By Guy Harrison
Media & Marketing Specialist
Apache Junction, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus (SMC) in Apache Junction will be offering a slew of classes for the upcoming spring semester that will appeal to the artist in anyone.
Fifteen classes ranging from jewelry to digital photography now are available to the public during the spring semester. Registration is underway at www.centralaz.edu.
The Superstition Mountain Campus is located in Apache Junction at 805 South Idaho Road just north of U.S. Route 60. Each class is worth three college credit hours.
ART 100 – Art Appreciation – Mondays and Wednesdays (10:30-11:45 a.m.)
Introduction to the history, vocabulary, materials and processes of art with an emphasis on painting, sculpture and architecture.
ART 102 – Three Dimensional Design – Mondays and Wednesdays (1:30-4 p.m.)
A study of perception, emphasizing the elements and principles of design as a basis of all creative work in the visual arts, with emphasis on three-dimensional media.
ART 103 – Beginning Jewelry – Tuesdays (2:30-5 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m.)
Basic jewelry design and metalwork techniques for the beginner.
ART 105 – Ceramics I
Three sections: Mondays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Mondays and Wednesdays (5-7:30 p.m.) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-6:30 p.m.).
An overview of hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, materials and concepts of ceramics as a foundation for further work in ceramic arts. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option available.
ART 106 – Ceramics II
Three sections: Mondays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Mondays and Wednesdays (5-7:30 p.m.), Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-6:30 p.m.).
Advanced ceramic techniques including in-depth study of construction technique and/or surface treatment. May be taken up to four times for credit.
ART 107 – Drawing I – Tuesdays and Thursdays (9-11 a.m.)
Introductory study of linear perspective, shading theory, and composition using basic drawing media.
ART 108 – Drawing II – Tuesdays and Thursdays (9-11 a.m.)
Drawing with emphasis upon the creative use of different techniques as a means of expression. May be taken up to four times for credit.
MSC 130 – Digital Photography & Photoshop
Three Sections: Mondays and Wednesdays (10:30-11:45 a.m.), Mondays and Wednesdays (12-1:15 p.m.), Mondays (6-8:30 p.m.).
Multiple elements of digital cameras and the software program Adobe Photoshop. Learn new computer skills, how to use a digital camera, the aesthetic principles of photo composition, and the fundamentals of manipulating photos by computer.
To register for any of these classes, or to speak with an academic advisor, please call the Superstition Mountain Campus at 480-677-7700.