Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 18 +)
Jul
10
to Dec 18

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding (for ages 18 +)

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 SESSION 1 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 7/10 – 7/31

 

SUMMER SESSION 1 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 7/12 – 8/02

 

SUMMER SESSION 2 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 8/07 – 8/28

 

SUMMER SESSION 2 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 8/09 – 8/30

 

SUMMER SESSION 3 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 9/04 – 9/25

 

SUMMER SESSION 3 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 9/06 – 9/27

 

FALL SESSION 1 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/02 – 10/23

 

FALL SESSION 1 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/04 – 10/25

 

FALL SESSION 2 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 10/30 – 11/20

 

FALL SESSION 2 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/01 – 11/22

 

FALL SESSION 3 | Tuesdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/27 – 12/18

 

FALL SESSION 3 | Thursdays
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Jon Conchuratt
Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00PM | 11/29 – 12/20

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Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 16+)
Aug
21
to Dec 18

Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 16+)

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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.


FALL SESSION 1 | 4-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $100
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 8/21 – 9/11

 

FALL SESSION 2 | 8-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 9/18 – 11/06

 

FALL SESSION 3 | 6-Weeks
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM | 11/13 – 12/18

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Watercolor Landscape (for ages 18+)
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Watercolor Landscape (for ages 18+)

The instructional focus of this workshop will be about watercolor techniques for creating subjects in landscape painting. The class will do many exercises using subjects such as vegetation, trees, water, mountains and rocks. However, a constant theme in the class is the use of texture, value, color, and shapes to make a more interesting composition.

Bring lots of paper. The first day, or more, will have a lot of activities to practice making trees, vegetation, rocks, water, and other subjects requested by the class. These activities will provide a chance to divide shapes, define shape edges, and use a variety of color, texture, and values.

Handouts will include many ideas of how to use basic design concepts to enhance the finished painting. The workshop will emphasize a few of these ideas but we will explore many more possibilities that each person may choose to include in class projects. Photos and examples will be provided for each activity.

Experience the fun and expressive media while learning new ways to work from landscape with Southern Oregon based artist, Dale Kurtz.


WEEKEND WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Dale Kurtz
Thur – Sat | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 

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Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 18+)
May
8
to Jun 12

Beginning & Intermediate Ceramics (for ages 18+)

This is a flexible class for beginning and intermediate students who would like to pursue their own projects, whether they are wheel thrown or hand built. Hand building techniques include using coils, slabs, extrusions, carving, and manipulation of forms. 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.


8 WEEK SESSIONS
COURSE FEE: $210
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Tuesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

4 WEEK SESSIONS
COURSE FEE: $105
INSTRUCTOR: Debi Nelson
Wednesdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

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Oil and Cold Wax Painting Workshop (for ages 18+)
May
5
to May 12

Oil and Cold Wax Painting Workshop (for ages 18+)

Luminous rich layers of color and texture appear as if by magic while painting in Oil and Cold Wax medium. In this class we will complete up to 6 paintings on heavy paper, canvas or board. We will learn to mix and use wax and oil paint with mediums to create lush landscapes to abstract expressions. We will learn scratching, digging, burnishing, texturizing and so many more techniques. Jump right in the first day with under paintings in acrylic to speed up the process. Followed by our first wax and paint layers and create from there. I am available to my students at all times and encourage continuing dialogue as they grow in their proficiency.  Most important, this class will be fun, collaborative and informative!

Experience the expressive style media with Oregon's celebrated artist, Lynne Wintermute.


SPRING WORKSHOP
COURSE FEE: $180
INSTRUCTOR: Lynne Wintermute
Saturdays, 10:00 – 2:00PM | 5/5 & 5/12

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Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)
Apr
26
to Jun 28

Figure Drawing (for ages 18+)

This is a studio based series designed to offer beginner and advanced artists an opportunity to draw the human figure.  Our art models will be both female and male, and nude.  Each session will have models in varying poses and time increments. The class will run every Thursday evening from 6:00PM - 9:00PM for 8 weeks. Because this is a studio series, sessions will be self-directed with an instructor present.  

Each session will cost $20, drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a space in the session.

*University students have access to as %10 discount if you register over the phone or in person.

Additional Information:
Please note - we have a no photography policy for any of the sessions. Out of respect for the models, leave any devices that can take images, or record, at home before coming to class.

The studio session will be led by Portland based artist, Sagan Newham.


DROP IN FEE: $20
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00PM | 2/7 – 3/28
 

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Realistic Watercolor Painting (for ages 18+)
Mar
17
to Apr 28

Realistic Watercolor Painting (for ages 18+)

This course will focus on how to paint any subject realistically using watercolor and watermedia.  Using principles and methods that can be applied to any subject matter or genre. Ranging from more traditional subjects such as  landscapes, animals, flowers, the figure to  comics, graphic novels and illustration.  Through a clear and systematic approach, the student will learn the basics of accurate drawing and proportion,  importance of light and shadow, basics of composition,  working with watermedia, foundations of color, as well as choosing and making of tools and materials.  

Experience the fun and expressive media while learning new ways to work from life with Portland based artist, Rodrigo Avila.


SPRING SESSION
COURSE FEE: $200
INSTRUCTOR: Rodrigo Avila
Saturdays, 11:00 – 1:00PM |  3/17 – 4/28

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Art in Miniature (family workshop)
Mar
10
to Mar 17

Art in Miniature (family workshop)

Come learn how to create miniature food you can wear! Students will work to create miniature cupcake earrings, and festive cake pendants to use on necklaces or as key chain charms. 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! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, your creations would also make thoughtful gifts! This workshop is perfect for parents and children.  The main course fee covers registration for one adult. Children ages 7+ may attend at no additional cost to their guardian. If an adult is bringing more than one child, each additional child may attend for $50 per each. 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 | 3/10 & 3/17

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Art Studio Workshops (for ages 16+)
Nov
11
to Dec 9

Art Studio Workshops (for ages 16+)

This workshop series offers instruction and guidance on technique in painting and drawing. Working from life and photographs, students will explore basic painting principles such as color, shape, light and more. Along with traditional technical painting skills, these workshops also provides an exploration of painting and drawing forms and styles.
No prior experience necessary.

Experience the fun of expressive form with local artist, Nicole Williford. To learn more about Nicole or see her work you can visit her website: nicolewilliford.com.


MARK MAKING & COLOR MIXING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
FULL DAY FEE: $75
SINGLE SESSION FEE: $40
Mark Making (9:00 – 12:00): Focus on basic design principles and how to express ourselves using various types of marks.
Color Mixing (1:00 – 4:00): Learn the basics of color theory, create our own color wheel and learn color mixing exercises.

VALUE & PAINTING FOUNDATIONS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
FULL DAY FEE: $75
SINGLE SESSION FEE: $40
Value (9:00 – 12:00): Explore value using various dry mediums. We will do exercises and work on a small still life drawing.
Painting Foundations (1:00 – 4:00): Learn various strategies used to begin paintings. We will focus on basic elements of design and spend time practicing exercises.


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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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Printmaking for Collage Workshop (Ages 18+)
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

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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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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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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