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




STUDIO ACCESS Open Studios Studio Passports Studio Rental Program



Welcome to GoggleWorks’ Autumn offerings! We are excited to share our great lineup of classes with you. My name is Tim Compton, the new Artistic Director, and I am excited to join the team of this amazing facility. Coming from a similar type of art center in Indianapolis, I am bowled over by the amazing amenities GoggleWorks and Reading have to offer. Before moving hundreds of miles from friends and family, my wife and I took an exploratory trip out to see the art center and its surroundings. We went to the Pagoda, ate awesome food, and got to experience a glimpse of Jazz Fest presented by Berks Arts Council. We decided to take the plunge, and I couldn’t be more excited that we did. Walking into this impressive renovated goggle factory every day, I am reminded of what an amazing opportunity it is to share inspiring artistic experiences with this community. Exploration has been my mindset since landing in Reading. Knowing very little about the area before moving here, my wife and I have enjoyed venturing out each night to the neighborhoods and communities to find something new and exciting. I like to think about these fall classes the same way. The offerings include some new things and some proven experiences. We are aiming for a little bit of something for everyone. If you find yourself too busy for a long-term class, try one of our workshops. Schedule too unpredictable? Just swing in and check out what’s hung in our galleries any day of the week. I’m telling you, I am so impressed by what this place has to offer. As you get ready to venture into the catalog, try to keep one thing in mind…. You might not think of yourself as an “artist” yet, but if you are curious about new things, there is definitely something in here for you. Even the most famous of artists started somewhere, and with the help of incredible teachers and facilities (like the ones I have seen around our studios) they loosened up, tried something new, and gave it their all. So, come join me in participating in all the excitement this place has to offer.

I look forward to seeing you around the studios soon. Tim Compton Artistic Director

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


ON THE CALENDAR SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT NIGHT SEPTEMBER 6 5:30-7:30pm presented by GoggleWorks Featuring an opening reception for: Julio: Camila Guerrero Ongoing exhibitions: Entre Sombras, From Figuration to Abstraction: Luis A. Gutierrez Loose Narratives: GoggleWorks’ 2019 Summer Artists-In-Residence Group Show

courtesy of Luis A. Gutierrez

ARTS FESTIVAL READING & HOLIDAY MARKET DECEMBER 14 & 15 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 8th year, Arts Festival Reading is expanding as a holiday market, and moving from its traditional October date to December. This will mean attendees can grab handcrafted art and holiday gifts from some of the country’s finest artists, artisans, and craftspeople, as well as enjoy unique holiday activities, performances, food, and fun. 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. Tickets on sale starting in September. Online $8, At the door $10, Kids under 12 FREE.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA OCTOBER 13 12-4pm presented by GoggleWorks GoggleWorks’ 5th 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 ($45). FREE Admission. 1

11th ANNUAL IX CELEBRATION OF IMAGINATIVE REALISM OCTOBER 23-27 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

READING FILM FEST OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3 times vary hosted by Boscov Film Theatre at GoggleWorks GoggleWorks hosts the 2019 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

NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT NIGHT NOVEMBER 8 5:30-7:30pm presented by GoggleWorks Featuring opening receptions for: Berks Art Alliance Group Show GoggleWorks 15th Annual Studio Artist Show


VISITING ARTIST DAVID NAZARIO David Nazario is writing for his life because he’s scared of a day job. These words are not only the lyrics to a song by hip hop artist, Common, but they also represent the way that he chooses to live his life – not afraid of hard work, but afraid of spending 40 hours per week doing work that he doesn’t love. Fortunately, the past decade has allowed David to serve as a writer, speaker, and educator – all activities that he loves to do.

When David writes, he aims to share his unique perspective as an Afro-Puerto Rican, millennial, gay man from Reading, Pennsylvania. It is one of the cornerstones to his learning and unlearning of the world. When he is speaking, teaching, and writing he wants to inspire people and challenge social norms. The possibility of affecting one person’s life with his words, lessons, and writing is what brings him back to the classroom, to the pen and pad, day in and day out.

David earned his Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University, where he started his journalism career as an intern in the Office of Public Relations & Marketing. He has worked as a college advisor at Reading Senior High School for 11 years and is currently an adjunct professor at Reading Area Community College. David’s first book, Make Love Your Religion: How To Put Love First & Succeed at Doing What You Love (SDJ Press) was released in April 2018.


