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Family Studio Program

January 15, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 15, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Design and Build Your Own Wood Project- New!

January 15, 2019

Do you have a wood or furniture project in mind but need help in design, construction, wood selection or building techniques? This class is designed to help you through that process. Submit your ideas and pictures two weeks before classes start and we can work together to make your vision a reality.

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Latex Mask Making from Molds – New!

January 15, 2019

Bring your mask designs to life. Combining demonstrations and hands-on learning, we’ll cover sculpting methods, plaster mold making, latex casting and painting techniques. These skills will be handy for Halloween, film projects, performance art and more. You’ll get to take home your wearable mask and plaster mold.

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Concrete Casting: Creating A Small Piece of Furniture

January 15, 2019

Create a small, functional object out of concrete, such as a small bench, stool, side table, or planter. You’ll learn how to properly pour and cast concrete into molds. We’ll also explore different techniques for creating textures and colors on the outer surface of the concrete object.

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Cheese Platters, Cutting Boards and Cookie Trays

January 15, 2019

Learn to make wooden platters that can be used as cutting boards, cheese platters or cookie trays. Combine multiple wood types and try your hand at carving embellishments to create functional platters, perfect for everyday use in the kitchen. Bread boards, charcuterie boards, and cheese boards, oh my!

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Furniture Finishing and Painting Techniques

January 15, 2019

Transform your furniture from trash to treasure. You’ll learn nine paint techniques including distressing, antiquing and applying metallic finishes. We’ll go over the differences between chalk, milk and latex paint and discuss how to select the best furniture pieces and make minor repairs. You’ll learn to paint and protect your finished product. We’ll practice on […]

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Introduction to Cane Weaving

January 15, 2019

Learn the art of cane weaving, a method of applying rattan cane or rattan peel to a piece of furniture. This technique is most often used for chair seats and backs and dates back to the 1700s. You’ll explore basic cane weaving techniques on a wooden frame, and leave this workshop ready to cane or […]

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Handmade Wooden Brushes- New!

January 15, 2019

Learn to make wooden hand brushes and gain new skills with hand tools (carving knives, gouges, rasps and files) as well as machines (bandsaw, drill press and sanders). Use these brushes to wipe off counters and work desks (and hang beautifully on the wall when not in use).

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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Shadow Boxes (Ages 7-8)

January 14, 2019

Use reclaimed materials to make sculptures inspired by modern and contemporary artists. Make shadowboxes using found objects, play inventive games and use the power of the unexpected to try new ideas.

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Stretch Your Own Canvases- NEW!

January 14, 2019

Stop wasting money on pre-stretched canvases and build your own. In this class you’ll learn how to assemble your own stretcher bars and stretch and prime canvases. Because you’re building your own painting surface, you can customize size and experiment with surface.

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Art by Accident (Ages 11–12)– New!

January 14, 2019

Use luck, chance and accidents to make art. We’ll experiment with an assortment of found materials, go on neighborhood walks, build sculptures, make paintings and create mixed media work as well.

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Art Media Exploration (Ages 7–8)

January 14, 2019

Explore a variety of media in this sampler-style class. Use clay, paint, paper mache, fabric, wire and more to create a collection of 2-D and 3-D work.

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