Adult Education

Class Descriptions & Schedule

 

Watercolor Anarchy

Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, February 4th & 11th, 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

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Life Drawing

Saturday, February 18th, 2016, 12-3pm

Both beginners and seasoned artists are welcome to this Saturday workshop. A nude model, easels and drawing boards will be provided, but participants must bring their own paper and drawing media. Nicole Asay will be guiding instruction for those interested, but participants may also use this time to sketch freely. 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. 

Instructor: Nicole Asay

Price: $25.00

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The Muse –

Engage Your Creative Source

Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 11am-4pm

Survey historical and contemporary ideas about the sources of creative inspiration. Compare mythical and scientific explanations. Learn which hands-on techniques best access your creative inspiration. Develop a personal synthesis using contemporary brain research, the Jungian “Collective Unconscious,” and ancient practices for heightened states of consciousness. Breathe new forms of inspiration into your creative work.

Student should bring the following materials:

       Comfortable clothing
•       Yoga mat, floor pillow or towel -- You may use chairs that are provided
•       Sketchbook 11 X 17
•       Markers, pencils and eraser

Instructor: Michelle Rothwell

Price: $25

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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. 1st)

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Watercolor Anarchy

Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, March 4th & 11th, 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

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Mosaic Glass Fusing Workshop

Saturday, March 11th, 12-4pm

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: $50/$45 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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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/$90 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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Watercolor Anarchy

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

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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/$65 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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Bookbinding Ins & Outs

Saturday, May 13th & 20th, 11am-4pm

The Bookbinding Ins & Outs returns for another fun weekend at Artworks! In this bookbinding workshop, artists will become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the book binding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore binding in highly personalized way, creating multiple

soft and hardcover artists’ books. Each artist will create beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work. Artists should anticipate creating a minimum of 6 different books. Beginners welcome!

Students enrolled in “Book Binding Ins & Outs” should anticipate bringing with them the following:

-1 yard of light-weight fabric (silk, cotton, linen; no stretch, no quilting, embroidery, beading, sequins, etc)

-3-4 sheets of decorative papers (minimum size 11x15”; varied weights okay)

-1 sketchbook or notebook in which to take and hold notes

Optional: Binding tools (needles, Xacto knife, bone folder, cutting mat, pencils, rulers, etc). These will be available to be used during the two-day workshop; you do not need to purchase these if you do not already have them. However, if you prefer to use your own tools, please label them.

Optional: Prints, photos, works on paper, etc. These may be used as the covers for both soft and hardcover books. You may also choose to use these in your bindings.

Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

Price: $90/$85 Early Registration (Deadline Feb. 4th)

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