Adult Workshops

Babies “Love” Foot/Hand Platter

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-“Jack”son

By appointment. | brittany@mansfieldartcenter.org

Have you just had a baby? Why not memorialize their foot and/or hand prints to help remember just how small your little miracles were? We can even personalize with names, dates, times, and weights. All glazes are completely safe and washable.

Basic Batik Fabric Dyeing (3 Weeks)

Instructor: Emily Fitch 
Thursdays 6-8 pm 
May 10, 17, 24 | $55 Member | $80 Non-Members

This technique of painting with hot wax and dyes on fabric is magical! Come and learn this ancient method of wax resist and fabric dyeing. No art experience necessary. Our instructor will guide you through the steps and you will walk away with a beautiful piece of fabric with your choice of design, pictures and colors. Turn your final project into a wall hanging, work into a quilt, sew into anything you’d like or even frame.

Brusho & Watercolor Flowers

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Patty Brown 
Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 1 pm | $75 Members | $100 Non-Members

Complete two flower paintings in this workshop using watercolor, brusho crystals and ink. Learn new techniques and have fun as you create a black eyed Susan and a poppy. All supplies included. For ages 18 or older.

 

Ceramics 2.0 | May (3 Weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema- “Jack”son 
Tuesdays 11-1pm OR 6-8 pm | May 8, 15, 22 | $60 | $10 materials fee

This patch is here to help fix that dreaded feeling you have when you finally get throwing or hand building figured out and then have to wait 3 weeks for another 6 week class. Wait no more! This option allows for you to continue with guided instruction on projects you want to work on after your 6 week class.  Please select either the Morning sesssion (11am -1pm)or the Evening session (6-8pm.)

 

Ceramics 2.0 | Tuesday Mornings | July (3 Weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema- “Jack”son 
Tuesdays 11-1pm | July 17 – July 31 | $60 | $10 materials fee

This patch is here to help fix that dreaded feeling you have when you finally get throwing or hand building figured out and then have to wait 3 weeks for another 6 week class. Wait no more! This option allows for you to continue with guided instruction on projects you want to work on after your 6 week class.  Please select either the Morning sesssion (11am -1pm)or the Evening session (6-8pm.)

Copper Bangle Bracelet Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Saturday May 5, 1-5 pm | $65 Members | $90 Non-Members

Make your own hammered copper bracelet in an afternoon. Open to all skill levels, this workshop covers basic metalsmithing skills, including cutting, bending, soldering, and hammering. Planning, sizing, and fitting are discussed. Students can make more than one bangle if time allows. For ages 18 and older.

 

Decorative Jewelry Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema- “Jack”son
Thursdays 6-8pm 
May 10th, 17th, 24th | $75 Members | $100 Non-Members

We will be using different decorative techniques to make your own line of necklaces, bracelet cuffs, and broches! Bring your own small stamps, textures, and ideas and we will also be practicing with Mocha Diffusion and tie dye patterns!

 

Mother’s Day Bisque Painting Mug

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema-“Jack”son 
April 28, 5:30-7 | $15 per mug | Children & Adults (5 and up)

Decorate something for mom that she will be able to use every day that reminds her you love her. Your instructor will walk you through the process and you can add whatever details you please.

Obvara Raku (3 weeks)

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Brittany Sinnema- “Jack”son 
Make days: Saturdays May 12th & 19th 6-8 pm 
Firing day: Sunday May 27th from 4-8pm | $90 Members | $115 Non-Members

Now that the weather has finally broken we can bring on the heat! Obvara Raku is making its mark here in Ohio! During this workshop we spend the first 2 weeks creating and then firing on the third. The projects are open to jewelry, platters, wheel thrown work, or whatever you’d like! The Obvara Raku does the surface decorating for you!

 

Spoon Ring Workshop

Drawing and Doodles.

Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Saturday March 31, 1-5 pm | $55 Members | $80 Non-Members

Students will learn how to make an heirloom spoon ring from their family silverware or flea market find. Spoons (or forks!) can be made of sterling silver or silver plated nonferrous metal. Spoons or forks can be made of stearling silver or silverplate, but not steel or stainless steel because our studio is not equipped for working with steel. If students are unsure, they can just bring them in for instructor approval the day of the workshop. A selection of spoons will be on hand for purchase in case a student doesn’t have a spoon made of workable metal. The spoon ring workshop will teach students basic metalsmithing skills, including annealing, cutting, sawing, filing, hammering, bending, sanding, and polishing. 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. Ages 18 and over.

 

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center
700 Marion Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm