Weekend Workshops


Painting

Watercolor Portraits

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

This is a 2 day watercolor intense portrait workshop. A different portrait is done each day. A light table is provided to assist with the initial sketch. The instructor will also supply Watercolor paper and paints at the beginning of the first day of class. Participants need to bring their existing palette and other painting supplies like brushes, water container, etc. (see supply list). Class will do a step by step process following instructor's direction, making this intense class accessible for you.

Growing up in Western New York, Janice lived above her family's tavern. While there was a lot of activity around her, she was often bored and would amuse herself by drawing for hours while sitting at the restaurant's dining room table. Over time, this became a passion of hers, and Janice went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Empire State College in Illustration and Graphic Design. While raising her family, Janice taught art classes and freelanced for companies like Random House, American Greetings and Modern Publishing. Later, she joined Fisher Price and created the look of hundreds of Little People figures and play sets, including Disney. She loved her job, but her true passion has always been watercolor. Janice finds the colors and flowing textures exciting. She also likes a good challenge and remains determined to master a medium that many find to be the most difficult. The subjects of her paintings are typically found in the natural world.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 10am- 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190
+ $13 material fee

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Sculpture

Partner Portraits in Plaster

Instructor: Judith Chandler

Using plaster gauze, students will work with their partners and create a plaster portrait of each other. There will be 5+ layers of gauze to build a strong piece. The plaster will stay on the face for approximately 30 minutes. then removed and allowed to dry fully. For a more formal portrait, the surface can be layered with liquid plaster to create a specific texture or a smooth surface. Finishing may be as desired though most choose smooth sanding or spray painting. Once hard, the plaster will be removed and allowed to dry fully. It is expected that the plaster will remain white but there are options for adding humor or perhaps scary elements if desired.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, July 9, 10am -4pm, & Sunday, July 10, 12pm- 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $160
+ $15 material fee

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Clay

Sgraffito Renaissance

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Learn the art of sgraffito , a decorative technique developed during the renaissance. Layering different color slips or underglazes and carving through them to expose the clay body. Students will be provided greenware mugs and tiles to carve.

Renato Abbate was born in Italy and transplanted yearly till 1999. He currently lives in Wilmington and loves the port city. He is always looking for ways to push his work further using mixed media and clay. Innovation is his inspiration.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 11am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $81; Non-member: $90
+ $20 material fee

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Buzz

Screen-Printing Made Easy

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Participants will learn the exciting thousand year old art the silkscreen . Experience transferring your art into a silk screen you can use for printing shirts, posters, cards, or pottery decals.

Renato Abbate was born in Italy and transplanted yearly till 1999. He currently lives in Wilmington and loves the port city. He is always looking for ways to push his work further using mixed media and clay. Innovation is his inspiration.

Adult: Beginning -
Saturday, May 28, 10am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $81; Non-member: $90
+ $20 material fee

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Buzz

Pottery Date Night

Instructor: Renato Abbate

2 hour crash course on the potters wheel. Have a date night you will never forget. We will provide everything necessary . Everyone will have one fired and glazed piece. Bring your lover, partner or friend and get down and dirty on the wheel.

Adult: Beginning -
Thursday, June 9, 6:30- 8:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54 per person; Non-member: $60

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Clay

Mud to Music

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Design and make your own ceramic instruments You could make your own :drum, flute, maracas, guiro or udu out of clay . Have fun and make some noise no experience required

Adult: Beginning -
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 11am- 2pm
CAM member: $81; Non-member: $90
+ $10 material fee

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Life Drawing

Long Pose - Life Drawing Studio

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg and Donna Moore (monitors

Life Drawing Studio for artists interested in developing a composition. 2 to 4 hour pose blocks. Nude and costumed model in environment. Self-guided, no instruction. All mediums encouraged.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, June 11, 10am- 4pm & Sunday, June 12, 12- 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: Saturday: $63, Sunday: $45, Weekend: $108; Non-member: Saturday: $70, Sunday: $50, Weekend: $120

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Clay

Structural Vase or Tea Pot

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Construct an angular vase or teapot from a template.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, June 18, 11am- 2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $63; Non-member: $70

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Buzz

Art Buzz- Blue Buzz

Instructor: Donna Moore

Craft a snazzy, unique canvas bag plus a couple cards and prints with help of the summer sun and a refreshing colorful cocktail. Cyanotype is a rewarding contact print process, sure to enthrall all! Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making, eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, July 30, 11am- 1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Mixed Media

Plaster Cast Botanicals

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Press botanicals in clay then cast in plaster, poured in a repurposed frame.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, May 28, 11am- 2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Mixed Media

Drawing, Mixed Media, Collage!

