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Registration open for Accessible Arts Series

RELEASED: Nov. 20, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension's spring 2010 Accessible Arts Series for adults now is open for registration.

Designed for beginners and beyond, the noncredit courses will be held in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Spring 2010 courses are:

  • "Intermediate Digital Photography," Mondays, March 15-May 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The course, taught by Bill Hoepner, a photographer and digital asset manager for Learning and Technology Services at UW-Eau Claire, will explore key lighting principles, posed photos, digital file management and image correction as well as the artistry and elements of good composition.
  • "From Cloth to Book: An Introduction to Bookbinding," Wednesdays, April 7-May 12, 6-8:30 p.m. The course will be taught by Wanrudee Buranakorn, an assistant professor in the department of art & design at UW-Eau Claire. Students will become familiar with the basic materials and techniques of bookbinding and be exposed to the following techniques: portfolio/wrapper with hard cover, pamphlet binding and German shaped spine case binding.
  • "Drawing: For the Absolute Beginner," Tuesdays, March 16-May 4, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Instructor Kim Yearman, a local artist, designer and teacher, will guide beginners as they explore activities that develop hand/eye coordination, learn how to use specific methods to "see" subjects and experiment with media to create line, shape, texture and shaded forms.
  • "An Introduction to Acrylic Painting," Thursdays, March 18-May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Designed for beginners, students will explore color, form expression and pictorial space and content. Instructor Jill Olm, an assistant professor in the department of art & design at UW-Eau Claire, will help students concentrate on their individual creative development and enhance their technical skills.
  • "Drawing: The Next Step," Fridays, March 19-May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Instructor Kim Yearman will guide participants who already have some basic drawing skills as they gain insight into a variety of drawing styles including still life, figure drawing, landscapes and animal drawing.

The cost for each course is $155 per person. To register, obtain a brochure with full course descriptions and additional program information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit their Web site or e-mail ce@uwec.edu. Early registration is recommended as courses fill quickly.

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