Adult Workshops

Prototype Lab

The Speed’s adult workshop series, Back to Basics, provides opportunities for participants 16 years and older to explore their creative side and learn new art making skills. All materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome.

Back to Basics: Introduction to Plaster Carving
Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get your hands dirty learning plaster carving techniques at the Speed! Create a small artwork of your own in this hands-on workshop inspired by the sculptures of Enid Yandell. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up.
Members $10 | Non-members $20

Back to Basics: Grown-Up Tie Dye
Saturday, September 14, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Inspired by Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library, we’ll experiment with dyes and folding techniques to create our own fabric patterns. All materials provided. Ages 16 and up.
Members $10 | Non-members $20

Costumed Figure Drawing
1st Friday of each month (Upcoming dates: August 2, October 4, November 1, December 6)
Gheens Court, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us monthly at Late Til 8 hours at the Speed for open figure drawing sessions! This monthly series provides visitors ages 14 and up the opportunity to draw from a live model dressed in costuming inspired by one of the artworks from the Speed’s permanent collection. Registration not required, but materials and folding stools available first-come, first-serve. Guests may bring their own materials.
PLEASE NOTE: Sketching materials permitted in the galleries include: pencil, conte crayon, and colored pencils. The following materials are not permitted: charcoal, oil pastel, felt-tip marker, pastels, ink pens, fountain pens, fixatives, sprays, or wet media of any kind.
FREE with admission


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