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Contemporary Mixed Media Painting

$240

with Daniel Graham Loxton

Calendar Current session started Feb 24, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Students will create a wholly personal, contemporary work of art using paint, collage, assemblage, stenciling, direct transfers, Renaissance techniques, and more. Following Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Albert Oehlen, Michael Krebber, and Sarah Rapson as guides, students will engage with paint and objects in an expansive way, exploring 3-dimensions, rhizomatic structures, and text-based collage. Contemporary questions in post-modern painting will be addressed.

This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included. 

This class is scheduled to be in our print studio, which is only accessible by stairs.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Watercolors Turbo

$265

with Greta Corens

Calendar Current session started Feb 25, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In the Watercolors Turbo class, students work on varied Drawing and Watercolor Techniques, from wet-in-wet to dry-brush, from loose watercolor sketches to detailed studies, boosting technical skills and brush techniques, while they progress into painting realistic landscapes and seascapes. This class of 5 weekly sessions is ongoing, exposing new aspects of painting as students progress, and is open to students who have already taken The Building Blocks of Watercolors or are intermediate-level watercolor painters.

New students will receive an email about what supplies they will need to bring; the class does not include materials. This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels.

This class is scheduled to be in our print studio, which is only accessible by stairs. 

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Monthly Print Studio Pass

$150
Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2024

Take advantage of our fully equipped printmaking studio and work on our own projects on your own time! This pass gives you unlimited access to our print studio during open studio hours for one month.This is not a class and is for experienced printmakers only. Artists are responsible for their own ink and paper. Open Studio hours will be sent to all registrants.

We require anyone new to our print studio to set up a time to meet with a member of our staff so we can show you the studio and answer any questions in person. Please contact info@garrisonartcenter.org to make an appointment.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Sculpture

$410

with James Murray

Calendar Current session started Mar 2, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Explore almost any material you can bring in (excluding welding) with James Murray.

Work inside (and outside) the studio of sculptor, and master woodworker, James Murray. Learn to use tools (safely) in Jim’s well-tooled workspace, including an introduction to basic woodworking. Blend various materials including wood, stone, and metal into sculpture. Bring those found objects to class and create a new work of art or bring that project that you might be wrestling with and finally bring it to completion.

Introduction to steam wood bending applied to sculpture and furniture.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

 

Nature’s Palette Workshop
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Nature’s Palette Workshop

$75

with Laura Lanchantin

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 10 am

In this workshop, plein air/abstract artist Laura Leigh Lanchantin will walk through the traditional method of creating watercolor paint from local stones. This includes gathering stones, milling pigments, and applying these paints with your painting process. Laura will also discuss basic geology, the history of pigments, safety procedures, and areas of the Appalachian and Green Mountains where she collects her stones.  Each student will have the opportunity to create a small watercolor palette to take home. The end of the workshop will feature an open-paint session with pigments, charcoal and watercolor mediums. Laura will guide you to create your own painting based on nature, imagination, or a reference photo. This workshop is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels. All materials are included.

This workshop is in our printmaking studio and is accessible only by stairs.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

An Artist's Journey in the Arctic Circle

Free

with Ada Pilar Cruz

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 2 pm
1 additional session on Mar 3, 2024

“What are artists doing in the Arctic?” 

A presentation by artist and teacher, Ada Pilar Cruz

Ada Pilar Cruz, an artist and teacher at Garrison Art Center, embarked on a unique journey this past October 2023 to the Arctic Circle on the Barquentine tall ship called the Antigua. For twenty days she and 29 other artists sailed around the Svalbard archipelago stopping to hike through dunes of snow, to trapper huts, and science, weather, and space research stations to both experience the landscape, and its seemingly eternal ice, and bear witness to dying glaciers and a melting environment. Through her presentation and work, she invites others to join her in reflecting on the fragile beauty of the Arctic environment and the importance of preserving its pristine wilderness. Ada's journey serves as a powerful reminder of the profound connection between art, nature, and human experience.

Ada will present her experience and the artwork she created using seaweed, on this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Join us for this conversation with Ada about her creative journey to the Arctic.

Shibori; stitching, gathering, and binding Workshop

$75

with Katrin Reifeiss

Calendar Next session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 10 am

Dive into the captivating world of Japanese Shibori techniques in our upcoming workshop, where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary creativity! Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of fabric manipulation, offers a unique and hands-on approach to textile design. Participants will explore a variety of Shibori methods, each with its own intricate patterns and textures.

Teaching artist Katrin Reifeiss will guide you through the mesmerizing process of stitching, binding, folding, and pole-wrapping fabrics to create stunning resist patterns. Discover the secrets behind the Shibori classics such as Itajime, Arashi, ori-nui, and suji Shibori, as well as contemporary variations that allow for personal expression.

All materials are included. This workshop is suitable for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, from beginners eager to explore a new art form to seasoned artists seeking to expand their creative horizons.

Each session has a different focus, so join us for either the morning or afternoon session or sign up for both!

Morning Session -

  • Cloth Stitched and Gathered techniques
  • Binding techniques

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

Full Course

Shibori; folding, clamping, and pole-wrapping Workshop

$75

with Katrin Reifeiss

Calendar Next session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 2 pm

Dive into the captivating world of Japanese Shibori techniques in our upcoming workshop, where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary creativity! Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of fabric manipulation, offers a unique and hands-on approach to textile design. Participants will explore a variety of Shibori methods, each with its own intricate patterns and textures.

Teaching artist Katrin Reifeiss will guide you through the mesmerizing process of stitching, binding, folding, and pole-wrapping fabrics to create stunning resist patterns. Discover the secrets behind the Shibori classics such as Itajime, Arashi, ori-nui, and suji Shibori, as well as contemporary variations that allow for personal expression.

All materials are included. This workshop is suitable for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, from beginners eager to explore a new art form to seasoned artists seeking to expand their creative horizons.

Each session has a different focus, so join us for either the morning or afternoon session or sign up for both!

Afternoon Session

  • Folding and Clamping techniques
  • Pole-wrapping techniques

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

Full Course




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