Fall adult classes starting soon
Aug
16
to Sep 4

Fall adult classes starting soon

We are excited to have our full fall semester schedule starting soon! Until then, keep your eyes posted as classes start going up.  On September 4th, there will be a full class catalog available for download as well as all planned classes open for registration.

We hope you have had a great summer, and look forward to seeing you back at class!

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Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 16 +)
Aug
22
to Oct 12

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 16 +)

Introduction/Intermediate
Learn the art of throwing pottery forms on the wheel, along with trimming, basic principles of firing and glazing techniques. Small class size ensures the help you need to achieve and improve your skill level.  Class will explore using larger amounts of clay to form sculptural and altered forms on the wheel. We will also learn to throw off the hump and combine hand-built techniques to wheel thrown forms. This includes pottery baskets and pots with handles. This course is flexible and can begin at your skill level, when you can come. 

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


SUMMER/FALL SESSION | Tuesday Class
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM |  8/22 – 10/10

SUMMER/FALL SESSION  | Thursday Class
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM |  8/24 – 10/12

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Beginning Ceramics (for ages 18+)
Sep
12
to Nov 7

Beginning Ceramics (for ages 18+)

Have you ever wondered what you can make with clay?  Through hand building techniques, you will learn how to make both functional and sculptural clay works of art using coils, slab, extruding, carving, and manipulation of forms.  Beginning wheel throwing techniques to create bowls, cups, mugs and lidded vessels will also be available.  Surface design processes using underglazes, wax resist and glazes will also be explored.  

Clay and Tool Kits are available for purchase at the front desk before class.


SUMMER SESSION | Tuesday Class
COURSE FEE: $105 (4 Session Series)
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 8/8 – 9/5                           

SUMMER/FALL SESSION | Tuesday Class
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 9/12 – 11/7 

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Art in Miniature (family workshop)
Oct
21
to Oct 28

Art in Miniature (family workshop)

Students will work with polymer clay to create realistic foods in miniature. You'll hone your observation skills, and feed your imagination. We'll study real foods for inspiration, and learn all the proper techniques to sculpt miniature foods realistic enough to fool your friends! This family workshop is perfect for parents and children – come as a pair or a fully family.  The main course fee covers registration fully for one parent and one child (must by 7 or older), each additional family member can be registered at $50 per person.  If you have any questions about, or need help with registration, contact the office.

To learn more about Heather, or see more of her work visit her website: Puttering Minis


WEEKEND WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $125 (for 1 parent and 1 child)
INSTRUCTOR: Heather Espana
Saturdays, 10:00 – 12:00 | 10/21 & 10/28

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Mindful Movement Workshop
Jun
24
to Jul 1

Mindful Movement Workshop

Does it hurt to sit down, get up, climb steps, walk from here to there. Would moving better improve the quality of your life? In this 2-class workshop, you will learn how to you will discover how  eliminate pain naturally, stand taller, and increase body awareness to move your body in every plane of motion easily, intelligently, and without pain.

This class is designed for all ages and all levels of experience and blends principles of yoga, Pilates, anatomy, biomechanics, and functional movement. You will learn practical, intelligent movements that will enhance your yoga practice, specialty sport, and everyday life.  

For this workshop you only need to bring yourself a yoga mat or large towel, 2 hand towels, and some water. If movement is difficult, there will be chairs available as needed.

About your instructor, Via Anderson: Via is a 74 year old grandmother with a pacemaker who embodies intelligent movement for herself and helps others do the same. She believes that moving intelligently is the elixir of healthy living. Via is the founder of Intelligent Movement Forever, whose mission is to help you unlock your intelligent, pain-free movement for better performance and health longevity. Read more here.


COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Via Anderson
Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00 | 6/24 – 7/1

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Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)
May
13
10:00am10:00am

Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)

Hand-Printed Papers for Collage w/Marcy Baker

Create a collection of vibrant, patterned papers using oil-based printing inks. Stencils and foam printing plates are made during the workshop and then used to build layers of luminous inks on a variety of papers.  This process is immediate and enjoyable, with lovely results. All materials are provided, but if you have stencils and/or stamps you’d like to include, bring them along. Wear an apron or smock appropriate for oil based inks. Bring a snack or light lunch. 

Marcy Baker is a printmaker, painter and collage artist. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and is included in the collections of Hallmark and Kansas Wesleyan University. Baker has taught monotype and collage at Multnomah Arts Center and in private studio workshops for over 10 years, and at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology for the past four years. Her workshops provide a supportive environment for students of all skill levels.

Course Fee: $90


SPRING WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $90
INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Baker
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | May 13th

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Beginning Photography (ages 18+)
May
10
to May 31

Beginning Photography (ages 18+)

Learn digital photography tips and tricks hands on! Using a digital camera in manual mode allows students to discover and practice a variety of photography techniques. Students learn to notice light sources and their effects, and how to manipulate shutter speed, aperture, ISO and White Balance. We start out discovering basic camera and photography terms ie. exposure, pixel, noise, jpeg, subject, frame, shutter, aperture, lens, composition, etc.

