Make Your Mark Workshops

These one-night introductory workshops don’t require any experience or supplies.  Those 21 and older are welcome
to bring their bottled beverage of choice, and we will provide the glasses. Advance registration is required.

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MULTI-COLOR MONOPRINT PRINTMAKING

Saturday, Mar. 16 | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Doug Billings

Participants will learn to create multi-colored monoprints by applying different colored inks onto the surface of plexiglass plates. Each color will be inked independently and printed on top of each other to create a layered effect. This process creates a textured, painterly, abstract image – perfect for those who prefer to work spontaneously!

Location: Printmaking Studio

 

 

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MARBLING PAPER WITH ACRYLIC PAINTS

Wednesday, Mar. 20 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Doug Billings

Learn how to marble paper with six different patterns- ripple, swirl, the traditional marble pattern, and more.

Location: Printmaking Studio

 

Relief Prints

LINO-CUT RELIEF PRINTMAKING

Wednesday, Apr. 17 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Doug Billings

$40 – Learn how to carve, ink and print a relief print from a 4 x 6 Linoleum Plate. Participants are encouraged to bring in a 4 x 6 black & white image/drawing/sketch; that can then be transferred to the Linoleum. Each print will be editioned so that you will have 4-5 prints to take home afterwards.

Location: Printmaking Studio

 

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PAPER FLOWERS WORKSHOP - SIDE BY SIDE

Thursday, Apr. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | $20 | Instructor: Lauren Miller

Embark on a delightful two-hour creative adventure alongside your child in our side-by-side paper flower workshop. Together, you’ll craft beautiful blooms using vibrant crepe paper. Discover the joy of cutting and shaping petals and collaborate to design a charming bouquet. By the end of the class, both you and your child will carry home a small arrangement of handcrafted flowers – just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day and May Day! Join us for this memorable opportunity to make your own blooming masterpieces together. Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Location: Sculpture Studio

 

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ORIGAMI WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Apr. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Lauren Miller

This workshop will cover the basics of origami and folding paper techniques to create different origami designs. After a brief introduction to origami, participants will learn how to fold 3-4 origami models like cranes, flowers, and butterflies.

Location: Sculpture Studio

 

Troy Becker Potters Wheel

POTTER'S WHEEL TROUBLE SHOOTING

Tuesday, Apr. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Troy Becker

Having trouble centering or pulling up the walls? Maybe you worry you’ve plateaued and need a little push to get over that hill. This workshop is for all skill levels, beginner to advanced, with some wheel experience required. Students will learn to diagnose, fix and improve their wheel throwing skills. Troy will work with students to overcome common struggles, bad habits and explain the mechanics of mud so you can throw the pots you envision in your head (eventually).

Clay will be provided. Bring your own tools and towel. No pots will be kept or fired unless you are enrolled in the following session.

Location: Ceramics Studio

 

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POP-UP CARD WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Lauren Miller

This workshop will cover the basics behind creating your very own 3D pop-up cards starting with simple tab methods and moving on to more complex forms.

Location: Youth Studio

 

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CAN YOU HANDLE IT?

Thursday, May 2 | 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Troy Becker

Learn how to pull handles like a pro. This workshop will demonstrate various ways to pull and attach handles to mugs. Beginner to advanced students will also practice pulling and attaching handles themselves with the opportunity to take their mug home after it has been glazed and fired.

Clay and tools will be provided.

Location: Ceramics Studio

 

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MATTING WORKS ON PAPER

Wednesday, May 15 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Doug Billings

Bring in two or three of your favorite Works on Paper, no larger than 12 x 16 inches. Each artwork will be matted with white or off-white mats including a backing board, which can then be taken and placed inside a frame.

Location: Printmaking Studio

 

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MICHAEL DUANE’S LAWRENCE TORNADO ‘77

Saturday, May 25 | 2 – 4 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Be inspired by Michael Duane’s fascination with Kansas weather and illustrative style as you create your own depiction of this storm scene. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

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ROBERT P. ZERWEKH’S ASSORTED REFLECTIONS

Friday, June 7 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Learn about Zerwekh’s unique approach that depicts subjects in a realistic way, with elements of abstraction. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

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MULTI-COLOR MONOPRINT PRINTMAKING

Wednesday, Jun 19| 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Doug Billings

Participants will learn to create multi-colored monoprints by applying different colored inks onto the surface of plexiglass plates. Each color will be inked independently and printed on top of each other to create a layered effect. This process creates a textured, painterly, abstract image – perfect for those who prefer to work spontaneously!

Location: Printmaking Studio

 

Canotype

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

Thursday, Jun 20| 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Lauren Miller

A cyanotype is a non-toxic camera-less photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print using UV light. Botanicals, stencils, or other objects are placed on top of a sheet of photo sensitive paper and exposed to sunlight. The areas hit with direct sunlight turn a dark blue color, whereas areas that were blocked during exposure remain paper white.

This workshop will cover the process of preparing cyanotype paper and use different materials to produce a photogram or contact print. Batches of precoated cyanotype paper will be supplied and after a brief demonstration of exposing participants will create a small series of cyanotype prints. Participants will also learn how to bleach and tone their cyanotypes to create different color prints.

Location: Tables Studio

 

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EDMUND L DAVISON’S UNTITLED (LANDSCAPE)

Saturday, June 22 | 2-4 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Create your own landscape in the expressionistic and painterly realistic style of Edmund Davison, one of the driving forces behind the original Wichita Art Association.  No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

Versailles

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE’S ETUDE DE VERSAILLES (LE MOULIN DE LA REINE MARIE ANTOINETTE)

Friday, July 12 | 6-8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and be transported to the gardens of Versailles. Recreate the charming scene by American master William Merritt Chase by expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

Candlelight Setting

ROBERT P ZERWEKH’S CANDLELIGHT SETTING

Saturday, July 27 | 2-4 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Marvel at Robert Zerwekh’s incredible photorealistic style as you recreate this striking still life composition. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

 

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GUY CARLETON WIGGINS’ LAKE MCDERMOTT

Friday, August 9 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Learn about Guy Wiggins’ American impressionist style as you recreate this peaceful mountain scene. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

 

Nordfeldt

BROR JULIUS OLSSON NORDFELDT’S WASH DAY

Saturday, August 24 | 2 – 4 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Explore Nordfeldt’s expressionistic style as you recreate the bold colors and striking composition of this Southwestern village scene. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

 

Sandzen

BIRGER SANDZÉN’S WILD HORSE CREEK

Friday, September 6 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Gayle Bryson Clayborn

Enjoy a fun evening of painting while sipping wine and expressing your creativity. With step-by-step guidance from our talented instructors, you will recreate a selected painting from the Mark Arts Study Collection, but in your own way. Immerse yourself in the dreamlike landscape and soft color palette as you recreate this delightful piece by renowned Kansas artist Birger Sandzén. No previous painting experience is necessary. At the end of the night, you will get to take your masterpiece home with you. We provide canvas, paint, easel, brushes, and drinking glasses. All you need to bring is yourself, a couple of friends and your own bottled beverage of choice.

Location: Easels Studio

 

 

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