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Workspace activities - March

March Craft of the Month: Spring Flower Pots

Decorate terra cotta flower pots with bright paint colors to spruce up your plants or flowers. Walk in during open hours March 1 – 13 or 24 - 31. $8 for one large or two small pots

Glass Beads: Decorative Finishes

Rhonda Scott

Add some pizzazz to your glass beads with surface decorations! Experiment with etching, pixie dust, and baking soda to produce a variety of looks including pearl finishes and beach glass looks. Other techniques will be covered if time allows. Students must complete a beginning glass beads class before taking this class. Supply fee includes glass for class time only. Propane/MAPP is available for purchase if needed. Free week includes use of tools but no supplies.

Sunday, March 2 from 1 - 4pm

ISU $23 ($15 tuition + $8 supply fee)

Public $33 ($25 tuition + $8 supply fee)

Screenprinting

Dara Poorman

Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method. Bring in your shirts and print away! This class is required in order to use our screenprinting equipment.

Mondays beginning March 3, 7 - 9pm for 4 weeks (No class March 17)

ISU $69 ($40 tuition + $29 supply fee)

Public $79 ($50 tuition + $29 supply fee)

Wire Work for Jewelry

Terrie Hoefer

Anyone can string beads, but making your own bead links, dangles, hoops, spirals, clasps, jump rings and ear wires will make you an expert wire worker. Bring about 50 of your favorite beads, natural stones, leftovers from past projects or pieces you created in the lampwork or fusion classes at The Workspace. Leave with finished jewelry and the know-how to create or repair your own jewelry.

Tuesdays beginning March 4, 7 - 9pm for 2 weeks

ISU $23 ($18 tuition + $5 supply fee)

Public $33 ($28 tuition + $5 supply fee)

Raku

Greg Lamont

Raku is a form of Japanese pottery dating back to the 16th century. Using low firing temperatures and removing pots from the kiln while still hot, a unique surface finish is created, often with crackled textures. Students will hand-build or throw simple objects which, after bisque firing, will be glazed and fired using the “Western” style technique which utilizes a post-firing reduction sequence. Wear long sleeves, cotton clothing and closed toed shoes to the firing.

Tuesdays beginning March 4, 6 – 8:30pm for 2 weeks

Firing @ CASA on Sunday, April 6 from noon – 4pm

ISU $52 ($30 tuition + $22 supply fee)

Public $62 ($40 tuition + $22 supply fee)

Pop Art Jewelry

Rhonda Scott

Create fun, colorful jewelry using aluminum cans. Use punches to cut shapes that can be manipulated into recognizable imagery like flowers or abstract designs, Make earrings, a bracelet and a set of hairpins.

Thursday, March 6 from 6 - 9pm

ISU $23 ($15 tuition + $8 supply fee)

Public $33 ($25 tuition + $8 supply fee)

Stained Glass

Rod Simpson

Create a beautiful piece to capture the light through your windows. Learn how to cut, foil and solder glass using a pattern you choose or design.

Thursdays beginning March 6, 6:30 - 8:30pm for 6 weeks (No class March 20)

ISU $81 ($53 tuition + $28 supply fee)

Public $91 ($63 tuition + $28 supply fee)

Paint Your Own Pottery: Sci Fi Characters

From Dr. Who and Darth Vader to Optimus Prime and Bilbo Baggins, use a stencil and transfer your favorite character on your piece. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Pottery will be fired within a week for you to pick up. Pre-registration with payment is not required but a call to reserve a spot is recommended.

See The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Cyclone Cinema for free on March 6 - 9 sponsored by Student Union Board.

Friday, March 7 from 5 – 8pm

Digital Camera Basics

Kristy Medanic

Long shots and short shots: everyone wants to take a good photograph. Learn the basics of using your Digital SLR camera including settings, speeds, lighting and composition. Students will explore campus to use their new skills shooting photographs of their favorite sites and share those photographs to discuss technique, composition and design.

Mondays beginning March 24, 6 - 8:30pm for 2 weeks

ISU $17

Public $27

Metal Clay and Fused Glass Pendants

Rhonda Scott

Create your own beautiful focal piece using glass fusing techniques—and show it off in a custom fine silver setting. Learn basic techniques for glass fusing and metal clay. Precious Metal Clay (PMC) looks and feels like clay, and after firing, it is 99.9% pure silver.

