Art School

About The Art School at BINDERS

About The Art School at BINDERS

We offer a variety of art classes, workshops and demos for all skill levels at all our locations.

Registration information available here.

For Instructors: please download the instructor application

If you're from out of town: we have a special rate at the nearby Hyatt Place Hotel.

Special Supply Discount for BINDERS Art School students
When you register during early registration you will receive an additional *10% off coupon for use towards your supply list. After you are enrolled, you may pick up your coupon at the front register. The coupon is valid until the end of business on the start date of the class or workshop. Please call the Education Office with any questions. 

FREE Lectures and Demonstrations!
• Open to all! Seating is limited and first come, first served-arrive early.
• Sometimes there is FREE STUFF! 
• Your sign in at attendance allows you to take advantage of Frequent Student Benefits

For Instructor bios and for supply lists please contact ArtSchool@Bindersart.com

 

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  1. Watercolor Creatures with Suzy Ferriss- October

    Watercolor Creatures with Suzy Ferriss- October

    $85.00

    Your child will explore the world of watercolors as they create a series of paintings using some of their favorite animals for inspiration. While creating everything cave painting to fantastic creatures from their own imagination, students will be introduced to the basics of art such as line, texture, value, form, and color. Feel free to bring along photos of your pets or animals you like! Fun, hands-on workshop for all ages! Children will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative animal paintings. Learn More
  2. Watercolor Creatures with Suzy Ferriss- November

    Watercolor Creatures with Suzy Ferriss- November

    $85.00

    Your child will explore the world of watercolors as they create a series of paintings using some of their favorite animals for inspiration. While creating everything cave painting to fantastic creatures from their own imagination, students will be introduced to the basics of art such as line, texture, value, form, and color. Feel free to bring along photos of your pets or animals you like! Fun, hands-on workshop for all ages! Children will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative animal paintings. Learn More
  3. Very Beginning Painting with Suzy Ferriss- October

    Very Beginning Painting with Suzy Ferriss- October

    $160.00

    Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills. Learn More
  4. Very Beginning Painting with Suzy Ferriss- December

    Very Beginning Painting with Suzy Ferriss- December

    $125.00

    Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills. Learn More
  5. Very Beginning Drawing with Suzy Ferriss- November

    Very Beginning Drawing with Suzy Ferriss- November

    $125.00

    An introductory class that presents to students the absolute basics of drawing. Students will learn to work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, and ink, while becoming familiar with techniques and styles associated with each. This is the perfect class for the student who is new to art, as well as for those who would like to further develop their skills. Learn More
  6. Very Beginning Drawing with Suzy Ferriss- August Class

    Very Beginning Drawing with Suzy Ferriss- August Class

    $160.00

    An introductory class that presents to students the absolute basics of drawing. Students will learn to work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, and ink, while becoming familiar with techniques and styles associated with each. This is the perfect class for the student who is new to art, as well as for those who would like to further develop their skills. Learn More
  7. The Power of Painting with Color with Suzy Ferriss- October

    The Power of Painting with Color with Suzy Ferriss- October

    $160.00

    The illusions of perspective, three dimensionalities, and movement. Moods such as excitement, drama, mystery, and grief. The sensations of cold and warmth. Even the feeling of hunger. How can color evoke such varied responses? Study the use of color by the modern masters and learn how! This studio course introduces students to the use of color in modern art while teaching them the necessary techniques to work with acrylic paint. Painting from both life and imagination, students will learn the wonderfully expressive power of color! A great course for all levels. Learn More
  8. The Painted Collage with Suzy Ferriss- September

    The Painted Collage with Suzy Ferriss- September

    $125.00

    While learning about the history of collage, students will create exciting mixed media works that emphasize the use of color, texture, and imagery. Inspired by such masters as Matisse and Picasso, students will be taken through the collage process, from basic painting and drawing techniques, to composition and assemblage, and then to completion. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the artistic process while creating colorful, eye-catching designs worthy of framing! Students are welcome to bring in items which they would like to incorporate into their collages. Some suggestions are maps, postcards, photographs, colorful fabrics, sheet music, old letters, etc. Learn More
  9. The Painted Collage with Suzy Ferriss- November

