Spring/Summer 2017 Art Classes Offered:Workshop J Gorrell                       Spring Workshop with Jeff Gorrell                                        Saturday & Sunday April 8th & 9th                                                 10AM – 4PM Saturday, 11AM – 5PM Sunday


COST: Non Members: $140 both days $80 for Saturday only

Members: $120 both days, $65 for Saturday

Minimum students 6, Maximum 12

Pre-register by April 1st. ½ deposit due to hold spot.

Jeff is the Virginia Watercolor Society Arts Depot Award Winner in 2016.  He will be having a Spotlight Gallery Show April 5th – June 10th.  This workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of ways to paint on Yupo, a synthetic paper.  Saturday will introduce creative ways to use watercolor, inks, or acrylics on this unique surface concentrating on elements such as color blending, creating texture, and developing dramatic movement.  Sunday will go more deeply into working with Yupo, especially concentrating on painting representationally and some of the technical adjustments an artist will need to make to control paint and water on the yupo surface.

Materials List:  Students should bring their paints, (watercolor, Alcohol Inks, or Acrylic), assortment of brushes including larger brushes and a 2″ flat brush or larger. Paper towels, water container,   20X26 size yupo paper will be available to purchase from the instructor at time of workshop.  Call 276-628-9091 to register today!Samuel Alcohol Ink


Joyce Samuel Alcohol Ink Class

April 29th, 11 am – 3 pm

Cost $50 payable to the instructor

call 276-628-9091 to hold your spot, space is limited!

Youth to Adults will enjoy a fun day using vibrant Alcohol Inks to create one of a kind pictures.  No experience necessary!

 Materials:  Yupo Paper, 90% Rubbing Alcohol, Spray Bottle, Paper Towels, Assortment of Alcohol Inks – Pinata or Adirondack (about 5 colors of your choice), assortment of brushes, water container.  Instructor will have some Alcohol Inks you can purchase, and additional Yupo paper.

Jennifer HIlton Journals in a Jiffy

Jennifer Hilton Journals in a Jiffy:  Introduction to Artists Books                                             Saturday May 6, 10am – 1pm                                               Cost $60 + $5 materials payable to the instructor

This workshop is an introduction into the world of Artists Books.   During this workshop we will create instant journals, unique books, or impromptu ‘zines using  3 simple book formats.

Please bring any art supplies you wish, a glue stick, razor knife, or exacto knife, pair of scissors.  If you like also, magazine cutouts, photos, quotes, etc… we will use the photocopier to create multiple books. Optional supplies if you have them on hand: cutting mat, newsprint,  scrap newspaper, or old phone book, ruler, bone folder.  Minimum number of students 5, Maximum number 12.

Two 1 day Workshops by Greg Howser:  

Greg Howser Class web

 Saturday June 24, 10 – 4:00 pm:   Citri Solv Collage Workshop  Cost:  TBA  (will be reasonable!)

Artists always have used solvents to create and change images for collages, drawings, and painting. Citra Solv is an exciting was to create collage papers. The papers can look like marbled paper to alcohol ink. It is amazing how no two pages look the same.
During the first part of the workshop, I will demonstrate how to create the citra solv papers. Then you will be creating your own. After lunch, I will show you some things I have done with my citra solv papers and help you create your art project using yours papers.
Materials needed:
• National Geographic magazines – I prefer issues from after the year 2000. The highly pigmented ink, printed on the clay coated pages, make this magazine uniquely suited for this process.
• Citra Solv 16 oz
• Matte Medium or Mod podges
• Brushes
• Q-tips
• Art materials to work on your papers with such as pencils, colored pencils, acrylic paint, oil paint, etc. It up to you what other art materials you use.
• A canvas or wooden panel to create art on (up to you what size you want to work on). You might want to bring in several small panels like 5 by 7 inches or a bigger 16 by 20 inches
• Scissors
• Ruler                                                                                                                                                                                                Suggested Materials:
• Spray bottle, although you can simply hold a finger over the opening and “shake” the Citra Solv onto the page.
• rubber gloves – this is messy business!
• Cotton swabs, rags or paper towels, stencils – depending on the special effects you choose to do.
• Hair dryer

About the Instructor:  Greg Howser is a working figurative artist that resides in Bluff City, Tennessee. His work is a visual exploration of himself, his personal relationships, and experiences with people through personal portraits and narratives. Greg has his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He is currently teaching at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon Virginia.

Japanese Stab Binding Class Saturday July 15, 10am  – 4 pm Cost:  TBA

Japanese Stab Binding is a simple but elegant bookbinding technique. They make great journals, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and more. In this workshop, you will be:

·         creating 1, 8/11-inch book

·         learning how to back fabric for covers

·         assembling a book and sowing it together

In the morning, I will talk about colors and demonstrate how to back fabric. Then I will instruct you how to put the book cover and book block together. After lunch, we will learn how to sow the books together.

I will supply: 2 pieces of book board, book block (inside paper), and wonder under, glue, insert pages (cover pages), thread, and needles.

You will need to bring: ruler, brushes (for gluing), Fabric (The fabric will be used for your book cover. You will need 2 pieces roughly around 12/14 inches. I can help you cut them down)

Suggested things to bring: decorative paper like scrapbooking paper, marble paper etc, beads, and Iron