Charcoal Drawing Louis Habeck
September 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover the advantages and applications of different charcoal drawing materials e.g. charcoal pencils, willow, compressed, and charcoal powder. Learn both traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Instructor Louis received his BFA from the University of Montana. He is a former YAM Artist in Residence. His body of work reveals his abilities as an interdisciplinary artist and an innovator.
Black & White Photography Ed Barta
October 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Create black and white photographs using The Zone System formulated by Ansel Adams. Over two days, you will go into the field to take photographs and then develop images in a traditional darkroom at Rocky Mountain College.
Instructor Ed has been taking traditional black and white landscape photographs and developing them in a darkroom for forty years. He has exhibited both internationally and in Montana. Students need to bring a 35 mm film camera-SLR.
Book Binding II Jodi Lightner
October 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn book binding techniques for making two personalized handmade books that can be used as sketchbooks or journals. You will explore sewing processes including Japanese Stab Stitch.
Instructor Jodi is a Professor of Art at MSU-Billings. The human psychology of built structures is a central theme in her large scale drawings and collaborative art projects.
Wire Sculpture Candace Forrette
November 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Create wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures using various gauges of wire and simple tools. You will learn techniques such as joining and bending, and experiment with implicit and explicit volume, texture, and line.
Instructor Candace attended the Art Institute of Boston and has her BFA and MFA in Sculpture from Utah State University. “My work is informed by my feelings for and observations of the land and the natural world.”
Fused Glass Winter Lantern Dione Roberts
December 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. Design the four sides of a winter lantern with fusible glass and learn fusing fundamentals. Note: finished art will be picked up the following week at D&J’s Glassworks.
Instructor Dione is the owner/artist of D&J’s Glassworks in Billings. She works in fused glass, stained glass, and mosaics making custom pieces as well as pieces for display in galleries. She is a graduate of Eastern Montana College with degrees in Art and Theater.
The Basics of Drawing Candace Forrette
January 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Capturing what you see will be explored using charcoal and graphite techniques. Discover the use of gesture, line, shape, value, and composition in drawing. Learn the basics using still life observation in the morning. In the afternoon, those techniques will be applied to create original charcoal drawings.
Instructor Visit candaceforrette.com to see Candace’s work including drawings, encaustic work, installations, and fired works.
Jewelry from Silver PMC Susan Germer
February 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Febuary 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn basic techniques with Silver Precious Metal Clay to create a wearable piece of art. Discover the creative possibilities and unique properties of the medium. Using simple tools, form and texture turn PMC into earrings and a pendant of your own design. After kiln firing you will have a creation of Fine Silver (.999%). Finishing techniques will be taught on the second day, including adding patina and color.
Instructor Susan is a certified Precious Metal Clay Instructor and has been creating with PMC for 15 years with jewelry design as her main focus. Her jewelry has been sold in galleries, art shows, and in shops in Montana and California.
Relief Printing Rebecca Weed
March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Students will learn about the process, tools, and philosophy of relief printing. Using linoleum as the substrate and water based inks to print, the class is designed for the beginner and seasoned printer alike. Working with shape and pattern, students will create images of their favorite animals. Then, collaborating with others, those animals will become magical beasts never before imagined. In addition to relief printing the class will explore the possibilities of the monoprint.
Instructor Rebecca received her MFA in Painting from the University of Montana in 2011. Currently she teaches at Northwest College in Powell, WY. She has also taught printmaking at MSU-Billings. She has participated in national and international group shows.