Workshops

Sports Photography Workshop
Instructor Matt Mead

Capture the action on the court, the field and in the pool! This photography workshop will introduce students to the camera settings and composition tips for capturing stunning photos. Learn the arena policies before heading to Gannon sports events including basketball, football, lacrosse, baseball, cheerleading and water polo. Learn from a professional photographer and sponsor of Gannon University Athletics. This class is great for parents, grandparents, and those looking to expand their technical camera knowledge. The workshop includes classroom practice, excursions to sporting events and a final review session. DSLR camera and knowledge of settings required.

Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$65 ($55 member)
Some materials included

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Framing Basics Workshop
Instructor James Pearson

Learn all aspects of basic framing, including layout, cutting mats, and closing techniques from the Frame Shop Manager at the Erie Art Museum.  Emphasis is on the importance of using archival materials and methods to preserve your art.  Bring one work not exceeding 12” X 16” to class.  The fee covers materials, except frames and glass, which may be ordered.  Limit 6.

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

$95 ($80 member)
Some materials included

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Watercolor Painting Workshop
Instructor Wilda Sundberg

Using transparent watercolors, students will paint on location at Presque Isle State Park. Instructor gives demonstrations and critiques; emphasizing technique, color, and design. Beginners have the opportunity of working with advanced students in class.

Thursday, September 21st from 11 am – 3 pm

$35 ($30 member)
Some materials included

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Sips and Shirts
Instructor Roman Glass

In this three-hour workshop participants will learn about silk-screening in a relaxed environment and use professional equipment to create a hand-printed poster and t-shirt. Learn from demos, and then experiment with layout and color to pull a limited edition print from the studio’s pre exposed screens. Students will have the opportunity to set and print a truly unique t-shirt design. Led by a professional artist and owner of No Dress Code Studios. Shirts, beer and wine will be provided. No experience necessary, ages 21 and older.

Thursday, November 9 from 6 – 9 pm

$65 ($55 member)
All materials includedRegister


Art Moves: Dance Workshop for Adults
Instructor Alethea Bodine

This workshop begins in the galleries where participants experience artworks as a primer and inspiration. Then participants are guided through an invigorating series of exercises to find a full spectrum of breath and movement – as it uniquely manifests in each of us as human beings. The workshop touches upon many different dance forms, eastern and western and offer students a variety of approach to movement – focusing on building strength, flexibility and agility through breath using silence and a variety of popular, cultural and classical music. Body, mind and spirit required.  No prior dance experience necessary.

Choose one or all of the following workshops:

Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

$20 ($15 member)
Students are asked to dress in non restrictive, comfortable clothing. Recommended footwear – soft soled shoes, socks or just bare feet. Register


Blacksmithing Basics Workshop
Instructor Greg Gehner

Learn basic blacksmithing and make a project to take home. Past student examples have included hooks, firepokers, bottle openers and more. Beginning students are provided with all the materials and instructions they need while those who have taken the course can learn new techniques and keep practicing. Topics include: safety, equipment, heating metal, hand hammer control, and various hot iron forging techniques. Participants focus upon the techniques of drawing tapers, spreading, and upsetting to achieve varied designs. Taught by a blacksmith who is also a professional artist in his Cambridge Springs studio. Ages 14 and up, no experience required.

Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday October 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$80 ($65 member)
All materials included

This class is now full and no longer taking registrations. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please email ally@erieartmuseum.org.




Kids Classes

Young at Art: How to Draw Animals
Instructor Erica Whiting

In this two-day drawing workshop, students will learn how to draw a realistic animal through instructor demonstrations, exercises in the gallery and observing live animal models. Develop your drawing skills by completing shape and contour exercises, sketching textures and learning from your classmates. Students work with pencil and colored pencil. Take home practice sheets will be provided. Ages 7 – 12.

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15
from 1 – 2:30 pm

$55 ($45 member)
All materials included

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Art Moves: Dance Workshop for Children
Instructor Althea Bodine

Take a workshop that promotes expression, art and mindfulness! Under the guidance of a professional dancer and educator, students explore the gallery for inspiration before heading to the dance floor. Each workshop offers exercises in recognized modes of popular western  – as well as eastern – dance forms. Dancers are also encouraged to improvise to a variety of different musical choices including cultural and classical music. No prior dance experience is necessary, open to all children that love to run, twist, slide and move. Ages 7 & up.

Choose one or all of the following workshops:

Saturday, September 23 from 11:30-1 p.m.
Saturday, October 9 from 11:30-1 p.m.
Saturday, November 4th from 11:30-1 p.m.

