CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Workshop13 offers affordable art and DIY classes to the public and Chris DiMarzio and Gary Lippincott from Workshop13 are told us how to get involved.
About Workshop 13:
Workshop13 is an organization that supports the development of visual and performing artists and cultivates a community that appreciates art.
At Workshop13, we nurture creativity, encourage emerging and established artists, develop teaching opportunities and enrich the community through exhibitions. We have created a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere where students and teachers, artists and audiences, nourish each other.
Workshop13 hopes to eventually educate over 300 students annually, and operate one of the few mid-sized independent nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which welcomes hundreds of visitors each year. We are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and also rely on tuition income and the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to support its programs.
Workshop13 is located at 13 Church Street Ware, MA 01082.
A Sampling of Courses:
ALTERNATIVE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 220PB
Instructor: Pat Bock
Explore the limitless possibilities of acrylic paint and collage in this experimental painting techniques class. By incorporating texture and pattern and utilizing various image transfer techniques, students will develop a unique and spontaneous approach to their artwork. Some materials provided.
ART SAMPLER FOR ADULTS
Instructor: Roc Goudreau
Lots of adults make time for their children or grandchildren to explore their creative side by enrolling them in art classes – but they rarely take the time for themselves to have that much fun! Well, enough is enough! We invite you to treat yourself and enroll in this five- week “Art Sampler” class, and discover why kids leave here in a great frame of mind. Some of the media that you’ll explore includes drawing, clay, painting and printing techniques! (Materials provided.)
BEGINNER WATERCOLOR PAINTING 101SH
Instructor: Susan Harris
This class is geared toward the beginner adult watercolorist. The instructor will provide a brief discussion about composition, values and subject matter but mostly concentrate on some of the wonderful techniques that make tube watercolor painting so exciting. The goal over the four weeks is to complete the painting shown below. Though no experience is necessary, some artistic talent is helpful. This is an opportunity learn the basics of watercolor, brush up on your techniques or learn enough to get you working on your own or continue with more advanced classes.