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VISITING ARTISTS Julio C. Cepeda Duque Rebecca Chappell Joetta Maue


PROFESSIONAL ARTIST LECTURE Marketing for Artists with Joseph Cavalieri


WORKSHOP SERIES Souper Bowls Handcrafted Home Handcrafted Holiday Maker Dates Mini-Makers! Family Workshops


CORE CURRICULUM Ceramics Drawing & Painting Hot Glass Warm Glass Metals Photography Screen Printing Woodworking


STUDIO ACCESS Open Studios Studio Passports Studio Rental Program



COURSE KEY open studio eligible = access monitored open studio hours for the duration of the course; approximately 10-12 hours per week; schedules are posted monthly online and in each studio

new topic = new offering teen-friendly = content suitable for teens double time = cross-disciplinary course, allows you time in more than one studio

As warm summer days turn into cool brisk nights, it’s the time of year to get back into a routine and learn something new. This term GoggelWorks is taking a unique perspective on the art of thread, which has existed in various forms as long as people have been able to produce fabric. The word embroidery comes from the French word broderie, meaning “embellishment.” The options are limitless to what a strand of thread can become. The process of embroidery takes dexterity, patience, and attention to detail. One stitch can offer line, texture, dimension, color and context in ways other mediums cannot. Throughout this catalog, you’ll find hand-embellished images, where a simple strand of thread transforms a basic photograph into something more. In our Cohen Gallery, Brooklyn artist Tegan Broyzna Roberts explores thread as a means of multi-media installation. We will also be hosting textile artist Joetta Maue, who will be teaching a weekend intensive workshop, Drawing with Thread this December, in conjunction with a solo exhibition of her drawings and embroideries exploring women’s narratives. “Thread” itself can be interpreted many different ways. This Fall, GoggleWorks is also thinking of the word thread as a verb, an action of connection, collaboration and engagement. Continuously striving to serve and educate, we are threading community and partnerships throughout our programs, galleries and campus this fall. This September, we welcome Cuban artist Julio Cepeda to our campus to complete a shortterm residency, to include teaching, community outreach, and the completion of a found object mural on Building 6. During the month of October, in celebration of LGBT History Month, we are offering a portion of our Maker Date proceeds to the LGBT CENTER of Greater Reading. You can also give back by participating in one of our popular Souper Bowls, which benefits Opportunity House in Reading. If the cooler weather brings out the homesteader in you, take a look at our Handcrafted Home series of workshop offerings, including the new hardwood cutting board, ceramic crock and fermentation, cider making, and potions and lotions workshop, where you’ll learn to make the ancient remedy Fire Cider. Finally, we hope you fill your holidays with handcrafted delights by taking a holiday workshop or shopping until you drop at our annual Arts Festival Reading and Pumpkin Palooza events. I invite you to explore GoggleWorks this Fall and help us guide where the next thread goes!

James Pastore, Chief Programs Officer

3 WAYS TO REGISTER 1. Online at 2. Phone at 610.374.4600 3. In person at our information desk 201 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601 open 9am-9pm daily

SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT NIGHT SEPTEMBER 7 5:30-7:30pm presented by GoggleWorks Featuring opening receptions for: Made in Cuba: Julio C. Cepeda Duque Haptic Terrains: Tegan Broyzna Roberts Dinner for One or Dinner for All?: Edeltraud Willung musical performance: Los Montros

courtesy of Tegan Broyzna Roberts

ARTS FESTIVAL READING OCTOBER 6 & 7 10am-5pm presented by GoggleWorks Arts Festival Reading welcomes thousands of visitors to explore our historic, post-industrial campus and immerse themselves in the arts. Now in its 7th year, Arts Festival Reading invites established and emerging artists to network and sell their work while showcasing the processes of making through live art demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The two-day event also features live music and performances on the Sly Fox Stage, locally-sourced food and craft beverages by Belly: Kitchen & Drinkery. New this year! Yocum Insitute for Arts’ Kid Space. Tickets on sale starting in September. Online $8, At the Door $10, Kids under 12 free. PUMPKIN PALOOZA OCTOBER 14 12-4pm presented by GoggleWorks GoggleWorks’ 4th annual Pumpkin Palooza offers fun fall activities for all ages, including live music, kids crafts, games, tastings, gourd slingshot, and more. Shop our selection of hundreds of handmade glass pumpkins - or make your own in our Hot Glass Studio with assistance from our professional hot glass artists. FREE Admission. 1

11th ANNUAL IX CELEBRATION OF IMAGINATIVE REALISM OCTOBER 17-21 times vary presented by IX Arts Each year, artists and art collectors converge at GoggleWorks for film screenings, live demos, talks, portfolio reviews, workshops, and evening events. The artists represented include those famous for their work in film and video game concept art, award-winning personal work, illustration, and international gallery exhibitions. For more information and tickets, visit

NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT NIGHT NOVEMBER 2 5:30-7:30pm presented by GoggleWorks Featuring opening receptions for: 14th annual GoggleWorks Studio Artist Exhibition Kutztown Impressions: printmakers of Kutztown University artist talk & demonstration: Evan Summer, artist and professor of printmaking at Kutztown University

courtesy of Evan Summer

READING FILM FEST NOVEMBER 1-4 times vary hosted by Boscov Film Theatre at GoggleWorks GoggleWorks hosts the 2018 ReadingFilmFEST, which will once again bring together both seasoned and emerging filmmakers with projects in all genres and provide opportunities to share ideas and experiences. Films screen at R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX Theater, Boscov Film Theatre at GoggleWorks, and State Theater in Boyertown. Schedule and tickets online at

DECEMBER SPOTLIGHT NIGHT DECEMBER 2 5:30-7:30pm presented by GoggleWorks Featuring opening receptions for: Title TBA: Joetta Maue Handcrafted Holiday PopUp


courtesy of Julio C. Cepeda Duque

Julio C. Cepeda Duque Julio C. Cepeda Duque was born in 1973 in the town of Jarahueca, in the province of Santi Espíritus, Cuba. His training began in 1995 in the workshops of the artist Julio Neira, a painter and sculptor from the city of Santi Espíritus. In 1997 he entered the professional art academy Samuel Feijoo in the city of Santa Clara, graduating in 2000. His thesis addressed the function of abstraction within the aesthetic.

ASSEMBLAGE with Julio Cepeda

After graduation he was a professor at the Raúl Martínez academy for one year. 2004 saw him win the Oscar Fernández Morera Award, with his work Manifestación Infinito: approaching science from an artistic and conceptual aesthetic. In 2006, he joined the “Abstract Spirit” group. From 2008 to 2010 he created art independently in Havana. He moved to Trinidad in 2010, where he works with another group of artists with similar concerns. Several collective and personal projects have resulted. In 2015, he obtained the ART COMIC award from the city of Camagüey. At the same time, he began work for his first international exhibition, Made In Cuba, using the principles of recycling and identity.

During this two-day workshop, learn mixed-media collage assemblage techniques from Cuban Visiting Artist, Julio Cepeda. Working with Julio, discover how ordinary objects can be grouped and transformed into complex and beautiful pieces of art. Elements of composition, drawing, painting, color, finishes, and patinas are all addressed. Leave this workshop with a finished piece of recycled, assemblage art and a new way of working!

In addition to Made In Cuba, Julio will be given a studio space on GoggleWorks’ campus to connect with the local community, teach, and complete a permanent installation on Building 6. He will also be selling work and offering demonstrations during this year’s Arts Festival Reading. GoggleWorks would like to thank the Julio Cepeda Exhibiition Committee, Martha, and Jay Ressler, for their tireless efforts in making this possible. 3

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 8 & 9 9am-4pm

$220 / $187 (member)

IN THE GALLERIES MADE IN CUBA Julio C. Cepeda Duque Sept. 7 - Oct. 13 Cohen Gallery West opens Sept. 7 courtesy of Julio C. Cepeda Duque

Rebecca Chappell Rebecca Chappell received her M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Chappell has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the US. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute of Art as well as Tyler School of Art. Rebecca lives and maintains a studio in Philadelphia, PA.

PLAYING BECOMES FORM with Rebecca Chappell Saturday & Sunday Nov. 3 & 4 9am-4pm In this weekend workshop, artist Rebecca Chapell will guide you in the discovery of new forms and ways of making through curosity and simple play. Develop your personal sensibility with clay as you explore combining various techniques, such as hand building and wheelthrowing. Leave with the skills needed to turn your ideas into fun and creative objects with meaning. $220 / $187 (member)

courtesy of Rebecca Chappell 4

IN THE GALLERIES Joetta Maue Dec. 7 - Jan. 6 Schmidt Gallery opens Dec. 7

courtesy of Joetta Maue

Joetta Maue Joetta Maue is an artist, curator, and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings, and photographs that explore the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy and the domestic space. Joetta’s work resides within the realm of the everyday, everyday objects, autobiography, and the female. She is especially interested in the role of personal relationships in our lives, seen in our most intimate moments and spaces. Joetta received her B.F.A. from The Ohio State University and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Joetta’s work has been shown throughout galleries and museums across the country and internationally. Joetta authored the well known studio blog Little Yellowbird as well as being a regular contributor to a number of journals and a freelance curator. She is a lecturer and an invited instructor at a number of programs and institutions across the country. Joetta lives in New England with her family.


DRAWING WITH THREAD with Joetta Maue Saturday & Sunday Dec. 15 & 16 9am-4pm Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class. We will discuss stitch, color, and materials choices while learning and exploring traditional techniques of drawing such as contour, and hatching through the stitch. We will go over all the basics but all the conceptual and drawing skills can be applied to any skill level. $220 / $187 (member)


MARKETING FOR ARTISTS with Joseph Cavalieri Saturday Sept. 22 12-2pm Join Joseph Cavalieri for a professional development lecture geared towards creatives. Gain better exposure, increase sales, and build your professional contacts by following organized, nonstressful steps to successfully market your art. Fresh from completing a 10-week summer residency at GoggleWorks, which included completion of a permanent stained glass installation in our main building, Joseph will also include advice on applying to artist residencies. Advanced registration required; $10 / free (members)

In 2010, Joseph established CAVAglass, a glass studio in the East Village of New York City. His focus is on making private and public commissions, teaching private classes, and making one of a kind glass art using methods created by Medieval stained glass artists. Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and the collection of movie director Morgan Spurlock. Joseph has collaborated with illustrator R. Crumb and Alpha & Chris Hipkiss. His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glas, and Penland School of Craft. He has been invited to 14 art residencies in the US, South America, Europe, Australia, and India, including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In 2015 Cavalieri was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD Conference. Before pursuing his art career, Joseph worked as an Art Director for GQ, People, and Good Housekeeping magazines, where he gained marketing insight from editors. Learn more at


SOUPER BOWL WORKSHOPS with Jesse Jones SEPTEMBER Sunday, Sept. 23 2-4pm

PRIVATE SOUPER BOWLS Private Souper Bowls are available for groups of 12 or more. They make a great handson experience for corporate groups or a fun girl’s night out—all while giving back to the community! Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability by email at: or by calling: (610) 374.4600 x 148.

