Classroom Archive



Knitting for Beginners

April/May 2015, Aug 2013 • 2-session class

Samantha Garcia will teach you the basics of knitting in a fun and modern way.

You'll learn all you need to get started: casting on and off, knit stitch, purl stitch, and how to read a knitting pattern. You will receive your own set of needles, organic cotton yarn, patterns, and a cloth bag to store and carry your materials. This class will also include an optional evening session for extra practice and help.

You will leave with a completed dish cloth, knitting needles, and the skills to read a knitting pattern. This class is a great starting point for future knitting classes and your own knitting projects!

Image courtesy of Samantha Garcia.


Screen Printing Drop-in Workshop

April 2015, Nov 2013

Have you always wanted to try screen printing but haven't had the chance? Come try this technique at this informal workshop! We'll have all the supplies set up in advance, and you'll get to pull some practice prints before printing the real thing.

No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to screen print.


Block Printing on Fabric

April 2015

In this fun and easy workshop, you'll join Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon stamps to create your own block printed kitchen towels and fabric items. These towels will make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day or teachers at the end of the school year, and are also a great way to add color and style to your own kitchen.

You'll learn how to make simple foam stamps and print eye-catching and colorful patterns. All the materials will be provided in the class, and you will go home with your stamps and two towels. You are also welcome to bring up to 3 of your own fabric items to print on, including pillowcases, tote bags, t-shirts, and whatever else you can imagine.

Image courtesy of Brown Pigeon Stamps.


Felting: Wool Felted Soap

April 2015, Nov 2013

Alicia Herrera will lead a workshop on making felt-covered soap, a beautiful way to make a soap and a washcloth all in one. This is a perfect craft for the holidays--easy, practical, and unique!

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of wool felting. You'll learn about wool and how the felting process works, as well as techniques for covering objects in felt.

You'll leave with a few felted soaps, and the knowledge to make more on your own.

Image courtesy of Alicia Herrera.


Letterpressed Thank-You Notes (drop-in)

March 2015

Drop in whenever you like from 1-3pm to print your own thank-you notes on our antique Pearl letterpress and learn about letterpress printing in the process.

We'll have all the supplies prepared, and each person be able to print 10 cards and receive matching envelopes. If you'd like to make additional prints, we'll have extra card stock available at a small additional cost.


Make a Terrarium!

February 2015

Create a tiny world all your own! Learn about using different types of moss and miniatures to create a self-watering plant arrangement that will last. Terrariums are great for bringing a little bit of greenery into those quiet, dimly lit areas of your home where most plants won’t thrive. They also make a perfect springtime gift, but be forewarned, once you start making these little gems, you might not be able to stop.

This workshop is led by Kate Farrall, a fine artist who loves photographing tiny terrarium worlds. She also creates experimental photography that includes exposing photos through the postal system and growing bioluminescent fungus. She holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts, a BA in Art History, and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Image courtesy of Kate Farrall


Arm Knit a Scarf!

December 2014

Create a chunky, infinity scarf knitted on your arms in one night! Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself. You will seriously impress your friends and family with these but don’t worry, they’ll never know you made it in an hour.

In this class, you will:

Get in on this no-needle knitting night! It’s perfect if you’ve taken the handmade pledge for the holidays or if you are in a last minute gift crunch. And, it’s a ton of fun.

No prior knitting knowledge is needed, and materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants.

This workshop is led by Kate Farrall, a fine artist who loves all things yarn and is happy to share this new technique so you can turn your yarn stash into gifts that people will love. She also creates alternative photography that includes exposing photos through the postal system and growing bioluminescent fungus. She holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts, a BA in Art History, and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Image courtesy of Kate Farrall


Letterpressed Holiday Coasters (drop-in)

December 2014

Give letterpress printing a try by making holiday coasters or ornaments. These coasters are great to give as a gift or add to your own holiday decor.

We'll have all the supplies prepared, and each person will get the chance to print 10 paper holiday coasters or ornaments (if you'd like to make additional prints, we'll have extra blanks available at a small additional cost).

Stop by anytime between 1pm and 3pm. No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to print. If you came to this workshop last year, fear not - we have a new design for 2014!


Stamp Your Own Fabric Gift Wrap

December 2014

The gift-giving season is upon us! In this fun and easy workshop, you'll join Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon Stamps to create your own block printed fabric gift wrap. Besides making your presents stand out, printed fabric can be repurposed and reused time and again!

You'll learn how to make simple foam stamps and print eye-catching and colorful patterns. All the materials will be provided in the class, and you will go home with your stamps, a few large pieces of stamped fabric wrap and stamped fabric gift bags.

Image courtesy of Brown Pigeon Stamps


Cyanotype Silk Scarf

November 2014

You’ll create a silk scarf using the very same Cyanotype photographic process that Anna Atkins, famed first woman photographer, used in the 1840’s. The shadows and silhouettes from the objects placed on the scarf create white and light blue highlights that are surrounded by a deep “cyanotype” blue. Like sun prints, this is a photogram technique which means it does not use negatives or an enlarger, just objects and a scarf coated with a light sensitive cyanotype mix.

Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself. It is a great way to create art that you can wear. Once you learn the technique, you can create designs using a wide variety of materials—a great way to make a custom gift for the holidays.

No prior photography knowledge needed, and all materials will be provided. You will go home with one completed cyanotype scarf.

About the instructor:

This workshop is led by Kate Farrall, a fine artist who enjoys pairing historical photographic processes with a love to stay warm by almost always wearing a scarf. She also creates alternative photography that includes exposing photos through the postal system and growing bioluminescent fungus. Kate has exhibited her work with well known photographers including Marco Breuer, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Binh Danh and Ann Hamilton. She holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts; and a BA in Art History and a BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Ceramics: Simple Slab Forms

November/December 2014

Join Lauren Brandy of Alluvial Ceramics and Bridget Lewis and learn how to create simple clay forms using slabs.

During the first class, each student will use wet clay to make a set of salt and pepper cellars and get acquainted with basic building techniques. We will talk about attaching forms, and easy ways to add texture to your pieces. Then, you’ll have time to make a few pieces on your own, with help from the instructors if you need it.

In the second class, we will glaze the work made in the first class. You will be able to pick up your pieces the following week, after they’ve been fired.

You’ll leave with at least 2 slab-built forms, and anything else you make in the class. These pieces make great holiday and host gifts for holiday parties!


Letterpressed Holiday Cards

November 2014

Create cards that will stand out this holiday season and learn about letterpress in the process!

In this workshop, you will receive 20 blank cards made of paper that is especially suited to letterpress. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of holiday images and compose several different designs over the course of the workshop. We will help you print your own cards on the letterpresses in the classroom, and we’ll have several colors of ink available.

You will leave with the cards you make in this class, and envelopes to go with them.


Simple Relief Printmaking (drop-in)

November 2014

Stop by anytime between 12pm and 3pm to print your own unique greeting cards for the holidays, or any occasion, with this simple method of relief printmaking. You will get two foam sheets to "carve" with your design, and 12 blank cards to print. Extra blank cards will be available for a small additional cost.

This is a great project for adults and kids alike, and children are welcome with an adult. No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to print.


Creepy Critters!
Halloween Needle Felting

October 2014

Have you always wanted to take an art class WITH your child where you BOTH are challenged to learn a new skill and make something super cool?

This class will give you a basic understanding of the techniques and tools used in needle felting as well as providing plenty of time for guided, hands on experience with all the materials you need to make your very own Halloween themed felted creation. Using spooky cookie cutter shapes as templates participants will make a felted critter that can be made into a hanging decoration, a lapel pin or a hair accessory.

The workshop fee includes one needle felting kit for each family or individual participant to use during the class and take home to continue this new found hobby. Additional kits will be available for purchase.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn this very popular art form along side your child. Beginning level class, no previous needle felting or art experience is required. Just be willing to have fun and to try something new!

