Drawing • Painting • Mixed Media • Clayworks • Art Uncorked • Art Lectures
Tuesday, May 23
Facilitator: Cherie Heck
Wednesday, May 24
Reg by: 5/22
Wednesdays, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, (skip July 5) July 12
Facilitator: Stacey McDonald
Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh over the summer with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects. No Class on July 5
Register By: May 29
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26
Facilitator: Dee Santorini
Reg by 6/01
Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Facilitator: Sue Abare
This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!
Register by 6/5
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28
Facilitator: Ron Wick
Come join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Supplies will be discussed the on first day. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class.
Register by 6/5.
Facilitator: Cristi Hopp Kniess
Create your own garden creatures using chicken wire, plaster wrap,paint and found objects.
Just imagine having Dragons or dragonflies or whatever your little heart desires in your garden.
Children 10- 100 years old
Reg by 6/5
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29
Facilitator: Dana Russell-Brown
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!
Register by 6/05.
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29
Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies.
Register by 6/6.
Thursdays, June 8
Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd
The Intimist Art of Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940 and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) -
If you love pattern, color and cozy interiors, you’ll enjoy the paintings of interiors of Vuillard and Bonnard. These two Nabis capture frozen moments in time like the Impressionists, but exaggerate natural color and pattern to express a mood.
Register by 6/7
Reg by 6/06
Thursdays, June 8
Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc or would like to? Are you surrounded by “loose threads” (AKA unfinished projects) that you have been meaning to finish? Well, here is your time to come to Womanspace to sit, relax and converse with other “loose thread” artisans. If you don’t set aside some time your threads will be forever Loose! Free Will Offering
Reg by: 6/07
Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11
Encaustic Painting originated in Egypt around 100-300AD. In the 20th century a student of Kandinsky’s rediscovered encaustic painting, and it has become very popular. Encaustic art is painting with hot wax, and has a softness and depth that you can get with no other painting method. Fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, brushes and tools as well as panels for you to work on -- just show up and create!
Register by 6/ 8
Wednesday, June 14
Reg by: 6/12
Saturday, June 17
Facilitator: Norm Knott
Join in this popular annual event as Norm provides you with ideas and some materials to create an amazing Fairy House to leave in the Womanspace Forest. Fun morning family time adventure! This is just in time for the Fairy Festival on July 16th where hundreds of children, adults (and fairies!) journey through the forest hunting for and admiring these creative and fun fairy homes. Come play in our gardens and woods and use natural materials you find or bring your own all-natural materials to create a comfortable dwelling for our forest fairies. Leaves, shells, stone, pet hair, nut shells, feather are moss are just a few ideas that make beautiful additions to any fairy home. Bring your camera, plus garden gloves, hiking shoes, long sleeves and pants for protection from the forest.
All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register a paid adult)
Register by 6/15
Create a special indoor fairy house of your very own! Norm will lead you on a special quest to create a special indoor fairy house. We will be using boxes, birdhouses and gourds to start, but please bring your own favorite container like wooden cigar boxes, small wooden crates, or CD cases. Clean out your craft area (or look through Mom's) and bring items to add to the Fairy exchange table for house and furniture assembly. Also, you can bring any artificial and real things from nature (feathers, moss,pebbles, etc) Anything goes, as long as your fairy will feel cozy in their new home! Be sure to enter your house into the Fairy House competition at the annual Fairy Festival on June 24th!
All Ages (Kids 12 and under are free but must register with a paid adult)
Have a Fun Fairy Day and sign up for both the Outdoor and Indoor Fairy house making! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy between the class times!
Tuesdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
Register by 6/13
Register by 6/14.
Wednesday, June 21
Facilitator: Brandi Bartlett
Reg by: 6/19
Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Register by 7/3.
Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9
Register by 7/6
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 7
Facilitator: Ray Schulz
Intermediate level and beyond. Have fun exploring use of mixed media to express your personal style and art. Students will experiment by combining color pencil, watercolor and pastel in a variety of applications. You will also learn texturing, color application and layering in a variety of ways. Students should bring to class:
14" x 17" or larger drawing pad: HB, 2B, 6B drawing pencils, Drawing pens (felt tip) with waterproof ink in various pen sizes, 14" x 17" or larger watercolor paper or pad, Basic watercolor set and brushes, Good art eraser, (Pastels and colored pencils are available for use)
Register by 7/ 6
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Reg by 7/06
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8
Register by 7/10.
