Art Classes and Workshops — Workshops
Creative Mystery – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)
Session I: 1/7/17; Session II: 3/18/17; Session III: 4/6/17
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Bring Lunch)
Mysteries are intriguing and everyone loves them. I will not reveal the project until all pieces are in place. Each month we will create a project by exploring different techniques using familiar and unusual materials. Curious?? No clues given except…Guaranteed fun!
Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies two weeks prior to each project.
Instructor: Ronda Maseman
$100 members, $125 non-members
Greeting Cards & Envelopes – 1 Night Workshop (Thur.)
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Session I: 1/19/17 and/or 2/16/17 (one class)
Session II: 3/9/17 and/or 4/6/17 (one class)
(may attend more than one class/session).
Instructor will provide wallpaper samples and instructions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the instructor. (352) 365-1264.
Instructor: Sandra Wright
Fee: $35.00 (for both members/non-members)
Intro to Resist Vessels – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)
Saturday, January 21st, 2017
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Learn the basics of the flat resist method of creating 3D forms in this beginner-friendly class focusing on shaping. This skill will allow students to progress to increasingly complex forms in the future. In addition, this process is perfect for mass-producing small vessels for gifting and event décor such as shower centerpieces and party favors.
Instructor: Liz Canali
$185 members, $215 non-members
To learn more about Instructor Liz Canali, please visit her website.
Basic Oil Painting Practice – 3 Day Workshop
3 Days: Sat. February 11th, Sun. February 12th, & Sat. February 18th
9:30am – 3:30pm
Enjoy creating a beautiful, realistic, oil painting with plenty of step-by-step technical help within three (3), five hour sessions.
The instructor will demo and you will copy! Easels, brushes, medium, painting panels and paint included!
Instructor: Carol Platt
$180 members, $210 non-members
Using Clay in an Unusual Way – 2 Day Workshop
February 11th & 12th, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this two-day, hands-on workshop, you will learn very unusual ways to add colored clays and slips, as well as textures to make handbuilt pots, that can be altered and finsished on a wheel. Using Mitch’s “broomstick” method of making pots, color, and textures are introduced before the pot if fully formed. This way, there is a natural bond with the surface, while the pot is being built. Mitch feels this way of working, comes close to the way of nature forms its magic. Uncomplicated, simple techniques, are demonstrated to give a very sophisticated result.
Instructor: Mitch Lyons
$195 members, $225 non-members
Mitch Lyons received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in Ceramics and his BFA in Graphics from the University of the Arts. His work is in many private collections, as well as corporations such as; AstraZeneca, DuPont Chemical Company. As well as museum collections at Delaware Art Musesume, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Noyes Museum of Art. To learn more about Mr. Lyons, please visit his website.
Alcohol Inks – 1 Day Workshop (Sat.)
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
The alcohol inks have a mind of their own and they are crazy fun! Be prepared for some intense color in this workshop! In the morning session we will explore non- traditional tools for painting with the alcohol inks and you’ll learn some techniques to achieve a nice abstract quality using yupo paper for your surface.
In the afternoon session we’ll use markers and brushes and you’ll learn techniques to control the ink. We’ll paint on ceramic tile, yupo and terra skin paper. Either way it’s kindergarten without the sharing!
Instructor: Liz Wincup
$75 members, $105 non-members
($10 materials fee paid to the instructor)
“Wax On, Wax Off”- 2 Day Encaustics Workshop
March 11th & 12th, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome!
Come explore the ancient medium of Encaustics. From the basics to an in depth study of the process using melted beeswax, pigments and damar resin to create richly colored paintings. We will explore the history, safety and versatility of this intense medium that invites you to experiment!
Day 1: Hands-on practice will follow demonstrations covering various processes including fusing, incising, image transfer, collage, pigment sticks, shellac and multiple mixed media possibilities.
Day 2: Finding your voice, working in a series, incorporating photography and paper with wax.
Materials Fee: $35 payable to instructor on first day.
Instructor: Shelley Jean
$190 members, $220 non-members
Material Fee: $35 (payable to the instructor on first day)