Creative Arts and Crafts

Continuing Education at Green River College

In this wonderful sketching medium, this class covers the basics of handling acrylic paint and using its quick-drying properties to your advantage. Including essentials of drawing and composition, you will build an awareness of approaches and processes involved, whether creating a finished painting ...

Learn the art of photographic composition and move beyond the snapshot. Train your eye to find the beauty around you and capture it in a compelling artistic way. Photo enhancement techniques including HDR and portrait retouching will also be covered. Class will cover portrait, macro, and ...

Learn the easiest, luscious and most versatile medium of all without toxic solvents! With the fewest of supplies and most limited palette, begin to paint in oil, and build at your own pace from your own discoveries. Learn the handling of the medium, the mixing of colors, and the importance and princ...

Colorful pastels have been used by artists since the 16th century and have been making a comeback the last few years. This will be an overview of the different pastel materials, tools, and techniques. Projects will include landscapes and still life. ...

Everyone has a story to tell—what's yours? This class focuses on the basic skills needed to write your own personal essays. These are not the boring, academic essays you were required to write in school! The personal essay can take on many forms. It is a telling of your own unique experience and c...

Have you always wanted to write a short story or novel? Maybe you have a great idea, but don’t know how to begin. In this class, you will learn how to take your best-selling idea and build it block by block into a compelling storyline with engaging and memorable characters. Instructor has seven no...

The most commonly used and the most expressive mark in communication is the line. Learn to create strong and accurate drawings through the four elemental shapes that are the base of everything we see; basic perspective which gives depth to your drawings; negative space drawing which deve...

Astound yourself at your hidden ability to draw from life! Learn the essentials to making a mark that looks like what you see. Through various exercises, PD Jensen shows how to see like an artist; the drawings then become the record of what you see. Learn the importance of Line, Value, Contrast and ...

This class is a fun way for students of all levels (beginners to experienced) to learn or improve their glass fusing skills. Students select 2-3 small projects as they work hands-on to cut, design, and create fused glass. Projects may include: icicles, tiles, hanging decorations, or colorful element...

Learn to create, edit and share 360 video, also known as Cinematic VR, that can be seen in Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) such as Oculus Go, Rift & Quest, and GearVR. Students will have an Adobe account during the course, and access to PIXVANA Spin Studio 2.0 Pro. Please bring Samsung Gear360, MicroSD...

Improve your landscape, wildlife, flora, weather, and night photography through instruction and hands-on experience with specialized tools and techniques. Completion of Digital Photography 1 is strongly recommended but not required. ...

This class provides a supportive, well equipped environment to gain a basic intro to woodcarving, by learning the techniques of hand carving your design choice on good quality wood. You’ll learn many of the carving, painting and woodworking skills you’ll need to carve future projects. We’ll t...

This class will provides you with knowledge of how light works, including the opportunity to work with studio lighting equipment, backdrops and models to produce fantastic and impactful portraits. Practice with professional lighting equipment and gain a solid understanding of how light wo...

If you are a Washington State K-12 certified educator and are looking to receive clock hours in return for your successful completion of a Continuing Education (CE) department course, you are required to register for consideration of clock hour issuance each quarter you would like to complete a CE-s...

Notwithstanding this recognizable but challenging medium, watercolor is taught here as an approachable exploration of the medium for teens to adults, beginners to advanced students. Learning the essentials of the medium prepares for the practice from which the variety, spontaneity and freshness of w...

Notwithstanding this recognizable but challenging medium, watercolor is taught here as an approachable exploration of the medium for teens to adults, beginners to advanced students. Learning the essentials of the medium prepares for the practice from which the variety, spontaneity and freshness of w...

If you've ever thought about writing children's books, this class will help you get started. As a beginning writer, you'll learn how to get ideas and turn them into stories as we discuss plot and character development, story structure, view point, dialogue, where and how to market your work, and ...

Move beyond the "auto" mode of your digital camera and take great photos in any situation! Through this basic hands-on course, you will explore modern photography in simple, real-world terms. You will learn about exposure, shutter speed, focus, flash, aperture, depth of field, ISO, and much more. P...

Move beyond the "auto" mode of your digital camera and take great photos in any situation! Through this basic hands-on course, you will explore modern photography in simple, real world terms. You will learn about exposure, shutter speed, focus, flash, aperture, depth of field, ISO, and much more. C...

Go beyond the basics! This class includes how to work with RAW images, advanced camera controls (exposure lock, spot meter, exposure compensation, advanced flash), when to use manual controls, shooting for HDR, retouching images in Photoshop, and composition. Outdoor shooting labs included. Pleas...

This four-hour Photography Trail Walk is geared toward students with a basic knowledge of photography at level of Digital Photography 1 or higher. Learn of subjects including nature, landscape, macro, close-up and abstract photography. You will explore some of the beautiful trails on the Green Rive...

Lightroom is Adobe's image management and enhancement program designed specifically for photographers. Lightroom makes managing, enhancing and sharing your photographs easy and efficient. Learn how to organize, back up, manage, and enhance your images. Learn to integrate Lightroom and Photoshop or E...

Drawing is generally about value. In terms of composition, painting is mostly about value. This class takes the leap from drawing to painting in its first-step process: the Underpainting! Learn the basics of using oil paints and brushes as you explore the easiest and most versatile medium of all! Bo...

Experience the exciting practice of painting what’s in front of you, outside or in, in the moment, real time, and in oils without the harmful solvents. Capturing moments of light, simplifying relevant shapes and color, and working quickly without stress are good practices. Inside (perhaps weather-...

Create a full spectrum of colors using just six colors, and create your signature style palette. Six painting projects including landscape, floral, still life and color wheel. Have fun and learn playing with color!...

No more struggling through sewing projects; learn to sew the fun and easy way! Practice pattern reading, choosing the right fabrics and laying out fabric to create a finished piece you can be proud of. Whether you want to redecorate your home, make crafts or clothes, we'll get you stitching in the...

A vision board at its core is a visual representation of all the things that you want to do, be and have in your life. It is something you can look at every single day to remind you of your goals. Attention is powerful, and where your attention goes, your energy flows. Come join our workshop, where ...

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