Sun Oct 2, 12:00 PM - Sun Oct 9, 4:00 PM (PDT)

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA
Come make tiles of your own design. In this two-part class, you’ll receive an introduction to clay relief sculpture/design and plaster mold-making by creating an open-faced one-part plaster press mold. Participants will leave with a plaster mold of their tile design and at least four pressed tiles from the workshop. No experience necessary.

Sat Oct 8, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

Mytle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, CA
Explore the ancient form of relief printmaking done by carving a wood block surface to create dynamic prints! Through hands-on demonstrations and guided instruction, you will learn the fundamentals of image-making on the block, carving, inking (non-toxic inks), and various printing techniques. The act of carving with gouges, transformed by adding pressure and ink on paper, gives these prints its distinctive graphic nature. With an emphasis on contemporary art, this class will also briefly examine the history of relief printmaking, including examples from the instructor’s personal print collection. No previous printmaking experience is required, and all skill levels are welcome.

Wed Oct 12, 5:00 PM - Wed Nov 9, 7:30 PM (PDT)

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA
Over the course of five weeks, beginner potters will be guided through the entire process of throwing on the wheel, to the final glazing stage. This process has many steps that your instructor Alejandra will demonstrate and guide you through. In the first two sessions, you will learn how to center the clay and begin forming your vessels. During the third session, the vessels will be trimmed (creating a base). Verge staff will do the first firing (bisque) and then you will come back for the final two classes to learn about several glazing options and glaze all your creations. You will have plenty of time to practice, and staff will fire everything for you to pick up at a later date. No previous experience is needed, and all materials will be provided.

Sat Oct 15, 10:00 AM - Sun Oct 16, 1:00 PM (PDT)

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA
Learn how to screen print using photo emulsion and your own design! In this two-day workshop we will go through the basics of emulsion screen printing, from printing positives, to exposing screens, and finally pulling a small edition of your own custom prints. Screen printing can be adapted to a multitude of purposes and is a great skill for any artist or creative to have at their disposal. When you sign up, start thinking of ideas and we’ll send more details about how to compose your design as we get closer to the workshop. This class is great for beginning printmakers and those who need a refresher on the basics of using emulsion. The atmosphere will be collaborative and supportive, so come as you are and take some new skills with you!

Sun Oct 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA
Using light sensitive chemicals you’ll expose prints in the sun and process them in water. By the end of class, you’ll have 4 gorgeous 8 x 10 cyanotype prints and the know-how to create more at home.

Sun Oct 23, 12:00 PM - Sun Nov 6, 3:00 PM (PDT)

Mytle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, CA
Join us for a three session introductory workshop into the world of printmaking with gel plates and acrylic paint to create colorful multi-layered monoprints! In the first session, you will cut out stencils and masks to create multiple layers, and learn one "resist" technique to transfer your shapes and designs to the gel plate.

Sat Nov 5, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

Mytle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, CA
Captivate readers with this dynamic structure. A seemingly simple codex – which is actually two accordions attached together – opens delightfully to reveal three hidden rooms when the center page is pulled open. Each “room” provides an intimate space for showcasing your illustrations, photographs, collages, etc. This versatile book is appropriate for both beginners and experienced bookmakers.

Fri Dec 9, 1:00 PM - Fri Dec 16, 5:00 PM (PST)

Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA
This class is set up for people with different skills levels. From beginners who have little or no experience to experienced artists who are interested in creating their own beautiful egg designs inspired by the Ukrainian egg dyeing tradition of Pysanka. Students will learn how to decorate eggs using traditional tools, waxes and dyes, with tips on trouble shooting, storage and display of finished works of art. The finished product can be used as tree ornaments, gift-giving or displayed in the home.