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Classes/Workshops

Pottery Class

$180 for 6 weeks. All materials and firings included.

This class is an intro to wheel thrown pottery for all skill levels. We will explore clay’s main components, creating forms on the wheel, form/surface decoration, and firing. Skills taught within the workshops will encompass wedging, centering on the wheel, throwing, trimming, surface decoration techniques, glazing, and firing finished work. It is the goal for each student to take at least 10 pieces of finished work home. We will meet once a week for instruction, demos, and hands on practice. Additional open studio times will be available for all students to continue their work.

Registration required. Email madelainehealy1@gmail.com

Printmaking

Amy Haney

Per Student or Group

Amy Haney has printmaking classes just down the street at the Midco Building 1141 North 11th street. The Haney Studio offers etching and relief print workshops throughout the year. Sessions typically run for six weeks with occasional weekend pop up classes. We use ferric chloride and copper with techniques such as line etch and aquatint. The relief printmaking workshop starts with a small basic black and white print then we focus on a three-color reduction woodcut. We also hold biannual open houses in the spring and winter that are free to the public. The building has free parking and the studio is wheelchair assessable. Please contact Amy for interest or questions. 

Amy’s website |  email Amy

Midco Building – 1141 North 11th St

Photography

Will Fields

Per Student or Group

Photography workshops for beginning to advanced photographers. Private classes are also available. Contact Will or see his website for class descriptions and details.

Studio 307,  616-745-5497,  email Will

Learn to make chainmaille

Chainmaille

Lynn Kvigne

Per Student or Group

Interested in the ancient art of making chainmaille? You’ll learn the proper techniques to use jump rings to create beautiful and intricate jewelry that can be handed down for generations. Contact Lynn for class schedules and details.

 Studio 109,   email Lynn

 

Painting with oils and cold wax

Painting with oils and cold wax

Lori Elliott-Bartle

Per Student or Group

Creative play for the novice and experienced artist alike, workshops and classes offered in Lori’s spacious second-floor and studio allow participants to explore color, pattern design and abstraction. Cold wax medium is an increasingly popular product noted for its versatility and range. Lori will show you tools and techniques, and you’ll create pieces on archival paper. She provides all the materials and supplies for short workshops. Check out Lori’s web site for more details or contact her below. 

 Lori’s workshop website |  email Lori
 Studio 210,  402.740.2367

Ed teaching glass blowing
Crystal Forge

Glass Blowing Workshops

These hands-on classes are three-day weekend workshops, limited to three students per workshop. Download an application here [PDF], it has complete information about the class and how to sign-up. Additional glass workshops can be found on Crystal Forge’s Facebook page. Call Crystal Forge for more information.

Tools required: 3x5inch graphite marver, non-serrated (7″) tweezers

 Crystal Forge  402-578-1081

Paperweight Experience

$35/person

Get a feel for the heat by getting close to the action. One of our instructors will assist you in making your very own paperweight. You will get to pick out the colors, help design and shape molten glass into a unique art piece.

Workshops runs about 30 minutes. Call 402-578-1081 to schedule.

Couples Workshop

$200 + $35/per paperweight made

Heat up the night with a workshop for two. You and a friend get to spend two hours experiencing what it’s like to be a glass blower. Learn to gather the glass, blow a bubble and create your very own work of art. 

Workshop runs two hours. Call 402-578-1081 to schedule.

Team Building/Group Workshop

$200 + $35/per paperweight made

Looking for something different for your business or family gathering? Why not throw them all into the fire! Or at least in front of the fire. This is an eight person workshop where you get a glass blowing demonstration and everyone gets the option to make their own paperweight. 

Limited to eight people. Workshop runs about two hours. Call 402-578-1081 to schedule.

Weekend Workshop

$450/person

This workshop is for someone interesting in pursuing glass blowing or a more hands-on experience. In three days, we teach you how to gather, blow a bubble, shape and color glass. Mainly working in clear, you will develop your glass shaping skills by learning several techniques to develop your own working style.

Workshops are limited in number to ensure you get a highly interactive, individual instruction. Instructors provide all students the opportunity to progress at their own pace.

Limited to 4 people. Workshop runs Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 402-578-1081 to schedule.

Art: Mark-It!

Art: mark-it! Is a hands-on art activity for many occasions.

The following offerings are perfect for: parties, birthday parties for children or adults, dates, adult or youth groups, inter-generational parties, anniversaries, special occasions, corporate fun days, singles, or just because you are interested!

 712-329-9392
 
darvandevoort@mac.com

Drawing From Life

Eight-week life drawing session: $70

Improve your drawing skills, meet fellow artists and have fun! Life drawing sessions are held on Tuesdays. If you are unable to commit to 8 consecutive Tuesdays, we allow drop-ins for any single session at the cost of $12. If all front row seats are taken by registered artists, we ask that drop-ins take 2nd row seats.

Model starts with five 2 min. Warm-up poses, followed by one 10 min. Pose, two 25 min. Poses, and ending with one 40-minute pose. Models alternate female to male weekly. We provide easels, tables and chairs. You bring your own drawing supplies (we recommend a hard backing for your drawing pad).

To register or request more information, please contact host Tg Ndoda at tafadzwandoda@gmail.com or call (402) 714-0300. $70 payment is due at the first session, cash or check to Tg Ndoda, (TG will pay the models). Please plan to arrive a bit early on the first session to take care of business without cutting into drawing time.