Licking County Arts offers classes for artistic and professional growth. Many of our members have graciously offered their time teaching workshops once a month on various subjects. (Artists' books, colored pencil art, polymer clay, origami, precious metal clay, felting, noodle doodling, marbling, monoprinting, acrylics, and organizing your art studio to name a few.) Open to the public. On our Contact Page, you can prepay for our workshops.
Held in The Central Gallery next to our Gallery and Gift Shop
at 50 S. 2nd St., Newark, OH
September 27, 2014 - "Humor in Art" taught by Marilyn Stocker. More information to follow.
Previous Art Workshops
A view of a few class participants. Here we're laying down the values with black paint.
Earl Duck began painting under the nationally reknown art instructor Robert Warren. Earl introduced us to the Bald Eagle project and guided us in this step by step method for a successful oil painting.
Taught by Monica Salisbury, founder of the Ohio Paper Folders Association, we learned about paper folding. Here are the finished works.
As you can see, we had many paper choices as Monica Salisbury began teaching us the technique. ... Mountain Fold ... Valley Fold.
Taught by Meg Ginther, a member of the Jewelry Artisans Guild of Central Ohio, we learned about the ancient way of creating jewelry with simple beads and a ribbon on string to form a decorative cord for a bracelet or necklace.
Making a necklace using finger looping braiding with a modern Kumihimo disk.
We had a great time critiquing our work and learning new ideas.
Taught by Chris Lang, we used wool, silk, and alpaca to create colorful felted flowers.
The finished art placed in a shrub. These flowers can be used for jewelry or sculpture.
Unlike other printmaking techniques, monoprinting creates a single, unique print and sometimes a "ghost" that has its' own distinctive qualities.
Arlene Burgie taught a workshop using math equations and proportions to create self portraits.
An example from the Portrait Workshop. Using a mirror, rulers, pencils and math equations we created self portraits.
This was a great workshop taught by Lesley Hill. Marbling is an ancient art form that involves floating paint on a liquid surface. A design is created within the paints and then printed on another surface. Traditionally, the surface was paper. Bookbinders have used marbled papers as endpapers for centuries.
A close-up of a marbling pattern created in our workshop. Each pattern is unique and can not be duplicated.
Designing a wearable pin using a felting needle and hand dyed wool fibers from sheep. This class was taught by Chris Lang, who won first place at the Bryn Du Art Show, Granville, OH in 2012.
Close up of wearable pins.
From our Felting workshop, using wool to create artistic designs.
Examples of jewelry that can be made with precious metal clay. Meg Ginther, instructor.
Creating jewelry with precious clay
Pysanky, a Ukrainian folk art, is a batik technique starting with layers of light dyes, then masked off with wax and redyed. Each layer is masked and redyed with darker colors. Finally the wax is removed to reveal all the layers of colors.
Heather Lyle instructed us on the various techniques of artists' books, which can be make from different kinds of materials and accessed through numerous interactive forms.
Noodle Doodling is the process of filling areas with interesting, repetitive doodling. It can be creative, when doodling darker and lighter patterns form pleasing compositions. It can also be a Zen-like exercise, calming the body and mind.
Painting glass votives, ornaments, and small canvases, demonstrated by Kay Kenyon, Bev Herring, Carol Vasenko, Jill Crowe.
Japanese stab-binding is an ancient way of binding books. Holes are drilled in the covers and papers, then the binding is sewn into a pattern. (Taught by Carol Elder and Susan Kamps.)