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Studio Arts: Mixed Media Classes

Studio Arts
Wednesday, May 12 to 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

If you’ve taken the studio arts class Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Fish Printing, you are ready to try Hawaiian-style gyotaku. It includes printing in colorful inks and thin acrylics and adding color and texture with watercolor crayons and acrylic media.

Studio Arts
Tuesday, May 25 to June 22, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn both the classic materials and techniques of the woodcut, a printmaking technique almost as old as the printing press that remains a popular medium of artistic expression.

Studio Arts
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Create colorful and bright gerbera daisies as you learn basic floral papercraft techniques. At the workshop’s end, leave with the ability to complete three realistic gerbera daisies.

Studio Arts
Wednesday, July 7 to August 11, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Learn to sketch animals and objects found in nature, then combine your drawings with painting and additional elements and textures to create whimsical or serious mixed media art.

Studio Arts
Thursday, July 8 to 22, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Making art can be a wonderful way to escape from everyday life. It can be a useful tool in understanding current events. Work with newspapers, magazines, and mixed-media techniques to create a visual representation of the news through collage—and a uniquely personal artwork.

Studio Arts
Monday, July 12 to August 16, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  ET

Collage is an amazingly versatile art form with no limit when it comes to techniques and materials. In this beginner-level course, learn about tools, adhesives, materials, and  appropriate bases for supporting a collage.

Studio Arts
Friday, July 16 to 30, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

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.

Studio Arts
Saturday, July 17, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

White-line woodcuts are multicolor images printed from a single block of wood. Learn to create your own by cutting a nature print or simple line drawing into a single wood block with a knife or gouge, creating the “white lines” when printed.

Studio Arts
Saturday, July 17 to August 14, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Combine painting techniques with collage to produce pieces with texture and depth. Students work on watercolor paper and canvas as they learn how to use papers, acrylics, inks, and other materials.