OCTOBER Saturday, Oct. 27 2-4pm NOVEMBER Wednesday, Nov. 14 6-8pm


DECEMBER Friday, Dec. 14 6-8pm Make a hand-built bowl and help someone in need. Souper Bowl Workshops at GoggleWorks support Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser. For each workshop registration, a GoggleWorks ceramic studio artist will donate a bowl to Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser.

Opportunity House, located in downtown Reading, is a multi-service organization that improves the quality of life for children, families, and adults who face various obstacles to independence and supports their efforts to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and well-being. For more information, visit

$25 / person


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CERAMIC CROCKS & FERMENTED VEGETABLES with James Pastore & Karen Palcho 2 Saturdays Sept. 15, 1-5pm Sept. 29, 10am-2pm

SEPTEMBER Thursday, Sept. 13 6-9pm OCTOBER Saturday, Oct. 13 2-5pm NOVEMBER Wednesday, Nov. 14 6-9pm DECEMBER Monday, Dec. 17 6-9pm In this new Handcrafted Home workshop, learn how to prepare, construct, glue and finish your own handmade cutting board. Starting with raw unfinshed hardwoods, you will learn how to use tablesaws, bandsaws, sanders, and routers along with different finishing techniques. In just three hours leave GoggleWorks with a beautiful cutting board perfect for any kitchen.

This popular, hands-on ceramic fermentation experience is back! Meet in the ceramics studio to customize your own crock while learning about different ceramic decoration techniques. Two weeks later, meet in our catering kitchen and fill your crock with delicious, probiotic sauerkraut, pickles, and kimchi, as you learn about the history and practice of making safe, fermented vegetables. You’ll even get to look under the microscope to see those little beneficial bacteria at work.

CERAMIC COLANDER with Danielle Dimon Sunday Sept. 30 10am-12pm While learning a few basic techniques of hand building with clay, such as molds and attaching handles and feet, you will create a decorative colander/strainer for use in the kitchen. At the conclusion, select a color from our glaze selection and your piece will be finished for you by the instructor. $45 / $38.25 (member)

$120 / $102 (member)

Note: In order to complete this project in a short time frame, some initial prep work is required. Done by GoggleWorks before class, all steps will be fully demonstrated in class. $75 / $63.75 (member)

SHIBORI TEXTILES with Delaney DeMott Saturday & Sunday Oct. 13 & Oct. 14 12-3pm Make a series of tailored home goods as you learn the Japanese resist dye technique known as Shibori. You will be supplied with pre-washed cotton fabric to make beautiful Shibori dyed napkins, tea towels, and other accessories. $75 / $63.75 (member)

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THE BENCHWARMERS MUG with Danielle Dimon SEPTEMBER Sunday, Sept. 23 10am-12pm NOVEMBER Thursday, Nov. 15 6-8pm DECEMBER Sunday, Dec. 16 10am-12pm Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and hand building techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmers Coffee & Doughnuts on Penn Avenue in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1! $45 / $38.25 (member)


SCREEN PRINTED THROW PILLOWS with Abby Ryder Sunday Oct. 14 12-4pm

Under Karen’s expert instruction, explore ancient and contemporary methods of using plant-based raw materials to make an eclectic variety of useful herbal products for you or to give as unique gifts. Make a luscious skin lotion with customized essential oils, an all-purpose herbal skin tonic, various aromatherapy sprays, and the legendary folk remedy known as Fire Cider.


Wednesday Oct. 17 6-9pm

Saturday Oct. 27 1-4pm

Choose from a selection of designs provided by GoggleWorks and choose colors to match your living space. Then, Abby will walk you through the screenprinting and heat setting process to create two unique throw pillows for your home.

Learn the fundamentals of woodturning, including safe use of the lathe and lathe tools, turning gouges, and chisels, as you transform a square blank of hardwood into a beautiful rolling pin. Leave with basic skills that can be applied to a wide range of future woodturning projects.

$45 / $38.25 (member)

$75 / $63.75 (member)

$80.75 / $95 (member)


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CARVED WOODEN SPOON with Luke Voytas Saturday Nov. 3 12-4pm Make a one-of-a-kind wooden spoon or cooking utensil using both power tools and traditional hand tools. Learn to orient your piece of wood for strength and efficient carving while using a variety of techniques and grips to remove material. $50 / $42.50 (member)

HARD CIDER BREWING with Karen Palcho 5 Mondays Oct. 15-Dec. 10 6-9pm Turning fresh apple cider into delicious fermented hard cider is the easiest and most enjoyable of fermentation processes. We will obtain our juice from regional orchards in late October then meet to learn about all aspects of hard cider production. Complete this course with approximately 2.5 gallons of bottled hard cider. Our first class will meet on October 15th, from 6-9pm. During the following three months, we will meet approximately every other Monday, from 6-9pm. Due to the unpredictable nature of the fermentation process, we may have meetings on other days.

