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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

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students enhance their experience of color as they learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6:30 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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In this workshop, students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students enhance their experience of color as they learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Learn how to make a dazzling mosaic orb to add a special touch of glitz and sparkle to your garden environment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM

This class will teach the skills to create a Japanese stab binding, an ideal way to bind single sheets of paper quickly and efficiently.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Learn how to make wonderfully personal and unique objects using versatile tempered glass, also known as crash glass.

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