PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Nov
12
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

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.

Nov
15
Fri
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Nov
16
Sat
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments.

Nov
19
Tue
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Adobe Lightroom Image Processing Demo

Instructor: Danny Schweers

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.

Dec
7
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Dec
14
Sat
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Dec
15
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
10
Fri
Artini
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

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.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Jan
11
Sat
Portrait Photography Workshop
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography Workshop

Students will produce images inspired by photographs in Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Lessons on studio lighting, background, props, and posing the model will be taught. Model fee included.

Jan
18
Sat
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

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. All levels.

Instructor: Roe Murray

Jan
25
Sat
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Jan
26
Sun
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Stone Setting 2-Day Workshop

Refresh, reboot and refine your stone setting technique! Learn about the different bezel wires on the market vs sheet metal, how to measure a cabochon for the perfect bezel fit and how to contour & finish the top of the bezel before setting it into place. We will focus on on high domed cabs, unusual or uneven cabs, and sharp edged (triangular/square) cabs. Additionally, we will discuss when prong setting can be your friend and how to successfully solder prongs into place.  This workshop will not focus on finishing one piece of jewelry; rather it will focus on bezel technique, using the torch successfully, and gaining knowledge to go forward and set stones successfully in the future.

Instructor: Kristin Landon
(30 minute lunch break)
Beyond Beginner/Intermediate level

Feb
14
Fri
Artini
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

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.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Mar
7
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

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.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Beautiful Bowls Workshop
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls Workshop

Students will spend a relaxed afternoon using a mold and coils to create unique and functional bowls. The Museum will glaze each piece to pick up later. (Beginner/Beyond Beginner)

Instructor: Carole Fox

Mar
8
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

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.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Mar
13
Fri
Artini
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

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.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Clay Date
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clay Date

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.

Instructor: Peter Morgan
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: January 10 | February 14 | March 13

Mar
14
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

Learn a variety of techniques using mark making and color application to explore the concepts behind non-representational painting. All levels.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Cold Porcelain Workshop
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cold Porcelain Workshop

Make your own lifelike flowers out of nontoxic materials that look like porcelain when dried. All levels.

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Angela Fraleigh