WINE CHARMS with Ellen Mitnick

BATIK NAPKINS with Delaney DeMott Saturday Nov. 10 12-3pm

Saturday & Sunday Nov. 17 & 18 12-3pm

“Wine�d down as you make four different glass beads in our flameworking studio. While they cool to room temperature, sculpt a small solid glass object to create a wine topper. Clean and string the beads onto jump rings, and attach them to the wine topper. Leave with a complete set!

Create a beautiful set of four unique dinner napkins as you learn the traditional Indonesian resist dye technique of Batik, which uses wax and a series of dye colors to create one-of-a-kind patterns on cloth. $75 / $63.75 (member)

$75 / $63.75 (member)

Ages 21 and over only. $220 / $187 (member) $40 supply fee

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GLASSBLOWN PUMPKIN with Hot Glass Studio Artists

GLASSBLOWN ORNAMENT with Hot Glass Studio Artists

SESSION A: Wednesday, Sept. 19 6-8pm

SESSION A: Thursday, Nov. 15 6-8pm

SESSION B: Wednesday, Oct. 17 6-8pm

SESSION B: Saturday, Dec. 1 2-4pm

SESSION C: Saturday, Oct. 20 2-4pm

SESSION C: Saturday, Dec. 8 2-4pm

SESSION D: Sunday, Nov. 4 12-2pm

SESSION D: Saturday, Dec. 15 12-2pm

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a glass pumpkin. Our artist-instructors will guide you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the fall season.

Get some hands-on experience with glassblowing as you learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, add color, and sculpt it into a round-shaped ornament. No experience necessary. Our artist-instructors will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for your holiday.

$80 / $68 (member)

$80 / $68 (member)


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FLAMEWORKED GLASS ICICLES with Ellen Mitnick Session A: Saturday Dec. 8 10am-12pm Session B: Saturday Dec. 8 1-3pm Gain hands-on experience in the flameworking studio while you learn how to form and sculpt borosilicate glass with a torch. Leave with several one-of-a-kind glass hanging icicles to spruce up your winter decor. $60 / $51 (member)


METAL HOLIDAY SCULPTURE with Mike Daddario Saturday Dec. 1 12-5pm

Saturday Dec. 1 12-3pm

Make a 3-dimensional star while learning the basics of creating in stained glass, including cutting, shaping, foiling, and soldering. Perfect for the home or as a unique holiday ornament.

Learn basic skills in metalsmithing, such as cutting, shaping, and grinding, as you construct a stand-alone reindeer sculpture to decorate your holiday tablescape or give as a gift.

$60 / $51 (member)

$45 / $38.25 (member)

MORE HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Mini-Makers! Family Workshops Ceramic Ornaments Fused Glass Ornaments page #16

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Maker Dates Grab your “plus one” and join us for a creative night out! Offered the last Friday of every month in our most popular studios, Maker Dates include a short studio tour, demonstrations, and complimentary beer, wine, and light fare. No experience necessary, and we’ll provide the tools and supplies. Ages 18+ only.

SEPTEMBER Friday, Sept. 28 6-8pm OCTOBER Friday, Oct. 26 6-8pm This October, GoggleWorks is partnering with the LGBT Center of Greater Reading to celebrate LGBT History Month. The LGBT Center was established to create, administer, and provide services, advocacy, and support to the Greater Reading community, including our allies, with the goal that all may live a life of fulfillment, inclusions, and celebration. A portion of all October Maker Date registration proceeds will go to the LGBT Center of Greater Reading to support their mission. Learn more at

NOVEMBER Friday, Nov. 30 6-8pm DECEMBER Friday, Dec. 21 6-8pm

Note: Private Maker Dates are available for groups of 6 or more. They make a great hands-on experience for corporate groups or a fun girl’s night out! Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability by email at: or by calling: (610) 374.4600 x 148.


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WARM GLASS with Maggie Gallen or Ellen Mitnick Our fused glass artist-instructors will guide you through picking a mold and your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter or bowl. Note: Closed-toe shoes are required in the hot glass studio. $60 member/non-member HOT GLASS with Scott Krenitsky Try glassblowing under the guidance of an artist-instructor. Make a tumbler or stemless wine glass for each of you to take home and use. Note: Closed-toe shoes are required in the hot glass studio. $95 member/non-member CERAMICS with Jesse Jones or Danielle Dimon Our ceramic artist-instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of functional pottery, then choose a glaze from our studio’s selection to complete your piece in the kiln. $45 member/non-member

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Mini-Makers! Family Workshops Our Mini-Maker! Family Workshops are designed for aspiring artists, ages 7-12, and their families to create something together. No experience necessary, and we’ll provide the tools and supplies. Note: At least one adult must participate in the workshop. Tuition fees cover one individual; you must register each adult and child attending.

