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fall 2019

ARtSchool


Table of COntents general information.......................4 open studios......................................5 Ceramics & SCULPTURE..................6-9 dance & movement.....................10-11 Drawing, painting, m. media.....12-21 Photography..............................22-23 digital arts & programming...24-25 Jewelry & Glass........................26-29 Theatre.......................................30-31 Writing & storytelling...........32-34 youth arts classes.......................35

the artscenter

Meet the Cover Artist

Lara O’Keefe teaches ceramics and makes wood-fired utilitarian pottery in Chatham County. She is influenced by the simple beauty of early North Carolina salt-glazed wares. This fall she teaches a teapot workshop (All About Teapots) and a lidded form workshop (Ceramic Lidded Forms) at The ArtsCenter.

The ArtsCenter is a 501(c)(3) Arts Education non-profit located in Carrboro, North Carolina which offers ArtSchool classes, AfterSchool Arts Immersion and Summer ArtsCamp programs, performances, school shows, and art exhibits all year round!

Become a Member Becoming a Member of The ArtsCenter comes with many benefits, including a 15% discount on classes and performances! Your membership and donations to The ArtsCenter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, directly support The ArtsCenter’s mission to educate and inspire creativity and enrich the lives of people of all ages. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit artscenterlive.org/ support. The ArtsCenter receives financial support from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Nicholson Foundation.

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fall WORKSHOPS Workshops are shorter courses designed to accommodate students’ busy schedules. Most workshops are only one or two class meetings. Find full descriptions in this catalog under each discipline (workshops will be in green type) or visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Classes menu tab.

all about teapots (pg. 8) raku firing workshop (pg. 8) ceramic lidded forms (pg. 9) slipping: paper to pots (pg. 9) foreshortening demystified (pg. 12) color & value with acrylics (pg. 17) impressionism in acrylics (pg. 17) oil painting crash course (pg. 18) gift wrap making workshop (pg. 21) Iphone Photography (pg. 23) photographing your artwork (pg. 23) build your own portfolio website (pg. 25) a simple project / saw it, stamp it, wear it! (pg. 26) Beginning metals: pendants or earrings (pg. 26) beginning metals: soldering - stacking rings (pg. 26) Stained Glass Crash Course (pg. 27) Stained Glass Mosaics (pg. 27) All fired up! enamel basics (pg. 28) enameled it? now set it! (pg. 29) intro to glassblowing & flameworking (pg. 29) Be Here Now! A Day of Improv (pg. 31) reading methods to link literacy & the arts (pg. 32) good book? bad books? (pg. 34)

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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GENERAL INFORMATION How to Enroll Registering online has never been easier! Visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Classes menu tab to filter classes by discipline, day, time, or cost. Once you’ve located your class, click the Enroll button to complete your registration! All class enrollments are subject to a $3 registration fee.

Instructor Bios Instructor bios are now online! Visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Instructors menu tab, then click on instructor names.

Scholarships The ArtsCenter offers a limited number of scholarships for ArtSchool classes each quarter. Scholarships are considered by financial need on a first come, first served basis. For scholarship applications, visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Registration and Policies > Scholarships menu tab.

Programs & Policies The ArtSchool offers a diverse range of art classes to creators of all ages. The oldest program of The ArtsCenter, the ArtSchool has provided yearround community arts education to Triangle residents for over forty-five years. Professional artists provide high-quality arts instruction in subjects as varied as ceramics, drawing and painting, photography, jewelry and glass, theatre, writing, and dance on a quarterly schedule. For a full listing of our programs and policies, including information about parking and accessibility, please visit artscenterlive.org. Please register in advance to ensure your enrollment. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled in advance of the first class meeting. The ArtsCenter will contact you via email if your class is cancelled. Material supply lists are provided to students for certain classes. The ArtsCenter is not responsible for materials purchased for a class that is cancelled, so students may wish to wait until their class has met its minimum enrollment before purchasing their materials. Please call (919) 929-2787 to inquire if your class has met its minimum. To access current material supply lists, visit our website at artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Materials Lists menu tab.

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All materials and/or studio fees outside of a class’ material supply list are paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting, except where otherwise noted in the course description. Please bring exact change for these materials fees. See online course listings for materials and/or studio fees. Visit www.artscenterlive.org/artschool/materials-list for materials lists.


OPEN STUDIOS Open Studios are offered for those students looking to build their portfolios and/or explore an art form without formal instruction. Passes for Ceramics Open Studio and Life Drawing Open Studio may be purchased at The ArtsCenter’s Box Office.

Ceramics Open Studio The ArtsCenter offers ceramics studio access to students who have previously taken a ceramics course here. Students currently enrolled in a ceramics course may also access the studio during dedicated Open Studio hours for the duration of their class and up to two weeks after the course culminates in order to finish pieces in progress. For weekly Open Studio hours, visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Open Studio menu tab, then click Open Studio Calendar.

Ceramics Open Studio Monthly Open Studio Pass - $115 Valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Includes attendance to all Open Studio sessions, access to glazes, firing fees, and one bag of clay. 2-Month Punch Card - $72 Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Includes attendance to 7 Open Studio sessions, access to glazes, firing fees, and one bag of clay.

Life Drawing Open Studio The ArtsCenter hosts an informal weekly session geared toward individual development in drawing with nude models on Thursdays from 6:15-8:15pm. No instructor is provided, though a moderator is present to provide direction to the models. All students under the age of 18 who enroll in Life Drawing Open Studio must first submit a parental release form or letter.

Life Drawing Open Studio Studio Pass - $52 Valid for 3 months from date of purchase. Includes attendance to up to 4 Life Drawing Open Studio sessions. Drop-In Pass - $15 Includes attendance to 1 Life Drawing Open Studio session. Can be purchased day-of at The ArtsCenter’s Box Office.

Questions about a class? Call 919-929-2787 for more information.

