WORKSHOPS & SINGLE SESSIONS

JEWELRY

PMC/Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (729)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2 days
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday, 12 " 5 pm
$145/Members: $125

Explore Precious Metal Clay and make a
variety of beautiful jewelry pieces! PMC is
fine silver mixed with an organic binder that
is shaped by hand and fired in a kiln or with
a torch. Students will have the opportunity
to create several pieces using both firing
techniques. Students will also create molds
for making multiples and learn how to set
a small stone. All materials provided with
additional available for purchase.

Leather For Jewelers (730)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, March 23
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$95/Members: $75

Are you curious about working in leather?
This class will cover basic terminology,
principles, and types of leather and how
they apply to jewelry making. Students will
go through all the steps necessary to create
a handmade bracelet. Dyeing techniques
for leather will also be covered. Please
bring any questions and photos of items
you would like help creating to class. All
materials provided with additional materials
available for purchase.

PRINTMAKING

Colored Pencil on Copper (714)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 10
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

There are many ways to add color to metal but very few are more exciting and allow as much control, as colored pencil. Learn how to use the hydraulic press to fabricate various shapes to act as a base for the eco-friendly and durable alternative of Prismacolor pencils. This technique is great for many projects including barrettes, pendants, earrings, boxes, and more. Materials provided with additional materials available for purchase.

Fresh Folds Greeting Card Printmaking (786)

Debbi Hands-Kreps, Print Studio
Friday, November 16, 6-9 pm/One night
$60/Members: $40

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 and easy process is great for all levels. Basic materials provided.

DRAWING & PAINTING

Chase Away the Winter Blues (926)

Drawing, Painting or Photographing in the Greenhouse
Denise Lisiecki & Mary Whalen
River Street Flowerland
Saturday, February 23
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.

One-Day Watercolor Experience (928)

Denise Lisiecki, Studio 2
Sunday, January 27
12:30 - 4 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

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

Egg Tempera Painting (935)

Mary Kenney, Studio 4
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm
$185/Members: $165

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
E
xplore egg tempera, a classic painting
technique that dates back to antiquity.
Learn traditional methods of underpainting,
preparing and layering paint to achieve
the luminous results unique to this often
overlooked medium. Most materials are
provided. A supply list for the first class is
online and in the school office.

Encaustics Techniques with Painting and Transfers (832)

Laurie Pruitt, Studio 6
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 - 24
12 - 5 pm
$210/Members: $190

The encaustic medium will be used in
combination with photographs, photo
transfers, collage and painting techniques.
Add color through the layering with pigment
stick, oil pastels and the encaustic medium
to create a transparency and depth to your
imagery. Equipment, paint, medium and
brushes will be supplied for the weekend.
Most materials will be provided.
Laurie's website, www.lafontsee.us/laurie-pruitt

Summer Visiting Artist Workshop

Nature in Watercolor w/ Peggy MacNamara (918)

Friday - Sunday July 12-14, 2019
9 am - 5 pm
$300/Members: $280
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after 6/28

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing.
Participants will receive instruction in painting wildlife, landscapes and botanical subjects. Employing techniques such as modeling, measuring, building greys and browns, color theory and composition will be demonstrated. The versatility of watercolor will be explored experiencing its many possibilities and qualities. A supply list will be available online or in the school office (June 2019). Peggy's website; www.peggymacnamara.com
Our visiting artist workshops are subsidized with The Jim and Lois Richmond Workshop Fund.

SEASONAL DESIGN WORKSHOPS

We are lucky to have expert designer Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Company join us each for autumn for her very popular design workshops. All materials are provided, and you will leave with a finished piece. Register early to secure your place!

Boxwood Wreath Workshop (601)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Wednesday, November 14
6 - 8 pm/One day
$70/Members: $50

Boxwood is a gorgeous broad-leaved evergreen that is used in Williamsburg-style wreaths. This wreath can be displayed before Thanksgiving and with the addition of a bow be used as a Christmas decoration. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus nitrile-type garden gloves.

