First Steps to Art

Fleisher’s JumpstART Workshops are single-session workshops that provide an introduction to our rich offerings and specialized studios. Lead by our renowned teaching artists, the workshops are a welcoming and fun way to engage with art and share the experience with family and friends. You will walk away with a new understanding of a creative medium and an original artwork!

Tap into your creativity and discover the artist in you! Using painting, collage, drawing and mixed media, you’ll be guided by our renowned instructors in exercises that will introduce you to the basics of visual art and design. At the end of the workshop you’ll walk away with your very own 11×14″ collage on paper.

What you will learn:

  • Mix colors and create textures in paste paper

  • Consider how to use the elements of shape, color, and space and the principles of balance and proportion to create abstract compositions

  • Combine mixed materials in an original work of art

Required supplies:

  • Apron or work clothes

  • Recommended but not required: x-acto knife/blades, cutting mat, materials for creating textures (onion bags, corrugated cardboard, palette knives, etc.), personal collage materials (painted papers, sheet music, lace, postcards, scrap papers, etc.)

  • Additional supplies are included in the studio fee