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Adult Education

The creative life is the most rewarding life

The Watkins College of Art offers a refined array of adult personal interest and professional development courses and workshops throughout the year. All program offerings are taught by practicing artists and are offered in the same well-equipped facilities that support our degree-seeking students. Program offerings include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, book arts, fiber arts, photography, and graphic design. Our current course offerings are listed below. Spring registration begins November 8. Check back at that time for our course and workshop listings. 

 

 MULTI-WEEK COURSES 

 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing - Tuesdays (Jan. 25 - March 29), 6-9 PM, $300

Color Theory & Composition Strategies - Tuesdays (Jan. 25 - March 22), 6-9 PM, $225

Intermediate Book Arts - Tuesdays (Jan. 25 - March 1), 6-9 PM, $200

Drawing Fundamentals - Tuesdays (Jan. 25 - March 22), 6-9 PM, $210

Introduction to Garment Sewing - Tuesdays (March 8 - April 12), 6-9 PM, $200

Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced - Thursdays (Jan. 27 - April 7), 6-9 PM, $300    *no class on March 10 and 17

Understanding Abstract Painting - Thursdays (Jan. 27 - March 24), 6-9 PM, $225

Illustrating Children's Books - Thursdays (Jan. 27 - March 24), 7-9 PM, $250

Thread and Technique: Sewing, Stitching & Weaving - Thursdays (Jan. 27 - March 3), 6-8 PM, $200

Sustainable Color: A Natural Dye Course - Thursdays (March 10 - April 14), 6-8 PM, $200

 

 ONLINE COURSES 

Digital Photography Foundations - Mondays (Jan. 24 - March 21), 6-8 PM, $150

Scape: Photographing Spaces - Wednesdays (Jan. 26 - March 2), 6-8 PM, $175   *March 5 weekend workshop field trip included

 Digital Painting - Wednesdays (Jan. 26 - March 23), 6-8 PM, $160

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Figure Drawing - Saturday (February 5), 10 AM - 4 PM, $95 

 Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil - Saturday (February 5), 10 AM - 4 PM, $80

Simple Long Stitch Books and Fancy Pamphlets - Saturday (February 5), 10 AM - 4 PM, $100

Experimental Watercolor - Saturday (March 5), 10 AM - 4 PM, $80

Raku and Horsehair Pottery - Saturday (March 5), 9 AM - 5 PM, $150

Handbound Leather Journals - Saturday (March 5), 9 AM - 5 PM, $125

Botanical Watercolor: Spring Tulips and Daffodils - Saturday (March 26), 10 AM - 4 PM, $80

Introduction to Narrative Illustration - Saturday (March 26), 10 AM - 4 PM, $80

Plein Air Painting - Saturday (April 9), 10 AM - 4 PM, $100

 

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