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Fall 2019 Workshops:


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Wet Felting taught by Ashley Marion

September 8, 3-6pm | $50 Materials Included
In this workshop students will learn how to wet felt wool. Participants will create a felted bowl to take home.

Linocut Printing by Kristen Lyle

September 14, 11-2pm | $40 Materials Extra
This is an introduction to relief printing. Students will learn about the linocut printmaking process. In this course students will learn the basics of printmaking including how to use the lino cutter, brayer, and inks, and make a print to take home.
Materials est. $32.

Social Media Marketing for Artists taught by Kelsey Hammond

September 14, 3-6pm | $40 Materials Included
This is an introduction to social media marketing, designed specifically for creatives. Students will learn about which social media marketing options exist, and how they are used. In this workshop, students will discuss Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms and how they can be used to sell and promote their work.

Bookbinding taught by Levi Sherman

September 21, 3-6pm | $50 materials Included
This is an introduction to bookbinding. Students will learn about the bookbinding process. In this workshop students will learn several types of binding and stitches. Students will apply these techniques to make a journal to take home.  

Woodblock Printing taught by Kristen Lyle

September 28, 11-2pm | $40 Materials Extra
This is an introduction to relief printing. Students will learn about the woodcutting printmaking process. In this course students will learn the basics of printmaking including how to use the graver and carver tools and how to work with wood and ink.
Materials est. $25.

Beginning Embroidery taught by Tavia Sanza

October 5, 3-6pm | $40 Materials Extra
This is an introduction to embroidery. Students will learn how to embroider. In this workshop participants will learn how to use embroidery needles, hoops and floss. They will begin a piece to take home.
Materials est. $10.

Letterpress taught by Kristen Lyle

October 12, 11-2pm | $50 Materials Included
This is an introduction to relief printing using cast metal type and images.  Students will learn the basics of setting type and printing on a small tabletop press.  In this course, students will use compositing tools such as composing sticks, pica poles, and lead spacing to set a word or short phrase in type. Students may also combine typeset words and image cuts (or their own lino or wood block cuts) to create a composition which can be printed on the press.  This process is great for making small journal covers, cards, bookmarks, etc.

Grant Writing for Artists taught by Madeleine LeMieux

October 12, 3-6pm | $40 Materials Included
In this workshop participants will learn about the components of grants. Students will learn how to find grants and how to make your grant requests compelling to funders. Students will write sample budgets, discuss times lines, supplemental materials, and the anatomy of a grant proposal.

Wire Wrapping taught by Tavia Sanza

October 19, 3-6pm | $50 Materials Included
In this workshop students will learn about wire wrapping and create a pendant. Students will learn to use wire cutters, chain nose and round nose pliers in combination with wire, and loose stones with no hole to make one of a kind wire wrapped pendants. We provide 2 stones, but you are welcome to bring any small item that you might want to turn into a pendant. Previous experience in wire wrapping helps, but is not necessary. All materials are included. What you make in the class is yours to take home. Tools are loaned out for the duration of the class.

Rubber Stamp Making taught by Kelsey Hammond

October 26, 3-6pm | $40 Materials Extra
This workshop is an introduction to the stamp making process. In this workshop students will learn about rubber stamp making. Students will learn to use the carving tool, rubber plate, and inks, and create a stamp that they can take home.
Materials est. $25.

Beginning Oil Painting taught by Carina Jimenez

November 2, 9 & 16, 3-6pm | $150 (three workshops) Materials Included
This three part workshop is an introduction to oil painting. In this workshop students will learn about the oil painting process. Students will learn the oil-paint medium, as well as using paint thinner and accompanied oils. Students will also learn the proper techniques to clean brushes and palettes. Participants will begin a piece to take home.

The Artist Website taught by Madeleine LeMieux 

November 9, 11-2pm | $40 Materials Included
In this workshops creatives will learn about a variety of free and paid options for easy-to-use website platforms. We will dig in on one or two recommended platforms to show basic functions of the platform and how the website can be used to increase your online presence.

Pricing and Selling Your Work taught by Hannah Reeves

November 16, 11am-2pm | $40 Materials Included
In this workshop artists learn how an artist decides to price their work, ways that they can sell their original work, prints, or artistic services, ways that they can make their work more available commercially (ie reproduction for advertising), making sales and developing collector bases, tracking inventory and gaining gallery representation.

Intro to Collage taught by Maddie Olmsted

December 7, 3-6pm | $40 Materials Included
In this workshop students will learn the collage process. Participants will learn the technique of collage and how to apply color scheme and concept to collage. Students will begin/create a piece to take home.

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Financial assistance for this program was provided in part by The City of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs.