Open Studio: Artist to Artist

Date/Time: 11 Fridays: September 8 – November 17 , 10:00AM – 12:30PM

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium. Work on your own project with your own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded
artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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Dye a Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 1, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Bengala dyes are natural Japanese dyes made from soil, which are environmentally safe and fun to use. Learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye style as you dye a beautiful silk scarf. This is not a soaking dye, so come ready to knead the material as well as be creative! Play with the material by knotting, folding, tie-dyeing… nobody knows exactly how their work will turn out. It’s like opening
Christmas presents when dyeing is finished and the finished scarf is revealed! Have fun being creative! There will be 12 colors of dye and some tools for everyone to play with. The dye contains natural rubber latex, so this is not a good class for students with a latex allergy. Students are welcome to dye more than one scarf if they wish to purchase more from the instructor for $10 per scarf.

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Public Art Lecture

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Christine Podas-Larson
Learn to make a concrete statue in this 2-day workshop. Wouterina will teach her own techniques, not offered in books or schools. During the first day of this workshop, we will make a multi-layered metal form, which will be cemented on the following day. You will learn how to cut and shape metal lath and when and how to use reinforcements. There will be a demonstration on various cementing techniques, discussions on cement formulas, and what pigments to use for coloring cement. Wouterina has a technique to create concrete environments without any welding. With this knowledge you can create benches in any shape you like, that can seat as many people as you want, as well as outdoor adobe style fireplaces, fences and arches that light up, life size sculptures, bird baths, planters, and smaller objects. All materials and tools are provided.

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Melted Crayon Art

Date/Time: Sunday, October 15, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Erika Arndt
Have you ever wanted to make one of those brilliant melted-crayon-on-canvas works of art? Using hot glue and a hairdryer, we’ll create a unique conversation piece for your wall.

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Duct Tape Stocking

Date/Time: Sunday, November 12, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Erika Arndt
Holiday stockings have been a joyous tradition for centuries. Design yours using modern materials like duct tape and other decorations.

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Studio Coffee

Date/Time: 11 Fridays: September 8 – November 17 , 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Neil Johnston
Come to WBCA for coffee and discuss art, artists, techniques, and trends. Free with registration. Stay for open studio and make art.

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Mosaic Workshop

Wouterina De Raad
Learn the basic skills of mosaic tiling. Learn how to cut and break glass and ceramic tile, and what materials and adhesives to use for subzero climates. There will be a grouting demonstration and discussions on cement formulas and how to use pigments and texture a cement surface. You provide the object or sculpture to be decorated. All other materials and tools are provided.

Bring from home: An object or sculpture to decorate, garden gloves with a thin Nitrile palm (Atlas gloves are Wouterina’s recommendation), a dust mask or scarf, safety glasses, and a lunch.

Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8, Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Open Studio Time:  Sunday 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Tuition: $175 Member/$219 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens, All Levels

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