Weekend Workshops


Sculpture

Make your own aluminum ornaments

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Make your own metal ornaments. Students will carve a form out of foam and cast in aluminum using a sand mold. Students can bring their own aluminum to recycle and turn into art.

Adult and Youth -
Thursday, December 16, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60
+ $10 material fee

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Buzz

Art of the underglaze: Minnie inspired Majolica

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Create beautiful majolica patterns inspired by Minnie Evans. Paint your own design on a bisqueware bowl, cup or plate. You can work on one item or a set of items for your gift list. Pay for the items you paint, and pick them up on December 21st.

Adult: Beginning -
Saturday, December 11, 10am -2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $58.50; Non-member: $65

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Mixed Media

On the Fold

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

Engage in the fun, meditative act of paper folding as you create your own small gift accordion books during this class for adults. Learn different folding techniques as you experiment with an array of colorful, patterned papers and indigo and natural dyed fabrics provided by your instructor. Expect to leave with two handmade books and the knowledge to create more at home.

Catherine Cross Tsintzos is an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary artist with a focus on environmental and social issues, traditional fine craft and sustainability. She has a clear purpose in building and crossing a bridges among the arts with a deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation. Catherine has spent her life's work developing programs and teaching in the arts in the Southeast United States for all ages and abilities. She is a NC artist from Greensboro and spends most of her time in Florida where she has been actively involved with arts education at the Orlando Museum of Art for the past 16 years.

Adult: All Levels -
Sunday, December 12, 1pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $63; Non-member: $70

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Printmaking

Blue Note Special

Instructor: Donna Moore

The simplest of objects create unique and elegant note cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and envelopes through the simple process of cyanotype's contact printing. Give as gifts or use this lovable blue as your signature.

Adult and Youth -
Wednesday, December 15, 11am-2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60
+ $5 material fee

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Sculpture

Botanical Plaster Casting

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Create beautiful botanical relief tiles cast in plaster. Capture the delicate details in nature through the casting process. Tiles can displayed on a shelf, made to hang on the wall, or created as an ornament to hang on the tree. Ideal for gift giving or to keep for yourself.

Adult and Youth -
Friday, December 10, 12:30-3:30 Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50
+ $9 material fee

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Painting

Watercolor Fresh Market workshop

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

Spend two days painting still lives. There's something to be said about painting from life and having it right in front of you. Each participant will be asked to bring in a fresh fruit or vegetable to add to existing backdrops. What fun! On Day Two, we will change places to work on new compositions, so bring a camera.

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: All Levels -
Thursday and Friday, January 20-21, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190
+ $8 material fee

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Painting

Painting a Portrait from Life

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Paint head studies from life using a limited palette. Focus will be on measuring and getting values correct. The instructor will be working in oils, but all media are welcome.

Along with teaching in the Museum School at Cameron Art Museum, Carignan teaches art to children at Dreams of Wilmington. He judged the 2013 Azalea Festival Art Show and the 2014 NC Silver Arts Fine Art Competition, both in Wilmington, NC. He exhibits regularly at Artfuel, Inc., The Occasional Art Gallery and The Wabi Sabi Warehouse, all located in Wilmington, as well as Manifestationz, in Cary, NC, and the Howl Gallery, in Fort Myers, FL.

Adult: Intermediate -
Saturday, March 19, 10am - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Fiber Arts

Two Day Papermaking Practicum: NC Paper

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

Book and paper lovers alike will enjoy this immersion of creative processes. Day One: Expect a hands on sheet making journey with local plant fibers from the CAM, the coast and surrounding counties in North Carolina. Learn how to identify and harvest plants for hand papermaking. Learn how to process, pulp, press, create sheets and dry textured papers, learn to create formation aids, the vocabulary - learn processes that can be recreated at home with simple equipment. Expect to learn about inclusions, overlays, natural dyes and have access to natural dye vats including indigo grown by the instructor. Build a supply of paper for printing, drawing, writing and book arts or create imagery using fresh pulp and creative techniques. Day one involves cooking down plant ingredients, pounding fibers to make pulps and mixing pulps with ingredients to pull and couch beautiful sheets of paper using the mould and deckle and deckle box. Day Two: The sheet making process continues with plant fibers and an added twist! Let's start the New Year by pulping those blue Covid masks and recycling them into paper as we look ahead to healthier and happier days.

