Adult Workshops & Classes

Our core curriculum, taught by professional artist instructors, includes 5-week introductory classes, as well as level 1 and 2 courses in ceramics, drawing & painting, hot & warm glass, metalsmithing, printmaking, photography, and woodworking. Classes are complimented by shorter, special topic, technique-based workshops. Click medium below to jump list.

Ceramics
Drawing & Painting
Hot Glass
Warm Glass
Metalsmithing
Photography
Printmaking
Woodworking
Special Topics


CERAMICS

 

Clay Sampler
April 17 – May 15 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Mondays
Instructor: Melissa Fiskaldo
Level: beginner

This sampler class is a great introduction to all ceramics has to offer. Learn how to create beautiful pieces of pottery through a variety of methods using both handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques will be covered.

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max. students: 10
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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Intro to Wheel Throwing
Level: beginner
April 22 – May 20 / 5 weeks
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Melissa Fiskaldo
OR
June 3 – July 1 / 5 weeks
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Derek Rosenberry

Try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more in this exciting introduction to the fundamentals. You will be guided through the process of throwing, shaping, and trimming your pieces. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques will allow you to further discover your creative voice.

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max. students: 10
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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Mold Making & Slip Casting
May 9 – June 13 / 6 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: James Pastore
Level: all

Learn how to make simple one and two part molds from found objects. Grasp the basics and complexities of working with plaster and porcelain casting clay. Explore the endless possibilities of incorporating slip casting into your work.

max. students: 10
Members: $153
Non-members: $180
Supply fee: $25
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Wheel Throwing I
June 1 – July 6 / 6 weeks
6-9pm / Thursdays
Instructor: Suzanne Molyneux
Level: beginner/intermediate

The focus of the class will be on practice, improvement and refining previous skills. Students will be guided through learning complex forms such as lidded jars, closed forms, and altered wheel thrown forms. Pre-requisite: Intro to Wheel Throwing or equivalent experience.

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max. students: 10
Members: $153
Non-members: $180
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Intro to Handbuilding
June 5 – July 3 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Mondays
Instructor: Suzanne Molyneux
Level: beginner

In this beginner course students will be taught the foundations of handbuilding; create forms using pinching, coil, and slab construction; learn basic methods of connecting clay; and understand the process of turning clay into a functional or sculptural glazed ceramic object.

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max. students: 12
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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Glazing: Basics & Beyond Workshop
June 24 & July 1 / 2 days
2-5pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Suzanne Molyneux
Level: beginner/intermediate

Does glazing have you at a standstill? Bisque ware can be an intimidating canvas with endless possibilities. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn how to approach glaze as another material for expression. We will talk about what glaze is and how to apply it to any form. Layering, resisting, pouring, dipping, scrapping, squeezing will all be explored using new materials like wax and latex. Bring some bisque ware and try out these new techniques during class.

max. students: 10
Member: $42.05
Non-member: $50
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Ceramic Studio Passport
Spring Term / April 17 – July 9
Level: beginner/intermediate and up

The Studio Passport allows you to access ceramic open studio hours during our Spring 2017 term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of ceramics and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in clay.

max. students: 12
Member/Non-Member: $150
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DRAWING & PAINTING

 

Acrylic Painting I
April 17 – May 22 / 6 weeks
6-9pm / Mondays
Instructor: Suzanne Fellows
Level: beginner/intermediate

Continue building on the skills learned in Intro the Acrylics. Pre-requisite: Intro to Acrylics or equivalent experience.

max. students: 8
Members: $153
Non-Members: $180
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Intro to Oil Painting
April 18 – May 16 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Dan Gorman
Level: beginner

Learn the basics of oil painting through instructor demonstrations and guided practice.

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max. students: 10
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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Intro to Drawing
April 19 – May 17 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Wednesdays
Instructor: Suzanne Fellows
Level: beginner

Build confidence in technical skills and the ability to look at art critically. For five weeks we will cover fundamental drawing techniques in a variety of materials. Using the vocabulary of the elements of art: line, value, shape, form, and texture, we will cover gesture drawing, contour lines, negative space, shading and the intricacies of light, and one-point and two-point perspective applied to interior spaces, urban spaces, still life drawings and the human head.

max. students: 8
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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Watercolor II
April 19 – May 24 / 6 weeks
10am-1pm / Wednesdays
Instructor: Fran Parzanese
Level: intermediate/advanced

Move beyond the basics and enhance your watercolor painting skills with weekly exercises and group critiques. Pre-requisite: Watercolor I or equivalent experience.

max. students: 10
Members: $153
Non-members: $180
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Intro to Acrylic Painting
May 31 – June 28 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Wednesdays
Instructor: Suzanne Fellows
Level: beginner

This course will cover basic painting skills through a series of exercises and small paintings: handling the paints and brushes, preparing the surface, working with acrylic mediums, mixing colors and various brushwork techniques.

max. students: 8
Members: $127.50
Non-members: $150
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HOT GLASS

 

Intro to Glassblowing
April 22 – May 20 / 5 weeks
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Rafael Henin
Level: beginner

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing. Class discussions will also include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio application.

max. students: 8
Members: $170
Non-members: $200
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Working with Color
May 23 & May 30 / 2 days
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Rafael Henin
Level: beginner/intermediate

In this two day glassblowing workshop, students will be introduced to the basic techniques of color application. Students will start learning how to apply color while honing our forms. Students will be introduced to frit, powder and underlays.

max. students: 8
Member: $93.50
Non-member: $110
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Glassblowing II
June 1 – July 6 / 6 weeks
6-9pm / Thursdays
Instructor: Dan Alters
Level: intermediate

Building upon skills taught in Glassblowing I, students will work on more complex forms while learning new cold-working techniques and color application. Pre-requisite: Glassblowing I or equivalent experience.

max. students: 8
Members: $204
Non-members: $240
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Glassblowing I
June 3 – July 1 / 5 weeks
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Rafael Henin
Level: beginner/intermediate

While there is a strong emphasis on technique and craftsmanship in this introductory course, you’ll be encouraged to use your imagination and challenge yourself conceptually in the design and fabrication of each project! Pre-requisite: Intro to Glassblowing or equivalent experience.

max. students: 8
Members: $170
Non-members: $200
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WARM GLASS

 

Intro to Stained Glass
May 3 – May 31 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Wednesdays
Instructor: Maggie Gallen
Level: beginner

In this introductory course students will learn the fundamentals of stained glass assembly and design. Learn the process of shaping, foiling, and soldering glass pieces into a small stained glass panel.

max. students: 8
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
Supply Fee: $25
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Bead Basics
May 6 & 7 / 2 days
1-4pm / Saturday & Sunday
Instructor: Ellen Mitnick
Level: all

Learn the basics of glass bead-making, along with various color applications, sculpting methods, and advanced skills.

max. students: 8
Member: $93.50
Non-Member: $110
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Intro to Fused Glass
May 16 – June 13 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Maggie Gallen
Level: beginner

This course is an introduction to the variety of tools and techniques of glass fusing. Learn to shape and layer sheet glass and properly prepare your work for kiln firing. Students will create both functional and abstract pieces while being encouraged to delve into notions of design, using color, light, and texture.

max. students: 12
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
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Intro to Lampworking
May 16 – June 13 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Ellen Mitnick
Level: beginner

Gain a comprehensive understanding of studio set up and safety, tools, concepts, and the proper techniques of melting borosilicate glass. At the conclusion of this course, leave with unique beads that can be used to create jewelry of your own.

max. students: 8
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
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METALSMITHING

 

Jewelry II
Instructor: Martha Westbrook
April 5 – May 17 / 7 weeks
10am-2pm / Wednesdays
AND/OR
May 24 – July 5 / 7 weeks
10am-2pm / Wednesdays
Level: intermediate/advanced

Continue developing your metalsmithing skills while exploring intermediate and advanced design concepts and techniques in fabrication, soldering, precious metals, and stone setting. In addition, enameling and experimental media will be covered. Prerequisite: Introductory Jewelry and Metalsmithing at GoggleWorks or similar experience.

max. students: 10/session
Members: $214.20/session
Non-Members: $252/session
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Intro to Metalsmithing
April 18 – May 16 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Mike Daddario
Level: beginner

Learn basic techniques in the manipulation and fabrication of metal objects. Become familiar with studio tools and materials as our instructor guides you through cutting, shaping, joining, and finishing.

max. students: 10
Member: $153
Non-member: $180
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Welding Basics
May 20 / 1 day
12-3pm / Saturday
Instructor: Brian Glaze
Level: beginner

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. You will even leave this one day workshop with a mini metal sculpture.

max. students: 10
Member: $42.50
Non-Member: $50
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Metalsmithing I
May 23 – June 27 / 5 weeks (no class 6/20)
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Mike Daddario
Level: beginner/intermediate

Expand on your skills and explore the basics of jewelry design. Create unique pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings. Pre-requisite: Intro to Metalsmithing or similar experience.

max. students: 10
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
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Enameling Basics
June 3 / 1 day
10am-1pm / Saturday
Instructor: Mike Daddario
Level: all

Create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning the basics of enameling. Apply color by fusing sifted powdered glass onto copper. Other techniques that will be explored include stenciling, drawing with pencil, rubber stamps, and sgraffito.

max. students: 10
Member: $55.25
Non-Member: $65
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PHOTOGRAPHY

 

SmartPhone Photography
April 29 / 1 day
10am-1pm / Saturday
Instructor: Matt Christine
Level: beginner

We rely on our smartphones for capturing and sharing moments in our lives. Learn the technical aspects of how to get the best images from your SmartPhones while capturing the creative side of SmartPhone photography.

max. students: 15
Member: $42.50
Non-Member: $50
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DSLR Photography
May 7 / 1 day
10am-1pm / Sunday
Instructor: Matt Christine
Level: beginner

If you’re still trying to figure out your DSLR, this workshop will give you the basics of moving beyond automatic mode. You will learn all of the variables of exposure and how to put them together to take much better digital photographs.

max. students: 15
Member: $42.50
Non-Member: $50
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PRINTMAKING

 

Intro to Screen Printing
May 2 – May 30 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Abby Ryder
Level: beginner

In this course you will be introduced to the foundations of screen printing. This popular printmaking technique will take students through the entire process of drawing and creating a screen print, preparing the screen and on to printing.

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max. students: 8
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
Supply Fee: $20
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Intro to Printmaking
June 5 – July 3 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Mondays
Instructor: Suzanne Fellows
Level: beginner

Be one of the first to learn in GoggleWorks new Printmaking Studio. Designed as a green, eco-friendly studio, our print shop and screen printing studio is located in the heart of campus. Learn a variety of techniques in this introductory course, including woodcuts, linocuts and calligraphy.

max. students: 8
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
Supply Fee: $20
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Solar Printmaking
June 10 / 1 day
1-4pm / Saturday
Instructor: Mike Daddario
Level: all

Learn to solar print in this beginner workshop! Working with light sensitive plastic plates, students will place an image on a plate, expose the plate to light, and etch with water. Once cured, you can print and see your image come to life.

max. students: 10
Member: $42.50
Non-Member: $50
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WOODWORKING

 

Marquetry: Creating Images with Wood
April 18 – May 23 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Tuesdays
Instructor: Craig V. Stevens
Level: all

This class will focus on the double-bevel method of marquetry, a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together creating a design in wood. Also covered will be applications for marquetry as well as re-sawing solid wood into veneers, vacuum press and simple veneer press techniques, the use of fret saw and scroll saw and applying a finish to completed designs. Prior woodworking experience is helpful, but not necessary.

max. students: 8
Member: $187
Non-Member: $220
Supply Fee: $20
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Intro to Woodworking
April 20 – May 18 / 5 weeks
6-9pm / Thursdays
Instructor: Craig V. Stevens
Level: beginner

This course focuses on the safe use of power tools such as the table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, hollow-chisel mortiser and routers. Students will learn to mill a piece of wood four- square, then make a laminated cutting board using the milling skills learned in the class.

max. students: 8
Member: $170
Non-Member: $200
Supply Fee: $20
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Woodworking I
April 29 – June 24 / 8 weeks (no class 5/27)
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Craig V. Stevens
Level: beginner/intermediate

Students will learn essential hand and machine skills by building a small table with mortise & tenon joinery. Topics include wood selection, layout and planning, accurate milling, sharpening chisels, various methods of creating mortise & tenon joints, glue-up and finishing techniques. This class is ideal for students ranging from beginners to more experienced woodworkers who want to take their woodworking skills to the next level. Pre-requisite: Intro to Woodworking or equivalent experience.

max. students: 8
Member: $272
Non-Member: $320
Supply Fee: $20
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Woodturning Fundamentals
May 25 – June 29 / 6 weeks
6-9pm / Thursdays
Instructor: Craig V. Stevens
Level: beginner

Learn the basics of woodturning while transforming raw pieces of wood into functional and beautiful turned items. Working on wood lathes, students will learn safe and efficient woodturning techniques along with proper turning tool usage. This class is designed for beginners and those wanting to continue building on the skills learned in previous woodturning classes. Students will choose from projects such as mortar & pestle, candlestick, spurtles, honey dipper, spinning top, small vases, wine bottle stopper, rolling pin, and bowls.

max. students: 5
Member: $221
Non-Member: $260
Supply Fee: $20
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SPECIAL TOPICS

 

Art Quilts
May 6 – May 13 / 2 days
1-4pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Martha Ressler
Level: all

Create a unique contemporary type of fiber art know as art quilting. Students will learn methods of layering and various stitching techniques.

max. students: 8
Member: $80.75
Non-Member: $90
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Intro to Beer Brewing
June 3 – July 1 / 5 weeks
10am-1pm / Saturdays
Instructor: Matthew Molyneux
Level: beginner

Participants in this entry-level course will learn the foundational concepts of craft beer brewing following the all-grain, Brew in a Bag (BiaB), method. The BiaB approach enables kitchen brewing while maintaining the character and taste complexity of all-grain brewing in an efficient small-footprint format. Students participate in the hands-on steps of the entire brewing process from preparation of materials, Brew day, fermentation, racking/bottling and drinking great beer. This class will provide students with the guidance and experience to continue on their own path in home brewing and have a six-pack of beer they made to enjoy with family and friends. 21+ only.

max. students: 8
Member: $153
Non-Member: $180
Supply Fee: $25
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