Category Archive: Artist Toolkit Workshops

Tricks artists need to have up their sleeves!

Light & Shadow in Painting

Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10am–12pm (4 sessions)

Instructor: Diana Grant

This class will begin with viewing contemporary paintings to discuss the use of light and shadow. We will look at light and shadows on buildings, faces, water, landscapes and still lifes in every medium. This class is about educating our eyes and then …

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Portfolio Creation Night

Interested in pursuing a career in ART?

Join us for this free informational night and learn what goes into creating a portfolio for college admission, internships, exhibitions and gallery entry.

Monday, February 27, 2017 7-8:30pm

Free. RSVP to artEAST by February 20, 2017 to ensure we have enough space. email

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artEAST Studio Group

Mondays 7–9:30pm or Wednesdays 12:30–3pm, January 24–June 26 (monthly enrollment)

Coordinators: Ellen Borison and Cynthia Hall

Members only. Artists of all levels welcome.

If you are a member committed to growing as an artist then engage with your peers in one of our weekly studio groups and be part of this supportive and inclusive group.

WE ARE PERSUADED that …

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Introduction to Encaustic

Saturday, February 4, 10am–4pm 

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

Discover the ancient technique of encaustic painting! Made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, it is recognized for its luminous layering capacity to build rich surfaces. The process involves heat fusing layers of paint together to create smooth and textured finishes. Basic techniques are covered in this workshop …

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Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Saturdays, February 11, 18 & 25, 6–9pm (3 sessions)

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Bring a friend and enjoy 3 weeks of ceramics instruction on the potter’s wheel with instructor Shelly Vollstedt. Students will spend the first two weeks learning to throw pottery and successfully build ceramic pots using the hypnotic and tactile potter’s wheel. You’ll …

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Photography Composition

New Dates: Saturdays, May 20, 1–4pm and June 3, 1–3pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Sarah Dalton

Learn the basics of photography composition in this two day workshop with Instructor Sarah Dalton. Students will have the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned and return for a second session to discuss and expand on their own photographic …

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Encaustic Collage

Saturday, March 4, 10am–4pm 

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

Encaustic collage incorporates mixed media between translucent layers of beeswax onto two dimensional supports to create a rich and luminous surface. Bring your own fibrous ephemera such as printed images, old book pages, stencils, etc. to layer between encaustic.

The encaustic process involves heat fusing layers of …

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iPad Art Night

Saturday, March 11, 6:30–9pm 

Instructor: Pamela Holderman

Learn the fundamentals of digital painting and drawing in a relaxed environment: with refreshments! Try out a new way to create using your fingers and an iPad.

This class is designed for beginners and traditional artists looking to expand their abilities while still having …

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Paint Night Out

Friday, March 17, 2016, 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Ricco DiStefano

Spend an evening with professional painter Ricco DiStefano learning tips and tricks to to complete your own one of a kind art piece while NOT copying from the masters. Ricco will lead the group in exercises to create a vibrant painting with their own hands. All you need …

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Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 10am–4pm (2 sessions) 

Instructor: Jacqui Beck

This two-day workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using mixed media, and other ways to apply and remove paint. You will learn to create art …

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Encaustic Sculpture

Saturday & Sunday, June 3–4, 10am–4pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

This workshop will explore the use of wire and plaster bandage to create simple sculptural forms, and treating the surface in encaustic. The application and heating of wax on a sculptural form as well as burnishing, incising, collaging and transferring onto …

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Expressive Drawing: Lines, Marks & Shapes

Mondays, December 5 & 12, 6–9pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Gail Baker

Ever wanted to try drawing but felt it was too daunting? Join Gail Baker and learn to create marks and shapes in new and engaging ways. Together we will use black and white house paint, big charcoal, sticks, and colorful oil …

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