SINGLE SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

These one-day experiences are open to all - no experience required!

OCTOBER

Fall Wreath Workshop (601)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Thursday, October 19
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Members: $50

Create a beautiful wreath that can be displayed through Thanksgiving using natural materials and corn tassels with one-on-one guidance. All materials are provided, please bring shears or sharp pruners if you have them.

Making Pictures II / Photo Workshop (815)

Visiting Artist Thomas Allen, Print Studio
Saturday, October 21
10 am - 5 pm
$130/Members: $110

We have invited Thomas back! We'll dig into a mountain of pages torn from old, discarded books to unearth interesting characters and objects "paying close attention to how they might interact with one another. Armed with an X-acto knife (and plenty of blades), you'll learn how to carefully and meticulously remove each element from its background. This is a tedious and time-consuming process, we will spend most of the day cutting. Thomas will show you the art of staging straight photographs with tape, glue, pins and wire "and nothing else! From there, it's just a matter of fussing with the arrangement until you are ready to capture your brilliantly-crafted tableau with the device of your choosing "be it a camera, phone or tablet. All materials provided, bring a sack lunch for Saturday. The Jim and Lois Richmond Workshop Fund subsidizes all of our visiting artist workshop. To see Thomas' work go to, www.thomasallenonline.com

Watercolor Social (915)

Instructor: Don Marek, KIA Auditorium
Friday, October 27
6:30 - 9:30 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Create your own masterpiece with inspiration from the KIA galleries, with lively and helpful demonstrations by artist Don Marek. Bring your fun-loving friends and a few cocktails to keep the spirits high, and we'll help unleash your inner Monet. Don's website, http://donmarekwatercolors.com/index.html

Introduction to Encaustic Monotype (778)

Carol Myers, Print Studio
Saturday, October 28
9am - 4pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

This workshop introduces you to the fundamentals of encaustic monotype: a printing process that uses a heated plate and pigmented wax to create one-of-a-kind prints on paper. You will learn everything you need to know in order to continue exploring this exciting process: materials, resources, safety, and best practices. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your favorite printmaking papers, sketchbook, and sense of adventure.

Fall Cyanotype Bookmaking Weekend (816)

Mary Whalen, Darkroom & Studio 6
October 28 & 29
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday, noon - 3 pm
$95/Members: $75

Saturday, participants will hand coat paper and expose using the sun (or our UV light source in case of rain). Using leaves and other found natural material to make cyanotype photogram images. On day two we ll be binding our cyanotype prints into a hardcover book. All materials provided, bring a sack lunch.

NOVEMBER

Kiln Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments (411)

Linda Kekic, Studio 4
Sunday, November 5
10am-3pm/One day
$80/Members: $60

Make your own kiln fused glass ornaments for the holidays! Learn to cut, design, and create unique holiday themed glass art. Learn to use glass tools; grinder and wet saw to create a variety of ornaments. Materials include opaque and transparent glass, stringer, confetti, dichroic glass and glass paints. All materials included.

Intro to Jewelry Metals Experience! (711)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Friday, November 10
5:30 - 8:30 pm/ One day
$65/Members: $45

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? This fun evening workshop is designed for those who have always wanted to dabble in metal-based jewelry making. Participants will get to learn and experience multiple metalsmithing techniques. Bring your favorite beverage and come join the fun! All materials provided with additional available for purchase. Check out Facebook for past examples: @metalskia

Kitchen Sink Lithography Workshop (779)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Saturday, November 11
10am - 3pm/One day
$75/Members: $55

Kitchen sink lithography is a method to make lithographic prints quickly and easily with common, non-toxic materials. The concepts are the same as more involved lithographic techniques. This is a great way to decide if you d like to experiment further with traditional lithography. We will make a simple lithographic matrix and print a small edition. No previous lithographic experience is necessary. Bring ideas and sketches "all other materials supplied.

Creative Fun Night: Fresh Folds Card Making (780)

Debbi Hands-Kreps, Printmaking Studio
Friday, November 17
6 - 9pm/One night
$55/Members: $35

Celebrate the coming of the holidays with a night out! Make beautiful monotype cards without a press using a remarkable product called Gelli Plate. By using a combination of paint, soft rubber rollers, color shapers, and stencils, you ll create unique cards perfect for giving to your friends and family. This fun-n-easy process is great for all levels. Basic materials provided.

DECEMBER

Holiday Arrangement (603)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Monday, December 11
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Member: $50

Floral arrangements add natural beauty to your decor, as well as provide an excellent hostess gift. Learn how to make this easy, long-lasting floral arrangement that can be used throughout the holiday season. All materials will be provided, please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can. We are lucky to have expert designer Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Company join us each year for her very popular design workshops. Register early to secure your place!

Holiday Wreath Workshop (602)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Thursday, December 7
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Members: $50

Create a beautiful round wreath with a variety of luxurious, mixed evergreens and a bow that can proudly be displayed throughout the holiday season. All materials will be provided. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus as nitrile-type garden gloves.