Sunday, April 11, 2010

Summer Art Classes

I will be teaching several classes at the Visual Art Center of Richmond, located at 1812 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23220. You may register online or by phone: (804) 353-0094. The Center is an amazing place with great facilities and talented instructors who are also working artists. Consider becoming a member, and you can get discounts on classes and other benefits. I am also teaching classes for children as part of the Center's summer-long youth program, ArtVenture. See the full brochure here. I will be teaching Silkscreen for ages 9 - 12 and 12 - teens, and a Paper Toys Class for ages 6 -8. 

The following descriptions are for my summer adult classes:

Carboard, Carborundum, & Jello: 
A Printmaking Introduction

This class will introduce you to fun, spontaneous printmaking processes. You will learn how to make monotypes, one-of-a-kind prints, and collagraphs, prints which are made using collage, to create prints that range from simple and graphic, to loose and painterly. Materials, plate preparation, inking methods, and printing both by hand and with a press will be taught. Beginners are welcome!

Tuition: $220 (members $205)
8 Wednesdays
June 2 - July 21
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Intro to Bookbinding: Decorative Sewn Spines

Make your own journals and books! Students will learn how to make soft and hard covers, and how to sew their books together to expose delightful patterns in thread. Projects include stab bindings, Coptic sewing, and longstitch variations. No bookbinding experience is necessary, though a little patience is required to get the hand of those stitches!

Tuition: $185 (members $170)
6 Tuesdays
June 8 - July 13th
6:30 - 9:00 pm 

Gelatin Printmaking & Postcard Workshop

This is a fun one-day workshop, great for beginners. Using water-based inks, students will use a slab of jello for their printing surface. We will experiment with hand-cut stencils and found objects to create unique, colorful images. Students will make prints and postcards to take home and swap with the rest of the class. All materials will be provided.

Tuition: $70 (members $55)

Section A
Saturday, June 12
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Section B
Saturday, June 19
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Section C
Saturday, June 26
1:00 - 3:30 pm


  1. hey Aijung! Love your new blog. Your classes look like a blast too. best of luck to you!

  2. oh, i wish i could take your classes!