Visual Arts Workshops and One-Day Events

Fall Visual Arts Workshops

Chalk Pastel: Cabin in the Wild
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
November 19, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students

Online Registration for Holiday Workshops opens November 5

Homeschool Holiday Art
for grades 1 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, & 21
1-2 p.m.
$40 class fee, $8 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Study a different famous artist each week, and recreate their work with a holiday twist.
Register

Preschool Holiday Art
for ages 3-5
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, & 21
2:30-3 p.m.
$25 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Little ones will create holiday art, trying out a new medium each week.
Register

Clay Advent Candle Holder
for teens & adults
with Jim Loomis
Dec. 1 & 8, noon-1:30 p.m.
$40 class fee, $8 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
Learn hand-building and glazing techniques, creating an advent candle holder.
Register

Mixed Media Winter Fox (available in-person & virtual)
for grades 1 & up
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 1, 5-6 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students in-person
Use a variety of mediums to make a picture of a fox trekking through snowy woods.
VIRTUAL STUDENTS: no materials fee. Materials needed: white drawing paper, watercolor paints & brush, charcoal pencil
Drawing Paper
Charcoal Pencils
Watercolor Paints

Register in Person

Register Virtual

 

Snowmen Wine Glass Votives
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
$25 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Turn a pair of wine glasses into votive holders with festive faces.
Register

Hardanger Ornament
for teens & adults
with Pamela Amy
Dec. 2 & 9, 6-8 p.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Create a beautiful keepsake while learning a Norwegian tradition.
Register

Hand-Painted Ornament on Wood
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $3 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Use acrylics on wood slices to paint a festive wood ornament in your choice of designs. (If time allows, students can paint both designs).
Register

Clay Ornaments
for grades 1-6
with Sandy Rill
Dec. 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
$25 class fee, $8 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
Create handcrafted clay ornaments to brighten your tree or give as gifts.
Register

Mosaic Holiday Ornament
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
$25 class fee, $10 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Learn to cut glass and use adhesive to create an ornament for your tree. You’ll have a choice of shapes to choose from.
Register

Clay Angel Votive Set
for ages 12-adult
with Sandy Rill
Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$25 class fee, $10 materials fee
Maximum of 4 students
Create a sweet set of three handcrafted angel votive holders.
Register

Needle Felted Holiday Ornament
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 5, noon-1 p.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Register

Moving Through: An Embodied and Creative Approach to Healing Racism
with Heather Denning & Jennifer Denning
Saturday, December 5, 2-4 p.m.
$25 per person (qualifies for virtual learning scholarship – choose scholarship option at checkout)
This virtual workshop will address oppression and privilege as they relate to understanding socialized systemic racism and healing racial inequality. We’ll use movement, personal storytelling, and artistic creation to examine ways that dominant white culture reinforces racism, and discuss how to apply this awareness in everyday life and work. Participants will use creative expression and movement to reflect and open a dialogue to improve cultural awareness and humility.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing for movement.
Art Supplies needed:
Colored Pencils
Colored Markers
Oil and/or Chalk Pastels
Drawing Paper (preferably 12” X 18”)

Heather Denning, MA, ATR-BC, ATCS, LSW is the director of the undergraduate Art Therapy Program at Mercyhurst University. She is an adjunct faculty member at Ursuline College’s Graduate Counseling and Art Therapy Program. She has over 25 years’ clinical experience in art therapy working in community mental health.

Jennifer Denning, B.A. is the Co-Founder of InterPlay Atlanta, Director of Soulprint Players and Teacher at Synchronicity Theatre’s Playmaking For Girls. Jennifer’s work uses creativity to promote racial justice and healing. She launched InterPlay Atlanta’s programming with women in prison and teaches in community settings for men.

Register

Oil Pastel Candy Canes (available in-person & virtual)
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 8, 5-6 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students in-person
Learn color mixing and shading with oil pastels while creating holiday artwork.
VIRTUAL STUDENTS: no materials fee. Materials needed: oil pastels, black construction paper, white drawing paper, scissors, glue stick
Oil Pastels
Construction Paper

Register In-Person

Register Virtual

Holiday Scented Candles
for grades 1 through adult
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$15 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Make seasonal-scented candles in decorated jars.
Register

Winter Pines Painted Canvas
for teens & adults
with Ralph Bacon
Dec. 9, 5-6:30 p.m.
$25 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Paint a snowy winter scene with acrylic paints.
Register

Chalk Pastel: “Winter Beauty”
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Learn chalk pastel technique while creating a lovely winter scene.
Register

Zentangle© Ornaments & Gift Tags
for teens & adults
with Lisa Ruschman
Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Register

Needle-Felted Christmas Tree
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 12, 10-11 a.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Needle felt a whimsical little tree with a cork tree stand.
Register

Needle Felted Santa
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Register

Oil Pastel Holiday Candles (available in-person & virtual)
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 15, 5-6 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Study shape and form in drawing using vibrant oil pastels.
VIRTUAL STUDENTS: no materials fee. Materials needed: Black pastel paper, oil pastels
Black Pastel Paper
Oil Pastels

Register In-Person

Register Virtual



Alcohol Ink Ornaments
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Create 2 colorful ornaments for your Christmas tree using the alcohol ink technique (great for gift-giving).
Register

Crazy Christmas Tree Canvas (available in-person or virtual)
for all ages
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 22, 5-6 p.m.
$10 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Paint an 8×10 canvas with fun Christmas trees — this workshop is great for families looking for a holiday activity to try together.
Virtual Students: no materials fee. Materials needed: acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, optional glitter paints/glue
Acrylic Paints
Glitter Paints

Register In-Person

Register Virtual



Needle-Felted Angel Ornament
for teens & adults
with Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Dec. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$20 class fee, $5 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students
Register

Chalk Pastel: “At the Beach”
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Jan. 14, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students

Chalk Pastel: “November Morning”
for teens & adults
with Mary Underwood
Jan. 28, 3-5 p.m.
$27 class fee, $7 materials fee
Maximum of 6 students