WATERCOLORS: CAMPFIRE STORIES with Zoungy Kligge Friday Oct. 25 4-7pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to the ins and outs of writing and publishing a book. Students will participate in the creative process, receive feedback from peers, and discover book publishing options and how to grow an author platform. Participants will learn publishing jargon and begin developing a book marketing campaign and assembling a book tour. $65 / $55.25 (member)


COPTIC BOOKBINDING with Suzanne Fellows

Saturday Oct. 26 1-3pm Take a one minute version of a warm memory or story of yours, share it, and develop work based on it as you learn to paint a campfire with a realistic glow effect using color opposites in gouache paint. $55 / $46.75 (member)

Saturday Oct. 26 9-11:30am Developed by the Copts 2000 years ago, Coptic bookbinding is a popular nonadhesive sewing method often used by bookmakers and is ideal for journaling and drawing. Students will work through the process of folding pages, collating the pages into signatures, punching the folded signatures and the covers with a needle tool, and stitching the signatures and covers into a book. $65 / $55.25 (member)

SOUPER BOWL Make a handbuilt 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 studio artist will donate a bowl to Opportunity House’s annual Souper Bowl Fundraiser.

CERAMIC SOUPER BOWL with Ceramic Studio Artists Session A: Sunday Sept. 29 2-4pm Session B: Saturday Oct. 26 2-4pm Session C: Wednesday Nov. 20 6-8pm Session D: Friday Dec. 13 6-8pm All supplies included. $45 member/non-member

NEW FUSED GLASS SOUPER BOWL with Maggie Gallen Saturday Oct. 5 12-2pm All supplies included. $60 member/non-member

PRIVATE SOUPER BOWLS Private Souper Bowl Workshops are available for groups of 8 to 20. They make a great hands-on experience for both corporate, adult, and youth groups. Contact programs@ for pricing and availability.


NEW HOT GLASS SOUPER BOWL with Scott Krenitsky Saturday Nov. 16 2-4pm

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

All supplies included. $75 member/non-member



THE BENCHWARMERS MUG with Ceramic Studio Artists


Session A: Sunday Sept. 15 12-2pm Session B: Thursday Oct. 10 6-8pm Session C: Sunday Nov. 3 12-2pm Session D: Saturday Dec. 21 10am-12pm Learn how to construct your own handmade coffee mug using stoneware clay and handbuilding techniques. After your cup is glazed and fired, take it over to Benchwarmers Coffee & Doughnuts in West Reading, where they’ll fill it up for $1! All supplies included. $45 / $38.25 (member)


SALAD BOWL with Luke Voytas Thursday Sept. 26 6-9pm

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 turning projects. Closed-toe shoes are required. $75 / $63.75 (member)

Saturday Oct. 19 12-4pm Bowl turning is a fun and rewarding way to learn about woodturning or refresh your turning skills. Learn the basics of openbowl turning, focusing on tool selection, sharpening, various mounting methods, tool presentation, finishing choices, and the safe operation of the wood lathe. Leave with a handsome, turned, wooden bowl of your own. Closed-toe shoes are required. $95 / $80.75 (member)


PULLED STRINGER COASTERS with Maggie Gallen 6 Mondays Oct. 14-Dec. 16 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. Great for beginners; intermediate students with prior experience will gain increased knowledge through instruction and independent study.


Saturday Nov. 2 10am-2pm Try your hand at both hot and cold glass to create a set of four unique and decorative coasters for your home. $75 / $63.75 (member)

Saturday Nov. 16 12-4pm Make a one-of-a-kind wooden spoon or cooking utensil using 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. $95 / $80.75 (member)

Our first class will meet on Monday, Oct. 14. During the following three months we will meet every other or every third Monday from 6-9pm. Due to the unpredictable nature of the fermentation process, we may have meetings on other days. Ages 21+ only. $220 / $187 (member)

WHISKEY GLASS with Scott Krenitsky Thursday & Saturday Nov. 21 & 23 6-8pm & 4-6pm Learn about glassblowing as you create an original rocks glass. Once cooled, you will come back to our on campus restaurant Belly Kitchen & Drinkery, where the second half of the workshop will conclude with a demonstration and tasting with their experts on Saturday, November 23 at 6:00pm. Ages 21+ only. $95 / $80.75 (member)


HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY GLASSBLOWN PUMPKIN with Hot Shop Studio Artists Session A: Saturday Oct. 5 2-4pm

Session A: Wednesday Dec. 4 6-8pm

Session B: Wednesday Oct. 16 6-8pm

Session B: Saturday Dec. 7 2-4pm

Session C: Saturday Oct. 26 2-4pm

Session C: Wednesday Dec. 18 6-8pm

Session D: Wednesday Nov. 6 6-8pm

Session D: Saturday Dec. 21 2-4pm

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. No experience necessary. Our artists 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 artists will guide you through the process of making a ready-to-hang decoration for the holiday season.

All supplies included.

All supplies included.

$80 / $68 (member)

$80 / $68 (member)

FLAMEWORKED GLASS ICICLE with Ellen Mitnick Session A: Sunday Dec. 8 12-2pm Session B: Sunday Dec. 8 2:30-4:30pm Gain hands-on experience in flameworking 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 holiday season. All supplies included. $60 / $51 (member)


GLASSBLOWN ORNAMENT with Hot Shop Studio Artists

STAINED GLASS MORAVIAN STAR with Maggie Gallen Saturday Dec. 7 10am-2pm Students will create a three-dimensional star while learning the basics of creating in stained glass, including cutting, shaping, foiling, and soldering. All supplies included. $75 / $63.75 (member)

MINI-MAKERS! FAMILY WORKSHOPS Our Mini-Makers! 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 fee covers one individual; you must register each adult and child attending.


WHEEL THROWING with Sheila Shuman Saturday Sept. 28 2-4pm

Using only cut wood, a mason jar, and a few fasteners, you can treat yourself to candy any time of the day! Who needs the candy store when you can have your very own handmade gumball machine?

GLASSBLOWING with Scott Krenitsky Session A: Saturday Nov. 9 2-4pm

Saturday Oct. 19 2-4pm

All supplies included.

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.

Pre-registration is required.

All supplies included.

$45 / $38.25 (member)

Pre-registration is required. $45 / $38.25 (member)

Session B: Saturday Dec. 7 11am-1pm 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. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required. $65 / $55.25 (member)

CERAMIC ORNAMENTS with Suzanne Molyneux Saturday Dec. 21 10am-1pm Make and glaze heirloom ornaments. Design your own or use our templates and glaze them with vibrant holiday colors. All supplies included. Pre-registration is required. $45 / $38.25 (member)


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. Tuition fees cover one individual: you must register each person individually.

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


CERAMICS with Ceramic Studio Artists

FUSED GLASS with Maggie Gallen

HOT GLASS with Scott Krenitsky

Session A: Friday Sept. 27 6-8pm

Session A: Friday Sept. 27 6-8pm

Session A: Friday Sept. 27 6-8pm

Session B: Friday Oct. 25 6-8pm

Session B: Friday Oct. 25 6-8pm

Session B: Friday Oct. 25 6-8pm

Session C: Friday Nov. 22 6-8pm

Session C: Friday Nov. 22 6-8pm

Session C: Friday Nov. 22 6-8pm

Session D: Friday Dec. 20 6-8pm

Session D: Friday Dec. 20 6-8pm

Session D: Friday Dec. 20 6-8pm

Our ceramic instructors will walk you through the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Create a unique piece of pottery, then choose a glaze from our ceramic studio’s selection.

Our fused glass instructors will guide you through picking a mold and selecting your color palette to create a unique glass plate, platter, or bowl.

In hot glass, get hands-on experience in glassblowing by making a tumbler or stemless wine glass under the guidance of our professional glass blowers.

Closed-toe shoes are required.

Closed-toe shoes are required.

Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

All supplies included.

All supplies included.

$75 member/non-member

$95 member/non-member

All supplies included. $60 member/non-member

Note: Private Maker Dates are available for groups of six or more. They make a great hands-on experience for corporate groups or a fun girls’ night out! Contact our Programs Department for pricing and availability by email at: or by calling: 610.374.4600 x 142



Start with the basics and learn what it takes to turn mud and rock into hard creations that last a lifetime. Whether you’re shaping clay on the potter’s wheel or sculpting with your hands, you will be amazed with each step along the way. Make sure to take advantage of the Open Studios included with enrollment because, as you know, practice makes perfect.

NEW INTRO TO WHEEL THROWING with Derek Rosenberry or Melissa Fiskaldo


POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS with Melissa Fiskaldo

Session A: 5 Saturdays Sept. 7-Oct. 5 10am-1pm

6 Mondays Sept. 16-Oct. 21 6-9pm

Session B: 5 Saturdays Oct. 26-Nov. 23 10am-1pm

Learn the fundamentals of both handbuilding and wheel throwing used 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 to give your pieces personality.

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.

$180 / $153 (member)

4 Tuesdays Oct. 8 - 29 6-9pm Explore alternative ways of finishing pots with various decorating methods using Terra Sigillata. This ancient technique used by Greeks and Romans is a clay slip that can give a soft sheen when applied to bone-dry wares and, if polished or burnished while still damp, may give a high gloss. Students can bring greenware pieces for more decorating fun! $120 / $102 (member)

$150 / $127.50 (member)



5 Wednesdays Oct. 16-Nov. 13 6-9pm 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.


6 Mondays Nov. 4-Dec. 9 6-9pm

Prerequisite: Intro to Wheel Throwing or equivalent experience.

Pottery has been in homes throughout history, across all cultures, during gatherings, celebrations, and everyday use. This class will help you build upon your wheel throwing knowledge as you incorporate simple handbuilding techniques to create functional pottery for everyday use in your home and kitchen: plates, canisters, butter dishes, flower bricks, etc.

$150 / $127.50 (member)

$180 / $153 (member)

PAPER CLAY 101 with Suzanne Molyneux & James Pastore 6 Thursdays Nov. 7-Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 28) 6-9pm Learn to make and then explore the dynamic properties of paper clay. Students will be guided through projects designed to demonstrate a wide range of possibilities. With plenty of one-on-one guidance, students will discover their style of using this unique medium. Previous experience with ceramics is recommended. $180 / $153 (member)



CERAMIC SUSHI SET with Tim Compton


WOOD-ASH GLAZES with Derek Rosenberry

Thursday Sept. 12 6-8pm

Friday Sept. 20 6-8pm

Thursday Sept. 26 6-9pm

In this introduction to ceramics, learn how to create patterns and textures, and walk away with a five piece sushi set perfect for your favorite sushi rolls!

Celebrate Octoberfest by handbuilding your own German beer stein! Perfect for a tall beverage of your choice.

Learn about the process of using wood ashes as a material to formulate and enhance glazes for ceramic pottery or sculpture. Students will bring their own stoneware or porcelain bisqueware, which we will glaze for a cone 10 firing in the GoggleWorks’ gas kiln. The class will discuss the history of wood ash glazes and why contemporary artists are still using this material for its interesting and varied effects. Students will also learn best practice glazing techniques and tips, from basic to advanced, which can be utilized in their own studio practice.

$45 / $34 (member) HANDLE MAKING 101 with Derek Rosenberry Saturday Nov. 23 10am-1pm Ceramic handles can be functional or decorative, organic or structural. In this one-day workshop students will explore and experiment with many different ways of making and attaching handles to their mugs or any ceramic vessel. Take your handles to the next level!

$45 / $34 (member)

$75 / $63.75 (member)

All supplies included. $45 / $34 (member)

MORE CERAMIC WORKSHOPS Ceramic Souper Bowl Workshop page #4 The Benchwarmers Mug page #5 Mini-Makers! Ceramic Ornaments page #8 Mini-Makers! Wheel Throwing page #8 Ceramic Maker Dates page #10



Our drawing and painting classes start you with the necessary skills and build from there to allow students to experiment and explore their creative vision as they learn new techniques. More advanced students can hone their techniques and build toward a collection of accomplished works. Come join us and learn to recreate the beauty of everyday life.

