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Laminated Japanese Steel Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will focus on the elements used by Japanese bladesmiths for making laminated steel and iron composites used traditionally for chisels, plane blades, knives, axes and other tools requiring a tough body, but hard razor sharp edge.

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Watercolor on Yupo and other Unique Surfaces

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Watercolor on Yupo & Unique Surfaces
$649 for 5 full days
All levels/ In-studio

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Forging FUNdamentals

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether sculptural or functional, the basics of steel shaping are the key to making a beautiful object. In this workshop you will learn the foundation of the forging process with a heavy focus on developing an eye for a clean line.

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JAMES TENNISON Painting the Portrait

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

During this four-day workshop we will be painting a head-and-shoulders portrait from a live model.

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Collage Workshop 1

Instructor, Robert Ohnigian

Pasting, ripping, and cutting fragments of paper or any other materials of choice on almost any surface with a mind toward color, texture, and space.

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Classical Figure Drawing Workshop

Instructor, Emilie Houssart

This two-day figure drawing workshop is focused on understanding the way that we really see, and will give you core skills for creating a powerful image from life.

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Imagery in Enamel

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics to be explored will include; decals, sgraffito, sandblasting with contact paper resists, working with liquid enamels, and alternative cloisonné techniques.

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All Watercolor with Nationally-acclaimed, Sterling Edwards

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Sterling demonstrates and discusses a variety of topics and techniques, finishing a painting in each morning demo. Some of the topics include: how to paint a wide variety of subjects, a developing a strong composition, the expressive use of colors, overlapping shapes for and much more.

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Collage Workshop 2

Instructor, Robert Ohnigian

Pasting, ripping, and cutting fragments of paper or any other materials of choice on almost any surface with a mind toward color, texture, and space.

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Firing the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Potters of all ranges in abilities are welcome to bring work made from stoneware and or porcelain clay bodies and bisque fired to participate fully in this amazing firing. Everyone will participate in the kiln loading and firing process.

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Tina Garrett – 3 Ways to Paint Portraits … Because There are Many Ways to Create Great Art!

DebKArt Home Studios

Would you like to paint beautiful portraits with the method that best suits you?

– Private Instruction, limited to 12 students
– Tina will teach three starting methods, from the live model
– Organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values and temperatures for different skin types.

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Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a workshop for beginners looking to learn the art of chair caning and seat weaving.

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Caricatures in Steel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will investigate forging and fabrication processes while thinking beyond traditional blacksmithing forms such as architectural gates, railings, furniture, and other utilitarian objects.

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Plein Air Painting in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join Anthony Migliaccio for three full-days of painting the beautiful fields, forests, streams and stunning vistas of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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Sculptural Stringed Instrument Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking to make your instrument, a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of string instrument or someone just looking for a fun week, this is the class for you.

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Making Monotypes With Water Based Media: A Non Toxic Approach To Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Anthony Kirk

Participants will be shown how to prepare and use mat board printing plates that have the texture of mild sandpaper and are therefore conducive to drawing with water soluble crayons and painting with water based printing ink.

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Drawing Spring Flowers Workshop

Wendy Hollender

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings.

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Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, burnishing(flush setting), channel setting and pave’.

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Carlo Russo – Painting Flowers Successfully

DebKArt Home Studios

Would you like to paint beautiful florals confidently and more easily?

– Instruction is private, in my home studio, limited to 12 students
– Learn how a good approach is key to painting flowers successfully. Avoid common mistakes.

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WSA Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Peter Clapper

Paint directly from the Woodstock landscape in this plein-air workshop. See and paint the unique color and light that is Woodstock in the late summer.

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Watercolor Workshop with Keiko Tanabe – Keep It Simple and Strong

Keiko Tanabe

Capture the essence of a landscape with watercolor. Learn methods and techniques to make a painting with impact. En plein air, the weather permitting.

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Portraits From Photographic Reference Workshop

Instructor, Claire Lambe

In this workshop students have the opportunity to work and be mentored on portraits of friends and family members using photographs as reference.

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Fantastic Forms and How to Forge Them

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore how to carve, fuller and split steel. Working hot exploits the malleability of steel and its ability to take deep impressions.

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Qiang Huang – 4-Day Basics of Oil Painting

Cloudcroft Art Workshops

This 4-day workshop will focus on the painting process and the use of color, values and edges as well as composition and the movement of light.

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Plein Air Woodcuts

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come work in different locations around Peters Valley to create woodcuts from the natural landscape. In the afternoon, we will return to campus and print your woodblocks.

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Beginning Wood Turning

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn tool selection & sharpening, wood selection, lathe setup, basic safety, sanding & finishing and will see how to find the bowl with the tree.

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Abstract Sculpture Fabrication: Working With Cardboard Workshop

Patty Mooney, Instructor

Cardboard is an incredibly versatile material that lends itself to creating dynamic sculptural forms. Students will learn a number of fabrication techniques that are designed to maintain the structural integrity of the material.

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Metal & Wood Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will combine basic metalsmithing and woodworking techniques to create unique jewelry. It will teach a variety of skills for blending the materials of metal and wood to create one of a kind rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches.

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Collagraph Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Collagraph is a printmaking technique which operates, as the name suggests, on the basis of collage.

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Multiple Surface Treatments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about the famous cobalt blue pigment and the proper use of brushes utilized in the creation of Chinese Blue and White porcelain often referred to as ‘Qing Hua’.

