Virtual Adult Classes: Summer 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A VIRTUAL CLASS
Students will meet via Zoom from the comfort and safety of their home. Virtual classes will provide students with tools and techniques that can be utilized for continued, independent learning. Each week, teaching artists will present new techniques and demonstrations and provide students the opportunity to ask questions and have their work critiqued.

CLASS TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Participants will need access to the internet and a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers. Instruction will be provided via Zoom, a web-based video-conferencing platform. A link and password are required to access the virtual classroom. A test connection prior to each scheduled lesson is encouraged to ensure ease of access and positive experience. An email with special instructions specific to each class will be sent one week prior to each class start date. The email will include a Zoom invitation that allows registered students to log on and join the class.

To ensure a positive experience, we encourage students to enter the Zoom on mute and remain on mute unless interacting with the group. We strongly recommend having the video camera on to encourage students and teaching artists to build relationships and have fun together.

MATERIAL KITS
Material kits are available for purchase for a select number of classes through the Des Moines Art Center at the time of registration and will provide all the required materials to complete the projects for the duration of the class. When applicable, students will be provided a date and time for no-contact pick up at the Art Center before the start of the class. Delivery of material kits is not an option. 

For most classes, a material list will be provided for students to purchase supplies independently. Studio staff and teaching artists will be using the listed supplies to demonstrate how to use the materials and related techniques; product substitutions are not recommended.

WORKSPACE
If possible, students should choose a designated workspace that can be utilized as a “studio.” Please familiarize yourself with each class’s materials and plan ahead to accommodate any mess. We recommend placing a wipeable table cloth or newsprint down before the start of each class. Finding a dedicated space will allow students the flexibility and independence to work on their projects as inspiration occurs.

VIRTUAL CLASS REFUND POLICY
No refunds for classes or material kits will be permitted.


Calligraphy

20BV713 Calligraphy (July 28 – September 3):Practice traditional calligraphy and explore modern fonts from the comfort of your home. Each student will have the opportunity to work with the instructor to develop their own calligraphic style. This class will start with pointed pen, then progress towards brush calligraphy. Advanced students are welcome to work on individual projects under the guidance of the instructor.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays / 7 – 8 pm (6 weeks)
July 28 – September 3
Instructor: Tome Hope
Tuition: $240 ($192 for members*) / Material kit $40 

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DRAWING

20BV712 Introduction to Drawing (July 28 – August 13): Take a crash course in drawing and learn to draw from observation while exploring simple drawing techniques, including the principles of design and the elements of art.

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 7 – 8 pm (3 weeks)
July 28 – August 13
Instructor: Tyler Kirkholm
Tuition: $120 ($96 for members*)

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Mixed Media + Craft

20BV741 Mapping Your World: Book Arts (July 27 – September 2): Learn to create three handmade books as you find inspiration through an investigation of your surroundings. Using deep mapping, a creative exploration approach which interweaves storytelling and cultural geography, participants will select a walkable parcel of land, urban or rural, that intrigues them. Participants will research the area through inquiries of their choice, examining the history of the land, its inhabitants, the built environment, culture, social structures, and creative outputs. Participants will then plan and assemble an artist’s book or other narrative structure as a creative response to both their walking experience and research.

Mondays & Wednesdays / 6:30 – 7:30 pm (6 weeks)
July 27 – September 2
Instructor: Mary Jones
Tuition: $240 ($192 for members*) / Material kit $60

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20BV743 The Creative Process (July 28 – September 3): Use your artistic practice and experimental activities to explore meaning-making during times of uncertainty and unrest. Cultivate and expand your creativity, redirect creative blocks, and bolster innovative problem-solving as you find your voice through new processes of ideation and creation. Use your personal environment and the world around you to practice a variety of looking exercises, idea generation, purposeful play, and participatory prompts.

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6 – 7 pm (5 weeks)
July 28 – September 3 / No class August 11 and 13
Instructor: Amenda Tate
Tuition: $200 ($160 for members*)

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Painting

20BV721 Oil Painting for All Levels (July 20 – August 24): Paint from observation and/or reference as you study the foundations of oil painting. Beginners will gain a working knowledge of chiaroscuro, composition, and the fundamentals of color theory. Experienced painters will gain a deeper understanding of compositional study, color theory, and refining techniques as they work closely with the instructor to plan a personal course of study. Recommended prerequisite: Beginning Drawing.

Mondays / 5 – 7 pm (6 weeks)
July 20 – August 24
Instructor: Diane Kunzler
Tuition: $240 ($192 for members*)

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20BV722 Portrait Painting (July 28 – September 3): Study the anatomy and form of the human head and explore how to represent the most complex form of the human figure in a two-dimensional medium. Using wet and dry mediums, learn a variety of construction models and study how the application of light affects image and perspective, then apply the basic principles of construction to create an illusion of three-dimensional form. Formal instruction provided on Tuesdays; Thursdays are dedicated to instructor office hours for individual critique and questions.

Tuesdays / 5 – 8 pm and Thursdays / 6 – 7 pm (6 weeks)
July 21 – August 27
Instructor: Eric Leonard Jones
Tuition: $480 ($384 for members*)

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Photography

20BV782 Photoshop for Photographers (July 27 – September 2): Take your photographs to the next level by learning how to edit and manipulate your images using your own computer from the comfort of your home. Gain a better understanding of the myriad of tools in Photoshop and how to apply them to your personal editing process. Students will learn how to crop and resize images in preparation for print production and web output, exposure and color balance adjustments, portrait editing, and object removal tool, as well as adjustment layer masking. Material fee covers the cost of printing and a flash drive. A personal subscription to Adobe Photoshop is required.

