Workshops

Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/07/2020 to 05/05/2020

Acrylics are an easy and forgiving medium with which to create stunning abstract works.  Participants will cover mixing, application, composition, and more. Individual attention and demonstrations will assure success in this fun acrylic workshop that is perfect for beginners and continuing painters a like.

Shibori Scarf
Workshop Canceled
Sundays 1:00-4:00
05/10/2020 to 05/17/2020

Shibori is the Japanese art of fabric resist dyeing. Students will learn Arashi Shibori, a pole wrapping and compression technique in this class. Variances in fabric direction and compression combine to create a distinctive storm-like pattern. Several immersion dyeing methods will be explored using fiber reactive dyes.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
04/17/2020 to 05/22/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Sunday 5:00-8:00
04/12/2020 to 05/17/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/14/2020 to 05/26/2020

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. *No class on April 21st. 

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 2:30-5:30
04/15/2020 to 05/20/2020

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.

Balter Figure Drawing
Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
04/08/2020 to 05/06/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Thursdays 6:30-9:30
05/07/2020 to 05/21/2020

This workshop is a perfect starting point for the aspiring glass artist. We will explore shaping, attaching and finishing to create small marbles, pendants, and sculptural objects while teaching the fundamentals of working glass on a torch.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/14/2020 to 04/28/2020

Fusing glass is an easy and fun way to make beautiful artwork! 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! Some materials provided, please allow extra funds for more in-depth projects.

Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:30-9:30
04/06/2020 to 05/11/2020

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

Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:30-9:30
04/13/2020 to 05/18/2020

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
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
04/22/2020 to 05/27/2020

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
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
04/08/2020 to 05/20/2020

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. 

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 3:00-6:00
04/08/2020 to 05/20/2020

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

Ukulele
Workshop Canceled
Fridays 2:30-5:30
04/17/2020 to 05/29/2020

Ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to play that has made a resurgence in popular music. Now you can build your own ukulele in this great intro to stringed instrument building. Power and hand tool use and safety will be covered. Fee includes materials for one ukulele.

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
05/20/2020 to 06/03/2020

This is a great introduction to several chain making techniques. The small projects made with these basic chain patterns will give you the understanding and skill needed to make chain items of any size.

Workshop Canceled
Sundays 1:00-4:00
05/03/2020 to 05/10/2020

Learn some of the basic building strokes of Chinese brushpainting in this introductory workshop. Learn to use brush, ink, watercolors, and authentic Chinese painting styles to paint bamboo, birds, flowers, fish, landscapes, and trees.

Climbing Rope Rug
Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:30-9:30
05/18/2020

Use an old rock climbing rope (no longer suitable for climbing) to make a beautiful and inspiring woven rug! Materials provided for one small rug. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the UO Student Recreation Center.

Abstraction
Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
05/12/2020 to 05/26/2020
Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
04/15/2020 to 05/13/2020
Sketchbook
Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:30-9:30
04/27/2020 to 05/18/2020

No matter what your creative field, there are common foundational elements of design and craft. We will discuss tips and skills to both inspire your creativity and solidify your designs, focusing on sketchbook techniques.

Cutting Board
Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/21/2020 to 04/28/2020

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
Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
05/19/2020 to 05/26/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/15/2020
Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
04/17/2020

Use a torch to craft some simple glass flowers for spring. Bring a date, friend, or someone you've just met -- this special price is for you and a guest. Enjoy a fun, creative atmosphere and some snacks. Workshop registrant must be a current UO student; guest does not need to be a student or have a UO ID.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/01/2020

Take a spin on the wheel! Try out wheel throwing and feel the magic of clay. Bring a date, friend, or someone you've just met -- this special price is for you and a guest. Enjoy a fun, creative atmosphere and some snacks. Workshop registrant must be a current UO student; guest does not need to be a student or have a UO ID.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
04/10/2020

Take a spin on the wheel! Try out wheel throwing and feel the magic of clay. Bring a date, friend, or someone you've just met -- this special price is for you and a guest. Enjoy a fun, creative atmosphere and some snacks. Workshop registrant must be a current UO student; guest does not need to be a student or have a UO ID.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
04/17/2020

Make a simple silver ring while learning some basic techniques in the jewelry studio. Bring a date, friend, or someone you've just met -- this special price is for you and a guest. Enjoy a fun, creative atmosphere and some snacks. Workshop registrant must be a current UO student; guest does not need to be a student or have a UO ID.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/29/2020

Make a simple silver ring while learning some basic techniques in the jewelry studio. Bring a date, friend, or someone you've just met -- this special price is for you and a guest. Enjoy a fun, creative atmosphere and some snacks. Workshop registrant must be a current UO student; guest does not need to be a student or have a UO ID.

