Workshops

Spring 2020 classes and workshops have been cancelled. Stay tuned to the Museum’s social media and e-blasts for fun content including artist studio tours, a behind-the-scenes look at what some of your instructors are working on, and special studio demos for kids and adults!

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

Artini – Cancelled

Fridays, May 8
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Amanda Kamen
$35 Members, $40 Non-Members (per person, per session)
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Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions. Must be 21+

Clay Date – Cancelled

Fridays, May 8
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Peter Morgan
$35 Members, $40 Non-Members (per person, per session)
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Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary. Must be 21+

Photography and Composition Workshop Series – Cancelled

Saturdays, March 14, 21, and 28
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Danny Schweers
$30 per workshop Members, $40 per workshop Non-Members
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Composition is important whether you have a smart phone or an expensive digital camera. Each class in this series on composition starts at the Museum with brief instructions on an individual rule of composition. Having seen examples in the classroom, we venture outside to make images using this rule of composition, sometimes going as far as Alapocas Woods State Park. Returning to the Museum, photographers will share their images and discuss. The class is open to photographers of all experience levels, using any kind of camera including smart phones. Classes may be taken individually.

Lines to Corners, March 7
Fill the Frame, March 14
Separate Subject From Background, March 21
Shadows and Reflections, March 28

Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques – Cancelled

Saturday, March 14
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake
$75 Members, $95 Non-Members
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Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting.

iPhoneography – Cancelled

Saturday, March 21
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Kathy Buckalew
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members
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The phone that fits into the palm of your hand has endless photographic possibilities. In this workshop, students will learn photo-taking techniques and how to use apps to take professional quality photographs without purchasing expensive equipment! Students will need their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet.

Hinged Boxes Workshop – Cancelled

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Nash Quinn
$150 Members, $170 Non-Members
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In this workshop, students will build a simple box with a cradle-hinged lid and secure catch.  The class will focus on the start-to-finish fabrication of a tight, sturdy, 5-knuckle cradle hinge – a task which requires precise measuring, cutting, and soldering.  This class is a great way to level-up fabrication skills, and the hinge-making principles introduced can be applied to many other formats, including bracelets, necklaces, and more.

Mastering Color in Painting – Cancelled

Saturday, March 28
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake
$75 Members, $95 Non-Members
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Focusing on the use of color in painting, students will learn about the many different “color worlds” that exist and how to use them for expression in painting and drawing. Starting with historical examples, students will be encouraged to find personal expression through the “color worlds” approach.

Drawing From a Photograph – Cancelled

Thursday, April 2
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Roe Murray
$55 Members, $70 Non-Members
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Transfer your cherished photographs into cherished drawings. Students will learn simple steps to recreate photographs with paper and pencil. This is the perfect technique to personalize pet portraits, unforgettable landscapes, and other memorable moments.

Make A Concertina Sketchbook – Cancelled

Saturday, April 4
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
Instructor: Rosemary Connelly
$90 Members, $110 Non-Members
e_some_experience i_intermediate a_advanced

Make a concertina sketchbook to fill with drawings and observations. Students will start by visiting the gallery and viewing the exhibit “Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason” for inspiration and the proceed to the classroom the create covers and learn step-by-step instructions for assembling the sketchbook. The afternoon will be devoted the filling the pages with drawing and observations inspired by the Museum. Some supplies included.

Supplies included are watercolor paper, collage materials, backing board, and adhesives. Students may also bring additional collage materials.

Cold Connections for Jewelry and Sculpture – Cancelled

Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caryn L. Hetherston
$115 Members, $135 Non-Members
e_some_experience i_intermediate a_advanced 

Learn how to add found objects and nontraditional shaped stones into your work. Using prongs, tube rivets, wire and epoxy, you can incorporate all kinds of things into jewelry and small-scale sculpture.