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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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February Classes Listed!

We’re happy to announce the February class schedule is now listed on our site. From some of your favorites to exciting new topics like Expressive Drawing for Teens to Using Adobe Lightroom and so many more! Check them out and sign up early! Let us know if there is a topic YOU are interested in that is not listed. See you soon!

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Gift Certificates

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Perfect Holiday Gift – Gift Certificate from Workshop13!

What do you get for the budding artist in your life – or perhaps the professional artist? A gift certificate towards a class at  Workshop13 might be the perfect gift.

Available in denominations of $25, $50, $100 or $125 – purchase on line or stop in and see us.

Happy Holidays!

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Memberships Now Available

Memberships are available at Workshop13!

Want to be a member of a growing arts community? We believe in the value of an energizing community built around those who appreciate the arts.

That is why we started Workshop13 – to bring an Arts & Cultural center to Ware and we need you to help us grow.

Check out the new Membership page on our website.

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Appreciation and Exploration of Poetry

Instructor: Richard Bachtold
Cost: $80
5 week Course • Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30
Dates: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

This class is for anyone who might want to explore, appreciate, and enjoy the vast and inspiring world of poetry. The general approach by the teacher / facilitator will help guide the class to meet the needs and interests of the participants through a dialogue / discussion method. Possible topics could include the creative process of the poet which would be helpful to any imaginative thinking and any artistic endeavor. Or the exploration of the interesting poetic heritage, or an analysis of what creates a poet’s work of art by looking at the wide range of work from classic poets like Walt Whitman to song lyrics by Bob Dylan to often unappreciated poets like the thirteenth century mystical Persian poet Rumi.

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Sculpting The Figure In Paper Clay

Instructor: UK Artist Susan Halls
Cost: $130 plus $10 firing fee (optional)
One day Workshop:
Saturday, December 7
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

All materials and tools will be provided. Class limited to ten. No experience necessary.

Working from the nude model, students will be shown how to easily manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. The technique allows you to work quickly – with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. By employing the use of paper clay and electric heat guns you can force dry your work as you go, accelerating your output whilst speeding up the creative process. With this immediacy in mind you are freer to concentrate on expressing the dynamics or subtlety of the pose. Emphasis will be on capturing the energy and fundamental mechanics and anatomy of the figure – not on creating portraits. Much of what will be discussed and demonstrated on the day can be applied directly to your figure drawing – strengthening your understanding of three dimensional forms.

Two poses will be studied throughout the day – one semi reclining, one standing. The model will be female.

Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and much individual tutoring offered.

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Painting Together

Instructor: Fran Gianfriddo
Cost: $125

5 week course • Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 am
Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

This class will cover all art mediums. And note this is a morning class – what a perfect way to start the day!

This gathering will be loosely structured and as instructional as desired, but will generally focus on the social aspects of “painting together” and being part of a combined resource for mutual sharing, friendly critique, and encouragement.

Advice, guidance and suggestions will be available from Fran in the areas of drawing, composition, color, contrast, perspective, etc., at the request of those in attendance.

All levels are welcome to come and grow together as artists.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Instructor: Jenna Richardson
Cost: $90
6 week course  •  Thursdays  6:45 – 7:45 pm
Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

This is a 6 week progressive series of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This series begins with a slow approach to the sequencing of postures, allowing each student to feel comfortable in the gradual build of each Yoga class. Each week we will revisit different postures while incorporating new postures and exercises. All while building body awareness and breath recognition. Vinyasa flow yoga is a class in which the movements flow from one posture to the next, while synchronizing with the breath.

This class will get you moving, breathing and meditating all while enjoying the social benefits of meeting with the same group each week, gaining a more personal experience and creating new connections.

This is a medium level class. Requiring some strength, yet no experience. We will build physical strength and breath and body awareness, while enjoying the benefits of yoga.

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Photography 101

Instructor: Jack Cascio
Cost: $125
5 week course • Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 10/30, 10/7, 10/14
Understanding the DSLR

Have you ever wondered why after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras you still can’t get photos you’re really proud of? We’re not talking about the party snapshots you post on Facebook, but stunning, well-exposed photographs that can be considered fine art.

This five-week course in digital photography is not just for beginners, it’s for anyone who wants to learn how to take better photos. You’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, and what settings to use in any lighting condition. You’ll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field, ISO and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the “automatic mode” again.

No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend – just a desire to improve your photography skills and learn more about digital photography.

If you have the following please bring to class:

Camera – Any camera will do but we focus mostly on DSLR’s so that you can change the shutter speed and aperture settings.
Tripod – To help your camera focus better and so you don’t have to worry about shaking.
Camera Lens – Most DSLR’s come with a kit lens of 18-55mm, this will work just fine.
Card Reader – To quickly and more efficiently move pictures from your camera to your computer.