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Ceramics & Sculpture Tuition for ceramics courses includes one bag of clay and covers glazes and firing fees, but not tools. Students may need to purchase a basic tool kit prior to the first class. Students may attend Ceramics Open Studio during class and up to two weeks after class ends to finish work. For youth classes in ceramics, see Youth Arts Classes on page 35.

beginning wheel-throwing In this introductory class, students will learn wheel-throwing fundamentals. Newcomers to the wheel will learn to center clay and throw basic cylindrical forms and bowls. Students with some experience are also welcome to come improve their skills and be guided to try larger or more complex forms and/or hand-altered pieces. All students will learn how to glaze/decorate their finished work. New to beginner students welcome—no previous wheel-throwing experience necessary. James Ward – Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct. 24th, 6:30-9pm. $200

handbuilding & wheel-throwing This course covers general handbuilding and sculpture techniques through discussion and demonstration. Students will practice a few basic skills, then they are encouraged to devise their own ideas for projects which the instructor will help plan and complete. (The instructor will always have ideas for projects if a student is not sure what to make!) Students are encouraged to try wheel-throwing as well. Intermediate wheel students looking to refine their skills are welcome to focus solely on wheel-throwing. The instructor will be available for wheelthrowing demos during the second half of class. All students will be encouraged to explore colored slips, underglazes and creative glaze techniques for decorating. Nina Otterness – Every other Saturday, Sept. 14th-Dec. 7th, 9:30am-12:30pm. $235

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Ceramics & Sculpture Mixed Levels Wheel-Throwing For students of all skill levels. Whether you’ve never used a wheel or you have years of experience, you’ll learn how to build and expand your skills and create beautiful, functional ceramic forms. For students already comfortable with the basics, we will focus on improving your skills and throwing larger and more consistent forms. For those looking to move into large and complex forms the focus will be on learning to control more clay and adjusting your technique appropriately. All students will learn to work with glazes and other decorating methods that will result in lovely, functional pieces of pottery. Section A) Jason Abide – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct. 21st, 6:30-9pm. $200 Section B) James Ward – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 22nd, 6:30pm-9pm. $200 Section C) Jason Abide – Mondays, Oct. 28th-Dec. 9th, 6:30-9pm. $200 Section D) Anya Avrutskaya – Thursdays, Oct. 31st-Dec. 12th (no class Nov. 28th), 6:30-9pm. $175 Section E) James Ward – Tuesdays, Nov. 5th-Dec. 17th, 6:30-9pm. $200

Form follows function: throwing with purpose Architect Louis Sullivan’s famous axiom “form follows function” meant that the purpose of a building should be the starting point for its design. Many potters would say the same is true for functional pottery. In this class we will concentrate on the function of wheel-thrown forms and how that purpose should inform the details of their design—i.e. how a drinking vessel tapers at the rim, how a mug’s handle accommodates fingers, and/or how a bowl contains a curved surface. Whatever your wheel-throwing goal, this focus will improve your work. Prerequisite: at least one wheel-throwing class. Materials: Basic wheel-throwing tool kit, towels, apron (optional). Additional $20/bag of clay (beyond the bag included in course fee).

Section A) Molly Cronenwett – Mondays, Sept. 9th–Oct. 28th (no class Sep. 16th), 9:30am-12pm. $200 Section B) Molly Cronenwett – Wednesdays, Oct. 30th–Dec. 18th (no class Nov. 27th), 6:30-9pm. $200

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Ceramics & Sculpture Tools of the trade Do you have a collection of throwing tools but some you never use? Or do you wonder what some potters do with so many tools you’ve never seen? This is a mixed-levels course during which we will investigate wheel-throwing tools. Each week we will focus on a type of tool (ribs, sticks, wires, trimming tools, brushes, etc.) and explore their various uses and potential for each stage in the process: throwing, trimming, and decorating. Students will also be invited to share their favorite tools and/or create a new tool for future use. Prerequisite: at least one beginning wheel class. Materials fee: $20/bag of clay (one bag is included in course fee).

Section A) Molly Cronenwett – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th–Oct. 23rd, 6:30-9pm. $200 Section B) Molly Cronenwett – Mondays, Nov. 4th–Dec. 16th, 9:30am-12pm. $200

Raku Firing Workshop Raku firing is a fun and exciting way to fire pottery that creates unpredictable results! In this workshop we will explore three different types of Raku firing. All firings involve pulling the pieces out of the kiln while they are red hot and covering them with combustable materials like sawdust. In a matter of minutes the pots will cool and the smoke will alter their appearance. After, they will be placed in water to be scrubbed cleaned. In this class we will take each piece from start to finish in under two hours. Talk about instant gratification! No experience necessary! This workshop takes place at Delores Hayes’ studio in Durham. Students should bring bisqueware to be fired, lunch, and drinking water. See full description and safety precautions online.

Delores Hayes – Saturday, Sept 14th, 10am-5pm. $98

all about teapots Who doesn’t love a beautiful teapot? In this workshop we will look at a variety of well-made teapots, sketch our own design and then get to work making and assembling all of the teapot components. This quintessential pottery form will push your ceramic skills to the limit. Come with your ideas along with a sketchbook and be prepared to make something amazing. Of course we will share tea at the end of class! Previous wheel-throwing experience required.

Lara O’Keefe - Saturday, Sept. 28th, 1-6pm. $95

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Ceramics & Sculpture ceramic lidded forms This intermediate/advanced level workshop will delve into the challenge of making a nicely fitting and aesthetically pleasing lid. Demonstrations will offer techniques for creating nicely profiled jars and lids of various sizes. For those who want to scale up the size of their work we will look at methods of building bigger pots as well. Expect to finish the day with a new set of skills under your belt! Lara O’Keefe – Saturday, Oct. 19th, 1-6pm. $95

slipping: paper to pots Sometimes it can be a struggle to draw imagery on mugs or any three dimensional form. In this one-day workshop, we will explore drawing backgrounds, imagery, and patterns on paper with slips and transferring these renderings onto leather hard pots and soft slabs. We will use a wide palette of colored slips, use a variety of brushes and slip trailers, and talk about approaches to more intricate forms. We will talk about finishing bisqued surfaces but sometimes the printed surface requires minimal glazing and various fluxing washes can provide the perfect surface treatment for firing in electric/oxidation kilns. Recipes and information will be shared freely in this exploration of getting images from the paper to the pot!

Students transfer images from paper to hard pots and soft slabs during a slipping workshop.

