Workshops

Please be sure to check our Calendar page for a complete list of workshops and events.

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Note: When you successfully register for a workshop, a receipt for your purchase will be emailed to you. If you do not receive a receipt, your registration is NOT confirmed. Please contact us.

COVID-19 Update: To keep our members, workshop participants, and instructors safe, we're in the process of the moving our classes online. Please stay tuned for more exciting offerings in the coming months—and check back often for new postings! 

 

Girls' Night (or Day) Out (Online)

Date: Ongoing

Time: Varies with workshop

Workshop Fee: Varies with workshop

Instructor: Varies with workshop

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Varies with workshop

Note: Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended in-person GNO bookings. If you would like to discuss online GNO options, please contact us.

 

Looking for something a little different for your next Girls' Night (or Day) Out? Consider scheduling a private arts and crafts party at Purple Crayon! We've got lots of great workshops to choose from, and, if you don't see what you're looking for, we'll be happy to try to find an instructor! More...

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Watercolor for Absolute Beginners (Online) —FULL

 

Date: Tuesdays, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, & 10/6

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $120 (Non-Members); $108 (Members)

Instructor: Terrilynn Dubreuil

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: List of materials and tools for Watercolor for Absolute Beginners (.pdf)

Description: If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor but thought it might be too hard, think again! Local artist Terrilynn Dubreuil has been helping first-time painters get their feet—or, rather, brushes—wet for over 30 years. Join her as she explores the many creative possibilities the medium presents.

 

In this four-week course for absolute beginners, you’ll start by learning how to select appropriate watercolor materials. Then, you’ll use simple photos to learn basic watercolor concepts, including paintbrush usage, basic color theory, color mixing, color application, composition, and other watercolor approaches and techniques. Finally, Terrilynn will help you to find your unique painting style! The class will include informal critiques for greater learning and understanding.

 

No previous drawing or painting experience necessary!

 

Note: This workshop will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.​

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Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Pendant (Online) —FULL

 

Date: Saturday, 10/17

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $72 (Members), $80 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Barbara McGuire

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Pendant: Materials & Tools (.pdf)

 

This workshop is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us.

Description: Polymer clay is an amazingly versatile art form! It can even be used to create “mokume gane,” a traditional Japanese method of manipulating colored metals to create wood-like patterns.

 

In this workshop, polymer clay artist Barbara McGuire will teach you how to apply her unique brand of mokume gane surface design to create one-of-a-kind clay beads, art jewelry, pendants, cabochons, covered journals, or sculpted art. You’ll be amazed at how easy the process is—yet how mesmerizing the results are!

 

Students will spend most of the workshop experimenting with the mokume gane technique and will walk away with a beautiful mokume gane pendant by the end of class.

Notes:

 

  • This workshop will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.​

 

  • If you wish to purchase a materials kit (tools kits are not available for purchase), please complete your registration first; then, return to the Workshops webpage (this page) and purchase the materials kit separately by selecting “Kit” from the Buy Now drop-down menu. To allow ample shipping time, non-members must purchase their materials kit by 10/10/20. For additional details about the required materials and tools, please see Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Pendant: Materials & Tools.

 

  • Although some experience with polymer clay is desired, it is not required. Prior to the workshop, beginners will be given access to a video that explains basic polymer clay tool usage, as well as other essential skills needed to succeed in the class. It is assumed that all students will either watch the video prior to the workshop or have familiarity with the concepts presented in the video.

  • Students should have a moderate amount of hand strength and dexterity.

 

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Dot Mandala Painting for Beginners (Online)

 

Date: Saturday, 11/7

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $45 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Nicole Haning

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: Dot Mandala Painting: Materials & Tools (.pdf)

 

Description: In Buddhist culture, mandalas are said to transmit positive energy to the environment and to the people who view them. Learn how to create your own beautiful dot mandala with dot painting artist, Nicole Haning. This new art craze is fun, easy, calming, and very addictive!

 

You’ll start by creating guidelines for your piece and placing a dot in the center of your design. Then, the real fun begins! You’ll expand your mandala by adding dots of all different sizes and colors, “walking” dots to create movement, and layering dots to produce a 3D effect.

 

You’ll walk away from the workshop with a skeleton practice piece, a second final piece, and all the skills needed to continue dotting on your own!

 

No previous drawing or painting experience necessary!

 

Note: This workshop will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.​

 

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Zentangle® for Beginners (Online)

 

Date: Saturday, 12/5*

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $45 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Susan Goodman

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Supplied: Zentangle® Kit (includes 5 paper ‘"tiles," pencil, Sakura pen, bag, and tortillon; will be mailed to participants)

*To allow ample time to ship the Zentangle® Kits, participants must register for the workshop by 11/28/20.

Description: Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, certified Zentangle® teacher, Susan Goodman, will show you how to create beautiful abstract images using this fun, meditative process.

 

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces that can, ultimately, be assembled into a larger mosaic. In this workshop, Susan will review the history of the Zentangle® Method and the benefits of using good quality tools. Then, you will learn how to use “strings” to create boundaries within a paper tile, how to create several tangles, and, finally, how to shade your designs to increase their depth and richness.

No previous drawing experience necessary!

 

Note: This workshop will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.​

 

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