Fall 2017 Classes and Workshops

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

Two-Face-Jugs300Face Jugs: Handbuilding Clay
September 17, Sunday
2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: September 8
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

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 hand-building methods on pre-formed clay jugs, which will be fired by our potters.

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Ceramic Luminaries
September 23, Saturday
November 11, Saturday

2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Registration Closing: September 15
Instructor: Phyllis Seidner

Join us and learn how to create luminaries, ceramic candle holders, using high-fire clay.

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Introduction to Glass Beadmaking
September 30 & December 16, Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Location: Flameworking Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 3
Class Minimum: 2
Class Fee: $170
Registration Closing: September 22 & December 8
Instructor: Chris Coffman

Flameworking, also known as lampworking, is a glassmaking process during which 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 that will give you an overview of safety issues, costs, and equipment involved as well as the experience and technique of making beads.

Frit-a-holic: Flameworking
September 23, Saturday
October 21, Saturday
November 25, Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Location: Flameworking Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 2
Class Minimum: 2
Class Fee: $170  per class
Registration Closing:  Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17
Instructor: Susan Boyce

In this one-day class you learn how to make dazzling glass beads. During this beginner-level glass you will use a variety of colorful frit (crushed glass) to create a variety of glass bead shapes. You will be using italian soft glass to create each unique bead. The class includes demonstrations as well as ample torch time.

Fused Glass Panels
September 30, Saturday
10 am – 4 pm
Location: Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $150
Registration Closing: September 23
Instructor: Deb DiMarco

Learn the basics of glass tack fusing in this one-day class. You will design and fabricate your own panel, measuring approximately 4” x 5″. You will learn how to select, cut, and grind glass by hand. A special material that will be available for your designs is dichroic frit. Your instructor will guide you through a variety of designs that can be achieved using simple techniques. You will also learn to make a stand to showcase your finished panel.  

If you are interested in continuing to develop your fusing skills be sure to check out our other two fusing classes this season: Fused Glass Suncatchers and Fused & Flameworked Glass: Bubble Painting.

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Glass Blowing Intensive
October 14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday (This session is sold out. Click here to add your address to our classes email list or email pweichmann@wheatonarts.org to be added to a wait list)
November 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday Register for November’s Session
10 am to 4 pm
Location: Glass Studio
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 9
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $300
Registration Closing:  October 6
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.

Spooky Ghosts: Handbuilding Clay
October 20, Friday
6:30pm to 7:15pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 5 and above
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $25
Registration Closing: October 13
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Join us in this 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!

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Fused Glass Suncatchers
Saturday, October 21
10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $150
Registration Closing: October 13
Instructor: Deb DiMarco

Filter the light through a sparkling piece of glass! During this one-day class you will learn the technique of full fusing. You will learn to design and fabricate a glass suncatcher using three layers of glass. The suncatcher you create will trap dichroic frit between two layers of glass. The bottom layer will be a transparent color and the top layer will be a rainbow clear. You will learn to hand-cut and grind glass. You will learn how to drill a hole through glass so that a ribbon or cord can be used to hang your suncatcher.

Fused Glass Suncatcher

Metalsmithing for Beginners: Saw, File, Hammer, and Wear!
October 28, Saturday
10 am to 5 pm
Location: Metal Shop
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 10
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $160
Materials Fee: $40
Registration Closing: October 20
Instructor: Daisy Greenwell

In this one-day course on basic metalsmithing techniques, you will learn how to manipulate metal sheet using a jeweler’s saw. You will pierce out simple shapes and fabricate a layered pendant, brooch, or keychain of your own design through the use of sawing, filing, drilling, riveting, and sanding. No previous experience with metals is necessary, as this crash course on beginning metalwork will cover all that you need to know in order to create a stunning piece of wearable art. Materials will be provided, however, you should begin to brainstorm designs before you arrive at class. You are encouraged to think of simple shapes and symbols that inspire you, and come to class with a couple sketches or images printed from the internet. These ideas will be the basis for a beautifully designed object to be made in copper, brass, and nickel silver.

Metalsmithing Class

Metal Casting: Cuttlefish Bone Casting
November 11, Saturday
10 am to 5 pm
Location: Classroom
Class Limit: 12
Class Minimum: 6
Class Fee: $100
Registration Closing: November 3
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.

Metal Casting Class

Fused & Flameworked Glass: Bubble Paintings
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3
10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Classroom
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit: 6
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $225
Registration Closing: November 24
Instructor: Deb DiMarco

Learn to combine glass fusing and flameworking in this two-day intensive class. You will learn to create glass elements both in the kiln and at the torch to be used your own, unique design. The first day will be spent preping your materials and designing your artwork. Using the torch and flat glass you will learn to create the elements of your design. Your instructor will guide you in cutting small squares of sheet glass and they will then be fused in a kiln to create tiny dots of glass that will be used as elements in your larger design. You will learn to pull stingers at the torch to complete your glass composition. During the second day your glass compositions will be completed using all of the elements you created on the first day. They will then be put in a kiln overnight for the final fuse. Finished works can be picked up on Monday or shipped (shipping fee will apply).  

Cone 10 Atmospheric Firing: Reduction and Salt
December 16, December 30, Firing Date TBD
11 am to 2 pm
Location: Clay College at the Millville Arts and Innovation Center, Cumberland County College and WheatonArts Pottery Studio
Ages: 18 and above
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum:5
Class Fee: $75
Materials Fee: $10
Firing Fee: $10
Registration Closing: December 8
Instructor: Terry Plasket

This workshop will review and discuss the advantages and possibilities of firing at high temperatures (cone 10-11) in fuel fired kilns and talk about clay bodies, glaze chemistry, vitrification and firing process.  We will meet for the first class at the Arts and Innovation Center and make pots either wheel thrown or hand built and go over forms most suited for these processes.  In the second class we will meet in Terry’s studio at WheatonArts to glaze, decorate, and slip the pots using his glazes and colorants. We will then set dates to fire the work in both his gas reduction kiln and his salt glaze kiln. This will be a great opportunity to explore alternative firing methods not available in most school and art center facilities.  Each student should be able to complete 6-10 finished pots.  There will be a $10 dollar materials fee and a $10 dollar firing fee paid at time of registration.  Intermediate wheel and hand building experience needed.

Snowmen: Handbuilding Clay
January 5, Friday
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Location: Pottery Studio
Ages: 5 and above
Class Limit: 15
Class Minimum: 4
Class Fee: $35
Registration Closing: December 29
Instructor: Tessa Peterzak

Join us in this fun clay project that celebrates the winter season. Artist, Tessa Peterzak will guide you through a sculptural project. A  pre-made clay form will be available for you to manipulate and add your own, personal touch. Limit one snowman per person. All levels are welcome. This workshop is perfect for individuals and families!

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.

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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