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Fall and Winter Sessions:

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

Mondays

The Basics of Glass Fusion Mini Workshop

Days & Times:
Mondays - 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 piece of art glass in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron. All materials and firings included.

Painting without Borders

Days & Times:
Monday - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with award winning painter Patrick Saunders. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex with one approach. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to the painting experience. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application. The class will work indoors with opportunities to explore multiple subjects.

Each day will begin with a short lecture and full demonstration, followed by one on one instruction with students. The class is highly tailored for each individual student and open to all levels. Class size is limited, so that each student can receive the maximum amount of interaction with the instructor. While Patrick will be demonstrating in oils, students are also welcome to use acrylic paints. A suggested materials list will be provided prior to the class.

Tuesdays

A Clear and Complete Guide to Creative Studio Painting

Days & Times:
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn to mix color better and simpler by using the right brush, and discover an easier way to draw. Learn to see shapes and colors more clearly, while painting in a healthier way with oils. Whether it’s oil, pastel, or acrylic, there are three stages to painting in a three-hour period. Working faster gives your painting a more spontaneous technique. Tom will provide the photos to work from each day. He will paint a demo in the morning from a photo that you will follow along with, as he explains his approach. Students will paint from the same photo in the afternoon: three days, three paintings. Each student should have some experience with the medium of their choice. 

Wednesdays

Transcribing from the Masters

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 1pm - 5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

In this workshop, painters will look closely at master paintings, investigating the hidden language of a masterpiece to reveal its magical content. Working from a printed copy, painters will produce their own highly creative version. Drawing and/or painting in medium of choice is permitted.

East Asian Painting Techniques

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

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.

Capturing the Soul of the Sitter with Serge Strosberg

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Capture the likeness of a model and give life to the portrait, to transcend anatomical resemblance. Day one, the class will start with a compositional pencil sketch, and paint the composition in black and white directly onto the canvas or board, using ink, and diluted white acrylic. When dry, students will apply a wash or glaze with light green or blue pigment. Day two, the class will add a warm glaze to the canvas with light red ochre pigment. Serge will give a 30-minute demonstration on how to mix colors to make harmonious flesh tones. Then the class will start building volume by adding shadows which should be apparent under the two glazes and light with thicker paint, combining warm and cold colors. Day three will be devoted to working on details in the portrait – in particular the eyes, the muscles of the face, and the expression of the mouth, going as far as possible to bring out the life and likeness of the sitter.

Interpreting the Landscape

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
TBD
Instructor:

This workshop is for all skill levels from – beginner to advance. This class will discuss technique and various approaches to the application of the paint and there will be demonstrations each day. Students will also have the opportunity to paint while receiving individual suggestions and instruction based on their ability and level of experience. Painting is a way of interpreting the beauty that surrounds us. Good painters are able to capture the essence of that beauty in their paintings. First, students must learn the basics and become proficient in the processes of painting. The goal of this workshop will be to learn to develop the necessary skills to create better paintings and to nurture each student’s unique approach; to help them to learn new ways of working while they develop their own personal interpretation of the landscape.

 

Thursdays

Landscape & Figure Workshop

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Day 1: Fundamentals of Landscape Painting  require a strategy to capture the scene with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Impressionism is the effect of light on objects. It’s critical to understand how light creates color and form and how color conveys light. A beginner copies nature, the artist interprets and arranges a more powerful whole. Seeing abstractly means to understand the patterns and shapes underlying nature.

Day 2: Fundamentals of Figure Painting working from reference photos, students will create a small color study from a masterwork. Next Eli will go over the fundamentals of drawing and painting the figure: gesture, simplifying forms and painting value and color as a unit. A diversity of methods and techniques will be demonstrated. In the afternoon, the focus will be on painting people in an environment; such as a beach or cafe. Plan on doing a lot of small, gesture sketches in charcoal, monochrome and eventually color. The emphasis will be on designing the figure-ground relationship and incorporating moving figures in a landscape.

Cloisonné Enamel for Beginners

Days & Times:
Thursday - 12pm - 3pm
Friday - 12pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

This workshop will give students an opportunity to explore Cloisonné Enamel. Students should be able to complete a simple Cloisonné design on a pair of earrings or pendant during the workshop. The workshop will include step-by-step demonstrations and student work time. Demonstrations will be given on enamel safety, metal preparation, sifting of enamels, and kiln firing. Cloisonné steps to be demonstrated include design, application of cloisonné wires, working with wet enamels, and finishing. Students pieces will use copper as a base metal, but students may provide fine silver if they prefer to work with transparent enamels.
Students should have studio experience in metals, at least at a Beginning Jewelry level. Some enamel experience is helpful, but not required. Most materials are included in the workshop, please see items on the student supply list for more information.