$15 ($10 member)
Students are asked to dress in non restrictive, comfortable clothing. Recommended footwear – soft soled shoes, socks or just bare feet. Register


Adult Classes

Photoshop Basics
Instructor, Matt Mead

In this class, students work with Photoshop CS6 or Elements to edit and retouch their personal photographs. Identify common photography pitfalls and correct them by adjusting hue and saturation, using the spot healing brush, sharpening images and more. Through demonstrations, lectures, and guided practice, students are able to upload tons of finalized photographs to Facebook by the end of the course. Laptop and software required, basic understanding of your computer is mandatory.

Tuesdays for 6 weeks
Starting September 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$185 ($135 members)
Materials not included

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Precious Metals Jewelry Making
Instructor, Janice  & Daniel Niebauer

Gain an appreciation for making original handcrafted jewelry with century old methods! Students learn jewelry fabricating and casting techniques (from “beginner basics” to advanced techniques including gemstone setting) and use traditional hand tools along with extensive jewelry studio and lapidary equipment. The first class is held at the Museum and includes a slide show, list of materials, shop rules and basic techniques. The remainder of the sessions will be held at the West Millcreek studio location.  Each student is briefed on good jewelry design and layout techniques while following a personal project plan that they will develop from idea to completion.

Wednesdays for 6 weeks
Starting September 13 from 7 – 9 pm

$135 ($85 members)
Materials not included, but tools are provided

This class is now full and no longer taking registrations. If you would like to be added to a wait list please email Ally at ally@erieartmuseum.org.

Oriental Painting
Instructor, Esther Hong

Want to step inside another culture and learn about Asian philosophy through its art? Learn the ancient tradition of using watercolors and rice paper to capture bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms and chrysanthemums. Learn how to paint with control and a calm mind. This class offers a great deal of structure and tutelage, yet students remark that it offers a serene meditative way to create art.

Mondays for 6 weeks
Starting September 11 from 4 – 6 pm

$160 ($110 members)
Materials not included

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Watercolor Techniques
Instructor, Deb Sementelli

Students learn the basics of watercolor painting through fun and interesting exercises. Topics include the fundamentals of color theory, using painting tools and materials, and basic principles of composition. Experiment with different watercolor media  and textural effects. This class promises to be relaxed and helpful for absolute beginners, while returning students and artists with experience will be challenged.  All students are encouraged to explore and pursue personal expression as well as developing their technical skill.

Saturdays for 6 weeks
Starting September 16 from 12:30 – 2 pm

$170 ($120 members)
All materials included 

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Absolute Beginner: How to Draw
Instructor Ehren Knapp

This class introduces basic techniques and materials to those who have no art experience. Students learn the fundamentals of drawing; looking closely, drawing what they see, and learning to use the appropriate tools. This class provides exposure to a variety of drawing media such as pencil and conte crayon.

Tuesdays for 6 weeks
Starting September 12 from 6 – 7:30 pm

$160 ($110 members)
Materials not included

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Chromatic Dance Class
Instructor Alethea Bodine

Chromatic dance™ is a dance curriculum created by Alethea Bodine.  It is a movement  practice for everyone, young and old, that acknowledges the body – as it is – while exploring the essence of dance; where movement originates within the body and how movement is related to rhythm, music and culture. Dance techniques utilized include modern, ballet and rhythmic dance and eastern movement forms, like yoga, martial arts and butoh. This class utilizes art in the galleries for warm ups and inspiration. No prior dance experience is necessary- only a willingness to enjoy and be empowered by movement.

Thursdays for 5 weeks
Starting September 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$120 ($70 members)

Students are asked to dress in non restrictive, comfortable clothing. Recommended footwear – soft soled shoes, socks or just bare feet.

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Beginning Acrylic Painting
Instructor Scott Rispin

This class introduces basic techniques to those who have little or no art experience. This class covers color use, how to mix paints, and different application techniques, while using images of famous paintings for examples and inspiration. Ages 14 and up.

Wednesdays for 7 weeks
Starting September 13 from 5:30 – 7 pm

$185 ($135 members)
All materials included

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Open Paint
Instructor Scott Rispin

This course welcomes all – absolute beginners to more advanced painters. The class provides a supportive group atmosphere with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Students work in acrylics or non-volatile oil paints on subjects of their choosing.

Mondays for 6 weeks
Starting September 11 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$165 ($115 members)
Materials not included

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Mondays for 8 weeks
Starting September 11 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$200 ($150 members)
Materials not included

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Painting in Acrylics or Oils
Instructor Scott Rispin

This class is structured for beginning to advanced painters. In a workshop setting, students have the opportunity to interact with each other, as well as the instructor, to maximize the class experience. Students work on personal projects of their choosing in water mixable oils or acrylics.

Wednesdays for 6 weeks
Starting September 13 from 7:15 – 9:15 pm

$165 ($115 members)
Materials not included

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Wednesdays for 8 weeks
Starting September 13 from 7:15 – 9:15 pm

$200 ($150 members)
Materials not included

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