Recorded Online Classes

The Workhouse Arts Center believes that an arts education is necessary to an individual’s perception and understanding of the world in which we live. Creative learning enables students to interpret these perceptions in visual or performative form. Art education teaches students to respect and appreciate their own interpretations and those of others. Our program allows every student to increase positive attitudes towards self, others, and the environment through creative experiences. The Workhouse Arts Center provides art instruction that helps develop basic art skills, encourage visual awareness and promote intellectual growth and creative self-expression.

While the Workhouse campus is closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are thrilled to bring you recorded online classes!

We are adding new classes on an ongoing basis so be sure to check back frequently. If you’d like to be notified when new classes are available sign up to receive our e-mails.

Sculpting the Hand in Clay with Debra Balestreri

Students examine the materials and processes for sculpting the hand using yourself as the live model. They investigate clay sculpture techniques focused on tool use, armatures and anatomy and can explore their own individual styles.

This figurative sculpture class is suitable for beginning students with no art background or intermediate students with a background in ceramics. The class is a series of videos from multiple angles over a series of days where students can watch the instructor create a work from start to finish.

Students can watch at their leisure, take their time, watch the videos more than once and submit questions to the instructor.

$100

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All About Paper Quilling with Trupti More

Paper Quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, gluing and making different things with simple looking colorful paper strips. With quilling you can make bookmarks, magnets, cards, ornaments, key chains, multipurpose boxes, frames and lots of things. The sky is the limit.

Quilling has some amazing benefits for kids as well as adults. It works on fine motor skills including coordination and strength. It is a great way to build hand – eye coordination. It also helps in reducing anxiety. Quilling is also relaxing and calming. You also don’t need expensive material.

In this course you will learn basic shapes, basic scrolls, Malaysian petal, beehive technique, how to make jewelry, quilling comb techniques, how to give 3d effect to flowers, 3d flower pot, 3d angel, how to make monograms. Your Instructor Trupti More will guide you through all these steps . As this is pre-recorded course you can watch these videos again and again whenever you get time.

$100

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Alla-Prima Oil Painting with Nataliya Gurshman

This is an introductory oil painting class. Students will learn about colors, composition, with the help of brushes and palette knife, and how to make an impression of the still-life or landscape on their canvases. There will be a different setting for every class. Students will create vibrant, textural and colorful paintings.

$100

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Chinese Brush Painting with Hsi-Mei Yates

Chinese brush painting is part of over 2000 years of Chinese culture. Since the Song Dynasty, the four seasons have been represented by the “Four Gentlemen”: Bamboo, Plum Blossom, Orchid and Crystanamum. These plants will be the subject of our paintings. At the beginning of the course I will introduce the art supplies: Ink, bamboo brushes, rice paper, a watercolor set, mixing plates, felt and water containers. Each class will be focused on achieving different types of brushstrokes. The goal of the four week is to have fun, be creative and make great artwork!

$100

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