Workshops
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Friends of Sharon Art Studio

Accessing Creativity: Drawing and Writing Workshop

Instructor: Jules Reid

2 Sundays, 10/9-10/16, 10:00AM-1:00PM

18Y & up

$60 (Member), $85 (Non-Member)

Ever feel that creative pull but just unsure how to leap into it? Through a series of drawing and writing exercises we will learn to quiet the noise, silence the critic and access our intuitive creativity. We will focus on the elements of design in a progression from the most essential to the most complex: line, shape, space, value, texture and color. Paired with each visual exploration will be writing exercises to enhance our ability to describe the world around us. These will include found poetry, free-writes, sound inspirations, rhythm and flash fiction explorations. Participants will leave the workshop with a number of exercises designed to jumpstart any creative practice. This class will use simple art materials that are easy on your budget. Materials list available at sharonartstudio.org

Ceramic Workshop - Gnome Homes

Instructor: Paul Fappiano

3 Sundays, 9/25-10/9, 1:00PM-5:00PM

18Y & up

$180 (Member), $205 (Non-Member)

We all know about the housing crisis but few of us realize the impact of the situation on the demure garden gnome population. We hope to bring this to your and the public's attention. This workshop will focus on creating whimsical architectural abodes in clay. What does your client prefer: Baroque, Deco, Gothic, igloo, adobe, log cabin, etc.? Surfaces created by coiling, slab and/or pinching, can add textures for enhancement and/or applied items. Wheel work optional. The first two Sundays will be for creating your forms, and the third Sunday will focus on glazing.

Ceramic Workshop - Put a Handle on it!

Instructor: Jess Parker

3 Sundays, 11/6-11/20

18Y & up

$180 (Member), $205 (Non-Member)

Take the intimidation out of pulling handles. This workshop will focus on pulling handles, attaching handles to pots and pulling more handles. You will gain confidence and the skills to create inviting and comfortable handles to add to your pots. The size, placement and psychology of handles will be discussed and considered. Students will practice pulling handles off pots, make 1-2 finished mugs (thrown or hand-built, your choice) and create a unique candle holder centerpiece out of several pulled handles. Alternative hand-building approaches of making handles will also be taught. This workshop is for intermediate wheel throwers and hand-builders. The first two Sundays will be for creating your forms, and the third Sunday will focus on glazing.

Ceramic Workshop: Animal Sculpture

Instructor: Tsungwei Moo

3 Sundays, 10/16-10/30, 1:00PM-5:00PM

18Y & up

$180 (Member), $205 (Non-Member)

Combine your love for animals and art! In this workshop we will use handbuilding techniques to create functional pieces that are also animal sculptures! The first two Sundays will be for creating your forms, and the third Sunday will focus on glazing.

Chandelier Earrings

Instructor: Hsiao-Yun Chu

1 Saturday, 10/22, 1:00PM-3:00PM

18Y & up

$75 (Member), $100 (Non-Member)

Get ready for the holiday season with some sparkly chandelier earrings--some for you and some to gift! In this workshop we will use simple techniques to transform wire, beads, and findings into dangly, colorful and 100% unique creations in your favorite color combinations. A great class to take with a friend.

Fall for Art!

Instructor: Debbie Wu

3 Thursdays, 11/3-11/17, 4:30PM-5:30PM

6Y-11Y

$96 (Member, $121 (Non-Member)

Fall is here! In this class we will make a variety of projects related to the autumn season and related holidays and celebrations, including Monarch Butterflies, Dia de Los Muertos skull masks, and pumpkin patches. All materials provided.

Gift Ready Fine Art: Bouquet Paintings!

Instructor: Karen Bash

1 Saturday, 12/3, 1:00PM-4:00PM

18Y & up

$45 (Member), $70 (Non-Member)

Learn to use water soluble wax crayons that have brilliant color. Layer or mix them to create new hues. These versatile crayons can be drawn with or painted like watercolor. We will have a bouquet of mixed flowers to create an image using both dry and wet techniques. Composition and color theory as well as various methods for using these unique crayons will be taught. The class will conclude with the instructor framing your image in a pre-cut mat with a backing board and put into an acetate sleeve so that it is a gift ready for you or someone you love! All materials are included in the cost of the class.

Holiday Cards Made Easy

Instructor: Liz Schiff

1 Sunday, 12/4, 11:00AM-2:00PM

18Y & up

$60 (Member), $85 (Non-Member)

Using simple tools and simple shapes you can make your own holiday cards. In this workshop we will use thin foam plates as the basis for creating a card design. You can carve your image into the foam plate using just a pen or pencil! You will learn how to apply block ink to the foam plate and then how to transfer your image to the card. You can print multiple cards from the same foam plate just by re-inking the plate. Results are immediate and you will be able to create several cards in class. No previous printing experience needed. All materials provided.

Metal Stamping Workshop

Instructor: Danielle Hoang

1 Sunday, 11/13, 1:00PM-4:00PM

18Y & up

$72 (Member), $97 (Non-Member)

In this hands-on workshop you'll learn the basics of stamping on metal to create personalized jewelry and accessories. Students will learn how to use the jewelers saw to cut metal shapes or use precut pieces, file, sand, get creative with stamping tools, and polish. Students will also learn how to patina their work and finish with chain and findings. All materials, equipment, and instruction will be provided. By the end of the workshop, you will have a few unique necklaces, earrings, and/or keychains to wear home or give it as a thoughtful custom gifts!

Pumpkin Pinch Pots

Instructor: Elizabeth Liu

Sunday, 10/23, 10:00AM-12:00PM

6Y-10Y

$50 (Member), $75 (Non-Member)

This workshop is for children--accompanied by an adult---to play in clay! Use the pinch pot technique to mold and assemble pumpkins. Just in time to decorate for your fall events. Pieces will be fired and glazed by your instructor and ready for pick up in early November.

Teen - Develop Your Art Portfolio

Instructor: Jules Reid

2 Sundays, 10/9-10/16, 2:00PM-5:00PM

11Y-18Y

$120 (Member), $145 (Non-Member)

Are you thinking of applying to an arts-based program, college, high school, or job? Do you want to assemble a collection of your work, but don't know where to start? In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to curate the work you've already created and make new pieces to complete your portfolio. We will discuss the principles of portfolios, digitize your current work and even practice being able to talk about your art, all important pieces to preparing a portfolio. Materials list available at sharonartstudio.org

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.

Tricks & Treats Lighted Necklace Workshop

Instructor: Hsiao-Yun Chu

Saturday, 10/22, 10:00AM-11:30AM

5Y-10Y

$60 (Member), $85 (Non-Member)

Make a cool necklace with an LED flashing charm so that you will be visible during trick or treating! All materials are provided. Parents are free to take a walk in the park while kids are crafting!