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Spoon Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Patrick will discuss and demonstrate the basics of green wood spoon carving using traditional tools and methods.

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Color, Form & Composition Through Still Life Workshop

Instructor, Hongnian Zhang

Using still life as a discipline to present Zhang’s unique “yin-yang” approach to color and composition, the student will develop skills in expressing form, space and texture.

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The Art of Upholstery

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is a great introduction to upholstery techniques and tools used for furniture, auto and marine applications.

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Painting The Figure With The Prismatic Palette Workshop

Instructor, John Varriano

This workshop will explore the prismatic qualities of light observed in nature. Students will learn to see light progressions on forms in terms of color temperature as well as value, and how to use a basic artist’s palette to express the full range of the color spectrum.

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Simplifying the June Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Kate McGloughlin’s Simplifying the Landscape Workshops help painters navigate the visual pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can make painting on location overwhelming. This course was designed to help artists simplify their approach to landscape painting, and learn the practical aspects of painting in the field.

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Color and Energy Workshop 1

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

These three separate two day Color & Energy Workshops with instructor Karen O’Neil are designed to feed a painter’s creative engine. The workshops are visual energy boosters for painters.

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Watercolor with Nationally acclaimed, Barbara Nechis

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Barabara’s workshops are for all who want to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun, be intuitive and inventive.

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Carving Wooden Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will have multiple pieces at the completion of the course and a new perspective on the potential of wood as a material and it’s beauty in small scale works.

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Color Mixing for Landscape Painters Workshop

Instructor, Christie Scheele

Color in landscape painting is infinitely complex. In this workshop, we will start with observation and identification, learning the color basics of hue, value, temperature, and tone.

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Jeannie Vodden – Translucent Watercolor Portraits

California Watercolor Association

Jeannie Vodden – Translucent Watercolor Portraits, March 15-18, 4 Days, All Levels, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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MIKE HERNANDEZ Painting the Bluffs of Whidbey in gouache or oil

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Mike will cover the important fundamentals of composition, color relationships, lighting, atmospheric perspective, simplification and shape design through the use of gouache.

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Small Scale Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process and hand pouring techniques. Once your model is complete, we will cast it in class, clean it up, and finish the surface.

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Atmospheric Tonalism: The Subtle Approach to Oil Painting Workshop

Instructor, Mary Anna Goetz

The Atmospheric Tonalism workshop will focus on the limited palette and atmospheric qualities of Tonalist painting.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come join us in this annual firing fest during which you will learn how to fire wood, soda, raku, pit, and gas reduction.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 3

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Welcome to the revolutionary genre of our time that has captivated artists the world over and gained a significant worldwide audience.

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Ins & Outs Of Floral Painting Workshop

Instructor, Mary Anna Goetz

May is one of the most beautiful months in the Catskills- an ideal time for the artist to create indoor floral arrangements or work en plein air. This workshop will combine both approaches.

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The Poetic Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Elizabeth Mowry

This studio workshop will be most useful to pastel artists having some experience with the medium. The focus of this pastel workshop will be to create evocative landscape compositions using only natural landscape components.

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Glass Mosaics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about color and the mosaic palette, how tile shape creates visual texture, how layout of patterns (opus) affect design and more.

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Internationally acclaimed Art Workshops

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

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Works On Paper Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin
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Using basic monotype techniques as a springboard, this workshop will explore the world of visual possibilities available to artists using both wet and dry media to create rich, highly developed works of art.

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Traditional Intaglio Printmaking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we’ll have five days to explore this centuries old printmaking process from start to finish.

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Combining Genres In Pastel Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten

Learn to exercise design skills by using a more complex visual “dialogue” within your pastel paintings.

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Color and Energy Workshop 2

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

These three separate two day Color & Energy Workshops with instructor Karen O’Neil are designed to feed a painter’s creative engine. The workshops are visual energy boosters for painters.

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Drawing Lab: Drawing for Better Painting Workshop 2

Instructor, Jenny Nelson

Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw.

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Large Scale Contemporary Drawing In Abstraction Workshop December

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Here in Large Scale Contemporary Drawing, there are no rules or regulations. This course is an escapade in shifting and sliding from the miniscule to the mammoth.

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Traditional Turkish Coppersmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using small chisels and a lightweight hammer, participants will learn how to carve deep lines into copper to create designs. Participants will learn about traditional patterns as well as having the opportunity to fashion their own.

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Turning a Simple Box

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come spend the weekend in the woodshop learning some new turning skills while making some beautiful keepsake boxes.

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Advanced Abstract Painting Workshop 1

Instructor,Jenny Nelson

This workshop is designed for painters interested in exploring more deeply the fundamental elements that come together to create a successful abstract painting.

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There is a Song in My Art Exhibit

The Naples Art Association

There is a Song in My Art exhibit will be on view December 10 through January 21 at the Naples Art Association, located at 585 Park Street in Naples.

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Wood and Trees

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using simple tools: block plane, spokeshave, rasp and sandpaper (with a minor use of the bandsaw and the drill press) we will make wooden shapes and explore the potential of wood as it comes from the lumber yard.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 4

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

The vivid exploration of Comic Abstraction is sure to embolden you to the thrill of creating graphic dynamism through color, form and panel rhythm.

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The Brooch: Found, Framed & Fastened

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through the format of the brooch, participants will explore inventive mounting solutions for non-traditional materials, while creating intelligent pin back mechanisms to make wearable art.

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Elizabeth Morisette

Tapestry Loom Workshop: Make and Weave

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to build your very own wooden frame loom and weave on it using recycled and repurposed materials.

