Workshops & Events



Bob Meier Workshop
Saturday June 23   1-5pm
Sunday June 24   1-5pm
$145/$130 Art Alliance Students

Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery from Boone NC will be doing a two day demonstration workshop. The first day will be a day of throwing large forms that can then be altered by fusing, carving and folding. The second day will be a day focused on decorating bisque ware using resist methods on bisque ware and between layers of glaze. He will also be demonstrating how he applies glaze inlay on a carved surface. Attendees will be able to try these resist methods if they bring a few pieces of bisque ware of their own to the workshop.


Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Workshop with David Kessler
Friday July 13 9-4pm/1hr. lunch break
Saturday July 14 9-4pm /1hr. lunch break
$175/$150 Art Alliance Students


Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be
more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then
my Loosen-Up Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these
realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape,
value, color and texture.

This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to
loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their
own style of painting in their studios.

Media: This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.


Critiquing Your Work with Peter Strafaci
$40/$30 for current Art Alliance Students
Friday July 20th
How serious are you about your work? What creative goals have you set for yourself as a potter? Learn to talk and think critically about your work and recognize its strengths and weaknesses. Art Alliance pottery instructor Peter Strafaci will share in this seminar that critiquing ones work is a necessary, though sometimes dreaded part of becoming a successful ceramic artist. Learn that the art of self-critiquing is as important as making your creation. Learn to look closely at your work and be able to articulate what works and what doesn’t. Participants are to bring one sample of their work: (wheel thrown or slab/hand built) to the workshop… bisque or glazed. REGISTER


Process Painting Workshop with Betsy Bevan
Guest Artist:  Betsy Bevan
2 Day Workshop
$150, $130 for current Art Alliance Students
Friday  August 17th  – 9-4pm 1 hour lunch
Saturday August 18th 9-4pm 1 hour lunch

The process of expressing ourselves through form and color is a
potentially deep and powerful experience. Through the painting
process we learn to trust in our intuition and open up to more
creative potential. The workshop will focus on the process of creating,
rather than learning art technique. The process painting approach is
set up to be a safe and supportive environment for exploration and
discovery and is suited for all levels of artists from beginners to
advanced. You do not have to be a painter to attend. All materials
are included.

Betsy Bevan, MM, painter, composer, writer, educator, expressive arts