2019 Classes and Workshops

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

Looking for group ideas? Try one of our new clay programs:
Creative Clay Experiences or Evenings with Amy

For the 2019 Fall Season, find workshops in the following categories:

Ceramics
Cultural Activities
Encaustics (wax painting)
Flameworking (also known as Lampwork)
Glass Blowing
Glass Fusing
Stained Glass

Click on the workshop name in each category below for details & registration links.

Ceramics:

Ceramic Monster Candy Bowl

monster bowl for web

  October 11, Friday
  Ages: 6 & above (Ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the entirety of the class)
  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Class Limit: 6 to 15 people
  Instructor: Tessa Carlton   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $50   Registration Closing: October 4

 

Create a scary candy dish for Halloween! Using a pre-thrown ceramic bowl, teaching artist Tessa Carlton will guide you through the process of adding clay elements to create a unique monster bowl. Limit one bowl per person. All levels are welcome, perfect for individuals and families! Tessa will glaze and fired your piece. Estimated completion time is 4 weeks and a notice will be sent when pieces are ready to be picked up.

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Monster Face Jug Candle Holder

two unfired ceramic face jugs

  October 12, Saturday   Ages: 16 & above
  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 4 to 10 people
  Instructor: Phyllis Seidner   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $50   Registration Closing: October 5

 

Create a spooky monster candle holder using hand-building techniques! You will be guided through the process of clay hand-building to create unique facial elements on a pre-thrown ceramic form, giving your candle holder a unique expression. Limit one candle holder per person. All levels are welcome, perfect for individuals and families! Your piece will be glazed and fired by your instructor. Estimated completion time is 4 weeks and a notice will be sent when pieces are ready to be picked up.

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Cultural Workshops:

Japanese Sushi

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  November 2, Saturday   Ages: 14 & above
  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 10
  Instructor: Keiko Warner   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $20   Registration Closing: October 22

 

Experience the culinary art of Japanese Sushi! During this cultural exchange workshop, learn how to prepare three types of sushi: Maki Sushi (Sushi Roll), California Roll (inside-out sushi roll) and Inari Sushi (stuffed sushi Rice in fried bean curd)!

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Philippine Eggshell Mosaic

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  December 7, Saturday   Ages: 14 & above
  1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Class Limit: 10
  Instructor: Ameurfina Nazario   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $20   Registration Closing: October 28

 

Inspired by the grand mosaics of the ancient world, this unique Philippine folk art uses dried eggshells to create complex mosaic images. During this cultural exchange workshop, learn how to create a mosaic design, how to apply eggshells to the surface, and how to finish the mosaic with colors.

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Philippine Palaspas (Palm Weaving)

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  December 7, Saturday   Ages: 14 & above
  3 p.m. to 5 p.m.   Class Limit: 10
  Instructor: Mirinisa Myers   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $20   Registration Closing: October 28

 

Palaspas making is a part of the Philippine art of palm leaf weaving and is prominently practiced during the Lenten Season. During this cultural exchange workshop, learn how to weave different patterns using palm leaves including a cross, zigzag, fish, and a rose.

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Encaustics:

Introduction to Encaustic Painting

"Hurricane Sunset" scene made with encaustics

  September 7, Saturday   Ages: 16 & above
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 4 to 6 people
  Instructor: Anna Kuczynski   Prerequisite: None
  Class Fee: $160   Registration Closing: August 31

 

During this full-day workshop, Anna Kuczynski will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to encaustic painting! Learn about the encaustic process including heating of the wax, adding pigments, manipulating the wax on encaustic boards, and how to embed elements in the wax. All elements and materials will be provided, along with two boards. Use one board to experiment and practice your encaustic skills, and the other for your final composition. Anna will also discuss and demonstrate a finishing technique called “shellac burn” and students will have the opportunity to try it themselves.

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Intermediate Encaustic Painting: Monotype Collagraphy

An encaustic painting created by Anna Kuczynski with the Monotype Collagraphy technique, depicting rich hues of magenta, orange, and dark green, loosely resembling poppies

  October 12, Saturday   Ages: 16 & above
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 4 to 6 people
  Instructor: Anna Kuczynski   Prerequisite: Intro to encaustics or similiar
  Class Fee: $190   Registration Closing: September 21

 

In this “next steps” encaustic painting workshop, Anna will help you build on your current skills while introducing new a technique − encaustic monotype collagraphy! With the Monotype Collagraphy technique, an anodized aluminum plate will serve as a palette as pigmented wax is painted on the plate. The image of the encaustic work is then pressed onto paper thereby creating a truly unique painting that cannot be repeated! All materials are included in the class and are covered by your class fee.

