Spring 2018 Classes and Workshops

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

Crazy Hair Planter Head
Friday, April 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 6 and 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 Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: April 6
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Get into the gardening spirit by creating your own planter. During this workshop, ceramic artist Tessa Peterzak will guide you through a sculptural planter project. You will receive a pre-thrown, medium-sized clay pot which you will make your own by adding clay elements to create facial features. We will fire your pot in our kilns. Upon pick up you will receive a packet of seeds to plant in your pot to grow wild “hair”.  Perfect for both children and adults!

Metal Casting: Cuttlefish Bone Casting
April 14, Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Classroom
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $100
Registration Closing: April 6
Instructor: Frederick Marshall

This workshop will introduce you to the ease and speed of cuttlefish bone casting. Pouring molten metal into the skeleton of a sea creature, we will make simple to complex designs for finished pieces or parts to be used for fabrication. Some basic jewelry techniques and coloring metal will also be demonstrated. During this fast paced workshop, you should be able to complete several pieces.

Glass Blowing Intensive: Next Steps
April 14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday
June 9 & 10, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $350
Registration Closing: April 6 and June 1
Instructor: Skitch Manion

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

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woman learning glass blowing

Plop Art Club
May 5, Saturday
May 12, Saturday
1p.m. – 3p.m.
Ages: 5-10
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $5
Registration Closing: April 27
Instructor: Jenny Graham-Hough

Plop Art Club offers you a chance to work creatively by using a wide variety of open-ended materials. Teaching artist Jenny Graham-Hough will teach you to build, sculpt, paint, and print. Group and individual demonstrations help you see common materials as vehicles towards your own vision. You will be able to create your project from four stations and take home your creation at the end of the class. A team-work atmosphere encourages free exchange of ideas and suggestions. Taught by Haddonfield teaching artist Jenny Graham-Hougah.

Painter’s Delight
May 5 & 12, Saturdays (2 session workshop)
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 7
Class Fee: $65
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: April 27
Instructor: Jenny Graham-Hough

Gain experience with acrylic paint on both paper and canvas and use a variety of techniques to change the way paint moves across the surface. In this 2 session class you will experiment with water to thin paint, create underpaintings as a base to build layers of paint, and add thick paint to selected areas of focus. Color will be examined through mixing the warm and cool version for each primary color. Group demonstrations will show you how to work each technique and individual feedback will be given during painting time. You will leave with two paintings and the ability to work with acrylic paint in future paintings. Taught by Haddonfield teaching artist Jenny Graham-Hougah.

Acrylic Painting Outdoors
May 19, Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages: 18 and above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $70
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: May 11
Instructor: Jenny Graham-Hough

Improve your ability to design and paint a landscape! This class is centered around observing your surroundings and using paint to depict what you see. Through demonstrations and one-on-one feedback, you will gain experience and knowledge in essential techniques. Focus is on creating thumbnails for organizing your canvas, working with colors to your advantage, and emphasizing light + dark to create a believable space. You will walk away at the end of the class with an amazing landscape you will be proud of!

Flower Lattice Bracelet
May 19, Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $34
Materials Fee: $19

Registration Closing: May 11
Instructor: Kim Conner

In this beginner class you will use Japanese seed beads, Czech glass Tiles and Fire Polish beads to fashion a beautiful bracelet designed by Trendsetter Akiko Nomura. Seed beads are very small, so readers are recommended. Kits will be provided in a variety of colorways.

Glass Blowing Intensive
May 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
August 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $300
Registration Closing: May 18 & July 27
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 to blow glass with a highly experienced staff. Designed for the beginning glassblower, the class will cover the fundamentals of working and forming molten glass into basic shapes. You will also become familiar with 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! Prerequisite: None.

Flowers in Mexican Smalti: A Mosaic Workshop
June 9 & 10, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Location: Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 5
Class Fee: $125
Materials Fee: $45
Registration Closing: June 1
Instructor: Claire Brill

Grow a mosaic flower in two days using gorgeous smalti from Mexico. Smalti is a traditional hand cut mosaic glass, thicker than stained glass but very easy to work with. The two sides display subtle color and texture variations so there is fabulous diversity even within a single shade. Each piece is hand cut so the shapes vary in a beautiful organic way. You also will use wheeled nippers to make additional cuts. This is an opportunity to use a really special material. All materials and tools will be provided as will flower patterns. You are also welcome to make your own design using the colors provided. You will go home with a 6” square blooming beauty for the spring.

Gnome for Your Home
Friday, June 15
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 6 and 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 Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: June 8
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Join us in this fun clay project that celebrates spring gardens. Artist, Tessa Peterzak 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.  The gnomes will be finished by a process called salt firing so that their creative features will shine. This project is designed to be a creative experience for families as well as individuals. Perfect for both children and adults!

Ring Around the Rosie Necklace
June 16, Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $15
Registration Closing: June 8

In this beginner bead weaving class you will create individual floral units and combine them to create a gorgeous necklace using Czech and Japanese glass. This design was created by local designer Nicki Russo. Seed beads are very small, so reading glasses are recommended.

Kim Conner has had a longstanding bead obsession and has never been able to resist the siren call of color, texture, and shape. She loves teaching beading, for the fun of sharing, and for the “aha” moment when the student feels confident in the technique. She is the owner of Artistic Touch Beads in Millville’s Glasstown District. She volunteers in the Garden on High butterfly garden, giving tours and helping to maintain the garden.

Stained Glass for Educators
June 28 & 29, Thursday & Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 14 and above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $110
Registration Closing: June 21
Instructor: Dr. Paul Trivellini

A special opportunity for educators! Begin your summer and your journey with stained glass! During this 2-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’ll also learn how to create your own stained glass projects using the copper foil technique. No prerequisite.

Macrame Plant Hangers
June 30, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Classroom or Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $45
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: June 22
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

Learn the art of knotting rope while making a hanging plant holder. Macrame plant hangers are perfect for displaying your plants either indoors or outdoors. In this class you will learn basic knots and patterns. One terra cotta pot will be provided for you.

Fish Dish
Friday, July 13
6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 6 and 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 Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10

Registration Closing: July 6
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Create aquatic themed dishes in this hands-on workshop. Artist Tessa Peterzak will guide you through creating your own fish dishes. One will be a catch-all dish that is about the size of a spoon rest. The other will is a smaller dish perfect to use for a tea bag or ring holder dish. You will receive two pre-thrown dishes created by Tessa which you will then make uniquely yours by adding clay elements to create a fish. Perfect for both children and adults!

Sushi Plate Set: Handbuilding Clay
July 21, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: July 13
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

Create a beautiful handmade sushi set. In this class you will guided through the process of handbuilding clay to make functional pottery. Your sushi set will include a slab-built sushi plate, a small soy sauce bowl, and a chopstick holder. At the end of the class you will choose your glaze and your instructor will apply the glaze and fire your pieces for you.

Ceramic Luminaries
August 18, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: August 10
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

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 home decor.  At the end of the class you will choose your glaze and your instructor will apply the glaze and fire your piece for you.

Stained Glass 1: Introduction to Stained Glass
August 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Stained Glass Studio
Ages: 14 and above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $110
Registration Closing: August 17
Instructor: Dr. Paul Trivellini

Begin your journey with stained glass! During this 2-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’ll also learn how to create your own stained glass projects using the copper foil technique. No prerequisite.

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.