WHEEL THROWING with Jesse Jones Session A: Saturday Nov. 10 2-4pm Session B: Sunday Dec. 9 11am-1pm Come play on the potter’s wheel where you will be guided by one of our skilled instructors through the process of centering clay and throwing different shapes. Clay, tools and firing/processing are included. $45 / $38.25 (member)

GLASSBLOWING with Scott Krenitsky Session A: Saturday Nov. 10 2-4pm Session B: Sunday Dec. 9 12-2pm Introduce the family to the art of glassblowing in this workshop designed just for beginners. Learn the process of blowing and sculpting hot glass into a fun item for your home. $65 / $55.25 (member)


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CERAMIC ORNAMENTS with Suzanne Molyneux Session A: Saturday Nov. 17 2-4pm Session B: Sunday Dec. 9 2-4pm Bring the family and spend a couple of hours making keepsake holiday ornaments to decorate the house or give as a gift. Using cookie cutters to create festive shapes, you’ll decorate them with Majolica (colored) glaze. Once fired in the kiln, they’ll be ready to hang. $35 / $29.75 (member)

FUSED GLASS ORNAMENT with Maggie Gallen Saturday Dec. 8 1-3pm Safely break and shape different pieces of glass to create unique ornaments. Your work will get set up in the kiln with a copper hook and lightly fused to create texture. Designs will be provided or come with your own! $45 / $38.25 (member)

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Ceramics INTRO TO WHEELTHROWING with Melissa Fiskaldo or Danielle Dimon Session A: 5 Saturdays Sept. 8-Oct. 13 (no class Oct. 6) 10am-1pm Session B: 5 Saturdays Nov. 10-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) 10am-1pm Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more in this exciting introduction to the fundamentals of working on a potter’s wheel. You will be guided through the process of throwing, shaping, and trimming your pieces. Discover your creative voice through basic surface decoration and glazing techniques.


GUIDED STUDIO: CERAMICS with Benjamin DeMott 8 Thursdays Sept. 20-Nov. 8 6-9pm

5 Wednesdays Sept. 12-Oct. 10 6-9pm Develop and expand your surface and design potential through mid-range firing. Review the limitless possibilities of glaze layering through dipping, spraying, and brushing. Explore the application of washes, under-glazes, terra sigillata, and the masking properties of wax resist.

Develop your fluency and skill while working independently on the project of your choice with Benjamin DeMott, who will offer applied technical and conceptual guidance, as well as demonstrating various techniques in form, surface decoration, and glazing.

Prerequisite: Any Intro to Ceramics course or equivalent experience.

Prerequisite: Any Intro to Ceramics course or equivalent experience.

$150 / $127.50 (member)

$220 / $153 (member)

$150 / $127.50 (member)


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HANDLE-MAKING 101 with Derek Rosenberry & James Pastore

POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS with Melissa Fiskaldo 6 Mondays Oct. 1-Nov. 5 6-9pm

Saturday Sept. 29 2-5pm Take your handles to the next level in this one-day workshop. Explore and experiment with many different ways of making and attaching handles— functional or decorative, organic or structural—to your mugs or any ceramic vessel. $40 / $34 (member)

INTERMEDIATE WHEELTHROWING with Derek Rosenberry 6 Tuesdays Oct. 23-Nov. 27 6-9pm

Learn the fundamentals of both hand building and wheel-throwing to build functional pieces of pottery for everyday use, including: centering, pulling, shaping, and trimming. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques for both methods will be covered so you can give your pieces personality.

Broaden your understanding of working on the potter’s wheel in this intermediate class. Learn skills to strengthen your throwing abilities and gain new techniques to further develop your work. Lidded jars, closed forms, and altered thrown forms will be the subject of weekly demonstrations.

$180 / $153 (member)

Prerequisite: Intro to Wheelthrowing or equivalent experience. $180 / $153 (member)


SLIP CASTING BASICS with Benjamin DeMott & James Pastore

5 Mondays Nov. 12-Dec. 10 6-9pm Learn the foundations of hand building in this beginner class; create forms using pinching, coil, and slab construction; learn basic methods of connecting clay; and understand the process of turning clay into a functional or sculptural glazed ceramic object. $150 / $127.50 (member)

DRAPE & SLUMP MOLDS FOR POTTERY with Derek Rosenberry 2 Thursdays Nov. 29 & Dec.6 6-9pm

Saturday Nov. 17 10am-4pm Learn the basic process of slip casting while creating a unique porcelain sculptural vessel. You will leave this workshop understanding how the casting process works, along with how different materials, such as casting clay and plaster, can be used to create interesting ceramic work. $75 / $63.75 (member)

Explore using drape and slump molds to make several common pottery forms such as trays, plates, and bowls as an alternative to the potter’s wheel. Learn through demonstration and hands-on experience in working with soft slabs and several types of molds. Leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to make your own and continue your exploration independently. $60 / $51 (member)

MORE CERAMIC WORKSHOPS Playing Becomes Form page #4 Souper Bowls page #7 The Benchwarmer Mug page #9 Ceramic Colander page #8

Ceramic Crock & Fermented Vegetables page #8 Ceramic Maker Dates page #14 Mini-Makers! Wheelthrowing page #15 Mini-Makers! Ceramic Ornaments page #16

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Drawing & Painting INTRO TO MANGA with Lily Cernak

INTRO TO DRAWING with Suzanne Fellows 5 Tuesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 9 6-9pm

5 Saturdays Sept. 8-Oct. 13 (no class Oct. 6) 1-3pm Learn the basics of chapter creation, drawing, writing dialogue, and elements of design in this introductory course. Leave with the skills to create your own graphic novel, comic, or manga. $120 / $102 (member)


Build confidence in your technical skills and the ability to look at art critically in this five-week class covering the fundamentals of drawing. Using a variety of materials, learn elements of line, value, shape, form, and texture. Experiment with gesture drawing, contour lines, negative space, shading and the intricacies of light, one-point and two-point perspective applied to interior spaces, urban spaces, and still life drawings.

