Category Archives: Workshops

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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