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Workshops: 2016

Extraordinary Workshops / Extraordinary Teachers

“the staff and the instructors love what they do, and this energy sets the tone for the studios.”

Age Course Instructor Medium Day Time Cost
Adult / H.S. Ceramics Summer Series Zac Mickelson Ceramics 6 Weeks on Wednesdays: Aug 10 to Sep 14, 2016 6 to 8:30 pm $225 + $50 Materials, Max 6
Adult / H.S. Collage & Sketch Cambridge Alexandra Sheldon Drawing / Painting Sat/Sun, Sep 24-25, 2016 10 am to 4 pm Sat only: $150 + $10 Materials
Sat & Sun: $300 + $20 Materials
Max 12
Adult / H.S. Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar Julie Graham Printmaking 8 Weeks on Wednesdays: Starts on Sep 28, 2016 10 am to 1 pm $560 / 8 sessions / Max 8
Adult / H.S. All in One / All at Once Bob Siegelman Printmaking / Drawing Sat/Sun, Oct 15-16, 2016 10 am to 4 pm Sat only: $150 + $10 model fee + $15 materials for Sat only,
Sat & Sun: $300 + $20 model fee + $30 materials for Sat and Sun,
Max 10
Adult / H.S. Print and Process: Master Printers / Master Class Heddi Siebel / Catherine Kernan Printmaking Sat/Sun, Oct 29-30, 2016 9 am to 5 pm Sat only: $175 + $20 Materials
Sat & Sun: $350 + $40 Materials
Max 6
Adult / H.S. Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop Joel Janowitz Watercolor Sat/Sun, Nov 12-13, 2016 10 am to 4 pm Sat only: $150 + $10 Materials
Sat & Sun: $300 + $20 Materials + $5 model fee
Max 10
Adult / H.S. Screenprinting Intensive Weekend Boriana Kantcheva Printmaking Sat/Sun, Nov 19-20, 2016 10 am to 4 pm Sat & Sun: $300 + $50 Materials
Max 12


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Ceramics Summer Series      Register
With Zac Mickelson



Six weeks on Wednesdays:
August 10 to September 14, 2016

6 to 8:30 pm

The summer is what you make it!

Students can focus on throwing and trimming on the wheel as well as hand-building construction processes such as coils, slabs, and pinching.

This class will offer participants personalized instruction to develop their skills creating artwork in clay. Students will benefit from building and throwing demonstrations as well as instruction on decorative and finishing techniques using various glazing combinations.

We will provide inspiration, information, and encouragement for our artists to establish a voice and style for their ceramic work.

All levels of ceramics experience welcome.



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Collage & Sketch Cambridge      Register
With Alexandra Sheldon



Saturday and Sunday
September 24-25, 2016

10 am to 4 pm

Experience the intensity of looking anew at your familiar surroundings. Actually looking while drawing and painting is a profoundly different experience that just passing through. Alexandra will guide you in your explorations with pen and pencil, paper and paint.

An exhibition of artworks will follow in the Chandler Gallery and the Foyer Gallery in January 2017.



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Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar      Register
With Julie Graham


Class 1: Everyone present their work, and individual goals/expectations for the class.

Classes 2-8: Every session a few artists will present their work for a critique that will last approximately an hour.

Possible dates after first meeting on Wednesdays, 9/28/2016:
2016 Wednesdays: 10/19, 11/16,
2017 Wednesdays: 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, 5/3

Final dates will be determined by the group.



Workshops begin on Monday, September 26, 2016 and meet for 8 sessions approximately every three weeks.

The length of each session and the final dates can be adjusted to accommodate those enrolled.


10 am to 1:00 pm

Eight Sessions: $560

Maximum 8 participants

Acclaimed educator and artist Julie Graham is brilliant when it comes to evaluating your artwork and helping you to discuss it incisively.

Challenge yourself to grow as an artist. Use this seminar series to “see” your work through other eyes, and to develop goals for progress. Test ideas on the group, practice speaking about your work, and develop a coherent artist’s statement. This seminar is equivalent to a graduate level class.

Julie Graham will suggest source material, readings, specific works to visit in museums, and references to contemporary art practice.



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All in One / All at Once: Printmaking and Drawing      Register
With Bob Siegelman


Saturday and Sunday
October 15-16, 2016

10 am to 4 pm

Come explore printmaking as a drawing medium. With a nude model as the observational focus, work directly and spontaneously on printing plates with an "all in one" approach and simple monotype techniques that seamlessly integrate printmaking and drawing.

This will be an intensive, fun workshop in a supportive and encouraging environment. Be prepared for challenges, and surprises. No experience in printmaking, figurative work, or drawing is necessary.

Robert Siegelman teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, works with artists privately, and leads workshops and classes throughout New England. His work is in many important collections including the Boston Public Library, MIT, The Harvard University Art Museums, The DeCordova Museum, The Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Siegelman’s work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is included in the book “100 Boston Artists” by Chawky Frenn, and “Self Portraits by Others” organized by Hunter O’Hanian.



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Print and Process: Master Printers / Master Class      Register
With Heddi Siebel / Catherine Kernan

Saturday and Sunday
October 29-30, 2016

9 am to 5 pm


A “pop-up” exhibition reception in the Chandler Gallery is scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Print with the guidance of Master Printers at a scale and using techniques not available in many print studios. Focusing on the synergy between technique and imagery, this workshop addresses the individual vision and work of each artist.

Akua fume-free soy-based intaglio inks are versatile and formulated for a relaxed working time. Clean up is with soap and water. No printmaking experience is necessary.

No printmaking experience is necessary.



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Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop     Register
With Joel Janowitz

Saturday and Sunday
November 12-13, 2016

10 am to 4 pm

Explore strategies for painting with the challenging medium of watercolor with acclaimed teacher and Guggenheim recipient Joel Janowitz.

This workshop will explore strategies for painting with the challenging medium of watercolor. We will focus on a variety of working methods and on increasing understanding of how transparent washes can be layered both to create a full range of light and dark and to adjust color as one works. We will also stay open to the playful, quick and spontaneous potentials of the medium. Students will paint primarily from observation.

Beginning to advanced.



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Screenprinting Intensive Weekend      Register
With Boriana Kantcheva



Saturday and Sunday
November 19-20, 2016

10 am to 4 pm

In this intensive workshop, students will be introduced to silkscreen basics. We will examine different ways of making a screen. We will employ traditional screen-printing techniques such as stencils and the use of drawing fluid and screen filler. In addition, students will be introduced to photo emulsion and the appropriate ways to generate film positives.

Silkscreen is one of the most versatile printmaking processes. Students will be encouraged to print on a variety of materials from paper to wood panels, Plexiglas, cloth and canvas. We will use Speedball Acrylic inks.

Bring ideas, drawings and photographs and see how they can be transformed and enriched by the screen printing process.




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