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Workshops are a highly valuable tool for our collaborative space here at The Yards, and a great avenue for community engagement. Low cost workshops and classes provide accessibility to our community and allow more people to participate in making, sharing, talking about, and even buying, art. Affordable workshops are an easy investment in your career, your personal life and your community. After all, sharing resources lifts all ships. Discover and collaborate with people of shared interests!

Classes & Workshops

Classes for December to be announced soon!

 Instructor- Rebecca Lomuto

Instructor- Rebecca Lomuto

Dyeing with the Harvest

Tuesday November 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tickets $20- Registration deadline November 10th

Instructor- Rebecca Lomuto

In this workshop we will delve into the world of natural dyeing starting with supplies found in your own kitchen (or in our case, at the market!) We will discuss the best methods in application to ensure longevity in color and the possibilities to make striking designs through dyeing. During this class, we will cover the basic terms and concepts essential to understanding natural dye such as: scour, mordant, binder, dyestuff, extract, etc. You can expect to take home 3 handkerchiefs and to gain experience making your own dye bath! 

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DIY Portrait Photography- Part I

Sunday December 2nd, 2-4pm

Tickets $10- Registration deadline November 30th

Instructor- Lisa Rickman

For professionals, artists, makers and doers who don't have money for headshots. This workshop will be how to DIY professional-looking self portraits at home and with the tools around you. Learn some basic concepts of portrait photography and apply them to taking your own headshots! Part one will focus on backgrounds and lighting. Part two will focus on posing, messaging and a little more in depth lighting talk. At the end of both classes you will have the opportunity to try out what your learned! They can even be taken out of order and will be offered on a rotating schedule. Things to bring, tripod & preferred camera with a timer function (this is NOT a how to use your camera class).

Monthly Programming

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Public Critique

Last Sunday of the month.

Feel free to bring past work, current work, or ideas in progress. This event is open to the public to bring in their own work and have a space to get feedback on it. On a first come first serve basis, each person will be a lotted 10-15 minutes to ask questions and receive feedback about their work. We can typically accommodate about 10 critiques depending on the size of the group. If you are planning to attend and know you want to be apart of critique please rsvp or send us an email so we can be sure to plan enough time for everyone.

We suggest a $5 donation to the space to help with maintaining programming.

RSVP for the critique below!


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Figure Drawing Nights

Third Wednesday of the month. 

Please join us for an evening of drawing! Yards studio member Rachel DeVona and Kristina Kaiser, will be hosting a figure drawing session from 7PM - 9 PM. First time drawing from life? Have no fear! This event is open to artists of all experience levels and is a great opportunity to practice and grow your observational drawing skills and learn from your peers. Please RSVP below, the cost is $7 to attend (Cash or Card accepted at the door). Due to the nature of this class the recommended age is 18 and over!

This hour and a half session will provide a variety of timed poses from our model, from quick gestural "looseners" to a longer 40 minute sit, to be followed by a friendly peer critique. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper! Charcoal, rags and 18"x24" drawing paper or newsprint pads recommended. Some additional supplies will be provided along with tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing you!

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RSVP for figure drawing below!

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