Youth, Teen + Adult Classes

Our year-round youth, teen, and adult programming offers a diverse range of classes taught by local artists. We provide our students with a high quality arts educational experience by working with artists who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise while supporting their educational growth. Artspace teaching artists will devote the necessary time to each student and provide them with technical assistance and substantive feedback, allowing for the best possible educational experience. To make the arts more accessible to all, Artspace will provide basic art making materials and tools to participants on the day of their class. Common drawing, painting and general art making tools will be provided unless otherwise specified via a supply list. In the event that specific supplies are required, Artspace will make available a detailed list of those supplies along with recommended options from the instructor.

Classes

Teen Classes

Pattern Printed Holiday Cards

with Nick Satinover

Saturday December 17, 12-2pm

ages 13-17

Cost: $35

Make your own holiday cards for the upcoming holiday season through block printing and additive color mixing.  This workshop will cover pattern making strategies, simple block carving techniques, and creative printing with layers to produce exciting decorative images. With the assistance of your instructor, you’ll learn how to make modular prints into repeated patterns using simple gestures to create truly unique, hand printed holiday cards.

Nick Satinover is an infinitely curious maker of things. He works across several media, but is most often found residing within the printmaking studio. Satinover earned his BFA from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, and his MFA from Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 

He has been an artist-in-residence at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, Kala Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, In-Cahoots, Petaluma, CA (upcoming), and the Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. His work has been shown widely in juried, group and solo exhibitions across the United States. 

Adult Classes

handmade pottery and plants

Pottery + Plants

with Anna Grace FitzGerald

In Partnership with Adriana Ameigh (Studio 203)

Wednesdays December 7 + 14, 6-8:30pm

ages 16+, beginner level 

Cost: $80 

Learn how to create a hand-crafted plant pot that you’ll be proud to give or cherish for yourself. In partnership with Copperline Plant Co., students will create a 4-5inch pot by applying basic pottery and glazing techniques and creating a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece. In the spirit of giving, Copperline Plant Co. will include a plant to all participants at no additional cost. 

The first session will be focused on forming your clay and creating your pots. Artspace will fire the greenware during the week and have them ready for Session 2, at which point students will glaze their pieces. A final firing in the kiln will be required, participants will be asked to visit Copperline Plant Co. (around the corner from Artspace) within a few days to collect their pots along with their plants! This is an entry level class and no prior experience is needed. 

Raleigh native Anna Grace FitzGerald is the owner + founder of Copperline Plant Co. A firm believer that home is where the plants are, she loves working with her hands, be it repotting a new plant or tinkering on a DIY project. Her green thumbs also craft planters, vases, and decorative items for her plant shop and loved ones alike. Anna Grace is excited to partner with ArtSpace to offer this hand building ceramics class to teach others how to create beautiful planters for their own homes.

Pattern Printed Gift Wrap Paper

with Nick Satinover

Saturday December 17, 3-5pm

ages 16+

Cost: $70

Make your own gift wrap paper for the upcoming holiday season through block printing and additive color mixing.  This workshop will cover pattern making strategies, simple block carving techniques, and creative printing with layers to produce exciting decorative images. With the assistance of your instructor, you’ll learn how to make modular prints into repeated patterns using simple gestures to create truly unique, hand printed gift wrap paper. 

Nick Satinover is an infinitely curious maker of things. He works across several media, but is most often found residing within the printmaking studio. Satinover earned his BFA from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, and his MFA from Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 

He has been an artist-in-residence at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, Kala Arts Center, Berkeley, CA, In-Cahoots, Petaluma, CA (upcoming), and the Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. His work has been shown widely in juried, group and solo exhibitions across the United States. 

For the Fun of It

with Freddie Bell

Thursday January 12, 19, + 26, 6:30-8pm

ages 16+ 

Cost: $35

Enter a space free of expectations and preconceived notions. This class will prioritize the joy of art making while eliminating the stress and pressure associated with creating a perfect final product. Students will become comfortable with the unknown, using paints to launch into gestural mark making with no definitive end-goal in mind. No photos allowed during your time in this class, all artworks made inside this space will stay in the space. This class is ideal for anyone intimated by the idea of “making art” or working artists stuck in a creative block. All skill levels welcomed.

Freddie Bell was a 2022 Artspace Regional Emerging Artist in Residence. Their identity as a queer and transgender person informs how they see and move through the world. They are interested in exploring the binaries and systems we have created for ourselves as individuals and communities. Iterative, graphic shapes, saturated color, and pattern become the visual language to explore these themes. Bell earned their Bachelors of Art from Wilson College.

Dyed + Weaved: Handmade Totes

with Aliyah Bonnette

Saturday January 28 + February 4, 1-4pm

ages 16+ 

Cost: $75

Students will learn and combine fabric dyeing and weaving techniques to create a personalized tote bag in this unique textile class. No prior experience is needed for this class.

Aliyah Bonnette was a 2022 Artspace Regional Emerging Artist in Residence. Her work tells the story of a black woman’s journey to find herself. She combines improvisational quilting to stitch together the stories and memories of black women across generations. Through the addition of paint, she constructs stories of her own blackness, femininity and sexuality beyond the violence and hyper sexualization that Black women face in a colonized world. Bonnette was a past Art Camp Intern and Teaching artist. She also is a 2021 Graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts. 

Monthly Meet-ups

Jackie Sanders and Adriana Ameigh working in their studios

Co-Create

Saturday, December 10, 11am-1pm

ages 16+

Free! Please register though so that we may anticipate attendance.

Join us for a monthly gathering of working artists from Raleigh and surrounding areas! This group meets on the second Saturday of the month in Studio 206. These lively sessions are centered around creativity, networking and collaboration. Bring your sketchbook or a work in progress as well as any materials you may need to create during the session.  Hosted by Studio Artists Adriana Ameigh (Studio 203), and Jackie Sanders (Studio 220), the duo behind Level Up Artists Podcast and membership group. 

Fiber Folks

Wednesday, January 18, 6-8pm

ages 16+

Free! Please register though so that we may anticipate attendance.

Join us for a monthly gathering of fiber folks at Artspace! Fiber artists of all kinds and experience levels are invited to join this group, which provides space to work on your projects in community. Bring your own project and materials for a casual, drop in style gathering that meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Regional Emerging Artist in Residence Aliyah Bonnette (Studio 215).

detail of Installation by Jane Cheek

Installation Artist Meet Up

 

Free! Please register so that we may anticipate attendance.

Join us for a monthly gathering of installation artists at Artspace! Installation artists of all kinds and experience levels are invited to join this group, which provides space to work on your projects in community. Bring your own project and materials for a casual, drop in style gathering that meets on the third Saturday of each month. Hosted by Studio Artist Jane Cheek, Studio 217, (work depicted). Free, but please register so that we may anticipate attendance.