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


Portrait Photography

Kathleen Buckalew
Saturdays, March 5 – March 26 (4 weeks) | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$100 Members, $125 Non-Members

Exude confidence and skill by learning how to make better, more compelling portraits! This workshop will discuss posing, lighting, composition, environment, and interaction between the photographer and subject. Students will discover how other portrait photographers’ techniques and styles may influence and shape their own work.


Digital Photography Editing

Danny Schweers
Thursday, March 24 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$35 Members, $55 Non-Members

Take your photography to the next level by exploring the image-processing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software, including sliders and icons in LR, and layering, selections, and filters in PS. Students should bring their computer with software already installed ($9.99/month from Adobe). Students should also have a basic familiarity with the software and bring lots of questions.

e_some_experience i_intermediate Click here for supply list.

Digital Photography Editing

Danny Schweers
Saturday, March 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$35 Members, $55 Non-Members

See above for description.

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Beaded Viking Knit

Kathryn Robbins
Saturday, April 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$55 Members, $75 Non-Members

Learn the ancient craft of weaving wire, which uses a loop-in-loop technique, to make lovely handmade chains. Students will incorporate beads and complete a woven wire bracelet in copper with a sterling silver clasp. Some supplies provided.

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Found Object Jewelry

Caryn Hetherston
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (2-day workshop)
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$115 Members, $135 Non-Members

Think outside the jewelry box! Students will make a necklace out of found objects such as buttons, coins, beads, small hardware, beach glass, and any other small bits to incorporate into jewelry. Students will use both soldered connections and cold connections such as prongs, rivets, and bezels. Students should have experience with sawing and soldering.

e_some_experience i_intermediate a_advanced Click here for supply list.

Watercolor on Textured Paper

Cynthia Swanson
Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
$60 Members, $80 Non-Members

Using different types of rice paper and yupo paper students will experience how watercolors are affected by the painted surface, either appearing slippery and smooth or like textured fabric. Special paper available for purchase in class, $10.

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Clay Mold Making

Heather Ossandon
Saturday, May 21 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$60 Members, $80 Non-Members

Explore one- and two-part molds in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop. Spring molds, slip cast molds, and press molds will be discussed and students will leave with a finished mold to use for their own artwork.

l_all_levels Click here for supply list.