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've temporarily moved 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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Assemblage: Adding Dimension to Your Mixed Media Art (Online)

 

Date: Mondays, 3/15-3/29

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Workshop Fee: $80 (Non-Members), $73 (Members)

Instructor: Kate Corcoran

Skill Level: All levels

Materials & Tools Needed: List of materials and tools for Assemblage (.pdf)

Materials & Tools Supplied: A surprise package created just for you! (To be mailed.)​

Description: Whether you’re new to mixed media art, or you’ve been working with it for a while, you’ll have a blast playing in this all-levels assemblage art class. Join Mixed Media artist Kate Corcoran as she shows you how to turn trinkets, knickknacks, and other found objects into dimensional, cohesive art pieces that tell a story.

 

In the first session, Kate will explain the differences between two-dimensional mixed media art, or “collage,” and three-dimensional mixed media art, or “assemblage.” She’ll review basic mixed media tools and techniques, and then you’ll practice building up a piece from a flat surface. You’ll end the class by responding to a series of writing prompts that will help you generate ideas for future assemblage projects.

 

In the next class, Kate will expand on ideas and techniques for creating assemblages. Then, you’ll create one of your own using items from a surprise package we’ll be creating just for you!

 

In the third and final workshop, you’ll design and assemble a shadowbox (a type of assemblage) using “treasures” found around your house, as well as additional items from your surprise package.

 

Throughout the class, you’ll have plenty of time to work on your projects, as well as get troubleshooting advice from a seasoned pro!

 

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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Introduction to Acrylics (Online)

 

Date: Tuesdays, 4/6-4/27

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

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

Instructor: Camille Daunno

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: List of materials and tools for Acrylics (.pdf)

Description: Contrary to what most people think, acrylic painting is a lot easier to learn than watercolor—and a lot more forgiving. That’s why it’s the perfect medium for first-time painters! Acrylic paint blends beautifully, dries fast, and, if you make a mistake, you can simply cover it up!

 

In this playful, four-week course, veteran artist Camille Daunno will start by reviewing basic design principles, such as color theory, movement, and composition. Then, the real fun begins! You’ll experiment with different acrylic painting techniques using a variety of brushes and substrates. Finally, you’ll create a simple painting.

 

In Week 2, you’ll move onto creating landscape paintings. And, in Week 3, you’ll explore abstract painting. In the fourth and final week, you’ll select a theme of your choice and work towards finding your own 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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Sharpie Flower T-Shirt (Online)—NEW

 

Date: Saturday, 4/17

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Workshop Fee: $27 (Members), $30 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Pam Robbins

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: List of materials and tools for Sharpie Flower T-Shirt (.pdf)

 

Description: Planning to do some spring cleaning this month? Instead of tossing those old t-shirts, consider turning them into wearable art! In this fun and easy workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will show you how to embellish ordinary cotton t-shirts with beautiful “flowers” using just Sharpie markers, isopropyl alcohol, and a few other household items. Gloves NOT required to plant this colorful garden!

 

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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