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Winter 2018 registration opens for Members on Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 for Non-members 

Fall 2017

Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass

Instructor: Ali Rogan
Create unique designs on glass tiles using the multilayered process of glass fusing. Explore a variety of process using glass powders, frits, glass strings and confetti allowing students to experiment with texture and design elements.
Members $70, Nonmembers $85

December 2
Saturday, 10:00 – 2:00pm
1 Day Workshop; Beginner to Intermediate
F1729

Winter 2018

Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Lab

Instructor: Karen Eide    
Encaustic painting is an ancient process that dates back to 5th century B.C. Pigmented beeswax is heated on a griddle and applied to rigid panels with brushes. The results yield luminous, richly layered work that has its own unique character. Students will learn classic encaustic painting techniques and explore how to combine them with contemporary processes, such as surface embellishment, image transfer, incising, collaging, and creating marks and images with oil paint, pastels, markers, and inks. It is an ideal complement or stand-alone process for oil painters, printmakers, collagists, sculptors, watercolorists, and other artists. So that students can continue their exploration of this versatile medium on their own, this lab provides information on supply sources, setting up a studio for encaustic work, safety guidelines, framing, and exhibition considerations. Most materials included, students are required to bring their own mat board.Please see materials list for details and list of optional materials.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.  
Members $45, Nonmembers $50

Saturday, February 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1 day workshop; All Levels
W1836
Materials 

Fused Glass Jewelry for Valentine's Day!

Instructor: Ali Rogan
Create unique layered fused glass jewelry using specialty fusing glass, plus iridized and dichroric glass. Discover the simple secrets to making beautiful glass jewelry! Students will also have the opportunity to work with molded forms for a variety of jewelry applications. Includes materials and firing fee. 
Members $45, Nonmembers $50

February 4
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
1 Day Workshop; Beginner to Intermediate
W1838

Camera Boot Camp: Introduction to Manual Settings

Instructor: Judith Soule
This class presents an introduction to manual settings on your digital SLR camera, so you can get out of auto and start shooting in manual. We’ll discuss shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and the resulting creative possibilities. A digital SLR camera is preferable but any camera
with manual capabilities will work as well for this class. No previous camera knowledge or experience is required. Photo editing skills will not be covered in this workshop. Please bring the manual that came with your camera to class.
Members $75, Nonmembers $90

February 9
Friday, 9:30 -4:30pm  

1 Day Workshop; Beginner
W1820

Intro to Zentangle

Instructor: Kim Herman
Looking for a way to express your creative side, unwind from stress, focus your thoughts or just have fun?  Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and increases focus and creativity.  No prior training or drawing skills are needed - if you can hold a pen, you can create a Zentangle (even if you feel you are not at all artistic). Class fee includes materials.  Note:  Zentangles are created on a 3 1/2 inch square piece of art paper - if you wear reading glasses, please bring them to class. The Zentangle art form and method were created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.  Learn more at: 
www.zentangle.com.       
Members $30, Non-members $35

February 24
Saturday, 12:30- 3pm
1 Day Workshop

W1835

Refresh Your Focus: Digital Photography Workshop

Instructor: Lauren Keim
Feeling a little rusty on the basics of your camera functions? Is your camera gathering dust in the closet or your camera bag? If you've taken a photo class at MOCA and haven't picked up your camera since, this class is for you! In this one-morning seminar we'll refresh your memory on camera functions and settings and remind you of how to achieve great exposure in your images. Once we get the technical stuff out of the way, we'll touch on composition and light as well. There will be plenty of time for questions and to practice what you've learned. This class is designed as a reminder or refresher for students who have taken Intro to Digital Photography in the past, no matter how long ago, and want to brush up on their skills. It's not meant for students brand new to photography. Bring your camera with manual settings and a way to take notes.
Members $40, Nonmembers $55

March 1
Thursday, 9-1pm
One Day Workshop; Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Lauren Keim
W1821

Fused Glass Bowls or Plates

Instructor: Ali Rogan
The basics of glass fusing will be discussed as students learn how to design and fabricate a fused glass bowl or plate.  The foundations of cutting glass, imagery design decisions and how to layer glass for the fusing process will open up creative doors for beginners plus present new ideas to returning students.  The projects require two firings, so work can be picked up the following week.
Members $70, Nonmembers $85

March 3
Sunday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
1 Day Workshop; Beginner to Intermediate
W1838

Abstract Art and Lettering

Instructor: Michele Barnes
Create unique abstract compositions while experimenting with acrylics, inks, and watercolor.
We will look to our own handwriting as inspiration and incorporate elements into abstract designs. Students will also construct their own folded calligraphy pen from aluminum cans.  cans.  Bring a short quote or poem to use in your work of art.
Members $30, Non-members $35

March 8
Thursday, 7-9pm
One Day Workshop; Beginner
W1840

Hand-tinted Origami Flowers

Instructor: Rich Gray
Learn how to hand-tint diffusion paper with water-based paints using a variety of tools and techniques. Students will use their colored paper squares to make easy-to-fold origami flowers, combining two, three or more papers of varying sizes to make full, lifelike blossoms. Complete your paper bouquet by adding leaves, stamens, and stems. Students will also make bud vases from cardboard tubes, decorative papers and foam core and/or fold origami vases from sturdy colorful papers. Students should dress for a fun-filled mess and are welcome to bring a bag lunch.    
Members $45, Nonmembers $50

March 24   
Saturday, 10:00am -3:30pm
W1837 1 Day Workshop

 

 

More workshops to be announced soon!

Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass
Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass
Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass
Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass
Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Lab Workshop
Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Lab Workshop
Fused Glass Jewelry for Valentine's Day!
Fused Glass Jewelry for Valentine's Day!
Zentangle
Zentangle
Camera Boot Camp
Camera Boot Camp
Fused Glass Bowls or Plates
Fused Glass Bowls or Plates
Abstract Art and Lettering
Abstract Art and Lettering
Hand-tinted Origami Flowers
Hand-tinted Origami Flowers