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Create something beautiful!

Take some time out to relax and focus on creating something made from your own hands.  We have new classes that are intended to stoke your creative spirit!  If it’s Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Illustration or Printing we have something for all artists.  For those looking to learn something new or fine tune their artistic abilities with other artists this is the place for you.  Sign up for our newsletter so you can always be in on the workshops, classes and events that we welcome you to.  Join our artistic community and discover who you are as an artist!

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Painting like the Masters

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Christina Mastrangelo

If you haven’t already heard Workshop13 has everything you need when it comes to Fine Art education.  We have the talented Christina Mastrangelo back for another one of a kind Workshop, Flower Painting in Oil, How to Paint Alla Prima.  This is for those who want to refine their oil painting skills and learn techniques taught on the other side of the world where Art originated.  Please do not miss this incredible opportunity and support the Arts while expanding your artistic knowledge!

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Supporting the Arts

Thank you to all who came out to support us for our One Year Anniversary Open House Celebration!  It was a beautiful representation of all Art forms in this incredible space.  Jean Comerford and her delicate heirloom quality silhouettes were a delight.  Genevieve Fraser added a beautiful theatrical piece to our space, with an interesting take on Portia from The Merchant of Venice.  Professionally trained dance duo Roman Sarotin and Jennifer Gordon performed beautiful improvisational dance pieces throughout the day to add to the ambiance.  The Art of some of our last years students added such a beautiful element, and we were so proud to display their hard work.  Thank you and let’s make even more Art this year!

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Fall Fest Open House

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Gary Lippincott

Come join us for our Fall Fest One Year Anniversary celebration!  We are celebrating a year of artists expanding their talents alongside each other.  Saturday October 4th 10am – 3pm, we will have our doors open for anyone interested in coming to share in the beauty of Art.  We have the incredible Jean Comerford creating her beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes form 10am – 2pm.  These exquisite pieces of Art will be offered on a donation basis, so please reserve a spot today! Contact her directly at 477-6179 or jeane163@comcast.net.  We will have incredible artists such as Gary Lippincott master of fantasy art doing a demonstration of his impeccable style.  Lots of activities for the kids or just stop by walk through and admire the beauty of the space!

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Open Mic Night is here to stay!

We can’t wait for this friday night for the next Open Mic Night!  We will open our doors again for an incredible night of music and art to tantalize your senses!  This friday September 26th from 7-10pm we will have a beautiful evening of music for you to come out and enjoy.  All musicians please arrive a little before 7pm in order to sign up.  Come out and join us and support the arts!IMG_0624

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Young Artists Art Show

It is finally time to let our Young Artists shine!  We are proud to host an Art Show special for our Young Artists from our summer programs.  This will take place this Saturday September 20th from 12noon – 3pm and is open to all who appreciate Art in all forms!  This is to celebrate the talent of these incredible artists and show the community the level of passion and involvement in the Fine Arts this building cultivates.  IMG_2248

Please bring a friend and come see our beautiful space and share in the love and energy of Art through the eyes of Young Artists!

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Block Printing

Please join us for this new and exciting class here at Workshop13 Block Printing.  We have all seen a design on a piece of fabric or on something we enjoy that we wish we could make ourselves.  This is the class for you!  If you are interested in designing your own custom block print carving and using it to create Art in your own style come join us!  For those budding artists or artists looking to create a design complimentary of their style come learn this traditional technique as well as utilizing our printing press.IMG_0008

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New Sip ‘n Paint Workshop!

You’ve been asking for another Sip ‘n Paint Workshop. We agree they are so much fun! Get ready because on Friday August 1 from 6-9 pm will be our next workshop. Grab your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, Mom, Dad, best friend and sign up today!

Beautiful seascape by Jeff Kern to be used for Sip 'n Paint Class at Workshop13 in Ware, MAWe get so excited about this particular workshop because it is so relaxing and the laughter is loud!! Instructor Jeff Kern will guide you through the process of creating this beautiful, serene seascape. From start to finish he’ll be there to help every step of the way. And you will leave with a renewed energy and a love for the art you created.

Sign up soon as space is limited to 20 people! Hope to see you there.

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How’d you like to create a cool creature!!

Creature Sculpture by Diane HaynesCan you imagine making this creature? Well now you can. We’re so excited about this class.

You’ll learn how to sculpt the head, hands & feet of a 9” creature, reminiscent of Jim Henson’s “Skeksis” in the 1980s movie,The Dark Crystal.

Imagine in short five weeks you’ll be showing your family and friends what you made! Okay…how cool is that?

Class is limited to 8. Sign up soon!

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Guided Watercolor Class

'Three Raspberries' watercolor by Kara K. Bigda

by Kara Bigda

This is a new class by instructor Kara K. Bigda – paint your own subject from a photo!

You’ll plan your own watercolor project from start to finish under Kara’s guidance. The class is designed for the student with some watercolor experience wishing to advance their skills toward a more independent level.

This is a five week course on every Tuesday from July 8 – August 5th.

Are you ready for the next level? If so, sign up soon as class is limited to 8 students!!

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Reading from Local Authors!

It’s magical when you get a chance to hear an author read from their masterpieces! And that is exactly what will happen on June 5th from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Local authors Suzanne Strempek Shea and M.P. Barker will read and talk about their newest books.

Bondsville resident Suzanne has just launched her tenth book, “This Is Paradise: An Irish Mother’s Grief, an African Village’s Plight and the Medical Clinic That Brought Fresh Hope to Both,” which chronicles the story of Mags Riordan and the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Malawi, which she created in memory of a son who drowned in that country while on vacation.

