Arts Guild NJ Announces Winter Workshops

arts-guildRAHWAY – Registration is now open for one-day fall workshops for adults at Arts Guild New Jersey.

The Arts Guild will be offering three workshops, two of which will be taught by Newark artist Lisa Conrad: Thermofax Screenprinting on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 and The Art of Artist Books on Saturday, March 1, 2014 . The third workshop will be taught by Anne Kullaf: The Art of Pastel on Feb. 1, 2014. All three workshops will be held in studio classroom space on the corner of Easterbrook and Milton avenues in Rahway at the Senior Center Annex, 125 West Milton Avenue.

For more information about these workshops, as well as the Arts Guild’s regular 8-week art classes, access the online course catalog at (Art Classes page) or call (732) 381-7511 to request a printed booklet.

The Art of Pastel will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The workshop fee is $95. Working with both hard and soft pastels on sanded paper, students will learn basic techniques for layering color in a manner that is spontaneous and expressive. Emphasis will be placed on form, value, proportion, perspective, and color harmony. Students will work from a set up provided by the instructor. A materials list will be emailed upon registering for this workshop.

Students looking for a unique class will enjoy Thermofax Screenprinting. This workshop will introduce an alternative screenprinting method using an old machine called Thermofax. These machines, created by 3M, were introduced in the 1950s to create photocopies and transparencies using infrared energy. As the original use became obsolete with the advent of copy machines, tattoo artists and printmakers adopted them for use in their artistry. Each student will create one unique screenprinting ink and a learn how to print their image using screenprinting ink and a squeegee. Additional screens are available at an additional cost. This workshop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee for this workshop is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. Fees include screen. Students are responsible for additional supplies. Contact Arts Guild New Jersey upon registering for this workshop for a materials list.

The Art of Artist Books will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The workshop fee is $70 for members and $80 for non-members. This one-day workshop will introduce bookbinding as an art form. Students will learn the basics of bookbinding and various formats for creating books, including pamphlet, Japanese stab-binding, and accordion. Monoprinting techniques will also be explored to add the elements of narrative and image to the books. Step-by-step tutorials will accompany each format explored. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome. For a materials list, contact Arts Guild New Jersey upon registering for this workshop.

Workshop space is limited, so early registration is encouraged to ensure enrollment. Call (732) 381-7511, email, or visit for more information.

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