Adult Education

 

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness:

Health & Well Being Utilizing Tai Chi & Yoga

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 12:30-1:30pm & Friday, Feb. 24th, 7-8pm

How can you live a balanced life? Our Tai Chi Program is the answer. Let us teach you to manage your day-to-day stresses to learn to live life to the fullest. Unlocking the creative nature that is inside of everyone. For your initial journey into Tai Chi, we teach Traditional and Contemporary Yang Style Tai Chi.

Instructors: Darren M. Johnson

"I have been studying Tai Chi since 2008 – I started with “harder” styles of Kung Fu in 1999 and since acquiring multiple injuries to my body (through the military and everyday life) was forced to practice Tai Chi.   To my delight, Tai Chi is the best thing that ever happened to me in reference to my Martial practices.  To this day, I am able to function without the use of prescriptions and medications by using Tai Chi to keep me balanced, keep me strong, and to keep me moving."

Anthony T. Jackson 

"My first experience in martial arts was in Taekwondo while in High School.  Upon graduation and entrance into West Point in 1985, I gained experience in the following martial disciplines:  Tang Soo Do and Judo.  I also boxed for 4 years and wrestled for 1 year.  My military training at West Point also included Close Quarters Combat and Advance Close Quarters Combat.  I have been training in Tai Chi for the past 18 years."

Price: FREE

Thurs., Feb. 23rd, 12:30-1:30pm - Register Here

Fri., Feb. 24th, 7-8pm - Register Here

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The Muse –

Engage Your Creative Source

Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 11am-4pm

Survey historical and contemporary ideas about the sources of creative inspiration. Compare mythical and scientific explanations. Learn which hands-on techniques best access your creative inspiration. Develop a personal synthesis using contemporary brain research, the Jungian “Collective Unconscious,” and ancient practices for heightened states of consciousness. Breathe new forms of inspiration into your creative work.

Student should bring the following materials:

       Comfortable clothing
•       Yoga mat, floor pillow or towel -- You may use chairs that are provided
•       Sketchbook 11 X 17
•       Markers, pencils and eraser

Instructor: Michelle Rothwell

Price: $25

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Quick Books

Saturday, February 25th, 11am-5pm

Over the course of 1 technique-driven day, artists will learn all the skills needed to create multiple hand-bound books, perfect for sketchbooks and artists’ books. Artists will learn to create paper and cloth-bound covers, make and sew signatures, and learn alternative binding techniques.  This course will stress the how-to’s of quick and easy bookbinding, as well as incorporating individuality into the bindings and covers. No experience necessary!

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $65/$60 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

Register Here

Watercolor Anarchy

Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, March 4th & 11th, 10am-1pm

Once titled “Watercolor Independent Study”, this supportive and inclusive group quickly evolved and became known as “Watercolor Anarchy”. This is a great opportunity for those looking to refine their craft and knowledge of watercolor techniques. Set up a still life, use your photos for inspiration - or - experiment with artistic ideas from your inner being.  Work with basic watercolors, textured papers, collage, monoprints or layering and enjoy the flow of watercolor in a supportive and creative group setting. Each week the class finishes with a group critique that the "Anarchists" call ‘show & tell’.

*Please note that materials are not supplied in this workshop. Please refer to the suggested materials list below:

Paint: Winsor-Newton, SoHo or Grumbacher brands are preferred. Be sure to get watercolors and not gouache.

Warm Colors - Cadmium yellow medium, Cadmium red medium or deep, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Raw sienna or yellow ochre

Cool Colors - Aureolin or Lemon yellow, Alizarin crimson, Antwerp or Winsor (Pthalo) blue, Cerulean blue, Burnt sienna

Palette: Any plastic watercolor well that has wells for paint around the outside with a LARGE mixing area and a lid. A white enameled "butcher" tray or a dinner plate with plastic wrap will work.

Paper: 140lb cold press, suggested brands are Lanaquarelle, Arches and Waterford.

Brushes: 1" flat brush with beveled handle, #10 or #12 round, #5 or #6 round, 1/2" flat (synthetic or blended is fine)

Miscellaneous: Spiral bound sketchbook with heavier or watercolor paper, pencil, roll of masking or artist tape, sponge, water container (ex. leftover yogurt container), paper towels

Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle

Price: $50 (2-day workshop) or $25 per day

Register Here

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Introduction to Shibori

Saturday, March 4th, 12:30 – 4:30pm – Skills & Instruction Day

 Saturday, March 11th, 1:30-5:30pm – Guided Independent Studio Day

 

This two day class is an introduction to Shibori for adults.  Shibori is a Japanese resist dye technique which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing.  Participants will create an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo.

Students enrolled in this class should anticipate bringing the following items:

FOR BOTH CLASSES:

  • Rubber gloves (i.e. kitchen gloves, disposable latex, etc.) - preferably long cuffs

○ Please wear clothing that can get permanently dirty

 (i.e. old shirt, pants, and/or an apron, etc.)

FOR SECOND CLASS ONLY:

  • Bring at least 5 small to medium articles of pre-washed 100% cotton plain

white/off white fabric to dye (i.e. t-shirts, leggings, baby clothes, small table runner,

small blankets, cloth napkins, bandanas, etc). The material must be lightweight

and no larger than 1 yard (cotton, muslin, silk, linen, etc).

