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WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS - SPRING 2023

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D430W23 Freeing Abstraction!, 3/7, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: Genie Castro
Skill level: ALL

Are you drawn to abstract art, but unsure of how to begin developing an image or deploying color? Need some new ideas, or just a good push into the middle of your next canvas? Ready to try working flat instead of using an easel? Develop more confidence in creating non-objective compositions during this workshop with Genie Castro, whose work is known for its bold sense of color and form. She'll offer tips to get you started and individual attention as your painting takes shape. Bring your own painting materials.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/7/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

E430W23 Freeing Abstraction!, 5/11, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Genie Castro
Skill level: ALL

Are you drawn to abstract art, but unsure of how to begin developing an image or deploying color? Need some new ideas, or just a good push into the middle of your next canvas? Ready to try working flat instead of using an easel? Develop more confidence in creating non-objective compositions during this workshop with Genie Castro, whose work is known for its bold sense of color and form. She'll offer tips to get you started and individual attention as your painting takes shape. Bring your own painting materials.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/11/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

E481W23 Landscape Painting Two-Day Workshop, 5/30-5/31, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Michele Combs
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Treat yourself to two days of painting! Michele will address the importance of choosing an image, thumbnail sketches, simplifying composition, underpainting, paint application, focal point, and color. Individualized instruction to strengthen your artistry. Work on one painting in the morning and another in the afternoon to maintain a fresh eye! Bring lots of photos for composition options. See materials list on the website. Bring a lunch each day for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/30/2023 and ending 5/31/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

D409W23 Impressionistic Color, 3/21, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leo Winstead
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Learn the secret of the broken color technique - flochetage - pioneered by Delacroix and further developed by the Impressionists in their luminous canvases. Learn about how the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists built on this technique to create the first 'modern' works of art. Using pencil and oil pastel, we'll work from a detail of an existing work to create our own interpretation of the image, using this layered hatching technique. We'll cover flochetage, hatching, stippling, complementary and analogous color, and conventional coloring using halftones. See materials list on website. Bring lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 3/21/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 113.00 ea.

D399W23 Watercolor on Yupo: Abstract to Intentional, 3/29-3/30, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: James Turner
Skill level: ALL

Explore the unique characteristics of Yupo--a smooth inorganic surface that doesn't absorb paint like regular paper and gives a more intense and liquid look to watercolor washes and colors. Fun to play with, this surface makes lifting easy and offers creative ways to add texture. This workshop will introduce you to Yupo paper from the abstract flowing liquid look of wet-into-wet applications, to creating representational art while taking advantage of Yupo properties. Find your own artistic vision using this unique surface! Bring a lunch for the half-hour break both days. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday and Thursday starting 3/29/2023 and ending 3/30/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

D969W23 Glass Mosaics, 4/1-4/8, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogl
Skill level: ALL

Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings, keys, coins) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Materials included; price includes $20 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/1/2023 and ending 4/8/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

E969W23 Glass Mosaics, 5/6-5/13, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogl
Skill level: ALL

Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings, keys, coins) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Materials included; price includes $20 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 8; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/6/2023 and ending 5/13/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.

D864W23 Mokume Gane: Mixed Metal Jewelry with Metal Clay, 4/8-4/15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Mokume gane is a Japanese technique of combining different metals together to create beautiful patterns reminiscent of woodgrain. When using traditional metalsmithing techniques it can be a very labor-intensive process that requires special tools and equipment. Luckily this technique can be done in metal clay, saving time and material. In this class, you will learn several mokume gane techniques using Art Clay Copper and Silver to create stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry. Price includes $60 materials fee; materials included.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/8/2023 and ending 4/15/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 163.00 ea.

D439W23 Color Workshop for Painters, 4/14-4/15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels and mediums: make your acrylic, watercolor, or oil paintings more powerful and effective by gaining a better understanding of color in this six hour workshop. Explore the dynamics and use of color in two-dimensional art in this collaborative, hands-on workshop! Study color theory, using a color wheel, emotional and manipulative powers of color, how to mix paints, color recipes, how to make a color chart, and more. Class handout includes information on color theory, palette arrangement, color formulas and recipes. Materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/14/2023 and ending 4/15/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

E439W23 Color Workshop for Painters, 5/19-5/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

Painters of all levels and mediums: make your acrylic, watercolor, or oil paintings more powerful and effective by gaining a better understanding of color in this six hour workshop. Explore the dynamics and use of color in two-dimensional art in this collaborative, hands-on workshop! Study color theory, using a color wheel, emotional and manipulative powers of color, how to mix paints, color recipes, how to make a color chart, and more. Class handout includes information on color theory, palette arrangement, color formulas and recipes. Materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/19/2023 and ending 5/20/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

D731W23 Intro to Indian Hand Block Printing, 4/15, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katrina Ulrich
Skill level: ALL

Instructor Katrina Ulrich teaches you the basics of printing patterns on fabric using hand-carved Indian blocks on fabric - a process only slightly changed from the centuries-old process as it originated in India. Learn to master mitred corners, borders, and multi-colored designs using blocks from her extensive collection. Choose a scarf, apron, or dish towel to print as a final project. This class prepares you for other classes in block printing, such as "Mud Resist Printing with Indigo." Price includes $20 materials fee. Bring a lunch.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 77.00 ea.

E731W23 Intro to Indian Hand Block Printing, 5/30, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katrina Ulrich
Skill level: ALL

Instructor Katrina Ulrich teaches you the basics of printing patterns on fabric using hand-carved Indian blocks on fabric - a process only slightly changed from the centuries-old process as it originated in India. Learn to master mitred corners, borders, and multi-colored designs using blocks from her extensive collection. Choose a scarf, apron, or dish towel to print as a final project. This class prepares you for other classes in block printing, such as "Mud Resist Printing with Indigo." Price includes $20 materials fee. Bring a lunch.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/30/2023 and ending 5/30/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 77.00 ea.

D735W23 Cozy Hooked Mug Mat, 4/22, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laurie Lausen
Skill level: ALL

Flowers, foliage, birds... In this workshop, you'll choose a favorite image and learn the basic techniques of rug hooking while creating a small mug mat. You'll enjoy this early method of making rugs by pulling loops of wool fabric through a linen backing, and the result will be your very own design! All materials included. Bring simple design ideas or choose a template. Price includes $25 materials fee. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/22/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

D437W23 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, 4/22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This one day, six-hour, workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. In the morning, the instructor, Jon Neuse, will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. The afternoon is set up for you to focus on making your own collage(s). A materials list is available on the website. Bring a lunch for the hour-long break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/22/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

E437W23 Creating Collages with an Artistic Voice, 5/12-5/13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and learn the dynamic of designing and making collages. The instructor, Jon Neuse, will walk you through the steps of putting a collage together. The workshop is constructed so you can learn from your instructor and the other participants. A materials list is available on the website.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/12/2023 and ending 5/13/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.

E773W23 Joy of Felting: "Circles" Table Runner, 4/27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Leslie Granbeck
Skill level: ALL

Create a colorful runner or wall hanging from wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required. Learn the magic of wet feltmaking and create a work of art for your table or wall, in a pattern inspired by vintage penny rugs and the work of the Russian artist Kandinsky. This design looks great in any home, office, or cabin. Some physical stamina needed for felting. Materials fee of $35 (included in price) includes a reusable felting kit, all fibers, and supplies. Bring 2-3 hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (optional), a plastic bag to carry home wet items, and a lunch.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 4/27/2023 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.

E733W23 Mud Resist Printing with Indigo, 4/28-4/29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katrina Ulrich
Skill level: ALL

Inspired by the "Dabu" mud resist block printing with indigo dye process, Katrina Ulrich has adapted the technique for use in our studio. Participants will learn how to "print" on fabric with a mud paste, dry the fabric and overprint to add more detail. Then try the process on a scarf, tote bag, or dish towel (provided) or on a tee shirt that you bring in. Class meets three hours the first day; two the second. Price includes $20 materials fee.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/28/2023 and ending 4/29/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 ea.

E433W23 Big Bold Blooms!, 5/18, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill level: AB, I, AD

Scale up your watercolors with big bold blooms! We'll use wet-into-wet watercolor to create soft petal forms and build up strong values with glazing. Reference materials will be provided and key steps of the painting process will be demonstrated. See Sonja's supply list on the website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/18/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 81.00 ea.

E409W23 Character Building for Graphic Novels/Comics, 6/8, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leo Winstead
Skill level: AB, I AD

Working on a character, but coming up short of your vision? Explore the process of character design through popular cartoons and comics to see what makes them tick. With pencils, markers, and colored pencils, we'll explore different approaches to rendering that make your idea come alive!Topics include appeal, clarity, silhouette, basic rendering, storytelling, expressive and figural anatomy. See materials list on website. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 6/8/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 113.00 ea.

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Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday            closed


The building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

 

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