The Minot State University art department will be offering studio classes that are open to the public this semester.
Linda Olson, art professor, said the university has offered the classes in the past but not for some time. Olson said the department has received requests to offer art classes for the public and this seemed like a good way to meet a need.
Classes that are being offered include:
Ceramics Open Studio, taught by Linda Olson and Robin Reif, will be held on Thursday evenings from Jan. 24 through March 7 in Pioneer Hall. Students will practice their ceramic skills, wheel throwing, handbuilding and finishing with various techniques. Topics are tailored to participant interests and skill level. The cost is $20 for registration and supplies and is limited to the first 15 registered.
Introduction to Airbrushing, taught by Bill Harbort, from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 in Hartnett Hall 230B. The class is an introduction to the airbrush and includes materials, techniques, demonstrations and its myriad uses. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies. The class is limited to the first 16 people registered.
Image Transfers, taught by Ryan Stander, from 6 to 9 p.m. March 6 in Hartnett Hall 207. The class will explore various ways of transferring photographic images to other media including paper and wood. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies and is limited to the first 12 who register.
Monotype Night, taught by Micah Bloom, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 27 in Hartnett Hall 215. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies and the class is limited to the first 12 who register.
Photograms, taught by Ryan Stander, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 10 in Hartnett Hall 207. Photograms, or camera-less photography, are images made by placing an object on the light sensitive photo paper and exposing it to light. Participants will be encouraged to bring a collection of interesting objects, both transparent and opaque, with which to experiment. The cost is $15 for registration and supplies and will be limited to the first 12 registered.
The classes are offered through Minot State University’s Center for Extended Learning. For more information, call Amy Woodbeck at 858-3989, toll free 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3989, or e-mail Amy.Woodbeck