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Mixed Media

​All About That Space

Participants will use stamps, stencils, papers, and acrylic paint to create a mixed media background on canvas board. A subject will be drawn onto the board and then defined by painting the negative space around the subject. No experience is necessary. All supples will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

​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.

Book Binding

In this class you will learn how to make and bind a journal or sketchbook. We will make signatures and then bind them together with a needle and thread. Ages 12+ Supplies will be provided.

​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 Mardi Gras Mask 2-Day Workshop

​Celebrate Mardi Gras this year with your own uniquely designed leather mask! Learn some of the basics of leathercraft, cutting and paint a beautiful mask that is a creation of your own. ​All supplies included. Age 16+​

​Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop

Participants will use muslin, tissue paper, acrylic paint, stamps, and stencils to create a unique piece of fabric. The fabric will be cut into hearts, sewn together, and stuffed to create a hanging ornament. Participants are encouraged to bring charms, buttons, or decorative ribbon to enhance the final product. No experience necessary. All supplies, except decorative items, will be provided. Age 12+; Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

​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+

​Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Participants will use acrylic paint, deli sheets, and stencils to create a mixed media painting featuring a brid totem on a canvas. No experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. 

Needle Felted Holiday Ornament Workshop

In this workshop, students will create a felted ornament or gift. Needle felting is a method of compressing wool into solid shapes. All supplies included. Age 13+

Tea Bag Art

Participants will use tea bags to construct an 8x8 inch design by staining, stamping and stitching. The design will then be adhered to the canvas. All supplies will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under 12 must be accomanied by an adult. 

Basic Leathercraft1/21/2023-2/11/2023Sat1-3p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft2/14/2023-3/7/2023Tue6-8p$95G. Grillot
Basic Leathercraft2/18/2023-3/11/2023Sat1-3p$95G. Grillot
Book Binding3/5/2023Sun1-3p$35K. Smalley
Collage and Assemblage2/18/2023Sat1-3p$35S. Dyer
Collage and Assemblage3/4/2023Sat1-3p$35S. Dyer
Gel Printing Workshop2/11/2023-2/18/2023Sat11a-12:30p$50S. Dyer
Gel Printing Workshop3/4/2023-3/11/2023Sat11a-12:30p$50S. Dyer
Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop2/11/2023Sat10-1p$50B. Haynes
Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop2/12/2023Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
Leather Mardi Gras Mask 2-Day Workshop2/12/2023-2/19/2023Sun1-2:30p$50G. Grillot
Leather Pet Collars2/18/2023-3/11/2023Sat10a-12p$95G. Grillot
Mixed Media Collage Workshop3/4/2023Sat10-1p$50B. Haynes
Reed Light Sculptures2/12/2023-3/5/2023Sun1-2:30p$85G. Buettgenbach
Tea Bag Art2/26/2023Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
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