Glass / Flamework – with Robert Dworkin

Intro to Lampworking – Learn the basics of creating glass objects with a stationary propane/oxygen torch and create unique glasswork. Techniques for applying color and methods of decoration will be demonstrated, with plenty of individual guidance. No experience necessary. *Studio fee includes all tools, propane, and oxygen as well as a basic supply of glass. Students may purchase additional glass online.

DWO092117 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee           Thur 9/21/17 to 10/19/17 1-4pm All CVA

DWO110217 Intro to Lampworking (no 11/23) $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee  Thur 11/2/17 to12/7/17 1-4pm All CVA

DWO011118 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee           Thur 1/11/18 to 2/8/18 1-4pm All CVA

DWO022218 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee          Thur 2/22/18 to 3/22/18 1-4pm All CVA

DWO040518 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee          Thur 4/5/18 to 5/3/18 1-4pm All CVA

BIO: Rob took his first glass blowing class in 1997 and found his passion. Among other training, he studied at The Studio-Corning Museum of Glass and Haystack Craft School. Rob alternates between creating larger scale glasswork out of a furnace and much smaller work with a torch.



Youth Catalog / Fall 2017

Registration now open for Fall Youth Classes!
Art, Music, Theater, Dance
Great Scholarships and Discounts Available


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Always Something Fun and New Saturdays and After School at the Centers!

New classes include:
Adventures in 3D Printing
Art Discovery Zone
Cookonomics: Tasty Tacos
Steel Drums
Theater Tap
Puppet Workshop
Stage Combat
And more! 

ONE NIGHT EVENT – It’s Abstract!

It’s Abstract! –  Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Learn how to create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.

Cost: $55 5:30-8:30pm includes all materials, wine, food & guidance


August 8, 2017
September 5, 2017 October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017 December 5, 2017

JEWELRY / BEADING with Barbara Ellis


Beadweaving – This five week workshop is for beginners as well as those with bead weaving experience. Learn the foundational bead weaving stitches necessary for developing beaded jewelry pieces and more.

Barbara is originally from Chicago and graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida. Barbara has worked in design for over 30 years.She has been creating and selling beaded jewelry for over 12 years, winning awards for her unique designs.

CLAY SCULPTURE with Beth Wiese

Garden Fairy Cottages – Join us for a fun filled session building the fairy garden of your dreams. If you can imagine it Beth will help you build it, the possibilities are endless! All skill levels welcomed.

WIE103117-1 Tue 10/31/17 to 11/21/17 9am-Noon All $120 mem / $170 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE112817-1 Tue 11/28/17 to 12/19/17 9am-Noon All $120 mem / $170 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE010918-1 Tue 01/09/18 to 02/06/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE022018-1 Tue 02/20/18 to 03/20/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE040318-1 Tue 04/03/18 to 05/01/18 9am-Noon All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing

Explorative Clay Sculpture – Learn to use water based, kiln-fired clay to create sculpture. Consider doing a study of the human head, a figurative work or perhaps an animal study. There is also much to be learned from working with non-objective, pure forms. Come and explore!

WIE103117-2 Tue 10/31/17 to 11/21/17 1-4pm All $120 mem / $170 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE112817-2 Tue 11/28/17 to 12/19/17 1-4pm All $120 mem / $170 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE010918-2 Tue 01/09/18 to 02/06/18 1-4pm All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing

WIE022018-2 Tue 02/20/18 to 03/20/18 1-4pm All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing
WIE040318-2 Tue 04/03/18 to 05/01/18 1-4pm All $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$50 clay/glaze/firing

Beth is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School. She graduated in 1982 with a degree in biomedical communications (medical illustrator). She has worked throughout the midwest doing mostly scientific illustrations and painting, but secretly harbored a desire to be a sculptor. The opportunity arose seven years ago when she started studying with Phil Calabro in Naples, Florida.