Studio Workshops - Winter 2017
January 1, 2017
Winter 2017 Workshops
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Clay Sculpting: Owls with Nancy Merrifield
Thursday 3/2, 6:30-9:30PM, $45
Learn how to make your unique owl sculpture using air-dry clay. Learn and apply simple pottery techniques such as pinch methods that allow you to work quickly and effectively. Add personality to your piece and bring a final product home in the same evening. Materials provided. Register Here.
Glass Fusing with Michel L’Huillier
Thursday 3/2, 10AM-12PM, $90
Through the study of a wide range of fused pieces, students will learn about different glass firings. Students will experiment with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and glass frits to create a plate available to pick up within one week. No previous glass experience is necessary. Materials provided. Register Here.
Painting Still Life with Confidence with Tatiana Yanavskaya-Sink
3 Saturdays 3/4, 3/11, and 3/18, 10AM-4PM, $375
In this three part workshop (oil or acrylic), learn to work with confidence using various starting approaches (blockin-ins) to achieve a successful still life. Study value,shapes, color temperatures, edges,and design. Learn how to set up a still life; improve your paint application; mixing various harmonious colors; and refine your brush strokes. Instructor demos as well as plenty of individual attention will be included. Materials not provided. Register Here.
Mastering Matisse: Explorations in Color, Form, and Invention with Carol Blackwell
2 Sessions, Saturday 3/4 and Sunday 3/5, 10AM-4PM, $250
Who doesn’t love Matisse, his colors, compositions, cut-outs?! The energy and vigor of his work, from the Matisse Chapel to the beautiful SNAIL, composed of colored paper squares, will be the underpinning of this workshop. Develop new work influenced by the study of Matisse’s use of intense color, line, pattern, and shape, using a variety of materials, not all of which were available to the master. Materials not provided. Register Here.
Drawing Your Family Genogram
(for Adults & Teens)
with Sandra Mayo
Saturday 3/4, 1-4PM, $10
Inspired by Mayo’s “Genogram” series on view in the Holzwasser Gallery, participants are guided through the process of creating their own family genogram. Genograms are pictorial family trees used in medicine, psychiatry, and social work, which, through a system of marks and symbols, illustrate hereditary patterns and provide insight into the character of individual relationships. Each genogram has its own pattern built upon the deepest and most basic human relationships. Register Here.
Portrait Drawing 101 with Nancy Merrifield
Wednesday 3/8, 6:30-9:30PM, $45
Explore, learn, and have fun in this laid-back, step-by-step portrait drawing workshop. No experience necessary. Bring a photograph, (color or black & white) and use vine charcoal to draw the basic proportions of the face, neck and shoulders. Learn techniques for drawing specific features such as the eyes, nose, and mouth. Discover that portrait drawing can be easier than you think! Materials provided. Register Here.
Glass Mosaic with Michel L’Huillier
Thursday 3/9, 10AM-12PM, $90
Learn the basics of the mosaic process, which incorporates pieces of glass or ceramic with grout to fit a square or rectangular substrate. Choose your glass from a wide selection of precut pieces and glue these pieces on the base. Michel will grout the panels and bring them back to the NAC within a week. Materials provided. Register Here.
Drawing & Painting Dog Portraits with Katherine Miller
Saturday 3/11, 1-4PM, $35
Discover how to sketch and paint your favorite pet or animal in a realistic or abstract way. Learn how to select the source photos to work from and ways to sketch and transfer images to canvas or paper. Use pencil, charcoal and/or paints to mix colors, create shade, fur, whiskers, and layers of colors to create special effects, features, shapes and dimensions. Materials not provided. Register Here.
Aspects of Collage: Diversify & Discover with Carol Blackwell
2 Sessions, Saturday 3/25 and Sunday 3/26, 10AM-4PM, $250
All aspects of collage are omnipresent in our postmodern world; film, print, TV, text...it’s a global mish-mash of fragmentary images floating continually before us. This art form, begun by Picasso and Braque, has many possibilities for artists today. Learn the many diverse aspects of collage and assemblage in this hands-on workshop to discover new directions of this multifaceted medium. Materials not provided. Register Here.
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