Curated Shorts: 2019 Fall Schedule

The Department of Regional Art Workers (The D.R.A.W.) announces its fall series of materials exploration workshops!

Meet and work with local artists—and yes, you can either sample a few selections from the Curated Shorts: Workshops or attend the entire series.

These hands-on fall workshops explore Pop Up Books, Collage, Cyanotype, Watercolor Techniques, The Color Red, Book Binding, Experimental Water Color and Mono Prints.

Sign up today to learn to make your own art in a variety of media.

All workshops are held at The D.R.A.W. Studio at YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston, NY.

Pop up and Engineered Books with Beth Humphrey

October 5, 10:30-2:30
Create your own 3D pop-up books! Transform simple materials using mixed media techniques to create or retell a favorite story. Paint, create stencils, use collage, draw and use masking techniques to make books that POP!


Collage with Encaustic Medium with Judith Hoyt

October 12, 10:30-2:00
Collage is the construction of images through the deceptively simple act of pasting cut or torn papers. In this workshop, you will create small collages using new and recycled paper on 6” x 6” boards adding a final layer of encaustic medium (wax). Bring any collage materials you would like to work with.


Cyanotype with Papercutting with Jenny Lee Fowler

October 19, 10:30-2:00
You’ll cut your own papercuttings and use them to explore the photographic process of using sunlight to make positive and negative prints in striking blue and white.


Exploring Watercolor Techniques: Air, Earth ,Water and Fire
with Carole Struve

October 26, 10:30-2:00
An introduction to a range of basic watercolor techniques such as wet on dry, glazing, dry brush, resist, wet on wet, spattering and scratching. Using an intuitive approach to painting, you will explore various techniques to create small watercolor paintings that depict the elements of air, earth, water and fire. Appropriate for all levels, beginners to advanced.


How to Sew a Book: Nov. 2, 10:30-1:30
Making A Book Cover: Nov. 9, 10:30-1:30
with Kaitlin Patterson of Mountain Books

Learn how to make a text block to create a notebook or sketchbook (Session 1) or learn how to make a book cover for your creation or replace a worn out cover for an old favorite book (Session 2). Students who took Sewing A Book should bring their text block. Other students may bring either an old book they wish to fix, or a notebook that needs a new cover.

Register: Nov. 2
Register: Nov. 9

Color Experience with Tom Sarrantonio

November 16, 10:30-2pm
This workshop explores color through hands-on experience and experimentation, using acrylic paints to create small color studies. Workshop emphasis is on developing a personal color sense through color mixing and awareness of the infinite variety and mutability of color. Discussion and demonstration of the limitations of color theory will help free you from relying on arbitrary rules about color practice.


Monoprint with Lara Giordano

November 23, 10:00am-2:00pm
Work with a wide variety of monoprint techniques that build on drawing, painting and the use of stencils. Students will create one of-a-kind images to stand on their own or use later in a mixed media process. Discover how you can create unique, painterly prints in a matter of hours. Monoprints are the most flexible and least intimidating of all the printmaking processes, and can be a beautiful print on their own or serve as inspiration for mixed media work.