CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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 Scroll down or click on an area of discipline to see what we have to offer. We also have a CALENDAR VIEW but NOTE- Classes that require a min number of students will NOT show up on the calendar until enough students email to register first.

Refund Policy: Registering for a class is a commitment. There are no prorations for classes missed in a series. Class Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Only Gift Certificates will be issued in lieu of approved cases.  Safety Policy: Masks may or may not be worn by students and instructors. Although social distancing will be encouraged when possible, there may be times when students and instructors will be in close proximity to each other. If you need special attention, let the instructor know.

SPECIAL GALLERY Workshops

Join Award winning artist, David Hunter in the gallery this May for two special workshops in the gallery during his exhibit, “Etched in my Mind.”

Monotype Printmaking workshop

Saturday, May 21 9am-4pm, 2022 Monotype is a technique that generally yields only one good impression from each prepared plate. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities. They are made by drawing on glass or a plate of smooth metal or stone with a greasy substance such as printer’s ink or oil paint. Then the drawing is pressed by hand onto a sheet of absorbent paper or is printed on an etching press. The pigment remaining on the plate is usually insufficient to make another print unless the original design is reinforced. Further, any subsequent prints will invariably differ from the first one, because variations in repainting and printing are inevitable. Since each is unique and hand executed, monotypes cannot be considered a technique of multiple replication. But, because they are prints on paper, they are usually classed with printmaking media. Learn the art of monotype printmaking with Artist David Hunter in this fully immersive class in the MDCA gallery. $125/member or $150 non member

CERAMICS

Relief Printmaking workshop

Saturday May 28 9am-5pm & Sunday May 29 10am-5pm, 2022 A process that consists of cutting or etching a printing surface in such a way that all that remains of the original surface is the design to be printed; examples of relief-printing processes include woodcut, anastatic printing (also called relief etching), linocut, and metal cut. Learn this technique with Artist David Hunter in the MDCA gallery during his exhibit. $200/member or $225 non member

Monthly Pottery Wheel Class

Each monthly series includes 6 sessions. Learn or increase your knowledge using the pottery wheel. Studio hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30pm with Instructor John Schroeder. Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate. $175 member $215 non-member. Sorry, no children. No refunds or rollovers for unused sessions in a month.

Kids Clay After School

3 session course - Friday 4-5:30PM. May 13, 20 and 27, 2022. Instructor: Maria Pirone Learn new techniques using clay in the studio. Stamp, coil and pinch. Be creative and take a masterpiece home! Kids 6 & up $100 member $125 non member

Adult Pottery Fun Night

Wed or Thurs 5:30-7:30pm| Instructor: John Schroeder This class is the perfect Date night or Girls night out Friday! BYOB and learn some basic slab work or pottery wheel instruction with hands on throwing Skill Level: Beginner $40/person or $75/Couple Adults 18+ BYOB

DRAWING

Mixed media with life model - long pose

1 Day Workshop | Wed May 4, 2022 5-8pm - Instructor: Maria Pirone
20 min warm up of gesture poses Model gets 5-8pm 5 min break between every 20 min segment and a 15-20 snack/byob break Students must be comfortable with potential nude model if agreed upon by all - Models will be all sizes, cultures, and all genders. 3 hours $45.00 5 student minimum required -this will help cover the models payment. BYOB and glass

GLASS ARTS

Beginner Stained Glass

1 Day Workshop | 9am-4pm | May 6th 9:00-3:00 Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Learn the exciting craft of stained glass. Each student will learn all the basics and leave the studio with a finished project, having learned the skills to do a second project on their own! Skill Level: Beginner $145 member $175 non member

Beginner Fusing

1 Day Workshop | 9am-3pm | Sat May 7 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown No experience required Learn the very basics of fusing with System 96. This is a great way to get your feet wet. Each student will make various projects to experiment with different techniques. You will learn about materials, equipment, and process. Cost: $250 member $300 non member

Stained Glass Butterfly

1 Day Workshop Saturday 9am-3pm | May 7 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Need to have completed a basic stained glass class. Cost: $155 member $185 non member

Stained Glass Box

1 Day Workshop Friday 9am-4pm | May 13 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Need to have completed a basic stained glass class. Cost: $125 member $150 non member

Stained Glass Kaleidoscope

1 Day Workshop | Saturday 9am-12:30pm May 20 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. Need to have completed a basic stained glass class. Each student will complete a working kaleidoscope. Students can bring tiny objects to put in their image wheel. Use of tools and all materials included. Cost: $145 member $175 non member

Garden Art

1 Day Workshop | Friday 9am-3pm | May 27 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Create a colorful piece to delight your garden. Use of tools and all materials included Skill Level: Intermediate ***Must have basic glass skills for this class.*** $155 member $185 non member

WATERCOLOR

Basic Beginner and Intermediate Watercolor

4-Week Class | Mondays 1-3:30pm Apr 11- May 9 Instructor: Susan Grogan Have fun while learning how to paint in watercolor. Each session will be a unique class, so even if you have taken basic watercolor, you will learn something new. This class will explore color, composition and watercolor techniques in this beginner and intermediate watercolor class. We will cover all the basics as we enjoy everything watercolor has to offer. All levels are welcome. especially newcomers to the medium. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. $85 members $115 non members

Pallet with lid and mixing tray

Large water container

Drawing pencils: 2H and HB, kneaded eraser

Canson tracing paper 9 x 12”

Paper towels

Masking tape

Board to mount watercolor paper…gator board, foam board, or Masonite

Sketch paper

Graphite paper to transfer drawing

Inexpensive pad of watercolor paper (Strathmore or Masters Touch)

1 sheet of 140lb Arches rough watercolor paper

Paints: you may use whatever you have. For a beginner that is not sure about watercolor, you can purchase a small student grade paint. Masters Touch or Reeves 8pk tube watercolors are available at Hobby Lobby.

If you know you want to pursue watercolor, I recommend professional grade tube watercolors. Da Vinci, Daniel Smith, American Journey, Winsor Newton, etc.…These are the ones I use most often…

New Gamboge Quin Gold

Aureolin Burnt Sienna

Yellow Ochre Joe’s Red (American Journey)

Burnt Umber Cobalt Blue

Permanent Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Blue

Ultramarine Blue Mauve (Da Vinci)

Phthalo Green

Brushes: any watercolor brushes you have will do. I mostly use #1 liner, 12” round, flat wash brush 1” or 1 ½”, various flat brushes for lifting.

Exploring Watercolors - Intermediate and Advanced

5-Week Class |Tuesdays 1-4pm Mar 29 - May 10 Instructor: Susan Grogan Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. This class is designed for advanced intermediates to advanced students. Challenge yourself with new techniques as well as sharpening your skills in basic watercolor. This class will cover value, color mixing, composition, and design. Come explore new ideas and experiences! Students must be pre-approved by the instructor. Students should refer to and bring the list of recommended supplies below. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. $108 members $138 non-members

Pallet with lid and mixing tray

Large water container

Drawing pencils: 2H and HB, kneaded eraser

Canson brand, tracing paper 9 x 12”

Paper towels

Masking tape

Board to mount watercolor paper…gator board, foam board, or Masonite

Sketch paper

Graphite paper- (X-Press It Transfer paper, graphite) brand, works well to transfer drawings

Inexpensive pad of watercolor paper

140lb Arches rough watercolor paper

Paints: you may use whatever you have. You do not need to have all the colors I use.

I recommend professional grade tube watercolors. Da Vinci, Daniel Smith, American Journey, Winsor Newton, etc.…These are the colors ones I use most often, but you can always use what you have…

New Gamboge Quin Gold

Aureolin Burnt Sienna

Yellow Ochre Joe’s Red (American Journey)

Burnt Umber Cobalt Blue

Permanent Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Blue

Ultramarine Blue Mauve (Da Vinci)

Phthalo Green Aussie Red Gold (Daniel smith)

Brushes: any watercolor brushes you have will do. I mostly use #1 liner, 12” round, flat wash brush 1” or 1 ½”, various flat brushes for lifting.

Sumi-e Watercolor painting

1 day Workshop | Wednesdays Dates TBD 10am-1pm Instructor: Jane Moody Skill Level: Beginner The art of Sumi-e originated in China about 6000 years ago as calligraphy and led to a beautiful fluid art style emphasizing spontaneity and life in the brushwork.. $50 member $60 non member

Line and Wash Watercolor

1 Day Workshop | Coming FEB 2023 9:30AM-4PM Instructor: Paul Allen Taylor Skill Level: Interediate Explore the Line and Wash technique of pre-drawing with ink on a wooden match followed with watercolor. Using a drawing provided, Paul will guide you through the process from a pencil rough in, to inking, and then watercolor. The class will begin with some practice doodles followed by the actual subject for the day. Paul will also share tips on watercolor and what he has learned over the years. The design of this painting will be a vignette as shown in the sample. We break for lunch and return by 1pm to begin the painting phase of the class. $70 member $80 non member

Open Studio Art Room

Tuesdays 9am-4pm This is an open studio session with no instruction. Tables for crafting and Easels available for use. Bring your own materials. $10 each session or $35 for 4 sessions

PAINT

Acrylic or Oil Painting

4-Week Class | Thursdays 1-3pm August 4,11,18, and 25 Instructor: Ken Fuller Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Choose your own subject and bring your own acrylic or oil paints and supplies. $120 member $150 non member
NO proration for unattended classes

Wine & Paint Night!

2nd Friday of every month 5:30-7:30PM Join artist Maria Pirone for an evening of creating in a fun, relaxed atmosphere! Every month is a different unique subject to paint while sipping on something tasty with friends- This month we are kicking off with handmade holiday cards! Blank cards provided and some supplies, but you are encouraged to bring your own. 21+ only. $15 members $25 non members BYOB

PAPER ART

Chigiri-e Still Life

1 day Workshop | Date May 5 10am-1pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. This traditional collage technique has been used for centuries in Japan. We will use colored mulberry paper to create a Still life on heavyweight Mixed Media paper. Works will be matted at the end of the workshop. $65 member $75 non member

Chigiri Panda

1 day Workshop | Date May 19 10am-1pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Chigiri-e means "Paint with torn paper" This traditional collage technique has been used for centuries in Japan. We will use colored rice and mulberry paper to create a cute Panda image on heavyweight Mixed Media paper. Works will be matted at the end of the workshop. $65 member $75 non member

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intro to Digital Photography

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2- Class Series 2-5pm | May 3 and 10 Instructor: Paul Morris Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create great photographs with any contemporary digital camera. Participants will explore the many functions of their digital cameras with guided instruction on topics such as exposure modes, controlling focus, shutter speed and aperture, white balance, file formats and more. Required materials: DSLR digital camera with memory card or an advanced compact camera. Classes are limited to 6 students. $150 member $175 non member

Required Materials:
DSLR or advanced compact digital camera with memory card and manual for detailed reference if needed.
Suggested:
Laptop computer and memory card reader.

 

We will review examples that illustrate how different camera settings can affect the final image.  Students will practice these skills on photo walks where they will learn hands-on how to create better photos.  We will be introduced to downloading photos to a computer, the basics of digital workflow, digital darkroom, and how to enhance your photos.