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Forging for the Home & Hearth

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover how to start blacksmithing, fire control, forging skills, tools, safety, and studio practices. Some of the techniques taught include hammer control, toolmaking, drawing out, riveting, upsetting, slitting and drifting.

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Introduction to Throwing on the Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner who wishes to get their hands dirty in a supportive, warm, and stress free atmosphere, exploring the potter’s wheel.

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Everyday Earrings

Peters Valley School of Craft

Each participant will learn a variety of techniques for making different types of earrings, from posts to dangles, using both wire and sheet metal.

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Jewelry Fabrication: Building from a Ring

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore different styles of ring designs based on the shape of a circle, square or rectangle in order to build personal narrative and design criteria. Then work on foundation fabrication techniques that will enable you to create your own special and narrative ring with stone setting.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 1

InstructorPolly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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THE “Clothed” FIGURE IN PASTELS – MARGARET DYER

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Margaret teaches a simple step-by-step method. Working with live models, students explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color, and pastel application.

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Basic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of forging and manipulating steel using a coal forge, while gaining a working skill set and understanding in the use of blacksmithing tools and techniques.

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Step by Step Rib-Style Willow Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on the basic rib-style techniques used in willow basketry from the making of handles and rims to lashings, scalloming, slyping, shaping with ribs, and finishing techniques.

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Vermont Art Event

HK Holbein

Art Workshops and Materials Expo offering a range of 2-D painting media workshops.

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2017 Spectacular Summer Workshop Lineup

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier

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The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier was founded to further the practice and education of artists working in the Old Masters methods in the Classical Realist tradition. BACAA is committed to upholding the highest standards of art instruction by providing opportunities for all artists and students.

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Simplifying the July Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Each Wednesday during the summer in Woodstock, NY, a group of artists meet at a bucolic, private location to capture the essence of place creating meaningful sketch book entries .

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Brooching Titanium

Peters Valley School of Craft

Although titanium has a reputation as a hard and difficult material you will learn that you can create attractive surfaces and forms using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.

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The Basics of Bobbin Lace

Peters Valley School of Craft

Originating in the 15th century, bobbin lace is a process of making decorative netting through an organization of individually controlled threads.

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Turned Wood Bowls: Beyond the Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

his course is designed for the turner who wants to bring their bowl turning abilities to a whole new level.

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Real to Radical Color Expression

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Want to loosen up? Let’s get a little reckless and break those “should” and “supposed-to” rules. Trust your instincts and quit over-working. Regardless of subject, you will learn productive practices for quicker, fresher, better paintings. Take some risks using meaningful ways to push toward abstraction as far as you dare.

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Bloomery Smelting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Bloomery smelting is the pre-industrial method of winning iron from its ore. We’ll discuss charcoal-making, ore preparation, and the theory of the process. Then we’ll build our furnaces, smelt the ore to a metallic “bloom”, and then forge that iron.

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Marbling for Book Makers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric, including how to select materials and prepare a marbling vat.

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Linda Fisler Palette Knife Artist and Author

DebKArt Home Studios

Paint lovely landscapes in oil or acrylic
– Linda will teach you how she paints from life outdoors, using palette knives
– Learn techniques for fully expressing yourself visually AND literally
– Every student will receive a free copy of Linda’s instructional book, Four Pillars to Build Your Masterpiece

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Demystifying Soldering

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover the science of how it works and why it does not work sometimes. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together.

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Japanese Kumiko

Peters Valley School of Craft

Kumiko is the Japanese technique for making beautiful lattice-work. In this workshop, participants will make two boxes decorated with this technique.

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Introduction to the Forged Blade

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating, and the sharpening of a small utility knife. The instructor will discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for knives, and how to begin making knives on your own.

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Rings for Beginners

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn to make a perfectly finished, handmade ring (or two) in only two days!

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Bracelets: Bangle, Cuff, Chain & More!

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a perfect introduction to jewelry making! Participants will become familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working with fine metals. Guaranteed to finish a bracelet each day!

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Pit Firing with No Borders

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants in this weekend workshop will explore pit-firing techniques with an emphasis on salt and copper flashing, using their pieces as a ground for both firing and decorative applications.

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DAN SCHULTZ The Figure in the Landscape

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This will be an in-depth oil painting workshop focusing on Dan’s technique for painting the figure outdoors.

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The Oil Portrait Sketch Workshop

Instructor, Lois Woolley

Learn how to catch a likeness in a spirited, sketchy approach to portraiture. Combining alla-prima, large brushwork with sensitive line, one can complete this kind of oil portrait in just a few hours. Woolley will demonstrate how on Saturday morning.

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Art Unraveled 2017 Art Retreat

Phoenix Rising Productions

Caroline Jasper 6hr or 3hr workshop topics for fine art acrylic painting and mixed media projects with acrylics. Materials included. On-site store. Extra Art Events included.

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2 Day Weekend Oil/Acrylic Painting Workshops

Janet Glatz

Personalized two-day workshops in oil/acrylic painting for all ages and experience.

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Embracing the Landscape Workshop

instructor, Christie Scheele

In this landscape workshop new and experienced painters alike will advance their skills, including emphasis on composition, color, and drawing.

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Etruscan Places Painting the Salt Marshes of Ipswich MA

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson

Paint the historic salt marshes of Ipswich MA immortalized by Martin Johnson Heade and Arthur Wesley Dow. Stunning landscapes unmodified since the days of the 17th century Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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The 29th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

The Naples Art Association

The 29th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 along 5th Avenue South in Naples and feature over 200 professional artists from around the country showing and selling their works.

