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Pencils and Beyond: An Introduction to Materials and Processes for Drawing

Spend a day expanding and reinvigorating your drawing practice by exploring a range of conventional and unconventional media and processes. Topics covered include graphite, charcoal, tools, and alternative processes.

Date
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home

Processing your own 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film is cost-effective, and typically provides better results. Get all the skills you need to begin at this information-packed, hands-on session.

Date
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Exploring Abstraction

Explore the basis of abstraction by studying color, line, and shape as they relate to composition. Learn to create exciting and innovative works of art, using a series of drawing and painting exercises designed to examine non-traditional ways of handling traditional materials and subject matter.

Date
Thursday, October 4 to December 6, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
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
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Introduction to Photography II

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, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Mosaic Sugar Skulls

Bring together the art of mosaics with an iconic symbol of the Mexican Day of the Dead as you create a 2-dimensional sugar skull mosaic complete with its own hanging device.

Date
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
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
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Continued Drawing

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
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Contemporary Mosaics: Interpreting Museum Collection Paintings in Glass

In this class, participants are introduced to the ancient art of mosaics with a specifically contemporary focus: creating a mosaic interpretation of a master painting using stained glass.

Date
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
The Joy of Photography

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, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Open Darkroom Plus

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
Tuesday, October 9 to 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Introduction to Photography

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, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Painting is For Everyone

If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.

Date
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Encaustic and Mixed-Media: Elements of Nature

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 and damar resin, as well as fusing and carving in wax.

Date
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Beginning Drawing

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
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Collage, Assemblage, and Mixed-Media

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, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
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
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Oil Pastels

Both beginners and seasoned artists can learn to take advantage of the creative possibilities of this rich pigmented, vibrant, and versatile medium.

Date
Thursday, October 11 to November 15, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginning Oil Painting

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
Thursday, October 11 to December 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, October 11 to December 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
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
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Beginning Drawing

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
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Tapestry Weaving: Learn to Paint with Yarn

Develop skills in a range of weaving techniques as you design and create a one-of-a kind miniature tapestry on a small-frame loom.

Date
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Fall Landscape Photography on the Potomac: An Environmental Photography Experience

Described as a national treasure, the 15-mile stretch of the Potomac River from River Bend Park to Roosevelt Island is the focus of shooting assignments in this course. After a classroom orientation session, photographers record fall’s progress from both Maryland and Virginia locations in this beautiful and ecologically significant area.

Date
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Beginning Sculpture

Students work in clay to create portraits from plaster casts and a live model as they develop a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of sculpture.

Date
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain

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, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain

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, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Figure Sculpture

Learn clay techniques and gain an understanding of the human body, gestures, and expressions as you sculpt a portrait, torso, or full-figure piece by working from life.

Date
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom

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
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Hiking for Photographers

Explore close-in sections of Virginia’s river-hugging Potomac Heritage Trail as you capture images of fall splendor on a series of outings for photographers who are experienced hikers.

Date
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Morning hikes on Sunday, October 14 to November 11, 2018
English Precious-Metal Embroidery: The Gold Standard

Learn about the history of the lush art form of “English work” as you create a gilded blossom using materials from the goldsmith purveyors to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Date
Saturday, October 13 and 27, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces

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, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 13 to December 8, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, October 13 to December 8, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Confidence with Color in Quilting

This two-session class offer quilters of all levels an opportunity to become familiar with the vocabulary of color and to learn how to use printed fabric to create spectacular color combinations.

Date
Saturday, October 13 and 20, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Exploring Eastern Calligraphy: Persian and Devnagari Script

Guided by a graduate of Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul, discover the relationship between the traditions of Afghanistan and India as you explore calligraphy’s connection to language, literary arts, religion, popular culture, memory, and art.

