Adult Art Workshops
April~ Gold Coast Shadow Boxes
"By The Sea We Forget To Count The Days"
Be swept up into and afternoon of seaside creativity in our Gold Coast Shadow Boxes Workshop. In this workshop you’ll become the designer of your own framed art with hand collected seashells from the sunny state of Florida, an assortment of mate paper and a variety of shadow boxes to choose from. The shells we’ll be working with are just lovely, mimicking butterflies with each one having their own coloring and designs. We will discuss composition, scale, contrast and blending colors, technique and the best adhesives to use. Participants will also learn how to preserve their artwork and how to make it stand out. These technique can also be applied to other natural art creations like working with leaves, moss and rocks.
Cost: $38 + $12 material fee brought to the first class in the form of cash or check
Instructor: Mikala Cash is the owner and a teacher at The Creative Sewing Studio. Being an art, music and nature enthusiast with over 10 years of teaching experience she brings her skill and passion of everything creative to her classes with a sense of humor and ease. She focuses on providing students with a fun and educational foundation allowing them a solid jumping off point into their own creative adventure.
May ~ Monogrammed Wall Art
Saturday, May 20th, 2pm - 5:30pm
Ahhh spring……….the rebirth of the world and rebirth of our creative energy! Come start the season with a wonderful Creative Arts Workshop, Monogrammed Wall Art! Create a personalized monogram displayed in a decorative wooden frame. Learn simple techniques to create a durable Monogram using materials that are readily available at stores near you. From there let your creativity run wild by choosing the frame, paint color, fabric and embellishments. You are the designer and can decide to a create project that’s fun or funky, rustic or elegant! Create one fits your personal style or create for someone as a gift! Think perfect gift idea for a new mom, homeowner, bride to be or anniversary couple!
Cost: $48 + $10 material fee brought to the first class in the form of cash or check
Instructor: Kelan Dufault has been a life-long creative dabbler. A lover of happy accidents, Kelan’s crafting style is about experimenting with new mediums while never taking the outcome too seriously. Her goals are to create community and help others find inspiration through encouragement & experimenting with self-expression.
June ~ Summer Sea Shells Paper-Making Workshop
Saturday, June 3 & 17 ~ 2pm - 4:15pm
We are so excited to welcome back Kim Cragin for our Summer Sea Shells Paper Making Workshop! This dynamic summer inspired workshop will not only teach you the step by step directions for creating your own unique and customized paper, but will also teach you how to create your very own sea shell art from this paper!
In this workshop you will learn the technique of making one of a kind paper by first creating pulp, then forming sheets and lastly embellishing the sheets with natural flower petals, grass, straw and leaves, to create beautiful textured one of a kind paper. Allow a week for our paper to dry we will come back for class two and learn the many interesting ways to use your creations for gifts, invitations, sculptures home and office decorations, books and collages. During this second class we will turn your paper into sculptured pieces of art with an array of shell templates to use!
The creative process of making handmade paper has been around for centuries in areas like China, Japan, India, Egypt, Nepal and Thailand. Taking inspiration from generations before us who used items like banana leaves, onion skins, cotton and hemp, we too will incorporate natural fibers. Making handmade paper is a wonderful way to recycle your paper scraps from previous projects. This process is totally ego friendly. There are no trees cut down for this project, there are no chemicals used and the customized sheets are dried using the natural solar energy of our sun.
Cost: $58 + $10 material fee brought to the first class in the form of cash or check
Instructor: Kim Cragin, MA in Holistic Counseling with advanced concentration in Expressive Art Therapy. A mixed media artist working with acrylics, collage, handmade and hand painted papers and found objects.Kim believes in the power of the creative process as a healing force for the mind, body and spiritual connection. She hopes to inspire you by sharing her creativity through her numerous workshops. www.Kimcragin.com Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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February ~ The Art Of Wine Buying
Do you really know what’s in a bottle? How about if it’s really organic? Do you know only 5 corporations own 80-90% of wines for sale? Do you know how to get more value for your money or find the best for your specific palate when shopping for wines?This year we are re-opening after our winter break with a new and exciting Creative Arts Workshop, The Art Of Wine Buying! There is no better time for lively, educational conversation and the warmth created by sipping on wine than in the chill of winter!
Mark Lenzi, co-owner of Franklin Liquors will provide us with information on Wine Buying Tips Using Wine Labels that mostly only those in the industry know. No longer will you purchase a bottle solely based on its label design. This sit down wine tasting/education will explain all the truths and lies on a wine label. After this event buying wine will never be the same! www.franklinliquors.com
Instructor: Mark Lenzi, CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS grew up in the family business. After a twenty year medical engineering career, he proudly took the place of his father who retired in 2007. Mark is the wine buyer and educator at Franklin Liquors. He holds multiple certifications by The Society Of Wine Educators, French Wine Society and the International Sommelier Guild to name a few. Mark is always seeking knowledge and education in the beverage industry and excited to share his expertise with those interested.
