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Saturday, October 18

Coats: Personal Shelter

- $155

What function does the coat play in your emotional and social awareness? Here’s your opportunity to explore the idea of the coat: as personal shelter, fashion statement and artistic expression while at the same time constructing a fabulous, easy, beautiful garment that uniquely fits who you are. Once we’ve discovered what you deeply want in a personal covering, you will build a cocoon, bog or Japanese wrap coat (no patterns!) from your own measurements, then create texture, surface design, collar and sleeve extensions to match what you long for.
Bring in 3.5 yards of base fabric (wool, melton, or heavy knit) the same in lining fabric if you plan to line, taking your time to find fabrics that make you sing. Then add a yard or 2 of ribbing in same or contrasting fabric and scraps from your stash, and buttons if you like. This 2 day workshop will produce a wonderful coat, with no complicated sewing or techniques, just loads of great, inspiring ideas.  Bring sewing machine (a limited number are available at ACP), yardage and thread. A materials fee of $15.00 is directly payable to the instructor. 

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Painting Critique

- $120

The studio can be a lonely place for students seeking inspiration and support as they try to transition from student to working artist. This new workshop offers both. The inspiration will come from the portrait model that will be available for one long pose for the entirety of the class. The support will come in the form of an individual critique of each student’s work delivered by the instructor. Each student is encouraged to bring six or less recent paintings, done independently or in other classes for critique from which the instructor will offer insightful suggestions designed to help each student to develop an impressive body of work. The interaction with the instructor, like-minded students and the model are ideal for the student /artist who has progressed from the more formal class situation. Registration includes model fee.

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Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
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Finding Light Through Fire Dress Rehearsal

- $10 suggested donation

This dress rehearsal is open to the public for a $10 suggested cash-only donation. Seating will start at 4pm on a first come basis.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

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Finding Light through Fire

- $20/$15 ACP Members

Critically acclaimed flamenco dancer Lisa Botalico will take you on a dynamic journey through flamenco’s universal themes of passion, defiance and hope.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Sunday, October 19

Coats: Personal Shelter

- $155

What function does the coat play in your emotional and social awareness? Here’s your opportunity to explore the idea of the coat: as personal shelter, fashion statement and artistic expression while at the same time constructing a fabulous, easy, beautiful garment that uniquely fits who you are. Once we’ve discovered what you deeply want in a personal covering, you will build a cocoon, bog or Japanese wrap coat (no patterns!) from your own measurements, then create texture, surface design, collar and sleeve extensions to match what you long for.
Bring in 3.5 yards of base fabric (wool, melton, or heavy knit) the same in lining fabric if you plan to line, taking your time to find fabrics that make you sing. Then add a yard or 2 of ribbing in same or contrasting fabric and scraps from your stash, and buttons if you like. This 2 day workshop will produce a wonderful coat, with no complicated sewing or techniques, just loads of great, inspiring ideas.  Bring sewing machine (a limited number are available at ACP), yardage and thread. A materials fee of $15.00 is directly payable to the instructor. 

View more information or register.

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Monday, October 20

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Open Drawing Workshop

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This is a monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their selection (no turpentine-based oil paints, please) from a live model in short and sustained poses. Chairs and a limited number of easels are available. Students must provide their own materials. Come as often as you like throughout the year. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED —just drop in and pay at the door ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Tuesday, October 21

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Wednesday, October 22

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Thursday, October 23

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation.  Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Dye/Felt Combo Session 2

- $145

Have you seen those fabulous felted silk scarves in boutiques? Felting authority Piroska Toth and Master Dyer Lian Sawires have paired up to create a special 2-session workshop just for you. Learn about silk dyeing, patterning, color and visual texture while using shibori techniques to create and dye two beautiful large scarves. Then in week #2 you will felt one of your silks into a gorgeous creation. Participants will use the softest merino wool, additional silk fibers and soapy water to roll all this into a one-of-a-kind “nuno” scarf. Instruction will be given as to how to manipulate color and texture, techniques for shaping and final finishing touches. No previous experience is necessary but expect a bit of physical work while making felt. All materials included.

View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Friday, October 24

Alla Prima Painting

- $450

This 3-day workshop focuses on mastering three aspects of technique in oil painting: the palette, the canvas, and the set-up. More specifically, this workshop will cover palette organization, control of color in tonal painting, alla prima painting technique, use of mediums, various grounds, how to set-up a still life, composition, and learning to see in abstract terms. Each day will consist of a 1-hour lecture and demonstration, followed by painting time with one-on-one instruction.
Class size is limited to 8 students.
Bring a snack and beverage to enjoy during breaks.
Meets Fri 10/24 2-6pm; Sat 10/25 2-6pm; and Sun 10/26 10am-2pm.
Also offering separate 4-weekday workshop Mon 9/15-Thur 9/18
View more information or register.

Stories in Clay

- $115

Bring your story to life using clay! Participants in this new 2-session workshop will use handbuilding techniques, including sgraffito and bas-relief, to depict their story on a series of 3-4 tiles of their own creation. The subject matter is a personal choice … whether a fantasy or a real life journal entry. In the first class, students will discuss the history and use of handmade tiles, share stories, and then design, size, and transfer their drawings onto leather-hard clay. Carving, trimming decoration with underglazes, slips, and glazes will be completed in the second class.

All clay, supplies, and materials will be provided, however, bring any inspirational designs, photos, drawings, or motifs that help you tell your story.
View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper