Weekend Workshops


Drawing

Basics For Urban Sketching

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Grab your sketchbook and medium(s) of choice. Students meet in downtown location (TBA) and work with a staged model in an urban environment.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS2
June 1, Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90
$10 model fee paid to instructor

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Drawing

Expressive Japanese Calligraphy Art

Instructor: Mitzi Ito

Students learn to write and draw kanji characters through the traditional Japanese art of “oshuji” or Japanese calligraphy. Learn how to write name of your choice with Japanese character and large letters like "Love" or "Peace".

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS8
July 20, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & July 21, Sun., 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $92; Non-member: $115
+ $15 material fee

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Fiber Arts

Korean Paper Art - Joomchi

Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

Joomchi, an ancient paper craft from Korea, is seeing a surge of artistic interest in the last few years among paper and fiber artists. Using very thin specialty papers, you will learn the process to create a layered yet soft, pliable, ‘felted’ paper piece that can be used in multi-media projects, to stitch onto, to mount and hang as is, create jewelry or even to shape over molds for 3-D pieces. Originally joomchi was used to make clothing! In class you will be able to create at least two 8” x 12” (approx) pieces of joomchi, see joomchi samples used in various ways and learn of sources and techniques for future work in this versatile medium. Nimble hands are needed.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS4
June 15, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90
+ $5 material fee

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Fiber Arts

Botanical Dyeing and Printing on Natural Fibers

Instructor: Jan Wutkowski

Come learn the basics of print and immersion dyeing with local plants, plus other natural dyes such as indigo and cochineal. Learn what local plants work best for getting prints, as not all do. Starting with protein fibers (wool & silk), you’ll learn methods for getting strong prints from leaves in particular, but other coloring agents as well. Then delve into a quick study of indigo dyeing and very basic shibori before learning about mordants and color enhancers on cellulose fibers like cotton, linen, rayon, hemp, bamboo. This is a good introductory class where you will get great botanical prints and colors on your fabrics. A fun and surprise-oriented class!

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS11
Aug 1, Thurs, 6:00-7:30pm, Aug 3, Sat, 10:00-4:00pm, Aug 4, Sun, 12-4:00 pm Pancoe
CAM member: $124; Non-member: $155
+ $5 material fee

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Healthy Living

The Art of Non-Doing: Deep Relaxation

Instructor: Shannon Miller

The Art of Non-Doing is an experience that teaches us how to relax deeply as in sleep, while remaining awake. Give yourself permission to do nothing. You are invited to set an intention, release unmanaged stress, decrease pain, release struggling & striving, and create a greater sense of calm and harmony in your life. In the after-hours quiet of CAM exhibition "Story of the Time when Gods were Everywhere: teamLab", you are guided through the exploration of self - an experience done lying down - to induce relaxation, healing, and a deep state of consciousness. Resting in the space between being awake and asleep (Theta / Delta brainwaves), the body is invited to completely relax while you become systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world. There is nothing to do or achieve. Notice how relaxed the body is, how soft the breath is, how silent the mind is, how quiet the heartbeat is. Your intention and experience is completed with a Tibetan Singing & Quartz Crystal Bowl Sound Bath that washes over and through you to clear, move, and harmonize the mind, body and spirit.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS3
June 12, Wed. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Various
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Life Drawing

POP UP Life Drawing Studio with Costumed Model

Instructor: Katherine Barnes

Working with a professional, costumed model, enjoy working in a Life Drawing environment with instruction in both rendering and expressive mark making. Youth and Adult Students welcome.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS6
June 29, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $20; Non-member: $25

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Mixed Media

Color Linoleum Block Printing

Instructor: Michael Van Hout

Learn more about designing, cutting, and printing 2 and 3 color prints in linoleum. Starting with a graphic design, students carve a block and learn registration techniques to make striking finished prints.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS1
May 31, Fri, 12-4:pm, Jun 1, Sat, 10am-4pm, Jun 2, Sun,12-4pm Pancoe
CAM member: $152; Non-member: $190
+ $20 material fee

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Mixed Media

Japanese Washi Dolls

Instructor: Mitzi Ito

Make large Washi dolls (14 inches tall) with special Japanese Washi Paper. For use as unique handmade gifts, decoration or Origami Christmas Ornament.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS17
June 23, Sun., 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65
+ $10 material fee

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Mixed Media

Origami

Instructor: Mitzi Ito

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It begins with a perfectly square piece of paper and can be folded into birds, flowers, animals, or anything that you can imagine. Some are very simple designs while some designs can be extremely complicated. All are beautiful and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS10
July 28, Sun., 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $60; Non-member: $75
+ $10 material fee

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Painting

Painting Portraits with A Limited Palette

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn to use just a few colors to create a finished portrait, like the world-class turn of the century Swedish painter Anders Zorn.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS5
June 22, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Painting People in Watercolor

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Painting from a live, professional model pay attention to proportions, color, light and shadow, gesture, portraits, and handling clothing.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS9
July 27, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Painting

Figurative Painting with Limited Palette

Instructor: Todd Carignan

Learn to use just a few colors to create a finished figurative painting, like the world-class turn of the century Swedish painter Anders Zorn.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS13
Aug. 24, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $72; Non-member: $90
$20 model fee paid to instructor

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Photography

I Am: Street Photography Workshop

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Street photography with a twist. We ask passersby to fill out a white board with “I AM…” on it then make an environmental portrait of them and their answer. We build portrait, interpersonal and camera skills while creating fun images on the street in downtown Wilmington. On Sunday, we share our images with each other in a group critique at CAM.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS14
June 8, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & June 9, Sun., 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Photography

Plein Air Photography: Summer at the Arboretum

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Spend two hours at the New Hanover County Arboretum photographing the summer garden and on Sunday, meet at Cameron Art Museum to share our work and hold a group critique.

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS15
July 13, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & July 14, Sun., 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $52; Non-member: $65

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Photography

Night Photography: Long Exposure and HDR

Instructor: Alan Cradick

Sharpen your long exposure/HDR skills. Working with a tripod, explore photography not possible hand holding your camera. Meet downtown and photograph into the evening, using available light for street portraits. Sunday we share our images with each other in a group critique at CAM.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS16
Aug. 17, Sat., 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. & Aug. 18, Sun., 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Various
CAM member: $64; Non-member: $80

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Sculpture

Intro to Wire

Instructor: Michael Van Hout

Students are introduced to many approaches helpful in designing their own creations using a variety of gauges of wire. (Note: Wire can be challenging to bend, so some hand strength is helpful.)

Adult: All Levels - 2019-04 WS7
July 13, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & July 14, Sun., 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $15 material fee

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Sculpture

Galimotos

Instructor: Michael Van Hout

Given the skill level needed to assemble these moving sculptures, it would probably be better for you to take the intro to wire class first. But if you feel that you have the skill I can certainly work with you. Galimotos Our contraptions that use the crank and wheel To give movement to your creature already other object you choose to create. Students will work with simple pliers and wire to create these interesting sculptures.

Adult: Intermediate - 2019-04 WS12
Aug. 10, Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Aug. 11, Sun., 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pancoe
CAM member: $112; Non-member: $140
+ $15 material fee

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