Date
Saturday, October 13 to December 8, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, October 13 to December 8, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
Learn to Paint Like Monet

Discover the secrets of Claude Monet’s methods, materials, and brushwork, then create your own impressionist-style masterpiece. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 13 to December 8, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
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, October 14, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Drawing

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, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
The Joy of Photography

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, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Introduction to Watercolor

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, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Build a Tiny House

It takes a village! In a 2-day workshop, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed media.

Date
Sunday, October 14 and 21, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Gourd Basket Workshop

A hollow dried gourd provides the foundation for a beautiful basket sure to accent your autumn décor. Learn to apply a coil-woven rim and long-leaf pine needles to complement the gourd’s natural beauty.

Date
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects

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

Date
Sunday, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
On-Location Photography

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.

Date
Sunday, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Composition

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
Monday, October 15 to 29, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 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, October 15 to December 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
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, October 15 to December 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Techniques in Modernist Painting

Experiment with a variety of painting styles such as cubism, suprematism, and abstract expressionism to learn practical applications of the concepts and techniques of modernism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, October 15 to December 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
The Washington Mall by Night

Advanced students capture the strength and beauty of the National Mall as they sharpen their technical and creative skills in nighttime photography through classroom sessions, darkroom work, and on-location shoots.

Date
Monday, October 15 to December 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Lightroom + Vision

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

Date
Monday, October 15 to December 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Introduction to Studio Portraiture

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, October 15 to December 10, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting

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
Monday, October 15 and 22, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Smithsonian-Inspired Floral Design

Sarah von Pollaro of Washington’s Urban Petals Floral Design leads you through assembling some artful arrangements and passes along a pro’s tips for unleashing your creative flower power.

Date
Tuesday, October 16 to 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, October 17 to November 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Out and About With an Artist

Join painting instructor Adrienne Wyman for a “behind-the-easel” perspective on French and impressionist paintings exhibited at four of Washington’s leading art museums. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Thursday, October 18 to November 8, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mastering Exposure

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, October 18 to November 15, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Children’s Book Illustration

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
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mandala Wall Hanging

Eastern sacred design meets Western textile techniques as students create a quilted mandala wall hanging based on the kolam tradition of Southern India.

Date
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sogetsu Ikebana: Modern Japanese Flower Arranging

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.

Date
Wednesday, October 24 to December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Build Your Photographic Portfolio

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, October 29 to November 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 12)
Knitting for Beginners: Making a Scarf for the Holidays

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and knit a scarf during and between classes.

Date
Saturday, November 3 and 10, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Collage and Mixed-Media: Intensive Weekend 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
Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Colored Pencil Workshop

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
Saturday, November 3 and 10, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Log Cabin Quilt Improvisation

The traditional Log Cabin block offers a wonderful framework for exploring color and value contrast—and for spontaneous sewing. Learn an efficient flag-piecing technique, then finish your completed blocks as a throw or a table runner.

Date
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 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, November 11, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom

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, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drawing with Silverpoint

Pick up a silver stylus to learn a traditional drawing technique used by artists including da Vinci, Dürer, and Rembrandt—and that’s now experiencing a revival.

Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Manuscript Illumination in the Medieval Tradition

Explore the rich history of manuscript illumination as you use fine-tip markers or colored pencils to produce your own tiny masterpiece in the spirit of the medieval scribes who created some of the most beautiful and imaginative examples of the form.

Date
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.
Self-Portraits: Painting

Inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, this 3-session workshop examines the art of self-portraiture and puts techniques observed at the exhibition into practice to create beautiful, expressive self-portraits. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, November 19 to December 3, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your landscape and still-life paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Date
Monday, November 19 and 26, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.
Introduction to Pastel: Cezanne-Inspired Still Life Compositions

Working from still-life arrangements reminiscent of Cezanne’s in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 1 and 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.
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, December 2, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.
Self-Portraits: Photography

Inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Eye to Eye: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today exhibit, this two-part workshop focuses on the art of self-portraiture through studio photography. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Sunday, December 2 and 9, 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.