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

Sewing Bee (Canceled)

Libbie Soffer
Sundays, September 11 – October 16 (6 weeks)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$65 Members, $85 Non-Members

Join other fabric artists every Sunday to tell stories and create together. Artists in any fabric-based medium from quilting to crotchet are welcome to participate in this sewing circle, where they will find inspiration and advice. Participants are also invited to contribute to a collaborative artwork that will be added to each week. Sewing machines and ironing boards provided.


Photographing Your Portfolio With an iPhone (Canceled)

Andrea Zatarain
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2 (2 day workshop)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$160 Members, $180 Non Members

Learn simple ways to photograph your artwork and make it look great using just an iPhone! Students will use natural lighting and learn a basic and affordable studio set up to make their work shine. Students who work in two dimensional or three dimensional mediums will benefit from a discussion of specific challenges such as photographing reflecting objects like ceramic glaze, varnished artwork, or jewelry. After photographing their work, students will use basic photo editing techniques that they can do directly on their phone.

l_all_levels Click here for supply list.

Alternative Ceramic Firing Techniques

Heather Ossandon
Saturday, October 8
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$80 Members, $100 Non-Members


Explore sagger, sawdust, and pit firing while decorating and forming techniques for each process. Students will bring bisque-fired pottery or tiles to the workshop. The session will be a day of mark making and fire building!

i_intermediate a_advanced

Ceramic Figurative Whistles

Carla Lombardi
Saturdays, October 15 & 22 (Two-day workshop)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members


In this two-day workshop, students will sculpt ceramic whistles inspired by the figure. Working first from a live model, students will turn a paper or clay sketch into a ceramic sculpture finished with white slip and simple decorations.


Champlevé Enameled Earrings

Kathryn Robbins
Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$85 Members, $105 Non-Members


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 expression fusing kiln-fired glass to metal. No experience in enameling or metalsmithing is necessary. Supplies provided.


Works on Paper with Elizabeth Osborne

Elizabeth Osborne
Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$140 Members, $160 Non-Members


Join Master Artist Elizabeth Osborne to experiment with mixed media on paper using watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paint. Working from still life and live models, learn to create form and articulate space using color, shape, and line while exploring transparent and opaque painting methods. Students will go on a tour of the exhibition Elizabeth Osborne: The Sixties with the artist in addition to seeing a presentation of other artworks.

e_some_experience i_intermediate a_advanced

Collaborative Painting Workshop

N. Sarangoulis and Valetta
Thursday, November 17
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$30 Members, $50 Non-Members


Join us for a collaborative workshop where the results are unpredictable! Drawing on inspiration from literary masterpieces, participants will start their work of art and pass along to the next person, layering marks and mediums from different artists. Supplies provided.