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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (E)

November 07, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Tree of Life Wire Pendant

November 07, 2022

We will use traditional jewelry making tools, wire and beads to create a tree of life pendant or small window ornament. You may bring an item to incorporate if desired. You will leave with at least one finished pendant from this class and have many options within your design repertoire to express your own creative […]

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ONSITE: The Art of Paper Botanicals

November 07, 2022

During this class, you will learn techniques to turn paper into three-dimensional art, like plants and florals. We'll begin with the correct use of materials, including X-acto blades, scissors, and bone folders for shaping and scoring our medium. We will also learn the various types of paper textures and weights that can be used for […]

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (C)

November 07, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Acrylic Mediums + Methods

November 07, 2022

Stretch beyond the fundamentals of working with acrylic paint, color theory and brushwork. We’ll focus on new techniques and methods relevant to painting classical, contemporary or idiosyncratic styles. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the acrylic medium and its expressive potential.

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ONSITE: Woven-Surface Slab Ceramics

November 07, 2022

Wovenless – means it has the look of a woven pattern, without actually weaving the slabs together. Slabs are simply laid on top of each other. This takes the stress away from actually trying to weave clay slabs together. This workshop is for anyone looking to add textual and visual interest to their hand-built pieces. […]

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ONSITE: Spinner Rings (Only offered a few times a year!)

November 07, 2022

Experiment with spinner rings, which allow several rings to be made into one. The outer band supports one or more moving rings. We’ll cover sizing, shaping and soldering sheet metal and wire into rings. The rings will become one using a forming technique known as anticlastic. We’ll also cover basic solder, forging and forming techniques.

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ONSITE: Networking: Sculptural Construction in Flameworking

November 07, 2022

Learn to build in the round with borosilicate glass rods on a propane and oxygen fed torch! In this class students will develop 3D forms utilizing the networking technique. These caged structures have the ability to get quite large. We will discuss multiples and drawing with glass, hot and cold seals, as well as design and […]

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ONSITE: Marble Making Workshop (B)

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of marble making using a propane torch and glass rods. Enjoy generous demonstrations, discussions and time to practice as you explore various marble styles.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers

November 07, 2022

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the history and practice of visual journaling. Participants will be introduced to exercises which explore sequential text, automatic drawing and collage as aspects of the journaling process. We will begin the session with a short presentation on visual diarists, their techniques or significance.

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ONSITE: Hydraulic Forming

November 07, 2022

In this introduction to hydraulic forming workshop we will learn to safely use the hydraulic press. Lining up our metal and the prefabricated die forms available in the studio with Urethane pads we will bring dimension to our metal jewelry designs. We will also cover making our own forms from Plexiglass sheets and pressing base […]

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (F)

November 07, 2022

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Tintype Photography

November 07, 2022

Use one of the earliest forms of photography to create tintypes, which are direct positives printed on an aluminum sheet using large format cameras. Learn the basics of this 19th century process, including how to pour and sensitize collodion, properly expose and develop plates, and apply a protective varnish. Plan to walk away with two […]

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ONSITE: Cold Connections Workshop

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of working with metal and creating forms with cold connections. You will be amazed at what you can create in one day without using soldering techniques! We will work with copper and brass and explore surface texturing, stamping, annealing, hammering and wire forging. Plan to create fasteners, chains and charms you can […]

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ONLINE: The Painted Collage

November 07, 2022

Create paintings using collage techniques. We’ll begin by creating a series of small media experiments with acrylic paint. Then we’ll incorporate those experiments into a larger collage on panel.

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ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

November 07, 2022

In this beginners' course, students will learn the basics of machine sewing. First, students will learn how to set up their machines and practice using them. Once students feel comfortable with simple machine sewing, they will have the opportunity to sew a zippered pouch to apply their new skills. Through the construction of the zippered […]

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