Fireworks –

Come help me support Fireworks this Sunday, January 9th at 1 pm for some lettering Fun. If you can’t make Sunday I hope you are able to support the other offerings they have it is in a beautiful historic firehouse next to the maritime museum…

View this email in your browser Logo Happy New Year! A moment of quiet in the artists’ studios. (Photo credit: Hope Mead) Dear Reen, As I write this newsletter, I am looking out my window at freshly plowed roads after the overnight snowfall. Looking at the street, it’s as if the snow never existed but my front yard tells a different story: one extolling the hours of unblemished work by nature. In the quiet time between our last exhibition close and today we have been quite busy. This winter, we have not only free workshops but also a date night event and our first ever quilt exhibition by Camden native, Renata Merrill. I am excited about 2022 and hope you will be too. Read on to see the ways that you can engage with our work. Stay warm and be well, Exhibition Reception Born and raised in the City of Camden, Renata Merrill first began quilting ten years ago, under the mentorship of Chrissandra Butler of Lawnside, NJ. Merrill views quilts like adventurous stories found in good books. Her quilted adventures employ non-verbal elements, such as specks of color, geometric shapes, various fabrics, colors, and styles to tell her stories. She seeks for everyone to connect with and enjoy the historical narratives and personal stories captured within the art of quilting. Most of all, Merrill seeks to evoke feelings of comfort and happiness in those who experience her artwork. Her process of quilting from the heart is inspired by her experiences of being a mother, wife, and community leader here in her beloved Camden. The reception for Merrill’s solo show, New Beginnings, will be held Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00. Calligraphy Workshop: 1/9 It has been said that calligraphy is the art of painting words. Come explore this practice in a beginning calligraphy class taught by Maureen Peters, owner of Letterworks Art Studio. In this workshop participants will learn to create beautiful letters with pen and ink. Modern Script hand will be taught for both upper and lowercase. This workshop is good for ages 12 and up and is made possible with funding from the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. To secure your attendance at this workshop, please register at: Plant and Art Workshop: 1/29 Camden FireWorks is excited to present a workshop called “Arti-culture” that combines art + plants. Arti-culture will be led by Nori Plant owners Noel and Arielle on January 29 from 1 to 3. Participants will not only learn how to propagate their own Nori-provided plant but will use artistic expression to decorate their pots. This workshop is ideal for plant enthusiasts age 18 and older, but younger participants are welcome to attend with a registered adult. Space is limited so make your plans to attend and sign up – Made possible with funding from the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Celebrate Valentine’s at FireWorks Join us at our first date night event! Couples will create new memories learning hand-building ceramic techniques from Camden FireWorks artist, Hope Mead. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting a little messy. In addition to quality teaching instruction, beverages will be provided with the option to purchase from a food truck. Purchase your tickets at DONATE NOW Instagram icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Logo Copyright (C) 2022 Camden FireWorks. All rights reserved.
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The Art Studio of Deptford Winter session classes offered

1219 Delsea Drive, Deptford

Deptford community and cultural Art Center

The Winter Session starts the week of January 3 thru the Week of February 7

The Children’s Afterschool program will run thru June with no breaks-

Monday at the Studio

Calligraphy for beginners 6 to 8 pm $15. Per class $65. For 6 week program resident/ $75 non resident

Learn to create beautiful letters with pen and ink. Modern Script hand will be taught both upper and lowercase. Writing with ink, watercolor. Using various papers to create a beautiful sentiment ready to frame. Most tools and materials are included.

Tuesday at the Studio

Crochet 1 to 3pm Marie Bolopue $10 per class for Deptford residents and $15 for non Deptford residents

Learn to crochet

In this class you will learn the basic crochet stitches. By combining these stitches, you can make many decorative designs and patterns. You will also learn how to read a pattern and how to use the pattern guides. For our first project,

you will need a skein of 4 ply worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver) ..Solid or variegated yarn of your choosing. You’ll need one crochet hook size USA H or USA I (maker Boye or Susan Bates) and a pair of scissors. For each project, I will provide you with the yarn requirement.

