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ONSITE: Making + Casting Molds

July 12, 2022

Learn how to make and cast clay molds in plaster, use plaster sculpting tools, create alginate molds, and incorporate mixed media into the mold casting process. Plan to create a wall hanging or freestanding plaster sculpture, and leave with the skills to pursue your own at-home casting projects.

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ONSITE: Resin Pouring

July 12, 2022

Have you always wanted to learn how to use resin safely? Resin is an amazingly satisfying material and students will learn how to encapsulate anything they can think of in a hard glossy pour of resin! In this class, we will learn how to use and build molds while finding ways to create cool visual […]

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ONSITE: 3-D Cardboard Maker Studio (Ages 6-8)

July 12, 2022

In this studio class, we will focus on the experience of building with cardboard. We'll imagine, design, and create a variety of things like buildings, vehicles, and more. We will also work together to build one incredible collaborative structure as we expand our skills and explore many creative uses for cardboard.

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ONSITE: Larger Than Life Puppet Making: All the Saints Theater Workshop

July 12, 2022

Explore large scale puppetry with master puppeteer, Director of All the Saints Theater Company, founder of Richmond's Halloween Parade, and local artist, Lil Lamberta. We will make a 15-foot high paper-mâché puppet that takes eight people to operate. You'll learn to use cardboard, boxcutters, staple pliers, bamboo and fabric to make street puppets for any […]

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ONSITE: Create a Wood Vase + Felt Flower Bouquet

July 12, 2022

Join us for this multi-media workshop to create a felt flower bouquet and a wooden vase to display them in. Both sections of this workshop are wonderful introductions to both felt craft and woodworking. You will learn about the different types of wool felt as you take pre-cut pedals and arrange them to create succulent […]

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ONSITE: Mixed-Media Mold Casting

April 14, 2022

Learn how to make and cast clay molds in plaster, use plaster sculpting tools, create alginate molds, and incorporate mixed media into the mold casting process. Plan to create a wall hanging or freestanding plaster sculpture, and leave with the skills to pursue your own at-home casting projects.

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ONSITE: Ceramic + Fiber Dolls

April 13, 2022

Learn how to make your own unique porcelain doll with a fiber body. We will start with a discussion about the history of dolls and dollmaking to help you start working on your own designs. We'll cover figure modeling on a small-scale using porcelain. Then we'll learn learn simple, soft, doll-part fabrication using fabric pattern […]

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ONSITE: Embracing Wood’s Natural Edge

February 09, 2021

Make a piece of live edge wood furniture such as a stool, bench or coffee table, using wood native to Virginia. You’ll learn how to work with the surprises wood presents, and we’ll introduce you to several simple but professional finishing techniques.

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ONSITE: Art + Meditation in the Garden (Ages 6-8)

January 26, 2021

Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening, what you’re doing, and the space you’re moving through. We’ll explore how combining art and nature can help you become more mindful. Enjoy the fun and relaxing benefits of making beautiful art inspired by nature!

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ONSITE: Giant Papier-mâché Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2021

Want a giant pet or an impossibly huge shoe? Make one! Paste, newspaper, cardboard and wire—that’s just about all you need to explore the world of papier-mâché and make BIG sculptures. Work hard, have lots of fun, get really messy and end up with the most amazing sculpture you’ve ever made!

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ONSITE: Giant Papier-mâché Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2021

Want a giant pet or an impossibly huge shoe? Make one! Paste, newspaper, cardboard and wire—that’s just about all you need to explore the world of papier-mâché and make BIG sculptures. Work hard, have lots of fun, get really messy and end up with the most amazing sculpture you’ve ever made!

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ONSITE: Tunnel Books (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2021

Explore artists books (specifically tunnel books) that make use of visual tricks like depth and perspective, and incorporate line, color, storytelling, and construction skills. Develop and construct a tunnel book of your own, based off of your own research and interests!

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ONSITE: Giant Papier-mâché Sculpture (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2021

Want a giant pet or an impossibly huge shoe? Make one! Paste, newspaper, cardboard and wire—that’s just about all you need to explore the world of papier-mâché and make BIG sculptures. Work hard, have lots of fun, get really messy and end up with the most amazing sculpture you’ve ever made!

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ONSITE: Embracing Wood’s Natural Edge

October 27, 2020

Make a piece of live edge wood furniture such as a stool, bench or coffee table, using wood native to Virginia. You’ll learn how to work with the surprises wood presents, and we’ll introduce you to several simple but professional finishing techniques.

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Introduction to Papier-Mâché – NEW!

August 20, 2020

Jump into the relaxing, low stress and super creative world of papier-mâché in this five-week introduction. You’ll learn how to sculpt a quirky, wonky figure from the most humble of materials: Paper, tape, aluminum foil, and paste, among a few other things. No experience necessary.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher – NEW!

July 30, 2020

Brush up on the basics! We will review wheel throwing techniques and skills. We’ll create and complete work during class, leaving enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing. We […]

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