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.

Late Spring & Summer Sessions:

Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)
Summer I: June 6 - July 3 (4 weeks)
Summer II: July 11 - August 6 (4 weeks)

Fridays

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.

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.

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.

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 stringers to create a one of a kind, 5 x 5 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. Additional glass and firing schedules available for purchase.

Enameled Jewelry

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

Learn how to make a colorful pendant and pair of earrings using fused glass on metal! Patterns will be developed through sifting, stenciling, and graphite techniques. In this workshop, we will build enameled surfaces on nonferrous metal to make beautiful jewelry pieces.  No experience necessary!