2D WORKSHOPS & SINGLE SESSIONS
One-Day Pastel Experience (913)Mary Kenney, Studio 6
Sunday, September 15
12:30 - 4 pm/One day
Enjoy an afternoon learning the basic techniques of colorful pastel painting. All materials included.
Patch Party (771)Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Saturday, September 21
10 am - 4 pm/ One day
Are your clothes and accessories threadbare, or just in need of a little embellishment? Come to the Patch Party! We ll be printing patches you can use, trade, or give away using a variety of printmaking techniques- relief, silkscreen, even intaglio. This is a great way to experience some different printmaking techniques in a short time. We will have images ready to print, and some fabric, but feel free to bring your own matrices and fabrics to print also. (Prewashed, natural fiber fabrics work best, including old cotton T-shirts.)
Experimental Poured Painting Workshop (920)Hannah Mabie, Studio 6
Saturday, October 5
Learn how to create stunning poured paintings by using a variety of non-traditional techniques including the flip cup method, the streak method, and the flip and drag method. You will take home two vibrant canvases that will liven up any space or make an amazing gift. Class includes paint supplies, tools and one 8 x10 and one 11 x14 canvases. Additional canvases and supports will be available for purchase.
VA Bringing It All Together/Just Do It (921)Visiting Artist Workshop with Kori Newkirk
October 18 & 19
9am - 5 pm/Two-days
Employing paint, fiber and photographs, and 'things' participants will create an artwork using "what they have to produce what they want" with guidance from internationally known, multi-media artist Kori Newkirk. Kori's work is represented in the Black Refraction exhibition currently on display at the KIA. All paint will be provided, but participants need to bring photographs and fibrous materials or small objects of any kind.
Wrapping Paper Workshop: Printing and Stamping (772)Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Saturday, November 9
10 am - 4 pm/ One day
Get ready for the holidays by making unique wrapping paper you design yourself. We ll be using the simple printmaking technique of relief stamping using found objects and foam stickers. You ll be amazed at the variety of surface designs you can create, and what kind of objects you can use to print with. Bring a roll of white or brown Kraft paper, or some large sheets of plain paper.
VA Intaglio Texture Crash Course (780)Visiting Artist Workshop with Carrie Lingscheit
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 - 5 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020, noon - 5 pm
Perquisite: Etching experience is recommended
From bold, hard-edged graphics to whisper-subtle tonal gradations " no matter your aesthetic or style, intaglio can deliver! This workshop will introduce multiple methods of creating tone and texture using both etching (ferric chloride on copper) and various non-acid techniques and tool usage. Instructional demos will include toner wash, texture transfer, spit bite, and various other aquatint methods using sprays and stencils. Expect to view and discuss many diverse examples of intaglio print work, discuss complex layering of intaglio techniques, and explore inking and printing methods such as a la poupee. Bring along your in-progress plates, or start something new!
3D WORKSHOPS & SINGLE SESSIONS
Hot Date Night/Ceramics (313)Amy Hudson and Tom Richards, Studios 5 & 7
Friday, September 20
6:30 - 9:30 pm/One day
$90 per couple/Members: $70 per couple
The perfect hot date night! Bring your special someone and experience working together on the potter s wheel. We ll turn up the heat with a raku firing that will produce a piece to take home. Bring your own drinks and snacks. It is the perfect opportunity to have creative time together, while learning something new.
Freeform Silver PMC Rings (709)Kathleen DeVries, Jewelry Studio
September 21-22/Two Days
Saturday, 10 am - 2pm & Sunday, noon - 2pm
Have you always wanted to make your own sterling silver ring but are intimidated by the soldering and stone setting process? Then, this class is for you! This class will teach you to make a freeform, adjustable sterling silver ring with a stone using easy, beginner techniques with EZ-960 Precious Metal Clay. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.
PMC " Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (712)Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
October 5-6/Two Days
Saturday, 10am-3pm & Sunday, 12-5pm
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. In this workshop, 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.
Colored Pencil on Copper (713)Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 12
There are many ways to add color to metal. Very few are more exciting, and allow as much control, as colored pencil. Students will 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. Great for many projects including barrettes, pendants, earrings, boxes, and more! All materials provided with some available for purchase
Finishing School (716)Amelia Falk, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 19
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Is your box full of projects that you just can't seem to get to a finished state? This workshop will cover all of the tools needed to get that final polished look to your pieces. We will cover all of the different types and uses for the flex shaft attachments as well as learning about different surface treatments for textural effects. Bring any unfinished pieces along to practice your finishing skills. Abrasives and polishing supplies provided.
Leather For Jewelers (714)Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 2
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.
Holiday Ornaments (409)Linda Kekic, Studio 6
Sunday, November 3
Noon - 5 pm/One day
$85/ Members: $65
No experience necessary. Celebrate the holiday season by making kiln fused glass ornaments! Work with beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti, paints and enamels to create a variety of glass art ornaments. Learn to design, cut, grind and saw glass. All materials included. Additional materials available for purchase as needed.
