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Water Street Studios School of Art



Our Classes

Portrait Drawing Workshop

$85

with Tina Figarelli

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Many artists stress about drawing the human face. Perhaps you do too? Relieve some of that stress as you experiment and become confident drawing portraits in this new four-session workshop designed for students with some drawing experience. 

Working from photographs with graphite and charcoal, use the “sight-size method” to create a realistic, classical portrait. Learn how to plan out a successful portrait drawing and troubleshoot common errors.

Demos, handouts, and critiques guide your learning as you complete a self-portrait (or a portrait of a loved one) on toned paper to take home. You’re encouraged to enhance your work by adding meaningful elements to your portrait, such as an object that is important to you (or your subject). Course#DRW103.221.01

What you will need for the workshop:

  1. Nitram Charcoal sticks, HB & H (5-pack)
  2. 1 HB pencil
  3. 1 General’s White Charcoal pencil
  4. 1 Kneaded eraser
  5. 1 Sandpaper block for sharpening charcoal
  6. 1 small lidded container for the charcoal powder
  7. 2 sheets of Canson Mi-Tienes drawing paper, 8.5” x 11" (available in stores as a single sheets) in the color STEEL GREY. If you cannot find this size in store, the bigger sheet can be cut to size.
  8. A sketchbook of your choice.

Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s, and should cost approx. $30.

Note: Designed for students age 16 and above with some drawing experience. Students should expect to dedicate time between sessions for practice exercises.

A Taste of Glass Bead Making

$99

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Feb 28, 2021 at 2 pm

Curious about glass beads? In this sampler workshop, you’ll explore the ancient, yet simple Venetian technique of melting and layering Italian soft glass in a 2000° flame to create your own one of a kind glass beads. Course# GLS100.220.02

Note: For ages 16 and above. Fee includes all tools, glass, use of a torch, and safety materials. 

For safety, this workshop is limited to three (3) participants and masks are required.

 

Drawing "Bootcamp"

$95

with Christine Rider

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Anyone can learn to draw! Learn how in this new introductory course offered during the daytime hours.

Observe the elements of design, and investigate line, shape, form, space, and value. With each exercise, build your skills to complete a final composition of a still life in graphite pencil. Each class session will include instruction, demonstration, presentations of master drawings, and teacher led studio time. Course #DRW106.221.01

What you will need for the course:

  • Small sketchbook, 5.5” x 8.5”
  • Strathmore 300 Series Drawing Pad, 9” x 12” (glue bound)
  • Set of 6 Staedtler Lumograph Drawing Pencils
  • Kneaded Eraser Tortillion (medium blending stump)

Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s. Specific brands are suggestions only.

Note: Designed for students age 16 and above – no drawing experience necessary. For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Ceramics: Beginner and Intermediate

$289

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 1:45 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn how to create wheel thrown ceramics in this comprehensive seven-week course designed for both beginner and intermediate clay artists.

The basics of handling clay are introduced with several hand building techniques. Moving to the wheel, you’ll create cylinders/cups/plates and bowl forms with attachments, such as handles for mugs and spouts for pitchers.

Toward the end of the course, different glazing demonstrations will be introduced to design the work created. Intermediate students will be given more advanced options for learning upper level techniques. Course# CER100.221.07

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. Glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. During the duration of the class, students may sign up to use the studio for practice during our open gallery hours.    

For saftey we limit enrollment and require that masks be worn.         

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Ceramics: Beginner and Intermediate

$289

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn how to create wheel thrown ceramics in this comprehensive seven-week course designed for both beginner and intermediate clay artists.

The basics of handling clay are introduced with several hand building techniques. Moving to the wheel, you’ll create cylinders/cups/plates and bowl forms with attachments, such as handles for mugs and spouts for pitchers.

Toward the end of the course, different glazing demonstrations will be introduced to design the work created. Intermediate students will be given more advanced options for learning upper level techniques. Course# CER100.221.08

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. Glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. During the duration of the class, students may sign up to use the studio for practice during our open gallery hours.    

For saftey we limit enrollment and require that masks be worn.         

Will run

Ceramics: Beginner and Intermediate

$289

with Jeremy Foy

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 7:15 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn how to create wheel thrown ceramics in this comprehensive seven-week course designed for both beginner and intermediate clay artists.

The basics of handling clay are introduced with several hand building techniques. Moving to the wheel, you’ll create cylinders/cups/plates and bowl forms with attachments, such as handles for mugs and spouts for pitchers.

Toward the end of the course, different glazing demonstrations will be introduced to design the work created. Intermediate students will be given more advanced options for learning upper level techniques. Course# CER100.221.09

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. Glazes and kiln firings are included in the course. During the duration of the class, students may sign up to use the studio for practice during our open gallery hours.    

For saftey we limit enrollment and require that masks be worn.         

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Beyond Beginner Metalsmithing

$190

with Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Build upon the metalsmithing techniques covered in Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication. Learn proper soldering techniques, fold forming, and much more to enhance your jewelry creations! Refining techniques will be encouraged. Course# MTL101.221.01

Note: Designed for ages 16 and above. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing for Jewelry Fabrication or permission of instructor. May repeat this course as often as desired to master skills.

For safety, enrollment is limited to four students and masks are required.

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Simple Glass Pendant Workshop

$99

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 6 pm

Glass sparkles and shines like no other material. With your instructor’s guidance, learn to melt borosilicate glass using a propane/oxygen torch and create colorful glass pendants. Flamework experience is helpful but not necessary. Course# GLS102.221.02

Note: For ages 16 and above. Please wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes and pull long hair away from face. Pieces will be available for pickup in 48 hours.

For safety, enrollment is limited and mask are required.





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