SPRING SEMESTER 2024

Adult Workshops

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6938 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.
Sundays, 4/14 & 4/28, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $250
Materials fee: $48

6940 Mixed Media Sampler
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
If you have been curious about trying out mixed media art, this workshop is for you! Create a unique 10×10 inch artwork incorporating a multitude of mixed-media techniques. Techniques will include creating and using handcrafted stamps, making handmade paper from recycled paper for collaging, painting with acrylics and more. Finishing techniques will also be covered.
Sunday, 4/14, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $25

6939 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.
Sunday, 4/14, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $25

6948 NEW! Painting Gardens in Watercolor
Instructor: Mark de Mos
Create a blooming watercolor piece in this one-day workshop. The instructor will provide demonstrations on using a three-value sketch and how to use a limited color palette for a particular subject matter. Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references to work from on the day of the workshop and the instructor will also have garden scene options to choose from.
Sunday, 4/14, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130

6941 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, 4/21, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $45

6942 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, 4/21, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $27

6964 NEW! Cold Connections
Instructor: Sue Sachs
Learn to connect pieces of metal without soldering! In this one-day workshop, students will learn to make a variety of rivets and tabs for pendants. Also, students will have the opportunity to do some texturing on metal. Some torch experience recommended as those techniques may be used to close jump rings and melt the ends of wires. Most materials provided. Students who choose to work in sterling silver must purchase it at a vendor prior to the day of the workshop. Please contact the Art Center for a vendor recommendation.
Sunday, 4/21, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $35

6943 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 FIT Textile/Surface Design professor, Ellen Hess. Students will work on four-harness looms and weave the project of their choice.
Saturday & Sunday, 4/27 & 4/28, 10 AM–4PM
Tuition: $250
Materials fee: $65

6944 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; measure in perspective; and how to achieve uniform proportions throughout a drawing. Follow along with the instructor through various exercises for hands-on learning.
Sunday, 4/28, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130

6969 NEW! The Art of Candle Making: Sweet Scents
Instructor: Vanyty Emmanuel
Students will learn to sculpt lifelike sweet candles resembling milkshakes and sundaes. Through hands-on guidance, students will be able to mimic creamy textures, create toppings like whipped cream, and learn how to assemble these delectable candles. This immersive experience promises not just a collection of charming candles, but also, equips students with the skills and techniques to continue crafting these unique creations. All materials provided.
Sunday, 5/5, 10 AM–12 PM
Tuition: $85
Materials fee: $15

6951 NEW! Drawing & Painting Roses
Instructor: Kat Block
Looking for something special to do to celebrate Mother’s Day? Take this one-day workshop! Students will work from still life and use colored pencils to create a gesture drawing of roses. Then, they will transfer those skills into creating a watercolor painting of roses, using a variety of techniques. The instructor will go over the following subject matters for students to enhance their artistic abilities: contour and gesture drawing, value changes, botanical drawing, wet on wet, wet on dry, and mixing colors on the paper. All levels welcomed.
Sunday, 5/5, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $105

6952 NEW! Procreate for the Traditional Artist
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Learn how to use the iPad app Procreate, with the traditional artist’s mindset. The instructor will cover the following: playing with background options, putting a grid on a photo, adjusting color, and adding and subtracting subject matter for reference purposes. This class is geared towards altering reference photos or art you have already created in a traditional manner, rather than creating new digital art. Students must have an iPad, with the app Procreate and bring it with them on the day of the workshop. A stylus, or Apple pencil is recommended, but not required.
Sunday, 5/19, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $105

6954 NEW! Crafting Art
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Join this one-day workshop filled with carefree arts and design projects. Students will have access to a variety of mediums including paint, ink, air dry clay, beads, and more to craft art. Various examples will be available to try, but students are encouraged to come with their own ideas. All materials included.
Sunday, 5/19, 2–4:30 PM
Tuition: $95
Materials fee: $25

6955 NEW! Kil’n the Competition in Ceramics
Instructor: Jessica Garber
Dare yourself and your fellow pottery friends by participating in this lighthearted ceramic competition! The instructor will provide various challenges involving wheel throwing and handbuilding during the duration of the workshop. Winners of each challenge will get bragging rights as well as a small ceramics-related prize! Clay and a basic pottery tool kit will need to be purchased the day of the workshop if you do not have either material already. Materials fee covers bisque firing and studio usage. Current registered students can finish their thrown pieces during their class time or can purchase open studio to do so.
Sunday, 4/21, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $25

6956 NEW! The Wonders of Fluid Painting: Acrylic Pouring
Instructor: Katherine Ivanova
Have you ever wanted to try a non-traditional art process of painting? In this one-day workshop, students will learn to create dazzling abstract art using the acrylic pouring process. Students will explore the fluidity of the paints that allow movement, variation of patterns and evolvement of colors. The process is unique, fun, creative, and meditative. All materials provided.
Sunday, 5/19, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $105
Materials fee: $38

6959 Expressive Portraiture
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
This workshop will encourage students to explore expressive brushwork as an additive component to portraiture. Projects will focus on working from direct observation and using active mark making to capture the character of the model. Students will learn about the two fundamental aspects of color: mixing and color interaction. All levels welcomed. The materials fee covers the live model.
Sundays, 6/2 & 6/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $250
Materials fee: $55

6957 NEW! Iris Watercolor Painting
Instructor: Kat Block
Beginning with a still life drawing of irises, students will then use watercolor and outlines to create stained glass irises on paper. Students will learn the following techniques: drawing lines, creating transparency, applying wet-on-wet watercolor, blending watercolors on paper, incorporating semi-abstraction, and more.
Sunday, 6/2, 10 AM–2 PM
Tuition: $105
6945 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 mounted torch.
Saturday & Sunday, 6/8 & 6/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $250
Materials fee: $70

6946 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 scenic landscape.
Sunday, 6/9, 10 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $130
Materials fee: $44