Art Lab

Artist demonstrations and DIY projects

Location:
Anchors the South end of the Festival on S. Main Street
The Art Lab allows you to watch expert artists at work and try your hand at DIY projects to nurture the artist within. Explore the schedule and class descriptions below. Space for each demo is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

 

Register for an Art Lab Demo

FRIDAY
May 10, 2019

Intro to Alcohol Inks  Dottie Bruce  2pm – 3pm
A brief introduction to Alcohol Inks as a Fine Art medium. Students will then have time to create 2 pieces of artwork using Ampersand claybord as a substrate.

Kid’s Painting Class* Vino and Van Gogh 4pm – 5pm
Kids of all ages will learn painting techniques to create a masterpiece in a step by step process with a Vino & Van Gogh artist instructor and leave with a work of art in hand. Space is limited.
*Patrons must register online in advance through Vino and Van Gogh ($25 Class Fee) for this demo. All other demos may be reserved through Artisphere’s registration form.

Photo Transfer Joann Benzinger 6pm – 7pm
Learn basic photo transfer techniques using laser and ink printed transparencies. Suitable for all skill levels.

SATURDAY
May 11, 2019

Mixed Media Journals Angela Zajac-Bruch 10am – 11am
Committing to daily journaling increases artistic skills of painting, collage and color theory. During this one-hour demo, patrons will create a mixed media journal using gesso, gel medium, markers, flyers, old mail, and books to create interesting layers.

Painted Wooden Jewelry Sarah Mandell 12pm -1pm
After viewing examples of painted pendants & earrings, each student will have the freedom to paint whatever they can imagine onto the wooden blank. The students will seal their masterpiece, and then assemble their final pieces.

Origami Masu Boxes Laura Reines Willems 2pm – 3pm
Do your drawers spark joy when you open them? Learn to make an Origami Masu Box and tidy your drawers the Marie Kondo way! This clever origami organizer project will get you on your way to junk drawer delight. Your desk drawers will thank you.

Needle Felting Cecilia Ho 4pm – 5pm
Turn wool fibers into a beautiful wool painting using a felting needle. Create a seamless piece of felt by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers together without the use of water.

Wet Felting Cecilia Ho 5pm – 6pm
Try your hand at wet felting, the process of combining layers of wool roving into one flat piece of the felt fabric by adding hot soapy water.

Adult Painting Class* Vino and Van Gogh 7pm – 8pm
Create a masterpiece in a step by step process with a Vino & Van Gogh artist instructor and leave with a work of art in hand. Space is limited.
*Patrons must register online in advance through Vino and Van Gogh ($25 Class Fee) for this demo. All other demos may be reserved through Artisphere’s registration form.

SUNDAY
May 12, 2019

Collage Bouquets Laura Nance 11am – 12pm
Create a Mother’s Day collage bouquet. Draw or trace a simple bouquet and use canvas, collage papers, gel, as well as acrylic paints & brushes to create your own work of art.

Embroidered Succulent Magnets Sara Leimbach 1pm – 2pm
Learn basic hand embroidery stitches and create adorable succulent magnets to take home with you!

Watercolor Poppies Barb Toland 3pm – 4pm
We’ll be spending time playing & learning about the magic & beauty of watercolor. Each participant will have a chance to paint their very own vibrant Watercolor Poppy, just in time for summer!

Stained Glass Mosaics Vaunda Browning 5pm – 6pm
Participants will use pre-cut stained glass pieces to complete their own abstract mosaic. After the stained glass is set on the piece patrons will grout, clean, and polish the piece to take home.