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September Workshops: 27 Jumpstarts, Parties, and Crash Courses

Hello September!

Soon we’ll celebrate the start of Fall classes, which begin the week of September 18 and typically run for nine weeks. We also have a huge number of one-, two-, and three-day workshops this month — for those quick shots of creativity.

Healing cloth by instructor Julie Booth

Fiber arts

In our fiber arts studio, there are three different kinds of felting going on: wet felting, needle felting, and nuno felting. (For more on fiber arts terms, see this blog post.) You can also try your hand at weaving while you create your first tapestry, or a variety of surface design techniques in our Healing Cloth workshop.


Here’s another great place to start: Crash Course in Drawing, a foundational course for anyone who wants to get started in art. You can also refine your drafting skills in Linear Perspective and take things in a more abstract direction.

Acrylite pin by instructor Nick Barnes


Why not take home something to wear? In addition to a couple of jumpstart workshops in metal clay (which is kind of what it sounds like), you can try your hand at a couple of other materials: Acrylite and Argentium Sterling Silver.

Photograph by Robin Reid, who teaches the Portrait Photography workshop.


Bring your laptop to learn the basics of two photography powerhouses: Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop. You can also visit a professional portrait artist’s studio to learn the tricks of the trade.

Painting by Susan Herron, who teaches Landscape in Acrylic.


We cover every medium under the sun here at The Art League, from the ancient medium of encaustic (beeswax and pigment) to acrylic paint, which wasn’t invented until the last century. Delna Dastur teaches Stretching the Limits, an opportunity to try out new media and techniques without a big investment of time and money. We’re also offering two different jumpstarts in water media: watercolor and sumi-e.

A monotype by Art League instructor Mike Francis (click for full size)


Explore two different processes this month in the form of gelli plates and monotypes, either in a party setting or a more traditional workshop format. (What is a monotype? That’s answered here.)

Relief sculpture by instructor Thanasi Papapostolou

And more

Take things a little bit 3-D in relief sculpture, get a modern take on the ancient medium of mosaic, and learn how to best present your work with a framing workshop:

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