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February 2018

Crash Course in Clay

February 26 - March 26
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$190

Crash Course in Clay is currently filled. Call (845) 658-9133 to ask about our wait list!  Instructor:  WSW’s 2018 Chili Bowl Intern, Breana Hendricks Class Type: Four-week throwing/hand-building class Skill Level: All skill levels Dates: February 26 - March 26  (no class 3/12) Day & Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm Join this year’s chili bowl expert in pinching, stretching, cutting, pushing, and pulling clay into form. Whether you’re interested in making pottery or ceramic sculpture, this class will assist you in…

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April 2018

Two-Part Pots

April 2 - May 7
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$245

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Six-week throwing class Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced Dates: April 2 - May 7 Time: Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm In this six week class students will learn to incorporate thrown and handbuilt elements to create complex multi-part forms. Class demos will cover various techniques, taking playful risks to achieve a foundation for new work. Group demonstrations tailored to students’ specific needs and desires, along with individualized work time and personal instruction provide a fun and relaxed…

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Surface Exploration

April 3 - May 22
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$420

Instructors: Rachel Dubicki, Ruth McKinney Burket, Cheyenne Mallo, & surprise guest artist Class Type: Eight-week Surface Workshop (hand and wheel) Skill Level: Beginner to advanced Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm Dates: April 3 - May 22 Freshen up your pots this spring! Spend 8 weeks developing your surfaces by investigating techniques guided by 4 different instructors. Students will spend two weeks with each instructor focusing on specialized techniques to enhance their surface vocabulary. We encourage you to integrate your new skills…

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June 2018

Crossing Borders and Boundaries, Defining Our Edges – Tana Kellner

June 18 - June 28
$3475

June 18 - 28 Tuition and private room: $3,475 Tuition and shared room: $3,200 Class limit: 10   Register now by making a non-refundable $500 deposit.   Please Note: Due to the time-sensitive nature of travel and reservations, we recommend early registration. Less expensive flights are available between Newburgh, NY and Edinburgh, Scotland. For suggestions or questions, please contact our office at (845) 658-9133. We have now had two wonderful workshop experiences in Scotland. In 2013, we nestled into a…

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July 2018

Full Tilt Bookbinding – Susan Mills

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $90 Class limit: 8   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   This class condenses lectures and demonstrations to cover material quickly. We will bind a chapbook, accordion, papyrus scroll, Nag Hamadi single quire codex, and a hardcover book - all in the first day! We’ll then move on to binding books with and without sewing, books that do and do not look “handmade,”…

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Paper Memory – Sarah Rose Lejeune

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   In his book Paper: An Elegy, Ian Samson describes paper as a substance that “breaks and bridges time and distance…provid for self-invention, self-disclosure and self-erasure” (xxi). Paper is ubiquitous. It is a substance that reminds us of obligations; tells us who we are, where we can go, and what we should believe.…

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Woodcut Workshop – Valerie Lueth

July 2 - July 6
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 2 - 6 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Working artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop shares her unique approach to woodcut printmaking, offering insight into drawing and carving techniques, transferring, registering and printing multi-block color, tool maintenance and more. Expand your application of traditional woodcut craft while experiencing Valerie's intricate & spirited methods of block printing! In class, Valerie will…

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Parallel Universes: Handmade Paper and Photography – Tatana Kellner

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Papermaking / Darkroom Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $135 (Lab fee includes darkroom chemistry and photographic emulsion) Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Artists will rediscover the excitement of working in the photographic darkroom and the pleasures of making paper by hand. We’ll combine these two tactile processes to create painterly photographic prints on handmade paper. The first two days will be spent making paper…

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Multiples and Experimental Printed Matter – Breanne Trammell

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   This workshop will trace the roots of underground publishing and artist-published ephemera. We will create a suite of work through an idea-centered, research-based approach to building images and content. Projects will be based on prompts and realized through self-directed projects related to participants’ individual artistic practices. Technical demonstrations will include silkscreen, zines,…

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Words Have Meaning: A Letterpress Workshop – Stephanie Carpenter

July 9 - July 13
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 9 - 13 Studio: Letterpress Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 5   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Letterpress printing is a tactile art form. Each step of the process is a physical act, from sketching ideas on paper to gathering the type and making the impression. In this class, we’ll explore letterpress printing using written language. We will delve into this topic by breaking down words and letterforms into…

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Moving Surfaces: Monoprinting – Tara Sabharwal

July 16 - July 20
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 16 - 20 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Explore monoprinting by building up a colorful, painterly surface on plexiglass with oil- or water-based inks. We will draw with brushes and brayers and work reductively with a variety of ink viscosities, transparencies, and opacities. Participants will develop their prints by building richly layered surfaces over several press runs and learn to…

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On and Off the Page: Screenprint and Paper Sculpture – Imin Yeh

July 16 - July 20
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 16 - 20 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   This intensive workshop will cover all the essential techniques of fine art screenprinting. We will learn various methods of creating multi-color compositions along with multiple registration techniques for printing on both paper and fabric. In addition to process proficiency, we will consider the many conceptual and political possibilities behind working in a…

