We Offer Unique, Creative Classes and Workshops for Adults
During the exceptionally weird years and the ups and downs of 2020 and 2021 we put our adult workshops on the back burner because we wanted to keep our staff and customers safe from Covid-19. We hope 2022 is different in that we will be able to meet in person for half day or weeklong workshops in our lovely 1+1=1 Classroom in the back of the art gallery!
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Altered Tins with the Red Queen: A half-day workshop taught by Judy Kline, April 30th, $50 limited to 8 participants
This workshop is just a damn fun, playful gathering of creatives who want to laugh and learn together. Judy Kline has been making altered tins (and altered-lots-of-other-stuff) for many years. And. She loves to share her stuff and knowledge with everyone. The synergy of a group of folks getting together to make art just can’t be beat! Come play and learn with Judy for a day of fun. Convert a mint tin box into a little art
vignette with mixed media. We’ll use paper, fabric, trims, fibers, three dimensional elements and your imagination to transform Altoid tins into works of art. Bring your tins and stuff from your stash. If it will fit in your tin, it’s fair game. I will have some tins and papers, photos, and other inspirations available. These creations make great gifts and keepsakes. A few examples below by Judy Kline.
Register in advance to receive a bag of fun things from Judy, to help light your creative fire. When you sign up for the class, we will send you a supply list of things to bring to the class. Cost includes basic supplies and tools, though Judy will send registrants suggestions for special things you might want to bring from home. Fun fun fun!
Junk Journals with Judy Kline: June 2022 One-day workshop $50 Limited to 6 participants
At the end of this 12-hour workshop you will have a fun journal with room to write thoughts, collect quotes, poems or lists and lots of unlined papers to fill with sketches. Using junk mail and other materials from our instructor, plus stuff you may have lying around the house you can make a completely unique and quirky journal. Examples of materials we’ll use for the pages include used mail, catalog envelopes, window envelopes, coffee stained paper, old file folders, clear cellophane, saved wrapping paper and scraps of fabric. Cost includes a variety of materials, and we ask participants to bring some of their own tools. Cost includes all supplies and tools. MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE
Bookbinding Two Ways: A weekend workshop taught by Robin Leenhouts and Amanda Determan, Aug 27 & 28, $280 limited to 8 participants
Learn how to make your own hardbound books using classic and coptic bookbinding methods. Cost includes all supplies and tools.
MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE
Intuitive Painting: a weekend workshop with Maureen Shaughnessy, October 1 & 2, limited to 5 participants
In this workshop (2 full days), we will delve into our intuitions and imaginations, and explore ways to connect what you already know as a human being, with handmade brushes, ink, paint, pastels, music, meditation, charcoal and paper. Cost includes all supplies and tools.
Friday evening: Orientation and Gathering
Saturday Morning: Enzo painting with very large brushes and guided meditation
Saturday Afternoon: Making Personal Marks – Make handmade brushes and with those, put down some calligraphic/asemic markings. With music, developing a personal vocabulary or mark-making language.
Sunday Morning: Making Body Marks and Leaving a Trail – Expressive Drawing with our Whole Bodies along with our handmade tools and brushes… guided meditation, movement and music.
Sunday Afternoon: Go Large Go Loose – begin with expressive drawing and mixed media on large paper and using abstract painting methods, respond to your own marks with intuition and confidence (will be mounted on wood panels upon completion)
Printmaking Series: with Maureen Shaughnessy, September 3, 4, 11, 17 and 18 limited to 5 participants
This a 5-half-day workshop to explore printmaking methods you can use at home or in the studio. We will spend the last day exploring ways you can take your prints further. No printmaking experience needed, though artists who have a foundation in printmaking will definitely learn some new methods. Cost includes instruction and all supplies, tools, snacks and beverages.
Our first weekend will be two half days from 1 to 5pm on Saturday September 3 and on Sunday September 4 both days from 1 to 5pm. The second weekend we will meet only on Sunday afternoon September 11, from 1 to 5pm, and the third weekend we will meet again on Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18, from 1 to 5pm. Please plan to attend all five half-days.
- September 3: Painterly monoprinting and using found materials for embossed prints
- September 4: Make shellac and drypoint printmaking plates
- September11: Print with shellac plates and drypoint etchings
- September 17: Experimental printmaking using innovative applications and materials
- September 18: Beyond the press and brayer: collaging and inking our prints
MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE
Art of Self Portraits with Maureen Shaughnessy, limited to 6 participants.
Maureen is an experienced, creative printmaker opening her studio and classroom to 6 students who want to explore ways to express their true selves through artful self portraits. Even if you don’t know how to draw, you will be delighted with what you can make during this workshop. Truly! Learn a few different ways to make self portraits in this extremely popular 3-day workshop. With photography, printmaking, collage and other mediums, learn how to visually express the qualities and characteristics that make you special. A treat for your heart and brain. Cost includes all supplies and tools.
Day 1: photographic self-expressions and conversation
Day 2: drypoint etching plate making & printing using a press
Day 3: using collage to expand our drypoint prints
MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE
Working with Dreams through Art with Maureen Shaughnessy, DATE TBA limited to 5 participants.
In a group of women, over two Sundays, we’ll explore illustrative techniques for working with our dreams. Not a therapy group, but an opportunity for artists and creatives to use their personal dreams as a launch pad for artistic expression and exploration of themes from our unconscious. We’ll use assemblage, sculptural construction and mixed-media methods to create one or more pieces over the two day workshop. Cost includes most supplies. Participants are welcome to bring special materials from home.
Day 1: presentation and conversation about the value of making art around dreams both current and past, and ways to remember more of your dreams. Gather your materials and begin a sculptural mixed-media assemblage.
Day 2: conversation over coffee, tea and breakfast recalling last week’s beginnings and interim thoughts. Then we’ll roll up our sleeves and dive back into construction and completion of our mixed-media assemblage pieces.
MORE INFO or REGISTER HERE
Paper Crown Making with Bonnie Lambert: on a weekend day 10 – 4. DATE TBA $50, limited to 6 participants
Have fun making paper crowns with all kinds of ephemera, scraps, doodads and thingamajigs—cardboard, paper, ribbons, fabrics, buttons, dried flowers and leaves, seed pods, wire, odds and ends, tape, photos, old books, drawing tools, and lots of other bits and pieces. We will have plenty of inspiring, delightful and sometimes humorous materials for you to use. If you wish, bring your own materials you may have stashed for creative projects. Cost includes all supplies and tools. MORE INFO
1+1=1 CLASSROOM POLICIES
- Participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid.
- The 1+1=1 Classroom is ventilated with a HPPA air filter and exhaust fan.
- We have decreased the number of students in order to have plenty of room for each person to social distance and feel safe.
- Adult workshops are meant for individuals who are 18 years old or older, although if you have a teen who wants to participate, please just ask and we will try to accommodate them.
- We provide hot and cold beverages and light snacks. Participants are responsible to bring their own lunch, or order from a nearby cafe during the lunch break.
- Each workshop is limited to 5 to 8 students and will be subject to cancellation if minimum attendance requirements are not met.
- Participants will use inks and paints that will stain their clothes. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.
- We have partial scholarships available for those in need. Please ask. We are also grateful for donations from those who have the means, to our scholarship fund.
- Full refunds will be issued only if the class does not meet the required attendance numbers or Covid-19 gets out of hand again.
- If you are coming from out of town for a weekend or multiple-day workshop and need assistance finding lodging, we are happy to help you.