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® WORKSHOPs

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!

 

WONDROUS WIZARDS AND WITCHES MAGICAL WORKSHOP

Ages 8-800*
4 Saturdays - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12 & 19; 10am-12pm
$105, includes all materials

Create your very own authentic costume complete with high-quality mystical accessories! Mystical light up staffs and wands, elaborate magical hats, customized amulet necklaces, and most importantly, capes! All made by YOU so you can cast your spells for Halloween. Bring your ideas and get ready to explore the wonders that await you.

*Ages 8 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who stays during the workshop!

Instructor: Leslie Gerhart

 

SUGAR SKULL YOURSELF ON CANVAS!

Saturday, September 28, 6-8pm
$39
Instructor: Erica Mohr

Sugar Skull yourself…or someone you love! Send in your clear face forward photograph and we'll sketch it onto your 12x12 canvas – so there’s no painting/drawing experience necessary! You can use a photo of yourself, a child or other family member, or friend. Then choose your own colors and designs to turn the face into a sugar skull!

Deadline for booking is Sept. 20. Please email us a face-forward photograph after you book to theartestablishmentstudios@gmail.com

All materials included. Feel free to BYOB and snacks and make a night of it!

 

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.

 

Sip & stitch

Saturday, October 12, 6-9pm
*Must book by Oct. 5!

When you think of cross stitch, you probably imagine someone curled in a quiet corner of their couch, focused intently on some small, intricate pattern beneath a reading lamp. Well, this ain’t your grandma’s cross stitch! The goal of this workshop is to make cross stitch a social activity, to bring music and drinks and friends to the craft we're all passionate about.

Whether this is your very first time doing cross stitch or your hundredth, we’ll make sure there's something in this class for everyone. You’ll have a variety of patterns to choose from, learn the basic techniques, and then we’ll let you loose to talk to your friends and fellow stitchers!

The workshop will focus on simple patterns that can be completed in the time allotted, but if things move a bit slower, we’ll make sure you leave with the skills necessary to finish your project at home.

Light snacks and lo-fi, relaxing music will be provided, but the drinks are BYOB.

Don’t be shy! Cross stitch is not a solitary hobby anymore. Join us for some shared stories, good food, and a little something to walk away with, made by your own hands!

$40, all materials included

 

SUGAR SKULL YOUR PET!

Friday, October 18, 6-8pm
$39
Instructor: Erica Mohr

Join us for a fun paint-your-own-pet sugar skull canvas night! Send in a clear face forward photograph of your pet and we'll sketch it onto your 12x12 canvas, so there’s no drawing experience needed! Then choose your own colors and designs to turn your pet into a sugar skull!

“Dead”line for booking is Oct. 10. Please email us a face-forward photograph after you book to theartestablishmentstudios@gmail.com

All materials included. Feel free to BYOB and snacks and make a night of it!

 

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

 

FURNITURE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 9, 2-4pm
(Must book by Nov. 2!)
$40

Kitrina from Purple Lilac Co. will teach you how to give new life to an old piece of furniture! Using Frenchic Furniture Paint®, learn everything you need to know so you’ll feel confident enough to start up-cycling your own pieces at home!

What to bring: a small piece of furniture (that can be carried in two hands without help.) This could be a small side stand, a shelf, mirror, plant stand etc.
What’s included: Your choice of one color of 150 ml of paint (choose from 28 colors!) and a petite, high-quality brush. You should have paint left over to do another project at home!

Please note which color you choose when booking! Here are the links to check out the colors:
Al Fresco Collection
Lazy Range Collection

No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome!

Instructor: Kitrina Chaapel is a wound care Nurse by trade and Licensed Realtor. However, she has always been creative, enjoys the arts, and is most happy when she is painting or crafting . Several years ago she found a true passion for upcycling furniture and she began painting furniture to sell as well as doing commission work for others. She is passionate about teaching others how they too can easily complete a piece of furniture and have it turn out beautiful!

 

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