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, two hour 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.

Fridays

Days & Times:
Fridays, 6-8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Flex Space

Instructor:

Look like a domestic goddess and learn how to create easy, hand-sewn collages!

These simple, colorful designs can be mounted to a greeting card and sent as happy mail. They can be matted and framed, or hung on the wall, as-is. This beginner-friendly workshop will approach the basics of fiber art and sewing in a fun (promise) and accessible way.

Using just a few stitches (literally), a handful of fabric scraps, and some stickerbacked fabric that disappears in water, students will create textile collages of florals, animals, landscapes, and other simple shapes. Matted collages can be framed, hung on walls, or given as gifts.

Designs will rotate seasonally and can be adapted to meet the needs of every student. All levels of expertise are welcome. Come stitch and b**** and play with needles and thread in a low-pressure environment. With jokes. Materials are inlcuded!

Days & Times:
Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

Studio 385-Studio J

Instructor:

“Bring love letters, old clothing, jewelry scraps, paper momentos, and an open mind to this innovative fiber art jewelry workshop. Learn simple ways to preserve and transform paper and fabric momentos by combining them with traditional jewelry components to make a pair of earrings, or a pendant. Earrings can be of indefinite length (hello my concert junkies and statement earring peeps!) or as small as everyday posts, for an understated look.

Preserve bits of books, greeting cards, failed paintings, handwriting, love letters, old papers, precious concert tees, special occasion dresses, ticket stubs, and more in this unique workshop. Using just a few stitches (literally), some dye, a handful of fabric scraps, a bead or two, and a
little acrylic, students will create their own jewelry pieces with deep sentimental value, or make fun statement pieces that are both large and lightweight.

All tastes can be accommodated. This beginner-friendly workshop will approach the basics of the fiber arts in a fun and accessible way.

Days & Times:
September 27th, 6-8pm
November 9th, 10am-1pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Flex Space

Instructor:

Bring jeans, dish towels, button down shirts, denim jackets, and miniskirts to this fun and fashionable fiber art workshop. Learn simple ways to embellish your wardrobe by adding beaded and embroidered accents to your clothing! Make one of a kind threads that express
your unique personality. Learn embroidery stitches and hand sewing skills, laugh, and relax in this fun and creative workshop for free-spirited clothes horses. All tastes can be accommodated. This beginner-friendly workshop will approach the basics of the fiber arts, including using hand-sewing tools and techniques, in a fun and accessible way. Please bring a personal fabric item (non-stretchy) to embellish with embroidery and beads. And get ready to rock.

Days & Times:
Fridays, 6pm-8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio J

Instructor:

Join the slow-stitching movement! Or, refresh your memory of an old, favorite hobby with this non-traditional embroidery workshop.

Learn fresh, or brush up, on sewing basics in a zero-judgment zone! Go home with a hand-sewn sample of stitchery that doubles as a ready-to-hang piece of art.

With group demos and one-on-one help, students will work at their level with different beads, fabrics, flosses, hoops, needles, notions, and even disappearing ink! Embroidery stitches, bead-work, and other embellishment techniques will be taught to create small, quick, and easy pieces for the home, or to give as a gift. Designs rotate seasonally and are always changing!

All materials will be provided

Days & Times:
Friday, 5-7pm
Level:

All Skill Levels Welcome

Location:

373 Tequesta Dr. Studio B

Instructor:

Create a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet (or any animal) using acrylic paint with an abstract, pop-art technique. Each painting will focus on using a color palette of your choice to establish the dark and light values of the reference image. This style focuses more on how different colors may be used to represent shadow and light in order to create a graphic-like painting. No blending or formal painting training should be required. It would be advisable to bring in your reference image in both color and black and white (or have such images readily available on your phone) and may be useful to research different color palette schemes that you may be interested in using. Please send in the image you would wish to paint a few days before the class to allow time the canvas to be prepped with a basic outline sketch—this course will focus more on the painting technique than drawing the image itself.

Days & Times:
Friday, 6-8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J

Instructor:

Great for Beginners and a fun night out with friends and family! Try your hand at Glass Fusion. In this mini-workshop, you will learn how to assemble and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stingers to create a one-of-a-kind decorative sun catcher or coaster in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Students 12-18 years of age require a guardian 21 years of age plus. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron if you like.  All materials and firings included.

Days & Times:
Fridays, 6pm - 8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Dr - Satellite Studio

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 4 pieces of their very own wheel thrown creation. All supplies included – no experience necessary.

Days & Times:
Fridays, 5-7pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B

Instructor:

Bring your creative imagination to a fun new acrylic pouring workshop. We’ll explore how acrylics react to different mediums and substrates. You’ll be creating your own palettes, exploring how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics as the medium continues to grow and react creating a vibrantly colored canvas or panel.

Days & Times:
Fridays, 5-7pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A

Instructor:

Get over your fear of the blank page and join us in this fun Friday night Draw and Sip class. Amalia will share strategies to help students gain confidence in mark making, line drawing, collage, and watercolor. Students will experiment with a range of techniques and media to create abstract and playful drawings and paintings. This class emphasizes personal creative growth. Let’s get loose!

Days & Times:
Fridays, 6-8pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J

Instructor:

Have a fun Friday night making your own beautiful set of stacking rings! During this workshop, everyone will learn how to size and solder sterling silver as well as gold-filled wire to create 2-3 rings. One ring will include a cabochon setting!

Days & Times:
Fridays, 5pm - 7pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

373 Tequesta Drive

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.

Days & Times:
Fridays, 6pm - 9pm
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

395 Seabrook Road - Studio D

Instructor:

In this Select Friday Event, 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. All materials are provided.