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Youth & Adult Workshops


6-WEEK INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

6-WEEK INTRO TO CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Ages Adult

Calligraphy is a delicate and elegant yet endangered craft. This 6-week course is an introduction to the art form’s true meaning: calli- kalos in Greek, meaning “fine,” and -graphy from the Greek grapho meaning “write." Following an old-school philosophy, and beginning with the fundamental methods and principles of implements and materials, students will be taught key calligraphy terms, structural guidelines, scale, angles, direction and basic pen strokes. Starting with the dual-pencil technique, the class will progress to the broad-edged nib while learning the Foundational Hand developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century (based on the 15th century Humanist script), which is the essential starting point for learning other hands such as Italic, Uncial, Rustic and Blackletter. No prior experience or skills are necessary. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the willingness to learn the skills needed to create beautiful letters. All supplies are provided. 

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $280 / $255 members
Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM
Seats Remaining: 8
Instructor: Moki Kokoris
Dates:   Jul 13   Jul 20   Jul 27   Aug 03   Aug 10   Aug 17  

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CREATE YOUR OWN MONOGRAM

CREATE YOUR OWN MONOGRAM
Ages Adult

The monogram began as a royal signature or seal on currency, which marked the reign of a particular Roman or Greek Ruler. In the Middle Ages, artisans began to use their monogram initials to personalize their work. In the Victorian era, monograms started as a symbol of aristocracy but soon became standard for every household. What began as a form of identification evolved into a great branding tool for one’s personal or family identity. In this class we will create our own family or personal Monogram. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the willingness to learn new skills!

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $86 / $79 members
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Moki Kokoris
Dates:   Jun 25  

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ENAMEL JEWELRY WORKSHOP

ENAMEL JEWELRY WORKSHOP
Ages Adult

Learn the ancient art of enamel jewelry. In this workshop you will create a colorful enameled pendant. Use a small jeweler's kiln to meld vibrant colored glass on to a unique pre-cut copper shape. Various techniques will be touched upon including sifting, masking, scraffitto and watercolor enamels. No prior experience necessary. 


Fee: $54 / $50 members
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Seats Remaining: 8
Instructor: Nicole Zahour
Dates:   Jun 04  

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INTRO TO METAL CASTING

INTRO TO METAL CASTING
Ages Adult

Create your own piece of wearable metal sculpture! In this hands-on workshop learn the art of metal casting, pouring pewter into your own unique sand molds. Metal casting can be a healing form of creative expression, and an empowering opportunity to with power tools. Bring a small object or meaningful keepsake to create casts for permanent pieces of art that can be used as a pendant or a beautiful objet. No experience necessary. Ages 18+.

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $100 / $92 members
Time: 2:00PM-4:30PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Erin Fritts
Dates:   Jul 11  

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PRINTMAKING: INSPIRED BY NATURE

PRINTMAKING: INSPIRED BY NATURE
Ages Adults and Teens

This printmaking workshop will take a close look at trees and use line and pattern to interpret the special characteristics of their branches, leaves and silhouettes. Printmaking artist Sine Hjort will demonstrate her safe cutting techniques and her method of letting the process of cutting lead to surprising and beautiful results. Students will carve lines and patterns in mounted linoleum blocks to create images inspired by nature, and a printing station will be set up to make limited editions of their work.  Materials fee included. 


Fee: $66 / $56 members
Time: 2:00 - 5:00PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Sine Hjort
Dates:   Jul 23  

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SCULPTURE CASTING

SCULPTURE CASTING
Ages 10+

Create a small sculpture, learn how to make a mold, pour a plaster cast!  In this hands-on workshop learn the art of casting with molds, using clay, plaster and alginate. Bring a small object or meaningful keepsake to create casts for your own unique sculpture. No experience necessary. Ages 10+. 

Materials fee included.  


Fee: $70 / $62 members
Time: 2:00PM-4:30PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Instructor: Erin Fritts
Dates:   Jul 09  

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