An exciting exploration of techniques, materials, and innovative combinations, experiment with watercolor, acrylic, ink, found objects, and ephemera. Discover collage, printmaking, altered book, photo transfer, monotype, and assemblage techniques, and visit the galleries for reference, inspiration, and demonstrations. Students are responsible...
The class is an introduction to the methods and applications of the primary textile construction techniques of felting and weaving. Be inspired by woven and felted crafts in the collection, then in the studio create your own artwork using these traditional skills. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.
This class will teach you the art of Nantucket Basket making. Since our classes are self paced, and run regularly throughout the year, you can join at any time, at any skill level. Through our dedicated skilled instructors, we will help you choose a Nantucket Basket project that best suits your skills and experience and teach you step by step how to...
Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized. Price includes a piece of stone.
Thinking about pursuing an education in the arts? Explore your own themes in 2D & 3D with other highly motivated teens. Analyze and discuss each others? works, learn to draft artist statements, and finish the semester with a solid portfolio in a range of media.
Did you always want to learn to make soap? Knit or crochet a washcloth as you wait your turn to participate in each step of soap making. Pick up your completed bar a soap the following week after it dries All materials included
Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized. Price of class includes a piece of stone.
Students will learn the basic of collaging using a vast variety of materials. This differs from mosaics and the rough putting together of images and black and white type. Often with my collages, no one knows where the paper starts and my drawing begins. Students will learn about composition, design and color relationships to create a wonderful marriage...
Create stunning combinations of found papers and ephemera to explore your personal voice. Cut, tear and layer imagery while learning about various surfaces and archival adhesives that are critical to mastering the technique. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.
This sculptural book opens to form several shadow box–style pages in the round, like a carousel or zoetrope. Create images by cutting, drawing and painting. Then precisely cut, fold and assemble the accordion–folded pages. Bring a simple story idea that can be told in 6 pages. Some examples: A cat chases a mouse around the page and...
Study the anatomy and gestures of a live model in a variety of poses. Practice short studies to explore themes of abstraction and interpretation. Using a wire armature, form the figure, then create a sculpture using oil based clay. The same model will be present for two weeks in the same pose.
The class covers the basics of molding and casting. Study the principals of “draft” while reproducing an object which we provide. Create single objects using clay, wax, and plaster. Later, cast more complicated forms, your own original art or other objects which you provide. Learn to prepare waxes to cast in aluminum or bronze, producing pieces...
Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubber mold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost...
Transform books, old or new, into art objects. The book becomes a canvas, a sculpture or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s author or content, or purely use the book as a structure. Incorporate paper cutting, collage, decollage, bookmaking and other processes. The instructor will have books...