Sam Pao Summer Workshops!

Sam Pao offers a summer of fun DIY arts & textiles training. Enjoy a community workspace, gallery, shop, and multiple studios. Be surrounded by dozens of murals, creativity, and resources while resident artists work—plus tons of tools and materials at your disposal.

All workshops are Wednesdays from 6 - 8:30 pm at Sam Pao Studio/Wrong Brain Headquarters, 66 Third Street, B1 Dover NH. This space is not wheelchair accessible, please inquire about home visits or alternative venues for private or group workshops.

Participate in 2 ways:

  1. Register for one or more workshops, $50 per workshop + materials fees.

  1. Register for Full Course, pay one discounted blanket fee, and work on your own personal, in depth projects with each new technique learned in the workshops. Get storage space here, and enjoy extra studio time by appointment aside from the group workshops. Conclude the course with a student showcase at the Wrong Brain Gallery, opening reception for the Dover Art Walk on September 6! All workshops and materials included $350. Register by June 16.

Scholarships: Sam Pao is offering free tuition for those with financial needs, including one full ride scholarship AND one per workshop. Email with a letter of recommendation or intent and which workshops you’d like to be considered for. You may also send letters to nominate someone else. Scholarship letters due 2 weeks before workshop date desired (full course due June 12).

Discounts: Qualifying Arts in Reach or Continuum Arts participants receive 50% discount on both Full Course and individual workshops. Wrong Brain, Sue’s, and ACLU volunteers receive 20% discount.


June 26 2019- Stamps for Paper. Carve linoleum stamps and print on paper. Mix custom ink colors and experiment with different papers and multimedia embellishments. +$10

July 3 2019- Stamps for Fabric. Carve linoleum stamps and print on fabric. Create all-over designs on existing garments or fabric, make patches and experiment with textiles. +$10

July 10 2019- Guerrilla Marketing. Cheap, resourceful PSA or Ad campaign tactics like stencil cutting and printing, stickers, buttons, banners, tee shirt applique, and more. Great for bands and community organizers with a message to send and little money to spend! (No materials fee)

July 17 2019 - Upcycle: Bleach. Create wild looks on fabric and recycled garments with bleach to remove color using splash, dip, spray, pens and gel methods. +$5

July 24 2019 - Upcycle: Tie Dye I. Try different tie techniques, mix your own colors from powder, learn different methods of preparation and rinsing. Experiment with both scrap fabric and garments. Take notes on what you tried and return next week.

July 31 2019 - Upcycle: Tie Dye II. Dye must sit at least 24 hours before it can be washed out… so return to see your creations (I’ll do the rinsing and washing for you during the week off). Use your notes to see which ties did what designs, how your custom colors came out, and try more dyeing this week! +$15 for both classes - must take both.

August 7 2019 - Upcycle Party. Basic hand and machine sewing, fabric painting, fabric markers, and more. First time participants can pick from the Big Pile of donated garments to practice or play. Full course participants can use their materials from previous workshops to put together clothing, banners, pillows, sculptures, etc! (No materials fee)

August 21 2019 - Open Studio with Sam. Full course participants only. Last day to work on your individual projects; the whole studio is at your disposal! (No materials fee)

Registration Form

Name *
Workshops *
Please select each workshop you would like to register for. For the Full Course, select Full Course only.
Are you applying for scholarships? *
Qualifying Arts in Reach and Continuum Arts students are offered 50% off tuition. Volunteers of Wrong Brain and NH ACLU and Sue's members are offered 20% off. Ask your organization for the discount code!
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