Short Program Workshops:

We customize our Short Program Workshops to fit the needs of each special event or class.
These programs are a 1.5 hour minimum duration and can be designed for drop-in participation or be facilitated in a more traditional class format. Workshop fees vary according to length of program and the number of participants. We provide the teachers and materials and tailor programs to meet each group’s goals. A selection of programs are listed below. We can also create a program based on a particular theme or material.

Please complete our PROGRAM REQUEST FORM if you would like to set up a Short Program Workshop.


HARVEST PRINTS
(Grades 4-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
[View the Harvest Prints Gallery.]

Learn how to make spice, fruit, and vegetables dyes of the season. Then print and paint until your heart’s content using these all natural pigments to create one-of-a-kind works on paper.


FOLIAGE FASHION
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, Min. 2 hrs.)

[View the Foliage Fashion Gallery.] 

Transform this season’s colorful foliage into wearable art using natural fabrics, wax, thread, and paper. Pick your favorite leaves and design earrings, necklaces, pendants, or adorn existing accessories


WHIMSICAL WEAVINGS
(Grades 3-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)

[View the Whimsical Weavings Gallery.]

Weave a colorful tapestry using found materials such as jeans, t-shirts, maps, books, cereal boxes, and more! In this creative re-use workshop, you will learn how to make a simple loom and re-purpose favorite garments and other household items into unique artworks.


FALL FICTIONS
(Grades 4-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.) *This can be adapted for all seasons and for younger participants.
[View the Haiku Book Gallery.]

Imagine yourself in an apple orchard, listen to the crunch of leaves under your feet, and smell the crisp air. Then turn your own autumnal scene into a one-of-a-kind haiku book by collaging found text and imagery.


MIX & MATCH MARIONETTES 
(Grades K-12, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
[View the Mix & Match Marionette Gallery.]

Forage found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers.


ART CARDS - THE GREEN WAY! 
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
[View the Art Card Gallery.]

Make handmade cards with discarded postcards, magazines, maps, books, and more! Discover how to use collage and other craft techniques to compose unique art pieces for your special thank you, holiday, birthday, and “just because” messages for friends and family.


LIGHT IMPRESSIONS
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
[View the Light Impressions Gallery.] 

Depict your dreams of the season through light, shadow, color, and shape. Then transform a coffee can or mason jar into a glowing tabletop sculpture or hanging artwork using a variety of discarded objects.


CAMOUFLAGE CREATURES
(Grades K-3, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
[View the Camouflage Creatures Gallery.]

Explore the role color, shape, and pattern play in nature as you create animal habitat collages. These can take on the form of a two or three dimensional work on paper or an accordion book.


CONSTRUCTED REALITIES
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
[View the Constructed Realities Gallery.] 

Learn how to express a significant event, dream, or a critical observation about your surroundings using 3D collage techniques. Using various paper ephemera your personal memory will become a surreal maquette!