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Yart Sale!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Yart Sale!

YART SALE!

OLD STUFF. NEW IDEAS.

October 7th, 11am-5pm

Artworks has been busy cleaning out the deepest, darkest corners of our storage closets to start the season off a little lighter and more organized. This is not only good for us, IT'S GREAT FOR YOU! We're having a major clean out sale including stretcher bars, frames, art supplies, ceramics, art supplies, and more at ridiculously reasonable prices. Come on down and bring your own bag to fill up with your newfound treasures!

All money raised at this event will benefit Artworks programming.

 

 

 

Figure Drawing October 2017

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Figure Drawing October 2017

Figure Drawing

Friday, October 6th, 6-9pm

Both beginners and seasoned artists are welcome to this Friday evening workshop. A nude model and easels will be provided, but participants must bring their own paper and drawing media. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, conté crayon, kneaded rubber eraser, pencils (2h to 4b range), workable fixative - paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Price: $25.00 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

Register Here

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Art!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Art!

"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ART!"

(Halloween Edition)

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

$5 Material Fee for the Month

Register Here

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

October 14th – Black Cat Collage

MEEEOOOOW!  The black cats are howling for Halloween!  Let’s make a fun collage about these mischievous little critters.

October 21st – Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors and remembers family and friends who have passed away.  Join us in creating beautiful sugar skulls in memory of someone special.

October 28th – Pumpkin spice still life

Mmm!  Is someone baking a pie?  Join us to paint a lively pumpkin still life with spice-scented paints.

The Art of Halloween

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Featured, Teen Education | 0 comments

The Art of Halloween

"The Art of Halloween"

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

$5 Material Fee for the Month

(If you are unable to afford this fee, please contact education@artworkstrenton.org)

Register Here

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

October 14th – Skull and Crossbones

Learn how to draw human anatomy based off of what it looks like on the inside.

October 21st – The Art of Terror

From Goya to Giger, be inspired by great artists while you learn to draw your nightmares.

October 28th – Classic Horror Movie Posters

Whether it's The Mummy or The Blob, create your own horror movie poster inspired by classic 1950s films.

VolunTEEN Day

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

VolunTEEN Day

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, Artworks Trenton will be holding a special VolunTEEN Day. It's set up specifically for teenagers aged 13-17 years of age who are looking for volunteering opportunities for school, or just to get out and help the community. The sign-up form is open right now, but space is limited. The full details are down below, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact our Volunteering Coordinator at volunteering@artworkstrenton.org. We hope to see you there!

 

Wheat Paste Posters

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Wheat Paste Posters

Wheat Paste Posters

Saturday, September 23rd, 12-5pm

Using simple relief printing techniques, artists will create an edition of text and image-based posters, suitable for wheat paste installations. Employing imagery and text, artists will learn how to properly carve and print a linoleum block using multiple colors to achieve a suite of prints ready to express their messages! Artists should anticipate printing multiples and will each be given an ample amount of pre-made wheat paste adhesive—primed and ready to hang their prints on walls, trees, windows-you name it! 

*Students should anticipate bringing one 8oz. lidded container to take home pre-made wheat paste.

Beginner’s welcome!

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $60

Register Here

Intro to Shibori

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Intro to Shibori

Introduction to Shibori

Saturday, September 9th, 12-5pm

This workshop 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:

  • 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.)

  • Bring 5-10 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.

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Price: $40

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Automata

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Youth Education | 0 comments

Automata

"Automata"

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Explore the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical toys. Participants will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive using recycled materials, paper, and string.

$5 Material Fee for the Month

Youth 12-1pm (6-12yrs) Register Here | Teen 1:30-2:30pm (13-17yrs) Register Here

*If your child is not able to attend every class, please notify the Education Coordinator at: education@artworkstrenton.org

August 5th – Simple Machines

Learn the basics of creating Automata with paper and your imagination.