Teresa Pietsch – Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 10am-5pm. $150

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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dance & movement bellydance fitness Looking for a workout that doesn’t feel like exercise? Laylianah’s Bellydance Fitness class is just the thing you are looking for! In each class, Laylianah will teach you exciting belly dance combinations using a dynamic, easy-to-follow teaching system know as SharQui, developed by world famous bellydancer Oreet. You will learn the ancient, beautiful art of belly dance with a focus on safe technique and calorie-burning fun! This class is great for all levels of experience from brand new beginners to advanced dancers. Yoga pants/leggings and a form fitting top are recommended. Section A) Laylianah Mahasin – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct 14th, 7:30-8:30pm. $84 Section B) Laylianah Mahasin – Mondays, Oct. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm. $84

lindy tuesdays with richard badu Lindy classes take place every Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level courses start at 6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm, respectively. Students may sign up for a month’s worth of classes online, or drop in for a single class by purchasing a ticket at the front desk for $13. For more information, visit artscenterlive.org/artschool.

Lindy 1 (beginner) Lindy 1 classes introduce technique and vocabulary in three class sections: 6-count focus, 8-count focus, and Charleston focus. Each section is four weeks long. Together, these three focus sections constitute the beginning syllabus for students who are new to Lindy Hop or wish to refine their basics. Students may start any of these sections from scratch with no previous knowledge of Lindy Hop or partner dancing. After completing all three sections (in any order), students may progress to Lindy 2. Section A (6-Count Focus) Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 1st, 6:15-7:15pm. Section B (8-Count Focus) Tuesdays, Oct. 8th-Oct 29th, 6:15-7:15pm. Section C (Charleston Focus) Tuesdays, Nov. 5th-Nov. 26th, 6:15-7:15pm. Section D (Bonus/Special Topic) Tuesdays, Dec. 3rd-Dec. 10th, 6:15-7:15pm.

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dance & movement lindy 2 (intermediate) In Lindy 2, students will learn to integrate the techniques and vocabulary covered in the Level 1 syllabus into comfortable and confident social dances, be introduced to more classic Lindy Hop vocabulary and styling, and continue to refine leading and following technique. Prerequisite: 3 sections of Lindy 1 (6-count, 8-count, and Charleston focus).

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm

lindy 3 (advanced) In Lindy 3, we take a closer look at more subtle techniques for leading and following more complex movement patterns, work on incorporating higher levels of musicality into the dance, and apply a greater focus to personal movement, rhythm and footwork. Prerequisite: 9 months of Lindy instruction and permission of the instructor.

Tuesdays at 8:15-9:15pm

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Swing, Blues, & Charleston WEdnesday with Richard Badu Swing classes take place every Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level courses start at 6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm, respectively. Students may sign up for a month’s worth of classes online, or drop in for a single class by purchasing a ticket at the front desk for $13. For more information, visit artscenterlive.org/artschool. Beginner Swing – Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm Intermediate Swing – Wednesdays at 7:15-8:15pm Advanced Swing – Wednesdays at 8:15-9:15pm

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media intro to drawing Develop your observational abilities and rendering skills in this introduction to the principles of drawing and two-dimensional design. Use pen, pencil, charcoal and other media while learning the fundamentals of composition, perspective, line and space. Begin to develop your own unique drawing style through quick sketches as well as technical rendering. You can draw! This instructor is fluent in Spanish & English.

Renzo Ortega – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 15th, 6:30-9pm. $150

Foreshortening studies by Stacye Leanza

foreshortening demystified Foreshortening can be daunting! The arm or thigh is normally long and narrow, yet sometimes, it doesn’t look like that at all. In this figure drawing workshop, students will learn some tricks and techniques to understand what they are seeing, so they can draw the figure accurately. There’ll be plenty of individual guidance as you draw from the model to practice your new skills. Tuition includes model fee.

Stacye Leanza – Monday, Sept. 9th, 6-9pm. $71

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media large-scale figure drawing Students will study gesture, proportions, and value while getting detailed advice from the instructor on composition and methods for rendering light on form. Students will have the opportunity to work in a larger scale, and to come back to the same drawing for two or more sessions. Tuition includes model fee. This instructor is fluent in Spanish & English.

Renzo Ortega – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct. 16th, 6:30-9pm. $210

portrait drawing Learn how to employ basic anatomy and observational skills in rendering a portrait. First, we’ll focus on the basic structures of the head like eyes, ears, mouth, and a nose. Following that, we’ll delve into the sublime nuances of expression! In each class there will be gesture warm-ups and a few demos. A model will be present and individual guidance will be provided throughout the class. Tuition includes model fee.

Stacye Leanza – Mondays, Sept. 16th-Oct. 21st, 6:30-9pm. $210

drawing hands & feet A poorly rendered hand or foot can not only be frustrating, but it can throw off an entire drawing. Fear not! This course will help facilitate continued success as you learn anatomy, form, proportions, bony landmarks, gestures, and successful shading of human hands and feet. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience, whether new to drawing or as a helpful refresher for more advanced artists. Marie Rossettie – Wednesdays, Oct. 30th-Dec. 11th (no class Nov. 27th), 6:30-9pm. $150

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media intro to Watercolor This course examines the unique qualities of watercolor and gives a thorough presentation of the basics of watercolor, including setup, brush handling, washes and glazes, color mixing, and wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet and dry-brush applications. Demos will be provided, and students will be guided through a series of hands-on painting exercises designed to increase their understanding of the basic concepts. This course is open to beginners and to any students who need a refresher in watercolor technique. Joy Meyer – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct. 16th, 5:30-8:30pm. $180

intermediate watercolor This course takes a contemporary look at the medium of watercolor and would be useful to people interested in design, journaling, or painting. We will examine the unique qualities of watercolor and expand on the basics of watercolor painting taught in Intro to Watercolor, including color theory and intermediate washes and glazes. In addition, the instructor will help students begin to develop a personal style. Demos will be provided, and students “Peonies” by Joy Meyer will be guided through a series of hands-on painting exercises designed to increase student confidence in more complicated compositions. Prerequisite: Intro to Watercolor or equivalent experience.