January ~ ZenDoodle ~ Tangle For Renewal
Ease into the New Year with our meditative, renewing and creative Art Workshop, Tangle for Renewal. Instructor Michelle Lovie will guide participants step by step using basic ZenDoodling concepts to create pieces of art. Don’t worry about straight lines or if you haven’t drawn before, now is your chance to explore tangling to create stunning black and white illustrations. Begin with practice sheets and leave with ZenDoodle designs like birds and hearts that will be turned into cards or kept to frame.
In addition to having fun and learning a new skill, some studies have shown that’s arts like these have helped to lower heart rate, reduce anxiety, increase focus and bring on a sense of calm. This art is portable and can be enjoyed at home or while traveling on train, bus or plane. Join us and reap the mental and creative benefits of this wonderful art form and take with you into your everyday lives.
Leave with: Step by step instructions to make a number of tangles, practice sheets, resource list for materials, some basic tools, a few finished project's and inspiration to last a lifetime!
Instructor: Michelle Lavoie has been a long-time creative artist. Once a business professional, Michelle has since turned her attention to what she loves, sharing accessible and easy art that everyone can create regardless of skill level. Her interests keep her busy with both fine & fiber arts such as painting, drawing, zentangling and sewing. With a zest for art and an easy going fun loving nature Michelle’s workshops are delight for all who attend.
November ~ Hand-Painted Holiday Cards
Get into the holiday spirit! Friends and family members will be delighted to receive a personal and unique hand-painted holiday card from you this year. In this workshop we'll discover some fun and basic ways to work with watercolors, pen and ink and collage to create up to seven unique holiday cards per participant. Envelopes are included with the cards and supplies will be provided. Demos will be given on tricks and techniques to create turkey, seasonal snowmen, holly leaves and more! Come be creative and have fun! Coffee, tea and water provided. Material fee of $10 brought to the workshop in the form of cash or check is applied toward supplies.
Instructor: Abby Rovaldi holds a BFA from Mass College of Art & Design in Boston and is currently the Programs Coordinator at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Rovaldi prides herself in being an artist devoted to drawing, painting and the exploration of monotype. Rovaldi is an award-winning artist who has been featured in numerous local, national and international exhibitions. www.abbyrovaldi.com
October ~ Beautiful Beadwork
Beading is one of the world’s oldest art forms, dating back as far as 100,000 years. The people of pre-history are known to have adorned themselves with decorative objects made from readily available materials such as bone, shells and precious stones, all of which are still used today. Other common types of beadwork are: stringing, loom weaving, off-loom weaving or stitching, bead knitting and crochet, embroidery and wire wrapping. All of these methods can be used to make anything from jewelry and clothing to home décor.
In this workshop you will learn some different methods of beading as well as some of the tools required for basic beading. Jewelry making with the stringing method is a good introduction to working with beads, color and patterns, which you will be using for this class. Through a pattern and mathematical approach you will be creating a beaded bottle cover to enhance the appearance of a bottle of wine, a bottle of champagne or even a candle, whether it is being given as a hostess gift or sitting on your own table. Beading can be as simple, funky or as elegant as you wish it to be. Come be creative and have fun!
Leave With: A beaded bottle cover to enhance the appearance of a bottle of wine, a bottle of champagne or even a candle. Knowledge on different methods of beading and become familiar with some of the tools required for basic beading.
Instructor: Anne Destefano started beading years ago as an enjoyable way to spend time with friends while tapping into her creative side. Through the magic of beads, color and design she is constantly inspired and continues to challenge herself with new patterns as well as experiment on her own.
September ~ Knitting for Beginners
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit, but haven’t had the time, or the patience, or the skill?
Well now’s your chance! In two afternoons, through hands on learning you’ll learn how to cast on, cast off and how to do the two stitches that are the basis of all knitting—knit and purl. We’ll also talk about choosing the best yarn and needles for your project, the importance of yarn weight and gauge, and how to combine knitting and purling to make different textures in your knitting. You will leave the class with some basic knitting tools, a few written resources, the knowledge you need to be able to do it on your own, and the start to ribbed scarf to show off your new talent!
Instructor: Heather learned to knit and crochet as a young girl at the knee of her grandmother. “It seemed like magic that I could create something from two sticks and a little string. I was hooked!” She has pursued this hobby in earnest over the past three decades, providing handmade baby blankets, warm socks and afghans at each gift giving opportunity. As a Southerner relocated to New England, she is now focusing on knitting woolen scarves and mittens.
Leave With: hand-outs, yarn, knitting needles. the beginning of a scarf
July ~ Lively Landscapes in Watercolor
Enjoy an afternoon with fun and flowing watercolors! Discover the basics of watercolors such as color-mixing, how to make a brushstroke and experiment with various traditional and innovative techniques. Demos will be given. After a little warm up, students will create a finished painting of a real or imaginary lively landscape. Students are welcome to bring a photo of a favorite landscape to use as inspiration.
Leave With: A completed watercolor painting, few written resources, the knowledge you'll need to make similar pieces on your own!
Instructor: Abby Rovaldi holds a BFA from Mass College of Art & Design in Boston and is currently the Programs Coordinator at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Rovaldi prides herself in being an artist devoted to drawing, painting and the exploration of monotype. Rovaldi is an award-winning artist who has been featured in numerous local, national and international exhibitions. www.abbyrovaldi.com Lively landscape created by Sully, Attleboro Art Museum student.