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Registration Opens for UW-Eau Claire
Spring Accessible Arts Series for Adults

RELEASED: Jan. 8, 2009

hand drawing imageEAU CLAIRE — The Accessible Arts Series offered by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension is accepting registrations for spring art courses. Designed for beginners and beyond, the following noncredit courses, with the exception of ceramics, will be held on the UW-Eau Claire campus:

  • "Digital Photography for the Beginner" will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 23-May 4. The course will be taught by Bill Hoepner, a UW-Eau Claire photographer, and cover the basic principles and operations of digital cameras as well as the artistry and elements of good composition.
  • "An Introduction to the Art of Handmade Books" will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 25-April 29. Students will become familiar with the basic materials and techniques of bookbinding, and learn how to make the simple folded box, soft-cover and hard-cover pamphlet bindings and simplified case binding. The course will be taught by Wanrudee Buranakorn, a UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of art & design.
  • "An Introduction to Acrylic Painting" will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 26-May 7. Designed for beginners, students will explore color, form expression and pictorial space and content. Instructor Jill Olm, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of art & design, will help students concentrate on their individual creative development and enhance their technical skills.
  • "Drawing: For the Absolute Beginner" will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 31-May 12, or from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 4-May 9 (no class on April 11). Instructor Kim Yearman will guide beginners as they explore activities that develop hand/eye coordination, learn how to use specific methods to "see" subjects, and experiment with medium to create line, shape, texture and shaded form.
  • "An Introduction to Portrait Drawing" will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 19-June 23. The course is designed for those with some basic drawing and composition skills who would like to expand their skills while focusing on drawing portraits from life and photos. Instructor Barbara Erdman will cover the structure and proportion of the human head, variations between children and adults, and general characteristics and placements of features.
  • "Ceramics for Beginners" will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 27-June 24, or from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 30-June 27, at the Manyfires Art Studio in Fall Creek. Designed for adults with little or no experience in manipulating clay, this hands-on learning experience will provide insight into the nature of clay and techniques involving hand-building and the potter's wheel. Instructor Mel Sundby will also touch upon glazing and firing.

The cost for each course is $155. There is an additional $25 materials fee for "Ceramics for Beginners."

To register, obtain additional program information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636 or toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education Web site, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu. Early registration is recommended as courses fill quickly.

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