Joy Meyer – Wednesdays, Oct. 30th-Dec. 11th (no class Nov. 27th), 5:30-8:30pm. $180

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media continuing watercolor This course is for intermediate to advanced level students who want to continue to be stimulated and inspired by creative challenges and focused critiques. The emphasis is on experimentation and individual interpretation of the projects. Please bring your painting materials to the first class.

Section A) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 8th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section B) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct. 9th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section C) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Oct. 22nd-Nov. 19th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section D) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Oct. 23rd-Nov. 20th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section E) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Dec. 3rd-Dec. 17th, 11am-2pm. $112 Section F) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Dec. 4th-Dec. 18th, 11am-2pm. $112

open studio for water-based media This is a great opportunity to work on your own projects, with lots of individual attention from the instructor. No formal critiques, just uninterrupted working time! Please bring your painting materials to the first class. Water based media only. No oils, please!

Section A) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 8th, 2:15-5pm. $138 Section B) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct. 9th, 2:15-5pm. $138 Section C) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Oct. 22nd-Nov. 19th, 2:15-5pm. $138 Section D) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Oct. 23rd-Nov. 20th, 2:15-5pm. $138 Section E) Luna Lee Ray – Tuesdays, Dec. 3rd-Dec. 17th, 2:15-5pm. $112 Section F) Luna Lee Ray – Wednesdays, Dec. 4th-Dec. 18th, 2:15-5pm. $112

Register online! Visit artscenterlive.org and use the ArtSchool > Classes menu tab to filter classes by discipline, day, time, or cost.

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media intro to acrylics This course primes you and your canvas with the basics of how to get started painting. Explore the fundamentals of acrylic painting, including color mixing and methods of paint application. Discuss the principles of composition, line, color, value and texture. This course includes regular demonstrations of materials, techniques and applications. Some prior drawing experience is highly recommended.

Allison Tierney – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct. 14th, 6:30-9:30pm. $180

intermediate acrylics This course expands on the foundation of the Intro to Acrylics course, introducing new acrylic mediums, alternative methods of paint application, and utilizing longer, multi-day painting sessions so you can leave the class with a few finished works. Regular demonstrations of materials, techniques and applications will be given. Prerequisite: Intro to Acrylics or equivalent experience.

Allison Tierney – Mondays, Oct. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 6:30-9:30pm. $180

continuing acrylics & mixed-media Fun with acrylics! For painters with some experience who want the inspiration and challenge of projects, demos and critiques. The sections may be taken individually, but are designed to be taken consecutively. Each section is unique and builds on the skills from the previous classes. Bring painting materials to first class. Please, no oils!

Section A) Luna Lee Ray – Fridays, Sept. 13th-Oct. 11th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section B) Luna Lee Ray – Fridays, Oct. 25th-Nov. 22nd, 11am-2pm. $150 Section C) Luna Lee Ray – Fridays, Dec. 6th-Dec. 20th, 11am-2pm. $112

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media impressionism in acrylics In this one-day workshop, students will learn several techniques used to create impressionistic paintings in acrylic. Impressionism is a style of painting that involves capturing the feeling of a scene instead of the details. We will work on abstracting the details of the scene, using broken color, and capturing the light in a scene. Students may bring a reference photo to class, or the instructor will provide several for you to choose from. Students may paint with either brushes or palette knives, or a combination of the two. Karin Neuvirth – Saturday, Oct. 5th, 9am-4pm. $98

Morning Garden by Karin Neuvirth

color & value with acrylics In this one-day workshop, students will learn the basics of mixing their own colors as well as how to use both color and value effectively in their paintings. Mastering both color and value is an essential part of being able to create beautiful paintings. Mixing your own colors will not only make you a more effective painter, but it will also cut down on the amount of paint that you buy! The class will consist of several demos and hands-on exercises in which students will get to practice what they have learned. Karin Neuvirth – Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 9am-4pm. $98

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media intro to Oil Painting This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of oil painting. There is a long tradition of techniques and various mediums used in oil painting. In this particular course we will explore some of these concepts while using some amazing contemporary alternatives to the more traditional, outdated and toxic solvents used in the past. Through class projects we will explore ways of layering color, creating texture, light and shadow, and describing form in the astounding ways that oil paint can lend itself to one’s painting practice today. We will work through techniques of mixing and applying color, underpainting, glazing and alla prima. Vanessa Murray – Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct.17th, 6-9pm. $180

intermediate Oil Painting This course will guide students in developing their own sensibilities to creative problem solving through paint handling, color, composition and an emphasis on personal experimentation. Projects will explore and redefine historically rich themes in painting. The instructor will also work with students to develop their own project and ideas. This class is appropriate for those that have some experience with oil painting or for students that may not, but have a firm grasp of drawing or another painting medium. Vanessa Murray – Thursdays, Oct. 31st-Dec. 12th (no class Nov. 28th), 6-9pm. $180

Oil Painting Crash Course This weekend workshop will be a crash course introduction to the fundamentals of oil painting. The workshop is an intensive overview of techniques and mediums used in oil painting practice. We will explore techniques using some of the amazing contemporary alternatives to the more traditional, outdated and toxic solvents of the past. Through demos and exercises we will explore the way oil paint behaves and lends itself in various techniques of mixing color, underpainting, glazing and alla prima. Vanessa Murray – Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 19th-20th, 10am-5pm. $140

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media intro to portrait painting This course allows beginning students to learn the process of painting the portrait using a full palette. The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model, with a single, sustained pose. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each class will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages of developing a painting, anatomical proportion, structure of the face and features, as well as value, edges and modeling with color temperature. Beginners will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. No experience necessary. Tuition includes model fees.

Kelly Oakes – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 15th, 6:30-9pm. $210

intermediate portrait painting

Study from Life by Kelly Oakes

This course expands on the foundation of the Intro to Portrait Painting course, and allows intermediate and advanced students to continue their study of portrait painting using a full palette. The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model, with a single, sustained pose. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each class will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Intermediate and advanced students will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.

Prerequisite: Intro to Portrait Painting or equivalent experience. Tuition includes model fees.

Kelly Oakes – Tuesdays, Oct. 29th-Dec. 3rd, 6:30-9pm. $210

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media printmaking: projects Students will develop their own printmaking projects with the guidance of the instructor. Students are free to develop their own projects, exploring a specific technique or subject or adding elements of printmaking to an existing work in another medium. The course includes critique, with the goal of presenting a public or private exhibition of the finished works. Pre-requisite: Intro to Printmaking or equivalent experience. Students should be at least 18 years old.

