Classes
Make a Mosaic

 
Instructor: Rhonda Snyder 

Date: August 11
Time: 9 – 1 pm
Cost per student: $100
Materials cost: All materials included
Location: Kevin Hammersmith Park

In this class students begin to learn to create glass mosaics using various cut-glass techniques. The class will include learning the use of traditional tools and materials. Students will create a 12 x 12” mosaic. All materials are included in the cost of class.

Clay Sculpture

 

Instructor: Brian Somerville

Date: Weekend workshop
Time: 6 hours per day
Cost per student: $175
Materials cost: All materials included
Location: TBA

During this workshop students will create a 25 – 75 lb. sculpture working alongside the artist. The artist will do a demo of building a solid sculpture on an armature. The demonstration will include hollowing out, carving and a variety of mold making techniques. Workshop includes lecture about the artists process and work.

Stone Carving

 
 Instructor: Larry Beisler

Date: July 21, 28, August 4, 11 – 4 classes
Time: 9:00 to 12:00pm
Cost per student: $150 plus $50 tools fee (student retains)
Materials cost: $50 includes tool kit and stone
Location: Gary E. Cavin Park – Edwardsville Park – Red Barn

You will learn how to sculpt soapstone with traditional hand-tools, such as knifes, rasps and files. Together, in a lovely park setting, we will explore each stage of the creative process from selecting your stone and choosing your subject matter, to displaying your finished artwork. Students should wear leather gloves and bring a large towel. No previous experience necessary. Limit 8-10 students. 

Blacksmithing for the Beginner


 
Instructor: Jeff Reinhardt at Persimmon Tree Forge

Date: 1 day
Time: 4 hours
Cost per student: $150, limit 4 students
Materials cost: Materials are included
Location: Gary E. Cavin Park – Edwardsville Park – Red Barn

Move steel to your will! This class will teach you the names of the tools and how to use them to make a beginner’s project from steel. You will learn how to start a coal fire and then how to heat metal and shape the metal into a usable shape. Safety will also be covered as well as a bit of blacksmithing history. Afterwards, you can take your project home. We provide the tools, safety glasses, forge, anvil and materials. You need to come in natural fiber clothes (cotton is good) that can get very dirty and leather shoes or boots. 

 

3D Felting Workshop

 

Instructor: Trish Korte and Cody Presley 

Date: July 21
Time: 10:00-12:30 pm
Cost per student: $75
Materials cost: Materials are included
Location: Kevin Hammersmith Park

Students will learn how to make a 3D wool flower using the Wet Felt technique. In this class we will craft beads, a free-form flower that includes the petals, and stem. Students will learn how to properly lay out the wool, color combinations, design and techniques for sculpting.

Students will also learn surface and color design, how to work with wool roving, how to make coils and how to attach various parts of the flower. No experience necessary. Limit 10 students.

Felted Vessels


Instructor: Trish Korte

Date: July 28
Time: 10-12:30 pm
Cost per student: $80
Materials cost: Materials are included.
Bring a bath towel for sopping up water
Location: Kevin Hammersmith Park

This hands-on workshop will teach participants the techniques needed to create a small felted-wool vessel using a plastic resist. This fast-paced immersion class will give participants the confidence needed to create more 3D wool pieces at home. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get soapy and wet. No experience necessary.  Limit 10 students

Silk Painting

 
Instructor: Trish Korte

Date: August 4
Time: 10-12:30 pm
Cost per student: $80
Materials cost: Materials are included.
Location: Kevin Hammersmith Park

Create a one-of-a-kind hand painted silk scarf. Learn to stretch and paint on silk in this workshop using basic design processes. Silk Painting is accessible and fun, just be prepared to allow the dyes to flow and enjoy the vibrant colors. No experience necessary. Limit 10 students

Painting with Wool


Instructor: Trish Korte

Date: August 18
Time: 10-12:30 pm
Cost per student: $75
Materials cost: Materials are included.
Bring a bath towel for sopping up water.
Location: Kevin Hammersmith Park

This hands-on workshop will teach participants the techniques needed to create flat felted-wool painting using a variety of techniques. This fast- paced immersion class will give participants the confidence to create with color and composition. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get soapy and wet. No experience necessary. Limit 10 students.

Artist-in-Residence Program

ArtSeed’s Artist-in-Residence program focuses on a concept, gathering a little support, and a sprinkling of courage to develop and grow something new.

ArtSeed provides students, teachers and communities with direct hands-on experiences through personal interaction with Artists. ArtSeed encourages our Artists to share and explore their artistic disciplines with schools, faculty and communities through outreach and education. Components of this program include workshops, classes, and discussions.

These specialized events will align with the National and State Art Standards while crossing the curriculum through hands-on experience that open opportunities for reflection, personal insight, and empowerment. We believe through art, students become more engaged learners, and develop their own identities as creative individuals.

Dates, times, locations and costs are determined by your individualized plan.

Please contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art to schedule a meeting to create your art experience.