Watercolor and Pastel Painting

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

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 rich surface that is different from traditional watercolor painting.

Thurmanite Jewelry & Microhardware

Days & Times:
Thursday - 1pm -3pm
Friday - 1pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J and Online
Instructor:

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 threaded connections. Combined, they add a myriad of possibilities to a jeweler’s approaches. The first day of the workshop will focus on transforming pre-made Thurmanite blanks into jewelry components. The second day of the workshop will focus on microhardware and how to use it in combination with Thurmanite. Students will have the opportunity to complete either a variety of samples or finished jewelry, depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to use the LAC Jewelry Studio during this workshop.

A max of 8 students can be in the Jewelry studio, if students are interested in working in the Jewelry studio please call or contact Lisa Johnson prior to the workshop.

Color and Temperature with Don Sahli

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This class focuses on color and temperature using paint on canvas. This fun learning experience will include working from a still life, where ‘color’ will be explored as well as temperature (warm and/or cool). Simple spots of color pieces will be stressed. The abstract foundation will be paramount and the detail left as accent and calligraphy. The landscape will also be explored, working from colorful plein air field studies. In this same vein of painting with color, the abstract will be a subject. In exploring these subjects, the techniques of alla prima, bravura, wash, drawing with a brush, wet into wet, working thin and thick, working quickly, and painting like a rich man will be used. Don works hands-on with the student and will demonstrate regularly and lecture during class. Many examples and paintings will be used to explain various concepts. Don will meet the students’ needs at their skill level. All levels of understanding painting are welcome. This is an oil painting class, but other mediums are permitted.

March 17, 18, and 19

Fridays

Prong Setting Mini RJM Workshop

Days & Times:
Friday - 12pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

During this workshop, students will be introduced to prong setting techniques to connect Radical Jewelry Makeover donations and non-ferrous metal into pieces of adornment. The class will also tackle jewelry designs as well as planning out piece . Students pieces will be donated to Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Mini RJM exhibition and sale, the proceeds support both the LAC programs and Ethical Metalsmiths.

Sculpting Bas-Relief

Days & Times:
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Combine 2D and 3D elements in art by using drawing and modeling techniques to a create bas- relief sculpture. Using a picture or photo, students will learn how to transfer the 2D image into a clay slab. Looking at the different picture planes, varying their depth, managing foreshortening and perspective, the class will develop a 3D relief image on the clay surface using modeling tools. Preparation for firing and some finishing methods will also be demonstrated. Although it is not required, it is recommended that the student bring a table top easel to the class to hold the slab of clay at an angle while working. The class includes a 25lb bag of water-based clay as well as the firing of the student’s pieces.

Easy Art Quilts 101

Days & Times:
Fridays - 12pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C (Studio B on February 25)
Instructor:

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 design while students explore their artistic voice. Work spontaneously and intuitively with color and design elements to create a one-of-a-kind art quilt to hang and display. Students will play with their own color palette and create their own adventure into art quilts. This is a fun and playful class that will inspire endless ideas. No sewing machine needed, but stitching tips and finishing techniques will be shown and discussed. Ideas and examples will be shown for inspiration. This workshop has no strict patterns, no math, and there are no mistakes.

Playful Pot of Blooms: Collage Art Quilt

Days & Times:
Friday - 12pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Learn to make a raw edge floral bouquet still life, creating your very own original fiber collage. Easy for any level. Use pre-printed floral fabrics or learn to cut your own. Easy fast fusing. Explore designing with your intuitive side and discovering those serendipitous moments. No sewing machine required. No patterns needed. Finishing options will be shown and discussed.

Fusing Argentium & Keum-boo

Days & Times:
Friday - 10am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

In this workshop, students will use an ancient Korean gilding technique, Keum-boo, that applies thin sheets of gold (23.5k) to agrentium for a beautiful finish. This is the perfect way to utilize gold without the expense of purchasing solid gold. Fused instead of soldered, students will make a pendant or pair of earrings. Students will learn how to apply Keum-boo on a flat, using both a torch and flat top burner. The Lighthouse will order all gold materials to make it easy and affordable. The workshop tuition includes 23.5K Yellow Gold Foil. Student will need to purchase or bring their own Argentium. Please see student material list about the Argentium. All levels are welcome and will be successful. Those with more experience will be able to push the boundaries of their projects.

Pen and Ink with Watercolors

Days & Times:
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Learn to create charming little sketches and pieces of art with minimal materials and setup. Based on the Urban Sketching movement, Ruth Squitieri will show students the basic tools and materials needed to keep them in drawing practice while creating wonderful little pieces. Students can set up anywhere and create a piece of art out of any mundane subject. The class will have fun exploring the different techniques and styles, while also embellishing with hand-lettering and quick washes of color. There will be lots of demos and exploration of inventive fun sketching styles.

