3-day workshops

Spring and Summer terms allow TSA students to explore diverse art media in these workshops over 3-day bursts of energy. These condensed yet comprehensive workshops allow students to focus on unique approaches to various disciplines. Three-day workshops are occasionally offered in the Fall or Winter terms as well.
Cut/Tear/Fold

In this 3-day workshop we will explore the potential to transform paper into sculptural forms, through cutting, folding and tearing processes. Students will look at the origins of these paper arts, from Chinese paper cutting and paper folding in Japan, to Victorian Silhouette ...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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3-day workshops

Drawing with Ink

Investigate a centuries-old and graphically exciting medium. This workshop will focus on the use of India ink for drawing. India ink permits a huge range of possible textures and appearances, from ultra-crisp and graphically bold black and white images through to ultra-soft la...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

Experimental Embroidery

During this class we will explore stitching as a drawing technique by learning machine stitching, free motion embroidery, applique and hand embroidery to create a vocabulary of stitched marks. By combining stitch, ink and a variety of fabrics, we will create layered images and...


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All Levels
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3-day workshops

Organica: Dye/Stain/Stitch

Organica: Dye/Stain/Stitch is an experimental 3-day workshop which explores the possibilities of dyeing and staining papers and fabrics with a wide range of unusual organic materials. Students will collect materials such as rusted metals, tea, coffee, spices, flowers, foliage,...


LEVEL:
All Levels
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3-day workshops

Portraiture as a Conceptual Device

The portrait and self-portrait has long been a subject of focus in art and continues to fuel the careers of many contemporary artists today. The portrait continues to be a tool to examine issues of race, gender, and economic and societal norms. This is a mixed-level studio cou...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
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3-day workshops

WIPEOUT

While mastery of historical painting techniques can be an end in itself, sometimes combining traditional methods with wild and inventive approaches can be very inspiring. A traditional WIPEOUT style of painting allows you to establish composition, to broadly push and pull...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

Wire Sculpture

In this course students will learn to create sculptures from a variety of wire using pliers and wire cutters. An introduction to wire sculpture will be provided showing examples of small and large size sculptures. Students will learn how to safely handle material and tools in ...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

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