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Introduction to Fish Printing (Gyotaku)

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

This is a hands on fish printing workshop using real fish. Students will learn a brief history of Gyotaku and the basics of how to prepare/set up the fish for printing, how to make special tools for inking, method for inking the fish, and then how to pull detailed prints.…

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Introduction to Botanical Printing

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

The objective of this workshop introduces methods of preparation and techniques for getting quality prints from botanicals. Discussion and demonstrations include how to prepare/preserve plants for printing, inking, and pulling prints from various plants. The students will then select and explore different working methods with the plants provided. Students will…

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Handbuilding for Vessels

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

Learn basic clay construction techniques such as pinching, slab work, and coiling. Create bowls, cups, mugs, plates and more using templates. Decorate these forms with stamps, slips, and underglazes. No previous clay experience is required.

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Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

Develop and enhance skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting and completing a new work during each class session. The students will work with the instructor in creating preparatory drawings and…

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Easy Art Quilts 101

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

Starting simple, learn how to design a fabulous collage using colorful fabrics and textile scraps with interesting patterns. Fusible web material will provide fast, easy designing while students explore their artistic voice. Work spontaneously and intuitively with color and design elements to create a one of a kind art quilt…

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Machine Stitched Baskets

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

By using a sewing machine to stitch cord together, colorful baskets of almost limitless types and sizes can be made quickly. Students are encouraged to bring a range of colors of thread that they might like to use, along with their own personal sewing machine (required). Although no prior experience…

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Thurmanite Jewelry & Microhardware

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

This workshop will introduce students to incorporating Thurmanite and microhardware into their jewelry designs. Thurmanite is a layered composite material made of recycled paper and eco-resin that has the appearance of stone but is very lightweight and wearable. Microhardware is a cold-joining technique that is very versatile due to its…

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East Asian Painting Techniques

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

This course focuses on the East Asian aesthetic, with emphasis on the power of lines in a composition. Students will be introduced to traditional materials and methods throughout the course.

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Watercolor and Pastel Painting

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

Experiment with the combination of watercolor and chalk pastel to create rich works of art. Learn foundation techniques of watercolor painting and pastel application to expand upon depth of color. This unique way of bringing paintings to life by developing your ability to utilize multimedia techniques results in a very…

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Exploring Alcohol Ink

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July 28 @ 7:48 pm

A new type of drawing beyond the typical pencil, charcoal, and pastel, this workshop uses alcohol inks. Students will be creating and experimenting with inks to create landscapes, floral, and abstract images. The students will learn how to use the inks and discover what substrates work best with the inks.…

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