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August 2019

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 1

August 27

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 1

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 are encouraged to explore and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing through the study of working jewelry makers. The course will cover techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing, including sawing, piercing, sanding and filing, forming, oxidation, basic stone setting and finishing. These techniques are explored and executed through the creation of individual projects, such as a textured and pierced cuff bracelet, a pair of stud or dangle earrings, and a sterling silver pendant with a bezel set stone. Instructor: Greta Lutman

Cost: $391

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7231

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24299         T 9/3 – 11/5         6 – 9p

Registration Deadline: 8/27

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Intermediate Jewelry: Adding Color

August 28

Intermediate Jewelry: Adding Color

In this 10-week course, we will focus on exploring ways to incorporate color into jewelry pieces using several different techniques. We will practice basic enameling on copper and on fine silver. In addition, we will explore techniques for creating anodized titanium pieces and adding intense or subtle color to the finished piece. Students will make multiple samples during class while learning how the materials behave. During the last few weeks of the class, we will be using these samples, or creating new designs, to use in other forms of jewelry. We will learn various cold connections such as rivets, tab construction and bezels in order to make finished pieces. Instructor: Greta Lutman

Cost: $391

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7231

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24301         W 9/4 – 11/6       6 – 9p

Registration Deadline: 8/28

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Forging Axes

August 28

Forging Axes

When men and women like Daniel and Rebecca Boone headed west to build a new life on the frontier the belt axe was an essential part of their kit.  For collecting firewood, creating shelter, and carving utensils a hatchet is the perfect tool.  In this course we will forge a Kentucky Belt Axe from a block of 4140 carbon steel.  if time allows students may attempt a second axe of whatever design they choose. Instructor: Matthew Shirey

Cost: $427

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24269         W 9/4 – 11/20      6 – 9p

Registration Deadline: 8/28

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Basic Blacksmithing

August 29

Basic Blacksmithing

If you’ve ever wanted to try blacksmithing, this course is a perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty!  Students will become familiar with basic forging techniques and fire control while completing one or more simple projects of their choice.  Come have fun in the forge and get a taste of how things where done in the old days! Instructor: Matthew Shirey

Cost: $250

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24271         Th 9/5 – 10/17     6 – 9p

Registration Deadline: 8/29

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Forging Tools for Woodworkers

August 30

Forging Tools for Woodworkers

There are few things as gratifying as forging a tool then taking that tool to the wood shop and using it to make something else!  In this course we will learn the basics of forging axes, adzes, drawknives, chisels, etc.  Students will focus on crafting simple, well made tools that are tempered to hold a keen edge and designed to work.  Whether a beginner or more experienced blacksmith, this class will be a great opportunity to develop your understanding of forging and metallurgy. Instructor: Matthew Shirey

Cost: $250

Location: 3300 building, room 3327

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24270         Th 9/5 – 10/17     3 – 6p

Registration Deadline: 8/30

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September 2019

String Class 1

September 2

String Class 1

Students will learn basic concepts such as plucking, simple bow articulations, ear-training exercises, scales and classical and folk tunes. Students will also learn practice techniques, as well as some ensemble and performance techniques in a fun and comfortable environment. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcome in this class. Beginning to intermediate levels appropriate. Students will need to provide their own instrument. Instructor: Ashley Winters

Cost: $197

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7315

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24302         M 9/9 – 12/2        5 – 6:30p

Registration Deadline: 9/2

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String Class 2

September 2

String Class 2

Students will continue to build on the physical and theoretical music skills learned in String Class I, but the goal will be focused more on playing as an ensemble, going much deeper into performance studies. New students must place into this course level. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcomed in this class. Students will need to provide their own instrument. For intermediate to advanced students. Instructor: Ashley Winters

Cost: $197

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7315

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24303         M 9/9 – 12/2        7 – 8:30p

Registration Deadline: 9/2

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Conversational German

September 2

This course will focus on the actual use of the German language, in everyday situations. There will also involve.  some discussion of German history and culture.The course will involve reading some German literature as well as popular publications. Instructor: Harry Flanagan

Cost: $140

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7316

Course Code              Date                           Time

CSP 4000 24325         T &Th 9/3 – 10/3         5 – 6:30p

Registration Deadline: 9/2

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Quilting + Color Explorations

September 3

Quilting + Color Explorations

Spend your Tuesday evenings reveling in the magic of natural dyes and learning fun ways to assemble a quilt. Leave with a finished quilt and tons of new ideas to explore! Instructor: Rebecca Porche

Cost: $205

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7306B

Course Code            Date                  Time

CSP 4000 24289         T 9/10 – 10/15     5 – 8p

Registration Deadline: 9/3

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Fly Rod Making

September 3

Fly Rod Making

Build or restore your own fly rod. Students will have a choice between building a graphite 9 ft. four-piece rod or for a small additional cost between $25 and $50 you may choose to build a bamboo rod between 6 ft. and 8 ft. long in a two-piece rod with two tips. Methodology of rod building will consist of techniques that are well over 100 years old. All materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring a rod for evaluation and restoration. Instructor: Tommy Thomas

Cost: $365

Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 7121

Course Code            Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24185         T, Th 9/10 – 11/5        7 – 9p

Registration Deadline: 9/3

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