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, precious metal clay, felting, noodle doodling, marbling, monoprinting, and organizing your art studio to name a few.) Donations are gleefully accepted! Open to the public.
Held At The Works Complex at 50 S. 2nd St., Newark, OH
- Check back for our next class which will be in 2014.
Previous Art Workshops
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.)