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Studio Arts: What's New

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Beading

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

In this class, 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.

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Search and Rescue: Back from the (Creative) Edge

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Breathe new life into your unfinished or "failed" collages or paintings. Find ways to infuse interest and create a variety of compositions to change the look and feel of your pieces.

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The Painterly Gel Plate - In Person

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Learn simple techniques for transferring images to the plate for printing, layering, masking, and brushwork.

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Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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.

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Take a Break to Knit: Strip Knitting

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Explore techniques, proportions, colorways, and stitch patterns to create strip-knitted projects in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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John Singer Sargent: Figure and Landscape - In Person

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Gain insight into John Singer Sargent’s artistic philosophy, color palette, and materials—as well as an overview of his life—through lectures, demonstrations, and an instructor-led museum tour and talk. Then, students create their own Sargent-inspired paintings. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

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The Art of Black-and-White Photography

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Through lecture, demonstration, and work sharing, harness today’s digital tools to create powerful black-and-white images with the emotive power seen in works by Edward Weston, Paul Strand, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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Color Theory and Chroma-psychology Workshop

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Learn how to make color choices in your art to bring out a reaction from the viewer. Create combinations with colored pencils that illustrate how color theory works.

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Colored Pencils

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Colored pencil, an often-over-looked dry medium, is coming into its own. Whether used in fine art or illustration, they can enliven work with rich, vibrant color and a dizzying range of effects. Learn basic to intermediate methods and strategies with colored pencils.

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Rustic European Doorways in Watercolor

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Old, weathered doorways lining many of Europe’s passageways are perfect subjects for a watercolor painting. In this class, students learn to capture brick-, stone-, and stucco-covered old walls, textured wooden doors, window dressings, and glass panes.

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Introduction to Lightroom

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

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

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Introduction to iPhone Photography

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to use a well-designed secondary camera app to assist iPhone cameras in creating and capturing more sophisticated images.

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The Figure in Painting and Collage - In Person

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Combine traditional acrylic painting techniques with collage to produce figurative pieces with texture and depth.

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Sumi-e Watercolor for Beginners

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Working with watercolor, employ beautiful and minimal brush strokes to depict the wonders of the natural world in the style of Sumi-e, meant to convey the Ch’i or vital energy of what it depicts.

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Mosaics for Beginners

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Weekly lectures, demonstrations, and work-along periods provide a solid creative and technical foundation to working with mosaics. Select from 8 unique patterns designed by the instructor with the option to work either in glass tiles or unglazed porcelain.

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Introduction to Scientific Illustration - Watercolor and Ink

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Learn to see like a scientist as you use watercolor and ink to illustrate specimens from nature. Experienced students develop their skills in applying key techniques such as composition, working with color, and recording fine detail in nature journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, and creating stand-alone biological illustrations.

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The Art of Paste Painting

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Paste painting, a surface design technique, uses mark-making tools to manipulate pigmented paste to create beautiful decorative papers. These sheets can be used in books, collage, cards, and more.

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Creative Instagram Content for Artists and Entrepreneurs

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Optimize your Instagram profile and create fun and engaging posts using the Canva platform and Lifelapse (stop motion) apps.

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Accordion Book Structures

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Create two finished accordion books that can be used as blank canvasses for drawings, mixed media work, collage, or as a model for a more complex, printed-book edition.

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The Language of Textiles

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

From high fashion to traditional folk art, textiles have a language of their own that tells the story of who created them. Learn how to express your own designer’s voice through techniques including pleating, hand and machine stitching, and applique to create unique forms and embellishments for your textiles.

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Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

This course 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)

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Introduction to Bobbin Lace

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn the basics of weaving handmade bobbin lace, from winding the bobbins to making four small lace projects.

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When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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.