Fall/Winter 2017 Art Classes Offered:                         

 All classes have a minimum of 5 students, maximum of 12 call 276-628-9091 to reserve your spot    

   Greg Howser Citra Solve Collage workshop, Saturday October 7th 10 am – 4 pm   Cost:  $50 payable to the instructor

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

Jennifer Hilton Paste Papers    Saturday October 21, 10am – 1pm                                             Cost $55 payable to the instructor

mimimum number of students 5, Maximum number 12.

Another Fun messy day with the use of wallpaper paste and acrylic paints, create papers literally “hands on”.  Let your inner child loose finger painting papers to be used in a project of your choice (think the “Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle)  or join Jennifer for her Hard Book Class and use the papers for the book covers!

About the Instructor:  Jennifer Hilton Is a retired professor who taught Printmaking and Artists Books at Clark University. She also taught at the Worcester Art Museum, and Montserrat College of Art.  Ms. Hilton has received the Massachusetts Fellowship in Printmaking and Drawing, and Mass. Art Lottery grants.  She was an artist in residence at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, and Great Spruce Head Island, Maine.  Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Art Museum, Boston Public Library, Harvard Business School, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Worcester Art Museum.  Jennifer recently relocated to Abingdon, VA.

Joyce Samuel Alcohol Ink Class Saturday Oct. 28, 11 – 3 pm

Cost $55 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, 91% Rubbing Alcohol, Spray Bottle, Paper Towels, Assortment of Alcohol Inks – Pinata or Adirondack (about 5 colors of your choice), plus Pinata Gold.  Instructor will have some Alcohol Inks you can purchase, and additional Yupo paper.

About the Instructor:  Joyce Samuel is a Resident Artists at the Arts Depot, click on the “Resident Artists” tab to view more information on her


Greg Howser Japanese Stab Binding Class Saturday, Nov. 4th , 10am  – 4 pm           Cost:  $55, payable to the instructor

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 sew 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

Jennifer Hilton Hard Back Book Making    Saturday Nov. 11, 10am – 2pm                             Cost $55 payable to the instructor

All hands on deck, you journaling folks, writers, poets, art journals, come make your own one of a  kind book created by YOU!  Great gifts for treasured friends and family!  use papers created in the Paste Paper class.

Joyce Samuel Water Media Wax Batik Class Saturday Nov. 25, 11 – 4 pm                       Cost $75 payable to the instructor

Intermediate painters will enjoy learning this fun technique.  Watercolor wax batik is a process of applying water medium – acrylic or W/C to rice paper with layers of wax applied in between painting layers.  The result is vibrant paintings with a beautiful batik like appearance.

Materials:  Your own water media paint and brushes, Unryu Rice Paper (Cheap Joes for $17.99 a roll) Tracing or typing paper to do your original drawings on, bring photos or ideas for drawings, sharpie fine point, 6X6 block canvas, mod-podge, Foam 2″ brush,  paper towels, newspapers, blow dryer, card board backing piece at least 12X12 to paint on.

Sara Reese Terra Cotta Angel Class, Saturday Dec. 2, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm                  Cost $15  Ages 7 and up

No experience necessary, all materials supplied, just bring an apron, or other cover-up to wear during the class.  About the Instructor: Sara is a Resident Artists of the Arts Depot and Founding member in Studio 4.  Check out her information on our Resident Artist page.