Don’t forget to register for the 2015 Ghost Ranch Workshop!

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Space is limited to 14 participants for Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2015 in Abiquiu, New Mexico. From October 4 – 10, artists are invited to bring materials they already love working with, or maybe some for a technique in unchartered territory.

REGISTER HERE 

The Workshop includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, text incorporation, mixed media work with an opportunity for plain air painting and a floor-to-ceiling vista view activity room. Lodging and meals are included in the 7 day/6 night fee of $495/ participant.

Visit the Georgia O’Keefe studio and home on a tour of the landscape where participants can see the magnificent scenery from where the artist painted.

“Year after year, people return to reconnect, reaffirm, grow and evolve. We absorb the lessons offered not only by the outstanding programs but by the soul enriching siren song of this place. Here we become a part of the place as the place becomes a part of us.”

Find out all the details on the Darla Bostick Ghost Ranch Workshop Page.

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Easter Egg Family Night and Walk-in Workshops

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Easter Egg Family Night

April 3, 5-7pm 

The Easter bunny is running low on eggs and needs your help.  Join Glass Axis while we teach you how to make Easter Egg paperweights; Egg beads; or a mosaic of your design.  Stay and browse through our exhibit and gift shop and enjoy some light refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Egg Paperweight $75 each (register here)

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each (register here)

Original Mosaic $65 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your special item: either an egg paperweight created with molten glass; an egg bead created with glass rods and a torch, or a mosaic created with cold glass

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Light refreshments will be available

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Saturday, April 4, 11-3pm 

Start your Easter weekend celebrations with our day of walk-in glass art classes.

No reservation required.  Classes are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled.

Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Our skilled instructors will be available to guide you through the steps to make your special creation in molten glass.

Egg Paperweight $75 each

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each

Original Mosaic Tile $65 each

Glass Axis 8th Annual Spring Sale: Glass Sale and Workshop

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May 1, 2 & 3 | 2015 

Friday: Noon to 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

Join us for a fun-filled family weekend of shopping and glass making!  Our 8th Annual Spring Sale is just in time for Mother’s Day, so stop by to find the perfect gift or bring in the whole family for an art-marking workshop.

Give the gift of handmade glass art created by Ohio’s premier artists (or keep it for yourself!).  Hundreds of glass art pieces are on sale, ranging from blown glass vessels to exquisite jewelry.  You’ll find colorful glass flowers, unique sculptures, stained glass mantel pieces, funky kitchen accents and more.

As always, our talented artists offer glass-making workshops for both adults and children.  This is a great opportunity to make something for Mom or even bring her in to try her hand at glass-making.

Workshops:  2-5pm on Friday; 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday

Pulled Glass Flower:  Ages 12+  Create a colorful glass flower out of molten glass.  $50 per flower.

Torchworked Bead:  Ages 6+  Use smaller torches to heat and form glass into colorful beads.  $25 per bead.

All workshops are first-come first-served; no reservations accepted.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  You would like to take a class at another time, please look at our calendar for more information.

Gift certificates are also available.

Spring Workshops at Phoenix Rising

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Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to the promotion of the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.”

No more worrying about which book to read this winter, it’s time to make your own! Spring is upon us, so clean out the cobwebs and get your creative juices flowing. Check out some of the upcoming workshops offered by Columbus’s own Phoenix Rising:

Found Object Monoprint Workshop

Instructed by Marilyn McPheron, this class begins with a demo, and then participants may creatively experiment as far as their imaginations may take them before printing their own works. Using stencils, lace, cardboard cutouts, paper doilies, flattened metal odds-and-ends, string, vegetable netting and an array of interesting flat, house-hold items, class-goes will create a series of similar but unique prints using Speedball water-soluble printing ink. Most participants will complete around 6 to 9 prints (two or three series of three prints each). The end result is essentially a mystery, as you will not know exactly what will appear until the paper is pulled from the plate after it is pressed.This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so grab a seat ASAP!

Found Object Monoprint Workshop is offered this Saturday, March 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials)

Register for Found Object Monoprint Workshop

Signature Bookbinding

Also instructed by Marilyn McPheron, Signature Bookbinding serves to teach participants how to sew two “signature” based books and how to attach the covers. The first book will be an open spine sketch book with a total of 48 usable pages. Each signature, a total of 4, within the “text block” will be a different type of drawing paper. This first book, which the finished size is to be about 9 x 12 inches, will be book board covered in paper and decorative tapes. The second book, more like a journal, will have a rounded, soft spine covered with book cloth. Although it will be smaller in size, the second book will contain the same amount of signatures/pages. Document your very own expressions within a sketch book or journal you created yourself!This course is also limited to 6 participants, so act fast!

Signature Bookbinding will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials).

Register for Signature Bookbinding

Happy printing!

Click here to find out more about Phoenix Rising and other great workshops offered by the organization!

 

Signature Bookbinding at Phoenix Rising

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Instructor: Marilyn McPheron 

Saturday,April 11, 2015 

We will sew two “signature” based books and then attach covers.  The first will be an open spine sketch book containing 4 signatures for a total of 48 usable pages.  Each signature within the “text block” will be a different paper suitable for drawing. The cover will be paper covered book board with decorative tapes.  Finished size will be approximately 5 1/4 inches x 9 inches.

Fee: $65 includes all materials.