Catherine Cross Tzintos is an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary artist with a focus on environmental and social issues, traditional fine craft and sustainability. She has a clear purpose in building and crossing a bridges among the arts with a deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation. Catherine has spent her life's work developing programs and teaching in the arts in the Southeast United States for all ages and abilities. She is a NC artist from Greensboro and spends most of her time in Florida where she has been actively involved with arts education at the Orlando Museum of Art for the past 16 years

Adult: All Levels -
Friday & Saturday, March 25-26, 10am - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190
+ $20 material fee

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Mixed Media

Paintings, Papers, Prints, Cloth, Threads, Covers and Books

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

A Surface Design Journey for Assembling Handmade Artist Books - Spend the day with an NC Interdisciplinary Artist learning about how she creates while she shares demos and provides touching examples. Feel free to bring in works you may have for sharing with others. Get your questions answered as you journey around the Pancoe engaging with hands on centers to create paste papers, cyanotypes, Lino prints, texture rubbings, natural dye pigments for dyeing (including indigo from the instructors garden) and painting (watercolor, oils and more). Select fabrics and papers, including a Center to pull a few sheets of handmade paper. Expect to find a center for paper marbling, rusting, aging, tearing, cutting, stitching, stamping, bookbinding tools, glue making, uplifting quotes and inspiration for working at home. Learn to work with mica. Find and create papers for collage works. Play with image transfer. Find a paper cutter for cutting paper and book boards with plenty of room to spread out. Learn about assemblage with fabric, plaster, paper, wood and clay book covers along with recycled paper pulp covers and fabric covered book boards. If you enjoy the process of making handmade artist books and paper surface design or are wanting to have fun learning you will find yourself in your element for two days of creating like never before. If this doesn't sound like fun I don't know what does. I hope you will join us in Pancoe. I can't think of a better place I would like to share creatively for this workshop than in the studio of Pancoe at CAM. Expect to view a vast variety of handmade books, bookbindings and papers created by the instructor.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, February 26-27, 10am -4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $171; Non-member: $190

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Printmaking

Collagraph Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

A two day workshop to learn the art of collagraph printmaking using plates created by collage. In this workshop students will create printing plates by gluing elements onto the printing surface to create an image. Students are asked to gather collage supplies ahead of time and bring them to the first class session. Collage items should not be more than 1/8" thick and can include scraps of cardboard; textured item such as sandpaper, fabric, burlap or lace; string or twine, leaves. seeds, buttons, etc. Students will create their plates during the first session and print them during the second session. This workshop is suited for teens aged 14 yrs to adults.

Antoinette Angela Vogt received a B.F.A. with a concentration in Drawing from the State University of New York at Purchase and a Master of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She worked in Architecture for several years while teaching drawing at night through Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. After moving to Norman, Oklahoma in 2011, she began volunteering at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art assisting in the classroom for their educational programs. Antoinette also taught drawing at a small art school in Norman before moving on to teach Drawing and Art Appreciation at Oklahoma City Community College. She has a desire to foster a love for the arts in others while encouraging and inspiring her students to discover and develop their artistic abilities. In 2019 she and her family moved back to North Carolina and now reside in Wilmington.

Adult and Youth -
Saturday, February 12 & February 19, 10am -1pm Pancoe
CAM member: $81; Non-member: $90
+ $8 material fee

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Drawing

Expressive Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Donna Moore

Draw on your energy! Step away from the notion of "perfect rendering" and invite unrestrained descriptive marks to influence and strengthen composition. Use fundamental materials in a new way to boost your drawings with vitality and individual voice. Subject matter includes both still life and clothed model. This workshop is suitable for teens to adult.

After graduating from UNCW's Creative Arts Department, Donna Moore has worked in southeastern North Carolina as an arts administrator and teaching artist. Facilitating a Life Drawing Studio for over 35 years, she is most recognized for her expressive nude figurative drawings. As a result of recent COVID restrictions, her four goats (an all girl herd) have become practiced in the distinguished art of professional modeling.

"Energy captured in short-lived gesture through the tactile experience of drawing motivates me to constantly observe. There is beauty in every form. If a student enjoys mark-making, the visual world is infinitely obliging."

Adult and Youth -
Saturday, March 5, 10am - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $99; Non-member: $110
+ $25 material fee
$15 model fee paid to instructor

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Art Appreciation

Mindfulness Workshop: Spring Equinox

Instructor: Heather Wilson & Donna Moore

Celebrate the arrival of the Spring Season with writer Heather Wilson and visual artist Donna Moore! Incorporate meditation, mindfulness writing, and colorful paper craft while gathering inspiration from Diane Landry's Flying School.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 12, 1pm- 2:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Clay

Coffee Mug and Pour Over

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Is there a coffee lover on your holiday gift list? Create a stoneware coffee mug or a mug and pour over for the perfect brew. Modify the shape and textures for a unique design.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, December 9, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Clay

Woven Hand built Ceramic Basket

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Learn how to make a woven ceramic basket, combining the tradition of basket weaving with the ease of a glazed surface for your kitchen, coffee table, or special event.

I have always been interested in making things with my hands. As a little kid, I would play outside and make mud and stick structures, and return home dirty from head to toe. I focus on hand-building and functional pottery and ceramics. The way that you can connect with dirt and can leave your personal marks and fingerprints in the clay is a magical thing for me."