Ely Urbanski – Saturdays, Oct. 26th-Nov. 16th, 2-4pm. $112

Still life by Renzo Ortega

alla prima still life painting This course offers an introduction to the art of alla prima (Italian, meaning “at first attempt”) painting, and trains participants to develop observation and wet-on-wet painting skills. We will make one still-life per session. Each painting will be focused on the representation of specific objects and textures, such as glass, fabrics, flowers, etc. Instructor is fluent in Spanish and English.

Renzo Ortega – Tuesdays, Oct. 29th-Nov. 26th, 6:30-9pm. $125

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Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media painting the figure Learn to paint the human figure from life! While we will address anatomy, proportion, and other life drawing topics in this class, our focus will be color, mixing flesh tones, and paint application. Students will explore varied ways of beginning a painting and the subsequent stages of the painting process. Enjoy demonstrations and plenty of individual instruction for both oil and acrylic painters. Tuition includes model fee. Instructor is fluent in Spanish and English.

Renzo Ortega – Wednesdays, Oct. 30th-Dec. 11th (no class Nov. 27th), 6:30-9pm. $210

exploring abstract art The primary focus of this class is to access your inner vision and develop it in a non-representational style. How do we do that? PLAY! With practice, students will begin to form their own personal “language” of shape, line, symbol, and color all while exploring some basic elements of drawing, painting, and composition. No experience is needed, just a desire for spirited adventure! Stacye Leanza – Mondays, Nov. 4th-Dec. 9th, 6-9pm. $180

find your artistic voice This ongoing class offers tools and techniques to help you find a clear path to your creative source. Warm-ups and exercises are designed to encourage artistic exploration, bypass your inner critic, and increase confidence in your authentic self-expression. Skill-building tips are offered, as needed. One-onone coaching sessions may inspire a change of your trajectory during class, so come with an open mind! If you are at the beginning of your art-making journey, or need guidance in taking the next big leap, this class is for you. Section A) Stacye Leanza – Mondays, Sept. 16th-Oct. 14th, 11am-2pm. $150 Section B) Stacye Leanza – Mondays, Oct. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 11am-2pm. $180

gift wrap making workshop Add a little extra magic to your gifts by wrapping them in homemade wrapping paper! It’s fun, easy, and expressive. We’ll use tempera paints and textured objects to print designs on large paper. Guidance on color, pattern, and printing methods will be offered. Participants will go home with 2 - 4 large sheets of wrapping paper of their own creation. A materials fee of $3 is due to instructor at first class.

Stacye Leanza – Monday, Dec. 9th, 11am-2pm. $51

Questions about a class? Call 919-929-2787 for more information.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Beginning Black & White Darkroom Ever want to make your own prints? Develop your own film? Take control of your artistic vision with a basic introduction to black and white darkroom photography. Take one roll of black and white film completely through the steps needed to go from film to print. Process your film, make a contact sheet and a final print, while gaining a solid understanding of the principles behind the process. A $20 materials fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class. Bring a roll of exposed and undeveloped 35mm standard b/w film. Sorry, no APS or C-41 process film.

Section A) Adam Dodds – Wednesdays, Sept. 11th-Oct. 2nd, 6-9pm. $120 Section B) Adam Dodds – Wednesdays, Oct. 9th-Oct. 30th, 6-9pm. $120

Intermediate Black & White Darkroom Ready to up your darkroom game? “Bigger is better” is the name of the game as we jump up in formats from 35mm film to 120 (also known as medium format). While the class will have a more focused approach to the concepts presented in the Beginning Black & White Darkroom class, it will also cover the composition and artistic side of darkroom photography. A $20 materials fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class. Bring a roll of exposed and undeveloped medium format standard b/w film. Sorry, no APS or C-41 process film.

Adam Dodds – Wednesdays, Nov. 6th-Dec. 4th (no class Nov. 27th), 6-9pm. $120

live event photography This is a rare opportunity to learn live event photography from visiting artist and professional photographer, Tod Seelie. The course will take part in three sessions over the course of one insightful week. On Sunday, 11/10, Tod will discuss tools, techniques, and how best to anticipate the complexities of live event photography. Students will attend and shoot a live performance at a local venue the following week. On Sunday, 11/17, students will reconvene to talk about their experiences, review their work, and discuss helpful hints on how to navigate the field of photography particular to their interests. All experience levels are welcome! A digital camera (rather than a smartphone) is required. A DSLR with a detachable lens is preferred. Detachable flash encouraged, but flash photography may not be allowed at select Cats Cradle events.

Tod Seelie – Sundays, Nov. 10th & Nov. 17th, 1:30-4pm, plus attendance at a live performance that week. $70

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PHOTOGRAPHY intro to digital photography This course introduces photographic techniques such as framing, composition, and lighting, as well as general photographic settings that you can use to take great pictures such as focus, depth of field, lens speed, aperture, shutter speed, effective ISO/ASA, white balance, and continuous high-speed shooting. Lindsay Metivier – Tuesdays, Oct. 29th-Dec. 3rd, 6-8:30pm. $150

intermediate digital photography For those who have taken Intro to Digital Photography classes or workshops in the past, this course will refresh, expand, and refine technical and conceptual practices. Intermediate Digital Photography is a studio art course designed for those looking to further develop camera, Photoshop and/or Lightroom skills, and also those who are currently working on or want to work on a specific project in a space full of conversation and regular critiques. Lindsay Metivier – Thursdays, Oct. 24th-Dec. 12th (no class Oct. 31st or Nov 28th), 6-8:30pm. $150

Iphone Photography In this workshop you’ll discover how to make the most of your iPhone camera emphasizing content, composition, technique, workflow, and post-processing. We’ll use multiple image editing apps to edit and retouch images. You’ll also learn to navigate syncing, saving and sharing your photographs with ease! Section A) Lindsay Metivier – Saturday, Sept. 28th, 1-4pm. $51 Section B) Lindsay Metivier – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 1-4pm. $51

photographing your artwork All artists need high-quality digital photographs of their work for their websites and social media, to share with galleries and residencies, and to include with grant applications. This workshop is designed to teach artists how to create these images using the tools they have at hand, whether they be professional digital cameras, point-and-shoots, or even the camera on their cell phone. Participants will have the opportunity to create and learn how to edit their own images. Lindsay Metivier – Saturday, Oct. 12th, 1-4pm. $51

Questions about a class? Call 919-929-2787 for more information.

