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Card Making - Beginner

Have you ever looked at greeting cards and often thought it would be fun to create them? Now is your chance to learn how to make original and creative cards for any occasion! Create announcements, greeting cards, invitations; the applications are endless when you know the fundamentals. In this class, students will learn how to apply the following card-making techniques: folds, dry embossing, paper layering, dimensional texture, and embellishment, while also learning the importance of choosing the right color medium. As an added bonus, interactive cards will be discussed.

Cost: $90

NCART-CS034-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 22

Feb 19

3 Tu 7:00-9:00pm Alicia Vincelette
No class Jan 29, Feb 12
 

Chalkboard Lettering

Learn to create your very own hand drawn chalk signage, menu board, or wall art. In this course, students will learn to draw a variety of different letter styles through practice with stylistic alphabets and layouts. We will practice creating hierarchy, preserving legibility, adding decorative elements, and transferring sketches to the board to create a custom, hand lettered sign that is interesting, beautiful, and functional. Materials will be provided, including an 8x10-chalkboard panel for each student to keep. Students may bring their own sketchbook.

Cost: $144

NCART-CS039-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 26

Feb 16

4 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Erin Ellis


Botanical Drawing

Come along for a visual exploration of the organic, imperfect charm of plants and flowers. Using simple drawing media and working from live specimens, we will create visual studies on paper. Students will learn guided drawing techniques to develop an understanding of the shapes and forms that make up various plants and flowers and leave with an understanding of the basic principles that make a drawing beautiful and interesting and create a piece of their own botanical artwork. Basic drawing skills are a plus, but all levels are encouraged and welcomed. Materials will be provided. Students may bring their own sketchbook or paper


Cost: $80

NCART-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 23

Mar 2

2 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Erin Ellis

Cost: $80

NCART-CS017-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 30

May 7

2 Tu 6:30-9:30pm Erin Ellis

Card Making - Advanced

Did you take Card-making Beginner and love it? Would you like to improve your card-making ability? Do you have an upcoming special event that you would like to put your personal stamp on it by creating a beautiful announcement? If so, do not miss this class. Expand your knowledge and skills by learning the advanced techniques of card making. Understand how to apply advanced folds, perform wet embossing and rubber stamp masking, as well as how to choose the best elemental shape punch for various designs. Expand your card making ability to multi-fold cards as well as interactive cards. Each student will employ these techniques to make 2 – 3 quality cards.

Cost: $90

NCART-CS023-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 5

Apr 2

3 Tu 7:00-9:00pm Alicia Vincelette
No class March 12, 26
 

Introduction to Henna Art

Ever wanted to learn about the incredible art of creating and applying henna? This is your chance to take an exciting, interactive henna workshop. You will gain an understanding and appreciation about this natural substance that has been used for centuries to create beautiful, temporary designs on the body – a truly gorgeous art to be appreciated at any time! This class is perfect for beginners and anyone who has ever wanted to "try their hand" at henna.

You will learn 

  • History of Henna
  • Basic flow & simple patterns- on paper and on your hands
  • Henna preparation – how to mix henna, how to make henna applicator
  • Techniques and practical henna application
  • Henna after care

Cost: $125

NCART-CS041-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 28

April 25

5 Th 5:30-7:30pm Jigna Rao


Saturday Pencil Drawing

Enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning this spring as you learn and experiment with artistic drawing techniques through the use of graphite pencils and colored pencils! Develop unique pieces to build your portfolio or to display for an art exhibit. Join this challenging program as you experience the joy of drawing with music, engage in lively conversations about art, and share your creativity with one another.  Art supplies will be supplied in class.

Cost: $72

NCART-CS027-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 30

Apr 6

2 Sa 9:30-12:30pm Eleanor Evans


Saturday Think Ink

Enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon this spring as you learn and experiment with inventive drawing and painting techniques with fine point marker, India ink and acrylic ink. Design remarkable pieces to add for your portfolio or to display for an art exhibit. Join this dynamic program as you experience the joy of drawing and painting with music, engage in lively conversations about art, and share your creativity with one another! Art supplies will be supplied in class.

Cost: $72

NCART-CS037-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 30

Apr 6

2 Sa 1:00-4:00pm Eleanor Evans


Handlettering

What is the difference between handwriting, lettering, fonts, and calligraphy? Why use hand lettering instead of a font? In an increasingly digital world, a desire for the hand drawn image is on the rise.

Working with the drawn letter, students will gain an understanding of letterform construction, proportion, rhythm, and the value of negative space through a series of exercises and assignments. We will explore a variety of styles, focusing on the expressive qualities of hand lettering with emphasis on preserving a human and handmade quality in clean, professional looking, and fully custom lettering work. Contemporary and historic typographic resources will be explored for inspiration. Typeface (font) selection and simple digitization techniques will also be covered. 

Specific materials will be provided. Students may bring their own sketchbook and any favorite lettering tools. 

Cost: $180

NCART-CS038-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 1

Apr 17

6 M, W 6:30-9:30pm Erin Ellis



 
 
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