5 Thursdays Sept. 13-Oct. 11 1-4pm Learn basic painting skills through a series of exercises and small paintings in this introductory class. Topics will include handling paints and brushes, preparing a surface, working with acrylic mediums, mixing colors, and various brushwork techniques. $150 / $127.50 (member)

$150 / $127.50 (member)

INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING with Suzanne Fellows 8 Thursdays Oct. 25-Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 22) 1-4pm Continue your investigation into composition, color, and brushwork in this intermediate course. Through a series of landscapes, still life, and simple portraits you will learn how to effectively work with reference photos and develop a personal palette. Experiment with the various acrylic mediums and discover how to use layering, texture, light and shadow, highlights, reflections, and transparencies in your paintings.

INTERMEDIATE MANGA with Lily Cernak 5 Saturdays Nov. 17-Dec. 22 (no class Nov. 24) 1-3pm

In this intermediate course, continue building on your drawing and story creation skills as you develop your own graphic novel, comic, or manga. Prerequisite: Intro to Manga $120 / $102 (member)

Prerequisite: Intro to Acrylics $220 / $187 (member)


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WATERCOLOR II with Fran Parzanese


Saturday Sept. 15 10am-3:30pm

Session A: 5 Wednesdays Sept. 26-Oct. 31 (no class Oct. 17) 10am-1pm

Session A: 5 Mondays Oct. 1-Nov. 5 (no class Oct. 15) 6-9pm

Enjoy this one-day workshop where you will examine different types of fungi and mushrooms, then sketch, compose, and build a painting or drawing that is uniquely your own. Learn how to incorporate secondary elements such as spiky grasses, brittle leaves, fuzzy moss, or satiny acorns to add interest to the composition. Draw in your sketchbook, or create a small painting using the barest of tea washes and application of tonal color patches and then develop and build color into your mushroom using a dry brush technique.

Session B: 5 Wednesdays Nov. 7-Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 21) 10am-1pm

Session B: 5 Mondays Nov. 12-Dec. 10 6-9pm

In this intermediate class, you’ll move beyond the basics and enhance your watercolor painting skills with weekly exercises and group critiques. Prerequisite: Intro to Watercolor $150 / $127.50 (member)

$65 / $55.25(member)

Have you always wanted to learn to draw a simple plant? Capture the essence of a bloom? Create a painting of a patch of moss? Join botanical artist Margaret Saylor in a relaxed, fun class as she guides even the most inexperienced of artists into new territory. Even if you are an accomplished painter, learning about the world of contemporary botanical art will open up new vistas and improve your observation skills. Work in graphite, watercolor, or colored pencil. Individual instruction provided. $150 / $127.50 (member)

WEEKLY FIGURE DRAWING Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Bring your enthusiasm and materials; we supply the models. Arrive 15 minutes early to help set up. Snacks are welcome. 18+ only. $5 per week (cash due at each class).

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Hot Glass INTRO TO GLASSBLOWING with Dan Alters

INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING with Rafael Henin Session A: 5 Tuesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 9 6-9pm

Session A: 5 Saturdays Sept. 15-Oct. 20 (no class Oct. 13) 10am-1pm

Session B: 5 Tuesdays Oct. 30-Nov. 27 6-9pm

Session B: 5 Saturdays Nov. 3-Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24) 10am-1pm

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing. Topics covered include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio applications. $220 / $187 (member)

MORE HOT GLASS WORKSHOPS Glassblown Pumpkins page #11 Glassblown Ornaments page #12 Hot Glass Maker Dates page #14 Mini-Makers! Glassblowing page #15

Further your glassblowing technique and craftsmanship in this intermediate class. You will be encouraged to use your imagination and challenge yourself conceptually in the design and fabrication of each project. Prerequisite: Intro to Glassblowing $220 / $187 (member)


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Warm Glass STAINED GLASS TRANSOM WINDOW with Maggie Gallen


Thursday Oct. 25 6-8pm

5 Wednesdays Sept. 12-Oct. 10 6-9pm

8 Tuesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 30 6-9pm Explore the age old art of stained glass while learning how to cut, break, shape, foil, and solder separate pieces of glass together. This eight-week class will encourage patience and precision, as you create a custom, transom window, with your address, for your home. The result will be a sound weather proof finished project that will be able to be installed above your door. Note: Installation is not included in the class.


In this flameworking course, gain a comprehensive understanding of studio setup and safety, tools, concepts, and the proper techniques of melting borosilicate glass to make beautiful glass beads, animals, charms and more. Develop at your own pace with instructor guidance.

Get a great introduction to working with borosilicate glass and the torch. In this two-hour workshop, make a beautiful glass pendant by applying color to a clear rod of glass. Take it home and make a beautiful necklace for yourself or to give as a gift. $40 / $34 (member)

$180 / $153 (member)

$200 / $170 (member)

INTRO TO FUSED GLASS with Maggie Gallen

SOLID SCULPTED ANIMALS with Shelly Wolfe 5 Thursdays

Saturday & Sunday Dec. 1 & Dec. 2 12-2pm

Nov. 1-Dec. 6 (no class Nov. 22)

6-9pm Discover the variety of tools and techniques of glass fusing. Learn to shape and layer sheet glass and properly prepare your work for kiln firing. Create both functional and abstract pieces while being encouraged to delve into notions of design using color, light, and texture.