Bird Lover's Wreath Workshop (602)

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

Create a beautiful wreath using a variety of mixed evergreens, birdseed accents and a natural birdhouse gourd that can be outdoors for seasonal enjoyment by our feathered friends. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus nitrile-type garden gloves.

Holiday Arrangement (603)

Sherri Snyder, Auditorium
Tuesday, 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. Create a fresh floral arrangement using broadleaf and needle the evergreens accented with seasonal twigs, berries and flowers that can be used throughout the holiday season. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can.

CERAMICS

VA Cultivating Harmony and Personal Expression (311)

Lisa Naples, Visiting Artist
Studio 5
Saturday and Sunday, January 19 - 20, 2019
9am - 5pm/2 days
$175/Members: $155
$50 cancellation fee. No refund after January 5.

Lisa will demonstrate hand-building pottery using soft earthenware slabs. She'll teach the principals of dart cutting so participants will be able to create their own designs after the workshop. Lisa will also demonstrate her dry brush slip application and speak to concepts around decoration: specifically the use of stories as narratives, where they come from and how to place 2-D onto 3-D forms respecting both. Finding a way to express something personal through functional pottery will be discussed. How one finds their voice through form and accentuates that expression through decoration, involves an embrace of three forces working together: Play, Process and Practice. It happens over a lifetime. Getting started is often the most daunting part. One must start over and over again throughout a long career in ceramics.
The Jim and Lois Richmond Workshop Fund subsidizes this workshop.

Hot Date Night: Ceramics (322)

Brian Hirt and Chad Bagge, Studios 3 and 5
Friday, February 8
6:30 - 9:30 pm
$75/Members: $55 (per couple)

Bring your special someone and experience
working on the potter s 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY / DIGITAL MEDIA

Polymer Photogravure Weekend (814)

Dave Jones and Laurie Pruitt, Darkroom/Print Studio
Saturday and Sunday, November 10 - 11
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Alternative Processes or Photoshop
Using a polymer-coated plate and a digital positive, you ll create an intaglio-etched plate with high-quality images approaching those produced by traditional copperplate gravure. This process is a perfect example of bridging digital technology with a hand-made print. The outcome is a print with beautiful photographic gradation of tones. Contact Dave with questions at senojev@aol.com or Laurie at laurielle@sbcglobal.net.

Encaustics Techniques with Transfers and Painting (832)

Laurie Pruitt, Studio 6
Saturday & Sunday, February 23-24, 2 days
12 - 5 pm
$210/Members: $190

The encaustic medium will be used in
combination with photographs, photo
transfers, collage and painting techniques.
Add color through the layering with pigment
stick, oil pastels and the encaustic medium
to create a transparency and depth to your
imagery. Equipment, paint, medium and
brushes will be supplied for the weekend.
Most materials will be provided.
Laurie's website, www.lafontsee.us/laurie-pruitt

Encaustics / Open Studio (832b)

Laurie Pruitt & Mary Whalen, Studio 6
Sundays, March 3 - 24
1 - 4:30 pm /4 weeks
$195/Members: $175

Prerequisite: Encaustic class or experience with
encaustics.

Perfect afternoon to work on an encaustic
project, we ll supply the equipment and
encaustic medium. Panels of various sizes
will be available for purchase.

Small Sets, Big Pictures (833)

Bill Finger, Photo Studio
Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2 days
Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, 12 - 4:30 pm
$175/Members: $155

You will assemble miniature 3-D
environments to be photographed. Playing
with scale, camera angles and simple
lighting techniques to best photograph your
small scene. We will discuss construction
and the intricacies of model-making in
addition we will look at work by various
artists and photographers that build and
photograph miniatures, to inspire your own
small sets. All camera types are welcome.
Please bring a sack lunch on Saturday.
Instructor s website: www.billfingerphoto.com