Beginner Wheel – Adult

$135

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Adult Class

6 Sessions

Instructor: Jake Harnish

This class is an introduction to wheel thrown pottery. Learn the basics of throwing, forming, handles, and finishing pieces trimming and glazing. Create several functional pieces, with special focus on 'the mug'. Beginners welcome! Tuition includes materials and firing costs, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $30/25lb bag.

    Instructor Bio: Jake moved to Johnson, VT where he studied Fine Arts in 2013. He is a multi-media artist focusing mostly in clay. His work includes thrown and sculpted forms, mixing traditional techniques and experimentation in his throwing. Beyond clay he also works with paint and is an avid gardener. Before graduating Jake hosted his thesis gallery show “From the Dirt”, which led to three more art shows in his recent career: at the Vermont Studio Center, “Intergalactic" & “Paintings that are Hard to Move”, as well as “Earth Like” at the White Water Gallery in Hardwick, VT.
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Beginner Wheel – Adult

$135 includes materials and firing costs

FULL - contact [email protected] to be put on the waitlist Adult Class 6 Sessions Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang This class is an introduction to wheel thrown pottery. Learn the basics of throwing, forming, handles, and finishing pieces trimming and glazing. Create several functional pieces. Beginners welcome! Tuition includes materials and firing costs, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $30/25lb bag.   Instructor Bio: Lisa Wolfgang is an interdisciplinary artist who has been living and working in Vermont since 2016 since graduating from Alfred University with a BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media. Her background includes work as an instructor of sculpture and ceramics at Helen Day Arts Center, a ceramics instructor and studio technician at Interlochen Center for the Arts, as an outdoor educator at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center. Lisa joined the clay studio this past fall and is looking forward to making more positive connections through teaching ceramics classes.
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Nature in Stained Glass

$85 includes all materials

One-Day Workshop

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  Spend the day moving through the Stained Glass techniques of pattern selection, choosing and cutting glass and decorative soldering. Instructor will provide a large variety of patterns featuring flowers, garden herbs, feathers and birds, as well as a selection of glorious colorful glass. Each student will make 1-2 pieces to bring home and leave with the basic knowledge of the stained glass process. Your finished pieces will make a lovely gift or look beautiful in your window all year long. This is a beginner level project, but all levels are welcome!

We will have an hour break for lunch between noon-1pm. Bring your own lunch or check out one of the local restaurants in the area.

Instructor Bio: Dayna Sabatino studied stained glass in the Bay Area of California where she worked in all aspects of the industry. Building artworks one piece of beautiful glass at a time was a natural fit for her. Over the years there, she taught courses in many techniques of stained glass and mosaic art, built commissioned works on her own and for other artists, and performed restorations, from small lampshades to large church windows.

After returning to the East Coast, she landed in Vermont where she married her husband and became a mother. Currently, when not busy working on their homestead, Dayna is creating one of a kind works of glass art, taking commissions, and teaching workshops around New England. Find her online here and on FaceBook.
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Intro to Flash Photography

$110

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Photographers have found the need to supplement natural light since the dawn of the

photographic era. Options abound in our generation, but electronic flash remains one

of the best solutions, from brightening scenes on the go to sculpting light in the studio.

This series will concentrate on hands-on, creative use of the portable accessory flash

(indoors and outdoors, both on and off camera). We will include a history of flash

technology, flash use in close-up work, and a demonstration of high powered strobes in

the studio. Examples will be shown, assignments given, and student photos shared

with the class.

 

It is recommended that students be familiar with the basics of digital photography and

their own equipment, and have an interest in the applied use of electronic flashes. They

will be required to bring their own digital camera with a “hot shoe” or other flash

connection, a battery-operated flash, and a tripod. The instructor can make

recommendations for the purchase of an inexpensive flash in case the student does not

own one.

Bio

PAUL ROGERS is a native of Stowe and a full time photographer. He earned an

Associate of Science in Photographic Illustration and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Photography as a Fine Art from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at

Rochester Institute of Technology. He specializes in commercial, documentary, travel,

and fine art photography, photography for artists, and photographic education. He is

best known for his photography of entertainer Rusty DeWees and for his Vermont

documentary project, Stick Season. www.paulrogersphotography.com

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River Arts Photo Co-op

$5 Suggested donation

The River Arts Photo Co-op provides photography enthusiasts with a way to gather, promote and share their experience and knowledge of photography in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. No experience necessary – just a love of photography and a desire for discovery, building skills, and connecting with others with a similar passion!  Our goal is to promote the sharing of ideas, techniques and creativity through membership participation in workshops, competitions and monthly social gatherings.   image4  
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Over 60’s: Acrylic Painting with Robert Brunelle Jr

Free to adults 60+

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Join artist Robert Brunelle Jr. and learn the basics of painting with acrylics. Topics covered will include: differences between acrylics and other types of paints, mixing colors, creating various effects with brushstrokes, composing a painting, creating tints and washes, and using additives for acrylic paints. For beginners and those with experience in painting.

