Summer Workshops at Artbeat

Artbeat Creativity Store & Studio

Artbeat’s Summer 2017 Events

Gyotaku Fish Prints

July 5-July 9, 10 AM to 7 PM

Dive into summer with Fish Printing! Gyotaku (Japanese for “fish rubbing”) dates back to the mid-1800’s when Japanese fishermen began recording their catches by applying ink to the fish and pressing it on paper. Now Gyotaku is a popular art form and can be done using rubber fish molds. Stop by the studio to try it! You can make a paper print for free or a cloth print for $15.


Painted Seascapes

July 10-July 16, 10 AM to 7 PM

Paint a summer masterpiece on canvas with acrylic paints. We’ll give you pointers on how to paint beach, water, waves, and sailboats – either realistic or abstract, and you’ll take home an original piece of art for your walls. $15pp



July 17-July 23, 10 AM to 7 PM

Suminagashi (Japanese for “floating ink”) is an ancient art form of marbling paper with water and floating inks. No two prints are exactly alike. Come by the studio and we’ll show you how to make your own. The finished paper can be used for cards, collages, even wrapping paper. $15pp


Rock Lobster

July 24-July 30, 10 AM to 7 PM

Painted rocks make great garden decorations or paperweights. Come by the studio and you can choose a rock from our collection to paint. Or if you’ve found your own unique shaped rock, bring it in! We have googly eyes, buttons, gems, and even fake hair for finishing touches. Make a “pebble person,” a “Rock Lobster,” write an inspirational message, or your own personal creation. $12pp


To the Lighthouse

July 31-August 6, 10 AM to 7 PM

Is that a lighthouse in the distance? Or a tiny world that you’ve created on your wall? Paint a small round plaque of a lighthouse at the end of the land, and then add a small wooden lighthouse to turn your plaque into a 3-D painting. $15pp


Summer Sky Candle

August 7-13, 10 AM to 7 PM

Design a candle that will be out of this world. We’ll show you how to “paint” a sky with wax and then use our special punches to make stars and planets. $12pp plus candle


Sand, Sun and Paper

August 14-20, 10 AM to 7 PM

Make a collage with sand and patterned papers. Choose an 11x 14 poster from our variety of designs – peace symbols, rainbows, butterflies, spaceships, and dinosaurs. We’ll show you different techniques to combine cut paper and sand painting to make a vibrant collage that you’ll want to hang on your wall. $15pp


Sun Lantern

August 21-27, 10 AM to 7 PM

Let’s celebrate the long days of light this week, following the eclipse of the sun. Our battery-powered lantern will shine into the twilight hours, illuminating your own design.  Decorate with cut tissue paper flowers, butterflies, fish or sea life. Your lantern will be one of a kind. $15pp


Seashell Mosaics

August 28 – September 3, 10 AM to 7 PM

If you’ve been collecting shells at the beach, this studio project is a great way to make your summer memories last. Bring in your shell collection or choose some shells from our studio collection and you can make your own shell mosaic around a picture frame, mirror, on a plaque or a wooden box. $12pp

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