February 3, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Max Students: 6

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: ALL

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. At conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture.

FULL / click register below to join waitlist 

February 3, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Max Students: 6

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: ALL

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. At conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture.

FULL / click register below to join waitlist 

January 1—January 31, 2018

Varies

Max Students: 10

Members: $50.00 / Non-Members: $50.00

Skill Level: All Levels

The Studio Passport allows you to access ceramic open studio hours during our Winter 2018 term. Limited to students with a basic knowledge of ceramics and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, this “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in clay. Register Month by Month; January, February, March. 

View current studio calendar

January 1—January 31, 2018

Varies

Max Students: 12

Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $100.00

Skill Level: All

The Studio Passport allows you to access Warm Glass for open studio hours during our Winter 2018 Term. Limited to students with a working knowledge of warm glass (fused, lampworking, stained) and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor. This “class” is a great opportunity to work at your own pace and continue your exploration in glass. Passport students are responsible for purchasing their own glass. All other expenses are included (oxygen, gas, tools). The cost is $100 per month and it is available for January, February, and March. Please see the current months studio calendar here

January 8—February 5, 2018 / 5 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

In this course, your instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of both handbuilding and wheel-throwing; including centering, pulling, shaping, and trimming, used to build functional pieces of pottery for everyday use. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques for both methods will be covered in order for you to give your pieces personality.

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January 15—March 26, 2018 / 10 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $255.00 / Non-Members: $300

Skill Level: All

Take your inspiration from flowers, plants, leaves, pods, and more in the natural world to create botanical illustrations. Start something new, finish something started, or simply refresh your drawing skills in this guided studio. Explore techniques and mediums, including graphite and watercolor, used in creating botanical art while your instructor provides weekly demonstrations and individualized direction.

No class 2/19/2018

January 15—February 11, 2018 / 5 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Mold-making can be beneficial for a wide array of mediums and practical applications. Experiment with both skin-safe molds and silicone rubber mold-making as you learn how to safely make precise replicas of your handmade sculptures and/or found objects.

Supply Fee: $25.00

 

*** last class will be held on Sunday Feb. 11th from 10am-1pm

January 10—February 14, 2018 / 6 sessions

Wednesdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $183.60 / Non-Members: $216.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Continue developing your metalsmithing skills while exploring intermediate and advanced design concepts and techniques in fabrication, soldering, precious metals, and stone setting. In addition, enameling and experimental media will be covered. Prerequisite: Metalsmithing I or similar experience.

January 13—February 17, 2018 / 6 sessions

Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages: Teen Friendly

Continue your exploration in this intermediate manga class as you develop your own graphic novel, comic or manga. Topics covered will include chapter creation, drawing, writing dialogue, and all elements of design. Prerequisite: Intro to Manga.

January 13—February 10, 2018 / 5 sessions

Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $170.00 / Non-Members: $200.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing through demonstration and hands-on practice. Class discussions will include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio application.

 Addition of open studio hours available during check out. All open studios are Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm for the duration of your course.   

January 13—February 10, 2018 / 5 sessions

Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 5

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Beginner

This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to continue building on the skills learned in previous woodturning classes. Choose from projects such as mortar & pestle, candlestick, spurtles, honey dipper, spinning top, small vases, wine bottle stopper, rolling pin, and bowls. You will transform raw pieces of wood into functional and beautiful turned items while learning safe and efficient woodturning techniques along with proper turning tool usage.

FULL / click register below to join wait list

January 14, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 7-12, with adult

Come play on the potter’s wheel where you will be guided by one of our skilled instructors through the process of centering clay and throwing different shapes. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. Pre-registration is required.

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January 16—February 13, 2018 / 5 sessions

Tuesdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of watercolor painting with emphasis on letting the water and materials work for you. Other topics covered include mixing colors on and off the paper, how to paint a wash/glaze, wet on wet technique, dry brush technique, and the of use various materials and tools to make unique paintings. Along with the basics, some experimental techniques will be explored.

January 16—February 13, 2018 / 5 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn basic techniques in the manipulation and fabrication of metal objects; such as cutting, shaping, joining, and finishing, while you become familiar with studio tools and materials.

January 17—February 14, 2018 / 5 sessions

Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner

This course will introduce you to the foundations of screen printing. Go through the entire process of drawing and creating a screen print, preparing the screen, and on to printing using this popular printmaking technique.

January 20, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $63.75 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Looking forward to those cozy winter evenings but your toes are always cold? Take this workshop to make yourself or your loved ones a pair of snuggly wool slippers. You will learn how to felt wool roving, resulting in a one-of-a-kind pair of cozy winter slippers to keep those toes toasty.

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January 20, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $34.00 / Non-Members: $40

Skill Level: All

Ages: 7-12, with adult

This introduction to virtual reality will give the entire family the opportunity to learn how to set up a room-scale session using Google’s virtual reality Tilt Brush program. An adult must participate in the workshop – the tuition fee covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending.

Pre-registration is required.

January 21—January 28, 2018 / 2 sessions

Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: ALL

Learn how to cultivate a sourdough loaf of bread and bake it in your own handmade ceramic dutch oven. Highlighting the relationship between material, food and fellowship we will hit on all those points by completing this workshop with a handcrafted, potluck style supper.

January 23—March 13, 2018 / 8 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages: Teen Friendly

Refine your throwing skills, expand your range of simple forms, and discover more complex shapes in this intermediate/advanced class. Work individually with your instructor, who will offer applied technical and conceptual guidance, as you develop fluency and skill in the project of your choice. In addition, various techniques in form, surface decoration, and glazing will be demonstrated.

January 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $95.00 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Grab your loved ones and join us for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare while getting a tour of our most popular studios. In Hot Glass, get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glass blowers. *Closed-toe shoes are required.

FULL / click register below to join wait list

January 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare while getting a tour of our most popular studios and then have our instructors guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl.

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January 26, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare while getting a tour of our most popular studios and then have our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the Potter’s Wheel. Create a unique piece of Pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

FULL / click register below to join wait list

January 27—February 10, 2018 / 3 sessions

Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $93.50 / Non-Members: $110.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Learn how to work with borosilicate tubing; including where to start and how to keep evolving your work.

Prerequisite: Intro to Flameworking

January 27, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Max Students: 6

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. At conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture.

FULL / click register below to join wait list

January 27, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Max Students: 6

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think. Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. At conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture.

FULL / click register below to join wait list

January 29—February 12, 2018 / 3 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of carving and printing with linoleum plates and experiment with reduction prints. Leave the workshop with a limited series of prints of your very own.

The Printmaking Workshop Series
Printmaking, or transferring ink from one surface to another, using metal plates, polymer plates, stone, wood, or linoleum, is a popular contemporary art form that utilizes several traditional processes. Explore and expand your skills in one or more of these processes through this series of beginner level workshops.
Block Print on Fabric – Jan. 8 – Jan. 22
Linocut Printmaking – Jan. 29-Feb.12
Lithography/Pronto-plates – Feb. 19-Mar. 5
Non-toxic Etching – Mar.12 – Mar. 26
Note: Each workshop must be registered for separately. Click here for complete descriptions and registration.

January 30, 2018 / 2 sessions

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 21+

Learn about glassblowing as you create an original rocks glass.  Once cooled, pick it up at The Whiskey Bar at winedown cafe located in West Reading (624 Penn Avenue), where the second half of the workshop will conclude with a demonstration and tasting with their experts on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 5:30pm.  Ages 21 and over only.

FULL / click register below to join waitlist

February 2—February 9, 2018 / 2 sessions

Friday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 6

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the traditional art of hand embroidery through demonstration and practice. See examples of contemporary embroidery and then start or complete a small project of your own as you learn how to transfer your design, choose needles and embroidery thread, and how to make about a dozen of the basic stitches.

February 3—February 4, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $276.25 / Non-Members: $325.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Aura 22, a paint-on 22 karat gold paste-like solution, was developed to be used on fine silver metal clay as an alternative/supplement to Keum-Bo. In this two-day workshop, learn how to apply Aura 22 to precious metal clay including copper, fine silver, and sterling silver using the torch method. Once fired, learn about how the material can be rolled, fold-formed, soldered on, drilled, etched, and/or enameled.

February 6, 2018 / 2 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: ALL

Ages: 21+

Learn about glassblowing as you create an original rocks glass.  Once cooled, pick it up at The Whiskey Bar at winedown cafe located in West Reading (624 Penn Avenue), where the second half of the workshop will conclude with a demonstration and tasting with their experts on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 5:30pm.  Ages 21 and over only.

