High School and Adult (ages 14 and up)

Class fee: $60 per class

Ceramic Handbuilding and Raku Fire

Instructor: Joe Summer

Students will create 1 to 3 pots using a variety of hand-building processes that include pinch-pot, coil pots and slab pots. Students will learn how to create a three-dimensional form, the different hand-building processes, the ceramics process - wedging clay, making pottery, letting it dry, bisque firing, glazing and glaze firing, and the raku firing process. This class will require an additional meeting time (TBA) for raku firing.

June 11-14


Art Carts (Parade!)

Instructor: Erika Nelson

What is an Art Cart? How do you make a mobile art workshop? Work with artist Erika Nelson to develop a concept and participate in the building of fully stocked Art Carts for use by Salina regional artists, bringing an artistic presence to downtown Salina parades, gatherings, and happenings. Carts will be part of the creative contingent in the Tri-Rivers Parade on Tuesday, August 6.

June 18-21


(This workshop will take place at SPARK Artist Resource Exchange, 146 S Santa Fe)

Art Bikes (Parade!) ($35, $30 members)

Instructor: Tammy Jarvis

During this week, we turn our bikes into rolling art projects! We’ll use all kinds of materials, from cardboard, foam, paper, wire, to garland, balloons, paint and MORE to make large 3-dimensional pedal-powered pieces! Participants may bring their own bike or decorate one of the Art Center’s parade bikes. Participants will be invited to join us in the Tri-Rivers Parade on Tuesday, August 6, to show off their creations!

June 25-28


Paper Mache Masks (Parade!)(TAIR)

Instructor: Lavinia Roberts

Design, develop, and create your unique mask and wearable art! This course will introduce sculpture techniques for creating masks using paper mache. Learn how plan out your design and turn it into form. Participants will be invited to join us in unveiling their masks in the Tri-Rivers parade on Tuesday, August 6.

June 25-28


Time Traveling with Artist Books (TAIR)

Instructor: Rachel Epp Buller

Students in this class will travel through time by writing letters and creating artist book forms that address past, present, and future contexts. Each day, we will explore how words and images can work together and how ideas can unfold across a series of pages. Students will start by writing letters: to one's younger self, to one's current self, and to one's future self, and then explore the idea of the artist’s book and translate their letters into books. Students will combine images and text to create three artists books, using an accordion fold, a flower fold, and then a combination of techniques.

July 9-12

1-4:00 p.m.

Slow Stitching (TAIR)

Instructor: Shin Hee-Chin

In this workshop students will develop an understanding of stitching as a tool for both practical purposes and artistic expression. Ultimately, each participant will learn that stitching can be the tool of making marks The workshop is based on studio practice in which I have constantly engaged an intuitive style of hand-stitching. Each participant will receive an individual design consultation on how to use new or old materials to make a design project. Two Asian craft traditions will be incorporated into each project. The first one is Boro which “refers to antique Japanese utilitarian textiles that people mended over and again to preserve and reinforce.” The second one is Bojagi which is a sort of patchwork made of fabric scrap, the most unique form of Korean textile art.

July 16-19


Encyclopedia Diorama

Instructor: Kim Vega

Unravel the layers of your story! Create a shadow box from a volume of an encyclopedia. Use found objects or paper to create a scene inside your volume and tell a story. The project will explore working with diminished perspectives and assemblages.

July 16-19

6-9 p.m.

Drawing Through Time (TAIR)

Instructor: Rebecca Spruill

Improve your observational and drawing skills! Learn how to describe and render time and movement in a variety of forms. Students will learn how to observe and measure the world, describe shadows and light, and represent volume and movement in drawing. More than one type of subject matter will be explored, as movement can be found throughout the world; but this class will focus primarily on fabrics, plants, and people. Media explored will include charcoal, graphite, ink, and pastels. We will begin with basic practices like sight measuring and line quality exercises, and then build in complexity as students work towards a final drawing of a person in movement. Students will also look at the ways movement has been portrayed by different artists through art history.

July 23-26