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Wheat Paste Posters

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Adult Education | 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

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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

Summer Specialty Camps @ Spruce Street Community Center

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

Summer Specialty Camps @ Spruce Street Community Center

Spruce Street Specialty Summer Camps 2017

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club's Spruce Street Community Center to provide two Summer Specialty Art Camps at their facility located at 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ 08648.

Automata (Ages 6 and up)

August 7th, 8th, 10th, & 11th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Kate Eggleston

Automation is a type of art which explores the wonders of creating both mechanical and whimsical objects. During this week, campers will bring to life puppets, spin drums, and more while focusing on the simple mechanics which make them come alive.

Price: $150

Register Here

 

Upcycled Sculptures (Ages 6 and up)

August 14th, 15th, 17th, & 18th, 9am-12pm

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

Before you threw out that plastic bottle or egg carton, did you ever stop to think, “What else can this be?” Come take a journey through the world of trash turned into treasure. You’ll explore the wonders of upcycled art and give that so-called “trash” another life.

Price: $150

Register Here

Automata

Posted by on Jul 18, 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
(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

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.

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass

Dichroic and Mosaic Glass Workshop

Saturday, August 12th, 12-4pm

In the second glass class, we will be using dichroic glass as an additional design element to our pieces; dichroic glass is the highly reflective glass you see in the above photo. Dichroic adds a spectacularly dazzling element to glasswork. 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: $60

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T-Shirt Bleaching

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

T-Shirt Bleaching

 

T-Shirt Bleaching

Saturday, August 5th, 1-4pm

This workshop is an introduction T-shirt bleaching for adults and will teach participants different techniques to apply bleach on T-shirts that will create unique designs.  Come learn how to use various tools to create shapes, textures, patterns, and shades. Each participant will leave with a custom designed t-shirt to spice up that wardrobe!

*After registering, please email your t-shirt size to education@artworkstrenton.org. Sizes are unisex.

Instructor: Alia Bensliman

Price: $35

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Figure Drawing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Friday, August 25th, 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

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