February 4, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

In this two-hour workshop, great for beginners, you’ll choose your colors and create a unique glass heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

February 7, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

In this two-hour workshop, great for beginners, you’ll choose your colors and create a unique glass heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

February 8—March 8, 2018 / 5 sessions

Thursday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $170.00 / Non-Members: $200.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing through demonstration and hands-on practice. Class discussions will include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio application.

 Addition of open studio hours available during check out. All open studios are Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm for the duration of your course.   

February 8—March 8, 2018 / 5 sessions

Thursdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Discover the variety of tools and techniques of glass fusing. Learn to shape and layer sheet glass and properly prepare your work for kiln firing. In this course, you will create both functional and abstract pieces while being encouraged to delve into notions of design, using color, light, and texture.

 Addition of open studio hours available during check out.  Visit our Warm Glass studio page for monthly open studio hours.    

February 10, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

In Ceramics, our instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

February 10, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $75.00 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

Try flameworking while you make heart-shaped stirs for either hot and cold drinks. Taking just 15 minutes to cool, bring your creation home with you. No prior experience necessary and all materials and tools are provided. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

February 10—March 17, 2018 / 6 sessions

Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $153.00 / Non-Members: $180.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Broaden your understanding of working on the potter’s wheel in this intermediate class. Learn skills to strengthen your throwing abilities and gain new techniques to further develop your work. Lidded jars, closed forms, and altered thrown forms will be the subject of weekly demonstrations.

Prerequisite: Intro to Wheel Throwing or equivalent experience

February 10—February 17, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturdays 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

A continuation of “Welding Basics,”this two-day workshop further explores form, concept and tools used by metal artists, including the plasma torch, MIG welder, plus, a number of hand and power tools. Prerequisite: Welding Basics

February 10—February 11, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All

Make your own bead necklace as you gain hands-on experience in both warm glass and metals. During the first session, you will create an array of similar-shaped beads while experimenting with color combinations in the flameworking studio. Then, complete your necklace in the metals studio as you learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing using copper and nickel.

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February 11, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Get hands-on experience in the hot glass studio as you create a unique glass rose for the one you love; just in time for Valentine’s Day.

February 11, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and handbuilding techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmer’s Coffee & Doughnuts in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1!

February 12, 2018 / 1 session

Monday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $68.00 / Non-Members: $80.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Get hands-on experience in the hot glass studio as you create a unique glass rose for the one you love; just in time for Valentine’s Day.

February 12—March 19, 2018 / 6 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

You will explore solid and hollow flameworking techniques working with clear borosilicate glass rods and tubing with your instructor, who will offer applied technical and conceptual guidance, as you develop fluency and skill in the project of your choice.

Prerequisite: Intro to Flameworking

February 13—March 13, 2018 / 5 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn basic painting skills through a series of exercises and small paintings. Topics will include handling the paints and brushes, preparing the surface, working with acrylic mediums, mixing colors, and various brushwork techniques.

February 14, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $110.00 / Non-Members: $110.00

Skill Level: ALL

Ages: 18+

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

In Hot Glass, get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glassblowers. No prior experience necessary and all materials and tools are provided. Closed-toe shoes are required.

February 14, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

In Ceramics, our instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

February 15—March 22, 2018 / 5 sessions

Thursdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Like good jazz music, we will riff on the various ways sculpture can be realized through extruded components, wheel-thrown forms, and hand-built structures. Expand your imagined definition of what sculpture can be while learning the fundamentals of ceramic processes.

 

No Class: 3/15/18

February 16, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $110.00 / Non-Members: $110.00

Skill Level: ALL

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

In Hot Glass, get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glassblowers. No prior experience necessary and all materials and tools are provided. Closed-toe shoes are required.

February 16, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Join us for a special series of Maker Dates during the month of February. Create a keepsake together and make this Valentine’s Day special for you and someone you love. Includes a special champagne toast and chocolates!

In Ceramics, our instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

February 17, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All Levels

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn the Japanese resist dye techniques known as Shibori to make a series of tailored home goods. Students will be supplied with pre-washed cotton fabric to make custom, Shibori dyed napkins, tea towels, accessories, pillow cases…the possibilities are limitless!