Sun and Soy – Sun Print and Soy Wax Batik on Fabric

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Develop richly patterned fabrics while learning modified versions of traditional surface design techniques! Transparent textile pigments, modified soy wax “batik”, and a faux “sun-print” will transform plain fabric into original textiles that can be hung as works of art or used to create apparel, quilts, or home décor. Traditional and contemporary batik techniques such as stamping, drawing, and painting will be used to apply soy wax as a resist on the fabric, as well as layering colors and designs with the fabric paints. A second piece will be created by arranging interesting objects on fabric on which fluid fabric paint has been applied. As the paint dries on the fabric, the objects will leave an impression. Completed pieces can also be further embellished with printing, stenciling, or fabric markers. Participants are encouraged to experiment and explore the versatility of both techniques. No prior experience is necessary, but an understanding of color mixing is helpful.

Palette to Pattern | 3-Wings Visiting Artist Workshop 

Days & Times:
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to surface decoration techniques and how to embrace vibrant color on clay work.  We will practice an array of decorating techniques including inlay, slip trailing, and stencil resist using a vocabulary of personal expression to create opportunities for surface design development in our studio practices. Using underglaze, we will explore expanding the commercial palette to create tints, shades, and customs colors. Applying personal inspiration and imagery to promote idea development, we will work small and focus primarily on technique. The goal is to expand your surface decoration repertoire. This course is open to all skill levels.  Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome.  Previous experience in clay will be helpful. 

 

 

Saturdays

Louise Nevelson Inspired- Sculptures from Found Objects with Lisa MacNamara

Days & Times:
Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Learn how to create a sculpture influenced by Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Nevelson is known for her monochromatic wood assemblages. During this workshop, students will find treasures on the street, at the beach, in the garbage, and even in their closets. This style of sculpting is a great way to develop a visual narrative piece and/or push the basic elements of design – negative and positive space, shape, form, surface, etc.. Techniques will include nailing, stapling, wire wrapping, threading, chemical bonding, liquid nails, cold connections, and painting. This workshop is designed to start a sculpture, depending on intricacies and number of pieces in various segments determines completion.

Glazes and Transparency in Painting

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This is a basic one-day workshop in mixing pigment and glazes creating beautiful transparencies in your paintings. It adds depth and dimension with the addition of layering. The class will be producing several experimental paintings to understand the process and how it will effect their work.

Classic Creations in Glass

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

In this workshop, students will learn scoring and cutting skills for a proper layout of glass to create a one of a kind functional piece of glass art. Using a wide variety of glass colors, frit, and stringer, students will learn how to properly layout patterns in glass and learn the volume control of fusing glass in a kiln. Students will create a classic 9” x 9” one of a kind piece of fused art glass for functional or display use. Materials and firing schedule included. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Stitchery Tote

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Incorporate hand-stitched fabric into a useful tote bag. Students will bring pieces of fabric which they have embroidered or stitched and learn various ways of incorporating them into a canvas tote bag which will be their own unique accessory, no two will look the same.

Hot Glass Creations

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Learn how to cut and lay out a pattern in fused glass working with a variety of colors and materials including silver foils. Discover how glass and heat react to each other and what causes and influences this behavior to generate a very unique beautiful look. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

The Basics of Glass Fusion

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

This one-day workshop is for those who want to learn a few more tricks to add to their tool bags of basic glass fusing and kiln formed art. Bring creative ideas to this one-day workshop and learn the many possibilities of using a variety of colored glass, stringers, and frit. Please wear closed toed shoes and an apron.

Painting Sunset and Dusk

Days & Times:
Saturday - 5pm - 9pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A for lecture, then the group will travel to DuBois Park
Instructor:

Carl’s mini-workshop will focus on painting sunset and dusk (the golden hour and the blue hour). A 30 minute slide presentation and 10 minute short demo will be followed by group paint out during sunset with individual help. The class will meet at the Lighthouse Art Center for the presentation and then drive to Dubois Park for the sunset paint out (west end). Start time is 4:30pm

Sundays

Afraid of Color and Texture?

Days & Times:
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Guanabanas (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477)
Instructor:

Both of these elements are paramount in oil painting, so dive in with Erin as she demonstrates how to see color in the landscape in new and different ways. No theories or charts, just exercising the power of acute vision coupled with knowledge of some of history’s great painters, especially Monet.

Color is one thing, but if the surface ends up flat because of being too afraid to throw some paint down, watch as Erin blocks in her entire canvas with oil washes and her lavender medium* before ‘icing the cake’ with a palette knife. One full day of dynamic demos, painting and pushing the envelope will jump-start a new path toward more solid structure and an exciting canvas texture.