Studio School

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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Natural Tie Dye Workshop (Ages 8 & Up)

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Natural Tie Dye Workshop
Half art, half science and a whole lot of fun! Make your own natural dyes from vegetables and flowers, learn color theory, and different tie dying techniques. Bring one white 100% cotton t-shirt (old or new). All other materials are provided.
This workshop will be held at The Campus @ Hoffman’s Crossing Califon, NJ.  Directions provided. Transportation not provided. Pre-registration is required. 

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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 […]

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 […]