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Professional Practice: Develop a Strengths-based Mindset


How can you leverage your talents to bring the best you forward? Together we will explore your strengths and the power they possess using CliftonStrengths as a framework. Prior to the workshop, participants will take the CliftonStrengths assessment to identify their top five strengths. During the workshop, through engaging activities, participants will identify how to (more…)


Multi-Signature Books

Sharon will start with the basics of creating a multi-signature book, including techniques on folding, collating, and piercing. The initial sample book will feature sewing over tapes and linking stitches. Then students will move on to create a two-needle Coptic stitch-bound sketchbook using decorative papers that they have created. View supply list here. This class (more…)


Still Life in Pastel


Work in the versatile medium of soft pastel and explore pastel brands, papers, and techniques. Discussions will include painting fundamentals, choosing a subject, and design and composition. Students will paint still life models indoors and learn how these lessons apply to all subject matter. Class time will include demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critique. View (more…)


Advancing in Pastel


Students will enjoy this further exploration into pastel, continuing with the still life or beginning a new project, working from favorite photographs or earlier paintings. Lisa will outline the pitfalls and possibilities that come when working from photographs as well as provide guided feedback in response to students’ work. Prerequisite: Foundational pastel experience or previous (more…)


Ceramic Tiles


Melissa will demonstrate a variety of techniques, and students will create tiles of their own design or choose from a template. In the first session students will create the tiles from stoneware clay, and then students will return to add the surface glaze of their choice. The finished work will be suitable for installation or (more…)


Professional Practice: Marketing for Artists


Marketing is not just about selling. It is a way for artists to communicate their creative principles. This workshop will help you build a marketing plan that aligns with your artistic intent. Through a series of exercises, students will examine how marketing can reflect the purpose behind their work. Lynn will outline the fundamentals of (more…)


Professional Practice: Artist-to-Artist Input: Critical Response


Support your fellow artists by coming out to appreciate their work and participate in an artist-led critique session. The process allows artists to ask questions about their work in a non-judgmental setting through a facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. Students who sign up will be part of the peer critique group and are (more…)


Woodblock Printmaking


Students will investigate the methods of woodblock printmaking. Techniques covered include transfer, carving, reduction, and multi-block methods; simplifying the world of layers; reverse imagery; registration; and printing. Also included are guided discussions on imagery, abstraction, and conceptual intent. On the first day students will begin their work at the North House. On the second and (more…)