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Arts & Crafts

ART E00 Survey of Art

This course provides older adult students with in-depth knowledge about the chronological, social, and historical development of art and/or architecture. Older adults investigate the history of art and view selections from different time periods, regions, or developmental stages, and compare and contrast artwork from different periods with their peers.

Course Number:9701 Time:9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. F Location:EC 1227 409 Instructor:Walker C L

Course Number:9702 Time:11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. T Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Walker C L

Course Number:9703 Time:1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. W Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Hero C J

Course Number:9704 Time:1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Th Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Hero C J

Course Number:9705 Time:1:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. F Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Hero C J

ART E06 Artistic Expression through Gardening

This course helps older adults express themselves by creating indoor and/or outdoor gardens and learn how gardening can lead to a more creative and healthier lifestyle. Older adults discuss maintenance issues, cost factors, and artistic expression in gardening, as well as the history of gardening styles in public and private spaces. Older adults learn about making environmentally sensitive gardening choices, as well as ways to create long-lasting environments that make their lives more pleasant and fulfilling.

Course Number:9706 Time:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. M Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Jaeger J E

Course Number:9707 Time:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. T Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Jaeger J E

ART E15 Drawing

This course provides a supportive atmosphere for older adults — from beginners to more advanced students — to explore and experiment with self expression through drawing. Older adult students learn drawing skills, elements of design, composition, and creativity, as well as drawing techniques for representative or stylistic effect. As well, students learn to interpret the perceived “real world” in a two-dimensional field, and to improve their observation and hand-eye coordination. The course focuses on the processes by which one makes art, exposes students to different approaches, and challenges students to think about what they are doing or trying to do.

Course Number:9708 Time:9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. W Location:EC 1227 205 Instructor:Donon S G Learn the basics of drawing. Good for the beginner and students who would like to improve their drawing skills. It is open to all students.

Course Number:9709 Time:9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. F Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Hero C J Advanced and experimental drawing: Focus on structure, form, value and visual perception. Discussion and attention are given to theories of contemporary practices in art.

Course Number:9710 Time:12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. F Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Tirr C A Drawing in color media: Beginning and advanced techniques using colored pencils and pastels to draw still life studies, landscapes and cityscapes. Some drawing experience would be helpful.

ART E16 Life Drawing Studio

This course provides a opportunity for older adults to learn to see the human form and draw the anatomy of the human figure. This supportive class explores basic anatomy, movement, and skeletal structure of the figure using live models. Through demonstrations, class exercises, individual instruction, and guidance, beginning students learn basic life drawing skills, while more advanced students sharpen their skills in capturing the physical attributes of the model and expressiveness of the pose.

Course Number:9711 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. M Location:EC 1227 205 Instructor:Adams L K Draw the human form from a live model. Learn basic drawing skills, perception and eye-hand coordination, elements of design, composition and creativity.

Course Number:9712 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. T Location:EC 1227 205 Instructor:James N M Painting the human form — long pose for painting.

ART E19 Painting

This course enhances older adults’ artistic creativity and painting skills through positive motivation and instruction in oils and acrylics techniques that may use the palette knife for effect. Older adults learn how to select supplies and equipment, and basic elements of composition. Painting projects, demonstrations, group critiques, and discussions are used to explore two-dimensional artwork.

Course Number:9714 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. W Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Tirr C A Painting in a variety of mediums and techniques: acrylics, oils, grounds, washes, layering, color mixing, and finishes.

Course Number:9715 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Th Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Harrison A B Painting for persons at all levels of skill.

ART E20 Drawing and Painting

This course provides older adults with a supportive environment for instruction in drawing and painting. Older adults, from beginners to more advanced students, maintain or improve their drawing and/or painting skills in a constructive environment, and learn about space, line, value, and color in a workshop atmosphere.

Course Number:9716 Time:9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. M Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Benson J K Drawing and painting with emphasis on the portrait. Studio time split between working with live models and other in-class exercises.

Course Number:9717 Time:12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. T Location:MALIBU BLUFFS Instructor:Trentham B M Drawing and painting, from pencil to pastel. Work in any dry medium. Develop your sense of composition, value, color and technique. Draw and paint still-lifes, landscapes and possible “plein air” sessions in a workshop atmosphere. Friendly critiques.

Course Number:9824 Time:9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Th Location:EC 1227 205 Instructor:Trentham B M Drawing and painting in pencil to pastel. Work in any dry medium. Develop your sense of composition, value, color and technique. Draw and paint still-lifes, landscapes. Friendly critiques.

