3617 NEW! Tomte: Winter Holiday House Gnomes
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Winter holiday gnomes are a popular item that make a wonderful gift. In Scandinavian culture, they are called “Tomte” and are considered “little-folk” who watch over your house, farm, and animals. On day one of this workshop, students will learn how to wheel throw or handbuild their own house gnomes as well as woodland friends. On day two, students will glaze their creations.
Sundays, 11/22 & 12/6, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $40
3703 Bob Ross Painting (online workshop)
Instructor: Mark Saenger
Back by popular demand! This workshop by certified and Bob Ross-taught instructor, Mark Saenger, is perfect for someone who has never painted before or wants to paint using the wet-on-wet technique made so popular by the famous TV series. Repeat students welcome. Come and make some “happy trees!”—students will be led step-by-step in creating their own beautiful spring landscape.
Sunday, 12/6, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $30
3736 NEW! Contemporary Printmaking at Home: Drypoint Printing without a Press (online workshop)
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Over the course of two three-hour online sessions, learn the basic techniques of printmaking without a press, in the comfort of their own studio spaces. Using materials and tools sourced from our homes and studios, we’ll explore the basics of monoprinting, relief printing, and drypoint (intaglio) printmaking. Artists should anticipate ample instruction and demonstrations, troubleshooting and critique, hands-on work, and group discussions. All live presentations will be held via Zoom or a similar video conferencing tool. Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions. This workshop series is ideal for beginners, and a perfect primer for more in-depth printmaking workshops and courses! No experience necessary!
Drypoint Printing without a Press
Explore the beginnings of intaglio printmaking—a way to translate drawings to reproducible fine art prints quickly and easily! Using simple tools and materials, we’ll delve deep into creating texture rich plates as matrices for adapting well-honed skills in new directions. We will also explore working with color, multiple plates, and easy tips and tricks for registration and editioning. Pair this workshop with “Monoprinting Without a Press” to explore the full depth of including color, texture, and painterly techniques into your intaglio prints! The workshop materials fee covers a specially curated art supply kit which will be available for pickup at the Art Center one week prior to the start date of the workshop. The kits are for students to keep for continued artmaking!
Mondays 12/7 & 12/14, 1:30–4:30 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $30
3646 NEW! Introduction to Floral Painting
Instructor: Dustin Adamson
Learn to paint beautiful floral compositions in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. Over the course of two days, students will paint a floral arrangement from direct observation. Topics covered will include creating a pleasing composition, color and harmony, and using the comparative measurement method of observation. We will look at artists such as Fantin-Latour, Manet, Monet, and van Gogh for historical reference and inspiration.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/12 & 12/13, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $15
3612 NEW! Create Your Own 3D Holiday House (ages 6–10)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Create your own 3D holiday house in this new workshop! Students will paint and decorate a wooden birdhouse and attach it to a wood base. They will then make Model Magic snowmen, trees, presents, and more to decorate their houses. Makes a wonderful holiday keepsake!
Sunday, 12/13, 10 AM–12 PM
Tuition: $55, Materials fee: $20