INTRO TO ACRYLIC PAINTING with Suzanne Fellows 5 Fridays Sept. 6-Oct. 4 9am-12pm 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. Note: Intro to Drawing or equivalent experience is recommended, but not mandatory. All supplies included. $150 / $127.50 (member)


INTRO TO DRAWING with Suzanne Fellows

Session A: 5 Mondays Sept. 9-Oct. 7 6-9pm

Session A: 5 Tuesdays Sept. 10-Oct. 8 6-9pm

Session B: 5 Mondays Nov. 4-Dec. 2 6-9pm

Session B: 5 Tuesdays Oct. 22-Nov. 19 6-9pm

Botanical art is all about depicting plants, flowers, seed pods, branches, and fungi. Join us in this guided studio class where you will develop your personal interests and skill in botanical art with the guidance and mentorship of our professional teaching artist. You will be provided with individual instruction, demonstrations of graphite and watercolor technique, and a relaxed, creative atmosphere. This class is recommended for those who have basic drawing experience.

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, students will 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.

$150 / $127.50 (member)

All supplies included. $150 / $127.50 (member)



8 Mondays Sept. 30 - Nov. 18 10am-1pm

8 Fridays Oct. 18-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 29) 9am-12pm

Take your knowledge of painting to the next level with the versatile medium of acrylics. Explore painting techniques such as format preparation, imprimatura, subject selection, and the impact of color choice on your journey to developing a personal style. This course will address realistic painting techniques, including portrait painting, in addition to experimentation with abstract, formal approaches.

A continuation of the introductory course, this class includes weekly demonstrations of techniques and mediums to explore the versatility of acrylic paints. Topics covered include: gels and mediums, transparency and opacity, continuing the discussions on composition, color theory and creating a personal color palette, drawing into acrylics, layering, shields and stenciling, skins and collage/mixed media, and more.

$220 / $187 (member)

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


INTRO TO MANGA with Lily Cernak 5 Mondays Nov. 4-Dec.2 6-8pm 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. All supplies included. $100 / $75 (member)



5 Wednesdays Sept. 18-Oct. 16 6:30-9pm

Tuesday Oct. 8 9am-3pm

Learn a variety of basic watercolor application techniques and mixed media techniques such as pen and ink and water soluble colored pencils while working toward a final independent project.

Celebrate fall by painting the beauty of flowers in watercolor! All levels welcome in this class as our professional teaching artist demonstrates painting florals, provides personal attention, and critiques students’ work.

$150 / $127.50 (member)

NEW INTRO TO GOUACHE with Zoungy Kligge 5 Wednesdays Oct. 30-Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 27) 6:30-9pm Explore gouache, a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a gluelike substance. This course will cover basic gouache application techniques and how to use gouache in combination with watercolor pencils while working toward a final independent project. $150 / $127.50 (member)

Students must provide their own watercolor paper, watercolors, and brushes. A supplies list will be sent out prior to the course. Bring a packed lunch or eat on-campus at Belly Kitchen & Drinkery. $75 / $63.75 (member)

AUTUMN OBSERVATIONS: FUNGI, SEED PODS, AND FOLIAGE with Margaret Saylor Saturday Oct. 26 10am-3:30pm Botanical art draws together art and science in this time-honored genre. Students will begin a sketchbook of observations and fill it with graphite, watercolor, and Micron pen art as they explore a different aspect of the natural world. Draw leaves, flowers, fungi, and more and sow the seeds for a lifetime love of drawing and documenting botanical specimens. Some botanical specimens will be provided but please bring a selection of natural subject matter. All experience levels welcome.


$75 / $55.25 (member)

BY CANDLELIGHT with Zoungy Kligge Wednesday Dec. 11 6:30-9pm Use color theory to create the illusion of light in a painting. Then, using gouache paint, we will apply that knowledge to create our own painting of a candle that “glows.” All supplies included. $65 / $55.25 (member)



Come experience the heat in GoggleWorks’ state-of-the-art glassblowing studio. Whether you’re a total beginner gathering liquid glass for the first time or a seasoned pro doing roll ups, we offer a variety of learning experiences for every level. Closed-toe shoes are required. INTRO TO GLASSBLOWING with Dan Alters


Session A: 5 Tuesdays Sept. 10-Oct. 8 6-9pm

Session A: 5 Saturdays Sept. 14-Oct. 12 10am-1pm

Session B: 5 Tuesdays Oct. 22-Nov. 19 6-9pm

Session B: 5 Saturdays Oct. 19-Nov. 16 10am-1pm

Explore the art, aesthetics, and techniques of glassblowing. Topics covered include historical and contemporary glass movements, basic glass chemistry, and studio applications. All supplies included.

