Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Baroque Brios Earrings with Maria Richmond

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Come join us and create these lovely earrings while you build your wire skills. Faceted or smooth glass briolettes star alongside hammered wire frames and woven wire detail. Small pearls add the perfect touch to complete these earrings.

Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

The Art of Origami Cranes and Dragonflies

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Students will learn paper folding techniques using a variety of papers.  These techniques can be used to create origami models such as birds, insects, flowers, pinwheels, suncatchers, cards, boxes, etc.  This class will focus on creating Cranes and Dragonflies. Students will have the opportunity to work with specialty Japanese Yuzen papers. We will also learn modular construction techniques. 

Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

A Drawing Day with Jeff Brunner

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class series; each class is a 4-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday, July 8th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, July 15th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Join multidisciplinary artist and illustrator, Jeff Brunner, in a creative exploration, and commit yourself to daily art exercises while focusing on drawing from life, drawing from memories, looking at a favorite artist and seeing what works and why.

Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

A Drawing Day with Jeff Brunner

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class series; each class is a 4-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday, July 8th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, July 15th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Join Jeff in a creative exploration and commit yourself to daily art exercises while focusing on drawing from life, drawing from memories, looking at a favorite artist and seeing what works and why.

Jul
29
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Oil Painting with Scott Hunter

Theme Park | Oil on Canvas | 36" x 38" | 2014 | by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art

Theme Park | Oil on Canvas | 36" x 38" | 2014 | by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this crash course in oil painting for beginners, Scott Hunter will share his knowledge, techniques and tips in a range of topics that include, but are not limited to, subject matter, color mixing, drawing, canvas prep, and brushstroke techniques.  Come prepared to have some fun while gaining confidence in the medium, and take home a completed oil painting! 

Aug
5
2:00 pm14:00

Enamel Earrings with Lindsay Huff

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to enamel with artist and metalsmith Linsday Huff, and leave with your own handmade earrings. Students will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures, and will also learn processes including dry sifting, stenciling, and basse taille.

Aug
12
2:00 pm14:00

Reverie Necklace with Maria Richmond

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This Art Nouveau-style necklace is easier than it looks. Many skills will be developed as students will learn to wrap briolettes, form and forge wire, and layer, wrap and coil the frames they create to complete this statement necklace.

Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction & Mixed Media with Scott Hunter

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class series; each class is a 4-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday, August 19th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, August 26th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this class painter and mixed media artist Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.   Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique, and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Aug
26
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction & Mixed Media with Scott Hunter

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class series; each class is a 4-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday, August 19th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, August 26th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this class painter and mixed media artist Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.   Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique, and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.


A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series:  Session 3 of 3
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series: Session 3 of 3

PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Thursday, May 4th, 6pm-9pm
2.  Thursday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm
3.  Thursday, May 18th, 6pm-9pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Join Jeff Brunner | Hey Beast Studio in a creative exploration and commit yourself to daily art exercises while focusing on drawing from life, drawing from memories, looking at a favorite artist and seeing what works and why.

The Art of Origami: Floral Models
May
17
1:00 pm13:00

The Art of Origami: Floral Models

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Students will learn paper folding techniques using a variety of papers.  These techniques can be used to create origami models such as birds, insects, flowers, pinwheels, suncatchers, cards, boxes, etc.  This class will focus on creating multiple floral models. Students will have the opportunity to work with specialty Japanese Yuzen papers. We will also learn modular construction techniques.

Double Crystal Earrings
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Double Crystal Earrings

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn how to bezel Swarovski stones using an easy netting technique in this class taught by Olga Mihaylova. Some beading experience will be helpful as we'll be working with tiny beads. Don't forget your glasses!

Photo Credit: Olga Mihaylova | Oli's Beadwork © 2017.

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 5 of 5
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 5 of 5

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-part class series; each class is a 4-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday April 15th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, April 29th, 1pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm
5. Saturday, May 13th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 5-week class, Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Photo Credit:  Detail from Rosa (Oil, Acrylic, & Collage on Canvas, 50" x 52", 2016) by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art © 2017.

A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series:  Session 2 of 3
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series: Session 2 of 3

PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Thursday, May 4th, 6pm-9pm
2.  Thursday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm
3.  Thursday, May 18th, 6pm-9pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Join Jeff Brunner | Hey Beast Studio in a creative exploration and commit yourself to daily art exercises while focusing on drawing from life, drawing from memories, looking at a favorite artist and seeing what works and why.

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 4 of 5
May
6
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 4 of 5

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-part class series; each class is a 4-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday April 15th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, April 29th, 1pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm
5. Saturday, May 13th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 5-week class, Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Photo Credit:  Detail from Rosa (Oil, Acrylic, & Collage on Canvas, 50" x 52", 2016) by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art © 2017.