Instructor: Donna Moore

Full tilt boogey experimentation! Draw with non-traditional materials on art-cycled papers and substrates to create a variety of mixed media fodder for collage, journaling, bookmaking, and more. We'll literally pull ideas out of a hat - combining observational drawing with responsive, automatic drawing to further develop and incorporate into mixed media compositions or recognize as finished drawings. Students are invited to bring in favorite supplies to use in addition to a variety provided by instructor.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, June 18, 10am- 4pm, & Sunday, June 19, 12:30-3:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $126; Non-member: $140

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Painting

Make New Surfaces to Paint on With Your Pastels

Instructor: Jeri Greenberg

Come learn to make new surfaces for your paintings! Using Gesso, Pumice, Alcohol, Acrylics, Inks and more, we can transform your paper into new and exciting surfaces. See how your pastels love these new surfaces. Come and have some fun.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, July 16, 10am- 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110

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Painting

Watercolor Landscapes

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Explore the many aspects of landscape painting. We will practice the elements, like trees, skies, ground foliage, and buildings. Also covering the elements of composition, color and design. I will demonstrate how to push things back onto the distance and bring other elements forward to give your painting a dimensional illusion. After practicing the elements we will attempt to bring it all together in a complete landscape painting.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, July 9-10, 10am- 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Photography

Introduction to Macro Photography

Instructor: Gary Allen

Discover some simple tools and techniques for capturing the fine details of the macro world. Discuss lenses, lighting, composition and how to approach and capture your subjects safely.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, June 25, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110

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Drawing

Drawing in the Gallery

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Enjoy a morning drawing in the gallery. Improve your drawing skills and learn new techniques while studying the exhibits at CAM. Each session will focus on a drawing topic related to the exhibit. Session 1: "Confluence": Use the many interesting shapes, colors and shadows portrayed in nature as inspiration to create your own work of art. Using pencil and colored pencil, students will practice drawing while studying the unique characteristics of algae. Session 2: "Design Through Time": The focus of this drawing session will be on perspective and representation of 3 dimensional form using the furniture and objects from the exhibit as the subject matter. Session 3: "20 Years": Discover the colors and textures represented in the diverse materials arrayed across the exhibition.

Adult: All Levels -
Session 3: Friday, June 3, 10am- 1pm
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55

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Painting

Summer Blossom

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

A favorite cut flower from your garden can be the start to a dramatic painting. In this workshop you will be painting a single flower on a larger scale. Changing scale allows you freedom of movement and ease in blending different colors one into the other. You will create your painting starting with basic shapes, adding high lights and low lights, and then blending similar or unlike colors. Your painting will be dramatic! You can paint realistically or be expressive and stylized.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday July 23-24, 10 am- 4 pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Photography

Camera in Your Pocket

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Stop thinking of your iOS or Android device as a phone with a camera in it. It is a camera with a phone in it. Learn the capabilities of your smart phone or tablet's native camera system and start taking photographs that will liven up your social media.

Adult: All Levels -
Friday, June 3, 2pm-5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Photography

Light Trails and Dark Streets; Night Photography Downtown

Instructor: Alan Cradick

With long exposures and using available light, you photo making does not need to end with the daylight. Many great images are made with longer shutter speeds and use of a tripod to steady your camera. Headlight streaks are also part of the night photography mix. We will meet downtown and spend the evening utilizing longer and longer exposures as the sun sets. There is no need for special equipment, just your camera and a tripod. On Saturday, we will meet at 6 pm, the following day, we meet for a group critique and to share our work.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17, 6-8pm & 12-2pm
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Mixed Media

Cyanotype and Wet Cyanotype- Oxides, Tannins and Surface Design Techniques

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

If you love the element of surprise that printmaking, cyanotype and wet cyanotype processes provide you will be enjoying the hours during guided and open ended studio time enriching your skills and preparing a portfolio filled with papers you have created of different sizes and types during this workshop. Expect to engage with centers after demos and time for touching examples. Learn how to work with different applications, surfaces, history, tools, incorporating image transfer, resources, content, composition and preservation. Lumen, photogram, argyrotype and chlorophyll printing will be touched on with opportunity to experiment.

Learn to understand the simple chemistry involved with altering and toning on different types of papers, cloth and objects. Learn bleaching, measuring and application processes. Learn to overprint and print with papers that can alter outcomes with good results. Work with paper cutting, negatives, transparencies, large and small format, plants, linens, embroidery, three-dimensional objects, glass, ephemera, the written word, sketches and more.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday- Sunday, June 25-26, 10am -4pm, 10-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190
+ $10 material fee

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Buzz

Book Buzz with Luc Travers: Stories in Paint: 50 Moving Artworks from American Museums

Instructor: Luc Travers

Join Luc Travers for the release of his new book, Stories in Paint: 50 Moving Artworks from American Museums. In his book, Luc shares paintings with dramatic, poignant, and meaningful stories while demonstrating a powerful method to make the visual arts more interactive and engaging for everyone. During a thirty-minute slideshow presentation, Luc will share some of his favorite artworks from the book as well as some of the distinctive touches that make it innovative. Following the presentation there'll be time for questions, discussion, and book signing. Your event comes with a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or sparkling water.

This book is for everyone, from art novices to life-long art lovers, from young families to retirees. This large coffee-table art book features 50 beautiful images, and more information about the book can be found at Luc's website: www.TouchingTheArt.com. Luc Travers is the author of Touching The Art: A guide to Enjoying Art at an Art Museum. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis. Since 2005, he has taught and created curriculum in art appreciation and literature for students of all levels. Along with teaching in the classroom and online, Luc has shared his passion for art through tours at dozens of museums all over the country.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, July 30, 1pm- 2:30pm Reception Hall
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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