Workshops

RepkoThe Gallery at Penn College is hosting a series of exhibitions focusing on artists working with materials from Pennsylvania’s history. The Material Matters series may include steel, wood, paper, or fiber, or current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The solo exhibitions focus on emerging and mid-career visual artists, and are accompanied by public programming, including workshops. 

There is no cost for workshops in the Material Matters series. 

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov

Bridging the Gaps for Military Veterans
Workshop with artist-in-residence Jeff Repko

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
9 — 11 a.m.
Open to Military Veterans and families, and the public, registration required

This workshop will include artist talk and discussion on the changing industries throughout Pennsylvania. From steel to modern technology, visiting artist Jeff Repko will discuss the history of innovation across Pennsylvania and how it relates to his work. Workshop participants will be invited to engage with these ideas through conversation and an art activity (no experience necessary) that bridges the past, present, and future.  

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Bridging the Gaps
Workshop with artist-in-residence Jeff Repko

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5:30 — 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public, registration required

This workshop will consist of an artist talk and discussion on the changing industries throughout Pennsylvania. From steel to modern technology, visiting artist Jeff Repko will discuss the history of innovation across Pennsylvania and how it relates to his work. Workshop participants will be invited to engage with these ideas through conversation and an art activity (no experience necessary) that bridges the past, present, and future.

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Digital Doorways for K-12 Art Educators
Workshop with artist-in-residence Jeff Repko

Thursday, November 7, 2019
12 — 4 p.m.
Open to K-12 Art Educators, registration required, space is limited

This workshop will explore the effect of new digital fabrication tools on contemporary studio practices. Visiting artist Jeff Repko will discuss how he integrates various techniques into his studio practice. Using these examples, the group will discuss the positive and negative impacts.  

Workshop participants will learn about modern tools like the laser cutter, the CNC router, and the software programs that support them. There will be a live demo and the group will examine the benefits of these processes in the K-12 art classrooms of today. Participants will take part in two activities, allowing them to experience the process hands on.  At the end, the group will go over the processes from the workshop and ways of implementing them into lesson plans for the K-12 classroom. 
Workshop participants should wear proper work attire (no open toed shoes, no loose clothing, hair up, etc.). This workshop will be held in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College. 

There is no cost for this workshop thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Digital Practices for College Students
Workshop with artist-in-residence Jeff Repko

Friday, November 8, 2019
11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Open to Penn College students, registration required, space is limited

This workshop will explore the effect of new digital fabrication tools on contemporary studio practices. Visiting artist Jeff Repko will discuss how he integrates various techniques into his studio practice. Using these examples, the group will discuss the positive and negative impacts, and look at contemporary artist/groups using these techniques. 
Workshop participants will learn about modern tools like the laser cutter, the CNC router, and the software programs that support them. There will be a live demo and the group will examine the benefits of these processes and various ways to incorporate into a contemporary artist studio practice. 

Workshop participants should wear proper work attire (no open toed shoes, no loose clothing, hair up, etc.). This workshop will be held in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College. 

There is no cost for this workshop thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Register  

(570) 320-2445 or gallery@pct.edu

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