Wearable Spring Flowers & Daffodils
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Wearable Spring Flowers & Daffodils

CLASS DESCRIPTION This class, taught by Nan Loncharich, will start with a discussion of processing and felting woven wool clothing for use. Students will gain tips for finding inexpensive materials at thrift stores. Using basic hand-sewing of simple shapes (no patterns needed), students will learn to make realistic flowers from recycled wool clothing such as skirts and jackets. Students will learn how to turn flowers into pins for wearing on clothing, hats, and bags, or for display. From a kit supplied by Nan, students complete 2-3 flowers, with accents and leaves, during the class.

A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series:  Session 1 of 3
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

A Drawing a Day with Jeff Brunner Class Series: Session 1 of 3

PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-part class series; each class is a 3-hour session.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Thursday, May 4th, 6pm-9pm
2.  Thursday, May 11th, 6pm-9pm
3.  Thursday, May 18th, 6pm-9pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Join Jeff Brunner | Hey Beast Studio in a creative exploration and commit yourself to daily art exercises while focusing on drawing from life, drawing from memories, looking at a favorite artist and seeing what works and why.

Let's Get Twisted! Silver Earrings or Pendant
May
3
1:00 pm13:00

Let's Get Twisted! Silver Earrings or Pendant

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Play with some metal clay with artist-instructor Carol Scheftic!  You’ll use a special formula that remains somewhat flexible even until it's been fired.  This flexible clay will allow you to twist it around in various interesting ways, to make decorative elements, or to create custom designs for later beading or wirework.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 3 of 5
Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 3 of 5

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-part class series; each class is a 4-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday April 15th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, April 29th, 1pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm
5. Saturday, May 13th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 5-week class, Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Photo Credit:  Detail from Rosa (Oil, Acrylic, & Collage on Canvas, 50" x 52", 2016) by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art © 2017.

Zip It Up
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Zip It Up

CLASS DESCRIPTION  You'll be quite surprised at how fast this funky pendant works up. Use repurposed zippers to add texture and interest to 16 gauge wire. Once you've wrapped it, you can finish it with spirals of your choice.

Photo Credit:  Maria Richmond | Lost Marbles, LLC © 2017.  All rights reserved.

Apr
25
10:00 am10:00

An Exploration of Pastel with Gail Beem: Session 2 of 2

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class; each class is a 5 hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Monday, April 24th, 10am-3pm
2.  Tuesday, April 25th, 10am-3pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This workshop will allow you to either become acquainted with pastels or to further your skills in handling the medium. The workshop will include short demos and exercises.

Photo Credit:  Gail Beem © 2017.  All rights reserved.

Apr
24
10:00 am10:00

An Exploration in Pastel with Gail Beem: Session 1 of 2

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-part class; each class is a 5 hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Monday, April 24th, 10am-3pm
2.  Tuesday, April 25th, 10am-3pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This workshop will allow you to either become acquainted with pastels or to further your skills in handling the medium. The workshop will include short demos and exercises.

Photo Credit:  Gail Beem © 2017.  All rights reserved.

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 2 of 5
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 2 of 5

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-part class series; each class is a 4-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday April 15th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, April 29th, 1pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm
5. Saturday, May 13th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 5-week class, Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Photo Credit:  Detail from Rosa (Oil, Acrylic, & Collage on Canvas, 50" x 52", 2016) by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art © 2017.

The Art of Origami: Cranes & Butterflies
Apr
19
1:00 pm13:00

The Art of Origami: Cranes & Butterflies

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Students will learn Japanese paper folding techniques using a variety of papers in this class taught by accomplished origami artist, Beth Magyan of Magyan Clay & Paper.  These techniques can be used to create origami models such as birds, insects, flowers, pinwheels, suncatchers, cards, boxes, etc.  This class will focus on a crane and butterfly models.  Students will have the opportunity to work with specialty Japanese Yuzen papers.  You will also learn modular construction techniques.  

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 1 of 5
Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Abstraction and Mixed Media with Scott Hunter: Session 1 of 5

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-part class series; each class is a 4-hour sessions.  Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

1.  Saturday April 15th, 1pm-5pm
2.  Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm-5pm
3.  Saturday, April 29th, 1pm-5pm
4.  Saturday, May 6th, 1pm-5pm
5. Saturday, May 13th, 1pm-5pm

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this 5-week class, Scott Hunter will walk students through the process of creating an original abstract painting using acrylic paint and other mixed media.  Composition, color choice, texture, painting technique and abstract painting concepts will be discussed.  

Photo Credit:  Detail from Rosa (Oil, Acrylic, & Collage on Canvas, 50" x 52", 2016) by Scott Hunter | Scott Hunter Fine Art © 2017.

