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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 07/15/2019
    • 07/19/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio

     

    Have you always had an interest in illustrating books for children? Are you curious about the different types of children’s books and inner workings of the industry? Come spend the week with award-winning author and illustrator, Neecy Twinem, who will guide you through the world of children’s books. This is a week long in-depth creative workshop including a broad range of information inside the world of children’s books. Students may work from a provided poem or public domaine manuscript  or your own manuscript. We will cover the creative process from concept to thumbnails to sketches and final artwork. Neecy will show you different ways to brainstorm ideas. You will learn what works for the different age levels and the trends in the market. Most of all you will have fun exploring different techniques that can be used. You don’t have to be a painter, as illustration can be in any medium, from collage, to scratchboard, to acrylic. Please bring your personal artwork , ideas and writing for feedback. Neecy works with each student individually to guide you to positive solutions to your story concept. This workshop is open to all levels and no experience necessary. 


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    • 07/20/2019
    • 07/21/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    This fun two-day workshop will cover everything you need to know about the wonderful medium of scratchboard! Scratchboard is a two-dimensional medium that involves the use of abrasive tools to remove a surface layer of one value (typically dark) to expose a secondary layer of contract value (typically white). The majority of the values within the artwork is achieved by varying the amount of surface layer that is removed. We will explore different tools and techniques in both black and white and color, how to mix inks, and methods to create a variety of textures. This fun introductory class is open to artists at all levels and will give students a strong foundation in the medium.


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    • 07/22/2019
    • 07/26/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 4
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    If you have every been even a little curious about books arts. . . this class is for you! We will explore this unique medium using traditional books as a framework. Once you have these techniques down, you can expand and make more complicated constructions of books based on these simple original forms. Each week we will explore a specific structure including a simple section pamphlet stitched book, whirlwind books, accordion books, flag books, scroll books, palm leaf books, tunnel books, etc. While making these books we will discuss the use of various materials, different types of glues, and the basic rules of book building. In the second half of the course we will build a portfolio using book board, decorative paper and book cloth that can contain photos and drawings of your work. If time permits, Mita will guide you as you focus on a project of your own using the structures learned. When you finish this class you will have an extensive working knowledge of the materials, tools and the many types of artist book structures to incorporate into your own future projects. A materials fee of $30 should be paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting.


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    • 07/27/2019
    • 07/28/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 3
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    Join Ming for this delightful journey breathing life into your work with a spontaneous Western interpretation into a traditional Chinese painting technique - PoMo. Blending black Chinese ink with the three primary watercolors on Ma (mulberry paper) creates images unique to the artist's spirit of the moment. Ming will give a demonstration of the unique features of Splash Ink with Golden Watercolor QoR, and explain the materials used in the  random and controlled pouring. Students will experience splashing ink on rice paper as well as experimenting on watercolor paper.After the piece has dried overnight, everyone will separate the sheets to see the resulting abstract and learn how to listen to the color.  She will explain various ways to finish the painting, special effects, such as salt, alcohol, etc. We will finish with a group critique. We will use Golden paint QoR Watercolor and High Flow Acrylic and Artist’s Acrylic paints. You may purchase your own, or Ming will supply all Golden paint for $45.

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    • 07/29/2019
    • 08/02/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0
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    Join Mary Sweet for this rare opportunity to learn the ancient yet simple technique of woodblock printing. No press is needed as students learn to employ traditional Japanese methods.  Working by hand, we will use kento marks for registration, barens and watercolors for ink. After carving the blocks students will have the opportunity to print either black and white or several colors using a reduction method. Once this method is understood, students will be able to continue on their own. Students at all levels are welcome!


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    • 08/05/2019
    • 08/09/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0
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    Learn to paint still-life in this intensive 5-day course! Still life painting is an exciting tradition that has been utilized by artists for centuries as a vehicle of expression and communication. Students will learn about the process involved in creating a successful still life including: composition, technical drawing skills, oil paint materials and usage, and much discussion on light as our true subject! Each student will spend the entire course going through the process of creating one finished oil painting. Each morning Colt will demonstrate, break for lunch, then students will have each afternoon to work on their own piece, supplemented by one-on-one instruction. If you want to grow as a visual artist this course is for you!


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    • 08/16/2019
    • 08/18/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • main studio
    • 0
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    Because of the great interest in this workshop, we have opened a second section!

    In this exciting collage-centric workshop, artists will make their own set of unique collage papers, experiment with several experimental mixed media collage techniques including beeswax collage, and come away with new material techniques and conceptual inspiration. Students at all levels are welcome.


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