2019 Classes and Workshops

Join us in the Spring for engaging classes and interactive workshops designed for adults, children, and families!


Looking for something sooner? Try one our new clay programs: 
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Introduction to Spoon Carving and Greenwood Techniques
April 13, Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Classroom
Ages: 13 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 6
Class & Materials Fee: $130
Instructor: Vincent Pettit
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 6

Come explore greenwood spoon carving! In this introductory class, explore the properties of greenwood (semi-hardwood) and the techniques needed to work it. You will be provided tools and fresh greenwood with a step-by-step process to complete your own spoon. We will go over safety techniques including proper knife grips and axe work to ensure you begin your carving journey with a stable foundation. With just an axe and knife, you can learn to craft your choice of a cooking or eating spoon from local New Jersey hardwoods.

Introduction to Flameworking
April 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio, New Wing
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 3
Class & Materials Fee: $130
Instructor: Patty Clune
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 6

Flameworking, also known as lampworking, is a glassmaking process where the artist uses the flame of a torch to melt colored or clear glass rods. Once molten, the artist shapes the glass using gravity and tools. This class will present a comprehensive introduction to flameworking with an overview of safety issues, costs, and equipment needs.

Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating
April 14, Sunday
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Classroom
Ages: 12 & above
Class Limit: 16
Class Minimum: 5
Class & Materials Fee: $30
Instructor: Jennifer Santa Maria
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 7

Ukrainian eggs or ‘Pysanky’ are decorated using beeswax and dyes that are applied in layers. In this workshop, teaching artist Jennifer Santa Maria will teach you techniques, designs, and the historical significance of this process. You will go home with a beautiful egg! Participants will be provided with eggs and decorating materials. Please bring an apron or old shirt and an egg carton to bring your egg home in.

Brush Painting on Pottery
April 27, Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Folklife Center
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $35
Instructor: Jenson Cheng
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 20

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the essential tools and techniques involved in Sumi ink painting and will apply them to create images on ceramic plates. You will use a bamboo brush and Sumi ink to experiment with different brush strokes while learning about Asian style motifs and tips in ceramic decoration.

Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Dates available: April 27 (Saturday), April 28 (Sunday), June 8 (Saturday),
or June 9 (Sunday)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Classroom
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $160
Instructor: Anna Kuczynski
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 20

This full-day workshop, led by Anna Kuczynski, will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to encaustic painting! Learn about all aspects of the process including heating of the wax, adding pigments, and manipulating the wax on encaustic boards. Anna will discuss how to embed elements into the wax. All elements will be provided. Anna will also discuss and demonstrate a finishing technique called “shellac burn.” However, due to the advanced nature of the shellac burn, we will not be practicing this technique in class. You will be supplied with two boards. One will be an experimental board for you to practice your encaustic skills. The other will be for your final composition. All materials are included in the class and are covered by your class fee.

Gnome for Your Home: Handbuilding Clay
May 3, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 6 & above
(Ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult
who will stay for the entirety of the class)
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 6
Class & Materials Fee: $45
Instructor: Tessa Carlton
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 26

Join us in this fun clay project that celebrates spring gardens! Teaching Artist, Tessa Carlton will guide you through a sculptural gnome project. Pre-made clay forms will be available for you to manipulate and add your own personal touch. You will learn to sculpt and mold the parts of a gnome.  Gnomes will be finished by a process called “salt firing” leaving a shine on their creative features. This project is designed to be a creative experience for families as well as individuals. Perfect for both children and adults!

Chinese Paper Lanterns
May 4, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Folklife Center
Ages: 12 & above, families welcome
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $15
Registration Closing: April 27
Instructor: Rong Shuang Wang
Prerequisite: None

In this workshop, learn how to create three different designs of paper lanterns and learn about their use and meanings in Chinese traditional culture. Whether the lanterns are associated with celebrations of the Chinese New Year or the Lantern Festival, they always symbolize the transition from old to new, from past to future, and from dark to light. Their shapes and colors represent peoples’ wishes for a bright future, happiness, and prosperity.  

You can register online or by mail.

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If you register by mail, checks must be made payable to WheatonArts. 


ATTN: Beverly Narbut
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
FAX: 856.825.2410    PHONE: 856.825.6800, ext. 100
EMAIL: bnarbut@wheatonarts.org

Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to workshop date. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

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Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the beginning of the workshop. After this time your workshop fee is non-refundable. WheatonArts reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to minimal enrollment. If cancellation occurs, WheatonArts will refund all workshop fees.