WORKSHOPS & SINGLE SESSIONS

CERAMICS

Hot Date Night: Ceramics (322)

Brian Hirt and Chad Bagge, Studios 3 and 5 Friday, February 16
6:30 - 9:30 pm/One day
$75/Members: $55 (per couple)

Bring your special someone and experience working on the potters wheel. We ll turn up the heat with a Raku firing that will produce a piece to take home. It s the perfect opportunity to have creative time together, while learning something new. Couples can bring their own beverages and snacks.

DRAWING

Chase Away the Winter Blues (925)

Drawing, Painting or Photography in the Greenhouse
Denise Lisiecki & Mary Whalen
River Street Flowerland
Saturday, February 24
12:30 - 4 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Get rid of the winter blues by drawing, painting or photographing beautiful plants and flowers in River Street Flowerland s Greenhouse. Individual instruction will be provided. Bring materials of your choice to create your beautiful images.

FIBER

VA Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark (527)

Guest Artist, Jennifer Gould, Studio 2
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & March 25
9:30am - 5pm/2 days
$170/Members: $150
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after 3/9

For the adventuresome spirit looking to work in a slower, more contemplative textile method, participants will begin by using textile paints to print and paint fabric with images of their own design. These images will create pattern, areas of color, or designs that inspire the hand stitching onto the fabric. The stitched mark or one's own personal stitch vocabulary will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture. This workshop will strive to have students look at stitching on fabrics, not as decorative, but as an expression of themselves "pulling something new and different from inside onto the cloth. Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces, images of contemporary embroiderers' work from around the world, and books on hand. Supply list is online and in the registration office.

GLASS

JEWELRY

PAINTING

One-Day Watercolor Experience (927)

Denise Lisiecki, Studio 2
Sunday, January 28
12:30 - 4 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Enjoy an afternoon learning the basic techniques of colorful watercolor painting. All materials are included. Instructor s website is www.deniselisiecki.com

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VA Landscape Painting in Pastel or Oil (918)

Guest Artist, Clark Mitchell
Friday through Sunday, July 13- 15, 2018
9am - 5pm/3 days
$260/Members: $240

$50 cancellation fee. No refund after June 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
While experiencing the beauty of southwest Michigan landscape, Clark Mitchell will expand your pastels skills and provide an overview of outdoor painting followed by a plein-air painting demonstration in pastel. He will explain how to adjust for color, understand the elements of a landscape, and infuse your painting with style and emotion. Individualized attention will be provided while you work. Insights into finishing your painting in the studio, discussions and group critiques will inspire your work. Site maps and a supply list will be available online or at the registration of office May 2018. Clark's website; cgmitchell.com

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

Salt Printing (833)

Guest Artist, Dan Estabrook
Friday and Saturday, May 11 - 12th
10 am - 5 pm
$305/Members: $285

(Non-refundable $50 cancellation fee, no refund after 4/27/2018)
This two-day workshop draws from the very beginnings of Photography on paper, from the early Photogenic Drawings of William H. F. Talbot to the later advancements in the process. We will dive right in, making photograms on plain salted paper, then work our way up into gelatin-sized and toned prints, looking at the variations in formulae along the way. We will also discuss how to create the right negatives, using the students own images, to best show the beauty of this wonderful technique.

For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques, including calotype negatives, salt prints, gum bichromate and carbon. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting and drawing. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the NEA in 1994. He is also the subject of a documentary film by Anthropy Arts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Dan's website, http://danestabrook.com/

PRINTMAKING

Transfer Processes Workshop (785)

Vicki VanAmeyden, Print Studio
Saturday, January 20
10 am - 3 pm/One day $80/Members: $60

Learn several image transfer techniques during this creative and energetic workshop. Have fun transferring images both by hand and with printing press onto an assortment of surfaces -- paper, fabric, wood, and more. This workshop will benefit anyone eager to explore new techniques and directions. Description of materials used, compatible images, and optional supplies provided upon enrollment. Most materials included. Bring your lunch.

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Collagraph Workshop (786)

Vicki VanAmeyden, Print Studio
Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
10 am - 3 pm/Two days
$100/Members: $80

Learn to create printing plates out of materials found around your home! A collagraph is simply a collage that is printed. Create several plates during the first day and print them during the second day. This is a great way to explore surface, texture, and layering through printmaking. Materials provided, but feel free to bring additional collage items. Bring lunch both days.

WORKSHOPS with VISITING ARTISTS

VA Contemporary Embroidery: From Surface Design to the Stitched Mark (527)

Guest Artist, Jennifer Gould, Studio 2
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & March 25
9:30am - 5pm/2 days
$170/Members: $150
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after 3/9

For the adventuresome spirit looking to work in a slower, more contemplative textile method, participants will begin by using textile paints to print and paint fabric with images of their own design. These images will create pattern, areas of color, or designs that inspire the hand stitching onto the fabric. The stitched mark or one's own personal stitch vocabulary will be discussed and used on fabric to create rhythm, movement, and visual and physical texture. This workshop will strive to have students look at stitching on fabrics, not as decorative, but as an expression of themselves "pulling something new and different from inside onto the cloth. Jennifer will have many samples of her own embroidered pieces, images of contemporary embroiderers' work from around the world, and books on hand. Supply list is online and in the registration office.

VA Landscape Painting in Pastel or Oil (918)

Guest Artist, Clark Mitchell
Friday through Sunday, July 13- 15, 2018
9am - 5pm/3 days
$260/Members: $240

$50 cancellation fee. No refund after June 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
While experiencing the beauty of southwest Michigan landscape, Clark Mitchell will expand your pastels skills and provide an overview of outdoor painting followed by a plein-air painting demonstration in pastel. He will explain how to adjust for color, understand the elements of a landscape, and infuse your painting with style and emotion. Individualized attention will be provided while you work. Insights into finishing your painting in the studio, discussions and group critiques will inspire your work. Site maps and a supply list will be available online or at the registration of office May 2018. Clark's website; cgmitchell.com

Salt Printing (833)

Guest Artist, Dan Estabrook
Friday and Saturday, May 11 - 12th
10 am - 5 pm
$305/Members: $285

(Non-refundable $50 cancellation fee, no refund after 4/27/2018)
This two-day workshop draws from the very beginnings of Photography on paper, from the early Photogenic Drawings of William H. F. Talbot to the later advancements in the process. We will dive right in, making photograms on plain salted paper, then work our way up into gelatin-sized and toned prints, looking at the variations in formulae along the way. We will also discuss how to create the right negatives, using the students own images, to best show the beauty of this wonderful technique.

For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques, including calotype negatives, salt prints, gum bichromate and carbon. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting and drawing. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the NEA in 1994. He is also the subject of a documentary film by Anthropy Arts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Dan's website, http://danestabrook.com/