UT to Host 3 Saturday art Workshops This Fall

Daily Dose  |  10/09/2018 4:00 pm

The University of Toledo will host a series of three Saturday morning art workshops presented by guest artist, Laura Reed. The workshops involve painting on objects that will then be coated with a clear protective resin. The workshops, intended for ages 14 and up, will be held in the UT Center for the Visual Arts next to the Toledo Museum of Art from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the dates below.

The cost is $40 per workshop and includes all supplies and materials needed to complete the project. Coating of the finished piece in resin is also included. Participants are encouraged to wear a smock to protect their clothing.

OCTOBER 20 - BOX PAINTING (Register by October 19)

Participants will decorate a wooden cigar style box with paint. Designs will be available to choose from or participants can develop their own designs. Boxes with then be coated with a thick, beautiful, and durable resin finish.

NOVEMBER 17 - LIGHTED GLASS BOTTLE (Register by November 16)

This workshop will demonstrate techniques for painting on glass. Each finished bottle will also be fitted with an LED light strand insert so the design will shine from the inside out. LED light strand is included as a supply for this project.

DECEMBER 1 – FRAME (Register by November 30)

Participants will paint and/or decorate a picture/mirror frame using one of our designs or one of their own. Frames will be resin coated for long-lasting beauty and durability.

To register, go online to https://goo.gl/JYxhJi  or call the UT Department of Art at 419.530.8303.


Laura Reed is a classically trained oil painter, but she doesn’t stop there. Laura received an undergraduate degree from The Cleveland Institute of Art and a master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her paintings often incorporate: leaf, resin, and acrylic…Laura is not confined by surface “appropriateness.” Her found objects cross conventional lines and she brings fine art to such objects as bathroom scales, wood boxes, wine bottles. German Expressionism along with Folk Art are integral parts of her warp and weft.


Workshops web site: http://www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/art/galleries/artworkshops.html