DISCLAIMER: Needle felting requires the use of a VERY SHARP needle that is repeatedly stabbed into wool batting on a small foam pad so it is only recommended for individuals who can perform highly repetitive, fine motor hand movements comfortably and for children who can follow specific directions to keep themselves and others safe. Needle felting can result in painful sticks to the fingers (occasionally involving a little blood) so please be advised of this risk. Due to this risk, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed to sign up without an adult partner and children under the age of 6 will not be allowed to attend the workshop or be present.

About the instructor:

Leslie Stair is an artist and mother who runs an online shop called Artsy Mommas on Etsy. Trained as a Children’s Librarian, Leslie has a passion for working with children and bringing families together through art and play. Holding an undergraduate degree in Photography, Leslie has been a life long lover of the arts who has dabbled in many mediums but after trying needle felting only a few years ago she became hooked and now specializes in creating commissioned one-of-a-kind art dolls. Besides making art, Leslie teaches classes at Art Beast Children's Art Studio, works as a freelance art and storytime performer/teacher for the Sacramento Public Library and offers private Art Party packages for children.


Cable Knitting Workshop

October 2014

If you already know how to knit and purl, you can easily knit cables!

Join Samantha Garcia as she demystifies the process of knitting cables, including how to read a pattern that includes this technique. She will walk you through knitting a cable sampler, and you will receive a knitting pattern for a small project that incorporates cables.

Yarn and needles will be provided, and you'll leave with the knitting we work on during the class.


eNewsletter Creation: Opt-in for Good, Not Evil

October 2014

Be your own super hero! Create and implement your opt-in newsletter to grow your business and better serve your customers. Perfect for artists and entrepreneurs who would like to establish or improve this critical element of their business. Start using your mailing list to promote your work and cultivate a group of followers and/or collectors. This shot-in-the-arm workshop will show you how build your e-newsletter without being salesy or pushy.

Come prepared to laugh and have a good time during this workshop where you will learn how to:

You’ll need some time outside of class to work on your newsletter so you can share it with everyone on the second night.

A list of contacts is golden. They are there to support you as you move through all phases of your career and business. They may buy art, products or services from you, attend your shows and tell all of their friends how much they love what you’re doing. But the only surefire way they’ll know about all of this is if you tell them.

As a part of the workshop, you’ll get membership to a Facebook Group with your classmates and teacher—a great way to stay in touch and keep learning from each other well beyond the workshops.

About the instructor:

This workshop is led by art business coach, Kate Farrall, a marketing professional and founder of Make Your Mark Creative, a business dedicated to helping artists create the life they crave with art at its core. She is also an artist who loves all things alternative photography. She has exhibited her work with the likes of Marco Breuer, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Binh Danh and Ann Hamilton, and she holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts; a BA in Art History; and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


The Business of Art and Beyond

October 2014

This workshop is for emerging or established artists who are serious about making art and are ready commit to moving their practice to the next level. It’s a great way to prepare for upcoming events such as holiday festivals, art shows and open studios, but we’ll cover all elements that you need to thrive throughout the year as an artist.

In this hands-on intensive workshop, you will:

We will bring in guest-gallerists, Beth Jones and Lynda Jolley of JAYJAY, to offer participants insights on how commercial galleries work, a perspective on how to approach these types of venues and to give participants feedback on their “artist elevator pitch” which you’ll give alongside a small portfolio of your work.

If it is time to leverage an upcoming show, make the most of an open studio, or professionally approach galleries, sign up now to delve into the Business of Art and Beyond.

As a part of the workshop, you’ll get membership to a Facebook Group with your classmates and teacher—a great way to stay in touch and keep learning from each other well beyond the workshops.