 RECOMMENDATION: Check out your local thrift store (check the labels for materials!). Polyester blends can work too, but I cannot guarantee dye quality or colorfastness. The number of articles to bring really depends on how much of a workload you feel you can complete during the second day of class.

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Price: $65/ $60 Early Registration (Deadline February 18th)

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Mosaic Glass Fusing Workshop

Saturday, March 11th, 12-4pm

The goal of this workshop is to create a free standing, wave art object, or bowl out of mosaic glass, and to generate interest in all types of glass fusing.  We will cover the basics of glass fusing, which include a description of the firing process. Students will decide which kind of piece they want to make, either a free standing art object or a bowl, and will be guided in glass cutting and adhering techniques. The pieces made during the workshop will be taken home with the instructor to fire in her kiln and returned to Artworks for pick up.

Instructor: Judy Tyndall

Price: $50/$45 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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Crash Course in Silkscreen Printing

Saturday, March 18th & 25th, 11am-5pm

Using contemporary silkscreen methods, artists will approach printing through painterly and photographic techniques, creating two editions of prints through a combination of images and the layering of colors. Artists will familiarize themselves with various image-making and inking techniques, and learn the steps needed to create a small edition using water-based inks. This technique-driven class is a perfect starting point for artists wanting to print posters and broadsides, to artists wanting to explore art-making in new ways. No experience necessary.

Students enrolled in this class should anticipate bringing the following items:

  • Sketchbook or notebook Images (on a CD/Flash Drive/via email) that you are comfortable using as jumping off points or for experimentation purposes, as well as images to consider using as a final image. The more images provided, the better the opportunity for learning. Students can provide drawings, text, or photos.
  • One roll of paper towels

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $95/$90 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

Register Here

Watercolor Anarchy

Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, April 1st & 8th, 10am-1pm

Once titled “Watercolor Independent Study”, this supportive and inclusive group quickly evolved and became known as “Watercolor Anarchy”. This is a great opportunity for those looking to refine their craft and knowledge of watercolor techniques. Set up a still life, use your photos for inspiration - or - experiment with artistic ideas from your inner being.  Work with basic watercolors, textured papers, collage, monoprints or layering and enjoy the flow of watercolor in a supportive and creative group setting. Each week the class finishes with a group critique that the "Anarchists" call ‘show & tell’.

*Please note that materials are not supplied in this workshop. Please refer to the suggested materials list below:

Paint: Winsor-Newton, SoHo or Grumbacher brands are preferred. Be sure to get watercolors and not gouache.

Warm Colors - Cadmium yellow medium, Cadmium red medium or deep, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Raw sienna or yellow ochre

Cool Colors - Aureolin or Lemon yellow, Alizarin crimson, Antwerp or Winsor (Pthalo) blue, Cerulean blue, Burnt sienna

Palette: Any plastic watercolor well that has wells for paint around the outside with a LARGE mixing area and a lid. A white enameled "butcher" tray or a dinner plate with plastic wrap will work.

Paper: 140lb cold press, suggested brands are Lanaquarelle, Arches and Waterford.

Brushes: 1" flat brush with beveled handle, #10 or #12 round, #5 or #6 round, 1/2" flat (synthetic or blended is fine)

Miscellaneous: Spiral bound sketchbook with heavier or watercolor paper, pencil, roll of masking or artist tape, sponge, water container (ex. leftover yogurt container), paper towels

Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle

Price: $50 (2-day workshop) or $25 per day

Register Here

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Textile Printing

Saturday, April 15th, 11am-5pm

Using contemporary silkscreen methods, artists will work towards silkscreen printing one and two-color imagery on textiles and t-shirts. Artists will learn the steps needed to create stencils, expose screens and develop alternative printing techniques using acrylic inks, and become familiar with all the tools, techniques and materials to print textiles and t-shirts. No experience necessary!

Students enrolled in this class should anticipate bringing the following items:

-Up to 5 clean (new -if possible- and washed, light-colored) t-shirts

-1 yard of non-polyester fabric

-An apron and/or latex gloves (not kitchen gloves)

-A sketchbook to take notes

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $70/$65 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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Bookbinding Ins & Outs

Saturday, May 13th & 20th, 11am-4pm

The Bookbinding Ins & Outs returns for another fun weekend at Artworks! In this bookbinding workshop, artists will become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the book binding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore binding in highly personalized way, creating multiple

soft and hardcover artists’ books. Each artist will create beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work. Artists should anticipate creating a minimum of 6 different books. Beginners welcome!

Students enrolled in “Book Binding Ins & Outs” should anticipate bringing with them the following:

-1 yard of light-weight fabric (silk, cotton, linen; no stretch, no quilting, embroidery, beading, sequins, etc)

-3-4 sheets of decorative papers (minimum size 11x15”; varied weights okay)

-1 sketchbook or notebook in which to take and hold notes

Optional: Binding tools (needles, Xacto knife, bone folder, cutting mat, pencils, rulers, etc). These will be available to be used during the two-day workshop; you do not need to purchase these if you do not already have them. However, if you prefer to use your own tools, please label them.

Optional: Prints, photos, works on paper, etc. These may be used as the covers for both soft and hardcover books. You may also choose to use these in your bindings.

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $90/$85 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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