Posted by: groundsforsculpture | December 29, 2011

Workshops and so much more at Grounds For Sculpture: January 2012

By Jenn Korolenko, Education Assistant

Workshops and so much more at Grounds For Sculpture: January 2012

Spark your inspiration this winter at GFS by taking a workshop or attending one of our demonstrations! Here’s what we are offering to kick off 2012…

Workshops…

Thursday, January 5th
Wonders of Winter Photography Workshop
Dates: Thursdays: 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10:30am–12:30pm
Discover the beauty of Grounds For Sculpture in winter! Learn the elements of composition, critiquing, and tried and true techniques for taking stunning landscape photographs. Each session of this four-week workshop includes both classroom time and outdoors photographing, weather permitting. Please dress appropriately. An SLR or digital camera is required. Open to students of all skill levels. Instructor: Sally Davidson and Larry Parsons.

$60 Members; $70 Non-members.

Saturday, January 7th
Transforming Books into Art: Altered Books Workshop
Time: 10:30am–4:30pm
Make a used book a personal work of art at this one-day workshop taught by an area artist who specializes in book arts, handmade papers, and printmaking. Consider the book as your canvas and explore how to use painting, stamping, and collage to create something truly unique. Books and art materials are included in the registration cost. Students may personalize their book with photos and small decorative items from home. Instructor: Kathleen Lang Metaxas.

$110 Members; $120 Non-members.

Tuesday, January 10th
Vinyasa Yoga
Dates: Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24
Time: 10:30am–12pm
Vinyasa yoga is a movement-oriented style of yoga. Each pose moves to the next – guided by your breathing. It is fun and easy to begin and creates strength, flexibility and a connection to a peaceful mind. These workshops are designed for students of all abilities, from the beginner to the advanced. This three-week class, taught by Instructors from the Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio, will incorporate meditation techniques and using breath to coordinate movement and body alignment. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel and water.

$40 Members; $50 Non-members.

Wednesday, January 11th
Faux Plein-Air Watercolors Workshop
Date: Wednesdays: January 11, 18, 25 and February 8, 15, 22
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Plein-air roughly translates to “in the open air” and traditionally means paintings that are made outdoors. The ability to distill quickly what you observe and paint in a simple manner will lead to plein-air style success. Although this six-session class will take place indoors, students will use the stunning vistas upon Grounds For Sculpture’s landscape from our many buildings for subjects and inspiration. So come imagine it in the height of summer and learn to use watercolors to paint in plein-air style.Materials are included in the registration fee. Instructor: Gail Bracegirdle.

$215 Members; $235 Non-members

Saturday, January 14th
Paper Cutting in Chinese Style
Time: 11am and 12pm
Learn the basics of paper cutting from master paper cutter Hou-Tien Cheng, whose astounding work is featured in the Education Gallery. In each of our two 45-minute sessions, adults will learn the basics of using paper cutting scissors and practice a variety of techniques under the expert guidance of the artist. Then watch in awe as he creates nearly anything you can imagine in a matter of seconds. Registration fee is per session, per person. Instructor: Hou-Tien Cheng.

$15 Members; $20 Non-members.

Saturday, January 28th
Light, Shadow and Form in Photography Lecture and Workshop
Time: 1-5pm
Designed for photographers who have a basic understanding of how their camera operates and are now looking for something more, this workshop will teach you to see your favorite subjects in a new way by understanding how light and shadow define them. Learn how to see the quality and quantity of light as it relates to shadow and composition. Discussion and demonstration will refer to photographing people, pets, flowers, close-ups, landscapes, architecture, and travel subjects. Instructor: Nancy Ori.

$60 Members; $65 Non-members

Demonstrations…

Saturday, January 14th
Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
Time: 1–4pm
***Free with park admission***
Observe master calligrapher Michael Shiue as he demonstrates the movingly beautiful traditional art of Chinese calligraphy. Using only rice paper, brush pens, and Chinese ink, Shiue will astound and transfix you with this ancient Chinese art form.

Sunday, January 22nd
Ice Sculpture Demonstrations
Time: 2–4pm
***Free with park admission***
Let the chips fall where they may! Watch as a group of astounding artists carve super-hot sculptures from frigid blocks of ice. All true masters of this craft, you’ll be amazed at what they create and how they create it!

For the kids…

Saturday, January 7th and January 21st
Tots on Tour!
Time: 11am and 1pm
Bring your toddler to learn about sculpture through hands-on activities. Listen to a story, become park explorers, and make original works of art. Rain or shine! Lesson and theme change monthly. Instruction designed to meet learning needs of 3-5 year olds. Children ages 3-5 (only) must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meets in the Visitor’s Center. Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.

***Free with park admission.***

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