Workshops

 
 
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pottery workshops

Fun one-session pottery workshops, including hand-built mugs, Celtic beer steins, wine cups, yarn bowls, Easter candy dishes and more!

 

INTRO TO BRUSH LETTERING

Saturday, September 14 or
Saturday, October 19
6:00-9:00pm

Back by popular demand!

Learn the art of modern calligraphy using brush pens and guided worksheets. Create custom cards using layout guides and one-on-one instruction by lettering artist Lauren Beck. Feel free to bring snacks and your favorite beverage and make a night of it!

Lauren Beck is a lettering artist and illustrator living in Allentown, PA. As an Art Educator with a degree from Kutztown University, Lauren's love of teaching has developed into leading classes on traditional calligraphy, modern hand lettering, chalk and sign painting, digital design, and illustration. She continues to work with small businesses, brides, and individuals to create custom art.

$45, all materials included

 

ZENTANGLE® BASICS WORKSHOP

Several dates to choose from:
Friday, September 20, 6-9pm
Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm
Friday, November 8, 6-9pm
Friday, December 6, 6-9pm

The Zentangle® method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, meditative drawing form and the great news is, you don’t have to know how to draw! Using structured patterns that rely on simple shapes, beautiful artwork quickly emerges.

Through the Zentangle method of drawing you can:
* Relax and focus
* Increase your creativity, imagination and awareness
* Discover the fun and healing in creative expression
* Feel gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world
* And maybe most importantly . . . Have fun!

Zentangles are created on small tiles of fine art paper. These will be provided for you as well as a micron pen, pencil and tortillion. You’ll be able to take these home to continue exploring and tangling.

Instructor: Hilary Smith, RN, CZT has been studying tai chi and qigong for 30 years and has been teaching these arts for 22. While enjoying the benefits of her work and her personal practice, she always yearned for an expressive visual outlet. She stumbled upon the Zentangle method and quickly embraced the practice. She found it to be the perfect complement to qigong. Having both seated and moving meditation practices have helped her feel more complete and whole, and she joyously loves to share them.

$40, all materials included
BYOB and snacks, and a curious and open mind!

 

chalk lettering workshop

Saturday, October 5, 6-9pm

Learn hand lettering and illustration techniques and styles to paint custom quotes on a chalkboard. Guided worksheets and one-on-one instruction given by artist, Lauren Beck. Beginners welcome! Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and snacks and make a night of it!

Lauren Beck is a lettering artist and illustrator living in Allentown, PA. As an Art Educator with a degree from Kutztown University, Lauren's love of teaching has developed into leading classes on traditional calligraphy, modern hand lettering, chalk and sign painting, digital design, and illustration. She continues to work with small businesses, brides, and individuals to create custom art.

$45, all materials included

 

robert liberace workshop
studies in light: exploring sorolla

October 12, 13 & 14

Explore the great Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla and his unique and dynamic approach to painting. Students look at and practice Sorolla's special manner of paint handling and color approach. Using bold modern colors, students learn the different characteristics of his highly chromatic palette. This workshop includes the study of the costumed portrait and features discussions on anatomy and painting fabric.

 

paper making workshop

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1-4pm
$40
Ages 10 & up

This hand-made paper can be used for bookmaking, printing, watercolor and more! The class will feature preparing the pulp and learning about sources of pulp, using a mould and deckle to pull a sheet of paper and creating a post of paper. Learn also to customize your paper with additives and color!
Instructor: Deborah Hamburger

 

ADVANCED BRUSH LETTERING

Saturday, November 2, 6-9pm

This class will focus on advanced skills in brush lettering, and it's a perfect second step to the popular Intro to Brush Lettering workshop (for those students who continue their obsession).

We'll pick right up where we left off, learning the upper-case alphabet and more flourishing techniques. We will also focus on how to play with style in your lettering, including bounce lettering, changing widths, and adding embellishments.

Students who have not taken the Intro class are welcome, but this is not a class for beginners. Basic understanding and experience with brush pens are a must.

A brand new custom workbook will be provided (with bonus layout guides), new types of brush pens, quality paper, and a personalized gift of course! All materials included, and they are yours to keep. Snacking encouraged, bring your own to enjoy!
$45, all materials included
Instructor: Lauren Beck

 

Holiday Gift Tag Lettering Workshop

Saturday, November 16, 2-4pm

As we head into the holiday season, you'll probably be starting your list of gifts for loved ones! Join us for a relaxing evening of learning how to create custom hand lettered gift tags, which are sure to add an extra special touch.

Lettering artist Lauren Beck of Ren & Ink will be hosting this holiday-themed brush lettering workshop, perfect for beginners or for more seasoned letterers. You'll receive tips and tricks on lovely letter formation, including guidance on adding illustrative leaves and wreaths for embellishment. Various card stock tags, pretty ribbon, and brush pen provided (and to keep), but you are also welcome to bring your own supplies!

Festive tunes and genuine holiday merriment provided —byo snacks and beverages!

$30, all materials included