Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Photo Processing - Gum Bichromate

You will learn the alternative photo process of gum bichromate, one of the first photo processes dating back to the 19th century.

You will learn how to mix an emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate and gum Arabic which you will then apply to watercolor paper (Rives BFK), contact a negative on top, and expose to UV light. The prints are tricky, yet beautiful.

We will be creating one-color prints in this class.

Since this is a contact printing process, a negative the size of the final print is required. We will cover a simple method to make enlarged negatives from digital files that students will then print in class. 

The cost for this class is $150.  Please use the RSVP form below as class size will be limited due to the intense hands on nature of the instruction provided. 

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Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

Photo Processing Cyanotypes

Learn to create beautiful deep blue prints using the cyanotype process in this hands-on workshop.

Although cyanotypes are familiarly a rich dark blue, we will experiment a little with toning and bleaching techniques to alter the color and mood,  allowing you more options to create your final prints.

Cyanotype photographs are made using a solution of iron compounds that react to UV light.

Images can be taken with a camera or made by placing objects directly on the paper.

Since this is a contact printing process, a negative the size of the final print is required. We will cover a simple method to make enlarged negatives from digital files that students will then print in class. Or, if you would like to experiment with making camera-less images, simply bring in objects to place on top of your prepared cyanotype paper.

Cost of the class is $125.00.  Please RSVP on the form below. 

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May
6
May 7

Birthday Candle Making

Create some sweet little birthday candles using the traditional dipping method of candle making.  They are the most unique and as individual as the maker. The colorful candles make a great gift as well as enhancing the beauty of any birthday cake holding them. The cost of the workshop is $30.  Please inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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May
6
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

May
7
12:00 pm12:00

Succulent Garden Planting

Make your own planter box with pre cut salvaged wood, screws and glue and then create a pleasing succulent garden that would make the most perfect Mother’s Day gift.  All materials included.  The cost of the workshop is $45. Please fill out the form below to inquire or register. 

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May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Paper Flower Making

Create beautiful paper flowers to use as a wrist corsage, napkin holder, gift wrapping adornment, bouquet, unique note card… endless possibilities, and right before Mother’s Day too! The cost of the workshop is $35.  Please inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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May
20
May 21

Screen Printing

This is a two-day class. Everything will be covered from image choice to getting it printed… registration, coating screens with emulsion, burning screens, mesh count, squeegee choice, different inks, uses of screen printing, outputting image on film for burning screen, EVERYTHING! All materials included. The cost of the workshop is $175. Please inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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May
20
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Clay - hand building

Using terracotta clay, we will hand build organic flower pots, beads, or whatever your heart desires. We will work on the smaller side, so you can understand the process. Completed projects can be picked up one week after completion of the class to allow for the drying process and firing in the kiln.   All materials included. The cost of the workshop is $80. Please inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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May
28
12:00 pm12:00

Macrame

We will learn a few basic knots to create a small wall hanging, or jewelry, or the beginning of a bag. All materials included. The cost of the workshop is $55.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Jun
1
Sep 29

Private Events

  • Studio by Terra Amico

Studio by Terra Amico hosts private events for business and social events.  Most of our workshop topics are available for private events as well as this list of additional topics.  Or feel free to contact us and suggest a topic!  

Woodworking – picture frame with spline joint

Birthday Candle making

Linoleum Block Printing

Tapestry weaving

Journal/Photo Album/Scrapbook Making

Jewelry making - Recycled Paper Beads

Beginning Knitting

Embroidery

Sewing special projects (pillows, drawstring bag, sewing paper bags, plastic)

Leather working

Resin bangle and simple jewelry class

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Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Glass Fusing - Tile

Using sheet glass, powders, frits, fiber blanket and paper, you will create small unique tiles that can be hung in a window or outside or pieced together to make a bigger piece. We will talk about ideas and possibilities in class.  All materials included. The cost of this workshop is $80.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Name
Jun
3
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

Jun
4
12:30 pm12:30

Beginning Embroidery

Different stitches we will learn while creating a most fun sampler. You will learn how to transfer a design onto fabric. Once you get a few stitches down you may want to break out a pair of old jeans and bring them back to life with a little daisy stitch or two. We will have a few books to look at for some really cool inspiration. All materials included. The cost of this workshop is $45.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Name
Jun
10
12:30 pm12:30

Postcard/Notecard using Cyanotype (alternative photo process)

We will be making postcard -sized prints using the cyanotype photo process. You will learn the process and be enlightened by the variation of materials it can be used and the possibilities that stem from that.  All materials included. Cost for this workshop is $65. Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Name
Jun
11
12:30 pm12:30

Wooden Finger-Jointed Box making

We will make a small box. The table saw, cross cut saw, router and dado blades will be demonstrated and everyone is welcome to try them. Precut pieces will be available as well if you would just like to assemble without using the power tools. All materials included. Cost of this workshop is $70.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Beginning Sewing

A very basic sewing class where you will learn about the sewing machine, fabrics, cutting, and using a simple pattern to make an apron (one example), All materials included. Cost of this workshop is $90.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Name
Jun
17
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

Jun
18
12:30 pm12:30

Linoleum Block Printing

Learn this really fun and easy printing process to create the most unique cards, fabric, wrapping paper or even as a stamp for texturing or designing patterns on clay. All materials included.  The cost of this workshop is $65.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Wooden Spoon Carving with Bernie Ross

Carve your very own wooden spoon using a hatchet and a hook knife. Bernie will demonstrateand share his extraordinary wealth of knowledge with you, patiently guiding you from start to finish… from tree to spoon. He is an incredible teacher of this fine craft, and you will be amazed at how incredible your spoon will turn out and how much interesting information you will leave with. All materials included.  The cost of this workshop is $75.  Inquire or register by filling out the form below. 

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Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Frame Building for Screen Printing

Learn to build your own wooden screen printing frame.

In this class you will be using a cross-cut miter saw, drill, pneumatic nail/staple gun and electric sander to create your frame that you will be adhering mesh to. You will leave with a beautiful screen ready for your fabulous design to be burned into it.

You need no woodworking experience to take this class. We will help you every step of the way.  It will be fun and very rewarding and a very economical route to acquiring screens.

The cost of this workshop is $50.  Please RSVP using the form below.

Name *
Name
Apr
22
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

Woodworking - Cool Wooden Boxes
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Woodworking - Cool Wooden Boxes

  • Studio by Terra Amico

This is a fun little workshop where you can learn to make a simple box-jointed box that you can use as a planter or to stash your treasures. This is a typical form of drawer joinery.

You will use a table saw and cross-cut miter saw to cut your reclaimed redwood fence pieces which you will assemble using glue and small nails.

You need no experience in woodworking for this class.  We are down to show you what you need to know to walk away with your very own cool box.

The cost of the woodworking class is $50.00.  Please reserve a space using the RSVP form below.

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Apr
15
Apr 16

Screen Printing

This is a two-day class where you will learn more than you could ever imagine about screenprinting.

You will learn about the different techniques for creating images on screens:  mono printing, stencils cut from paper, drawing fluid/screen filler, with a focus on the most popular, direct emulsion.

Different techniques for preparing “film” to use in burning a screen will be covered.

You will learn how to prepare a screen for burning as well as learn how to reclaim your screen for another design.

You will be shown ways to stretch screens on a frame.

You will learn about screen mesh size and why this is important.

You will learn different ways to register for different color prints.

The differences in squeegees will be covered, the shapes and hardness (durometer) and when to use which and why.

You will learn about different inks and when to use what.

You will acquire an awareness of how serigraphy can be utilized in almost every art discipline from glass, glassware, ceramics, china, metal, textiles, as resists, etc.

This is an information-packed class and a hands-on class as well, where you will be able to go through all the steps and print your decided image by the end of day 2.

This is a 2 day workshop and it runs from 12pm - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.  The cost of the workshop is $225.  Participants are limited to 6 so please RSVP in the form below. 

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Preparing Digital Files For Screen Printing and Photo Processes
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Preparing Digital Files For Screen Printing and Photo Processes

  • Studio by Terra Amico

You will learn how to take any image you choose and create a digital file necessary to output as “film” in order to burn a screen for screenprinting or as a negative for creating cyanotypes or gum bichromate prints.

We will talk about halftones, spot colors, four-color process, and I will demonstrate and talk about how to create what you need using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe illustrator. 

You will find the information covered in this class a must-have, an essential, for your success in screen printing and alternative photo processing.

The cost of this class is $50.  Class size will be limited so please fill out the RSVP form below.

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Name
Apr
8
3:00 pm15:00

Experience the Art of Magic

Magic is the rare art form that can change how you perceive reality. And now you have the chance to experience true astonishment up close, right here at the Studio. Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by local artists from the Silicon Valley chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 216). Then stick around to learn magic during a free hands-on workshop. It’s perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. This workshop is free and no reservations are required.  Just show up and have fun!

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Scheduled performances in 2017: April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29 (dates subject to change)

Questions? Contact David Martinez at president@ring216.org

Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

Frame Building for Screen Printing

Learn to build your own wooden screen printing frame.

In this class you will be using a cross-cut miter saw, drill, pneumatic nail/staple gun and electric sander to create your frame that you will be adhering mesh to. You will leave with a beautiful screen ready for your fabulous design to be burned into it.

You need no woodworking experience to take this class. We will help you every step of the way.  It will be fun and very rewarding and a very economical route to acquiring screens.

The cost of this workshop is $50.  Please RSVP using the form below.

