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Youth & Adult Workshops


DERBY DAY FASCINATOR WORKSHOP

DERBY DAY FASCINATOR WORKSHOP
Ages Adult

Even if you aren’t planning on going to the Kentucky Derby or Ascot, spend an afternoon creating a one of a kind headpiece to spruce up your Spring wardrobe. Artist and milliner, Susan Saas will instruct you in the basics of fascinator design. To personalize your fascinator, feel free to bring in any beads and baubles you may want to incorporate into your piece. Basic sewing skills are handy but not necessary. Let your imagination go and dare to be a rare bird!


Fee: $95 / $89 members
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Susan Saas
Dates:   Apr 15  

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EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP

EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP
Ages 11+

A delicate craft thousands of years old, the “pysanka” is a Ukrainian egg decorated with traditional folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word ‘pysanka’ comes from the verb ‘pysaty,’ meaning “to write” because the intricate designs are not painted, but rather written on the egg shell with melted beeswax. Every symbol and color applied has its own specific meaning. It is believed that some pysanky could even protect households by trapping evil spirits deep within spiral motifs. Other geometric designs were stylized representations of wishes: pine needles for eternal youth, the sun for long life, antlered deer for prosperity, poppies for beauty, birds for fertility and wolves’ teeth zig-zags for loyalty and wisdom. Why not try your hand at making a pysanka? Join us at the table and write your own story on your own egg!


Fee: $70 / $65 members
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Moki Kokoris
Dates:   Mar 25  

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EN PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING AT BARTOW PELL MANSION

EN PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE DRAWING AT BARTOW PELL MANSION
Ages Adult

Enjoy two lovely days at the Bartow Pell Mansion. Learn to incorporate basic drawing skills such as proportion, range of tone, contrast and perspective into a cohesive landscape. Use composition to design an interesting and manageable drawing. Along with group discussions a good deal of one-on-one instruction will allow for both beginner and more advanced students to participate.

 

Rain dates - June 14/15

 


Fee: $170 / $154 members
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Frank Guida
Dates:   May 31   Jun 01  

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ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP

ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP
Ages Adult

This workshop will provide a fully-immersive introduction to the encaustic medium and method, with ample time for individual work development. After an historical overview of the ancient medium of using molten wax and resin with pigment, Katherine will demonstrate the fundamentals followed by various exciting techniques for using the medium. Students will have hands-on experience to explore encaustic as a pure painting medium as well as a component or enhancement of mixed media works. This is a great opportunity for students to expand their visual vocabulary with wax as well as for curious beginners who wish to explore an unusual medium. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment with a new material!

 

* Materials fee includes and encaustic starter kit that students can take with them at the end of class.


Fee: $141 / $135 members
Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Katharine Dufault
Dates:   Apr 04  

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INTRO TO WET FELTING

INTRO TO WET FELTING
Ages Adult

Discover the fascinating fiber art technique of wet felting. One of the most ancient methods of creating cloth, wet felting has been embraced by contemporary artists, designers, makers, and crafters. Learn how to use your hands, hot water, soap, and simple tools to transform delicate wool fiber into strong cloth with rich, beautiful texture. In this hands-on class you will create wet felted objects and learn the basics about materials, process, and creative possibilities of felt. Bring your passion for color, texture, and pattern. No prior experience is necessary. Beginners welcome!


Fee: $85 / $78 members
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Elena Rosenberg
Dates:   Apr 08  

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KEEPING A VISUAL JOURNAL

KEEPING A VISUAL JOURNAL
Ages Adult

A visual journal is a great place to grow ideas and foster creativity. Your journal can help improve drawing, capture a memory and help one stay present. A journal can be a portable studio you always have with you. Come join us as we explore how and what to keep in your visual journal. We will try out new techniques, use words and images, as well as collage and mixed media. We will also look at sketch books of famous artists and designers for inspiration.


Fee: $88 / $79 members
Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Jackie Meier
Dates:   May 20  

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PAINTING FRUIT AND FLOWERS

PAINTING FRUIT AND FLOWERS
Ages Adult

Back by popular demand! Using “Alla Prima” methods students will paint a fruit and vegetable arrangement from life while receiving one-on-one instruction in composition, drawing, color, value and edges. All levels welcome!


Fee: $165 / $148 members
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Patt Baldino
Dates:   May 16   May 17  

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SPRING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

SPRING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
Ages Adult

Spring is here! Celebrate the return of flowers and sunshine by creating two floral arrangements featuring tulips and a mix of spring flowers. Learn about the fascinating properties and symbolism of spring flowers and the best techniques for arranging them into striking arrangements for your home.


Fee: $79 / $75 members
Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Kate Amato
Dates:   Apr 12  

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WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR
Ages Adults

New and returning students welcome! Expand your painting skills with watercolor using experimental techniques to push the boundaries of what watercolor can do on paper. This class will introduce the traditional media of watercolor and while also using contemporary tools to move your painting beyond the edges. This workshop will include letting go of control and harnessing the happy accident, as well as using words and drawing to connect feelings to visual ideas.  We will be using watercolor and expanding its traditional focus. 

 


Fee: $108 / $99 members
Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Seats Remaining: 10
Instructor: Jackie Meier
Dates:   Apr 22  

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