Glass Ornament-blowing Workshop with Chip Hall

POSTED ON 10.25.2018

All slots for the Glass Blowing Workshop are full. If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email Lou at

Join glass artist extraordinaire, Chip Hall of Frozen Motion Glass for Second Street Gallery's annual glass ornament-blowing workshop. Sign up to blow your own holiday ornament with colors and design of your choice and learn some glass-blowing techniques. 

The workshop will take place in Chip's studio located in the North basement of the McGuffey Art Center
Studio 7 McGuffey Art Center
201 Second St NW
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Each sign-up slot costs $30 and lasts 10 minutes. We take cash, checks, and cards.

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The Backroom @SSG: Carol Barber

POSTED ON 9.26.2018

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by artist Carol Barber in The Backroom @SSG. The exhibition will run from September 7-October 26. 

The exhibition is a collection of Barber's work on paper and canvas. Her journey into abstraction started when she began to cut pieces of painting paper for collage work, falling in love with the shapes, colors, and compositions the scraps of discarded paper made. Her work, inspired by the seemingly random displays on her studio floor, presents a unqiue balance of chaos and control, and yet is open to the emotion and interpretations generated by the viewer.

Carol Barber recieved her B.F.A from James Madison University and a M.F.A. from Radford University. She received an Award of Excelence from the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual exhibition in 2015 and is a member of the BozArt Fine Art Collective in Charlottesville. Barber current resides in Barboursville, Virginia.  

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Beginner and Intermediate Encaustic Workshops

POSTED ON 9.19.2018

Encaustic 101: Essentials and Mixed Media Lab with Giselle Gautreau

October 6th, 10 AM - 1 PM

Come learn the ancient art of encaustic painting, with a contemporary approach! This workshop covers the important essentials and a great introduction to encaustic painting.

Participants will learn a bit about the history, safety, materials and tools used with this unique and versatile medium. You’ll learn how to prepare a surface as well as approaches of painting, fusing and carving the layers of pigmented wax. This workshop will go beyond the basic first steps and introduce approaches on how to use encaustic wax with mixed media. This includes collage, stenciling, mixed media and image transfers.

Students come away with having an opportunity to create up to 3 6x6” paintings of their own, as well as receiving a hand-out with resources that includes tips on setting up their own encaustic studio.

Workshop fee includes all materials, supports, and use of equipment.

Encaustic 102: Kristie Woods

October 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM

The class with Kristie Wood is for students who have taken a previous encaustic workshop. The 102 class will explore advanced techniques used in the encaustic process and have more hands-on time, less discussion.

This is your chance to expand your knowledge of encaustic painting! Also known as "hot wax painting," this technique applies layers of wax onto the canvas, often creating a soft and eerie effect. 

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your own encaustic piece to take home with you.

Various objects will be available for experimentation, such as photos, feather, string, etc., but feel free to bring your own! All other supplies will be provided. Space is limited. This for students 16 and up.

Buy tickets for both workshops here!

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Yoga with Eboni Bugg

POSTED ON 9.19.2018

Bring your mat to SSG on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 am to stretch with Eboni!

Eboni Bugg works at CACF. She is a licensed clinical social worker, a yoga teacher, a family reunification advocate for those involved with social services, and a wonderful SSG Board Member!

Buy tickets through our crowdfunding page! 

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