A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition. Students ages 14 and over.
From Cursive to Ornamental Handwriting
From Cursive to Ornamental Handwriting
Tuition $160.00

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.
Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Tuition $130.00

Materials Fee: None
Beginners

Betty Ann Medeiros
SD8417 Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 2018 (1-3pm) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

Students will start off learning acrylic painting basics while following the instructor step by step to create a complete painting. Then students will be encouraged to work on a painting subject of their choice with guidance from the instructor.
Students will learn: brush techniques, blending, color mixing and more. Please bring these items to class: 2 - 11x14 (or larger) canvases, Liquitex acrylics "Basics" set of 6 tubes (need at least a green, yellow, red, blue, white), matte medium (optional), large palette, brushes: 1 each - large flat, large round, small round, and small flat. Ages 18 and over.
Still Life Drawing & Painting
Still Life Drawing & Painting
Tuition $130.00

Materials Fee: None
Beginner

Betty Ann Medeiros
SD8416 Oct 30, Nov 6, 1, 20, 2018 (10am-12pm) 4 Tuesdays (River Room)

This class will focus on the basic fundamentals of observational drawing and painting learned in "art school". Using a still life learn to see like an artist. Focus on shading, line relationships, negative spaces, and perspective. Ages 18 and over.
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
BLOCKPRINTING ON FABRIC: TEA-TOWEL WORKSHOP
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10
Karin Mansberg

SM8403 Nov 3, 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.
Success with SketchUp
Success with SketchUp
Tuition $120.00

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.
Junior Drawing & Painting - Mondays
Junior Drawing & Painting - Mondays
Tuition $160.00

Materials Fee: None
All Levels, ages 6-9
K K

SD8414 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (4-6pm) 4 Mondays (River Room)

Students will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils in a unique engaged way of teaching. With weekly creative projects, students will be encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques; while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art. Each student will be encouraged to work at their level and stretch their imagination in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will develop an individual awareness through an in-depth exploration of value, color, form, and composition. Projects will change each semester for students who wish to continue. A list of suggested supplies may be obtained from the teacher. Ages 6-9.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Tuition $250.00

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.
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Greenland
Indigenous Arctic Folk Arts - Greenland
Tuition $40.00

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.
   
 
 
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