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Fine Arts

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Online

Want to take art classes in St Louis? Discover, sample and expand your artistic talent with drawing classes, pottery classes or painting classes. Classes are offered at convenient locations throughout St. Louis.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Drawing

Drawing: Pencil Basics I

Discover essential art fundamentals using pencil to create line, perspective, value and composition. No experience necessary and individualized instruction included. Supply list will be sent. This class is recommended for beginners only.
ARTS-709 | 5 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG
S04 Sa Noon-3 p.m. | Sean Long
May 22-June 19 | MC-HE 219

Drawing: Beginning/Intermediate

Learn the tools, materials, and visual and artistic perception essential to drawing. Or, as a returning student, continue to sharpen your skills through projects and/or independent work. Explore drawing fundamentals including line, perspective, value and composition in the use of pencil, conté crayon and charcoal. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-709 | 6 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG
S01 Tu 9:30 a.m.-noon | Ruth Kolker
June 1-6 | MC-SO 111

Drawing: Beginning/Intermediate

Learn the tools, materials, and visual and artistic perception essential to drawing. Or, as a returning student, continue to sharpen your skills through projects and/or independent work. Explore drawing fundamentals including line, perspective, value and composition in the use of pencil, conté crayon and charcoal. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-709 | 6 sessions | $72 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
S02 W 6-8:30 p.m. | Lisa Payne
June 9-July 14 | Online

Perspective Drawing and Still Life

Explore drawing fundamentals of line, perspective, value and composition in a relaxed atmosphere with individualized instruction. All levels welcome. Intermediate level students will advance with more sophisticated projects. Supply list discussed at first class. Bring pencil and sketch pad to first class.
ARTS-709 | 6 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG
S03 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Phillip Perschbacher
June 7-July 19 | FP-G 413
• NOTE: No class July 5.

Children’s Book Illustration

Do you love children’s storybooks? Want to illustrate one of your own? Take the journey and plot your story into a six-page counting book. You’ll create thumbnails, draw sketches, and make a book dummy before painting final artwork. Leave with your ready-to-share book or keep it as your own. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-721 | 6 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG
S01 W 6-8 p.m. | Sean Long
June 2-July 7 | MC-HE 125

Exploring Cartooning

Explore cartooning and comics with an overview of the tools. Investigate comic strip creation, comic book layout, political cartooning, basic character design, and hand-drawn animation. Gain an understanding of basics, skills and techniques. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing class or equivalent experience. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-721 | 6 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $105 REG
S03 W 6-8 p.m. | Sean Long
July 14-Aug. 11 | MC -HE 125

Printmaking

Printmaking: Monotypes and Relief Prints

Explore the medium of printmaking with both conventional and non-traditional methods. Use a variety of materials (found objects) to create monotypes and relief prints on paper, through experimentation with collage, stenciling, painting and drawing. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-765 | 6 sessions | $56 AGE 60+ | $93 REG
S01 M 9:30 a.m.-noon | Ruth Kolker
May 17-June 28 | Online
• NOTE: No class May 31.

Monotype Prints with a Gelli Plate

Explore the world of monotypes. Create unique images using this fast printmaking method. Learn the process of monotype printmaking and its advantages versus other methods. No prior experience needed. Supply list will be sent.
CRFT-765 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S11 W 6-9 p.m. | Dee Levang
Aug. 11 | Online

Painting

Oil and Acrylics: All Levels

Explore oil paint’s richness. Discover color theory, artistic perception, composition, paint mixing and application. Progress at your own rate with individualized instruction as you learn techniques to enhance painting skills. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-740 | 6 sessions | $64.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
S01 Tu 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Lisa Payne
June 8-July 13 | Online
ARTS-740 | 8 sessions | $70.50 AGE 60+ | $129 REG
S02 M W 1-4 p.m. | Sarah Paulsen
July 7-August 2 | Online

A Painting Flower Soiree!

Paint the night away! A local artist will assist you in painting a field of summer flowers. Grab a beverage, a canvas and acrylic paint. No previous experience is required to create your own masterpiece. Have your supplies and sense of humor ready! Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-748 | 1 session | $21.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S01 Th 6-9 p.m. | Mike Ochonicky
Aug. 5 | Online

Happy Sneakers

Jump into your summer sandals while you design your sneakers. Come join a fun and creative group of bedazzlers. Make a gift or pamper yourself by designing fun sneakers with pizzazz. Supply list will be sent.
ARTS-765 | 1 session | $21.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
S02 W 6-9 p.m. | Mike Ochonicky
June 2 | Online


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