 

Artist’s bio: Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. is a 7th generation Vermonter. He is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator, and political cartoonist. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School in Underhill, VT for 31 years, and served as president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2011. His cartoon strip, Mr. Brunelle Explains It All, appears weekly in Seven Days Vermont.

Pre-registration required  click link above or call 802-888-1261 to sign up!  
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Poetry Clinic

$5 Suggested donation

For those of you who use writing classes as a way to set aside special time for your writing practice: Here is an irresistible gift … a clinic to keep your pen and mind in motion. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class.   River Arts hosts workshops, readings, and clinics devoted to supporting the myriad voices living within the community and surrounding areas. Read on to see what’s been going on, about to happen, and join us!  

River Arts Review: Voices from Northern Vermont Volume 3 – Our third collection of poetry – take a look, or purchase  online!    

Click here to view River Arts Review: Voices from Northern Vermont Volume 2  

Click here to view River Arts Review: Voices from Northern Vermont Volume 1
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Sip n’ Slurry – Pottery Friday Nights

$20 per session or $50 for series + cash bar

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Sign up for fun pottery nights! This fall River Arts will be hosting a Sip n' Slurry creative experience - the pottery twist on Paint n' Sip. Clay Studio instructors will walk you through a simple handbuilding project, all while enjoying a glass of wine or locally brewed beer. Handbuilidng is a great introductory method of working with clay, no prior experience is required (pottery wheel not used in this class as it requires more than one class to complete work).

Students will make 1 - 2 pieces during this 2 hour class, such as a bowl, plate, mug, or decorative piece. Couples and groups encourages, bring some friends and make it a party!

Includes materials, pieces will be available to pickup after glazing and firing approximately 3 weeks later.    
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Beginner Wheel – Adult

$135 includes materials and firing costs

REGISTER HERE

Adult Class

6 Sessions

Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang

This class is an introduction to wheel thrown pottery. Learn the basics of throwing, forming, handles, and finishing pieces trimming and glazing. Create several functional pieces. Beginners welcome! Tuition includes materials and firing costs, as well as open studio access during the weeks of your class. Additional clay is sold separately at $30/25lb bag.

  Instructor Bio: Lisa Wolfgang is an interdisciplinary artist who has been living and working in Vermont since 2016 since graduating from Alfred University with a BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media. Her background includes work as an instructor of sculpture and ceramics at Helen Day Arts Center, a ceramics instructor and studio technician at Interlochen Center for the Arts, as an outdoor educator at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center. Lisa joined the clay studio this past fall and is looking forward to making more positive connections through teaching ceramics classes.
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Open Studio Figure Drawing

$10/session; punchcards available - $90/10 classes (save $10)

Open Studio Figure Drawing meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month in the beautiful Robert C. Folley Performance Hall, located on the second floor of the River Arts Center. The group, which gathers from 4:00-6:30 p.m. invites and accommodates all levels of drawing/painting/sculpture backgrounds and expertise. The sessions feature a variety of approaches to working from the figure. The open studio is open to the public for a fee of $10 per session, and we encourage anyone interested in working from the figure to join us for a fun and creative evening. Easels and tables available.
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River Arts Writing Lab

$5 suggested donation

The River Arts Writing Lab is designed to support a range of writing experience, goals, and genres. The emphasis is on providing a means for the participants to share their work, and to give and receive constructive, well-thought-out feedback.

A webpage is provided for those writers who are ready to have their work critiqued (the work can be at any stage of development). Posting manuscripts prior to the meetings will allow more time for careful consideration and productive discussion. Together we’ll develop guidelines for providing respectful and useful feedback.

A period of less structured time for reading, writing, or sharing will also be a part of the meetings.

The aim of the Writing Lab is to support each other by giving and receiving helpful commentary. It’s a cooperative effort. The group welcomes ideas for other activities that encourage and expand our writing skills.

If you are interested in joining this group, send us an email at [email protected].

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