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

Portrait Sculpture in Clay
May 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday or
July 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Wing of Glass Studio
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $190
Instructor: Colleen O’Donnell
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: April 27 and August 17

Working from a live model, learn to sculpt a portrait in clay! Topics covered include basic structure, the skeletal and muscle systems, traditional and contemporary concepts, and the expressive potential of portrait sculpture. Teaching Artist, Colleen O’Donnell will teach the proper use of tools and sculpture processes. You will be encouraged to explore the potential of the medium as well as personal expression. If you use air dry clay, you may take your artwork home at the end of the session. If you choose to use water-based clay, you can leave their artwork to be fired in the kiln. A materials list will be provided.

Portrait Sculpture in wet clay

May 4 & 5,
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July 27 & 28,
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Ceramic Luminaries
May 18, Saturday or July 13, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $50
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: May 11 and July 6

Join us and learn how to create a luminary 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, choose from a variety of glazes and your instructor will apply the glaze and fire your piece for you.  

4 brown Ceramic Luminaries shaped like small homes with blue hanging tops.

May 18, Register Today!

July 13, Register Today!

Stippling Techniques on Objects from Nature: Rock Painting
June 29, Saturday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Classroom or Brownstone
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $30
Instructor: Dianne Wood
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: June 22

No background in art? No problem! Anyone can create lovely works of art on rocks (and more) by “stippling,” aka dot painting. In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basics of painting dot mandalas on rocks. We will cover tools, paint consistency, simple dots, “walking out” the dots, and tips and tricks for keeping your mandalas even and symmetrical. Everything you will need to get started will be provided, including rocks, paints, basic tools, and plenty of inspiration. Come experience the therapeutic effects of dot painting!

Creative and Alternative Nutrient Sources for Gardens
June 29 & 30, Saturday & Sunday or
July 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 18 & above
Class Limit: 20
Class Minimum: 5
Class Fee: $25
Registration Closing: June 22 and July 6
Instructor: Robert and Sarah Beck
Prerequisite: None

Join bio-artists Robert and Sarah Beck in a hands-on workshop! Based on their installation research of sustainable food production systems, they will explore with you alternate nutrient sources to conventional and commercially produced fertilizers. Topics will include composting, human urine, and vermiculture. Hands-on activities will include proper maintenance of a worm bin, building healthy compost piles, and best practices for brewing compost tea as a soil additive and foliar feed. A one-hour lunch break will take place during the class.

Birdhouse / Bird Feeder: Handbuilding Clay
July 5, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
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
Registration Closing: June 28
Instructor: Tessa Carlton
Prerequisite: None

Join us as we create handmade habitats and/or feeders for local birds. Teaching Artist, Tessa Carlton will provide a pre-thrown clay bottle form for you to make your own. You will be guided on how to turn it into a birdhouse or feeder depending on which one you prefer.

Mosaic Mandalas
July 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Classroom
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $160
Registration Closing: July 13
Instructor: Claire Brill
Prerequisite: None

Mandalas are circular, symmetrically radiant designs. Found in almost every culture around the world they can be meditative, calming, and expressive of a sense of oneness. They can also be colorful, inspirational, muse-driven creations of self-expression. Mosaic artist, Claire Brill will guide you through an exercise to develop your personal mandala design, share mandala imagery from nature, art, and science; teach cutting, setting, and grouting techniques, and provide plenty of individual attention. You will create a 7” (mostly) stained glass mosaic mandala for indoor use and will leave with the ability to create more beautiful mosaics!

Snowmen/Christmas in July! Handbuilding Clay
July 26, Friday
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
Ages: 5 & above 
(Ages 5-11 must be accompanied by an adult who will stay for the entirety of the class)
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $45
Registration Closing: July 19
Instructor: Tessa Carlton
Prerequisite: None

Join us in this fun clay project that celebrates the winter season in the summer! Ceramic Artist, Tessa Carlton 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 snowman per person. All levels are welcome. This workshop is perfect for individuals and families!

Hanging Face Jug Planters: Handbuilding Clay 
August 3, Saturday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class & Materials Fee: $50
Registration Closing: July 27
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner
Prerequisite: None

Join us and learn how to handbuild elements of a face jug using high-fire clay! You will have the opportunity to use traditional or modern stories as inspiration to create and attach faces using handbuilding methods on pre-formed clay jugs, which will be fired by our potters. Teaching artist, Phyllis Seidner will show you how to turn your face jug into a hanging planter.

Glass Blowing Intensive: Next Steps
August 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 & above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $350
Registration Closing: August 2
Instructor: Skitch Manion
Prerequisite: At least one session of Glass Blowing Intensive. 

Are you ready to build on the skills you learned in your previous class? Spend two full days in our glass studio learning to blow glass with our highly experienced staff. Designed for those who have learned basic techniques and are now ready to practice and build on them while making larger items.

Feline Frenzy: Handbuilding Clay
August 23, Friday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
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 Fee: $45
Registration Closing: August 16
Instructor: Tessa Carlton
Prerequisite: None

Celebrate all things feline and make a small cat sculpture using clay! Teaching Artist, Tessa Carlton will provide a pre-thrown cat form and teach you techniques to make the cat sculpture your own by adding expression, a tail, face, etc. Your finished cat can either be used as a decorative sculpture or a slot can be cut on the top to create a penny bank.

Birdhouse / Bird Feeder: Handbuilding Clay 
August 31, Saturday
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Pottery Studio/Classroom
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 Fee: $50
Registration Closing: August 24
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner
Prerequisite: None

Join us as we create handmade habitats and/or feeders for local birds! Teaching Artist, Phyllis Seidner will provide a pre-thrown clay bottle form for you to make your own. You will be guided on how to turn it into a birdhouse or feeder depending on which one you prefer.

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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Cancellations:
 
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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