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SAMPLER WORKSHOPS

Try Your Hand: Workshops for the Beginner
Spend an afternoon in an intensive session of a medium in which you have been interested. See a demonstration and gain some hands-on experience of the many techniques used in printmaking, pottery or sculpture. All materials and tools will be provided. Have fun finding your art form. Enrollment limited, please sign up early.
Instructor: CAW Faculty
Pottery Sunday, 1 - 4pm, May 4
Cost: $25; members: $23
Drawing & Painting Sunday, 1- 4pm, May 18
Cost: $25; members: $23

 

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

3D Printing
Join us for a lecture about current uses of 3D scanning and printing, including a demonstration of how this exciting new medium is being used by artists, craftsman and DIYers. We will discuss the best way to get started learning 3D imaging. There will be a demonstration of entry level scanning hardware including Microsoft Kinect scanners and a Makerbot Digitizer, an introduction to free modeling software like TinkerCAD and Sculptris, and information about 3D printers and online print services. No prior experience necessary.
Instructors: Ken Lovell
Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30pm, May 13 & 20
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $80; members: $72

Mixed Media, Wax and the Artist’s Book
The Artist Book is a work of art in a traditional book form. The original words, textures, and images intertwine with the artist’s inner thoughts, resulting in a unique and personal narrative. In this two-day workshop, students will learn to alter and repurpose the elements of a book. They will create their own book pages using plaster, papers and natural materials. On the first day, students will use plaster cloth to make pages. On the second day, encaustic wax will be used to protect the books and make them more sculptural. Various mixed media and encaustic techniques will be introduced. Students are encouraged to bring personal items: photographs (printed with toner based copies), imagery, twine, ribbons, natural elements (leaves, sticks etc.), old books or any materials that they would like to add to their creations. Open to all levels.
Instructor: Corina Alvarezdelugo
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, June 28 - 29
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $160; members: $146

 

DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOPS

A Tour Through Chelsea with Steven DiGiovanni
Come join painting instructor Steven DiGiovanni on a four-hour walk up and down the streets of Chelsea in Manhattan. There you will discover gorgeous gallery spaces and artworks - including painting, sculpture, video and installation - by artists from around the world. You will be inspired, intellectually invigorated, seduced or possibly confused, and even a bit disgruntled. No matter, the time goes by swiftly; you will have fun, and your mind and body will receive the exercise they so need. Bring comfortable shoes. Students will be notified of meeting location before the event. Please note students will provide their own transportation.
Instructor: Steven DiGiovanni
Saturday, 11am - 3pm, April 19
Cost: $30; members: $27

Pastel Workshop at Stony Creek
Working with pastels, we’ll spend a weekend observing a slice of nature in scenic Stony Creek. This shoreline setting provides a variety of landscape views including water, marshland, houses, boats, and sky. Students will learn to apply pastel to respond to the color, light and atmosphere that nature throws our way. In the event of light rain we’ll seek shelter and work from one of several open gazebos in the area. Some drawing or painting experience will be helpful but is not a prerequisite to enjoying the class. A full materials list and meeting location will be sent upon registration. Optional: Sunday session will be followed by pizza dinner at Stony Creek Market.
Instructor: Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Facility fee: $5
Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4pm, April 19 - 20
Cost: $72; members: $65

Drawing Bootcamp
A two-day workshop with special projects and drawing prompts to get your creative juices flowing by drawing faster and making more drawings than you might imagine. This thinking and drawing marathon will get you back in action. We’ll use traditional and non-traditional drawing methods and exercises to get you thinking with the creative side of your brain. Students may sign up for any two sessions or the full workshop.
Instructor: Beth Lovell
Facility fee: $5
a Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, May 31
   Cost: $72; members: $65
b Saturday, 1:30 - 4:30pm, May 31
   Cost: $72; members: $65
c Sunday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, June 1
   Cost: $72; members: $65
d Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30pm, June 1
   Cost: $72; members: $65

