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Studio Arts: Other Media Classes
Monoprints Without a Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Cards: Making Memorable Masterpieces

Create one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards while learning the tips and techniques of professional card making from expert crafter Karen Cadogan. Take home a generous assortment of supplies to design more greetings with your personal touch.

Date
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Art Deco Peacock Earrings

Create your own bit of peacock-inspired elegance with earrings that incorporate Swarovski crystals and wire-working techniques.

Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Riveted Bangle Bracelets

Add a bit of jingle to your holiday season with a set of beautiful, made-by-you, bangle bracelets. The class is perfect for beginners and those with previous wire or metalsmithing experience.

Date
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A Riveted Ring

Create a stunning ring in textured sterling silver using a rolling mill, jeweler’s saw, and cold-connection riveting techniques.

Date
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Orchids for the Holidays

Take a break from the stress of the season to enjoy an entertaining and informative afternoon with an orchid expert and come away with an elegant holiday present to give to special someone on your list or to keep for yourself.

Date
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art

Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, December 3 and 10, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Beading

In this three-night workshop, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

Date
Monday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fabulous Findings and Dramatic Dangles

In this workshop, create one-of-a-kind necklaces and earring sets using wire. Students explore different designs and methods for headpins, clasps, ear wires, hoops, and charms.

Date
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pendant Necklaces: Stones and Bails

Learn how to create gorgeous designs using stone pendants with tricky hole placement. Experience with basic wirework, hand tools, and making open and closed loops is recommended.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Personalized Best-Friend Necklaces

Create the perfect unique gift for a friend or loved one—and get a beautiful necklace for yourself in the bargain: Using metal texturing, wire wrapping, and basic metal-stamping techniques, create a monogrammed silver pendant with a gemstone bead accent.

Date
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wreaths with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian’s inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wreaths with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian’s inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a wreath guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Centerpieces with Smithsonian Gardens

Bring home the beauty of the Smithsonian’s inventive botanical holiday decorations when you create a centerpiece guided by a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens.

Date
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Color Theory

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 7 to March 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)
Relief Printing: Linocut and Woodblock

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
Monday, January 7 to March 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18)
Introduction to Drawing and Painting

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
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand

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 10 to February 28, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

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 10 to February 28, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination

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
Saturday, January 12 to March 9, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)
The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

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 12 to February 23, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)
Composition

This three­-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
Monday, January 28 to February 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Art From a Broken Dish: Mosaics in the Pique Assiette Tradition

Take fresh to look at those chipped plates, old ceramic figurines, and other odds ends that accumulate in your home. Learn to transform them into the raw materials for one-of-a-kind mosaic pieces assembled in the centuries-old folk art technique called pique assiette.

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 19, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Art From a Broken Dish: Mosaics in the Pique Assiette Tradition

Take fresh to look at those chipped plates, old ceramic figurines, and other odds ends that accumulate in your home. Learn to transform them into the raw materials for one-of-a-kind mosaic pieces assembled in the centuries-old folk art technique called pique assiette.

Date
Tuesday, January 29 to March 19, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Penland Pottery Basket

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, March 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monoprints Without a Press

Love mixed media? This workshop offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and other materials.

Date
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.