M.P., of East Longmeadow, has just launched her second novel, “Mending Horses,” a historical novel set in 19th-century New England about three misfits—a peddler, a young runaway, and an Irish horse whisperer—who mend each other’s broken lives as they heal a traveling circus’s mistreated ponies. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Join us –  meet and greet starts at 6:30!

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Spring Break Art Camp

Did you hear? We’re holding a Spring Break Art Camp from Monday April 21 – Friday April 25.

A special event for art explorers of all artistic abilities. Your child will learn about Modern Art movements and works of Art from around the world! This is intended to stimulate their senses and draw inspiration in order to create their own original work of art in various mediums.

What an awesome way to spend Spring Break!

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Pastel Workshop

This is going to be an awesome workshop! Have you always wanted to take a pastels class but felt you’d be lost because you don’t know the first thing about it. Part of you is like ‘sounds great let’s take this class’, then another part says, ‘but I really don’t know the first thing about pastels’. Then you have this inner battle. Kind of like – should I eat the chocolate or not. Well…now you can eat the chocolate!

This is a workshop to teach you everything you need to know about pastels – really! From the value of colors through blending and final treatment.

Find out more info at www.workshop13.org/classes/workshops and finally say yes I can!

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Sip ‘N Paint Class

sip_n_paint_PicDo you want to create this serene picture? Wouldn’t this be a fabulous addition to your home? Well…we are so excited to announce another Sip ‘N Paint for adults. Will be held on Friday April 18th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

This is a perfect way to spend a Friday night! To be held at Workshop13. Yes, you may bring your favorite wine or beer (no hard liquor) and we’ll provide some snacks. But the magic will be in the finished painting! Bring your friends…or perhaps – this is a perfect date night! Either way we know you’ll have a fun and creative evening.

The last Sip ‘N Paint we held we very popular. Class size is limited to 20 participants so please book early!

See you soon…and get ready to create!

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Kid’s Sip ‘N Paint Workshop

Is your child an aspiring artist? Or perhaps they flourish in group settings? Well this is the class for them!  

Workshop13 is hosting a Kid’s Sip ‘N Paint Workshop to be held on April 11th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm with instructor will be Roc Goudreau.

This 2 ½ hour class will guide them, step-by-step, through the creation of one painting of their own to take home, in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, with a super friendly instructor.

Your child will leave with a painting they are proud to say they created! Imagine the self esteem this class can impose on them!  They will have an excellent time, and best of all, it doesn’t matter if they have ever painted before – they WILL have fun! Roc will make them comfortable and ensure they have a fantastic experience.

Register early as class size is limited to 20!

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Open Mic Night

Have you written a poem or a song. Or is there a special song or poem you’d like to share? If so, this is the night for you. Come on down and share in an encouraging atmosphere!

Date is Friday, March 21 beginning at 7:00 pm.

Looking forward to ‘hearing’ you!

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An Evening with the Figure Workshop Coming Soon!

Oh yeah! We have another Evening with the Figure Workshop scheduled for May 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Whether you are an established artist or just have the desire to draw you will find this to be a very relaxing and therapeutic evening. You bring your favorite bottle of wine, and we will supply the cheese and crackers. Working from a nude female model we will explore some of the basic rules, and techniques of figure drawing.

We start with 2 minute poses and work our way up to a final 45 minute pose. You’ll be amazed at how these mini poses help to bring the artist out!

No experience necessary.

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New Classes at Workshop13.org

New classes have been listed on the Workshop13.org website! We’ve heard over and over “Once you take a class you’ll be hooked”. Classes for all ages and at different times of the day. What’s the course you just need to take?

  • Children’s Book Illustration – Linda Graves
  • Painting Together – Fran Gianfriddo
  • Imaginative Drawing – Gary Lippincott
  • Water Color Basics – Kara Bigda
  • Painting Techniques – 2 Classes in 1! Oil Painting & Pastels – Jeff Kern
  • Visual Journals – Pat Bock
  • Illustration Techniques – Roc Goudreau
  • Expressive Drawing for Teens – Sandy Gianfriddo
  • Photography 101 –  Jack Cascio
  • Beginning Painting for Kids Phase 2 – Roc Goudreau
  • The Making of a Comic Book – Delia Jean Hickey
  • Handmade Books – Pat Bock

Register today to be sure you get the class you want! See you there.

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Sip ‘N Paint Workshop

Exciting news! Sip ‘N Paint Workshop will be held on Wednesday March 12th from 6:30-9:00 PM. Different twist – event is hosted by Workshop13 but held at Gheppetto’s Restaurant, 91 Main Street, Ware, MA.

This isn’t a BYOB but you’ll be able to order up your favorite cocktail and Gheppetto’s will serve scrumptious appetizers!

Are you an artist …or maybe a closet artist. Come on out and enjoy the evening and show your Picasso side!

A perfect date night – girl’s night out – or ‘because I deserve to treat myself’ night! Limited to 20 people so sign up soon!

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Evening with the Figure Workshop

UPDATE: Due to many requests to move this class to an afternoon class the time has been changed to 2:00 – 5:00 pm! Now you can have your ‘date night’ and still enjoy this awesome class!!

Please join us for an ‘Evening with the Figure’ workshop to be held on Saturday February 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. You bring the wine and we’ll provide the cheese and crackers. Instructor Gary Lippincott will guide you through this exciting workshop. These 3 hours will fly by!

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