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The Postcard Is Not Dead

Shock your friends by sending them something actual. Make a set of postcards with your own artwork or using the extensive collection of pictorial cuts we have at The Center. Wood type, pressure printing, lino cuts and magnesium – so many choices. Come have fun and make some prints. No experience necessary.

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Aug 6th, 10am
Beginner
(9)
Bookbinding for Artists

This intensive, beginning-level workshop is designed to enable artists to use the book format in their work as a means of expanding, preserving, and restructuring ideas. It is also, at heart, an homage to the materials and techniques of bookbinding. Paper reigns supreme in this workshop, and there will be plenty of paper-folding and sewing to justify...

$625
5 sessions
M.T.W.Th.F.   Aug 8th, 10am
Beginner
(9)
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Blockprinting: Make Your Own Printed Fabric or Paper

We’ll explore various ways of printing on fabric and paper, using simple materials easily obtained at your local art supply store. the focus will be on techniques anyone can use at home without special equipment, and we’ll explain all of the basics of textile design from creating a repeating pattern to combining colors. Price includes supplies...

$80
Sa.   Aug 13th, 11am
All levels
(9)
Cloth Book Repair and Reback

Do you have a sentimental cookbook or children’s book that needs repair to be able to use again? Have you thought about putting it ‘back together’ with self-adhesive tape? This is not a long-term solution and can cause further damage such as staining and loss of material.  In this class we will repair cloth bindings with the intent on saving...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Aug 13th, 10am
Intermediate
(9)
Water Marbling - Ebru Course

Ebru, also known as Water Marbling is the beautiful ancient art of painting on water and then transferring the image to paper. Learn about the paints, additives and tools required, then create your own unique masterpiece under the guidance of our talented instructor Mustafa Yasar.  Ebru’s original name was Ebre in Jagatai dialect and during...

$60
W.   Aug 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(3)
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Cloth Case Binding

In this 2-day introductory class, students will review basic bookbinding terminology and techniques before creating their own hardcover book with cloth covers and decorative endpapers. Techniques & concepts covered: grain direction, creating signatures, making endpapers, punching and sewing on tapes, casing, and more.

$75
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Jul 30th, 12pm
Beginner
(2)

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Bookbinding for Teachers, Part 1: Basics

This one day workshop is designed for teachers of 7 to 10 year olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We will spend the day creating classroom-tested and kid-approved book structures that are quick, simple and mess-free. You will leave with a variety of book structures and ideas for including book...

$175
Sa.   Aug 20th, 10am
All levels
(9)
Art Exploration for Adults (BYOB)

Get inspired, tap into your creative side in this entertaining relaxing art class! Experience the endless possibilities of self-expression through multiple art mediums, as you go Creatively WILD!  Sample a wide array of artistic techniques and discover exciting new mediums, learn the basics- paint, draw, collage, mixed-media, printmaking, found...

$300
4 sessions
M.   Aug 15th, 7pm
All levels
(3)
Bookbinding for Teachers, Part 2: Exploration

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers of 8 to 12 year-olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. Building on the methods learned during the prior section, create pamphlets and accordion structures with greater complexity, as well as combination bindings. We will also make origami-folded books and...

$175
Sa.   Aug 27th, 10am
All levels
(9)
Carousel Books

A carousel book is an ingenious work, containing three-dimensional panoramic scenes that are revealed in multilayered openings that recede into space. Its seductiveness comes as a result of its construction, a series of five scenes, which when taken together are a play in five acts. Viewed through windows or other intricate opening, they take the viewer...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Sep 10th, 10am
Beginner
(9)
Constructing and Composing the Figure

Working from memory, imagination and students’ drawings, this class will focus on composing the figure and understanding how it is constructed. Students will practice making up figures, then adjusting and composing them in groups. There will be constant demonstrations as well as critiques to better understand human anatomy and conceptions of the...

$35
F.   Jul 29th, 1pm
All levels
(111)
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Painting with Watercolors

There is no medium that can be made to offer greater scope for spontaneity and directness of expression than watercolor. The essential character of watercolor painting is transparent color on white paper.  Learn the fundamental techniques, through working on a variety of subjects, including still life, landscape, abstraction, and imagination....

$290
5 sessions
Sa.   Oct 1st, 2pm
Beginner
(24)
Drawing from Life

Working from the live model, students will learn to draw the live model where they will aim for strong gesture and draftsmanship. Poses will be relatively short, to focus on capturing the movements and fundamental construction of the figure, and understanding the abstract rhythms that make the figure such an important and captivating subject. There...

$35
W.   Aug 3rd, 1pm
All levels
(111)
Other Dates (13)
Statement Necklace via Cold Connections

Students will learn various cold-connecting techniques through multiple small projects without the use of the torch. Students will learn other jewelry techniques such as sawing, forming, carving and finishing. Learning cold-connects offers new and exciting combinations and is the doorway to combining mixed media such as wood, ceramics, plastics, paper,...

$240
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Oct 8th, 11am
All levels
(98)
5 Session Intro to Painting

This 5-week class will delve into many different ways of using paint, from thin washes and transparent glazes to thick impasto. Beginners are welcome! Using water-based paint, we will explore various subject matter: the still life, abstract mark-making, and basic portraits from a live model. Students will leave this class with a foundation set of skills...

$250
5 sessions
Su.   Sep 11th, 4pm
All levels
(190)
Other Dates (3)
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