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digital arts & computer programming For Creative Coding for Middle & High Schoolers, see Youth Arts Classes on page 35. For digital photography courses, including iPhone Photography workshops, see Photography on page 23.

interactive digital art This course will guide students through the process of creating their first piece of interactive art. Students will learn the fundamentals of Python and Processing, and will deploy their final project to a Raspberry Pi microcomputer. We will spend most of our time in class writing code, testing our ideas, and helping each other to solve interesting puzzles. By the end of the class, you will have a tiny interactive art project that you can take home with you and continue to develop. Students should be creative, curious, and confident around technology. A materials fee of $40 is due to instructor at first class.

Ben Rosen – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 15th, 7:30-9pm. $112

make a documentary at the people’s channel This course, offered in collaboration with The People’s Channel, teaches the essential elements of documentary video production. Students will learn how to use HD cameras, tripods, and professional audio equipment. We’ll also learn basic shot composition and digital editing techniques using Final Cut Pro X. The end goal: an original 5-10 minute documentary. No experience necessary, just a willingness to play and learn. All equipment will be provided by TPC, and upon completion of the course, students will be certified to use TPC’s cameras for additional productions throughout the year. The first two classes take place at The ArtsCenter, and the remainder of the course takes place at The People’s Channel. Tuition includes a one year membership to The People’s Channel which provides access to studios and equipment. For more information, visit www.thepeopleschannel.org.

Jason Abide – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 15th, 7-9pm. $225

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digital arts & computer programming

3D model by Ben Rosen

Intro to 3D modeling & printing This course offers a practical introduction to the fundamentals of 3D modeling and printing. No prior experience is required, although the student should be comfortable around computers. This course is designed for artists, but all are welcome to enroll. Students are encouraged to explore how 3D technology can be used alongside their other art-making skills and tools. Students will learn to create a 3D model, prepare it for printing, and submit it to a 3rd party printing service for manufacturing. Students will be responsible for their own printing costs. For a list of available printing materials and associated costs, visit www.shapeways.com/materials.

Ben Rosen – Thursdays, Sept. 12th-Oct. 17th, 7-9pm. $120

build your own portfolio website Haven’t had time to make your online portfolio yet? Well, now’s your chance! This one-day intensive workshop will guide students through the entire process of creating, deploying, and updating their own portfolio website. No prior experience is required, although the student should be comfortable around computers. We will use free software and free hosting services. Students will be responsible for the costs associated with registering a domain name. To search available domains, visit domains.google.

Ben Rosen – Saturday, Sept. 14th, 10am-5pm. $98

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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JEWELRY & GLASS Beginning Metalsmithing is a prerequisite for most jewelry courses. Attendance to the first class is required for all courses, and all classes are 18+. Students should wear closed toe shoes and either wear clothes they can get dirty or bring a craft apron to wear.

A simple project / saw it, stamp it, wear it! In this two-session workshop we will all make a simple piece of jewelry with one cut out part and one applied part. Techniques covered will include sawing, soldering (appliqué), and drilling. This class is a great way for beginners to get their feet wet, or to brush up on skills if you are a bit rusty—OR if you just want to commit to two sessions and make a quick piece. Students may want to continue on to the Finding Your Creativity class to follow. A materials fee of $10-$20 is due to instructor at first class.

Roberta Marasca – Thursdays, Sept. 12th & Sept 19th, 6-9pm. $84

Beginning Metalsmithing: The Basics – Pendants or Earrings Let’s learn the basic techniques of working with metal! We’ll begin by getting familiar with the jewelry studio, its tools and equipment, and the basic skills you need to begin working with metal. We will work with copper and brass and do a skill building exercise using the jewelers saw and jeweler’s files. Using these skills, we will saw and pierce a copper or brass pendant or earrings, learning additional texturing techniques with hammers and the flex shaft. The workshops will also discuss patina and coloring of metal. A studio fee of $15 is due to instructor at first class. Additional metal may be purchased at market price depending on projects completed.

Susan Walser – Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 14th-15th, 10am-4pm. $120

beginning metalsmithing: soldering – stacking rings Soldering, a technique used for thousands of years, employs heat and solder to join pieces of metal together and is the most commonly used technique for joining metal. In this workshop, students will learn torch use and safety and some basic soldering skills such as sweat solder joins, butt solder joins and the use of sheet and wire solder. Students will make stacking silver rings and can add texture and small, bezel-set stones with pre-made bezels. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing: The Basics. A studio fee of $12 plus an additional materials fee ($8-$35, based upon current market prices of metals) is due to instructor at first class.

Susan Walser – Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 12th-13th, 10am-4pm. $120

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JEWELRY & GLASS Stained Glass Crash Course This one-day workshop is designed for beginners and those who may need a quick refresher. We will cover the basics of the Tiffany method, including glass cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. Students will complete a free-form suncatcher from a variety of patterns and glass combinations. This is a fun and fast-paced day with a 30-minute break for lunch. This class is taught at the instructor’s studio in Mebane. A materials fee of $40 is due to instructor at first class (cash or check only, please). Please bring a bag lunch.

Section A) Jennifer Austin – Saturday, Sept. 14th, 9am-5pm. $112 Section B) Jennifer Austin – Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9am-5pm. $112 Section C) Jennifer Austin – Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9am-5pm. $112 Section D) Jennifer Austin – Saturday, Dec. 14th, 9am-5pm. $112

Students create stained glass artwork in Jennifer Austin’s Stained Glass Crash Course.

