Our 1- and 2-day workshops offer a taste of something new and a little digging deep, while teaching artists from around the country provide in-depth exploration for the benefit of our instructors, advanced students, and curious learners during Visiting Artist Workshops.

Summer

Journal Making 791

Lauren Cummings / Print Studio
Thursdays, July 22 & 29
6:30 - 9 pm / 2 weeks
$80 / Members: $60

This workshop will teach you how to make your own custom sketchbooks! Learn some simple stitches that hold your pages together, print customized covers of your own designs, and stitch the pages together with the cover. With this knowledge you can customize your sketchbook to meet your own creative needs.
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Fall

Hot Date Night/ Ceramics (314)

Tom Richards and Julie Devers / Studio 5
Friday, September 17
6:30-9:30 pm / one night weeks
$90 / Members: $70

Bring that someone special and experience working together on the potter’s wheel. We will turn up the heat with a Raku firing that will produce a piece to take home. It is the perfect opportunity to have a creative time together while learning something new.
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Fall Wreath (604)

Sherri Synder / Auditorium
Thursday September 23
6:30 – 8:30pm / One Day
$65 / Members: $45

In this class you will create a sturdy outdoor wreath composed of natural materials. The completed wreath will carry your outdoor seasonal décor through Thanksgiving. With a little protection and proper storage this dried wreath can be used for multiple years. This wreath class is designed for all skill levels, and is perfect for beginners, or those with design experience. All materials will be provided; however, it would be helpful to bring your own floral shears/pruners if you have them.
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Evergreen Wreath (606)

Sherri Synder / Auditorium
Tuesday, November 30
6 – 8pm / One Day
$65 / Members: $45

Learn the art of creating a unique and special evergreen wreath. Using a variety of needled evergreens, you will create beauty through texture, color and aroma. You will be able to proudly display your wreath, or create a lovely gift for a friend. All materials will be provided; however, it would be helpful to bring your own floral shears/pruners. Since these are fresh evergreens, be prepared that there will be sap. Wearing nitrile gardening gloves is recommended, but not required as it cleans easily from hands with soap and water. It is suggested to wear an apron or crafting clothing if that is a concern.
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Pumpkin Arrangement (605)

Sherri Synder / Auditorium
Thursday October 11
6 - 8:30 pm / One Day
$65 / Members: $45

Create a striking fall floral arrangement using a pumpkin as a vessel. Bright florals along with attractive foliage will be utilized to create a seasonal design to beautify your own home or to give as a gift. No previous floral experience is needed. All materials will be provided; however, it would be helpful to bring your own floral shears/pruners if you have them.
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Math for Spinners

Emily Wohlscheid / Weaving Studio 8
Wednesday, September 22
10 am - 12:30pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Beginning Spinning or equivalent
$55 / Members: $35

Using a small amount of sampling and a bit of math before starting a big spin can make a huge difference between headache and back to the meditative process. Discover methods of measuring our handspun yarn samples to be used to calculate how much fiber is required for a given project. Students will be taken through sampling exercises on their wheels/spindles and introduced to specialty tools for measuring their yarns. The structural characteristics of fibers and ply will also be covered. All materials provided.
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Math for Spinners

Emily Wohlscheid / Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesday, September 22
6-7:30pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Beginning Spinning or equivalent
$35 / Members: $15

Using a small amount of sampling and a bit of math before starting a big spin can make a huge difference between headache and back to the meditative process. Discover methods of measuring our handspun yarn samples to be used to calculate how much fiber is required for a given project. Students will be taken through sampling exercises on their wheels/spindles and introduced to specialty tools for measuring their yarns. The structural characteristics of fibers and ply will also be covered. All materials provided.
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Holiday Ornaments

Linda Kekic / Studio 6
Sunday, November 7
1 – 4pm / One Day
$75 / Members: $55

Celebrate the holiday season by making kiln fused glass ornaments! Work with beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti, stringer, paints and enamels to create a variety of glass ornaments. Learn to design, cut, and grind glass. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Cuttlefish Casting (710)

Jeannette Maxey / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 2
10 am - 12:30 pm / One Day
$60 / Members: $40

For more than 5000 years metalsmiths have been using the lowly cuttlefish to cast metal objects. Join us in the jewelry studio to explore this direct technique and create a one-of-a-kind bronze pendant to take home with you. Learn how to carve the soft skeleton of the cuttlefish to make a mold where we will pour bronze to make a pendant for you to finish later. Bronze supplies provided with silver available for purchase.
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Sand Casting with Bronze (711)

Michael Nashef / Jewelry Studio
Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17
12 - 5pm / Two Days
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: All levels. Basic metalsmithing skills preferred.
$120 / Members: $100

