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Explore your creative side and explore the sites of Berks County! This summer we offer off-site courses in drawing, pastels “en plein air” – a French term for “in the open air” – and the return of Watercolor Plein. Capture the tranquil scenery of our beautiful community while challenging your artistic skills.
With busy summer schedules, we offer courses to meet everyone’s needs. Our workshops provide a taste of art, working in our studios for a few hours one or two days. Classes provide more in depth instruction over a 4-week to 10-week period, depending on the course.
This summer we introduce a new opportunity to work in GoggleWorks’ studios for one-week intensives. Courses are offered in glass blowing, glass fusing, ceramics and woodworking. These classes are for the serious artist who would like to learn on a more intensive scale and further develop his/her skills, while creating a bounty of beautiful work. As you can see by the Table of Contents listed above, we are offering classes/workshops in a wide variety of mediums. While we continue to offer the best in visual art classes, we add exciting opportunities to the culinary arts program including a class where a botanist will teach students how to properly plant, tend and utilize their garden produce in the kitchen.
There are many fun, creative opportunities for the whole family at GoggleWorks this summer! Discover the right art experience for you.
Brian Foreman, Program Director
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GoggleWorks reserves the right to cancel a class based on insufficient enrollment. Registered students in such a class will either not be charged or issued a refund.
Refunds: GoggleWorks issues refunds for cancellations made by students up to 10 days before the start of class, minus a $30 administrative fee. Tuition fees for cancellations made by students after that date are not refundable. It is the student´s responsibility to attend the class for which he or she has enrolled. There are no refunds for classes that have not been attended. Students may not make up a missed class during another class. If you are ineligible for a refund but have not attended any sessions of the class, you may request an acknowledgement from GoggleWorks Program Department, which will enable you to claim your unused tuition as a tax-deductible contribution.
For Parents: Students under the age of 13 must be escorted to and from their classes by an adult.
Photographs: GoggleWorks reserves the right to use photographs taken during classes and other programs for the marketing and promotion of the arts center. Any person who does not wish to be photographed or does not wish to have his or her child photographed is asked to notify GoggleWorks upon registration.
GoggleWorks is proud to announce its hosting of Master Carver, Ian Norbury. Ian makes GoggleWorks his second stop on his US tour to offer a 3 day carving workshop to students near and far. Students will learn, under Ian´s guidance, how to create either a female torso or a head in the round. Learning various carving techniques from Ian, students will create wonderful displays of wood carving.
For students traveling from great distances, hotel accommodations have been set aside for GoggleWorks students at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Reading PA. This hotel is 4 blocks from the GoggleWorks and has a restaurant and tavern within its building. Rates are $97 per night for a standard room and $107 per night for the executive suites. When calling for reservations students should mention that they are attending the Wood Carving Workshop at GoggleWorks to get the special rate.
Dates: September 26-29, 2013. Opening Reception and Presentation on Thursday September 26, 2013 6-9pm. Workshop classes are September 27-29 from 9am-5pm. Students are invited to stay working in the woodshop from 5pm-9pm each night of the three days.
Cost: $450.00 Fee covers the Basswood for the Workshop as well as some equipment GoggleWorks keeps in house.
Tools: Please download the PDF file below to see the necessary tools required. Students are required to secure these tools prior to beginning the workshop.
For hotel accomodations please check out the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and make sure to mention you are a student with Ian´s Carving Workshop at GoggleWorks. You can check out their rooms at: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/pennsylvania/reading/the-abraham-lincoln-a-wyndham-hotel/hotel-overview.
Please review the list for class specifications to complete the workshop with Ian. Please contact Program Director, Brian Foreman with any concerns.