“Every Artist Was First an Amateur” – R.W. Emerson
Create a conversation piece for your living room. Exercise the right side of your brain. Unwind and relax as you turn your thoughts to something new. Sharpen your skills.
There are so many great reasons for artists and aspiring artists to register for art classes and workshops. Columbia Association’s Columbia Art Center has a wide range of choices to explore.
Classes in the more familiar mediums are always available, including ceramics, drawing and painting, jewelry design, and photography. Seasonal classes, guest artist workshops, and special topic workshops change each quarter, offering both CA members and non-members an opportunity to try something new!
Whether you’re rekindling your passion for art or developing your skills even further, Columbia Art Center is the perfect place to bring your creativity to life.
Black and White Ink Wash Painting from ObservationInk wash painting is a water-based medium with a similar technique to watercolor painting. However, when creating an ink wash painting, black ink is used to create a grayscale work of art. Whether you have any prior experience working with ink or are a complete beginner, Geraldine will walk you through the process while you create your very own ink wash painting.
Create Your Best Life: The Creativity Crash CourseNEW! Enjoy this crash course on your creative personality and blast through barriers to your creativity! You will learn that as an artist, you have unique needs and strengths that can work together to help you develop your own creative personality. Cindy will help you to identify creative obstacles and show you techniques that can empower you to move forward into
creating art every day.
Different Perspectives: A Photo Field TripNEW! Following an orientation session, you will be provided an opportunity to create photos during a local field trip and then compare and review your images with others. Gain insights and feedback by sharing different perspectives, styles, selection of subject matter and composition choices. Participants will need a camera, smartphone or tablet for the field trip.
Fused Glass Square Bowl Sampling WorkshopBack by popular demand! Learn basic fused glass techniques and create your own fused glass square bowl. Bring your friends for a fun, creative morning. Light refreshments will be available. Your creation will be ready for pickup within two to three weeks following the workshop. All supplies included.
Give it a SpinHave you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Then this wheel-throwing workshop is for you. Learn methods for centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Enjoy learning how to decorate finished pieces using commercial underglazes. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
I Have a Phone: Do I Need a Camera?NEW! This workshop explores the capabilities and potential of your smartphone as a serious camera for creative expression, image sharing, and documenting life events. Learn about camera features, in-camera adjustments, internal and external storage, basic photographic principles of exposure and composition, and options for presentation.
Mystery Maker MixerEnjoy an evening with your friends creating a mystery art project. An instructor will take you step-by-step through the creative
process. You will leave with your own personalized artwork! No art experience required. Light refreshments available. Feel
free to bring your own beverages and snacks. Only 20 spots are available, so book now!