Rock Valley College
CCE Art

Water Color with Tom Linden

Beginning Watercolor

ZOOM. For students with little or no experience in watercolor, or students that need a refresher course before moving on to the more advanced watercolor classes. Learn to play with and handle watercolor, practice basic techniques and work on elements for landscape paintings. BRING: Full 22x30 sheet of watercolor paper, a pencil, and yardstick to the first class. A materials list can be obtained at our first class or by emailing instructor at tclinden@yahoo.com. NO CLASS 10/12.

Course Code: ART-809-BLL3 | Register here!
Instructor: Tom Linden
Cost: $139
Dates: September 21-November 23 (Mondays) from 6:00-8:00 pm (10 Sessions)

Advanced Watercolor

ZOOM. We will utilize landscape and still life motifs to discuss and apply design implications to improve your watercolor paintings. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Watercolor l and Watercolor for Landscapes II. Questions, contact instructor at tclinden@yahoo.com

Course Code: ART-809-BLL2 | Register here!
Instructor: Tom Linden
Cost: $139
Dates: September 22-November 24 (Tuesdays) from 6:00-8:00 pm (10 Sessions)

Workshops with Stella Dobbins, NWS

Watercolor Bold & Free

Learn contemporary Western watercolor techniques while painting landscapes, fish and flowers. You will learn the following techniques: painting around forms, monoprint a landscape, dropping in paint and/or water, stains and layering, spattering, etc. Your unique creations will be created by using both planned methods and accidents used to your advantage while painting. A Supply Kit ($25) can be reserved and purchased from the instructor the morning of the workshop.

Course Code: ART-809-BLL7 | Register here!
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, NWS
Cost: $75
Dates: Sunday, October 11 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 Session)
Location: Anderson Japanese Gardens Pavilion, 318 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford

Chinese Brush Painting: Autumn

Enjoy a fun day learning both traditional and contemporary brush painting techniques. Techniques on how to paint: chrysanthemums, yellow birds with fall tree,, kapok flowers with birds, morning glories with dragon flies, wisteria with swans, fall mountain landscape, and calligraphy for each subject. A supply kit ($25) can be purchased from the instructor the morning of the class.

Course Code: ART-809-BLL5 | Register here!
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, NWS
Cost: $75
Dates: Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 Session)
Location: Anderson Japanese Gardens Pavilion, 318 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford

Etegami: Autumn Picture Cards

Enjoy a day of card making using traditional Japanese style brush art and calligraphy. You will use fall subjects for inspiration when creating your art cards. You will learn the traditional and modern brush painting techniques to paint these subjects: leaves and trees, pumpkins and squash, fruits and nuts, vegetables, chrysanthemums and gold fish. You will also learn calligraphy to add to your cards to send to family and friends. A Supply Kit ($25) can be reserved and purchased from the instructor the morning of the workshop.

Course Code: ART-809-BLL6 | Register here!
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, NWS
Cost: $75
Dates: Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 Session)
Location: Anderson Japanese Gardens Pavilion, 318 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford

Etegami: Holiday Winter Picture Cards

Enjoy a day of card making using traditional Japanese style brush art and calligraphy. You will use winter subjects for inspiration when creating your art cards. You will learn the traditional and modern brush painting techniques to paint these subjects: pine trees and pine cones, birds such as cardinals, snow bamboo cranes in snow, winter vegetables, and flowers. You will also learn calligraphy to add to your cards to send to family and friends.

Course Code: ART-809-BLL8 | Register here!
Instructor: Stella Dobbins, NWS
Cost: $75
Dates: Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 Session)
Location: Anderson Japanese Gardens Pavilion, 318 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford


Workshops with Liz Gullett

Card Creation 101

Have you ever received a handmade card, and remember the feeling you had that someone was actually so thoughtful? And these are so inexpensive to make! In this hands-on class, you will learn easy and fun ways to make these truly special gifts. No experience is necessary, and all your supplies will be provided. Recipients save these cards for years, and the techniques are the same even when making special, very intricate designs. Please join us to see how really easy and fun it can be to truly make someone’s day!

Course Code: ART-809-BLL9 | Register here!
Instructor: Liz Gullett
Cost: $109
Dates: Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00-8:30 pm (1 Session)
Location: TBA

Cards Plus

You have the basics, but want to take it to the next level. We show you how to turn on the creativity and take card making to the next level. Your friends and family will really be impressed when they receive these handmade cards and projects, and you will learn advanced techniques to make some really special, one of-a-kind projects. Supplies are provided for the class projects. BRING: Your scissors, and maybe we will find a way to have a glass of wine while we are having fun! (Well, maybe not actually in the class, but the fun part is guaranteed!).

Course Code: ART-809-BLL10 | Register here!
Instructor: Liz Gullett
Cost: $109
Dates: Thursday, October 1 and Thursday, October 8 from 6:00-8:30 pm (2 Sessions)
Location: TBA

Upcoming Term (Spring 2021)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
ART-809-BLL
Watercolor for Landscapes Lvl2
2/18/21 - 5/13/21
Thur 6:00pm-8:00pm Online
N/A
ART-809-BLL10
Cards Plus
4/15/21 - 4/22/21
Thur 6:00pm-8:00pm Online
N/A
ART-809-BLL2
Advanced Watercolor
2/17/21 - 5/12/21
Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm Online
N/A
ART-809-BLL3
Beginning Watercolor I
2/15/21 - 5/10/21
Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm Online
N/A
ART-809-BLL9
Card Creation 101
4/6/21 - 4/6/21
Tue 6:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL
Acrylic Basics
2/15/21 - 3/1/21
Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL10
Pastel: Winter Landscape
3/11/21 - 3/11/21
Thur 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL11
Pastel: Poppies
3/18/21 - 3/18/21
Thur 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL12
Pastel: Spring Landscape
4/8/21 - 4/8/21
Thur 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL13
Pastel: Waterscapes
4/22/21 - 4/22/21
Thur 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL14
Alcohol Ink: Basics
2/24/21 - 2/24/21
Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL15
Alcohol Ink: Spring Florals
3/17/21 - 3/17/21
Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL16
Alcohol Ink: Spring Landscapes
4/21/21 - 4/21/21
Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL2
Acrylic Painting: Barns
3/8/21 - 3/15/21
Mon 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL3
Acrylic Painting: Winter Scene
3/22/21 - 3/29/21
Mon 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL4
Acrylic Intermediate
4/5/21 - 4/19/21
Mon 7:00pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL5
Acrylic Painting: Pets
4/26/21 - 5/3/21
Mon 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL6
Acrylic Painting: Rivers
5/10/21 - 5/17/21
Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL7
Acrylic Painting: Spring
4/20/21 - 4/27/21
Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL8
Acrylic Painting: Rose
5/4/21 - 5/11/21
Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm Online
N/A
ART-809-OL9
Pastel Basics
2/18/21 - 3/4/21
Thur 7:00pm-8:00pm Online
N/A

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