Art Classes and Workshops — Workshops

One Day Workshop – Alcohol Inks

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

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
$90 members, $115 non-members
($10 materials fee paid to the instructor)


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Two Day Encaustics Workshop – “Wax On, Wax Off”

October 15 & 16th, 2016
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)

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One Day Workshop – Landscape Painting in Watercolor

Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Create a Beautiful landscape in watercolor. Susan will show you how to start with an under painting. Using watercolor techniques, paint your way into a landscape that glows. Enjoy yourself as you paint along with Susan, she will supply the reference material. You can also bring your own photos to work from if you like.

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.
Instructor: Susan Grogan
$75 members, $110 non-members

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Two Day Workshop – Watercolor on Rice Paper with Susan Grogan

December 1st & 2nd, 2016

Thursday, December 1st from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday, December 2nd from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Lets have some fun creating a loose and textured painting on rice paper. Experience the unique look of watercolor when it is applied to the Masa paper. Practice the skills of seeing something come to life in a loose application of color. You’ll transform the image using hard and soft edges, into a finished painting. Susan will have some reference material to paint from. Also bring your own and plan for painting several small paintings. Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.

Contact the art center for a list of recommended supplies.

Instructor: Susan Grogan
$100 members, $130 non-members

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1 Day Workshop – Intro to Resist Vessels

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

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To learn more about Instructor Liz Canali, please visit her website.  

2 Day Workshop – Using Clay in an Unusual Way

February 11th & 12th, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn to use clay in a very different way!

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

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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.