Classes & Workshops for Adults

3-Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop at the Takaezu Studio with Don Fletcher (NEW)

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3-Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop at the Toshiko Takaezu Studio with Don Fletcher and Studio Artists
Be  inspired working in the studio of one of the 20th century’s great ceramic artists.  This workshop is an intensive exploration of clay as a medium for sculpture. Slab and coil techniques will be demonstrated, with their pros and cons examined.  As participants build large-scale pieces, teachers will help with […]

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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Intro to Watercolor: Methods and Materials with Wendy Hallstrom (NEW)

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Intro to Watercolor: Methods and Materials with Wendy Hallstrom
This class is an introduction to watercolor painting for true beginners.  We will cover methods and materials – what to use and how to use it.  Warm up painting exercises and weekly lessons will cover essential watercolor skills such as washes, edges, dry brush, and wet-into-wet.   Build your confidence and your individual style.  Materials are provided.
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Hand Pulled Woodblock Printing with Kathy Metaxas (NEW)

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Hand Pulled Woodblock Printing with Kathy Metaxas
Join artist and printmaker, Kathy Metaxas, for an introduction to woodblock printing.  This class will focus on designing an image, transfer, cutting the woodblock, and printing in black-and-white and color.  Kathy will explain everything step-by-step from materials to paper selection and printing, using a hand pulled printing method that creates rich depth and texture.

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Abstraction and Deconstruction with Maureen Chatfield (NEW)

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Abstraction and Deconstruction with Maureen Chatfield
Picasso said, “There is no abstract art.  You must always start with something.  Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality.”  This class takes a deliberate departure from realism.  We will start with familiar imagery, then break it down into its essential parts, working toward partial or complete abstraction. Techniques for deconstructing imagery and perspective will be covered as […]

Sunday Afternoon Drop-In Poetry with Vasiliki Katsarou (NEW)

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Sunday Afternoon Drop-In Poetry with Vasiliki Katsarou

Join other poets to workshop your writing in a thoughtful and considerate environment.  Held on the first Sunday of each month, Dodge poet Vasiliki Katsarou offers insightful critique and prompts to help participants stay productive and maintain their practice.  All skill levels are welcome.

Attendance at all five sessions makes participants eligible for an open mic poetry reading on […]

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 […]