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

Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

Monday, September 9
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (30 minute lunch break)
Instructor: Roe Murray
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members

Artists are invited to bring their own painting or drawing projects to work on in a supportive group setting. Gentle guidance will be provided and a group critique will conclude the session. Register
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Artini

Fridays, September 13, October 11, November 8
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Amanda Kamen
$35 Members, $40 Non-Members

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. Register: September October November
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Clay Date

Fridays, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Peter Morgan
$35 Members, $40 Non-Members (per person, per session)

Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Enjoy beer, wine, and light snacks. Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate. Register: August September October November
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Solarplate Etching

Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 (2-day workshop)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$90 Members, $110 Non-Members

Make beautifully detailed etchings without using harmful chemicals! Solarplates are light-sensitized steel plates that are a simple, safe and fast alternative to traditional etchings with acids and solvents. Using a light box and soy based inks students will explore making using painterly styles and photographic transparencies. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included. Register.
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Painting Barns

Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Cynthia Swanson
$50 Members, $70 Non-Members

Learn to paint the beauty of Brandywine Valley barns by discovering techniques for the underlying structure and surrounding landscape. Finish your painting with washes and drybrush to depict weathered wood and foliage textures. Register.
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Ring Workshop: From Basics to Sublime with Marne Ryan

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 (2-day workshop)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Marne Ryan
$415 Members, $435 Non-Members

Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing. Register.
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Botanical Monotypes

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 (2-day workshop)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$85 Members, $105 Non-Members

Using garden plants and simple materials, students will explore the possibilities of organic and geometric compositions to create a series of monotypes on the museum’s large etching press. Basic printmaking lessons in tearing paper, registering paper, mixing colors, and using the press will be covered.  All materials in this class are non-toxic. Supplies included. Register.
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Mitch Lyons Technique Demo

Saturday, October 26
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Instructors: John Baker andAndrew Snyder
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members

Join artists John Baker and Andrew Snyder as they demonstrate the clay monoprint technique pioneered by Mitch Lyons. Register.
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Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Tuesday, November 12
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Danny Schweers
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along. Register.
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Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Friday, November 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$40 Members, $55 Non-Members

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments. Register.
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Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, November 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$40 Members, $55 Non-Members

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments. Register.
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Adobe Photoshop Image Processing Demo

Tuesday, November 19
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Danny Schweers
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members

Bring a computer, tablet, or smart phone to this demonstration workshop to learn image-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. The program should be downloaded in advance so that participants can easily follow along. Register.
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