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Printmaking Open Studio
The Disney Studio’s printing press is available for artists and students who have had prior printmaking experience. Please bring your own paper and inks.
Instructor: No instruction
Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $5 per hour
Painting From Within
Thursdays, April 11-May 9, 2013
How do we take inspiration from our external world and translate it to abstract art? Our every day lives are rich with moments worth observing: the music we listen to, books we read, walks we take, conversations that we have. All of these moments have the potential to become part of our art as the most powerful art comes from what we know intimately.
In this five-week class, instructor Brucie Holler will use a variety of media and different creative exercises to aid you in the discovery of what inspires you and how to translate that into personal expression. This class is for non-artists and artists and is open to those interested in delving into the spirit of art. Acrylic, tempera and other water media will be used.
Instructor: Brucie Holler
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Learn the basics of this beautiful technique in this one day mosaic tile design workshop. Using found objects, stone glass, beads and other elements, instructor Carole Kolste will teach you how to alter the appearance of a flat surface. This is a great workshop for mothers and daughters too! Bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable clothing. You can see Carole’s work on her website at www.ckcollections.net.
Instructor: Carole Kolste
Word Crafting: The Secrets to Being a Good Writer
Wednesdays, April 24-May 15, 2013
We all have good stories to tell and insightful thoughts to share, but quite often we do not know how to express them. Explore effective brainstorming methods. Establish your writer’s voice and develop the basic skills to communicate your experiences and perspectives—whether it is poetry, fiction, nonfiction or any other genre. Participants will learn the five elements to good writing and create a solid writing sample in this four-week workshop.
Instructor: Rebecca Edwards
Note: Each class will include a free write (30 min.), lecture (1 hr.) and group discussion (30 min.).
Week 1—Introduction to the course and workshop peers and learning effective brainstorming techniques.
Week 2—Create clear and authentic writer’s voice; establish solid characterizations, motives and/or themes.
Week 3—Understand scene vs. summary and how both contribute to narrative arc &crafting stylistic devices.
Week 4—Review of course and peer critique of final project.
Silkscreening class with Kingi Carpenter
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10 am-6 pm
In one totally hands-on and information filled day, learn everything you need to know about screenprinting. Kingi Carpenter and her company, Peach Berserk, have taught over 6000 people the art and technique of screen printing. In this fabulous one-day workshop, you will experiment with a new art form and have a blast!
Kingi will take an image that you provide and create a screen from her studio in Toronto. You will then be able to transfer that image onto any porous surface: paper, fabric, recycled clothing, tote bags, t-shirts, you name it! The screen will then be yours to take home with instruction on how to do print in your own studio, along with her book and dvd. Kingi will teach the process from 10am-1pm. From 1pm to 6pm, you will be able to print to your heart’s delight. Come with a bag lunch and an art spirit! You can visit Kingi’s website at www.peachberserk.com.
Instructor: Kingi Carpenter
Tuition: $125 plus $25 Materials Fee (includes ink, your screen and fabric)
Ages: Teen to adult