ART E21 Painting/Drawing, Oil and Acrylic

This course enhances older adults’ artistic creativity and painting skills through positive motivation and instruction in oils and acrylic techniques. Older adults learn basic painting techniques, the elements of composition, and how to select and use materials. Painting projects, demonstrations, and group critiques are used to explore two-dimensional artwork.

Course Number:9718 Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Benson J K Interdisciplinary studio. For persons at all levels of skill. Learn about concept, composition, value and color in a workshop atmosphere. This section is endowed in the memory of Francis J. Abrahams.

Course Number:9719 Time:2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. M Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Adams L K Painting and drawing for all levels.

ART E22 Watercolor

This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, brush strokes, color, value, and composition.

Course Number:9720 Time:9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. T Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Manseau F J Designed for beginning watercolorists. A techniques and methods class concentrating on the “how” of the medium: washes, brush strokes, color, value and composition.

Course Number:9721 Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. T Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Manseau F J Intermediate watercolor. Review basics and further develop techniques toward a more personal creative result. Designed for students with some experience.

ART E24 Calligraphy II

This course expands older adults’ knowledge of calligraphy and everyday calligraphic forms to use for personal growth, self expression, or for family and volunteer projects. Older adult students learn the tools and equipment needed to write the calligraphy alphabet, as well as fundamental calligraphy techniques, lettering styles, and display methods.

Course Number:9722 Time:9:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. F Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Martorello J M A variety of different styles is offered each term with variations ranging from traditional to modern adaptations. Topics include layout, use of color and practical applications. Add style and grace to all of your handwritten projects.

ART E30 Watercolor Studio

This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, textures, color, value, and composition.

Course Number:9723 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Th Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Walker C L All levels welcome. An outdoor studio class at a variety of urban cityscapes and natural gardens. Develop techniques and learn about new materials. Work in a supportive environment. Learn from group critiques. First meeting only at Clover Park (Ocean Park Blvd. & 25th Street) to get the itinerary.

Course Number:9724 Time:9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. F Location:ITINERARY Instructor:Tirr C A An outdoor, “plein air” class meeting at a variety of locations for instruction in techniques, composition, selection of subject, and quickly capturing a landscape. Critiques are at the easel. The 1st meeting is at: Tongva Park on Main St., between Colorado Ave. & Olympic Dr., across the street from Santa Monica City Hall.

Course Number:9725 Time:12 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. W Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Tirr C A Studio watercolor covering the basics with a focus on strong composition and an understanding of the medium.

Course Number:9726 Time:1 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. W Location:EC 1227 204 Instructor:Harrison A B Watercolor, drawing, and design inspired by the beauty of nature and still life. Express yourself in watercolor. All levels are welcome.

ART E55 Sculpture

This course introduces older adults to three-dimensional design principles and elements, and helps them create expressive works of sculpture. Older adults learn to appreciate sculpture as a medium of self expression, and use a combination of materials and techniques to create a sculptural form and develop an expressive idea using a variety of materials, including items from everyday life. Students are required to purchase or bring their own materials.

Course Number:9727 Time:12 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Th Location:EC 1227 205 Instructor:Benson J K Become inspired creatively in three dimensions. Material options to be discussed on first day of class. Students will be introduced to sculpture processes involving clay, paper, wire, balsa wood, found objects, plaster of Paris, mold-making rubber and casting resin.

ART E80 Jewelry Making

This course provides older adults with an opportunity to create pieces of jewelry and learn an assortment of different techniques involved in creating jewelry. Students also learn about the wide range of materials available for making jewelry. Older adults make bracelets, earrings, and necklaces using techniques such as wire wrapping and bending, macrame, pearl knotting, crimping, and bead-weaving. Each week students learn a new technique and make a piece of jewelry using that technique.

Course Number:9728 Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Th Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Ryza S V Advanced jewelry techniques. New projects weekly — wirework, bead weaving, chain maille, advanced stringing projects, and more. Use a wide assortment of tools and materials. Students purchase materials per guidelines. Projects for this section are more complex. Students should master basic jewelry skills prior to enrolling.

Course Number:9729 Time:2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Th Location:1450 OCEAN Instructor:Ryza S V Beginner to Intermediate: New projects weekly — knotting, wire wrapping, bead weaving, attaching clasps and more. Use a wide assortment of tools and materials. Students purchase their materials per guidelines. Bring any beads or tools you already own to the first class.

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