About the instructor and guests:

This workshop is led by art business coach, Kate Farrall, a marketing professional and founder of Make Your Mark Creative, a business dedicated to helping artists create the life they crave with art at its core. She is also an artist who loves all things alternative photography. She has exhibited her work with the likes of Marco Breuer, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Binh Danh and Ann Hamilton, and she holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts; a BA in Art History; and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

With more than 30 years of experience between them, JAYJAY’s owners, Beth Jones and Lynda Jolley, have a reputation for integrity, taste, and vision. They represent top artists in their gallery, many of whom are some of the region’s most respected names. Jones and Jolley are both enthusiastic and passionate about the art they find for their collectors, and bring a great depth of experience to share with the Business of Art and Beyond’s workshop participants.


Letterpress Demo

September 2014

Stop by during the Sacramento Open Studio weekend and see our Kelsey tabletop press and Pearl floor model press in action! We’ll be printing greeting cards, and everyone who stops by will get to take a card home.


Painting with Acrylics

August 2014

Learn the basics of painting with acrylics in this 2-day workshop with Michelle Cordova. This class will focus on experimenting with acrylic paint, and the wide variety of results that can be achieved using this medium.

You will learn how and why to prep a canvas surface, and have the opportunity to paint with acrylic on both paper and canvas. You'll paint from a still life, and explore different techniques like washy and wet on paper, and thick and layered on canvas.

You will leave with all of the artwork you make during the class, a supply list detailing all of the materials used in the workshop, and most of all, a firm grasp on how versatile a medium acrylic is and how to use it in many applications.

Image courtesy of Michelle Cordova.


Make & Print Your Own Rubber Stamps

August 2014

Say goodbye to store-bought stationery and gift wrap–learn to print your own! In this easy, informative and fun hands-on workshop, Meagan Lewis, author of the book Put Your Stamp On It and the maker behind Brown Pigeon stamps, will show you how to turn a simple design, sketch or drawing into an amazing hand-carved rubber stamp.

Meagan will show you the step-by-step process for making your own stamp from a durable artist carving rubber, a material that's easy to use and prints beautifully. Meagan will include instructions for how to print on paper, wood and fabric and you'll get a chance to print your own cards during the class.

If you've ever been curious about making your own stamps or have tried with linoleum but would like to find an easier alternative, come discover the wonderful versatility and ease of making your own hand-carved rubber stamp.

Meet the instructor:

Meagan Lewis is a professional artist specializing in stamp carving. She studied art at Weber State University, Utah, where she became excited by the versatility of printmaking. In 2008, her company Brown Pigeon hatched from an idea to print stationery with her hand-carved stamps. Soon after starting the company, Lewis began taking custom orders for stamps and it wasn’t long before she gained recognition for her complex carvings that were being commissioned by people all over the world. Meagan currently has her own line of over 40 stamp designs which can be found in a handful of local San Francisco stores and in her Etsy shop. Her book Put Your Stamp On It was published by Chronicle Books last month and features 20 projects with step-by-step instructions for hand-stamped gift wrap, tea towels, totes, aprons, and even hair accessories. Readers come away with a knowledge for making stamps from rubber, foam and alternative materials like bubble wrap. Meagan loves stamps and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with others.

You can find Meagan's original line of handcrafted rubber stamps online at brownpigeon.com, and coming soon to Delta Workshop!

Image courtesy of Meagan Lewis.


Hand-formed Ceramics

June 2014

Get your hands dirty with Lauren Brandy of Alluvial Ceramics and Bridget Lewis as they teach this class on the basics of forming clay by hand.

During the first class session, you will be able to make beads, spoons, and pinch pots using light and dark clay. We'll talk about the basics of the ceramic process, and will have lots of inspiration to give you ideas for your ceramic pieces.

During the second session, you'll glaze the pieces you made during the first class. We'll have a couple different colors of glaze and also offer a few other options to finish your pieces. You will be able to pick your ceramic pieces up from Delta Workshop one week after the class ends.


Beginning Knitting

May 2014

Samantha Garcia will teach you the basics of knitting by working through a simple project, like a knitted spring scarf or a cotton washcloth.

You'll learn all you need to get started: casting on and off, knit stitch, purl stitch, and how to read a knitting pattern. You will receive your own set of needles, yarn, pattern, and a case to store and carry your materials. This class will also include an optional evening session for extra practice.

