Workshops

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2019 to 08/06/2019

Always wanted to paint? Put a brush to canvas and give it a try! Learn basic techniques, or hone the skills you've already learned. Principles of color, light and shadow, dimension, composition and more will be covered. Materials provided for introductory projects. No experience required.

 
Monday 2:30-5:30
07/01/2019 to 08/05/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 3:00-6:00
07/02/2019 to 08/06/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 2:30-5:30
07/10/2019 to 08/14/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/17/2019 to 08/14/2019

Expand your awareness and visual understanding of the world through drawing; and have fun doing it. Learn basic skills like composition and value by exploring still life while using traditional drawing methods and media. Then venture into other media and drawing from other sources. All levels welcome.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2019 to 07/24/2019

Use basic flameworking techniques to create beautiful wearable art. No experience necessary.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/30/2019 to 08/13/2019

You can learn a variety of glass fusing skills, including cutting, shaping, design, and problem solving, in just a few sessions. Once you know the basics, you can come back and work on your own! Basic materials provided.

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
07/11/2019 to 08/01/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/02/2019 to 07/23/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/08/2019 to 08/12/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2019 to 08/21/2019

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.

Bird House
 
Friday 1:30-4:30
07/12/2019 to 07/26/2019

Adorn your yard or fence with a basic rustic-style bird house. We'll cover the basics of a few woodworking tools and follow a simple design.

Wooden Spoon
 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
07/16/2019

Your perfect cooking utensil is within your reach! Rice paddle? Long-handled stir-fry stirrer? You can learn to carve it yourself in this easy single session workshop. We'll cover the basics of carving with hand tools and shop machines.

Wooden Spoon
 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
07/09/2019

Spoons are a traditional method for learning wood carving techniques. We'll cover the basics of carving with hand tools and shop machines.

Cutting Board
 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/08/2019 to 07/15/2019

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.

Cutting Board
 
Monday 6:00-9:00
08/05/2019 to 08/12/2019

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.

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
07/11/2019 to 07/25/2019

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.

Knitting Repair
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/24/2019

Did you stall out on a project because you made a mistake? Do you need to make a repair? Bring your work that needs to be fixed, and we'll figure out how to get it going again!

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/30/2019

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.

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
08/07/2019

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. Please note date change from Aug. 8th to Aug. 7th.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/08/2019

We will create a fused glass plate by using a puzzle/slumped technique.

Fused Glass Magnets
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
08/14/2019

Use a torch to make a beautiful glass flower.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/31/2019 to 08/07/2019

Marbles are a great way to learn a variety of torch techniques with glass, and you can make a work of art while you're learning! No experience necessary.

Glue Gun Illustration
 
Monday 2:30-5:30
08/05/2019

Use hot glue and acrylic paint to make a masterpiece! Create your own design or use a template, then create textures using hot glue. Wrap it up with acrylic paint and washes, and you'll end up with a unique and gorgeous piece of artwork!

Hand Tool Joinery
 
Monday 2:30-5:30
07/29/2019 to 08/12/2019

Learn some simple and complicated joinery in this hands on hand tool class. We will make samples of several types of joints including lap joints, mortise and tenon, and simple dovetails. Tool set up, appraisal, and use will be covered, along with wood selection, and suitability of joints for varying applications. Materials included for three to four sample joints.

Torch Bead
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
06/27/2019

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. This class will also cover how to add dots, bubbles and fun lines to your beads. This is a fun and easy way to try glass working.

Beginning Knitting
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2019

Just the basics! Learn to make needles and yarn work for you, and test out a new hobby that might become your new favorite activity!

Acrylic Paint Layers and Textures
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2019

Enjoy a quick overview of painting using primarily acrylic media. Color mixing, brush techniques, and basic drawing skills will be included. This workshop is best suited for beginning painters.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2019 to 08/13/2019

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

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2019 to 08/14/2019

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

jewelry findings
 
Monday 2:00-5:00
07/08/2019 to 07/15/2019

Why spend a fortune on jewelry findings that you can make yourself? All of those little parts and pieces are simple and fun to create, and you can make them fit your design instead of the other way around! Some jewelry fabrication experience required.

Knitting
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2019

Just the basics! Learn to make needles and yarn work for you, and test out a new hobby that might become your new favorite activity!

Beginning Knitting
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/17/2019

Take a new step with your knitting and learn to put textures into your work. Basic knitting experience required.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/22/2019 to 07/29/2019

Use simple leatherworking techniques to make a functional and beautiful bifold wallet, with room for cards. No experience necessary. Materials provided for one wallet.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Tuesday 5:00-8:00
08/13/2019

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. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
06/27/2019

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. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes clay and glazes.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2019

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. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Paint Your Own Cup
 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
06/25/2019

Use beautiful, colorful underglazes to paint your own design on a ceramic "paper" cup. We'll coat it with clear glaze and fire it for you to pick up, and you can take it home and use it in your kitchen!

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/15/2019 to 07/29/2019

Enjoy the summer weather with an introduction to outdoor acrylic painting. The class will cover basic acrylic painting, with a focus on the landscape and the technical issues involved in painting the natural environment. Emphasis will be on composition and imagination with time spent in and out of the studio. We will be traveling short distances around the U of O campus; please let us know if you would like to arrange accommodations. All levels of experience are welcome.

Raku Firing
 
Monday 5:00-9:00
08/05/2019 to 08/12/2019

In this tongs-on workshop, you will learn how to interact with fire to achieve stunning glaze colors only possible with Raku firing. Raku glazes range from unique iridescent metallic to ancient-seeming white or golden crackle effects. During the first session you will learn about the properties and techniques of raku glazing. In the second class you will participate in the firing of your work. Please bring up to four of your previously bisqued ceramics pieces to the first class. Be ready to see some flames! Wear natural fiber clothing.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
08/13/2019

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!

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
06/25/2019

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!

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2019 to 08/06/2019

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. You may need to purchase some materials. 

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/02/2019

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

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2019

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

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
07/18/2019

We'll make a variety of simple and elegant wire hook earrings using sterling silver wire. Shaping, texturing, and finishing will be covered.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
06/25/2019

We'll make a variety of simple and elegant wire hook earrings using sterling silver wire. Shaping, texturing, and finishing will be covered.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/22/2019 to 08/12/2019

No experience needed for this workshop. We will show you step-by-step how to prepare your pattern, cut glass, foil, and solder to complete a beautiful stained glass panel.

Stone Setting
 
Monday 2:00-5:00
07/22/2019 to 07/29/2019

If you have some jewelry fabrication experience, but you want to expand your stone setting capabilities, this is the workshop for you. We will cover strategies for large stones, irregular objects, and problem solving. Sawing and soldering experience required.

Honeycomb Pendant
 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
06/25/2019

Try a simple project to feel the magic of melting glass with a torch, and walk away with a beautiful pendant made from our honeycomb patterned cane.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/01/2019 to 07/29/2019

Maybe you haven't been on the wheel in a while, or you just need a little tune-up. Get a little expert advice to take your pottery game to the next level! Previous wheel throwing experience required.