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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2020

 

bookmaking

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

Register by January 1
$180 members/$200 non-members
ages 18+
$25 materials fee 

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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.

WoodCarving+Painting

Saturdays, January 18 + 25
10am-1pm

Register by January 6
$100 members/$120 non-members
ages 18+
$20 materials fee to be paid to instructor on first class (covers the cost of pre-cut stained wood)
Supply List provided

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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.

ExploringSurfaceDesign

Saturdays, February 1 + 8
10am-2pm

Register by January 20
$120 members/$140 non-members
ages 16+
Supply List provided

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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.

 oilpainting

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

Register by February 20
$180 members/$200 non-members
ages 16+
Supply List provided

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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 explores themes of memory and nostalgia. Inspired by southern storytelling, folklore and memory, as well as social and political systems, her paintings call on the viewer to reexamine the past. Both our recorded histories and our own personal memories are flawed relics of a former time, contorted and controlled by the recorder. At a time when slogans like, ‘Make America Great Again,” are chanted by politicians, calling on Americans to reassert the past, she feels we must reconsider what it means to act on nostalgic notions. Through reexamining our history, can we turn this dangerous nostalgia into a vehicle for change?  Can we actually make America great, or are we merely repeating our problematic past?

Recent Classes

Eco-Print: Bundle Dyeing with Katina Gad

Thursday, December 5
6-9pm

$30 members/$50 non-members
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This is an easy, fast, and fun introduction to natural dyeing that focuses on using local and seasonal dyes including garden flowers, foraged plants, and everyday kitchen scraps. You’ll leave with your own hand-dyed silk scarf.

Katina Gad is a natural dyer and fashion designer living in Raleigh, NC. She has a decade of experience learning about natural dyes in Central America, South America, Asia, and the USA. She studied Fashion Design at FIDM in L.A., and Fashion and Textiles Management at NCSU’s College of textiles, and has worked in the textile and apparel industries for the past 15 years. Katina currently is the designer and director of Unity Outfitters, her own business based in Raleigh that produces naturally dyed bras, bralettes, underwear, and sleepwear.

 

Make Your Own Sketchbook w/ Logan Britt

Saturday, October 26
1-3pm

$30 members/$50 non-members
Supplies provided!

Learn basic paper handling, non-adhesive book structures, and simple methods of personalization. You’ll leave with a handmade sketchbook and the ability to make more!

Logan Britt is a visual artist based in Durham, NC. She grew up in eastern NC and received her BFA in painting and drawing from East Carolina University. She has taught various art classes through Duke University, Art Post, Scrap Exchange and Super Graphic. She is currently working as a private instructor for Art Post and independently on her own artistic projects.

watercolorsfall

Saturday, September 14
11am-5pm

Register by September 3
$80 members/$100 non-members
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Students will explore the difference between these two wet mediums and how to use them together and apart to create a series of small paintings. Some drawing experience necessary.

Kristen Solecki is an artist and illustrator currently based in Chapel Hill, NC. Since earning her degree in illustration from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Solecki has worked with a variety of clients to create editorial illustrations, book cover art and illustrations, marketing materials, paintings, and other projects.

When she’s not doing client work, Solecki exhibits her art in galleries around the country, teaches workshops, and curates exhibitions. She is always on the lookout for out-of-the-box projects that use illustration in new and unique ways.oilpainting