Visual Arts Workshops and One-Day Events

BYOP Pumpkin Decorating
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$6 class fee, $5 materials fee
Bring your own pumpkin to decorate like a fun Halloween owl! No carving involved — all ages welcome!

Chalk Pastels: Chickadee
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Oct. 17, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee

Visual Journaling
for teens & adults
with Diane Fleisch Hughes
Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m.
$25 class fee
Artist Diane Fleisch Hughes will guide you in telling your story in a personal journal using both art and words, learning techniques of visual journaling, and getting you started on your journey of personal expression. Participants will need a journal or sketchbook, ideally 9″x11″ with mixed media paper. (Email Nancy Nelson-Brotz at visualarts@ashtabulaartscenter.org if you need help locating retailers.)

Enameling II
for teens & adults
with Delinda Mariani
Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$38 class fee, $8 materials fee
Learn beginning enameling technique while making a beautiful pendant, or improve your technique while making a small enamel tile to use as a wall hanging. New and returning students all welcome.

Zentangle© Pumpkins
for ages 10 & up, adults
with Lisa Ruschman
Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m.
$30 class fee, $10 materials fee
Create a Zentangle pumpkin you can keep for years to come.

Painted Peacock Canvas
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee

Painted Pumpkin Wine Glass Votive Holder
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
$15 class fee, $5 materials fee

Maori Koru-Inspired Oil Pastel
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 23, 4-5 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee
The koru is the Maori name for an unfurling fern frond known as the ponga plant that grows in New Zealand. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength, and peace, and is an integral symbol in Maori art and tattoos.

Manga
for ages 11 & up
with Ralph Bacon
Oct. 23 or Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m.
$25 class fee (per workshop)
Do you love Manga and enjoy drawing your own? Bring your favorite drawing tools to explore Manga in this workshop. You’ll be working on Bristol Illustration Board, as well as experimenting with charcoal stumps — both will be provided. Some drawing experience is ideal for this class, but not required.

Chalk Pastel: Water Lilies in the Mist
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m.

Preschool Drip Pumpkins
for ages 3-5
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 29, noon-12:45 p.m.
$6 class fee, $5 materials fee
Create a spooky, drip-painted, glow-in-the-dark pumpkin! Dress for a mess!

Steampunk Shadow Box Shrines
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$20 class fee, $10 materials fee
limit of 9 students
Create a customized shadow box using a repurposed cigar box. Decor pieces and materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own photos, trinkets, flowers, or other memorabilia to use, as well.

Needle Felted Sunflower
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Oct. 30, 4-5 p.m.
$15 class fee, $6 materials fee

Preschool Thanksgiving Art
for ages 3-5
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Nov. 5, noon-12:30 p.m.
$6 class fee, $4 materials fee

Kirigami Flower
for grades 6 & Up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Nov. 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
$15 class fee, $5 materials fee
PLEASE NOTE: this class involves cutting paper and we will be using razor blades. This variation on origami involves cutting paper as well as folding.

Felt Art Image
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m.
$10 class fee, $4 materials fee

Chalk Pastel: Autumn Flight
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee

Silk Mandala
for teens & adults
with Janeane Grisez
Nov. 9, 9 a.m.- noon
$25 class fee, $7 materials fee

This Picture Makes Me Smile, But Why?
for teens & adults
with Don Miskowich
Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$20 class fee, $6 materials fee
Learn about and discuss the aesthetics of photos in an interactive conversation about what makes a good picture. Bring some of your favorite photos!

Chalk Pastel: Early Snow
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee

Chalk Pastel: Snowman
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee