Thu, Apr 16
9:30am - 12:30pm
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10 classes have spots left
Learn to create abstract 3D art forms by exploring non-objective, organic and figurative themes. Stoneware clay, along with metal, glass, and found objects may be used. Instruction in slab and coil building techniques will be investigated. Some sculpture experience is recommended.
Thursday Apr 16th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(8 sessions)
Sculpt the figure in clay from live models. Models generally hold the same pose for 3 classes. Students study the model learning to see proportions, gesture, and anatomy as they work realistically or use the model as the inspiration for more imaginative and interpretative work.
Monday Apr 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(7 sessions)
Have you ever wondered how to sculpt a portrait from a live model? In this fun and challenging class, you will improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling. The class will include presentation of contemporary and old master sculptors, demonstrations and individualized instruction.
Wednesday Apr 15th, 1pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
Get ready for spring by making clay planters, bright spring sculptures, wind chimes, and more to celebrate the changing of the seasons! Learn hand-building techniques as you work with slabs and coils to create projects that will ring in spring. Discover new surface painting techniques that will bring your creations to life. In our last week of...
Thursday Apr 16th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm(4 sessions)
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Immerse yourself in glass and fire! Apply glass to metal and see it transform in a hot kiln. Learning the basics is easy - spend the class exploring a large and fascinating array of techniques to create your beautiful and durable pieces of jewelry or sculpture.
Monday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm(7 sessions)
Learn the fabrication building blocks of successful metalworking: forming, soldering, polishing, stone setting, and more. We begin with three jewelry projects designed to teach techniques, tools and safety. The remainder is dedicated to making unique custom jewelry, small sculpture, household creations, and more. Kit costs approximately $90....
Wednesday Apr 15th, 7pm - 10pm(8 sessions)
Learn the basics of silicone mold making. Create one- and two-part molds from a variety silicones and rubbers, either taken from a created or found object. A variety of materials can be used alongside our molds, including wax, plastic, clay, plaster, and concrete. Designed to help you with production and will allow you to make multiples quicker, whether...
Thursday Apr 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
In this seminar we’ll explore a constellation of modern and contemporary artists who have redefined the practice of painting by exploring what it is not. From Tibetan sand mandalas to Joan Miro’s burnt canvases to Katharina Grosse’s paintings/sculptures, we’ll learn how artists use ideas of absence, silence and erasure to push the boundaries...
Wednesday Apr 29th, 1pm - 3pm(5 sessions)
Get the most out of your smartphone’s camera in time for your next great adventure. Using the Arboretum as your muse, take a mini travel adventure around the grounds, and get hands on practice under the guidance of a professional photographer. Learn what you can do--and can’t do--well with a smartphone. Build skills in composition, perspective,...
Saturday May 16th, 8am - 12pm
Joining fabrics to cover the body and create shelter has been a prized skill in the progress of civilization. Students will build on that tradition by learning fundamental seams and finishes used in modern day garment construction. Industry standards of sewing are emphasized and all techniques are taught and practiced on professional, industrial sewing...
Saturday May 30th, 9am - 4pm(5 sessions)
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Back by popular demand!! We are excited to host another specialty workshop by Fedz Art @fedzart a popular painter and muralist. He will be teaching how to create and sculpt on a spray can. Make sure to reserve right away, limited seating!! Byob and bring snacks – All materials included
Saturday Mar 7th, 4pm - 6pm
This class explores wheel throwing vessels, and different strategies for alter the symmetrical forms with methods like cutting, pressing, and mutating. We cover lotus bowls, Face mugs, throwing legs or handles, and slip decoration. Please note: Students will finish 4-8 pieces Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay...
Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 8pm(11 sessions)
Make your own pipe! and other various smoking devices. Rachel Ward will provide a two hours of instruction and the rest of the time you can make a pipe! Clay and underglaze provided. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks later.
Learn the basics of screen printing on clay with Liz Born of Hoofprint Workshop. Transfer hand-drawn, photographic, or digital imagery to slabs and cylinders directly or with slip transfer. Each student will receive a screen, and learn to use photosensitive emulsion to expose their image. Suitable for all levels of skill, but some prior experience...
Learn to sculpt a portrait from a live model. Improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning strategies for placing proportional features, anatomical differences and surface modeling in this fun and challenging course. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. The class will include presentation of contemporary...
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