Take your flameworking skills to the next level in this two-day workshop and learn how to sculpt a tiny glass fox through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Learn how to encase color, as well as further your knowledge of flameworking tools.

$180 / $153 (member)

Prerequisite: Intro to Flameworking or equivalent experience. $75 / $63.75 (member)

MORE WARM GLASS WORKSHOPS Wine Charms page #10 Stained Glass Ornament page #12 Flameworked Glass Icicles page #12

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Warm Glass Maker Dates page #14 Mini-Makers! Fused Glass Ornament page #16

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Metals GUIDED STUDIO: JEWELRY with Martha Westbrook


WELDING BASICS with Brian Glaze

Session A: 6 Wednesdays Sept. 5-Oct. 10 10am-2pm

Session A: Saturday Sept. 8 12-2pm

Session B: 6 Wednesdays Oct. 17-Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 21) 10am-2pm

Session B: Saturday Sept. 8 2:30-4:30pm

Continue developing your metalsmithing skills while exploring intermediate and advanced design concepts and techniques in fabrication, soldering, precious metals, and stone setting. In addition, enameling and experimental media will be covered. Prerequisite: Intermediate Jewelry or similar experience.

Welding isn’t as intimidating as you might think! Learn the basic principles of MIG welding, a process in which an electric arc forms between a wire electrode and metal, causing them to melt and join together. At conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture.

Saturday Sept. 22 9am-4pm Starting with a visit to a local scrap yard, you will learn how to identify weldable metals for your project. After a lunch break, use a MIG welder with other related hand tools to create your own found object sculpture. Be prepared to walk in an industrial setting; gloves and boots/work shoes are highly advised. Prerequisite: Welding Basics or equivalent experience. $120 / $102 (member)

$75 / $63.75 (member)

$216 / $183.60 (member)

WELDING II with Brian Glaze

INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY with Mike Daddario Saturday Oct. 27 12-4pm

6 Tuesdays Nov. 6-Dec. 11 6-9pm

A continuation of Welding Basics, this one-day intensive workshop further explores form, concepts, and tools used by metal artists, including the plasma torch, MIG welder, and a number of hand and power tools.

Expand on your metalsmithing skills in this intermediate class. Learn more complex jewelry design and metal manipulation techniques while creating unique pendants, rings, bracelets, or earrings of your own design.

Prerequisite: Welding Basics or equivalent experience.

Prerequisite: Intro to Jewelry $200 / $170 (member)

$95 / $80.75 (member)


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INTRO TO JEWELRY with Mike Daddario

ENAMELING BASICS with Mike Daddario 5 Tuesdays Sept. 25-Oct. 23 6-9pm

Learn the basics of metal jewelry design and fabrication. This beginner class will cover tools, materials, shaping, joining, and finishing as you create pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings of your own design. $180 / $153 (member)

MORE METAL WORKSHOPS Saturday Oct. 20 12-4pm

Metal Holiday Sculpture page #12

Create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning the basics of enameling (the application of color by fusing sifted powdered glass onto copper). Techniques that will be explored include stenciling, drawing with pencil, rubber stamps, and sgraffito. $65 / $55.25 (member)

Photography INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Matt Smith 5 Tuesdays Sept. 18-Oct. 16 6-9pm In this introductory course, learn how to optimize the use of your DSLR camera and discover the fundamentals of photography. From basic camera operations to composition and design, explore how to achieve the highest quality imagery from the camera. Learning concepts like shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, obtain an understanding of basic camera functions and how to apply them to any situation— from portraiture, to action photos, to artful imagery. $150 / $127.50 (member)

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Screen Printing INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING with Abby Ryder


5 Wednesdays Sept. 12-Oct. 10 6-9pm

SCREEN PRINTED T-SHIRTS with Abby Ryder Saturday Dec. 1 12-5pm

6 Wednesdays Nov. 7-Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 21) 6-9pm

Learn the foundations of screen printing, a popular printmaking technique, by going through the entire process of drawing and creating a screen print, preparing the screen, and ink color choice to create your own unique set of prints.

Further explore the medium of screen printing in this intermediate class. Learn new techniques while receiving further instruction and guidance as you pursue your own ideas.

$180 / $153 (member)

$220 / $187 (member)

Prerequisite: Intro to Screen Printing

Learn the basics of screen printing in this hands-on one day workshop by starting with a digital graphic design and move through all the steps of preparing transparencies, coating and exposing screens, setting up a print job, and printing and setting ink. One t-shirt is included with tuition and GoggleWorks will provide a one-color artwork for you to print. You may bring in more if you’d like or purchase additional shirts during class. A custom upgrade will be available during registration to print a personalized design. $65 / $55.25 (member)

MORE SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOPS Screen Printed Throw Pillows page #9


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5 Tuesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 9 6-9pm

5 Saturdays Sept. 15 -Oct. 20 (no class Oct. 6) 10am-1pm

Learn the basics of woodturning while transforming raw pieces of wood into functional and beautiful turned bowls. Working on wood lathes, students will learn safe and efficient woodturning techniques along with proper turning tool usage. This class is for all skill levels and designed to develop basic woodturning skills.

