Select Fridays

Select Fridays are unique hands-on experiences that provide students with the opportunity to try something new and exciting here at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Each event is geared for both the curious beginner and the experienced artist. These fun-filled evenings allow people to explore a variety of disciplines with talented instructors. Choose from glass, jewelry, ceramics, or painting. All tools and materials are included unless stated otherwise.

Fall and Winter Sessions:

Fall: October 18th - December 18th (8 Weeks)
Winter: January 3rd - February 26th (8 Weeks)

Fridays

Give the Wheel a Whirl

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:
In this 2-hour Select Friday, students will gain the basic fundamentals of wheel work and a general understanding of the ceramic process, which includes firing & glazing. Each student will walk away having completed their very own wheel thrown creation. All supplies included – no experience necessary.

Glass Fusion

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Great for beginners and a fun night out with friends and family. In this workshop, students will learn how to cut glass and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stingers to create a one of a kind functional or decorative piece glass in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron. All materials and firings included.

Shibori

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. Students will learn some basic traditional techniques such as Kumo and Itajime using commonly available commercial dyes. Students will experiment on a set of tea towels and are welcome to bring in additional items to dye. All items brought from home should be white or light colors.

*Please dress expecting to get messy and wet. Bring a smock, over shirt or apron, and wear comfortable shoes.

Stacked Rings

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

This workshop will explore how to fabricate a series of 3 stacking rings; sterling silver and gold filled. Demonstrations will include basic soldering techniques, sizing a ring, and finishing. Students will apply the basic fundamentals of fabricating twisted and hammered textured rings and leave with a completed piece.

Acrylic Pouring

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Imagination, creativity, and a bottle of wine. This Select Friday will explore how acrylics react to different mediums and substrates. Students will be creating their own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to grow to produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included.

Raku

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this one-evening event, each student will glaze their own pot and have the opportunity to pull or witness their red hot pots being taken from the raku kiln. Pots are then placed into the reduction chamber with combustibles. Participants will be able to watch the flames paint the surface of their newly fired pot. Students are encouraged to bring their own small, bisqued pieces (using a raku clay body and no bigger than 6 x 4 in.), and/or purchase a pre-bisqued piece for $20 at the event.

Fire Fridays: Raku

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this one-evening event, each student will glaze their own pot and have the opportunity to pull or witness their red hot pots being taken from the raku kiln. Pots are then placed into the reduction chamber with combustibles. Participants will be able to watch the flames paint the surface of their newly fired pot. Students are encouraged to bring their own small, bisqued pieces (using a raku clay body and no bigger than 6 x 4 in.), and/or purchase a pre-bisqued piece for $10-$20 at the event.

Full Experience

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

In this Friday Night Fun, students will experience the entire process of creating, glazing, and raku firing. The class begins with students glazing and loading the kiln with their complimentary vase, in preparation for the raku firing. Once the kiln is lit and heating, the wheel portion of the night begins. Students will learn to use the wheel to successfully create ceramic forms. They will be able to keep their best three creations of the night. After the wheel throwing, the red-hot kiln will be opened, and the glowing pots placed into combustion chambers, where the fire will create beautiful copper glaze results. Fired and glazed souvenir pots will also be available for $20 at the end of class.

Fire Fridays: Saggar

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

This workshop will cover all aspects of saggar firing as an alternative firing process. The time will be spent preparing bisqued (once fired) work for the foil saggar process. All materials will be provided, and students can opt to either purchase bisqueware for $10-$20 or bring their own (please keep sizes under 8 in.). Barbara Powell will share what she has learned over the years and will demonstrate her refined techniques, including; designing wheel thrown pieces that work well in saggar, trimming and preparing green ware, burnishing, and the application of Terra Sigillata. Since the firing process is completed in about an hour, students’ work will be ready to take home that day and there will be lots of experimentation to add to the excitement. This workshop will offer enough time and material to explore the seemingly endless possibilities that saggar offers.

UnCork and Create | High Heel

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Spark a creative side with a fun night of painting with friends. Every first Friday of the month, this sip and paint class will feature a guided painting lesson on canvas with 1 fun topic. All the materials including wine but students may bring your favorite wine as well.

UnCork and Create | Champagne Glasses

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Spark a creative side with a fun night of painting with friends. Every first Friday of the month, this sip and paint class will feature a guided painting lesson on canvas with 1 fun topic. All the materials including wine are provided but students may bring their favorite wine as well.

UnCork and Create | Flamingo

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Spark a creative side with a fun night of painting with friends. Every first Friday of the month, this sip and paint class will feature a guided painting lesson on canvas with 1 fun topic. All the materials including wine but students may bring your favorite wine as well.

Fire Fridays; Horse Hair

Days & Times:
Friday - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

Horsehair pottery is an ancient form of art. As the name suggests, this pottery is decorated with the use of the horsehair. But, other materials like feathers and dog hair can be used to create designs. The hair and/or feathers are placed on the exterior of the red hot pot which quickly carbonized, revealing a dark/black shadow that mimics the unique material. Materials will be provided, and students can opt to either purchase bisque ware for $10-$20 or bring their own (but please keep sizes under 8 in.). The results are simply amazing.