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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
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: December 10, 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 | 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 8, 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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Giant Pots for Little People

Giant Pots for Little People

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Jeff Rogers
  • Location: Main Campus

In this hands-on workshop Jeff will lead participants in the creation of large pieces on the wheel using a sectional approach. We will begin with a discussion of design and how to construct large pieces from idea to finished form. We will throw a base for the piece and add successive thrown rings to achieve the finished form using a combination of techniques. Participants will learn to construct pieces based on whatever ability to center and raise walls with which they are comfortable.

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Welding Workshop, Nov 5 & 6

Welding Workshop, Nov 5 & 6

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: November 5, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Join this veteran welder in designing small sculptures over a weekend. Practice cutting and basic welding techniques, while creating artwork from found objects. No experience needed. Skill level: All

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Heads Up Workshop

Heads Up Workshop

  • Sundays | 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: August 21, 2022
  • Instructor: Vince Sansone
  • Location: Main Campus

***Workshop meets August 21st & 28th from 1 – 5 pm***

Here’s a chance to sit around the table and play. Learn to use the pinch forming method to make small heads. Manipulate the clay from inside the form to enhance facial features before closing it up. Design a base for the head as you make it. The second meeting will be dedicated to decorating and glazing. Skill level: All

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Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 8/27

Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 8/27

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 27, 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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Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 12/17

Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop 12/17

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: December 17, 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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Crash Course in Sculpture: The Portrait Bust

Crash Course in Sculpture: The Portrait Bust

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 3, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

David will create a clay sculpture demonstrating techniques of armature construction, application of clay and the basic proportions of the head. The lecture and demonstration will include information on educational material, modeling materials and finishing of the final works.

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Bronze Casting Workshop Sept 17 & 18

Bronze Casting Workshop Sept 17 & 18

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: September 17, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

**Workshop takes place Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18**
An introduction to a variety of techniques in the creation of wax sculptures. Once the wax sculpture is made, students prepare their own waxes with gates and sprues in preparation for the ceramic mold making process. Waxes are coated with state of the art ceramic shell and then the wax will be burned out and the molten bronze will be poured into the molds. The cost includes a five pound bronze sculpture, with the option to purchase additional material for large works. Skill level: All

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Bronze Casting Workshop Oct 8 & 9

Bronze Casting Workshop Oct 8 & 9

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

**Workshop takes place Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th**
An introduction to a variety of techniques in the creation of wax sculptures. Once the wax sculpture is made, students prepare their own waxes with gates and sprues in preparation for the ceramic mold making process. Waxes are coated with state of the art ceramic shell and then the wax will be burned out and the molten bronze will be poured into the molds. The cost includes a five pound bronze sculpture, with the option to purchase additional material for large works. Skill level: All

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Welding Workshop, October 22 & 23

Welding Workshop, October 22 & 23

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 22, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Join this veteran welder in designing small sculptures over a weekend. Practice cutting and basic welding techniques, while creating artwork from found objects. No experience needed. Skill level: All

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Welding Workshop, Nov 26 & 27

Welding Workshop, Nov 26 & 27

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: November 26, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Join this veteran welder in designing small sculptures over a weekend. Practice cutting and basic welding techniques, while creating artwork from found objects. No experience needed. Skill level: All

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Welding Workshop, Dec 10 & 11

Welding Workshop, Dec 10 & 11

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: December 10, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Join this veteran welder in designing small sculptures over a weekend. Practice cutting and basic welding techniques, while creating artwork from found objects. No experience needed. Skill level: All

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Travel the Florida Backroads to Cedar Key

Travel the Florida Backroads to Cedar Key

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures in the historic fishing village of Cedar Key, scenically located on the Gulf of Mexico. This two-day workshop will provide a contemporary window into the region’s heritage as a 19th-century trading and transportation center, linking the Gulf with inland Florida. Remaining today is what many consider to be one of Florida's most picturesque towns, providing rich photographic opportunities, including the natural and man-made landscape, local landmarks and interiors of historic buildings. This fun workshop includes working in black-and-white for both digital and film photographers (loaner film cameras available), camera demonstrations, a boat trip to outlying islands, a picnic lunch, dinner at the Island Hotel Restaurant, spectacular dusk photography session, and supervised lab time producing hand-printed enlargements from film. Skill level: All

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Travel the Back Roads to Historic Places Along the Yearling Trail

