Summer Distressed Milk Jar Vase Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019 12 noon – 2pm

All materials included- milk glass, chalk paint, sandpaper, cardstock paper, floral wire, glue, scissors

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.


Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft

What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a WheatonGather” guest artist, Richard Royal.
Located in The Gallery of Fine Craft, this exhibit is free for everyone to experience (except during special outdoor events).

Photo: Teacups Unfurl and Unwind, 2016, found teacup and glass, by Carmen Lozar


Mother’s Day Bouquet Berry Basket

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019 10am – 1pm

Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Hand-craft your own petite bouquet holder! Surprise mom with this beautiful piece or treat her to a fun day out! Folk artist Mary May will guide you through turning traditional berry baskets into a unique bouquet gift.

For small additional fees, a galvanized insert or mason jar can be provided. This is your one stop shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!


Whale Carving Class

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10am – 4pm

Join carver Mark Bair for this one day Whale Carving class – all levels welcome! Students will learn how to transform a simple basswood into a majestic Whale. Carving safety and techniques, tool sharpening, as well as painting and finishing techniques will also be studied. Fee includes instruction, materials, and use of tools.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.


Spring Flower Wreath Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:30pm – 3pm

Spring has sprung! Featuring brightly colored paper flowers, this wreath craft captures the essence of spring. This DIY wreath allows you to tap into your crafty side! Hang the finished wreath on your front door or in your home to add a fresh dose of spring to your home décor!

All supplies, including wreath, felt, glue and flower templates, are included.


Wheaton Springs 2019

Free and open to the public, this new “kick-off” event celebrates WheatonArts and its Visitors! Experience the arts and cultures of East Asia with special programming, explore the Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation 2019 with a guided tour, create unique “make-and-take” projects in the Education Studio, and discover the art of paper-making, ceramic wheel-throwing, and hot glassblowing with special demonstrations throughout the day. Join us in the Event Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations,” welcoming the Year of the Wild Boar! Festivities include narrated music, dance performances, demonstrations of Asian folk & traditional arts, and more! Free Admission! Part of the WheatonArts’ "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" program.


Old Masters: Buddhist Art in Pottery

Located in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts, the “Old Masters: Buddhist Art and Pottery” exhibition features a variety of Buddhist artworks from the private collections of Frederick Kramer and Losang Samten.

View pottery showcasing distinct ceramic styles of several Chinese periods, including Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; Balinese pen and ink paintings; Chinese Brush paintings; sculptures of the many Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and other deities; as well as Tibetan thangkas – Buddhist paintings on cotton with silk appliqué.

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 2 through June 30, 2019.

 

Photo: Tibetan Thangka, Collection of Losang Samten.


Easter and Spring Pie Baskets Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10am – 4pm

Join folk artist Mary May to weave your very own festive 10″ round basket, perfect for presenting freshly baked pies! Color yours and it’s beautiful piece for Easter decorations or collecting eggs! This is a traditional heirloom basket with a twine base and sturdy oak handle. This multi-functional piece is beginner friendly!

 

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.


New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

WheatonArts hosts the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival on March 23 at 2 p.m. with a special production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, presented by Surflight Theatre. FREE and open to the public, this show is appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

In this delightful adaptation of Judith Viorst’s popular book, Alexander's rather trying life is set to music and brings to the stage one of America's most spirited characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that everybody has bad days sometimes.

Admission is FREE, part of the WheatonArts “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. To register for your free seats to the show, click here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4716455

To learn more about The New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the Stages Festival, visit the following links: www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org


FREE FAMILY ART WORKSHOP

Join the FUN and CREATE with us! During the winter season, WheatonArts offers FREE Family Art Workshops every other Saturday.

March 16 – Collagraphs
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 4 & above
In this workshop you will learn the printmaking technique called Collagraphy. Collagraphs are created by applying rigid materials (such as cardboard) to a surface. Printing ink will be applied to the resulting collage and pressed onto a sheet of paper. The resulting print is called a collograph. We will be using cardboard, foam core board, and mat board.

All materials are provided. Reservations are encouraged.  Walk-ins welcome if seats are available