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Creativity starts here!

Love bike riding, getting your hands dirty and learning how parts connect? Ready to fill the blank pages of a book you created with vivid words and images from your imagination? Considering new ways to make your career propel with a unique experience in an art studio? Simply need a shot of inspiration? Add a little variety to the mix this term while exploring new and unconventional medias in our studio.

Creative Arts Workshop is all about making art with heart and purpose, and we’re excited to present these offerings to our program for all ages and backgrounds to enjoy together!

Featured Courses

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Creating Future Memory: The Art of Memorials

with Peter DiGennaro

How do we navigate memorializing as people and societies? Utilizing International Human Rights standards and contexts, core texts, and a wide range of case studies, this interdisciplinary class intends to explore memorials as personal and public activism (activation) through related active critiques. Participants will create a full, built-to-scale, or personal memorial — in the genre of their choice — as a catalyst for “future memory” to complement the student’s own art and/or research. Topics on memorial creation and their effect on the cultural landscape includes personal remembrance to “emblematic memory”; Institutionalized Memory of the Civil Rights Movement; “intimate memory impasse” permeating the culture and legacy of Pinochet’s Chile; and the Heroic Memory of Salvation to the Dissident Memory of Rupture. Course also includes guest speakers, site visits in addition to audio and visual materials.

Note: No class 5/29.

Supplies: Please bring a writing tool and a notepad for notes

Mon, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 3/13 – 6/12
13 sessions: $200; Early bird price: $190 (Discount available until 2/6)

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About Pete DiGennaro

ap-bio-pic-1-2Peter DiGennaro is a Program Director and Teaching-Artist specializing in International Human Rights, Peace Education, and Critical Pedagogies across subject headings and educational sectors. Holding a BA from Bentley University in Communications and Management, and an MA in Arts Politics from New York University, his research focuses on the study of Power given the social value of Identity. Creating Human Rights curriculum for Amnesty International, the Unitarian Universalist Society, and on-line platforms, as well as being a Facing History and Ourselves Certified Teacher, Peter is thrilled to be creating individually and socially informed work with the CAW community. 

 


Websites for Professional Artists

with Beth Lovell

You’ve made the art. Now it’s time to make it available to the public! This class will provide a sampling of tools and online resources to create, and post your own portfolio site. Curate an online presence from developing content like artist statements, photos, and more. In addition, students can learn how to make their art see a return by building an online store.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge required. Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are helpful.

Note: Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are helpful.

Supplies: Come with a laptop that has Wi-Fi capability.

Thurs, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, 3/16 – 4/13
5 Sessions: $150; Early bird price: $143 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Josef Albers’ Colors Brought to Life

with Fritz Hortsman

Working directly from student recollections and from Albers’ teaching notes from the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale University, participants approach color with open eyes. Through exercises such as “make three colors become four” and “four color worlds,” the abstract and subjective nature of color, this workshop is useful to all artists — those focused on color and those focused elsewhere.

Supplies: x-acto knife, extra blades, 20 sheets of 9” x 12″ bristol board, glue stick, cutting board, one box of 314 pcspcs Color-aid paper (size 4.5” x 6″)

Mon, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM, 3/13 – 5/15
10 sessions: $240; Early bird price: $228 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Expressive Drawing II

with Corina Alvarezdelugo

This class is designed for those who want to continue developing ways of self-expression. Participants learn different techniques to help break preconceived knowledge of art and expand their own personal artistic discovery. Various media including but not limited to charcoal, graphite, inks, acrylic, markers, needle and thread, and wax resist will be used when working independently. Additional instruction incorporated in a powerpoint presentation showcasing contemporary artists who work in an expressive way to inspire and push the limits of each participants’ creativity.

Supplies: A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Wed, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, 3/14 – 4/18
6 sessions: $216; Early bird price: $205 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Encaustic Painting: Fuse, Flow & Fun

with Binnie Birstein

This course will introduce participants to painting with a medium that begins to harden the moment it leaves the heated palette. Learn about wax and medium, painting and fusing, working the surface to achieve various textures, substrate options, archival issues, and safe studio practices. In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate their prints, learn multiple transfer techniques, and investigate the sculptural qualities that encaustic offers.

Supplies: A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Thurs, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 3/16 – 4/20
6 sessions: $205; Early bird price: $195 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Sewing From A Pattern

with Christine Earehart

Learn the language and techniques of sewing from a commercial pattern. From fabric selection to learning the proper measurements, participant will learn how to pin, cut, sew and finish a garment. Attention to proper fit through darts and shaping will be covered plus buttonholes and decorative machine stitching as well as hand finishing for a garment.

This course is designed to work in a small group learning environment with one-on-one instruction to help participant meet their sewing goals.

Supplies: Basic sewing kit, fabric scissors, pattern, and fabric

Tues, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 3/21 – 6/6
12 sessions: $330; Early bird price: $314 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Digital Photography II

with Harold Shapiro

This intermediate course will help you to refine your photography skills as well as your Photoshop skills. Also, we will work on building a portfolio. Weekly assignments.

Note: Basic knowledge of the camera and computer required.

Supplies: Digital camera with full manual control (usually DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera).

Mon, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, 3/13 – 4/17
6 sessions: $234; Early bird price: $222 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Pottery for the Absolute Beginner

with Violet Harlow

No clue what wedging or throwing are? No worries! This class is for you! Participants will focus on simple forms to make functional art like cups and bowls. In addition, demonstrations by the Instructor will help introduce techniques suitable for the ultimate beginner. This class is ideal for participants new to clay in all ways with fellow ‘Green Potters’ in a relaxed atmosphere.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Sat, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, 3/18 – 6/9
13 sessions: $429; Early bird price: $408 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Workshops

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The Barn Window

with Christine Earehart

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels

This decorative project is a hybrid of stained glass and mosaic. Begin with an architectural rescue; a window. Whether you choose a still life or abstract, your design can be interpreted in stained glass. At completion, the window can be hung in front of a window, used as a divider or mounted with backlight for a sunny effect. Finished patterns are complete once adhered to the window, then sealed for cleaning and safety.

Supplies: E6000 2 Tubes, safety glasses, gloves, craft tweezers (Optional: marbles, geode slices, beads, gold or metal leaf, mirrors, and buttons)

Sat, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5/6
1 session: $150; Early Bird price: $143 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Reconfiguring the Doll as Art

with Ruth Sack

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels

Rework the doll as a sculpture. Starting with old dolls and various throwaway items, participants can use a wide array of techniques to remake conventional objects to works of art.

Supplies: Available upon registration.

Sat, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, 5/13
1 session: $105; Early Bird price: $100 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Pots for Plants

with Alice Chittenden

Department: Pottery
Level: All Levels
In this workshop, participants will be taught several options for creating hand-built clay pots. Unglazed terra cotta pots are plant friendly and have been made for centuries. Functional considerations will be addressed along with construction techniques. Since the pots will need to be thoroughly dry before they can be fired, pick-up in the studio will be at a later date. Open to all levels.

Note: Fee does not Include 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Thurs, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, 6/8
1 session: $36; Early bird price: $34 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Open Printmaking Week

with Liz Pagano

Department: Printmaking
Level: All Levels
Print all week in this monitored open format workshop. Our studio includes basic materials for intaglio, relief, silkscreen and some lithography using a 24” x 48” Takach press and three Charles Brand presses (largest 36” x 60”).

Prerequisite: Participants must be pre-approved and have adequate printmaking knowledge to work independently in a studio.

Mon – Fri, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 6/19
5 sessions: $250; Early Bird price: $238 (Discount available until 2/6)

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