Name *
Name
Spoon Carving - A Lesson in Wood Carving From the Ground Up
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

Spoon Carving - A Lesson in Wood Carving From the Ground Up

  • Studio by Terra Amico

Bernie Ross, local artist, teacher and wood craft tradesman will share his 25+years of experience guiding you through the history, lore and a myriad of practical techniques as you fashion your one-of-a-kind spoon. You will learn the subtleties of reading the bark of the trunk/branch you will be carving from, wood types and conditions, how to split the wood for optimum carving, how to "read" the woods natural inner grain to design your spoon, as well as guidance on each carving tool used from hatchet to hook knife.  A portion of class will be dedicated to types of tools used and how to preserve and sharpen them.

By the end of class you will not only go home with your hand carved spoon, but a ground up, start to finish appreciation for wood carving and a sense pride and accomplishment for an old world craft.

Your spoon might not be the shiniest, but we are betting it will be the most unique!

The cost of this class is $150.  Class size is limited so please fill out the RSVP form below.

Mar
25
Mar 26

Screen Printing

This is a two-day class where you will learn more than you could ever imagine about screenprinting.

You will learn about the different techniques for creating images on screens:  mono printing, stencils cut from paper, drawing fluid/screen filler, with a focus on the most popular, direct emulsion.

Different techniques for preparing “film” to use in burning a screen will be covered.

You will learn how to prepare a screen for burning as well as learn how to reclaim your screen for another design.

You will be shown ways to stretch screens on a frame.

You will learn about screen mesh size and why this is important.

You will learn different ways to register for different color prints.

The differences in squeegees will be covered, the shapes and hardness (durometer) and when to use which and why.

You will learn about different inks and when to use what.

You will acquire an awareness of how serigraphy can be utilized in almost every art discipline from glass, glassware, ceramics, china, metal, textiles, as resists, etc.

This is an information-packed class and a hands-on class as well, where you will be able to go through all the steps and print your decided image by the end of day 2.

This is a 2 day workshop and it runs from 12pm - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.  The cost of the workshop is $225.  Participants are limited to 6 so please RSVP in the form below. 

Name *
Name
Linoleum Block Printing Workshop
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Linoleum Block Printing Workshop

  • Studio by Terra Amico

Linoleum block printing is a great way to create unique designs that may be printed on any number of things from paper to wood to fabric.

You will acquire a basic knowledge of this printing process, being exposed to the linoleum and rubber blocks, carving tools and techniques and the various inks, what kind and when to use them.

We supply everything needed and you will even get to take with you your own carving tools, brayer (roller) and an ink suitable to print on paper and fabric.

The cost of this workshop is $65. Please RSVP in the form below.

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Name
Paper Bead/Recycled Jewelry Making
Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Paper Bead/Recycled Jewelry Making

  • Studio by Terra Amico

Join us in making Jewelry from recycled materials!   The cost of the class is $45 and it includes all of the materials you need to make a custom piece of jewelry or two.  Please RSVP using the form below so we are sure to have enough materials prepared!

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Name
Photo Processing Cyanotypes
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Photo Processing Cyanotypes

  • Studio by Terra Amico

Learn to create beautiful deep blue prints using the cyanotype process in this hands-on workshop.

Although cyanotypes are familiarly a rich dark blue, we will experiment a little with toning and bleaching techniques to alter the color and mood,  allowing you more options to create your final prints.

Cyanotype photographs are made using a solution of iron compounds that react to UV light.

Images can be taken with a camera or made by placing objects directly on the paper.

Since this is a contact printing process, a negative the size of the final print is required. We will cover a simple method to make enlarged negatives from digital files that students will then print in class. Or, if you would like to experiment with making camera-less images, simply bring in objects to place on top of your prepared cyanotype paper.

Cost of the class is $125.00.  Please RSVP on the form below. 

Name *
Name
Photo Processing Gum Bichromate
Mar
11
12:00 pm12:00

Photo Processing Gum Bichromate

  • Studio by Terra Amico

You will learn the alternative photo process of gum bichromate, one of the first photo processes dating back to the 19th century.

You will learn how to mix an emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate and gum Arabic which you will then apply to watercolor paper (Rives BFK), contact a negative on top, and expose to UV light. The prints are tricky, yet beautiful.

We will be creating one-color prints in this class.

Since this is a contact printing process, a negative the size of the final print is required. We will cover a simple method to make enlarged negatives from digital files that students will then print in class. 

The cost for this class is $150.  Please use the RSVP form below as class size will be limited due to the intense hands on nature of the instruction provided. 

Name *
Name
Garden Jumpstart
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Garden Jumpstart

  • Studio by Terra Amico

It is almost spring, a time for rejuvenation of the soul and soil. 

Come and join us for a fun seed-planting adventure. You will get to recycle a newspaper or magazine page, turning it into a pot using a wooden muddler, to which you will add a little dirt and a seed of your choice, jumpstarting your fabulous 2017 garden.

It is FREE for up to three pots.

We will be planting from 12:00 to 5:00.

RSVPs are not required, but if you would like to RSVP, please do so in the form below.

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