Workshops

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.

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April

Peyote Stitch

with Viola Galetta

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels

Dive into the traditional Native American art of beading with seeds, a colorful way of creating unique pieces of beaded jewelry.

Supplies: Supplies and tools provided by CAW.

Sat, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, 4/8
1 sessions: $63; Early Bird price: $60 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Sources of Abstraction

with Lenny Moskowitz

Department: Drawing + Painting
Level: All Levels

In this one day workshop, a supportive and open environment encourage participants to develop new ideas through exploration and a willingness to be playful. Investigate contemporary abstraction, and discover ways to generate and compose your own abstract imagery. The course covers the basic color and design principles including methods for manipulating pictorial space and depth. Come to class with a curiosity and willingness to experiment.

Supplies: Scissors, glue, pencils, sketchpad, magazines (preferably magazines that are colorful, like fashion, home and garden, etc.), brushes, mixing palette, painting surfaces such as canvas boards, a stretch canvas, or paper, water jar, spray bottle for water, assorted acrylic or watercolor paint (Note: If you’re using acrylics use a gloss or matte medium, which is clear acrylic paint with no pigment.)

Sat, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 4/8
1 session: $90; Early Bird price: $86 (Discount available until 2/6)

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The Heat is On: Learning Encaustics

with Ruth Sack

Department: Drawing + Painting
Level: All Levels

Come learn the ancient art of encaustic, and discover contemporary applications for painting in hot wax! This weekend course will introduce students to the basics: the history, tools, methods and safety measures related to the medium.

Supplies: Additional materials list available upon registration.

Section A
Sun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 4/15

1 session: $120

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Moveable Paper Toys

with Cathy Reeve

Department: Book Arts
Level: All Levels

Learn how to make a Jacobs Ladder, an amazing folk toy found as early ancient Egypt! We’ll also explore making a few different styles of flexagons. These are a mysterious structure that can be folded and refolded to expose hidden faces – sides appear and disappear as the flexagon is manipulated.

Supplies: Tools and materials will be provided by CAW.

Sat, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4/22
1 session: $47; Early Bird price: $45 (Discount available until 2/6)

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May

Bead Stringing Magic

with Viola Galetta

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels

Learn about the different techniques, tools and materials used to produce beautiful beaded jewelry. Design, color and texture including the use of natural and manmade materials will be discussed. Techniques such as pearl knotting, stringing materials and adding findings will be studied, providing each student the opportunity to leave with a professionally finished product.

Supplies: Supplies and tools provided by CAW.

Sat, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5/6
1 session: $63; Early Bird price: $60 (Discount available until 2/6)

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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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A Tour Through Chelsea

with Steven DiGiovanni

Department: Drawing + Painting
Level: All Levels
Come join painting instructor Steven DiGiovanni on a four hour tour! Walk up and down the streets of Chelsea, Manhattan viewing gorgeous gallery spaces. Artworks include paintings, sculptures, video and installations and more from featured artists. Be inspired, intellectually invigorated, seduced or possibly confused, and even a bit disgruntled. No matter the emotion, the time goes by swiftly as you have fun. Your mind and body will thank you.

Sat, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 4/15
1 session: $48; Early Bird price: $46(Discount available until 2/6)

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June

The Heat is On: Learning Encaustics

with Ruth Sack

Department: Drawing + Painting
Level: All Levels
Come learn the ancient art of encaustic, and discover contemporary applications for painting in hot wax! This weekend course will introduce students to the basics: the history, tools, methods and safety measures related to the medium.
Supplies: Additional materials list available upon registration.

Section B
Sat & Sun, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 6/10 – 6/11

2 sessions: $120; Early Bird price: $114 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Tabletop Photography

with Jon Weekes

Department: Photo
Level: All Levels
Better quality images and better composition bring more money and sell more objects in online sales. This workshop will go over some basic techniques for lighting and photographing small objects on a budget. Useful for photographing pottery, jewelry, vintage thrift store goods or any small item for listing on ETSY/eBay/online.
Supplies: A camera that shoots in RAW is recommended but not required.

Sat, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, 6/10
1 session: $45; Early Bird price: $43 (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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Viking Knit Bracelet

with Viola Galetta

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels
This ancient Scandinavian technique of weaving with wire is very popular today. participants will learn to weave with different gauges of wire, combining wire with beads and crystals, creating very unique and personal pieces, finishing, ready to wear or gift it.
Supplies: Supplies and tools provided by CAW.

Sat, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, 6/3
1 session: $45; Early Bird price: $43 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Japanese Lampmaking

with Phillip Chambers

Department: Sculpture
Level: All Levels

Learn how easy it is to make an elegant Japanese Shoji lamp in this one-day workshop. Participants will use wood and rice paper to create a floor or table lamp and will learn a simple technique for electrically wiring the lamp. participants will leave with a unique lamp of their own design.

Supplies: Supplies and tools provided by CAW.

Sun, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, 6/4
1 session:$114; Early Bird price: $108 (Discount available until 2/6)

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