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Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Jesus Minguez
  • Location: Main Campus

Bring 3 to 4 of your bisque pieces (no larger than 12inches) to this workshop as Artist Jesus Minguez shares his unique use of raw materials in combination with the art of American Raku firing. The suggested clay body is EM712 Max’s White Raku Clay. (Available at Axner Pottery Supply)

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Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Start Date: July 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Jesus Minguez
  • Location: Main Campus

Bring 3 to 4 of your bisque pieces (no larger than 12inches) to this workshop as Artist Jesus Minguez shares his unique use of raw materials in combination with the art of American Raku firing. The suggested clay body is EM712 Max’s White Raku Clay. (Available at Axner Pottery Supply)

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Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 13, 2022
  • Instructor: Jesus Minguez
  • Location: Main Campus

Bring 3 to 4 of your bisque pieces (no larger than 12inches) to this workshop as Artist Jesus Minguez shares his unique use of raw materials in combination with the art of American Raku firing. The suggested clay body is EM712 Max’s White Raku Clay. (Available at Axner Pottery Supply)

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Macrame Jewelry Workshop

Macrame Jewelry Workshop

  • Saturdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Jewelry Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make macramé jewelry including earrings, necklaces and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé jewelry ready to be rocked!

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

  • Saturdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Start Date: July 16, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé plant hanger and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé planter to display your plant babies!

 

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Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop

Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 6, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe”. This fiber art form was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it’s back and as popular as ever. Join local artist Alyssa Foxson, and embrace your inner boho goddess. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé wall hanging and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful wall hanging ready for display. Skill level: All

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Bookbinding Workshop 8/6

Bookbinding Workshop 8/6

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 6, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Main Campus

In this workshop, you will learn to bind this beautiful book by hand using a French Link Stitch with ribbon support. A variety of papers, ribbons and threads will be available for you to choose from. You will exercise your creativity, and at the end of the workshop, take home a book that is uniquely yours.

 

 

 

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Inspired Words, Writing to Art 6/25

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 6/25

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Elaine Person
  • Location: Main Campus

When you see a painting, what do you feel? When you look at a photograph, what memories surface? Tap into your creativity with the use of paintings, photographs, and objects as award-winning writer Elaine Person prompts you to write original stories, poems, and essays. Learn writing tools and techniques. Different genres of writing and reflection will be discussed. Short lunch break provided. Students will leave this workshop with their own written words. Skill level: All

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Inspired Words, Writing to Art 7/30

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 7/30

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: July 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Elaine Person
  • Location: Heritage Center

When you see a painting, what do you feel? When you look at a photograph, what memories surface? Tap into your creativity with the use of paintings, photographs, and objects as award-winning writer Elaine Person prompts you to write original stories, poems, and essays. Learn writing tools and techniques. Different genres of writing and reflection will be discussed. Short lunch break provided. Students will leave this workshop with their own written words. Skill level: All

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Metal Folding & Forming

Metal Folding & Forming

  • Sundays | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 7, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore metal folding and forming as a unique process for jewelry-making. Participants will learn to design and the precision techniques necessary to make a series of small-scale samples for sculptural jewelry. This course will include equipment safety, design, material preparation, design execution. Create dimensional forms out of flat copper sheets without molds or stamps. Note: this class is fairly physically intensive, and calls for nimble dexterity and significant manual strength. Skill level: All

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Discover the Art of Paper Marbling

Discover the Art of Paper Marbling

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Start Date: June 26, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Main Campus

In this 1- day workshop, you’ll explore and merge the ancient art of marbling while creating intricately stunning designs on water, to capture them onto a unique mono print.
Towards the end of the workshop, you will be able to choose one of your marbled papers to decorate the cover of a handbound notebook. Join artist and bookbinder, Silvana Martins as she shares her love and knowledge of Paper Marbling. Silvana has studied with masters of this art form in Italy, Brazil and the USA.

