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Adult Education

The creative life is the most rewarding life

The Watkins College of Art offers a refined array of adult personal interest and professional development courses and workshops throughout the year. All program offerings are taught by practicing artists and are offered in the same well-equipped facilities that support our degree-seeking students. Program offerings include 3-D Arts, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Book Arts, Photography, and Graphic Design. Our current course offerings are listed below. Fall registration begins August 1. 

 MULTI-WEEK COURSES 

Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 6-9 pm 

Drawing Fundamentals - Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 6-9 pm

Color Theory and Composition Strategies - Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 6-9 pm

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing - Thursdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 2, 6-9 pm (This course has two break weeks.)

Understanding Abstract Painting - Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 6-9 pm 

Fundamentals of Illustration - Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 6-9 pm

From Color to Conductive: An Exploration of Sustainable Cloth, Thursdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 6-8 pm

 ONLINE COURSES 

Storytelling and Self-expression in Photography - Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov. 8, 6-8 pm (*This class has an in-person weekend workshop on Sept. 25).

Digital Photography Foundations - Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 6-8 pm

Scape: Photographing Spaces - Thursdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6-8 pm (*This class has one in-person weekend field trip.)

Digital Design Foundations - Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, 6-8 pm

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Experimental Watercolors - Saturday, September 18, 10 am - 4 pm

Design for Entrepreneurs: September 18, 10 am - 4 pm

Botanical Drawing in Watercolor Inks - Saturday, September 18, 10 am - 4 pm

Introduction to Children's Illustration - Saturday, October 9, 10 am - 4 pm

Handmade Paper - Saturday, October 9, 10 am - 4 pm

Botanical Drawing Fall Flora - October 23, 10 am - 4 pm

Digitizing Family Photos: TBD

 

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