Adult Classes | Mixed Media

799W - Beading in the Abstract

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Pigman, Eleanor

This class introduces various bead embroidery stitches to create your own abstract beaded piece. This class will teach 5 embroidery stitches such as free form peyote, stacking, fringe, and couching. Discussions about color, bead size variation and bead movement to create texture and abstraction. There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor.

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131W - Change Your ARTITUDE - A Life Changing Retreat with Lisbeth Graham

Member Tuition: $210.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $240.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $55.00

Instructor: Graham, Lisbeth

This is a 3 day workshop.

You will be amazed how a three day retreat can change your approach to your creativity, even perhaps your life. Find the joy in creating in a non-stress, non-judgmental environment that welcomes non-artists and artists who want a little out-of-the-box thinking. We use dream work, meditation, visual journeys, and stretching to “clear the pathways to creativity.” Please bring personal memorabilia, or photos that are meaningful to you. Class projects will include sketching, painting, collage and paper creation additives, found object assemblage and journaling.

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126 - Creating Sacred Art

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Kilbride, Lynn

Dig deep into your soul, into the creative space that lives in us all. Explore ancient traditions of the sacred art of Native Americans, early Greeks, and the tribes of Mexico. Create ofrendas, mandalas, icons and more! We will work across all media from painting to collage to assemblage. No experience necessary but a heart open to the sacred a necessity!

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551 - Experimental Watermedia

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Hutfilz, Toni Roeder

Push creative composition and design to higher levels. Whether one is a non-painter or advanced, this class encourages experimentation rather than formula. Use unusual materials to paint, collage and assemble. After weekly demonstrations, students are encouraged to create through pouring, sewing, stamping, rubbing, and spraying, etc. This class is an adventure for traditional artists as well as those who paint beyond realism.

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360 - Fine Art of Collage & Assemblage

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Hutfilz, Toni Roeder

Create 2-D and 3-D works from unfinished paintings, found objects and your own secret treasures. Unlimited material usage and archival integrity will be our focus. Start your creative process by collecting!

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393 - Paper Mache Animals

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Curvin, Joyce

Design a dog, fashion a feline or create a critter and "bring it to life" with paper mache. Students will use a variety of recyclable materials including plastic bottles, cardboard and newspaper to create an animal's body shape, then add layers of paper mache, embellishments and paint to create their very own "Art-Official Pet". During the process, we'll explore a variety of techniques, textures and recipes in paper mache. A materials fee of $15 is paid directly to the instructor and covers all needed supplies.

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374 - Sea Shell Art

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Renz, Caryl

This class is an introduction to the favorite pastime of shell collecting & crafting during the Victorian period, which produced the beautiful octagonal shadowboxes filled with shell mosaics known as 'Sailors Valentines'. Students will learn how to creatively incorporate shells into personal art projects, such as: jewelry designs, paperweights, pocketwatch treasures or shadow box mosaics in hopes of inspiring a contemporary revival in this artform. If one loves detailed, focused work that requires patience—they will find this media truly relaxing and gratifying. Instructor will furnish a starter kit with tools, shells, glue, etc. for a $25 fee paid to instructor.

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367 - Summer Express

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Hutfilz, Toni Roeder

Bring in unfinished works to try experimental techniques, collage and assemblage. The "What If" approach to finish our art works!

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798W - The Beaded Seahorse

Member Tuition: $75.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Pigman, Eleanor

This class will teach you the techniques to complete your very own beaded seahorse. Techniques include drawing and cutting out felt and two embroidery stitches. Class explores color choices to create depth and using the stacking stitch. Students will be provided two different size templates of seahorses. There will be a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor.

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364W - Tin Collage

Member Tuition: $150.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $175.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Mansur, Charlotte

This is a 2 day workshop

If you love collage and assemblage with found objects but want to take it to the next level, this class is for you. Learn how to use the palate of colors on recycled signs, cans and printed tins to "paint" representational or abstract 2-D wall-mounted pieces. Expect to complete 2 small collages by the end of this 2 day workshop.

Charlotte Mansur received a BFA from Moore College of Art and an MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) in sculpture. For the last few years, she has been developing artwork using re-purposed tin cans and signs.

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