Workshops

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/05/2017 to 08/09/2017

Explore the beauty of the outside world and practice painting techniques. We will be walking short distances to outdoor painting locations. Materials provided. No Class July 19th.

Printmaking: Relief
 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/11/2017 to 08/01/2017

Learn some exciting introductory and advanced printmaking techniques in this action-packed class. Topics can include drypoint, monoprinting, and basic lithography. Lots of experimentation and hands-on instruction. No previous experience necessary, just your creativity and enthusiasm!

Mugs and Bowls
Workshop Canceled
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/12/2017 to 07/19/2017

Come learn how to hand build soap dishes, toothbrush holders, and more. All materials included and no experience required!

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/05/2017 to 08/16/2017

Construct a simple project of your choosing while learning power tool use and safety. Instruction includes project design, wood properties, joinery, hand and power tool use.

 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017 to 08/14/2017

Explore the technique of lost wax jewelry casting. Create models in wax, then, using the vacuum casting method, turn them into pieces of metal jewelry or tiny sculpture. Lots of individual attention. No experience required.

 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017 to 08/14/2017

Explore the cool, forgiving nature of clay, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and glazing techniques will be covered. Workshop emphasizes individual instruction. Beginning and continuing students welcome.

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/11/2017 to 08/15/2017

Explore the cool, forgiving nature of clay, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and glazing techniques will be covered. Workshop emphasizes individual instruction. Beginning and continuing students welcome.

Continuing Fabrication
 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/11/2017 to 08/15/2017

Learn the fundamental skills for creating beautiful jewelry and metal work. Fabrication techniques will include design, cutting, filing, soldering, and finishing.

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/18/2017 to 08/08/2017

Feel the heat and catch the excitement. Using furnace glass, pipes and punties, participants will work in teams and explore the manipulation of solid and blown forms in glass. Safety, tool use, color application and more will be covered. No experience necessary.

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/12/2017 to 08/02/2017

Feel the heat and catch the excitement. Using furnace glass, pipes and punties, participants will work in teams and explore the manipulation of solid and blown forms in glass. Safety, tool use, color application and more will be covered. No experience necessary.

Photography
 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017 to 08/07/2017

Set your digital camera aside for a while and step back into traditional black and white photography. Manual camera operation, film exposure and development, and basic printing techniques will all be covered. Through demonstrations and supervised darkroom time, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills of black and white photography including visual elements like composition. Bring an empty 35 mm camera. Manual settings are strongly recommended but not required.

Workshop Canceled
Mon 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
07/03/2017 to 08/14/2017

Construct a small side or end table while learning basic woodworking skills. The workshop will cover design, wood properties, joinery, and hand and power tool use.

Workshop Canceled
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/12/2017 to 07/26/2017

Learn to print by hand and on the press! Explore some of the basic techniques of the printing process. We will cover wood and linoleum block carving and other essential methods of printmaking.

Chinese Calligraphy
 
Thur 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
07/06/2017 to 07/27/2017
Coptic Book Binding
 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/12/2017 to 07/26/2017

Learn the fundamentals of bookbinding using one of the oldest and most flexible binding techniques. This series of classes offers a hands-on approach so participants can continue on their own. We will discuss the anatomy of the book, the importance of paper grain, and the materials and tools fundamental to bookbinding. No previous experience is required.

 
Fri 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
07/14/2017 to 07/21/2017

Participants in this workshop will assemble a simple strip cutting board from a variety of woods. A fun and easy introduction to a few woodworking tools.

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/25/2017 to 08/08/2017

Drawing the human figure is perhaps the best exercise one can do to improve their drawing abilities. Pencil and charcoal will be used while covering anatomy, proportion, lighting, and how to see and simplify the human form. Life models will be used at every session. All levels welcome.

Flamework Sculpture: Frog
 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/07/2017

We will explore shaping, attaching and finishing while teaching the fundamentals of working glass on the torch. No experience necessary and fee includes some materials.

Ornament Balls/Floats
 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/11/2017

Create your own beautiful blown glass orb to hang in a window, decorate a tree, or admire on a table. You will pick and apply color, and blow it out into a unique ornament with the guidance of a glass artist. Must sign up in person to receive student price.

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/09/2017

Create your own beautiful blown glass orb to hang in a window, decorate a tree, or admire on a table. You will pick and apply color, and blow it out into a unique ornament with the guidance of a glass artist. Must sign up in person to receive student price.

Fused Glass Magnets
Workshop Canceled
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/27/2017

Spice up your kitchen with colorful fused glass! Using small bits of colored glass, you will design and create your own small fused glass magnet.

Glass Torch
Workshop Canceled
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/17/2017 to 07/31/2017

Learn the basics of the implosion technique to make a beautiful flower pendant! No experience required.

