Students will be given a successful formula to prepare acrylic paint for use in acrylic pours. Examples will be shown and the uncontrolled aspects of the pours will be discussed. Two pour techniques — swipe and swirl — will be demonstrated at the beginning of the workshop. Then students will explore and create three of their own acrylic pours (one 8” x 8”, one 5”x 4” and one 4” x 4”) to take home and marvel over! It is quite addictive and fun, some even find it relaxing.
Workshop designed for adults age 16 and up. No experience required. Exploring Acrylic Pours I is NOT a prerequisite. All materials supplied.
We will begin by creating a simple drawing/design on a sheet of aluminum that we will turn into a raised image. A second embossing method will also be demonstrated using metal tape. Both methods will be done on your own metal embossing sampler, which you can take home for future reference and display. Next, we will create an 8”x10” metal embossing using your method(s) of choice. Finally, acrylic paint will be used to enhance your metal art. Metal embossing provides immediate gratification and a cool way to express your creativity!
This workshop is designed for adults age 16 and above. No prior experience is necessary. All materials are supplied.
• Different collage techniques
• The steps for creating a successful collage from a photo or imagined image
• A collage to take home, using interesting papers, magazines, ribbons, colorful tape, feathers, yarn …
Workshop leader Nancy Ellen Walker will share a variety of collage techniques, and will demonstrate steps for creating a successful collage from a photo or imagined image. Designed for adults and mature teens, age 16 and up. No art experience needed. All materials supplied. $49.
Using random texts from old books or magazines, we select words that resonate for us. These words can be used to create a prose-poem or inspirational message. We then either black out the remaining words, or use doodling to isolate our chosen words.
While the Instructor will have pages with text to work on, students are encouraged to bring pages they enjoy such as old cookbooks, dictionaries, poetry. The instructor will supply examples and handouts on simple doodle and “tangle” patterns, as well as stencils students can use for page decoration. Students are encouraged to look at examples of “Blackout Poetry” on Pinterest to spark ideas for their own work.
Instructor Jillian Goldberg taught art at all levels for over thirty years. Since retiring ten years ago, she has been painting and showing work in group and solo shows in the region. She continues to explore new media and techniques, attending workshops and visiting museums on her travels.
Absolutely no art experience is required. All materials will be supplied.
Workshop is designed for adults and mature teens age 16 and up.
If you have no prior experience in drawing, or your sketching skills are rusty and need refreshing, this set of classes on basic drawing techniques is just right for you. Intended for adults and teens ages 16 and older.
The goals of this experience are (1) to observe with an artist’s eye, (2) to learn the tools and “tricks of the trade” in drawing, (3) to develop skill and confidence in sketching, and (4) most important of all, to experience joy in the process of creating.
The 3 classes in the series (the third session is Saturday November 17, also 9:30am to 12:30 pm), are three hours in length, are offered as a package for $180. The workshop is designed for adults and mature teens age 16 and up.
Pastels are an inexpensive and accessible medium for both quick sketches and serious, sophisticated pieces. Chalk (soft) pastels provide brilliant color and easy application and clean up.
No prior drawing or painting experience is necessary to have fun and take home a pretty flower painting. The instructor will provide simple, easy to follow, guided drawing instructions, and will guide you in a variety of ways to apply, blend, layer and “fix” your work. Workshop is designed for adults and mature teens age 16 and up. $49.
Winter is a wonderful time to celebrate the season: Snow gently falling on evergreen trees . . . Families ice skating on a frozen pond . . . Children making snowmen on a crisp winter afternoon . . . Steaming mugs of hot chocolate enjoyed by a glowing fire . . . Gaily wrapped presents beneath the Christmas tree. All of these images make beautiful collages ~ images that could be turned into unique holiday greeting cards.
Workshop leader Nancy Ellen Walker will share a variety of collage techniques, and will demonstrate steps for creating a successful collage from a photo or imagined image.
No art experience is necessary. Materials will be provided, but additional materials make the experience more fun. So, if you wish to contribute, you may bring interesting papers such as scraps of wallpaper or wrapping paper; magazines to cut up; ribbons, colorful tape, feathers, buttons, yarn . . . or anything else you might like to use in your creative process, or to share with others. Also consider bringing a favorite photo of the season that you can re-create as a collage.
$49 for 2 hour session, all materials supplied. Designed for adults and mature teens age 16 and up.