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  • 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.

  • All workshop participants are required to show proof of Covid vaccination or a valid exemption. Anyone with a valid exemption will be required to wear a mask. 

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Fundamentals of Drawing (FULL)

 

Date: Mondays, 2/6-2/27

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $144 (Members); $160 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Terrilynn Dubreuil

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Materials & Tools Needed: List of Materials and Tools for Fundamentals of Drawing

 

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

 

Drawing is not a talent; it’s a skill anyone can learn. Whether you want to capture ideas for your next art project, take your painting to the next level, explore a new medium, or simply jumpstart your creativity, veteran instructor Terrilynn Dubreuil will teach you everything you need to get started.

 

Already have some basic drawing skills? This class is for you, too! Even intermediate artists can benefit from a review of drawing fundamentals.

 

In this foundational course, you’ll learn how to draw simple 2D and 3D shapes using photos and “life objects," eventually creating an artistic still life composition. Throughout the course, you’ll improve your ability to draw objects realistically by learning to notice, and then capture, object proportions, relationships between objects, tones and values, light and shading, simple perspective, and other aspects depending on the progress of the class. We may even draw some simple portraits!

 

Best of all? Terrilynn’s extensive all-levels teaching experience will make your learning easy and fun! You’ll leave the class newly inspired and with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to draw anything.

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Cards and Truffles and Wine, Oh My!

 

Date: Saturday, 2/11

Time: 2:00-4:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $55 (Members), $60 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Kate Corcoran

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied, including two handmade truffles and a glass of red or white wine

 

This Valentine’s Day, skip the Hallmark store and give your loved ones a beautiful handmade greeting card! In this delightful—and delicious workshop—you’ll learn basic cardmaking techniques while enjoying scrumptious handmade truffles and a glass of red or white wine.

 

While you indulge your tastebuds, mixed media artist Kate Corcoran will teach you basic cardmaking techniques using paper, fabric, ribbon, stickers, stamps, stencils, and other embellishments. The focus will be on simple card design, composition, and construction, but there will be opportunities to make more complex, interactive cards as well.

 

You’ll create at least two finished cards and leave knowing how to create more cards on your own.

 

If you’re tired of getting and giving the same old, same old for Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to a multisensory experience and your loved one(s) to a one-of-a-kind gift!

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Keep on Rolling with Polymer Clay! (FULL)

 

Date: Saturday, 2/18

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $82 (Members), $90 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Robyn Crawford

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials & Tools Needed: All tools and materials supplied

 

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

Ready to take your polymer clay skills to the next level? In this play-filled workshop, mixed media artist Robyn Crawford will take you deeper into this magical medium!

 

In just a few hours, you’ll learn how to create gradient color sheets, explore the Mokume Gane technique, and do some image transfers on clay! Then, Robyn will teach you how to turn your creations into jewelry, sculpture, mixed media works, buttons, and SO much more! It’s sure to be a fun day of claying around and getting creative!

 

Some experience with polymer clay basics preferred, but “confident beginners” are welcome to join as well!

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Fun with Fluid Art

 

Date: Saturday, 3/4

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Workshop Fee: $69 (Members), $75 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Brooke Szweda

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: Apron. All other materials supplied.

 

Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The water-based paints, when combined with silicone oil, react to create beautiful, often awe-inspiring, “cells.” As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless!

 

In this workshop, local artist Brooke Szweda will share her “secret recipe” for creating the perfect fluid art paint mixture, and you’ll use it to do several different acrylic pours—including a couple of more advanced options. You’ll practice the techniques, making multiple 8” x 10” abstract paintings, and you’ll learn how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating.

 

This class is great for people who have never created fluid art, but it also gives “frequent flyers” opportunities to try new paint mixtures and pouring methods and continue experimenting with color!

 

Note: To preserve the integrity of your design, your paintings must dry flat for at least 48 hours before moving. You will need to return to the studio to pick up your pieces and finish your paintings with acrylic coating at home.

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Introduction to Gelli Printingn (FULL)

 

Date: Saturday, 3/25

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $107 (Members); $115 (Non-Members)

Instructor: Kristen Grady

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied, including one 8x10 gelli plate (which is yours to keep!).

 

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

Gelli printing is an easy, innovative way to create vibrant, one-of-a-kind monoprints. The results are striking, and all you need is a gelli plate, acrylic paint, and some kind of substrate (paper, fabric, etc.). In this fun, hands-on workshop, paper artist Kristen Grady will teach you everything you need to get started with this super versatile process.

 

Among other techniques, you’ll learn how to build multiple layers of design, create textures and an “old wall” look, and add stenciling and shimmer to your prints. Kristen will also teach you how to create two-sided prints, work with multiple prints at the same time, create a theme for your prints, use thick and thin paints in different ways, and find your color palette.

 

There will be plenty of time to practice each technique, and you’ll complete at least four, two-sided prints. You’ll also leave with plenty of ideas on how to use your finished prints, including incorporating them into junk journals, and how to care for and store your gelli plate, which will be yours to keep—a $25 value!

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Mixed Media Collage: Birds

 

Date: Sunday, 4/1

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee: $85 (Non-Members), $77 (Members)

Instructor: Kim Smith

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials & Tools Needed: Small, sharp scissors and an apron or clothes that can be stained. You may also want to bring a favorite rubber stamp. All other materials will be provided.

 

Bring the beauty of spring inside by creating your own mixed media bird collage! With instructor Kim Smith’s training as an art teacher and professional artist, you’re sure to be successful in this inspiring workshop regardless of your previous collage or mixed media experience!

 

Over the course of an afternoon, you’ll learn how to use:

 

  • Traditional and non-traditional painting tools to create layered, abstract collage backgrounds—a chance to play with paint with no chance of failure! 

  • Various collage and mixed media techniques to add additional interest to your backgrounds

  • Tracing paper to add simple, yet dramatic, elements to collaged scenes—incorporating a tree and bird, in this case

  • Principals of design and color theory to enhance your work

 

You’ll walk away with a completed, detailed mixed-media painting which is sure to impress. Your friends will marvel at the complexity of your work, and only you will know how easy it was to make using Kim’s simplified collaging process.

 

This workshop will introduce beginners to basic mixed media collaging concepts and provide intermediate creators some new techniques and best practices. Students of all levels have found success working with Kim—and they’ve had a ton of fun doing it!

 

No previous drawing, painting, or collaging experience necessary! 

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