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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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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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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 - 05:00 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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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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