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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Digital Marketing for Small Businesses Workshop

Wednesday, August 1st, 7-8pm

In an increasingly digital world, it's small businesses who provide us with human products and places to connect with the people we love. If you own a small business, or are thinking of starting one, consider this workshop taught by entrepreneur and marketing strategist, Jeremiah Rizzo.

This workshop will cover:

  • Simple ways to think about small business growth

  • SEO for local business

  • How to make websites more effective (increasing foot traffic, gaining customers, etc.)

  • Web design recommendations

  • How to calculate your CPA (how much it should cost you to gain a new customer)

  • How to run an automated referral program

  • Essential things to focus on (that even busy owners can do)

  • Answers to your specific questions

$10/person

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Social Media Marketing Workshop for Local Businesses & Creatives!

Saturday, August 18th, 1-4pm

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives as well as our most successful marketing strategies. Through this workshop, you’ll learn best practises and develop the skills you need to connect your business and creative objectives with social media strategy, platforms, and tactics. Discover how to choose the appropriate platform, create effective and engaging social media content, develop a strategic plan, and define your brand and personality on social media.

This workshop is best suited for adults, 16 years and older. It’s encouraged that attendees bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone to the workshop if possible.

$30/person

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Sacred Sound Experiential Workshop with Blooming Alchemy

Wednesday, Sept 12, 6:30-8 PM

Join Kim Horstman for an experiential evening of Sound Immersion and Healing. This workshop will introduce you to the art and science of Mantra Yoga and Sound Healing. Learn about the ancient shamanic origins of these practices, and how we can apply them to create a much-needed personalized healing modality in the modern world.

After being introduced to the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, Kim will guide you through a 30 minute chakra-clearing Sound Bath Meditation. There will be time afterwards for guests to have hands-on experience with playing the singing bowls if they wish. You can play them in the palm of your hand or have them placed on a certain area of the body...this is usually everyone's favorite part!

These instruments are rare and wonderful to observe up-close. They are made through various processes by combining different types of Quartz, Iron, Platinum, 24K Gold, and Sugilite. You don't have to be a musician, you just have to be curious and willing to learn!

$25, must pre-register.

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Yoga & Bjork: Embracing Fearless Self Expression Workshop

Thursday, Oct 18, 6:30-8pm

Join Kim Horstman for this creative sequence to cultivate the bold courage behind true self-expression. As artists, our creativity is powered by our ability to express our true feelings through a limitless variety of mediums. In Yoga, the channel for self-expression is governed by the Throat Chakra. This center is where our thoughts, intuition, emotions, and past experiences converge and become translated into art, speech, song, dance, etc. We will flow through a brilliantly weird and unique sequence of poses to tap into that center of self-expression. Through movement and mindfulness, we will challenge any limiting beliefs that hold us back from truly unlocking our power for artistic expression.

In honor of wholey authentic, fearless expression, we will move through this flow to the unique sounds of Bjork. Her vision for capturing the complex essence of humanity and nature will inspire our movement and our journey to express ourselves with self-love and courage. You will leave this workshop feeling a sense of energetic renewal towards your unique self, your emotions, and your creativity. This workshop is open to beginners, although some prior experience is recommended.

$25, must pre-register.

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Painting Party with Trisha Mae

  • Saturday, August 25, 6:30-9pm

  • Saturday, Sept 15, 6:30-9pm

  • Saturday, Oct 20, 6:30-9pm

  • Saturday, Nov 17, 6:30-9pm

  • Saturday, Dec 15, 6:30-9pm

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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Mud & Suds Workshop
  • Friday, Oct 12, 7-9pm

  • Friday, Nov 9, 7-9pm

  • Friday, Dec 14, 7-9pm

  • Friday, Jan 11, 7-9pm

Do you love beer? Do you love to play with clay? Then this workshop is perfect for you! Join ceramicist, Brad Hagmayer, in this one of a kind workshop, where you will learn the basics of building with clay while drinking beer! What could be better? Beer will be provided by a local brewery. A perfect date night activity, or night out with friends. No experience necessary!


$35/person, all materials included. All attendees must pre-register. All participants must be 21 or older.

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Flaming Firebirds and Phoenix Hatchlings!

Adult Workshops:

  • Friday, Sept 21, 7-9pm

  • Friday, Oct 19, 7-9pm

  • Friday, Nov 16, 7-9pm

  • Saturday, Nov 17, 12–2pm

Kids & Parents Workshops:

  • Saturday, Oct 20, 12-1:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov 3, 12-1:30 pm

Community Arts Phoenixville is continuing the Phoenixville tradition of creating clay birds for the Firebird Fest. Join Brad Hagmayer in these workshops to learn how to make your own Phoenix hatchlings! All birds will be fired in the belly of the Firebird bonfire during the event and can be picked up afterwards.

$30 per clay bird*, all materials included.

*This year we are charging by bird rather than by person, as we had many requests for two people to attend the workshop and make one bird together. This is allowed, however we strongly encourage that you register per person, and that each person make their own bird. It’s really more fun!

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PACS Empty Bowls Workshops
  • Wednesday, Oct 3, 7-8:30pm

  • Wednesday, Oct 10, 7-8:30pm

  • Saturday, Oct 13, 1-2:30pm

  • Wednesday, October 17, 7-8:30pm

Come support PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services) in their 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraising event! Come and learn to make a ceramic bowl in one of these workshops, and all bowls created will be donated to the event! Learn more about the PACS Empty Bowls Event, here.

PACS strives to end poverty in our community by connecting people in need with resources for food security, financial stability and better health. PACS is a 501(c)(3) organization.

There is no cost for this workshop, but all attendees MUST pre-register.

All bowls made at the event will NOT be returned to students but instead donated to PACS.

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