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Figure Painting in Oil with Andrew Grant

Figure Painting in Oil with Andrew Grant

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 4, 2022
  • Instructor: Andrew Grant
  • Location: Main Campus

Work from a live model in this 2-day workshop and explore painting the figure in oil paint. Longer poses offer students the opportunity to conceptualize the forms that make up the figure and there will be one pose held by the model during the entire workshop. While working through color space, we will create a convincing representation of our model by capturing the gesture, structure and basic anatomy. There will be discussions on drawing, color theory, palette organization and paint application through demonstration and practice.

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Studio Photography Workshop

Studio Photography Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 10, 2022
  • Instructor: Chris Casler
  • Location: Main Campus

*Workshop meets on Friday, June 10 from 7 – 9 pm and Saturday, June 11 from 9 am – 5 pm*
In this unique, intensive two day workshop, Chris Casler’s photographers learn by doing. Make photographs from concept to completion in a studio setting. The artist creates an image starting with an empty studio, adding props, models, lights and then photograph the results.

On Friday, examples will be presented and discussed. Saturday morning, students will compose and shoot still life photographs. Then, we begin a studio portrait photography session with a live model followed by motion freeze frame photographs of a dancer in motion.

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Travel the Florida Backroads to St. Augustine

Travel the Florida Backroads to St. Augustine

  • Saturdays | 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 11, 2022
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Discover hidden architectural and cultural treasures in America’s oldest city, including lesser-known historic sites and neighborhoods which will be explored during an extensive city walk. On the road to St. Augustine the group will travel on Volusia County’s Scenic Loop along the Halifax River and the day will culminate with a waterfront dusk photography session. In 2015, the instructor directed the St. Augustine at 450 documentary photography project, which became an official exhibition of the city’s celebration year. Tuition includes admission and lunch. Skill level: All

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Bookbinding Workshop 6/19

Bookbinding Workshop 6/19

  • Sundays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: June 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Main Campus

In this fun workshop, you’ll learn 3 different stitches and use them to bind 3 notebooks. A selection of beautifully handcrafted papers will be provided. You’ll also exercise your creativity when pairing them with different color threads and other decorative elements. With the skills you’ll learn, you will be able to make many more at your home using very few tools.

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Bookbinding Workshop

Bookbinding Workshop

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Start Date: May 7, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Main Campus

***Date Changed from April 16 to May 7***
Come learn with me how to make a beautiful, luxurious book, with deckled edge pages, inside pockets and a ribbon closure, and bind it with a buttonhole stitch. No previous bookbinding experience necessary. Silvana will provide materials, including a selection of handcrafted papers to cover your book.

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Classical Figure Drawing Workshop with Edson Campos

Classical Figure Drawing Workshop with Edson Campos

  • Saturdays | 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Start Date: May 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Edson Campos
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the importance of well-designed spaces and understanding of the poetic language of drawing. Explore techniques in observation and complex compositions to establish a well-designed drawing, which is an important first step in painting a masterpiece.

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop 5/21

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop 5/21

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 21, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé plant hanger and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé planter to display your plant babies!

 

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Metal Folding & Forming

Metal Folding & Forming

  • Sundays | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 1, 2022
  • Instructor: Stefan Alexandres
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore metal folding and forming as a unique process for jewelry-making. Participants will learn to design and the precision techniques necessary to make a series of small-scale samples for sculptural jewelry. This course will include equipment safety, design, material preparation, design execution. Create dimensional forms out of flat copper sheets without molds or stamps. Note: this class is fairly physically intensive, and calls for nimble dexterity and significant manual strength. Skill level: All

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Macrame Jewelry Workshop 4/30

Macrame Jewelry Workshop 4/30

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe.” This fiber art was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it is back and as popular as ever. Join artist Alyssa Foxson and embrace your inner boho goddess, for an all new Macramé Jewelry Workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make macramé jewelry including earrings, necklaces and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful boho macramé jewelry ready to be rocked!

