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Textile Printing

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Adult Education, Events | 0 comments

Textile Printing

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

Register Here

Watercolor Anarchy April 2017

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Watercolor Anarchy April 2017

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

Figure Drawing

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Thursday, April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11, 6-9pm

Figure drawing, with a focus on form and lighting. Designed for beginner and intermediate levels, a series of four workshops discussing and investigating-gesture drawing, lighting, anatomy, composition, mood and environment. Each session will aim to build on the previous class. This event is online registration only. Registration is limited and spots fill up quickly so make sure you register online now!

*Paper and drawing media are not supplied by Artworks. 

Suggested Supply List: 18" x 24" newsprint pad, 18" x 24" drawing paper pad, vine charcoal & compressed charcoal, white conté crayon, kneaded rubber eraser, pencils (2h to 4b range), small can workable fixative, drafting tape 

Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

Price: $120.00/$100.00 Early Registration*

*Early Registration ends on April 1st at 6pm.

Register Here

Artworks Membership

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Artworks Membership

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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Donor / Artist Membership / $50

  • 10% discount on selected  youth and adult education courses
  • Member’s Only 1 hr. preview for opening receptions (artist/patron meet and greet)
  • Member’s Juried Art Exhibition

 

Dual Donor / $95

(includes benefits for two individuals living in same household)

  • All Donor / Artist membership benefits

 

Family / $125 

(includes benefits for 2 adults & 2 children maximum in same household)

  • 10% discount on selected  youth and adult education courses
  • Member’s Only 1 hr. preview for opening receptions (artist/patron meet and greet)
  • Member’s Juried Art Exhibition

 

 Patron / $250

  • 15% discount on selected  youth and adult education courses
  • Member’s Only 1 hr. preview for opening receptions (artist/patron meet and greet)
  • Member’s Juried Art Exhibition
  • 1 FREE ticket to the Annual Artworks Gala
  • Annual Recognition on our website, social media and E-Newsletter

 

Benefactor / $500

  • All Patron membership benefits*
  • Annual Recognition on our website, social media and E-Newsletter

( * 2 FREE tickets to the Annual Artworks Gala )

 

Sustainer / $1,000

  • All Benefactor benefits*, plus:
  • Recognition on website and all E-newsletters throughout the year

( * 4 FREE tickets to the Annual Artworks Gala )

 

 

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Art Making Day 2017

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Adult Education, Events, Youth Education | 0 comments

Art Making Day 2017

Art Making Day Returns...

 

Two Dates!

April 29th, May 6th,  12-5 p.m.

Four Locations!

Artworks Trenton, Boys & Girls Clubs Lawrence, Casa Cultura, & NJ State Museum Trenton

Art Making Day is a FREE event that promotes the ability to educate and connect the entire community through various forms of creative expression. Parents, grandparents, teenagers and children...there is not a soul too old nor too young. Bring your family and make art to hang at the upcoming  Art All Night, or just make art and participate in fun and creative activities! All ages and skill levels welcome! Materials provided! Activities TBA...

Schedule of dates, times, locations

Saturday, April 29th:

Artworks Trenton Visual Arts Center, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611

12-5 p.m.

 (609) 394-9436

Casa Cultura, 222 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

12-2 p.m.

www.facebook.com/gallerycasacultura, 609-358-0123

Saturday, May 6th:

Boys & Girls Clubs Spruce Street Community Center, 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

12-5 p.m.

www.BGCMercer.org, (609) 695-6060

New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625

12-4 p.m.

www.nj.gov/state/museum, (609) 292-6310

Art All Night is Trenton’s 24-hour-long arts extravaganza, taking place from 3 p.m. June 17 through 3 p.m. June 18, 2016, at the Roebling Wire Works building on 625 S. Clinton Ave. in Trenton. Art All Night is a program of Artworks, Trenton’s Visual Arts Center.

For more information about Art All Night, go to www.aantrenton.org

Artworks is Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Artworks is Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Due to inclement weather conditions, Artworks will be closed today, March 14th.

We will reopen tomorrow March 15th at 11am.

Please be safe and enjoy your day!

 

Crash Course in Silkscreen Printing

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Crash Course in Silkscreen Printing

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

Register Here

Youth Art League

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Youth Art League

Youth Art League

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Youth Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Youth Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12. 

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

This isn’t your ordinary gift wrapping experience! Learn how to transform this ordinary material into a painting tool for one colorful canvas that is sure to inspire.

March 18th – Create-a-Creature – Register Here

Mask making has just become a little more exciting! Draw, collage, and recycle cardboard, fabric, and magazine paper to create-a-creature.

March 25th – Animal Collage – Register Here

Lions and tigers and magazines? Oh, my! Evolve boring magazine ads and simple construction paper into the shadow of a favorite animal.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

Youth Art League

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Youth Education | 0 comments

Youth Art League

Youth Art League

Ages 6-12, Saturdays 12-1pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Youth Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Youth Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the youth of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12. 

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

This isn’t your ordinary gift wrapping experience! Learn how to transform this ordinary material into a painting tool for one colorful canvas that is sure to inspire.

March 18th – Create-a-Creature – Register Here

Mask making has just become a little more exciting! Draw, collage, and recycle cardboard, fabric, and magazine paper to create-a-creature.

March 25th – Animal Collage – Register Here

Lions and tigers and magazines? Oh, my! Evolve boring magazine ads and simple construction paper into the shadow of a favorite animal.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

Teen Art League

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Featured, Youth Education | 0 comments

Teen Art League

Teen Art League

Ages 13-17, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm

Artworks Trenton is happy to announce that the Free Teen Art Series has expanded with a brand new name - Teen Art League! This free programming, designed to inspire the teens of our communities, will now be offered all throughout the year with a variety of classes introducing new and exciting techniques in sculpting, drawing, collage, and so much more. These classes will be held in Artworks’ 40-foot-high sky lit classrooms March through December and are scheduled on Saturday, 12pm-1pm for youth ages 6-12.

 

“Works on Canvas”

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

March 11th – Paint with Bleeding Tissue Paper – Register Here

 Color Bleeding Techniques: Students will create unique patterns, shapes, and colors by applying wet tissue paper to a canvas, allowing the tissue paper colors to bleed and the shape to transfer onto the canvas.

March 18th – Voodoo Masks – Register Here

Mask Making Techniques:  Students will learn how to use recyclable materials such as cardboard, magazine paper, fabric, threads, and bottle caps to create unique mask designs.

March 25th – Animal Silhouettes – Register Here

Basic Design Techniques: This is an introductory class to drawing, collage, color combinations, and patterns, as well as light and shade concepts for teens. Students will build assemble strips of magazines and construction paper to create unique and colorful patterns in the shape of an animal of their choice.

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“Painting & Printmaking”

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Did you know you could make art with cinnamon and apples? Painting and printmaking in April will be a feast for the senses! Participants will learn basic painting and printmaking techniques by incorporating everyday materials.

April 8th – Collagraphs (printmaking) – Register Here

 

April 15th – Spiced Still Life (painting) – Register Here

 

April 22nd – Apple and Potato Prints (printmaking) – Register Here

 

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