Dynamic Figure Drawing Workshop
Drawing the figure can be an essential skill in itself. It can also strengthen visual acuity, basic drawing skills, and provide a fundamental source of design inspiration. Working from live models requires quick observation and response. This class will focus on several aspects of figure drawing including: gesture, spatial relationships, proportion, weight, movement, light and shade. Emphasis will be on using gesture to convey relationships of parts and understand the “wholeness” of the figure. All levels will be accommodated. Instructor demonstration will be ongoing. We will work in charcoal, pencil and ink wash. A materials list will be provided after registration.
Instructors: Lisa Hess Hesselgrave
Tuesday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm, June 3 - 6
Facility fee: $25
Cost: $325; members: $293

Intensive Summer Painting Workshop
Join us for a week of painting to focus on your work with guidance from an instructor and support from fellow students. This workshop provides a unique opportunity for artists of all levels of experience and proficiency to focus on one or more works in a concentrated setting. Students will be able to explore aspects of the creative process that may only be revealed through 30 hours of continuous effort. Instruction will address the needs and objectives of each individual student and will include brief presentations, introductions of methods and examples from art history and contemporary practice. Come to the first class ready to go and prepared to lose yourself in the process of creative discovery. Prerequisite: a beginning drawing class.
Instructor: Steven DiGiovanni
Facility fee: $25
Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm, June 9 - 13
Cost: $423; members: $381

Plein Air Painting on Nantucket Island
Instructor Lenny Moskowitz has created a warm, encouraging, and artistic environment in which his students feel encouraged and eager to tap into their creative energies. Using the Nantucket landscape, the process of creating a painting outdoors will be simplified through demonstrations and individual guidance. Open to a range of media: pastels, acrylic, watercolor, collage, or oil paint, students will explore new approaches to landscape painting. The workshop includes accommodations in a seven-bedroom house in downtown Nantucket. Come for the full six-nights. Non-student spouses are welcome for an additional fee. Fee does not include food or transportation to the island. For questions, please contact Lenny Moskowitz: 203-389-2182 or lennymosk@comcast.net. To view Lenny’s work, see his website: www.lennymoskowitzart.com. This workshop is open to all levels. Registration is limited. To register, please call CAW at 203-562-4927 or come by the CAW office.
Instructor: Lenny Moskowitz
Saturday, June 14 - Saturday, June 21
Cost: $1200 for the week
Saturday, June 21 - Saturday, June 28
Cost: $1200 for the week

Artists Portfolios for the Web
You’ve made the art and its time to make it available to the public. This workshop will provide a sampling of tools and online resources (many free) to create, and post, your own portfolio site. We’ll cover all you need to set up your online presence. No previous experience necessary. We’ll have an overview session, and then scan or input your work.
Instructor: Beth Lovell
Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4pm, July 5 - 6
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $72; members: $65

Intensive Landscape Painting Workshop
The East Rock overlook offers commanding and dramatic views of New Haven City, New Haven Harbor and the surrounding landscape. In this workshop, students will draw or paint the landscape from up high. Demonstrations and discussions will address linear and aerial perspective, and the changes that occur as the sun and clouds pass over the New Haven vista. We’ll be working outside, plein air unless the weather does not permit, in which case we will work at an alternative site. Bring whatever materials you require, including two or more canvases if painting, and anything you want to use to make your painting experience more comfortable (chair, easel, hats, sun block, umbrella, etc), and a packed lunch. Some outside painting and drawing experience recommended.
Instructor: Steven DiGiovanni
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am - 3:30pm, August 9 - 10
Cost: $120; members: $108

