Workshops

Assemblage

Create dimensional constructions for wall pieces, standing sculptures, and free form mosaics using natural and man-made found objects. Through demonstrations, motivations, exercises, experiments and discussions, participants will explore the possibilities of using various found object materials for creating their own artworks. Themes to explore are texture, form, architecture, marine landscapes, mobiles, masks, and the human figure. Battery and electric tool usage will be taught.
Basic materials will be provided.

JUNE 20th – 24th: 1 pm to 4 pm

AUGUST 29th – SEPTEMBER 2nd: 1 pm to 4 pm

Ceramics

Utilize traditional hand-building techniques to learn the skills to construct both functional and non-functional pieces.  Participants will create pieces that reflect the themes of vessels, figures, and/or abstractions with organic and hard-edged shapes.  Clay, clay tools and glazes will be provided.  Firing of pieces will take place on the premises.

Classes run for three weeks on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Basic materials will be provided.
Instructor: Robin Gianis

JULY 11th – 29th: MWF 1 pm to 4 pm

AUGUST 1st – 19th: MWF 1 pm to 4 pm

Collage

The collage class provides an exploration of the 2-D application of papers and fabrics affixed to a flat surface.  Through demonstrations, motivations, exercises, experiments and discussions, participants will discover the various possibilities of collage using a variety of paper sources, gluing mediums and mounting surfaces.  Students will be encouraged to explore the approaches and materials demonstrated each day, develop their own interpretation of them and appreciate the variation of interpretations by their fellow classmates.
Basic materials will be provided.

JUNE 13th – 17th: 9 am to 12 noon with Jackie Hoving

JULY 25th – 29th: 9 am to 12 noon with Jim Bergesen

AUGUST 15th – 19th: 9 am to 12 noon with Jim Bergesen

SEPTEMBER 19th – 23rd: 9 am to 12 noon with Jackie Hoving

Drawing

The drawing class is ideal for beginners who want to learn basic drawing skills as well as being suitable for more experienced artists who wish to further their skills.  Using a blend of traditional methods combined with contemporary knowledge, the drawing class will cover the basics of visual language: line, form, composition, light and shadow, and gesture and will explore conventional and unconventional ways of seeing: contour, automatic blind, scribble, and contrast.    Various subject matters will be used from still life, landscape, portrait, to the imagination and students will experiment with different drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, conte crayon, markers, pastels, and chalks.
Materials will be provided.
Instructor: Jackie Hoving

AUGUST 1st – 5th: 1 pm to 4 pm

Encaustic

This workshop will survey the fundamentals of encaustic painting – the ancient technique of using hot wax and pigment. The course will explore rudimentary to complex two-dimensional methods while learning to melt, mix, and apply the wax to create smooth and textured surfaces. Incising wax to create intricate drawings and collages, transfers, and stencils will be investigated. Through demonstrations, discussions, and exploration, students will develop a knowledge of this sumptuous material while discovering its endless possibilities for making art.
Materials will be provided.
Instructor: Bonnie Rychlak

JUNE 27th – JULY 1st: 9 am to 12 noon

SEPTEMBER 5th – 9th: 9 am to 12 noon

Glass Fusing

Work with colored sheet glass, powder, frit, and stringers to explore techniques that build a wide range of glass fused and slump molded pieces. Specific hands-on exercises in cutting and arranging glass will lead the participant to develop an understanding of the materials and to create pieces reflecting her/his personal style. No experience with glass art is required.
Glass and tools will be provided.
Instructor: Teresa Lawler

JUNE 13th – 17th: 1 pm to 4 pm

SEPTEMBER 12th – 16th: 1 pm to 4 pm

Jewelry

In this creative and innovative approach to jewelry making, participants will explore a variety of techniques to construct adornments. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of objects through the repurposing of costume jewelry and found objects – natural and manmade.
Participants are encouraged to bring their old or broken costume jewelry and their favorite found objects – sea glass, jingle shells, rocks, driftwood, and others to the class to incorporate into the pieces they create.

JUNE 27th – JULY 1st: 1 pm to 4 pm with Amy Pilkington

SEPTEMBER 19th – 23rd: 1 pm to 4 pm with Idee Simon

Pastel

The applications of dry and oil pastels will be explored through experimentation with a wide range of pastel densities and colors. Techniques will focus on layering color to create depth, perspective, and overall composition.  Participants will work with hard and soft pastels on assorted papers. Exercises will be suggested, and demonstrations provided throughout the week. Subject material may include still life, landscape, and botanicals. This pastel course is designed for all levels of experience.

Participants who have pastels and papers should bring them to the class, but basic materials will be provided.
Instructor: Kim Norris

JULY 11th – 15th: 9 am to 12 noon

AUGUST 8th – 12th: 9 am to 12 noon

Watercolor

Explore the properties of traditional transparent watercolors and other water-based pigments with a series of set-ups, exercises, and demonstrations as motivational inspiration. Combine watercolors with other water-based pigments such as tempera, gouache, and acrylics.  Experiment with the techniques of washes, dry brush and wet on wet, etc. Emphasis will be placed on becoming more confident in the use of supplies and materials.

The Barge will provide all basic materials for beginners, but it is suggested that participants bring whatever brushes, pigments, and papers that they already have.

JUNE 20th – 24th: 9 am to 12 noon with Peter Gumpel

JUNE 20th – 24th: 1 pm to 4 pm with Aniik Libby

JULY 18th – 22nd: 9 am to 12 noon with Anne Seelbach

AUGUST 1st – 5th: 9 am to 12 noon with Jim Bergesen

SEPTEMBER 12th – 16th: 9 am to 12 noon with Corinne Straus