Tuesdays beginning March 25, 6 - 8:30pm for 3 weeks

ISU $62 ($35 tuition + $27 supply fee)

Public $72 ($45 tuition + $27 supply fee)

Belly Dance Workshop

Lisa Rich McKelvey (Shiara)

Slow, smooth and sultry….Shiara has created a fluid, flowing and passionate dance routine. Showcase your sensual side! (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Wednesdays beginning March 26, 7 - 9:30pm for 2 weeks

ISU $50

Public $60

Silver Rings

Terrie Hoefer

Saw, file, and solder sterling silver sheet to make a personalized ring just for you. Start with a ring in copper and make a second one in sterling silver. Embellish your ring with stamps and texture and learn to polish to a high shine.

Wednesdays beginning March 26, 6 - 9pm for 3 weeks

ISU $64 ($39 tuition + $25 supply fee)

Public $74 ($49 tuition + $25 supply fee)

Acrylic Painting

Molly Nagel

Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs. Techniques will include monochromatic painting, full color application, and glazing. This course is for painters of all levels and students will share supplies.

Wednesdays beginning March 26, 7 - 9pm for 6 weeks

ISU $63 ($38 tuition + $25 supply fee)

Public $73 ($48 tuition + $25 supply fee)

Re-Upholstery

Dan Neubauer

Fix up an old stool or simple chair and customize it for your space. Dan will work with students on how to deconstruct and then reconstruct your piece including choosing the correct fabric. Note this is a very basic class – no sofas, armchairs, etc.

Wednesdays beginning March 26, 6:30 - 9pm for 2 weeks

ISU $40 ($20 tuition + $20 supply fee)

Public $50 ($30 tuition + $20 supply fee)

Embroidery

Judith Lemish

After you learn the basic stitches for embroidery you can add design and personalize anything made from fabric. Practice on your choice of a tote bag, waist apron or tea towel. Choose from traditional to modern designs, or create your own. Thursdays beginning March 27, 7 - 8:30pm for 2 weeks

ISU $29 ($15 tuition + $14 supply fee)

Public $39 ($25 tuition + $14 supply fee)

Paint Your Own Pottery: Flower Pots, Bunnies and Chicks

Choose and paint cute stuff for spring decorating or flower planting. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Pottery will be fired within a week for you to pick up. Pre-registration with payment is not required but a call to reserve a spot is recommended.

Friday, March 28 from 5 – 8pm

Miniature Book Making

Sara Merritt

Using recycled papers and fabrics, we will play with traditional methods of bookbinding to create miniature handmade books. Typically smaller than 6 inches, these mini treasures can be used as pocket sketchbooks, tiny scrapbooks, haiku poetry journals, hidden diaries, or even tomes for gnomes. Leave class with the skllls to make larger books on your own.

Saturday, March 29 from 12:30 - 3:30pm

ISU $21 ($14 tuition + $7 supply fee)

Public $31 ($24 tuition + $7 supply fee)

Soap Making – Hot Process

Karla Moore

Learn soap making from scratch, using a hot-process crock pot method. With this method the “cure time” is greatly reduced. The ability to use finicky fragrances that normally can’t be used with a traditional Cold Process method is the trademark of this technique. Lye safety will be emphasized. A messy but fun process so wear old clothing with a long-sleeved shirt. Leave class with about 1.5 pounds of soap.

Sunday, March 30 from 1 - 4pm

ISU $55 ($40 tuition + $15 supply fee)

Public $65 ($50 tuition + $15 supply fee)

Zendoodle Workshop

Sara Merritt

Do you scribble patterns on notepads or junk mail? Does it relax you to doodle during class or in meetings? If so, you are already on your way to creating artful meditation. Whether you are new to this art form or you’ve been doing it for years, we will explore a few structured methods so you can begin creating beautiful patterns anytime, anywhere, to achieve relaxation and mindfulness, or as an entry point to a larger work of art.

Monday, March 31 from 6 - 8:30pm

ISU $19 ($12 tuition + $7 supply fee)

Public $29 ($22 tuition + $7 supply fee)

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