For more information Click Here

 

March – April Workshops at the Cultural Arts Center

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Red Hot Raku

Raku firing’s unpredictability and intense process have allotted for it’s popularity over the years. Western rake firing is a procedure in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-fire reduction. Instructed by well-known Columbus artists Sandy Lang and Walter Weil.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

12:30 – 5:30 PM

$78

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Blacksmithing 101

A hands-on workshop directed for beginners only, Blacksmithing 101 will teach students basic forging techniques such as building and controlling a coke fire and how to use a gas forge. Participants will make several pieces during the workshop. Instructor Paul Ailing has been blacksmithing for over 30 years.

Saturday and Sunday

9 AM – 3 PM

Choose from these Sessions: March 14 & 15April 18 & 19May 2 & 3, or May 30 & 31

Calligraphy: It’s Not Just for Bibles Anymore

Participants will learn the fundamentals of the foundational style of lettering, and try their hand at the graceful form of art. Students are asked to bring Speedball C-3 Nib, Pen Holder, Black Ink (Higgins, Pellikan Fount India), Ruler, Pencil, Notebook. Instructed by calligraphers Carol Kimball and Sandy Schaadt.

Saturday, March 28

10 AM – 1 PM

$20

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It’s Always the Write Time: Creative Writing Workshop

This fun and creative journey into the world of creative writing will get your ballpoint pen rolling. Taught by Mimi Chenfeld.

Saturday, April 18

10 AM – 2 PM

$15

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Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colours

Winsor & Newton offers the world’s most diverse range of professional products, including oils and acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools. Big plus: participants receive samples of Winsor & Newton Artist Materials (hooray!)

Saturday, April 11

1 – 4 PM

FREE DEMO! (limited to 30 participants)

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Zygote Press Workshops

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Monoprinting & Silkscreen Combo

March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2015 / 6- 9 PM

In contemporary printmaking, many artists like to utilize several processes in one print to accomplish their aesthetic goals. Lisa Schonberg and Denise Stewart will guide you through the development of ideas as you print with multiple layers using both monoprint and screenprint techniques. Loosen up with imagery and ideas with this spontaneous approach to the development of one-of-a-kind prints.

Explore color, texture, and layering while learning the basics as well as more advanced monoprinting and silkscreening techniques.

Xante & Paper Litho Workshop

April 18, 2015 / 10 am – 3 pm

This class will use a polymer Xante matrix to create immediate graphic images using Sharpie + other permanent markers to create the drawing. This process is similar to a paper litho but with more longevity. The plate[12×15] + a Sharpie marker included. Bring drawings and images with you to class. Paper litho aka Xerox Litho will also be demonstrated. This class includes a free Open Studio pass.

Zygote Press is located at 1410 E. 30th St. in Cleveland. Visit Zygote online here to sign up for these courses, or to check out what other workshops they have to offer!

 

Curating Controversy: A Seminar for Art Curators

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Call for Applications!

National Coalition Against Censorship

Deadline: February 28 

Curators are, perhaps, the most vulnerable individuals during a controversy.  Their jobs are often at stake as they are under pressure from artists who are rarely willing to negotiate the presentation of their work and from museum administrators concerned about donors, trustees, legal liabilities and public relations.  This one-day seminar offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues and with experts, the challenges of organizing and presenting exhibitions containing controversial work.  The seminar sessions will be followed by an evening panel discussion that will be open to the public.

Given that it is curators who frame the context of an exhibition, during a controversy they are usually the ones to also negotiate with the hosting institution and the general public, handle the fallout of controversies, while also making decisions about keeping or removing specific works.  The goal of this seminar series is to inform and equip curators with strategic and legal means with which to safeguard their curatorial vision and to negotiate effectively with diverse and interested parties.

The seminar consists of four sessions, led by Johanna Burton, director and curator of education and public programs at the New Museum, Laura Raicovich, Director of the Queens Museum of Art, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, artist and art lawyer, and Robert Storr, artists and curator, Dean of the Yale School of Art.

Application process: the workshop is open to early and mid-career curators-both independent and those working within institutions.  The Seminar Series is limited to 15 participants.

For more information visit http://ncac.org/event/call-for-applications-curating-controversy-a-seminar-for-art-curators/

Watercolor Monoprint Workshop at Phoenix Rising

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Welcome Spring with this easy intro to printmaking on Saturday, March 14 from 10am-3pm with instructor Cindy Davis.

Watercolors can be tricky to work with, but not when you paint on a plexiglass plate!  Use our supply of images, work form your imagination, or bring your own 8×10 photo.  (Reverse the image, if a mirror image is not desired) Bring a lunch or order from the cafe in our building.

Fee: $50 includes all materials.

For more information and to register visit http://phoenixrisingprintmaking.org/index.php/programing-2/workshop/event/56-watercolor-monprint-workshop

The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists

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Presented by Elaine Grogan Luttrull 

March 14 & 15, 10-4:30

Millworks Studios, 2020 Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Join us as we host Elaine Grogan Luttrull for The Business of Art: Financial Literacy & Career Planning for Artists on March 14 & 15.  In this multi-day workshop participants will discuss common challenges faced by visual, performing and literary artists.

Elaine will lead discussions and activities to empower creative entrepreneurs and freelancers to follow their passions and build sustainable careers.  Topics covered will include goal setting and the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional.  She will also share the best ways to manage irregular cash flow, including how to determine the “right” amount of cash to have on hand.  Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs will be covered on Day 2.

Elaine is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.  She’s also a CPA and founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts.  She is head of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at CCAD, and her presentations have been featured nationally by Americans for the Arts, the Foundation Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.

Registration fee for this two day workshop is $20.  This fee covers your lunch, snack and workshop materials for both days. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  To reserve your spot visit http://gcac.formstack.com/forms/?1931978-PYYqfibjBc