Workshops allow you to kick-start your creativity or learn a specialized skill in a convenient, shorter format. Taught by professional artists, workshops are available for students at all levels of experience and are kept small to ensure that individual attention can be given to everyone. Students learn in a supportive environment and are encouraged to fully explore their creativity and strive for excellence.
New! The Painted Accordion
Judy Atlas and Paulette Rosen
This workshop combines watercolor painting with accordion bookbinding. The first day will be devoted to creating a group of small watercolor paintings that work together as a series or tell a story. These paintings will explore one particular idea, theme, or concept. Bring your watercolor kit to class and an idea of your desired subject along with reference materials (e.g., photos, objects) for inspiration. We will be painting on 300-lb. watercolor paper.
The second day students will learn to make an accordion book that can stand up for display. Using as many of your watercolor paintings as you like for the pages, we will hinge them together with sturdy, color- coordinated paper, and attach hard covers. The result will be a beautiful, unique artist’s book.
Join us for an exciting workshop in both watercolor and bookbinding.
Supplies: Bring your watercolor kit to class and an idea of your desired subject along with reference materials (e.g., photos, objects) for inspiration. All bookbinding materials and tools provided.
Prerequisite: For intermediate painting and advanced watercolor students or permission of the instructor, Judy Atlas. No bookbinding experience necessary.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, 1/19/2019 – 1/20/2019
2 sessions: $195.00 ; Early Bird price: $185.25 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
A Book in a Box
This is a great introduction to the skills and the creative potential in book arts. In the morning we will make a small, hardcover book with an accordion spine. The book opens flat and is perfect for attaching and displaying already made paintings, drawings, collages or photographs. Then we will construct a half clam shell box to fit the book. Although the book and box will be made from pre-cut pieces (due to limited time), participants can choose from a wide array of decorative materials. The result will be a beautiful, one-of-a-kind set. All materials and tools provided.
Friday, January 18, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
1 session: $105
Drawing and Painting
New! An Introduction to iPad Art Techniques
This workshop is for students that are eager to learn traditional drawing and painting techniques using the latest digital technology. Students will discover the various I-Pad applications to create masterpieces in still life, landscape, portraiture, and cartoon illustration. Bring your I-Pad, styli, and Procreate app to the first meeting.
Supplies: iPad, stylus, Procreate app
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, 1/8/2019 – 1/15/2019
2 sessions: $90.00 ; Early Bird price: $85.50 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
Structural Portrait Drawing
Learn how to understand the head in terms of its basic structure and use that knowledge to render portraits in light and shadow. Important concepts such as the planes of the head, rotation and centerlines, the placement of features, and drawing the head from different perspectives will be covered through demonstrations and working from a live model.
Supplies: Students can work in pencil or charcoal. Pencil: H, HB, and 2B pencils, pencil sharpener, drawing paper-(at least 10 sheets) Charcoal: Medium or soft sticks of vine charcoal (5–10 sticks), General’s charcoal pencils, HB, 2B, razor blade, Nitram charcoal shaper, 2 sheets of Canson Mi-Teinte Pastel paper (white, grey, or medium blue), and 5 sheets of drawing paper for sketches. General’s white charcoal pencil if working on grey or blue paper. Eraser (kneaded eraser and/or white eraser) Paper clamps or bulldog clips for attaching paper to drawing board
Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 1/12/2019 – 2/2/2019
4 sessions: $180.00 ; Early Bird price: $171.00 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
New! Shibori Dyeing
Fold, stitch, wrap, and clamp fabric in this introduction to shibori dyeing. Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing method, producing beautiful patterns on fabric. Each participant will be given 4 cotton napkins to dye, but is welcome to bring a small amount of cotton or silk from home to dye as well.
Supplies: None, but they are welcome to bring small amounts (less than 1/2 yard) of cotton or silk to add to the dye pot if they contact me first!
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 2/2/2019 – 2/2/2019
1 session: $60.00 ; Early Bird price: $57.00 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
New! Log Cabin Mitts
Learn how to knit fingerless gloves. We will knit one glove in the workshop and you can complete the second one at home or at our follow up workshop.
- 2-3 colors of yarn, can also be leftover yarn balls of the same weight. DK or Worsted weight yarn. Worsted weight is recommended for beginners, but if you have made any knit or crochet project before and have leftover yarn, you can bring that.
- Size needles recommended on the yarn label. You can use straight needles or cable needles.
- A tapestry needle for sewing in the ends.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of how to knit and purl
Saturday, 1-4 PM, 1/26
1 session: $45.00
Print all week in a monitored setting with basic materials for intaglio, relief, silkscreen, and paper lithography. Use one of four etching presses, the largest being 36″ x 60″, and equipment such as a light exposure unit, light box, plate cutter, hot plate, as well as a separate room for printing editions.
Supplies: New Student: CAW supplies inks, solvents, oils, acid, hand cleaner, etc. If you have printmaking or painting supplies such as brayers, brushes, palette knives, and paper etc., bring them to class. Printmaking paper can also be purchased from the instructor. Returning students can bring any supplies and projects they would like to continue working on and we can plan to further develop new ideas.
Prerequisite: Printmaking experience and the ability to work independently and safely in a print studio.
Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 1/7/2019 – 1/11/2019
5 sessions: $375.00 ; Early Bird price: $356.25 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
New! Make a Mosaic Clock in a Weekend
Create a unique, functional mosaic clock of your own design using glass and pottery tiles. Learn basic mosaic techniques of cutting, laying, and adhering tiles. After designing, creating, and adhering your clock to the backer board, insert the clock mechanism to create a custom made, working clock. All materials provided.
Saturday 2/23, 10 am–3 pm
Sunday, 2/24, 12–3 pm
2 sessions: $120.00 ; Early Bird price: $114.00 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)
Valentine Family Workshop
We’ll Cut Glue Glitter and Paint! Use a variety of materials to make cards, garlands, collages, stuffed paper hearts and more. Work together to create hands-on art. All materials provided, plus a sweet treat. Dress for mess
Note: A Valentine edible treat will be available so let us know about food allergies.
Supplies: None—but a shopping bag will be helpful to carry home artwork.
Suggested Ages: 7-11
Sunday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 2/10/2019 – 2/10/2019
1 session: $37.50 ; Early Bird price: $35.63 (Discount available until 12/14/2018)