Adult Workshops

Early registration discount does not apply to workshops.

Course Skill Level Key:  See the symbol(s) at the end of each course description to determine the recommended skill level for students. Most classes are open to artists of all skill levels. Teenagers age 15 and up are eligible to register for adult classes.

b_beginner = Beginner
e_some_experience = Some Experience
i_intermediate = Intermediate
a_advanced = Advanced
l_all_levels = All Levels

Champlevé Enameled Earrings

Kathryn Robbins
Saturday, April 22
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$85 Members, $105 Non-Members

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Students will create enameled earrings or pendants using a variation on the technique of Champlevé enamel. Students will cut and form patterned copper, prepare it to be enameled, and then learn how to apply white liquid enamel and sifted enamels to create a unique piece fusing kiln-fired glass to metal. No experience in enameling or metalsmithing is necessary. Supplies provided.

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Art Nouveau Inspired Pen-and-Ink Drawings

Amanda Kamen
Saturday, April 22
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$50 Members, $70 Non-Members

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Inspired by the fluid line and pattern of the Art Nouveau period and Heath Robinson’s artwork from Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, students will complete an imaginative pen-and-ink drawing in one session. Supplies provided.

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Sketching Your Life

Rosemary Connelly
Saturday, May 6
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members

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Discover the joy of recording your life one drawing at a time. In this one-day workshop, students will learn to slow down, look at the world around them, and capture what they see and feel in their sketchbooks with ink and watercolor.

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Photographing Your Artwork With an iPhone

Andrea Zatarain
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 (2-day workshop)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$160 Members, $180 Non-Members

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Learn simple ways to photograph your artwork and make it look great using just an iPhone! Students in any medium will conquer specific challenges, including photographing reflective objects such as ceramic glaze, varnished artwork, or jewelry. Students will also learn basic photo editing techniques that they can do directly on their phone. $20 supply fee paid to instructor on first day.

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Painting Roses

Cynthia Swanson
Saturday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members

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Use your medium of choice to make a detailed rose painting. Students will learn how to render the petals and leaves with different values and color mixing.

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Embossed Copper and Leather Book

Leslie Marsh
Saturday, June 17
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$150 Members, $170 Non-Members

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Participants will create a small leather book using two popular bookbinding techniques and a simple weave. The combination produces an appealing exposed spine that is secure and allows every page to lay flat when opened. Using simple tools, students will craft a small copper frame for the book’s leather cover. This class celebrates the exhibition The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860 – 1920. Some supplies provided.

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Copper Clay Pendants

Karyn Warner Hammock
Thursday, July 20
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$50 Members, $70 Non-Members

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This class is a great introduction to jewelry design or as an opportunity to experiment with a new medium. Copper clay is easily molded and formed, turning into pure copper after being fired. Students will make several pendants in just one class with this exciting and approachable material. Students bring $25 supply fee to be paid the day of the workshop.

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Introduction to Calligraphy

Riva Brown
Sunday, June 25
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$40 Members, $60 Non-Members

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In this brief introduction to the art of calligraphy, students will learn about various pens, ink, and paper, as well as the basic pen strokes used to make letters. Learn the basics in this workshop to use at home for a creative twist on hand lettering!

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