New Spring Workshops at Artworks

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio
503 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton
Call 570-207-1815 or email to RSVP

Art Night!
Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 PM $10
Experiment in Opaque Watercolor with Renee Emanuel 

Working with opaque watercolors can really expand your creative possibilities. Used by such great watercolorists as John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer, opaque watercolor continues to be a favorite with contemporary artists. The possibilities are endless. You can add just a touch of opaque to your transparent watercolor, or paint your entire work with specially formulated opaque watercolor, known as gouache or “designer’s color.” Renee will be demonstrating her own technique of working with traditional watercolors and designers white on toned mid value ground of acrylic washes.

Saturday, March 28 10AM-2 PM, $65
Embroidery and Embellished Surfaces Workshop with Valerie Kiser 

Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework and embellished surfaces. Learn simple techniques for creating realistic and tactile embellishments using threads, fabrics and other decorative objects. Make your own personal sampler with traditional and modern embroidery stitches. Learn a variety of techniques and be exposed to contemporary interpretations of the tradition so you can make your own unique works of art. We will have plenty of time for group and individual stitching. And you will leave with knowledge and materials to continue at home.
Materials Needed For Class
*If you have any pieces of fabric, beads or found objects you might like to work with in class you are encouraged to bring them to class. Though not necessary.
Provided Materials
Embroidery Hoop, 6”-8”
Embroidery Floss/Thread
Embroidery Needles
Sewing Scissors
Prewashed Fabric, 10×10
Water Soluble Pen
Sharpie pen
Sketch paper
Seed Beads
Found objects

Explore Your Creative Muse with Renee Emanuel
Wednesdays, April 1-29, 4-5:15 PM, $80
Watermedia Painting with Renée Emanuel 

In this series, loosely inspired by The Artists Way, we will meet and explore our creative longings. Solitary exploration through journaling and creative experiences with our group will help us uncover our creative selves and embark on our artistic journeys. We will share poetry, inspiration, and try simple new art techniques both here and in the community.

Wet & Wild
Tuesdays, April 7 through 28, 5-7 PM $100 per series
Drawing and watercolor with Renee Emanuel

Start the new year with a new challenge! Learn to express your creative self with a basic drawing and watercolor intensive with Renee Emanuel! Working from still life as well as photos of the landscape, Renée will work individually with students to help them find and strengthen areas that will improve their ability to express their unique view of the world. Beginners, intermediate & advanced level students welcome. Acrylic painters are welcome!