Read through our archive of our past workshops. If any sound good for you and your friends and family, contact us about offering it again.
Introduction to Watercolor with Julie Hop In this workshop, you will explore the nature and nuance of watercolor. As we delve into the elements of art, you will discover your personal style and build your confidence. We will examine the impact of color while simultaneously painting in genres such as landscape, floral, and more. Techniques, tips and tricks will abound in this fun and meaningful course.
Welding 101 with Preston Carson Want to try welding in a safe and encouraging environment? Learn the fundamentals of welding in this one-day workshop. Leave with a basic understanding of the equipment and hands on experience.
Plein Air Oil Painting in the Ozarks with Nyle Gordon Paint the beauty of Ozark Mountain Country in this relaxed plein air workshop. Each day will begin with a demonstration and discussion, with an emphasis on interpreting and simplifying the landscape. Nyle’s casual approach will put you at ease while covering concept development, composition, value, color and edges. The instructor will give you individual attention throughout the day, and questions and discussion are encouraged.
It Doesn’t Have to be Round with Kip Powers In this class, you will learn to turn wood bowls that are not the normal round shape. Make square and/or other geometric forms, oval natural edge bowls, and winged or slab bowls using both green and seasoned woods. You will practice safe techniques for turning different shapes and preparing bowl blanks from green logs. Some experience with turning bowls will be helpful.
Learn to See with Barbara Kennedy Learn to draw what you see, not what you think you see! Create sketches and drawing from life and from photos, first using graphite pencils. You will then learn to use colored pencils to blend and layer, and create beautifully colored drawings.
Welded Sculpture with Found Materials with Joe Malesky Create abstract metal sculptures using reclaimed steel along with found objects. A focus on the design process that Joe calls spontaneous design will be introduced encouraging you to incorporate balance and negative space in your sculpture. Use cutting, welding, drilling, grinding and some forge and anvil work to shape the steel for the sculpture.
Introduction to Woodworking with Steve Palmer You will learn to safely and effectively use a range of woodworking equipment, while making your choice of a serving tray, cutting board, or similar project. Gain comfort in working with hand tools and power tools while creating a beautiful piece of your own. Techniques taught and used include sawing, jointing, planing, clamping, glueing, boring, drilling, pegged inlay, strip inlay, contours, templates, routed edges, contrasting woods, and design proportions.
Bladesmithing with Allen Newberry Dive into bladesmithing by forging your own knife. Use a hammer and anvil to forge a medium sized full tang knife from carbon steel and learn the basics of heat treating with a forge. Finish your project by grinding the blade and adding a handle to your knife.
Make a Viking Chest with Doug Stowe and Bob Patrick Work with two Masters in two studios to create an heirloom chest while learning basic woodworking and basic blacksmithing techniques. In this class, taught by master blacksmith Bob Patrick and master woodworker Doug Stowe, you will craft a Viking style white oak chest and finish it with hardware you’ve crafted yourself.