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The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour, Digital Atelier Tour, and Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant

The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour, Digital Atelier Tour, and Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant Tour The Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting-edge Digital Atelier to get the inside scoop on how sculpture is made. Tours begin with refreshments and are led by expert staff. Cap off the evening with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant. Reservations required.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: $69 / $79 Non-Members
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Demonstration:  The Art of Patina

The Art of PatinaPatina is a classic sculptural technique used on many works at GFS to create colorful effects on metal. In celebration of Grounds For Sculpture’s 25th anniversary, join us for this demonstration led by Trenton-based artist Autin Wright, Technical Supervisor for Paint and Patina at The Seward Johnson Atelier. Wright will demonstrate a range of patina techniques. Due to the chemical reaction that occurs during this process, no two patinas are exactly alike!

Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price:  Free with park admission
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Glass Flameworking Workshop

Glass Flameworking Workshop Presented by guest artists from Newark’s GlassRoots, this studio program will cover flameworking techniques and basic glass working principles, such as mandrel, torch, and viscosity. Working at your own torch, make up to 6 stunning glass beads and turn them into a piece of jewelry using concepts of color theory, composition, and wire wrapping.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Price:  $65 Members; $75 Non-Members
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Adults Handblown Glass Ornaments Workshop

Handblown Glass Ornaments Experiment with a fun and easy glassblowing technique. No experience required! Learn the old world craft of using Glaskolben tubes and a torch to make up to 10 glass ornaments. Bring a shoebox and packing materials (tissue paper, bubble wrap, etc.) to transport your ornaments home. All other materials provided at workshop. Instructor: Leanne Purkis.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: $85 Members; $95 Non-Members
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The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour, Digital Atelier Tour, & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant

The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour, Digital Atelier Tour, and Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant Tour The Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting-edge Digital Atelier to get the inside “scoop” on how sculpture is made. Tours begin with refreshments and are led by expert staff. After, cap off the evening with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant. Reservations required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Start Time:  5:30 PM
Price:  $75 / $85 Non-Members
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Adult Handblown Glass Ornaments Workshop

Handblown Glass Ornaments Experiment with a fun and easy glassblowing technique. No experience required! Learn the old world craft of using Glaskolben tubes and a torch to make up to 10 glass ornaments. Bring a shoebox and packing materials (tissue paper, bubble wrap, etc.) to transport your ornaments home. All other materials provided at workshop. Instructor: Leanne Purkis.

December 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: $85 Members; $95 Non-Members.
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TOURS

Tours and demonstrations are available on a limited bases. We are always actively modeling, enlarging, mold and pattern making, metal working, and finishing surfaces with both paint and patina. The staff also perform comprehensive sculpture conservation, restoration, and installation services. Tours generally last 60 minutes and are available with group reservations. Contact studio@sewardjohnsonatelier.org for information and to make your reservations.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

 

The Seward Johnson Atelier is dedicated to providing education and training in the art of casting, painting, and finishing services for sculpture. Additionally, our mission includes educating the public about public art through the example of the artwork of Seward Johnson, with an emphasis on understanding Mr. Johnson’s inspiration and career.

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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Teacher Professional Development Days begin with a tour of The Seward Johnson Atelier.  Your group will be lead through the facilities where we will discuss each stage of production for creating a Seward Johnson’ sculpture. Following the tour, there will be either a workshop or demonstration featuring techniques used in the creation of Seward Johnson’s work. Your group will continue their visit at the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery, where the group will discuss the finished works of Seward Johnson and their impact on our community. You end the day exploring the beautiful Grounds For Sculpture 42 acre property at your own leisure.

 

For more information or to register for a workshops please contact studio@sewardjohnsonatelier.org

 

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INTERNSHIPS

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A small number of unpaid and paid internships are available. Internships are highly competitive. We will make every effort to match potential interns with the limited internships available.

Collections Management Internship

Year-Round

Collections Management

Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis.

Description The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, database management, and special projects.  Internships for college students and others are available. For more information about how to apply for internships and fellowships with the foundation’s administrative offices or in the studio, please contact studio@sewardjohnsonatelier.org

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