February 17, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn about both ceramic tile-making and the screen printing process in this cross-disciplinary workshop. Create your own screen using an image or design of your choice, then use it to transfer ceramic underglaze onto a set of clay tiles perfect for decoration or coasters.

February 17, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 5

Members: $102.00 / Non-Members: $120.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: All

Bowl turning is a fun and rewarding way to learn about woodturning or freshen your turning skills. Learn the basics of open-bowl turning, focusing on tool selection, sharpening, various mounting methods, tool presentation, finishing choices and the safe operation of the wood lathe. Leave with a handsome turned wooden bowl of your own.

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February 19—March 5, 2018 / 3 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to transfer illustrations using both the pronto plate and polyester plate lithography techniques; both low-cost, efficient non-toxic processes.

The Printmaking Workshop Series
Printmaking, or transferring ink from one surface to another, using metal plates, polymer plates, stone, wood, or linoleum, is a popular contemporary art form that utilizes several traditional processes. Explore and expand your skills in one or more of these processes through this series of beginner level workshops.
Block Print on Fabric – Jan. 8 – Jan. 22
Linocut Printmaking – Jan. 29-Feb.12
Lithography/Pronto-plates – Feb. 19-Mar. 5
Non-toxic Etching – Mar.12 – Mar. 26
Note: Each workshop must be registered for separately. Click here for complete descriptions and registration.

February 20—March 27, 2018 / 6 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Expand on your metalsmithing skills. Explore the basics of jewelry design and create unique pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings.

Prerequisite: Intro to Metalsmithing or equivalent experience

February 21—March 29, 2018 / 5 sessions

Wednesday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Move beyond the basics and enhance your watercolor painting skills with weekly exercises and group critiques.

Prerequisite: Intro to Watercolor

February 21—March 21, 2018 / 5 sessions

Wednesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn the fundamentals of stained glass assembly using lean and solder. Gain hands on experience in design, shaping, foiling, and soldering as you make your own small stained glass panel to take home at the end of class.

Supply Fee: $45

 Addition of open studio hours available during check out.  Visit our Warm Glass studio page for monthly open studio hours.    

February 21—March 28, 2018 / 6 sessions

Wednesdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $216.00 / Non-Members: $183.60

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Continue developing your metalsmithing skills while exploring intermediate and advanced design concepts and techniques in fabrication, soldering, precious metals, and stone setting. In addition, enameling and experimental media will be covered.

Prerequisite: Metalsmithing I or equivalent experience.

February 24—March 31, 2018 / 6 sessions

Saturdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $187.00 / Non-Members: $220.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

You will be encouraged to use your imagination and challenge yourself conceptually in the design and fabrication of each project as you further your glassblowing technique and craftsmanship.

Prerequisite: Intro to Glassblowing or equivalent experience

February 24, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 7-12, with adult

Mini-Makers! are one-day workshops designed for aspiring artists (aged 7-12)and their families to learn something new together.  Come play on the potter’s wheel where you will be guided by one of our skilled instructors through the process of centering clay and throwing different shapes. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Adult participation is required, each registration covers one individual and all attendees must pre-register.

FULL / click register below to join waitlist 

February 24, 2018 / 1 session

Wednesday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $63.00 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Braided rugs are beautiful and durable floor coverings that have graced American homes and hearths for the past 200 years. In this one-day workshop learn to create the three basic components of a braided rug; the start, body, and ending. Leave with a small, completed round table topper or chair pad, and the skills necessary to make a full-sized rug on your own.

 

FULL / click register below to join waitlist 

February 25—March 25, 2018 / 5 sessions

Sundays 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 7

Members: $102.00 / Non-Members: $120.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Ages: Teen Friendly

Learn how to create your own drawings in Adobe Photoshop using a tablet and pen. Topics covered in the course will include an introduction to Photoshop’s tools and effects, how to use layers, and various techniques for creating line-art and shading.

February 26—March 26, 2018 / 5 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: Teen Friendly

Develop and expand your surface and design potential through mid-range firing. Review the limitless possibilities of glaze layering through dipping, spraying, and brushing. Explore the application of washes, underglazes and Terra Sigillata; and the masking of properties of wax resist.