If you would like to start knitting, or if you haven’t knitted in a while, this is the class for you. It’s also a good starting point for future knitting classes and your own knitting projects!

Image courtesy of Samantha Garcia.


Pinhole Camera Workshop

Apr/May 2014

Celebrate Pinhole Photography Day by making your very own pinhole camera! In this workshop you’ll create a pinhole camera from a Jell-o box that uses 35mm film. This workshop is specifically designed to show you how to make pinhole images the old fashioned way and without needing access to a darkroom. You’ll leave the workshop with a pinhole camera and a roll of film so you are ready to go shoot your heart out on Pinhole Photography Day, April 27, 2014.

About the instructor: Kate Farrall is an artist who loves all things alternative photography. Her work includes printing Van Dyke Brown prints on fake fur, exposing photos through the mail system and growing bioluminescent fungus to make uncanny photograms. She has exhibited her work with the likes of Marco Breuer, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Binh Danh and Ann Hamilton and she holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts, a BA in Art History, and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Image courtesy of Kate Farrall.


Four Weeks of Watercolor

Apr/May 2014

Join instructor Michelle Cordova as she offers both guided and free-form exploration of watercolor painting during this 4 week class. Both beginners and experienced painters are welcome, and it is suitable for all ages.

Sessions 1 & 2 will be devoted to still life, and include subject matter such as fruit and flowers. You'll start with the basics and work up to more advanced concepts. Sessions 3 & 4 will focus on painting landscape, specifically the Sacramento Delta, and also move from simple to more complex. In all sessions, you will receive instruction on mixing your own colors, developing composition, working with brushes of different sizes, and experimenting with different ways to apply paint.

All supplies will be provided, and you are also welcome to bring your own brushes, paints, and paper. You’ll leave with the paintings you work on in class, as well as a supply list and guidelines for continuing to paint on your own.

Image courtesy of Michelle Cordova.


Letterpressed Journals

April/May 2014

Combine letterpress printing and bookbinding to make notebooks with covers designed by you!

In the first session, you’ll print covers for your journals, using our Golding Pearl and Kelsey letterpresses and collection of photopolymer plates. You will be able to mix and match images to make several different covers. During the second session, you’ll learn a simple way to bind a soft cover book, and make up to 3 notebooks using the covers you printed.

You will leave with 3 journals and a few extra letterpress prints to use as you choose. These journals make great gifts, travel diaries, and photo albums.


Modern Quilted Placemat

Mar 2014

Two Accordions have been creating handcrafted modernist quilts since 2009. Join them for this workshop where you will learn the quilting process and sew one of your own placemats.

This class is great for novice and experienced sewers alike. A placemat, like a mini-quilt, will give you the total experience of creating an actual quilt. You will learn:

If you have your own sewing machine, please bring it to class along with the proper thread, bobbins, and needles for your machine. If you do not have your own sewing machine, we have four (4) loaners available on a first-come first-served basis; please let us know at the time of registration.

No additional materials are required. Materials to make one placemat are included with this class, and additional materials kits are available for $25 if you’d like to make more placemats on your own.

Image courtesy of Two Accordions.




Letterpress Drop-in

Mar 2014

Come to Delta Workshop anytime between 11am-2pm to print your own Beer Week 2014 coasters using our beautiful Golding Pearl letterpress.

You will get to print 10 coasters of your own, and additional coasters will be available for a small additional cost. Great to give to beer-loving friends, use in your own home, or leave around town.


Letterpressed Cards

Feb/Mar 2014

Make a set of letterpressed note cards of your own design using our Golding Pearl printing press and photo polymer plates.

During the first session of this class, you'll get an overview of letterpress printing, including a demo of the press. You'll also receive guidelines for preparing your design to be made into a plate for printing.

During the second session, we'll help you print your cards, including a few extras which will go into a trade portfolio for everyone in the class. The cards will be available for pick-up the week after the class, and you'll go home with 15 of your own cards and envelopes, as well as one card from each person in the class.

