WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Drawing

Intro to Colored Pencil (906)

Karen Matson, Multi-Purpose
Saturday, January 16
9 am-4pm /One day
$75/Members: $55

This fun and instructive workshop will teach you entry-level techniques and practices with using waxed-based colored pencils. The primary focus will be on basic skills of burnishing, blending, tonal rendering, color mixing, and working with solvents to cover large areas with dramatic, intense colors and blends! A basic supply kit will be available for purchase ($15) at the beginning of class.
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Painting with Colored Pencils and Solvents (907)

Karen Matson, Multi-Purpose
Saturday, February 20
9 am-4pm /One day
$75/Members: $55

Love colored pencils but not the tedious, time-consuming process? Learn how to create painterly effects quickly using Prismacolor Art Stix and solvents! You'll be able to cover large areas of illustration board with dramatic intense colors...in just minutes! Photo references will be available to choose as subjects. Illustration board and a colored pencil kit ($12) will be available at the beginning of class.
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Chase Away the Winter Blues (909)

Drawing, Painting or Photographing in the Greenhouse
Denise Lisiecki & Mary Whalen, River Street Flowerland
Saturday, March 6 12:30 - 4 pm/One day
$70/Members: $50

Allay 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.
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Fiber

Intro to the Drop Spindle (518)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesday, February 17
10 am - 12:30 pm/1 day
$40/Members: $20

Whether spinning has just piqued your interest or you have mastered the wheel and want something more portable, the drop spindle offers a simple, affordable, and compact tool for creating handspun yarn. In addition to the basics of spinning and plying on a drop spindle, students will be introduced to how weight, size, and design all have an impact on choosing a spindle. A suggested tool and material list may be obtained at emilyw@kiarts.org
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Glass

Bowl and Sun Catcher-Kiln Fused Glass (451)

Linda Kekic, Studio 6
Saturday, March 13
12 - 5 pm/ One day
$75/Members $55

Explore kiln-fused glass art! Make a 5 or 4 x6 slumped bowl and a window hanging sun catcher using beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti and stringer. Learn to cut, grind saw, design and create. All materials and tools included. Additional materials available for purchase as needed.REGISTER

  

Jewelry

Earring Geometry (712)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Friday, February 12
6 - 7pm, One day
$35/Members: $15

This workshop utilizes minimal tools and jewelry wire to create simple and impactful designs. Students will be introduced to wire working to create geometric hoops, custom earwires, and dangling focals using basic plier sets. Incorporating beads and found objects will also be covered. A suggested supply list may be obtained by contacting emilyw@kiarts.org
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Keum-Boo (713)

Lauren Tripp, Online with ZoomPro
Saturday, March 13
11am " 12:30 pm/One day
$85/Members: $65

Keum-Boo is a technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. Learn how to apply Keum-Boo foil to a fine silver sheet using easily accessible household items. Deadline for sign up March 1. Supply kits will be shipped the week of March 7. Tools student must provide: solid surface hot plate, 2 glass jars, tweezers, and an agate burnisher.
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Silver Etching (706)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Friday, January 22
1 - 4pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Learn how to etch sterling silver and transfer designs to be etched on sterling silver. Etchings may then be highlighted with a patina. From the pieces you create, you can make earrings and/or a pendant. All tools and materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.
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Stacking Rings (707)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Friday, February 19
1 - 4pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Texture, size and solder three stacking rings! Make one ring with sterling silver and two with copper, brass or bronze. You will learn how to solder a small bezel cup on one stacking ring and bezel set with a small stone. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

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PMC - Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver, Sterling Silver and Bronze (708)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Friday, March 19
12 - 4pm/One day
$100/Members: $80

Explore Metal Clay and make a variety of beautiful pieces of jewelry. Create several pieces of jewelry including earrings, pendants, beads, charms, and embellishments that will be kiln fired. Learn how to set a small cz in the clay. All materials will be provided with additional available for purchase.

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Printmaking

Valentines & Palentines (757)

Caitlyn Pelfresne, Print Studio
Saturday, January 30
1 - 5 pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Get ready for Valentine's Day by making greetings for loved ones and friends! Mix predesigned images and text to create Valentine cards that you have silkscreened yourself. This make & take workshop is a great introduction to the art of silkscreen. REGISTER

  

Zine Workshop! (760)

VA, Danielle Wyckoff, Print Studio
Saturday, March 27
1 - 4-pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Do you have something you want to share? Make a zine! A zine is a self-published booklet that often covers a single topic with the purpose of sharing information. Zine is short for magazine, and typically these small texts are fun to make, inexpensive to produce, and easy to distribute. Learn more about zines, view several examples, and make your own. Students should bring information to be shared! Upon registration, Danielle will reach out about generating ideas for zine topics.
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Professional Practices for Artists: Finding Artists Opportunities (761)

VA, Danielle Wyckoff, Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 10
1 - 4 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Dive into some tactics for finding opportunities as well as reviewing some of the common documents and items needed for apply. Come to this class prepared to meet fellow artists, brainstorm, and receive solid information about the first steps in developing your career in the arts. Students may bring any professional documents they've created for peer review or one-on-one feedback from Danielle.
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Family Fun

Wood Slice Painted Ornaments (951)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
December 10
6-8 pm/One-day
$25/Members: $15

In this workshop paint on small ready to hang wood slices to create beautiful rustic ornaments that will look beautiful on a tree or on the mantle. The Instructor will cover step-by-step instruction for creating simple and customizable holiday themed designs. Students will be emailed a materials list one week prior to the class meeting. Questions can be emailed to instructor Hannah Mabie at mabieh@ferris.edu.

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Clay Ornaments (950)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
December 12
1-3pm/One-day
$25/Members: $15

In this workshop make personalized oven-baked clay ornaments to celebrate family and the holidays. These ornaments make great gifts and look amazing on a tree or on display by themselves. Step-by-step instruction and one-on-one feedback will be provided. Students will be emailed a materials list one week prior to the class meeting. Questions can be emailed to instructor Hannah Mabie at mabieh@ferris.edu .

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