Workshops

Acrylic Paint Layers and Textures
 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/03/2018 to 07/24/2018

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.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/31/2018 to 08/21/2018

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.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
07/06/2018 to 08/10/2018

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.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/23/2018 to 08/27/2018

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 6:00-9:00
07/03/2018 to 08/07/2018

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.

Fusing and Slumping
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
08/09/2018 to 08/23/2018

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.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/24/2018 to 08/14/2018

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 6:00-9:00
07/11/2018 to 08/01/2018

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
Workshop Canceled
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2018 to 08/13/2018

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
07/11/2018 to 08/22/2018

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 2:30-5:30
07/11/2018 to 08/22/2018

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.

Woodworking
Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2018 to 08/21/2018

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
Thursday 6:00-9:00
07/05/2018 to 07/12/2018

This bag is awesome and easy! A quick, fun project to introduce the basics of pattern sewing and construction, with a useful product at the end.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
08/13/2018 to 08/20/2018

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.

Enameling
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
07/18/2018 to 08/08/2018

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.

Figure Drawing
 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2018 to 07/23/2018

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.

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/30/2018 to 08/13/2018

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.

 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
08/08/2018 to 08/22/2018

Try a variety of different glass projects on the torch. Simple techniques for marblemaking, small sculpture, and color will be covered. No experience necessary.

Ornament Balls/Floats
 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2018

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.

Ornament Balls/Floats
 
Friday 2:30-5:30
07/06/2018

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
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2018

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.

Torch Bead
 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/09/2018 to 07/23/2018

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.

Mosaic
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
08/02/2018

Use small pieces of glass to create beautiful designs! A great way to play in the glass studio. No experience necessary.

Workshop Canceled
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/17/2018

Learn how to manipulate glass and create paperweights for your home or office. Explore how to transform glass and color application techniques. No experience needed.

Torch Bead
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
06/28/2018

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!

Jewelry Fabrication
 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/10/2018 to 08/14/2018

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

 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/23/2018 to 08/13/2018

Need some time with an expert to work on that next project? Want help getting your solder to flow or getting that perfect polish? This workshop is for you. Some experience required.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
08/14/2018

Leather work can be a simple way to make a beautiful, long lasting small bag. All steps from design to finishing will be covered.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
06/28/2018

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
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
06/27/2018

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
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/02/2018

This crash course is designed for those with darkroom experience who are a little rusty on their skills. Manual camera controls, film exposure and development, and darkroom printing will all be covered. Students will walk away with the skills and resources to work independently.

Raku Firing
 
Tuesday 5:00-9:00
08/14/2018 to 08/21/2018

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
06/26/2018

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
07/10/2018 to 08/07/2018

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.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
07/03/2018 to 07/24/2018

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.

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
06/26/2018

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
08/15/2018

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
08/01/2018 to 08/08/2018

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.

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
07/05/2018 to 07/26/2018

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.

 
Wednesday 1:30-4:30
07/25/2018 to 08/08/2018

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.

 
Monday 2:30-5:30
07/23/2018 to 07/30/2018

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.

Glass Torch
 
Monday 6:00-9:00
07/30/2018 to 08/13/2018

Starting from scratch, you will learn a variety of basic techniques on the torch to end up making a very beautifyl and colorful glass marble. No experience necessary.