Prerequisite: any Intro Ceramics course or equivalent experience

March 3—March 10, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Create a small, multi-purpose tote from natural reed while learning basic weaving techniques such as truing a base, twining, start/stop weaving, packing and lashing. Basic weaving terms and tools will also be covered.

March 4, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: All

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning starting with Benchwarmer’s Coffee & Doughnuts and a pour over demonstration of how to brew a cup of their micro roasted specialty coffee. Once properly caffeinated, learn to make your own ceramic coffee pour over so you can recreate the magic of Benchwarmer’s ethically sourced coffee in your own home.

March 6—April 3, 2018 / 5 sessions

Tuesdays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $127.50 / Non-Members: $150.00

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn how to build a custom tapestry loom and weave one-of-a-kind wall hangings or functional objects such as pillow cases, laptop sleeves or placemats. We will cover warping your loom, weaving and finishing techniques resulting in two to three finished projects (time permitting).

March 11, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $42.50 / Non-Members: $50.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

This method-savvy workshop for all levels of experience and creative ability will redefine the fundamentals of extrusion; working from pastry bags and scribed plaster to the pneumatic extruder and syringe. Learn to adjust the shape-shifting properties of slip and clay for inexhaustible means.

March 11, 2018 / 1 session

Sunday 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $75.00 / Non-Members: $75.00

Skill Level: ALL

Ages: 7-12, with adult

Mini-Makers! are one-day workshops designed for aspiring artists (aged 7-12)and their families to learn something new together. Introduce the family to the art of glassblowing through this workshop designed just for beginners. Learn the process of blowing and sculpting hot glass into a fun item for your home. Adult participation is required, each registration covers one individual and all attendees must pre-register.

March 12—March 26, 2018 / 3 sessions

Mondays 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Max Students: 8

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: Beginner

This workshop will explore new non-toxic grounds for etching designs onto metal plates for printmaking. Leave the workshop with a limited series of prints of your very own.

The Printmaking Workshop Series
Printmaking, or transferring ink from one surface to another, using metal plates, polymer plates, stone, wood, or linoleum, is a popular contemporary art form that utilizes several traditional processes. Explore and expand your skills in one or more of these processes through this series of beginner level workshops.
Block Print on Fabric – Jan. 8 – Jan. 22
Linocut Printmaking – Jan. 29-Feb.12
Lithography/Pronto-plates – Feb. 19-Mar. 5
Non-toxic Etching – Mar.12 – Mar. 26
Note: Each workshop must be registered for separately. Click here for complete descriptions and registration.

March 23, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 12

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Grab your “Plus One” and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare while getting a tour of our most popular studios and then have our instructors guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl.

March 23, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $45.00 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Grab your loved ones and join us at GoggleWorks for a creative night out! During our Maker Dates you will enjoy beer, wine, and light fare while getting a tour of our most popular studios and then have our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the Potter’s Wheel. Create a unique piece of Pottery, then choose a glaze from our Ceramic studio’s selection.

FULL / click register below to join waitlist 

March 23, 2018 / 1 session

Friday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $60.00 / Non-Members: $60.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: 18+

Join this new Maker Date and get acquainted with our wood studio and lathe as you try woodturning. Afterwards, tour the studio and mingle while enjoying beer, wine, and light refreshments. No experience necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Please wear or bring a change of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty in.

 

March 24, 2018 / 1 session

Saturday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $34.00 / Non-Members: $40

Skill Level: All

Ages: 7-12, with adult

Mini-Makers! are one-day workshops designed for aspiring artists (aged 7-12)and their families to learn something new together. In this two hour course you will explore construction through soft slab impressions. Learn to make a versatile activity tray with its own details and charm using slumpmolds, stamps, slips and textured tools. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Adult participation is required, each registration covers one individual and all attendees must pre-register.

March 24—March 31, 2018 / 2 sessions

Saturdays 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $80.75 / Non-Members: $95.00

Skill Level: All

Ages: Teen Friendly

Sgraffito is rich in history and deeply rooted in the redware of Berks County. Using traditional Pennsylvania Dutch imagery, or designs of your own making, we will create a charming and functional sgraffito platter.

March 27, 2018 / 1 session

Tuesday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Max Students: 10

Members: $38.25 / Non-Members: $45.00

Skill Level: All

Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and handbuilding techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmer’s Coffee & Doughnuts in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1!