LBCC Benton Center Community Ed Art Classes

A variety of art classes will be offered to the community through Linn-Benton Community Education at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis, starting January 5.

Classes include Altered Books & Art Journaling, Expressive Watermedia, Colored Pencil Studio Workshop, Realistic Drawing, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, Exploring Art Styles, Figure Drawing and Painting, Oil Painting Made Easy, Clay Exploration, Adaptive Handbuilding, and Techniques for Handbuilding Success.

ALTERED BOOKS & ART JOURNALING will stretch your imagination to transform a hand-made journal or discarded book into a work of art and an object of self-expression. Learn a wide variety of techniques to create beautiful, layered journal pages using mixed media. We will manipulate photographs, carve rubber stamps, integrate paint, ink, paper, gel medium, fabric, stencils, pens, markers, charcoal, and more. It's time to get creative and explore the unusual! Class meets Wednesdays starting January 7 from 6-7:50 pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $79.No experience necessary. Supply list at first class.           
                        
EXPRESSIVE WATERMEDIA focuses mainly on two perennial favorites:  watercolor and acrylic, we will explore these brilliant and sensitive media.  Demos will be done in all water media including gouache and casein showing their strengths and ranges of visual effects.  Hands-on exploration of color theory and design will be emphasized using still life, animal, landscape, and abstract subjects.  Learning control of a medium - water, paper, pigment and brushes - will free you to express your feelings in color.  Intended for beginners and intermediate painters. 
Starting January 8, class will meet Thursday from 9-11:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $109. Drawing experience is useful but not a prerequisite.  Bring a pencil and plain bond paper.  Supply list at first class.                                              

COLORED PENCIL STUDIO WORKSHOP is for those working in colored pencil to improve their skills in a studio environment. Work on projects of your choice. Emphasis is on helping students gain artistic confidence through critiques, refining techniques, and maturing as an artist. Class will begin on January 8 and meet Wednesday from 9-11:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. An all-day field trip is included. Cost is $89. Supply list at Benton Center.                                                                                                 


REALISTIC DRAWING is designed for anyone, especially people who feel they cannot draw well, who may feel they have no "talent" for drawing and may have little hope of learning how to draw.  Take this class and be surprised!  A useful class for any artist who wants to strengthen drawing and design skills. 
Beginning Tuesday, January 6 and meeting from 6-8:50 pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $109. Bring pencils and plain 8 x 11 white paper to first class.  Supply list at first class.                                            


BEGINNING DRAWING uses black and white media, explore shape, line and values to learn to draw an accurate image. Focuses on drawing skills for the beginner as well as the experienced artist and is an excellent foundation class for painters of all levels. Class meets Tuesdays starting January 6 from 9-10:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $95. Supply list at first class.           

BEGINNING PAINTING is an inspirational and practical study of the fundamentals of painting using watercolor or acrylic or oil. Focuses on individual problem areas.  Explores special techniques for seeing colors and mixing them accurately.  For beginners and more advanced painters who want to hone their color-seeing and mixing skills. 
Beginning Thursday, January 8 and meeting from 6-8:50 pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $109. Supply list at first class.   

EXPLORING ART STYLES is a hands-on exploration of art history.  Using watercolors, acrylics or oils, analyze and incorporate styles, and colors of popular 19th, 20th century and contemporary artists into new and modern subjects.  Benefit from studying historical styles and art movements.  This is one of the best ways to expand your stylistic range!  Lots of painting time with in-progress critiques, individual assistance, and optional exercises.  Demos in various media.  Beginners welcome! Starting January 9, class will meet Fridays from 9-11:50 am at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $109. Supply list at first class.                                                                                                          


FIGURE DRAWING & PAINTING uses live models that teaches the use of light and shade and color in rendering the figure in traditional realism, impressionism, cubism and expressionism.  Some experience in drawing recommended.  Students learn gesture drawing, become more accomplished in seeing, drawing and painting;  develop a personal artistic identity and style, and knowledge of art history in relation to figure drawing and painting. 
Class meets Fridays starting January 9 from 1-3:50 pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $127. Bring a pencil and plain bond paper.  Supply list at first class.

OIL PAINTING MADE EASY shows how easy oil painting can be. Easier than watercolors or acrylics..really! There are magical things you can do only with oils to paint landscapes, flowers, faces, animals..anything. Explore the richness and depth of color possible with oil paints.
Class will meet Mondays for 6 weeks starting February 2, from 6:30-8:20 pm. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59. All skill levels welcome. Supply list at first class.                                                                                                          

CLAY EXPLORATION is an opportunity for students of all skill levels to learn a variety of porcelain and stoneware techniques and to participate in a number of Raku firings.                
10-week class offerings begin Tuesday, January 6 from 6:30-9:20pm or Wednesday, January 7 from 6-8:50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $129.                                                    

ADAPTIVE HANDBUILDING is for individuals with developmental disabilities. Overview of handbuilding techniques with clay. Emphasis on problem solving; how to take a piece from conception to completion.                                               
Start January 6, class will meet Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15pm 50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59.       

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDBUILDING SUCCESS  provides an overview of handbuilding techniques with clay.  Emphasis on problem solving; how to take a piece from conception to completion.  Also explores creative process for those looking for new ideas for their clay work.  Class begins January 9 and meets Fridays from 9-11:50am 50pm at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $129. Students purchase own clay.                                                                                 

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

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