Weekend Workshops


Painting

Fun with Yupo

Instructor: Janice Castiglione

We had so much fun in the last Yupo class, we're going to do it again! Paint with watercolor paint and WC materials on this paper. Yupo is an archival plastic paper. The water and paint don't absorb into the paper, leaving more time to manipulate the paint. We will use other materials for special effects and have fun exploring. Each day will begin with a demo.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 10-4pm & 12-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $144; Non-member: $180

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Painting

Drawing and Painting Birds

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

This class will introduce some of the basic skills with drawing and proportions to capture the amazing character of birds. We will focus on the heads of three different species: Great Palm Cockatoo, Lilac Crowned Amazon, and if time permits a Bald Eagle. Learn to work with acrylic on paper to make an expressive image of each creature.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, 10am -2pm Pancoe
CAM member: $120; Non-member: $150
+ $25 material fee

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Printmaking

Printmaking Studies: Collagraph collage plates

Instructor: Antoinette Vogt

Learn the art of collagraph relief 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 be less than 1/8" thick and can include scraps of cardboard; textured item such as sandpaper, fabric, burlap or lace; string or twine, leaves, etc. Students will create their plates during the first session and print them during the second session. This class is suitable for teens aged 14 to adult.

Adult and Youth -
Sundays, October 30 & November 6, 1pm-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $80; Non-member: $100
+ $8 material fee

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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 enjoying the exhibits at CAM. Each session will focus on drawing two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork in the current exhibitions. Topics will include: understanding composition, size, proportion, and balance; how an artist creates depth on a two dimensional surface; exploring color with colored pencils; and more.

Adult and Youth -
Thursdays: September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1, 11am-12:30pm
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Painting

Nature's Sketchbook: En Plein Air

Instructor: KIRAH VAN SICKLE

Let's enjoy time in nature and all the inspiration for sketching and informal watercolor quick studies. This two-day intensive is a fun introduction to working en plein air as well as refresher for building a painting reference library. Students will learn an array of drawing and watercolor techniques, with graphite, water soluble colored pencils, markers, watercolor, and gouache. This is the perfect primer for building a sketchbook/journal practice for travel and artist on the go. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Instructor will provide meeting locations prior to the class.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 29, 9am-4pm &Sunday, October 30, 11am-3pm
CAM member: $248; Non-member: $310

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Clay

Slab built Nesting Bowls

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

With the ease of cutting and shaping a flat piece, of clay, create a series of bowls that nest together in a set of three. Texture and pattern can be added to the wet clay to make surface variations during glazing.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, September 29, 6pm-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80

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Clay

Functional Coil Pot Planter or Bowl

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

Coiling is one of the primary building methods for working in clay. Your form will develop inch by inch with each coil added. Construct a coil bowl or planter and leave the surface in rhythmic layers or paddle the form to a smooth, flat finish.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday, December 1, 6-9pm Pancoe
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80

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Painting

Astronomical Wonders

Instructor: Carolyn Faulkner

Come to class with a black canvas and get ready to create your own cosmic universe! Nebula, comets and far flung galaxies await your brushes! Be inspired by photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and paint the universe you imagine! What you create might really be out there! Butterflies, swords, crabs and so much more have been photographed in space. What will you discover? I will supply photos to work from. You may work directly from them or "take off" on your own. Feel free to use gel markers for highlights!

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesday, November 29, 1-5pm Pancoe
CAM member: $80; Non-member: $100

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Art Appreciation

A Walking Tour of Wilmington

Instructor: Dr. Chris Fonvielle and Anne Brennan

Join Executive Director Anne Brennan and Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of History, UNC Wilmington and author, for a walking tour through downtown Wilmington near the locations of our early art community. Hear the history of artists like Elizabeth Chant and her circle of friends, and visit the site of CAM's beginning as St. Johns Museum of Art in 1962.

Please note that we will be touring the old streets of downtown Wilmington. If you require any assistance for the program please inquire at the Museum School.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesday, September 28, 4-6pm
CAM member: $28; Non-member: $35

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Photography

The Camera in Your Pocket

Instructor: Alan Cradick

It's time to stop thinking of your smart phone as a phone with a camera in it and think of it as a camera with a phone in it. I am often asked, "What is the best camera to have." I have always felt that it is the one in your hand, or pocket. Today's smart phone comes equipped with a capable camera. Using algorithms to assist in compiling the image, the results can be stunning. In this workshop we will explore the native photographic capabilities that are already in your smart phone and tablet. All you need is an iOS or Android device and your curiosity to liven up your social media. This is a three hour workshop for everyone.

