Adult Education

Adult Education - Class Descriptions and Schedule

 

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Stencil Techniques & Processes

Saturday, July 9th & July 16th, 2016, 12-4pm

Students will meet on 2 consecutive Saturdays to learn the history of stencil art, processes for creating stencils and the application of stencils to a variety of surfaces. Jonathan Conner ("Lank") will be demonstrating multiple techniques for creating single and multi-layer stencils while aiding students in creating their own finished piece of artwork.

Students enrolled in this class should anticipate bringing the following items:

-Spray paint *(The instructor will be guiding you in which brands, colors, etc. are best for the project during the first class.)

-Photocopies of high contrast images

-Sketches (optional)

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Price: $85 (2 day workshop)

Instructor: Jonathan Conner ("Lank") is an artist, designer and educator from Hamilton, New Jersey. A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, Jon has designed artwork and signage for Whole Foods Market and created educational content for Utrecht Art Supplies. Jon currently works for Monmouth University and teaches drawing, two dimensional design, and digital media at Mercer County Community College. He is a founding member of the city beautification non-profit S.A.G.E. Coalition and has been working with the public art organization Albus Cavus since 2008, participating in public art and mural projects along the east coast.

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Bookbinding Ins & Outs

Saturday, July 23rd & Sunday, July 24th, 2016, 11am-4pm

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.

Price: $75  (2 day workshop)

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Instructor: Dave DiMarchi

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Life Drawing

Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 12-3pm

Both beginners and seasoned artists are welcome to this Saturday workshop. A 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. 

Price: $25.00

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Instructor: Adam Brazil

Drawing, Painting, and Biking

in the Urban Landscape

Saturday, September 10th & 17th, 2016, 12-4pm

Students will meet at Artworks for two consecutive Saturdays to discuss plein air drawing and painting, then will venture by bicycle to multiple locations each week to spend time drawing and painting the urban landscape. Then we will return to Artworks to review and critique the day’s work. The Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange will provide bicycles for students to borrow as well as bikes for sale.  Jonathan Conner ("Lank") will be providing instruction, but students must bring their own materials.

Topics will include: drawing and painting techniques, the unique intricacies of plein air painting, composition on the page, drawing from life, and portable art mediums.  When we arrive at each destination, the instructor will give a short demonstration, and then travel from student to student as they paint to give additional instruction and recommendations.

Suggested Supply List:

-Mixed media sketchbook or pad 11x14 or smaller

-Drawing tools (pencils, markers, pens)

-Painting Media (recommend watercolor, gouache or acrylic)

-Bicycle (can be provided)

-Plein air easel (very optional)

-Sunblock

-Water for paint

-Water to drink

-Backpack or other storage system for supplies while riding bike.

-Helmet

Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Price: $45

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Instructor: Jonathan Connor ("Lank")  is an artist, designer and educator from Hamilton, New Jersey. A graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, Jon has designed artwork and signage for Whole Foods Market and created educational content for Utrecht Art Supplies. Jon currently works for Monmouth University and teaches drawing, two dimensional design, and digital media at Mercer County Community College. He is a founding member of the city beautification non-profit S.A.G.E. Coalition and has been working with the public art organization Albus Cavus since 2008, participating in public art and mural projects along the east coast.