Learn how to create simple screen-printing screens and use them on both ceramic and cloth surfaces! Each student will have the opportunity to develop and print their own design on a t-shirt and clay form. Join us as we welcome ceramic artist and printmaker Hope Rovelto for an exciting and fun workshop. $60/$55 members Ages 16+
In this class you’ll learn how to make beautiful, multi-layered prints using gelatin as the printing plate.
No need for an etching press or harsh chemicals, we’ll be using acrylic paints and inks and everything cleans up with soap and water!
You’ll also learn how to cut your own stencils and form your own one of a kind stamps to use in your imagery using inexpensive materials and grocery store gelatin.
Make note cards, gift tags, and one of a kind creations as you explore design, color, and texture in this exciting process!
~ Gelatin plates, paints, and paper provided.
~ Materials and instruction for making a variety of stamps provided.
~ Students are encouraged to bring their own favorite stamps, paintbrushes, stencils, scissors, and other creative mayhem!
Using a special Rice Paint, create patterned paper for use in many applications. This is a fun opportunity to explore pattern and surface textures while learning about the basic elements of design and color.
Workshop participants will leave with a variety of beautiful paper to be used in bookmaking, box making, cards, envelopes, and more!
A reliquary, a treasure chest, a container; learn basic box making techniques during an enjoyable day of exploration. Color, pattern and composition will be transformed into a simple three dimensional form, the box. In this workshop you will cover an existing box form using various materials. Although not required, this is a great follow up class to the paste paper workshop.
Color is a vital element in any painting. It sets the mood and can be magical in its effects. This is a ‘quickie’ course in color mixing and relationships. To begin, you will receive sheets of watercolor paper to work on and a handout describing basic information and terminology. Each artist will begin to assemble a personal guide to color which can continue to grow as a reference for future artwork.
** Stay tuned for upcoming PMC workshops w/ Wendy Schuster
In this Precious Metal Clay (PMC) class students will learn how to make their Fine Silver rings in a style that is uniquely their own!
The instructor, Wendy Schuster, will cover two methods in PMC ring construction: a simple overlap technique and a slightly more challenging butt joint technique, which has no visible interior seam. Stamping, texturing, setting heat safe stones and antiquing and polishing will also be covered during class in addition to sizing techniques. Wendy’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits will be made available to student during class time.
Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations!
$125 / Members $115 + Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class (prices subject to change*)
Required for Class
* PMC Material Fee: Please pay instructor with cash or check at the beginning of class 1 – PMC 3 clay, 25 grams (½ packages are available at student’s request)
Included in Class Fee: 1 cubic zirconia or heat safe stone.
All use of the instructor’s tools, stamps, molds, and textures.
Firing and polishing of all pieces. The total number of rings that can be made with the allotted material will depend on the size and complexity of the student’s work.
Glass fusing is the art of layering pieces of glass and then firing them in the kiln to permanently fuse them together. Students will learn to cut glass and design pieces. Using colored glass pieces, glass dots, glass frit, and glass noodles, students will create unique and colorful designs on items such as glass plates. Instructor will take projects to her studio to be fired in the kiln to fuse all the pieces together. $20-25 materials and firing fee payable at class.
Join artist Peter Cimino at a workshop that will consist of building a small scale model of Draco (the dragon in our sculpture garden) or a design of students personal choice. Students will learn about the basics of conceiving and creating a design that could be later made into a large scale sculpture. The models will be constructed from wooden dowels and rattan welting using a hot glue gun. It will then be covered in copper and a special stain applied for completion producing an amazing table size creation.
upcoming workshop date to be announced Adults 18+ Peter Cimino
Just in time for fall harvest! Learn the basics of basketweaving with embellishments as you create this basket perfect for use in the garden, home or to go shopping. 14″long x 8″ high plus the handle. There will be a closed woven bottom, so you will never lose a thing! If you choose there will be dyed reed to enhance the look of your basket and an Oak swing handle. All skill levels welcome. You may have seen Martha’s beautiful baskets at the Stockton Farmers Market.
upcoming workshop date to be announced Martha Malford-Dreswick Ages 14+ Materials fee of $20 payable to instructor
This five-week course is designed as an introductory to intermediate level course in photography, with a focus on camera utilization and functionality. Participants should own (and bring to class!) an SLR camera — either film or digital — and have a strong interest in learning more about the various functions of their camera with regard to exposure, digital capabilities, composition and various artistic effects.
This course will help you become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operations, and how to use your camera’s settings and features as elements of effective photographic composition. Classes include lectures, class discussions, question/answer sessions, and guided homework assignments. Weekly photo critiques of student work will help everyone improve all aspects of their photographic endeavors.
If you’ve always wanted to improve your camera knowledge and photographic techniques, this is the course for you!
upcoming workshop date to be announced $125/ members $115 Adults Ages 16+
Accessorize with a signature scarf in NUNO ; a Japanese felting technique using a background of fabric. This session will focus on surface design using an open pattern which leaves areas of the fabric sheer. Silk chiffon in black and white are available. Shapes of your liking are cut from the wools in wafer thin segments and laid out in a pattern (stripes, polka dots, grid, paisley?) producing a floaty, eyecatching wearable item.
upcoming workshop date to be announced $55/ members $50 Ages 16+Materials fee $15 payable at class
We’ll explore various painting techniques working from Still Life and Photographs. Learn techniques of applying paints specific to your medium while you develop your skill at composition, color usage, color mixing and use of light and shadow. A supply list to be purchased will be given.
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor Painting w/ Gwen Stevenson -upcoming workshop date to be announced.
Beads and bead stringing have always enjoyed popularity in creating pieces for personal adornment. In this PMC class the student will learn how to make their own one-of-a-kind Fine Silver beads in a style that is uniquely their own. The instructor, Wendy Schuster, will teach two methods to create hollow forms or beads: a dry construction technique, which involves the assembly of two or more dry PMC pieces to create a hollow bead, as well as forming the PMC around a combustible core that will burn out during the firing process.
Stamping, texturing, setting heat safe stones (1 cubic zirconia included in class) and antiquing and polishing will also be covered during class. Wendy’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits will be made available to student during class time. Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class. Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations.*
The total number of pieces that can be made with the allotted material will depend on the size and complexity of the student’s work.
PMC w/ Wendy Schuster - upcoming workshop date to be announced
$125/members $115 Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class Ages 16+
Required for Class PMC Material Fee:
1 – PMC 3 clay, 25 grams -$58.00 (as of 2/29/12) Price is subject to change** ½ packages are available at student’s request. Please pay instructor with cash or check at the beginning of class
Included in Class Fee: 1 cubic zirconia or heat safe stone. All use of the instructor’s tools, stamps, molds, and textures. Firing and polishing of all pieces.
Turn recycle items into useful and decorative objects using tin cans, plastic, glass jars, cardboard and more. Create useful and sculptural objects. Possibilities are endless using found objects and Paper Mache’ to make bowls, boxes, ornaments, sculpture and more.
January 12-13, 2013 • 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
$185 • All levels, adults
Additional information about paper clay and pictures of the instructors work can be found at http://www.jerrybennett.net/. You can also read about paperclay or fiber clay at the blog written by Jerry Bennett at: http://paperclay.blogspot.com/ This Blog is dedicated to the discussion of Paper Clay as a ceramic art medium.
Birdhouses and Bowls: Working with Gourds w/ Dawn Wesemann
upcoming workshop date to be announced
This class will teach you how to take untreated gourds and turn them into functional, spring birdhouses and beautiful, artful gourd bowls.
We will explore various surface treatments such as stains, dyes, gold-leaf, wood burning, and carving. We will also use natural, found elements such as driftwood, branches, and bamboo to make handles and perches. Sea grass, pine needles, and other found objects can be used to weave onto the rim of the gourd. Let your love of nature and your imagination take over!
~ Each student will receive cut and cleaned gourds ready for embellishment! (with instructions on how to cut and clean a gourd)
~ Additional gourds will be available for purchase.
~ Students will have use of all tools and various weaving and coloring supplies.
~ A reference list of suppliers will be provided for future purchase.
The ancient art of mehndi (henna body decoration) has exploded in popularity in recent years. Students in this 2 hour course will learn about the history and modern day use of henna as a body decoration. We will discuss how henna is made and how it stains the skin. Through demonstration and experimentation students will create their own henna designs (mehndi) on themselves and fellow classmates. Students will be supplied with henna to use in class and enough to take home and practice. Read more
Discover the creative world of bookarts! A unique was to save your personal thoughts & memories. Read more
Begin your bookbinding repertoire with variations on the accordion fold. The basic accordion fold book is made from a long strip of paper, folded to create peaks and valleys. The accordion can become the actual pages or it can become the spine of the book, with attached pages.
Popular variations of the accordion are the flag book and tunnel book. We will construct books, covers, and containers for the books. ( $10 materials fee, payable to instructor on day of class.)
The Wood Fired Surface/ slide presentation & glazing workshop.
with Gloria Kosco
Before each community wood firing, a glazing opportunity will be offered.
Noon – 1pm - Slide presentation and discussion on the possibilities presented with a Wood Fired Kiln. Free for All.
1-4pm -Glazing Workshop - Further discussion will be presented on clay, glazes, slips for the wood kiln atmosphere. Read more
Glazes for the will be available for students to work with. Participants can bring enough bisque ware to fill approximately two cubic feet of space. (If time allows, you may glaze more.). All ware for this workshop must be made of clay that fires to cone 9 or higher.
Willingness to experiment is a must.
Glazing Workshop 1-4pm Next Workshop to be Announced.
Anyone can make beautiful hand blown glass ornaments. Glaskolben glass tubes, used throughout Europe for making Christmas tree ornaments, make it easy for beginners to experience this old world craft. Using a small torch, each student will have the chance to experiment with shapes and colors to create ten unique ornaments. No prior glass working experience is necessary.
NOTE: Materials fee of $45, payable to the instructor at the first class. Students must bring a pair of safety glasses to each class, as well as a box and wrapping material to take home their ornaments.
Introduction to Glass Bead Making (Lampworking) with Leanne Purkis
upcoming workshop date to be announced
In this exciting course students will learn to create unique glass beads. Using a special torch they will learn to wrap hot glass around steel rods (mandrels). Basic bead shaping and decorative techniques will be covered. Students must bring safety glasses to class.
$45 Materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.
Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using a truly amazing material called Precious Metal Clay (PMC).
PMC RINGS workshop with Wendy Schuster - February 8th, 9am-5pm
PMC BEADS workshop with Wendy Schuster - April 5th, 9am-5pm
PMC’s clay body is made up of microscopic particles of metal held together by an organic binder and water. When fired at specific temperatures, the binder and water burn off allowing the silver particles to fuse into SOLID metal. PMC can be easily sculpted or molded and impressed with textures and stamps. Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class. Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations. Class may be repeated for additional learning.
Wendy Schuster is a PMC artist and instructor who has been working with PMC since first hearing about it 13 years ago. She has taught beginning, advanced, and certification classes at several schools and businesses, as well as in her home studio, in Reading, PA. She is a juried artisan at the state and local levels and has 22 years of design experience in her professional life.
+ Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class.