In-person Mixed Media Classes

Registration for Fall classes begins on July 19 for NC State Students and on July26 for the Public. Registration links will become active at 9:00am on those dates.


ADVANCED SILKSCREEN

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
This class is open to students who have prior experience in silkscreen or screen printing and wish to further their knowledge. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the class. Reinforce your skills by setting up individual projects and working through complicated color registration and layers. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied, and digital color separation techniques will be explored. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal, and wood to explore making individual prints as well as editions. You will be encouraged to explore other materials to print on and “inks” to print with such as chocolate, mustard, graphite powder, etc. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Note: You may use the studio by appointment during the days between class sessions*.
Studio memberships, Punch Cards and Class Passes are not available for the Mixed Media Studio. To use the studio for screeprinting after the class has ended you must reserve the room and pay the hourly fee for use of the studio.

*Questions and appointment requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] October 12 – November 16: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introduction to Screen Printing class, Introduction to Silkscreen class, or similar experience.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $95     Public – $150      Register for this class»

 

ARCHITECTURAL WATERCOLOR 

Instructor: Brenon Day

A portrait of an architectural structure can be fun and very challenging. There are as many different styles of painting as there are buildings to be painted. How you approach a barn portrait to a city building rendering can be very different. In this class we will introduce you to painting these structures in watercolor. Starting with core drawing in graphite focusing on angle and placement, we will begin with applying a systematic application of watercolor to simplify the overall painting. Taking time to discuss the placement of landscape in the work to highlight features of the construction, we will talk about the difference between artistic and architectural rendering in house/building portraits. This class does require some previous knowledge and experience with watercolor. You are responsible for providing your own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay from $25-$60 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.]

Mondays [5 weeks] October 18 – November 15: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: This class does require some previous knowledge and experience with watercolor.

Class fees:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $65      Register for this class»

 

BEGINNER’S WATERCOLOR

Instructor: Laura Azzi

For beginners only. Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will also be covered. Come and express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Saturday, September 25: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 26: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $75      Register for this class»

 

COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jessica Yee
Learn the origins of copperplate calligraphy to create classic and modern script lettering. You will be provided with all the tools needed, guidelines for practice, and supplies needed to learn how to create basic letterforms, including flourishing. Copperplate is elegant and can be modernized for a wide variety of script styles. All supplies included.

Mondays [6 weeks] September 13 – October 25 [skip Oct. 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginne

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $120     Public – $175      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Join Encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst for a fun mixed media class where you will learn how to use paper and wax to make a fun mixed media collage painting. We will cover elements of a balanced composition, cover how to pick out papers that work best with wax and how to use mark making to add interest to your painting. You will paint on a wood birch panel using encaustic medium (e.g. wax with resin) and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies and all about the different papers and inks/stains that work well with wax. A $20 supply fee must be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, September 24, 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC BEACHSCAPE PAINTING [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though the steps to craft your very own Seascape painting. You will paint on a wood birch panel using encaustic medium (e.g. wax with resin) and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies. You will also learn how to get a smooth or textured surface and how to embed shells and other mixed media materials in your work. Students will walk away with their completed 6×6 painting. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels.
To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, October 15, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

ENCAUSTIC PHOTO TRANSFER [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Want to take you photography to the next level? Want to learn how to incorporate photographs into your work? Then join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though a photo transfer into your encaustic painting. You will paint on a wood birch panel using encaustic medium [e.g. wax with resin] and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies. You will also learn how to get a smooth or textured surface and how to incorporate photography and other mixed media materials in your work. Students will walk away with their completed 5×7 painting. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, November 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

FALL LEAVES IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint colorful fall leaves in watercolor. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Sunday, October 24: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $30    Public – $40       Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

Instructor: Brenon Day

Learn to enjoy drawing. Become familiar with a number of dry drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, and pen. Learn to draw subjects from observation, photography, and imagination, while establishing an understanding of light and shadow. Understand contour (line drawing) verses value rendering. Build a starter knowledge base of drawing tools, paper types and surfaces. Create a technique, idea and materials sketchbook. Prior experience with drawing is not expected or required. Prepare to have fun! There will be an optional outdoor sketching session during an afternoon decided upon by the class. You are responsible for providing your own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay from $25-$60 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.]

