Adult (ages 16+)

Adult Classes

Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with these classes designed to engage both the beginning and seasoned artist. Great opportunity for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios! All classes are for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.

FOR EDUCATORS: Educators with proper ID can earn renewal credits for all Artspace classes and receive discounts on class pricing. Contact Brittany Carlson, Education and Outreach Manager, for more information.

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Recent Classes

oilpainting

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 + April 2
6-9pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
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Through a series of still life paint sketches and one final still life painting, completed in layers over the course of several classes, students will learn the basics of using oil paint. Safety precautions, and how to mix colors and the proper order of operations will be discussed.  Students will also learn about composition, focal point, and the energy/emotion of a work. This is a foundations class and all the techniques used are the stepping stones for all other oil painting.

Allison Coleman is a narrative painter and photographer.  Many themes found in her work center around Memory and Nostolgia, Mid Century Idealism, Americana and the American South. Originally from the South Carolina Lowcountry, she currently resides in Raleigh NC.  She received her BA from College of Charleston and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She currently teaches part time at UNC and has a studio at Artspace in Raleigh.

surfacedesign

Saturdays, February 1 + 8
10am-2pm

$120 members/$140 non-members
ages 16+
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Create a richly colored and patterned block print using reduction printmaking technique. Reduction prints make bold, colorful, unique pieces of work on paper. Explore how to make a dynamic piece with ample color and texture. This workshop will address how to make a durable printmaking plate, registering a plate, using a printmaking press and making print editions. Students will look at compositional arrangements, color combinations and printmaking influencers. Additionally, you will explore oil based ink mixing, safety and clean up.

Maria Frati’s work explores magical realism and the notion that our lives and the things in it are as they are, except more possible, magical and meaningful.

Each piece of wood Frati carves is different, with its own idiosyncrasies, flaws and attributes. Wood carving is an old process with its own inherent language. She hopes that her work both honors that tradition, while also re-imagining it.

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Saturdays, January 18 + 25
10am-1pm

Register by January 6
$100 members/$120 non-members
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Using a variety of surface (relief) carving techniques create unique works on wood. Students will address carving tool use and maintenance, carving styles, different woods and grain. For an extra challenge create a carving from a repurposed piece of wood from home. Additionally, staining, mixing and painting will be explored.

Maria Frati’s work explores magical realism and the notion that our lives and the things in it are as they are, except more possible, magical and meaningful.

Each piece of wood Frati carves is different, with its own idiosyncrasies, flaws and attributes. Wood carving is an old process with its own inherent language. She hopes that her work both honors that tradition, while also re-imagining it.

bookmaking

Saturdays, January 11 + 18
9am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch break

$180 members/$200 non-members
$25 materials fee to be paid first night of class

Journaling can take many forms: sketchbook, diary, tapestry diary, collage. In this class we do it all. Learn how to make a unique accordion style journal that is as versatile as your imagination. Then start filling your journal with small collage based tapestry. Have a story or just like to experiment with color and technique. Join us for a creative “in-the-box” journal, “out-of-the box experience

This class is team taught by Debbie Suchoff and Mary Kircher. Debbie is a materials experimenter, idea developer, and non-traditional bookmaking artist. Mary shares her weaving journals, collage and tapestry experience, resulting in creative displays for fiber artists and book lovers.