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Adult Classes

Truths be Told: The Workshop Series

If you’re ready to dip your toes into the storytelling experience or brush off skills you haven’t exercised in some time, start here. Instructor Akwi Nji launches the series with a generative workshop focused on the foundational steps of mining for and crafting a personal narrative story to be told on stage. 

In this three hour generative workshop, participants will engage in exercises to help identify a story and then draft their own 3- to 5-minute personal story utilizing Akwi’s suggested “key elements” to engage a live audience.

Classes with Red Tree Studio: Gelatin Monoprints

This gelatin printing is an amazing and accessible printing technique that once the basics are understood, offers endless possibilities. The results are immediate and each print you pull is one of a kind. You will produce several prints, some that will be frame ready and others that can be developed further.

Children's Book Writing Workshop: Artwork for a Children’s Book

This class will discuss graphic design requirements for press settings as well as elements of great designs for cover and interior work. Learn what you need to create the work yourself or learn how to find the people you need.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

Place all classes in your cart and enter the coupon code: childrensbook

Registration for non-credit only. For recertification credit go to AEA's website. : Watercolor and Ink Master Class with Doug Eckheart

This 15 hour weekend warrior workshop in watercolors and ink is designed for those seeking credit through the AEA to apply to their teaching licenses, but any interested students wishing to immerse themselves in the skills of watercolor and ink may attend.

Please visit AEA’s website for more information.

Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM (1 hour lunch break)
Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM (1 hour lunch break)

Children's Book Writing Workshop: Publishing Platforms for Children’s Books

Bring your laptop or request access to a computer from ArtHaus as we explore Ingram Spark’s platform and Kindle Direct. We will learn the steps for setting up meta-data for a book along with pricing.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

Place all classes in your cart and enter the coupon code: childrensbook

Classes with Red Tree Studio: Alcohol Ink Painting Class

Alcohol ink is a medium for folks who never tried painting as well as the seasoned artist. It is a class where the students can just relax and discover the beauty, motion and flow of the inks. Students will learn basic alcohol ink techniques and then will have a chance to experiment with the inks to create their own colorful artworks. Paintings will be on square tiles and Yupo paper.

Classes with Red Tree Studio: Paper Lanterns

The paper lantern is fun to make and give. It folds to fit into an envelope and it also doubles as a table decoration. You may add a tea-light to illuminate the center.

Children's Book Writing Workshop: Title Pages, Back Covers, and More

In this class we will explore the ISBN, Title Page, Copyright, Library of Congress Registration for self-publishers, Summary, Acknowledgment, and overall layout.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

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Essentials for Writing a Children's Book: Marketing Your Book

Craft your authors bio and book summaries to fit with the marketing of your publication. Learn the strategies for marketing in your community, on social media, and beyond.

Children’s Book Writing Workshop
Cost is $25 per class or $100 for all 5

Place all classes in your cart and enter the coupon code: childrensbook