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Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 4/02

Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 4/02

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Alyssa Foxson
  • Location: Main Campus

Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe”. This fiber art form was popular in the 60s and 70s and now it’s back and as popular as ever. Join local artist Alyssa Foxson, and embrace your inner boho goddess. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé wall hanging and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful wall hanging ready for display. Skill level: All

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

  • Saturdays | 05:45 am - 02:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 7, 2022
  • Instructor: Milton Heiberg

Dates: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 5:45 am–2:00 pm—Field work,

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6:00–7:30 pm, Follow-up Show & Tell Critique Zoom session

Location: Merritt Island NWR—Meet at Parrish Park parking lot, Titusville, FL

Instructor: Milton Heiberg     

 

We will do some landscapes at sunrise (7:04 am). The rest of the morning will be spent stalking flying and perched birds throughout the area. Lunch is included on location at available picnic tables (students with special dietary needs should bring their own lunch). Restroom facilities are available at the visitor’s center.

 

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Inspired Words, Writing to Art 4/16

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 4/16

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 16, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Elaine Person
  • Location: Main Campus

When you see a painting, what do you feel? When you look at a photograph, what memories surface? Tap into your creativity with the use of paintings, photographs, and objects as award-winning writer Elaine Person prompts you to write original stories, poems, and essays. Learn writing tools and techniques. Different genres of writing and reflection will be discussed. Short lunch break provided. Students will leave this workshop with their own written words. Skill level: All

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It’s a Photograph! It’s a Painting! It’s Hand-Coloring Photographs!

It’s a Photograph! It’s a Painting! It’s Hand-Coloring Photographs!

  • Sundays | 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 15, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Laurie Hasan
  • Location: Main Campus
Add a painterly touch to a black-and-white photographic print with hand-coloring. Explore photo oils and pigments, along with application techniques to create a unique work of art that lives in the magical realm between photography and painting. Bring several 8”x10” copies of your own landscape or architectural photograph (no original irreplaceable photos!); digital and darkroom prints are both welcome. Don’t have your own prints? Not to worry; assorted photographs from the instructor’s collection will be available for those who do not bring their own prints. Other materials provided. Photography and painting experience helpful but not required. Notes: Matte/uncoated and fiber-based paper give the best results. Specific paper and printing suggestions will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

 

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Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

David will demonstrate a variety of mold-making techniques using clay, plaster, low temperature wax, alginate, latex and silicon. Castings will be made using hydrocal plaster, plastic, wax, and a variety of cements.

 

 

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Date Night Ceramics 4/9

Date Night Ceramics 4/9

  • Saturdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 9, 2022
  • Instructor: Vince and Bettielee Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

Clay is like a relationship: it must be pinched, molded and designed to become everlasting. Ceramics artist and your host for the evening, Vince and Bettielee will walk you and your partner through clay projects that will make a fantastic date night. Bring some wine and prepare to get messy and have fun making art! Snacks and all materials included. Fee is per couple. Skill level: All

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Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 28, 2022
  • Instructor: Jesus Minguez
  • Location: Main Campus

Bring 3 to 4 of your bisque pieces (no larger than 12inches) to this workshop as Artist Jesus Minguez shares his unique use of raw materials in combination with the art of American Raku firing. The suggested clay body is EM712 Max’s White Raku Clay. (Available at Axner Pottery Supply)

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Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

Alternative Raku Firing with Jesus Minguez: Exploration of Raw Materials

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Jesus Minguez
  • Location: Main Campus

Bring 3 to 4 of your bisque pieces (no larger than 12inches) to this workshop as Artist Jesus Minguez shares his unique use of raw materials in combination with the art of American Raku firing. The suggested clay body is EM712 Max’s White Raku Clay. (Available at Axner Pottery Supply)

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Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Start Date: May 14, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

David will demonstrate a variety of mold-making techniques using clay, plaster, low temperature wax, alginate, latex and silicon. Castings will be made using hydrocal plaster, plastic, wax, and a variety of cements.

 

 

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Crash Course in Sculpture: Intro to Tools & Materials

Crash Course in Sculpture: Intro to Tools & Materials

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Start Date: April 23, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Demonstrations will introduce students to tools, armatures and a variety of malleable materials used for sculpture. Oil bases clays, paper clay, Skratchwork architectural clay, and Epoxy Sculpt will be used.

 

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