Gayla Buyukas has taught jewelry making for community education for over ten years and is one of the David Douglas High School art instructors. She has a following among her MHCC students who continue to be enthused and enlightened.
ART4B Creative Jewelry Making
6/24-7/24/13: M/W, 9:00am – 12:00pm
9/24-11/26/13: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Learn the fundamentals of simple jewelry construction (no string beading though). More advanced students may learn casting and light setting.
Patrick Driscoll is a Portland area artist of painting and drawing. He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a BFA in Painting from the Herron School of Art and Design. He makes artwork with the mindset that experimental process is the main source of creation. He thinks that process should drive outcome, and not the other way around.
ART4ED Experiments in Drawing
6/26-8/28/13: Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00pm
Join the fun in this technique-based experimental drawing class! Discover how to use new materials, new techniques and ways in the pursuit of making more interesting and expressive drawings. Approximately $45 in supplies will need to be purchased.
Pauline Dugas-Tate a talented mosaic artist and jewelry maker. Her classes fill up fast. She shares samples of her work with you in the first Mosaic class that will amaze and motivate you to create, create, create. The Beginning Jewelry Making class supply list is online at www.mhcc.edu under Community Education.
ART4BJ Beginning Jewelry Making
8/8-8/22/13: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Fall Term 2013 – 10/24-11/7/13: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Learn all the basics of jewelry making from terminology to tools and techniques. Includes guidelines, supply and resource list, followed by more hands on workshop and review. Also, learn basic wire work, make findings and wrap bead ends..
ART4MW Mosaic Art Workshop I
8/4: Summer Term Sunday, 11:00am – 1:30pm
8/11: Sunday, 11:00am- 5:00pm
8/18: Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Fall Term 2013
Nov 21- Thursday - 6:30-9:00pm
Dec 1 – Sunday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Dec 5 – 7:00-9:00pm
Students learn the ancient art and technique of direct-application mosaics using broken tile, dishes or glass shards. First class is a lecture, to inspire and distribute guidelines/supply list. Second class is an all-day, hands-on workshop. Final class allows students to grout their creations
Tracy Harrison grows vegetables and teaches homestead and ancestral skills at Nagdeo Farm in Gresham. Shesays, "When I first got into basketry, I wanted to connect with the source of material things in my life - how could I make the things I needed directly from the landscape around me? As I delved into it deeper, apprenticing at the Ancient Arts Center outside Corvallis, OR, I found great joy in the experience of weaving as well as in the connections it helped me build with the people and plants around me.Through teachingvarious styles of basketry at ancestral skills gatheringsand in the Portland areafor several years (i.e. Rabbitstick Rendesvouz, Buckeye Gathering, and Saskatoon Circle), I have learned to create a fun, supportive, and appropriately challenging environment for students of all ages and experience levels. I love weaving and I love to share it with people.
ART4IB Introduction to Basket Weaving
7/3-8/14/13: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Learn how to make beautiful and functional containers using locally available plant fibers and recycled materials. Spend 6 weeks experiencing the joy and wonder of weaving: the touchand smell of roots, stems, and bark, and the magic of transforming twigs and sticks into artful and useful baskets. Studentshave the opportunity tomake at least 3 different styles of basket.
Polly Hobbs has been teaching watercolor classes at the Maywood and Gresham campuses for many years. She taught art at Sam Barlow High School and now shares her talent with us. She is also a book illustrator, cartoonist and does computer art.
ART4BW Watercolor for All
9/25-11/13/13: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Approach watercolors using a variety of styles and techniques: glazing, masking, washes, textured effects, pouring, dry brushing, tricks and wet on wet. Learn color mixing, composition and color theory. Explore different ways of seeing to become more visually literate. Students work on subjects of their choice in a supportive, relaxed environment. Supply list will be provided first day of class. Beginning and continuing students welcome.
|ART4PB Transparent Watercolor
9/27-11/15/13: Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm
9/28-11/16/13: Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Put the life in still life through the richness of perception. Emphasis is on vision training, drawing what you see, and painting what you feel. Your own style will develop and expand through learning process and technique, including drawing shortcuts and color theory.
ART4SP Summer Pottery
7/1-7/26/13: M/T/W/R, 9:00am – 12:00pm
9/25-12/11/13: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Located at David Douglas High School. Hand-build or turn clay on electric wheel. Firing is done by instructor. $25 fee goes to the high school toward equipment use and room rental, does not include clay and supplies. Some experience is helpful.
Monica Rees says, “I like to be able to teach people that they can learn from books and they can read patterns. I also like to help people think outside the pattern, that it is really a starting place, a kind of spring board from which they can launch their own ideas. The thing that I really love about knitting is that you take two sticks and a piece of string and turn that string into a three dimensional object that has warmth, depth, color, texture and function. Knitting is art, both aesthetic and functional. It never ceases to amaze me. I really enjoy helping people see that. Whatever your level of knitting, you will enjoy this class and sharing with other knitters”.
HOM4KF Beginning Knitting
6/25-8/27/13: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
9/24-11/26/13: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Your family and friends will enjoy your hand knitted original scarves, shawls and hats. This class shows how to select natural or synthetic yarns, use knitting equipment, read patterns, and knit a variety of decorative stitches. More advanced knitters will have challenging projects. Supply list provided first day of class. Fee includes some supplies.
Nancy Tubbs has taken quilting classes from nationally known instructors and works in the fabric industry. We have seen the finished products from her previous classes. Proves you can do an entire small quilt during one class session. She will inspire you!
ART4CC Beginning Quilting
6/25-8/13/13: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm
9/24-11/26/13: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm
Have you always wanted to try quilting but don’t know where to begin? Do you find the array of books, patterns and tools both confusing and expensive? Then this class is for you! After our discussion on pattern selection, color theory, tools and techniques, sandwiching, quilting and binding, you will design your quilt and determine tools and supplies needed.
Gloria Swenson has always been creative using found objects for artwork, costumes, and jewelry using whatever was at hand. She started teaching found object jewelry making at the request of an art gallery she was showing her work in. Her interest in SteamPunk/Recycled jewelry began while attending an anime convention with her son 5 years ago. Gloria makes and sells found object jewelry in the Portland area.
ART4FO Found Object Jewelry
9/26-11/14/13: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Make your own high fashion costume jewelry for a fraction of the cost at department stores. Take your broken, old out-of-date, that one left over earring or just plain ugly jewelry and combine them with interesting found objects and turn it into one-of-a-kind costume jewelry piece. This class will explain how to find, dismantle and assemble jewelry without expensive tooling or kilns. Students will need to bring tooling (tweezers, needle, nose pliers, small screw drivers etc.). Materials fee of $20.00 payable on the first day of class to the instructor.
Karin Whalen holds a Masters in Art History from the University of Oregon. She has over twelve years teaching as an adjunct Professor of Art History at Portland Community College (PCC) and Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC). In addition to her Art History Survey classes she has taught Art Appreciation, History of Chinese and Japanese Art, and Women in Art. She implemented and was involved for over fifteen years with the PCC Study Abroad program emphasizing Art and Architecture of Renaissance Italy. She has been teaching Art History in the galleries at the Portland Art Museum since 2007. "I love art history and the opportunity to share the museum collection with others."
ART4PM Art Through the Ages
Saturdays, 12:00-2:00pm 8/3-8/24/13
Learn firsthand from works of art in the Portland Art Museum galleries. From ancient Greek to modern and contemporary, explore and analyze the wonderful complexities of art! Notes: $15 payable to “Portland Art Museum” for student pass. Meet each Saturday at the Portland Art Museum downtown.