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.

Closed-toe shoes, pants, hair tie are required.

All supplies included.

$270 / $229 (member)

Closed-toe shoes, pants, hair tie are required.

Prerequisite: Intro to Glassblowing

$270 / $229 (member)


MORE HOT GLASS WORKSHOPS Hot Glass Souper Bowl Workshop page #4 Whiskey Glass page #6 Glassblown Pumpkin page #7 Glassblown Ornament page #7 Mini-Makers! Glassblowing page #8 Hot Glass Maker Dates page #10


From stained glass to torch work, learn the heat and grace it takes to see your ideas take shape. Fusing, stained glass, and flameworking are housed together under one roof to help you see your creation in all its glassy glory.



5 Tuesdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 (no class Oct. 1) 6-9pm


5 Tuesdays Oct. 29-Nov. 26 6-9pm

5 Thursdays Oct. 3-Oct. 31 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 fusing experience to the next level by working thicker pieces and dancing across the line of control and movement. Projects include pot melts, color bars, and on edge assembly with an emphasis on various cold working applications.

Explore a number of techniques, including color application and use of heat and gravity to mold borosilicate glass in the flame. In this class students will be led through making a number of solid sculpted animals, each unique form being built on and connected to another.

All supplies included.

Open Studio is available at a discounted rate for students enrolled in this course.

$180 / $153 (member)

Open Studio is available at a discounted rate for students enrolled in this course.

$180 / $153 (member)

Closed-toe shoes required. $180 / $153 (member)


IMPLOSION PENDANT with Ellen Mitnick & Shelly Wolfe Session A: Saturday Sept. 28 12-3pm

5 Thursdays Sept. 12-Oct. 10 6-9pm Join us for this exciting 3D assemblage course where students will cut, grind, and foil stained glass pieces to fit the negative space between the spokes of a bicycle wheel and create a unique pattern. The finished project is ideal for fun garden or wall art! $180 / $153 (member)

Session B: Thursday Nov. 14 6-9pm Gain 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 lovely necklace for yourself or create a gift for your family or friend.

MORE WARM GLASS WORKSHOPS Fused Glass Souper Bowl Workshop page #4 Pulled Stringer Coasters page #6 Stained Glass Moravian Star page #7 Flameworked Glass Icicle page #7 Warm Glass Maker Dates page #10

All supplies included. Closed-toe shoes, pants, hair tie are required. $60 / $51 (member)



Start with cold metal, add fire, and watch your ideas come to life. Whether throwing sparks in our welding classes or polishing stones for delicate jewelry, you are bound to walk away feeling accomplished. From beginners to professionals, we offer a little something for everyone. Closed-toe shoes are required. GUIDED STUDIO: JEWELRY with Martha Westbrook Session A: 7 Wednesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 23 10am-2pm

5 Tuesdays Sept. 10-Oct. 8 6-9pm

Session B: 7 Wednesdays Oct. 30-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27) 10am-2pm

Discover and expand the fundamentals of jewelry silversmithing in this five-week, project-focused class. Weekly projects will introduce the techniques of sawing, shaping, hammer forging, and torch soldering sterling silver jewelry pieces. Students will unlock the techniques to create custom forged rings, bracelets, pendants, and more. This class will focus on beginner instruction, but will also be suitable to intermediate students willing to accept more challenging versions of the weekly project to improve their skills.

Working at their own pace, experienced jewelry students will work with the instructor to further develop their skills while taking their jewelry designs to the next level. Various metalsmithing topics will be covered, including fabrication with fine metals, complex soldering solutions, stone setting, enameling, etching, polishing, and finishing techniques. $336 / $285.50 (member)

$180 / $153 (member)


5 Saturdays Oct. 26-Nov. 23 10am-1pm

Create your own gemstone cabochons while learning the art of lapidary, or stone cutting. In this introductory course, select from a variety of natural, rough gemstones and develop new skills using specialized lapidary equipment to slice, trim, wet-grind, and polish cabochon cut gemstones. Students will learn about the unique characteristics and hardness of a range of gem species along with safety and the proper techniques necessary for creating both calibrated and free-form shapes of hand-cut gemstone cabochons. $180 / $153 (member)



INTRO TO WELDING with Brian Glaze 5 Saturdays Oct. 5-Nov. 2 10am-1pm 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. Prerequisite: Welding Basics or equivalent experience. All supplies & safety equipment included. $220 / $187 (member)


ENAMELING BASICS with Mike Daddario

Session A: Saturday Sept. 21 12-2pm

Saturday Sept. 14 12-3pm Create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning the application of color by fusing sifted powdered glass onto copper. We’ll explore various techniques, such as stenciling, drawing with pencil, rubber stamps, and sgraffito. All supplies included. $65 / $55.25 (member) WELDING WITH FOUND OBJECTS with Brian Glaze Session A: Sunday Oct. 6 9am-4pm Session B: Saturday Nov. 9 9am-4pm This one-day workshop explores the art of welding with metal found objects. 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. All supplies & safety equipment included. Prerequisite: Welding Basics or equivalent experience.

Session B: Saturday Sept. 21 2:30-4:30pm 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 the conclusion of the workshop, leave with a miniature metal sculpture. All supplies & safety equipment included.


NEW COLD CONNECTION CHAINS AND PENDANTS with Sheila Shuman Saturday Oct. 12 10am-4pm Design and learn methods of constructing chains and pendants without soldering. Techniques will include sawing, drilling, wire wrapping, stone setting, jump rings, riveting, texturizing, hammering, and surface embellishment. Incorporating found objects, and mixed metals will be explored.

Throughout time people have created handmade objects for adornment. In this workshop, participants will transform an original two-dimensional design into a pierced bracelet while focusing on some basic techniques, including cutting, filing, sanding, finishing, and drilling. All supplies included. $65 / $55.25 (member) STONE SET STACKING RINGS with Mike Daddario Saturday Dec. 7 12-3pm

All supplies included.


$85 / $63.75 (member)

Make a working lamp from metals (found and plumbing) and other found objects. Glue, screws, rivets, and other forms of connection processes will be incorporated. This class may incorporate some welding, but it will not be the basis of the course.

$120 / $102 (member)

Saturday Oct. 19 12-3pm

Bring a packed lunch or eat on-campus at Belly Kitchen & Drinkery.

Saturday & Sunday Dec. 7 & 8 1-3pm

Create your own hand-polished gemstones and set them into a sterling silver ring or pendant! Using the art of lapidary, students will select from a variety of natural gem materials to cut, polish, and set a calibrated cabochon into a finished piece of wearable jewelry.

$95/ $80.75 (member)

$120 / $102 (member)


HAND CUT GEMSTONE RING with Mike Sassman & Martha Westbrook Saturday & Sunday Oct. 5 & 6 10am-3pm

Prepare for the holiday season with these simple yet visually attractive stone set rings that are fun to make, wear, and gift! Learn to measure your ring size, cut, file, solder, pickle, form, set a stone within a bezel cup, and finally shine. This project stands alone but can also be the start for more elaborate and complex rings in the future. All supplies included. $65 / $55.25 (member)

$120 / $102 (member) 18


Discover the joy of more than one masterpiece! Whether your image is carved out of a block of wood, pulled from a piece of metal, or pushed through a screen like many commercial images today, GoggleWorks offers a variety of printmaking classes to make sure things roll out smooth.

NEW INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING with Abby Ryder 5 Wednesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 9 6-9pm Students will learn the foundations of screen printing through a fun introduction of the materials and processes needed to silkscreen successfully, including creating your own screen, how to select and mix inks, and how to make a smooth print onto paper or fabric. All supplies included. $180 / $153 (member)


INTRO TO LINO-CUTS with Suzanne Fellows

5 Wednesdays Oct. 16-Nov. 20 (no class Nov. 6) 6-9pm In this intermediate class, learn new techniques and further explore the medium of screen printing. You will receive additional instruction and guidance as you pursue your own ideas. Pre-requisite: Intro to Screen Printing $180 / $153 (member)

5 Mondays Oct. 28-Nov. 25 6-8:30pm Learn to design and cut a repeating pattern into a linoleum plate or matrix. Students will also learn how to make a reduction plate and print a three-color edition to help facilitate their own print collection and exchange with classmates and other artists. Materials will be provided for the first print. $180 / $153 (member)




Saturday Sept. 21 10am-3pm

Monday Sept. 16 6-9pm Explore this hands-on technique of monotype printing: a painterly and direct method of applying ink or paint to a glass or plexiglass surface and transferring that image to paper using an etching press to create one-of-a-kind prints. $45 / $38.25 (member)

NEW DRYPOINT INTAGLIO ETCHING with Mike Daddario Saturday Nov. 9 12-3pm Intaglio is a printmaking technique in which line or areas meant to carry ink are recessed below the surface of a plexiglass printing plate. Students will use intaglio inks, strong and versatile professional printmaking paper, and a studio etching press to create a short run of finished, professional quality prints ready for matting.

