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Mixed Media Workshop

Mixed media art breaks down the boundaries between various forms of art making. It can be messy while you learn how the media react to each other, but let your imagination soar! In this mixed media class you will explore a range of materials, theory, and techniques leading to the planning and execution of a finished artwork. Incised gesso, acrylic …

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Copperplate Etching

Join Nathan Cann the printmaking studio for a fun but thorough two-day workshop in copperplate etching. During the course of the workshop, you will etch a copper plate, learning the techniques for how to prepare, etch, and finish the plate, transfer drawings, and pull prints. Classes are limited to only six participants for plenty of workspace and instruction time. All …

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Intro to Linocut

Join artist Nathan Cann for this introduction to linoleum block printmaking. In this four week course students will be designing, carving, and printing their own linocut prints! Suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers alike. All supplies included. We recommend students begin planning a 5″x 7″ design in advance of the course. Thursdays, 7pm-9pm • September 10, 17, 24, October 1, …

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Intro to Italic Calligraphy

The italic hand is one of the loveliest and most versatile calligraphic hands. It originated in Italy during the Renaissance and is still widely practiced today. Join Miriam Jones for this workshop which will introduce you to the basic letter forms of a standard Italic. By the end of the six weeks, students should begin to feel comfortable forming words …

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Indigo Dyeing Weekend Workshop

Back by popular demand! Join Tzigane Caddell for a two-day introduction to learning the fundamentals of Indigo dyeing, using Shibori resist techniques on cotton. You’ll begin by stitching patterns on, and Indigo-dyeing, a hanky. Students will create Shibori resists on cotton yardage, a bandana and a large fine cotton shawl, which will be dyed in indigo. (Featured photo shows the …

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Quilt with Margo: Shape it Up!

Quilt or Sew with Margo: Shape it Up! Quilts with Templates Join Margo for a six week quilting/sewing course and learn the technique of using templates! You can choose between two options of creating a lap quilt. We will also learn some free motion quilting techniques to quilt your finished product. Patterns and templates above below will be provided. There …

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Sewing: Festive Table Runner

Christmas is coming – deck your holiday table with your own Christmas table runner! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive table runner of your choice. Come and make one for your own table or as a gift! Three options are listed below, each with a link provided for the materials …

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Experiments in Printmaking

Join artist Nathan Cann for this exciting printmaking workshop! Using a variety of materials such as oil, ink, graphite and watercolour, you will learn new skills and techniques  in exploratory printing. These workshop is perfect for all skill levels, as this school of printing abandons the rules and guidelines of more traditional printing in favour of experimental adventure! NEW DAY: Thursdays, 7-9PM …

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Sculpting the Torso

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long torso sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model. Students will practice the techniques of modelling a small-scale torso in clay from a live model. Instruction will include ideas such as: how …

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Portrait Sculpture

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long portrait sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model. Melissa will help you to make the most of time-tested classical methods in sculpting the human face: – setting up a portrait in …