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ONSITE: Create a Hand-Built Tequila Set

February 13, 2024

In this workshop the student will learn about hand building a Tequila Set. They will learn different ways of finishing the surface of the piece using stencils and layering underglaze colors on the clay to create a dynamic surface design. We will discuss size and proportion in the class to ensure the pieces work as […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop (A)

February 13, 2024

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create tiles, bowls, plates or panels. No previous experience needed.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodblock Printing

February 13, 2024

Explore woodblock printing, humanity’s oldest printmaking process. You’ll learn to design and transfer an image onto the block and cut the block to produce a relief image. Then, we’ll cover how to transfer the image to paper, both printing it by hand and by press.

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ONSITE: Sun-soaked Textiles: Exploring Cyanotype on Fabric

February 13, 2024

In this one-day workshop, mindfulness, natural-dyes, and textiles collide to create a communal art-making experience. Students will be taken on a guided walk around The Fan District and learn how to identify plants that can be used for natural dying and eco-printing. Students will explore and create eco-prints on fabric, ink-transfer prints on fabric, and […]

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ONSITE: Make a Set of Clay Coasters

February 13, 2024

Design a unique set of clay coasters to adorn and protect the tables in your home. Learn how to roll as strong slab and implement textures and drawn images. Using colored slips or underglazes we will create a cohesive color scheme for the coasters to unify them as a set.

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ONSITE: Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving (A)

February 13, 2024

Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom! We'll warp a rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method. This method is unique to rigid heddles and quick to set up so you can start weaving in no time. You can expect demonstrations on maintaining straight selvages, dealing with weft tails, changing colors, and […]

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ONSITE: Fashion Photography + Modeling Workshop

February 13, 2024

Whether you want to create behind-the-camera or star in your own photos, this workshop is a way to experience both sides of a fashion photo shoot! Whether you're an aspiring photographer or a model, this workshop will equip you with the skills and insights needed to create captivating fashion imagery and confidently participate in photo […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine: Make a Zippered Pouch

February 13, 2024

In this fast-paced beginners' course, students will learn the basics of machine sewing. First, students will learn how to set up their machines and practice using them. Once students feel comfortable with simple machine sewing, they will have the opportunity to sew a zippered pouch to apply their new skills. Along the way, students will […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop (B)

February 13, 2024

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create tiles, bowls, plates or panels. No previous experience needed.

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ONSITE: Ingot Ring

February 13, 2024

Learn the art of pouring and milling a wire ingot while creating a ring. We will use sterling silver casting grain in class, but this is a great skill to have for recycling your own scrap sterling silver, fine silver and gold.

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ONSITE: Master Drawing Workshop: Bargue Drawing Skills

February 13, 2024

"In this weekend course we will learn all about accurately judging proportion and achieving likeness. We will copy the master drawings of 19th Century artist Charles Bargue, who created a drawing course that was popular in the ateliers and academies in Europe during that century. This knowledge is no longer off limits to women and […]

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ONSITE: Encaustic Painting (B)

February 13, 2024

Explore encaustic painting for the first time or return to expand your skills. You will work with opaque and transparent colors, layering, using stencils and creating patterns using hot wax. 

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ONSITE: Ecoprint a Silk Pillowcase

February 13, 2024

Learn the basics of eco printing, a natural-dye process that transfers the colors from leaves and flowers onto fabric. The detail and colors achieved are amazing!

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ONSITE: Soldering Intensive

February 13, 2024

This weekend workshop is a great class for the beginner who would like to learn the most fundamental technique to metal working: high temperature silver soldering. This class is also a great refresh for students who who would like to brush up on their soldering skills.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Poetry

February 13, 2024

This workshop is for students who have some experience writing poetry and are looking to dig deeper into their writing practice. In this poetry workshop, we'll read published poems (written by contemporary and historical poets), and we'll use this work to inspire our own creative writing work. We'll write poems, and we'll spend time discussing […]

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ONSITE: Tintype Photography

February 13, 2024

Use one of the earliest forms of photography to create tintypes, which are direct positives printed on an aluminum sheet using large format cameras. Learn the basics of this 19th century process, including how to pour and sensitize collodion, properly expose and develop plates, and apply a protective varnish. Plan to walk away with two […]

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (C)

February 13, 2024

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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