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Functional Stoneware

Instructor: Nicole V. Guzik
Cost: $125
5 week course • Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:30 am
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

This class will explore functional creations in clay while learning the basics of the clay process through hand-building.  We will create functional dinnerware including plates, bowls, and serving platters in a more traditional sense. An emphasis will be placed on molding and designing the set to fit your particular interests and specific uses. Download registration form for Workshop13 class here.

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Clay Mask-Making

Instructor: Nicole V. Guzik
Cost: $100
5 week course • Mondays 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14
This class is for grades 5-8

This class will embrace the use of clay to develop skills in rendering the features of the human face through sculpture. The initial class will begin by looking closely at facial features and learning how to sculpt these features into a 3-dimensional form.  In creating a variety of ceramic masks, we will look closely at the ways in which facial features can be exaggerated and manipulated to achieve different visual effects. The result will be beautifully-crafted “masks” that represent human emotions and will be sure to spark conversation. Download registration form for Workshop13 class here.

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Basic Collage

Instructor: Nicole V. Guzik
Cost: $125
5 week course • Thursdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
This class is for grades 5-8

Collage is an artistic technique that is created using a variety of media and for a variety of purposes. This course will focus on creating collages using the appropriate media (cut paper, tissue paper, etc.) in both representational and documentary forms.  Experimenting with color and form will result in the creation of interesting collages that express ideas in a visual manner. Download registration form for Workshop13 class here.

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Basic Hand-Building

Instructor: Nicole V. Guzik
Cost: $100
5 week course • Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
This class is for grades 5-8

If you’re interested in working with clay in a more sculptural sense, this class provides the perfect opportunity! It will introduce clay, the clay process, and the proper building techniques. Through learning and exploring the unique qualities of clay we will create pieces ranging from functional ceramic vessels to coil and slab pots. We will also experiment with glazing and firing techniques to achieve the desired visual effects for all of the clay creations. Download registration form for Workshop13 class here.

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Sculpting The Figure In Paper Clay

Instructor: UK Artist Susan Halls
Cost: $130 plus $10 firing fee (optional)
One day Workshop:
Saturday, September 28
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

All materials and tools will be provided. Class limited to ten. No experience necessary.

Working from the nude model, students will be shown how to easily manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. The technique allows you to work quickly – with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. By employing the use of paper clay and electric heat guns you can force dry your work as you go, accelerating your output whilst speeding up the creative process. With this immediacy in mind you are freer to concentrate on expressing the dynamics or subtlety of the pose. Emphasis will be on capturing the energy and fundamental mechanics and anatomy of the figure – not on creating portraits. Much of what will be discussed and demonstrated on the day can be applied directly to your figure drawing – strengthening your understanding of three dimensional forms.

Two poses will be studied throughout the day – one semi reclining, one standing. The model will be female.

Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and much individual tutoring offered.

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Freeing the Artist Within

Instructor: Sandy Gianfriddo
Cost: $125
5 week course • Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16
For grades 5-8

Students will explore the process of directing personal images onto paper. Using the pliable qualities of oil pastel, students will find this method physical and meditative. They will be encouraged to make one large, continuous expressive drawing over the weeks together. Students will be led through various exercises to help them question, search and find meaningful ways to communicate through their artwork.

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Pencil Illustration Techniques

Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Cost: $125
5 week course • Fridays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

One of the reasons Roc has had a successful career for so many years in illustration is his ability to work in different techniques and mediums. In a series of three courses he will share with you many of them.

In this first course we will explore (his favorite) the very important pencil and its relationship with paper. Everything begins here. So, forget everything you thought you knew and enter the class with an open mind. You’ll love it!

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Digital Painting

Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Cost: $125
5 week course • Tuesdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

If you’re interested in learning to create digital images on the computer that emulate natural mediums (pencil, oils, and watercolors) or simply taking your recreational painting into the digital sphere, here’s great 101 course for your edification.

Painting digitally is significantly different from painting with brushes. This kick-off course in digital painting will provide you with a broad overview of those differences. At the end of this course you will make a beautiful Giclee print of your digital painting.

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Adobe Photoshop 101

Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Cost: $125.00
5 week course • Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

This Beginner Adobe Photoshop 101 class is the first course in the Workshop13 Photoshop Lesson Plan. Even though this class is designed to introduce you to the program, we suggest this course to anyone who is not well-versed in Photoshop. Photoshop is an elaborate program, so it’s crucial that you learn the basics before the intricacies.

The Beginner course will introduce you to Adobe Photoshop, and the basic tools of the program. Even if you have used the software before, we still recommend this course to anyone who does not have a firm grasp on the basic functions. You will learn through actual illustration projects.

Note: Please bring a laptop with a version of Photoshop if you have one

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