Course Listing

Basic Manga Drawing

December 13, 2014

Basic Manga Drawing with Jennifer Kohl
Saturday, December 13, 12:00-3:00 pm
Tuition:  $37.50
Material: List will be provided
Ages:  12+
Level: Beginner

Come join our Manga art class and learn how to draw  Japanese Comic Book Cartooning!

In this basic Manga Drawing class you  learn the steps  of drawing a manga face, eyes and hair, and how to outline them in black ink. We will practice different facial expressions and hair styles and if times permits we will work on basic body sketches. Bring a picture of your Favorite Manga Caricature to Draw from or create your own new caricature.

Register by November 29 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Journal Junky - Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict

February 14, 2015

Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict with the Journal Fodder Junkies
Saturday, February 14,  9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: $150
List provided, or fee for optional materials ($25)

Based on their popular book The Journal Junkies Workshop, this class will bombard you with artistic possibilities. David and Eric share a variety of techniques and media that are just as at home in the visual journal as they are in rich, mixed media wall pieces. This workshop allows you the flexibility to work either on individual pieces or in the visual journal giving you a full range of creative choices.

Focus will be placed on visual journal basics and how a plethora of simple techniques can be mixed and mingled, layered and built upon. Participants will engage their creativity with watercolor, watercolor pencil, and other essential media. So, come and stock up on new techniques and add to your creative arsenal. Leave with visually loaded journal pages or mixed-media pieces ready to hang on the wall.

Optional Materials Fee: $25

  • Mesh zipper supply bag
  • Prismacolor watercolor pencils
  • Prang watercolor paint 8 color set
  • Yellow water based marker
  • Black Uniball
  • Jumbo UHU glue stick
  • Metallic Sharpie

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

  • Sketchbook, visual journal, and/or a variety of loose watercolor or mixed media paper
  • Small set of watercolors
  • Small set of watercolor pencils
  • Small water cup
  • Variety of brushes
  • Waterproof pens and/or markers of various colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick – UHU Jumbo recommended
  • Personal ephemera – photos, postcards, papers, ticket stubs, maps, and any other
  • personal items that sparks your creative whim and can be used as collage.
  • Optional items:
  • Other favorite journaling and mixed media materials

The Journal Fodder Junkies are Eric Scott and David Modler. In 2005, David and Eric teamed up to officially become the Journal Fodder Junkies (JFJ), and they have been dedicated to spreading the power and the joy of the visual journal to all who seek creative release. David and Eric have continued to provide workshops, presentations, and seminars to teachers, students, and artists throughout North America. They have coauthored the popular books, "Journal Junkies Workshop" and "Journal Fodder 365", both published by North Light Books.

Register by January 31 for a 10% tuition discount.

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Journal Junkies Transitional Spaces

February 15, 2015

Transitional Spaces with the Journal Fodder Junkies
Sunday, February 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: $150
Optional material fee plus material list

Are you looking to transform your artwork or your visual journal from a static surface to a dynamic, interactive space? Are you looking for ways to create richly layered spaces within and between your pieces? This mixed-media workshop delves into creating this layered and nuanced interaction within and between works whether they are pages in a journal or stand alone pieces.

Discover ways to give your artistic endeavors an extra kick as you explore how to incorporate transitional spaces that bring surprise, interactivity, connection, and hybridity to your art. Learn about windows, doorways, pockets, secret passages, and more as you consider and reconsider how spaces and pages interact and create a dialogue. Make artwork that opens up, flips out, and unfolds into other realms.

Optional Materials Fee: $25

  • Mesh zipper supply bag
  • Prismacolor watercolor pencils
  • Prang watercolor paint 8 color set
  • Yellow water based marker
  • Black Uniball
  • Jumbo UHU glue stick
  • Metallic Sharpie

Supplies Needed for Class:

  • Sketchbook, visual journal, and/or a variety of loose watercolor paper
  • Craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting matt
  • Favorite journaling art materials
  • Waterproof pens and/or markers of various colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick – UHU Jumbo recommended
  • Personal ephemera – personal photographs, magazines, artwork, memorabilia and images

Optional items:

  • Other favorite journaling and mixed media materials

The Journal Fodder Junkies are Eric Scott and David Modler. In 2005, David and Eric teamed up to officially become the Journal Fodder Junkies (JFJ), and they have been dedicated to spreading the power and the joy of the visual journal to all who seek creative release. David and Eric have continued to provide workshops, presentations, and seminars to teachers, students, and artists throughout North America. They have coauthored the popular books, "Journal Junkies Workshop" and "Journal Fodder 365", both published by North Light Books.

Register by February 1 for a 10% tuition discount

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Withdrawal/Cancellation policy

In case of student withdrawal, tuition less 20% is refundable up to two weeks prior to class. Tuition cannot be refunded if student withdraws less than two weeks prior to class.

The class may be cancelled by the CCSA due to low enrollment, severe weather, illness, or other reasons. In cases where the class is cancelled by CCSA, payments are fully refundable.


Inclement Weather Policy

Morning and Afternoon Classes and Events: If Galax School District is closed due to inclement weather, daytime classes and events are also cancelled.

Evening and Weekend Classes and Events: Cancellation is at the discretion of the instructor or CCSA personnel based on road and weather conditions. CCSA or the instructor will attempt to contact you using the contact email and/or phone numbers you have given us when registering for the class. Notification of cancellation will also be posted on the CCSA and/or Oldtown Pottery Facebook pages.

If a class meeting is one of a series, the class will be rescheduled. If the class is a one-day workshop, it will be cancelled and you will be refunded.


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After confirming your registration, click on the "PayPal" button and choose the "Don't have a PayPal account?" option at the bottom of the screen where you can enter a one-time credit card payment.


Lodging Information

Looking for a place to stay while you are taking a class with us? Click here for a list of area hotels, motels, cabins, and inns. Some of them offer discounts for students taking classes at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts!