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.

CERAMICS

Adult Pottery Fun Night

Fridays 6-8pm| 1/14 or 1/21 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

Kids Clay After School

3 session course - Wednesdays 3-4:30PM - Feb 9, 16 & 23 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

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

6 Class series Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm| Jan 27-Mar 3 Instructor: John Schroeder Learn or increase your knowledge using the pottery wheel. Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate. Sorry, no children. $175 member $215 non member

BASKET WEAVING

Nantucket Basket

2 Day Workshop. Tues Feb 22 9AM-3PM & Wed Feb 23 9AM to 2PM. No previous experience required. Bring your own lunch and snack. Everyone works at their own pace and take breaks as needed. 6 students max per class. Instructor: Ann Schaefer Skill Level: Beginner $125 member $150 non member Fee includes all materials and tools.

Pine Needle Basket

1 Day Workshop. Wed Feb 16 OR Wed March 2 9AM to 2PM. No previous experience required. Bring your own lunch and snack. Everyone works at their own pace and take breaks as needed. 8 students max per class. Instructor: Ann Schaefer Skill Level: Beginner $60 member $85 non member Fee includes all materials and tools.

Digital Art

Introduction to Digital Art

3 Day Workshop/ New Dates TBD 5-7PM Join professional digital illustrator Kayla Raney for her new introduction to digital art workshop! Students will learn the basics of creating artwork on a tablet or iPad in the popular program Procreate, including how to create and customize your own digital brushes, color palettes, realistic textures, and many other creative techniques for creating professional looking artwork on your tablet. All skill levels are welcome. Must provide your own tablet/iPad and pen. Recommended for ages 14+ $150 member $175 non member An intake form must be filled out by students prior to the class to determine skill level

Create Your Own Comic! Covers for Kids

3 day Workshop Dates TBD 2-4PM Ages 10+ Kids get to create their very own comic book cover in this 3 day workshop! Students will learn about the art behind some of their favorite comic universes like Marvel and DC, and each student will have their own comic book cover template to create a special, unique cover of their own. Students may choose between working digitally or traditionally! $150 member $175 nonmember (class limit 10 people)

Create Your Own Comic! Covers for Grown Ups

3 day Workshop Dates TBD 10AM-12PM Jealous of our kids workshop? Sign up for the grown up version! Students will design their own comic characters, learn about the behind-the-scenes of the comic industry from a working professional, basic comic book creation terminology, and create their own comic book cover with a template and step by step instruction! Students may choose between working digitally or traditionally, all skill levels welcome. $150 member $175 nonmember (class limit 10 people)

DRAWING

Creative Drawing Basics

1 Day Workshop | Wed Mar 30 | Time 10am -2pm
Instructor: Lucina Roark Come and spend a few stimulating hours working with a variety of materials to explore your creativity in sketching and drawing. We will utilize the elements of drawing such as dots, lines, shapes, etc. to compose your ideas and/or stories in your own creative way to present a uniquely piece of artwork. Materials to bring to the workshop: Bristol Vellum drawing pad (11” x 14” or larger) Black markers (medium or wide tips) Charcoal (pencil and/or stick) Colored sticks $90 member $115 non member. 4 Student Minimum. You will not be charged unless 4 students sign up.

FIBER ARTS

Macrame Wall Hanging

1 Day Workshop | Sunday Jan 30 | Time 1-4PM Instructor: Alyssa Foxson. Macramé is a form of textile that uses knotting techniques and comes from the 13th century weavers’ word for “fringe”. Popular in the 60s and 70s, i's now back and as popular as ever. Embrace your inner boho goddess for this beginner macrame workshop. Learn all the basic macramé knots needed to make a macramé wall hanging and beyond. All supplies are included and you will leave this workshop with a beautiful macrame wall hanging ready for display! Skill level: All $110 member $130 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

GLASS ARTS

Beginner Stained Glass

1 Day Workshop | 9am-4pm |Wed Feb 9 or Fri Mar 4 | 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

Fused Glass Jewelry

1 Day Workshop Saturday 9am-12pm | Feb 12 or Mar 19 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Create hair barrettes, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more out of fused glass. Skill Level: Intermediate $95 member $115 non member

Garden Stake

1 Day Workshop | Friday 9am-4pm | Feb 25 or Mar 25 | 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

Intermediate Stained Glass

1 Day Workshop | Friday 9am-4pm Feb 11 or Mar 11 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Each student will make a simple geometric project. Learn finishing techniques, zinc and lead framing, repair, reinforcement, how to use mirror and learn how to strip cut. Skill Level: Intermediate **Must have completed beginner-stained glass class.** $155 member $185 non member

Mosaic Picture Frame

1 Day Workshop | Saturday 9am-3pm Feb 19 or Mar 5 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. Each student will complete a mosaic picture frame learn cutting skills and mosaic assembly. Use of tools and all materials included.Skill Level: Beginner $110 member $140 non member

Stained Glass Panel

1 Day Workshop Friday 9am-4pm | Feb 18 or Mar 18 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Each student will complete a 15 x 15 inch panel. Use of tools and all materials included. Skill Level: Intermediate ****Must have basic glass skills for this class.***$175 member $215 non member

Stained Glass Picture Frame

1 Day Workshop 9am-3pm | Wed Feb 16 or Mon Mar 14 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Create a beautiful stained glass picture frame that you can easily change out photos. Use of tools and all materials included. Skill Level: Intermediate *** Basic glass skills required. *** $110 member $140 non member Wed

JEWELRY

Wire Wrap Pendants

1 Day Workshop Instructor: Janet Crane Learn the basics of wire wrapping and wire wrap a pendant. All tools and materials are provided.

Fused Glass Jewelry

1 Day Workshop Saturday 9am-12pm | Feb 12 or Mar 19 | Instructor: Rosemarie Brown Create hair barrettes, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more out of fused glass. Skill Level: Intermediate $95 member $115 non member

MIXED MEDIA

Mixed Media

1-Day Workshop | Wed Apr 6, 2022 10am - 2pm Instructor: Lucina Roark. Come have fun learning the basic techniques of mixed media and experiment with hands-on projects using a variety of materials from paints to printed materials and even found objects. We will study ways to utilize these materials in building creative artwork to tell your own story or just to compose pieces of abstract work. The fun is endless. Materials to bring to the workshop: Bristol Vellum drawing pad (11” x 14” or larger), Black markers (medium or wide tips), Charcoal (pencil and/or stick), Colored sticks, Acrylic Medium or Elmer’s Glue, Brushes, Paper towels (or rags), sponges, Old printed materials (photos, letters, newspaper, etc.) Optional materials will be provided at the workshop. $100 member $125 non member. 4 Student Minimum. You will not be charged unless 4 students sign up.

OIL PASTELS

Oil Pastel

1-Day Workshop | Wed Mar 2, 2022 10am - 2pm Instructor: Lucina Roark Oil pastel is a versatile color drawing and painting medium. It can be used to sketch/draw in its packaged stick form or it can be used with solvent and brushes to create drawings that produce the look of oil paintings. This workshop will explore the various techniques of handling this medium and show you how to utilize these techniques to achieve your creative goals. Participants will learn both dry and wet techniques to create simple sketches as well as complicated drawings. Various types of oil pastels and drawing surfaces will be discussed. Materials will be provided at the workshop. $100 member $125 non member. 4 Student Minimum. You will not be charged unless 4 students sign up.

WATERCOLOR

Line and Wash Watercolor

1 Day Workshop | Feb 23 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

Basic Watercolor

5-Week Class | Mondays 1-3:30pm Jan 17 - Feb 21 (No class Jan 31) Instructor: Susan Grogan Skill Level: Beginner Have fun while learning how to paint in watercolor. This class will explore color, composition, and watercolor techniques in this beginner 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. Email info@mdca.org for a list of recommended supplies for the class. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. $110 member $140 non member

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

Watercolor Paint-Along

1-Day Workshop | 1-3:30pm Monday March 28 Instructor: Susan Grogan Skill Level: Beginner Complete this fun and colorful painting, all the while learning about color mixing, texture in your watercolor, and negative painting techniques. No experience necessary. I will supply a pattern to transfer, and all other painting and paper supplies. Just bring yourself and your willingness to learn. You will take home a finished watercolor painting suitable for framing. $45 member $75 non member

Exploring Watercolor

6-Week Class |Tuesdays 1-4pm Session 1 Jan 11 - Mar 1 No classes (February 1st and February 15th Instructor: Susan Grogan Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. 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. Email info@mdca.org for a list of recommended supplies for the class. $130 member $160 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 CHOOSE Feb 3,10,17,24 . Mar 3,10,17,24 . April 7,14,21,28 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 Starts Jan 14th! Join artist Kayla Raney 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

Pet Portrait Painting:

Date TBD 10AM-3PM (hour break for lunch) Paint your pet with artist Kayla Raney! Students will get a custom, hand drawn sketch of their pet on canvas- and then follow along with the artist as we spend the day painting in the drawing and adding some holiday cheer! Make sure you sign up quickly due to limited spots! Supplies are provided, all skill levels welcome. Recommended for ages 10+ $75 member $95 non member SEE IMPORTANT DETAILS below

Holiday Pet Portrait students must email the instructor a clearnon-pixelated picture of their pet at least one week prior to the class. Students will get an 8×10″ gallery wrapped canvas with a pencil sketch of their pet already drawn onto it at the beginning of class. Limit of 1 pet per canvas.

Painted Paper for Collage

2 Day Workshop | Dates TBD 10am-2pm Instructor: Jackii Molsick Create unique papers for collage using a variety of paper, colors, stamps and more. Instructor will supply some materials and offer access to stamps and other necessary items. Session 1: Creation unique paper. Session 2: Use your papers to create a well-designed collage! $50 member $60 non member

3 series OIL WORKSHOP with Kate Carney - Complementary Colors for the Win

Oil Painting, All Levels, All Inclusive, one day – 6 hours These fun, interactive workshops focus on using complementary colors in an expressive manner, which is part of the magic of Impressionist painting. This is a hands on day of painting, and artists will work along with Kate learning, growing, making messes, laughing, and best of all…creating. Materials are included: toned canvases and oil paints. Brushes, palette knives, palettes, and mediums. If you have favorite brushes you may bring them. This is a great opportunity for acrylic painters to try oils without the heavy paint investment. And using my paints and canvases will make it easier for you to focus on the class rather than wrestle with your paints if the color intensity is different to mine.  $130 member $160 non member per class 8 student minimum required. No Fee will be collected until 8 students EMAIL US to register. Potential dates Feb 26, Mar 26 and April 9 .  

Workshop 1: “Irisistable”

We are painting Irises! This workshop focuses on the purple/gold complementary color relationship. Sat Feb 26. Hours: 10am-4pm Cost: $130 members, $160 non-members Please bring a packed lunch!

Workshop 2: “Poppin Poppies”

Who doesn’t love painting poppies! This workshop focuses on the Red/Green complementary color relationship. Sat Mar 26. Hours: 10am-4pm Cost: $130 members, $160 non-members Please bring a packed lunch!

Workshop 3: “Smashing Sunsets”

Paint a dramatic and inspiring sunset! This workshop focuses on the Blue/Orange complementary color relationship. Sat April 9. Hours: 10am-4pm Cost: $130 members, $160 non-members Please bring a packed lunch!

PAPER ART

Chigiri-e Papercraft

1 day Workshop | Date TBD 1-4pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Chigiri-e means "Paint with Torn Paper" Used in Asia for hundreds of years, this type of collage uses torn pieces of colored washi, rice or mulberry paper to create the images. No scissors are used and a clear water-based glue fixes the work. $65 member $75 non member

Chigiri Pop up Card

1 day Workshop | Date TBD 1-4pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Holidays are just around the corner! In this workshop we will use the Japanese technique of Chigiri-e to make a Holiday Pop-up Card. $65 member $75 non member

Painted Paper for Collage

2 Day Workshop | Dates TBD 10am-2pm Instructor: Jackii Molsick Create unique papers for collage using a variety of paper, colors, stamps and more. Instructor will supply some materials and offer access to stamps and other necessary items. Session 1: Creation unique paper. Session 2: Use your papers to create a well-designed collage! $50 member $60 non member

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intro to Digital Photography

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2- Class Series 2-5pm | January 11 and 18 OR February 8 and 15 OR March 8 and 15 OR April 5 and 12 OR 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 | January 6, February 3, March 3, March 31, April 28, or 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

Teapot and Woodcut workshop

1 day Workshop | Saturday February 26 Time 10am-3pm Instructor: Jennifer Harper Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. This workshop introduces students to woodcut printmaking. The inspiration based on an authentic Yi Xing teapot each student will choose and keep. Once the block is carved we make several prints and a tea towel. 3 Student Minimum. You will not be charged unless 3 students sign up. $90 member $120 non member

ASIAN ART

Chigiri-e Papercraft

1 day Workshop | Monday Date TBD 1-4pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Chigiri-e means "Paint with Torn Paper" Used in Asia for hundreds of years, this type of collage uses torn pieces of colored washi, rice or mulberry paper to create the images. No scissors are used and a clear water-based glue fixes the work. $65 member $75 non member

ChigiriPop Up Card

1 day Workshop | Monday Date TBD 1-4pm Instructor: Ery Yoshida Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Holidays are just around the corner! In this workshop we will use the Japanese technique of Chigiri-e to make a Holiday Pop-up Card. $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

COMIC ART

Create Your Own Comic! Covers for Kids

3 day Workshop Dates TBD 2-4PM Ages 10+ Kids get to create their very own comic book cover in this 3 day workshop! Students will learn about the art behind some of their favorite comic universes like Marvel and DC, and each student will have their own comic book cover template to create a special, unique cover of their own. Students may choose between working digitally or traditionally! $150 member $175 nonmember (class limit 10 people)

Create Your Own Comic! Covers for Grown Ups

3 day Workshop Dates TBD 10AM-12PM Jealous of our kids workshop? Sign up for the grown up version! Students will design their own comic characters, learn about the behind-the-scenes of the comic industry from a working professional, basic comic book creation terminology, and create their own comic book cover with a template and step by step instruction! Students may choose between working digitally or traditionally, all skill levels welcome. $150 member $175 nonmember (class limit 10 people)

Virtual Art Classes

ASL Sign Language Class

American Sign Language is a beautiful, visual language. With signing, the brain processes linguistic information through the eyes, and facial expressions and body movements play an important part in conveying information. Remember, sign language is not a universal language. Each country has its own sign language much like the many languages spoken all over the world. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Taking this 6-week class will help you learn the basic sign of ASL: 1. Basic sign language phrases 2. Common vocabulary words 3. Rules of grammar and syntax Tuesdays at 6pm EST January 11th- February 15th Location: Zoom

Explore 3D animation through the magic of Augmented Reality (AR) Part II

In this virtual class students of all abilities ages 12-22 years will create new dimensions to their art by adding 3D animation through the magic of Augmented Reality (AR). In this 4-week class, you will learn to bring hand-drawn or digital artwork to life using your favorite animation tools, the Artivive app, and an iPad. You will create stunning visuals that leap off the page to amaze your friends and family. The goal for this class will be to begin creating a portfolio of 3D digital design artwork. This class is recommended for students with animation/digital art experience. Classes begin Thurs Jan 6- 27, 2022 4-5PM