Dive in! Summer Classes and Workshops are Here!

Summer is the time to get your feet wet and try something new! So sit dive in to a new class or workshop….color, or collages, or even Japanese papermaking! With 135 classes, 51 workshops and 102 art camps…there’s something for everyone!

Summer Classes:

  • Blacksmithing for Silversmiths with Michael Brehl – Loving all the Game of Thrones metalwork? This class in Blacksmithing could be right for you!

Urban Landscape by Joey Manlapaz

  • Landscape In the City with Joey Manlapaz – Summer in the city is the perfect time to dive into telling the story of urban landscapes.
  • Dissecting Design Through Collage with Sharon Robinson – This is not your high school collage! Elevate our technique with this class.
  • Gestural Florals with Jackie Saunders – Just in time for roses to bloom…check out this fun florals class with Jackie Saunders.

Doll by Chris Malone

  • Creating the Modern Doll with new Art League Instructor, Chris Malone – Ever wanted to create your own doll version of yourself? Or a fun artistic character? This class new class is definitely for you! Students are shown the techniques used in making a free hand 12″ to 15″ imaginative and original doll.

Summer Workshops:

  • Raku Firing Workshop with David Flohr on June 11 – The history of Raku dates as far back as the 16th century for a special tea ceremony in Kyoto. Raku pieces are taken from the kiln while still red-hot, and placed on a flamable item, and starved of oxygen. The effect is very different from a traditional glaze. Take your ceramic work to the next level! 
  • Japanese Papermaking with Saaraliisa Ylitalo on May 18 – Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength and is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush. This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking: starting with pulp preparation, cooking and scraping the fibers clean, and then beating them into pulp.  Students form as many sheets as time allows from foth abaca (banana fibers or Manila Hemp) and kozo (mulberry fibers). 

Painting by Kathleen Speranza

  • Rose Painting (Oil) with Visiting Artist Kathleen Speranza on June 11 – Perfect for when you want to fine-tune your work with this stunning (but notoriously difficult) flower type. 

Ceramics by Hitomi and Takuro Shibata

  • Traditional Japanese Ceramics Techniques with Visting Artists Hitomi and Takuro Shibata: June 14-16 – Hitomi and Takuro learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan and will be bringing their unique expertise to the Art League. Be sure to catch Hitomi and Takuro’s jurying selections at the June “Tabletop exhibit” in the Gallery.

There’s lots more to explore! Browse the full catalog online here. Summer classes begin the week of June 17, 2019!

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