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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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

In a workshop led by Smithsonian Gardens staff, learn how to make hanging terrariums, which can be suspended near a window or on a Christmas tree. They make beautiful holiday accents and great gifts—and they bring the outdoors in.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Inspired by historic majolica objects and classic techniques, students create one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces under the guidance of instructor Alfredo Ratinoff.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Chinese calligraphy has a long history as a form of expression. This class gives students a chance to use Chinese brush and ink as they learn to write basic Chinese characters, short phrases, and poems.

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Learn how to create your own mosaics using the work of well-known artists as inspiration.