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

Shibori

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
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 with a unique raku glaze. Participants will 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. All materials will be provided.

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 of 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 are available for purchase.

 

 

Family Fun 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, try your hand at Glass Fusion! In this mini-workshop, you 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 of glass art. Students 12-17 years of age require a guardian at least 21 years old. Please wear closed toes shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron. Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron if you like. All materials and firings included.

Acrylic Pouring

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

Bring your imagination to a creatively fun, one-night workshop. We will explore how acrylics react to different mediums and substrates. You’ll be creating your own palettes while learning how the pouring medium reacts to the acrylics, forcing the medium to grow and produce a vibrant and colorful piece of art. Paint and pouring mediums are included.

Glassline Pendants

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

Have fun creating wearable glass pendants using glass line paint! This fusible glass paint is a great product for kiln formed glass. Choose from our butterfly patterns to make your beautiful pendant.

Stacking Rings

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!

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 student can purchase additional pots for $20. 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.

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 with a unique raku glaze. Participants will 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. All materials will be provided.

Horse Hair

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - 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. All materials will be provided.