Workshops
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June 10-14: Animation

Rebecca Woods
19U-TNWK-0008
Jun 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 15-18  
An introduction to the concept of 4D and Motion Design and the idea of the 12 Principles of Animation. Make paper zoetropes and paper phenakistoscopes that will be built from patterns and then be animated. Learn how to create stop-animation.






June 17-20: Screen Printing

Eli Hall
19U-TNWK-0042
Jun 17, 18, 19, 20
9:00 AM-1:00 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 50.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 62.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 13-18
Introduce concepts and techniques of screen printing within Graphic Design and Illustration. Become familiar with industry tools, equipment and processes.






June 24-28: Drawing

Rebecca Woods
19U-TNWK-0016
Jun 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 15-18 
An introduction to drawing from life. Learn how to draw things as you see them realistically, proportionally and in perspective, and how to apply these skills to your interests. Become equipped to draw from your imagination.






Shibori - Stitching to Dye

Julia Crocetto
19U-2DWKS-0029
Jun 29 9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Tuition: Members: $ 145.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 180.00

Using needle and thread, learn to manipulate cloth to create detailed patterns. Starting with traditional Japanese stitching techniques for making repeated patterns and pictorial imagery, learn to modify stitches to create your own unique expressions. The stitch-resist method is ideal for indigo vat dyeing; we will investigate the effects of blue on white as well as over-dyeing colored cloth. $10 per person materials fee (dye and related supplies will be provided, as well as some cloth samples; participants will need to provide cloth and basic tools.)






July 8-12: Painting

Rebecca Woods
19U-TNWK-0024
Jul 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 16-18 
Learn about color and how to paint using gouache and acrylic! An introduction to color theory alongside the process of painting from sketch to finished project.






July 15-19: Sculpture

Pavia Justinian
19U-TNWK-0032
Jul 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

The Art Center
Ages 13-15 
Discover how to create 3-Dimensional form. Explore using different materials to create a sculptural piece.






July 22-26: Digital Painting

Brook Safken
19U-TNWK-0045
Jul 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 13-17






Paint Sketching

Ned Axthelm
19U-2DWKS-0025
Jul 27, 28
10:00 AM-4:00 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 280.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 315.00

Improve brush handling, color mixing, and simplification of details by executing quick sketches in your chosen paint medium. This focused, intentional practice will free you from artistic inhibitions and open new possibilities for your art-making. Take your painting to the next level through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on exercises. Artists working at any level will benefit from the personal instruction and multiple paint sketching sessions each day in this workshop. Some painting experience is recommended.


July 29-Aug 2: Cartoon Art, Manga, and Comic Books

Rebecca Woods
19U-TNWK-0040
Jul 29, 30, 31
Aug 1, 2
12:30 PM-4:30 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 55.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 67.00

CMU Fine Arts Building, Rm 302
Ages 13-17  
Bring your characters and ideas to life by learning about the basics of cartooning and storytelling through sequential pictures.






Linoleum Relief Printing

Erin Holscher Almazan
19U-2DWKS-0039
Aug 3 9:00 AM-4:00 PM


Tuition: Members: $ 245.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 280.00

Registration Deadline: July 3
Learn the step-by-step process of linoleum relief printmaking. Workshop instructor Erin Holscher Almazan will walk participants through her approach to creating linoleum cuts, from planning and drawing an image for a block to finding a desired mark-making approach through various cutting techniques. Workshop participants will each create a small block to be cut and printed by hand.


Ruth Wilson's Fantasy World: Sculpture

Ruth Wilson
19F-3DWKS-0003
Aug 17, 18, 24
9:00 AM-4:00 PM



Tuition: Members: $ 240.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 275.00

Registration Deadline: August 3






Portraits in Charcoal

Chris Troutman
19U-2DWKS-0034
Sep 8 9:00 AM-1:00 PM


Tuition: Members: $ 125.00
Tuition: Non-Members: $ 160.00

Registration Deadline: August 8
This half-day portrait workshop will focus on basic use of drawing materials, charcoal and charcoal pencil, as well as methods for drawing accurately, such as measuring and observing basic anatomy. The workshop will introduce the drawing materials during a demonstration, which will show how to sequence the use of charcoal and measuring, as well as the final goals of the drawing by reinforcing helpful vocabulary. Following the demonstration, problem-solving and further application of demo topics will be reviewed through one-on-one interaction, culminating with a brief group critique.