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Make a Panda out of Polymer Clay
Saturday, March 3
Ages 5 - 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ages 9 - 12, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Taylor
Saturday is Panda-riffic! Join the fun and create a cute polymer clay panda. Terry Taylor shows students how to make a cute panda by transforming balls, coils and cones of polymer clay into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Then dress your panda for fun, the outfit is up to you. Includes all materials.
FEE: $20 per workshop (members receive discount)


T.G.I.F.: Thank Goodness! Improv Fridays Workshop
Friday, March 9,  7:00 - 8:30 pm
Ages 12 - 17

Instructor: Em Harpp-Meulbroek
Want something to do on a Friday night where you can let loose and have fun with friends? Try an Improv Workshop. Improv is fun, fast-paced, hilarious, and ANYONE can do it. It’s not just for actors or comedians, it gives you life skills in addition to being highly entertaining. All you need to do is show up. Games, exercises, and a break from your busy lives will start your weekend out right.
FEE: $25 per workshop (members receive discount)


Bring-A-Grownup Improv Workshop
Saturday, March 10,  2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ages 9 & up and their grown-up (parent, guardian, older sibling, caregiver)

Instructor: Em Harpp-Meulbroek
Looking for something fun to do together on the weekend? Try improv, a totally fun activity, but instead of getting dropped off, Bring A Grown-up to class with you! That’s right, try improv WITH the grown-up of your choice. The two of you will join a group of other adults and kids, and together we’ll explore the exciting, hilarious and fast-paced world of improv! Improv is a fantastic opportunity to get seriously silly, express yourself, and learn together. Improvisation is good for your brain: we are at our best when we live in the moment, and improv allows you to do just that. Play games, do exercises, and make scenes together intergenerationally, and see what fun it can be to make things up together, as you go along! No experience is necessary. Just come with an open mind, and a grown-up!
FEE: $25 (members receive discount)


Duct Tape Wallet Workshop
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ages 7 & up

Instructor: Richela Morgon
Learn the wonders of duct tape crafting! Using simple techniques make a bi-fold duct tape wallet with pockets, and then design your own stickers to personalize them. Materials provided. No previous crafting experience necessary. Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm.
FEE: $30 (members receive discount)


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Drum Circle: Family Workshop
Saturday, March 24,  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Ages 3 - 7 and family

Instructor: Eugene Posniewski
Come join us and play drums with the guidance of our drum circle teacher! Tablas, tom toms, congas, bongos, tambourines, and many more to play. Participants will have a great time in a fun environment while learning and experimenting with rhythms.
FEE: $25 per family per workshop (members receive discount)


Live Animal Sketch Workshop
Saturday, March 24
Ages 8 - 12: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Teens/Adults: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Instructors: Sean Murtha and Alison Nicholls
In conjunction with Birds & Beasts: Near & Far (more info on inside cover), curators Alison Nicholls & Sean Murtha will lead a group through the sketching of live exotic animals!
FEE: $20 (members receive discount)


Duct Tape Bag Workshop
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ages 7 & up

Instructor: Richela Morgon
Learn the wonders of duct tape crafting! Using simple techniques make a duct tape pouch that can be used as a pencil case or a wristlet. Then design your own stickers to personalize them. Materials provided. No previous crafting experience necessary. Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm.
FEE: $30 (members receive discount)


Tape Collage Workshop: Birds
Adults: Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 -11:30 am
Teens/Adults: Saturday, May 12, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Richela Morgon
Do you love birds? Create your own bird art that's bright and tactile using tape. Final artwork is 5 x 5 inches tape on stretched canvas. Taught by tape artist and craft book author Richela Fabian Morgan. Materials provided. 
FEE PER WORKSHOP: $30 (members receive discount)


Loosen Up and Paint: A BYOB Night Out!
Thursday, April 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ages 21 & over

Instructor: Laura Anechiarico, MAT
BYOB and join us for an evening of self expression through paint!  No paint-by-numbers, no pressure to be perfect – workshop will start with a simple still-life and progress from there.  Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace, and in their own style.  No experience necessary; if you've never picked up a paintbrush, make this the first time!  All supplies included. (remember, BYOB!)
FEE PER WORKSHOP: $65 (members receive discount)


FREE! Golden Acrylics Lecture-Demo
Monday, April 16, 9:15 - 10:30 am
Adults

Instructor: Patti Mollica
The Golden Acrylic Lecture-Demo is a fun, fast-paced, informative lecture covering basic technical and application subjects which will help any painter. This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of working with acrylic paints and will explain the various mediums and how they work. You will learn about acrylic gels, which allow you to modify your paint in infinite ways and to personalize your creative expression. Pigments and their unique properties, color-mixing tips, proper grounds, and varnishing will all be addressed. Learn how to get more out of your painting and master your materials. No matter how much you think you know about acrylics, there’s much more to discover!
FREE (Registration Required)


You Do You
Saturday, April 21,  2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ages 12 - 17

Instructor: Em Harpp-Meulbroek
Have you tried improv? Now's your chance! In this 90-minute workshop, you'll discover that improv is not just for actors and comedians. It's an activity that anyone can do, and anything can happen! Improv makes you say yes to the moment, relieves stress, and is super fun, too. Join us for an afternoon of creativity and laughter. Just do you and do improv.
FEE: $25 (members receive discount)


Tape Collage Workshop: Matisse Style
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ages 11 & up

Instructor: Richela Morgon
Create your own work of art in the style of Henri Matisse's Blue Nude and The Dance using tape and canvas paper. Final artwork is 10 x 10 inches tape on stretched canvas. Taught by tape artist and craft book author Richela Fabian Morgan. Materials provided. 
FEE: $30 (members receive discount)


Comics: Pencil and Inking Demo
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 8 & up

Instructor: David Abrevaya
Join artist, David Abrevaya, as he guides you through the process of creating a comic book.  David is a featured artist in our exhibition, Turn the Page (see inside cover page for details), which focuses on the process and history of the comic book.  Space is limited and registration required.  
FREE


Exploring Rye through Paint: A Plein-Air Adventure
Friday, May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adults

Instructor: Carol Douglas
Have you watched the Painters on Location artists and wondered whether you could paint en plein-air too? This two-day workshop will focus on painting outdoors in beautiful Rye. Learn to translate the three-dimensional landscape to a two-dimensional plane. We’ll focus on simplifying forms, planning a good composition, gathering the necessary visual information from life, and interpreting color relationships. We’ll work on design, value, shapes, and edges. Weather permitting, we will paint outdoors both days, with access to boats, buildings, the beach, and nature—in short, all the great things Rye has to offer! Demonstrations, personal instruction, and critiques are all part of the process.  All media, all levels welcome.  Limited to 12 people. Carol L. Douglas teaches a popular Acadian workshop, Sea & Sky, and other workshops nationwide. She paints en plein-air in juried events throughout the Northeast. Her many plein-air road trips are documented on her top-rated art blog, Watch Me Paint. She has painted in Rye’s Painters on Location since its inception.  
FEE: $350 (Includes two days. Members receive discount.)


Comics: Inking, Lettering, and Color Demo
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 8 & up

Instructor: David Abrevaya
Join artist, David Abrevaya, as he guides you through the process of creating a comic book. David is a featured artist in our exhibition, Turn the Page (see inside cover page for details), which focuses on the process and history of the comic book. Space is limited and registration required.
FREE