Workshops

Workshops are more intensive than classes and are a great chance to explore a new medium, technique, or topic. Generally each workshop focuses on a specific project. All supplies are included and participants will leave the workshop with a completed piece and a new skill.

 
 
 
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Intro to the Wheel Workshop with Harrison Bowen

Saturday, May 25th, 5-8 pm - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 22nd, 5-8 pm

Saturday, August 10th, 5-8 pm

In this 3-hour session, students will learn the basics of the wheel in our ceramics studio with ceramicist Harrison Bowen. Pieces such as cups, bowls or plates made by the students will be trimmed and glazed by Community Arts Phoenixville and picked up at a later date.

$50/person, all materials included

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Alcohol Inks Workshop with Tina Crespo

Thursday, May 9th, 6:30-8:30pm - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 1st, 4-6pm

Thursday, July 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, August 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn the captivating art of alcohol ink! This class is suitable for adults of all artistic abilities - total novice to professional. Alcohol ink is about losing yourself in the movement of color and shape. We'll explore your own personal color story while using variety of tools to create abstract beauties for your home.

$30/person, all materials included

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Painting Party with Trisha Mae

Saturday, April 27, 7-9pm

Saturday, May 18, 7-9pm

Saturday, June 15, 7-9pm

Join local artist Trisha Mae in an evening of painting and fun! Trisha will walk you through the steps of making a painting, while nurturing your creativity throughout the process. A great way to try painting for the first time, or to enjoy a night out with friends! All materials are included. BYOB encouraged.

$30/person, all materials included

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Paper Flowers Workshop

Thursday, April 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

In this workshop you will learn how to create customizable decorative paper wall decor. Students will be instructed on how to trace, cut and construct the paper flowers.

$25/person, all materials included

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Spring Planter Workshop - SOLD OUT!

Saturday, April 27th, 3-5pm

Students will create their own hanging planters using hand building techniques. Participants may bring their own textures such as lace, buttons, shells etc. for an added personal touch.

$35/person, all materials included

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Subtle Dimensions of Visual Experience

Anthroposphy & Contemplative Approaches to Visual Art: A Presentation by Nathaniel Williams

  • Friday, May 10th

  • 6pm: Community Potluck , all are invited!

  • 7pm: Presentation, followed by time for Q&A

Nathaniel Williams studied visual art and anthroposophy at the newARTschool in Switzerland, where he also worked in puppet-theater. He is a founding member of Think OutWord, a co-founder of Free Columbia, an adjunct professor at the University at Albany and a 2019 Fellow of the Good Work Institute. He is also a student of social theory and action research. He lives and works as an independent artist and teacher in Philmont, NY. To learn more about Free Columbia and the people and spirit of the program visit www.freecolumbia.org.

$15/suggested donation

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Jewelry Making Workshop

Sunday, May 12th, 2-4 pm

Explore hand-stamped and wire-wrapped jewelry in this special Mother’s Day jewelry workshop. Make your very own keepsake necklace featuring the initials of your choice- a loved one, a pet or your own!

Students will learn the basics of hand-stamping metals and jewelry construction, including wire-wrapping a gemstone briolette that will be suspended from their choice of a sterling silver or 14 k gold fill chain. Students can choose from a variety of focal stones and leaf charms in either 16 k gold or silver-tone rhodium plated metals. (The charms’ metal and plating are both nickel and lead free.)

Share the special day with a loved one, your child, mom or best friend. This class is BYOB- we will supply the OJ for mimosas!

Students must be at least 15 years old.

$55 per person, or $95 per two people. Includes all supplies and a pouch to take your necklace home in or gift.

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Plein Air Workshop

Saturday, June 1st, 11am - 2pm

Join artist Brooke Steytler on a Plein Air adventure! Plein Air is the act of painting outdoors. We will gather our supplies and head to the canal in Phoenixville, where Brooke will instruct students in the art of plein air painting with watercolors. All experience levels are welcome!

During a break in this 3-hour workshop, students are welcome to picnic with treats and drinks provided by Soltane Cafe.

$65/person, all materials provided

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Cut Flower Arranging Workshop

Thursday, June 6th, 6:30-8pm

This workshop will focus on basic flower arranging. Using organically grown flowers from Phoenixville, PA, workshop attendees will make market style bouquets featuring a unique mix of seasonal flowers. You can bring your own vase, or we will wrap the bouquets in Kraft paper.

$30/person, all materials included 

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Watercolor Exploration Workshop with Sarah Detweiler

Thursday, June 13th , 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, July 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

*This workshop is best suited for adults,16 years and older.

Have you always been curious about watercolors? Are you looking to learn new techniques? Then this workshop is perfect for you! Join local artist, Sarah Detweiler, in exploring this medium. The first hour will be spent experimenting and you’ll create a catalog of techniques. In the second half, learn how to apply those techniques to your art work and preferred subjects.

$30/person, all materials included. All attendees must pre-register.

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Bowl Making Workshop with Harrison Bowen

Saturday, July 27th, 5-7pm

Saturday, Augst 31st, 5-7pm

In this workshop you will create a bowl using your hands and different sculpting tools! CAP will fire and glaze the piece for you. No prior experience necessary, just bring your creativity. This event is BYOB!

$35/person or $60/pair, all materials included

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