Workshops and Classes

ARCH offers in-store classes, workshops and product demo's. Check out what we have upcoming this month. Have an arts related class you would like to teach at ARCH? Email and tell us what you have in mind!

Friday July 12th, 2019
Experimenting with Watercolor and Inks on Yupo Paper with Armando Leiva - SOLD OUT!
July is World Watercolor Month and we are featuring a FREE hands-on demo of Yupo Synthetic Papers. As a watercolor paper, Yupo has the advantage of being non-absorbent so colors lie on top of its surface producing brilliant, vibrant effects. Colors retain their true clarity and brilliance. Yupo requires no soaking, stretching, or taping flat. In addition, Armando will demonstrate many of the various techniques and potential that the paper has to offer. He will highlight and have many inks and paints to try. Click here to RSVP.

Friday July 26th, 2019
Paper Stretching for Watercolor - FREE
Painting on stretched watercolor paper is an experience like none other. Allowing you to use heavy washes of watercolor, work wet on wet and re-working sections of your painting without the added strees of your paper buckling. This 101 Paper Stretching course will go over the basics of paper stretching using gum tapes. We'll touch on what papers are good for stretching, tips on creating crop marks and understanding your paper surface better. Click here to RSVP.

Saturday July 27th, 2019
Modern Calligraphy with Lindsay Ellen Howland - $85
In this fun, three-hour lettering workshop, students will dive into the practice of pointed pen calligraphy. Learn the correct hand and body position with new tools to achieve smooth lines, how to use pressure to measure ink flow, and practice lettering techniques with both upper and lower-case modern alphabets. Students will build up a foundation of basic strokes and discover how to incorporate them into connected letters. Instructor demonstrations and project inspiration will accompany student practice in this interactive calligraphy workshop. Materials Kit Included with price of admission. Get Tickets

Saturday August 17th, 2019
Sketching Techniques: Layer It On! with Suma CM - $80
In this workshop, more is more! Learn how to build up color and highlights when capturing simple scenes in your sketchbook. After doing quick outdoor drawings in pencil or ink, you’ll explore both direct and layered styles of adding watercolor to your sketches. To top it off, we’ll practice using colored pencil or opaque ink to push colors forward or back -- as well as add texture and sparkle. A materials kit ($45 value!) including premium sketchbook, reversible travel brush and drawing tools is included in the workshop fee. Click here for tickets.

Wednesday August 21st, 2019
MTN Water Based Spray Paint - Lunch Time Demo! - FREE
Join us for this FREE lunch time demo with Montana Colors Water Based Sprays! We will have canvas, panels, plastics and more that you can try out these sprays on. This water based spray paint is a game changer for artists and designers, model makers and inventors. Mix colors with a paint brush and water, clean up stains, PAINT ON FOAM! This event is a "free play" style demo. Feel free to come by anytime between Noon and 1:30 to participate. We do ask that you RSVP ahead of time. Click here to RSVP.

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