Adult Education - Class Descriptions and Schedule
We are offering our new Printmaking Workshop Series with the goal of connecting people and spurning creativity through the arts in Trenton. The workshops are for both novice and experienced artists. Scroll down the page to see the workshop options.
Silkscreen Printing II
This workshop is intended for those who have a basic understanding of the silkscreen process as taught in Silkscreen I. Participants will continue independent exploration of silkscreen printing with instruction from silkscreen master Phyllis Wright.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00AM to 3:00PM
$90.00 + $10 materials fee
Instructor: Phyllis Wright
Introductory Drypoint Intaglio Printmaking Workshop This workshop will introduce the novice printmaker to the exciting world of intaglio printmaking. Drypoint is a basic intaglio (pronounced IN-TAY-LEE-OH) printing process that involves scratching an image onto a printing plate (usually copper, zinc, or plexiglas) using a scribe. After the image is scribed, the plate is inked then wiped with tarlatan cloth. Finally, the plate is printed using our Charles Brand printing press. No prior experience necessary.
NOTE: Students should come prepared with a 3”x4” drawing, disposable gloves, paper towels, and wet wipes. The remainder of the materials will be supplied by Artworks. Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:30AM to 4:30
$85.00 + $15 materials fee
Instructor: Greta Carlton
Made in Trenton: Creative Entrepreneur Program (Program Full) Made in Trenton: Creative Entrepreneur Program is a program to help artists advance to the next step in their work and aims to build bridges between the arts sector, the local community and local businesses. During the program ten artists/ arts managers come together twice a month and complete five projects in a five month time period. Each program participant will complete three personal projects (an update to a resume or website, a call to get their work presented or funded, a creative project, etc.), one collaborative project with someone outside of the group, and a community based project with ten people in a specific community (i.e. second graders, those hard of hearing, ethnic-based, senior citizens, teens, electricians etc.). At each session, program participants will share progress on their projects and will learn directly from arts business experts who will lead sessions on a variety of arts business topics including hiring and motivating staff, resource assessment, fundraising, relationship building, pricing, contracts and negotiation, strategic planning etc. At the end of the five-month time frame projects will be presented at both arts and social venues as well as local businesses. Ongoing Meet-ups (FREE and open to everyone) Art Speaks First Tuesday of the Month, 6pm-8pm FREE ArtSpeaks is a platform for artists of any discipline to present their work to fellow artists and receive feedback to move their work forward. We are open to: visual artists, musicians, rappers, singers, poets, dancers, comedians, playwrights, etc. There will also be opportunity to share food, talent, and resources. It's an open mic and pot luck combined! You can bring small instruments and good food to share! (If you are bringing food, please inbox me the type). Talent is shared on first Tuesdays. We look forward to sharing talent, positive energy, good food and building the artistic community. See you there! ArtsTech NJ Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm-8pm FREE ArtsTech NJ is a meetup in Trenton, New Jersey for innovators in the fields of arts, culture, technology, and community organizing to connect with one another and present cutting edge works that cut across sectors. Similar to other ArtsTech meetups we plan to bring together those working at the intersection of the arts and technology such as: *Artists doing interesting work with engineering, biotech, sciences, technology, and social media. *Tech specialists working on interesting projects for the arts sector, or those seeking artists to work on their projects. *Professionals and community leaders who incorporate arts and tech into their work be it for marketing, product development, or other purposes. Also, we will be adding Community to the mix, people who are doing awesome work on bridging communities through ways that utilize arts and technology can also present. We look forward to having you join us afterwork in Trenton! Let's build the NJ ArtsTech community! #ArtsTechNJ Past Classes: Introduction to Silkscreen Printing Back by popular demand!! Learn the basics of silkscreen printing using simple shapes and transparent inks. Silkscreen printing has been around for ages, made famous by Andy Warhol and continuously enhanced with technology and innovation.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Instructor: Phyllis Wright Watercolor Anarchy Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle Once titled “Watercolor Independent Study", this supportive and inclusive group quickly evolved and became known as “Watercolor Anarchy”. Saturdays March 8, 15 & 22 2014 Casting 1O1 with AbOmInOg, Intl. The veterans of fire heat things up with a 3 session class at Artworks Trenton that will guide you from pattern to patina in the voyage to the land of sweet aluminium sculpture. Total workshop series price: $185 per person includes materials and casting an original aluminum sculpture. Step 1: The PAttErn and MOld with Rory Mahon and Joanna Platt Saturday, August 31, 10 am - 2 pm You want to make a sculpture, you need to have something to cast. Also known as a “pattern” this object is a replica of the object to be cast. In this class you will be guided through the process of either modeling a low-relief form or choosing the right item. You will then make an open-faced resin-bonded sand mold. You like to work in reverse, you say? Okay, then you will make a scratch mold and incise your design into a resin-bonded sand template. Step 2: The pOUr with Bruce Lindsay, Aylin Green, and Scot Thompson Saturday, September 7, 10 am - 2 pm, raindate Sunday Sept 8 This is where things heat up. Observe and learn as the crew gets the metal molten and fills each sand mold with the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust - light and lovely aluminum. Step 3: The FInIsh with Kate Graves and Steve Morse Saturday, September 14, 10 am - 2 pm Take that rough and ragged hunk of metal and make it sing! In this class you will learn chasing and finishing techniques and then apply a simple patina to seal the deal. On Location - "Sunday in the Garden" Painting on location adds another layer of complication to creating artwork, but being outside with pure sunlight enhancing the colors and shadows that you’re observing can be a pleasure. Each week we’ll meet at a different private residence and enjoy vistas that others may not have access to. Gail will offer suggestions to each person individually during the ‘class’. After our 3 hours of painting, we’ll get together for ‘show and tell’ to allow each artist an opportunity to share that day’s painting experience with the other members of the group. 10:00 to 1:00 Sunday mornings from June 23 thru July 28. $25 @ 3 hour class. Sign up & you will be on the list to receive the location for each week. Contact Gail Bracegirdle - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Water Color Supplies