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

iPhone Photography
Explore the possibilities of making visually beautiful yet challenging photographs with the iPhone! We will begin with an illustrated lecture on iPhone photography. Then we will download and introduce some applications for image processing before photographing the Cityseed Farmers’ Market in Wooster Square and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. After our photo walk, we’ll return to CAW to download and edit images. Finally, we will create a Flickr site and upload images of the day’s work. Smartphone, preferably an iPhone, is required. Previous experience with image capture and editing software highly recommended. Please bring a USB cable and lunch.
Instructor: Meredith Miller
Saturday, 9:30am - 4:30pm, June 21
Cost: $117; members: $105

Capturing Your Kids Like a Pro
Learn how to take beautiful, spontaneous portraits of your children in a variety of contexts. To begin, we will discuss the elements that make a great photograph (light; perspective; composition) using visual examples, focusing specifically on portraits of children. Then we will discuss the technical aspects of how to achieve the look you want (exposure, adjusting your camera’s settings, blurring the background, etc.). Finally, we’ll bring our cameras outside and practice the techniques, so that you’ll be ready to start taking photographs of your kids that you’ll treasure forever. These techniques are applicable to furry family members too! Please bring your camera to the workshop (DSLR is preferred because we can do more with them, but other digital cameras are fine too!) View Stephanie’s work at www.stephanieanestis.com and blog.stephanieanestis.com
Instructor: Stephanie Anestis
Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, June 28
Cost: $50; members: $45

Create Great Portraits Using a Light Disc
We will begin with a review of reflector and diffusion techniques for flash and ambient light. After some Q&A, we’ll go practice on location. Participants are encouraged to bring their DSLR with normal to short telephoto zoom lens. An active photographer, Phil has been teaching group and individual classes for four years. View his work at www.philhovey.com.
Instructor: Phil Hovey
Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, July 12
Cost: $50; members: $45

Nature Photography Close-Up
Close-up and macro photography of nature can be great fun but also frustrating. This workshop will show you how to reduce the frustration and get better close-up images. We will begin with an introduction about the necessary equipment and cover special situations that can be encountered, and then concentrate on close-up and macro photography in nature. Topics will include techniques, equipment, types of subjects, lighting, and affordable equipment options. A DSLR camera is recommended; however, good quality close- up photography is possible with many point-and-shoot cameras, and these will also be covered.
Instructor: Robert Rattner
Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm, July 19
Cost: $50; members: $45

 

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS

Open Printmaking Week
Print all week in this monitored open format workshop. Our studio includes basic materials for intaglio and relief printmaking on two Charles Brand presses (largest is 36” x 60”) and a Takach press (24” x 48”). Participants must be pre-approved and have adequate printmaking knowledge to work independently in a studio.
Instructor: Liz Pagano
Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 2:30pm, Jun 9 - 13
Facility fee: $25
Cost: $165; members: $149

Encaustic Collograph
This workshop combines encaustic painting with printmaking by creating collagraph plates using wax to make the printable matrix. Participants will be able to experiment with inlaying and incising techniques to create texture and build their image on a re-useable Plexi-glass plate which can then be inked with water based inks (Akua intaglio) and printed on a printing press. The possibilities of using encaustic to create texture in printmaking are limitless. Combining these two artistic mediums will be an exciting visual and artistic journey. This workshop is best suited for those with some experience with encaustic and printmaking with a press, but not required. Specialized materials valued at $40 included.
Instructor: Binnie Birstein
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, June 14 - 15
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $180; members: $166

The Illuminated Journal
The goal of this three-day workshop is to bring out the unique vision of each student. Drawing, printmaking and bookmaking are pursued in a positive atmosphere where the individual is supported and encouraged. The journal is a place where the visual practices of creating images, shaping letters, arranging words and space all unite in one creative act. In this course we will have the opportunity to be outside and work from nature. Participants will develop the creative practice of freely, clearly and honestly recording a personal portrait of their unique world and world-view. Using a variety of media (watercolor, printmaking, collage, and drawing) you will create your own pages and construct an artist’s book/journal of them by the end of the workshop. Open to all levels.
Instructor: Susan Newbold
Friday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm, June 13 - 15
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $289; members: $262

