FALL SEMESTER 2022

Adult Workshops

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5331 NEW! Autumn Landscape in Watercolor
Instructor: Donna Read
This workshop will cover introductory watercolor techniques such as painting wet-on-wet. On the first day, the focus will be on technique demos and exercises, as well as setting up a line drawing for the painting’s composition. Working with the instructor, each student will be encouraged to create their own style by adding add tighter details to a painting of an autumn landscape which will be painted on the second day. Students will receive individualized attention and can work at their own pace.
Fridays, 9/23– 9/30, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225

5483 Pastels 101
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Explore the medium of pastels! Students will learn how to harness pastels through step-by-step demonstrations. Elements such as applications, blending, and the difference between hard and soft pastels will be discussed and demonstrated. Through landscapes, still lifes, and more, students will be able to explore pastels in a relaxed environment.
Sunday, 10/2, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $95
Materials fee: $35

5484 The Art of Handmade Paper
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Learn how handmade paper is made from beating and screening pulped fibers to the pressing and finishing of sheets. Find out how specialty papers are made by using embedded materials such as dried flower petals, seeds, and confetti. We will explore the many personal and creative uses for handmade papers, which make a great surface for future artworks. Most materials provided. Students interested in continuing their explorations of handmade paper may enroll in Heidi SanFilippo’s Handmade Journals workshop later in the semester.
Sunday, 10/2, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $42

5488 Drawing in Perspective
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Want to add depth and realism to your drawing and painting? Learn step-by-step to draw one-, two-, and three-point perspective; measuring in perspective; and to achieve uniform proportions throughout a drawing. Follow along with the instructor through various exercises for hands-on learning.
Sunday, 10/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115

5486/5487 Jewelry Wax Carving
Instructor: Jeannette Mullarkey
This two-day intensive workshop will focus on teaching the techniques of creating jewelry using wax carving and construction methods. Wax is a very versatile medium and allows the artist to create fluid, intricate, sculpturally exciting works. Once the wax model is completed the piece will be sent out for casting into silver or gold and then finished in the studio.
5486 Sundays, 10/9 & 10/23 (no class on 10/16), 10 AM–4 PM
5487 Sundays, 11/6 & 11/20 (no class on 11/13), 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $230
Materials fee: $45

5489 Introduction to Floral Painting
Instructor: To Be Determined
Learn to paint beautiful floral compositions in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. 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.
Sunday, 10/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $17

5493 Adding Color to Metals with Colored Pencils
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Explore a new way to add color and depth to your jewelry designs. Learn how to add color and texture to brass or copper using Prismacolor pencils, a faster and more predictable way to add color than enameling. Students will make simple jewelry pieces using roller-printed metals to add texture, then layer and set colors with Prismacolor pencils to give their pieces a vibrant, fresh look.
Sunday, 10/16, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $37

5490 NEW! Autumn Still-Life in Oils
Instructor: Julie Gallagher
Create an autumn-themed painting working from a seasonal still-life in oil paint on panel. Students will begin with thumbnail sketches and progress to a charcoal outline on panel. The final step will be to paint a fully colored version of the still-life in oil paint. Demonstrations of each step will be provided as students progress through each stage. Students will leave with a finished, but wet, oil painting. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own supplies if desired.
Sundays, 10/16 & 10/23, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225
Materials fee: $42

5492 NEW! Handmade Journals
Instructor: Heidi SanFilippo
Students of Dawn Noonan’s Handmade Paper workshop and Heidi’s Exploring Handmade Paper class will have the opportunity to take their handmade papers and learn simple binding and embellishment techniques. Some materials provided. Please bring sheets of handmade paper from previous workshops.
Sunday, 10/16, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $27

5494 Encaustic for All
Instructor: Chase Cantwell
Explore encaustic–the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. This unusual medium provides results like no other with mysterious, deep, and translucent colors. Experiment with techniques such as layering, fusing, and incising. Safe handling of materials will also be covered. No experience necessary. Some materials included.
Sunday, 10/23, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $45

