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Saturday, March 7

Exp'l. Techs: Fiber Artists

- $155

Explore the many possibilities for painting, sewing and manipulating fabric for fabric sculpture, quilts, fiber/fabric wall art and wearables. Technques covered will include Inkense pencils and sticks, sumanagashi, layering translucents, pleating, burning, tearing, transforming commercially printed fabric, waxing, and building 2D and 3D structure. Fun, informative play day that will boost your creative projects up a notch. All levels welcome.
Bring a sewing machine if you have one and some of your fabric stash if you like.
Materials fee of $15.00 payable to the instructor.
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Handmade Books II: Binding

- $75

Book Binding & Pop-Up Books
Register for one, two or all three sections in this new three-part workshop in handmade books. Participants will create an array of books using a variety of techniques and materials. Each week, the instructor will introduce a new book design variation that will build on the previous class, but new students are welcome to join at any time. During this second session, students will learn book binding techniques, as well as methods used to create pop-up books. There will be discussions and examples that will elaborate on how book-making can be used in creating unique and individualized works of art.
A materials fee of $15 is payable directly to the instructor.

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Canvas-Stretching W/S

- $75

Stretching and preparing a canvas for painting is almost a rite of passage for art students. With an abundance of ready made products, it has become a lost art.
Stretching your own canvas, however, is still an economical alternative, particularly for larger works with non-standard dimensions. Some may also prefer to create a different painting surface than the conventional white gessoed products available.
In this one day workshop, we will be using an alternate method of stretching, working from the corners to the centers of the stretchers, rather than the convention of starting at the centers and working towards the corners. The advantages of this method will be discussed. All materials will be supplied, and you will leave with your own stretched canvas (maximum 36″x36″), ready for surface preparation and painting.
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The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Sunday, March 8

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Monday, March 9

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.

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Tuesday, March 10

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Wednesday, March 11

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Thursday, March 12

Art Talk: Hugo Navarro & Armando Sosa

- FREE

Presented by the Princeton Public Library and the Arts Council of Princeton, two artists with a local connection, Armando Sosa and Hugo Navarro, exhibit their work in an shared exhibition through March 30, 2015. Sosa’s work includes brilliantly colored, hand-woven tapestries and other textiles. In his work, Sosa employs symbols and images derived from dreams and memories of traditional icons and figures, both religious and secular – some dating back to his native Mayan or pre-Columbian heritage, others to actual memories of a Central American childhood. Additional visual influences incorporated into his designs include African textiles, European Jacquard patterns and Renaissance tapestry details. Navarro, a photographer who was born in Guatemala and raised in New Jersey, will exhibit his “Fishing for a Dream” portfolio.

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.

Friday, March 13

The Bigger Picture

Each portraiture artist in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion.