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The Art of Collagraphy
Instructor: Andrea Epstein
Saturday & Sunday, 7/20–7/21, 10 AM–4 PM
Collagraphy is a unique relief printmaking technique where textures are built up on a plate which is then run through a press to create an image. Through demonstrations students will learn how to create a collagraph plate, the use of various tools, and methods for printing the completed collagraph plate. On day one, students will create their collagraph plate. On day two, students will learn the proper use of the printing press and how to print their plates. Some materials provided.

Drawing in Perspective
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Saturday, 7/27, 10 AM–4 PM
Want to add depth and realism to your drawing and painting? Learn step-by-step to draw one-, two-, and three-point perspective; measure in perspective; and to achieve uniform proportions throughout a drawing. Follow along with the instructor through various exercises for hands-on learning.

Drawing in Perspective

NEW! Jewelry Making for Total Beginners
Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly
Saturday, 7/27, 10 AM–4 PM
Never made jewelry before, but always wanted to try? Maybe you have some experience, but are just looking to add some new techniques to your repertoire. Learn foundational techniques such as forging, forming, soldering, roll printing, circle cutting, shallow forming, and more in this workshop. Students will fabricate a set of three forged copper or sterling silver bangle bracelets, and a roll-printed copper or sterling silver pair of earrings. Some materials provided.

Animal Portraiture
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Sunday, 7/28, 10 AM–4 PM
Come and learn how to capture the essence of your favorite furry friend. Demonstrations about the structure, texture and anatomy of animals will be given. The workshop will look at how to start a drawing loosely with gestures in charcoal and graphite, and then complete the image with more structured techniques. Students will be able to work in any medium they desire and will receive individual attention. Bring any color media and supplies you prefer to work with.

Fused Loop in Loop Chain Making
Instructor: Jill Hurant
Saturday & Sunday, 8/3–8/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Loop in loop chains represent the most classical pieces of jewelry from ancient times. This workshop will introduce the fascinating procedure of loop in loop chain making. We will cover coiling and cutting jump rings, fusing links, loop in loop construction, and finishing processes. We will discuss terminations (fused, as well as soldered) and “S” hook clasps. Basic and more complicated chains will be covered. Students may have time to complete a small project, but will leave the workshop with the knowledge to complete a chain on their own. Students will use a crème brûleé torch provided by the instructor for a great introduction to working with a flame for first-timers or those nervous with working with torches.

Indigo Dyeing & Shibori Techniques
Instructor: Kate Eggleston
Saturday, 8/3, 10 AM–2 PM
Shibori is a Japanese method of resist dyeing where beautiful patterns are created by folding, binding, and sewing fabric before dyeing (akin to tie-dyeing). Students will learn a variety of folding and binding techniques, and then immerse their pieces in indigo-dye baths. Wear clothes that can get messy and prepare to have fun. Some materials provided.

NEW! Garden Painting with Mixed Watermedia
Instructor: Donna Read
Sunday, 8/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Combine different watermedia to spark your creativity. Use the luminosity of watercolor, the opacity of gouache, and the permanence of acrylic to your best advantage. Begin a garden scene painting with watercolor then build on it using gouache and acrylic to add an opaque contrast and make changes which would not be possible in watercolor alone. Students will also experiment with adding marker and other watermedia. Most materials provided.

NEW! A Day of Sketching: Drawing for All Levels
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Saturday, 8/10, 10 AM–4 PM
Working in charcoal and pencil from a still life, students will work on increasing their observational skills and honing their drawing techniques. This workshop offers the sketching practice that all artists need, whether as a foundation for working in other media or for the simple pleasure of drawing.

NEW! Color Theory & Mixing
Instructor: Mark Saenger
Sunday, 8/11, 10 AM–4 PM
Learn the ins and outs of color theory and how to mix the colors you want in this fun and informative, hands-on workshop. Topics include: making a color wheel, warm vs. cool colors, the physics of color and light in a landscape, choosing colors for your palette, how to mix colors, and much more. Students will leave this course with a comprehensive understanding of how color works and how to mix them confidently.

Color Theory

 NEW! Still Life Photography
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
Sunday, 8/11, 10 AM–4 PM
Learn the various techniques for shooting high-quality photography still-lifes, whether classical or for commercial use. Topics will include: setting up a still life photo shoot; natural light; studio strobe and continuous studio light systems; using light to create emotion, mood, mystery and drama; natural and studio backdrops; and creating strong photographic compositions. This workshop is limited to six students to allow for maximum time and attention.

NEW! Bookmaking for Everyone
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Saturday & Sunday, 8/17–8/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the bookbinding trade! Explore contemporary bookbinding to create multiple book structures for highly personalized soft and hardcover books—ideal for journals, sketchbooks, and artist books. Every artist will leave with beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work.

NEW! Anticlastic Beaded Cuff Bracelets
Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly
Saturday, 8/17, 10 AM–4 PM
Anticlastic raising is a technique of forming where sheet metal is shaped directly with a hammer and a sinusoidal stake. Surface curves are formed from a flat sheet by compressing its edges and stretching its center. Learn anticlastic forming techniques to fabricate bracelets which will then be set with rondel gemstones.

NEW! Out of the Fire: Horsehair & Naked Raku
Instructor: Peter Syak
Sunday, 8/18, 10 AM–2 PM & Sunday, 8/25, 9 AM–5 PM
Join Peter Syak to explore alternative raku firing methods. This workshop will focus on horsehair and naked raku techniques. Participants should bring three or four greenware pieces made from raku clay to the first session. The pieces will be prepared with terra sigillata, a burnishing and whitening agent, for bisque firing and Peter will discuss firing strategies for both horsehair and naked raku. The second session will be devoted to firing the bisqued pieces in the raku kiln.

Horsehair

Painterly Silkscreen Printmaking
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Saturday, 8/24, 10 AM–4 PM
Explore silkscreen printing in painterly and fluid techniques! In this course, artists will learn the basics of creating and printing painterly stencils, printing both unique and repeatable works of art! Using mono-printing and reductive techniques, artists should anticipate completing this course with a suite of prints as well as a new toolbox of skills and processes ready to influence their own art practices. Some materials provided.

Painting Play Day: No-Stress Approach to Painting
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Saturday, 8/24, 10 AM–4 PM
Grab your paintbrushes and leave your stress at the studio door! Explore painting in this class designed for students of all levels. You will have the freedom to express your emotions through painting while learning techniques for manipulating paint, celebrating the emotion of color, and how to make the biggest impact with every brushstroke. The experienced instructor will provide instruction, support, and guidance on your painting journey. Please bring a reference image to work from.

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