Stained Glass Mini Mosaics & Alcohol Ink Pendant Create wearable mini mosaic art designed with colorful stained glass bits and millefiori (Italian for “a thousand flowers”) in a 1” square or round pendant tray. Choose pendants in finishes of antique bronze, brass, or silver, with a matching chain or colorful cord, or matching metal keychain. Bonus Project: Alcohol Ink Pendant/chain - Experiment with Alcohol Inks and a glass cabochon to create a colorfully dynamic design. This class is taught at the instructor’s studio in Mebane. A materials fee of $25 is due to instructor at first class meeting (cash or check only, please). Please bring a bag lunch.

Section A) Jennifer Austin – Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2-6:30pm. $68 Section B) Jennifer Austin – Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2-6:30pm. $68 Section C) Jennifer Austin – Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2-6:30pm. $68 Section D) Jennifer Austin – Sunday, Dec. 15th, 2-6:30pm. $68

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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JEWELRY & GLASS finding your creativity – metalsmithing In this class we will do a series of exercises to begin to think more loosely about what it means to design and craft jewelry. Think of it as “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain“ for metalsmiths. Students will be encouraged to flesh out one or two of the exercises into finished pieces. This class is designed to build confidence while having FUN. A materials fee of $20 is due to instructor at first class. Additional materials may be purchased from instructor.

Roberta Marasca – Thursdays, Oct. 3rd-Oct 24th, 6-9pm. $120

Blue Reverie by Barbara McFadyen

all fired up! Enameling basics & beyond Have fun creating colorful, unique pieces of jewelry and discover the beauty of enameling! This workshop will guide students in a variety of exciting techniques and materials to create personal designs through successive layers of glass fired on copper and silver. A variety of processes from dry sifting and stencils, sgrafitto, gold foil applications, waterslide photo decals, underglaze and overglaze painting will be explored. All levels welcome! A materials fee of $15 is due to instructor at first class.

Barbara McFadyen – Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 5th-6th, 9:30am-3:30pm. $120

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JEWELRY & GLASS intro to glassblowing & flameworking This workshop explores many basic techniques used in flameworking. Students will learn how to safely operate different types of glassworking equipment and use a variety of tools to manipulate molten glass. In this workshop we will create many solid and blown glass objects such as marbles, paperweights, pendants, and ornaments. We will also experiment with many forms of glass such as frit, and striking colors. This workshop concentrates on developing skills in basic flameworking and provides a solid technical foundation for future development. No experience is required! This class is taught at the instructor’s studio in Pittsboro. A materials fee of $15 is due to instructor at first class (cash or check only, please). Please bring a bag lunch.

Section A) Jonathan Davis – Thursday, Oct. 17th, 10am-4pm. $84 Section B) Jonathan Davis – Saturday, Nov. 16th, 10am-4pm. $84

intermediate metalsmithing: the art of chain making The art of constructing chain mail jewelry goes back millennia. The technique uses jump rings connected in various weaves to create earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. We will begin with weaving a pair of earrings; students can then move on to a woven bracelet. Soldering skills are required for this class. Prerequisite: Beginning Metalsmithing: Soldering. A studio/materials fee of $15 is due to instructor at first class. Additional materials will be purchased from instructor at market cost.

Susan Walser – Tuesdays, Nov. 5th-Dec. 10th, 6:30-9pm. $150

enameled it? now set it! Explore stone setting basics for your enameled pieces and learn how to capture their beauty so they can be worn! This class will include techniques of tab settings and bezel settings as students work in fine and sterling silver. Basic metalsmithing skills required. A studio fee of $20 is due to instructor at first class.

Barbara McFadyen – Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9th-10th, 9:30am-3:30pm. $120

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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THEATRE Improv 101 Are you ready face and conquer your fear of public speaking, being on stage or social situations in general? Improv will do it! If you dream of some day being a speaker, doing theater, stand-up or performance of any kind, improv will help you gain confidence and charisma on stage. Or maybe your just want to learn to be more confident in your day to day interactions, ask that cute someone out on a date or not freeze up when you’re stuck in the elevator with that co-worker you don’t know how to talk to. Learn to be in the moment through easy-to-learn, fun games and exercises in this safe and supportive atmosphere! Anoo Brod – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct. 7th, 7-9pm. $112

Improv 201 Discover more secrets to unlocking your creative potential while learning to be a more confident speaker or performer! 201 follows 101 seamlessly with more games and more learning. Perfect for anyone with a little bit of improv under their belts (and yes, that high school improv class years ago counts). We will build on the basics and discover how to create believable characters in a moment’s time, how to enthusiastically say “yes” to your teammates’ offers, and we’ll learn why trusting your instincts on stage is imperative. Come join the fun and bring some more play into your life! Prerequisite: Improv 101 or equivalent experience.

Anoo Brod – Mondays, Oct. 14th-Nov. 11th, 7-9pm. $112

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THEATRE Improv 301 In this course, we will up the ante with a public performance on the last week of class. We will delve deeper into scene work while staying rooted in the basics of “yes, and” and full commitment on stage at all times. Emphasis will be on creating characters that come alive through strong vocal and physical choices. Become a more confident performer, get anchored in the present moment, and take your play seriously! Prerequisite: Improv 201 or equivalent experience.

Anoo Brod – Mondays, Nov. 18th-Dec. 16th, 7-9pm. $112

Be Here Now! A Day of Improv In this workshop, focus on using improv tools to be fully engaged in the moment, create incredible teamwork, and enhance creative thinking, all in the back-drop of a day of fun, games and laughter. If you are ready to learn, stretch, and grow all while running around acting like a kid at recess, this workshop is for you! Section A) Anoo Brod – Saturday, Sept. 14th, 11am-4pm. $70 Section B) Anoo Brod – Saturday, Nov. 9th, 11am-4pm. $70

acting intensive: scene study & character development Developing a character involves preparing for the role by making specific choices through text work, character, and scene analysis; it also involves experiencing the role while behaving truthfully on the stage and in front of the camera. This course will build an actor’s foundation of acting techniques through the exploration of games, improvisations, character development exercises, and scene study. The actor will be given a scripted scene to work on with a partner. This scene will continue to develop weekly and will enable each actor to apply the techniques learned in class. During the weekly process and development, there will be a strong focus on preparation, instinct, and finding honesty in all the actor’s work. A final sharing of scenes will be performed on the final day with an invited audience of students, friends, and local theatre practitioners. Virginia Queen Danford – Thursdays, Sept. 19th-Nov. 21st, 6:30-9pm. $250

Questions about a class? Call 919-929-2787 for more information.

