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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes
Colored and Textural Backgrounds for Calligraphy and More
2-Session Weekend Course

Backgrounds filled with color or texture can add extra dimension and interest to calligraphy, handwriting, or other projects—or simply stand on their own as artwork. Have fun as you learn to create them using colored inks, pastels, and other media.

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday April 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
8-Session Evening Course

The elegant script commonly known as Copperplate is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. The rhythm and grace of the letterform is used on invitations, menus, and place cards, and can take your personal correspondence to a whole new level.

Monday, April 17 to June 12, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class May 29)
Contemporary Mosaics: The Cosmos in Glass Mosaic
8-Session Afternoon Course

This class introduces participants to the ancient art of mosaics with decidedly contemporary twist and theme. We will look to the heavens for inspiration creating a fine-art glass mosaic based on images from the Cosmos.

Tuesday, April 18 to June 6, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contemporary Glass Mosaics: Realism
8-Session Evening Course

Students of all levels explore the range of technical skills that mosaic artists use to create realistic images in vitreous and stained-glass tiles.

Tuesday, April 18 to June 6, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock
8-Session Evening Course

The most sculptural of all printmaking techniques, woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images made up of patterns and textures. Relying on your hands, from carving the image to pressing it, woodblock and linocut are the most direct ways to create images because they don’t rely on mechanical processes.

Tuesday, April 18 to June 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Color Theory
8-Session Evening Course

In this course open to students of all levels, gain a practical understanding of color concepts and relationships through studio exploration of topics including the color wheel, value, chroma, hue, and contrasts and harmonies. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Thursday, April 20 to June 8, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
18th- and 19th-Century Furniture: A Day with a Curator

Join the collections manager of the Montgomery County Historical Society and a period furniture maker for a full day’s exploration of the history and construction of American furniture of the colonial and early-Federal eras. Open drawers and turn over tables and chairs at the Beale-Dawson House as you get a close-up look at the details of extraordinary craftsmanship.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
An Egyptian Coil Chain

Egyptian-inspired jewelry was all the rage in the 1920s. Learn the secrets to great-looking wire work and hammering and finishing techniques as you create a fluid coil chain any flapper would be proud to wear.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Design an Asymmetrical Necklace

Sometimes an off-kilter design can be stylishly on target. Design and create an asymmetrical necklace, using supplies that may already be in your bead stash.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Abstract Silver and Gemstone Earrings

Take a freer approach to design—and learn metalsmithing techniques—as you create a pair of asymmetrical statement earrings guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
A Wire Ring Sampler

Learn the tips and tricks needed to create a wire ring with a perfect fit, then create up to two rings from a variety of designs ranging from dainty to funky. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Art Deco-Inspired Micro-Macramé Necklace
2-Session Evening Course

Combine fiber, metal, and stone to create a unique necklace design that takes its influence from the geometric jewelry of the 1920s.

Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sogetsu Ikebana: Modern Japanese Flower Arranging
6-Session Evening Course

The elegance and aesthetic harmony of ikebana—Japanese flower arranging—have inspired poets and artists since its founding. In this course for beginning and continuing students, participants learn basic styles of ikebana as taught by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Japan.

Wednesday, April 26 to May 31, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hanging Flower Basket Workshop

A master weaver guides students of all levels in creating a beautiful hanging flower basket crafted from flat reeds.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2-Session Afternoon 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)

Saturday, May 13 and May 20, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bread Basket Workshop

Lean to create a versatile flat-reed bread basket sure to find a place at the center of your table.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.