FOSAS Workshops
Sponsored by 
Friends of Sharon Art Studio

Bead Soup Workshop

Instructor: Hsiao-Yun Chu

1 Saturday, 2/11, 10:00AM-12:00PM

18Y & up

$50 Member, $75 Non-Member

Make a festive, colorful necklace with mixed beads. Your imagination is the limit! We will cover simple design techniques for beaded jewelry and show you how to string, crimp, and add clasps. You?ll walk away with a sparkly, one-of-a-kind necklace of your own creation! A fun class to take with a friend! All materials provided. Please note that the Jewelry Studio is located upstairs in the Sharon Art Studio.

Bookmaking Workshop

Instructor: Julia Farrow

4 Wednesdays, 2/15-3/8, 7:00-9:00PM

18Y & up

$108 Member, $135 Non-Member

Come learn the art of bookmaking! In this class we will use a variety of antique and recycled papers utilized in a notebook, journal, scrapbook, art piece. We will use templates to cut the leafs of our billets which will be bound together with traditional techniques to create a book block. The book block will be bound to covered boards as covers with the option to add a spine.This creates a meaningful gift or keepsake that can be added to or kept on the bookshelf as is. Students will be asked to bring their own meaningful materials. Letters, cards, pictures, newspapers, magazines, and ephemera of all kinds. Please note that the Jewelry Studio is located upstairs in the Sharon Art Studio.

Casting with Cuttle

Instructor: Erik James

1 Sunday, 1/29, 1:00-5:00PM

18Y & up

$140 Member, $165 Non-Member

Learn the ancient art of casting precious metals into a carved mold made of bone to create a one of a kind ring, pendant, or set of earrings. Materials provided. Please note that the Jewelry Studio is located upstairs in the Sharon Art Studio.

Ceramics Workshop: Decal-o-Rama

Instructor: Jeannie Ichimura

1 Friday, 1/27, 10:00AM-1:00PM

18Y & up

$75 Member, $100 Non-Member

Add some fun imagery, personality, or a dash of kitsch to your already glazed ceramics! Bring your own glazed ceramic pieces and add unique surface decorations with commercial ceramic decals. Learn how to prepare your pottery and apply waterslide decals to ceramic surfaces. Decals will be provided and Jeannie will also email a list of online decal resources a few weeks before the class begins, in case you would like to purchase your own decals beforehand. All class pieces will be fired in Sharon Art Studio kilns and ready for pickup 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Decals are dishwasher and microwave safe after firing. Please note that the Jewelry Studio is located upstairs in the Sharon Art Studio.

Ceramics Workshop: Pots that Pour

Instructor: Lynn Wood

2 Sundays, 2/5-2/12, 1:00-5:00PM

18Y & up

$180 Member, $205 Non-Member

Come pour it on with Lynn Wood in this 2 part long slab building workshop. Everyone will have a chance to make several pitcher forms. These pouring vessels will explore function with fun and also make for great vases or can be used for alternative purposes. Throughout the first part of the workshop Lynn will share her tips for developing strong design, functional spouts and suitable handles. The second part of the workshop will be for glazing under Lynn's guidance. She will share some of her special tips, as always. Please note the first meeting is 4 hours and the second meeting is 3 hours.

Crash Course: Stained Glass Nightlights

Instructor: Kerbi Urbanowski

1 Sunday, 2/19, 1:00-4:00PM

18Y & up

$140 Member, $165 Non-Member

This is a beginner crash course for people who are curious about stained glass and want to make a project start to finish in one afternoon. You will learn the techniques of glass cutting, copper foil technique as well as soldering your project from start to finish. The class fee includes the use of tools and materials (glass, solder, and nightlight base).

Gift Ready Fine Art: Winter Sunsets

Instructor: Karen Bash

1 Sunday, 2/26, 1:00-4:00PM

18Y & up

$75 member, $100 Non-Member

In this workshop we will create stunning winter sunsets with the rich color of water-soluble wax crayons. And at the end of class the instructor will mat your artwork in a ready cut mat with backing board and package it in an acetate sleeve, so it is ready to give as a gift or to keep and put in a standard 11" x 14" frame. Water-soluble wax crayons can be drawn with dry like pastel (but without the dust!) or painted like watercolor in translucent layers. Both techniques, as well as a combination of the two, will be taught. You will also learn how to layer this versatile medium to develop vibrating color or mix them to create new hues. Basic composition and value contrast will be covered. You will have a choice of photos to work from including city scenes, ocean views and landscapes. All materials are included in the cost of the class. You can also bring your own water-soluble crayons if you wish. All skill levels welcome.

Photo Weaving Workshop

Instructor: Alan Firestone

1 Sunday, 3/5, 2:00-4:00PM

18Y & up

$60 Member, $85 Non-Member

Photo Weaving is the magical bending of two separate images into one incredible image.This workshop will be a gateway into the world of collage and give you the skills to create photo weaves.The instructor will show you many other collage concepts and techniques that you can learn in the future.You will leave the workshop with new skills and knowledge and one or two wonderful works of art. All materials will be provided.

Tempered Glass Mosaics Workshop

Instructor: Reddy Lieb

2 days-Wednesday 12/14 from 11:00AM-3:00PM & Thursday 12/15 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

18Y & up

$90 (Member), $115 (Non-Member)

Attend this holiday workshop and create gifts for someone you love...even for yourself! You will work with collage and tempered glass (broken car window glass). Create decorative objects with images, words, or patterns of colored papers. Then glue tempered glass on the collage and finally apply colored grout to enhance the design. Students will bring an object of their choice-a frame with flat sides , glass vase with flat sides or small box to work on and any special images that they might want to include in the design . You can bring several small objects if you like but they should be made from wood, sturdy cardboard or glass and have an area wide enough to glue images and glass onto. All tools, collage materials, glass, and grout is provided.

Trace Monotypes

Instructor: Liz Schiff

1 Sunday, 2/5, 11:00AM-3:00PM

18Y & up

$80 Member, $105 Non-Member

In this workshop you will learn the basic steps of the trace monotype process. This easy printing technique is called ?trace monotype? because you trace the desired image on the back of the paper. The act of tracing the image transfers the ink to the paper, creating a one-of-a-kind print. In this workshop we will be using non-toxic, water-soluble printing inks. Prints will be hand-pulled without a press. No previous printing experience is needed. Materials provided. Students are encouraged to bring simple line drawings, photographs, or other simple imagery sized for a 6x9 plate. (Other images to trace will also be available in class.)