Cards by Annette Chow.


Watercolor

Feb 2014

Michelle Cordova will teach this class on painting a landscape from a photograph. No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn some basic color theory and explore the ways in which colors work together with a few warm up exercises. Then you'll begin your own landscape painting using what you've learned and experimenting along the way.

You'll leave with the watercolor paintings you work on during class, a list of materials and the knowledge to continue with watercolor on your own.

Image courtesy of Michelle Cordova.


Complete Screen Printing

Aug 2014, Jan/Feb 2014, Aug 2013 • 3-session class

We will guide you through the screen printing process from start to finish! You bring the image, we'll provide the materials to print it on paper and a t-shirt.

You'll get help preparing your own image for printing, and get hands-on experience burning that image into a silkscreen and pulling prints. We'll provide the screen, 5 sheets of art paper, and a t-shirt, and you'll have access to Delta Workshop's ink and other supplies. You can also bring other items to print on -- t-shirts, pillow cases, flags, fabric for other projects, etc. (limit 3 additional items per person).

You'll leave the class with the prints you make, your own silkscreen, an information packet on the screen printing process, and a list of places to get supplies. If you want to start screen printing in your own home or studio, this class is a great place to start.


Caffenol Film Developing

Sept 2014, Jan/Feb 2014 • 2-session class

Instagram isn't the only way to make your photos look cool. Learn to develop photo film with coffee and Vitamin C. Check out the Caffenol pool on Flickr for examples of this alternative process.

For this workshop, you need your own 35mm film camera and you should know how to use it.

During the first session, you'll get an overview of the process, and receive a roll of black and white film. Between the first and second sessions of this workshop, you'll shoot photos on that film, and in the second session, we'll develop the film and scan the negatives.

You'll leave the class with your negatives, digital images, and an information packet so you can try the Caffenol process at home.




Knitting Open Studio

Jan 2014

Bring your own knitting projects to this modern knitting circle. Samantha Garcia will be here to help with your knitting questions. Meet other knitters, move forward on your projects, enjoy some snacks.

No reservations are required, and this workshop is pay-what-you-wish ($10 suggested).


Letterpress Drop-in Workshop

Jan 2014

Drop in whenever you like from 11am-2pm and learn about letterpress printing by making thank-you notes! Send to family and friends to say thanks for the holiday goodies, or wrap them up and give a set of notes as a gift.

We'll have all the supplies prepared, and each person be able to print 10 cards (if you'd like to make additional prints, we'll have extra card stock available at a small additional cost). You'll also go home with matching envelopes.

No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to print.


Basic Screen Printing

Jan 2014

Marty May will give an overview of the screen printing process and help you make awesome prints on paper and t-shirts.

We have several silkscreens with a variety of images that you will be able to use to create your own original t-shirts and paper prints. You'll get 5 sheets of art paper and 1 t-shirt, and you are also welcome to bring other items to print on -- t-shirts, pillow cases, flags, fabric for other projects, etc. (limit 3 additional items per person).

You will leave the class with the prints you make, a list of supplies we used in the class and where to get them.


Festive Paper Wreath

Dec 2013

Jillian Van Ness leads this playful workshop where you will transform ordinary paper coffee filters into a beautiful holiday wreath!

We'll provide all the supplies needed to make this stunning wreath, including some holiday treats and festive music. Bring a friend, bring your child, or just bring yourself and get into the spirit of the season by making your own decor.

You will leave with one gorgeous paper wreath that will be perfect for your front door, or to give as a gift!

Image courtesy of Jillian Van Ness.


Letterpress Drop-in Workshop

Dec 2013

Give letterpress printing a try by making holiday coasters or ornaments. Great to give as a gift or add to your own holiday decor, these coasters and ornaments are easy and festive.

We'll have all the supplies prepared, and each person will get the chance to print 10 paper holiday coasters or ornaments (if you'd like to make additional prints, we'll have extra card stock available at a small additional cost).

No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to print.

