The Ned Harris
Education Studio

Painting to Drawing, Summer 2017, Ursula Schneider. Photo Credit: Amanda Weber

Painting to Drawing, Summer 2017, Ursula Schneider. Photo Credit: Amanda Weber

Enjoy a diverse lineup of 3 hour workshops with professional artists!

The Ned Harris Education Studio is generously supported by
TAYLOR and the Ned Harris Family.

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Mosaic Workshop

Co-Create Mosaic Masterpieces!
Learn the art of Mosaic, no experience necessary, step by step instructions provided. 
Bring the family, friends, date, or come make one on your own! 
Each group will work collaboratively on a mosaic mirror. 
All materials are provided but feel free to bring special items to include.  

This is a two-part series. 
Sunday, January 21st.  10am – 1pm - Design and glue tiles. 
Sunday, January 28th 10am – 1pm - Grouting
Shiny resin finish available for an additional fee. 


Jan 27 – 10am – 1pm
Velvet Scarf Design: Hand dyeing & Devore- Burnout

Faculty: Jamie Kimak (Artist Website)
$52 + $15 materials fee

This workshop will explore the process of hand dying velvet fabrics and then applying Devore-Burnout techniques to create beautifully unique designs. Burnout techniques fabrics are thought to have originated in France, possibly as a cheap alternative to lace. The technique was popularized in the 1920s – typically used on evening gowns and shawls and continues to be considered high-end fabric in the apparel industry because of the beautiful effect it displays. Students will be able to apply their own designs with technique and create their own velvet devore scarf.


Feb 3 – 10am – 1pm
Wire Sculpture Workshop
Faculty: Rodger Stevens (Artist Website)
$52 + $10 materials fee

Sculptor Rodger Stevens has been working with wire for over twenty years. Using steel, iron, and brass wire of all gauges, he creates both miniature and installation-scale sculptures for galleries and museums around the world. In this workshop you will learn some of the basics of working with wire to create small free-standing sculptures as well as kinetic, ceiling-mounted mobiles.

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Feb 10 – 10am – 1pm
Portrait Sketch Class
Faculty: Richard Scarpa (Artist Website)

This Workshop will introduce the essentials of drawing a head, step by step how to construct the head using forms, structure,  planes, proportions , placement and general form of the features, while attaining the likeness and the effect of light and shade on the head. General instruction and artist demonstration as well as individual instruction that will be tailored to one’s level whether one is a beginner or more advanced. 

CUSTOM ART PARTIES: We have a wonderful community of artists with decades of collective experience in arts education. Let us design a custom birthday party for any age! Painting, figure drawing, collage, photography, videography – the list goes on! The Ned Harris Education Studio is a beautiful, sun filled artist studio space in the largest artist studio building within the GARNER Historic District. Parties can supply their own food & drink, and we’ll supply the tables, chairs, and the ART! For more information and to reserve your CUSTOM ART PARTY. (Custom art parties directly benefit GARNER Arts Center's educational programming initiatives) To reserve, contact us via email or by phone at 845-947-7108

If you're interested in learning more about Art Parties or the Spring session please call 845-947-7108, email or fill out the below form:

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Ned Harris (1925 - 2016)
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