Explore Printmaking!

Instructor:Lydia Thompson

DID YOU KNOW... that a print made on a press is NOT a Xerox copy!!?? A "print" in printmaking is not like a "print" or copy of a painting or photograph. It is an original & unique work of art!

GVA is fortunate to be the ONLY arts center or organization in the area that owns & makes available an etching press through our classes!

Come learn more about this fascinating art form at GVA! Sign up TODAY!

Date: November 18th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $95 for members, $120 for non-members.  A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor.

Wire Jewelry Workshop

Exploring Post Impressionism: Copying the Masters

Instructor: Jennifer Broadus

The course will study the evolution into Post (neo) Impressionism period (1886-1905) covering a variety of favorite artists of the period, including; Degas, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat and Lautrec among others.  Emphasis of the course is developing and improving painting techniques by studying how the “Masters” did it.  The post or Neo-Impressionists were great copyist themselves, often painting the great Masters on site at The Louvre and other venues.  Every workshop participant is encouraged to work at their own speed.

Each student is asked to bring 2 photos of their favorite Post Impressionism paintings to copy.  The instructor will also provide a variety of paintings photos to select from.

What to bring:

•A variety of paints in a spectrum of colors – oil paint suggested, but acrylic o.k. too
•Apron, brushes, solvents, (linseed oil or acrylic mediums), paper towels, and all the usual artist tools
•2 primed canvases (prime in a warm color) no smaller than 12” x !6” and no bigger than 20” x 30 “
•A bag lunch

We will provide

:•Easels, tables, chairs and light refreshments during discussion hour
•We can also provide a catered box lunch for $11 per person.  May be ordered the day of the class.

Class will culminate with a “show and tell” hour with French wines and cheeses.

When: Friday & Saturday, October 13th & 14th , 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  $295 for non members,  $275 for members.

Fused Glass Workshop

Instructor: Lynn Goldblatt

Explore the mystery of cabochon and dicroic glass, and create beautiful jewelry for yourself or for a special gift.  Learn the basics of working with COE 90 glass, and create unique designs from fusible glass, dichroic rods and frit. Each student will create at least one beautiful pendant, and many create a number of items.  No previous glass experience is required—teenagers to adults are welcome.

Please Note: Your creations will be available to pick up the next business day.


Date: Saturday, November 11th

          9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $65 for nonmembers, $55 members

          $20 material fee payable to instructor

Painting - Exploring Impressionism

No Fear Watercolor

Instructor: Ann Marie Dalis

Always wanted to try watercolor? Not sure where to begin?

This workshop is perfect for you! Come explore and play with watercolors! You will be surrounded by our wonderful Waterworks watercolor exhibit for inspiration. Perfect for the beginning artist or the experienced artist wanting to try a new medium

Date:Tuesday, Oct 24th, 2017

Time: 1:00 p..m. to 4:00 p.m.

•. Wine and light snacks served at the end of the workshop.

•Price $60 for non member, $50 for members.

A $7 supply fee is payable to the instructor

the day of the workshop

Mosaics Workshop

Wire Jewelry Workshop

Instructor: Lisa C Kent

Come make a unique gift for someone special or for yourself!

Come make a fun hammered fringe pendant or earrings in this introductory class to making wire jewelry, taught by Lisa C. Kent. After this fun workshop you will walk away with your own unique piece of jewelry to wear or give as a gift,

Use of tools and materials included. Project includes forming, hammering and wrapping wire. 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017  9a.m. - 12
Price $65 for non member, $55 for members.

November Fused Glass Jewelry

Instructor: Tammey Etheredge

Come join us for a fun filled morning of discovery and creating mosaics!  No previous experience necessary!   At the end of the workshop, you'll leave with your very own personalized project piece!

Mosaic artists use small pieces of glass, stone, or tile, known as tesserae, to create decorative art pieces, patterns on walls, floors, walkways, and ceilings.  Some mosaics are intricately detailed and can take many years to complete.  Others can be completed in just a few hours. 

Workshop will provide an overview of the basic tools and techniques used in traditional mosaics along with step-by-step guided instructions and hands-on tutorials.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$55 Members
$65 Non-Members
All tools and supplies included.
Max. 10 students.

Minimum age 16 years old (18 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian).

No Fear Watercolor
Explore Printmaking Workshop