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, 2017
Facilitator: Jaymee Fedor
Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful and vibrant portrait in Watercolor? In this class we will learn how to paint the perfect watercolor portrait from a photo. Intermediate painting skills are recommended, but all skill levels will be welcomed. Come prepared with a 8 1/2 x 11” close-up photo of one person. We will touch on the differences between layering for hair versus skin, wet and dry techniques, and color theory to make your painting come alive! Bring your paints and brushes. Paper supplies will be provided.
Register by 7/10
Wednesdays, July 12,19,26, August 2, 2017
Reg by 7-10
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9
Register by 7/ 10
Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3
Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10
Register by 7/11.
Thursdays, July 13
Donatello and The Turtles:
This session will include some general insights about the art of Donatello (1386-1466) and the Proto-Renaissance. The High Renaissance art of Michelangelo (1475-1564), Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1554) and Raphael (1483-1520) will be a featured part of the presentation.
Register by 7/12.
Thursdays, July 13
Reg by: 7/12
Saturday, July 15
Register by 7/13
Wednesdays, July 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
Intermediate potters, keep your skills fresh over the summer with a fun and relaxing evening class! Whether you love to work on the wheel, or prefer to hand build, this class will give you an opportunity to practice what you have learned in your beginner classes and to learn from others in a small group. Demonstrations and challenges will be presented around topics determined by the group and as always students are free to work independently on their own projects.
Register By: July 17
Saturday, July 22 9:00 - 2:00 P
Facilitator: Susan Burton
Shoes can change your Life! Just ask Dorothy and Cinderella! Bring in a shoe of your desire to mosaic! Yes, we will be creating your very own 3D Mosaic Shoe! Bring in a high heeled shoe, baby shoe, boot or just a shoe you found at the thrift store to transform them forever. There will be a variety of supplies to "bling-out" your favorite shoes, or bring some of your own embellishments to transform them into an eye-catching, funky, mosaic covered work of art! Bring a friend because we will have FUN! We will not be grouting in this class, but instructions will be given. Materials included (Bring your own shoe)
Reg by 7/17
Saturday, July 29
Facilitator: Marge Blake
Turn an ordinary rock into a beautiful owl. You may want to make an entire family of owls...'hoo' knows! Kids 9 and under must register with an adult.
Bring a sack lunch and join the fun ZenDoodle class in the afternoon!
Register by 7/27
Do you love to doodle on your paper at school? Well now you can turn that doodle into a funky art piece with your own name. Zen doodling is a hip, super fun, and relaxing way to create art. No experience necessary - just a great time. Kids 9 and under must register with an adult.
Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23
Register by 7/31.
Tuesdays, Aug 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 12
Register by 8/02
Register by 8/02.
Thursdays, August 10
The Art of Dollhouse Making :
Sister Mary Boyd will share a brief history of dollhouses, dollhouse furniture and her own twenty-five year history of creating a farm, 31 unique dollhouses and 32 Nativity stables. Some tips on building your own miniature buildings or putting kits together will also be shared. This session will be a wonderful parent and child opportunity.
Register by 8/09.
Thursdays, August 10
Reg by: 8/09
Friday - Sunday, August 11, 12, 13
Facilitator: Tracy Gamble
This action packed, 2 1/2- day, hands on workshop with Tracy Gamble will focus on application of AMACO’s main cone 5/6 - glaze lines (Potter’s Choice, Celadon, Satin Matte and Shino). Special decorating techniques using Velvet Underglazes, drawing on leather hard and bisque clay and additional bonus demonstrations (newsprint image transfer onto leather hard and bisque using Underglaze) are all part of the action. Bring bisque fired test tiles and small pot test creations to class to experiment on with AMACO (American Art Clay Company, Inc.) cone 5/6 glazes. Tracy is delighted to share tips and techniques for applying, combining, accenting and testing with these glazes. Glazes will be provided by AMACO. The plan is to fire our tests and experiments in the kilns, on site, each day. Bring your favorite sketch book, glaze brushes and your sense of adventure! Open to all skill levels. Lunch will be provided for both Saturday and Sunday sessions.
Each attendee must bring bisque of 15 – 20 test tiles and bisque of 10 – 15 small bowls, cups, plates or vases (one pounders – hand built or wheel thrown) on the first day of the workshop. All of this bisque must be made from a cone 5/6 clay body.
Reg by: 8/9
Wednesday, August 23
Reg by: 8/21
Facilitator: Susan Burton
Inspired from a writing and drawing technique called “Exquisite Corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and i
s based on an old parlor game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Later the game was adapted to drawing and collage, producing a result similar to children's books in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs, with children having the ability to "mix and match" by turning pages. An exquisite corpse mosaic is produced in three sections. Each section is completed with mosaic, then covered and the next section is done by a different person not knowing what the other has done.
Reg by 8/21
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