School of the Arts

Welcome to the WomanKraft School of the Arts.
All classes and workshops are free to low income people 50 years and older. All classes and workshops are open to adults of all ages for listed fees. Your class fees help us offer more classes and pay instructors. Please note: Pre-Registration is required.

It’s here! This Newsletter, lovingly referred to as The Castle Voice is your guide to WomanKraft Events, workshops and exhibits through the months of September through December, 2019. Enjoy!

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JANUARY

DRAWING ROCKS AND MOUNTAINS

In this workshop you will learn many techniques that will help you to create realistic rocks and mountains. These techniques readily translate to all painting mediums as well.

Thursday, January 9, 1:30-4:00pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY

You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this workshop, while learning how to use special tools and techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces. Hey, it’s fun to boot!

Thursday, January 9, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

ARTISTIC NAME TAGS

This workshop will provide a variety of materials and lots of inspiration for you to come and create a unique name tag that truly shows off your personality. Geared toward exhibiting artists and members, come enjoy finished products at our next Reception!

Friday, January 10, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne


TINY PAINTINGS IN TINY TINS

Using a variety of shaped Altoid tins, we will be painting tiny scenes, abstracts and realistic on the inside of tins! This is 2 finished pieces in one as your color palette will be inside the tin as well. Make 2 paintings- one on purpose and one by “accident” with your color choices!

Thursday, January 23, 1:30pm-4:30pm Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne Fee: $20 supplies included.

HANDMADE GLYCERIN SOAP

You’ll have an opportunity to make many bars of this

natural vegetable based soap. Use specialty molds,

natural oils, organic and non-organic products to

customize each bar you make.

Friday, January 24, 10am-Noon

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee:$20 supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully

connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with

writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, January 24, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis

Fee: $20 each or all four for $40. Other dates are:

February 28, March 27, and April 17.

ABSTARCT COLORISM

In this workshop let music and colors lead you on an abstract painting journey of expression. Bring your own canvas or canvas board 10”x 14” all other supplies included.

Saturday, January 25 1:30-4:30pm

Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis

FEBRUARY

TREAT YOURSELF // THE FACIAL

In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for facials, skin care, aroma therapy and more.
Wednesday, February 5th, 10am-Noon

Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE***
HANDMADE PAPER MASKS 2 PARTS //
MASCARAS HECHO DE PAPEL, PAPEL RECICLADO HECHO DE MANO

This is a two-for-one workshop. First we will learn to make 100% post-recycled paper and then we will use those techniques to create personalized masks, then the second part of the workshop you will decorate this

handmade masterpiece.
Part I: Thursday, February 6th, 1:30-2:30pm
Part II: Thursday, February 13th, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included.

FLAT STAINED GLASS MOSAIC 2 PARTS

Create an 8″x10″ mosaic with an abstract or realistic design while learning to use the tools and tricks of the medium. It’s great fun and stained glass is always beautiful.

Part I: Friday, February 7th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Friday, February 14th, 10-11:30am
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included

MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONE  2 PARTS

Learn the techniques to make your very own garden stones. Add color and whimsy to your yard or garden. Learn to use glass and tile while having creative fun.

Part I: Friday, February 7th, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Part II: Friday, Friday, February 14th, 1:30-3pm
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $20 supplies included

HOW TO RESIN FLAT ARTWORKS 2 PARTS

In the first part you’ll create a small simple painted an assemblage art piece. Feel free to bring “special” assemblage pieces from home and/or use our huge selection. In part two you’ll learn how to resin your artwork with valuable money saving tricks an techniques that include optimal climate conditions , methods for mixing, pouring, brushing the resin and more. Learn from one of the best.

Part I: Saturday, February 8th, 1:30-4:30pm

Part II: Saturday, February 15th,, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Tony Di Angelis

Fee: $20 Supplies included

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Tuesday, February 11th, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Tuesday, February 25th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included

IT’S KNOT EMBROIDERY

You’ll learn a variety of knots, wraps, and stitches,

while creating a small wall hanging. These easy

techniques are applicable to many other craft projects.

Wednesday, February 12, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ana Yanez

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

PAINTING WITH OILSTICKS 2 PARTS

You’ll learn to create beautiful artworks with this unique oil painting medium. It’ll free up your style!
Part I: Tuesday, February 18th,  6:30-8:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
Fee: $20 Supplies included

NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION

This batch of coffee isn’t for drinking, it’s for painting. Come and learn how much fun it is to paint with the lush warm coffee tones, add it to watercolors, detail with India ink. It’s fun and unique!