Open Print Weekend
Print all weekend in this monitored, open format workshop. Our studio includes the basic materials for relief and intaglio printmaking with and four etching presses - three Charles Brand and one Takach press - from 28” x 50” to 36” x 60” bed size. Participants must have experience working in a print studio and be able to operate independently.
Monitor: Maura Galante
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, July 12 - 13
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $80; members: $72

 

BOOK ARTS WORKSHOPS

Soft Cover Leather Bound Books
In this two-day workshop students will learn simple, unsupported binding structure and a creative approach to a simple leather cover. Participants will do linoleum-cut designs to be impressed into the leather, leather dyeing, and will be encouraged to experiment using different found objects with this technique. By the end of the class students will have unique covers for their finished books, also suitable for journals or sketchbooks.
Instructor: Biruta Auna
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, Apr 26 - 27
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $270; members: $243

 

DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Wreaths Resound!
Let your door sing with inspiration each month this spring, adorned with your handcrafted wreath! Come join us to learn the elegant and endless inspiration the simple wreath can hold. We will use fresh cut materials as well as craft goods like yarn, paint, paper and more to create one-of-a-kind wreaths. Materials valued at $35 included.
Instructor: Allie Bruch
c Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:30pm, May 13
   Cost: $76; members: $72

Japanese Lampmaking
Learn how easy it is to make an elegant Japanese Shoji lamp in this one-day workshop. Students will use wood and rice paper to create a floor or table lamp and will learn a simple technique for electrically wiring the lamp. Students will leave with a unique lamp of their own design. All materials supplied, but feel free to bring any special rice paper.
Instructor: Phillip Chambers
Sunday, 10am - 4pm, Apr 27
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $105; members: $95

Japanese Lampmaking
Learn how easy it is to make an elegant Japanese Shoji lamp in this one-day workshop. Students will use wood and rice paper to create a floor or table lamp and will learn a simple technique for electrically wiring the lamp. Students will leave with a unique lamp of their own design. All materials supplied, but feel free to bring any special rice paper.
Instructor: Phillip Chambers
Sunday, 10am - 4pm, July 13
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $105; members: $95

 

FIBER WORKSHOPS

Monotype Printing on Fabric
Explore the wonderfully spontaneous technique of monotype printing on fabric using textile paints. Painting and drawing skills not required! Starting with a blank plate, students create imagery by adding and removing paint in various ways before laying fabric down for printing. We will explore the use of several substrates to create prints, including gelatin, Plexiglas and ceramic tiles on both dry and wet fabric. Leave class with an armload of samples that can be embellished to create finished fiber art pieces, or combine them into a larger piece. On the second day, students may use hand stitching and beading to embellish their prints. All levels welcome. $45 materials fee due to instructor on the first day of class includes all necessary paint and tools.
Instructor: Cheryl Rezendes
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - 4pm, May 24 - 25
Facility fee: $15
Cost: $340; members: $306

Weaving on the Weekend
Learn to prepare a warp and complete a project on a rigid heddle loom. This simple, portable loom is a great way to start weaving. The loom is easy to learn on, and it also allows for many different weave structures and can be the only loom needed for scarves, dishtowels and fabric. Students will complete their first project - a scarf in colors and textures of their choice. Students can bring their own rigid heddle looms, purchase one from the instructor ($139), or rent a loom ($30) with the option to buy at the end of the workshop. All other materials provided. Beginners welcome.
Instructor: Christine Wilkinson
Sundays, 10am - 4pm, June 15 & 22
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $140; members: $126

Weaving Beyond the Basics
Explore more possibilities for creative weaving! Add lace, patterns and texture to your woven pieces, develop interest through color ways, or incorporate diverse fibers or found objects in your work. Bring your own rigid heddle loom, purchase one from the instructor, or rent a loom ($30) with the option to buy ($139) at the end the workshop. A list of suggested materials will be sent before the workshop. Recommended: some experience with rigid heddle looms or other weaving methods.
Instructor: Christine Wilkinson
Sunday, 10am - 4pm, July 13
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $70; members: $60

