Education Blog March

Hi everyone! Misty Coss here, the Curator of Education at Studio 23.  I’ve been hard at work planning our Spring/Summer Selection of classes.  The new catalogue should be out in April so keep an eye out for that in our studio and via our email!  Here is a sneak peek of our spring/summer classes.  Registration for classes will be available in April.

Spring/Summer 2022 Classes


Adult Clay

There is no limit to what you can make with clay! These classes provide instruction for the novice as well as those experienced with clay. Students new to clay will work on projects designed to introduce techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab. Instruction is also available to those who wish to try the potter’s wheel. Roll up your sleeves and give it a try. Advanced students may work in their choice of direction. Various glazing techniques will be covered as well. Come with ideas and to meet new friends!

Spring classes start the week of May 16th, 2022.

Summer classes start the week of July 18th, 2022

7 weeks

$140 mem/$190 non

Monday  6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Instructors: Pat Lightfoot and Maureen Bokhart

Tuesday Day Class 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Instructors: Pat Lightfoot and Maureen Bokhart

Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring only)

Instructor: Sean Gallagher

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mike Zureich

Thursday  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Spring only)

Instructor: Sean Gallagher

Saturday  9:00 a.m – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Ben Quinno


Watercolor w/ Bill Brinker

Wed., 10 a.m.-1pm

July 11-August 17

OR Thurs., 10 a.m-1p.m.

July 12-August 18

6 weeks

$125 mem/$170 non

Would you like to learn how to paint with watercolors? Would you like to become a better watercolor painter?  Let artist Bill Brinker help you in becoming a flourishing artist!


Color Theory 101 w/ Debra LaRocque

Spring Session: May 16th-June 27th

6:30-9:00 p.m.

$125 mem/$170

Ever wonder what a tertiary color is? Then this class is for you. It is for anyone who wants to understand color better. We will learn about color terminology, color mixing, paint a color wheel and more. We will learn how to use color to improve our paintings and achieve the feeling or mood we are trying to convey.  Will include some supplies.  You may bring your brushes and acrylic paints that you are comfortable with.


Watercolor w/ Nancy Philo

Spring Session: May 20th, 2022

Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

8 weeks

$160 mem/ $190 non


Screen Printing with Ben Quinno

Spring Session: May 21st, 2022

Summer Session: July 23rd, 2022

Sat., 1-4 p.m.

6 weeks

$125 mem/$170 non

Interested in screen printing? Want to print your own T-Shirt, apparel or greeting cards?

In this class we will learn the basic materials and techniques you’ll need for screen printing at home through watercolor mono types and hand applied stencils.

In our first project students will create abstract compositions with watercolor pigments printed on paper, putting a graphic like twist on watercolor painting. In our second project students will learn hand applied stenciling techniques and will have the opportunity to print on any substrate (Paper, T-Shirt, Fabric etc.).


Beginners Relief Carving and Printmaking with Alexia Hall

Spring Session: May 16th, 2022.

Summer Session: July 18th, 2022

Mon., 4-6 p.m.

6 weeks

$100 mem/$125 non

Learn a new printmaking technique! I will teach you to carve, ink, and print linoleum, on paper. This type of printmaking can give a very graphic quality. In my class I encourage experimentation, this means trying new materials and techniques including variations in inking process. 


Intermediate Color Pencil w/ Julie Tyslicky

June 21, 2022

Tues., 6pm to 8:30pm

8 weeks 

$140 mem/$155 non

This class builds on the skills learned in Beginning Colored Pencil by continuing to build your layering and color theory skills through the 4 assignments given. You will be working from real life and photography images and will be instructed on how colored paper can enhance your colored pencil drawings. Prerequisite is Beginning Colored Pencil.


Beginning Colored Pencil w/ Julie Tyslicky

April 19, 2022

Tues., 3-5 p.m.

8 weeks

$110 mem/$125 non

This class teaches you how blend, layer and your colored pencils work to create fine art pieces. You will learn about color theory while learning how to use your pencils. You do not have to know how to draw in this class  (though it helps) as we concentrate on spheres and eggs. 


Fundamentals of Drawing 4 w/ Julie Tyslicky

April 19th, 2022

Tues., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

12 weeks

$480 mem/$580 non

The final session of the Fundamentals of Drawing series. This intermediate drawing session will concentrate on honing the skills learned  in previous classes by working in a series and why this is important. We will also touch on creating an artist statements, artists bio and information on how to enter a juried show. Prerequisite to take this session is Fundamentals of Drawing 1 and 2 or show the instructor your portfolio. 


Kids Classes

Afternoon Art Academy w/ Jericho

May 6th, 2022-June 10th, 2022

Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.

6 weeks

$80 mem/$110 non



May 5th-June 9th, 2022

Thurs. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

6 weeks 


Virtual Art School

More information to follow soon.


Summer Art Camp

In-studio art camp runs 8:30-3:30.  Have some fun with Ms. Ava or Ms. Jericho while you learn some great art techniques and history! You’ll use all different art mediums so, be prepared to paint, draw, mold, 

and everything in between!

Limit of 10 students for in-studio camp. Camp is recommended for ages 7-12.  Students need to bring a cold lunch.  

All art materials provided.

Camp dates available;

Session I June 13-17 (Ava)

Session II June 20-24 (Ava)

Session III July: 11-15 (Jericho)

Session IV July: 25-29 (Jericho)

Session V August: 1-5 (Jericho)

Session VI August: 15-19 (Jericho)

Cost is $160 for members $190 for non-members

Save $10 by referring a friend!



March 26th:  Community Printmaking Workshop with Artist Jay Handy, $5, 10-12 p.m. or 1- 3 p.m.

Decorative Spring Egg Workshop w/ Alexia Hall, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $15 per person or 2 for $20 

April 1st: Family Paint Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $25 per person. $20 each additional family member.

April 2nd: Sunflower Healing Studios-Yoga & Wellness Paints w/ Studio 23, 6-8 p.m., $25, Event will be held at Sunflower Healing Studios-Yoga & Wellness

April 8th: Collage Workshop w/ Nancy Philo, 6-9 p.m., $30 mem/$45 non

April 9th: Paint your Terra Cotta Pot w/ Nancy Philo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $34 mem, $40 non

                   Meltmaking w/ Dark Candles, 1-4 p.m., $25 mem, $35 non

April 14th: Beginner Stained Glass w/ Donna Martin, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. $65 and $40 material fee

April 23rd: Woven Wrapped Bracelet Workshop w/ Angela Griebe, 11 a.m.-2p.m.  $35 

April 28th:  Advanced Stained Glass w/ Donna Martin, 4 week workshop, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  $130 and a $40 material fee

April 30th:  Try It Watercolor w/ Bill Brinker, 11-2 p.m.  $35 mem, $45 non

May 7th:  Say it In Embroidery w/ Kim Ballor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $35 mem, $40 non

                  Macrame Bracelet Workshop, 2:00-4:00 p.m. $15 mem, $25 non, Ages 7+

May 13th: Wood-burn your own decorative tray w/ Julie Tyslicky, 6-9 p.m., $35 mem/$45 non

May 14th: Golden Presentation “A to Z” of Acrylics with Valerie Allen, 1-2:30 p.m. FREE

Must register to participate.

The GOLDEN “A to Z” of Acrylics This artful presentation complete with demos by Valerie Allen packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors, and learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. The presentation includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Each presentation includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the program enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!

May 28th: Try It Adult Calligraphy 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $25 per person or 2 for $40

                    Try It Kids Calligraphy 2-4p.m., $10 per child

Craft Bar: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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