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Crash Course Workshops at PCAA

2 Oct 2018 3:14 PM | Anonymous

Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is proud to announce a series of workshops designed to introduce a new medium or deepen existing skills.  These are one-time, intensive skill building workshops taught by experts in their field. 

The Fall 2018 season holds four different crash courses.  Participants can choose from soft pastel, machine sewing, ceramics, and water color.  Each workshop is two hours and costs $30 for a member and $40 for a non member.  Students will come away with new skills as well as a completed piece of art. 

Soft Pastel Crash Course  

Erica Keener 

Friday, Oct 5 


$30 member $40 non member 

In this workshop the instructor will lead students through a simple, Preble County inspired landscape designed as a straight forward and fun introduction to soft pastel materials and techniques. Photographic references will be provided or students may be bring their own. Samples of a wide range of materials will be available for students to experiment with. Open to all skill levels. 

Instructor, Erica Keener is an artist based in West Alexandria.  Her sensitive use of soft pastels and focus on expansive skies have earned her numerous solo and group shows along with many accolades and prizes. 

Machine Sewing Crash Course  

Deb Crumbaker 

Saturday, Oct 13 


$30 member $40 non member 

This one-day workshop is perfect for getting acquainted with a sewing machine.   Whether you're new to sewing or need to refresh your skills, this workshop will familiarize participants with threading, stitching and more all while creating a quilted coaster for your favorite beverage!  Participants are free to bring their own machine. 

Deb Crumbaker is Preble County native and master quilter.   Her attention to color and intricate patterns make her pieces truly unique. 

Ceramic Wheel Crash Course  

Kelsey Daugherty 

Saturday, Oct 27 


$30 member $40 non member 

This one-day workshop is a perfect intro into throwing clay on the wheel.  The instructor will teach participants wedging, centering, and some of the basics of this fun clay technique!   

Kelsey Daugherty is a fantastic ceramic artist whose unique style often skillfully combines mediums.  Her award-winning work is widely shown and collected.  

Water Color Crash Course  

Robert Coveney 

Saturday, Nov 9 


$30 member, $40 non member 

Get to know the ins and outs of watercolor paintings.  This workshop will teach participants water color techniques like brushwork and color mixing.  This class is perfect for beginners as well as those who have more experience.  All materials included. 

Instructor, Robert Coveney is an award-winning painter.  His training in the techniques of the old masters have influenced his skillful use of paint.  Robert’s paintings have been included in numerous exhibits and collections. 


Visit WWW.PREBLEARTS.ORG for the latest specials and workshops or call 937-456-3999. The Visual Art Center is located at 601 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton, Ohio. Fall hours are: Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. The Preble County Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making art accessible to Preble County.  


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