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April 2019

Photographing the Mountains

April 23

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MOUNTAINS

Calling all sunset chasers! Join us for a hands-on experience analyzing composition and determining exposure in a variety of locations and conditions. We will cover considerations when setting up your shots as well as tools and techniques that help create your vision. Students should have general working knowledge of their camera including how to change aperture, shutter speed, white balance

and ISO (a good class to learn this would be DLSR Camera Basics). We will spend time shooting in Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual modes on the camera. Instructor: Phillip Turner. Class meets on Tuesday.

 

Cost: $65

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7105

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24134           4/30-5/21       6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 4/23

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

April 24

BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING

This course is designed for students who have never played with clay as well as those who want to improve beginner level wheel techniques. Students will learn to center clay, become familiar with basic throwing moves, glazing techniques and loading and unloading a kiln. Instructor: Laurey-Faye Dean. Class meets on Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7221

Course Code                  Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24213              5/1-6/5              3-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 4/24

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

April 24

INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THROWING

This course is designed for students who have gained a working level with the basic pottery forms and are ready to improve their skills. We will begin with lids and lid fit, continue with handles and trimming, and end with teapots. Instructor: Laurey-Faye Dean. Class meets on Wednesday.

Cost: $180

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7221

Course Code                  Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24216             5/1-6/5              6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 4/24

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Chef Knife

April 26

CHEF KNIFE

This 3-day class requires students to have general knife grinding knowledge prior to this class. Students will be instructed on how to construct a full tang chef knife, including handle material selection, pin stock, adhesives, and overall finish techniques. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished chef knife. Instructor: Ken Hall. Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cost: $303

Location: 3300 building, room 3337

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24229           5/3-5/5           8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 4/26

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May 2019

Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle

May 1

BEGINNING WEAVING: RIGID HEDDLE

Over, under then under, over. The simplest weave structure is easy on the small, portable rigid heddle loom. Preparing the loom to weave is quick and it does all the work for you. We will play with color and texture and introduce some finger manipulated techniques and the option of using more than one heddle. Weave at least one scarf or two towels or placemats during your time in class. Instructor: Deanna Lynch. Class meets on Wednesdays.

 

Cost: $150

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7306B

Course Code              Date                Time

CSP 4000 24167         5/8-6/5              9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 5/1

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Wear What You Weave

May 1

WEAR WHAT YOU WEAVE: SIMPLE GARMENTS ON THE RIGID HEDDLE OR FLOOR LOOM

Make a simple garment using basic shapes and draping from your rigid heddle or floor loom weaving. Learn to choose yarns and structures appropriate for garments. Learn basic finishing techniques useful for garment construction with handwoven fabrics. Basic sewing skills and knowledge of how to warp and weave on a rigid heddle or floor loom required. Instructor: Deanna Lynch. Class meets on Wednesdays.

 

Cost: $232

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7306B

Course Code              Date                Time

CSP 4000 24163          5/1-6/5            1-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 4/24

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Pots for Plants

May 3

POTS FOR PLANTS

Students in this class will explore the primary techniques of pottery construction: pinching, slumping, coiling and slab work. This short course is a fun introduction to working with clay. Instructor: Laurey-Faye Dean. Class meets on Saturdays.

Cost: $86

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7221

Course Code                  Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24218            5/11-5/25            10 a.m.-12p.m.

Registration Deadline: 5/3

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Forged Tomahawk

May 10

FORGED TOMAHAWK

This class will cover the following topics: selection of steel, forging, drifting the eye, heat treating and handle construction. The objective of the class is for each student to complete a tomahawk. Instructor: Josh Lyle. Class meets Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cost: $258

Location: 3300 building, room 3337

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24236      5/17-5/19         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 5/10

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Goat Milk Lavender Oatmeal Soap

May 11

GOAT MILK LAVENDER OATMEAL SOAP

Basics of soap chemistry, safety precautions, equipment, and most importantly, the art of soap making will be covered in this workshop with a focus on the alchemy of the soothing qualities of lavender and oatmeal. Each student will make and take home two pounds of goat milk process lavender oatmeal soap. All supplies are included, but please wear long sleeved shirts, close-toed shoes, and bring an apron if you have one. Instructor: Rachael Austin. Class meets on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cost: $75

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7105

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24181        5/18-5/19        10 a.m.-3 p.m.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 5/11

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ABS Handles and Guards

May 27

June 10 – 14

ABS Handles and Guards

This class is designed to continue the course of study set forth in the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work, spiral dagger handles, handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish. Students will be instructed on how to finish off a professional looking knife. Participants are expected to possess the skill and knowledge to forge, grind and heat treat blades prior to this class. A limited amount and type of materials will be provided, students are welcome to furnish and bring their own handle and guard material. It is required that students enrolling in this workshop provide their own, finished blades ready to be completed. This is a week-long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith. Instructor: James Rodebaugh

 

Students need to bring their own safety equipment for the classes:

Eye protection

Leather chaps

Gloves – 2 sets: one for hot material and a pair of regular leather gloves for protection.

Hearing protection

Cost: $617.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24255        6/10 – 14         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 5/27

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