    The Painted Collage with Suzy Ferriss- November

    $125.00

    While learning about the history of collage, students will create exciting mixed media works that emphasize the use of color, texture, and imagery. Inspired by such masters as Matisse and Picasso, students will be taken through the collage process, from basic painting and drawing techniques, to composition and assemblage, and then to completion. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the artistic process while creating colorful, eye-catching designs worthy of framing! Students are welcome to bring in items which they would like to incorporate into their collages. Some suggestions are maps, postcards, photographs, colorful fabrics, sheet music, old letters, etc. Learn More
  10. The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser - PCM

    The Calligraphic Painting Weekend Workshop w/ Anne Elser - PCM

    $160.00

    Suitable for calligraphic students who have taken at least one beginning calligraphy broad edge or pointed pen course and for advanced calligraphers as well, this workshop shows you, in managble steps, how to compose your letters into a graphic unit in pencil, transfer the design to a permanent surface, and embellish it with live brushwork, flourishes, and accents. Learn More
  11. The Art of Collage with Suzy Ferriss- November

    The Art of Collage with Suzy Ferriss- November

    $160.00

    While learning about the history of collage, students will create a series of mixed media works that emphasize the use of color, texture, and imagery. Inspired by such masters as Picasso and Matisse, students will be introduced to a variety of painting and drawing techniques, which will then be applied towards the composition, assemblage, and completion of 2D and low relief works. Collage approaches covered during this workshop include montage, frottage, photomontage, painted collage, and assemblage. Learn More
  12. The Art of Collage with Suzy Ferriss- December

    The Art of Collage with Suzy Ferriss- December

    $130.00

    While learning about the history of collage, students will create a series of mixed media works that emphasize the use of color, texture, and imagery. Inspired by such masters as Picasso and Matisse, students will be introduced to a variety of painting and drawing techniques, which will then be applied towards the composition, assemblage, and completion of 2D and low relief works. Collage approaches covered during this workshop include montage, frottage, photomontage, painted collage, and assemblage. Learn More
  13. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  14. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - September A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  15. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  16. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - November A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  17. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July B

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July B

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  18. Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July A

    Painting-Design Technique with Charles Y. Walls - July A

    $140.00

    This on-going, challenging course will expose you to principles of design and visual language Learn More
  19. Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September

    Italic Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September

    $160.00

    The Italic calligraphic hand is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. It's generously wide strokes, produced with a broad edge nib can easily be dressed up or down. Italic is the perfect hand to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced. Learn More
  20. Introduction to Photo-encaustic Painting with Kim McGill Stuart

    Introduction to Photo-encaustic Painting with Kim McGill Stuart

    $190.00

    Take your art to new dimensions by learning to combine the ancient art of encaustics with modern photography and printing techniques. Participants will learn how to integrate a photographic image with encaustic through techniques such as layering, painting, and by making the original imagery translucent. We will also demonstrate how to experiment with various methods of manipulating the original photograph-including toning, distressing, and a variety of transfer techniques. Proper tools and safety procedures will be discussed. Prerequisite to, but not required: Advanced Photo-Encaustic Learn More
  21. Intermediate to Advanced Photo-Encaustic Painting with Penny Treese

    Intermediate to Advanced Photo-Encaustic Painting with Penny Treese

    $190.00

    Photography can be transformed with the addition of natural beeswax. Enhance your photographs by distressing prints or by adding smooth or highly textured surfaces, depending on the content and concept of the image. Learn how layering, tearing or cutting your photo then reassembling, and applying washes can create a psychological depth to carefully chosen images. During a pre-workshop "image planning" session with the Penny via email or phone, your favorite photos, (whether copied/printed from a family album, or from your iPhone on the beach) will be curated with Penny Treese to plan out how the encaustic process may enhance each of your works’ visual narrative SOME EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Intro to Photo-Encaustic Painting suggested. Fee of $40 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Learn More
  22. Cursive Crush with Anne Elser -September