Workshop Canceled
Thursdays 6:30-9:30
05/07/2020 to 05/21/2020

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 Torch
Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
05/06/2020 to 05/20/2020

Marbles and figurines 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.

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
04/15/2020 to 04/29/2020

Learn how to create a 3D flower inside glass. Use classic lampworking techniques to create beautiful wearable art. No experience required.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
04/07/2020

This is a simple project with a beautiful end product! We will make a basic fused glass tile, which will then be slumped into a dish for your kitchen or your loose change. No experience necessary.

Workshop Canceled
Thursday 6:30-9:30
04/30/2020

Experiment with melting and shaping glass with the torch, and learn some introductory techniques of vessel forming on a miniature scale! Participants will complete one miniature jar, learn torch safety, practice the basics of borosilicate glassworking, and have a great time.

Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/13/2020 to 05/04/2020

Rustic or refined, hand-carved wooden sculptures are a great way to explore the expressive side of woodworking. Whales are an excellent introduction to this medium. Participants will choose one of a few whale shapes, then learn the basics of roughing, shaping, detailing, and finishing. Some tool maintenance will be covered.

Leaf - Colored Pencil
Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 2:30-5:30
04/14/2020 to 05/05/2020

Come see what botanical drawing is all about. Appreciate the natural world while enhancing your drawing skills. With plants and flowers as your subject, you will utilize color, form, texture, and value. You will learn about underpainting for colored pencils in the process, and how to hone your observational skills. It’s helpful to have some experience with colored pencils, but all experience levels are welcome. 

Workshop Canceled
Thursday 6:00-9:00
04/02/2020

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!

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
03/31/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/01/2020

 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.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 2:30-5:30
04/10/2020

Wood turning on the lathe is a fun way to make a variety of elegant wooden objects. We will work with small benchtop lathes to learn the fundamentals of safe tool use and practice several turning techniques.

Workshop Canceled
Sundays 5:00-8:00
04/05/2020 to 05/10/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Thursdays 6:00-9:00
04/23/2020 to 05/28/2020

Explore the beauty of the outside world and practice painting techniques, both indoors and out! Landscape painting is a great way to develop your skills and practice perception, color, and composition. Weather permitting, we will be walking short distances to outdoor painting locations during some meetings. Materials provided.

Leather Belt
Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
05/05/2020 to 05/12/2020

Use simple leatherworking techniques to make and decorate a custom leather belt. No experience necessary. Materials provided for one belt.

Mugs and Bowls
Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/01/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Thursday 6:00-9:00
04/02/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:30-8:30
04/07/2020

Use one of our pre-made ceramic cups to create a colorful, decorative masterpiece! We will then fire it to make a durable, dishwasher- and microwave-safe functional piece of artwork.

Raku Firing
Workshop Canceled
Monday 5:30-9:30
05/11/2020 to 05/18/2020

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 and fire one or two test pieces. 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.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/14/2020 to 05/05/2020

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. 

Screenprinting
Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
04/15/2020 to 05/13/2020

Screen printing is a fun way to translate unique designs onto paper, textiles, and much more! In this workshop you will work with stencils and photosensitive materials while learning printmaking techniques and strategies. No experience needed. Pick up new skills or focus on specific projects related to your personal interests. 

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
03/31/2020

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!

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
05/12/2020

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!

Workshop Canceled
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30
04/07/2020 to 05/05/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:00-9:00
05/04/2020 to 05/18/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Sunday 5:00-8:00
05/17/2020

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

Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:30-9:30
05/18/2020

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
04/01/2020

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

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
04/08/2020

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

Workshop Canceled
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
05/20/2020 to 05/27/2020

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.

Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:30-9:30
04/06/2020 to 04/27/2020

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. 

Workshop Canceled
Mondays 6:30-9:30
05/04/2020 to 06/01/2020

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. No class meeting 5/25.

Textured Slab Bowl
Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 2:30-5:30
05/20/2020
Workshop Canceled
Thursday 6:30-9:30
04/16/2020
Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/06/2020 to 05/04/2020

It's time to brush up on your wheel throwing skills! If you have some experience on the wheel, and you're ready to take the next step, this workshop is for you. We will refine techniques, learn tips and tricks, and move into more advanced skills. Previous wheel throwing experience required.