5495 NEW! Exploring Slip Decorating
Instructor: Emma Tabachnick
Explore the exciting, colorful world of slips in this one-day workshop! Unlike glazes, slips can be layered and blended to create new colors, defined lines, and tactile textures on the surface of your work. Play with a number of slip decorating techniques including slip trailing, sgraffito, and paper stencils. Bring your own greenware (leather-hard) and be ready to have fun adding color, pattern, and depth to your work!
Sunday, 10/23, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $27

5497 NEW! Limited Palette Colored Pencil Portraits
Instructor: Amanda Ciurciu
Challenge yourself to create a dynamic portrait with a limited color palette. Learn the fundamentals of portraiture with the added challenge of creating a realistic and dynamic image with just a few simple colored pencils. This workshop is a great foundation for beginners who are looking to advance their understanding of shadow, highlight, and tonal value while working from a limited amount of supplies.
Sunday, 10/30, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115

5499 Linoleum Block Printing
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Learn relief printing from start to finish. Through instructor demonstration and hands-on experience, students design, cut, and print a linoleum block print. We cover troubleshooting and fixing common printmaking problems, as well as creating finished proofs and editions.
Sunday, 11/6, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $22

5501 Weekend Weaving with Ellen Hess
Instructor: Ellen Hess
Weave a scarf, table runner, or wall piece in this special weekend workshop. Learn the basics of weaving on a tabletop four-harness loom with Fashion Institue of Technology textile/surface design professor, Ellen Hess. Students will work on four-harness looms and weave the project of their choice.
Saturday & Sunday, 11/12 & 11/13, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225
Materials fee: $65

5502 NEW! Creating Realistic Flowers in Polymer Clay
Instructor: Pooja Dhawan
Learn the art of creating realistic flowers that will never wither! Students will form, cut, texture, and color air-dry polymer clay into individual, realistic flowers in this exciting one-day workshop. Students will leave with a completed small seasonal arrangement.
Sunday, 11/13, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $22

5503 NEW! Pastel Pet Portraits
Instructor: Amanda Ciurciu
Calling all animal lovers! Learn the skills that it takes to capture your animal companions using an incredibly versatile medium: pastels. Following weekly demonstrations, you will be given an in-depth education on all the aspects of rendering a variety of animals including, but not limited to, how to pick colors from a reference image, the importance of color theory, and how to create texture with layering. By the end of this workshop, you will have all the skills it takes to create pastel masterpieces of beloved animals or even your own pet.
Sunday, 11/20, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115

5504 NEW! Screen Printing Crash Course
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Using contemporary screen-printing methods, artists will approach printing through direct and photographic means, creating an edition of prints through a combination of image and color. Artists will familiarize themselves with various image-making and inking techniques, and learn the steps needed to create a small edition of screenprints using water-based inks. This technique-driven, no-stress workshop is a perfect starting point for artists wanting to explore art-making in new ways. No experience necessary and beginners are encouraged!
Sunday, 11/20, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $37

5506 Lampworked Glass Beads
Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena
Visit Venice without leaving the studio with this popular workshop! Learn to make beautiful Venetian-glass beads using glass rods and a hand-held torch.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/3 & 12/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225
Materials fee: $65

5508 Bob Ross Painting
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 landscape.
Sunday, 12/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $115
Materials fee: $42

5507 Rendering Skin Tones in Oils
Instructor: Amanda Ciurciu
This comprehensive two-day concentrated workshop will demonstrate a simplified process on how to oil paint realistic flesh tones. Learn foundational basics such as color-mixing with a limited palette, the effects that lighting and shadow have on a subject, and the tonal differences of a variety of complexions. References will include a wide range of races and ages as well as a live model in this intensive exploration of the complexities of the skin we are in.
Sundays, 12/4 & 12/11, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225, Materials fee: $60

5510 NEW! Introduction to Portrait Painting
Instructor: To Be Determined
Learn the art of portrait painting in the classical method of teaching found in the 19th-Century French Academy (École des Beaux-Arts) and Ateliers. The focus will be on the technical process of drawing from a live model and developing a portrait in oil paint from life with an emphasis on structure, proportion, and gesture. All levels of students are welcome. The instructor will work alongside the students for the duration of the workshop while giving demos, and one-on-one critiques.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/17 & 12/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $225, Materials fee: $50