Adult Workshops at the Ohio Craft Museum

CraftView workshops are classes for adults and teens who want to try out a new media in a fun and social atmosphere. The media offered often align with exhibitions in the gallery space, such as quilt surface design, weaving, jewelry-making, fiber art and more. Please add your name to the form below to receive our next email announcement.

Blown Glasornaments Ornament Class at Glass Axis

Thursday, October 1
6-7 or 7-8 p.m.
$40 for members, $42 non-members
The Ohio Craft Museum and Glass Axis are partnering for this special introductory glass blowing class. This beginning-level class allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the pipe. You’ll start by selecting bits of colored glass and then partner with a glass artist to create your artwork. You will dip molten glass into your color, then inflate the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the artist shapes the glass with advanced tools. Afterward, your ornament is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin a slow cooling process. Ornaments will be ready for pick up in five days at the Ohio Craft Museum. While you’re here, check out the innovative glass sculptures in our fall exhibition, Fresh Perspectives: Young Artists with Ohio Connections, on view September 12 through October 25.

This class is for adults and teens. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. To register, call the museum at 614-486-4402. Credit card information will be taken at time of registration. Class sizes are small and space is limited, so register early to save your spot.


Educator Development & Adult Workshop:
Bioluminescence and Blacklight Art

Thursday, October 15
 4:30–7:30 p.m.
$15 for members, $18 for non-members



Explore the world of bioluminescence and discover art that glows! We’ll visit the gallery to take a close look at Erin Miller’s glow-in-the-dark tapestry, Fish Touching Me (pictured, above).  Then we’ll meet Dr. Cynthia Dassler from The Ohio State University’s Museum of Biological Diversity, who will present a brief talk on bioluminescence in plants and animals. We’ll discuss ways to tie this unusual phenomenon to learning in the art classroom.

Following the science presentation, we’ll cover the use of blacklights in the art room, experimenting with different neon and fluorescent materials to create radiant effects. Finally, you’ll work with Rodney Reese, owner of “The Puppetoonery,” to design and create your own glowing creature, brainstorming the characteristics, habitat and special features of an imaginary animal. You’ll finish with a puppet made from a variety of materials that glow under blacklight. We’ll also talk about ideas for student exhibitions, ultimately hosting some dazzling and exciting events in your school.

For educators teaching all ages, in schools, museums or any place of learning. Also for any adults interested in blacklight art combined with science! Light refreshments will be served.

Fee: $15 for members, $18 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 614-486-4402 to register.


Marbled silk scarves with Nan Hadley

Sunday, November 8
1–2:30 or 2:30–4 p.m.
$15 for members, $17 non-members

Nan Hadley, fiber artist and art educator, will lead a class on marbling techniques for silk,  making an eight-inch by four-foot silk scarf with a multicolor marble pattern. You’ll learn the process of marbling, creating a design with a variety of colored pigments suspended on a surface of carageenan moss.  Once the color is dripped on the surface, you’ll “rake” and “comb” the drops to form a fluid pattern.  This pattern is then transferred directly onto paper or fabric. Once the dye is set and rinsed it is permanent and ready to wear. You’ll also get the chance to practice on paper note cards, making unique stationary to take home.

While you’re here, you’ll get the first look at our holiday exhibition, Gifts of the Craftsmen, featuring beautiful jewelry, functional pottery, wooden serving bowls and utensils, knit scarves and hats, leather accessories, handmade ornaments and greeting cards.

Pre-registration is required: Call 614-486-4402 to register.

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