Adult Workshops

3618 The Right Start: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Never tried the wheel before? On the first day of this workshop, create pieces such as a mug or bowl. On the second day, learn how to decorate, trim, and slip-coat your pottery. Even if you are a pro at pottery, you are welcome to come!
Sundays, 9/27 & 10/4, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $160, Materials fee: $40

3700 Still Life Photography
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
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 photoshoot; natural light; studio strobe and continuous studio light systems; using light to create emotion, mood, mystery and drama; natural and studio backdrops; creating strong photographic compositions. Limited to six students to allow for maximum time and attention for students. Please bring your camera and a notebook.
Sunday, 9/27, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $15

3703 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 spring landscape.
Sunday, 10/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $30

3702 NEW! Painted & Printed Papers
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Combine brush, stamp, and gel-plate printing techniques to create unique art papers for use in collaging, journaling, and other art forms. Explore various mark-making tools and materials such as bubble wrap, combs, stencils, tiles, and rubber stamps to enhance your designs. Students will also learn how to create their own stamps with craft foam. Bring a variety of decorative papers, old book pages, and other papers such as your child’s drawings/homework to experiment with and truly personalize your works.
Sunday, 10/4, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $25

3704 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, 10/11, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3619 The Art of the Tile: Textured Tile Wall Pieces
Instructor: Louise Wheeler
Explore various approaches to design and create textured tiles for framing into beautiful wall art. In the first session, students will plan their designs; learn how to roll clay into slabs; create textures with lace, stamps, leaves, and more; and how to properly handle and dry tiles to avoid warping. In the second session, learn how to use glazes and oxides effectively to highlight design features, as well as the process of assembling, mounting, and framing completed tile compositions. Students will have the opportunity to complete two different designs.
Sundays, 10/11 & 10/25, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $45

3613 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, 10/17 & 10/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $65

3705 Painting Play Day: No-Stress Approach to Painting
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
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 colors, 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.
Sunday, 10/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $100, Materials fee: $30

3719 NEW! Collage Open Studio & Paper Exchange
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Come collage and swap materials with fellow collage artists. Bring supplies and a project to work on in a collaborative studio space. Share ideas and techniques to get your creative juices flowing. Bring some papers to be included for the “paper exchange table” and get some new ones to incorporate into your work. A brief demonstration will be provided for those newer to collage or a bit rusty.
Sunday, 10/18, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3645 NEW! Transforming Drawings into Intaglio Prints
Instructor: David DiMarchi
In this quick and easy workshop, artists will learn the techniques used to turn drawings into editionable prints! Using simple tools and materials, artists will explore drypoint/intaglio printmaking. Learn the ins and outs of properly inking and wiping a plate and how to fully operate an etching press. This workshop is the perfect primer for future etching and intaglio classes.
Sunday, 10/25, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $25

3616 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, and 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.
Sundays, 11/1 & 11/15 (no class on 11/8),
10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $45

3699 NEW! Agateware: Mixed Colored Clay Bodies
Instructor: Sarah Maxwell
Agateware pottery is made by combining prepared mixtures of various colored clays to create a marbled effect that mimics the appearance of agate stone. During this workshop, students will explore how to cut up and combine various clay bodies to create their own mixtures. Students will utilize their mixed clay to throw on the wheel or create slab pieces. On the second day of the workshop students will finish and glaze their pots.
Sundays, 11/1 & 11/15 (no class on 11/8), 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $40

3615 Color Theory
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
This workshop is perfect for artists working in any medium to help understand color to the fullest. Elements of temperature, value, and underlying hues will be demonstrated. Learn to mix the exact color you want and how to recreate it again. Through discussion and hands-on exercises, students will gain confidence and knowledge in how color works and how to make it work for them. Although students will be working in acrylics, this workshop pertains to all color media.
Sunday, 11/8, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $30

3726 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; to measure in perspective; and to achieve uniform proportions throughout a drawing. Follow along with the instructor through various exercises for hands-on learning.
Sunday, 11/15, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105

3706 Gel Plate Monotype Printmaking
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Gel plates have a soft, gelatin-like feel, but are durable, reusable, and simple to work with. Learn the process of monotype printmaking using acrylic paints with this versatile and economical printmaking tool. Explore mark-making and layering techniques to create prints that can stand alone as artwork or be used as a foundation for other mediums.
Sunday, 11/22, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $20

3707 NEW! Combining Soft Pastel with Mixed Media
Instructor: Sarah Canfield
Challenge yourself to incorporate pastel into mixed media using a contemporary approach. Discover new, unique ways to layer soft pastel on acrylic underpaintings and textured surfaces. We will emphasize the process of experimentation through playful use of materials. Each student will come away with knowledge of at least two to three different ways of layering soft pastel over acrylic and other surfaces.
Sunday, 11/22, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210, Materials fee: $40

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

3708 Portrait Photography & Lighting
Instructor: Bill Blanchard
Learn the various techniques for successful portrait photography of individuals, couples, and groups. Topics covered will include posing, backgrounds, creating flattering lighting, and equipment and camera set up. Students will learn about various lighting options such as studio electronic flash, continuous studio lighting, ring lighting, and reflected ambient natural lighting. Portrait types from standard public relations to artistic types such as Rembrandt-style lighting will be discussed and demonstrated.
Sunday, 12/6, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $105, Materials fee: $20

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

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