Wednesday, February 19, 1:30-4:00pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

ALPHABET SOUP

Enjoy a hot steaming bowl of recycled reading! In this workshop we will be taking lines and words from old poetry books and using them to create our own new poems. For those of you who have a hard time coming up with your own words but long for the thrill of writing a good poem, this is the class for you!

Thursday, February 20, 1:30pm -4:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20.00 supplies included.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE****

PERSONAL JOURNALS //
LIBROS PERSONALES

Decorate a provided journal with collage techniques
For a finished project that is personal, functional and beautiful.

Friday, February 20rd, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 supplies included

LETS DRAW CACTI

In this drawing workshop we’ll use charcoal and graphite as you learn valuable techniques for drawing our desert’s most unique plants.

Wednesday, February 26, 1:30-400pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 Supplies included

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS AND ABSTRACT ART


Here’s an opportunity to play with Prismacolor pencils and techniques that will help you understand and create a beautiful piece of abstract art.

Thursday, February 27, 6-9pm Facilitators: Terri McGuire Fee: $20 supplies included

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, February 28th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 supplies included

MARCH

DRAWING WILD ANIMALS

Attending students can select their own favorite wild animal and learn some easy, successful techniques for drawing them. Bring your own photo or choose for our wide selection.

Wednesday, March 4, 1:30-400pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 Supplies included

HANDMADE PAPER AND SEEDS

Learn to make 100% post-consumer recycled paper, with various wildflower seeds imbedded. Plant in your yard, or someone else’s!

100% fun…100% Successful!

Thursday, March 5, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

STAMPING AND EMBOSSING CARDS

In this workshop we will use our excellent collection of stamps, inks and embossing powders to create a variety of beautiful, personalized cards to send to anyone for any occasion!

Friday,  March 6th 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Tuesday, March 10th, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Tuesday, March 24th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included

TREAT YOURSELF: THE MANI / PEDI

In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for manicures, facials, about skin care, aroma therapy and more.

Wednesday, March 11, 10am – Noon

Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included.

***NEW CLASS!!***

MAKING JEWELRY WITH EMBROIDERY THREAD
Using an array of colored thread sand beads you’ll learn the techniques to creating fun and beautiful jewelry. You’ll be creating a bracelet.

Wednesday, march 11, 1:30-4:00pm Facilitator: Barbara Schnauss
Fee: $20 supplies included.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE****
LITTLE BOXES, LITTLE ALTARS //
CAJITAS Y SANTITAS

Using recycled film and altoid cans and canisters, we will be making a tiny personal altar. Come with an idea in mind, or let your imagination run wild, a truly terrific teeny tiny treat in a tin!
Thursday, March 12th, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included

***NEW CLASS!***

HOT GLUE GUN ART

Learn exciting techniques creating your own work of art from that old friend, hot glue guns! using paint and glue we will create a stunning work of art that appears almost 3 dimensional when it’s done.

Saturday, March 14th, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Facilitator: Linda K
Fee: $20 Supplies included

TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE 2 Parts

Come and learn this beautiful free form art style.

Create watercolors/acrylic washes, collage, and then

detail your work with additional mediums.

Part I: Wednesday,March 18th, 1:30-3:30pm

part II: Wednesday, March 25th 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ana Yanez

Fee: $20 supplies included

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 Parts

Learn how to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,

functional, and always successful.

Part I: Thursday, March 19, 1:30-4:30pm

Part II: Thursday, March 26, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 supplies included

BEGINNING TIE DYE

Bring your own white cotton, pre-washed (old or

new) 1 shirt or 2 pillow cases or 4 napkins, etc. You’ll

learn the basics for this fun and practical fiber art.

Friday, March 20, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Linda K

Fee: $20 supplies included

***NEW CLASS!!***

ABSTRACT PAINTING 2 PARTS
We’ll explore color, texture, and movement in a non-objective format. Release your inner Jackson Pollock! Externalize your subconscious and explore alternate repurposing of your art support, recycled objects as texture, even alternative sources for your paint.