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TJ Cunningham Paints Figures From Life, Outdoors – Accept the Challenge!

DebKArt Home Studios

Want a challenge? Learn to paint the figure from life, outdoors!

– Instruction is relaxed, limited to 12 students
– TJ will teach you how he paints a live model outdoors
– Learn to see and depict reflected light and color

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Birgit O’Connor – Fearless Flowers

California Watercolor Association

Birgit O’Connor – Fearless Flowers, May 15-18, 4 Days, Skill Level: Advanced Beginner & Up, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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Illustration with Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Carol Zaloom

Using linoleum printmaking techniques and optional watercolor, this workshop will explore the ways in which you can bring to life your story, poem, favorite quote, or memory.

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Table Saw Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn table saw techniques used in woodworking while making a few small projects.

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Organic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn blacksmithing including fire and hammer control while focusing on shaping organic forms such as flowers and leaves in assorted metals.

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Encaustic on Paper

Peters Valley School of Craft

While encaustic wax and paint is most often worked on a solid surface such as wood, it also lends itself to working on a paper substrate in thin layers. It can be translucent or more transparent allowing underneath layers of color or imagery to be visible.

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STAN PROKOPENKO Figure Drawing from Life (gesture, structure, and shading)

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Students will learn the fundamental concepts for drawing the human body

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Cordwainer Craft: Making Classic Handmade Leather Shoes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using original tin patterns from the 1920s, learn about basic pattern-making and in this steady-paced class will move forward from there. From start to finish, this process is 100% hands-on shoe work.

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David Shevlino Paints the Clothed Figure

DebKArt Home Studios

David will teach you how he paints from live models alla prima
Learn how to simplify form, values and color into understandable tones and shapes
Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to come and learn
Every student will appreciate painting loosely and with greater economy in their strokes

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Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques

California Watercolor Association

Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques, July 21-22, 2 Days, Intermediate/Advanced 9:00AM-4:00PM

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Rug Weaving: Color & Textiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to set up the loom and experiment with a variety of rug making techniques using plain weave, pattern, twill and pile weaves. Focus on sample weaving using an array of techniques that will allow you to investigate color and material explorations on the loom.

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Hand Building Functional Forms using Paper Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.

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Noborigama Wood Firing Workshop

Peters Valley School of Craft

This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln.

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Keep Your Pants On: The Art of the Belt Buckle

Peters Valley School of Craft

Experiment with found objects and pre-fabricated components to knock out a custom buckle quickly, or make every detail from scratch for the ultimate one-of-a-kind creation.

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Little Boxes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The design and construction of a container enables careful thought in planning the design concept as well as meticulous attention to measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use: perfume bottle, pill box, etc.

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Pattern Welded Steel for Blades & Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Silk Aquatint Workshop

Instructor, Julio Valdez

Silk Aquatint is a versatile alternative to traditional printmaking techniques.This is a great technique for painters and watercolor artists at any stage.

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Vessel Forms with the Help of Molds

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to use plaster molds to achieve interesting shapes and patterned surfaces. We will explore molds as a means to develop one-of-a-kind sculptural and utilitarian vessels.

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Wedge Weave: Technique & Design

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants should expect to gain a full understanding of the wedge weave technique and a beginning understanding of the design potential of the technique.

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Modern Shibori: Hand-Dyeing Intensive

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn by combining eight Shibori resist methods (winding, knotting, stitching and folding) to create texture and patterns, while exploring four unique types of dyeing.

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Watercolor with Internationally acclaimed, Keiko Tanabe

Northeast Art Retreats

Designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques create paintings with strong impact. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject through the simplification process. The ability to do so and quicky is especially useful when painting en plein air.

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Large Scale Contemporary Drawing In Abstraction Workshop November

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Beginners to abstract drawing and scale will move with ease alongside a well-versed artist. The imponderability of scale is ultimately a conversation between you, space and the surface.

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Painting with a Master – Live-in workshop (accommodations included)

R. Bruce Brennan Fine Art
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Come study the essence of fine oil-painting in this in-depth three-day, five night, class of painting with a master. Your tuition will include your accommodations in your own private suite in my home, breakfasts, and use of easel. Come away with an enriched knowledge of technique and desired focus.

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KOO SHADLER Egg Tempera Painting II

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Old as the Egyptians and most famous during the Renaissance, egg tempera painting is becoming increasingly popular with artists today. Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity. Dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day and yet the medium also allows for meticulous linear detailing.

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Shenandoah Art Destination

Shenandoah Art Destination

The Shenandoah Art Destination is magnificently located in Virginia, USA. Located three miles south of the historic town of Lexington, the 10 acre property is surrounded by scenic rolling hills nestled in the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains; the perfect art get-away location.

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Solar Plate Etching

Peters Valley School of Craft

Solar plate etching is a process of using UV light to expose light weight zinc plates that have a light sensitive emulsion. They can be exposed using sunlight but we will also use a vacuum light device for exposure.

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Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye

Peters Valley School of Craft

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures.

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“Painting a Better Abstract” Pat Dews

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Dews’ creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and canvas. She paints the abstract essence of nature.

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Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Printmaking without a press
$649 for 5 full days
All Levels/In-Studio

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Setting the Trap!