Expand your creativity with this time-honored form of casting using sand. Learn how to use sand to make a mold to pour bronze and produce a metal object. Students will be given the option of creating an original or using a found object for their master. Great for belt buckles, buttons, chess, jewelry, and more! All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase.
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Supervised Studio (713)

Emily Wohlscheid / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 6
10 am - 1 pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry, Lapidary or equivalent
$50 / Members: $30

Do you have projects you would like to finish, need some extra help, or just want some uninterrupted time in the studio? These sessions are designed to give you a little bit of extra time with the guidance of an instructor at your disposal with demonstrations performed as needed. This studio time is open to current and past students in lapidary or jewelry. No supplies will be provided.
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Supervised Studio (714)

Emily Wohlscheid / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 6
2 -5 pm / One Day
Prerequisite: uisite: Beginning Jewelry, Lapidary or equivalent
$50 / Members: $30

Do you have projects you would like to finish, need some extra help, or just want some uninterrupted time in the studio? These sessions are designed to give you a little bit of extra time with the guidance of an instructor at your disposal with demonstrations performed as needed. This studio time is open to current and past students in lapidary or jewelry. No supplies will be provided.
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Keum-Boo (715)

Lauren Tripp / Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, October 9
11am – 12:30pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Must register by September 25.
$115 / Members: $95

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. Learn how to apply Keum-Boo foil to a fine silver sheet using easily accessible household items. Supply kits will be shipped the week of March 7. Students must provide the following tools: solid surface hot plate, 2 glass jars, tweezers, and an agate burnisher (optional).
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Alternative Photo Process/Platinum-Palladium (810)

Dave Jones / Darkroom and Computer lab
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 – 10
1 - 5 pm / Two Days
Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Photoshop
$200 / Members: $180

This is a class for people who love to make handmade prints and Platinum-Palladium has fine tonal quality. Learn to produce digital negatives from digital files, color slides or film. This digital negative-making technique can be used for most alternative printing processes, blending digital technology with hands-on printing.
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Encaustics Techniques; Transfers & Painting (813)

Laurie Pruitt / Studio 6
Saturdays, October 16 – 23
1 – 4 pm / Two Days
$175 / Members: $155

The encaustic medium will be used in combination with photographs, photo transfers, and collage techniques. Learn various techniques for adding color. You will create transparency and depth to your imagery through the layering of color with pigment sticks and the encaustic medium. Equipment, paint, medium, and brushes will be supplied for the weekend. Most materials will be provided.
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Encaustics / Open Studio (814)

Laurie Pruitt and Mary Whalen / Studio 6
Saturdays, October 30 – November 13
1 – 4pm / 3 weeks
Prerequisite: Encaustic class at the KNAS or experience with encaustics.
$155 / Members: $135

Perfect afternoon to work on an encaustic project, we’ll supply the equipment and encaustic medium. Panels of various sizes will be available for purchase.
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Print Media Critique (769)

Trevor Grabill / Room 13
Saturday, November 6
11 am - 3:30 pm / One Day
$55 / Members: $35

Strengthen your work and clarify your ideas in this structured group critique for the active printmaker or photographer. Delve into why images are made and how to make them better in this discussion. Please bring several pieces of previous work to the class. There will be a half-hour break for lunch.
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Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book (775)

Deborah Mattson / Print Studio
Saturday, October 16
Noon - 4 pm / One Day
$100 / Members: $80

A zhen xian bao is a structure made up of graduated boxes folded from paper, which collapse to form a compact book. Originally used to store and carry needles and different colored threads, it can also be used to organize any small objects. Learn a variety of Asian paper folding techniques and make your own zhen xian bao.
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Fish Tales (774)

Deborah Mattson / Print Studio
Saturday, September 18
Noon - 4 pm / One Day
$80 / Members: $60

This workshop will combine two fish-themed projects. First, you will use the Japanese printmaking technique of gyotaku to make relief fish prints, using the Print Studio’s collection of cast rubber fish. Next, you will learn how to use your prints to make a Fishbone book, a structure that looks like a fish skeleton when viewed from above. You’ll take home your book, and any extra prints you’ve made.
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Gel Plate Cardmaking (776)

Debbi Kreps / Print Studio
Saturday, November 6
Noon - 4 pm / One Day
$80 / Members: $60

Celebrate the coming of the holidays with this workshop! Make beautiful monotype cards without a press using a remarkable product called “Gelli Plate.” By using a combination of paint, soft rubber rollers, color shapers, and stencils, you’ll create unique cards and gift tags perfect for giving to your friends and family.
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