SCREEN PRINTED THROW PILLOWS with Abby Ryder Saturday Nov. 23 12-3pm

Learn the basics of screen printing in this hands-on, one-day workshop by starting with a design of your choice, and moving through all the steps of the screen printing process: exposing screens, setting up a print job, and finally printing and heat setting a t-shirt.

Choose from a selection of colors and designs provided by GoggleWorks, then follow our instructor as she walks you through the screen printing and heat setting processes. You’ll complete this class with two unique throw pillows for your home.

Enrolled students will be contacted by GoggleWorks before class with instructions for how to submit their own one-color shirt design. Any student who does not wish to provide their own design will have the option to choose from a selection of designs provided by GoggleWorks. One t-shirt is included with tuition, and you may bring up to two additional shirts of your own.

All supplies included. $45 / $38.25 (member)

All supplies included. $65 / $55.25 (member)

$45 / $38.25 (member)



Grow your skills as you learn what it takes to turn a tree into a finished piece. Whether spinning wood on a lathe or flattening boards for another construction, you will be amazed at the simplicity and effectiveness of woodworking. Closed-toe shoes are required.


BOWL TURNING FUNDAMENTALS with Luke Voytas 5 Tuesdays Sept. 17-Oct. 15 6-9pm

5 Saturdays Sept. 14-Oct. 12 10am-1pm This course focuses on the safe use of power tools, such as the table saw, jointer, planer, bandsaw, hollow-chisel mortiser, and routers. Students will learn to mill a piece of wood four-square, then make a laminated end grain cutting board and a toolbox using the milling and joinery skills learned in the class. All supplies included.

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 wood turning skills.

$200 / $170 (member)

All supplies included. $200 / $170 (member)

INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING: SIDE TABLE with Luke Voytas 8 Tuesdays Oct. 22-Dec. 10 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. All supplies included. Prerequisite: Intro to Woodworking or equivalent experience with instructor’s permission $320 / $272 (member)




PIZZA PEEL with Tim Compton

BEER FLIGHT with Tim Compton Thursday Oct. 24 6-9pm

With just a few simple tools and scraps of wood, you can make your own pizza paddle. By the end of the class you will have the perfect tool for making a delicious pizza of your own! $50 / $42.50 (member)

Thursday Nov. 7 6-9pm In the amount of time it takes to drink a couple pints, you’ll create a beer flight in the woodshop to house all your favorite beers! Glasses are included, beer is not. $75 / $63.75 (member)

MORE WOOD WORKSHOPS Woodturned Rolling Pin page #5 Carved Wooden Spoon page #6 Gumball Machine page #8


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 them the opportunity to pursue their passion at their own pace. Priced per month; depending on studio. Visit our studio pages online at to learn more about our facilities. Contact our studio managers/technicians below for information on availability and pricing. CERAMICS FLAMEWORKING/FUSED GLASS Benjamin DeMott Maggie Gallen 610.374.4600 x131 610.374.4600 x106 HOT GLASS Scott Krenitsky 610.374.4600 x129 23

WOOD Luke Voytas 610.374.4600 x108

POLICIES REGISTRATION Registration closes five days prior to the start of class in order for instructors to facilitate the best experience. 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 seven 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 (seven 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 canceled, you will be notified of the cancellation five 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 (five 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 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.

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. MAKE-UP 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. 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 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: support/membership. 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:

WAIT-LISTS If a class reaches maximum capacity, 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 wait-list. If enough students join the wait-list, GoggleWorks will try to add an additional class or workshop.

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GoggleWorks 2019 Autumn Course Catalog  

GoggleWorks 2019 Autumn Course Catalog