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Artpark introduces summer art workshops for adults

by jmaloni
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 07:00 am
Artpark hosts adult art workshops in August.
Artpark hosts adult art workshops in August.

Ceramics, glass, and jewelry workshops offered on Saturdays in August

It's never too late to learn a new craft. Here is your opportunity to discover a hobby, brush up on a technique or master a skill at Artpark's new adult art workshops.

Registration is now under way for three art workshops offered in August at Artpark. Adult art workshops will include a two-part ceramics workshop, a glass-fusion workshop and a workshop focused on metal clay jewelry.

Artpark 2012 Adult Art Workshop Schedule

•Ceramics (two-part workshop): Part one is Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part two is Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $75. Description: This two-part ceramic class will demonstrate hand-building as well as throwing techniques, along with electric and raku kiln firings.

•Fused Glass: Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $65. Description: Bruce Verbeck, an experienced Western New York glass artist, will guide the class through the technique of fusing glass in a kiln, as well as discussing types of glass, glass cutting and more to create a one-of-a-kind fused glass artwork.

•Metal Clay Jewelry: Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $65. Description: Dawn DiGesare, a metal clay artist and fine art jeweler, will teach the basic fundamentals of working with silver precious metal clay, cleaning, firing and finishing a unique piece of jewelry.

Persons at all levels of expertise may register, but must be at least 18 years old. Enrollment is limited, as one-on-one instruction is emphasized. Full payment is due upon registration.

Lewiston residents receive 10 percent off on workshop fees. Registration forms are available online at www.artpark.net. For more information, call the Artpark Box Office at 716-754-4375.

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