Upcoming workshops

MARCH 24, 2018, 1–4 PM / $65 / TICKETS

For our first-ever painting class, we're very happy to welcome local artist and educator Theresa Hitchcock to teach the basics of working with watercolor. This is a beginner-level class, but you won't be copying a painting or photograph—instead, we'll arrange real flowers and vegetables for you to sketch, ink, and color. Theresa will teach you how to mix colors and apply them with a variety of watercolor techniques, including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and various kinds of washes. By the end of the class, you'll have an expressive, vibrant watercolor sketch and the knowledge to go out in nature and make more!

You also get to take home the following supplies, which are included in the $65 fee for this workshop:

  • Two Princeton watercolor brushes, sizes 2 round and 4 filbert
  • 8" x 8" block of Fluid cold press watercolor paper
  • 9" x 12" pad of palette paper
  • Six 10 mL tubes of Van Gogh watercolor
  • Tombow MONO pencil, grade HB
  • Micron 05 ink pen
  • Pocket color wheel

Since this class involves drawing, it's recommended that you have some experience with a pencil. But don't worry—we'll be focusing on color and texture, not aiming for photorealism.  

Our workshops often fill up quickly, so reserve your seat now!

Modern calligraphy with emma vonder haar
APRIL 7, 2018, 1–4 PM / $45 / tickets

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We're pleased to welcome back Emma Vonder Haar for another session of her very popular Modern Calligraphy workshop. These classes always fill up fast, so don't miss out!

In this workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of modern calligraphy from an experienced instructor. Emma will walk you through the strokes you'll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You'll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink.

In addition to Emma's beautiful, hand-lettered instructions, you'll get to take home this complete supply kit:

  • Tombow MONO pencil, HB
  • Carbon black shellac ink, 30mL, handmade at South City Art Supply
  • Bee Calligraphy Practice Pad, 9” x 12”
  • Brause Steno calligraphy nib
  • Henry’s “Skeleton Pen” antique nib
  • Universal nib holder
  • South City pen cleaner
  • Small plastic palette cup
  • Cotton rag

Reserve your seat now! Due to space limitations, enrollment is capped at 14 students.

Please note that class fees are non-refundable. If you sign up and cannot attend, you may transfer or sell your ticket—just send us the name of the person who will be attending in your place.

Past workshops

Japanese stab binding with caitlin metz / oct. 28, 2017, 1–4 PM / $45

We're thrilled to host Caitlin Metz, an accomplished book binder, printmaker, and educator who's currently teaching at Maryville University. In this workshop, Caitlin will teach you how to make a book with Japanese stab binding, an ancient, simple, and beautiful technique.

You'll get to take home two homemade books, plus the following supply kit that you can use to experiment with many kinds of book binding:

  • 12" x 18" self-healing cutting mat
  • Lineco Heavy Duty Awl
  • Two bookbinding needles
  • Three colors of waxed linen thread
  • 12" metal ruler with cork backing
  • Tombow MONO HB pencil

Reserve your seat now! Due to space limitations, enrollment is capped at 14 students.