Classes offered in partnership with Cayuga Community College.
Call (315) 294-8841 or visit www.cayuga-cc.edu/communityed to register.
1. Exploration in Gouache with Chris Baker
Teacher: Chris Baker
"Exploration in Gouache" is a class designed for people who are confidant in their drawing skills, and are anxious to try a new medium. The four week course will explore color mixing, use of tools and subject matter. Meeting twice a week will provide students with strong, consistent instruction, encouraging exploration and discovery in a seldom used medium. Supply list will be provided after registration. Open to ages 18 and up.
Location: This class meets at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/7, 10/9, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30
Chris Baker received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1968 from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and upon graduation, began teaching in Auburn, NY. He later completed a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at RIT. He worked as an art teacher in the Cato-Meridian School District for 38 years. Baker has exhibited extensively the past 30 years in Central New York including The Gallery of Central New York, Cazenovia, NY, The Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, West End Gallery, Corning, NY and the Schweinfurth Art Center. In addition, Baker has shown numerous times and won several awards in the prestigious National Exhibition of American Watercolors in Old Forge, NY.
2. Printmaking and Graphic Arts Workshops
Teacher: Richard Pardee
This series of three workshops will teach students how to create Posters, Monoprints and Collagraphs. Supply lists will be provided after registration.
a) Poster or “Broadside” Workshop (10/18): Artists and designers have long-used the poster format to express an idea with graphic arts. In this workshop, students will create posters for an event or business using innovative graphic arts processes, such as stencil, "easy-cut" plates or collage.
b) Monoprints Workshop (11/8): Monoprints are a spontaneous printmaking method, with painterly effects. Artists, such as Edgar Degas explored this medium as the basis for his pastels and paintings. Students will learn to create a series of prints, executed on an etching press, in a theme chosen by them, or use what they learn as the basis of mixed media artworks.
c) Holiday Collagraphs, or "Cardboard Prints" Workshop (12/13): Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid background such as paperboard or wood. In this workshop, students will use materials that can be glued to a base, to make repeat pattered paper for holiday cards, scrapbooking, wrapping paper, or simply beautiful designs.
Location: These workshops will meet at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021
Dates: Saturdays, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13
Cost: $90 for series/ $35 each
Richard Pardee is a fine graphic artist/printmaker. Pardee worked during the first part of his career in commercial printing, as a pressman for Michael Bixler Press & Letterfoundry for nearly ten years. He returned to school for his MFA in printmaking, and currently teaches design and art history, in addition to Book Arts.
3. Ceramics – Integrating Texture and Stained Glass into Tiles, Ornaments, Wall Hangings & Vases
Teacher: Barb Crosbie
In this six series of classes you will learn how to integrate texture into the design of your piece to add interest, depth and beauty. A variety of slab forms will be used, starting with tiles and ornaments, then moving to wall hangings and vases. Both soft and hard slab construction techniques will be employed. A variety materials will be used to create texture, and you will be encouraged to bring in materials from home. The glazes used in the class will enhance the texturized nature of the pieces created. Stained glass will be incorporated into the pieces to add variety in depth and color. Each week a new project will be introduced and demonstrated. You will be encouraged to bring your own project ideas to work on in class as well. Completed pieces will be available for pick up at the Art Center before Thanksgiving.
Location: This class will meet at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021
Dates: Fridays, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
Cost: $189 + $45 supply fee to be paid on day 1
4. Ceramics: Handmade Serving Dish for the Holidays
Teacher: Barb Crosbie
In this two part series you will create a handmade serving dish with a winter or holiday theme. This could be a salad bowl, a serving tray or appetizer plate. You will learn the basics of slab construction in clay, and how to seam and attach clay pieces to create relief in your piece. In the first week you will build your piece, and in the second session you will glaze. All work will be available for pick up at the art center before thanksgiving. All pieces will be competed in stoneware clay and non-toxic glazes; these pieces will be dishwasher, oven and food safe.
Open to ages 14 and up.
Two part series led by Barb Crosbie and held at the Schweinfurth Art Center. Supply list will be provided after registration.
Location: This series meets at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021
Dates: Wednesdays, 10/22 & 11/5
Cost: $60 + $20 supply fee payable on Day 1
Barb’s experience with clay started in a classroom setting, however, through time is has become largely self-directed. Barb studied at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Canada. She has sold pieces in Utah at numerous shows, across the country through her online store (www.etsy.com/shop/earthinart), at nature centers and small shops. In addition to teaching at the Schweinfurth, Barb teaches classes out of her home studio to children and adults, with instruction encompassing both hand building and throwing on the wheel.