Improvisational Embroidery
 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/17/2017 to 07/31/2017

Develop multiple samples while learning basic hand embroidery techniques without the aid of a plan or drawing. Improvisational embroidery allows participants to freely experiment with multiple stitching techniques while also considering color, texture, and pattern.

Glass Beads
 
Thur 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/29/2017

Intrigued by fire and glass? Are you curious about how to make beads? Then take this workshop! We will cover how to make a simple round bead over a torch in this 2-hour long class. This class will also cover how to add dots, bubbles and fun lines to your beads. This is a great class to take to get introduced to the glass medium!

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/28/2017

Enjoy a quick overview of painting using watercolor, acrylic, and oil media, with a more extensive introduction to acrylic techniques. Color mixing, brush techniques, and basic drawing skills will be included. This workshop is best suited for beginning painters.

Workshop Canceled
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/27/2017

Not sure printmaking is for you? Well it is, and this introduction will show you why. Learn about the different printing processes as well as some simple printmaking techniques. Use our stock of printmaking papers and ready-made print blocks.

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/28/2017

Come and experience the vibrancy of painting on silk with dyes and gutta resist. You will design and paint one silk scarf in this introduction to silk painting that will leave you wanting to do more! Class intended for those with no prior experience.

Weaving
Workshop Canceled
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/28/2017

Always wondered how to use that loom stuck in your attic? Jump right into your own weaving project in our one-day class designed to give you a taste of what weaving is all about.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/28/2017

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Thur 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/29/2017

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/02/2017

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Workshop Canceled
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017 to 08/14/2017

Capture the natural world to create a beautiful journal using a variety of wet and dry media. Instruction will include observational techniques, color perception, and drawing basics. No experience necessary. Use a provided multimedia journal or bring your own.No Class July 17th

Photography
 
Friday 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
07/21/2017 to 07/28/2017

Construct your own camera and learn the real fundamentals of photography. Experiment with capturing light and making beautiful images using only the most basic materials. No equipment or experience necessary.

Random Weave Melon Basket
Workshop Canceled
Fri 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
07/07/2017

Start with two hoops, a woven God's Eye, and some ribs. Then fill it in with an assortment of flat and round reeds to create this basket.  It's a great beginner's basket!

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/15/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/27/2017

If you need help with those rips or alterations, then this workshop is for you. We will introduce you to the not-very-mysterious workings of a sewing machine. Confidently hem your jeans, patch a skirt and more!

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/11/2017 to 08/08/2017

You won’t need to shop for that perfect design if you can create your own. We’ll cover pattern selection, fabric choices, and sewing machine operation, as well as zippers, buttons, and more. Choose a project and then work from start to finish.

 
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017 to 07/24/2017

Silk painting is an exciting way to create vibrant designs with colorful dyes and resists. This workshop will cover gutta resists, color application, salt, and other techniques to embellish your brilliant scarves and silk fabric.

 
Thur 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/06/2017 to 08/03/2017

Learn the basics of the screen printing process from cut paper stencils to photo emulsion. Work on paper or cloth. Continuing participants may wish to pursue special projects. T-shirts available for purchase. Allow extra money if you want to purchase a new screen.

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
06/27/2017

Make a simple silver ring quickly and efficiently enough to wear it home. The basics of soldering, shaping and sizing will be covered.

 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/16/2017

Make a simple silver ring quickly and efficiently enough to wear it home. The basics of soldering, shaping and sizing will be covered.

 
Wed 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
08/09/2017 to 08/16/2017

Get clean, feel soft, and smell good. Participants will make soap customized to their scent-sibilities, then adapt this information to cover lotions and lip-balms. This is a hands-on workshop full of good, clean fun. Fee includes all materials.

Spinning Wheel
 
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/02/2017 to 08/09/2017

Turn fluffy wool into yarn you can use! This ancient art form is great for beginners and experienced fiber artists alike. Participants will learn carding techniques and spinning with drop spindles and spinning wheels.

 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/25/2017 to 08/15/2017

No experience needed for this class. We will show you step-by-step instructions on how to cut glass, pattern preparation, foiling, soldering in order for you to complete your first stained glass panel.

Workshop Canceled
Mon 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/10/2017

We’ll cover the basics of manipulating glass to make original glass beads on the torch. Learn the fundamentals of shaping beads, pulling stringers, applying dots, surface decorations and more. No experience necessary.

Weaving
Workshop Canceled
Thur 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
07/06/2017 to 07/27/2017

Cover the basics of handweaving on a loom in this small-project workshop. Experiment, sample different ideas, or work from a provided pattern.

Wooden Toolbox
 
Tue 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
08/01/2017 to 08/15/2017

Learn a few basic woodworking skills and create a basic wooden carpenter's toolbox or tote.