Image from Letterpress Now by Jessica White.


Christmas Stockings with Two Accordions

Dec 2013

Two Accordions have been creating handcrafted modernist Christmas stockings since 2009. They are now ready to share their secrets and show you how! Come join in for this 3-hour workshop where you will design and sew one of your own. A materials kit will be given to each student containing:

You only need to bring your ideas, sewing machine and basic sewing machine materials (needles, bobbins, scissors…) Stockings and felted appliqué will be sewn using only a zigzag & a straight stitch. This class is perfect for novices & experienced sewers alike.

You will leave with one super cool holiday stocking. Additional materials kits will be available for $25 if you'd like to make more stockings on your own.


Block Printing Drop-in Workshop

Nov 2013

Join us for another block printing drop-in workshop where you will be able to carve a block and print your own holiday cards!

We'll have all the tools and supplies necessary for you to carve your own rubber block, including some holiday designs that you can use. We'll also have several colors of ink for you to print your newly-carved block onto 10 cards (if you'd like to print additional cards, we'll have them available for a small additional cost).

No reservations are necessary for this workshop, and payment is due the day of the workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to block print.


Knitting: Make a Hat

Nov 2013 • 2-session class

Join Samantha Garcia for her third knitting workshop in our space! If you know how to knit, purl, and cast on, you can learn to knit a hat just in time for cooler weather and the gift-giving season.

You'll learn to knit a beanie from a pattern, and also how to add an optional folded edge and a pop pom. You'll learn how to knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles, and learn to decrease.

You'll leave with a knitted hat in progress, a copy of the hat pattern, a set of needles, and enough yarn to finish the hat.

Image courtesy of Samantha Garcia.


Knitting: Sock Basics

Oct 2013 • 2-session class

Samantha Garcia will lead this class on the basics of knitting socks. For this class, you should already know how to knit and purl.

In this class, students will knit "toe-up" socks from a pattern. Samantha will cover provisional cast on, short rows, and ribbing a cuff. There will be an optional weeknight session to offer extra help and allow for time to practice.

You'll leave this class with a pair of socks in progress, and enough yarn to complete them, as well as a copy of the pattern used in the class.

Image courtesy of nonaKnits.


Watercolor: Painting an Autumn Still Life

Oct 2013

Michelle Cordova will teach the basics of watercolor painting. No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome!

In this hands-on workshop, you'll create a painting with an artistic composition, use basic drawing skills, and also learn some basic color theory. This class is a great way to try watercolor and get familiar with the materials.

You'll leave with the watercolor paintings you work on during class, knowledge and a list of materials to get started on watercolor on your own.

Image courtesy of Michelle Cordova.


Felting: Nuno Felted Flower

Oct 2013 • 2-session class

Alicia Herrera will teach a workshop on making a spectacular felted flower that can be used as a brooch, hair ornament, or sculptural object using the Nuno felting, or laminated felting, technique.

In this class, students will start with hand-dyed wool and silk then roll and knead the fibers together to make small, cohesive pieces of fabric. These pieces will then be joined to make a flower. This is a labor-intensive process, but the results are worth it!

Each student will leave with their own unique felted flower.

Image courtesy of Alicia Herrera.


Letterpress: Printing On a Tabletop Press

Sept/Oct 2013 - 3-session class

Bridget Lewis and Michael Geminder will help you make your own letterpressed greeting cards on a Kelsey tabletop press.

At the first class session, we will give an overview of the letterpress process, and demonstrate how to use metal type by printing a short greeting on a blank card.

You'll also learn about photopolymer plates. You'll submit your own image to be made into a plate, and schedule an individual session to print that image onto cards.

The final class session will be a mini art-show of the cards created in the class where we can see everyone's finished project and learn from each other. You'll go home with 10 cards of your own design, and one card from each person in the class.


Bookbinding: Make a Blank Book

Sept 2013

Sharon Tanovitz, book artist and co-owner of Art Ellis Supply in Midtown, will teach this workshop on making your own small hardcover blank book with a sewn binding.