Parent/ Child Holiday Ornaments (110)Linda Kekic, Studio 6
Saturday, November 9
1-4 pm/One day
One adult & one child (7 or older)
$95/ Members: $75
Additional child $40/Member: $30
Parents, Grandparents and kids! Enjoy a Sunday afternoon together making kiln-fused glass ornaments! Work with beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti, stringer, paints and enamels to create a variety of glass ornaments. Learn to design, cut, grind and saw glass. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
Collage/Mixed Media (829)Errin Ironside, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 - 29
Noon - 4 pm/Two-day
Enjoy a weekend of collage! Cut and paste with color, shape or text. Create a personal history, make a statement, and explore abstract textures. Using images from old books, magazines, pages out of your sketchbook or your own photographs can be the starting point. By taking them out of their original context and reassembling them into a new visual narrative, with the disparate elements to be combined into a finished work or series of images. Various strategies and a variety of mediums will be utilized.
Screen Printing Pet Portraits (774)Caitlyn Pelfresne, Print Studio
Saturday, September 28
Noon - 5 pm/One day
$100/ Members $80
Celebrate your pet with a custom portrait! All the basics will be covered in this make & take workshop. Once you register, you will receive emailed instructions to submit a photo of your fur-baby (cell phone photos work fine!) Beginners will learn the basics while advanced printers will learn techniques to start screen printing at home. You'll take home 10 handmade portraits. All materials provided. More images and information available on the instructor's website at www.caitlyngail.com
Sketchbook Workshop (775)Francisco Ormaza, Print Studio
Saturday, October 5, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 6, noon - 4pm
Have you ever bought an expensive sketchbook and found it was the wrong size to fit in your pocket, not the right shape, not big enough, not quite long enough, or just not the right color paper? Learn some simple stitches that hold your ideas together through weather and wear. Print customized covers of your own design and stitch the pages together with the cover. Customize your sketchbook to meet your creative curiosity and push your own visual expeditions.
Relief Printmaking and Collage (776)Lauren Cummings, Print Studio
Saturday, October 26, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 27, noon - 4 pm
Collage is the art of assembling different media. Learn to combine relief printing and other collage materials with or without a press. Opportunities to print, draw, cut, glue and play will be encouraged! There will be opportunities to discuss composition and content. Bring papers, sketches, drawing or collaging materials that you might want to incorporate in your piece.
Creative Fun Night: Fresh Folds Card Making (773)Debbi Kreps, Print Studio
Friday, November 15
6 - 9 pm /One night
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 and gift tags perfect for giving to your friends and family.
Kiln Enamel Basics (708)Meg Tang, Jewelry Studio
Friday & Saturday, September 13-14
Whether you want to try kiln-fired enamels for the first time or just want to brush up on the basics, this workshop is for you! Students will explore kiln fired powder enamels on copper. All materials will be provided with some available for purchase.
Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings (2 sections)
Learn the basics of wire weaving; it's a great way to provide support, style, and structure to handmade jewelry! Through demonstration and discussion you will become familiar with some popular weaving techniques found in the field of wire jewelry by creating both simple and complex ring designs. With practice, you will learn to execute these styles with ease. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings (710)Alex Menzor, Jewelry Studio
Friday, September 20
Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings (711)Alex Menzor, Jewelry Studio
Itajime Shibori Dyeing (507)Rita Pettys, Studio 2
Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29
1 - 5 pm/Two days
In this class, you will learn about and practice the techniques of Itajime Shibori, or folding and clamping a silk scarf to create a resist that in turn creates a pattern. Resists consist of wood blocks in various shapes that will create repeating patterns when used with folded material. Each student will receive two 15X60 silk scarves to dye and take with them, instructions, dye and chemicals. We will work on two facets of Itajime Shibori techniques to create two totally different patterns.
Hot Date Night/Glass (411)Michael Ouding, Studio 6
Friday, October 4
6:30-9:30 pm/One day
$80 per couple/Members: $60
The perfect hot date night! Bring your special someone and experience working together or separately on your small sun catcher or night lite glass pieces. Couples can bring their own beverages. It is the perfect opportunity to have creative time together, while learning something new.
Felt and Nuno Felt Scarves (508)Dawn Edwards, Multipurpose Classroom
Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27
Saturday, 9am " 5pm, Sunday, 12 " 5pm/Two days
Nuno (which means fabric in Japanese) is a term you describe the felting of natural fibers (wool) into a sheer woven fabric base (silk) to construct a lightweight fabric. Come and experience the ancient art of felt making with a modern twist.
Intro to Hydraulic Press (715)Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 16
Learn to manipulate metal with the force of a 20 tons on the hydraulic press in this condensed introductory workshop. Techniques covered will be using pancake dies, puffing, and forming using silhouette die shapes. We will also use the rolling mill to pattern metal for a more interesting surface. Materials provided with additional available for purchase. All materials provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Holiday Wreath Workshop (603)Sherri Snyder, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Monday, November 25
6 - 8 pm/One Day
Create a beautiful round wreath with a variety of luxurious, mixed evergreens
and a bow that can proudly be displayed throughout the holiday season. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus nitrile-type garden gloves.