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NEW WORKSHOPS Offered at Josephine Sculpture Park

  • July 23-Aug. 20: Beginning Photography Workshop for adults (16 & up)
  • July 27-Aug. 31: Nature Photo CLUB for Kids (ages 11-17) Wed. nights
  • July 30: Playdough Monsters at KY Heartwood Festival (Millville Community Center)
  • Aug. 3 & 5: NEW Mex HEX – Ceramic Tile Painting & Botanical Printmaking
  • Aug. 8-29: MONDAY MAKERS SERIES – Explore Gelli Plates, drawing and printing (5 & up)
  • Sep. 11: Fall Arts Festival – a variety of hands-on activities and workshops
  • Sep. 29-Dec. 1: Class Series: Intentional Art Nights (16 & up) meets monthly
Scholarships are available for classes which require a course fee, email us for application form.

Nature Photography Workshop (for adults) – FREE – Registration Required

Dates: This workshop consists of 3 sessions:
July 23: 10am-1pm
Aug. 6: 6am-9am
Aug. 20: 7pm-10pm
Instructor: Karen Lanier
Price: Free
Age levels: 16 and up
*Please note these sessions meet at different times of day to explore a variety of light conditions including dawn, mid-day and dusk.

Jump-start your inspiration by immersing yourself in nature with your camera and an objective. Learn to look more closely at the wonders of the natural world and gain technical skills in expressing the delights you find. Light and shadows, patterns in nature, and exploration of colors will be the topics of these three workshops.

Camera basics and one-on-one troubleshooting will be included each time. Each class is scheduled to explore available light at different times of day. This beginner level workshop assumes you have not explored any settings on a camera beyond automatic, and will introduce you to shutter speed, aperture, and other variables you can control.

Click the HERE for more details and to register.

Nature Photography Workshop for Adults - Beginner Level at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July 23-Aug6-Aug20

Nature Photo Club (for kids) – FREE – Registration Required

Dates: The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 -August 31 from 6pm-8pm (6 meetings).
Instructor: Karen Lanier
Price: Free
Age levels: 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore. Cameras can be reserved if needed, or personal smart devices can be used. Contact us to reserve a digital camera for your child.

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders. Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds. Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level. Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

Click the HERE for more details and to register for this FREE club for kids!

All FREE workshops are funded by grant support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women!!

Learn more about their inspiring work and grant programs that support women and girls in Kentucky through their website by clicking on their logo above.

NEW Mex HEX – FREE Workshop for all ages – Registration Required

Dates:  Aug. 3 & 5 from 10 am – 4 pm (plan to be present both days)
Instructors: Faith Gelvin and Katya Crawford
Price:  Free
Age levels:  Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!

The NEW MEX HEX workshop uses the botanicals and habitat of honey bees of the Bluegrass Region to draw inspiration for an ephemeral and permanent installation at JSP. Participants will learn about the creative process and work of the visiting artists and will engage in a sketch walk, a ceramic tile painting session and a botanical print-making workshop.

Participants may expect to be inspired and learn about their regional landscape via short lectures, conversation, focused observation and the creative process of making.

Click the HERE for details and to register.

Monday Makers Series (meets 4 times) registration required $50 fee

Dates: This series will meet 4 times: Monday nights Aug. 8-29 from 5pm-6pm.
Instructor: Jody Jaques
Price: $50 total (includes all 4 classes)
Age levels: Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!

Learn how to work with reusable Gelli Plates. You will draw, press, blotch, splatter, paint and roll onto these soft plates to create amazing textures, images and prints. We will be using drawing skills, imagination and inspiration from the nature and sculptures available at the park. Fun for all skill levels, no experience needed. Supplies Included

Click the HERE for details and to register.

Intentional Art Nights – Class Series – Registration Required

Dates: This is a 3 day series that meets once monthly. Fall Season meets on Thursday evenings:
Sep. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Instructor: Karen Lanier
Price: $90
Age levels: 16 and up

Reveal, explore or refine your wishes and dreams. Through nature connection and art journaling, make time to listen deeply and create playfully. Complete each workshop by setting an intention for the coming month.

A variety of art media and nature-based creativity will be explored, focusing on a different technique each month. Some materials will be gathered on-site, and basic art supplies will be provided. Examples include painting with plant pigments, sun prints, and mixed media collages.

This is a time and space to play at being an artist and experience the process of creation without judgment. Artwork is not expected to be displayed for anyone but you. Time for sharing and receiving feedback is provided during each session, and you may choose whether you want to share or keep your creation private.

Click the HERE for details and to register.

Join us on July 30th from 3 pm – 10 pm at the Millville Community Center for the Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival. This is a fun filled day for the whole family to experience live music, the arts and to learn about a variety of environmentally themed projects happening around KY. All workshops are free with festival entry ($7)!!

The event hosts a youth music competition throughout the day, registration is just $10.

JSP will have an art activity booth where you can make your own playdough monsters. We will also have sand molds available for those who would like to get a head start on your molds to be poured at our annual Fall Arts Festival Hot Metal Pour (Sep. 11)!!

11th Annual Heartwood Music Festival in Millville - 7-30-16