Fine Arts

Arts and Crafts: Fine Arts

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

Discover, sample and expand your artistic talent with drawing, pottery, or painting classes.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

Register and pay online for fine art courses

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Drawing

Drawing: Beginning/Intermediate

Learn the tools, materials, visual and artistic perception needed for this essential art form. Drawing fundamentals will be covered - line, perspective, value and composition. Advanced students will expand their skills with more sophisticated projects. Students will use pencil, conte crayon and charcoal. Supply list sent.
ARTS:709 | $105 | SR $61
S01 Tu | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Jeffrey Johnson
May 29 – June 26  | Eureka Community Center
S02 W | 6-9 p.m. Lisa Payne
May 30 – June 27 | FP - G Tower 413
S04 Tu | 9:30 a.m.-noon | Ruth Kolker
June 5 – July 17 | MC - CE
No Class 7/3
S06 Tu | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Jeffrey Johnson
July 10 – August 7 | Eureka Community Center

Perspective Drawing and Still Life

In a relaxed atmosphere, explore drawing fundamentals - line, perspective, value, and composition. No experience necessary and much individualized instruction given. Intermediate level students advance with more sophisticated projects. Supply list discussed at first class. Bring pencil and sketch pad to first class.
ARTS:709 | $105 | SR $61
S03 M | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Philip Perschbacher
June 4 – July 2 | FP - G Tower 413

Drawing: Traditional Pencil Basics

Discover the fundamentals of an essential art. Use pencil to create line, perspective, value and composition. No experience necessary and individualized instruction included. Supply list sent. This class is for beginners only. No class 7/7.
ARTS:709 | $105 | SR $61
S05 Sa | 9:30 a.m.-noon | Sean Long
June 9 – July 21 | MC - HE 125

Botanical Illustration: Watercolor

Inspired by antique styles, create contemporary pieces with new methods. Our subject and inspiration will be the plant kingdom. The medium will be watercolor. Delve into washes, layering, texture, color and composition with models from dried plants, fruit, and fresh flowers. All levels welcome. Supply list sent.
ARTS:709 | $105 | SR $61
S07 Th | noon-3 p.m. | Maureen Brodsky
July 12 – August 9 | MC - CE

Botanical Illustration: Colored Pencils

Inspired by antique styles, create contemporary pieces with new methods. Our subject and inspiration will be the plant kingdom, the medium will be colored pencil. Delve into drawing, texture, color and composition with models from dried plants, fruit, and fresh flowers. All levels welcome. Supply list sent.
ARTS:716 | $105 | SR $61
S02 Th | noon-3 p.m. | Maureen Brodsky
May 31 – June 28 | MC - CE

Drawing in Color Pencil: Beginning

A professional artist introduces techniques to put realism in drawings with color pencil. Supply list sent.
ARTS:716 | $155 | SR $84.50
S03 M | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Kris Scharfenberger
June 4 – August 6 | MC - CE

Drawing in Color Pencil: Intermediate

A continuation of the beginner’s class. Intermediate students will further develop their skills in building color and value while still leaving room for the beautiful detail and control of colored pencil.
ARTS:716 | $155 | SR $84.50
S01 Tu | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | Kris Scharfenberger
May 29 – August 7 | STLCC-South County 103
No Class 7/3
S04 Th | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | Kris Scharfenberger
May 31 – August 9 | STLCC-South County 103
No Class 7/5

Caricature Drawing

The caricature is a time-honored form of illustration. Surprise friends and loved ones by capturing their quirkiness as a cartoon character! This course introduces you to the special art of caricature. Focus on how to draw a portrait of a person involving a degree of graphic exaggeration and distortion of facial and/or body features. Learn how to observe through the eyes of a caricaturist and how to approach the actual drawing of the subject/model. The desired outcome, through practice, is for you to be able to create a recognizable portrait of a subject/model. Supply list sent.
ARTS:721 | $105 | SR $61
S01 W | 6-9 p.m. | Sean Long
May 30 – June 27 | MC - HE 124

New Sketchbook: Doodling with a Purpose

Paint the brilliant color and fluid stroke of watercolor. Explore paint, paper and brush techniques. Course will cover a variety of subject matter in supportive atmosphere. Supply list sent. No class 7/5.
ARTS:721 | $105 | SR $61
S02 Th | 6:30-9 p.m. | Jeffrey Johnson
June 7 – July 19 | Eureka Community Center

