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4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Exhibits, Featured | 0 comments

4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

Community Gallery

4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

April 4 – April 29

Reception: April 8, 6-8pm

 

Artworks 4th Annual Juried Print Exhibition showcases the works of printmakers from around the tri-state area, with works in screenprint, monograph, etching, woodblock, and other hand pulled printing techniques.

About the Juror:

Dave DiMarchi is a multi-disciplinary printmaker and artist working in letterpress, papermaking, silkscreen and sculptural book forms. 

He engages in a relentless material practice, nurturing ideas into singular and editioned works. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he has exhibited works on paper, installations and books in both the US and Europe. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in Eastern Pennsylvania working deeply with artists to master printmaking techniques and create new portfolio and exhibition-ready prints. He teaches printmaking, papermaking and book forms extensively throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. He is also the owner of 9INHANDPRESS, a nexus of design, print and publishing. 9INHANDPRESS hosts an annual International Print Exchange that engages printmakers worldwide in a collaborative portfolio and exhibitions.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Intro to Shibori

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

Intro to Shibori

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)

Register Here

Snow Day 2.9.17

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Snow Day 2.9.17

Artworks will be closed today,

February 9th, 2017

Artworks will be closed today due to inclement weather. We will reopen tomorrow, February 10th, at 11am. Please be safe and enjoy your snow day!

Mindfulness: Health & Well Being Utilizing Tai Chi & Yoga

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Adult Education, Featured | 0 comments

Mindfulness: Health & Well Being Utilizing Tai Chi & Yoga

Mindfulness:

Health & Well Being Utilizing Tai Chi & Yoga

Wednesday, April 26th, 12:30-1:30pm & Friday, April 28th, 6-7pm

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

Wed., April 26th, 12:30-1:30pm - Register Here

Fri., April 28th, 6-7pm - Register Here

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Quick Books

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Adult Education | 0 comments

Quick Books

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