Workshops

Art Gym partners with like-minded organizations and guest teachers to offer continuing education opportunities to our members and outside artists.

Art Gym members can also use our space to teach their own workshops. We provide this service to support members in their teaching careers.


Art Gym Workshops


Unwind + Grind

with Axé

December 4, 7:30-9PM
December 13, 7:30-9PM
December 29, 4-5:30PM
Members price – $20 (for all three sessions)
Non Members price – $97 (for all three sessions)

Join us for a very special 3-part series of Unwind + Grind – The Official Divine Booty Shaking Experience channeled by Axé, started over a decade ago to help women release their minds, have fun, and get free in their bodies! An evening of movement to remember and reconnect to your totality and highest self

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Make a New Year’s Art Resolution: Set Artistic Goals and Reach Success in 2019

with ArtCoaching for You

January 19, 10am-12pm
Members price – $45
Non Members price – $65

This is the second workshop in a series of Art Business workshops dedicated to helping you be the most successful artist you can be.

Annual goal-setting is how we check in with ourselves each year, figure out our priorities, and decide how, as artists, we are going to invest our limited time and resources in the future.  In this hands-on workshop, you will improve the quality and realism of your goal-setting.  You can also look forward to receiving helpful tools to reach your goals.

ArtCoaching for You is comprised of Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winter. They are artists helping artists. ArtCoaching for You helps empower artists’ careers and their creative lives. They ensure that artists have what they need to successfully grow in their art careers and creative expression. We are so excited to have them teaching these workshops.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Intro to Encaustic Painting

with Gigia Kolouch

January 26, 9am-12pm
Member and Non-Member – $75

Discover the ancient wax and resin medium of encaustic. You will play with the equipment, supplies and basic techniques in a safe environment. The curriculum includes translucent layering, mark making, and creating texture. Incorporate other media such as graphite, copy paper, and oil pastel into your work. You will learn tips and tricks for working with the hot wax to get the best results.

** All materials included.
Materials include three boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, and found collage material.

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Encaustic Studio

with Gigia Kolouch

February 2, 9am-3pm
Member and Non-Member – $125

For all levels of encaustic artists, come and play for a day with this ancient medium.The curriculum will begin with the basics and then you will be able to create on your own. The instructor will give short demonstrations throughout the day to introduce new techniques based on student interests.

** All materials included.
Materials include four boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, encaustic paint, and found collage material

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Intro to Encaustic Painting

with Gigia Kolouch

February 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Member and Non-Member – $75

Discover the ancient wax and resin medium of encaustic. You will play with the equipment, supplies and basic techniques in a safe environment. The curriculum includes translucent layering, mark making, and creating texture. Incorporate other media such as graphite, copy paper, and oil pastel into your work. You will learn tips and tricks for working with the hot wax to get the best results.

** All materials included.
Materials include three boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, and found collage material.

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Finding Your Artistic Voice

with ArtCoaching for You

March 9, 10am-12pm
Members price – $45
Non Members price – $65

This is the third workshop in a series of Art Business workshops dedicated to helping you be the most successful artist you can be.

The development of a personal artistic style differentiates you from other artists.   It’s how your artwork is easily recognized by others.  It’s about developing a personal identity that can bring forth the meaning you want to express in the world through your art.  In this workshop, artists will learn why it is important to have their own artistic voice and to explore the ways in which they can discover and develop their voice.  This is an exciting hands-on workshop, and artists are asked to bring a small portfolio of their artwork.

ArtCoaching for You is comprised of Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winter. They are artists helping artists. ArtCoaching for You helps empower artists’ careers and their creative lives. They ensure that artists have what they need to successfully grow in their art careers and creative expression. We are so excited to have them teaching these workshops.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Moku Hanga (Japanese Woodblock)

with Leon Loughridge

April 6 & 7, 12:30-6:30pm
Price – $185

This class is designed for both the beginner and more advanced student of woodblock printing. The focus of the class will be learning the nuances of the Japanese style of printing. With that in mind, students will be provided with assorted paper, barens, kento guides and partially carved blocks. By using a standard design, students will be able to focus on learning the process. But don’t worry, there is still plenty of room for creativity as students learn basic registration techniques, ink mixing options, value and color progressions, glazing and gradations. An emphasis will be on using alternative mediums and techniques for unique results.

Students will be provided use of baren, kento guide, carving tools and inks. Students will receive paper, blocks and class folder.

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Intro to Encaustic Painting

with Gigia Kolouch

April 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Member and Non-Member – $75

Discover the ancient wax and resin medium of encaustic. You will play with the equipment, supplies and basic techniques in a safe environment. The curriculum includes translucent layering, mark making, and creating texture. Incorporate other media such as graphite, copy paper, and oil pastel into your work. You will learn tips and tricks for working with the hot wax to get the best results.

** All materials included.
Materials include three boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, and found collage material.

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


More Encaustic Techniques

with Gigia Kolouch

April 13, 9am-12:00pm
Member and Non-Member – $75

Add definition and depth to your encaustic artwork through image transfer, collage and encaustic paint. Encaustic image transfer is the transference of a printed or drawn image onto wax. Learn several methods to transfer and embed images with encaustic medium. For more control, you will discover encaustic paint, a wax compatible acrylic-like paint used with encaustic medium. Some familiarity with basic encaustic technique is recommended before taking this class.

** Bring 2-3 laser copies of your favorite images to practice. No inkjet.
All other materials included.
Materials include three boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, encaustic paint, and found collage material

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Encaustic Studio

with Gigia Kolouch

April 27, 9am-3pm
Member and Non-Member – $125

For all levels of encaustic artists, come and play for a day with this ancient medium.The curriculum will begin with the basics and then you will be able to create on your own. The instructor will give short demonstrations throughout the day to introduce new techniques based on student interests.

** All materials included.
Materials include four boards, wax, colored wax, tools, mixed media, encaustic paint, and found collage material

Gigia Kolouch’s artwork can be found HERE.

Click HERE for more information and to register


Watercolor Monotypes with Collage Materials and Stencils

with Sue Oehme

May 4 & 5, 12:30-6:30pm
Members price – $170
Non Members price – $185

In this two day workshop we will explore printing watercolors from various substrates such as frosted vellum or coated mat board. The instructor will demonstrate the proper way to get the most out of each application of paint, as well as discuss various papers to use. After lunch, we will use vellum to cut stencils and compose them on the backing sheets to print multiple layered images. Using watercolors offers myriad ways to apply the paint including drawing with the tube, washes, and beautiful evaporated puddles.

** All materials included.

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Marketing Your Art: Learn the Secrets

July 13, 10am-12pm
Members price – $45
Non Members price – $65

This is the fourth workshop in a series of Art Business workshops dedicated to helping you be the most successful artist you can be.

Learn powerful marketing strategies for succeeding in the art world, as well as creativity tools for handling the natural anxieties that arise in this fun and information-packed presentation. Weaving together their expertise in art coaching, Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winter will reveal the essential secrets for balancing your creative life with the business of art.

ArtCoaching for You is comprised of Kathy Beekman and Cyncie Winter. They are artists helping artists. ArtCoaching for You helps empower artists’ careers and their creative lives. They ensure that artists have what they need to successfully grow in their art careers and creative expression. We are so excited to have them teaching these workshops.

Click HERE for more information and to register


 

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