Fall 2018 Classes and Workshops

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

Clay Pumpkins
October 12, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Ages: 4 & above (all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the duration of the class.)
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: October 5
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Join us in the pottery studio and create your own clay pumpkin! Teaching Artist, Tessa Peterzak will share her techniques for creating unique jack-o-lantern style pumpkins. You will receive a pre-thrown pumpkin form and will design and cut out a jack-o-lantern face. Add the finishing touch to your pumpkin by attaching a stem and any other creative features. All pumpkins will be glazed with an orange glaze and a green stem. The ceramic process requires patience! You will be notified when your piece is ready. Estimated completion time is 4 weeks. Limit one pumpkin per person.

Kiln Glass: Introduction to Fusing
October 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 12 & above
Class Limit: 8
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $150
Registration Closing: October 5
Instructor: Robert Murray

In this introductory course, you will learn the fundamentals of creating glass panels/plates in the kiln. You will be guided through each step of the process of fusing glass: designing your panel/plate, choosing your glass, cutting your glass shapes, and adding accessory glass. All projects you create during this workshop will be yours to take home.

Stained Glass II: Intermediate
October 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $130
Registration Closing: October 5
Instructor: Dr. Paul Trivellini

Take the next step in building your stained glass skills! During this class you will build on the techniques you learned in Stained Glass I. You will refine and polish your skills of design, pattern preparation, glass selection, cutting glass, foiling and soldering.

Spooky Ghosts: Handbuilding Clay
October 19, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 4 & above (all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the duration of the class.)
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $20
Materials Fee: 10
Registration Closing: October 12
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Join us for a fun clay project that celebrates Halloween! Artist, Tessa Peterzak will guide students through a sculptural project. Pre-made clay forms will be available for students to manipulate and add their own personal touch. Limit one ghost per person. All levels are welcome. This workshop is perfect for individuals and families!

Holiday Luminaries
October 20, Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 10 & above
(ages 10 to 14 must have a parent taking the workshop as well)
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: October 13
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

A holiday spin on our very popular Ceramic Luminaries workshop! Join us and learn how to create a luminary ceramic candle holder, using high-fire clay. Ceramic Artist Phyllis Seidner will guide you through the process of carving and embellishing your own luminary to add to your collection of handmade holiday decor.  At the end of the class you will choose your glaze and your instructor will apply the glaze and fire the piece for you.

Clay Ornaments
October 27, Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 10 & above (ages 10 to 14 must have a parent taking the workshop as well)
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $50
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: October 20
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

Join us in the pottery studio and learn how to design and create your own heirloom-quality holiday ornaments. You will learn to cut and carve a pre-thrown globe, transforming it into a unique ornament. This is a perfect holiday preparatory experience to share with family and friends.

Glass Blowing Intensive
October 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $300
Registration Closing: October 19
Instructor: Skitch Manion

Have only one weekend to spare? This is an experience made just for you! You will spend two full days in our Glass Studio learning how to blow glass with a highly experienced staff. Designed for beginning glassblowers, the class covers the fundamentals of working with and forming molten glass into basic shapes. You will also become familiar with the equipment and movement in the hot shop, as well as how to work with a partner. This is the perfect class to get a taste for glassblowing and its endless possibilities! No prerequisite required.

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments
October 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
December 1, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages 10 & above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 3
Class Fee: $150
Registration Closing: October 20 & November 24
Instructor: Deb DiMarco

Have fun creating fused glass holiday ornaments! Artist, Deb DiMarco will guide you through the steps necessary to assemble a snowman, Santa Claus, holiday tree ornaments, and/or creations from your own imagination. No experience necessary and all materials are supplied.

Macrame Jewelry
November 3, Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 10 & above
(ages 10 to 14 must have a parent taking the workshop as well)
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $15
Registration Closing: October 27
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

Macrame is a great way to design and create your own jewelry. During this workshop, Phyllis will guide you through the process of using waxed cord and beads to make a unique bracelet. You will learn basic knotting techniques and how to combine them with beads to create a bracelet that is just your style.

Creatively Carve & Texture with Judi Tavill
November 10, Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages 18 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $175
Registration Closing: November 2
Instructor: Judi Tavill

This one-day demonstration and participation workshop will focus on the methods and techniques Judi Tavill uses in her deeply carved and intensely textured ceramic vessels and objects. There will be a short talk that discusses the artist’s inspiration, process, and journey to creating her work. You will be taught the process that she has developed through experimentation and follow through. You will learn to approach the form from its structure to its skin and beyond. Judi will give you to tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your work extending well beyond the workshop experience. You will want to bring wheel-thrown and/or slab forms with thicknesses of a half-inch to one-inch thick provided for you to carve and texture and experiment with. Some experience required. Students are required to bring some tools to use in the class.

Egg Separator
November 30, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Ages: 4 & above (all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the duration of the class.)
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: December 7
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Introduce handmade tools into your kitchen tool collection! In this class, you will create your own ceramic egg separator. You will receive a pre-thrown, medium sized cup. Teaching artist, Tessa Peterzak, will guide you through the process of adding facial features complete with holes to allow egg whites to come out the nose or the mouth. Once your alterations to the form are made, Tessa will finish your piece by the process of salt firing. The ceramic process requires patience! You will be notified when your piece is ready. Estimated completion time is 4 weeks. Limit one egg separator per person.

Sumi-e/Bamboo Brush Painting*
December 1, Saturday 
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $10
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: November 20, 2018
Instructor: Jenson Cheng

Participants will be introduced to the essential tools and materials involved in Sumi-e ink painting, including ink sticks, grinding stones, bamboo brushes, and rice paper. Techniques to be learned will include fundamental brush strokes, composition, and the use of negative space. Participants will also learn about Chinese perspective and philosophies. No prerequisite needed. *This workshop is supported by a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant.

Glass Blowing Intensive: Next Steps
December 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $350
Registration Closing: November 30
Instructor: Skitch Manion

Are you ready to build on the skills you learned in your previous glassblowing class? You will spend two full days in our glass studio training to blow glass with a highly experienced staff. Designed for those who have learned the basic techniques and are now ready to practice and build upon them to make larger items. Prerequisite: At least one Glass Blowing Intensive session.

Frog/Monster Sponge Holder: Handbuilding Clay
December 7, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Ages: 4 & above (all children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the duration of the class.)
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: November 30
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Keep your sponges clean and dry with a handmade sponge holder! You will receive one low-rounded, pre-thrown form that you can turn into a monster or frog sponge holder. Teaching Artist Tessa Peterzak will guide you through the process of cutting out a mouth large enough to fit a scrubby or sponge and then adding eyes, legs, etc, and will be there to assist your imagination if a monster is more your style. The final product will be glazed green. Limit one sponge holder per person.

Chinese Calligraphy Painting*
December 8, Saturday

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 12 & above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $10
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: November 30
Instructor: Lewei Shang

This workshop focuses on pictographic calligraphy, allowing for individual creativity! By using the movements of a brush on paper and understanding the momentum of the characters, participants will be able to connect specific images with old and new meanings. Try your hand at common Chinese pictographs, including the 12 zodiac animals, water, mountains, elephants, rain and doors, and learn how to use these elements to create simple calligraphy paintings. No prerequisite required. *This workshop is supported by a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant.

Stained Glass 1: Introduction to Stained Glass
December 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $110
Registration Closing: December 1
Instructor: Dr. Paul Trivellini

Begin your journey with stained glass! During this two-day intensive class, you will learn the history of stained glass, how to cut glass, and basic design techniques while making stained glass sun catchers. You will also learn how to create your own stained glass projects using the copper foil technique. No prerequisite required.

You can register online or by mail.

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

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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.