Travel the Back Roads to Historic Places Along the Yearling Trail

  • Saturdays | 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Start Date: November 5, 2022
  • Instructor: Peter Schreyer
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore hidden architectural and cultural treasures in the landscape and the communities immortalized by legendary Florida writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The workshop will provide a contemporary window into the region’s past and rich heritage. Photographic opportunities include natural and man-made landscapes, local landmarks, as well as the interior of historical buildings. Skill level: All

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Scrub Jay Photo Workshop

Scrub Jay Photo Workshop

  • Saturdays | 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 12, 2022
  • Instructor: Milton Heiberg
  • Location: Main Campus

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – Zoom: pre workshop prep class, 7:00-8:00pm

Saturday, October 15, 2022 – Field work at Cruickshank Sanctuary, 8:00am–3:00pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – Zoom: Show & Tell Critique, 7:00-9:00pm

Join professional photographer Milton Heiberg for a day of photography at a 140-acre bird sanctuary in Rockledge, Florida. The highlight of this workshop will be photographing the endangered but friendly Florida Scrub Jays. These unique birds are endemic to Florida, intelligent, and family oriented. One of them may size you up and decide to perch on your head.

Most of the day will be at the sanctuary, but if time permits, we may visit the nearby Viera Wetlands refuge.

Demonstrations, lunch, and follow-up review are included.

Skill level: All

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Capture to Print: Roadside Photography (Digital)

Capture to Print: Roadside Photography (Digital)

  • Saturdays | 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Jon P. Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus

****This two day workshop meets 8:00 am to 2:00pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday.****
Discover the beauty of photographing the Cultural Landscape during this two-day workshop. During our capture session, you will learn how to create meaningful imagery that incorporates man-made elements during our day-long photography outing. We will return Sunday to review images and learn to use the school's print lab to make archival prints while exploring paper types, color space, and printing profiles. Each student should expect to produce three color or black-and-white prints (up to 13" x 19") by the end of our workshop. A pre-workshop guide will be provided to the students before the instructor-led capture session on Saturday, October 29. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography PH147 or similar experience.

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Inspired Words, Writing to Art 09/24

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 09/24

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: September 24, 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 12/10

Inspired Words, Writing to Art 12/10

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: December 10, 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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Introduction to Sumi-e The Ancient Art of Asian Brush Painting

Introduction to Sumi-e The Ancient Art of Asian Brush Painting

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 8, 2022
  • Instructor: Fontaine Rodgers
  • Location: Main Campus

In this 1-day workshop Fontaine Rodgers will introduce the Ancient 3,000 year old Asian art of Sumi-e painting using ink, special brushes and rice paper. Students learn to paint by following the traditions of ancient masters of an art form that developed alongside the invention of the basic strokes of character writing.
Philosophy, traditions, techniques and set-up will be covered. Familiar themes include bamboo, blossoms, plants, insects, animals and other elements of nature.
This workshop is ideally suited for beginners, artists and non-artists and teachers who wish to add Sumi-e to their multicultural classroom experience. All materials provided including 5 quality brushes for the participants to keep. Participants are welcome to bring their own brushes but not required. Participants will also receive a Supply Kit worth $50.00

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It’s an Inside Job: Painting Interior Spaces

It’s an Inside Job: Painting Interior Spaces

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: December 17, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

*Two Day Workshop meets Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18*
In this two-day workshop, Robert Ross will give instruction on how to paint convincing interior spaces, using the art studio itself as motif and inspiration. Students will learn how to capture a room's shapes and tones. The first hour will involve making several small drawings and studies of the studio. Students will next paint interior views of the studio itself, possibly including fellow students in their paintings. Workshop is open to anyone with intermediate experience using oils, acrylics, pastels, or watercolors.

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: August 20, 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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Macrame Jewelry Workshop

Macrame Jewelry Workshop

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 1, 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 item to be rocked!

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Bookbinding: Long Stitch

Bookbinding: Long Stitch

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: November 5, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Main Campus

Let's make a book together! In this workshop you'll learn how to bind a book using a long stitch. You will choose between cork fabric and vegan leather for the cover, and we'll be using beautiful Stonehenge paper ideal for watercolor, printmaking, oil pastels, and more! All materials included. 