Adult: All Levels -
Tuesday, October 4, 2pm-5pm
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Photography

I Am

Instructor: Alan Cradick

In this workshop participants will offer a white board with "I Am" written on the top to people on the street and invite them to complete the thought by writing down their feelings. We will then make a portrait with the person and the board. By working with strangers to create a photograph in half a minute, this workshop will hone the photographer's interpersonal and portrait skills. On Saturday, we will meet at the corner of Market and Front streets downtown. Sunday we will gather for a conversation about the work.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, November 5, 10am-12pm, & Sunday November 6, 1-3pm
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Photography

Fall in Oakdale Cemetery

Instructor: Alan Cradick

This photography workshop is geared to the photographer of all skill levels. Fall is a wonderful time of year for cemetery photography. Pumpkin spice coffee, ghosts, pumpkin spice doughnuts, goblins, pumpkin spice pizza, and tombstones, fall is a great time to walk through Oakdale Cemetery. This is another year round local destination. A wonderful place for reflection, history and photography. Any digital device may be used for this workshop, smart phones, tablets or DSLRs. If using a DSLR is it is suggested that the participant bring an array of lenses, from wide to telephoto. A macro is always fun if you have one. Alan will be available with assistance and technical advice. Day 1 Meetup is 10 am at main gate, 520 North 15th Street. Day 2, we will gather for a conversation about the work.

Adult: All Levels -
Thursday October 20, 10am-12pm & Friday, October 21, 1-3pm
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Photography

Celestial Photography

Instructor: Alan Cradick

We will spend a Saturday evening at the Brunswick Town State Historic Site photographing the night sky. We will have the facility to ourselves and plenty of time to create stunning images. On Sunday, we will meet at Cameron Art Museum to share our work in a group critique. This intended as an intermediate DSL workshop. You will need a sturdy tripod, a wide angle lens and a camera with manual settings.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 1, 10am-12pm, & Sunday, October 2, 1-3pm
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Clay

Paper: Shrines, Altars, Reliquary and Small Sculptures.. Recycling Arts

Instructor: Catherine Cross

From paper pulp sculpting to creating with recycled boxes and cardboard this workshop will have you looking at your recyclables in a new light! Learn ways to create paper pulp, add colorants, dyes and the procedures to create magical shrines. Learn how to create box reliquaries and ways to embellish them with paper pulp and other materials like tea bags and natural pigment stains. From start to finish expect to leave this two day workshop with ideas for designing your own projects and have pieces created in the workshop to share and enjoy.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, November 20 & Sunday, November 21, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $172; Non-member: $215

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Mixed Media

Fall Journals - Assemblage and Bookbinding

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

Whether you need a journal for writing, sketching, stitching, mixed media or gifting you will know upon class completion that you can make five different beautiful Japanese Side/Stab Bind journals all kinds of ways with different style bindings and shapes lovingly constructed with all kinds of materials for the pages and covers. Demonstrations will cover painting techniques with a variety of paint mediums, inks and dyes. Printmaking encompasses relief and and planographic techniques. Cloth and paper will be used for covers and pages. Quilters and mixed media artists may be inspired from the demos to create stand alone pieces or quilt blocks. Learn how to make a portable handmade loom. Create beautiful watercolor renderings for your design plans. Explore techniques for simple handwoven book covers. Make a Joomchi book cover for binding your pages and signatures. Document the world around you with cyanotype processes. Beautiful bindings as embellishment and function will have your completed journals ready for you to fill with the fall's splendor.

Adult: All Levels -
Friday, October 14, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125
+ $20 material fee

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Mixed Media

The Printed Story

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

When bookbinding and printmaking combine, the possibilities are endless! In six hours learn to tell your own story by expanding a single art block print, that you learn to create, and expand it into a sequence of image to create the pages of your own hand bound book. Learn about paper, colorants, cyanotype, ways to embellish, hand carved block prints and simple monotype printmaking techniques.

Adult: All Levels -
Friday, November 4, 10am-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $100; Non-member: $125

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Buzz

ART BUZZ - Tripod mug/tumbler

Instructor: Shannon Gehen

ART BUZZ: Make a mug/tumbler with minimal skills required. You will pinch, smooth, and texturize a mug that fits perfectly to your hand. Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, November 19, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $55

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Mixed Media

A Different Kind of Picture Book

Instructor: Judith Chandler

It's a great yet simple way to save special photos. They become small picture books that can commemorate a memorable moment or perhaps honor a friend or a loved pet. Make it for yourself for or as a gift. Our process will be to make an accordion fold book with colorful papers and fill the pages with your photocopied pictures. We will explore ways to make our books unique and personal with cutouts and embellishments.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, December 3, 10am-1pm & Sunday, December 4, 12pm-3pm Pancoe
CAM member: $80; Non-member: $100

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Clay

Pottery Date Night

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Two 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.

Click on "Show Individual Events" for each scheduled class. Register a space for each student.

Adult: All Levels -
Wednesdays, 7-9pm: October 12 (FULL) or November 9 Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75

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Buzz

Art Buzz: Hammered Copper Leaves

Instructor: Renato Abbate

Allow yourself to be inspired by the beautiful colors and shapes of the falling leaves as you create your own hammered copper leaf in this one day copper course. An Art Buzz is a fun art class that combines art-making and eating and drinking. Each class comes with a complimentary beverage and the option to order from our studio menu.

Adult: All Levels -
Saturday, October 15, 11am-1:30pm Pancoe
CAM member: $45; Non-member: $55

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