 

JEWELRY WORKSHOPS

Bead Stringing: Magic on a String
Learn about the different techniques, tools and materials used to produce beautiful beaded jewelry. Design, color and texture including the use of natural and manmade materials will be discussed. Techniques such as pearl knotting, stringing materials and adding findings will be studied, providing each student the opportunity to leave with a professionally finished product. Instructor will supply tools. Materials fee payable to the instructor will range from $25 for basic materials and more for high-end materials.
Instructor: Viola Galetta
Saturday, 10am - 1pm, Apr 19
Cost: $35; members: $32

Viking Knit Bracelet
This ancient Scandinavian technique of weaving with wire is very popular today. Students will learn to weave with different gauges of wire, combining wire with beads and crystals, creating very unique and personal pieces, finishing, ready to wear or gift it. Instructor will supply necessary tools and materials. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor.
Instructor: Viola Galetta
Sunday, 10am - 1pm, Apr 27
Cost: $35; members: $32

Leather Wrap Bracelet
Known as Chan Luu bracelets, students will learn how to make these popular bracelets that wrap around the wrist two or more times, using their choice of beads and leather. Instructor will supply tools and materials. Cost varies depending upon beads, $25 and up.
Instructor: Viola Galetta
Sunday, 10am - 1pm, May 4
Cost: $35; members: $32

Kumihimo Japanese-Style Weaving
Another ancient technique from around the world, kumihimo is becoming known and valued for its intricate look, yet it is very easy to weave on a special little loom. Students will learn two ways to braid kumihimo necklaces, first with ribbon, then with beads. Both techniques will create a very beautiful necklace. Instructor will supply necessary tools and materials. Cost for tools and ribbon is $25, beads are additional if desired.
Instructor: Viola Galetta
Saturday, 10am - 1pm, May 10
Cost: $35; members: $32

Working with PMC+ and Paper Sheet
Fine silver PMC+ paper is a thin and flexible form of PMC that does not dry out before firing. Its rubbery nature lends itself to uses not practical with the lump form of PMC. In this workshop, students will learn how to work with this unusual form of PMC+. Many techniques will be discussed, and projects will center on folding, weaving and overlay methods, combining PMC paper with the lump and syringe paste forms of PMC+. Cold mold-making will be discussed, as well as riveting for use in cold connection of PMC paper. All PMC material needed to complete the projects will be included in the lab fee. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least 2-3 pieces of jewelry. Basic PMC tools are required. A small tool kit may be rented in class for $5.00. Materials fee of approximately $100 is payable to the instructor at class by cash or check. Materials fee is subject to change with the metals market. Prerequisite: at least one other PMC class.
Instructor: Nancy Karpel
Saturday, 10am - 4pm, May 24
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $120; members: $108

Discover PMC
Have fun working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). It looks and feels like clay, but is pure silver in an organic binder. It is fun and fast, and requires no previous jewelry-making experience. Students will learn basic techniques for forming, texturing, firing and finishing and take home several finished pieces of PMC jewelry. Use of basic tools and PMC for class projects is included in the materials fee. Bringing a lunch is recommended to save valuable work time. A materials fee of approximately $100 is payable to the instructor at class by cash or check. Materials fee is subject to change with the metals market.
Instructor: Nancy Karpel
Saturday, 10am - 3:30pm, June 14
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $110; members: $99

Silver Soldering
Learn to silver solder! Spend the day focusing on soldering non-ferrous metals. This jewelry/metalsmithing technique allows copper, silver, brass, bronze, gold and nickel to be joined together using silver solder and a gas torch. Class is appropriate for beginners with no soldering experience or students wanting to perfect their skills. Materials and copper included. Students preferring to use sterling silver may purchase small amounts separately.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Saturday, 12 - 5pm, June 21
Facility fee: $5 Cost: $60; members: $55

