The Workshop

Welcome to The Workshop, an art and craft studio for people of all ages. Explore the site to learn about upcoming classes, specials and the gallery.

Check out our Open Studio Hours, also open additionally by appointment.

Summer 2015 Classes

The Workshop will be offering a number of different classes this summer. Categories are listed below. We will also be adding in additional classes during the summer, especially adult level and specialty classes. Please contact us to register or for additional information.

Open Studio

Summer Open Studio Hours
Wed. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thurs. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - noon
Sun. 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Creative Kids

Thursday or Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 am

June 11 and 12 - construction site

July 9 and 10 - gone fishing

August 13 and 14 - camping

Creative Kids is a great way to bring your young children to The Workshop. It's even easier than Open Studio because there are art stations already set up to work at. Usually there are 5 stations, each with a different project or materials (painting, watercolor, playdough, chalkboard, sensory bin, stickers, etc.) At 10:30ish you are welcome to join us for a book or continue with the stations if you prefer. Creative Kids is recommended for ages 2-5 years old. Cost: $4 for the first child, $2 for each additional.

Summer Variety Classes

Summer Variety Classes work off of the $60 six class pass or can be attended individually for $12 per class. The six class pass can be used by any family members and can be used on different types of qualifying classes (EC, sewing, etc.).

Summer Variety Classes are for all ages. Come by yourself or with family or friends. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend without an adult.  Adults are welcome to attend as well.  Like the Exploring Creativity classes we offer during the school year, these are exposure classes. There is some explanation of technique, but the greater focus is on exposing people to different mediums, giving a chance to try out different art materials. The difference between one of these classes and Open Studio is that the class has an instructor to help guide and answer questions, and the class offers some more specialized materials that might not always be available during Open Studio. We would definitely be willing to schedule any of these as a longer specialty class upon request.

SUMMER CLASS LIST

Art trading cards - Create mini masterpieces to display as trading cards. Keep your own or trade with others. Wed. June 3, 10-11:30am or Thurs., June 4, 12:30-2pm

Painting on canvas - This week we’ll be working with acrylic on canvas. The main focus will be background vs. foreground. Wed. June 10, 10-11:30am or Thurs., June 11, 12:30-2pm

Mosaic flower pots - Decorate a flower pot with ceramic pieces, rocks, marbles, and seashells. Take your pot home to grout yourself or leave it for us to grout and pick it up next week. Wed. June 17, 10-11:30am or Thurs., June 18, 12:30-2pm

Fuse bead/Perler bead extravaganza - Use patterns and peg boards to create ironed masterpieces. Whether you like minecraft, minions, angry birds, or princesses, fuse beads are a great creative outlet. Wed. June 24, 10-11:30am or Thurs., June 25, 12:30-2pm

Mosaic stepping stones - Make a concrete garden stepping stone decorated with glass, rocks, marbles, and seashells. Wed. July 1, 10-11:30am or Thurs., July 2, 12:30-2pm or Fri., July 3, 7-8:30pm

Flower pounding - Learn how to transfer the natural beauty of flowers and leaves onto fabric or paper. Create a colorful work of art using nature and a hammer. Wed. July 8, 10-11:30am or Thurs., July 9, 12:30-2pm

Little Rivertown - Make a cardboard town with us. Creative landscapes and buildings. Discussion about town government, zoning, conservation, philanthropy, etc. Wed. July 15, 10-11:30am or Thurs., July 16, 12:30-2pm

Gyotaku Fish Printing - Make incredibly detailed prints using real or rubber fish. Wed. July 22, 10-11:30am or Thurs., July 23, 12:30-2pm

Clay day - Two different clay projects. We’ll spend the first half of class using clay and ink to make stamped prints. In the second half of the class we’ll work with polymer clay. Wed. July 29, 10-11:30am or Thurs., July 30, 12:30-2pm

Collage landscapes - Use paper scraps and other items to create a landscape: rolling hills, mountains, ocean, woods. Wed. August 5, 10-11:30am or Thurs., August 6, 12:30-2pm

Watercolor and ink - Add bold detail to watercolor pieces with black sharpies. Wed. August 12, 10-11:30am or Thurs., August 13, 12:30-2pm

Villages

Villages will be special summer classes at The Workshop. These are artisan villages, each with a specialty chosen by the villagers. Some specialty options might be metal work, sewing/textiles, drawing/painting, paper mache, clay, etc. Each village will create individual projects and a larger group project in that village’s specialty. These classes will focus more on technique and go more in depth than our summer variety classes.  

· Each village contains 5-10 villagers and 1-2 elders.

      · Villagers range in age from 5 - 15 years old.

      · Elders are 16 + years old.

      · Villagers can supply their own elder (pending approval) or can request elders to be supplied by The Workshop.

· Villagers must submit a handwritten letter of application stating their name, age, specialty of choice, previous work in that specialty, and reason they should be accepted into the villages program.

· Five villagers need to band together to start a village. Upon acceptance we will schedule 6 hours of class (preferably in four 1.5 hour sessions or three 2 hour sessions) at times that are convenient to the villagers and The Workshop host.

· Once a village has been accepted and scheduled, additional villagers can join that village up to a total of 10 villagers.

· Cost: $60 per villager, due after acceptance into the program and prior to the first class.

· Each villager will receive one free session of Open Studio to work more on his/her projects. This Open Studio time will be selfguided.

Summer Sewing Days

We have put 9 sewing dates on our summer calendar. On each date participants have the option of picking whichever project interests them. Come to all and work your way through all of the options or pick a few days that work into your schedule and a few projects that you like.

These are basic beginner projects for adults or children ages 7 years old and up.

Our summer sewing classes can work off of the $60 six class pass or can be attended individually for $12 per class.  The six class pass can be used by any family members and can be used on different types of qualifying classes (not just sewing). 

SEWING CLASS TOPICS

Sewing machine basics

Bookmarks

T-shirt scarves or bags

Painted pillow creatures

Scrap scarf

Button down shirt pillow

Jeans bag or upholstery fabric bag

Apron/smock

Pencil/paintbrush/knitting needle case

SEWING DAYS

Sunday, June 7, 1-2:30pm

Friday, June 19, 10-11:30am

Friday, June 26, 10-11:30am

Friday, July 3, 10-11:30am

Friday, July 17, 10-11:30am

Sunday, July 19, 1-2:30pm

Friday, July 31, 10-11:30am

Friday, August 7, 12-11:30am

Sunday, August 9, 1-2:30pm