Day 1 – Getting to know your camera

Origins of photography
How does a digital camera work
Types of digital cameras
Understanding camera controls
Exposure modes
Exposure triangle
Color temperature and white balance
File formats and sizes
How a lens works and controlling depth of field
Hands on photo walk to test your skills

Day 2 – From the camera to the digital darkroom

Hands on photo walk
Composition basics
Learn how to see like a photographer
Types and quality of light
Choosing the right lens for your subject
Downloading and backing up your photos
Introduction to the digital darkroom and computer software

Digital Workflow
downloading and working with your digital photos
Basic concepts of photo editing
Output settings
Printing and archive

IPhone Photography

1 Day Workshop Thurs 2-5pm | May 26 Instructor: Paul Morris Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to take great photos every time with your iPhone. Join us for a hands-on seminar where we will look under the hood at the features and settings for your iPhone camera. Requires an iPhone. Classes are limited to 6 students. $55 member $65 non member

Required Materials: Apple iPhone, any model

Given that most smartphones have amazing features that most users don’t even know about, this workshop will cover the following points:

  • Hour 1 – In class
    Learn about camera setup and settings, what they are for and when to use them. How to make better videos with your smartphone.

  • Hour 2 – Photo walk
    Using the options we learned in class we will go outside and take a short walk shooting photos along the way.

  • Hour 3 – Back in class
    We will go over enhancing your photos and sharing options.

    Required Materials: Apple iPhone, any model

PRINTMAKING

Monotype Printmaking

Saturday, May 21, 2022 9am-4pm in the gallery with David Hunter. This is a one-day workshop in which participants will be able to make prints called monotypes using oil paints and watercolors. A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print which, in this workshop, will be made by painting on a plexiglass with either one of the previously-mentioned paint types then printing from the plate onto paper using an etching press. All materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring a selection of either oils or watercolors (and brushes for each) that they prefer. Further information regarding imagery will be provided several days before the workshop. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. $125 member/ $150 non-member

Relief Printmaking

Saturday May 28 9am-5pm & Sunday May 29 10am-5pm, 2022 in the gallery with David Hunter. This is a two-day workshop in which participants will design and carve relief printmaking blocks of various materials then print from them using various techniques including an etching press. Both monochromatic and color inking techniques will be used with reduction color printmaking techniques included. All materials will be provided and equipment will be provided with water-based inks being the only type of ink used. Further information regarding imagery will be provided several days before the workshop. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. $200 member/ $225 non-member

ASIAN ART

Chigiri-e Still Life

1 day Workshop | Date May 5 10am-1pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. This traditional collage technique has been used for centuries in Japan. We will use colored mulberry paper to create a Still life on heavyweight Mixed Media paper. Works will be matted at the end of the workshop. $65 member $75 non member

Chigiri Pop up Card

1 day Workshop | Date May 19 10am-1pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Chigiri-e means "Paint with torn paper" This traditional collage technique has been used for centuries in Japan. We will use colored rice and mulberry paper to create a cute Panda image on heavyweight Mixed Media paper. Works will be matted at the end of the workshop. $65 member $75 non member

Temari Ball

1 day Workshop | Saturday Date TBD 10am-2pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Temari is a Japanese folk art that involves embroidering decorative geometric patterns on the surface of soft balls. Originally, the balls were made of material and threads taken from worn-out silk kimonos. $70 member $80 non member

Sumi-e Watercolor painting

1 day Workshop | Wednesday Date TBD 10am-1pm Instructor: Jane Moody Skill Level: Beginner The art of Sumi-e originated in China about 6000 years ago as calligraphy and led to a beautiful fluid art style emphasizing spontaneity and life in the brushwork.. $50 member $60 non member

Virtual Art Classes

Autism and Art

Drawing and Art Therapy with Lee Cohen - New classes beginning May 12th. Class description: Art therapy can assist children on the Autism Spectrum to recognize their abilities and develop positive self-esteem. Lee underlines the value of kids having fun while using art to promote emotional awareness, social cues, and improved communication. All art activities will be condensed to a simple drawing procedure with step-by-step instructions and a few options. Lee’s purpose is for the kids to communicate through artistic mediums using their already visual-minded brains. When: Thursdays at 5PM EST, May 12 through June 2, 2022. Where: Zoom, register to receive the link