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn stone setting and alternative modes of setting found objects through fabrication methods such as; proper soldering techniques, creating secure settings that trap objects such as gemstones or found objects in the jewelry of your design.

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TERESA OAXACA Painting Luscious Floral and/or Still Life with Effigies

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

The class teaches still life painting using both direct and indirect methods. Students will receive a lecture and two instructor demos, and given opportunity to make two such paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model.

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Barry Gross

Turning Fine Writing Instruments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Concentration on the fit & finish of a pen will be stressed daily along with thinking creatively to enhance your abilities.

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AMY FOSTER – FACES, FIGURES and FOLLIES

Artensity

This 3 day workshop is a perfect sampler for anyone who loves working with a live model.

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Segmented Wood Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will provide you the opportunity to learn how to use hand carving and shaping tools (gouge, rasp, file, scraper, etc.) and power tools (angle grinder, die grinder, jointer, circular saw, band saw, etc.) in a safe and effective manner while learning segmented woodcarving.

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The Body Prismatic™: Creative Wellness Workshop in Lancaster, PA

Paint Awake™

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Express Your Dynamic Self:
This fantabulous intuitive art workshop is a lively exploration into the colorful landscape of you, your “energy body”, and your vast inner world.

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Color & Light In The Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Hongnian Zhang

Painting plein-air at beautiful nearby Hudson valley sites, the student will progress from a series of small studies to completing two finished landscape paintings.

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Getting Past Knit and Purl

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn the next steps in knitting: multiple cast-ons and bind-offs; increasing left, right, and centered; lace stitches; and basic cables.

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Craft Yourself Online!

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we’ll review theory about online communications; review the ins & outs of online tools; and dive in for hands-on practice (with your laptop or tablet) to fit your individual style and needs.

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Jacob Aguiar, PSA – Plein Air Workshop

Art is Inn

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The Art is Inn is delighted to host Mr. Jacob Aguiar at a 3 day plein air workshop 9/30-10/2/2016.

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Drawing with Thread

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class.

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Color and Energy Workshop 3

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

These three separate two day Color & Energy Workshops with instructor Karen O’Neil are designed to feed a painter’s creative engine. The workshops are visual energy boosters for painters.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 2

Instructo, rMeredith Rosier

The vivid exploration of Comic Abstraction is sure to embolden you to the thrill of creating graphic dynamism through color, form and panel rhythm.

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ELIZABETH ZANZINGER Alla-prima portrait paintings from life

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This three-day oil painting workshop will focus on specific observational skills to help you create more efficient, lively, and accurate alla-prima portrait paintings from life.

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Introduction to Lampworking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making using ancient Venetian techniques.

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Watercolor: Wet, Wild & Wonderful

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will work en plein air in the picturesque environment of Peters Valley, as well as indoors, learning to react to not only our subject matter but also to the ways the medium can be manipulated and controlled to achieve desired results.

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Exploring Abstraction Workshop 1

Instructor, Jenny Nelson

Explore abstraction through exercises designed to open the mind to conceptual thinking.

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Memento Mori: Jewelry & Sculptural Objects of Remembrance

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore the idea of remembrance and self-reflection by creating small-scale wearable works and/or metal objects in the spirit of the memento mori tradition.

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Watercolor Realism with Internationally acclaimed, John Salminen

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

John’s workshop will encourage representational painters to experiment with a different style and challenge experienced abstract painters to explore new possibilities in expressing their creative voices. His workshop includes demonstrations, critiques and lots of individual help.

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John Salminen Watercolor Workshop

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Realism Through Design
$699 for 5 Full Days
All levels/In-Studio

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Tea Bowls: Form, Function and Beauty

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics covered will include: aesthetics, proportions, preparing clay bodies, nuances and components of summer and winter shaped tea bowls, forming methods on the potter’s wheel, working with tea bowl blanks for carving and throwing off the mound to achieve fluidity.

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TJ CUNNINGHAM Painting Barns and Buildings on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

During this comprehensive landscape class both plein air and studio painting will be thoroughly discussed. Often, work created in the studio can lack the energy of paintings created outdoors from direct observation.

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Mixed Media Fiber Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will explore spool knitting, standing rug technique (quillies), and the penny rug technique in combination with needle felting.

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Clay Becomes Body

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using the potter’s wheel to create human and animal figurative pottery. These pots might be amphora-like trophies or re-imagined canopic-like large jars, i.e with animal head lids.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils with Randall Sexton

The Landgrove Inn

Painting the rural landscape of Vermont with Randall Sexton

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Woodstock Plein-Air Fall Foliage Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Peter Clapper

Immerse yourself in the light and color that is fall in Woodstock, NY. Paint at the height of the changing seasons saturated with reds, yellows, and golds, bouncing off their surroundings. Bring your palette knife and carve your way into the landscape, nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.

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Transparency & Radiance Workshop September

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Ponder the glory of emanating light by J. M. Turner or the opulent ink washes of Victor Hugo and the water reflections of Frits Thaulow. Present day artists continue their process of discovery in the portrayal of illusionary space with an expansive array of materials.

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Seeing Color and Light Workshop

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

This workshop is specific to the study of light, and its effect on color. Natural and artificial light sources, how they differ, and why this is relevant to a painter are demonstrated and discussed during this two day workshop.

