Studio Arts: What's New
Introduction to Photography II
8-Session Daytime Course

Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Evening Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock
8-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Evening Exploratory Course

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

In this course combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation, gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Photography
8-Session Daytime Course

Whether you want work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Two on-location shoots offer chances to put your new skills into practice.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media
8-Session Daytime Course

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

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media
8-Session Evening Course

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

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
5-Session Evening Course

Get a better practical understanding of elements such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting and how they can contribute to taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to February 14, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics
6-Session Evening Course

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to February 21, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Continued Drawing
8-Session Evening Course

As an investigation of drawing beyond the introductory level, this course offers practice in using traditional media. Sessions focus on the four traditional subjects of drawing (still-life, landscape, portrait, and figure).

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Winter Photo Forays: Indoors
7-Session Daytime Course including All-Day Field Trip

Keep your shooting skills warm during cold weather as you capture photo-worthy indoor sites on the National Mall, downtown Washington, and on a field trip to Baltimore.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 1, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with Field Trip on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Daytime Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand
7-Session Daytime Course

The elegant and enduring Italic script has a venerable legacy. Begin your study of these versatile hand-written alphabets, which translate well into many practical and artistic applications.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 8)
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
7-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 8)
Introduction to Drawing and Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Beginning Acrylic Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

Painting is as much about how you think as it is the process of putting colors on canvas. Get a practical introduction to both the skills needed to paint in acrylics and how to observe and reflect the world around you like an artist.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain
8-Session Evening Course

Popular theory on right side brain activity holds that the right brain is primarily responsible for the intuitive understanding of visual and spatial relationships. Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on paper, this class provides a set of visual exercises to help build the ability to draw.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces
8-Session Weekend Course

Explore the techniques of artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today as you practice the skills of the masters, using their exact colors, canvas types, and paint applications. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Introduction to Pastel: Still Life Compositions
8-Session Weekend Course

Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of pastels.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Penland Pottery Basket Workshop

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a round spoke basket in a pattern that combines twining and braiding techniques.

Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Drawing In Museums: Natural History Museum
6-Session Weekend Course

Rendering fur, feathers, scales, and bones is an ideal way expand your fundamental or advanced technical skills in drawing. And what better place to find subjects guaranteed to hold still than the exhibition halls of one of the Smithsonian’s most popular museums? (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 20 - March 3, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Painting from Your Favorite Photos
8-Session Weekend Course

This class provides students with a positive, creative environment in which to turn a favorite photo into a work of art. This is not a beginner class, but all levels are welcome.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
6-Session Weekend Course

This class gives students a chance to use Chinese brush and ink as they learn to write basic Chinese characters, short phrases, and poems.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 3, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Weekend Exploratory Course

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Weekend Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Exploring Eastern Calligraphy: Persian, Arabic, and Devnagari Script
8-Session Weekend Course

Discover the relationship between the Eastern traditions of Afghanistan and India as you examine calligraphy’s connection to language, literary arts, religion, popular culture, memory, and art.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
On-Location Photography
8-Session Weekend Course

Challenge your way of thinking about shooting outdoors on location using a minimal amount of equipment and a fresh perspective. Capture this vibrant capital city in action and explore locations in depth where both good planning and quick reflexes rule.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
8-Session Weekend Course

Working from live models, students are encouraged to draw accurate or aesthetically strong works based on the figure. Open to all levels.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Introduction to Watercolor
8-Session Weekend Course

Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore basic watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through classroom demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Continued Watercolor
8-Session Daytime Course

Go beyond the basics of paint application and learn how to construct strong, vibrant, personality-filled paintings as you hone your skills as a watercolor artist.

Date
Monday, January 22 - March 19, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Introduction to Sculpture
8-Session Daytime Course

Here’s an ideal opportunity to explore the history, basic materials, and methods of sculpture through hands-on studio work in a variety of media and lectures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
8-Session Daytime Course

The elegant script commonly known as Copperplate is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. Beginning with basic tools and mechanics, students discover how to develop their skills and to recognize the small details that make this style of writing so appealing.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Learn Portrait Painting from John Singer Sargent
8-Session Daytime Course

Copying a master is a powerful tool to improve your own painting skills. Students put portraitist John Singer Sargent's methods and techniques into practice, creating Sargent-inspired portraits that reflect his sense of depth, life, and three-dimensional form. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Continued Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
8-Session Evening Course

Further explore the versatility of the pointed pen as you expand your skills in working with the elegant Copperplate script.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Beginning Oil Painting
8-Session Evening Course

In this course combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experimentation, gain the technical background and experience you need to get started as a painter. Working from still-life arrangements, explore basic painting techniques, including color-mixing, scumbling, and glazing.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work.

Date
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Studio Portraiture
8-Session Evening Course

This photography course is designed for those who want to learn how to create portraits of men and women, using the special lighting controls of the studio.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom
8-Session Evening Course

This course provides a thorough introduction to the 35mm camera and the basics of photo darkroom techniques. Students learn how to use the camera, compose a photograph, develop film, and make a print.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Lightroom + Vision
8-Session Course including Field Trip

In this intensive workshop designed for intermediate photographers, students gain understanding and usage of Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules through several classroom sessions that include lectures, demonstrations, selected resources, hands-on practice, and location shoots.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19); Field trip on Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Color Theory
8-Session Evening Course

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, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Mosaics: Ancient Motifs, Modern Materials
8-Session Daytime Course

Students create a modern interpretation of a classical mosaic design using unglazed ceramic porcelain, an ideal material to mimic the look of traditional mosaics. The class includes a review of the history of mosaics to provide an understanding of classical design and fabrication. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, January 23 to March 13, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mosaics: Mesh Method
8-Session Evening Course

Get an introduction to creating mosaics in the indirect mesh method, using unglazed porcelain ceramic materials in works suitable for exterior or interior display.

