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Adult WORKSHOPSFall 2019

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

   AWK-323-   /  Thursday, 10/3

         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
            Course Fee: Non-Members $110.00
            Members $100.00
            Instructor: Becky Butler

Coiling pine needles is a fun and creative way to make a unique basket from nature!  

In this small workshop (limited to six students), Becky will teach you how to start a coil, attach it to a base, add needles and thread, shape the sides and finish the coil.  Each student will  make their own color and style choices and complete a small pine needle basket.  Intermediate students will expand their skills by also learning how to embellish with beads, use different stitches, or add a handle.

Lunch Break:  Please bring your own bagged lunch to this workshop - we have a refrigerator on premesis.

Supply fee - $10:  Please pay this fee to Becky at the beginning of the workshop.  It will cover all materials needed to complete a small pine needle basket, including choices of centers and thread.

How to enroll:  This workshop is limited to six students, so please sign-up and submit your fee early.  Call Cary Garnet at 757.229.4949, or email him at visitWCAC@gmail.com  Or, visit the Art Center at 110 Westover Avenue during gallery hours.  


Links 1619 Steamroller Project

   AWK-325-   /  Tuesday, October 22, 2019

         Location: Muscarelle at Merchant's Square (above Williams Sonoma)
            Times: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This workshop is FREE and is open to WCAC Members Only.
            Instructor: Steve Prince

The Links Projects is a global initiative to draw upon various cultures and age demographics in reflecting upon the history and the impact of slavery through the cathartic nature of art creating.  Participants will have the opportunity to create individualized artworks in the form of puzzle pieces that will ultimately connect to create a singular piece of contemporary art.  The multi-block artwork will be printed with an industrial steamroller on November 7th as part of the ASWAD (Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora) conference at Merchant Square. On one hand Links alludes to the shackles of slavery, but on the other hand, Links champions our connection to each other and the importance for us to collectively grapple with the stains of slavery in order to create deeper and more sustainable connections centered on love and community.

Note: The workshop utilizes rotary power tools to enable the students to create the original works of art.  The students should come in casual clothing.  Students clothes will not be damaged during the process they will only get dusty.  Students with long hair should pull hair back and no dangling jewelry or neck ties.  I will provide masks and eye protection.  No artistic skills required for the project, just imagination.

Contact Karen Schwartz, karenschwartz.art@gmail.com / 757.879.4328, to sign up for this workshop.


Pine Needle Ornament Workshop

   AWK-324-   /  Thursday, 12/5

         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
            Course Fee: Non-Members $70.00
            Members $65.00
            Instructor: Becky Butler

Get ready for the holidays in this fun workshop - limited to six students.

You will learn how to start a coil and attach it to a prepared center, adding embellishments such as beads to create your own unique ornament. You will be able to choose from a selection of centers, beads, threads, etc. to make your own delightful ornament.

Supply fee - $10:  Please bring fee and pay Becky directly at the beginning of workshop. It will cover prepared center, pine needles, waxed linen thread, beads and other embellishments and sewing needle to complete at least one ornament.

How to enroll:  Limited to six students, so please enroll and pay your fee early.  Call Cary Garnet at 757.229.4949, or email him at visitwcac@gmail.com.  You can also stop by the Art Center to enroll/pay fee at 110 Westover Ave. during gallery hours.  


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For additional information, call: 757–229–4949
or visit the gallery at 110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.

Unless otherwise noted, Classes & Workshops will be held
in the Art Education Center at the back of the Blue Building,
110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.
Our parking lot entrance is one way only from Lafayette Street.
Advance Registration Required.

Call the Gallery to register today!