Monday, July 2, 2012


Colorfield Painting: A Sown Field in Need of Harvesting

By Pat Butyniski<br />

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 10 AM – 4 PM
Montclair Art Museum, Bloomfield Ave. and Mountain Ave., Montclair
TUITION: $90 Members, $110 Nonmembers
INSTRUCTOR: Pat Butyniski
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Do you love color? Is the common thread in all your work an expression of color? Spend a day exploring paintings about color! Mark Rothko, probably the best-known “color field” painter, did just that. His work, with its layers of rich color subtly selected and placed, created a sense of depth and space and dynamic tension. In this one-day acrylic workshop, we will briefly explore color contrasts and create three to five different color stories. Through lecture, demonstration, and critique, the instructor will equip you with the information needed to sow and grow your own color field paintings, producing a crop of three finished pieces. For a list of suggested supplies, please visit (Image: Pat Butyniski)


Summer Relief: The Joy of Carving Print Blocks

By Dorothy Cochran<br />

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 10 AM – 4 PM
TUITION: $90 Members, $110 Nonmembers
INSTRUCTOR: Dorothy Cochran
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Participants in this one-day workshop will explore traditional carving techniques on linoleum and other soft blocks to create multiple prints. Carving simple blocks of high and low relief can afford endless possibilities with multiple printings of the image. It is easy and inexpensive. Classic black and white, bright rainbow inkings and colorful layering are just a few of the exciting ways to explore this medium. A portfolio of related images will be created in this fun and adventurous workshop. Let your imagination soar with printmaking! A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor on the day of class. Please visit for a list of suggested additional supplies. (Above: by Dorothy Cochran)


Parent and Child Wheel Throwing

WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 10 AM – PM
TUITION: $75 Members, $100 Nonmembers, per parent/child pair
$30 for each additional child
INSTRUCTOR: Don Theiberger
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For parents and their children ages 7+, take this opportunity to create pots, laughter, and unforgettable memories with your little ones. Both you and your child will make your own pots on the potter’s wheel. With detailed step-by-step instruction, you will create masterpieces that will never be forgotten. All levels welcome.


Portrait Drawing

By Gary Godbee<br />

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 10 AM – 3 PM
TUITION: $105 Members, $125 Nonmembers
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The foundation of a painted portrait is a solid understanding of rendering a likeness through drawing. In this one-day workshop, students will work from a live model as we explore the major forms of the head and the individual features of the face. The goal of the workshop is for each student to gain stronger control of form and value as we complete a realistic portrait sketch in one session. We will be creating heightened drawings using hard and soft pencils and white chalk on toned paper. Model fees included. For a short list of materials, please visit

It's Your Turn! Introduction to Wheel Throwing

WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 10 AM – Noon
$50 Members, $75 Nonmembers
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This one-day workshop is ideal for a beginner who wants to learn, and/or experiment with throwing pottery on the wheel. Through ample individual attention from the instructor, as well as demonstrations and discussion, students will learn the steps and techniques of wheel throwing, including centering clay, throwing bowl and vase forms, trimming, etc. Students will select glazes and return to pick up their fired pots two weeks from the workshop date.

Making Your Mark: What's My Line?

By Pat Butynski<br />

WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 10 AM – 4 PM
TUITION: $90 Members, $110 Nonmembers
INSTRUCTOR: Pat Butynski
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Do you come from a background of drawing? Do you have the courage to make line and brushwork your subject? In the tradition of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, and Joan Miró, the instructor will take you on a journey to discover the personality and power of line. This is a fast paced, action-oriented class. Through demonstration, a series of large, timed exercises and constructive criticism, you will be amazed to see that you are an individual when it comes to the style of line and marks on paper. For a list of suggested supplies, please visit

Portrait Painting

By Gary Godbee<br />

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 28 – 29, 10 AM – 3 PM
TUITION: $175 Members, $200 Nonmembers
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In this fast-paced portraiture workshop, students will work from a model to capture a painted likeness in two sessions. For painting students new to portraiture, as well as those with more experience, this workshop will focus on challenges such as proportion, rule-of- thirds, value control and color mixing. Demonstrations given throughout the process will encourage students to progress at an even pace. Model fees included. For a list of materials, please visit