Exploring PMC
Go beyond the basics and explore the use of PMC-3 with enamels, hollow bead forming, and carving. Use of PMC slip syringe will be introduced. Three projects will focus on refining basic skills and designing more detailed pieces. A materials fee of approximately $100 is payable to the instructor at class and includes PMC-3, supplies and handouts to complete class projects. PMC hand tools and styrene work surface - or other portable work surface - and “Speed-Ball” linoleum cutting tool with a #1 small fine line tip are required. (Only cutting tool #1 is required, with the handle. Available at art supply stores.) Small tool kit may be rented at class ($5.00 rental fee). Other helpful items may include: close-up lenses or magnifiers, texturing sheets or items for texturing PMC (bottle caps, fresh leaves, coarse fabric remnants, tree bark, nuts and bolts, small cookie cutters, etc.), safety glasses and dust mask, a set of jeweler’s engraving tools. Prerequisite: at least one class working with PMC.
Instructor: Nancy Karpel
Sunday, 10am - 4pm, July 13
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $120; members: $108

Form-Folding for Beginners
Learn this relatively new metalsmithing technique developed by metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Students will create 3-dimensional and relief forms using simple folding and hammering techniques. Annealing metal with a gas torch will also be introduced. A variety of shapes will be explored from pods and canoe shapes to leaves, circles and small vessels all from copper sheet metal. No experience necessary. Materials included.
Instructor: Connie Pfeiffer
Saturday, 12 - 5pm, July 19
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $63; members: $58

Bead Stringing: Magic on a String
Learn about different techniques, tools and materials used to produce beautiful beaded jewelry. Design, color and texture will be discussed, including the use of natural and manmade materials. Techniques such as pearl knotting will be covered, as well as various types of stringing materials and findings that can be incorporated in to your pieces. In this workshop, each student will have the opportunity to complete a piece of beaded jewelry under the guidance of the instructor. All necessary tools will be supplied. Materials fee payable to the instructor will range from $25 for basic materials and more for high-end materials.
Instructor: Viola Galetta
Saturday, 10am - 1pm, July 26
Cost: $35; members: $32

Setting Stones in PMC
Add color and brilliance to your PMC pieces by learning to set natural and lab-grown stones. Learn which stones can be fired in the kiln, and how to flush-set stones to fire in PMC-3. Learn the special considerations for bezel setting stones in PMC using fine-silver wire, PMC-3, and pre-formed settings. Demonstrations or discussion of the slip-syringe for setting, prong setting, and channel setting will be included as time permits. A materials fee of approximately $100 is payable to the instructor at class and includes PMC-3, supplies and handouts to complete class projects. (Materials fee is subject to change with the metals market.) Faceted and cabochon stones, fine silver wire, pre-formed settings and additional PMC will be available for purchase at the workshop. Basic PMC tools including portable work-surface, safety glasses and dust mask are required and will not be provided. Small tool kit may be rented at class for $5. Other helpful items may include close-up lenses or magnifiers, texturing sheets or items for texturing PMC, a set of jeweler’s needle files (medium or fine). Prerequisite: at least one other PMC class.
Instructor: Nancy Karpel
Sunday, 10am - 4pm, August 3
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $120; members: $108

 

POTTERY WORKSHOPS

Potters! Make Your Own Tools
Making your own tools for clay can be almost as much fun as making pottery. You’ll discover that the tools you buy aren’t always the best, don’t always do what you want them to do, and are often expensive. What if you could make a better tool for cheaper? You can, and you don’t need mechanical skills. In this workshop students will learn to make a turntable, calipers, decorating brushes, bamboo shaping tools, Tyvek stencil. Hayne will also demonstrate the technique of brazing steel to make custom extruder dies.
Instructor: Hayne Bayless
Saturday, 10am - 4pm, May 3
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $121; members: $110