In this beginner course, focus on the safe use of power tools such as the table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, hollow-chisel mortiser, and routers. Learn to mill a piece of wood four-square, then make a laminated cutting board using the milling skills learned in the class. $200 / $170 (member)

$220 / $187 (member)

INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING: SIDE TABLE with Luke Voytas 8 Tuesdays Oct. 30-Dec. 18 6-9pm Hone your hand and machine skills by building a small table with mortise and tenon joinery. Wood selection, layout, and planning, accurate milling, sharpening chisels, various methods of creating mortise and tenon joints, glue-up, and finishing techniques will be covered. This class is ideal for students ranging from beginners to more experienced woodworkers who want to take their woodworking skills to the next level. Prerequisite: Intro to Woodworking or equivalent experience.


$250 / $212.50 (member)

Hardwood Cutting Board page #8 Wood Turned Rolling Pin page #9 Carved Wooden Spoon page #10

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Studio Access OPEN STUDIOS Open studio hours can be accessed by students enrolled in 5+ week courses, for the duration of that course. Approximately 10-12 hours of non-instructional time per week are available. Schedules are posted online and in each studio on a monthly basis. Open studio hours are included with some 5+ week course tuitions; check individual course descriptions for open studio eligibility. STUDIO PASSPORTS Studio Passports allow individuals to access open studio hours during each term. Limited to those with basic knowledge of the medium and overseen by a monitor, instead of instructor, studio passports offer a great opportunity to work at your own pace. Priced per month; registration available online at Member discounts do not apply. CERAMICS $50 / month HOT GLASS $100 / month FLAMEWORKING $120 / month FUSED GLASS $100 / month METALS $75 / month WOOD $100 / month STUDIO RENTAL PROGRAM The Studio Rental Program at GoggleWorks is designed for individuals with previous experience who can work safely and productively without supervision, giving you the opportunity to pursue your passion at your own pace. Priced per hour or month; depending on studio. Visit our studio pages online to learn more about our facilities. Contact our studio managers/technicians below for information on availability and pricing.


CERAMICS Benjamin DeMott 610.374.4600 x131

FLAMEWORKING/FUSED GLASS Maggie Gallen 610.374.4600 x106

HOT GLASS Scott Krenitsky 610.374.4600 x129

WOOD Luke Voytas 610.374.4600

Policies PAYMENT Students must pay for classes in full upon registration. We accept cash and checks (on site only) and all major credit cards. Read course descriptions carefully for dates, times, and required supplies. GoggleWorks will send email confirmation after registration. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS In the event that a student must withdraw their registration from a class or workshop, GoggleWorks will issue a full refund if cancellation is made 7 days prior to the start of class. There will be no refunds or pro-rating options for missed classes. No refunds are issued for cancellations made within one week (7 days) of the first day of the scheduled class. GoggleWorks reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. If a course is cancelled, you will be notified of the cancellation 5 days prior to the start of class and will be offered to transfer to another course for a substitute or issued a full refund. In the event that a class or workshop is canceled due to inclement weather, GoggleWorks will schedule a make -up date. LOCATION Classes at GoggleWorks are located all around campus depending on your medium. One week (7 days) prior to class, GoggleWorks will send a welcome email including where to find your class on campus. If you are unsure of where your class is meeting, check in at the information desk in our lobby for assistance. Our facility is handicapped accessible. MINORS GoggleWorks requires written permission for all students under the age of 18 who are enrolled in any adult course. Please contact GoggleWorks Programs Department if you are enrolling a minor and a permission form will be provided via email before the start date of the course. This does not apply for Mini-Makers! Family Workshops. WAITLISTS If a class reaches maximum number of students, you will have the option to join a waitlist at the time of registration. If open spots become available in a wait-listed course, wait-listed students will be contacted to register in order of when they were added to the waitlist. If enough students join the wait-list, GoggleWorks will try to add an additional class or workshop. MATERIALS & SUPPLIES Most materials required for your course are included in the price of tuition. If additional supplies are needed before the beginning of class, a supply list will be included with the course description and emailed to registered students prior to the start of class. MAKEUP DATES GoggleWorks does not offer make-up dates for any student who is unable to attend a scheduled class. ARTWORK PICKUP If your class or workshop project(s) requires additional treatment after the course is over, GoggleWorks will contact you when work is completed and ready to be picked up. GoggleWorks does not ship work to students. Student artwork will be held 60 days after course end date. All work is subject to discard after the 60-day period.

CREDITS Content: James Pastore, Nova Harris Design / Layout: Nova Harris Photography: Char Photography Chris Kendig Photography Embroidery: Nova Harris, James Pastore, and Suzanne Molyneux

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHS GoggleWorks reserves the right to use photographs and/or videos taken during classes and other programs to market and promote GoggleWorks and its programs. Any student or legal guardian who does not wish to have his or her child photographed or photographed themselves, is asked to notify GoggleWorks upon registration. DISCOUNTS Become part of our creative and dynamic community and enjoy annual benefits as our thanks for your support. GoggleWorks members receive a 15% discount on eligible classes and workshops. Learn more and become a member at: SCHOLARSHIPS GoggleWorks offers two types of scholarships year-round on a rolling basis; need-based (100% off tuition) and merit-based (50% off tution). Supply fees are not included. Learn more and apply at:


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Fall 2018 GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Course Catalog  
Fall 2018 GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Course Catalog