Bakersfield College

Art



ART: INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC ART

This is a fun class that exposes you to the ancient world of mosaic art. It includes materials selection, adhesive choices, method choice, and grouting techniques. You will learn how to create a piece of mosaic artwork and have fun doing it. You will have an opportunity to create a variety of 2 dimensional as well as 3 dimensional pieces as well as explore cutting techniques, adhesive choices, design layouts, and grouting selections.  You will need to bring supplies to first day of class. 

Materials: Do not purchase materials until contacted by the instructor.

  • Goggles
  • Tile nippers
  • Clean rags
  • Paper towels
  • Hammer
  • Indoor/outdoor glue
  • Squeegee(best) or spatula
  • Disposable rubber/latex gloves
  • Tesserae/tiles/old china, an old mirror or whatever inspires you
  • Wood plaque or terra-cotta pot
  • Sanded grout
  • Plastic bowls
  • Sponge.

Total cost should not be more that about $40. Items from home can save on costs.

 



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ART08.1.F19
Bakersfield College Main Campus
FACE 12
Kirkland 9/6 - 10/4 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $63.00 View -1

ART: INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWN CERAMICS

Come explore the potter’s wheel as a form of expression.  In this course you will learn the basic skills you need to create functional ceramics.  We will throw a variety of forms such as cups, bowls, plates and pitchers. We will investigate different surface treatments including slip decoration and glaze application. Students will gain an understanding of the working properties of clay and the possibilities it has to offer.

Materials:  Each student will need at least one 25 pound bag of cone 10 clay and a basic ceramic tool set (this can be purchased at a local art store, or online). It should include: small sponge, wire tool, clay knife, needle tool, metal rib, wooden tools, and trimming tools. You also will need a towel and apron. No need to bring a bucket. Studio buckets and practice clay will be provided at the first class session.



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ART19.F19
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Fine Arts 20
Ekern 9/13 - 11/1 Fr 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM $119.00 View -13

ART: PENCIL DRAWING

This is a basic drawing course, friendly to all levels of students, that explores drawing in various ways. We will explore structure, rhythm, feelings, and media control. The teacher will lecture, demonstrate, and critique student work. Students will draw from nature, still life sets, and images. They will learn how to use media, employ various techniques, and use their own imagination to create moving and strong images, even without previous experience. 

Materials: You will work with soft (#2B & 4B) pencils, and woodless graphite pencils (4B and 6B), a grey kneaded eraser, white magic eraser, a pencil sharpener, and a Bristol board pad (14x17 or larger). 



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ART28.F19
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Fine Arts FA 23
Keene 9/20 - 10/25 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $88.00 View 10

ART: RELAXATION THROUGH ART

In this class you will learn valuable techniques to manage stress and increase relaxation. These techniques will be taught using breathing exercises, imagery, music, and fun art projects. The projects are suitable to all skill levels and will include zentangle drawing, mandala stone painting, pour art painting, and much more.

Materials: (Note: This list is subject to minor additions and revisions. Do not purchase materials until contacted by the instructor.)

  • Bristol board pad approximately 16x20
  • Craft paints in 4-6 colors
  • Small round brushes (2-4)
  • Small canvases (2)
  • Pencil and white magic eraser
  • Styluses for painting dots
  • Sharpies - extra fine (2-4)
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Portfolios for carrying work
  • Box to carry supplies
  • Apron
  • Pillow, small blanket, or yoga mat (optional)

 



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ART25.F19
Bakersfield College Main Campus
Fine Arts FA 23
Keene 9/19 - 10/24 Th 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $63.00 View 15

ART: WATERCOLOR PAINTING

This watercolor painting class welcomes students of all skill levels and will survey watercolor painting using various creative techniques, color mixing, et cetera. After a short demonstration, the majority of the class time will be focused on painting in watercolor either from still life or from reference photographs provided by the students.

Materials: (Note: This list is subject to minor additions and revisions. Do not purchase materials until contacted by the instructor.)

  •  5"x8" mixed media sketchbook or pieces of watercolor paper into 5"x8" pieces(for color mixing, color testing, note taking, thumb nail sketches, and experimenting with techniques)
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Brushes (at least three round) 4, 8, 10
  • 1/2" or 1" inch flat brush (not required, but nice to have)
  • Watercolor paper 140-lb hot-press, size 9x12 or 11x15 Strathnmore or Arches
  • Two containers for water
  • White paper towels or soft towel
  • Watercolor paints in a palette or in tubes. (The following are recommended tube colors if you are purchasing them separately.)
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Cerulean or cobalt blue
  • Cadmium red
  • Cadmium orange (you may be able to mix your orange)
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Olive or sap green
  • Viridian (dark blue green)
  • Ivory black (occassionally used)
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Dark brown
  • White watercolor palette, if paint tubes are purchased separately.
  • Supply box (could be a back pack, tote bag, or a tackle box)

Optional Materials:

  • Mr. Clean eraser (to remove dry watercolor paint, etc.) 
  • White Eraser
  • Natural sponge
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Small spray bottle or eye dropper or baby bulb (used to clean baby's nose) to dampen dry paints
  • Archival pens (fine and medium points)
  • Hair dryer
  • White (could be gouache/opaque watercolor. Occasionally used when you have lost your white.) 

 



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ART18.F19
Weill Institute
Room 103
White 9/9 - 10/14 Mo 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $89.00 View 6

PINE NEEDLE AND GOURD ART

Take a step back in time in this hands-on class where you will learn traditional Native American pine needle coiling. You will become acquainted with materials and methods used in creating, dying, and embellishing pieces of natural beauty that can be used as decoration or functional items. Course supplies (including a gourd, pine needles, and sewing materials) $20, payable to instructor at first class. 





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ART09.F19
Weill Institute
Room 103
Olmstead 10/15 - 10/29 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $30.00 View 2


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