UT Department of Art offers lunchtime workshops

January 16, 2018 | Arts, UToday, Arts and Letters
By Angela Riddel

The Department of Art will offer workshops for UT employees and students throughout spring semester on Main and Health Science campuses.

Each workshop is composed of two 45-minute sessions. The cost is $30 per workshop.

Dr. Mark Sherry, professor of sociology, participated in a brown-bag art workshop last semester and tried his hand at wood burning.

The seven workshops that will be offered this semester are:

• Hand sewing — basic hand-stitching techniques, embroidery and cross-stitching.

• Paper craft plus — the art of book making, page flowers, wall flowers, and beading/jewelry.

• Painting — paint on variety of surfaces such as rocks, watercolor book pages, mugs and mini acrylic canvases.

• Upcycling — re-purposing of a variety of objects for T-shirt tote, cookie sheet magnet board, map tile coasters and art.

• Polymer clay — magnets, pendants, earrings and pens.

• Glass — painting on glass, sea glass wind chime, votive holder and alcohol ink pendants.

• Wood burning — line work and shading techniques.

Workshops will begin Monday, Jan. 22. For a complete schedule, visit utoledo.edu/al/svpa/art/galleries/artworkshops.html.

Sessions on Main Campus will take place in the conference room on the first floor of Sullivan Hall, and workshops on Health Science Campus will be held in Collier Building Rooms 2410/2412.

Alissa Cox, an independent artist since 2006, will present the workshops.

Coming from a family of artisans and artists, Cox grew up learning woodcrafts, stained glass, blacksmithing, jewelry craft, quilting and painting. She moved her business, Smoky Grove, to Ohio in 2012 and has exhibited at Columbus Winterfair, the Great Lakes Jazz Festival and the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Cox has taught several workshops in pyrography, sewing and painting.

In addition, a crochet workshop will be held each Friday in Sullivan Hall on Main Campus. Open to crotchetiers of every skill level — from beginners to pros — this workshop is an opportunity to learn new techniques or get help on a project. Each session is $10 and can be paid at the door. No reservations are required.

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