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Seaweed Printing on Fabric Workshop
Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

Seaweed Printing on Fabric Workshop

Join artist Briah Luckey where together we will create a one-of-a-kind printed tapestry using a variety of seaweeds. Briah will guide participants in communally making an art fabric using printmaking and silk painting techniques.

Briah Luckey’s work is currently on view at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art as part of the Sea & Soil exhibit. She was featured in the 2001 issue of Connecticut Magazine as one of 30 influential people under 40 because of her vision to use art to create community connection. She has exhibited her own art locally in Connecticut, in New York City, and in Washington, DC, with a feature in the Connecticut section of The New York Times.

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https://www.briahluckey.com/

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Cyanotypes & Seaweed Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Cyanotypes & Seaweed Workshop

with Aly Maderson Quinlog
Sunday, June 9 from 1-3pm
$5 suggested donation
RAIN DATE: June 16th

The history of using cyanotypes for scientific study is a often overlooked piece of art history. The first book ever printed with photography was the 19th century botanist Anna Atkin’s study of British Algaes. In this workshop, folks will get to make cyanotypes with seaweed, and as a group we will create a unique collaborative mural made with our bodies, hand knitted nets, seaweed, and lace.

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Make a Mini Zine!
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Make a Mini Zine!

In this casual skill share we will discuss the history of zines, self publishing, and book arts. Participants will learn to make, design, and publish their own mini zine (also called a one-pager). We will use simple materials to collage, draw, and write our own publications. Participants will also have fun creating their own press names and logos. ALL AGES and EXPERIENCES WELCOME!

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Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is hosting a printmaking workshop at the Ely Center on November 4 from 1-3 PM. Use vintage letter type fonts to print your own protest posters on paper, tote bags, or t-shirts!

Supplies will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public.

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Albers Color Workshop

Albers Color Workshop
20.00

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!

ALBERS COLOR WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 15
6 – 7:30 pm
$20 per person
Limited enrollment- 30 max
Light refreshments

Fritz Horstman is Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Albers Foundation. He has developed and presented workshops and lectures for institutions such as the Bauhaus Dessau, Dia:Beacon, The Drawing Center, Princeton University, Bennington College, Yale University, Exploratorium San Francisco, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris, and the Lebanese American University in Beirut, as well as numerous elementary, middle and high schools and community centers. He has shown his own art in recent exhibitions in France, Russia, Japan, Norway, California, Massachusetts and Brooklyn.

Working directly from Albers’s teaching notes from the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale University, we approach color with open eyes, working through exercises such as “make three colors become four” and “four color worlds.” Because of the abstract and subjective nature of color, this workshop is useful to all artists — those focused on color and those focused elsewhere.

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Basics of Origami Corrugations
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Basics of Origami Corrugations

Led by artist Benjamin Parker

This two-hour workshop will focus on the construction of origami corrugations, interesting mountainous paper forms that capture shadows in an impressive manner and have several applications outside of the paper arts.

No origami background needed, just an appreciation for paper and its many forms of manipulation.

Learn more about Ben's unique paper corrugation art by visiting his website.

$20/person
Limited to 20 people
No materials needed—all materials supplied

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Explore Color Theory with Shilo Ratner
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Explore Color Theory with Shilo Ratner

1–2 pm | COLOR THEORY EXPLORED
Join A.I.R. painter, Shilo Ratner for a talk about color theory followed by a hands-on workshop. Shilo will introduce participants to the color wheel and discuss color interaction and lead everyone through an exciting collage project. No fee to participate. Materials provided.

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We Grab Our Own-Workshop / Art and Activism Talks with PP
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

We Grab Our Own-Workshop / Art and Activism Talks with PP

1–4 pm | WE GRAB OUR OWN
A participatory drop-in workshop with artist Alexandra Rutsch Brock as part of A.I.R. collective Nasty Women CT Film Fest. Come and decorate a ceramic vagina sculpture to add to our collaborative wall installation. Alexandra, who originally exhibited a version of this project last year for the Nasty Women Exhibition, has generously agreed to make 200 small ceramic (and already fired) vagina sculptures for you to paint, embellish and bedazzle. 

Details: $20 donation to Planned Parenthood gets you two (2) sculptures to decorate so you can keep one and add one to the community installation. We hope to sell these artworks at our closing reception on November 17 and donate proceeds to Planned Parenthood.

2–3 pm | CONVERSATION: ART AND ACTIVISM
A presentation by Planned Parenthood in conjunction with Nasty Women CT We Grab Our Own participatory workshop.

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Photogram/Cyanotype Workshop
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Photogram/Cyanotype Workshop

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Joan Fitzsimmons

ECOCA will be participating in the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District Presents Fall Free For All – A Taste of the Arts. Joan Fitzsimmons will be running a Photogram/Cyanotype Workshop inspired by the gelatin silver print photograms and paper sun prints used in Karen Ostrom's piece, Periodically.  

For more info on Fall Free for All: http://newhavenarts.org/fallfreeforall/

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Actors Apparatus Workshop
May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Actors Apparatus Workshop

Explore the tools in this workshop that can help you breathe deeper, walker farther, listen more patiently, speak more boldly, and imagine more complexly. Together we’ll work on body conditioning, body organization, breathing, speech, listening, playfulness, and stretch our creative muscles and minds.

  • Maximum spots available is 20 people.
  • Students must be 18+
  • Class duration: 2.5 hours.
  • Tuition: $30 +2.64 booking fee
  • Must reserve by ticket purchase. Link to Eventbrite
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