Children’s after school program 4 to 5:30 pm $15. Per session or $60. For 6 week program resident/ $75 non Deptford resident

Children will create thru various types of materials and techniques. Building on each technique to create fun and enjoyable art.

Wednesday at the Studio

Jewelry making for beginners 6-8pm $15. Per class $65. For 6 week program resident/ $75 non resident

A beginner’s class we will make paper beads to start our journey creating a necklace and earrings. Scrabble tile and diamond glaze jewelry to create one of a kind unique piece. We will move onto metal dies and cabochons to embed photos or artwork. As we learn about resin casting and then we will create with embossing metals for  personal gifts.

Thursdays at the studio

Adult open studio, 12:30- 2pm

stop in and learn watercolor, colored pencils and various art techniques. $15. Per session or $60. For 6 week program resident/$20 per session or $75 non Deptford resident

Children’s afterschool program 4 to 5:30 pm $15. Per class $60. For 6 week program resident/ $75 non resident.

Children will create many projects that will build their techniques as well as build their confidence to create make mistakes and

Friday at the Studio

6-8pm Watercolors for beginners- winter themed projects we will learn about brushes paper and supplies to start our journey, creating wet on wet, wet on dry blending colors to create a harmonious layout. Mono color theme and so much more!  Watercolor kit will be included.

 $15. Per class $65. For 6 week program resident/ $75 non Deptford resident

For more information and for registration for classes, contact Maureen Peters 609-509-5423

Please check the website for changes or additions as new classes are always forming!

Facebook:  The Art Studio at Deptford

New Calligraphy class offered

Modern Copperplate calligraphy will teach you about the tools of calligraphy, basics in practice strokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. If you are just starting out or are looking for hands-on tips and techniques to improve your beginner’s hand, this workshop is for you! We will learn the lowercase and uppercase letters and how to join them to make a beautiful poem.  With the holidays quickly approaching a beautiful envelope and holiday card will be among the projects we will be creating.

Residents of Deptford $60. for the 6 week session

Non Deptford resident $70. for the 6 week session.

Monday October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 7-9pm

Materials included.

childrens afterschool Art Program

Kids Classes 2021

Fall First session

Tuesdays   4 – 5:30    

September 14, 21,28, October 5, 12, 19. Make up October 26 – 6 weeks

 Drawing- using sketching pencils we will explore the various spectrum of drawing pencils and why and how we use them. We will explore tools and materials used with drawing and sketching; the children will be encouraged to experiment using many techniques. We will also be exploring with Charcoal pencil- we will experiment with charcoal drawing and learn about the various tools and techniques. Working in white on black as well as the traditional black on white. 

$15. Per class Deptford resident $20. Non- resident

$60.00 for all 6 weeks/ $70.00 for all 6 non- resident

Thursdays 4- 5:30pm 6 weeks

September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, make up October 28

Watercolor for beginners- Exploring the world of everything watercolor. Creating a color chart and learning to blend color to create beautiful art.  We will learn the basics of watercolor, tools, and materials. This set of 6 to 8 classes would cover many techniques using watercolor with a project with each class supporting the technique learned in the session.

$15. Per class Deptford resident $20. Non-resident

$60.00 for all 6 weeks/ $70.00 for all 6 non-resident

Fall Second session

Tuesdays   4- 5:30pm

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7. Makeup December 14

Colored pencils and watercolor pencils– learn how to create and get the most out of the tools and materials for colored pencils. Blending and shading along with how to create a dynamic piece of art using colored pencils.