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writing, storytelling & reading methods intro to the short story This class will introduce you to the primary elements of short stories, including character, plot, point of view, setting, and dialog. Through writing exercises, readings, and discussion, you will learn how to tell a compelling story with vivid characters and create tension that will keep your readers engaged. You’ll learn the art of messy first drafts and how to use revision to find and shape. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the mechanics of short stories and be able to apply them to your own writing. No writing experience required. Bring a pen and a notebook (or a laptop if writing by hand is a challenge).

Julia Green – Tuesdays, Sept. 10th-Oct. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm. $112

Creative Non-Fiction Writing This course will cover the basics of the non-fiction genre. Whether you’re a writer of fiction/poetry/plays or just now entering the world of writing, this accessible course will answer questions like: What is creative non-fiction? What makes it different from journalism? Is memoir covered under creative non-fiction? Each student will have a chance to read examples of creative non-fiction and to write a paper on the topic of their choosing by the end of the course. Writing the paper includes practice interviewing subjects. This course is open to all levels. Allie Coker – Saturdays, Sept. 14th-Nov. 2nd, 10am-12pm. $160

reading methods to link literacy & the arts Literature as an art form gains power when connected with other expressive mediums such as music, visual arts, and drama. The participants of this class will explore new possibilities for connections beginning by examining newly published picture books that they will use as a focus for discussions. In our analyses we will consider topics such as books that work for teaching multiple art forms and books lend themselves to activities that link literacy and other arts. Together we will produce a collaborative resource of useful books and activities. This 10-hour professional development session will earn teachers 1 CEU credit in Reading Methods. This course takes place at Susie Wilde’s home studio in Chapel Hill.

Susie Wilde – Friday, Oct. 18th, 4:30-8:30pm & Saturday, Oct. 19th, 9:30am-3:30pm. $112

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writing, storytelling & reading methods

Introducing writing instructor Julia Green, who will teach Intro to the Short Story, Intro to Storytelling, and Intro to Memoir Writing at The ArtsCenter for the first time this fall! Julia Green studied creative writing as an undergraduate at Columbia University and later earned an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. “I have taught writing to students of all ages. I believe everyone has a unique voice that deserves to be heard and that writing can be a joyful, empowering process that enriches our humanity. The only thing I love more than writing is teaching writing.”

intro to storytelling In this class, you will learn the skills needed to tell an engaging, meaningful story to an audience. Through acting, improv, and writing exercises, you will learn how to identify a personal story that reflects your unique voice and appeals to an audience, craft a narrative that conveys your story with emotion and clarity, and use physical movement and expression to give a winning performance. No experience needed! This is a great way to improve your narrative and presentation skills, become more comfortable in professional and social settings, and cultivate presence and authenticity. Julia Green – Thursdays, Oct. 17th-Nov. 21st, 6:30-8:30pm. $120

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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writing, storytelling & reading methods Good Book? Bad Books? An intro workshop for children’s book writers! Susie Wilde shares books from her celebrated collection of truly terrible “bad children’s books” as well as some of her favorites. Workshop participants will examine books in small groups. Their evaluations will lead to the development of a criteria list of what makes good children’s book writing succeed. This course takes place at Susie Wilde’s home studio in Chapel Hill.

Susie Wilde – Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm. $34

flash fiction writing Through reading assignments, students will become familiar with the flash (very short) fiction genre, and compare it to the traditional short story. Assignments will include in-class writing exercises and at least three original flashes, to be written outside of class. Students will critique the work of classmates, for the purpose of revision and insight into their own writing. Students also will become familiar with the flash market and how to submit manuscripts for publication. Scott Ragland – Wednesdays, Oct. 30th-Dec. 11th (no class Nov. 27th), 7:30-9pm, $112

intro to memoir writing Everyone has a story to tell. In this class, we’ll use writing exercises, readings, and discussion to examine our experiences, identify transformative moments in our lives that form the foundation of compelling stories, and learn the techniques and skills needed to craft those moments into engaging essays that convey the truth, emotion, and drama. By the end of the course, you’ll have ideas for personal stories and insight into the techniques required to write them. No writing experience required. Bring a pen and a notebook (or a laptop if writing by hand is a challenge).

Julia Green – Tuesdays, Nov. 19th-Dec. 17th, 6:30-8:30pm. $112

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youth arts classes Youth Arts Classes enable artists of all ages to explore their creativity!

creative coding for middle & high school students Learn to make interactive art with computers! In this class, we’ll make animations, simple games, and crazy instruments using nothing but code (and some free pictures and sound effects). No prior experience is required. This course is open to students who are creative, curious, and confident around technology, ages 10-15. Ben Rosen – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct. 28th, 4-5:30pm. $120

clay sculpture & wheel-throwing for high school students Students will choose either a sculpture or wheel focus and complete projects of their own design, with instructor’s input for choosing projects appropriate to their skill level. Open Studio access will be available with instructor’s approval. Section A) Jason Abide – Mondays, Sept. 9th-Oct. 21st, 4-6:30pm. $190 Section B) Jason Abide – Mondays, Oct. 28th-Dec. 9th, 4-6:30pm. $190

clay sculpture & wheel-throwing for elementary & middle-school students Students will complete a large sculpture project of their choosing, and spend time throwing on the potter’s wheel. Careful consideration will be given to glazing the projects, and the pottery will be food safe. Section A) Jason Abide –

Homeschool: Fridays, Sept. 13th-Oct. 25th, 1-2:30pm. $127

Grades 1-4: Fridays, Sept. 13th-Oct. 25th, 3-4:30pm. $127

Grades 5-7: Fridays, Sept. 13th-Oct. 25th, 4:30-6pm. $127

Section B) Jason Abide –

Homeschool: Fridays, Nov. 1st-Dec. 13th (no class Nov. 29th), 1-2:30pm. $120

Grades 1-4: Fridays, Nov. 1st-Dec. 13th (no class Nov. 29th), 3-4:30pm. $120

Grades 5-7: Fridays, Nov. 1st-Dec. 13th (no class Nov. 29th), 4:30-6pm. $120

All ArtsCenter Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

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