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Explorations in Wetplate Collodion – A Hands-On Workshop

Explorations in Wetplate Collodion – A Hands-On Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Thomas Raupach
  • Location: Main Campus

A two-day hands-on workshop exploring the historical wetplate collodion process. During the workshop, Kodak Brownie cameras will be provided for each students’ use. A limited number of Large Format Cameras will be available during the second day. Students will create wetplates on both black adonized aluminum (Alumitypes) and clear glass (Ambrotypes). Students will learn basic wetplate chemistry, how to prepare & clean glass plates, how to pour a plate, and how to sensitize, expose, develop, fix, and finish the plates.

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Visual Storytelling through Art Journaling

Visual Storytelling through Art Journaling

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Art Journaling is a visual diary where memories, emotions and thoughts come alive onto your pages. Through the freestyle use of color, words, photos and imagery, create a personal art journal that will allow you to explore the world around you! Be ready to uncover your heart’s story, with paint, doodles, stamping and collaging while enjoying the unrestricted process of creativity! Students will come away with more inspiration to continue creating after this workshop. Some materials will be provided. Skill level: All

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Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 15, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

In this 1-day Monotype Workshop, students will create one-of-a-kind prints that result in very freeform printmaking. Techniquesto be used can either be oil-based inks, water-based inks, watercolors, or water-soluble markers. These printmaking techniques involved offer a creative sense of freedom that other printmaking techniques do not. The following techniques will be demonstrated for you, then you will be free to try your hand at creativity with any needed coaching from the instructor! Additive and Subtractive Method – using oil-based paint, Multiple-colored Painting – using oil-based paint, Ghost Print – using residual oil-based paint, Collage techniques with gluing Oriental papers then printing over it using oil-based ink, tracing images with various paints, and watercolor techniques. Get ready for a day of printmaking fun!

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Intaglio Printmaking Workshop

Intaglio Printmaking Workshop

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: December 10, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

 *This is a two day workshop that meets on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11*
This workshop will provide an introduction into the exciting world of Intaglio (pronounced in-tal-yo meaning “incised”) chemical (actual etching) techniques, and the use of hard ground, soft ground and aquatint. Inking techniques such as simple monochromatic exploration, and color printing examples as a la poupeé and multiple plates are included. Non-chemical technique as drypoint will also be demonstrated along with materials for use. Discussed in this workshop will also be editions, framing, and care of original prints. Participants will be required to bring three small (4” X 6”) drawings on paper such as scrap computer paper (no watercolor paper, heavy drawing paper. Subject matter is the participant’s choice, and can be either realistic, abstract or figurative. Instructor will provide all necessary equipment, materials and chemicals.

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Gingerbread House of Clay: Child and Adult workshop (ages 5 & up)

Gingerbread House of Clay: Child and Adult workshop (ages 5 & up)

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Start Date: November 5, 2022
  • Instructor: Belinda Glennon
  • Location: Main Campus

***This Workshop meets Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 from 1 – 4 pm***

Create a clay, chalet and adorn it with faux candy pieces and cookie shapes. Complete the look with colorful glazes and dripping snow. Place a votive inside this everlasting gingerbread house to bring the warmth of the holidays to light! This is an adult and child workshop. Single adults welcome.

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A Watercolor Creativity Workshop for Teens

A Watercolor Creativity Workshop for Teens

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: November 19, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Holiday workshop for Teens! Get a head start on some of the holiday fun with this painting workshop. Teens will paint in watercolor and be guided through the steps needed to create one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

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Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

Crash Course in Sculpture: Mold Making

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: August 27, 2022
  • 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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Sculpting the Human Head  Dec 3 & 4

Sculpting the Human Head Dec 3 & 4

  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Start Date: December 3, 2022
  • Instructor: David Cumbie
  • Location: Main Campus

Professional sculptor David Cumbie guides students as they create life-size busts. Students will learn techniques for capturing accurate proportions of the head and a variety of facial features during this intensive, two-day workshop.

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Paper Marbling Workshop

Paper Marbling Workshop

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Start Date: October 5, 2022
  • Instructor: Silvana Martins
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

In this workshop, you will learn the magic of paper marbling! Paper marbling is the art of creating intricate and beautiful designs by manipulating paint with combs and other tools, then capturing those designs in mono print. Every design is unique! After creating several marbled papers, you will have the option of turning one of them into the cover of a small hand-bound notebook. 

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