    Cursive Crush with Anne Elser -September

    $160.00

    The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago. Learn More
  23. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September 2016

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - September 2016

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  24. Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - November 2016

    Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser - November 2016

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. Learn More
  25. Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - October

    Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser - October

    $160.00

    This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Learn More
  26. Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser- November 2016

    Advanced Calligraphy with Anne Elser- November 2016

    $160.00

    Calligraphy 3 is an advanced beginner calligraphy course designed for those who have taken Calligraphy 1 & 2 or who already know the fundamentals of any calligraphic hand and are ready for the challenge of applying the words and other elements to the page. Learn More
  27. Abstract Painting Social- August 25th

    Abstract Painting Social- August 25th

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, explore how to create your own version of an abstract painting, using acrylic paint in neutral colors (think greys, whites, creams, with a pop of color), gold leaf and various applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) to create a modern composition on a 16” x 16” canvas. The objective of this class is to learn about abstract painting while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. The hope is that the class opens doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Think of this class as a cross between a Sip n’ Paint and a college introduction painting course. Perfect for date nights, girls’ nights, as well as advanced artists wanting to learn more from a fellow colleague Learn More
  28. Abstract Painting Social- August 11th

    Abstract Painting Social- August 11th

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, explore how to create your own version of an abstract painting, using acrylic paint in neutral colors (think greys, whites, creams, with a pop of color), gold leaf and various applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) to create a modern composition on a 16” x 16” canvas. The objective of this class is to learn about abstract painting while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. The hope is that the class opens doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing non-creatives to all that Binders has to offer and engage with our PCM community. Think of this class as a cross between a Sip n’ Paint and a college introduction painting course. Perfect for date nights, girls’ nights, as well as advanced artists wanting to learn more from a fellow colleague Learn More
  29.  Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- September

    Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- September

    $85.00

    Come enjoy Watercolor Evenings! A relaxing Friday workshop, learn about the basics of painting such as line and wash, value, texture, color, and watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring along a friend and your favorite drink and have fun with this casual approach to experiencing the artistic process! Students will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative paintings. Learn More
  30.  Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- October

    Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- October

    $85.00

    Come enjoy Watercolor Evenings! A relaxing Friday workshop, learn about the basics of painting such as line and wash, value, texture, color, and watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring along a friend and your favorite drink and have fun with this casual approach to experiencing the artistic process! Students will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative paintings. Learn More
  31.  Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- November

    Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- November

    $85.00

    Come enjoy Watercolor Evenings! A relaxing Friday workshop, learn about the basics of painting such as line and wash, value, texture, color, and watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring along a friend and your favorite drink and have fun with this casual approach to experiencing the artistic process! Students will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative paintings. Learn More
  32.  Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- December

    Watercolor Evenings with Suzy Ferriss- December

    $85.00

    Come enjoy Watercolor Evenings! A relaxing Friday workshop, learn about the basics of painting such as line and wash, value, texture, color, and watercolor techniques. Feel free to bring along a friend and your favorite drink and have fun with this casual approach to experiencing the artistic process! Students will first be introduced to various watercolor painting techniques. This will be followed by a series of short projects where they create both realistic and imaginative paintings. Learn More
  33.  Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Kim McGill Stuart

    Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Kim McGill Stuart

    $190.00

    The foundations of encaustic painting will be taught. Overview of how to set-up a studio, equipment need, wood substrates, materials, and resources. We will cover health and safety issues while using various techniques during encaustic painting. Students will learn to work with blow torches, how it affects the wax on a board surface, creating rich textures, layering with wax, using masking techniques to create shapes, utilizing the inherent translucency of wax to create depth and interest. Techniques explored: fusing layers, using fire to move and merge colors, layering wax, building textures, creating unique textures, appreciating the movement of wax, masking to make unique shapes. Prerequisite to: Intermediate to Advanced Encaustic, Introduction to Photo-Encaustic, Advanced Photo-Encaustic Learn More
  34.  Intermediate to Advanced Encaustic Painting with Penny Treese

