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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Mixed Media and Collage: Reenergize Your Creative Spirit! (Online) —FULL

 

Date: Tuesdays, 1/12-1/26

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 Collage & Mixed Media (.pdf)

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

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

Description: Feeling a bit depleted creativity-wise? Who wouldn’t after the year we’ve been through?! Reenergize your creative spirit by joining us for this fun and inspiring three-week Mixed Media and Collage course. Whether you’re new to the medium, or just want to jump-start your muse, Mixed Media and Collage artist Kate Corcoran will stoke your imagination and have you “playing” again in no time!

 

Kate will start by providing an overview of mixed media and collage and reviewing basic design principles. Then, you’ll explore ways to create backgrounds (substrates) using a variety of materials, including acrylic paint, acrylic washes, inks, and colored pencils. Finally, you’ll play with altering substrates using lines, stamping, and texture.

 

In week two, you’ll begin adding layers to your backgrounds using stamps, stencils, paper, fabric, and other items around your house. We’ll also send you a “surprise package” containing more goodies that you can use to embellish your work!

 

In the final week, you’ll experiment with incorporating lettering, mark-making and, if desired, 3D elements, into your pieces.

 

By the end of the class, you’ll have learned a new skill (or revisited an old one) and experienced the thrill of moving beyond your creative comfort zone!

 

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 Watercolor: Paint Your Pet (Online)

 

Date: Tuesdays, 2/2-2/23

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM EST

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

Instructor: Terrilynn Dubreuil

Skill Level: Beginner

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

Description: Wash—watercolor wash, that is!—away the winter blues with this fun introductory watercolor class, and create an expressive painting of your favorite pet while you’re at it! Local artist Terrilynn Dubreuil will teach you the basics of watercolor in this playful four-week course.

 

You’ll start by reviewing basic watercolor concepts, including paintbrush usage, basic color theory, color mixing, color application, composition, and other watercolor approaches. Next, you’ll learn how to recognize and draw simple shapes, which you’ll use to rough sketch key features of your pet’s face. Then, the real fun begins as you practice layering, lifting, spattering, and experimenting with other watercolor techniques to capture your pet’s one-of-a-kind personality! 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, 1/9

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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

Instructor: Barbara McGuire

Skill Level: Intermediate (See Important Notes below)

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

 

Note: This workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us.

Description: Polymer clay is an amazingly versatile art medium! 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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

  • Students must be familiar with polymer clay essentials, including using a pasta machine and blades.

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

  • 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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