Creative and Professional Development

SAT MAR 16, 2019, 11AM-12:30PM/WORKSHOP

Cuban “Yo Yo” Fishing Lines with Tom Noeker

Stock Island artist Tom Noeker turns Cuban mahogany on a lathe to make one-of-a-kind “Cuban YoYo’s” for fishing. The traditional Cuban Yoyo is a device that’s elegant in its simplicity, a handheld wooden spool used for casting fishing line that’s easy to learn but difficult to master. In about an hour, Noeker takes a raw piece of wood and has it ready for varnish, right in front of your eyes.

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SAT MAR 30, 2019, 12-3PM/WORKSHOP

Dirty Words, Pretty Lettering with Margot Griffin

Griffin continues her calligraphy study with some more colorful language.

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Creative iPhoneography with Shirley Drevich

As most people with a smart phone in their pocket have come to realize, there’s a world of possibility within that little package. Drevich, who has gained national attention and numerous awards for her work, shows users how to tap into their camera’s full potential as a strong creative tool.

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Full Circle Wood Production with Jimmy Wray

Jimmy Wray leads visitors on a tour of his woodworking studio on Stock Island and demonstrates the process of creating wood art – from tree to mill to finished sculpture. Jimmy will be demonstrating the use of a large bandsaw mill for reducing logs to usable wood as well as exploring the various species of local tropical hardwoods.

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THU FEB 28, 2019, 3-6PM/WORKSHOP

Dip Pen Calligraphy with Margot Griffin

Learn the classic approach to decorative hand-lettering. Leave this workshop feeling confident in your classy calligraphy skills.

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Fused Glass Plates with Cheryl Wilson Smith

Utilize color theory and design principles to create a fused glass plate. This  will be a single day workshop with pieces being collected the following week.

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Portrait Documentary with Quincy Perkins

Create an intimate and compelling portrait through documentary film.

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MON & TUE FEB 25 & 26, 2019, 4-6PM/WORKSHOP

The First Five Pages with Barbara Ross and Roberta Isleib (Lucy Burdette)

The opening scene in a novel or short story establishes the characters, the setting, and most importantly, the voice. Story questions in those first pages should engage readers and entice them to read on. Your novel or story should begin with a strong opening sentence and end with a strong hook.

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SAT FEB 23, 2019, 12-3PM/WORKSHOP

Intermediate Encaustic: Collage with Cricket Desmarais

You have the skills, now discover your voice. Take your knowledge of encaustics to the next level with new approaches as you review and refine your skills. Students work through a series of layering technique studies to create finished works.

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THU FEB 21, 2019, 5-7:30PM/WORKSHOP

Essential Oils: Aroma Basics & Blending Workshop with Karen Moore

Students will be guided through a brief history & review of essential oil characteristics and qualities. Learn to help understand your impressions of different aromas and how the essential oils can be combined. There will be plenty of hands-on time to practice blending basics and to play with diffusers and other delivery methods.

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