Class time concentrates on learning specific techniques and putting them immediately into practice by going on photography adventures, having their resulting images reviewed and discussed. As class advances, students experiment with composition, motion, depth of field and white balance. Every class builds upon the previous elements and creativity is strongly encouraged! Students also learn to how photography can enhance their own creative expression, document their daily lives as well as teach them to slow down, get close, study a subject, and pay attention to uniquely captivating details and moments.

Taught by Portland based photojournalist Katherine Kimball, you will unlock the potential of your camera and express your personal vision.  This class is fantastic for anyone with a camera looking to improve their technique and start taking stunning photography.


COURSE FEE: $150
INSTRUCTOR: Katherine Kimball
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 5/10 – 5/31

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Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)
Apr
25
to May 23

Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)

This figure drawing from life class will allow participating artists to work expressively with charcoal, graphite, ink, and experimental media. Working from a nude model with a focus on gestures and expressive mark making, students will learn unexpected ways to transfer the body onto paper.  Studio sessions will begin by working from mirrors and examining your own facial structure. Once the movements and geometries of features are considered, the remainder of the workshop will engage the full figure. The body can be seen and drawn in different ways and the class will touch the surface on many of those methods.

Experience the fun, expressive and experimental media while learning new ways to work from the body with Portland based artist, Sagan Newham.


COURSE FEE: $180
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
TIME: Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00PM | 4/25 – 5/23
 

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Glazing Studio Sessions (ages 18+)
Apr
7
to Apr 28

Glazing Studio Sessions (ages 18+)

Learn more about the glazes in the CCC studio, and what you can do with them. This class is for the ceramics artist who is ready to find another way to express creativity on their form.  Using the 15 studio glazes already available, this class will introduce the technique and basics of:

  • making test tiles
  • exploring color differences by dipping, brushing, spraying
  • extending color values by brushing over and under other glazes
  • using wax resist to decorate and establish patterns
  • creating special effects by over-lapping glazes
  • getting to know the purpose and effects of washes with glazes

This class is meant for current CCC ceramic students and open studio users who work regularly in the ceramics studio.  Come to the class with ready with bisque fired test tiles and forms you are willing to experiment with.  

Contact the office if you have any questions about the class or enrollment.


COURSE FEE: $75
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 4/7 – 4/28
 

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MELT Length & Strength Workshop (for ages 18+)
Apr
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

MELT Length & Strength Workshop (for ages 18+)

This workshop will go over the basic MELT sequences using the MELT balls and rollers and introduce participants to the MELT Strength techniques. Experience with the MELT Method is not required, but participants should be able to get up and down from the floor. 
The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to begin reducing the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living.

MELT Strength targets key muscles of the spine, hips and shoulders to help participants identify inefficient movement patterns and strengthen the key stabilizers.


COURSE FEE: $40
INSTRUCTOR: Jean Leavenworth
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | 4/1

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Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)
Mar
18
to Apr 22

Landscape with Oil Painting (for ages 16+)

This six-week adult course offers an introduction to landscape painting with oil paints. Working from life and photographs, students will explore basic painting principles such as color, shape, light and more. Along with traditional technical painting skills, this course also provides an exploration of painting as an expressive response the the landscape. Within this course, students will learn skills that allow them to experience the Oregon landscape in a new and exciting way. No prior experience necessary.

Experience the fun and expressive form of landscaping while learning new ways to create with oil paints with local artist, Nicole Williford.


COURSE FEE: $175
INSTRUCTOR: Nicole Williford
Saturdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 3/18 – 4/22
*supplies list available at registration

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Recorder Classes (for ages 16+)
Jan
14
to Mar 25

Recorder Classes (for ages 16+)

BEGINNING RECORDER

Find your passion for the recorder by learning this timeless instrument in the comfort of a small group. Begin with note reading, fingering, tuning, and simple songs to play.  The recorder is the perfect instrument to keep your fingers moving and your brain active! 

Please bring your own recorder:  C recorder (soprano & tenor) or F recorder (alto & bass).  Aulos, Yamaha, and Mollenhauer brands are preferred (see links below).

Study materials:  Neuman Recorder Method book and CD.

COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Markham
Saturdays, 11:15 – 12:15
January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11, 25


INTERMEDIATE RECORDER

Enter the next level of the recorder’s repertoire, where the pieces are more challenging. Play in an ensemble where technique and musicianship will further develop.  The recorder is the perfect instrument to keep your fingers moving and your brain active! 

Explore playing both C recorders (soprano & tenor) and F recorders (alto & bass), or focus on one set of fingerings. Please bring your own recorders; Aulos, Yamaha, and Mollenhauer brands are preferred.

Study materials:  music is provided by the instructor

Pre-requisite:  Completion of the beginning recorder class or knowledge of fingerings (either C or F recorders) and an intermediate sight-reading level. Permission of instructor may be required.

COURSE FEE: $60
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Markham
Saturdays, 11:15 – 12:15
January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11, 25


Need a recorder? Here are some recommendations. Please avoid translucent, colored recorders.

Alous: Recorders for Education | The Guitar Center: Recorders Yamaha Instruments

For more information about the recorder, visit the American Recorder Society.

 

 

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