Mark Arts

Artisan Academy Workshops

Artisan Academy Workshops are geared towards helping students advance their abilities in a short period of time. Typically one to three days long, these workshops are best for intermediate and advanced students, unless otherwise listed. Workshops are offered in most mediums taught at Mark Arts and are added on a quarterly basis. If you are a student with a request for a workshop or an artists looking to pass on your unique techniques, please contact the Education Department about planning a workshop.

Prairie Fire Watercolor and Oil Painting Workshops with Ye Wang

Refining the Art of Pottery with Jennie Becker

Becker at VS

June 21 and 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This workshop will help the potter learn the finer techniques of throwing pots on the potter’s wheel.  Students will learn how to refine the structure of their pots along with the definition of the form and finished quality of their work.  This workshop will address all levels of potters, and advance the developed potter to a higher standard of work.

Instructor: Jennie Becker

Enroll by May 31: $150

After May 31: $170

Supply list:  Sponge, rubber rib, oval metal rib, needle tool, wooden tool


Learning to Glaze with Multiple Colors with Jennie Becker

Becker Jennie

July 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This workshop will address the use of multiple glazing as a decorative tool to create imagery on your pottery.  Students will learn how to examine glazes and their properties.  We will apply multiple glazes onto bisque fired forms as we explore the application processes.

Instructor: Jennie Becker

Enroll by June 19: $100

After June 19: $120

Supply List: 1 or 2 bisque pottery forms or tiles, 3 or more cone 6 glazes, 6 bamboo brushes (or soft brushes), sponge.