Workshops

Abstraction
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
02/05/2019 to 02/19/2019
 
Thursday 6:30-9:30
01/17/2019 to 02/21/2019

No class 2/14

Acrylic Paint Layers and Textures
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
01/15/2019 to 01/29/2019

If you're interested in the physical qualities of acrylic paint, this workshop is for you! Take this opportunity to learn some painting basics, from the perspective of using paint dimensionally. A variety of mediums, additives, and techniques will be covered.

Nui Shibori
 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
01/27/2019 to 02/03/2019

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.

 
Friday 2:30-5:30
01/25/2019 to 03/01/2019

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.

 
Sundays 5:00-8:00
01/27/2019 to 03/03/2019

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 2:00-5:00
01/23/2019 to 03/06/2019

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 6:30-9:30
01/16/2019 to 02/20/2019

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. 

Balter Figure Drawing
 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
01/16/2019 to 02/13/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 02/11/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
01/23/2019 to 02/06/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
01/15/2019 to 02/05/2019

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
02/13/2019 to 03/06/2019

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.

Knit Scarf
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 02/11/2019

A classic beginning knitting project. Fundamentals of knitting and materials provided. A simple and fun project that's easy to take home. Keep warm!

Photography
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 03/04/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
01/15/2019 to 02/26/2019

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
01/16/2019 to 02/27/2019

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 3:00-6:00
01/23/2019 to 03/06/2019

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
 
Friday 2:30-5:30
01/18/2019 to 03/01/2019

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.

Hearts
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
02/05/2019

Instead of giving your Valentine a chalky candy heart, why not make a personalized one out of clay and colorful slips? This special gift is easy and fun, and we'll fire it just in time for Valentine's Day. No experience required.

 
Wednesday 3:00-6:00
01/23/2019 to 02/06/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
02/26/2019

Want to learn a few fun techniques for beautiful chalkboard art? Come experiment and work some magic.

 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
02/10/2019 to 02/17/2019

Learn some of the basic building strokes of Chinese brushpainig in this introductory workshop.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
03/05/2019
Knitting
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/18/2019 to 03/04/2019

Keep yourself on trend and warm this winter with your choice of boot toppers. Can be worn with tall or short boots and include ribbing, knitting in the round and cable techniques.

 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30
01/29/2019 to 02/19/2019
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/11/2019 to 02/18/2019

Cribbage is a fun and challenging game for all ages -- but the best part is the board! Make your own beautiful, keepsake wooden cribbage board and pegs to amaze your friends and family. All materials included, no experience required.

Cutting Board
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 02/04/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/25/2019 to 03/04/2019

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.

 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
01/27/2019 to 02/10/2019

Get into our black and white darkroom and work on your own projects with some professional expertise on hand! You can print some images you've been meaning to finish, or try out some new techniques, or just find the time to get back in the darkroom and experiment. Darkroom experience required.

 
Friday 6:15-9:15
02/01/2019
 
Friday 6:15-9:15
02/15/2019
 
Friday 6:15-9:15
02/08/2019
 
Friday 6:15-9:15
02/22/2019
Findings
 
Wednesday 3:00-6:00
02/13/2019 to 02/27/2019

In this class we will be making, you guessed it, earrings!  Covering basic wirework, forging, forming, texturing, soldering, and more.  We will be making earrings each week with a new technique.

Enameling
 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
01/23/2019 to 02/20/2019

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
03/08/2019

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
02/10/2019 to 02/24/2019

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.

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
01/16/2019 to 01/30/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 02/11/2019

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.

Figure Drawing
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/18/2019 to 03/04/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/14/2019

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
03/05/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/14/2019

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

Fused Glass Magnets
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
01/09/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
02/12/2019 to 02/26/2019

This workshop will give you new fusing ideas as you practice the skills learned from beginning glass fusing. We will go through a series of pre-defined projects to learn new techniques and processes. Some fusing experience required. Allow extra $ for materials.

Glass Torch Hearts
 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/11/2019

Your special someone will be amazed by this sculptural glass heart that you made yourself! Just in time for Valentine's Day.

 
Wednesday 6:30-9:30
01/16/2019

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. 

Chisels
 
Monday 3:00-6:00
01/28/2019 to 03/04/2019

The Carving class will focus on the basic elements of woodworking: you, a carving tool, a block of fine grained wood and your imagination.  Following the nautical tradition of carving,  all students will carve a whale of their design.  The instructor will provide ten possible designs to get you started and you will be encouraged to use your creativity as you create your masterpiece.  A variety of tools will be used, including carving tools, rasps, files and saws.

 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
02/17/2019 to 03/03/2019

We will explore techniques to alter your black & white photos by hand coloring them. We will print images specifically for hand coloring, then tone them and apply a variety of paints and pencils to the final images. Darkroom experience is required. Please bring B&W negatives to first class.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
02/18/2019 to 03/04/2019

Learn how to create a 3D flower inside glass. Use basic flameworking techniques to create beautiful wearable art. No experience necessary.

 
Friday 1:30-4:30
01/25/2019
 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
01/10/2019

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.

Intro to Painting
 
Wednesday 6:00-9:00
01/09/2019

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.

 
Sundays 5:00-8:00
01/27/2019 to 03/03/2019

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
01/28/2019 to 03/04/2019

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

Continuing Fabrication
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
01/15/2019 to 02/19/2019

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
01/09/2019

Create high-fashion stud earrings using simple materials and techniques. We will work with square wire and learn the basics of cutting, soldering, and finishing to make one or more pairs of sterling silver earrings.

Mugs and Bowls
 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
02/26/2019

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by hand-building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes. This is not a ceramics wheel throwing workshop. 

 
Thursday 6:00-9:00
01/10/2019

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by hand-building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes. This is not a ceramics wheel throwing workshop. 

Mugs and Bowls
 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
01/08/2019

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by hand-building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. Fee includes clay and glazes. This is not a ceramics wheel throwing workshop. 

Shibori Scarf
 
Sunday 1:00-4:00
02/10/2019 to 02/17/2019

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.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/14/2019

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
 
Monday 5:30-9:30
03/04/2019 to 03/11/2019

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
01/08/2019

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
02/26/2019

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
01/15/2019

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
01/22/2019 to 02/19/2019

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.

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
02/26/2019

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

 
Tuesday 6:00-9:00
01/08/2019

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

 
Sunday 5:00-8:00
01/13/2019

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
02/27/2019

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
02/20/2019 to 02/27/2019

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.

Intro to Book Binding
 
Tuesday 3:00-6:00
02/26/2019

This is an opportunity to make a complete blank book from scratch in just a few hours, from tearing down paper to folding, stitching, gluing, and covering. Materials provided for one book. No experience required.

 
Tuesday 3:00-6:00
01/08/2019

Start your term off right by making some reusable supplies! Learn to use the torch to make a simple but effective glass straw, then make a beautiful pair of wooden chopsticks to have handy when you need them. No need to use disposable utensils!

Wheel Thrown Teapot
 
Saturday 12:00-5:00 & Sunday 12:00-4:00
02/09/2019 to 02/10/2019

Now's your chance to master a classic vessel! Participants will learn to construct a complete teapot over the course of two afternoons using wheel throwing techniques. Previous wheel throwing experience required. Materials included for one teapot.

 
Monday 6:30-9:30
01/28/2019 to 02/25/2019

Go beyond the basics and start learning some new techniques in wheel throwing. Advance your skills and learn some new tricks. Demos, practice time, and tutorials will all be part of this workshop. Come with questions and be ready to learn some new ideas about the wheel!

 
Tuesday 6:30-9:30
01/22/2019 to 02/05/2019