Encaustic Workshop - March 11
Learn the skills and techniques of painting with hot wax. This ancient technique, called encaustic painting, dates back to Roman and Egyptian art and allows the artist to build layers, incise into as well as embed images between layers of wax. Experimentation will be encouraged to help students discover the many possibilities of this versatile medium.
Instructor: Taleen Batalian
Wednesday & Thursday
March 11 & 12
10am - 2pm
Members $115 / Non-Members$130
Materials Fee: $20 per student due first class
The Art of the Frame
THE ART OF THE FRAME
This workshop is a golden opportunity to learn from a professional framer the answers to questions such as "Where is the best place to sign your art?"
"What’s the difference between regular glass and conservation glass? And what about reflection?" "When isit okay to use masking tape?". Bring Your questions!
A well thought out and well constructed framing package is more than just four strips of wood surrounding a work of art. Whether you frame it yourself or have your artwork professionally framed, learn what mistakes to avoid and how to choose the best components for your work that will bring out itsbest and protect it for years to come.
Instructor Jan Bertwell, Owner
Finishing Touches Custom Picture Framing
Sunday, February 23rd, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Helme House Gallery, Snow Date March 1
Inspire Your Heart with Art Event - January 31
Join us in honor of “National Inspire Your Heart with Art” day for an evening
of fun, friends and creating!
“Incorporating the visual arts in your mindfulness practice.”
No experience necessary! We provide all of the art supplies you will need,
just bring you!
Held in the Helme House Gallery during the Art from the
The artists of the evening will participate in two separate projects.
An abstract drawing project and an introduction to paper quilling project (in
the form of a heart, of course!). Always observed on January 31st, Inspire
Your Heart with Art Day is a day to ponder how art affects your heart. Art is
valued and appreciated for many reasons and has been found to calm the
Whether you are a beginner, or want to get back in practice, this night is for
you. First, you will work on a shape/shading drawing in pencil and sharpie
to relax and settle in. Then, you will work on an introductory paper quilling project, no experience necessary, You will take home your creations!
Guidance and instruction provided by Michaele Gauthier, art teacher
Bring a friend, bring a sibling, and BYOB! Light Refreshments will be
served. Reserve your spot today!
Friday, January 31, 2019
Cost pp: $30
Linocut Printing Workshop - March 7
Learn the simple art of linocut printmaking in this one day workshop. Students will spend the day carving, rolling inks and printing their designs. Color and pattern will be explored as students play with rainbow rolls, ghost prints and multiple layers.
Instructor: Jill Heffernan
Saturday, March 7
12 - 4pm
Members $55 /Non-Members $70
Flower Wood Art Workshop - March 14
Come think spring thoughts by making wood wall art flowers! Participants will be given a 10" x 10" wood pallet plaque and have their choice of petals, stems, and leaves to make a spring flower to take home. Acrylic paint, brushes, and other supporting materials will be provided.
Instructor: Lynne Moulton
Sunday, October 13
2 - 4pm
$45 Members/$60 Non-Members
Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop - January 19
Learn fluid art and the basics of acrylic pour painting, the supplies needed so you can continue at home, and some advanced techniques to try. Since it is a fluid art and hard to transport home (takes 24-48 hours to dry thoroughly) we will do one canvas, one mini canvas, and one object. Be prepared to carefully transport home. No artistic ability required, just an open mind. There is a $15 materials fee paid to Renee. Please bring cash or a check to the class.
Instructor: Renee Syed
Sunday, January 19
3 - 5pm
Abstract Wood Art Workshop - January 25
Come play with wood shapes and create an abstract piece of art to take home. Participants will be given an 8" x 8" framed wood plaque in which to create their art piece. There will be a wide selection of wood pieces of varying shapes and sizes to use in your abstract design. Acrylic paint, brushes, and other supporting materials will be provided.
Instructor: Lynne Moulton
Saturday, January 25
2 - 4pm
$45 Members/$60 Non-Members
Monotype Winter Landscapes, Icy Hues - February 1
Beginners, enjoy experimenting with techniques in printmaking! Students on all levels can explore monotype, using unique wiping techniques, stencils and a limited palette to create winter landscapes! Students will learn basic inking, wiping and paper tearing techniques and will learn how to prepare their printing plates and operate the etching press. Intermediate and advanced students work more independently. Collaboration is encouraged! All skill levels welcome.
Instructor: Casey Weibust
Saturday, February 1
12 - 4pm
Members $75 /Non-Members $90
Materials Fee: $15 a student (bring to first class)
Editing your Images in Photoshop & Photoshop Elements - February 29
SCAA Photoshop for Beginners
Photoshop is a deep and powerful program. It allows the completion of mood and final vision to the captured image and can be the final step before printing. We will start with learning tools, global adjustments and move onto selections and layers. Students will work on a common image during the class; and then work on their own images.
Each student should have access to a laptop computer running Photoshop (trial versions are available). Wifi will be provided by SCAA to access the online service.
Instructor: Cindy Horovitz Wilson
Saturday February 29
9am - 3pm
$100 Members / $125 Non-Members
Play with Clay! - March 27
Come alone or with a friend! SCAA is offering a one night introduction to pottery. Have you ever wanted to know how to throw clay on a wheel? Build a pot or a mug by hand? An instructor will demonstrate wheel throwing and handbuilding. Each participant will have an opportunity to try their hand on the wheel, including an introduction to other pottery techniques.
The evening is primarily a demonstration of the pottery process from start to finish and will include ‘hands on’ time for everyone. It does not include any pottery product to take home.
SCAA offers an exceptional range and level of courses for adults four sessions each year in wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture and technical topics. Introductory courses are available every session, along with a variety of special classes and workshops.
Materials: All clay and tools will be provided. Students and adults 16 and over.
Instructor: Kris Greco
Friday, March 27
6:30 – 8:30pm
$30 Members / $35 Non-Members
Mocha Diffusion Workshop - February 15
In this workshop we will be exploring and using a decorating technique known as "mocha diffusion." The application of this technique is available for both wheel thrown and hand built pieces. It is a very unique and spontaneous decorating approach that has been dated to the early 1700's in England. We will be using a white flashing slip applied to leather hard pieces and then using various colored "teas" to make the diffusions. Participants should bring several leather hard pieces (very hard) to create the decoration of their liking. Click here for a video example
Instructor: Denis Martin
Saturday, February 15
2 - 5pm
$10 Members / $20 Non-Members
Lamp Making Workshop - January 18
To survive winter, it's important to see the light at the end of the very cold tunnel. In this class students will learn the basics of designing beautiful and functional lamps.
In the first class we will go through techniques and logistics of creating lamps from clay. Students will then have five weeks to build, ornament and glaze fire their lamps as they see fit. In the second class, students will assemble, wire and test out their lamps. The lamp hardware kits for wiring and testing are included in the workshop cost, however lamp shades are not included. Prior clay experience required.
Instructor: Todd Kenney
January 18, 12 - 6pm
February 22, 1 - 3pm
$125 Member / $140 Non-Member