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Other Media

Depending on the season, the Smithsonian Associates offers a range of classes in different media, including beading, mosaic-work, calligraphy, bookmaking, printmaking, art history and theory, and Japanese flower arranging.  These courses are fantastic opportunities for students looking to explore new artistic outlets.  The topics often cross conventional media boundaries and can be pursued purely for enjoyment or augment previous artistic skills and experience.

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current other media courses

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Sarah von Pollaro of Washington’s Urban Petals Floral Design leads you through assembling some artful arrangements and passes along a pro’s tips for unleashing your creative flower power.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Learn how to create mosaics of your own using the art work inspired by D.C.-area museum ollections.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Add a personal touch to your invitations, place cards, and letters, with a calligraphic font learned in this class designed for both beginning and intermediate students.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images made up of patterns and textures. This course is an introduction to the relief print, from techniques of design and transfer through cutting and printing the block. Students design and produce their own editions, using nontoxic materials and employing both one-color and two-color techniques.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM

In this course combining the Japanese art forms of sumi-e and shodo, explore the basic principles of classical Japanese painting and brushwork.

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Learn Iznik design and glazing techniques to create hand-painted and glazed works of art for your home.

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

The elegance of hand-lettered calligraphy is unmatched by machine. This class gives students a chance to learn the basics of this graceful and stylish art in a relaxed and supportive setting.