    Intermediate to Advanced Encaustic Painting with Penny Treese

    $190.00

    Once you’ve experienced the Zen of loosing yourself in creating luscious paintings with pigmented wax, you’ll likely want to continue your journey by learning more advanced techniques – or merely continue your initial delicious practice. Join Penny Treese in her intermediate to advanced encaustic painting workshop and elevate your work to new dimensions. This workshop is designed to introduce a variety of new techniques, as well as dialoguing about the content of paintings. Moving beyond technique, we will delve into what inspires each artist, guiding them into creating successful works of encaustic art. Techniques explored: Applying translucent to opaque wax in a range of hues and tones to create layers, scraping to reveal, accretion texture, embedding/embossing objects, dripping and oil stick rubs, and creating a glass-like to raised textural surfaces and more. SOME EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Intro to Photo-Encaustic Painting suggested. Fee of $40 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Learn More
  35.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- Workshop October

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- Workshop October

    $125.00

    Students will discover their innate creativity and develop their artistic ability as they follow exercises from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. An introduction to a variety of media and techniques, this is a great class for all levels, from the beginning student to the more advanced artist. Based on the classic text by Betty Edwards, this course will cover what she considers the five essential components needed in order to draw. They are the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows, and the whole. Be amazed as you watch your drawing skills dramatically improve through this innovative approach to learning art! Learn More
  36.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- Workshop August

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- Workshop August

    $125.00

    Students will discover their innate creativity and develop their artistic ability as they follow exercises from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. An introduction to a variety of media and techniques, this is a great class for all levels, from the beginning student to the more advanced artist. Based on the classic text by Betty Edwards, this course will cover what she considers the five essential components needed in order to draw. They are the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows, and the whole. Be amazed as you watch your drawing skills dramatically improve through this innovative approach to learning art! Learn More
  37.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- August

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Suzy Ferriss- August

    $160.00

    Students will discover their innate creativity and develop their artistic ability as they follow exercises from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. An introduction to a variety of media and techniques, this is a great class for all levels, from the beginning student to the more advanced artist. Based on the classic text by Betty Edwards, this course will cover what she considers the five essential components needed in order to draw. They are the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows, and the whole. Be amazed as you watch your drawing skills dramatically improve through this innovative approach to learning art! Learn More
  38.  Abstract Floral Still Life Painting- August 24th

    Abstract Floral Still Life Painting- August 24th

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, learn how to paint an abstract floral painting, using acrylic paint in a variety of colors and applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) on a 16” x 16” canvas. With step by step instruction you will learn (but not limited to) composition instruction, background development (using applications such as rags, large bristle brushes and instruction on cool versus warm tones to create depth,), foreground development (palette knives, color theory to create depth, texture), and paint/material application. The objective of this class is to learn step by step how to paint the example painting of a floral still life while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. Hopefully this class opens your doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing you to all that Binders and Ponce City Market has to offer our community. Learn More
  39.  Abstract Floral Still Life Painting- August 10th

    Abstract Floral Still Life Painting- August 10th

    $75.00

    In this fun, hands-on class, learn how to paint an abstract floral painting, using acrylic paint in a variety of colors and applications (brushes, cloth and palette knives to name a few) on a 16” x 16” canvas. With step by step instruction you will learn (but not limited to) composition instruction, background development (using applications such as rags, large bristle brushes and instruction on cool versus warm tones to create depth,), foreground development (palette knives, color theory to create depth, texture), and paint/material application. The objective of this class is to learn step by step how to paint the example painting of a floral still life while also keeping the instruction light and the technique obtainable on every skill level. Hopefully this class opens your doors to an abstract art world that can be seemingly intimidating, as well as introducing you to all that Binders and Ponce City Market has to offer our community. Learn More

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