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 12, 11am -2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55
+ $10 material fee

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Clay

Hand made ceramic Butter Dish

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Bring your unique personality to the table everyday with a Handmade ceramic butter dish. Add textures and patterns inside or out, and customize the shape and handle to fit your home.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, January 13, 6pm - 9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55

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Clay

Ceramic Lantern or Luminary

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Create the soft and elegant light of a hand made luminary. After forming a slab, the surface can be pierced with shapes that alter the light of a candle or LED, throwing subtle patterns onto nearby surfaces.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, March 12, 11am- 2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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Painting

Art Buzz- Perfect Pine Cones

Instructor: Amy Gibson

Pinecones are a symbol of enlightenment and regeneration. Spend a fun and relaxation afternoon painting one of the oldest forms of plant life on earth. I will take you through an easy to follow process that will bring your paintings to a higher level. Each painting step will help you create the perfect painting illusion of a 3D object on the canvas surface. Every Art Buzz come with a complimentary beverage from CAM Cafe.

Amy Gibson grew up in Alliance Ohio and became interested in art at an early age. She started attending semi private painting classes in the fifth grade and continued into high school. Amy received her BFA in 1999 from the University of Akron with a focus on painting. Her work focuses on contemporary portraiture and still life. Amy is best known for her rich color and tonal hyperrealistic portraits that portray the complex human disposition. Her paintings have been in group shows through PoetsArtists/33 Contemporary Gallery/Artsy , The Allied Artists of America, AnArte Gallery and Bold Brush. Amy currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, February 19, 11am - 1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Fiber Arts

Rock, Paper Stitches- Joomchi & Embroidery

Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

'Rock' two slow-process crafts in one unique class! Day 1 will concentrate on learning an ancient Korean paper craft to create a 'felted' paper called joomchi. Joomchi utilizes layers of thin hanji papers that, through agitation and manipulation, create a sturdy piece that can be used alone or in other artistic endeavors. One such endeavor will be achieved on Day 2. Taking the previous day's joomchi pieces, you'll use simple hand stitches for mark making, to add found objects, or to stitch several joomchi together for a larger, dramatic piece of finished paper art. (This is not a paper making class.)

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, February 5-6, 10am - 4pm and noon - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $160

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Buzz

Art Buzz- Mixed Media Fashion Illustration

Instructor: Jennifer Gironda

Join us for a fashion sketching session featuring mixed media collage materials. We will work from various images from fashion magazines (feel free to bring images from YOUR favorite runway looks!) and we will go over how to do a quick croquis and then add the garments using a variety of 2D collage materials. An assortment of papers and adhesives will be available, but please feel free to bring any scrap papers, magazine pages or other materials for your looks!

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, January 27, 6pm - 8:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $50

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Mixed Media

Memory Jar - Capturing Your Past through Narrative and Assemblage

Instructor: Fritzi Huber and Dina Greenberg

Why is it so difficult to throw away all the "stuff" we accumulate? Perhaps these objects carry meaning beyond simple explanation. In this five-hour workshop: (1) We'll first use (your chosen) objects to spark a brief work of creative writing: poetry, prose, or hybrid (2) create a three-dimensional "memory jar" to capture the meaning of your treasures.

Fritzi Huber ) has been an active artist and arts educator, conducting workshops in hand papermaking at locations such as Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts, Savannah College of Art and Design, the San Antonio Center for Arts and Crafts, and Pyramid Atlantic in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has been exhibited around the world from Switzerland's Musee du Pays et Val de Charney, Gruyere, Suisse to Brazil's Bienale International de Artes. In 2011 Fritzi had a one person exhibition here in Wilmington at the Cameron Art Museum.

Nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and The Millions, Dina Greenberg's poetry, fiction, essays, and articles have appeared widely in literary journals, anthologies, and peer-reviewed journals, both in the U.S. and the U.K. Her work facilitating creative writing workshops for combat veterans and military families precipitated Nermina's Chance, her forthcoming novel (Oct. 29, 2021 with Atmosphere Press). Dina earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. She facilitates writing workshops here at the CAM, and across expanding avenues of the World Wide Web. Find her at dinagreenberg.com.

Adult and Youth -
Saturday, January 29, 11am - 4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $80

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Photography

Pop Up Workshop: Theatrical/Stage Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Participants will attend the dress rehearsal of Elf, a Christmas play presented by Thalian Association, at Thalian Hall. In the first session, we will learn the techniques for creating images under stage lighting. At second session, participants will share their work in a group critique. This workshop is for DSLR cameras.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, December 9 Dress rehearsal, & Tuesday December 14 Critique 10am-12pm Pancoe
CAM member: $50; Non-member: $55

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Photography

The 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.

Alan Cradick is a lifelong photographer. Alan picked up his first camera while in high school, carried it with him through a career in the US Coast Guard and has had one nearby ever since. While in the Coast Guard, he performed Public Affairs work as well as providing news, editorial and documentarian photography. Alan has provided photographic services for several local and national non-profits and worked as a photojournalist. With his own photography business, he has done portraits, weddings, product and industrial photography as well as nature and fine art photography in Southeastern North Carolina.

Adult: All Levels -
Friday, January 28, 2pm - 5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $54; Non-member: $60

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