Wearable Spring Flowers & Daffodils
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Wearable Spring Flowers & Daffodils

CLASS DESCRIPTION This class, taught by Nan Loncharich, will start with a discussion of processing and felting woven wool clothing for use. Students will gain tips for finding inexpensive materials at thrift stores. Using basic hand-sewing of simple shapes (no patterns needed), students will learn to make realistic flowers from recycled wool clothing such as skirts and jackets. Students will learn how to turn flowers into pins for wearing on clothing, hats, and bags, or for display. From a kit supplied by Nan, students complete 2-3 flowers, with accents and leaves, during the class.

Sparkle-Dome: Make a Hollow, Reversible Pendant with Bling!
Apr
13
12:00 pm12:00

Sparkle-Dome: Make a Hollow, Reversible Pendant with Bling!

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Artist-instructor Carol Scheftic | Convergent Series will teach you how to make a "lentil-shape" pendant that you'll be proud to wear on its own, or that you can later string as a focal point in your own beaded creation. If you wish, you can also learn an interesting way to add a cubic zirconia to one side in order to increase the bling-factor on your stunning, silver creation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

Buttoned Up Pendant
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Buttoned Up Pendant

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Love the look of Czech glass and vintage buttons, but aren't sure how to use them? Artist-instructor Maria Richmond | Lost Marbles will teach you her method of creating a beautiful woven wire bezel around an amazing button complete with a bail that will accommodate chain, cord, or ribbon. Kit supplied will be copper, but a silver-filled wire kit will be available at additional cost.

Lovely Silver Nest Pendant
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Lovely Silver Nest Pendant

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this workshop taught by Carol Scheftic you will make a pendant (or, if you prefer, a pair of earrings) hand-decorated with silver strings and balls that can easily be shaped into an interesting "nest" design.  Once you see the process you can arrange them in a different pattern if you choose.  Either way, you will end up with a unique, reversible, piece of silver art jewelry.

 PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

Marbled Enamel Earrings
Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Marbled Enamel Earrings

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Artist-instructor Lindsay Huff | Huffalo will teach you how to create jewelry masterpieces by fusing vitreous glass enamel to copper. Then add marbled swirls of color by manipulating your glass layer while it’s still molten! 

Wire Dance Earrings
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Wire Dance Earrings

CLASS DESCRIPTION  In this class taught by artist-instructor Maria Richmond | Lost Marbles, students will shape 16-gauge wires which they will weave and embellish with coils to create movement. Students will learn: to shape heavy-gauge wire; a basic wire weaving technique;  how to make and use wire coils with simple tools; and how to make their own earwires.  

Earrings Extravanganza: An Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay
Mar
27
1:00 pm13:00

Earrings Extravanganza: An Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Have you heard all the buzz about metal clays? Have you wondered what it's like to create with them? This will be the simplest, most fun, yet low-key introduction possible where, in three hours, each participant will create lovely, unique, art jewelry: fine silver (.999) earrings!

PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

INSTRUCTOR  Carol Scheftic | Convergent Series

SKILL LEVEL  ALL - Beginners welcome! Those with previous experience may learn new techniques through this project.

Photo Credit:  Carol Scheftic | Convergent Series © 2017.  All rights reserved.

Woven Rings
Mar
18
2:00 pm14:00

Woven Rings

CLASS DESCRIPTION  This class gives students the choice to make one of two different ring designs. Both have the same flat weave for the shank, while one is adjustable with spirals and the other features coils and pearls or other large-holed beads. Instructions will be given for both. 

Photo Credit:  Maria Richmond | Lost Marbles, LLC © 2017.  All rights reserved.

Enamel Earrings
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Enamel Earrings

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to enamel and leave with your own handmade earrings.  We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures.  We will also learn processes including drying sifting, stenciling, and basse taille taught by local metalsmith Lindsay Huff | Huffalo.

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Learn to enamel and leave with your own handmade earrings.  We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels with hammered/stamped textures.  We will also learn processes including drying sifting, stenciling, and basse taille taught by local metalsmith Lindsay Huff | Huffalo.

Mar
13
1:00 pm13:00

The Basics of Reversible Draped Silver Pendants

CLASS DESCRIPTION  Make a truly unique fine silver pendant by learning how to roll and drape thin sheets of "metal clay".  Metal clays (PMC-brand and others) are among the newest contributions to the metalsmith’s toolkit.  One of the most interesting “metal clay” techniques, yet one that is easily performed even by absolute beginners in this medium, is to roll and texture thin sheets of clay, drape them like fabric into interesting folds, cut out an interesting shape, and add a few decorative flourishes (if desired), to end up with a unique, reversible, sterling silver (.960) art jewelry pendant.  PLEASE NOTE:  Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.

Photo Credit:  Carol Scheftic | Convergent Series © 2017.  All rights reserved.