Fiber Arts Photography Courses Bach to Brubeck (and everything in between)
Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
8-Session Evening Course
The elegant script commonly known as Copperplate is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. The rhythm and grace of the letterform is used on invitations, menus, and place cards, and can take your personal correspondence to a whole new level.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock
8-Session Evening Course
The most sculptural of all printmaking techniques, woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images made up of patterns and textures. Relying on your hands, from carving the image to pressing it, woodblock and linocut are the most direct ways to create images because they don’t rely on mechanical processes.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
8-Session Daytime Course
In this course, learn the Foundational hand, an alphabet developed from 10th-century English manuscripts that evolved from the Roman alphabet. The Foundational hand, based on the circular "o," is the perfect training hand for beginners. As well as being a beautiful, readable hand, it provides a great foundation for more advanced letterforms.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Introduction to Case Book Binding
4-Session Evening Course
This class teaches the skills to create a case- bound book from scratch. Learn how to create individual signatures of a book and sew it into a completed textblock, which will be covered with a one-of-a-kind cloth or paper cover.   
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Color Theory
8-Session Evening Course
Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. Participants then use these ideas in working with tonal contrast and patterning, and also begin to explore color temperature and complementary color effects and harmonies.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Flowers in Glass Mosaic
7-Session Afternoon Course
Translate the beauty and color of stained glass into a striking floral mosaic composition as you learn a range of working techniques especially suited for this subject matter. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Contemporary Mosaics: Dimensional Landscapes
7-Session Evening Course
Explore a range of compositional techniques as you create a stylized representational landscape filled with texture and dimension using materials including smalti, stained glass, milleflori, shells, pebbles, and found objects.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Sweet Grass-Style Coiled Basket Workshop
The art of coiled basketry came to America through slaves who used the aromatic long-bladed grasses found in Southern states to create baskets based on traditional African forms. Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue introduces its history and techniques in a workshop that emphasizes sweet grass and pine-needle crafting.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Tussie-Mussies: A Victorian Language of Flowers Workshop
Straight-laced Victorians used floriography—the language of flowers—to send coded messages of affection that they dared not speak aloud. Under the guidance of floral designer Sarah Von Pollaro, modern-day romantics can become fluent in expressing their emotions by creating a 19th century-inspired bouquet called a tussie mussie for a special Valentine’s Day recipient.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Twill Basket-Weaving Workshop
Twilling produces a unique and interesting pattern different from the standard over-and-under weave. Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a beautiful basket using the technique.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Mosaic Mentoring
Could your mosaic project in progress benefit from some personalized professional direction and new infusion of creative energy? Get both when you spend a valuable day guided by Studio Arts program instructor Bonnie Fitzgerald.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art: Or, Who Was Fibonacci and What Did He Do for Art?
2-Session Afternoon Course
An exploration of the scientific and artistic developments that surfaced during the Renaissance can offer valuable insights for contemporary artists and viewers. Through lectures and drawing and composition exercises, learn how the period’s artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Twill and Twining Basket-Weaving Workshop
Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a beautiful basket using twilling and twining techniques, which produce unique and interesting patterns different from the standard over-and-under weave.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand
One of the most popular styles used in contemporary Western calligraphy, the elegant Italic script was developed from antique Latin texts and inscriptions during the Italian Renaissance. The workshop is geared for students who have some knowledge using the broad- edge pen and wish to expand their study of calligraphy.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Colored and Textural Backgrounds for Calligraphy and More
Backgrounds filled with color or texture can add extra dimension and interest to calligraphy, handwriting, or other projects—or simply stand on their own as artwork. Have fun as you learn to create them using colored inks, pastels, and other media.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00 AM