These popular two-day weekend art workshops offer students one-on-one instruction with Sawdust artists covering a wide range of hands-on art classes in many exciting art mediums including ceramics, glassblowing, jewelry, painting, textiles and much more. Workshops are held weekends: April 14-29, 2012. A continental breakfast will be provided at morning check-ins.
REGISTER for 2012 Spring Into Art before they fill! Check out schedule of classes below:
This is a three-hour class on Digital Photography for beginners. Learn the art of seeing light, while also having those pesky technical questions answered in plain English! Please bring your digital camera, the manual it came with, and, if you have one, a laptop. Wear shoes for walking. We will spend time in the classroom covering the basics for using your digital camera and some of the "art" of photography. You will also receive a handout to take home with you to help remember all we cover.
Then we’ll get outside and practice what you’ve learned, before returning to the class and uploading the images to a computer for viewing and discussion. Please feel free to make a list of any questions you have about digital photography and email them to Mary, one week prior to the class:
. You may also check out her work at windswept.smugmug.com.
Learn to gather glass from the furnace and shape it into paper weights, shapes, vases, cups and more. With over 20 years experience, our professional glassblowers will teach students how to blow glass and experience the process of turning molten glass into awesome works of art. Hands-on basic and intermediate skills in glassblowing. At the end of the weekend students will leave with artwork they have personally created.
Transform sheet metal and wire into a unique piece of jewelry. Incorporate gems in your design with a bezel setting. This exciting class will introduce students to the fundamentals of jewelry fabrication through sawing, soldering and stone-setting. *Please note: a materials fee for silver and gemstones may apply.
Make luminous paintings using vibrant dyes as a watercolor medium on treated silk. Master Silk Painter Olivia Batchelder will guide you through the process. You will go home with a finished silk botanical painting stretched like a canvas. April 14 & 15 from 9AM-4PM, $195
Flowers and seascapes for beginners to experienced painters. Charleine’s motto is “keep it simple, have fun and let’s paint!” In this class, students will be studying composition, limited palette, focal point, brush strokes and lost and found edges. Students will have their own original art to take home each day.
Ceramicist Walter Reiss will demonstrate spontaneous soft slab techniques, impressing and deforming textures by stretching, twisting and tearing. Reiss will instruct students on how to create unique whimsical teapots and wall pieces with many ideas to take home. This is a hands-on workshop, so wear clay clothes.
Learn how to throw a pot at the potter's wheel with Sawdust ceramicist Nadine Nordstrom. This three-hour class will teach students the basics in how to work with clay. A follow-up glazing class will be offered the following Saturday. Take advantage of this exciting fun medium and register for the class now!
In this class you will learn basic and advanced jewelry design and fabrication using sheet metal and wire. Incorporate gemstones in your design using bezel setting, overlay construction and piercing with the jeweler's saw and other fabrication methods. Students will also learn soldering with acetylene, as well as buffing and polishing techniques.
Class #1: Batik Hemp Linen Pillow Learn the ancient art of batik and dye. Students will learn how to transfer images to fabric, batik with wax, painting with dye, and sewing construction. Participants will leave with their own hemp linen pillow.
Class #2: Batik Peace Flags Batik peace flags, or flags of intention, have been used for centuries to deliver thoughts and prayers to the universe. Learn the ancient art of batik and dye during this class. Students will learn how to transfer images to fabric, batik with wax, painting with dye, and sewing construction. Participants will leave with their own string of peace flags made of hemp linen to fly prayers and intentions to the universe.
This two-day workshop introduces students to the basics of creating a realistic and accurate watercolor painting of a natural history subject, such as a bird or a botanical. Day one will begin with fieldwork where students will gain an understanding of how to document specimens in the field in order to be able to accurately depict details of color and form once back in the studio. During the remainder of the workshop, students will work from an instructor-selected photograph to create a watercolor painting incorporating a variety of techniques from applying a graded wash to doing tight drybrush detail work.
In this two-day class, students will be introduced to tools and techniques of a basic jewelry workshop, including sawing, soldering, sanding, anvil forging, filing and finishing. Students will walk away with something they will treasure for a lifetime, while acquiring information instructor Mike Heintz developed over decades. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from Master Jeweler Mike Heintz. This rare class is limited to four students, so register now!