Date
Tuesday, January 23 to March 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Date
Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Tangled up in a knitting problem? From dropped stitches to difficult pattern instructions to twisted stitches and more, learn a protocol to follow when you’re stuck on a project.

Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
2-Session Weekend Course

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Date
Saturday, January 27 to February 3, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Penland Pottery Basket Workshop

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a round spoke basket in a pattern that combines twining and braiding techniques.

Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Winter Photo Forays: Outdoors
8-Session Daytime Course

Embrace winter’s bracing air as you focus on the finding the season’s most rewarding photo ops in local parks, along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and C&O Canal, and in urban neighborhoods.

Date
Friday, February 2 to March 23, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination
6-Session Daytime Course

The beautiful decorations of religious and secular manuscripts are centuries-old Islamic traditions. Guided by a graduate of the Turquoise Mountain Institute, explore the elements of gold-leaf manuscript illumination in the Afghan tradition.

Date
Friday, February 2 to March 9, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fair Isle Knitting Technique

Peries, XOX, and Boarders. These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Students in this workshop focus on learning this stranding color technique.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pine Needle Trivet Workshop

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a beautiful trivet using a sewing and coiling technique that showcases the natural beauty of long-leaf pine needles.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hat Making with a Master Milliner

Spend a fascinating afternoon exploring the art and the magic of hats—for both women and men—as you create a one-of-a-kind topper under the guidance of noted D.C. milliner Anthony Gaskins.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home
2-Session Evening Course

Looking for a more cost-effective way to develop your 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film—and get better results, too? Learn the step-by-step skills to do it yourself.

Date
Tuesday, February 6 and 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mastering Exposure
5-Session Evening Course

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this workshop designed for intermediate photographers.

Date
Thursday, February 8 to March 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pine Needle Trivet Workshop

Master basket weaver Lori VanKirk Schue guides students of all levels in creating a beautiful trivet using a sewing and coiling technique that showcases the natural beauty of long-leaf pine needles.

Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Digital Camera Basics

This hands-on digital media workshop covers topics such as obtaining a good exposure; making exposure adjustments on an image; controlling color and tone as files are captured; understanding resolution, picture quality, and file formats such as JPEG and RAW; transferring files to the computer; and organizing files with a browser.

Date
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
3-Session Evening Course

Show off your photos like a pro and learn how to assemble a personal portfolio that reflects your best work and your distinctive vision as a photographer.

Date
Monday, February 12 to March 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Valentine’s Day Bouquets

Guided by floral designer Sarah von Pollaro, modern-day romantics create a one-of-a-kind arrangement to gift to a loved one (or keep for themselves) as they enjoy champagne, strawberries, and chocolates.

Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.

Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Handmade Storybooks: Mixed-Media Workshop

Showcase your writing or art in a book as unique as you are. Book artist Sushmita Mazumdar guides students as they work with a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials to craft one-of-a kind storybooks.

Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Colored Pencil Workshop
2-Session Weekend Course

Get a hands-on overview of how versatile colored pencils can bring illustration or fine art alive with rich, vibrant color and a range of effects.

Date
Sunday, February 25 and March 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Composition
2-Session Daytime Course

This two-session workshop examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Wednesday, February 28 and March 7, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
2-Session Evening Course

Shooting a great photo is just the beginning. Get ready to show off your work by learning how to get your digital images printed accurately and to cut custom-sized windows in mat board.

Date
Wednesday, February 28 and March 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Collage and Mixed-Media: One-Day Workshop

Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The workshop, ideal for both nonartists and those with experience, is a great way to spark your creativity in two forms that offer wide possibilities for inventive expression.

Date
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mixed-Media in the Style of Romare Bearden
2-Session Weekend Course

After an illustrated lecture on the work of Romare Bearden, best known for his bold mixed-media collages and photomontages, students respond by creating Bearden-inspired mixed-media compositions. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, March 3 and 10, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Exploring Encaustic and Mixed Media Workshop
2-Session Weekend Course

The encaustic method of painting combines the luminescence of watercolor, the rich color and thickness of oils, and the quick-drying benefits of acrylic. The medium can be molded, sculpted, combined with collage materials, and reworked at any time. In this workshop, ideal for all experience levels, learn to capture vibrant pigments using heated beeswax, as well as fusing and carving in wax.

Date
Sunday, March 4 and 11, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Paper Frenzy

Spend a day investigating new techniques as you have fun creating papers for collage and other art projects. Take home a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers accented by acrylic, inks, stamps, and other printmaking materials.

Date
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lightroom and Bookmaking
4-Session Evening Course

Rethink the traditional photobook as you explore print-on-demand and simple handmade bookmaking materials and methods. Use the latest version of Lightroom’s Book Module to select, develop, sequence, and lay out images as you produce your own books.

Date
Thursday, March 8 to 29, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners II: A Small Handmade Quilt, Continued
2-Session Weekend Course

Review the basics of hand-stitched quiltmaking and expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice in this two-session class.

Date
Saturday, March 10 and 17, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Image Transfers and Photo Alteration: Mixed Media Workshop

Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks.

Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Date
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop

Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures.

Date
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An Orchid Afternoon

This entertaining and informative session with an orchid expert delves into many aspects of the beloved flower and our endless fascination with it. Learn about the flower’s history and lore; basic care; create a bark-mounted orchid to take home; and bring in one from your own collection for a question-and-answer session.

Date
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.