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February 2019

Beginning Knife Making

February 26

This class is for begining knifemakers.  Students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a full tang knife. Students will be instructed regarding safe shop practices, the use of tools/equipment, and metal selection. Blade function and various blade designs will be discussed. The skills of hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding, tempering, blade finishing (hand sanding, handle design and construction) will be taught. Instructor: Josh Lyle

 

Cost: $295

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 XXXXX           3/5 – 4/23       6-10 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 2/26

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

February 27

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 24212             3/6-4/10           3-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 2/27

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

February 27

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 24215             3/6-4/10             6-8p.m.

Registration Deadline: 2/27

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March 2019

Communicating Creativity: Writing for Artists

March 4

COMMUNICATING CREATIVITY

Communicating well is the key to success in any field. Are you a new photographer that needs help writing a great bio? Are you an experienced painter whose artist statement needs a refresh? Do you want to know more about engaging audiences on social media, or how to write an effective grant proposal? This class is for artists across disciplines who want to enhance communication techniques and work with peers to refine messaging and create an artistic voice you’re proud to call your own. Students will: define their creative voice, prepare and/or refine basic messaging documents (biography, artist statement), and utilize communication techniques of self-promotion (including marketing tools and social media). Instructor: Lindsey Solomon. Class meets on Monday.

 

Cost: $45

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7105

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24180            3/11                  6-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/4

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ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

March 11

March 18 – 29

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

This class is for beginning knifemakers, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a knife. Students are taught metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing, heat treating, grinding and tempering will all be taught. These semi-finished blades will be tested for their cutting ability, edge holding, hardness and flexibility. Students should be able to make a blade which will pass the equivalent of a Journeyman Smith Performance Test. Successful completion of this course will reduce the required three (3) year waiting period as an ABS Journeyman Smith judging in two years. This is a two-week long class and will be taught by ABS Certified Master Bladesmiths Greg Neely and Scott McGhee.

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: $1,006.25

Location: 3300 building, room 3337

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 XXXXX           3/18 – 29         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/11

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Lighting for Portraits and Products

March 19

LIGHTING FOR PORTRAITS AND PRODUCTS

Come learn about light! We will go over the qualities of light, what to look for in a scene and how to modify light both on location and in the studio. We will get hands on with several different lighting setups in the studio as well as spend some time outside working with natural light. Students should have a 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 DSLR 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

CSP4000 24135            3/26-4/16        6-8p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/19

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240

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Basic Knife & Axe Making

March 25

BASIC KNIFE & AXE MAKING

In this class students will forge, grind, heat treat and handle a basic fixed blade knife or forge a Kentucky style belt axe. If time allows more than one knife or a different style axe can be created. This is a perfect introduction to the art of bladesmithing or a great way to increase one’s skillset. Instructor: Matthew Shirey. Class meets on Monday.

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Cost: $225

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code                Date                Time

CSP 4000 24234      4/1-5/20          1-4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/25

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ABS Folders

March 25

April 18 – 12

ABS Folders

This class will cover the very basics of making folding knives. This course provides detailed instruction on the art and craft of fabrication of the slip joint folder. This is a week-long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith. Instructor: Steve Dunn

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 XXXXX          4/8 – 12         8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/25

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Art Quilts for the Natural Dyer

March 26

ART QUILTS FOR THE NATURAL DYER

Create a mini art quilt in this 6-week workshop! We will learn how to achieve brilliant colors with natural dyes on cotton fabrics, explore surface design opportunities available to the natural dyer, and delve into the art of quilting. From planning to dyeing to stitching, we’ll have fun and expand our imaginations. Participants will go home with their own creations. Instructor: Rebecca Porche. Class meets on Tuesday.

 

Cost: $240

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7306B

Course Code              Date                Time

CSP 4000 24171        4/2-5/21          5-8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/26

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240

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Beginning Jewelry Fabrication

March 28

***THIS CLASS IS FULL***

In this 10-week course students will acquire working knowledge of jewelry and fabrication skills. Students will design and fabricate pieces in the studio and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing.The course will cover techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing, sawing, piercing, soldering, basic stone setting, forming, and finishing are explored through the creation of individual projects. Instructor: Greta Lutman

 

Cost: $285

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7231

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24142    Th 4/4/19 – 6/6/19             6-9p.m.

Registration Deadline: 3/28/19

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