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Open Workshops to Check Out!

collage workshop6collage workshop6We have some spaces in great workshops being offered this Spring. Don’t miss out… check them out today!

Forging Spoons

Learn how to move and shape metal with basic hammering techniques and surface finishing. Beginning with copper stock, we will cold forge handmade spoons. In addition to technical skills, we will explore design elements such as functionality, concept, proportion, ergonomics, and decoration. All skill levels welcome.

  • 2 classes
  • Sat & Sun, May 7 & 8
  • 10 am – 1 pm

Let’s Make Homemade Pom-Poms! Mother’s Day Workshop

Spend Mother’s Day making unique, colorful pom-poms that can be used in a variety of artistic projects. Students will walk away with a cardboard template, a completed project of either a keychain or flower and as many pom-poms as they can make in a session. All materials will be provided. No previous experience required. Moms, dads, and kids 7+ are welcome!

  • 1 class
  • Sun, May 8
  • Noon – 4 pm

Zines for All Ages

What is a zine anyway? Well, a zine is a self-published, small handmade magazine, and you can make one of your very own! It can be about anything you want, and you can use collage, writing, and drawing in this art form. The most important part is self-expression, whatever that means to you. In this short workshop we will be making mini-zines, and you’ll see a lot of examples of what can be done in this diverse and important art form.  $5 Materials fee due to instructor.

  • 1 class
  • Fri, May 13
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monotype and the Model

We will begin by drawing and painting the figure from a live model and then move into creating monotypes using this direct printmaking method. Linda’s own drawing, largely representational with occasional forays into abstraction, is solidly placed in the Bay Area Figurative tradition. She is directly linked to this legacy, having studied as an undergraduate with Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell—two of the principals in this movement. Learn to take your figurative work from drawings to prints utilizing improvisation and experimentation as your guide. Technical demonstrations and drawing instruction. All levels and teens welcome.

  • 2 classes
  • Sat & Sun, May 14 & 15
  • 10 am – 4 pm

Mosi Jogakbo (Ramie Patchwork Bojagi)

Mosi Jogakbo, or patchwork bojagi, is made with remnants of fabrics from leftover cloths in the past.  Youngmin will teach basic mosi (ramie) jogakbo construction in this workshop. Ssamsol is a special seam technique that makes the front and back of this jogakbo identical. We will use many small pieces of ramie fabrics to make a geometric patterned bojagi. The finished project will have unique compositions of shapes, lines and texture. $30 materials fee due to instructor includes all mosi (raime) fabric and thread needed; additional supplies online.

  • 1 class
  • Sun, May 15
  • 10 am – 4 pm

Six Steps to Throwing Bliss

This workshop is designed to help the beginning through advanced level wheel thrower gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of manipulating clay on the potter’s wheel. After an initial six-step demonstration and individual consultation on the wheel, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated. Tall cylinders, vases, bowls, proper shaping and stretching methods, and pouring vessels will all be demonstrated.

  • 1 class
  • Sun, May 15
  • 10 am – 4 pm

Stamp Making

Learn a few ways to carve your own stamps! In this class, you will learn several methods to carve basic stamps out of rubber and similar materials. You can use these stamps in your artwork, scrapbooking, to make wrapping paper, or as a signature on whatever you would like. We will carve EZcut material, erasers, and talk about some other options for stamp making around the Bay. You will go home with a few of your very own stamps! $10 materials fee due to instructor.

  • 1 class
  • Fri, May 20
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Natural Dyes of California

Save your avocado pits and weeds from the garden! Learn to produce paints, dyes and prints from plant materials. Working with native and invasive plants of the California Bay Area and waste from the kitchen, we’ll explore a diversity of different plant dye and dye processes. $20 materials fee due to instructor.

  • 1 class
  • Sun, May 22
  • 10 am – 4 pm

Paper Marbling

Welcome to the amazing world of marbling! Marbling is an ancient paper-decorating technique where designs are suspended on the surface of a liquid, manipulated with combs and brushes and then transferred to paper or fabric. These papers are often used in hardbound books. Learn the basics of marbling and create a series of beautifully marbled papers. Materials list available online. $35 materials fee due to instructor.

  • 1 class
  • Fri, May 27
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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