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 and up, unless otherwise specified. Looking for our Figure Study Programs, like Long Pose and Life Drawing? See our Figure Study page.

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

January

Printmaking: Monoprints with Sue Soper

TH January 25, February 1, 8, 15 + 22
6-9pm

$180 members/$200 non-members
$25 supply fee due to instructor at first class

Discover the spontaneity of monoprinting! Monoprints are painterly prints where images are created on Plexi or Gelli plates and printed to an assortment of printing papers. Monoprinting techniques covered in this class are direct monotypes, ghost printing, white line, additive and subtractive, and textures. The addition of relief, stencil printing and color layering will be practiced. Images will be printed with safe, water-based inks and additives. Students will learn press printing and hand printing techniques.

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Surrounded by extended family, Susan Soper was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo, with a BS degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Art therapy. After graduation she moved to Wyoming where she and her family stayed for the next twenty years. She furthered her studies by attending The Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Summer Workshop in New Mexico and traveled to South Dakota to attend Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops at the University of SD. Susan relocated to NC in 2003 and in 2006 she was juried into Artspace Artist Association. She currently works from Artspace studio 103 and teaches classes at various art centers.

February

socialmedia

SAT February 17
10am-12pm

FREE for members/$10 non-members

Learn the basics of using social media and how it can benefit your art business with Artspace’s Development + Communications Associate Mary Kay Kennedy.

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Mary Kay Kennedy is the Development + Communications Associate at Artspace. Her previous experience is in gallery management and she has a BFA in Photography. She is very involved with the art community and volunteers her time to the Visual Art Exchange and other local art organizations. She lives in Raleigh with one dog, one tortoise, one fish, two birds, one husband, and two children.

Embossed Leather Notebooks with Celine Lombardi

SAT February 24 + SUN February 25
10am-4pm

$180 members/$200 non-members

One of the unique qualities of leather is that it is possible to mold and emboss it with a little moisture and pressure.  In this workshop we will emboss leather for softcover notebooks by making printing plates from found objects and running them through an etching press.* We will be using pre-made text blocks to save time for creating our printing plates and for paring and working with the leather.

*If you prefer to carve a plate in linoleum or wood ahead of time to bring to the workshop, please contact the instructor for more details

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Celine Lombardi studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA, and also in private study with Monique Lallier in Greensboro, NC and Mark Cockram in London, UK.  She worked in binderies in New York City for some years before starting her own practice.  Currently she is a core bookbinding instructor at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan; is the Chair of the New York chapter of the Guild of Book Workers; and has her own private studio in Brooklyn, NY.   Her fine bindings have been exhibited in Boston, Chicago, London and New York. Her artist books and fine bindings are in rare book collections of libraries across the country.

March

Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Aimee Cuthrell

TH March 8, 15, 22, 29 + April 5
10:30am-12:30pm

$180 members/$200 non-members

If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils and don’t know where to begin – this is the class for you! In five non-intimidating sessions, experienced instructor, Aimee Cuthrell, will lead you through the basics: from getting set up with the right materials, through an understanding of lights and darks, the use of color and texture, to the final act of pulling it all together into a finished composition. Have no fear! This class will demystify a complex medium and give you the tools to begin creating your own luminous oil paintings.

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Aimee Cuthrell’s paintings explore the relationship between light and shadow and the beauty of atmosphere in everyday images we see around us. She paints using oil, pastel, and charcoal and has been an artist since the early 1970s when she painted with her mother at the kitchen table and spent hours studying her grandmother’s Rembrandt books. Cuthrell is a native North Carolinian and currently resides in Cary.

 

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DiaCELEBRATE | Día de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday November 4, 10am-2pm

Join artists Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos and Pepe Caudillo as Artspace celebrates the rich cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos with a day of collaborative community art making for all ages. And be sure to check out the Día de los Muertaos altar by Peter Marin in Artspace’s Lobby.

FREE!

Noviembre del 2017

CELEBRAR: Celebración del Día de los Muertos

SÁB 4 de NOV, 10am-2pm

Júntese con artistas Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos y Pepe Caudillo para celebrar con Artspace la rica cultura y tradiciones del Día de los Muertos, con un día de arte comunitario de colaboración para gente de todas la edades.

¡GRATIS!

googleappsGoogle Apps for Artists with Mary Kay Kennedy

Saturday October 21
10am-12pm

All ages
FREE for members/$10 non-members

Learn how to use Google apps to be more organized and productive with your art business with Artspace’s Development & Communications Associate Mary Kay Kennedy.

Mary Kay Kennedy is the Development & Communications Associate at Artspace. Her previous experience is in gallery management and she has a B.F.A. in Photography. She is very involved with the art community and volunteers her time to the Visual Art Exchange and other local art organizations. She has been involved with the SPARKcon arts festival for the past seven years and currently serves as a ‘bobblehead’ helping to oversee the 4 day event. She lives in Raleigh with one dog, one cat, one tortoise, one fish, one husband, and two children.