Mondays & Wednesdays / 7 – 8 pm (6 weeks)
July 27 – September 2
Instructor: Allison Missal-Akright
Tuition: $240 ($192 for members*)

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Watercolor

20BV724 Intermediate & Advanced Watercolor (July 28 – September 3): Explore advanced techniques as you learn how to use photographic references to create watercolor paintings. Gain an understanding of atmosphere and perspective through the investigation of urban spaces and landscapes. Advance your understanding of color as you explore color balance, hue, and color intensity to create more engaging compositions. Recommended prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor.

Tuesdays and Thursdays / 1 – 2 pm (6 weeks)
July 28 – September 3
Instructor: Maria Cervantes
Tuition: $240 ($192 for members*)

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Independent Study: Jewelry Design

0BV761 Independent Study: Jewelry Design (July 28 – August 25): Design and create unique handmade jewelry from the comfort of your home studio through weekly critiques and guidance from teaching artist, Rob Sunderman. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to advance your jewelry-making skills and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and equipment will not be provided by the Art Center. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry.

Tuesdays / 6:30 pm (5 weeks)
July 28 – August 25
Instructor: Rob Sunderman
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV762 Independent Study: Jewelry Design (July 28 – August 25): Design and create unique handmade jewelry from the comfort of your home studio through weekly critiques and guidance from teaching artist, Rob Sunderman. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to advance your jewelry-making skills and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and equipment will not be provided by the Art Center. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry.

Tuesdays / 7:30 pm (5 weeks)
July 28 – August 25
Instructor: Rob Sunderman
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV763 Independent Study: Jewelry Design (July 29 – August 26): Design and create unique handmade jewelry from the comfort of your home studio through weekly critiques and guidance from teaching artist, Rob Sunderman. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to advance your jewelry-making skills and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and equipment will not be provided by the Art Center. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry.

Wednesday / 6:30 pm (5 weeks)
July 29 – August 26
Instructor: Rob Sunderman
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV764 Independent Study: Jewelry Design (July 29 – August 26): Design and create unique handmade jewelry from the comfort of your home studio through weekly critiques and guidance from teaching artist, Rob Sunderman. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to advance your jewelry-making skills and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and equipment will not be provided by the Art Center. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry.

Wednesdays / 7:30 pm (5 weeks)
July 29 – August 26
Instructor: Rob Sunderman
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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Independent Study: Ceramics

20BV971 Independent Study: Ceramics (August 4 – September 1): Create ceramics from the comfort of your home studio while having limited access to the studio to use the equipment and have your work fired. Meet weekly via Zoom with Art Center Ceramic Technician Travis Gingerich for guidance, critiques, and schedule access to the studio for glazing, dropping off clay, and using large equipment. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to continue making ceramics during our studio closure, advance your skills, and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and studio time will not be provided by the Art Center; students can schedule appointments to use glazes and the slab roller. Ceramic experience and working knowledge of the Art Center studio and equipment are required.

Tuesday / 3:00 pm (5 weeks)
August 4 – September 1
Instructor: Travis Gingerich
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV972 Independent Study: Ceramics (August 4 – September 1): Create ceramics from the comfort of your home studio while having limited access to the studio to use the equipment and have your work fired. Meet weekly via Zoom with Art Center Ceramic Technician Travis Gingerich for guidance, critiques, and schedule access to the studio for glazing, dropping off clay, and using large equipment. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to continue making ceramics during our studio closure, advance your skills, and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and studio time will not be provided by the Art Center; students can schedule appointments to use glazes and the slab roller. Ceramic experience and working knowledge of the Art Center studio and equipment are required.

Tuesday / 4:00 pm (5 weeks)
August 4 – September 1
Instructor: Travis Gingerich
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV973 Independent Study: Ceramics (August 4 – September 1): Create ceramics from the comfort of your home studio while having limited access to the studio to use the equipment and have your work fired. Meet weekly via Zoom with Art Center Ceramic Technician Travis Gingerich for guidance, critiques, and schedule access to the studio for glazing, dropping off clay, and using large equipment. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to continue making ceramics during our studio closure, advance your skills, and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and studio time will not be provided by the Art Center; students can schedule appointments to use glazes and the slab roller. Ceramic experience and working knowledge of the Art Center studio and equipment are required.

Tuesday / 5:00 pm (5 weeks)
August 4 – September 1
Instructor: Travis Gingerich
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV974 Independent Study: Ceramics (August 4 – September 1): Create ceramics from the comfort of your home studio while having limited access to the studio to use the equipment and have your work fired. Meet weekly via Zoom with Art Center Ceramic Technician Travis Gingerich for guidance, critiques, and schedule access to the studio for glazing, dropping off clay, and using large equipment. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to continue making ceramics during our studio closure, advance your skills, and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and studio time will not be provided by the Art Center; students can schedule appointments to use glazes and the slab roller. Ceramic experience and working knowledge of the Art Center studio and equipment are required.

Tuesday / 6:00 pm (5 weeks)
August 4 – September 1
Instructor: Travis Gingerich
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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20BV975 Independent Study: Ceramics (August 4 – September 1): Create ceramics from the comfort of your home studio while having limited access to the studio to use the equipment and have your work fired. Meet weekly via Zoom with Art Center Ceramic Technician Travis Gingerich for guidance, critiques, and schedule access to the studio for glazing, dropping off clay, and using large equipment. Private instruction will provide you the opportunity to continue making ceramics during our studio closure, advance your skills, and develop a home practice while having access to the expertise of a professional artist. Students must have the ability and tools to work independently from home or a private studio. Tools and studio time will not be provided by the Art Center; students can schedule appointments to use glazes and the slab roller. Ceramic experience and working knowledge of the Art Center studio and equipment are required.

Tuesday / 7:00 pm (5 weeks)
August 4 – September 1
Instructor: Travis Gingerich
Tuition $250 ($200 for members*)

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