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Watoji: Bookmaking and Beyond
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Watoji: Bookmaking and Beyond

A Watoji book is a classic style of Japanese book that is bound with thread. Since the late 1100’s, Japanese have used Watoji style book as diaries, albums, sketch books, notebooks, textbooks, account books, textile catalogs, and tantra (religious scriptures) to name a few. In the first half of this Workshop, students will learn and create a number of classic Watoji style bound books. In the second half of the workshop, we will create Artists’ Books incorporating Watoji style bindings and more.

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Creative Scribbling with Marsha Hammel
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Scribbling with Marsha Hammel

Just as musicians practice scales every day to remain limber and agile at their instrument so, too, artists should practice every day.

Dancers, singers, all the creative artists must practice- every day!

Scribbling with charcoal, crayon or graphite on newsprint or even butcher’s paper allows the artist to loosen up, to make a mess with no judgement as to how it looks and no great expense in materials. Drawing without looking at the paper reveals interesting perspectives and builds confidence. To feel the stroke of the line as it expresses gesture is an exercise in building skill regardless of the artist’s level.

We will not necessarily work up a sweat, but we will have a great workout and lots of fun!

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Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink

Suminagashi is a very fun and meditative way of marbling paper (making marble-like designs on paper) using an ancient Japanese technique and Sumi-Ink. Drop-by-drop different colors of the special Sumi-Ink are floated on the surface of a water basin. The ink spreads over the surface of the water like oil in concentric but random forms. A piece of paper is lowered carefully into the basin picking up the floating Sumi-Ink design. For many centuries, the Japanese have used Suminagashi to make decorative paper for their scrolls (Makimono), books and stationary. In this workshop, we will create beautiful designs on paper that can be used as stationary, envelopes or be mounted as works of art themselves. The process is fascinating to everyone from the creative type to the engineer, and anyone can do it, so everyone can produce beautiful art in a Zen-like, stress-free environment.

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Creative iPhoneography with Suzanne Camarata
Jun
18
to Aug 24

Creative iPhoneography with Suzanne Camarata

The iPhone camera has made its mark on the photo world —lightweight, ubiquitous and  sophisticated —it is a  powerful device for making compelling images.

In this 10 week course, you will begin to develop your personal style of iPhoneography, learn how to use the iPhone settings to the full potential and explore apps for editing and image manipulation.  

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Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink

Suminagashi is a very fun and meditative way of marbling paper (making marble-like designs on paper) using an ancient Japanese technique and Sumi-Ink. Drop-by-drop different colors of the special Sumi-Ink are floated on the surface of a water basin. The ink spreads over the surface of the water like oil in concentric but random forms. A piece of paper is lowered carefully into the basin picking up the floating Sumi-Ink design. For many centuries, the Japanese have used Suminagashi to make decorative paper for their scrolls (Makimono), books and stationary. In this workshop, we will create beautiful designs on paper that can be used as stationary, envelopes or be mounted as works of art themselves. The process is fascinating to everyone from the creative type to the engineer, and anyone can do it, so everyone can produce beautiful art in a Zen-like, stress-free environment.

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Basics in iPhone Photography
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Basics in iPhone Photography

The iPhone camera has made its mark on the photo world —lightweight, ubiquitous and sophisticated —it is a powerful device for making images.

In this class, we will start with understanding all the tools available on the phone. From there, we will dive into the basics of composition and lighting, giving ample time to practice what you learn.

By the end of the class, you will have a clearer understanding of your camera phone and ways to use it to take better images of your subject matter.

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Make It and Take It, Silk Scarf Dying with Diane Kuehn
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Make It and Take It, Silk Scarf Dying with Diane Kuehn

Have you ever admired those beautiful hand dyed silk scarves and wished you could make your own? Now you can!

During the workshop, you will dye silk scarves with instant set, non-toxic Color Hue dyes. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and students are encouraged to choose the techniques they want to explore. This class is a lot of fun and very rewarding as participants will go home with lovely finished work as well as a great skill set to share with friends and family (including children!).

All materials included in the fee to dye two scarves. They make wonderful gifts!

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 Book Art & Design with Ruby Bock
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Book Art & Design with Ruby Bock

Join WNC artist and former elementary school art teach Ruby Bock for an afternoon of experimentation and exploration. You will create several small books that can easily be reproduced at home and that can be used for journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, kids’ school projects, and general amusement.

In this workshop we will:

-explore simple yet clever bookmaking techniques.

-review and use basic elements of art and design.

-experiment with a variety of materials (assorted papers and fabrics; pencil, color pencil, ink; washi and other kinds of tape; found objects including tea bags) and a variety of techniques (hand and machine sewing, taping, gluing, wiring).

- and … hopefully … have fun, try new ideas, get inspired.

No special skills are required – all levels are welcome.

A materials fee of $10 will provide everything you need, but you are encouraged to bring special items from home, such as favorite/meaningful papers and fabrics (even very small pieces), beads, buttons, found objects, photos.