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Teresa Oaxaca – Painting Impressionistic Flowers in Oils

DebKArt Home Studios

Learn to paint flowers alone or as part of interesting compositions

– Instruction is private, in my home studio, limited to 12 students
– Teresa will teach you how she creates beautiful alla prima floral paintings
– Learn how mastering values and edges elevates your artwork

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Portraits From Photographic Reference Workshop 2

Instructor, Claire Lambe
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In this class students have the opportunity to work and be mentored on portraits of friends and family members using photographs as reference.

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Drawing Lab: Drawing For Better Painting Workshop 1

Instructor, Jenny Nelson

Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw.

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FRANK EBER ‘Atmospheric Watercolors’

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Bring your painting skill to a higher level!

Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge.

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The Art & Craft of Metal Mesh Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using steel mesh to construct “flame-treated” biomorphic and geometric stainless steel mesh baskets 8 – 12 inches in size. Participants will learn how to design and cut out 2D patterns from the mesh to make 3D baskets.

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Basic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basic techniques used to forge metal with a hammer and anvil while making a few small projects. Topics covered will include; coal forge maintenance, hammering techniques, use of tongs, anvils, vises.

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Leveling Up: Bigger, Better, Beautiful

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for experienced potters looking to improve their skills and make larger forms on the wheel.

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Introduction to Natural Dyes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric.

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Ornate Surfaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

Demonstrations and discussions will include commercial mold casting, press mold making, sprig application, damp storage, and forming techniques in throwing and hand building. Basic tableware as well as one of a kind pieces for celebratory moments will be our primary topic.

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From Tree to Lathe: Focus on the Perfect Bowl

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to turn the “Perfect Bowl” by learning how to identify the most common trees in the North East and the best ways to use them.

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Comic Abstraction Workshop 5

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Welcome to the revolutionary genre of our time that has captivated artists the world over and gained a significant worldwide audience.

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Lithography Workshop 2

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Students will draw black-and-white images with lithographic crayons and pencils, and learn the fascinating process of etching the stones and printing editions from them.

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Border Book: Text & Image

Peters Valley School of Craft

A Border Book is a structure that allows multiple possibilities for imagery and text. The border book is a format, not a particular type of binding, but it folds down to a book that can be of any size.

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The Abstract Landscape Workshop 2

Instructor, Donald Elder

Workshop will encourage self-expression through use of color.

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Basic Bling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is intended to familiarize you with the necessary tools and techniques for jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Dinner with Artists

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association will host its ever-popular Dinner with Artists series on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Naples Art Association, located at 585 Park Street in Naples.

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Design & Build a Small Side Table

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are new to the craft or have a few projects under your belt, this class will give you the opportunity to enhance your woodworking chops as you design and build your own table.

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Cardigraphy Workshop

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Students will create intaglio plates by using various methods of scoring into laminated cardboard.

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Exploring Abstraction Workshop 2

Instructor, Jenny Nelson

October 21–22, 2017, Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM

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Printmaking with Internationally acclaimed printmaker Jeff Hirst

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Instruction in a variety of print media including Monoprints, Intaglio, Relief,
and Encaustic Collagraph and Traditional Collagraph, Mixed Media Print Approaches.

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Head & Heart Plein Air Painting

Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation

Plein Air practices including studio instruction sessions. Express your personal take on the beautiful vistas surrounding White Sand Lake. Bring the outdoors inside on canvas.

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Imagery &Color in Jacquard Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

The TC2 is a handloom that digitally controls every thread in the warp independently. This expands the range of options for explorations in imagery, color, texture and dimension in the woven matrix- while reducing the learning curve because multiple ideas can be tested simultaneously and rapidly.

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Pamela Wilson

Two Terrific Baskets

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to weave both a market basket (20” l x 11” w x 7” h) and a tote (12” l x 6” w x 11.5” h) in just two days.

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Forging Hollow Forms

Peters Valley School of Craft

All components of the process will be demonstrated including sculpture design and template making, pattern layout, fit up and construction. MIG and oxy acetylene welding will be utilized along with slip roller forming and brake work.

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Intensive Watercolor Workshop

Instructor, Richard Segalman

The focus of this class is on the intensity of the encounter between artist and subject, and on expression rather than details of techniques.

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DRAWING THE PORTRAIT FROM LIFE WORKSHOP

Instructor, Emilie Houssart

This three-day portrait drawing workshop is focused on understanding the way that we really see, and will give you core skills that will serve you at all levels of your artistic practice.

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Passionately Repurposed: Art from Recycled and Found Materials Exhibit

The Naples Art Association

The Passionately Repurposed: Art from Recycled and Found Materials exhibit will be on view December 10 through January 21 at the Naples Art Association, located at 585 Park Street in Naples.

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Monotype Workshop 1

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Open to artists of every stripe, this workshop is designed to open artistic blocks in painters and demystify the printmaking studio at The Woodstock School of Art.

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Making work for the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on combing the elements of line, volume and form to create functional pottery that is appropriate for a wood kiln.

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Hand Building Earthenware Pottery

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we will explore various hand built pottery forms using red earthenware clay. Included will be plates and platters, covered forms including teapots and more.

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Advanced Abstract Painting Workshop 2

InstructorJenny Nelson

This workshop is designed for painters interested in exploring more deeply the fundamental elements that come together to create a successful abstract painting.

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Making Color Work Wonders Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten

Color is emotion in a painting. Join master pastelist Robert in exploring varied ways to express our feelings in our paintings by using fresh color combinations through “pushed” color, saturation contrasts, disassociated color, color proportioning and more.

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Explorations in Felt & Lighting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This felting workshop lead by Icelandic artist Anna Gunnarsdottir will explore both sculpture possibilities and lighting.