The Hand-Built Teapot
The teapot should be the showstopper in the potter’s repertoire. It brings together many different techniques into one piece, and the form lets us play with the various pieces: handle, spout, lid and body. This workshop will concentrate on slab construction and extruded parts, and will cover surface decoration with stencils and slips.
Instructor: Hayne Bayless
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, June 28 - 29
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $180; members: $162

 

 

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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES

Paper Fun with Mr. H
Ages 6 and up with an adult
In this engaging and interactive paper sculpture class, students will learn to make paper airplanes, cups, origami, pop-up cards, paper boomerangs, tetraforms and more. Learn the secrets of the famous paper belt trick. Make a magic tree and amaze your friends as it grows. This course is designed to encourage children to be creative and demonstrate critical thinking skills. This is a fun way to learn about aerodynamics, physics and the science and principals of structure.
Instructor: Stan Hershonik
Sunday, 1 - 4pm, Apr 27
Cost: $60 per adult & child, $30 for additional family members
members: $54 per adult & child, $27 for additional family members

Summertime Art in Your Pajamas!
Ages 3-7
Come in your pajamas, hear a story, create a fun art project, and have a yummy snack. Three different sessions, choose one - or attend all three!
Instructor: Jennifer Van Elswyk
a Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, June 27
   Cost: $15; members: $14
b Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, July 11
   Cost: $15; members: $14
c Friday, 6:30 - 7:30pm, August 1
   Cost: $15; members: $14

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Drawing Chibi
Ages 8 and up
Chibi is the colloquial term in Japanese for “short person” or “small child.” Learn how to draw this style of manga or anime character. We will draw chibis and put them into an original story.
Instructor: Kris Wetmore
Saturday, 1 - 4pm, Apr 26
Cost: $20; members: $18

Art in Pajamas
Ages 5-10
Come in your pajamas, hear a story and create your own little art book of drawings, plus have a yummy snack!
Instructor: Young People’s Faculty
Friday, 6:30 - 8pm, May 2
Cost: $25; members: $23

Mother’s Day Surprises
Ages 6 and up
Honor Mom, Grandma, an aunt or another special woman with a handmade gift from the heart. Children will create gifts… but shhhh… they’re surprises, so we’re not telling! Gifts will be artistically wrapped and ready for giving with a handmade card.
Instructor: Young People’s Faculty
Sunday, 1 - 3:30pm, May 4
Cost: $20; members: $18

Pizza, Paint & Pottery Nights
Ages 6-12
Schedule a date night or grab an evening out with the girls - we’ll take care of the kids! For three Fridays, drop off your kids at CAW - we’ll give them a pizza dinner and create a variety of art projects. Dinner includes pizza, a drink, and a fun treat. Choose one night, or sign up for all three!
Instructor: Nellie Shevelkina
b Friday, 6 - 9pm, Apr 25
   Cost: $38; members: $34
c Friday, 6 - 9pm, May 16
   Cost: $38; members: $34

Apparel Bling!
Ages 9-12
Learn techniques for decorating with pattern, color, and designs on caps/hats, T-shirts, a pair of jeans, sneakers or shoes. Express personal style! Work with sequins, studs, beads and faux jewels; fabric markers, Sharpies, glitter, fabric paints. All art materials and snack included; students bring their own apparel/shoes to decorate.
Instructor: Judie Cavanaugh
a Saturday, 1 - 5pm, July 19
   Cost: $55; members: $51
b Saturday, 2 - 6pm, August 2
   Cost: $55; members: $51

Basket-Making Workshop: Weave a Garden Harvest Basket
Ages 9-12
Remember paper weaving? This workshop takes that basic skill to the next level and allows students to create their own woven reed basket, in the traditional splint style used by some Native Americans tribes. Natural and dyed reed will be used; color and pattern will be an individual choice. Open to first timers and students with prior experience.
Instructor: Jan Sacco
Saturdays, 1 - 4pm, July 26 & August 2
Cost: $40; members: $37

 




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