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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

Sunday, April 27, 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, April 28, 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.

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Learn the spolvero transfer technique used by master ceramists to craft colorful and intricately designed majolica tiles as you create and glaze your own pieces in the Renaissance style.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Open the creative possibilities—and pages—of a hand-bound book in this class that familiarizes you with the skills and techniques of case binding.