VineArts Boise

Workshops

We offer a variety of affordable, educational classes in different media for both kids and adults. To reserve your spot in each workshop, you can either pay securely here online, or you can mail a check to VineArts, 4950 N. Bradley St Boise ID 83714 (if mailing a check, you must also write the names of all students and the name of each workshop they’re signing up for… and if under 18, write their ages). Checks must be received at least 2 days before the workshop.

Summer to fall 2017 

Oil Painting (3-PART SERIES)Alicia Nilo Oil Painting Dog
Instructor: Alicia Nilo
For ages 13+

3 Saturdays in a row: Aug 12, 19, & 26, 2017
9:00am –  12:00pm

Register instantly online here.  To pay by check, see instructions at the top of this page.
Cost: $10 each session, or $25 for all 3 sessions

Have you always wanted to try oil painting? Join us for our 3-weekend series hosted by Vine Arts on Saturdays, August 12th, 19th and 26th!

The first session will serve as our prerequisite introduction to the materials and is required to advance into weeks 2 and 3. **If you are approved to have extensive experience with oils, then your attendance to the first week can be optional.** Our sessions will explore color mixing, proper setup/cleanup, different painting techniques, and composition. The course also includes a variety of subject matter, ranging from still lives, to landscapes and portraits.

Each session is 3 hours, so be sure to bring a lunch or snacks for our scheduled in-class breaks! Some oil paints and brushes will be provided, but please try to bring your own. Please bring your own canvases, or you can purchase 11’x17’ canvases on site.


Handbuilding with Clay: Slumping, Molded Projects, and Textureslumping moding texture clay
Instructor: Kathy Nelson
For ages 15+

Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the VineArts Studio
9:30* am – 1:00 pm

Register instantly online here.  To register by check, see instructions at the top of this page.
Cost: $10

In this workshop we’ll cover slumping and molding techniques in an interactive hand building format. We’ll also explore aspects of creating textures on your clay projects. Suitable for beginners, but all levels are welcome! You will create two small projects in this workshop. Cost of glaze and kiln firing is included in the cost for the class. If, however, you can help us offset the cost of supplies and firings, we would be extremely grateful to accept any additional donations of money.

*NOTE: Students who are new at clay, or need a refresher in clay basics, including clay safety, need to arrive by 9:30 am. Students who have participated in a previous clay workshop and know the basics may arrive at 10:00 am.


Recycled Art “Create Day”: A Guided Art ExperienceEntering-Time-by-Jessie-Nilo-and-Treila-Korn
Host: Jessie Nilo

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm during Open Studio
Cost: FREE
Host: Jessie Nilo
Kids under 14 must be accompanied by parent.
Location: VineArts Studio and the Front Porch Meeting Room, 4902 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City ID

Bring interesting repurposed items, recyclables, or litter/trash if you can.

In preparation for our next art exhibit at the end of September, join us for a FREE “Recycled Art Create Day” during Open Studio on Sept. 16, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. It will be a fun guided art experience!

Our next VineArts Exhibit is “RECYCLED,” investigating the act of reclaimed wonder, transforming discarded materials and trash into new artwork. Anyone can enter artwork! “Recycled” will feature artwork made at least 75% from recycled items, abandoned/found materials, and literal trash. Call for entries include: Sculpture, woodworking, assemblage, collage, photography, painting, charcoal, mosaics, metalwork, fabric, collage, glass, etc. Your statement can focus on anything, as long as your art uses mostly re-claimed/recycled materials. Pick up your entry packet today in the VineArts Gallery hallway, or download one here. Bring up to 3 art entries to Vineyard Boise Church on Sept 24, 25, 26, or 27.


Handbuilding with Clay: Pinch Pots and Carving Projectspinch pot and carving
Instructor: Kathy Nelson
For ages 15+

Date To Be Determined (Likely October)
Location: VineArts Studio
9:30* am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $10 (For ages 15+)

Learn techniques of creating clay objects using the pinch method in this interactive hand-building class. We’ll also explore some aspects of carving in creating your clay project. Suitable for beginners, but all levels are welcome! You will create two small projects in this workshop. Cost of glaze and kiln firing is included in the cost for the class. If, however, you can help us offset the cost of supplies and firings, we would be extremely grateful to accept any additional donations of money.

*NOTE: Students who are new at clay, or need a refresher in clay basics, including clay safety, need to arrive by 9:30 am. Students who have participated in a previous clay workshop and know the basics may arrive at 10:00 am.


Figure Drawing and Portraiture
Instructor: Alicia Nilo
For ages 12+

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 and/or Saturday, Nov 11 in the VineArts Studio
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click here to register for Nov 4.
Click here to register for Nov 11. 
Make sure to click BOTH links above if you want to attend both sessions.
To register by check, see above instructions.

Cost: $10 each session

Join us for a 3-hour workshop to learn to draw people!
Students will be introduced to various approaches on how to render moods, postures, facial expressions, muscle structure and more. This class includes several warm-up studies which will lead to longer-duration projects. Through direct observation of live and photographed models, we will create detailed studies of the human form and general proportions of the human head. This session is 3 hours, so be sure to bring a lunch or snacks for our scheduled in-class breaks! Drawing supplies and large paper portfolios will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. This workshop will repeat on Saturday Nov 11, from 9AM to noon, for anyone who wants more practice. You can sign up for either one or both of the figure drawing workshops, your choice! To register, click on one or both dates above.  


What do YOU want to learn?

More workshops are being planned at the moment; please check back with us periodically. Meanwhile, send us your workshop ideas!

Workshop request form

(You can fill this out to give us ideas) 🙂