Workshops

Not able to commit to a weekly class or just curious about an art form or instructor? Why not try a workshop? Workshops are 1 to 2 day classes or educational art events.


Art &Wine: Coastal Watercolor

Over a glass of wine, learn to paint coastal watercolors through step-by-step instruction from Robert Dvoark. During this workshop learn how to paint the sky, distant ocean waves, breaking waves, coastal rocks, beach with seaweed, a figure on the beach and more!

 



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Dvorak 11/18 - 11/18 Su 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM $55.00 View 6

Cartooning & Comics with Steve Curl

Have fun learning the art of cartooning and caricatures in this workshop. Let your imagination and your drawing skills soar as you learn how to see and analyze cartoons and jokes. Emphasis is on developing and editing your ideas; effective sequential storytelling; concise and effective draftsmanship; professional inking and finishing skills; and the power of delivering a strong visual punch.

 



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Curl 11/18 - 11/18 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $99.00 View 6

Develop Your Eye by Thinking Inside the Frame

2 Day Workshop - Dec 2nd AND Dec 9th. 

 Join Emmy award winning cinematographer and photographer Andrew Wegst for this two day workshop. You will learn to train your brain to think like a camera by thinking inside the box,during this free flowing, open class. Explore the creative process of finding your own unique photographic eye. Delve into the three-stage process of making a photograph, new camera techniques, finding your own eye, communicating your vision, telling a story and sharing your unique perspective.



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Prerequisites: Must be familiar with your camera and basic photography concepts. Some knowledge of Lightroom would be helpful.

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Wegst 12/2 - 12/9 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $240.00 View 10

Elements of Landscape Drawing with Colored Pencil

Explore the possibilities of this gorgeous art medium yielding a range of effects. Drawing from landscape photos and still life, students learn about materials, composition and perspective as well as transferring images, burnishing, hatching, blending and texturing. Materials fee of $15 payable to instructor.

 



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Materials fee of $15 payable to instructor.

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Lamprell 12/9 - 12/9 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View 10

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking
This unique workshop introduces the use of beeswax to traditional monotype print techniques. Learn how to apply colorful beeswax to a heated surface to create an abstract image that is “pulled off” the plate using a variety of papers. Have fun exploring the process through different application methods and techniques to create your prints. Includes discussion on framing and other uses of these prints. Framing and other uses of these.

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Materials fee of $30.00 to be paid the first class

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Zarem 12/1 - 12/1 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM $90.00 View 6

Handmade Treasures & Gifts

Young crafters love making their own gifts for holiday gift giving.  In this workshop create several small books in a variety of formats that may be used as journals, art decor, ornaments or worn as jewelry!  Also learn how to make the boxes and bags that keep the treasures hidden until it's time to reveal. This class can also be taken by a parent and child and is a great way to bond while making gifts for the family. If a parent would like to join, please sign up too!




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Rufaro 12/16 - 12/16 Su 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM $75.00 View 7

Holiday Gifts: Personalized Glass Pendants

Learn how to create wearable glass art in this workshop. You will create 3 unique pendants using different methods which give you an understanding of how the glass responds to heat in the kiln. This is a great opportunity to make some holiday gifts or add to your jewelry collection. Each participant receive one silver chain included with the materials fee of $25. No experience necessary.

 



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Each participant receives one silver chain included with the materials fee of $25. No experience necessary.

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Galbraith 11/11 - 11/11 Su 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $75.00 View 11

Holiday Gifts: Precious Metal Jewelry Making

Jewelry is always the perfect gift to give! No experience? No problem! During this 2-session workshop learn techniques in jewelry making such as shaping and texturing your clay, designing decorative bails, incorporating 24kt gold on silver and finishing your silver into beautiful pieces of jewelry. All levels welcome and small class size ensures individualized instruction. Jewelry is kiln fired the first week and returned in the next class.You'll leave the class with something for you & gifts for family or friends. Leftover clay pieces after session two will be torched fired. Open to teens (or mature pre-teens).

