AX Workshops

Programs at AX 

AX is pleased to offer programming for children, youth, and adults in a number of disciplines, including painting, metal working, art history and theory, fine craft, writing, and coming this summer, pottery and ceramics.

Our workshops range from half day classes to multiple gatherings over several weeks, and we offer instruction from beginner to advanced professional development.


Write Your Own Pillow Book with Kayla Geitzler

Dates and Times: Saturday, October 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

In this three hour workshop, we will explore excerpts from Sei Shōnagon’s pillow book and discover moving and alternative ways to record our lives. Each participant will explore those techniques and engage in writing exercises that will offer new perspectives and outlets for journaling. Everyone is welcome, and no writing experience is necessary to participate.

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Handbuilt Pottery for Beginners with Matt Cripps

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, November 9, 16, and 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Would you like to make your own holiday gifts this year, or are interested in learning a new skill? AX Ceramics Centre Coordinator Matt Cripps is hosting Handbuilt Pottery for Beginners, a 3-day workshop where you’ll be guided through the process of creating your first pieces of pottery.

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AX Art Club 

Dates and Times: Saturday, October 16, November 20, and December 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us at AX for a series of monthly workshops for children. We’ll host classes in a variety of subjects and mediums. Each class has a maximum capacity of 15 participants.

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Photorealism Meets Abstraction ~ Bonny Hill

Dates and Times: October 3, 17, and 24 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Over the course of three Sundays in October, local professional artist Bonny Hill will guide you through a series of exercises to combine elements of photorealistic painting and abstract painting. Participants will work from a photograph of rocks, beginning with photorealistic techniques to capture light and dark, and finishing with approaches to adding texture and surface interest through the use of acrylic mediums, impasto, glazing and lively surface treatments. During this workshop, you will produce one complete painting and several small studies.

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Workshop Cancellation

Our workshops require a minimum number of registrants to break even after costs, and last-minute cancellations can result in entire workshops being cancelled for all participants – no fun for our instructors or for those who’ve registered for the class. Please review AX‘s workshop cancellation policy before you register for a workshop.