Upcoming Classes:

Saturday, October 17, all day
FREE Play Day

Our monthly open studio day at Small Studio.

Bring your current art project and work in the classroom space with other artists. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, find inspiration, and get some work done.

Previous projects have included collages, artist trading cards, art journaling, knitting, painting… Everyone is welcome.

Please call the store to reserve a seat, as space is limited.


Saturday, October 24, 10-12:15
Free, must call to register

Golden Acrylic Paints Lecture/Demo
With Merle Rosen, Golden Certified Artist

The 2015 GOLDEN Lecture Demo will introduce the new QoR watercolors and Williamsburg oil paints to reveal the broad color range found with these singular paint binders. The bulk of this fast-paced informative lecture will cover a technical review of acrylics and the varied application possibilities. The lecture will present information on pigments, viscosities, gels, mediums and more.

Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as watercolor or colored pencil; get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time; and see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces. From traditional to contemporary, acrylics are infinitely versatile. Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture/demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet, including a hand-painted color chart. Space is limited, so register today!


Saturday, Oct. 24, 1:30-3:30pm, $45
Gels and Grounds Workshop

Taught by Merle Rosen, Golden Certified Artist

In this two hour hands-on workshop, participants will experiment with unique surfaces, textures, viscosities and colors to gain insight into the broad range of possibilities inherent in exploring Golden's gels and grounds. Transparent and opaque gels and supports will be examined for future painting explorations. Scratch the surface of these often overlooked surface treatments and extend your painting practice into new territory.

All paints will be provided, please bring a basic tool kit including:
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Paintbrushes in various sizes
- Apron


Saturday, November 7, 1-4 pm $50
Gelli Plate Printing

Taught by Jen Craun

Explore many new techniques with the Gelli Plate, and create a stack of richly layered prints on a variety of papers. Artist Jen Craun, who is a Cleveland-area printmaker and book artist, will share several approaches to creating finished prints, and background layers for other projects. Applying many processes unique to printmaking, Craun will cover stencil printing [positive + negative], offset, direct draw, stamping, ghost printing, and various other monoprint approaches in this dynamic afternoon class. No prior printing experience is required to be successful in this class!

Small Studio will provide Akua Water-based inks in a variety of colors, the use of many shop stencils and plenty of paper for printing proofs. Small Studio will also have paper on hand for sale. Craun will share various monoprinting tools, stencil film for creating hand cut stencils, as well as brayers for this day of printmaking fun.

Students are encouraged to bring:
- Gelli Plate, 8x10 (available at Small Studio)
- Stencils of different sizes
- A variety of papers to print on


Saturday, November 14, all day
FREE Play Day

Our monthly open studio day at Small Studio.

Bring your current art project and work in the classroom space with other artists. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, find inspiration, and get some work done.

Previous projects have included collages, artist trading cards, art journaling, knitting, painting… Everyone is welcome.

Please call the store to reserve a seat, as space is limited.




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