Learn how to integrate different forms of a medium into one piece of artwork. Our mixed media classes include bookmaking, collage, and assemblage.  You may create a piece using canvas, paper, crayon wax, beeswax, stencils, gesso, or photography. The possibilities are endless.

 

Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshop.
You are not registered unless paid in full.

                                                                     Material fees are included in the tuition pricing.

Questions about our programming?
Please contact Marjorie Luke, Program Coordinator, at marjorieluke@explorearts.org

 

 

December

Glimmery, Shimmery Holiday Collage with Diana Walter

Saturday, December 1
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Using a simple but dazzling technique and your own creative vision, design a vibrant Christmas-themed collage from decorated papers, paint, masks and acrylic medium. All skill levels.

$35

Coptic‐Stitch Journals & Sketchbooks with Wendy Converse

Saturday, December 8
12:00 ‐ 5:00 pm

Spend your Saturday in the studio creating your own journal or sketchbook. You’ll select from a variety of handmade papers to wrap your book covers. Then you’ll fold large sheets of paper into smaller and smaller sizes until you have the desired size for your book, creating deckled (hand‐torn) edges for your pages. Once everything is prepared, you’ll assemble your journal using the Coptic Stitch technique. The process is detailed and can take a little time, but the finished result is a beautiful, hand‐sewn, flexible binding perfect for your next writing or
drawing session.

$75

Handmade Holiday Gift Wrap with Wendy Converse

Thursday, December 13
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Get in the holiday spirit by creating your own holiday gift wrap. Using acrylic paint combined
with a paste medium, we’ll design sheets of 18x24 “paste paper”. You’ll be amazed at the
unique designs and patterns that can be created with simple combs, scrapers, rollers, stamps
and brushes. Finished papers are ideal for gift wrap, book making, collage, scrapbooking and
more!

$45

 

February

Papier Mache - Swamp Rabbits, Flying Pigs and Other Wild Things with Deborah Girard

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

6 pm - 9 pm

Explore the humble medium of Papier Mache as a fun and whimsical way to create satisfying and beautiful art pieces! You'll learn about the history of Papier Mache, a new vocabulary for paper and clay sculpture, the elements of sculptural techniques applicable to Papier Mache and paper pulp, and to look for shapes in discarded items and reuse the shapes to make forms of animals, people or other things. You'll practice sketching an idea in a sketch book, plan your project using a list of materials needed from start to finish and, using a backwards approach to planning an art project, plan and create a piece of art to communicate your idea.

$260

 

March

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Vaunda Browning

Wednesday, March 20

6 pm - 8 pm

Design your own small abstract glass piece using pre-cut stained glass pieces.Learn the placement of the glass and "sealing" your piece with grout.No experience necessary. Please wear closed toe shoes.

$40

 

April

Collage Expressions with Lindsey Groomes

Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29

6 pm - 9

Express your inner artist! Using papers, paint, found objects and fabric, create a personalized collage that highlights your favorite things. You will marble paper, create stamps, comb paper with paint and cut and design a collage canvas of your own artistic vision.

$140