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Encaustic Painting: Stained Glass Inclusions

An encaustic painting with stained glass inclusions by Anna Kuczynski, depicting two white and blue fish swimming opposite ways

  September 28, Saturday   Ages: 16 & above
  December 7, Saturday   Class Limit: 4 to 6 people
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Prerequisite: None
  Instructor: Anna Kuczynski
  Registration Closing: September 14 & November 23
  Class Fee: $190

 

In this next-steps encaustic painting class, learn how to add stained glass inclusions into your encaustic paintings. A wide assortment of stained glass will be available for you to choose from. Your instructor, Anna, will guide you through the unique design process of combining wax and glass to achieve your desired results. All levels are welcome to join!

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Intermediate Encaustic Painting: Photo Manipulation

A photograph of a muted yellow flower seamlessly blended into a yellow and green encaustic painting by Anna Kuczynski

  November 16, Saturday   Ages: 16 & above
  December 14, Saturday   Class Limit: 4 to 6 people
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Prerequisite: Intro to encaustics or similiar
  Instructor: Anna Kuczynski
  Registration Closing: November 9 & December 7
  Class Fee: $190

Learn how to alter photocopies of your images with ink, charcoal, oil pastels, and encaustic wax to give the photo an aged appearance. Embedding small items into the artwork is also an option. All materials are included with your class fee.

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Click Here to Register for December!

Glassblowing, Glass Fusing, and Flamework:

Glass Fusing: Cats & Dogs

a sad Blue cat with yellow eyes and a happy red dog with yellow spots, blue eyes, and black feet, ears, and tail, both made from fused glass

  September 14, Saturday   Ages: 10 & above
  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 6 to 10 people
  Instructor: Deb DiMarco   Prerequisite: None
  Class Fee: $150   Registration Closing: September 9

 

Learn the basics of glass fusing with this project-based class! Teaching artist, Deb DiMarco will provide a variety of colored glass and guide you through the steps of shaping a dog and cat out of glass. Use Glass Tac to secure your design in place and we will bake in our kiln overnight to fuse into a single piece of glass. Turn your project into an ornament, a pendant, or a pin!

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Glassblowing Intensive

WheatonArts Glass Studio Manager and Head Gaffer Skitch Manion assists a student during the Glass Blowing Intensive: Next Steps class

  October 19 & 20, Saturday & Sunday   Ages: 16 & above
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 6 to 9 people
  Instructor: Skitch Manion   Prerequisite: None
  Class Fee: $300   Registration Closing: October 12

 

Get a taste for glassblowing and its endless possibilities! Spend two full days in our glass studio learning how to blow glass with a highly experienced staff. Designed for the beginner glassblower, the class covers the fundamentals of working and forming molten glass into basic shapes, becoming familiar with the equipment and movement in the hot shop, as well as working with a partner.

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Introduction to Flameworking: Pumpkins & Ghosts

  October 19 & 20, Saturday & Sunday   Ages: 16 & above
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Class Limit: 3 to 6 people
  Instructor: Patty Clune   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $130   Registration Closing: October 12

Experience the art of Flameworking! This glassmaking process, also known as lampworking, uses the flame of a torch to melt colorful glass rods to then be shaped by gravity and tools into your design. With this comprehensive introduction to flameworking, explore safety issues, costs, and equipment needs of Flameworking while creating your own tiny glass pumpkins and ghosts.

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Mosaics & Stained Glass:

Mosaic House Numbers

  September 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday   Ages: 16 & above
  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Class Limit: 4 to 10 people
  Instructor: Jan Olivio   Prerequisite: None
  Class & Materials Fee: $80   Registration Closing: September 21

 

Mosaics are known for their beauty, durability, historic and cultural significance. In this class, learn the direct mosaic method by creating patterns from small pieces of glass fragments to make stunning glass mosaic house numbers. Teaching Artist Jan Olivio will guide you through the project, teaching the techniques of mosaic-design, cutting, gluing, and grouting applications, as well as tips on design and using various materials to enhance projects. No previous experience is required!

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Stained Glass I: Introduction to Stained Glass

Slabs of red, white, and brown stained glass on a green background.

  October 19 & 20, Saturday & Sunday   Ages: 14 & above
  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Class Limit: 4 to 9 people
  Class Fee: $110   Prerequisite: None
  Instructor: Paul Trivellini   Registration Closing: October 12

 

Begin your journey with stained glass! During this 2-day intensive class, learn the history of stained glass, how to cut glass, and basic design techniques while making stained glass suncatchers. An introduction to creating stained glass projects using the copper foil technique will also be given. No prerequisite needed!

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You can register online or by mail.

Click here to sign up online.

Or print a Registration Form. 

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

MAIL:  

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.
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