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The 21st annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association will present the 21st Annual Naples New Year’s Art Fair on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8. It will feature over 250 professional artists from around the country showcasing and selling their work.

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Drawing the Fall Bounty Workshop

Instructor, Wendy Hollender

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings.

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CARLO RUSSO Painting the floral Still Life

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

In this 4 day class will focus on painting the floral still life in oils. Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries.

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John Salminen – Realism Through Design

California Watercolor Association

John Salminen – Realism Through Design, February 13-17, 5 Days, Intermediate/Advanced, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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Encaustic Workshops

Northeast Art

Encaustic and mixed media art workshop

All levels of experience welcome and all materials included

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Lithography Workshop 1

Instructor, Ron Netsky

In this intensive, two-day lithography workshop students will print a maximum of two images from prepared stones which will be provided.

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SETH HAVERKAMP Painting the Clothed Figure in the Environment: An Energized Start and Graceful Finish

Whidbey Island Fine Art Syudio

Painting the Clothed Figure in the Environment:
An Energized Start and Graceful Finish

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New York Art Trip 2018 – Art Museum Tour

Walk the Arts

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From Thurs. March 15 to Sun. March 18, 2018. Three nights and four days in Midtown Manhattan visiting the MoMa, the Met, the Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim, the Chelsea galleries and more. Motorcoach tour from Ottawa, Canada. Participants from other locations can join us in NYC.

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Large Scale Contemporary Drawing In Abstraction Workshop March

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

The striking advantage about drawing through shifting scale is the personal spontaneity of mark making.

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The Abstract Landscape Workshop 1

Instructor, Donald Elder

Working with oils or acrylics on paper, students will create abstract landscapes in an impressionist style from reference materials or their imagination.

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Painting the Chaos in your Garden with Kathy Anderson

The Landgrove Inn

4 days of painting local gardens with Kathy Anderson

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Transparency & Radiance Workshop April

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Transparency is perhaps the most enchanting method of conducting light and space, seen as playing a formative role in drawing and painting for centuries.

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Musical Instruments from Found Objects

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore the vast and surprising sound making possibilities hidden in common materials, and develop that exploration into finished instruments.

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ROBERT LIBERACE Studies in Light: Exploring Sorolla

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This workshop explores the great Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla and his unique and dynamic approach to painting.

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Carborundum Aquatint Workshop

Instructor, Anthony Kirk

Carborundum aquatint is a painterly intaglio process achieving a wide tonal range without acid, rosin or toxic chemicals usually associated with traditional aquatint.

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AIMEE ERICKSON Oil Painting: Inspiration and Design

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This four-day oil painting workshop emphasizes the importance of having a clear idea for a painting. What is it you see that makes you want to paint something? Awareness of your inspiration guides the decisions you make as you paint.

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Machine Knitting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping.

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Monotype Workshop 2

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Students will explore the world of the unique print through demonstrations and hands on experimentation with ink, paper and press.

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The 38th annual Naples National Art Festival

The Naples Art Association

The 38th annual Naples National Art Festival will take place February 18 and 19 in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples and will feature professional artists from across the country showcasing and selling their work.

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The Body Prismatic™: Creative Wellness Workshop in Atlanta, GA

Paint Awake™

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Express Your Dynamic Self:
This fantabulous intuitive art workshop is a lively exploration into the colorful landscape of you, your “energy body”, and your vast inner world.

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The Black & White Linocut: Exploring Texture, Value, Contrast Workshop

Instructor, Karen Whitman

This linocut workshop, for beginners to advanced students, explores the many ways drama and impact can be accomplished through effective combinations of blacks, whites and tones and the skillful use of a variety of tools.

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For the Love of Art

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association’s Annual Gala – For the Love of Art – will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Naples Art Association, located at 585 Park Street in Naples.

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ZHAOMING WU Figure and Portrait with Zhaoming Wu

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

In this workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting. It will be applied to figure painting in an “alla prima” approach

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Color Studies on Silk: Moths & Butterflies

Peters Valley School of Craft

Moth and butterfly wings, beautiful and balanced, give us free rein to explore color in challenging ways. Templates give a quick start for good composition.

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“Impressionist Landscape Painting” (with Pastels) – Doug House

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Instructor demonstrations and critiques will teach students how to create different levels of distance within their plein air or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various techniques with individualized advice and focused direction from the instructor.

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Vessel Building: Bit by Bit

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through demonstrations and hands-on work with personal guidance, you will learn to build sculptural vessel forms that emphasize the relationship between interior and exterior space.

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Basic Blacksmithing Techniques for a Sculptural Practice

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn fundamental blacksmithing techniques including tending a coal fire, tapering, spreading, upsetting, bending, punching, riveting, and forge welding.

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PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN PASTEL WORKSHOP

Instructor, Ellen Eagle

In this portraiture workshop, we will observe with a clear and careful eye our model’s unique structure, color, value relationships and posture.

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Boxes: From Bandsaw to Lathe

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of box making techniques utilizing the bandsaw and the lathe.

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Water-based Monotype Workshop

Instructor, Lisa Mackie

Create a series of water-based monotypes during this 2 day intensive workshop.

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Introduction to Jewelry Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamental techniques used in making metal jewelry from sheet and wire. Participants will experience an intensive two days of demonstrations and hands-on bench time.

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Designing Models and Mold Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore and learn methods for designing and fabricating models and molds.