$15. Per class Deptford resident $20. Non-resident

$60.00 for all 6 weeks/ $70.00 for all 6 non-resident

Thursday 4- 5:30pm

November 4,11, 18,

Journals – we will create our own journal from a full sheet of paper 19 x 22.  Creating and surfacing pages with various art materials.  learn to create fun impactful pages with water soluble crayons, gesso, colored pencils. Exploring watercolor and various techniques to create beautiful pages to create whatever our whimsy takes us.  This class will help us to create our holiday art/crafts in the second half of this session.

Holiday gift giving– December 2, 9, 16- no class, Thursday, November 25

 Jewelry, holiday star book, tile art, are among a few of the items for gift giving. In these next few classes, we will concentrate on gift giving for the holidays.

$15. Per class Deptford resident $20. Non-resident

$60.00 for all 6 weeks/ $70.00 – for all 6 non-resident

fall 2021 art classes

Adult classes for Fall first Session   2021

for more information contact Maureen Peters 609-509-5423

Tuesdays 6-8 pm

September 7,14,21,28, October 5,12 (6 weeks)

Modern Calligraphy using a dip pen and ink. You will learn the upper- and lower-case letters, writing quotes and poems.  Learn to create flowers with your pen to accent your calligraphy. We will be using inks, watercolor and gouache and various papers to create beautiful works of art.

6 weeks- non- resident $70.00/ resident $60.00

Thursdays 6-8pm

September 9,16,23,30 October 7,14 (6 weeks)

Watercolor- this is a beginner’s introduction to watercolor to build up our knowledge of the art of watercolor. We will learn about the tools and materials used in watercolor. We will be able to make good decisions.  Each lesson will have a project using the specific technique learned. Wet on wet, wet on dry brushwork and putting it all together. If you have ever wanted to learn about watercolor or want to brush up on your watercolor skills this class is for you.

6 weeks- non- resident $70.00/ resident $60.00

Second session

Tuesday October 26, November 2,9,16,23,30    6-8pm

Bookmaking- a beginners book class, create a beautiful Coptic book, star ornament book- create a book structure ready to hang on your tree, or sit on a desk. Embellish your book with vintage holiday motifs, beads, or personal photos. If you love making books this class is for you. Learn to create these little gems to give as gifts or hang on the tree.

6 weeks- non- resident $70.00/ resident $60.00

Thursday October 28 November 4,11,18, (no class November 24), December 2,9  6-8pm

Jewelry making, we will learn about using paper to make beautiful beads. Alcohol ink on tiles to create stunning necklaces or pins. Water epoxy and tiles to create a one-of-a-kind embedded art tile. metal impression

6 weeks- non- resident $70.00/ resident $60.00

Thursday, December 16- 6-8pm

 Tangles – time to decompress just before the holidays. We will be creating beautiful tangles that we can use for making boxes and ornaments and gift tags for the holidays. one class $15.00

Encaustics with Sandra Koberlein for more information contact Maureen- 609-509-5423

September 23  6-9

 beginning Encaustics

October 21   6-9

 mono printing

November 18   6-9pm

Encaustics layering photo imagery

Fall Adult morning classes

Coffee and creative time-

Bring your favorite beverage and your creativity. This is a social time to bounce creative ideas tools and materials. Meet friends and make some new ones.  We may have a small project or craft during this time.

Afternoon session 12:30 – 2pm $7.00 residents/ non residents $10.00

Senior creativity –creativities geared toward helping seniors keep eye hand motor coordination while creating something fun to keep or share with others.

Thursday mornings 9-11:30 $7.00 residents/ non residents $10.00

Coffee and creative time-

Bring your favorite beverage and your creativity. This is a social time to bounce creative ideas tool and materials. We may have a small project or craft during this time. Adult Programs

Afternoon sessions  12:30 – 2pm $7.00 residents/ non residents $10.00

Coloring with Colored pencils ever wanted to learn how to create dramatic pages in those coloring books? We will have all the supplies and materials to create and learn and try different types of colored pencils to create beautiful pages and maybe find some friends along the way!

All classes held at Deptford Community and Cultural Art Center 1219 Delsea Drive Deptford