Workshops

Feel free to call the gallery for more information about a workshop or to reserve your space if you are paying by cash/check.  Credit card payments can be done online and there is a small processing fee.

 

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Pebble Jewelry Workshop

Workshop led by Molly Sharp

February 21, 10am-4pm • $125 + $25 materials fee

Have you ever collected perfectly smooth, round pebbles from beaches, lakes and rivers and then wondered what to do with them?  This course offers the perfect solution! Using traditional silversmithing techniques, we’ll drill these natural, unpolished pebbles then transform them into earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.  Sterling silver will be used to fabricate each piece into their unique designs.  Discover the song of the jeweler’s saw, the hum of the drill, the intrigue of cold connections, the intricacies of soldering and go home with three or four handmade works of art to wear….truly treasures form the earth.  Bring pebbles if you have them, but I will have a supply for you to choose form.  All other supplies and materials will be provided.  There will be a $25 materials fee.  Good eyesight, strong reading glasses, or optivisors are essential.


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Acrylic Painting: Process and Possibilities

Workshop led by Cynthia L. Wilson

Feb 26, 10am-4pm • $125

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.

Cynthia L. Wilson has displayed paintings in the National Academy of Design in NYC, as well as in the American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. She has taught Process and Possibilities Workshops in Hendersonville and at Hemlocks Studios for over twenty years.


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Playing with Alcohol Inks I

Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder

March 5, 1pm-4pm • $45

Prepare to let go and join the colorful world of painting with alcohol inks.  Barbara Remensnyder, a seasoned alcohol ink artist will demonstrate various techniques on surfaces such as paper and tile.  You will then have the opportunity to experience the wonder of working with alcohol inks on these materials.  Everyone will leave with several finished projects.  Three inks are needed for this class (light, medium, and dark) but you are welcome to bring more colors if you wish.   The Starving Artist in Hendersonville carries a great variety.  All other materials will be provided.


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.


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Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Workshop led by Cynthia L. Wilson

March 12 & 19, 1pm-4pm • $150

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.

Cynthia L. Wilson has displayed paintings in the National Academy of Design in NYC, as well as in the American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. She has taught Process and Possibilities Workshops in Hendersonville and at Hemlocks Studios for over twenty years.