This class will include an overview of bookbinding, and instruction on cutting, tearing, and folding paper, sewing the binding, and adding a cover. You will even learn to make your own book cloth for the cover from the fabric of your choice.

You will leave with a completed blank book, and an information packet on the tools and materials needed to make more books on your own. Blank books make journals, recipe books, scrapbooks, and especially great gifts!


Woodburning: Drawing On Wood

Sept 2013 • 2-session class

Joel Smith, a mixed-media artist who makes pieces that incorporate woodburning, painting, and drawing, will show you how to use woodburning as a drawing technique.

You will learn about tools and materials used to practice this technique, as well as how to make different styles of marks using the wood burning tool, how to build texture and even add color to a wood panel.

You will leave with the panel you work on during the class, and an information packet on wood burning materials and tools that will help you continue to use this technique on your own.

Image courtesy of Joel Smith.


Photography: Artwork & Objects

Sept 2013 • 2-session class

Professional photographer Rik Keller will teach the basics of photographing 3-dimensional artwork and small objects, and help YOU take great photographs of your own artwork. This class is perfect for someone who wants to improve their portfolio or website, launch their own Etsy shop, or just learn to take better photos. Please note that this class will not cover photographing 2-dimensional artwork like drawings and paintings.

Bring your own digital camera (a DSLR, point-and-shoot, or phone) and be prepared to learn how to work with natural light, how to make tools out of things you may already have around the house, backdrops that work, and how to make your photograph tell a story. Rik will have hands-on demos, and also give a homework assignment so you can practice in your own home or studio and get feedback from him.

You'll leave with better knowledge of photography in general, and know how to apply it to your own photos. Your portfolio will thank you!

Image courtesy of Rik Keller.


Basic Screen Printing

Aug 2013

Marty May will give an overview of the screen printing process and help you make your own original prints on both paper and tea towels.

Delta Workshop has several silkscreens with fun images and several different colors of ink to choose from. You will use these supplies to create your own original prints on paper and tea towels. 5 sheets of art paper and 2 tea towels will be provided for each student. You are also welcome to bring other items to print on -- t-shirts, pillow cases, flags, fabric for other projects, etc. (limit 3 additional items per person).

You will leave the class with the prints you make, an information packet on the screen printing process, and a list of places to get supplies.


Basic Screen Printing

Aug 2013 • 3-session class

Marty May will guide you through the screen printing process from start to finish! You bring the image, we'll provide the materials to print your creation on paper and a t-shirt.

You'll be led through the process of preparing your own image for printing, and get hands-on experience burning that image into a silkscreen and pulling prints. We'll provide the screen, 5 sheets of art paper, and a t-shirt, and you will have access to Delta Workshop's ink and other supplies. You are also welcome to bring other items to print on -- t-shirts, pillow cases, flags, fabric for other projects, etc. (limit 3 additional items per person).

You will leave the class with the prints you make, your own silkscreen, an information packet on the screen printing process, and a list of places to get supplies. If you want to start screen printing in your own home or studio, this class is a great place to start.

Image courtesy of Marty May.




DIY Silkscreens

Aug 2013

Marty May will help you make your own silkscreen out of a picture frame and sheer curtain material. You can take this screen home and use it to make your own prints!

This class is the perfect add-on to our Basic and Complete Screen printing classes, and offers a way to make the process even more accessible to the home screen printer.


Block Printing with Frances Marin

Aug 2013

Frances Marin, the artist currently featured in the gallery, will teach a workshop on the basics of block printing. Block printing is similar to stamping, and allows designs to be printed on many different materials, including fabric and paper. Even simple shapes can create beautiful stationery, gift wrap, and personalized objects.

We will provide all the materials for you to carve your own block for printing, and will also supply dyed fabric, plain notecards, several colors of ink for prints. Come to class with ideas and/or a sketch of what you would like to print.

You will leave this class with a set of tools, the block you carve, your own original fabric patch, and 5 printed notecards and envelopes.

Image courtesy of Frances Marin.


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