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Mixed Media

​Basic Leathercraft

Learn the basics of working with raw leather, including carving of designs, cutting, dying and painting. Students will starts with basic carving patterns and complete a small project involving all that we learned. Creating your own pet collar is a popular option for a completed project in this class. Students will need to purchase their own basic leather supply kit (will be discussed in first day of class) and CityArts will provide the leather, dyes, paints, and specialty tools. Ages 16+

​Collage and Assemblage

In this workshop we will be creating an abstract collage! Tearing, cutting, pasting and reassembling fragments of paper, found objects, or fabrics into a new art form is the basis of collage. We will be using multiple medias to create an amazing work of art. All supplies included.

​Gel Printing Workshop

Gel printing is a form of printmaking using a reusable gel block. You can apply paint to it, add stencils, and texture. We will create multi-layered prints. All ages. All supplies provided.

 Leather Pet Collars

In this class, students will be making leather pet collars (one inch or 1/2 inch) for a furry friend. Collars will be carved with patterns, stamped with names and colored with dyes or paint. Supplies will be discussed during first class. Age 13+

​Reed Light Sculptures

This lesson focuses on a modern example of two types of sculpture: abstract sculpture and light sculpture.  Reed is an inexpensive and easy-to-use medium with diverse possibilities. Commonly used for functional items, in the hands of an artist reed can be formed into highly innovative fiber art. You will create one of a kind laminated paper and reed light sculptures. The structures can be simple in their design or they can become quite complex. They can be abstract or representative. It is a beautiful and unique art form. Age 16+

Basic Leathercraft6/4-6/25Sat1-3p$85G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft6/7-6/28Tue6-8p$85G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft7/5-7/26Tue6-8p$85G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft7/9-7/30Sat1-3p$85G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft8/2-8/23Tue6-8p$85G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft8/6-8/27Sat1-3p$85G. Grillot
Collage and Assemblage6/18Sat10-1p$30S. Dyer
Collage and Assemblage7/16Sat10-1p$30S. Dyer
Collage and Assemblage8/13Sat10-1p$30S. Dyer
Gel Printing Workshop6/11Sat10-12p$25S. Dyer
Gel Printing Workshop7/9Sat10-12p$25S. Dyer
Gel Printing Workshop8/6Sat10-12p$25S. Dyer
Leather Pet Collars6/4-6/25Sat10-12p$85G. Grillot
Leather Pet Collars7/9-7/30Sat10-12p$85G. Grillot
Leather Pet Collars8/6-8/27Sat10-12p$85G. Grillot
Reed Light Sculptures6/7-6/21Tue1-2:30p$65G. Buettgenbach
Reed Light Sculptures7/10-7/24Sun1-2:30p$65G. Buettgenbach
Reed Light Sculptures7/12-7/26Tue1-2:30p$65G. Buettgenbach
Reed Light Sculptures8/7-8/21Sun1-2:30p$65G. Buettgenbach
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Hours of Operation: M-TH: 9 am-8 pm | F: 9 am-5 pm | SAT: 9 am-3 pm | SUN: 12-5 pm