Workshops

Shibori Scarf
Workshop Canceled
Sunday 1:00-4:00
04/14/2019 to 04/21/2019

Shibori is the Japanese art of patterned resist fabric dyeing.  Students will learn Arashi Shibori, a folding and wrapping technique.   Join us as we explore this technique allowing for an infinite variety of designs while creating distinctive patterned results.

Will Paradis Painting
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/08/2019 to 05/06/2019

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.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
04/12/2019 to 05/17/2019

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 6:30-9:30
04/09/2019 to 05/14/2019

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 3:00-6:00
04/17/2019 to 05/22/2019

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 6:30-9:30
04/10/2019 to 05/15/2019

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.

Workshop Canceled
Wed. 6:30-9:30
04/17/2019 to 05/15/2019

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.

 
Thursday 6:30-9:30
05/16/2019 to 05/30/2019

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.

 
Thursday 6:30-9:30
04/25/2019 to 05/09/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/15/2019 to 05/06/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
04/10/2019 to 05/01/2019

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.

Portrait Sculpture
Workshop Canceled
Monday 2:30-5:30
04/08/2019 to 05/06/2019

Bring photos of a person or pet that you'd like to immprtalize in a ceramic sculpture.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
04/23/2019 to 06/04/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
04/10/2019 to 05/22/2019

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.

Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
04/17/2019 to 05/15/2019

Get ready for spring bike rides by creating your own bike frame bag. Design and construct a bag for your bike that can hold your personal items, for short rides or adventures. Materials for one bag included. This workshop is great for all levels. No prior sewing knowledge is necessary.

Bird House
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/29/2019 to 05/06/2019

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.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
05/31/2019

Try out relief printing techniques and learn some of the history of this ancient method of printmaking. We'll practice a few prints from existing images, then work on creating an original block.

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
04/28/2019

It's spring, and we're all ready for some flowers! Make a simple pinch, coil, or slab-built flowerpot for you or someone special, and become familiar with the ceramics studio. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes all materials.

 
Tuesday 2:30 - 5:30
04/16/2019 to 05/07/2019

Practice Chinese calligraphy techniques, using a variety of materials. Sponsored by the UO Confucius Institute.

Workshop Canceled
Friday 2:30-5:30
04/19/2019 to 05/24/2019

Build a playable, three-string, cigar-box instrument in this hands-on, simple, instrument class. Focus will be on simple DIY style construction using a variety of hand and power tools. Get that vintage sound while learning to craft a funky one-of-a-kind axe. Basic hardware and supplies included.Fee includes all materials.

Climbing Rope Rug
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
05/28/2019

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. Workshop is for UO Students only. 

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
05/08/2019 to 05/29/2019

Expand your horizons in hot glass! We'll cover new techniques, make some beautiful works of art, and hone your skills. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing or equivalent experience.

Cutting Board
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/15/2019 to 04/22/2019

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 6:30-9:30
05/13/2019 to 05/20/2019

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.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/10/2019

Use a torch to make a beautiful glass flower. 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.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/03/2019

Try your hand at shaping hot glass from the furnace. 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.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
04/26/2019

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.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
04/26/2019

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.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
05/10/2019

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.

Enameling
 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
04/21/2019 to 05/19/2019

Learn the fundamental skills and techniques of fusing colored glass to metal. Create colorful pieces with copper and lead free enamels to use in jewelry or wall art. We will explore sifting, stenciling, wet packing, and foils to create your images.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
04/12/2019

Intaglio is a printmaking process where the ink is recessed. Many of the world's finest artworks were created with this method. In this workshop, we'll cover the basic concepts and make a printing plate using easy, contemporary materials, then discover the intricacies of the printing process.

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
05/05/2019 to 05/19/2019

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.

Figure Drawing
 
Saturday 1:00-4:00
05/04/2019 to 05/18/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
05/21/2019

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.

Ornament Balls/Floats
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/08/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
04/30/2019 to 05/14/2019

Learn how to create a 3D flower inside glass. Basic flameworking techniques to create beautiful wearable art.

Fused Glass Plate
 
Thursday 6:30-9:30
04/18/2019

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

Fused Glass Magnets
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/03/2019

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.

 
Thursday 6:30-9:30
04/11/2019

We will explore shaping, attaching and finishing to create gorgeous glass flowers while teaching the fundamentals of glass blowing. No experience necessary.

Mosaic
 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
05/05/2019 to 05/19/2019

Glass is a perfect material for making beautiful mosaics. We'll explore working on a three dimensional surface to transform an object into a work of art! This is a two session workshop; we will not meet on 5/12.

Indigo Dyeing
Workshop Canceled
Friday 1:30-4:30
04/12/2019

Indigo is one of the oldest fabric dyes, dating back at least 6,000 years. Modern techniques have turned this traditionally labor-intensive process into a quick, fun, and beautiful activity. Explore a few fabric dyeing techniques and enjoy the magical reveal that occurs as the dye oxidizes in air. No experience required. Additional materials available for purchase.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/08/2019 to 05/06/2019

You've taken Beginning Ceramics, now it's time to find out what's next! Improve your wheel throwing skills, learn some new techniques, and explore the possibilities.

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
04/04/2019

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.

Knitting
Workshop Canceled
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/03/2019

Knitting is an ideal way to relax while creating beautiful and useful handmade textiles.  Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamentals of knitting and be ready to move on to a project-based knitting workshop or trying a simple project at home.

Acrylic Paint Layers and Textures
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/03/2019

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.

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
04/07/2019 to 05/12/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/22/2019 to 06/03/2019

Learn the fundamental skills for creating beautiful jewelry and metal work. Fabrication techniques will include design, cutting, filing, soldering, and finishing. No class 5/27.

 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
04/07/2019 to 04/14/2019

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.

Kalimba
 
Monday 3:00-6:00
04/29/2019 to 05/13/2019

Lamellophones are instruments which have little tines, or "lamellae", which are played by plucking. This is an opportunity to undertake a simple, fun woodworking project and end up with a playable instrument!

Knitting
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
05/06/2019 to 05/20/2019

A classic beginning or intermediate knitting project. Fundamentals of knitting, one-on-one assistance, and materials provided. A simple and fun project that's easy to take home. Functional and fashionable!

Monster Marble
Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
04/09/2019 to 04/23/2019

Learn some fun glass torch skills by making marbles and adding monster faces! We'll cover a variety of techniques while making whimsical, collectible critters.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
05/19/2019

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
04/04/2019

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
04/03/2019

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.

Nui Shibori
 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
04/28/2019 to 05/05/2019

Shibori is the Japanese art of patterned resist fabric dyeing.  Students will learn Nui Shibori, a stitching and binding technique.   Join us as we explore this technique allowing for an infinite variety of designs while creating distinctive patterned results.

Paint Your Own Cup
Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
04/02/2019

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!

Raku Firing
 
Monday 5:30-9:30
05/13/2019 to 05/20/2019

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 6:30-9:30
05/14/2019

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
04/02/2019

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 6:30-9:30
04/09/2019 to 05/07/2019

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.

Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:00-9:00
04/08/2019 to 04/22/2019

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.

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
05/19/2019

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

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
04/02/2019

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

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/08/2019

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

 
Thursday 6:30 - 9:30
05/23/2019

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

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
05/29/2019

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

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
04/03/2019

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

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
04/07/2019 to 04/28/2019
Honeycomb Pendant
 
Tuesday 3:00-6:00
04/02/2019

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.

Waist Pack
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
04/15/2019 to 04/29/2019

It's back! Using a pattern and provided materials, you can make a super-hip waist pack for travel or everyday use. You'll learn a useful set of skills and take home a useful bag! No experience necessary.