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Dinner with Artists

The Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association will host its ever-popular Dinner with Artists series on Tuesday, December 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Naples Art Association, located at 585 Park Street in Naples.

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Encaustic Adventures

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

ALL MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT INCLUDED & PROVIDED. Come relax and play and be seduced by this sensual hot wax medium. These encaustic classes fill quickly and limited to 14 students.

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Painting with a Master – Workshops

R. Bruce Brennan Fine Art
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Come study the essence of fine oil-painting in this in-depth five-day class of painting with a master. Your tuition will include engaged instruction time and use of easel. Come away with an enriched knowledge of technique and desired focus.

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The Low-Down on Cold Connections

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will cover the basics of hand-hammered rivets and threaded joinery using brass, copper, silver, and aluminum; then progress into more complicated connections that incorporate the use of tubing, steel, wood, and found objects.

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Capturing Creativity

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this two-day workshop, we’ll use a variety of fun improvisational games, cross-discipline exercises, and heightened emotional observation, to entice creativity and generate new boundary stretching material.

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Mask Arts: Myth, Portrait & More

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn to sculpt from their own faces, creating durable theatrical masks and artwork. The mask or sculpture is created from different grades of vegetable tanned leather.

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Form and Content: Landscape Painting Intensive Workshop

instructor, Christie Scheele

Designed for students with landscape painting experience, in this workshop we will focus on finding your unique voice.

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Pronto Plate Printmaking Workshop

Instructor, Susan Newbold

The use of Pronto Plates is an easy, and non-toxic lithographic method of printing.

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Janet Rogers – Expressive Watercolors: Flowers, Faces and Figures

California Watercolor Association

Janet Rogers – Expressive Watercolors: Flowers, Faces and Figures, October 16-19, 4 days, Skill Level: Advanced Beginner & Up, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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Plein Air Workshop in Sunny California

Ken Christensen

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Enjoy four fun filled days of painting with outstanding plein air artist, Ken Christensen. Students will complete a painting each of four consecutive afternoons at four different locations around beautiful Morro Bay, CA. Ken will do a demonstration at each location and then work with each artist individually.

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The Quilted Monoprint

Peters Valley School of Craft

Inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, this workshop explores monoprinting through the processes of woodcut, dry point, collagraphs, direct trace drawing and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces.

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Arrowheads & Spears

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will begin by making a few types of arrow heads using assorted forging techniques and then take it to the next level and move up to larger material to forge the spear!

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Glass Lamination

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn and practice technical steps of glass lamination, such as a glass fitting and panel assembly, building a dam, mixing and pouring laminating compound and imagery layering.

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The Bandsaw: A Maker’s Tool

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional methods of using the bandsaw in the development of several small projects. Participants will learn how to safely and confidently use this machine to generate a variety of forms and apply beautiful surface textures.

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Considering Twill

Peters Valley School of Craft

Students will be encouraged to experiment with twills and weave a wonderful scarf to warm up the fall!

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Painting Roses Workshop

Instructor, Karen O'Neil

This workshop is designed for students who desire a two day span of time to devote to studying the exquisite form of roses. Radiant, luminous and alive, roses captivate a sensitive painter’s soul, and set off sparks of energy that excite the viewer’s imagination and senses.

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Plein Air Painting in Acrylic, Oil or Pastel Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten

Whether a beginner or advanced painter, plein air painting teaches all of us about the exquisite, ever-changing qualities of our world.

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Art of the Carolinas

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Huge Art Workshops & Materials Discounts Expo. Offers a wide range of workshop topics in different media from internationally known instructors.

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Unique Watercolor with Internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mark Mehaffey

Northeast Art Retreats

Mark demonstrates a variety of techniques and unique effects of working on synthetic paper that will lead the way to exciting paintings.

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Scaling Up: Concepts & Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course, taught by one of the country’s premiere throwers, will focus on processes beginning with conceptualization on through to making large-scale work.

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ALYSSA MONKS – TRANSCENDING THE PHOTO REFERENCE

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This 4-day oil painting workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct painting techniques.

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Printing with Colored Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to make monoprints using colored clays and colored slips, not ink, to make Clay prints on a fiber substrate pulled from a slab of wet clay.

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Lithography Workshop 3

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Lithography has a long tradition in Woodstock. Beginning about 100 years ago, Woodstock became a center of activity for American lithography.

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The Abstract Landscape Workshop 3

Instructor, Donald Elder

Working with oils or acrylics on paper, students will create landscapes in an abstract impressionist style from reference materials or their imagination.

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From Beads to Baubles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Enter the fascinating world of glass bead making where you’ll learn how to make basic glass beads and use surface decorations to embellish them. You’ll also learn about basic jewelry tools and techniques to make earrings and pendants.

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Beyond the Basics of Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come further develop your technical repertoire of skill and blacksmithing techniques. This course will cover tool-making techniques and basic heat-treating of tool steels, as well as some traditional joinery techniques.

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Felt Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of felting, including why and how wool felts with only fleece, soap and water. Experiment with mixing colors of fleece and making various thicknesses of material.

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The Trade

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will work as a team with an experienced designer/blacksmith to produce a site-specific functional and decorative iron project (i.e. railing, small gate/grill) to be installed on the Peters Valley campus.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 2

Instructor, Polly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Water Based Woodcut Workshop

Instructor, Florence Neal

Printmakers know the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints. Contemporary artists are enjoying this technique that develops their deep concentration, keen observation and hand skills using natural and non-toxic materials.

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