Adult Classes & Workshops: 

Acrylic Pour Painting

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Debra Weaver

Friday, November 15 | 6-8 pm

Come join us in making an Acrylic Pour Painting. A modern look and a fun process to enjoy with your friends and/or family. Ages 10+ please.

Alcohol Ink Pottery

Family Friendly-ages 3-adult

Instructor: Pia Douglas

October 27 | 3-430pm

Alcohol Ink Pottery is absolutely beautiful. This forgiving method is applied to bisqueware and the magic and interlooping of dyes begin. Whether a keepsake, a gift for someone or just enjoying the process-you will most certainly enjoy.

An Evening Beading

Ages: 15+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Friday, October 18 | 6-8pm

$30.00/ members | $35.00 non-members

Unwind with an evening of beading at the Mansfield Art Center. Bring your own refreshments and enjoy yourself with us. All the pretty beads and supplies are included to make a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Open to all levels from beginning to advanced.

Basics to Glass Fusing

6-Tuesdays

Ages-14+

Instructor: Cheri Vidonish

Tuesdays|6pm-8pm

Fall Session: Sept. 17-Oct. 22

$110 members| $130 non-members

Supply fee: $35

Step by step instructions are geared toward the novice. Covered in this series of classes will be understanding the terminology used in fusing; examples: kiln (oven for cooking glass), compatible glass, and importance in annealing. Work with a variety of glass material including glass frits, powders, stringers and flat glass, to create original glass art. The first class introduces Glass Tattoo stencils, it allows a glass fuser to blend and combine colors in one step and the next week see your finishedproject and start a different glass project to progress your skills.

Ceramic Basket: Weave It

Ages: 15+

Instructor: Pia Douglas

Sunday November 17 | 3-5pm

$40.00/ members | $45.00 non-members

This beautiful basket is created with extruded coils. Let us teach you how to make this gorgeous masterpiece. Whether it is for your home or as a holiday gift, these pieces of art are STUNNING and intricate. Sign up today-this workshop will fill quickly.

Cork & Stamp Jewelry Workshop

Ages: 21+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Friday September 20, 2019 | 6-8pm

$35.00| per student

Stamp your own metal jewelry and accessories while you sip on your own favorite beverage. It’s fun to play with hammers after a long day at work!

The Elegance of Silk Painting

The Elegance of Silk Painting

Instructor: Pia Douglas

6 Sundays -1pm -3 pm

Fall Session: October 13 – November 17 

$100/members| $120.00 non-members

$25/supply fee

Silk Painting is an old Asian art form….Painting on silk happened long before painting on canvas and paper. Silk paintings are created on white silk, the dyes are painted onto the stretched surface of the silk using a paintbrush. The dye flows into the fiber, bond with the proteins and become part of the threads. This painting is different from acrylic, oil or even watercolors that all sit on the surface. These paintings are steamed- set locking the dyes into the fibers and making

Enameling: Fusing Glass onto Metal

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

6-Wednesdays-5:30-8:30pm

Fall Session: September 18-October 23

$110/members| $135 non-members

Supply fee: $30

For students who have completed the beginning jewelry making or enameling class and have instructor approval, this class allows students to follow their own artistic journey through independent study. The instructor provides design and technical problem solving guidance based on students’ ideas and skill levels. The studio fee covers all enamels, firings, solders, and other supplies except for sheet metal, which can be purchased as needed from the studio or instructor.

Figurative Drawing Group: Live Model

Figurative Drawing Group: Live Model
Thursdays: BI-WEEKLY
Ages: Adult
6:00-8:00pm

Fall Session: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct 17 

$10/Session | $30/Fall Session 

Whether you are a beginner who just wants to try it out ,or an advanced student who wants to further your knowledge this group is for you! Adults ONLY!

Folded Form Earrings

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Day/Dates/Times: Saturday, October 12, 1-4

Age of students: over 18

Class description: Make a pair of hammered fold formed earrings in this workshop. You will learn how to turn a piece of plain sheet metal into beautiful hammered leave shapes and take home a finished pair of earrings. All supplies, including brass and copper will be provided. Students may purchase sterling silver from the instructor if desired.

Glass Fusing-The Dynamics of Slumping (Int-Adv.)

6-Tuesdays | 3pm-5pm

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Cheri Vidonish

Fall Session: Sept. 17-Oct 22

$135.00 members |$155.00 non-members

Supply fee: $30.00

This glass fusing class requires some previous experience. Whether you have taken a class at another Fine Arts establishment or our own, we would love to have you join us.l Cheri Vidonish, of Vidonish Studios and Glass Shop will walk you through new methods and techniques and peek your interest with new glass opportuniies. Join us and make your gifts for this holiday season.

Gourd Bird House Art

November 23 | 2-3:30pm

Ages:12+

Instructor: Debra Weaver

$25.00 members | $35.00 non-members

Birds are beginning to think about weathering for the winter and could use a beautiful place to live.

Make a functional and aesthetically pleasing gourd bird house for decor, a gift or to learn something new. You will have choices to add beads, macrame’, paint and use your imagination.

Come join us at the Mansfield Art Center for a nice afternoon. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

Jewelry Making: Let’s Link IT Together

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

6-Tuesdays-6-8pm

Fall Session: September 17-October 22

$110/members| $135 non-members

Supply fee:$25

This class will focus on making links and connections: jump rings, chain links, basic clasps, and more. Make a bracelet, a necklace, earrings, anything with at least 2 pieces connected to each other! Basic jewelry making skills like sawing, filing, stamping, surface texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering will be covered all within the context of rings for the finger. Open to all skill levels, projects are suggested for beginners and advanced students work independently. All supplies, such as brass and copper metals are provided. Students may bring in their own materials with instructor approval. The studio is only equipped for non-ferrous metals.

Jewelry Making: Precious Metal Clay Fingerprint Pendent

September 26- 6-9pm

Instructor:Kristin Ellis

Ages: 16+

$35.00 members| $45.00 non-members

Make a family heirloom charm or pendant in this workshop. You will impress your fingerprint into precious metal clay. It will then be fired into a pure silver piece of jewelry for a charm bracelet, necklace, or anything with a hook or a loop. The back can be impressed with a design as well. This is a perfect Holiday gift that will be treasured for generations.

Jewelry – Spoon Ring

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Spring Session: Sunday, May 5 | 1-4pm

Summer Session: August 27

$40 Members / $55 Non-members

Min Registration: 5

Learn how to make an heirloom spoon ring from family silverware or a flea market find. Spoons (or forks!) can be made of sterling silver or silver plated nonferrous metal. Bring in your silverware and we will use the traditional metal smithing techniques of cutting, filing, sanding, hammering, bending, and polishing to turn your old flatware handle into a new wearable ring.

NOTE: Steel and stainless steel cannot be used. A selection of spoons will be on hand for purchase in case a student doesn’t have a spoon made of workable metal.

Students may be able to complete more than one ring if time permits. Beginners with no jewelry making experience are encouraged to bring extra silverware in case they run into problems on their first attempt.

Mosaic Plate: Piece by Piece

Instructor: Pia Douglas

November 3rd | 3-430 pm

$20.00 per participant

An art reminiscent of the Middle East and Europe.In this family friendly workshop you will be able to create your own patterns or pictures on a plate with mosaic tiles to create a beautiful piece of art that will be enjoyed for many years to come. These plates are interesting, relaxing to create and satisfying to complete. Come join us!

Printmaking: A Journey of Expression

6-Saturdays- 1-3 pm

Fall Session: November 16- December 21

$100/members|$120.00 non-members

An understanding of basic printmaking as well as more developed techniques. Come join the journey as you learn and develop several types of printing: Silk Screening on papers, Lino cut drawings, Relief Blocks and Drawings, and Silk Screening with t-shirt Printing Machines to create your design on multiple t-shirts; leave with multiples of each to keep as treasures or give as holiday gifts. A class of guaranteed enjoyment.

Sculpture with Confidence

Instructor: Debra Weaver

6-Thursdays-6-8pm

Fall Session: November 14 – December 19

$110/members| $135 non-members

Supply fee: $25

Learn the basics to three dimensional sculptures and express yourself through one-of-kind-pieces. Whether floral, a person or an abstract idea this class helps the blooming artist take their own original idea all the way through to its conception. Join Debra and this ceramic adventure. You’re sure to have fun!

Signs and Salutations

Instructor: Pia Douglas

Sunday, October 20 | 3-5 pm

$30.00/ per participant

Create a wooden sign with your own personal saying and graphics. That quote, your name or simply some words that mean a great deal to you-put it on a sign.

There is a box at the end of this Eventbrite entry that you will need to type in your words, saying, etc. to be prepared by the instructor for your sign making. Please be precise and detailed. Thanks- this will be fun.

Watercolor with Intelligent Abandon!

Instructor: Fred DelGuidice

6 Tuesdays- 6-8pm

Fall Session: September 17-October 22

$110/members|$130 non-members

$15/ Supply fee

This watercolor class is open to all skill levels who desire to learn and practice the skill of painting with water-based media. We will experiment with different techniques and applications as well as bringing mixed media into the experience of painting. As in all the classes I teach learning to see is the primary focus. Drawing, composition, application techniques, palette hygiene and keeping an idea sketchbook/journal are some of what will be covered. Come and experience the joy of painting with Intelligent Abandon! All materials provided.

Wheel Throwing with George Whitten

6- Thursdays

Ages: 15+

Instructor: George Whitten

Tuesdays| 6-8pm

Fall Session-Sept. 19- Oct. 24

$110 members| $130 non-members

Supply fee: $35

This class will be taught by our Executive Director and renowned sculpturist and potter, George Whitten. Come join and learn many ceramic throwing, trimming and decorating techniques unique to functional and sculptural wheel applications.Ceramic classes are small with individual instruction and open studio hours providing time to work on your own projects. This class is designed for all skill levels. Sign upearly as classes fill fast. (Only 7 spots available)

Wintertime Slate Painting

Saturday, December 14 | 10am-12pm

Adults-18+

Instructor: Emily Negro

$45.00 members | $55.00 non-members

Come learn to paint with Emily as she walks you through creating a wintertime scene on a large piece of slate. This is a keepsake that you will have for many years to come. Join us!

Wool Felt Ornaments

Ages:14+

Saturday, Dec 7 1-3

Instructor: Barb Morejon

$20.00 members | $25.00 non-members

Working with needle felting will allow you to enjoy the color, the texture and the form that offer has to offer. Come make these beautiful wool ornaments with Barb Morejan and allow your tree to have unique appeal with these ornaments you create, or give them as a gift.

There are many shapes of cookie cutters for you to choose from; however, you may bring you own cookie cutter for a more personalized ornament. Your cookie cutter cannot have a handle and must be able to cut on both sides. 

This workshop is limited to only 15 participants and is not your typical ornament making adventure. Sign up today if you are interested.

6 Mondays | 6-8pm

Summer Session 2: July 22-August 19

Instructor: Cheryl Pete

Free

Our Veterans Art Program is developed and taught by a certified therapist. Her mixed-media and artist-driven approach enables vets to find their voice, work through struggles through their art work. This program is a free community program and offered to all veterans. Classes run in 6 week segments on Monday evenings from 6-8pm.

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