At Hoffman's Crossing

Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshop with Lena Shiffman

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting Workshops with Lena Shiffman
Students at all levels learn simple steps for capturing color and light.  Picking a place to paint, getting started, and knowing when to stop will be discussed, as well as washes, edges, and expressive brush strokes.  Participants will have lots of subject matter from which to choose on the picturesque, forty six acre property in Califon.

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The Art of Natural Dyes on Silk with Leah Cahill

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The Art of Natural Dyes on Silk with Leah Cahill
Join designer Leah Cahill for this introduction to natural dyes.  Participants will learn how to make their own dyes from common, locally available materials, such as vegetables and flowers.  They will then use their pigments to dip-dye on silk.  Each students will make and keep at least one naturally-dyed silk scarf.  All materials are provided.
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The Art of Flower Photography with Nancy Ori

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The Art of Flower Photography with Nancy Ori
This is a relaxed hands-on workshop for adults, and teens age 16 and up.  It will cover many technical, aesthetic and expressive topics through discussion and demonstration.  The goal is to encourage growth in your color vision, composition and understanding of natural light.

Time will be devoted to color flower photography, close-up photography, composition, dealing with different kinds of […]

Observing Nature: Painting for Teens (Ages 13-17)

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Observing Nature: Painting for Teens
This class will take a look at forms found in nature and the technical ways to paint them. Students will learn from in-class demos, including using a pallet knife to create bark, dry brushing to form clouds, and watercolor to paint sunsets. Each class will be tailored to fit student’s individual interests as we review painting reflections in water, dappled […]

Epic Encaustic: Painting with Wax (Ages 10 & Up)

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Epic Encaustic: Painting with Wax
Encaustic is amazing! From ancient mummies to modern times, the art of painting with beeswax has been celebrated for centuries.  You can paint with it, print with it, carve it and collage with it. Students will basic techniques for applying the “paint,” scraping and carving, embedding collage materials, and a simple printing technique.  All materials are provided.  Limited to 6 […]

Redesign & Upcycle Your Fashion (Ages 10 – 16) (NEW)

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Redesign & Upcycle Your Fashion
Your old t-shirts are about to become your favorite new fashions and home decor!  In this class, we will redesign and upcycle your tired tees in several ways, including a decorative pillow, a bag, and a dress or a skirt.  We’ll cover following a simple pattern, measuring and cutting fabric, and sewing on a machine. There will be some hand-sewing […]

Contemporary Encaustic Painting Workshop with Joanna Platt

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Contemporary Encaustic Painting Workshop with Joanna Platt
This is an introduction to some of the processes and procedures of encaustic painting. Students will learn the basic techniques of mixing medium, applying the “paint,” scraping and scratching the surface,  embedding mixed materials and collage elements, and a simple printing technique.  Students are asked to come prepared with an idea, a black and white photo copy (if they wish […]

Beginning Color Landscape Photography Workshop with Nancy Ori

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Beginning Color Landscape Photography Workshop with Nancy Ori
Gain insight on photographing the landscape.  This workshop covers many technical, aesthetic and expressive issues through discussion and demonstration.  The goal is to encourage growth in your color vision, composition and understanding of natural light. We will start with a discussion on color landscape photography, close-up photography, dealing with different kinds of lighting, white balance, camera controls, using a […]

Plein Air Painting Workshops with Oscar Peterson

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Plein Air Painting Workshops with Oscar Peterson
Artists have been painting en plein air (outdoors) for hundreds of years.  Students will continue in this tradition and learn the techniques to start, establish, and finish a painting en plein air. Fundamental principles of capturing color, light, planes, and structure will be covered.  Participants will have lots of subject matter from which to choose on the picturesque, forty […]