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Visual Poetry – Laimah Osman

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Learn how to work visually with words. Break the word into shapes and bring them back to be read; create visual poetry through color, texture, and repetition. As visual artists, we understand images—a fish is a symbol for swimming and the ocean—but words are symbols too, they tell stories and are containers…

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Building, Gluing, Scratching and Inking: Collographs and Drypoint Monoprints – Sue Oehme

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   We will explore methods of building collograph plates with various types of textures and materials, including silk aquatint and carborundum. Simultaneously, we will use drypoint techniques on plexiglass, creating images that will work together when inked and printed. Focus will be on different inking methods, including relief rolling and traditional wiping. The…

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Layering Paper: Blow-outs, Pulp-Painting, Embedding, and Watermarked Images – Tatiana Ginsberg

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $100 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Everyone is familiar with drawing on paper, but in this class we will make images IN paper. By building images in the wet sheets, participants will achieve a wide range of effects only possible in the papermaking process. Layering paper on paper in the wet stages opens up new possibilities for getting…

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Trial by Tile – Holly Hughes

July 23 - July 27
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 23 - 27 Studio: Ceramics Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $125 Class limit: 8   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Exquisite and humble at once, the decorated tile has fascinated painters and ceramic artists throughout the centuries and across many cultures. This fun and informative hands-on workshop will encourage participants to develop a visual vocabulary of marks and imagery deployed in glaze on tile. We will begin with pre-made bisqueware, for practical…

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The Moving Book: Basic Pop-Up Design – Claire Joyce

July 30 - August 3
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 30 - August 3 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $90 Class limit: 8   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   We will delve into the many possibilities of the pop-up, from exploding abstract forms to small animated narratives. The condensing and expanding motion of pop-up mechanisms can create a magical handheld experience for the viewer. Beginning with basic folds and structures, participants will create several small, single fold projects with a…

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Sculptural Paper: From Pulp to Form – Fafnir Adamites

July 30 - August 3
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

July 30 - August 3 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6 This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Starting with basic papermaking techniques and simple construction methods, participants will learn how to take paper from 2D to 3D in this hands-on workshop. Materials such as wire, reed, string, and mesh will be used as armatures to support paper pulps like abaca and…

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August 2018

Motivational Intaglio – Shelley Thorstensen

August 6 - August 10
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 6 - 10 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.   Each morning, Shelley will begin the workshop with a series of demonstrations including ways of using color and printing. She will cover stencils, a la poupé, chine collé, viscosity, multiple plates, relief, collage, and digital media. Using participants’ current work and ideas as a catalyst,…

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Unfolding Practice – Arzu Mistry

August 6 - August 10
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 6 - 10 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $100 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   The Unfolding Practice workshop is based on the artist book Unfolding Practice: Reflections on Learning and Teaching, created by Arzu Mistry and Todd Elkin. This workshop is for artists from a variety of disciplines, who are interested in sharing and develop processes of reflective practice and take a deep dive together into…

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Handmade Paper & Encaustic – Tatana Kellner & Laura Moriarty

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Papermaking and R&F Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $60 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days, participants will work with Tana in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, abaca, flax, and ArtFarm fibers. Once we master the basics, we’ll investigate how…

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Textile Printing – Ann Kalmbach

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Screen printing on fabric can involve free-form image making or controlled repeat patterns on yardage. We’ll begin the workshop by learning about appropriate screen meshes for textile printing and then move onto stretching our screens. Next, we’ll cover the full range of stencil making techniques, from simple paper cut stencils to photo…

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Deepening the Image – Golnar Adili

August 13 - August 17
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 13 - 17 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   In this class, we will meditate on images of the participants’ choosing by infusing them with texture and space. Initially, we will use a simple solvent transfer technique to multiply the image. Through shifts in scale, material manipulation, and fragmentation we’ll allow our constructions to express themselves in relief space. We’ll use…

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We’ve Got the Blues: Indigo Dyeing for Paper & Cloth – Mary Hark

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Papermaking Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $60 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Participants will be immersed in studio production, making use of this powerful and historic color on handmade paper and a variety of textiles. Experienced dyers are encouraged to bring works-in-progress and ideas for new projects. Beginners will be introduced to the process of papermaking with fibers that are appropriate for this immersion…

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Indirect Magic: Strategies in Linocut – Tate Klacsmann

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Intaglio Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Relief carving is a technique historically valued for its capacity for intricacy, detail, and high reproducibility. In this class, we’ll view the action of carving as an indirect gesture of the artist. When we carve a line, it is the material left behind, the uncarved surfaces, that lead to the final marks…

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Printing is Powerful: a Screen Printing Primer – Erin Zona

August 20 - August 24
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

August 20 - 24 Studio: Silkscreen Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members Lab fee: $75 Class limit: 6   Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.   Participants will employ water-based screen print techniques; hand drawn and photo methods; and composition and color theory to maximize the successful translation of their work into screen print. Through demonstration, discussion, and research we will consider the means by which our images can best be served by silkscreen processes. This printing intensive…

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