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Stained Glass for Beginners
Learn the art of stained glass using the copper foil technique made popular by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Students will complete one stained glass panel throughout the course, and leave with the ability to complete future works on their own. There will be some out of class assignments. No prior experience is necessary. For new students, there is a materials fee of $85 payable to instructor at the first class; returning students should bring their own tools. Additional glass purchased separately.
Instructor: Jaime Kriksciun
Mondays, 6 - 8:30pm, Mar 16 - Jun 1 (except May 25)
Facility fee: $25
11 sessions: $358; members: $322

Connect This to That: Sculptural Materials
and Mixed-media Construction

In this 3-D collage class, hand tools, mixed materials and connection processes will be taught to create your sculpture, vision and convey your message. Correct fabrication techniques help to insure your work will not fall apart while in construction, transportation or installation. Work with cardboard, wood, copper, sheet metal and found objects to develop sculpture ideas. Tools include tin snips, hacksaws, files, drills, rivets, screws, epoxy glues and low temp soldering. Learn how to make a pattern from a drawing and transform it into sculpture. Students must supply their own screws, pop rivets and other disposable supplies related to their individual projects.
Instructor: Phil Levine
Mondays, 7 - 9:30pm, Mar 16 - Jun 1 (except May 25)
Facility fee: $25
11 sessions: $413; members: $372

Metal Sculpture
In this class, beginning and continuing students will study form and structure by exploring different metals, including steel, brass, copper, bronze and pewter, and the many ways to work with them. We will cover MIG welding, cutting with an oxy-acetylene torch and plasma cutter, brazing, hammering, lost-wax casting and more, with hands-on practice. New students are required to attend the first class.
a Instructor: Ann Lehman
   Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30pm, Mar 18 - Jun 3
   Facility fee: $25
   12 sessions: $442; members: $398
b Instructor: Ann Lehman
   Thursdays, 10am - 1pm, Mar 19 - Jun 4
   Facility fee: $25
   12 sessions: $518; members: $466

Clay Sculpture Part I
This class will focus on form and volume. Students will start with water clay, seeing and sculpting forms ranging from the geometric to the organic. An objective of the course will be to develop a sense of the world’s tactility, of being in tune with it. The use of form will extend into the study of the figure. The focus during the last few sessions of the course will be on the anatomy of the face. Students will work from casts of the eye, ear, lips, and nose. A brief amount of anatomy instruction will accompany the projects. A firing fee will apply.
Instructor: Eoin Burke
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Mar 19 - Apr 23
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $255; members: $230

Clay Sculpture Part II
This class will focus on sculpting the figure from a live model. While this section is a continuation of “Clay Sculpture Part I,” that course is not a prerequisite. Beginning students are welcome. Students will have the option of working with water clay or Plasticine. The class will work on a one-week pose, two-week pose and three-week pose. A model will be present each week.
Instructor: Eoin Burke
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Apr 30 - Jun 4
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $255; members: $230

Clay Sculpture Parts I & II
Enjoy special savings when you register for both parts of our Clay Sculpture course.
Instructor: Eoin Burke
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Mar 19 - Jun 4
Facility fee: $25
12 sessions; members: $432

Open Sculpture Studio
Monitored sessions for advanced sculpture/jewelry students who have taken classes at CAW. Open to all sculpture media. There will be no instruction. Students must be approved by an instructor to enroll and must have adequate knowledge of the sculpture studio. Reservation by noon on Friday required. For metal sculpture and metalsmithing/jewelry students, cost: $16 per session for currently enrolled students; $32 for non-enrolled students. For all other sculpture students: $9 per session for currently enrolled students; $18 per session for non-enrolled students.
Monitor: Cat Duffield
Fridays, 5 - 8pm, Apr 3 - Jun 5 (except May 9)





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Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   p) 203.562.4927   f) 203.562.2329