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Polymer Clay for Beginners with Diane Kuehn
Mar
18
to Mar 20

Polymer Clay for Beginners with Diane Kuehn

Join Diane Kuehn for a three-day workshop to learn the basics of polymer clay, making veneers and turning them into finished jewelry.

Polymer Clay is a medium that can easily be used in a home studio, without a lot of expensive equipment nor a great deal of space. This workshop will give you essentials for working with polymer clay, whether you’ve never touched it before or have had some experience with it. You’ll learn about tools, how to condition clay, blend colors, form shapes, properly cure the clay, and finish your cured pieces. We will use two techniques to make veneers which will then be turned into jewelry. Each student will leave with at least one completed pendant and a pair of earrings, along with the knowledge of how to make more.

Modern day artists are using polymer clay in so many unique and clever ways. The possibilities are endless. Come discover new ways to put your creativity in action.

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Sumi-e, Japanese Sumi-Ink Painting with Ayako Abe-Miller
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Sumi-e, Japanese Sumi-Ink Painting with Ayako Abe-Miller

painting: where the practitioner attempts to express complex feelings and subjects with simple, minimalistic black Sumi ink (derived from charcoal) strokes. These simple strokes are the key to making an expressive yet tranquil painting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic process of simple stroke painting from nature in a meditative atmosphere. In addition to teaching how to paint various Sumi-e subjects, Ayako will demonstrate the traditional way of making Sumi-ink as well as the final step of applying a Rakkan, a signature seal stamp. An important aspect of Japanese Sumi art is gaining a Zenlike state of mind and relaxed but focused body in order to reflect your inner self and power in your painting and creations.

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Basics of Making Pysanky - Beautiful Ukrainian Eggs: Workshop led by Andrea Kulish Wilhelm
Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Basics of Making Pysanky - Beautiful Ukrainian Eggs: Workshop led by Andrea Kulish Wilhelm

In this workshop, you will be making a couple of beautiful Ukranian Easter Eggs known as pysanky using the method of batik - also called wax-resist-dying.  You will also be introduced to a wide range of Ukrainian fold art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history.  The designs are made with beeswax whic is melted in the flame of the candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka.  The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes.  At the end of the process, the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design.  You may use the traditional patterns or work freestyle and create your own design.

No experience is needed for this class and all materials are included.

 $65
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Watercolor Toolbox for Beginners: Traditional and  Nontraditional Techniques: Workshop with Jane Voorhees
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor Toolbox for Beginners: Traditional and Nontraditional Techniques: Workshop with Jane Voorhees

Join Jane Voorhees for this watercolor class for beginners. You’ll learn about different brushes, paints and paper while expanding your watercolor vocabulary with lots of traditional and non-traditional watercolor techniques. For beginners or those wanting to refresh basic watercolor techniques. Jane comes from a well-known artistic family and she teaches regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  

Sold Out - Email susan@galleryflatrock.com if you’d like to be notified the next time this class is offered.

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Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson : Day 2
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson : Day 2

1-4pm
2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop is for painters new to acrylics or for those who want a  different approach to this versatile medium.  Not only will the artist explore pure transparent layering, but will also see how to add collage and printmaking to their work.  Artists are encouraged to bring inexpensive sketchbooks and soft pencils, but all other supplies are provided.  Enjoy an afternoon with others as you discover your creativity in these two classes.

$150
Class is Full

 

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Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson: Day 1
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson: Day 1

1-4pm
2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop is for painters new to acrylics or for those who want a  different approach to this versatile medium.  Not only will the artist explore pure transparent layering, but will also see how to add collage and printmaking to their work.  Artists are encouraged to bring inexpensive sketchbooks and soft pencils, but all other supplies are provided.  Enjoy an afternoon with others as you discover your creativity in these two classes.

$150
Class is Full

 

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Playing with Alcohol Inks II:  Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Playing with Alcohol Inks II: Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder

Playing with Alcohol Inks II

Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder

March 6, 1pm-4pm • $45

Those of you who enjoyed the introductory workshop on alcohol inks will be happy to know that we will continue to explore fun and creative projects with the inks. We will experiment with a variety of new surfaces and you will have the satisfaction of taking home a couple of completed pieces.

Photo by Joye Ardyn Durham

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Acrylic Painting Workshop: Process and Possibilities with Cynthia Wilson
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

Acrylic Painting Workshop: Process and Possibilities with Cynthia Wilson

Come enjoy the freedom that painting with acrylics can provide.  Learn to use transparent layers interspersed with opaque areas to create compositions with a limited palette.  Bring enthusiasm and let go of preconceived ideas about this wonderfully flexible medium.  Each artist may bring photographs to work with if they choose.  All materials provided, no experience necessary.  Acrylic paints are permanent on clothing so please dress casually.

Feb 26, 10am-4pm • $125

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