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Six-week session, May 8 - June 19, 2017
No classes Memorial Day, May 29.

Registration deadline is May 1, 2017.
A $10 late fee will be added for all registrations after this date.

Click here for the 2017 schedule of sessions.

Click on the course name for a description of the course.

Classes for Children & Youth

Arts
Intensive
Clay, fibers and screen print projects centered on a common theme (all ages).
Arts Intensive
Instructors:  Staff
Mondays 9:30am - 11:00pm
1724 McAlester
May 8 - June 19
cost:  $95
Fibers Youth Weaving
Instructor:  Rune Musset-Sharp
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
May 9 - June 13
cost:  $75
** all weaving classes require instructor's permission prior to registration **
Graphic Arts Drawing
Instructor:  Greta Myers
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
1724 McAlester
May 11 - June 15
cost:  $75

Classes for Adults

Clay

Adult Ceramics
classes include
open studio
practice times.
Click here for
more information.
Adaptive Pottery
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
1724 McAlester
May 8 - June 19
cost:  $75
Mixed Level Wheel-Throwing
Instructor:  Cassie Loos
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
May 8 - June 19
cost:  $125
Handbuilding & Altered Forms
Instructor:  Elizabeth Parris
Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm
800 Moss Street
May 9 - June 13
cost:  $125
Mixed Level Wheel-Throwing
Instructor:  Cassie Loos
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
May 10 - June 14
cost:  $125
Mixed Level Wheel-Throwing
Instructor:  Joel Watson
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm
800 Moss Street
May 11 - June 15
cost:  $125
Fibers

all weaving classes require instructor's permission
prior to registration
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
May 8 - June 19
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
May 8 - June 19
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
800 Moss Street
May 11 - June 15
cost:  $100
Adult Weaving
Instructor:  Jenny Sennott
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
800 Moss Street
May 11 - June 15
cost:  $100
Graphic Arts
 
Color Drawing
Instructor:  Greta Myers
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
1724 McAlester
May 11 - June 15
cost:  $100
Digital Photography
Instructor:  Tiffany McPeak
Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
1724 McAlester
May 13 - June 17
cost:  $100

Access Arts 2017 Class Session Schedule

All class sessions are six weeks in length.

January Session

Monday, 1/09/17 through Saturday, 2/18/17

Intersession Break:  2/19/17 - 3/05/17

March Session

Monday, 3/06/17 through Saturday, 4/22/17*
*Spring break 3/27through 3/31 - no regular classes

Intersession Break:  4/23/17 through 5/07/17

May Session

Monday, 5/08/17 through Monday, 6/19/17*
*Memorial Day holiday 5/29 - no classes

Intersession Break:  6/20/17 through 7/09/17

July Session

Monday, 7/10/17 through Saturday, 8/19/17

Intersession Break:  8/20/17 through 9/04/17

September Session

Tuesday, 9/05/17 through Monday, 10/16/17

Intersession Break:  10/17/17 through 10/29/17

November Session

Monday, 10/30/16 through Saturdayday, 12/16/16*
*Thanksgiving break 11/20 through 11/26 - no classes

Intersession Break:  12/17/17 through 1/07/18

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Youth Handbuilding

This class teaches children the fundamentals of hand built pottery by exploring a variety of applications.  The three main techniques of handbuilding construction are pinch, coil, and slab.  Projects incorporate single techniques and combinations of the different techniques together to provide a nearly limitless number of projects.

No prerequisites

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Adaptive Ceramics

The focus of this class, available for both children and adults with special needs, is to build personal accomplishment and confidence while learning to work with clay.  The three main techniques of handbuilding are used to allow successful completion of a variety of projects during each class term.  The class may be repeated several times without repeating the same projects.

No prerequesities
children must be at least 6 years old or accompanied by an adult

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Wheel-Throwing

This course covers fundamental techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel.  Each child advances at his own pace.  Demonstrations lead students through throwing basic forms and basic glazing techniques.  Class can be repeated.

Prerequisites:  Completion of at least one handbuilding class and child must be at least 8 years old.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Weaving

Children experience weaving on an assortment of pre-warped table and floor looms.  Projects explore a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.

Requires instructor's permission

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Youth Advanced Weaving

Building on skills learned in Beginning Weaving, students will focus on a specific project, while exploring a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.

Requires instructor's permission

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Drawing & Mixed Media

This class teaches fundamental drawing skills that will help improve and enhance any young artist's skills.  Projects explore composition, proportion, and depth of space and examine line, shadow, light, and contour.  A variety of media will also be utilized to explore texture and investigate a wide range of art making applications.

Prerequisites:  Children 6 years and older.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Arts Intensive

Designed for homeschool children, this course is intended to introduce ceramics, fibers, and screen-printing.  Classes are designed around different themes and will allow students to learn and experience different arts mediums in connection to those themes.

No prerequisites.

Extra Studio Policy

Studio times for practice are available to adult pottery students at no extra charge.  Class registration is required to use the studio during practice times, even if you do not plan to attend the class.  Studio will be open during class terms on the following schedule:

  • Wednesday:  10am - 1pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:  1pm - 4pm
In addition, students may come during other evening class times to practice, with permission of the instructor.  At such times, students are expected to respect the fact that teachers and students are working together and should practice out of the way and quietly.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Handbuilding & Altered Forms

This course will explore skills and techniques of handbuilding clay forms and techniques for altering both handbuilt and wheel thrown ceramics.  It will cover the three main techniques of handbuilt construction:  pinch, coil, and slab.  Projects incorporate single techniques and combinations and will lead students through creating varied forms and glazing techniques.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Mixed Level Wheel Throwing

This course will focus on both basic and advanced skills and techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel.  The class covers fundamental techniques of throwing bowls, cylindrical shapes and plates or coil, slab and pinch construction methods.  Demonstrations lead students through these forms as well as growing in previously learned techniques.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Clay:  Sculpture for Raku

We had some clay left over from the Fire Sculpture Project.  This class will be using this unique clay body to construct sculpture to be fired in our outdoor raku kiln.  Students may choose wheel-thrown or handbuilt sculpture, or a combination of techniques.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Adult Weaving

Learn the art of weaving on a variety of table and floor looms; from the simple rigid heddle and inkle to more complex 4-harness looms.  The course covers beginning through advanced levels of weaving.

Requires instructor's permission.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Adult Rigid Heddle Weaving

Explore the design possibilities of this simple loom by weaving an attractive Sampler Wall Hanging.  In this class, students will learn how to set up a rigid heddle loom and a variety of techniques beyond basic plain weave.  Although it is an easy loom to set up, the rigid heddle offers plenty of opportunities for creative expression.  Weave the sampler hanging for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone special.  All materials will be provided.

Requires instructor's permission.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to Overshot Weaving

Overshot is a weaving technique of repeating geometric patterns made with a supplementary dyed weft.  It utilizes a printed pattern called a weaving draft.  This course is NOT suitable for beginners.


Requires instructor's permission. 
Prerequisite:  must be able to read and follow a weaving draft.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Special Needs Weaving

Students experience weaving on an assortment of pre-warped table and floor looms, from simple rigid heddle to more complex 4-harness looms.  Projects explore a variety of weave structures and fiber materials.

Requires instructor's permission.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Mixed Media with Printmaking

This class will introduce students to basic techniques of creating with different materials.  Using printmaking and mixed media methods, students will be able to design and create their own images that can then be multiplied and transferred to a variety of materials and surfaces.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Beginning Oil Painting

Take the intimidation out of oil painting!  In this class you will learn all the basics of preparing your canvas, choosing a color palette, and designing your composition.  Emphasis will be placed on basic color mixing and exploring a range of painting techniques and tools.  This course will provide students with the foundational information they need for more developed projects in the future.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Charcoal Drawing

This class teaches fundamental drawing skills using charcoal that will help improve and hone any artist's skills.  Exercises explore line, shadow, light and contour and cover composition, proportion, and depth of space.

No prerequisites.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Digital Photography

This class teaches the basic skills of the digital camera.  Learn about camera settings, memory cards and printing options.  Students will practice with their camera each week, and then bring images to class for discussion.

Prerequisite:  student must have own digital camera.