Virtual Art School Courses

EA Art School strives to remain welcoming and accessible to all during the hiatus caused by COVID-19. In keeping with our values, we are offering students the opportunity to choose what you are able to pay for virtual courses​­­–– registration is available at $10, $20, or $30 per class. While any amount is appreciated, if each student participates at the $20 per class level, we will be able to cover our operating costs. We will also continue to offer a limited number of no-cost seats in each course for those who are experiencing financial hardship.

JUNE COURSES

Exploring Techniques in Clay: Jaleh Fazel

(Wednesdays 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 from 11:00am to 12:30pm)

In this virtual ceramic course, EA Art School Faculty Member, Jaleh Fazel, will share her depth of knowledge gained from her experience working with some of the ceramic world’s most influential artists. Through conversation, Jaleh will explore and explain various techniques for surface decoration on clay. She will answer questions from students catering to individual participants’ needs and curiosities! Students are welcome and encouraged to bring examples of their favorite ceramic pieces to discuss and share with the group. Anyone interested in clay is welcome!

Creative Painting: Jodie Niss

(Wednesdays 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm)

In this course, students will create one painting every class while learning a new technique each week to push their creativity. Techniques include painting with line, abstracting an image, fast painting and color theory. Students will find their individual voice through creative thinking and art making. All skill levels and paint preferences are welcome!

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Painting in Acrylics & Oil: Thomas Legaspi

(Thursdays 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 from 11:00am to 12:30pm)

Come paint in oil or acrylic! Students will learn techniques such as color mixing, tonal and value control, textural exploration, and overall composition. Paint in any style from still lifes, photographs or your imagination. Open to students of all levels.

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Hand-building & Surface Decorations: Evan Hagan

(Thursdays 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm)

In this 4-week virtual pottery course, students will deepen their understanding of hand-building with clay and decorating the surface of their ceramic forms. Teaching Artist & EA Art School Studio Manager, Evan Hagan, will explore a variety of techniques with his students, focusing primarily on carving from a solid block of clay to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Evan will further demonstrate how to embellish and adorn the surface of these vessel forms with stamps, etching, and underglaze. Anyone interested in pottery is welcome!

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Introduction to Hand-building: Lynn Goodman

(Saturdays (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 from 11:00am to 12:30pm)

In this virtual pottery course, students will learn about utilizing hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slab construction. Ceramics instructor, Lynn Goodman, will also explore a variety of surface decorating techniques with her students during this 4-week course.

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Introduction to Drawing: Thomas Legaspi

(Saturdays 6/6, 6,13, 6/20, 6/27 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm)

Discover the joy of drawing! Explore your creativity through drawing and experiment with a variety of art materials, including pencil, charcoal, and ink. Working from still lifes, artists will learn fundamentals including line, form, shading, composition, personal self-expression and more. The course includes instructor demos– both live and pre-recorded videos– live painting together, instructor feedback and student sharing.

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Introduction to Watercoloring: Jodie Niss

(Sundays 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm)

This one-and-a-half-hour class will include a video demo from Jodie, live instruction, painting time, feedback from Jodie and time to share your work with others. This class will introduce you to watercolor painting techniques in a fun and easy way.

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Painting Studio: Jodie Niss

(Mondays 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm)

This course is designed for painters who know the basics and want to move to the next level in their painting. Students can paint in water-based paint or oil paint. For the first two classes, the instructor will introduce projects that will focus on how to paint with colors in new ways. The last two classes will focus on exploring new techniques on how to put your paint down on the canvas. Come ready with ideas, images or still life objects to paint.

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Meaningful Materials: Liz Lohr

(Tuesdays 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm)

This intermedia course will focus on the moments when materials become willful actors and agents within artistic processes. Student work will utilize everyday materials to create unique works of art through experimentation. Classes will include talks about artists using materiality, class discussions, individualized feedback from the instructor to support investigations, and the option to document and share projects.

All of our virtual offerings will be held via Zoom. Please download the  opens in a new windowZoom app on your phone or computer prior to the start of your class or activity. You can find basic instructions on using Zoom   opens in a new windowhere. Links and details will be sent out to students who have RSVP’d before the start of class.

All virtual courses include instructor demos (both live and via pre-recorded videos), time for creating together, instructor feedback, and student sharing. Some courses have suggested materials lists. Students who want to follow along and create new work from home should purchase these materials before the start of the first class.

Thank you for all of your support over these past months and we hope you will continue to be part of our artistic community as we take care of each other and reimagine our world.

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MAY COURSES

Exploring Techniques in Clay: Jaleh Fazel

(Wednesdays 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 from 11:00am – 12:30pm) 

In this virtual ceramic course, EA Art School Faculty Member, Jaleh Fazel, will share her depth of knowledge gained from her experience working with some of the ceramic worlds most influential artists.  Through conversation, Jaleh will explore and explain various techniques for surface decoration on clay. She will answer questions from students catering to individual participants’ needs and curiositiesStudents are welcome and encouraged to bring examples of their favorite ceramic pieces to discuss and share with the group. Anyone interested in clay is welcome!

