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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Call for Art: Navigating Art Submissions! Workshop with Sarah Detweiler

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

Many artists are missing out on opportunities to show their work because of limited knowledge or confidence in the submission process. This workshop will address a variety of opportunities for art submissions as well as the step-by-step process to prepare an entry. There will be guidance and resources given to enhance your knowledge of the process from writing artist statements to how to make your work exhibition ready. 

$30

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Gig Life as Your Best Life:

An interactive workshop for freelancers, hobbyists & gig artists

Saturday, August 10th, 1:30-3:30pm

Are you managing multiple passions, interests, and jobs? This workshop will help you to feel confident and enthusiastic about a multiple-income stream lifestyle. Topics will include: how to build the network you need, securing and managing clients, legal considerations, and operations tools.

Taught by Gwen Pokalo

$30/person

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Social Media Marketing for Local Businesses and Creatives

Saturday, August 17th, 1-3 pm

Looking to expand your business and/or creative efforts through the power of Social Media? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn how to reach your target audience in an impactful way through various social media platforms. We'll review some quick tips to get you started as well as some helpful do's and don'ts. Discover the best tools to help you manage your social media marketing and learn how to analyze the results of your efforts. We'll wrap things up with a Q&A session to address your specific social media marketing needs. 

Taught by Kathleen Smith

$30/person

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Photography for Makers + Artists:

Best Practices for Social Media Imagery

Thursday, August 22nd, 6-8 PM

Learn how to take better photographs of your artwork and handmade pieces for your social media and website.

In this 2 hour workshop, photographer and artist Tina Crespo will talk about best photography practices when sharing your artwork and wares online. Discover how to create simple yet effective imagery that connects with your ideal customer (and stays true to you!). There will be a Q&A discussion at the end of the workshop to talk about specific pain points when photographing your work.

$40/person

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DIY Screen Printing with Gillian Pokalo

Sunday, August 25th, 10am-2pm

In this one day workshop, you’ll go from your photograph or drawing to having a silkscreen that is yours to keep and continue printing from after the workshop is over! Screen print is a versatile medium and you can print your imagery on paper, fabric, board, and much, much more. A week prior the workshop, Gillian will reach out to you with info on what photos you can use that will work best.

All materials included. Materials for printing on are provided, however students are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts and other clothing and fabrics for printing as well.

$85/person

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Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Brooke Steytler

Saturday, September 21st, 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!

Rain Date: Sunday September 22nd

$65/person, all materials provided.

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Intro to the Wheel Workshop with Harrison Bowen

Saturday, August 10th, 5-8 PM - SOLD OUT!

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, August 29th, 6:30-8:30pm - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, September 5th, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, October 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, November 14th, 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.

$35/person, all materials included

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Painting Party with Trisha Mae

Saturday, August 17, 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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Bowl Making Workshop with Harrison Bowen

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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