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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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Stitch Meditations

   AWK-301-T-2   /  Tuesday, 3/26
            Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm   /   Course Fee: $80    Members $75
Instructor: Ann Lee

Stitch Meditation encourages us to take a short time each day for a calming activity that helps us expand creatively.  Ann learned this practice while taking a Creative Strength Training class from renowned fiber artist Jane Dunnewold.  The idea is to make one timy artwork daily that incorporates fabric and threads. The goal is to keep the work simple enough to complete in 30-40 minutes which is manageable as a daily exercise. You will learn what you need and how to organize yourself - to get you off to a good start, you will create one or two pieces during the workshop.  

Suppies: Please bring your own scissors. Bring $15 for a kit - enough for 5 meditations.  Includes 3-4 sizes/types of needles, 5 pre-cut easy-to-stitch-on background fabrics with precut flannel backings, and a broad selection of color-coordinated threads, fabric bits, beads or other embellishments. Threads include silks, cotton, linen, hand-dyed, 6 & 12 strand floss, perle 5, and heavier weights suitable for couching.  There will be plenty for the workshop, plus extra for later.  Or, bring your own supplies: Two or three 2"X3" pieces of background fabric, same number/size flannel backing, and a variety of fabric scraps, threads and embellishments.

How to register:  Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or, call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757.229.4949, or stop by the Art Center during business hours. To guarantee enrollment, please submit your registration & payment no later than 3 days prior to workshop.


Handwork Applique

   AWK-307-T-8   /  Thursday, 3/28
            Times: 1:00 - 3:00 pm   /   Course Fee: $40    Members $35
Instructor: Barbara Blanton

Barbara Blanton is a member of the Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  During this two hour workshop, she will take you through the steps of applying hand applique to your individual quilt pieces.

Supplies: Instructor will provide all materials

How to register: Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757.229.4949, or drop by the Art Center during business hours. To guarantee enrollment, please submit registration & payment no later than 3 days prior to workshop.


Beginning Quilt Design

   AWK-309-T-10   /  Thursday, 4/4
            Times: 1:00 - 3:00 pm   /   Course Fee: $40    Members $35
Instructor: Kathleen Decker

Kathleen Decker is a member of the Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  In this two hour workshop, she will take you through the steps necessary to begin designing your quilt.  

Supplies: No supplies required, but you may bring your laptop or notebook. 

How to register:  Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or, call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757-229-4949, or drop by the Art Center during business hours. To guarantee enrollment, please submit your registration & payment no later than 3 days prior to workshop.


Zipper Flower Brooches

   AWK-311-T-12   /  Friday, 3/29
            Times: 1:00 - 2:00   /   Course Fee: $25    Members $20
Instructor: Priscilla Stultz

Priscilla  Stultz is a member of the Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  During this one hour workshop, she will take you through the steps necessary to perform this special quilting technique - create your own zipper flower brooches!   

Supplies: TBA soon

How to register:  Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757.229.4949, or drop by the Art Center during business hours. To guarantee enrollment, your registration and payment must be in no later than 3 days prior to workshop.


Mixing Media Collage

   AWK-304-T-5   /  Saturday, 3/30
            Times: 1:00 - 4:00 pm   /   Course Fee: $80    Members $75
Instructor: Sonja Lee-Austin

Collage with fabric bits, fibers, papers, and more.  Then explore the exciting possibilities of adding dimension, texture, and shimmer.  Work with fibers from hand-dyed silk throwsters waste to skeleton leaves to bamboo.  Mold and shape embellishments with Model Magic.  Add shimmer and shine with foils, Stewart Gill paints, metal shim, and Angelina fibers.

Supplies: Please bring your own scissors.  Also, bring $15 for a kit that includes a sampling of fun collage and mixed media materials.  Glue, fusibles, paint, palettes, and brushes will be provided during the workshop.

How to register:  Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or, call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757.229.4949, or drop by the Art Center during business hours. To ensure enrollment, please submit your registration & payment no later than 3 days prior to workshop.


Wet Felted 3-D Sculptured Purse

   AWK-305-T-7   /  Saturday, 3/30
            Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   /   Course Fee: $50    Members $45
Instructor: Barb Risucci

In this two hour workshop, learn how to make a purse or pouch using wool, silk fibers, soap and water - no prior felting experience necessary.  You will cover laying out different fibers, working with a resist, and different types of soap and shrinkage.  You will also explore how the same resist (pattern) can yield different sized purses depending on how the student makes the final cut.  Barb will guide you every step of the way and you will complete your project during this workshop - go home with a beautiful purse or vessel of your own making!

Supplies: Please bring two absorbant handtowels (or handtowel and washcloth) and a pair of sharp ended scissors.  If you are sensitive to prolonged contact to soap and water, bring a pair of plastic gloves.  Pre-made kits - $14 due to Barb at the beginning of workshop. Please email Barb with your favorite colors at registration - barbrisucci@gmail.com. Purse closures are not included - you may want to choose how it closes.  

How to register: Download the registration form from this website and return to WCAC, 110 Westover Ave.  Or, call Cary Garnet, Art Center Manager at 757.229.4949, or drop by the Art Center during business hours.  To guarantee enrollment, please submit your registration & payment no later than 3 days prior to workshop.



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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!
757–229-4949