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Spring 2010

Verde Valley Art courses


The Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College

The Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College


601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

all registration is online at www.yc.edu


Classes Start January 19, 2011
Spring 2011 Schedule:
Art Foundations:
Three-Dimensional Design (ART113/Section 12408)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00-11:45 am
A foundation course for all art studies, this course provides an intro-
duction to three-dimensional forms, as well as sculptural methods of
addition, subtraction and composition. Materials covered include paper,
clay, plaster and glass. Taylor Hellmann

Color (ART114/Section 12722)


Mondays, 9:00-11:45 am
Hybrid: Online and in the Classroom
This foundation course for all art and graphic design students is not
only essential for understanding color in all art mediums, but is fun
and informative for non-art majors as well! Learn to understand what
color is, how we perceive it, how to use it, and how artists have used it
throughout history. Patty Mikles

“Art washes Drawing:


away from the Drawing I (ART110/Section 12744)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-3:45 pm
soul the dust of
Drawing is the foundation of all art because it teaches us to “see”.
everyday life.” Everyone can learn the skills necessary to draw, and this course will
Pablo Picasso improve your success in every art class you take afterward. All students
receive extensive individual attention and guidance. Patty Mikles

Drawing I (ART110/Section 12745)


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-11:45 am
This course is for students of all levels of experience. Whether you
are a painter, photographer, ceramicist, jeweler or sculptor, you should
have a solid drawing foundation to succeed. All students receive exten-
sive individual attention and guidance. Virginia Pates

Drawing II (ART111/Section 13469)


Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm
Night Class
Continuing the development of technical and perceptual skills from
Drawing I. Emphasis on developing form through line and value and
learning to design composition. Exploration of various subjects and
media including color. Penny McElhaney
Painting:
Oil/Acrylic Painting I (ART190/Section 13366)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-3:45 pm
This course offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of painting
materials, basic application, and the unique qualities of both oil and
acrylic mediums. Oil/Acrylic Painting I is a hybrid course meeting once
a week in group sessions to discuss the paintings, each individual’s
own experience and related questions and with an online component.
Students are expected to complete painting exercises in their own time.
Prerequisite: Drawing I. Patty Mikles

Oil/Acrylic Painting II (ART191/Section 13577)


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-3:45 pm
This course offers the opportunity to further skills and understanding of
processes and applications of the oil and acrylic mediums. Oil/Acrylic
Painting 2 is a hybrid course meeting once a week in group sessions
to discuss the paintings, each individual’s own experience and related
questions and with an online component. Students are expected to
complete painting exercises in their own time. Prerequisite: Oil and
Acrylic I. Patty Mikles
“Keep your love
Advanced Projects in Oil and Acrylic (ART292/Section 13578) of nature, for
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-3:45 pm that is the true
Prepare your own individual education plan and further your develop- way to under-
ment in the skills, approaches, palettes, and processes that interest you
stand art more
while receiving individual guidance from the instructor and being a part
of the learning community of oil and acrylic painters in a working art and more.”
studio. Patty Mikles Vincent Van Gogh

Watercolor Painting I (ART194/Section 12727)


Watercolor Painting II (ART195/Section 12729)
Hybrid: Online and in the Classroom
Tuesdays, 9:30-12:15 pm
Learn the basic skills, gather the necessary tools, and practice tech-
niques used for centuries by watercolor artists in a safe environment
with others who are just starting out like you. Explore the transparent
qualities of the medium. Techniques and materials stimulate personal
creativity and uniqueness of expression. Watercolor II proceeds with
independent development and varied techniques to meet individual
needs. Prerequisite: Drawing I. Patty Mikles
Painting con’t:
Advanced Projects in Watercolor (ART293/Section 12730)
Hybrid: Online and in the Classroom
Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:15 pm
Prepare your own individual education plan and further your develop-
ment in the skills, approaches, palettes, and processes that interest you
while receiving individual guidance from the painting instructor and be-
ing a part of the learning community of watercolor painters in a working
art studio. Patty Mikles.

Life Painting (ART 212 /Section 32442)


Fridays, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Using a live model, students learn to design from the life figure while
developing techniques in painting, value and color theory to represent
the human form. Focus on the properties of light and perspective.
Prerequisites: Drawing I and Oil/Acrylic Painting, or permission from
instructor. Carolyn Ensley

Ceramics
Ceramics I & II (ART 120 & 121) “Art is con-
Designed for complete beginners, professionals-in-training and dedi- templation. It
cated amateurs. Each semester includes instruction in hand-building
techniques, wheel throwing, slip painting, glazing and firing. Projects is the pleasure
and specific topics of instruction change frequently, allowing students to of the mind
repeat this course many times, learning something new each semester. which searches
All students will have the opportunity to load and fire kilns. into nature and
Ceramics III & IV (ART 220 & 221) which there
These semi-self-directed courses allow the intermediate or advanced divines the
ceramics student the opportunity to create a personal project with the spirit of which
support of instructors and staff. Topics can include advanced pursuits Nature herself
of techniques and/or ideas, and work can be functional or sculptural.
Students will have access to all of the Ceramics facilities, as well as the is animated. ”
support and expertise of the instructors. Prerequisite: Ceramics I and II, Auguste Rodin
or approval of the instructor.

Studio Ceramics:
Days
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-3:45 pm Virginia Pates
Ceramics I – (Section 12409)
Ceramics II – (Section 12410)
Ceramics III – (Section 12411)
Ceramics IV – (Section 12412)
Evenings
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm David Woof
Ceramics I – (Section 12427)
Ceramics II – (Section 12431)
Ceramics III – (Section 12442)
Ceramics IV – (Section 12443)

Weekends
Saturdays, 9:00 am-3:00 pm David Woof
Ceramics I – (Section 12444)
Ceramics II – (Section 12445)
Ceramics III – (Section 12447)
Ceramics IV – (Section 12448)

Jewelry
Jewelry I (ART140/Section 12454)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:15 pm
Come join the area’s foremost jewelers and learn to develop a personal
motif. Use ancient techniques like anticlastic raising, forging, and cast-
ing, as well as new modern industrial techniques employing a hydraulic
“Art is a step
press. Carolyn Ensley
from what is
Jewelry II (ART141/Section 12455) obvious and
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-3:45 pm well-known
A special, advanced course for those who have completed Jewelry I.
toward what
Carolyn Ensley
is arcane and
Jewelry I (ART140/Section 12457) concealed.”
Jewelry II (ART141/Section 12458) Kahlil Gibran
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am-12:15 pm
Explore the use of hand tools and classic techniques to shape silver
and gold into pieces of wearable art. Hammer, saw, file, solder, cast
and have fun learning real skills. In Jewelry II, forge the metal to shape
it, and learn to cut and polish a stone to be built into a piece of jewelry.
Prerequisite: Jewelry I or permission of the instructor. Jahn Baker

Handmade Books
Art Topics: Small Handmade Books (ART198/Section 12791)
February 11–March 11, 2011
Fridays, 9:00-11:45 am
Handmade books are unique, personal, sensuous and permanent, and
creating books by hand is an ancient and exciting art form. Explore the
fun of creating your own handmade books using traditional and modern
materials, and techniques in an inspiring classroom experience.
Patty Mikles
Glass
Stained Glass I (ART124/Section 12450)
Stained Glass II (ART125/Section 12452)
Saturdays, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Stained Glass I: Exploration of copper foil and lead came techniques of
stained glass, including precision glass cutting, and creative application
of these techniques in producing interior and architectural art pieces.
Stained Glass II: Basic lead and copper foil techniques with addition of
acid etching, sandblasting and more advanced design problems, with
an emphasis on individual creativity. Melissa Kramer

Art Topics: Glass Fusing (ART198/Section 12793)


March 21–April 18, 2011
Mondays, 5:00-8:30 pm
Fused glass is the new rave in the art world! Come and discover this
exciting art medium by learning techniques to create beautiful unique
fused glass pieces you can use or display. Topics will include types of
glass, use of frits, slumping and cast glass, and more. Melissa Kramer

Digital Arts “What I dream


Adobe Photoshop I (ART137/Section 32418) of is an art
Night Class
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm of balance,
Digital image fundamentals. This course covers the technical and cre- of purity and
ative use of Adobe® Photoshop® image manipulation software, as well serenity devoid
as the use of peripheral commercial hardware and software for image of troubling or
capture. Todd Conaway
depressing sub-
ject matter…a
Professional Practices:
Gallery Management (ART105/Section 13363) soothing, calm-
Hybrid: Online and in the Classroom ing influence on
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:45 pm the mind, rather
Students in this course will learn the basic skills required to manage,
like a good arm-
curate and promote an art gallery or museum. Instruction will consist
of lectures, field trips and hands-on experience through participation in chair which pro-
Verde Gallery activities. Virginia Pates vides relaxation
from physical
Portfolio Development (ART232/Section 13364)
fatigue. ”
Hybrid: Online and in the Classroom
Thursdays, 1:00-2:45 pm Henri Matisse
Develop techniques of self-promotion through the creation of traditional
and electronic graphic design and fine arts portfolios, resumes and
other career search materials, as well as gaining exhibition skills and
experience. Virginia Pates
PHOTOGRAPHY:
Photography I (ART150/Section 13365)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm
This course will be an introduction to the fundamentals of photography.
Concepts covered will include: creative camera operation; identifying,
measuring and controlling light values; basic black and white (silver)
darkroom techniques and controls including film processing, contact
printing and enlarging; exhibition quality photography and printing. We
will combine modern digital camera practice with what is learned about
photography through the exploration of film techniques. Jon Pelletier

Sedona Center for Arts


and Technology
Adobe Photoshop I (ART137/Section 12627)
Adobe Photoshop II (ART237/Section 13596)
Online
Digital image fundamentals. Technical and creative use of Adobe®
Photoshop® image manipulation software. Use of peripheral commer- “Vision is the
cial hardware and software for image capture. Judie Piner art of seeing
what is invisible
to others. ”
Jonathan Swift
all registration is online at www.yc.edu
Classes Start January 19, 2011
The Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College
601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
YC025-11