Adult Education

 

 

Handmade Quick & Easy Books

Saturday, February 3, 12-5pm

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 12x18”; 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 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: $50

Register Here

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Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, February 10 & 17, 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: $25 per day

Feb. 10: Register Here

Feb 17: Register Here

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Portrait Drawing: Focusing on Line Work

Friday, February 23, 6-9pm

The introduction to Portrait Drawing class is appropriate for beginner-intermediate level students.  Utilizing direct observation from a model and structured exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of portrait drawing including proportion, anatomy, and perspective. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, pen, vine & compressed charcoal, kneaded rubber eraser, drawing pencils (2B, 4B or graphite stick are all fine), variety of drawing material of your choice for experimentation- paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Price: $30.00 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

Register Here

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Intro to Mosaic Glass Fusing

Saturday, February 24, 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: $55

Registration is Full. Please check back in for upcoming dates.

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Portrait Drawing: Focusing on Light & Shadow

Friday, March 2, 6-9pm

The introduction to Portrait Drawing class is appropriate for beginner-intermediate level students.  Utilizing direct observation from a model and structured exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of portrait drawing including lighting, proportion, anatomy, and perspective. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, pen, vine & compressed charcoal, kneaded rubber eraser, drawing pencils (2B, 4B or graphite stick are all fine), variety of drawing material of your choice for experimentation- paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Price: $30.00 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

Register Here

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Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, March 10 & 17, 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: $25 per day

March 10: Register Here

March 17: Register Here

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Printing with Nature

March 24, 12-5pm

Using materials found in nature, such as leaves, ferns and grasses, the class will explore collagraph printmaking. No drawing ability required – the beautiful designs from nature will do all the hard work for you!  A great way to experience printmaking for the first time or as a way to build on previous experience. The class will focus on inking techniques, use of the studio press, composition, color layering and negative imaging.  We’ll be using non-toxic Akua soy-based inks.

Instructor: Amanda Chesney

Price: $50

Register Here

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Multi-Plate Color Intaglio

March 31, 12-5pm

In this mixed level intaglio class, we will make multi-plate, color images. Students will bring a 7 x 9” drawing or other image, analyze and separate out colors onto different plates, and explore drypoint and collagraph techniques to develop these plates.  Drypoint allows for rich, velvety lines, and collagraph produces bold textures and tones.  We will learn registration techniques to make sure the imagery on the plates line up when printing, practice ink mixing and layering, and use transparent base so that colors overlap and mix optically. This technique creates beautiful, rich results.

Instructor: Sharon Lindenfeld

Price: $65

Register Here

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Relief Printing for T-shirts & Textiles

Saturday, April 7, 12-5pm

Employing traditional linoleum printing, artists will explore carving and printing images directly onto t-shirts. In 5 hours, artists will learn the skills to hand-carve a multitude of images and print by hand and by press. All printing materials and tools are provided—artists should anticipate supplying up to 10 clean, light colored t-shirts. Beginners welcome!

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $50

Register Here