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The LCI Artisan program is about sparking students’ natural curiosity, intelligence, passion, and artistic interest into an opportunity to create real marketable products. Students will develop artisanship while cultivating financial literacy skills and innovative thinking. The goal is to tap into students’ enterprising spirit and develop an idea all the way from concept to real market sales. This program offers endless opportunities for students to practice essential 21st century skills such as creative thinking, marketing, business planning and team building.

Students will have hands on opportunities to create in a variety of mediums ranging from wood, metal, textiles, glass and more. Through this learner driven course, students will be responsible for brainstorming and envisioning products they want to create and practice the skills required to complete them. The goal is to create high quality, professional products that students will be able to sell through various market opportunities throughout the year.


Artisan Fabrication – Woodworking & Welding

Artistic Fabrication is a dynamic course that merges the timeless craftsmanship of carpentry with the industrial artistry of welding to unleash the creative potential of students. This hands-on class is designed for individuals who are passionate about both woodworking and metalworking and seek to merge these skills to create stunning, one-of-a-kind artistic designs.

Throughout the course, students will delve into the fundamentals of both carpentry and welding techniques, mastering essential skills such as measuring, cutting, shaping, joining, and finishing materials. Emphasizing safety protocols and best practices, students will gain confidence in working with various tools and equipment, including saws, drills, routers, welders, and grinders.


Artisan Ceramics

Ceramics 15

  • The course begins with an exploration of the fundamental techniques and principles of ceramics. Students will learn the properties of different types of clay, methods of preparation, and various hand-building techniques, including pinch, coil, and slab construction. Emphasis will be placed on mastering basic forming techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces.


Ceramics 25 (Prerequisite Ceramics 15)

  • As students gain proficiency in hand-building, they will also be introduced to the pottery wheel in Ceramics 25. Through guided instruction and practice sessions, students will learn the art of wheel-throwing, focusing on centering, pulling, shaping, and trimming clay to create vessels such as bowls, cups, and vases. They will develop an understanding of the unique challenges and rewards of working with the pottery wheel, honing their skills through experimentation and practice.


Ceramics 35 – Prerequisite Ceramics 25

  • This course will encourage students to express themselves creatively and authentically through their ceramic work. Using skills from Ceramics 15 and 25 students will complete open-ended projects that explore themes such as identity, nature, memory, and social issues, using clay as a medium for self-expression and storytelling. They will develop their artistic voice, learning to communicate ideas through their creations.

Artisan Graphic Design

  • The course begins by laying the foundation of graphic design principles and techniques. Students will explore typography, color theory, layout composition, and visual hierarchy, learning how to effectively communicate messages and evoke emotions through design. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the unique challenges and opportunities of designing for apparel and promotional products. Students will also explore various apparel types, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and bags, as well as promotional products such as mugs, and stickers.


Applied Graphic Design 25 (Prerequisite applied Graphic Design 15) – 2025/2026 Course

  • With proficiency in graphic design fundamentals, students will delve into the specific considerations of designing for wearables and merchandise. They will learn about different printing techniques, such as screen printing, heat transfer, and sublimation, and how these techniques influence design choices. Students will also explore various apparel types, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and bags, as well as promotional products such as mugs, and stickers.


Applied Graphic Design 35 (Prerequisite Applied Graphic Design 25) 2025/2026 Course

  • Through hands-on projects and real-world case studies, students will apply their knowledge to create a range of apparel and promotional designs. From designing logos and branding elements to developing artwork for specific products, students will learn to tailor their designs to suit different contexts, audiences, and marketing objectives. They will explore the role of graphic design in brand identity, product promotion, and visual storytelling, gaining insights into the strategic aspects of design decision-making.

Artisan Program Guide