The Morean Arts Center offers an ever-changing selection of workshops ranging in length from 30 minutes to several days.
Check back often for new additions!
If you have an idea for a workshop and 5 or more people who are ready to participate, let us know!
Questions? Call 727-822-7872 and ask for the Education Department.
Move your flower pictures beyond records of successful blooms to impressions of color, form and light, using a variety of creative techniques with both cameras and software. Discover what happens with extremely shallow focus, intentional motion blur, and multiple exposures. Explore light by working with light boxes and windows in a simple studio set-up. Challenge yourself at a local botanical garden. Learn ways to take your photographs to a different level of expression with this class.
This workshop is for beginner to intermediate artists. Participants will create a watercolor techniques' chart then watercolor studies in animal and human anatomy as well as botanical studies. All supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary.
This action packed hands on workshop with Tracy Gamble will focus on proper application of AMACO’s latest cone 5/6 - glaze products. BRING BISQUE FIRED POTS! Small pot test creations to experiment on with the latest products by AMACO (American Art Clay Company, Inc.) cone 5/6 glazes. Tracy is delighted to share tips and techniques for applying, combining, accenting and testing with these glazes. Glazes will be provided by AMACO. The plan is to fire our tests and experiments in the kilns, on site, each week. Bring your favorite sketch book, glaze brushes and your sense of adventure!
In addition the final week of the workshop we will be joined by David Gamble! David will share is wealth of knowledge about SKUTT kilns. In addition, David will also provide you with the insight of making your own brushes! That's right we will also be making brushes for this workshop. Making your own brush leaves a truly unique mark on a pot, get ready to make yours. Space is limited so be sure to get your spot for this wonderful workshop.
Come join nationally recognized artists Andrea Gill, John Gill, Kevin Snipes, Matt Wedel, Brenda Quinn, Lydia Johnson and Ben Carter in sunny St. Petersburg Florida at the Morean Center for Clay, as they demonstrate their approaches to designing a well thought out pottery surface. This workshop will cover all firing ranges and surface approaches, including but not limited to; glazing, slips, underglaze, decals, sgraffito, mishima and much more. This will be THE workshop of the year and you won’t want to miss it.
Students learn, experiment and practice printmaking-without-a-press using inking, line, painterly, and stencil techniques to create a series of monoprints. We use oil-based etching inks and printmaking plates made of Plexiglas and acetate. Stencil-raised plates can be fixed or re-positioned for multi-colored prints with and without registration. Available and easy to make tools will work the pressure. Chine collé will be taught. Picasso’s rinsed prints technique will be discussed. Teaching methods feature demonstrations, examples of hand pressed prints, and dialogue with and between students. Students create a variety of prints and gain an abiding knowledge of printmaking.
Once filled with gold and silver miners and hundreds of people harvesting borax, Death Valley is diverse and historical with dozens of spectacular places to photograph. Students will attend a pre-trip class to prepare for this adventure and a post-trip class to critique images. While there, Reynolds will share her expertise in documenting this unique landscape and students will have 2 critique sessions onsite.
Never has the saying "Print Isn't Dead" been more poignant than in the case of a newly minted partnership between local arts organization the Morean Arts Center and BIG INK. To mark the occasion the Morean Arts Center is hosting a two-day event, Sept 28 & 29, 2019, celebrating works on paper at their gallery located at 719 Central Ave in St. Petersburg. There will be hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to witness the printing of monumental woodblock prints carved by artists from throughout the region.
ONE-2-ONE: PRIVATE HOURLY PHOTO TUTORING
The photography Department at the Morean Arts Center offers one-to-one tutoring on many topics related to photography and your camera. New camera? Software issues? Can’t take a class but want some help learning? Going on a big trip? We can help you get ready!
Available for both Digital Cameras and Darkroom Photography!
Beth Reynolds, Director of Photography will work with you at your speed and with your needs in mind.
Sessions are a 1-hour minimum @ $50/hour. 24hr cancellation notice required.
Call Beth Reynolds, 727-822-7872, X 2133 to book your private session.
The Morean Center for Clay anagama kiln was built in 2002 under the tutelage of Don Reitz. Join us as we spend three days loading about 1.000 pots into this 500 cubic foot wood kiln and another 4-5 days firing around the clock. Participants will be learning how to fire this unique kiln with the nation's top wood fire artists; John Balistreri, Chris Gustin, and Matt Long. Every participant is encouraged to bring as much high fire bisqueware as they can bring to have fired in the anagama kiln. Participants should bring a wide variety of shapes and sizes of bisqueware. All participants will take part in loading, firing and unloading the anagama. Space is limited, so be sure to register early and also receive our early bird special!