Apr 14 Friday
Ceramics: Serving Dishes with FinesseSkill Level: Clay enthusiasts with some throwing experience.Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Members: $450 | Non-Members: $500
Master ceramic artists Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks will begin by demonstrating techniques to make unique serving dishes and then help you make your own to serve your special occasion or favorite foods such as cheese balls, shrimp cocktail, asparagus, deviled eggs, or baked salmon. Learn how to alter basic bowl and plate forms by darting, stretching, and reforming them and then embellishing them with carvings, sprigs, lugs, and/or handles. We will demonstrate all the clay wheel and handbuilding techniques used and more, as well as, help each participant individually both days. Pieces may be either taken home unfired or left to be bisqued and picked up later.
Apr 15 Saturday
Apr 16 Sunday
Gallery Walk and Reception for "Encounters: Courtney Egan"Sunday, April 16 | 2 p.m.Included with admission and free for members
Join us in celebrating the opening of a new exhibition, "Encounters: Courtney Egan" with a gallery walk and reception at 2 p.m. on opening day.
New Orleans video artist Courtney Egan creates projection-based sculptural installations that meld nature with technology, delivering an experience that is both pleasing and disconcerting. The ethereal projections – converging on walls, floors and sculptural elements – are inspired by the growing frequency of human exposure to nature via computers or television. Egan creates stunning yet “subtly impossible, hybrid tableaus” which envelop the viewer in a conversation between the memory of the natural world and a new experience with a plant or flower. She explains the fundamental irony of the experience, stating, “We get closer and farther away from the natural world simultaneously when we experience it through a technological lens.” Organized by HMA.
Apr 21 Friday
Water GildingSkill Level: AllFriday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Members: $475 | Non-Members: $525
Come to a once-in-a-lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine!
Shuptrine is known for his master craftsmanship in fine framing, carving, sgraffito designs, and gilding with gold leaf. The lost art of water gilding is an ancient technique, perfected over hundreds of years. Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the Museum Academy studios and learn water gilding with 22 kt. genuine gold leaf. The application of gold leaf will be covered in depth, and students will practice their skills of laying leaf, as well as techniques of burnishing, patination, and sgraffito etching into the gilded surface. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own water gilded and finished frame.
Apr 22 Saturday
May 06 Saturday
Falls Mill is celebrating 150 years in 2023. The mill opened in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory. The Museum of Power and Industry traces the history of Falls Mill through working exhibits. On Fiber Day at Falls Mill demonstrations of hand weaving and spinning will be given. Also the 1830's wool carding machine will be demonstrated.
May 19 Friday
Portraits: Beautiful Skin Tones in OilSkill Level: Intermediate to AdvancedFriday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Members: $450 | Non-Members: $475
Want to paint more vibrant portraits? Ann Moeller Steverson will teach you how to create beautiful soft skin tones with a rainbow of natural colors. By enhancing your observational skills and noticing subtleties, you will explore how ambient light affects objects and color. You will learn how to observe the planes of the head, set up attractive and effective lighting, create excellent reference images, and mix paint for more natural-looking colors. Learning these techniques will help your subject matter glow, feel alive and significantly improve your skin tones.
May 20 Saturday
May 21 Sunday