Current Workshops

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Learn to see and render glass and other reflective subject matter.

Clear glass may seem an elusive subject. Its transparent or translucent nature can, however, be translated to paper or canvas when you know how to look and see.

In this workshop you will learn to see the unique–and sometimes subtle–visual information of glass subjects. This information will help you create the forms in your artwork.

We’ll work from life with various objects, using careful observation of light and dark values, hues, edges and more. We’ll study and paint clear glass and colored glass. Glass subject matter will be provided. You are also welcome to bring a glass object you are interested in painting.

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Prairie Art Center, Friday, February 8, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Participants will create their own paintings as the artist walks them through the process of priming, sketching, carving, sanding, and applying coats of acrylic paint and varnish to the supplied wood pieces.

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Give your garden gnomes a springtime home! We're making fairy gardens and gnomes out of polymer clay with special guest artist, Sarah Bowen. Sarah will guide participants into making springtime gnomes, mushrooms, and foliage to attach onto pieces of wood. Grow a garden that will last for many seasons using various polymer clay techniques.
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Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm  
Haven't you always wanted to learn how to make baskets? Join us for a fun but thorough exploration of basket weaving. Participants will learn how to create a beautiful handwoven basket to take home or a gift for someone. No previous experience is necessary!

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