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: Weaving
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get cozy in this weaving workshop, where participants will explore the woven works in the Speed’s collection, learn basic weaving skills, and start their own woven project using simple frame looms.
Members $10 | Non-members $20

The Alchemy of Writing & Performing
Saturday, October 19, 10 am – 3 pm
Join Ron Whitehead and Gabriel Walker as they distill 90 plus years of combined experience into a mischievous, eye-opening, and rigorous journey of discovery. This two-part five-hour workshop will provide tools, techniques, and insights for finding your authentic voice, becoming your own best editor, and performing your own work with power and presence. Take a risk. Take your work to the next level and beyond. Detailed description.
Members $20 | Non-members $40

Back to Basics: Ink Drawing
Saturday, November 9, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get your hands dirty creating ink illustrations inspired by Ralph Steadman’s work in the special exhibition, Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson. Learn drawing methods using different kinds of inks and take home an illustration that is uniquely yours. Make it decadent, make it depraved—just make your mark!
Members $10 | Non-members $20

Costumed Figure Drawing
1st Friday of each month (Upcoming dates: 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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