Art Courses at UNH

UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of non-credit, continuing education art programs led by the UNH Art Department faculty. Explore the attributes of drawing, painting, sculpting, welding & more. You can enroll at any time with flexible class formats that include one-day & multi-day workshops.

Print Making : Wood Cuts

April 18 & 25 | Spring 2020

This 2-day workshop will introduce students to the process of reduction woodcut printing. It will cover the preparation of the woodblock, preparation of the printing paper, registration techniques, basic ink mixing, and multi-layered printing.

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Drawing into Painting: Skills for Developing a College Portfolio

5 Saturdays | May-June 2020

In this 5-day workshop, participants will develop essential drawing and painting skills to enhance the development of a cohesive art portfolio.

Drawing and painting from observation will be emphasized with the goal of enriching each participant’s individualistic voice. The workshop will begin with drawing projects and end with completing one painting in oil and or acrylic.

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Painting Workshop: Egg Tempera

June 6 & 7 | Spring 2020

Egg Tempera is a wonderful traditional material not frequently explored in a workshop setting. The quality of light and delicacy of surface inherent in the technique of egg tempera make it a unique painting technique.

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An Introduction to Metal Fabrication and Welding: Tools, Techniques and Artistry

July 11 & 12 | Summer 2020

Learn the art of metal fabrication through discussion of, and practice with tools, equipment, and techniques. 

Learn shop and equipment safety, design aesthetics in metal working, identifying and choosing materials, tools and techniques for manipulating the materials, and ways of joining metals including soldering and welding.

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Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

July 18 & 19 | Summer 2020

In this two-day workshop, learn advanced camera techniques as well as how to edit images using Adobe Photoshop.
We will approach shooting through an understanding of exposure and manual control, and edit images in Photoshop using advanced and versatile tools. Topics covered will include color correcting, layer masking, and compositing techniques.

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Pictures of Words: Painting and Drawing with Chinese Characters

May 9 | Spring 2020

Learn the unique origin of Chinese characters, appreciate artistic calligraphy styles, and come away with some Chinese words to enrich our own visual language. The workshop goal is to broaden the understanding of language and the relationship between image and meaning.

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Two Saturdays: Drawing From Life Model

May 9 & May 16 | Spring 2020

In this two-day intense drawing workshop we learn different ways to explore, understand, and record human form. Working from life models, we investigate the human figure as a form with inner anatomical structure and surface features.

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Introduction to Landscape Painting

June 6 & 7 | Spring 2020

If you’ve ever been interested in oil painting but weren’t sure where to start, this is the workshop for you! Spend two days outside at Durham’s beautiful Oyster River learning the basics of “Plein Air” landscape painting with oil paint.

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Hand Building with Clay Slabs

June 20 & 21 | Spring 2020

In this workshop students will have the opportunity to create an assortment of hand-built stoneware forms using clay slabs. Construction techniques using various mold forms and templates will be taught as well as surface design techniques using clay slips, texture stamps and carving tools.

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Let’s Face It : Drawing the Human Head

July 17 | Summer 2020

Drawing the human head has long been a source of  fascination and frustration for artists.  This one-day workshop focuses on developing strategies for drawing a convincing portrait.

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In Living Color: Drawing with Color

July 25 & 26 | Summer 2020

In this workshop we will explore color through materials such as: pastel, oil pastel, and colored pencils. We will use the observed natural world, still-life, and imagination for an experience in the wonders of color.

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