 



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Materials Fee: $40 made payable to instructor. Due at beginning of class.

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Hilquist 11/25 - 12/2 Su 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $160.00 View 9

iPad/ iPhone Digital Collage

Come expecting the unexpected! Caroline will be your guide into the world of iPhoneography where, using your iPad and/or your iPhone or android phone with the help of two apps (Snapseed and Procreate) you will turn seemingly dull photos of nothing in particular into amazing artwork that will make you proud

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Mustard 11/4 - 11/4 Su 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $60.00 View 11

Plein Air: San Gregorio

Spend a fine day outdoors in beautiful San Gregorio producing a plein air watercolor painting. Learn to "see" and how to structure paintings to capture light and value relationships. We meet 9am at PAL and carpool out to San Gregorio. Please bring a picnic lunch. Class will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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Curl 11/11 - 11/11 Su 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM $99.00 View 9

The Art of Silverpoint

Silverpoint is one of several types of metalpoint used by the Geat Masters such as Da Vinci, Raphael and Durer and used the medium to create stunning portrait and figure studies. Easy to learn, though time consuming to finish, this rewarding medium produces an elegant and beautiful etching-like appearance to the finished work. Students are provided with a primed surface, a silver stylus, and a subject reference for the work. Though the styluses will be returned to the instructor at the end of the workshop, students who wish it will be provided with sterling silver pins to produce their own styluses for future work.




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Bramschreiber 10/21 - 10/21 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 9

Watercolor Fun and Loose!

This is a fun filled motivational class will inspire you to explore and loosen up your painting style. "Be free, have fun, explore, let go of the fear and frustration of trying to control or paint the perfect painting. Demonstrations will include many watercolor secrets and texture techniques. By working through a series of step-by-step demonstrations, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how to bring excitement to landscapes, flowers, and many more subjects. The real emphasis is on each individual expression and development of your own painting style. This is a wonderful workshop for beginners through advanced painters. . All levels (Some experience).

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Materials fee: $15 Made payable to instructor due upon arriving for class.

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Osborne 10/20 - 10/20 Sa 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM $100.00 View 9

Watercolor Holiday Gifts

Anyone can paint great watercolor holiday gifts in this workshop. Create at least 10 watercolor gifts of your own design including: tree onrmanest, gift cards, dinner table center piece, snow landscape, fold gift boxes and more! Some will be mounted and ready for giving. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Materials fee $20 payable to instructor.

 



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Materials fee $20 payable to instructor.

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Dvorak 11/18 - 11/18 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $110.00 View 10

Watercolor: The Drama of White Space in Watercolor

Learn how 'white space' can bring life and drama to your paintings. The beauty of watercolor comes from its transparency, the way light shines through the pigment to the white of the paper. Create a design that sparkles on the positive shapes, connecting white shapes, planning pathways, vignettes, creating the focal point with mostly whites. Learn to save the white of your painting through masking, gesso, negative and positive shapes.

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Osborne 10/21 - 10/21 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 9

Workshop: Have Your Artwork Professionally Photographed

Your original artwork will be professionally photographed under calibrated lighting using a 36 MB camera and is suitable for fine art giclée prints and internet use. The files will be saved on a USB memory stick in two formats (JPEG for Internet use and DNG for Printing). Approximately 20 pieces of artwork can be photographed during your hour (more if artwork is close to the same size). If time permits, basic photo editing of your images will be provided. Your artwork can be paintings, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, jewelry or anything you can carry.

Past experience has shown that 25 or so pictures can be photographed in the hour, dropping the cost to about $5 per image. In addition, if you have friends with Artwork, but not enough pieces to fill the hour, you can share your time slot and cost with them.

Discounted printing of your art on paper, canvas or metal is available to attendees. Please bring at least a 4 GB USB flash drive to hold the images, or purchase an 8GB one from instructor for $10.

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