Mondays [5 weeks] August 23 – September 27 [skip Sept. 6]: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:     NC State Students – $30    Public – $55      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREEN PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
No prior experience needed. Learn the basics of silkscreen and produce two to three prints by the end of class. The fundamentals of silkscreen printing include separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques, and terminology. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Explore hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood. Students will learn how to print with their screens using a squeegee, apply emulsion to the screen with a scoop coater, shoot and wash out their images, mix color, and make editions of prints. Students will supply some of their own paper and inks for printing. All other supplies included. Please wear old/dirty clothes to work in. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Note: You may use the studio by appointment during the days between class sessions*.  Studio memberships, Punch Cards and Class Passes are not available for the Mixed Media Studio. To use the studio for screeprinting after the class has ended you must reserve the room and pay the hourly fee for use of the studio.

*Questions and appointment requests should be emailed to our studio technician, Katy Walls, at kswalls@ncsu.edu.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] August 24 – September 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $95    Public – $150     Register for this class»

 

LEATHER JOURNALS [Workshop] 

Instructor: Gina Fry
Hemingway was never without his. Frida Kahlo’s are widely reproduced. Make your very own leather journal and learn to do leather sewing, dyeing, and stamping to personalize to your taste. Using a premium 6” x 8” x Leather Journals0.5” journal with acid-free, archival paper you will create a leather cover that is reusable for many journals in the future! Your legacy…secured!  Supplies included.

Section A: Friday, September 17: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Section B: Friday, November 12: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $65       Register for this class»

 

MONO – PRINTING 101 [Workshop]

Instructor: Maureen Seltzer
In this wildly creative and playful class, participants will learn to make prints using found objects for texture and image, layered paints for varied colors, and a mask [an image cutout] to create multiple exciting prints! Each student will use an 8” x 10” gel printing press and a variety of tools and materials, including upcycling papers from books, maps, and music sheets to print onto. Instructor demos and a variety of techniques make this class rewarding and fun. To learn more about Maureen’s work, visit seltzersart.com/.

Saturday, September 18: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $40       Register for this class»

 

MOUNTING YOUR ARTWORK [Workshop]

Instructor: Katy Walls
In this workshop Katy discusses and demonstrates the techniques for mounting two dimensional artwork, the differences between archival and acidic materials, as well as some museum standard preservation methods. Students are encouraged to bring their projects to the first session to discuss the individual and specific needs of the art. All tools and some supplies are included in the course – students will receive a supply list tailored for each individual project on the first night of class. The second session will be entirely focused on project assembly. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Wednesdays [2 weeks] October 27 – November 3: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner, Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $30     Public – $45       Register for this class»

 

RELIEF PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
Woodcut, Linoleum and Monoprint. This class is open to all; no prior experience required. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the 6-week period. Explore relief printing using techniques in Linoleum, scroll saw woodcut, color reduction woodcut and monoprint and learn about the process and history of relief printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. The class will focus on individual projects that the students are interested in. Learn how to print with a press and by hand. Use oil based inks to print on various papers and fabric and make individual prints as well as editions. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] August 25 – September 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110   Public – $165      Register for this class»

 

WATERCOLOR POINSETTIAS [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor Poinsettias_Laura AzziNo experience necessary. The poinsettia is a unique plant of which the leaves themselves become the flower. The unassuming flowering bracts of this ornamental holiday plant carries symbolism in its color and star-shaped leaves. Using a limited palette of only six paints and simple techniques, enjoy creating the brilliance in the flaming leaf-flower and the petal-like leaves. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.  [If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]  

Saturday, November 6: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $40    Public – $60       Register for this class»

 


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.