Pottery

Pottery: All Levels

Explore projects in which skills in hand-building (for beginners) and wheel throwing (for more advanced students) are investigated and improved. All levels of experience are welcome. Fee includes most materials.
ARTS:727 | $139 | SR $105
S01 Sa | 9:30 a.m.-noon | Sheow Chang
June 9 – July 21 | FV - H 109
No Class 7/7
S02 Tu | 7-9:30 p.m. | Carl Behmer
June 12 – July 24 |FV - H 109
No Class 7/3

Painting

Watercolor: Beginning Techniques

Paint the brilliant color and fluid stroke of watercolor. Explore paint, paper and brush techniques. Course will cover a variety of subject matters in a supportive atmosphere. Supply list sent. No class 7/3.
ARTS:735 | $105 | SR $61
S01 Tu | 1-3:30 p.m. | Maureen Brodsky
June 5 – July 17 | MC - CE

Watercolor: Intermediate/Advanced Techniques

Paint transparent watercolor on a more advanced level. Students must be proficient in drawing with basic watercolor skills. Attempt the more difficult techniques of layered washes, modeling with color, unusual textural accents, and more. Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor class or equivalent experience. No class 6/29.
ARTS:736 | $205 | SR $142
S01 F | 9:30 a.m.-noon | Phyllis Smith Piffel
June 1 – August 10 | Bluebird Park
S02 F | noon-2:30 p.m. | Phyllis Smith Piffel
June 1 – August 10 | Bluebird Park

Oil or Acrylic Painting: All Levels

Explore oil paint’s richness or acrylic’s speed in a class that covers color theory, artistic perception, composition, and paint mixing/application. Progress at your own rate with individualized instruction as you learn techniques to enhance painting skills. Recommend beginning students attend first three classes. Supply list sent. Bring supplies to first class. Water-based oils are the only type allowed in the classroom.
ARTS:740
15 Hours | $105 | SR $73.50
S02 Tu | 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Ochonicky
June 12 – July 10 | Eureka Community Center Community Room
18 Hours | $119 | SR $ 75
S01 Tu | 6-9 p.m. | Lisa Payne
May 29 – June 26 | FP - F Tower 415
S04 M | 1-4 p.m. | Sarah Paulsen
July 2 – August 6 | FP - G Tower 409

Acrylic Impressions: Beginning

In this beginning course, you will learn how to paint like the Impressionists. You’ll work in a small size to quickly complete your own vibrant, light-filled piece. Instructor provides prints and photos. Painting board provided. Supply list sent. This class is for beginners only.
ARTS:748 | $75 | SR $55.50
S03 Sa | 9-11:40 a.m. | Phyllis Smith Piffel
June 2 – June 16 | MC - SO 232
*** Rescheduled to June  2 and 9-11:40 a.m. (originally started May 26, and ran 9-11 a.m.)

Acrylic Impressions: Intermediate/Advanced

In this follow up course, you will will how to loosen your style to paint like the Impressionists. You’ll work in a small size to quickly complete your own vibrant, light-filled piece. Instructor provides prints and photos. Painting board provided. Supply list sent. Prerequisite: Acrylic Impressions-Beginning class.
ARTS:748 | $205 | SR $142
S01 Tu | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Phyllis Smith Piffel
May 22 – August 7 | MC - HE 217
No Class 6/26, 7/3
S02 W | 6-9 p.m. | Phyllis Smith Piffel
May 23 – August 8 | MC - HE 217
No Class 6/27, 7/4

Abstract Painting

If you’ve ever wanted to paint like Picasso, Warhol, Pollack, Lee Krasner or the DeKoonings, this is the studio class for you. No representational art. Move past the still life and puppy dog art to explore the pouring, layering, scraping, trolling and stenciling techniques that made mid-20th century art so intriguing. No experience necessary. Supplies will be additional and discussed at the first class which will only meet for one hour. No class 7/3.
ARTS:748 | $105 | SR $61
S04 Tu | 9 a.m.-noon | Maureen Brodsky
June 5 – July 17 | MC - HE 217

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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