Part I: Saturday, March 21, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Saturday, March 28, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator: Tony Di Angelis

Fee: $20 Supplies included

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE****

DRY FELTING CUDDLY CACTUS //
CACTUS COMODAS

Come and create your own piece of fiber art, learning basic needle felting (dry felting) techniques. Completed work can be a cactus or a mushroom, both adorable, huggable, spine-free treats.
Friday, March 27 9:30am -12:30pm 
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20.00 supplies included

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday,March 27th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 supplies included

***NEW CLASS!!***

FOLD-OVER PRINTS


In this workshop you’ll be making fold-over prints, a type of print making that transfers paint from one place to another. In this case paint is transferred from each side of a folded piece of paper to another. You’ll also be shown many ways to modify the results of your work.

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm

Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz

Fee: $20 supplies included

APRIL

HOW TO MAKE FLOWER AND GEM ELIXIRS

Learn the basic steps to create essences from the flowers in your garden. We will learn to do this with gems as well.

Wednesday, April 8, 10am-Noon

Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri

Fee: $20 supplies included


THE ART OF COLLAGE
You’ll be learning how to create intricate and creative collages that peek past the ordinary. We’ll use magazine images and special papers made form banana, mango, rice and mulberry.
Wednesday, April 8th, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included.

LAMINATE YOUR PAPER COLLAGE

Collage both sides of a 81/2 by 11 piece of paper utilizing color, contrast and composition techniques. we will finish by laminating and sharing our works of art.

Saturday, April 11th, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator:Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $20 supplies included

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Tuesday, April 14th, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Tuesday, April 28th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included

CASCARONES

This traditional Mexican Folk Art makes any occasion festive. Learn to decorate and fill your eggs with confetti.

Wednesday, April 15, 1:30-3:30 Pm

Facilitators: Ana Yanez

Fee: $20 supplies included

MOSAIC PLANTERS 2 PARTS

Come and learn how to mosaic a flower pot using

glass and ceramic shards. Make a one of a kind unique

creation any plant would be proud to grow in!

PART I: Thursday, April 16, 1:30-4:30 P.M.

PART II: Thursday, April 23 1:30-2:30 P.M.

Facilitators: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20.00 Supplies included.

BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY

You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this

workshop, while learning how to use special tools and

techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces.

Hey, it’s fun to boot!

Thursday, April 16, 6-9 PM

Facilitator: Terri McGuire

Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE****

MANDALAS ON VINYL :: DISCOS DE VINILO PINTADOS

In this workshop we will be creating an “endless” art piece, on an old vinyl record album we will paint, draw, and decorate a personal mandala, which will stay beautiful no matter which direction it is viewed from.

Friday, April 17, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, April 17, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 supplies included

MOSAIC RESIN FRAMES 2 PARTS

Using a 5″X7″ picture frame, you’ll design and execute your assemblage. In the second half sealing it with a thin coat of resin. It’s a way to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Part I: Saturday, April 18, 1:30am -4:30pm

Part II: Saturday, April 25, 1:30am -2:30pm

Facilitator: Linda K
Fee: $20 supplies included.

***NEW CLASS!!***
FOAM PRINT MAKING

In this workshop you’ll be making prints using sheets of polystyrene foam. The foam sheets can be easily drawn on and imprinted with nay firm object, stamp, coin, etc. You’ll also learn what a reduction print is and how to create one.

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

***NEW***
LET’S DRAW BIRDS
You’ll learn techniques to sketch birds, and we’ll play with different dry mediums (charcoal, graphite, inktenses, etc.) In black and white and color. Students likes and needs will determine types of birds and details to focus on.
Wednesday, April 22, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included.


LET’S DRAW TREES
In honor of Arbor Day, you’ll be learning techniques to draw a number of different trees and how drawing one tree can grow into a forest.
Friday, April 24th, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included

COPPER EMBOSSING

In this workshop you’ll learn all the techniques

needed to create beautiful copper embossed art and

choose between making wall adornments, ornaments,

a matchbox, or a fine art piece.

Wednesday, April 29, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 supplies included.

COLLAGING CHAIRS

Come and help us beautify our new classroom chairs! This workshop will teach the techniques or collaging with magazines and mulberry paper, and it’ a tie big space to cover with lots of room for pretty pictures!

Thursday, April 30, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: Free!

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    • Grace Post author

      Thank your for the warm memories. On our page “Welcome! Here’s a little bit about us.” There is contact info, you can leave a message for the castle with your address to receive our newsletter. We no longer have the upstairs as a guest suite, I am sorry to inform you. Hope to hear from you soon!

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