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Introduction to Cane Weaving

January 14, 2019

Learn the art of cane weaving, a method of applying rattan cane or rattan peel to a piece of furniture. This technique is most often used for chair seats and backs and dates back to the 1700s. You’ll explore basic cane weaving techniques on a wooden frame, and leave this workshop ready to cane or […]

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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Introduction to Metal Clay

January 14, 2019

Metal clay is a malleable material that can be used to make jewelry and other small, sculptural objects. Make a pair of silver earrings and a pendant that features a coil frame and appliqué focal design. Saturday class meeting from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday class meeting from 1–4 p.m.

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Kickstarting Your New Year’s Resolution to Write that Novel – New!

January 14, 2019

How many times have you vowed to write that novel? Together, we’ll explore the imperative beginning steps of crafting a book. You’ll create a working title, principal characters’ names and their thumbnail bios. You’ll also come up with a two-sentence logline, decide on a point of view, theme, plot and subplot, then start shaping an […]

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Learn to Use Your Sewing Machine

January 14, 2019

Learn the basics of sewing machines in a class designed for the true beginner. We’ll cover machine fundamentals like threading, bobbins, needles and stitch length. We’ll also discuss stitching options, tools for your sewing kit, project ideas and sewing resources.

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Lost Wax Metal Casting Workshop- NEW!

January 14, 2019

Cast metal out of a wax sculpture. You’ll learn to work with wax to make a small carved object, how to invest it into a mold, cast the object in metal, and clean it up.

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Make it Out of Metal Workshop – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore the properties of metals and learn how to use basic metalworking tools. We’ll cover techniques such as forging, drilling, texturing and soldering. The instructor will discuss and demonstrate each technique, which students can use to create their original designs.

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Marble Making Basics Workshop

January 14, 2019

Learn to make marbles using a propane torch and soft glass rods. The class includes demonstrations, discussions and time to practice as you explore various marble styles.

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Marketing for Artists – New!

January 14, 2019

Learn to market yourself as an artist. We’ll explore ways to create your own beautiful website without hiring someone or learning to code. We’ll also talk about ways to leverage social media and other platforms that can help you showcase your work.

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Painted Pet Portraits – New!

January 14, 2019

Make the perfect gift for the pet lover in your life: paint a portrait of their favorite furry friend. We’ll cover the basics of portraiture, painterly expression, and color use as we create thoughtful portraits of the special animals in our lives. From beginners to advanced, this class will provide discussion and techniques to meet […]

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Poetry + Healing

January 14, 2019

Disease is an intense and intimate human experience, and poetry is a creative medium that connects us to a wider world. This workshop is intended for those who suffer from chronic illness and those who have been affected by trauma, along with their caregivers, companions, and healthcare providers. Join us as we look at the […]

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Photographing Your Artwork

January 14, 2019

Do you want to properly document your artwork? We’ll cover photographic lighting techniques, camera basics, tricks for minimizing glare and how to problem–solve while photographing challenging pieces of work.

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Photographing Your Artwork

January 14, 2019

Do you want to properly document your artwork? We’ll cover photographic lighting techniques, camera basics, tricks for minimizing glare and how to problem-solve while photographing challenging pieces of work.

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