Arts Night Out

The Second Friday of the month 7PM-9PM Couples, singles and friends are invited to join us for an evening of fun, friendship, and creativity. All programs held at IS183's home base Citizens' Hall in Stockbridge. No experience expected. BYOB and a change out of any work clothes. Great things happen when you get out.

Make a Beer Stein
September 8 (One Meeting)
Instructor: Ben Evans
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $35
Plus $20 Materials, Firing, and Studio Fee
Help us celebrate Oktoberfest and autumn by making your very own beer stein! We will mold your stein from clay, learning how to make and connect a body and handle. You will then personalize your stein with designs or markings. It will be glazed, fired, and ready for pick-up about a week after the workshop ends. DSC-ANO02F17

Wrap That Metal
October 13 (One Meeting)
Instructor: Ashley Junod
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $ 35
Plus $10 Materials Fee
Join us to make a set of earrings with a wrapped metal strand! We will use a unique approach to manipulate wire into multiple strands of a chosen shape, such as a square or teardrop. Adding some small beadwork into our loops will add color and texture to our creations. This fun, hands-on workshop is a great introduction to making wearable art and trying your hand at a different technique. ANO01F17

Festive Clay
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $ 35
Instructor: Jared Gelormino
Plus $20 Materials, Firing, and Studio Fee
Welcome the holiday season by making ceramic items for the table and beyond! We’ll make clay ornaments to celebrate the arrival of winter and a simple clay platter for cookies or other holiday munchies. We’ll shape, stamp, adorn and paint our creations with simple glazes before they are fired after the class. Pieces can be picked up about 10 days after the completion of the class- just in time for gift-giving! ANO03F17

Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak
February 9
Instructor: Lara Tupper
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $35
Less is more, as they say. Perhaps this is why Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words and called it his best work. In this light-hearted workshop we’ll look at tales from the popular Six-Word Memoirs series and compose our own. Warning: this writing practice is highly addictive! More artful than a tweet; less complicated than a sonnet. In honor of St. Valentine. ANO01W18

Collagraph What?!
March 9
Instructor: Lucie Castaldo
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $35
Plus $10 Materials Fee
Come make unique prints made from everyday materials! The collagraph process creates print from textures that have been collaged on a rigid base. It is incredibly accessible, fast, and is a super introduction to the larger world of printmaking. ANO02W18

Painting with Light
April 13
Instructor: Thad Kubis
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $ 35
Top off this week with a new creative outlet: Painting with Light! We will make photographic images where streaks of light create forms of their own, recognizable or not- depending on your creative wishes. We will illuminate spaces indoors during long exposures, exploring moving the light source or the camera to get different effects. Any camera welcome, including smart phones and tablets. Come play and learn more about light- and your camera! ANO01SP18

Make a Mark
May 11
Instructor: Paul Chojnowski
Member Tuition: $30
Not Yet Member Tuition: $35
Plus $10 Materials Fee
Let’s create some spontaneous drawings! We’ll experiment with wacky, relaxed approaches that will produce loose and unusual results- imagine drawing using your hands dipped in powdered charcoal, or with ink attached at the end of a 3 foot long stick. We will laugh, discover, and share together the magic of the medium! ANO02SP18