Virtual Video Workshop: Kyle Lee

(Monday 5/18 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm) 

In this weekly event, Kyle Lee, ceramic artist & educator, will host lively discussions exploring the creative practices and individual techniques of notable ceramic artists. Each session Kyle will share a pre-recorded workshop featuring a different ceramic artist demonstrating a series of unique techniques that students can use in their own continuing practices. After the workshop video, Kyle will answer questions to clarify and deepen students’ understanding of the featured techniques. Anyone interested in ceramics is welcome!

5/18/20 Curt Hammerly- Sodium Silicate Texturing on Ceramics

Introduction to Hand-building: Lynn Goodman

This class is currently full 

(Saturdays 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 from 11:00am – 12:30pm)

In this virtual pottery course, students will learn about utilizing hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinching, and slab construction. Ceramics instructor, Lynn Goodman, will also explore a variety of surface decorating techniques with her students during this 4-week course. The course also includes instructor demos–both live and pre-recorded videos, and time for instructor feedback and student sharing.

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Introduction to Drawing: Thomas Legaspi 

This class is currently full 

(Saturdays 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm) 

Discover the joy of drawing! Explore your creativity through drawing and experiment with a variety of art materials, including pencil, charcoal, and ink. Working from still lifes, artists will learn fundamentals including line, form, shading, composition, personal self-expression and more. The course includes instructor demos– both live and pre-recorded videos– live painting together, instructor feedback and student sharing. 

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Discussions on Art and Life: Liz Lohr

This class is currently full

(Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 from 11:00am – 12:30pm) 

The current events we are facing have changed life and routines for all of us. Join ceramics instructor, Liz Lohr, for weekly discussions on art and life inspired by topics from Chris Staley, Professor of Ceramics at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), in his laureate lecture series. Each class discussion focuses on themes from his short videos that connect to finding meaning and creativity in life and art.  

Introduction to Watercolor: Jodie Niss

This class is currently full 

(Sundays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm) 

 This one-and-a-half-hour class will include a video demo from Jodie, live instruction, painting time, feedback from Jodie and time to share your work with others. This class will introduce you to watercolor painting techniques in a fun and easy way. 

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Painting Studio: Jodie Niss

This class is currently full

(Mondays 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm) 

This course is designed for painters who know the basics and want to move to the next level in their painting. Students can paint in water-based paint or oil paint. For the first two classes, the instructor will introduce projects that will focus on how to paint with colors in new ways. The last two classes will focus on exploring new techniques on how to put your paint down on the canvas. Come ready with ideas, images or still life objects to paint. The course includes instructor demos– both live and pre-recorded videos– live painting together, instructor feedback and student sharing. 

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Meaningful Materials: Liz Lohr

This class is currently full 

(Tuesdays 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm) 

This intermedia course will focus on the moments when materials become willful actors and agents within artistic processes. Student work will utilize everyday materials to create unique works of art through experimentation. Classes will include talks about artists using materiality, class discussions, individualized feedback from the instructor to support investigations, and the option to document and share projects.  

Painting in Acrylics & Oil: Thomas Legaspi

This class is currently full  

(Thursdays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 from 11:00am – 12:30pm) 

Come paint in oil or acrylic! The course includes instructor demos– both live and pre-recorded videos– live painting together, instructor feedback and student sharing. Students will learn techniques such as color mixing, tonal and value control, textural exploration, and overall composition. Paint in any style from still lifes, photographs or your imagination. Open to students of all levels

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Conversations about Clay & Practice: Lynn Goodman

(Thursdays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm)

In this course, students will engage in a lively dialogue to deepen their understanding of creative practices in clay. EA Art School Faculty Member, Lynn Goodman will lead discussions about best practices in clay, give guided tours of her personal ceramic collectioand studio space. Lynn will also give advice on creating your own studio at home and share interviews with other professional ceramic artists about their unique practices. 

Studio Tours & Interviews: Kyle Lee

(Fridays 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm) 

In this course, EA Art School Faculty Member, Kyle Lee will lead his students through an exciting selection of studio tours and interviews with professional ceramic artists. Each week, Kyle will feature a different studio tour or interview. Kyle will also curate a space for lively discussions between participants and featured artists. All who are interested in ceramics are welcome!

Creative Painting: Jodie Niss

This class is currently full 

(Wednesdays 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm)

In this course, students will create one painting every class while learning a new technique each week to push their creativity. Techniques include painting with line, abstracting an image, fast painting and color theory. Students will find their individual voice through creative thinking and art making. All skill levels and paint preferences are welcome! 

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