August 19th – People, Places, & Things

Let’s step up our mechanical game by making more complicated Automata that relate to people, places, and things.

August 26th – Kinetic Toys

Create a motion activated toy with everyday materials.

La Vida Mia (My Life) Photography Workshop (Ages 8-17)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Youth Education | 0 comments

La Vida Mia (My Life) Photography Workshop (Ages 8-17)

"La Vida Mia (My Life) Photography Workshop (Ages 8-17)"

11:30am-1:30pm - English courses - Register Here

2:30-4:30pm - Cursos de español - Registrar aquí

Instructor: Tamara Torres

$5 Material Fee for the Month

$5 cuota de material para el mes

 

Online Registration is mandatory and limited to 10 students.

El registro en línea es obligatorio y limitado a 10 estudiantes.

 

*Students must commit to all three courses in order to participate.

*Los estudientes necesitan comprometerse a los tres cursos para participar.

 

Introducing a three course workshop where we will learn what photography is and how we can use photography to tell our story to the world. Tamara Torres, a Trenton-based artist who has exhibited her work internationally, picked up her first camera at 12 years old. Her camera and the art she created, offered her many ways of self-expression which opened up exhibition opportunities around the world. Ms. Torres will teach the secrets she has learned through photography and photo-collage, lessons on expression and creativity. Her course will culminate in a private reception of the students’ work!

Presentamos un curso de tres taller donde vamos a aprender lo que es la fotografía y cómo podemos utilizar la fotografía para contar nuestra historia al mundo. Tamara Torres, una artista de Trenton que ha expuesto su arte internacionalmente, recogió su primera cámara a los 12 años. La cámara y el arte que ella creó, le ofrece muchas formas de auto-expresión que abrió oportunidades de exposición en todo el mundo. Ms. Torres enseñará los secretos que ha aprendido a través de la fotografía y el foto-collage, lecciones sobre la expresión y la creatividad. El curso culminará con una recepción privada de los trabajos de los estudiantes!

September 2nd – First Course

Septiembre 2 - Primer Curso

Learn about some of the greatest photographers in the world. Implement a plan to create your story as it’s never been told before. Learn to use the camera that is given to you, learning about light, viewpoints, contrast, and come up with a story-board for the next course.

Aprender acerca de algunos de los mejores fotógrafos del mundo. Implementar un plan para crear tu historia como nunca ha sido informado antes. Aprender a utilizar la cámara en la que se le ha dado a usted, el aprendizaje acerca de la luz, miradores, contraste y venir para arriba con una historia junta para el próximo curso.

September 9th – 2nd Course

Septiembre 9 - Segundo Curso

 Go over your prints that you took after the first course, as we discuss the experience. Learn to edit your finalized print and create a collage incorporating Ms. Torre’s secrets. Learn to talk about your art and prepare for a final exhibition with friends and family.

Ir a través de las impresiones que se tomó después del primer curso, cuando hablamos de la experiencia. Aprender a modificar su ultimó imprimir y crear un collage incorporando la Ms. Torres secretos. Aprender a hablar sobre su arte y preparar una exposición final con los amigos y la familia.

September 16th – Third Course & Reception

Septiembre 16 - Tercer Curso y La Recepción

Display your work at a private viewing with family and friends. Students will share their photography and give a small artist talk about it in a two hour reception.

Mostrar su trabajo en una visita privada con familia y amigos. Los estudiantes compartirán su fotografía y dar un pequeño artista  explicaciónen.

Intro to Intaglio Printmaking

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Intro to Intaglio Printmaking

Intro to Intaglio Printmaking

Saturday, August 26th, 12-5pm

In this quick and easy workshop, artists will learn the techniques used to turn drawings into editionable prints! Using simple tools and materials, artists will explore drypoint-intaglio printmaking—learning the ins and outs of properly inking and wiping a plate, and fully operate an etching press. The perfect primer for future etching and intaglio classes!

Beginner’s welcome!

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $45

Register Here