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Verge Center for the Arts

625 S St., Sacramento, CA



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Drypoint Printmaking Workshop

Prints, Class/Workshop

Learn the basics of this simple non-toxic printmaking technique developed in the 15th century. It is the most direct of all intaglio techniques and only requires scratching into a metal or plastic plate with a sharp needle. Drypoint technique is valued for its fresh and expressive lines which create a deep richness to an image. In a hands-on experience, workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of plate-making, use of simple drypoint tools, inking, press printing techniques, and how drypoint can be integrated with other printmaking processes. We will use oil based inks with non-toxic clean-up. Meets all day on two Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10. Please bring a lunch.


• Sat 11/3/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The 2018 Verge Art Auction

Multimedia, Benefit/Fundraiser, Art Show, Auction, Food/Tasting

Join Verge Center for the Arts and presenting sponsor, west elm, for an unforgettable party celebrating Sacramento talent and California’s unique contemporary arts. With light installation & music by Alex Trujillo, food by Beast & Bounty, centerpieces by Public Land, and the first ever custom Verge auction cocktail, it’s shaping up to be a great evening. The Verge Art Auction spotlights emerging and established artists and gives new collectors the opportunity to start their own collections, and savvy collectors the chance to grab pieces by renowned artists and to discover new talent.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Autumn Camp: Fiber Art

Children's Arts/Crafts, Textiles, Class/Workshop

Kids have the week off but you don’t? Send them to Verge to learn all about fiber art. Day 1 campers will learn the ins and outs of weaving! They will explore the different uses of yarn by creating their own wall hanging using multiple techniques. Day 2 will be the basics of sewing and embroidery! Campers will learn how basic stitches can be used for both 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional art. Day 3 is fabric creations! Campers will be encouraged to find new meaning and intention by up-cycling fabric and clothing into their own art piece with inspiration from contemporary artist Aiko Hachisuka. You may register for all 3 days or individual days! Ages:7-13


• Mon 11/19/18 - Wed 11/21/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monotype Printmaking

Prints, Class/Workshop

Come and playfully learn the basics of a low tech and innovative painterly printmaking process called monotype. Monotypes are unique prints made by the direct transfer of an image. This easily accessible medium allows both novices and experienced artists of all ages to create finished images in relatively few steps. In this hands-on experience, workshop participants will develop an understanding of fundamental printmaking terms, materials, and inking techniques using oil-based inks with non-toxic cleanup. We will focus on both spontaneous and methodical approaches to the medium. Demonstrations will include the use of the etching press, printing by hand, and experimentation with textures and collage materials. In a relaxed atmosphere, with support and encouragement, you will realize your own personal artistic intent and expression of ideas and images. All levels welcome.


• Sat 12/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Mini Macrame Gifts

Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop, Holiday

Show you care by giving unique, hand-woven gifts for the holidays! Create 3 mini macramé wall hangers that make the perfect gift or decoration for the holiday season! Learn two different weaving techniques from our skilled instructor, and then decide which one you’d like to recreate for your third wall hanger. All materials supplied and no experience necessary! This is a great skill that you can use time and again for yourself or your loved ones. WHEN: Saturday, December 1st TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm WHERE: Verge Center for the Arts $40 members, $50 non-members


• Sat 12/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 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!


• Thu 12/6/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM