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Verge Center for the Arts

625 S St., Sacramento, CA



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Intro to Bookmaking

Drawings/Works on Paper, Folk Art/Crafts

Make five books in three hours. Whether you are a first time bookmaker or have years of practice, you are *bound* to feel accomplished after this workshop. You will need a bone folder, awl, needle, X-acto knife, ruler, cutting mat, scissors, and pencil; if you doníy have these, the instructor will have them available for you to borrow. At Myrtle Press in the Verge Center. Register at


• Sat 2/23/19 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pour-Over Acrylic Painting -at Verge Center 12.2018

Painting, Class/Workshop

Create 2 original pieces on canvas that make for great gifts during the holiday season! In this fun technique, we will teach you how to combine all your colors into a cup at once before pouring it over a canvas to make a unique painting that requires no brush. Admission includes two glasses of wine. This method takes a while to dry; you will want to pick up your final piece at a later time!


• Sat 3/2/19 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Full Moon: Make Your Own Moon Kit

mindfulness, crafts, moon kit

Explore art and mindfulness for Marchís full moon! Full moons embody the peak of a cycle and are a great time to focus your heightened emotional and mental processes by finding time for gratitude and acknowledgement of lifeís beauty. These full moon kits will include specific items such as essential oil blends, candles, and gemstones. Then design and personalize your own kit, and write out your thoughts and manifestations. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pillow and a blanket for sound healing, Reiki, and a guided meditation from certified Reiki practitioner, Jasmine Eastburn. WHERE: Verge Center for the Arts $20 registration fee plus $50 Verge member materials fee, $65 non-member materials fee (this is for the cost of moon kit materials)


• Mon 3/18/19 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ceramic Decals

Ceramics/Pottery, Class/Workshop

Guest instructor, Ianna Nova Frisby will show you how to create your own 3-piece set (plate, side plate, cup) of dinnerware with ceramic floral and decorative decals. The day will start with an introduction into the historical context of ceramic decals (early creations and their function) as well as a brief scope of composition and placement of imagery. We will have an array of colorful, pre-made, decal designs to choose from, and then you will learn how to place them on to plain white dinnerware before firing them in a kiln to complete the ceramic decal process. Dinnerware may be picked up at a later date after the kiln firing process.


• Sun 3/24/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Break Camp: Inflatables


Join special guest instructor and artist, Carrie Ziser, for a week of inflatables. Hot glue + thin plastic (plastic bags and tablecloths) + a fan = a 3-dimensional inflatable sculpture! Campers will learn about sculpture, installation, and site-specific art with these fun, yet challenging, materials. Working in groups or individually, kids will plan, design, and sketch out ideas to create large inflatable sculptures. Campers will be introduced to contemporary sculptors working in this medium and will have ample studio time to realize their projects. Later in the week campers will also learn the basics of spray painting to create directional signs to lead viewers to their finished pieces. On the last day of camp we will have a tour to inflate and view all of the sculptures! Donít miss this fun and engaging opportunity. Note to parents/guardians: Kids will be use hot glue guns with the help and supervision of adults. Drop off between 9:30am and 10 a.m. Pick up between 3 and 4 p.m.


• Tue 3/26/19 - Sat 3/30/19 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sandal Making Workshop

sandal making, sandals

Handcrafting leather sandals is a traditional way of shoemaking that has been practiced for centuries all around the world. Learn how to make them over two evenings, April 10 and 11. No experience is necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided. You will choose from a handful of simple sandal designs that are easy for beginners to master, and four different leather colors: black, espresso, caramel, natural. Iíll also bring an assortment of smaller colorful bits of leather to use as embellishments or accents. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and snacks. Wearing sandals or shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Those who want to try using the belt sander to finish them should bring a dusk mask, or let the teacher do the finishing.


• Wed 4/10/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Relief Printing With Silk Cut Linoleum

Class/Workshop, Prints

This workshop will introduce you to linoleum relief printing, and/or help you take your current printmaking practice a step further. Imagine cutting through butter, the possibility of long, flowing organic lines, easy removal of large areas, creation of a variety of marks and no tension in your wrists or fingers. This is all possible with Silk Cut Lino, a wonderful product from Australia. Learn new carving, inking and printing techniques, using simple, non-toxic materials. Feel free to bring source materials such as drawings, photographs, etc.


• Sat 4/13/19 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Handcrafted Dolls Workshop

Folk Art/Crafts

Learn the basics of using sewing machines, pattern cutting, and doll construction of fabric dolls on your own or bring along your little one to help! This workshop is instructed by Andrea Lizalde from Goblin and Witch on Etsy. Materials, tools, and sewing machines are available but you are welcomed to bring your own portable sewing machine for comfort. There will be coloring and design activities for children.


• Sun 4/28/19 at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM