Adult Education

Class Descriptions & Schedule

 

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Watercolor Anarchy

Saturday, December 3rd & 17th, 2016, 10am-1pm

Once titled “Watercolor Independent Study”, this supportive and inclusive group quickly evolved and became known as “Watercolor Anarchy”. 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)

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Crash Course in Silkscreen Printing

Saturday, December 3rd & 10th, 2016, 11am-4pm

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: $75 Early Registration*/ $80 Regular Registration

Early Registration ends on Thursday October 27th at 2pm*

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Life Drawing

Saturday, December 10th, 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. Adam Brazil 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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