SPRING SEMESTER 2022

Adult Workshops

5002 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 in silver or gold, and then finished in the studio.
5002 Sundays, 5/22 & 6/5 (no class on 5/29), 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $215
Materials fee: $45

4998 Pen & Ink Drawing
Instructor: Drew Maillard
Explore pen & ink as a medium. Start with value and texture exercises and continue to simple drawings. Experiment with different drawing tools brought by the instructor such as dip-quill pens and brush pens. Open to beginning and intermediate students.
Sunday, 5/8, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110

4937 NEW! Handmade Archival Boxes
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Explore building handmade archival boxes for storing artwork and books, gifting, or securing treasures in this two-day workshop. Artists will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for building soft and hard-cased boxes using simple tools, uncomplicated measurement techniques, and unique variations of surface decoration. This workshop is the perfect primer for more intricate box-building and book art workshops. Beginners encouraged!
Sundays, 5/15 & 5/22, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $215
Materials fee: $45

5042 NEW! Sharpening Your Soldering Skills
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Soldering is a foundational skill for successful jewelry making and metalworking. This workshop will help sharpen your skills and develop new ones with the goal of being able to tackle any soldering task with confidence.
Sunday, 5/15, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $35

4916 Encaustic for All
Instructor: Kathy 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, 5/22, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $40

4922 NEW! 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 skin.
Sundays, 6/5 & 6/12, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $210
Materials fee: $60

5043 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 autumn landscape.
Sunday, 6/12, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $40

5038 NEW! Fabricating Hollow Forms
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Constructing hollow forms allows the jeweler to work in large-scale without adding excess weight, making it possible to create dynamic pieces that are comfortable to wear. Learn the soldering skills, texturing techniques, and forming processes needed to fabricate hollow forms in this workshop with master metalworker Sue Sachs. Some materials provided.
Sunday, 6/12, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $35

4885 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.
Sunday, 6/26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $15

4934 NEW! Contemporary Papermaking Techniques
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Using found papers, objects, and materials, artists will create works exploring the possibilities of paper pulp. Artists will learn the basics of pulling sheets and creating collage-work in the wet-process in this introductory workshop. Techniques taught include blow outs, inclusions, double-couching, shaped deckles, and pigmenting pulp. Artists are encouraged to bring papers, objects, and materials that have minimal dimension that can be added to their collages for a more personalized touch. Beginners encouraged!
Sunday, 6/26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $45

5039 NEW! Forged & Fabricated Chains
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Chains can be far more than simple linked jump rings. Explore a variety of chain-making methods using wires, tubing, sheet, and beads to put a different spin on creating chains. Techniques explored will include forging, soldering, fabricating, and chasing.
Sunday, 6/26, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $110
Materials fee: $35