Studio Sampler Series

See below for our Summer 2021 Schedule!



Join us in our various art studios around LBIF for a weekly sampling of art mediums and methods taught by skilled professionals. The series includes techniques on painting, beading, paper making, and much more! All skill levels are welcome.

Paper Stencil Silkscreening with Cathy Lecleire

Date Tuesday July 6 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Fee $40

Participants will learn how to silkscreen using the paper stencil technique and experiment on a variety of surfaces such as paper, fabric, wood and tee shirts.

Materials fee- $20, payable to instructor

Gold Leaf Artwork with Cathy Lecleire

Date Wednesday, July 7 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Fee $40

Enhance your artwork with gold, silver or copper leaf. It can be applied on most surfaces such as paper, canvas, wood, etc.  Bring your own artwork to add gold leaf to the surfaces.

Materials fee- $10, payable to instructor.

Paper Marbling with Cathy Lecleire

Date Thursday July 8 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Fee $40

Learn to make your own decorative papers through the traditional marbling technique.  The floating paints are swirled into patterns and the design is captured by laying paper on the surface of the marbling solution.

Materials fee- $20, payable to instructor

Plein Air Painting with John Silvjak

Date July 8, 4:00pm & July 9, 1:00pm

Fee $50

Join Philadelphia artist John Slivjak for a two-day painting workshop at Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences.  Learn strategies to prepare for, organize, and get the most out of your Plein Air painting experience.

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Joseph Sweeney

Date August 16 through August 20, 9:30am-12:30pm

Fee $250

This week-long class explores Long Beach Island and the surrounding area, with plenty of time to check out the beach and local restaurants. Instruction includes tips for painting efficiently out of doors, on choosing a prime location, capturing the weather and the light, and setting up a seascape pallet. Instruction includes demonstrations and lectures on painting surfaces materials, mediums, compositional drawing and color studies. Most media are welcomed including oil, acrylic, paste. Watercolor is also welcomed but we will not be teaching watercolor class. Materials list can be found on

Needle Felting with Sara Setzer

Date Wednesday, July 28, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Fee $40

Capture the essence of nature while learning the beginning steps of needle felting. Local fiber artist Sara Setzer shows you how to create beautiful designs using wool and other natural fibers in this relaxed session of crafting. Leave with your own hoop-framed piece of original art, ready to hang and admire. No experience needed! A variety of design selections will be offered closer to class. Materials fee – $10, payable to instructor.

Block Printing with Deborah Iacovelli

Date Thursday, July 29 9:00am-1:00pm

Fee $60

In this basic printing workshop, we will explore the art of relief printing by learning how to create your own, unique block for printing designs on fabric. Instructor will include a demonstration on how to use lino tools to carve a block. Each participant will use their finished block later in the session to handprint a cotton tea towel and/or tote bag. All materials used are non-toxic and eco-friendly. We’ll be using water-based inks and latex-free carving blocks. No experience is necessary! This will be an introduction to block printing by hand. You will leave the session with a completed item and carved block ready for additional printing. Please bring a photo or simple drawing of the image you would like to carve and print. Please wear old clothing! Aprons will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Materials fee – $15, payable to instructor.

Paper Making with Local Plants with James Neal

Date August 5, 2021 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Fee $60

This workshop will focus on making paper from plants harvested locally including some plant materials that can be found right in your own backyard! Students will form sheets of paper from the sample pulps. Instructions on gathering and processing plants for papermaking will be shared in the class. Instructions on hand binding small books with the samples will be shared. If we have a sunny day, there is a good chance many of our papers will dry in time to bind a sample book! Your papers can be used for book binding, collage, or other projects of your choosing. Papermaking can be a messy process, so it is encouraged to dress in clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting a little wet.

Kite Making with Lisa Willoughby

Dates Tuesday, July 20 & Thursday, July 22 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Fee $49

Want to learn to build, decorate and fly your own sled kite? This is a fun building and design activity for children. They will learn about some of the history of kites, what are the unique characteristics of a sled kite, how to put it together, why it flies, design and decorate it. The workshop will also give the children an understanding of kiting using examples of different types of kites. They will learn basic kite history and the differences between kites from other countries. After building and designing their kites, the children will be able to fly their unique kites in the parking area of the LBIF. Come and fly a kite with professional kite flier, World Sport kite judge, and co-organizer of the LBI International Kite Festival, Lisa Willoughby.

Academic objectives: Children will learn problem solving, basic geometry, history, metalinguistic skills, and following directions.

Please note: all participants are required to wear a mask at all times during this workshop. 

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