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Burlington City Arts

Adult Classes

SUMMER 2017 ADULT CLASSES

All summer adult classes take place at our new studios at 405 Pine Street, Burlington.

 

CLAY

WHEEL THROWING OPTION 1:

 

Wednesdays, July 12 - August 23 (no class August 16), 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Jeremy Ayers

$255 / $229.50 Members

This class is an introduction to clay, pottery, and the ceramics studio.  Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases, and bowls.  Students will also be guided through various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. Class includes one bag of clay and access to the Clay Studio’s open studio hours during the weeks of the class.  Additional clay is sold separately at $22/25lb bag.  All glazes and firings are also included. No previous experience needed. 

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WHEEL THROWING OPTION 2:

Thursdays, July 13 - August 17, 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Chris Vaughn

$255 / $229.50 Members

This class is an introduction to clay, pottery, and the ceramics studio.  Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases, and bowls.  Students will also be guided through various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. Class includes one bag of clay and access to the Clay Studio’s open studio hours during the weeks of the class.  Additional clay is sold separately at $22/25lb bag.  All glazes and firings are also included. No previous experience needed. 

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PRINT

PRINTMAKING

Wednesdays, July 12 - 26, 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Katie Loesel

$112.50 / $101.25 Members

Create unique, painterly images using a variety of tools and materials in this fun three week monoprint class.  Students will learn about the studio’s equipment, printing press, and materials while practicing proper techniques. Experimentation with layering colors and textures will also help create truly one-of-a-kind prints. Students can work from reference images or just try out different materials. Class includes all basic supplies. Open studio hours are not required or included in this class, but students can purchase extra Print Studio access separately.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING

Mondays, July 10 - August 14, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Liza Semler

$180 / $162 Members

Prerequisite: Basic camera knowledge

Learn how to tell a compelling story with your photographs! This 6-week class will introduce participants to the process of documentary storytelling and include discussions of subject matter, composition, editing and story structure.  Group discussions and critiques as well as shooting assignments and writing exercises will give participants the opportunity to begin a new photographic project or refine works in progress.  Film or digital photography acceptable.

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DIGITAL SLR CAMERA

Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Dan Lovell

$180 / $162 Members

Explore the basic workings of the digital SLR camera and learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter speeds, sensitivity ratings and exposure, and analyze the basics of composition.  Bring your camera and owner’s manual to the first class.  No experience necessary.

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DARKROOM CRASH COURSE

Tuesdays, July 18 - August 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt

$160 / $135 Members

Want to learn how to make your own black and white photographic negatives and prints in a traditional darkroom but can’t fit our 8-week course into your schedule? Come for a hands-on overview of the process from start to finish and leave confident to join the community darkroom as a member. Film, paper and darkroom supplies included.  No experience necessary.

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Scholarships (Partial and Full)

Scholarships are available through the generosity of local businesses and donors. CLICK HERE to fill out a scholarship application or call 802.865.7166 for more details.